• Arul
  • 3 April 2016

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Where Nature Lies Within Your Doorstep

Tired of living in the concrete jungle of Kuala Lumpur? Yearning to be one with nature? Look no further as Sutera Pines is here. Like a silk amongst the pines, it features two stylishly designed condominium towers that are standing next to a pristine forest reserve in Sungai Long. Beautifully landscaped forest trails and a tranquil neighbourhood await you in this residence as well, along with a scenic view of the nature. Besides being deeply rooted with the wild, it also offers a myriad of sports and leisure facilities through its expansive recreational deck. So, whether it is a leisure swim or a quiet evening walk through its nature’s trail, you will most likely discover a peaceful and tranquil living experience in Sutera Pines. However, seclusion comes with a price as it is nestled in a remote area that is next to the Kajang SILK highway Toll Plaza. As a result, public transportations are highly inaccessible in this area and daily toll fees would have to be paid. Perhaps it’s only saving grace would be the nearby Bukit Dukung MRT station, which is only accessible through a motor vehicle. In the end, can its reclusiveness justify the expense of its convenience? We are about to find out.

Developer Details

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Rivertree’s project at Serdang, The 20 Rivertree

The Developer for Sutera Pines is Smart Niche Group (SNG), a young and rising star in the property sector. Not many may have heard of them but the group is actually a result of the joint venture between Rivertree Group and Imaxland Sdn Bhd. Due to their good relationships, both parties decided to team up with an objective to deliver affordable and high quality property developments to their buyers. And success is what they found as Sutera Pines won the Best Affordable Eco-Urban Development award at the Property Insight Prestigious Developers Award on 30 March 2015. Moving forward, SNG hopes to create more fresh and unique projects with their well-diversified group of stakeholders including quantity surveyors, medical doctor, town planner, telecommunication engineer, civil engineers and many more. With that in mind, this is an upcoming and exciting property developer you should look out for.

Property Developer Name:
Smart Niche Sdn Bhd (Joint Venture between Rivertree Group and Imaxland Sdn Bhd

Previous Property Development Projects:
20 Rivertree @ Serdang, Rivertree Courtyard Homes @ Puchong

Current Property Development Projects:
Sutera Pines @ Sungai Long

Awards / Achievements:
Best affordable eco-urban development award; The Property Insight Prestigious Developers Award (Sutera Pines)
Masterclass emerging CEO of the Year: The Global Leader Awards 2015
Best Commercial Development Award – 20 Rivertree

Project Details

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An overview of Sutera Pines and its neighbouring Forest Reserves

QuikPro No : UP3357351
Address : Sungai Long, Selangor
Property Type :  Condominium
Land Title : Residential
Tenure :  Freehold
Bumi Discounts : 7%
Sales Gallery :  B-13A-UG, Jalan C180/1, Dataran C180, 43200 Cheras, Selangor
Site GPS Coordinates :
Website : http://www.suterapines.com
Expected Completion Date : Mid of 2017
Total Units : 420 units
Built-Up Area : 6 acres
Listing Price : RM572,000 – RM880,000
Price per Sq. Ft. : RM500
Maintenance Fee per Sq. Ft.
: RM0.27 (inclusive of sinking funds)
Parking Bay per Unit : 2 – 3 units
Special Features :
Development Type : Parcel A – Condominium
    Parcel B – Condominium
   
   
   
   
   
   
   


Facilities & Amenities:

  • Multipurpose hall
  • Nursery
  • Jogging path
  • Canopy health garden
  • Reflexology path
  • Reading room
  • Children’s playground
  • BBQ area
  • Infinity Pool
  • Wading Pool’
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sun Deck
  • Floating Gym
  • Yoga Area
  • Squash Court
  • Electric Fencing
  • Multi – Tier 24 Hours Security

Project Details

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The construction work in progress for Sutera Pines

Sutera Pines is scheduled to be completed by middle of 2017 and will consist of 2 blocks of condominiums with an approximately 424 units (127 units in Block Banksiana and 297 in Block Aristata). Currently, it is also sitting on 6 acres of freehold land, which makes the overall development not very dense and very comfortable to stay in. The best part about staying here though, is that you will have the chance to co-exist with nature with its beautiful nature’s trail that leads to the 1.5 acres of forest reserve next to it. Along with 8 units of shop lots, you will find most of the basic foods and supplies you need to live comfortably here.

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From top: Its beautiful nature’s trail and chic shop lots
 

In terms of its recreational deck, it has pretty standard condominium styled facilities such as a swimming pool, badminton hall, squash court, Jacuzzi, BBQ pit and children’s playground. However, some neat additions are included as well such as an infinity pool, sun deck, floating gym and the nature’s trail. All and all, for a maintenance fee of RM0.27 psf, it is money worth paying because you are getting many exciting sports and leisure activities in return.

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Sutera Pines, simplicity at its best?

Speaking of its façade, it doesn’t appear too shabby either. Two modern looking residential towers loom over the surrounding green landscapes, providing you with an elevated and stylish living experience in Sungai Long. Also accompanying the condominiums is the luxurious Twin Palm residence, which is home to many rich and affluent people. So, in terms of design and appearance, Sutera Pines is deemed quite satisfactory.

