Resort homes with scenic vistas


Alila2’s enviable location in Tanjung Bungah, surrounded by lush hills with amazing views of the sea and beyond.

A HARMONIOUS fusion of vernacular architecture and modernist design, Alila2 in Penang is an alluring haven where nature serenades and soothes the soul. This multi-award-winning

master piece by Hunza Properties Bhd pampers discerning homeowners with resort-style luxuries, timeless sophistication, eco-friendly features and a highly convenient location.

Perched 223-feet above sea level on 9.8 acres of land in the leafy suburb of Lembah Permai in Tanjung Bungah, Alila2 has 270 units of freehold ‘bungalows and semi-detached homes in the sky’ within two towers rising 33 and 34 storeys.

Designed for indulgent lifestyles and incorporating the auspicious elements of Feng Shui, Alila2’s breezy homes offer owners limitless potential to carry out interior design schemes that reflect individual personalities.

These open out to spectacular, unobstructed views of nearby hills or the Andaman Sea. And with a litany of 5-star resort facilities at one’s behest, every day here is sure to feel like a luxury vacation. Above that, 47% of the entire site is extensively covered with lush landscaping worth of over RM12mil.

This is meant to naturally integrate the building into its surroundings and cultivate a desirable quality of life. Its strategic location in a mature neighbourhood makes it highly sought-after by locals and foreigners alike. And to top it off, the development is complete – so potential buyers can move into Alila2 right away and start enjoying the good life almost immediately.

Alila2 won the Best Residential Development Malaysia (5-star) and Best Development Marketing Malaysia (5-star) accolades in the Asia Pacific Property Awards 2018 – 2019, followed by an Excellence Award in the Landscape Design Awards (Professional Category) 2020.

And now, it adds another feather to its cap in winning the FIABCI Malaysia Property Award 2021 for the Residential (High Rise) Category.

Posh comforts

With a maximum of five units per floor, Alila2’s living environment is one of plush tranquillity. Available units come in various layouts and configurations that will suit a variety of different homeowners.

For typical units, there is Type A (3,235sq ft), Type B and B1 (2,397sq ft), Type C (1,947sq ft) or Type D (1,905sq ft). Ideal for most family sizes, their interiors are spacious and done with top notch finishes and fittings.

Those preferring something more extravagant have the option of penthouses like the Type E (3,900sq ft), Type F (4,728sq ft) and Type G (4,807sq ft). Otherwise, the pinnacle of luxury comes in the form of the Type H duplex (5,789sq ft).

The unique aqua gym is great for low impact workouts.The unique aqua gym is great for low impact workouts.

All types come with generous and wide balconies for homeowners to soak up panoramic views. Whether it is the lush rolling hills of Penang island’s hinterland or the glistening waters of the Andaman Sea, these vistas will never cease to amaze.

The vast resort amenities provided include an infinity pool, outdoor and indoor Jacuzzis, low impact aqua gym, multimedia room, mini theatre, gymnasium, children’s playground, steam bath, BBQ area and sky gourmet area.

Completing the list are the fitness and yoga decks, games rooms, half basketball court, massage room, meeting room, multipurpose hall, cocoon seating, pavilion, reading room, indoor play area, surau, tennis court, terrace garden with feature walkway, utility room, wading pool, water massage room and dance/aerobics studio.

Environmentally conscious

More than anything, Alila2 was designed to be environmentally conscious and a celebration of nature. The developer’s aim was to reduce the building’s impact on the environment. This can be seen in principal design choices.

Units are laid out in a north-south orientation that reduces heat during the hottest morning and late afternoon hours. This ensures interiors stay cool and comfortable.

The alluring facade also incorporates vertical fins and specialty glass. Besides being aesthetically pleasing, these act as a form of shading to further block out heat from the harsh tropical sun, but still permit ample natural lighting. The semi-detached and bungalow-like configuration also facilitates better natural ventilation.

Together, all of these reduce the need for air-conditioning and artificial lighting, which not only reduce utility costs but is also more gentle on the planet. But it does not stop there. Alila2 is also Gold Certified under Malaysia’s Green Building Index (GBI), which sets stringent standards on sustainability and increases efficiency in the usage of resources such as energy, water and materials.

Common areas are equipped with T5 light fittings alongside timers and photo-sensitive switches to reduce power consumption. Water and sanitary fittings are also certified efficient and reduce water consumption by more than 50%. Further to this, a rainwater collection system is also installed to gather and store natural precipitation for landscaping usage.

At Alila2, nature is also a key design feature. Almost half of the site is covered in trees and gardens – creating a wholesome living environment. The building design respects the site’s natural hilly contours. The entrance point is set 32m back from the main platform, allowing for the creation of a scenic winding ramp that reduced the need for cutting trees.

The grand lobby is a welcoming sight to come home to each day.The grand lobby is a welcoming sight to come home to each day.

Terraced gardens much like Bali’s famously picturesque padi fields were put in place as part of the retaining structure. Besides playing a functional role, this also gives residents an avenue for leisurely strolls and taking in the lush surroundings.

Wherever possible, materials for construction were sourced locally or even recycled from the site, such as surplus stones used in retaining walls. Non-toxic treated timbers were also used as part of design features.

The landscaping focuses on native plants to encourage local animal and bird species to remain in the area. All of these are in line with the biophilic design philosophy that is being increasingly used in the building industry today.

It is said to increase occupant connectivity to their natural environments through the use of direct and indirect nature features, as well as space and place considerations. It supposedly results in a healthier living environment.

Strategically auspicious

Believers of Feng Shui would also be pleased to know that Alila2 is set at an optimum height, with hills at its back and fronting the ocean — which is a good combination according to Feng Shui principles.

The gentle hills surrounding Alila2 is said to protect the site, while thoughtful planning and positioning of the structures further harness the benefits of the terrain’s topographic and geodetic features. Together, this auspicious confluence is believed to be able to bring an abundance of good fortune and great comfort to residents for many generations.

More practically though, its enviable location in the mature neighbourhood of Tanjung Bungah puts one in close proximity to various amenities such as international schools, healthcare facilities, retail outlets, shopping malls, F&B venues and banks.

Everything is just a short drive away – from bustling George Town to the beaches of Batu Ferringhi, other hotspots like Pulau Tikus or Gurney Drive which is home to Hunza’s award-winning lifestyle retail hub Gurney Paragon Mall.

Hunza is currently also developing the Penang International Commercial City (PICC) in Bayan Lepas. Sprawled over 43 acres, it will be the new ‘Pulse of Penang’ with condominiums, serviced apartments, office towers, a luxury hotel, a lifestyle mall, retail lots, an F&B hub, as well as a world-class medical centre.

Log into https://www.facebook.com/alila2byhunza to view the award-winning condominium video presentation. To find out more about Alila2, visit https://alila.com.my or the PICC Sales Gallery at Lot 6029, Jalan Tun Dr Awang, Mukim 12, Daerah Barat Daya, 11900 Penang. Daily opening hours are 10am to 6pm. Otherwise, call 04-609 0688.

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