You don’t get to hear much about Sungai Buloh. Due to its limited accessibility and lack of lustre back then, Sungai Buloh wasn’t quite the place for people to purchase or even rent residential properties.
Sungai Buloh is mostly known for its catastrophes rather than a place where all the white picket fences are at. Most would recall Sungai Buloh as a settlement for those infected by leprosy back in the 1920’s as well as the explosion of Bright Sparkles Firework factory in 1991. There is now a great attempt to revive Sungai Buloh as a lifestyle destination and most importantly, as home.
The area does provide a cheaper alternative to properties located in KL, Damansara and PJ. According to PropertyGuru Market Index, price has been dipping from Q4 2016 to Q1 2017 i.e. from RM333.33 to RM328.70. But Q2 2017 shows an increase of 1.7% from the previous quarter.
SqWhere by Selangor Dredging Bhd is among the many developments rising in Sungai Buloh, tapping into an area with great potential in catering to the residential needs.
The residential project is a 35-storey serviced apartment that embodies an earthquake-resistant building design in a 4.8-acre mixed development, which includes SOVO and retail offices on Jalan Sungai Buloh in Kampung Baru Sungai Buloh. The average per sq ft price of its two- to four-bedroom units is approximately RM750.
The facilities here are spread across two levels on level 8 and 8A. Elevated 8 floors from the ground, these facilities are accompanied by a 1.7-acre forest deck with innovative facilities for SOVO and Serviced Apartment owners. This is called Garden SqWhere. Facilities include a floating gym, hydrotherapy pool, children’s pool, and secret passage garden.
What makes the development appealing is its proximity to the Kampung Selamat MRT Station, which is located right across the development. Quicker commute is now at one’s doorsteps by residing at SqWhere.
Get to the station and residents could easily commute to hot-spots like One Utama, Nu Sentral, The Curve / Ikano and even KLCC via transit on the LRT Kelana Jaya line. Those who work in the city centre will find this development rather attractive, given the fact that they can leave their cars at home and hop on the train to work, fuss free from the dreadful KL jam. Well, we are all aware that it would take at least 40 minutes to drive from Sungai Buloh to the city center!
It doesn’t sound that bad now, does it? Remember, Sungai Buloh is going through massive urban transformation that would entice a new breed of residents. Urban folks with families and generations that are seeking for a home that could complement the latest lifestyle, on a budget are more than welcome here!
(Featured image sourced from Tan&Tan)