The Netizen, Bandar Tun Hussein Onn

  • Arul
  • 3 June 2016

001Netizen- Introduction

A modish illustration of The Netizen

 


The Emergence of A Modern Lifestyle

Technology has played a pivotal role in facilitating our daily lives. As the world continues to revolve at a blistering pace, people are becoming more connected and sophisticated. Aiming to serve this generation of techno-centric citizens is KEB Group’s The Netizen @ Bandar Tun Hussein Onn. This one-of-the-kind development in Taman Cheras Perdana comprises of two residential towers of 38 storeys, with one being a full fledge SoHo Tower and the other being a premium serviced residential Tower. Each of them is exquisitely designed to appease the insatiable demands of the modern crowds and would include a stunning view of the KL / Kajang skylines. The main attraction of this ‘a la mode’ project though, would be its fantastic connectivity. Here, you get to access various public facilities and amenities such as hospitals, schools, universities, hypermarkets and shopping malls at your own convenience, and with the Bandar Tun Hussein Onn MRT Station just but a walking distance (200m) away, there should not be any issues with traffic jams or accessibility arising. Along with a lavish offering of over 30 unique facilities and amenities, you will be more than happy to live, work and play in this exquisite residency. At the end of the day, The Netizen will be a perfect haven for those who are seeking to recluse from the hectic lifestyle of the city centre, but at the same time, do not wish to be too distant from it either.

 

Developers Details

 

002Netizen- Developer Details

 KEB’s sales gallery in Cheras

 

Name: HTL Land Sdn. Bhd (subsidiary of KEB Group)

Property Development Projects:  Lekas Technology Park, Lekas Industrial Park, Natur Residences, Suria Courts & Residency, 16 Residency, etc

Awards / Achievements: –

About:

Founded in 1994, KEB Group was originally involved in construction and infrastructure works that saw its participation in building several highways in the Klang Valley, before they subsequently embarked into the oil and gas sector. In 2006, realising the need to realign their business structures to capitalize on the latest economic developments, they decided to venture into property development with huge potential returns in mind. The move paid off as the group is now in the midst of securing 4 upcoming projects which consist of serviced apartments and condominiums, where they hope that the projects will enhance their position to remain at the forefront of the industry. At KEB Group, they are committed in creating a global trend of liveable and lovable community, while focusing on the key aspects of technical, economic and social qualities.

 

Project Details

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A fine view of The Netizen during the day

 

 

QuikPro No :
Address : Lebuh Utama Tun Hussein Onn, Bandar Tun Hussein Onn
    43200 Batu 9 Cheras, Selangor.
Property Type : SoHo, Serviced Residences, Retail Podiums
Land Title : Commercial
Tenure : Freehold
Bumi Discounts : 5% (to be revised)
Sales Gallery : Jalan Residence 2, Bandar Mahkota Cheras, 43200 Cheras, Selangor
Sales Gallery GPS Coordinates : 101.784, 3.051
Website : http://www.netizen.my/
Expected Completion Date
: Year 2019
Total Units : 1,196 units
Built-Up Area : 5.1 acres
Listing Price : RM400,000 – RM950,000 (to be revised)
Price per Sq. Ft. : RM650 – RM700 (to be revised)
Maintenance Fee per Sq. Ft. : RM0.33 (to be revised)
Parking Bay per Unit : 1 – 2 units
Development Type : Parcel A – SoHo (536 units)
    Parcel B – Serviced Residences (660 units)
Unit Type & Size
: SoHo | 547 sq.ft.
    Serviced Apartments | 969 sq.ft. | 1,094 sq.ft. | 1,328 sq.ft.)
   

 

Facilities & Amenities:

  • Over 30 different type of facilities consisting:
    • 50m infinity lap pool
    • wading pool
    • floating pavilion
    • panaromic viewing deck
    • 400m length jogging track
    • hanging garden
    • sky bar & lounge
    • sky gym
    • sky multipurpose hall
    • children’s playground
    • kindergarten and many more

 

Special Features:

  • Well connected to major highways such as SILK Highway and Cheras-Kajang Expressway
  • within walking distance (200m) from Bandar Tun Hussein Onn (BTHO) MRT Station
  • close to various well established townships, hypermarkets and education centres such as UCSI and UTAR

Project Details

013Netizen- Construction Site

The construction site at The Netizen

 

The Netizen is a luxurious SoHo cum Serviced Residency and is the only one within its immediate vicinity. It features two voguish blocks of residential towers with a total of 1,196 units that sit on 5.1 acres of freehold land. Considering that there will be over 200 units of residential suites per every acre of its development, the density of the project is going to be on the high side. Nevertheless, you should not be overly concern with it as its closest rivals such as Windows on the Park and You Residences are located some distance away. Thus, traffic conditions and competition for rental tenants would not be that intense and saturated. There are some low cost flats and apartment nearby the residency though, so you might want to watch out for those.

