Monday, September 19, 2011

School To Be Ready 2013

If all goes well, the proposed SJK (C) Kheng Chee will be ready for the 2013 intake. Puchong MCA chairman Datuk Wong Hock Aun said the school’s construction committee was preparing the documents for the Chinese primary school, which would be relocated from Ladang Bukit Dinding in Karak to Pusat Bandar Puchong.

A 2.4ha site has been identified in Persiaran Indera, Pusat Bandar Puchong, for the school project.

“We are looking at submitting the architectural drawings to the Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) in late October and hopefully receive the approval by late November.

“We will start the construction work in December,” Wong said.

He added that a consultant team, comprising a soil investigator, mechanical and electrical engineers, a quantity surveyor, civil and structural engineers, a land surveyor and town planner, was formed a week after Deputy Education Minister Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong confirmed the relocation.

The committee made the decision to build the 36-classroom school in two phases so that the school could be opened in 2013.

The first phase, to be completed in August or September next year, would consist of 22 classrooms, administration office, headmaster’s office and canteen.

“We can have 18 Year One, Two, Three and Four classes for 900 students,” Wong said.

Every year, many Year One students are turned away and sent to schools in Serdang, Petaling Jaya and Old Klang Road because there are insufficient classes in the four Chinese primary schools in Puchong.

Wong said the new school would definitely help to improve the situation.

He encouraged qualified contractors interested in the project to register with the architect, Siew Chee Kong, who can be contacted at 012-691 4219.

Source: The Star

Friday, September 16, 2011

Happy Malaysia Day

Monday, September 12, 2011

Alvarez @ Laman Grandview, Puchong



Laman Granview at Saujana Puchong delivers what its name promises - grand views.

Located on one of Puchong's highest points at about 450 ft above sea level, Laman Granview - Alvarez exclusive residences are sprawled across a hilltop along the fringe of the Ayer Hitam Forest Reserve. This is where you wake up to amazing views of calming greenery - a rare sight in city suburbs.

What's more, residents will get to enjoy the best of both worlds - quiet, breezy days with unrivalled views of the cityscape and the Ayer Hitam Forest Reserve; and all the conveniences of city life.

While its location is undoubtedly one of the most noteworthy aspects of Laman Granview - Alvarez, it is not the only feature that makes it such a highly sought-after residential address.

Easy Access

Laman Granview - Alvarez might be located on high grounds, but accessibility does not pose any challenge at all. In fact, residents are just minutes away from the ready amenities in the established township of Puchong.

Everything you need for work, study or leisure - from banks and educational institutions to restaurants and trendy entertainment hotspots - are all within easy reach. When it comes to retail therapy and grocery shopping, a myriad of reputable retailers are at hand to satisfy your needs. These include Giant Hypermarket, Tesco Hypermarket and IOI Mall. The Puchong Business Financial Centre and the Medical Centre are also located nearby.

If you need to drive out of Puchong, a network of established highways are ready to serve you, such as the Kesas Highway and Puchong-Sungai Besi Highway which connect Laman Granview to popular hubs like Sunway, Damansara, Subang, Putrajaya and even KLIA; with a key arterial connection provided by the Lebuhraya Damansara-Puchong (LDP).

Luxurious Features

Laman Granview - Alvarez is a RM90 million low-density enclave with just 27 magnificent bungalows units. These 3 1/2 - storey beauties are available in 3 distinctive designs; each of which comes with an estimated built-up size of 5,300 sq ft sitting on lot size of 47 ft x 85 ft.

You'll discover that many aspects and key features of Laman Granview - Alvarez have been carefully put in place to create a safe, serene and lavish living environment. For instance, the master bathroom comes with an outdoor shower - a feature that is normally found in luxury resorts and spas. In addition, the master suite is located at the topmost floor with a spacious roof terrace that lets you enjoy the scenic surroundings from the privacy of your bedroom.

Other special features include a cozy private garden in every unit, solar water heaters, top-notch alarm systems and even a private lift. The entire community is gated and guarded 24/7 by guard patrols. A residents-only clubhouse is also available which is equipped with full lifestyle facilities.

