• Arianna Leo
  • 10 June 2016

Artist's impression of the swimming pool at The Greens in Shah Alam

Artist’s impression of the infinity pool at The Greens condominium

 

There are quite a number of residential developments which have often times been associated with a green concept. As we speak, another high-rise development, called The Greens, is being developed somewhere in the Shah Alam – Subang Jaya vicinity. How this project lives up to its name as “The Greens” actually lies not in its external environment, but what is offered inside the development itself.

Occupying a total land size of 7 acres, The Greens @ Subang West, or its approved project name Residensi Hijauan, is a middle density high-rise condominium located just 8 minutes away, or 3 kilometres, from AEON Mall in Section 13 Shah Alam. This 18 storey residential building is located adjacent to several high-rise apartments including Alam Prima, Alam Idaman and Alam Sanjung. These properties were built by CB Land Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary company of contractor-cum-property developer Crest Builder Holdings Berhad.

The access road to The Greens is an immediate turn off from the ELITE Highway, a major expressway that is linked to the Federal Highway, KESAS, and Guthrie Corridor Expressway and North South Valley Expressway.

 

 

Property Name: The Greens @ Subang West

GPS Coordinates: 3.067730, 101.553472

Property Type: Condominium

Furnishing: Partly furnished

Land Size: 7 acres

Land Tenure: Freehold

Land Title: Residential

No. of Units: 646

No. of Storey: 18

No. of Towers: 2

No. of Lifts: 4

Unit Type:

  • Type A (915 sq ft, 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, Typical)
  • Type C (915 sq ft, 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, Corner)
  • Type A1 (1,184 sq ft, 4+1 Bedroom, Terrace)

Built up: 915 sq ft to 1,184 sq ft

SPA Price: Starts from RM568,800.00

Price per square foot: RM621

Maintenance Fee: RM0.25 psf

Security Features: 3-tier

Expected Completion Date: June 2018

Developer: CB Land Sdn Bhd (658719-D) – A subsidiary of Crest Builder Holdings Berhad

Sales Office: Ground Floor, The Crest, 3 Two Square, No.2, Jalan 19/1, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Telephone Number: 03-78416060

Sales Gallery: G-13A, Alam Sanjung, No. 1, Jalan Budiman 22/3, Seksyen 22, 40300 Shah Alam, Selangor

Telephone Number: 012-392 2369

Opening Hours: 10 am to 5 pm daily

 

Up to 45 facilities, including:

  • Indoor gym
  • Outdoor fitness
  • Dancing/Aerobic Room
  • Sauna
  • Jogger’s path
  • Cycling Track
  • Badminton court
  • 6 pocket parks
  • Park spanning 120,000 acres

 

Project Details

The Greens features two 18-storey towers, where each tower comes in 2 side-by-side wings. In total, there are 646 “Park Homes”, inclusive of typical, corner, and terraced units. Instead of balconies, the terraced units are each afforded an open terrace. Each Type A typical and Type C corner units have a built up of 915 square feet, and only the terrace units are each sized at 1,184 square feet. Residents of the terrace units will have easy access to 45 in-house facilities such as an infinity pool, indoor gym, outdoor fitness spots, dancing/aerobics room, sauna, jogger’s path, cycling track, and badminton court, just to name a few.

 

Artist's impression of the terraced units

Artist’s impression of the terraced units that overlook the park

 

Artist's impression of the park

Scale model depicting one of the pocket parks

 

The lifestyle aspect of this “Park Homes” development can be traced to the 120,000-acre park which sits at the heart of the development. Complementing this very park is another six distinctly-landscaped pocket parks. Each of these pocket parks serve a distinct function and purpose. There’s a variety of outdoor games to play too, from futsal to playground. Perched on the highest floors are open spaces for barbecues.

Artist's impression of the 120,000-acre park

Artist’s impression of the 120,000-acre park

Scale model depicting the infinity pool and terraced units

Scale model depicting the infinity pool and terraced units

All units are partly furnished with hood and hob, air-conditioners for both master and living, and basic bathroom fittings. The podium parking facility sits below the residential units. Parking bays inside the building are well over 1,000. Each unit owner will be given 2 parking bays, in which the parking orientation will either be tandem or standard.

