Water homes on stilts


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  • Friday, 21 Oct 2011

IMAGINE living on stilts above the sea with nothing but the view of the endless blue ocean to greet as you wake up in the morning, and the sound of waves to lull you to sleep at night.

Yes, this is the type of homes that property developer Kuala Lumpur Metro Group (KL Metro Group) is working with the state investment arm of Negri Sembilan, Menteri Besar Incorporation to develop.

The project called the Hibiscus in Port Dickson offers 642 units of water homes that are built on stilts above the sea.

The project site at Pasir Panjang in Port Dickson, overlooks the sea and is touted to be the largest water homes in Malaysia.

“Unlike our other water resorts which are of Balinese concept, the Hibiscus is more modern and contemporary and very elegant,’’ said Datuk Low Tak Fatt, managing director of KL Metro Group.

“And these units come with your very own private swimming pool and sauna,’’ he added.

“Another plus point is that there is a clear glass panel in the bedroom that looks directly into the sea.

“It is also very green as we have incorporated lots of glass in the bedroom and bathroom that allows natural light to flow into the unit, hence we can save on electricity,’’ he said.

The round roof structure also deflects the sun’s heat making it very cooling too.

Low said apart from the sea view — which is priceless — the Hibiscus comes with a host of facilities such as coffee house, pub, bistro, grand ballroom, library, kids club, spa, gymnasium, and a host of facilities such as watersports, archery and games room.

“We also plan to introduce a coral discovery tour which is something special,’’ he said.

He added that with an average price of RM560,000, fully furnished and fitted — several units of The Hibiscus in Port Dickson will be offered for purchase on a leaseback option with rental returns of 7% per annum.

Buyers also enjoy 10 nights free stay per annum.

“So far we have sold 90% of Phase 1 consisting 108 units since we launched the project in July. This is because our clients trust us as we have a track record of completing all our projects ahead of schedule,’’ Low said.

Although the project site sits over 17.2ha of pristine beachfront, The Hibiscus in actual fact encompasses 40ha overall in the secluded nook of Pasir Panjang.

Construction work has started and the project is expected to be completed in 2014.

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