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Clockwise from top: Professionally designed living hall, dining area and bedroom in Sutera Pines

Similar to its façade, its interiors are also quite simple and modest. No air-conditioners or electrical appliances are provided to you, and the only furnishings you will be receiving are the built-in kitchen cabinets. Even the floorings are not really that exciting as only porcelain tiles will be included. However, you will be given a decent set of bathroom vanities, cabinets and mirrors, in addition to a spacious balcony. There will be 2-3 carparks allotted to you as well to ensure that you and your family will have an adequate space to park the motor vehicles. Overall, this is probably the best you can get from the developer, considering its low entry price.

Floor Plans

The first block of units in Sutera Pines, Banksiana, has been fully sold out since its initial launch. Currently, the only ones left are those situated at Block Aristata. This residential block is the second phase of Sutera Pines and it comes with 3 basic layouts including Type A, B and C. Beginning with Type A, it is the smallest and most affordable unit in this tower with a built up area of 1,118 sf and 3 bedrooms. This is followed by Type B that has a built up area of 1,318 sf and an additional bedroom cum utility room. Meanwhile, Type C is the largest unit in Aristata with a total built up area of 1,538 sf and 5 bedrooms, which would be suitable for those with a big family or looking for a jugular place to stay. That being said, each unit also comes with a balcony and 2 carparks, while those larger units will receive an additional carpark. And depending on which direction the units are facing, it will either be overlooking the beautiful nature’s view to the south or the modern skyline view to the north.

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Location

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Directions to the residence and the newly proposed highways

Sungai Long, a peaceful and remote town located at southeast of Kuala Lumpur, is renowned for its beautiful and contemporary landed properties. From terrace and super linked houses to Semi-Ds and bungalows, if you want to live a peaceful and serene life, this is the perfect neighbourhood for you. Besides, it is also situated in close proximity to Cheras and Kuala Lumpur, so, travelling between those two places is extremely convenient. Now, getting into this neighbourhood is fairly simple with its direct access to several major highways such as SKVE, SILK and Cheras- Kajang Highway. And if you are driving along the SILK Highway, you will notice a small road that leads towards Twin Palms and Sutera Pines, just before the Sungai Long Toll Plaza exit. Just head towards the road and you will reach the residence in no time.

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Driving to Sutera Pines via the SILK Highway

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The inner road that leads towards Twin Palms and Sutera Pines

As you can see from the pictures above, the traffic around the area is almost non-existent. In fact, only posh and luxury cars are seen moving in and out of the vicinity. Considering the fact that the opulent Twin Palms Residence is located just beside Sutera Pines, it is not a surprise to find so many wealthy people staying here. Apart from being an enclave for the rich, the neighbourhood is also sprawling with beautiful green landscapes and floras. So, if you are looking for a green and peaceful living experience, this is undoubtedly the right place for you.

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The two parts of Twin Palms, one across the road and the other just beside Sutera Pines

There are not many commercial centres or retail shops located within the neighbourhood. Thus, to have a decent meal, you would probably need to take a short drive to Bandar Sungai Long or Bandar Mahkota Cheras. Otherwise, you can also travel to the Aeon Cheras Selatan and Columbia Asia Hospital which is just a short distance away from the condominiums. And being a purchaser of Sutera Pines, you will also be entitled to a 10%-discount membership at the hospital as an added benefit.

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The Columbia Asia Hospital in Cheras

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Analysis

Pricing

Name Tenure / Land Title Price per Sq.Ft. Maintenance Fee per Sq.Ft. Car Park Bays
Sutera Pines (Smart Niche) Freehold / Residential RM500 RM0.27 2 – 3 units
Landmark 2 (CHS) Freehold / Commercial RM500 RM0.25 1 – 2 units
The Netizen Freehold / Residential RM555 RM0.30 2 units

An affordable luxury is what Sutera Pines called. While its average price per sf might reach the RM500 mark, there’s actually a whopping 14% discount attached to it. Thus, in actual fact, you are only paying RM450 psf to own a piece of this green residence. Besides, all bills will be paid under residential rate as this is a condominium project. So, in terms of pricing, it has a really low entry price and would be great for your own stay. Moreover, there’s also a UTAR campus nearby if you are planning to rent your unit out, but I would advise you to do otherwise because this residence lies deep within a remote area.

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Summary

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Although Sutera Pines is not a premium development, it omits an aura of grandeur and exclusivity due its strategic position between the two precincts of Twin Palms residence. Couple with surrounding lush green landscapes and a good distance from the city centre, it is perfect getaway for a peaceful and tranquil living experience. Travelling to KL is pretty easy too due the excellent highway connectivity in Klang Valley and the availability of a neighbouring MRT station in Bukit Dukung. The only problem is that the seclusion, as frequent driving is required regardless of your need; whether to have a simple meal or to go shopping. Nevertheless, if you are willing to trade convenience for the sake of comfort and serenity, then by all means Sutera Pines will suit you well. 

Conclusion

Sungai Long is renowned for its homely and cosy living environment. And situated within this friendly and lively neighbourhood is Sutera Pines, an affordable and rather stylish condominium that offers you a green and quiet place to stay. So, if you have been searching for such residence all these while, look no further as you will find your ideal home at Sutera Pines.

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Eric Wong

Arul

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