Unlike most condominiums where the main garbage chute is located inside the building compound, in the case of The Greens, the garbage collection chute is located away from the residences. The developer has paid attention to the nitty gritty to maximise the living comforts of its residents.

Paying attention to the details is what makes the show unit look equally promising, boasting efficiently-sized units with practical layouts. Wooden flooring material for all bedrooms, modern and contemporary anti-slip tiles for the bathrooms, and easy-to-maintain tiles for the living, dining and kitchen spaces.

Most of the units boasts either a facilities view, or views of the surrounding matured neighbourhoods of Shah Alam, Subang, USJ, and Sunway.

What comes with every unit:

  1. Air-conditioner in the master bedroom and living room
  2. Built-in kitchen cabinets with hood and hob
  3. Bathroom fitted with “instant concealed” water heater

 

Dining and living

Dining and living. Note the very large easy-to-maintain homogenous tiles, which will come with the actual unit. This is also a testament of the foresight of the developing company, who is a contractor-cum-property developer

Bathroom

Bathroom will come with the basic fittings, as well as anti-slip tiles shown in this picture

 

Kitchen

What’s provided in a completed unit is the built-in kitchen cabinets (including the fan and stove), and again, the easy-to-clean wall tiles 

Floor plan of a Type A unit

Floor plan of a Type A unit

Floor plan of a Type C unit

Floor plan of a Type C unit

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Location

 

Location of the 7 acres land of The Greens. Existing properties adjacent to The Greens are high-rise residential buildings namely Alam Sanjung, Alam Idaman, and Alam Prima. These high-rise apartments have been built by the same developer - Crest Builder Holdings Berhad

Location of the 7 acres land of The Greens, whose location falls under Shah Alam. Existing properties adjacent to The Greens are high-rise residential buildings namely Alam Sanjung, Alam Idaman, and Alam Prima. These high-rise apartments have been built by the same developer – CB Land Sdn Bhd

A closer look at the construction site of The Greens

A closer look at the construction site of The Greens

In the past decade, Shah Alam is experiencing a surge in population, upward trend in demand for properties, and major overhaul in greater infrastructure and connectivity. Section 7 and Section 13 in Shah Alam have seen the greatest growth in terms of commercial properties. Located west of Kuala Lumpur and adjacent to Petaling Jaya, Subang Jaya, Glenmarie, and USJ, Shah Alam is more connected today than it ever was.

Due to its proximity to Section 13 Shah Alam and adjacent matured township of Subang Jaya, The Greens has easy access to universities Management and Science University (MSU), UiTM, KDU University College, Open University Malaysia, PTPL College, and Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Polytechnic (PSA).

Fronted by the ELITE Highway, The Greens is located near the border of Shah Alam and Subang Jaya. It is also accessible via Federal Highway, KESAS Highway, Guthrie Corridor Expressway, North Klang Valley Expressway, and Damansara-Puchong Highway (LDP). Apart from ample road connectivity, there’s also public transport, bus services and KTM Commuter services within a short drive away. The opposing sides of the ELITE Highway either connect you to Kuala Lumpur in 25 km, Klang in 18 km, and Ipoh in 200km, or take you to Cyberjaya, Putrajaya, and the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).

A note of caution. Traffic conditions along both sides of the ELITE Highway leading into the Federal Highway is jam-packed during peak hours. Hopefully, once the LRT 3 Line is up and running, it will help decrease the number of vehicles on the major highways, thereby cutting down the number of vehicles on the road.

An expanded network of rail and road connectivity equals to an increase in the number of people travelling in and out of the area. The combined population count between the Sunway, Subang, Shah Alam, Klang and Puchong areas is 1 million. This means that future demand for properties will come from young working professionals and students, thanks to a steady supply of residential developments and established centres within USJ, Subang and Sunway.

 

Future LRT 3 Bandar Utama – Klang Line

http://www.lrt3.com.my/ (portal by Prasarana Malaysia Berhad)

The first rail project in Malaysia to be equipped with green technology which will include “rain water harvesting technology, noise reduction system, better energy management system and natural ventilation in the station’s design.”

