• Pavither
  • 5 March 2021

The Leafz @ Sungai Besi, also known as The Leafz, is a green-rated development by Exsim Development Sdn Bhd. With elegant linear and vertical green landscaping, coupled with well-thought-of architecture, The Leafz is aesthetically pleasing.

This high-rise serviced residence offers quality living with creative common spaces and contemporary facilities to meet the needs of discerning dwellers. The Leafz provides luxury and comfort while being close to the city.

The Leafz @ Sungai Besi, also known as The Leafz, is a green-rated development by Exsim Development Sdn Bhd.

Backed by a renowned developer, The Leafz was very much sought after and it garnered high interest and demand even before its official launch. The development also takes pride as the recipient of 2 notable landscape awards.

The Leafz merges green technology and art to create a serene and healthy environment for its residents. Living green skin on the walls and green garden on the roof helps regulate temperature and humidity for cooler surroundings.

The Leafz applies the use of longer lifespan LED and solar panels, rainwater harvesting system, and water retention system that preserves its soil from turning dry and infertile.

The Leafz follows the success of the developer’s debut residential development – The Treez, a mixed residential development in Bukit Jalil.

The Leafz @ Sungai Besi, also known as The Leafz, is a green-rated development by Exsim Development Sdn Bhd.

Address: Jalan Hang Tuah 2, Taman Salak Selatan, 57100 Kuala Lumpur

Developer: Exsim Development Sdn Bhd

Property Type: Serviced Residence

Land Title: Commercial

No. of Blocks: 3

No. of Storeys: 28

Total Units: 643

Tenure: Freehold

Year of Completion: 2015

Built-up Area: 750 sq ft – 1,430 sq ft

Facilities:

  • Grand lobby
  • Playground
  • Yoga pavilion
  • Clubhouse
  • Private lounge
  • Sports lounge
  • Hanging garden
  • Linear garden
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sky infinity pool
  • Swimming pool
  • Linear gymnasium
  • Sky gymnasium
  • 24-hour security

Launch Price: RM429,000 – RM760,000 (before discount)

Launch Price Per Sq Ft: RM480 per sq ft

Maintenance Fee: RM0.30 per sq ft

Awards:

  • EdgeProp-ILAM Malaysia’s Sustainable Landscape Award 2018
    Special Mention
  • Malaysia Landscape Architecture Awards 2015
    Honour Award, Professional Category
    Landscape Design Award, Malaysian Project

Project Details

The Leafz is a high-rise serviced residence that was launched in 2012 and was completed in 2015. It has a gross development value (GDV) of RM330 million, and it spreads over 3.3 acres of freehold land in Taman Salak Selatan. It is located close to the Sungai Besi area, and the development consists of 3 towers, standing at 28 storeys high.

The eye-catching architecture features lots of glass and linear lines, softened with pockets of green foliage.

The eye-catching architecture features lots of glass and linear lines, softened with pockets of green foliage. Befitting its namesake, walkways, decks and common areas are landscaped and adorned with plants and trees.

The Leafz’s rooftop features an infinity pool, glass-clad sky gymnasium perched above the pool, jacuzzi, and spacious pavilions to chill and unwind. The views from the top are breathtaking, as the development enjoys unobstructed views of Kuala Lumpur city centre or Bukit Jalil. The development also has a grand lobby, hanging gardens, sky lounge, and open decks.

The developer also implemented green initiatives such as rainwater harvesting, soil preservation water retention system, and the usage of solar panel and LED lightings in the development.

The abundance of plants and foliage throughout the building also helps regulate heat, keeps the surroundings cooler and optimises oxygen flow. Collectively, these contribute towards greener living at The Leafz.

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The built-ups range from 750 sq ft for a 1-bedroom unit to 1,430 sq ft for a 3-bedroom unit. Type B units feature dual-level designs, while the larger Type D2 units have extended L-shaped balconies. The minimal use of doors and walls in the units allow more flexibility to customise the space, while wide frameless window panels allow the natural flow of ambient light and good ventilation.

 The built-ups range from 750 sq ft for a 1-bedroom unit, to 1,430 sq ft for a 3-bedroom unit.

Unit Types

Built-Up

Launch Price

Type A1-A
Type A1-B

·       1,025 sq ft

·       2+1 bedrooms

·       2 bathrooms

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RM429,000 – RM760,000

Type A2

·       1,130 sq ft

·       3 bedrooms

·       2 bathrooms

Type A3-A

Type A3-B

·       1,409 sq ft

·       3 bedrooms

·       2 bathrooms

Type B1

·       1,259 sq ft

·       2 bedrooms

·       2 bathrooms

·       2 levels

Type B2

·       1,317 sq ft

·       2 bedrooms

·       2 bathrooms

·       2 levels

Type C1-A

Type C1-B

·       750 sq ft

·       1 bedroom

·       1 bathroom

Type C2-A

Type C2-B

·       780 sq ft

·       1 bedroom

·       1 bathroom

Type D1

·       1,354 sq ft

·       3 bedrooms

·       3 bathrooms

Type D2

·       1,430 sq ft

·       3 bedrooms

·       3 bathrooms

 

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Location

The Leafz is located in the Sungai Besi area, in the south of Kuala Lumpur. It is perched between 2 major expressways – Sungai Besi Expressway (BESRAYA), and Maju Expressway (MEX).

It is also connected to other parts of the Klang Valley and Greater Kuala Lumpur via the aforementioned expressways, the SMART Tunnel, the New Pantai Expressway (NPE), and Jalan Kuchai Lama.

The Leafz is located in the Sungai Besi area, in the south of Kuala Lumpur.