Laman Granview - Alvarez luxury homes are expected to be completed in 2014, with the launch date to be announced soon. Registration is now open.

Established Developer

IJM Land Berhad is the result of a merger between two reputable players in the Malaysian property scene - IJM Properties and RB Land. This strategic alliance brings together RB Land's finely-honed skills in township developments; and IJM Properties' expertise in high-rise condominiums, niche developments and commercial buildings.

IJM Land Berhad is committed to creating global communities through high quality products and contemporary green neighbourhoods. It is also equally focused on living up to its corporate philosophy of "Delivering Excellence Through Quality"; as evidenced by its past projects nationwide that included Riana Green, Laman Baiduri, Ampersand@Kia Peng, Seremban 2 township in Negeri Sembilan, The Light Waterfront and Platino in Penang, Nusa Duta in Johor, and Bandar Utama in Sabah.

IJM Land Berhad is listed on the Main Board of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad; and is the property development arm of IJM Corporation Berhad (IJM) - one of the largest construction and infrastructure groups in Malaysia.

Source: iProperty

Liyana Fizi

Build Underpass Or Flyover, Developer Urged

Pusat Bandar Puchong residents want the developer of Setia Walk to build a flyover or underpass for traffic going into the new development instead of interfering with the existing traffic system.

They gathered yesterday to voice their displeasure over the proposed traffic flow, which they felt would worsen the daily congestion at the junction of Persiaran Wawasan and Damansara-Puchong Highway (LDP).

Setia Walk, which is located at this junction, is an integrated residential and commercial development comprising retail blocks, offices, an entertainment complex, service and residential apartments.

The residents had identified seven problematic points in the proposal and feared that accidents would happen with the criss-crossing traffic. Motorists turning left from Persiaran Wawasan into LDP would meet traffic heading into Setia Walk.

Vehicles from LDP into Persiaran Wawasan would meet those making a U-turn on Persiaran Wawasan to get into the commercial area in Jalan Bandar 1 and 2.

Action committee chairman Yong Siew Yung said the residents wanted an independent traffic consultant to look into the feasibility of the proposal and carry out a traffic impact assessment.

“We were told that the developer’s traffic study was done a couple of years ago at 10am and not during the peak hours.

“There will be 4,000 parking bays in Setia Walk. Imagine half of the car volume getting into the development and creating a congestion,” she said.

Shan Kok Shin, a member in the committee, said the residents’ concerns were not adequately addressed. He urged the developer, SP Setia, to stop the contruction work at the junction until all issues were resolved.

Source: The Star

LBS Makes Its First High-End Development In Puchong


It was a piece of land that Datuk Lim Hock San, the managing director of LBS Bina Group Bhd, knew had great potential but wasn’t quite certain the form of development it would take in what was an ex-mining land, dwarfed by a huge lake.

On paper, it would seem to be LBS’ less desired property and many had advised Lim to unload it, especially during the last financial crisis. But Lim’s insistence on holding on to it to capitalise on its potential apparently paid off.

Today, the 71ha piece of land that sticks out like a peninsula into the over 400ha lake is set to be the crown jewel in the LBS stable of developments all over the country.

This will be the first luxury development for LBS and Lim is confident that his company’s maiden high-end project will be able to draw in buyers.

More than 90% of Apicalia superlinks have been sold since it was launched on April 15. This represented a total sales value of RM140mil.

“We are promising our buyers the very best in terms of finishing as well as a lifestyle. There are very few places left in the Klang Valley which can offer a luxury home facing such a vast body of water,” he said.

The development, aptly called D’Island Residences, is filled with the full trappings of a gated community with a three-tier security system. Being surrounded by a massive lake also makes the entire development even more secure.

Construction has already started for the first phase which consist of two sets of super-link houses (Type A 22ft x 100ft and Type B 22ft x 80ft) and semi-detached units measuring 40ft by 80ft.