This 37-kilometre route will cover 26 stations, with 5 of those being integrated stationsThe integrated stations will connect passengers with the BRT Line, LRT Kelana Jaya Line, MRT Line 1, and KTM Port Klang Line. According to the website, operations of the Light Railway Transit 3 (LRT 3) will start in 2020.

 

AEON Mall Shah Alam is 8 minutes drive away

AEON Mall Shah Alam is 8 minutes drive away

The Shah Alam Stadium

The Shah Alam Stadium is less than a 4-kilometre drive away from The Greens

 

Facilities & Amenities within a 25-km radius:

  • Giant Shah Alam
  • Tesco Extra Shah Alam
  • I-City, Section 7, Shah Alam
  • IDCC, Seksyen 15 Shah Alam
  • Ramsay Sime Darby Medical Centre, Subang Jaya (previously Subang Jaya Medical Centre)
  • KPJ Selangor Specialist Hospital, Seksyen 20 Shah Alam
  • Shaded Malawati Stadium, Shah Alam (seating capacity – 13,000)
  • Shah Alam Stadium (this world-class FIFA-recognised football stadium can accommodate up to 80,000 spectators)
  • Sultan Abdul Aziz Golf & Country Club
  • Shah Alam Selangor Club
  • Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Mosque
  • AEON Mall, Seksyen 13, Shah Alam
  • DEMC Specialist Hospital
  • Maybank Main Branch Section 14
  • Maybank, AEON Mall Shah Alam
  • Ambank Laman Seri Business Parl Section 13
  • Am Islamic Bank Laman Seri Business Park, Section 13
  • Ambank Section 15

 

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Analysis

Name of Development Land Tenure Property Type No. of Levels No. of Units Built up Price per square foot Maintenance Fee
Emira Residences, Section 13 Leasehold Serviced Apartment and Retail 27 400 (Residential) 614 sq. ft. to 1,238 sq. ft. Starts from RM597 psf RM0.29 psf
Hyde Tower @ iCity, Section 7 Freehold SOHO/Serviced Apartment 36 517 466 sq. ft. to 769 sq. ft. Starts from RM899 psf RM0.33 psf
The Greens @ Subang West Freehold Condominium 18 646 915 sq. ft. to 1,184 sq. ft. Starts from RM621 psf RM0.25 psf

 

Rental Rates

The rental income for owners of unfurnished units is RM1,200. Those who rent out their furnished units can garner as much as RM2,000 from their tenants.

 

About the Developer 

CB Land Sdn Bhd is a subsidiary of Bursa Malaysia public listed company (since June 2003) Crest Builder Holdings Berhad. One of the company’s founders had previously worked for Jabatan Kerja Raya (JKR). In more than 20 years since the company’s humble beginnings in 1983, Crest Builder Group had rightfully earned a well-deserved position as “a specialist construction and engineering contractor” in Malaysia.

 

Certifications:

  • In 2002 – Certified with ISO 9001:2000 Quality Management Systems

 

Awards:

  • In 2006 – Recipient of Malaysian Construction Industry Excellence Awards;
  • In 2007 – Recipient of the DOSH 100% Accident Free Award;
  • In 2008 – Recipient of the World Quality Commitment Gold International Gold Star Award

 

Completed high-rise projects in the Klang Valley:

  • The Residence, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail
  • Amcorp Serviced Suites, Petaling Jaya
  • Kiara 1118, Mont’ Kiara

 

(Source: crestbuilder.irchartnexus.com)

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Summary

There you have it – a condominium with a park parked right inside the development’s compound. In order to seek solitude and respite while residing in this condominium, you don’t have to travel outside the comforts of your home turf.

Having a unit at The Greens would also garner a pretty decent rental income due to its close proximity to the industrial belt of Batu Tiga and education hub of Shah Alam.

Plus, The Greens is located right next to section 13 Shah Alam, a place that’s changing and developing commercially, as we speak. Give The Greens a serious consideration if you are looking into owning and investing in this part of the Klang Valley.

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