Being in Taman Salak Selatan, there are eateries, public amenities and even a morning market, all within a short walking distance, while other mature and developed townships such as Desa Petaling, Kuchai Lama, Taman Desa, Taman OUG, and Sri Petaling are a short drive away. Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) and Mid Valley City are also not too far away, easily accessible via a variety of routes.

For public transportation, the Sungai Besi LRT station on the Sri Petaling line, and the Sungai Besi MRT station are less than 5km away, both at the same location. The Kuchai Lama MRT station which is currently under construction and due for completion in 2023, will be a new alternative stop to look forward to.

Accessibility

  • Lebuhraya Sungai Besi (Sungai Besi Expressway)
  • Lebuhraya Kuala Lumpur-Seremban (Kuala Lumpur-Seremban Expressway)
  • Lebuhraya Kuala Lumpur-Putrajaya (Maju Expressway / MEX)
  • East-West Link Highway (Salak Expressway)
  • Middle Ring Road 2 (MRR2)
  • Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS)
  • Sungai Besi LRT Station (SP16)
  • MRT Sungai Besi (SSP25)

Education

  • SK Salak South
  • SJKC Salak South
  • Al Madinah International University (Desa Petaling Campus)
  • SRA & Tadika Islam Kuchai
  • SMK Desa Petaling
  • SMK Bukit Jalil
  • Asia Pacific University (APU)
  • Technology Park Malaysia College
  • International Medical University
  • University of Malaya
  • UCSI University

Medical Care

  • Pantai Hospital Cheras
  • Prince Court Medical Centre
  • Taman Desa Medical Centre
  • Hospital Universiti Kebangsaan (HUKM)

Shopping

  • Suria KLCC
  • Pavilion Shopping Centre
  • Farenheit88
  • Mid Valley Mega Mall
  • The Gardens
  • IKEA Cheras

Recreation

  • Aquaria KLCC
  • Chinatown
  • Pasar Seni Kuala Lumpur
  • Royal Selangor Golf Club
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Analysis

Exsim Development Sdn Bhd prides itself in building functional and innovative living spaces while employing green initiatives to promote environmental sustainability and conservation.

Evident from its first residential development, The Treez, which was awarded ‘First Green Residential Building’ in southern Kuala Lumpur, the group has continued to incorporate similar environmental conscious efforts in all its subsequent developments, including The Leafz.

The Leafz merges green technology and art to create a serene and healthy environment for its residents.

The appreciation for its quality delivery is apparent as the project received a good response, with 95 per cent sales in the first 3 months. Buyers comprised mostly of young professionals who seek a dwelling place that is close enough to the city, without having to pay a premium price.

While The Leafz’s location is not very close to any major retail or commercial areas, it is well connected and easily accessible to mature areas and other parts of the Klang Valley and Greater Kuala Lumpur. As it is located off a major expressway, there are concerns regarding the noise and pollution level at The Leafz.

Other qualms include the fact that The Leafz is located next to a rather old and shanty area, and access to the project requires passing through these neighbourhoods. Nevertheless, these appear to be quite common predicaments with the scramble for limited space in areas closer to the city.

Here’s a quick look at residential properties in Sungai Besi.

Project

Land Tenure

Unit Type

Completion

Built-up

Approximate Launch Price

The Leafz @ Sungai Besi by Exsim Development Sdn Bhd

Freehold

Serviced Residence

2015

750 sq ft – 1,430 sq ft

From RM429,000

Central Residence by Yuk Tung Land

Freehold

SOHO & Serviced Residence

2015

565 sq ft – 1,132 sq ft

From RM345,300

The Vyne by Natural Domain Sdn Bhd

Leasehold

Serviced Residence

2017

855 sq ft – 1,449 sq ft

From RM400,000

Midfields 2 by YTL Corporation

Leasehold

Condominium

2017

1,044 sq ft – 1,152 sq ft

From RM470,000

Trinity Aquata by Trinity Group Sdn Bhd

Freehold

Condominium

2018

1,152 sq ft – 1,420 sq ft

From RM522,888

Nidoz Residences by Exsim Group

Leasehold

Condominium

2019

1,219 sq ft – 1,403 sq ft

From RM609,500

One Residences by Akisama Group

Leasehold

Serviced Residence

2019

888 sq ft – 1,273 sq ft

 

From RM621,600

 

Damai Residence by Damai Cheras Sdn Bhd

Leasehold

Serviced Residence

2021

695 sq ft – 1,051 sq ft

From RM420,000

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Summary

The Leafz is a stand-out establishment in the south of Kuala Lumpur. Its Green Building Index (GBI) accreditation, and green landscaping from the base level all the way to the rooftop, are efforts worthy of mention. Although with high-density of 643 units, the development has catered for adequate common space and facilities to accommodate the various needs of its residents.

Exsim Development Sdn Bhd prides itself in building functional and innovative living spaces while employing green initiatives to promote environmental sustainability and conservation

As listed on PropertyGuru.com.my in March 2021, the 1,025 sq ft 2-bedroom units have asking prices ranging from RM560,000 to RM700,000 while asking rental for a smaller 2 bedroom fully furnished unit ranges from RM2,100 to RM2,500 per month.

Thus, for those units purchased at RM580,000 and rented out at RM1,800, the approximate gross rental yield would be about 3.72% per annum. Additionally, here are its estimated loan figures.

  • LTV / margin of finance: 90%
  • Down payment (10%): RM58,000
  • Loan amount: RM522,000
  • Loan term: 30 years
  • Interest rate: 3.2%
  • Monthly repayment: RM2,257
  • Approximate required gross annual income: RM90,500*

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Eric Wong

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