Both the super-link houses called the Apicalia (the name of a type of sea shell) are triple storied. Type A has a gross built up area of 3,966sq ft and a total of 53 units are being built under Phase 1. It is currently selling from RM1.4mil. The 69 Type B units with a built-up area of 3,413sq ft each are priced from RM1.3mil. The 74 semi-detached units, under the first phase, are named Balvia after the famed spiral seashell cost from RM2.4mil. The gross built-up area for each unit is 4,864sq ft.

LBS executive director Cynthia Lim said the houses names have taken on a seashell theme to reflect the resort living that D’Island is promoting.

“Resort-style living is a preferred choice for people going on vacations. This will become a daily experience and lifestyle at D’ Island Residence where home owners can now look forward to a much sought-after respite from the hassle and hussle of modern day living.” she said.

Cynthia also pointed out that living a healthy lifestyle would also be possible because the development comes with proper jogging area around the lakes as well as outdoor exercise areas set up with a Par-Course.

The next launches will see more Apicalia super-link houses with lift as well as the Balvia semi-detached ones and bungalows.

Lim said the development plan also called for the construction of 148 bungalows and a low-density condominium of about 350 units.

“We have also set aside land for a clubhouse and a commercial area which both are in the planning stages.”

The total gross development value of the project is estimated RM3.6bil without taking into account the proposed commercial project.

Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Chor Chee Heung is expected to officially launch the project on Sept 15.

Source: The Star

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Calisa M @ Taman Mas Puchong


Calisa M is beautifully designed with modern features that include multi-tiered access card system for improved security and better privacy. Its compounds feature a landscaped walkway dubbed Calisa Walk for a soothing, green surrounding to return home to. For first home owners, this couldn’t have been a better choice. An affordably-priced property that has almost everything you need.

Phase 2 of Calisa M is part of a new RM50 million development taking place on a parcel of land just under an acre in Taman Mas, Puchong. With Phase 1 fully sold out, its developer, Masteron Sdn. Bhd., is planning to build 156 units under Phase 2.

These sought after houses come in 7 designs with built-ups ranging from 775 sq ft – 1,055 sq ft. All of them feature floor-to-ceiling tiles in all bathrooms.

Location-wise, it’s ideally located within minutes of everything that matters. The nearest Carrefour is just 5 minutes away, access to major highways and schools (SRJKC Han Ming & SRJKC Sin Ming) are all just minutes away too. Those working in Putrajaya and Cyberjaya will be pleased to know both townships are just 18 minutes away from Calisa M.

Adding to its locational advantage, Calisa M serviced and residential apartments are also attractively priced. The units are tagged at between RM221,760 – RM366,960, making them appealing to young executives and young couples with a combined income of RM3,000 and above.

Special Promotion

To make it easy to own, Masteron has come up with an ‘easy ownership’ scheme where early birds who book during the promotional period get an instant 3% rebate across the board. The entry cost is very low too – to book a unit, the buyer needs to pay only RM1,000 deposit. The developer is absorbing the legal fees and stamp duty on the Sale & Purchase agreement. And to sweeten the deal further, each unit is given 3 free air cond points, 2 free bathroom heater points and a free shower screen in the master bedroom.

The project which is to be officially launched on 10 September 2011, is due for completion in 2014. Calisa M is a leasehold development with its lease expiring in August 2096.

Modest  Beginnings

Masteron Group started out in 1981 as Masteron Sdn Bhd, a small but efficiently-run construction company. Its maiden project was a single storey warehouse in Port Klang, Selangor. Over the years, factories, schools and all manner of civil engineering and earth works were undertaken. In 1994, it completed its first high-rise, the 18-storey Menara Choy Fook On in Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

Flushed with the success, the company’s progress quickly accelerated. The very next year, it began work as turnkey contractor on the 145-acre mixed development of Taman Mas Sepang in Selangor and has since, never looked back.

For more details, visit www.masteron.com.my or call 03-8068 1977 or 016-2010572.