 

014Netizen- Lobby

The Netizen’s chic and stylish lobby

 

Now, the real beauty about The Netizen actually lies within its integrated grounds. Inside, you can find a lavish display of over 30 different types of facilities and amenities, ranging from an exclusive 400m jogging track to an Olympic sized 50m infinity lap pool, at your disposal. There is also a dual entrance for you to enter from the front lift lobby or exit through the backdoor, in addition to 3 tiers of security system consisting of CCTV, lift lobby access card and panic button & intercom to keep you save. All and all, its amazing offerings will keep you entertained and busy while you are staying here.

 

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An Olympic sized Infinity pool awaits you at The Netizen

 

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An exquisite illustration of the sky gym at the Netizen

 

As exciting as they are, there seem to be some changes that are going to take effect when the property reopens for sale later. According to the management, they are planning to remove the sky bridge connecting both of the towers and the retail lots (supermarket) located at the basement, with the purpose of reducing the overall maintenance fee. This would most likely require them to redesign their original draft plans and reapply for the Advertising Permit and Developer’s License (ADPL). But considering that the current property market is rather sluggish, this should be taken as a positive move. Furthermore, you will get to enjoy a discounted maintenance fee from the present chargeable amount of RM0.33 psf, when it relaunches later in the year.

 

Interior

 

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From top: Illustrations of The Netizen’s living hall and bedroom

 

Futurism is the name of the game for The Netizen, as it aims provides you with an avant-garde place to stay, semi & fully completed with furnishings such as kitchen hood & hob, cabinets, air-conditioners, fridge, water heater, wardrobe, washer cum dryer and bathroom sets. Besides, high quality tiles and metal door grill will be included as well, to ensure that you live life luxuriously and worry free.

There are some concerns about the layouts though, as the developer has received some feedbacks from their customers regarding the compactness of their units. Nonetheless, they have taken note of it and are planning to reintroduce a new plan that would feature a more generous amount of space with an additional room. In the end, the alterations should provide a greater value to this premium residency and enhance its overall living experience.

 

Floor Plan

As mentioned earlier, the latest floor plans for The Netizen have not been revealed by its management yet. However, the total built up area for each of its unit will most likely remain the same, with the smallest being its SoHo unit, Type A (547 sq. ft), followed by its intermediate unit, Type B (969 sq ft.) and its largest unit Type C (1,328 sq. ft.). You may also want to examine its previous layouts below, just to have a clearer picture of what’s to come.

 

018Netizen- floor plan 1 019Netizen- Floor Plan 2 020Netizen- Floor Plan 3

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Location

004Netizen- Area Map

 

Bandar Tun Hussein Onn (BTHO) is a fast growing township that was named after the third prime minister of Malaysia. This upcoming city is sandwiched between Belakong, Cheras Sentral and Bandar Mahkota Cheras, and forms a part of the greater integrated development of Cheras South. As we all know, Cheras is famous for its vibrant and well established offerings ranging from shopping, dining, studying and living. And in this southern part of the city, it is no different. Some of the interesting places around BTHO include The Mines, Cheras Leisure Mall, Aeon Big BTHO, Aeon Cheras Selatan, Giant Hypermarket @ Batu 9, Columbia Asia Hospital, UCSI University and UTAR Sungai Long campus.

 

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Aeon Big Bandar Tun Hussein Onn

 

  005Netizen- Aeon Cheras

Aeon Cheras Selatan

Getting to Bandar Tun Hussein Onn is relatively easy because it is directly connected to several major highways such as the Cheras- Kajang Expressway and SILK Highway. Besides, you can also use the MRR2 or East-West link if you are coming from the other part of the town. In future, when the MRT Station begins its operations, you might not even need to consider driving to this place altogether.

