Subang Jaya has grown from strength-to-strength and this has culminated in the former municipality achieving city status in 2020.
Despite the various movement control orders, residential transactions in Subang Jaya for 2021 exceeded pre-pandemic numbers in 2019. Based on findings by Property Advisor, median prices in the city rose to RM 630,000 amid demand.
The self-sustained city of Subang Jaya serves as an entertainment and educational hub, offering abundant shopping malls, colleges, universities, public and private schools to choose from.
However, the exciting new development of SouthPlace 2 at Tropicana Metropark is set to further elevate the experience of living in Subang Jaya.
Slated for launch soon, SouthPlace 2 Shoppes & Residences will feature commercial and residential components alongside the existing 9.2-acre Urban Park.
For the unacquainted, Tropicana Metropark is an 88-acre freehold mixed development inspired by the likes of the Yarra River in Melbourne – the world’s most livable city.
The pet-friendly park embodies this livability with 2.8km of looping pathways around a lake for walking, jogging, cycling and various other lifestyle activities.
In efforts to reduce carbon footprints, the park is directly connected to individual phases of Tropicana Metropark with no car required for access, making it a truly pedestrian and bicycle-friendly environment.
More than just a sight to behold, the manmade lake also doubles as a flood retention pond and is encircled with wetland plants as a bio-filtration system. This helps absorb pollutants and improve water quality as opposed to using chemicals.
It is also the first integrated development in Malaysia to incorporate a windmill-green energy concept to oxygenate the water and eliminate phosphates or other organic matters from polluting the lake.
Collectively, these initiatives provide for an environmentally-friendly way to keep the lake clean that also require little to no-maintenance in the long-run.
On a wider perspective, the masterplan by the reputable Tropicana Corporation Berhad has a total Gross Development Value (GDV) of RM 7.2 billion and is the largest freehold township in Subang Jaya.
To date, three phases have been completed and occupied while the fourth phase (SouthPlace Shoppes & Residences) is currently under construction with completion expected in 2024.
Caption: Tropicana Metropark captures the essense of Subang Jaya with live, leisure, play and learning needs integrated within one master plan.
The first phase, Pandora Serviced Residences, saw completion in 2017 and was then followed by the completion of Paloma Serviced Residences & Courtyard Villas. Paisley Serviced Residences, the third phase, underwent vacant possession early last year.
These developments in Tropicana Metropark have shown high desirability among Subangites and Shah Alam residents as many of the current owners previously lived within a 15km radius.
In fact, such is the appeal of Tropicana’s offerings that owners or tenants of the first two phases have bought into subsequent phases either as an upgrade or investment.
The upcoming launch of SouthPlace 2 Shoppes and Residences will feature more shops and a new residential tower, building upon the success of SouthPlace Residence which has been 80% sold to date.
This time around, the developer paid particular attention to the needs of many newlyweds, upgraders and young families looking for room to grow.
As such, unlike its predecessor, SouthPlace 2 Residences offers 3-bedroom and 4-bedroom options in addition to 2-bedroom and studio units.
Studio units come in a 583sqft configuration while the 2-bedroom units with 2 bathrooms come in varied 758 – 818sqft layouts. Built with young families in mind, the 3-bedroom and 4-bedroom units offers 2 bathrooms in generous layouts ranging from 973 – 1,129sqft.
The residential tower has a low density of only 553 units with as many as 1-3 carparks available per unit.
True to its purpose as a lifestyle-centric development, SouthPlace 2 Residences will feature over 25 exclusive facilities for its residents.
Urbanites will relish in the active lifestyle living next to a park entails as well as the shopping conveniences SouthPlace 2 Shoppes brings to the table.
SouthPlace 2 Shoppes is expected to include a diverse tenant mix across 74 retail shops, including al-fresco dining options overlooking the park.
Confirmed tenants in SouthPlace Shoppes to date include Mercato (a premium grocer) and The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, with more retail options expected upon completion.
Shoppes offer an exciting lifestyle-oriented retail concept as opposed to mundane conventional shoplots, allowing business owners who set up shop here to woo a lucrative demographic.
The shops are also primed for investors looking for stable rental yield and a secure long-term investment, with covered basement carparks provided for visitors.
A healthy crowd is a given – a population of 25,000 is expected upon completion of the entire Metropark masterplan, further complemented by a surrounding catchment of 1.3 million people.
Parents also enjoy the peace of mind that comes with a school being within walking distance because Sri KDU International School, Subang Jaya is at the other end of the park. The school offers the rigorous British curriculum for children aged 3 to 18 years old.
Since its inception in 2003, Sri KDU is the world’s largest private education provider has continuously been at the forefront of private education in Malaysia. The institution is part of the XCL Education Group which is a South East Asia focused group of private and international schools.
The campus has top class excellent facilities including a full-sized football field, a multipurpose hall, sports hall and a FINA-approved swimming pool complete with launching pads, specialist classrooms and fully equipped science labs, a dance studio, and a black box theatre.
Caption: Tropicana Metropark is strategically surrounded by mature areas of Subang Jaya, Shah Alam, Glenmarie, Bukit Jelutong, Puchong and Petaling Jaya
Direct access to the Federal Highway via the link bridge built by the developer is another key ingredient in the success behind Tropicana Metropark.
The access bridge lies near the former Batu Tiga toll and helps residents slash daily commute times, bypassing the rush hour traffic jams that plague central areas of Subang Jaya.
It also means Tropicana Metropark is only minutes away from the city’s central commercial zones such as
SS 15 and USJ 10 (Taipan), accessible either through USJ Heights inroads or the Federal Highway turnoff.
Other nearby highways include the Shah Alam Expressway (KESAS) and the North Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE).
The Batu Tiga KTM station is merely 1.6km away from the development. Alternatively, residents will find KTM and LRT Subang Jaya station (6km), LRT USJ 21 (7km) and LRT Taipan (7km) within easy reach
With its strategic location and abundant amenities, SouthPlace 2 as a low-density parkfront serviced residences offers a holistic lifestyle property with conveniences unlike any other in Subang Jaya.
Caption: Besides the complete offerings of the masterplan, Tropicana Metropark is also surrounded by plenty of other amenities nearby.
In more ways than one, Tropicana Metropark embodies the quintessential Subang Jaya lifestyle but enhances the living experience with a premium offering.
An evening stroll through the Urban Park unveils the thoughtfulness behind the masterplan as well as the luxurious setting amid lush, landscaped greenery.
It is also why Tropicana Metropark has attracted professional expats to live in the area although buyers have been mostly affluent locals.
For investors eyeing properties that can hold their value in the long-run, the wisdom of investing in SouthPlace 2 is in plain sight. As SouthPlace 2 is already the fifth phase of development, the masterplan has had time to mature and the curb appeal is tangible.
Prices for SouthPlace 2 Residences start from RM 506,000 and every unit comes partially furnished.
The offer represents an exclusive opportunity to live in a premier address in Subang Jaya and embrace an all-new vibrant living experience with utmost comfort and convenience.