THOSE who love the sights and sounds of nature will find Setia Eco Park in Shah Alam a welcoming change from the hustle bustle of the city.
Planned as an eco-friendly sanctuary within a resort ambience, the RM2.3bil development is set to become a showpiece of tropical living grandiose.
Bandar Eco-Setia Sdn Bhd chief executive officer Koe Peng Kang said efforts were being expended to source for the right flowering plants, foliages and shrubs to attract birds and insects, including butterflies, to the tropical sanctuary.
“We are in consultation with the various experts to create the right nature-friendly atmosphere and habitat. There will be 15 species of butterflies, 30 types of plants, swans and mandarin ducks that will liven up the place and create the right natural ambience for the residents,” Koe said.
The residents can also take off to the many escapades in the township, including a 56-acre forest park, a hill park, wetland sanctuary, a feature park and a parkland. A clubhouse that provides a wide range of recreational activities will be ready in three years.
Visitors to the project site can have a feel of Setia Eco Park homes at the Precinct 3 Show Village that showcases 16 semi-detached homes and bungalows.
Koe said each of the three residential precincts would have its own show village to exhibit the types of homes being offered.
The semi-detached homes have land sizes of 3,500 to 4,400 sq ft while the bungalows are from 5,500 sq ft to more than 10,000 sq ft. The price tags of the semi-detached units start from RM600,000 to close to RM700,000 while the bungalows are from RM900,000 to RM2mil.
For those who prefer to design their own homes, they can opt for the bungalow land that are from 8,300 sq ft to more than 10,000 sq ft, at prices from RM65 to RM70 per sq ft.
“What we are offering are affordable high-end homes that are suitable for those looking to upgrade to a more prestigious address. About 61% of the buyers are from Subang Jaya, Damansara and Kota Kemuning,” Koe added.
According to SP Setia group managing director and chief executive officer Datuk Seri Liew Kee Sin, although the properties have price premium of 5% to 10%, buyers would enjoy many extras such as good infrastructure network, quality design and a pleasant environment.
“To build up Setia Eco Park into an upmarket address, we will continuously improve on the infrastructure, product range and amenities to attract the right crowd of residents here,” Liew said.
Being the country’s largest enclave of semi-detached homes and bungalows, it will not be too difficult to turn it into a well-sought-after address for the Klang Valley folks.
Residents can also look forward to the many shops and amenities coming up in the proposed 200-acre commercial enclave in the adjacent Setia Alam township that is set to be launched in the next three to four years.
The soon-to-be-completed NKVE-Jalan Meru link that is being built at a cost of RM150mil will make the development even more accessible when it is open to traffic by the first half of next year.
About 90% of the 124 semi-detached homes and 40 units of the 50 bungalows launched under phase two in precinct 3 have been sold. The total sales to-date is valued at RM220mil.
At the adjacent development, Setia Alam is shaping up well with the first few batches of completed homes to be delivered to the buyers by June next year.