BY S.C.CHEAH IN SEMENYIH
THE recent opening of the Kajang Bypass has given the developer of Taman Tasik Semenyih in Selangor fresh impetus to refocus its efforts on its projects in Semenyih.
Bandar Tasik Semenyih Sdn Bhd managing director Lim Yan Pok told StarBiz that the company would be launching more terrace and semi-detached houses in the 200-acre Taman Tasik Semenyih soon.
This would be a “prelude” to the launching of Amanputeri Semenyih, another 200-acre freehold development adjacent to Taman Tasik Semenyih.
Lim said Amanputeri Semenyih (not the official name yet) would have bigger and nicer bungalows, semi-detached houses and link houses. Some of the bungalows will face the same lake in Taman Tasik Semenyih.
Residents and people staying in the area can now enjoy the facilities of the Semenyih Lake Country Club, a RM3mil clubhouse that was completed four months ago.
Lim said the Kajang Bypass has made it very accessible for people to drive to Semenyih as it takes only five minutes to travel from the Kajang Bypass to Semenyih and another five minutes along Jalan Semenyih that would be widened in future.
Two hypermarkets, Tesco and Giant would be built beside the Kajang bypass. New developments include the Pusat Bandar Baru Kajang and Seri Damai coming up in the area. Other highways like the Kajang Ring Road and Kaseh Highway would also provide alternatives for motorists to travel to Semenyih and skip the congested Kajang town.
“For between RM200,000 to RM300,000 you can only buy a terrace house in Cheras when for this amount you can get a double-storey semi-detached house in our projects in Semenyih,” said Lim.
To illustrate his point, he showed a nicely furnished Phase 2 bungalow in Seri Damai that was being developed by the group. The seven bedroom and five-bathroom twostorey house with standard lot size of 50ft x 96ft comes with selling price from RM478,888.
“We can build a similar house in Semenyih for about RM100,000 cheaper although it is only 10 minutes drive away. Our existing bungalows in Taman Tasik Semenyih are priced at around RM200,000 to RM300,000. We are confident that with the opening of more highway linkages, people will realise how easy it is to get to Taman Tasik Semenyih,” he said.
Lim said the last recession had affected sales of houses in Taman Tasik Semenyih where about 90% of the land had been developed. All except for two units of the 450 bungalows had been sold and completed.
About half of them have been occupied. The proposed Nottingham University is fast coming up next to Taman Tasik Semenyih and it would create housing demand for the area, said Lim.
Buyers of properties developed by the Bandar Tasik Semenyih Group need to pay on;y RM388 to become premier members of the Semenyih Lake Country Club. The other membership types are the ordinary and corporate with joining fees of RM888 and RM1,888 respectively. The clubhouse, located beside a lake with a nearby 20-acre landscape lake garden, has a modern clubhouse with a swimming pool. The facilities include a jacuzzi, tennis, badminton and sepak takraw courts, cafe, changing room facilities, children's playground and soft landscaped features.
The company has launched its first terrace houses in Taman Tasik Semenyih under Phase 3A. The two-storey terrace house has a 1,409 sq ft built-up area (standard lot size of 18ft x 65ft) with four bedrooms and three bathrooms. The 66 units are priced at RM115,000 for a standard unit. It is soft launching 26 units (Phase 3A-1) with a special promotional selling price of RM109,888 for a standard unit. Lim said there are only 10 lakeside bungalow lots left out of the 57 lots (in a 60-acre precinct) ranging from 12,000 sq ft to 25,000 sq ft and priced from RM20 psf.
“What Semenyih needs are good schools and a medical centre. That is why we are planning a private school here,” he said, adding that a 12-acre land has been earmarked for a private primary and secondary school.
Meanwhile, the two-storey shop houses in Taman Tasik Semenyih sold for only RM238,000 before 1996 were still vacant. As part of its “social responsiblity”, the group has built 247 low-cost houses in this project. It plans to build another 138 units of 15ft x 55ft double-storey low-cost terrace houses priced at only RM35,000 although the market value is about RM50,000.
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