Source: iProperty

Trinity Group Clears The Air Over Talam's Name Change

Trinity Group Sdn Bhd has clarified that the company, its associates, directors and shareholders are not in any way associated with Trinity Corporation Bhd (formerly known as Talam Corporation Bhd) or any of its subsidiary companies.

In a statement today, its managing director Datuk Neoh Soo Keat said Bursa Malaysia's Aug 18 announcement regarding Talam Corporation's name change to Trinity Corporation has caused a lot of confusion among the company's customers, business partners, shareholders and the public.

He said unfortunately, many of the reports incorrectly associated Trinity Group to Trinity Corporation and/or Talam Corporation, which resulted in a number of enquiries seeking clarification on the matter.

"We wish to inform our stakeholders, customers and the public that Trinity Group, its associated companies, directors and shareholders are not associated in any way with Trinity Corporation," he said.

Trinity Group, established in 2004, is an integrated boutique developer located in Puchong and has earned its reputation in the property fraternity with an established track record of quality products and services, he said.

"Some of its key projects to date include The Heron serviced apartments, 19 Residency zero-lot bungalows and the Zest serviced apartments," he said.

Source: Bernama

SAVE



SAVE or Sustainability Achieved via Energy Efficiency, is a programme aimed to improve energy efficiency in Malaysia through five initiatives.

The first initiative is to stimulate sales of energy-efficient appliances by providing rebates for refrigerators, air-conditioners and chillers to qualified consumers.

Under the initiative, qualified consumers who purchase electrical appliances that have five-star will be given a rebate up RM200.

For a start, the rebates would be for refrigerators and freezers for the domestic sector and chillers for businesses. RM200 will be given to a new refrigerator and RM100 for an air-conditioner.

The rebates would be given at the point of sale and the retailers would then claim the amount from the Government.

This government-funded initiative is part of Economic Transformation Programme,(ETP) and it is headed by the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water (MEGTW), Government expected to announce the rebate on 7th July and it will cost the government RM50.2 million in 2011.

SAVE will be implemented through the collaboration between the Ministry and utility companies, Tenaga Nasional Bhd, Sarawak Electricity Bhd and Sabah Electricity Sdn Bhd as well as the participating appliance manufacturing companies.

Refer to PEMANDU webpage for more information.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Highway To Link Kinrara, Serdang and Putrajaya


A highway linking Kinrara, Serdang and Putrajaya with seven interchanges, is in the pipeline.

The 17km Serdang-Kinrara-Putrajaya Expressway (Skip) will have three main toll plazas and two on the ramps.

The highway, which starts near the Giant Hypermarket in BK 5a in Puchong, will pass by the Ayer Hitam Forest Reserve and head towards Taman Lestari Perdana. From this point, the highway will be split into two directions.

The first will go through Taman Putra Permai and eventually connect the South Klang Valley Expressway.

The second will connect Taman Universiti Indah and Sri Sedang and then link to the Besraya Highway.Its concessionaire and the Malaysian Highway Authority briefed the Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) last week.

MPSJ councillor Ng Sze Han said the council welcomed the project that would reduce traffic jam in Jalan Besar, Serdang, and part of Damansara-Puchong Highway (LDP) in front of the IOI Mall in Puchong.

“Motorists from the Sunway toll plaza on the LDP can get into Skip near the Giant Hypermarket in Puchong, to head towards Putrajaya and Cyberjaya.

“According to the traffic impact assessment, the highway will ease the congestion on the LDP in front of IOI Mall,” he said.

Also in the pipeline is the Kinrara Damansara Expressway, linking Kinrara and Pusat Bandar Damansara, which will further reduce congestion on the LDP.

He added that the Skip concessionaire presented three alignment options and the council would most likely choose the one which would least affect private properties, schools and religious sites.

“We have also voiced our concern regarding the stretch of Skip near the Ayer Hitam Forest Reserve.

“We requested them to minimise the impact on the ecology by going along the forest border,” he said.

Details on the concession period and toll fare are not available yet.

“The construction of the highway will start at the end of next year and is expected to be completed in 2016,” Ng said.

Source: The Star