 

006Netizen- Grand Saga Highway

Highway to The Netizen

 

007Netizen- MRT BTHO

The BTHO MRT Station within walking distance

 

To be honest, there is a vast difference between staying in Cheras North and Cheras South. This is because the former offers a more vibrant and contemporary lifestyle that is better suited for a city living, while the latter introduces a more relaxed and friendly vibe for a homely stay. Here, in Bandar Tun Hussein Onn, you will find a strange mix of beautifully crafted luxury homes and unpleasant looking low-cost apartments. Alas, the result might be due to its current ongoing transformation works, but it won’t be long before the township becomes as beautiful and charming as Bandar Sungai Long.

 

008Netizen- Development Area
009Netizen- Posh houses 1

010Netizen- Posh House 2

From top: The Netizen’s construction site and modern looking houses

 

For now, don’t expect to live life glamourly in this rather mundane part of town, as the public amenities and facilites are still relatively subpar if you compare them to those in Damansara or Petaling Jaya. The aged shop lots situated directly across of The Netizen are of nothing interesting as well, and you will definitely have to look elsewhere for shopping or dining. Regardless, there are plenty of good food and leisure activities that can be found at its surrounding neighbourhoods such as Cheras Perdana, Belakong and Taman Connaught.

 

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012Netizen- Shoplots 1

From top: Shop lots opposite and nearby The Netizen

 

Overall, The Netizen’s positioning in Bandar Tun Hussein Onn cum Cheras Perdana is an intriguing blend of modesty and admiration. Malay villages and low cost apartments cluster around the residency, but they are being flanked by contemporary terrace houses, semi-Ds and bungalows at the same time. Its access point is excellent nevertheless, as you can avoid paying another toll to get into the town, unless you are coming from Bandar Sungai Long or the south. But more importantly, there are also various mature and well established townships adjacent to the neighbourhood, which include schools, universities, hospitals, restaurants and shopping malls, for you to take advantage of. Thus, this will be a great place for you to live comfortably and enjoyably, if you don’t mind the current state of its rather unrefined development.

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Analysis

Pricing

 

Name Tenure/ Land Title Price (per Sq. Ft.) Maintenance Fee (per Sq. Ft.) Car Park Bays
The Netizen (KEB Group) Freehold/ Commercial RM650 – RM700 RM0.33 (to be revised) 1-2
You Residences (PJD Regency) Freehold/ Commercial RM650- RM700 RM0.30 1-2
Windows on the Park
(SDB Properties)
Freehold/ Residential RM600- RM700 RM0.27 1-2

 

Back then when it was first launched, The Netizen was marketed from RM370,000 to RM900,000. This translates to a rather premium price per square feet of RM650- RM700. If you compare the figures to those of its closest rivals, you will find them to be quite reasonably priced because the project has a contemporary design and MRT station attached to it. At this juncture, no exact figure can be ascertained though, as the developer is keeping mum on this. Nonetheless, you can expect the price to range closely between its initial valuations of RM650- RM700 psf, when it relaunches later.

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Summary

021Netizen- Sky pool

 

A scenic illustration of The Netizen during the evening

 

The Netizen is a pioneering residential development situated in the rapidly growing township of Bandar Tun Hussein Onn. Inspired by technology, this superlative project is in a league of its own and features two of the tallest residential towers within the area. The beauty about staying in this digitally featured residency is its superb convenience and generous offering of over 30 different types of classy facilities and facilities. Its close access to the BTHO MRT station has also been the talk and envy of many investors and buyers, and had them constantly drawing a close attention to the project. The only obstacle that is keeping them at bay from buying this luxurious project outright is its premium price tag. Although The Netizen boasts a very strategic location with excellent accessibility and close proximity to the city centre, its surrounding developments are rather lacklustre and backward. As a result, some of its potential customers were put off by its rather high valuations and awkward surroundings. There are still strong demands for this luxurious project though, as the genuine customers were truly impressed with its great investment potential and less hectic lifestyle. So, if you are in for the long run, The Netizen would be an excellent purchase as it is close to various public amenities and facilities and situated in the highly sought after township of Bandar Tun Hussein Onn.

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Eric Wong

Arul

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