Tropicana Cheras, Kajang

  • Pavither
  • 10 May 2019

Tropicana Cheras is a prime development in the town of Kajang. It is a product of Tropicana Corporation, which was formerly known as Dijaya Corporation. Some of their other projects include Tropicana Gardens in Kota Damansara, Tropicana Metropark in Subang Jaya, and The Residences in Kuala Lumpur. They also have other projects in the north and south of Malaysia, with Tropicana Danga Bay in Iskandar, Johor and Tropicana 218 Macalister in Penang.

Tropicana Cheras, Kajang is a popular development in Kajang.

Tropicana Cheras is one of their Kajang projects, which comprises landed properties in the form of semi-detached homes, bungalows and link villas. These homes were completed in the year 2015 and carry prime value.

Address: Tropicana Cheras, 43000 Kajang, Selangor

Property Type: Semi-detached, Bungalow, Link Villa

Land Title: Residential

No of Storeys: 3

Total Units: 173

  • Semi-Detached: 66
  • Bungalow: 22
  • Link Villa: 85

Tenure: Freehold

Site GPS Coordinates: 3.027609, 101.787395

Expected Date of Completion: 2015

Built-up area: 

  • Semi-Detached & Bungalow: 3,366 sq ft – 5,838 sq ft
  • Link Villa: 3,378 sq ft – 3,997 sq ft

Facilities:

  • Jogging track
  • Playground

Launch Price: 

  • Semi-Detached & Bungalow: From RM1,500,000
  • Link Villa: From RM966,000

Parking Bay/s per Unit: Minimum 2

Project Details

Coming to Tropicana Cheras, this is one of the more prime developments in Kajang. Despite the development technically being in Kajang, the developer named its product as Tropicana Cheras due to its proximity to Cheras. It is in fact very much on the border of both the towns, hence the confusion at times.

Tropicana Cheras, Kajang offers double storey, link and bungalow homes.

The homes offered in Tropicana Cheras comprises of 66 units of semi-detached houses, 22 units of bungalows, and 85 units of link villas. Totaling 173 units, all of these home stand 3 storeys tall, and carry a freehold and residential title. The semi-detached homes are sized between 3,366 sq ft and 5,838 sq ft, while the link villas are between 3,378 sq ft and 3,997 sq ft.

Unit Type

Built-Up

No. of Rooms

Semi-Detached

3,366 sq ft – 5,838 sq ft

6+1R, 7B

Bungalow

3,366 sq ft – 5,838 sq ft

7+1R, 8B

Link Villa

3,378 sq ft – 3,997 sq ft

5+1R, 5B

 

Tropicana Cheras, Kajang was completed in 2015.
Tropicana Cheras is a gated and guarded development and enjoys the benefit of its own private playground and jogging track. This gives residents peace of mind when exercising in the evenings, or enjoying family time at the playground.

Tropicana Cheras was completed in the year 2015.

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Location

One of the selling points of Tropicana Cheras is its prime location. While considered to be located in the suburbs, Tropicana Cheras is nevertheless sited in a matured neighbourhood. Surrounding the development are many schools, with the more popular ones being the Sungai Long High School and the Taman Rakan Primary School.

While major shopping malls are not a selling point in Kajang, there are however different types of entertainment here. Nearby is the Kuala Lumpur Race Course & Turf Club, and Palace of the Golden Horses. Golfers will also be pleased to know that there is the Sungai Long Golf & Country Club nearby.

All the residents’ needs can be met at the various retail lots that can be found in the Cheras Business Centre close to home. Also, within the vicinity is a Pediacare Child Specialist Clinic among other family healthcare centres.

Getting to and from Tropicana Cheras is made easy via the various highways that connect the neighbourhood to other parts of the Klang Valley. There is the Kajang Dispersal Link Expressway (SILK), Cheras-Kajang Highway, Besraya Highway, and Kuala Lumpur-Seremban Highway. Via these highways, the Kuala Lumpur city centre is only 24 kilometres away, and the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) is about 60 kilometres away.

Public transportation will be a viable mode of transport in the future as well, with the upcoming Bandar Tun Hussein Onn MRT about 2.73 kilometres away, and Balakong MRT about 2.97 kilometres away.

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Analysis

Name

Land Tenure

Property Type

No. of Units

Selling Price

Tropicana Cheras, Kajang

Freehold

Bungalow/Semi-Detached/Link Villa

173

From RM966,000

Putra Platinum

Freehold

Condominium

166

From RM532,000

Ivory Residence

Freehold

Condominium

455

From RM480,800


Pros

One of the definite pros of buying a home in Tropicana Cheras is the spaciousness of its units. All the homes are multi-generation family friendly, and the fact that it carries a freehold title means that the homes here can be handed down to the next generation.

Cons

However, as seen above, the homes in Tropicana Cheras are considerably pricier than its counterparts because of its size as well as the fact that this development comprises of landed properties.

Other complaints include the narrow road right after the guardhouse which is a single lane. Property buyers find this to be a concern when cars park on the shoulder of this road at night, because it will be a tight squeeze for motorists.

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Summary

Tropicana Cheras, Kajang car porch is able to fit a maximum of 2 cars.

Overall, Tropicana Cheras looks to be a great development. However, after taking into account the minor pitfalls, future property buyers may want to examine their pick at Tropicana Cheras properly before making their purchase.

If the property buyer takes out an RM772,800 loan (80% LTV) with an interest rate of 4.6% that is payable in 30 years to purchase an RM966,000 unit in Tropicana Cheras, the monthly instalment will work out to about RM3,962.

As per experts’ advice that a person’s monthly mortgage repayment should not exceed 30% of their salary, a buyer will need a minimum income of RM13,207 per month to be able to afford a unit at Tropicana Cheras.

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Eric Wong

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