Grand offering from WCT Land

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  • Monday, 17 Jan 2005

Property Talk: A weekly column by S.C. Cheah 

CAN you imagine having two master bedrooms in a terrace house? Wow! You can do wonders with them! 

WCT Land Bhd has recently come up with a 2½-storey terrace house called Hilde that boasts of five bedrooms and five bathrooms for its Bandar Bukit Tinggi 2 in Klang, Selangor. 

The 24ft x 75ft house priced from RM388,000 (intermediate unit) to RM607,200 (corner unit) has a large built-up area of 3,120 sq ft. There are 24ft x 75ft double-storey terrace houses in other townships with less than 2,000 sq ft built-up area. 

The Hilde has a guest room on the ground floor, a master bedroom on the first floor and another master bedroom on the second floor. All rooms come with attached bathrooms. 

Here's what you can probably do with two master bedrooms: 

Lai Yeng Fock

  • Let your aged parents stay in the master bedroom on the first floor while you and your spouse can use the one on the top floor. 

  • Rent out one and keep one for yourself. There are some single executives who drive in expensive cars but prefer to rent a large room while saving up to buy a house later. 

  • If you are old, you may use the guest room on the ground floor and let your grown-up children (who may be married) stay in the two master bedrooms.  

  • The top floor master bedroom can be turned into a SOHO (small office, home office), an activity room for the kids or as a study. 

    Whatever the choice, house buyers can always look forward to innovative designs from WCT Land, one of the leading property developers in Klang. 

    WCT Land marketing manager Thang Ah Hong said about 40% of the 80 units under phase 1 launched recently had been sold. The remaining 80 units under phase 2 would be launched soon. They are next to a butterfly farm. 

    She said the Hilde is the first 2½-storey terrace house in Bandar Bukit Tinggi 2. As the staircase is set in the dining area, the living room enjoys the full 24-ft width, making the house look more spacious.  

    WCT Land is the property development arm of WCT Engineering Bhd and was recently listed on Bursa Malaysia.  

    The company has made a name for itself by developing the 346-acre Bandar Bukit 1 and 561-acre Bandar Bukit 2, two comprehensive freehold townships in southern Klang.  

    The innovative facade of the Mena semi-detached house in Bandar Bukit Tinggi 2.

    Coming up is the proposed Bandar Parkland-Bandar Bukit Tinggi 3. All three developments with a total gross development value of RM1.5bil are expected to take another eight years to complete. 

    The company is noted for giving extra space and quality finishes for its house designs.  

    For example, its Atlantis 24ft x 75ft double-storey terrace house boasts of a 2,556-sq-ft built-up area and is priced from RM318,800 to RM469,620. It also has five bedrooms, two kitchens and is within a gated community. 

    Two other interesting new designs in Bandar Bukit Tinggi 2 are: 

  • The Grand Imperia double-storey semi-detached house (45ft x 82.6ft/priced from RM588,800 to RM761,960) where there are only a few units left since it was launched in late 2003 and, 

  • The Mena 2½-storey 45ft x 82.5ft semi-detached house priced from RM718,000. This new product has a large 4,111-sq-ft built-up area and an unusual facade. It has five bedrooms and five bathrooms of which four rooms have attached bathrooms.  

    A WCT Land survey showed that the Mena is value for money as other two-storey semi-detached houses with between 2,780-sq-ft to 3,600-sq-ft built-up areas are priced from RM518,000 to RM830,000. Sales have however, been slow since it was launched in November 2004.  

    It is understood that some people did not like the balconies on the first and second floors, as they feared that burglars might climb over them and into their rooms. Others felt it was a waste of space.  

    Meanwhile demand for properties in Bandar Bukit Tinggi 1 and 2 are set to grow as more people set up homes and offices in these thriving townships. The Tesco and Giant hypermarkets are here.  

    A flyover is under construction at Jalan Langat in front of the Bandar Bukit Tinggi commercial centre. It is expected to improve traffic flow from Klang towards the south where interchanges are also being built along the Glenmarie Cove stretch of the Kuala Lumpur-Shah Alam Expressway (Kesas).  

    Kesas is an important highway as it links up with the Middle Ring Road 2, KL-Seremban Highway and other highways. It is also a few minutes drive from Bandar Bukit Tinggi to the famous seafood restaurants of Telok Gedung and Pulau Indah. 

    Other well-planned neighbouring developments like Gamuda Land Bhd's Bandar Botanic and Ambang Botanic will help to be the catalyst for the future growth of this part of Klang. 

    WCT Land executive director and chief operation officer Lai Yeng Fock said the 394-acre freehold Bandar Bukit Tinggi 3 (or Bandar Parklands) would be launched during the first quarter this year. The project would have conventional housing but with a bit more parks. 

    “We always cater to what the market wants. As there is plenty of land in Klang, the demand is still for landed properties.  

    “Klang people are also not so used to buying strata properties,” he said. 

    He added that sales had generally been “at an acceptable level” except for one or two products that were slow partly because of their affordability levels. 

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