BY Roznah Abdul Jabbar
Given the scarcity and cost of space today, the prospect of owning a spacious luxury abode in a strategic location, backed by excellent connectivity, has become a key aspiration.
Many developers understand this, moving away from the orthodox mansion-in-the-countryside definition of luxury to provide spacious abodes in burgeoning locales that interconnect with and provide quick access to modern urban amenities.
Among them is Worldwide Holdings Bhd (WHB), which has recently rolled out its latest luxury offering within its rapidly maturing Subang Bestari township in Selangor-exquisite semi-dees dubbed Ametis.
According to WHB, the Ametis semi-dees are designed around the concept of providing dwellers with “perfect home-living and privacy”.
The low-density project, with a gross development value of RM34 million, offers just 20 exclusive units set within a 3.32-acre enclave. The semi-dees come in built-up areas of between 3,284sq ft and 3,743sq ft. More than just spacious interiors, each home also offers generous land sizes that span from 3,049sq ft to 7,841sq ft.
Prices start from an attractive RM1.8 million for units of this type, which come in four design choices that offer four-plus-one bedrooms and five baths.
WHB general manager Tuan Haji Rosli Ismail said the design choices made at Ametis are in line with the overall concept of the entire Subang Bestari development, with elements that have become a common theme found in all properties there.
“A trademark attribute of all our high-end properties is maximised ventilation. All our upmarket units also come equipped with rainwater harvesting systems and solar water heaters,” Rosli said.
“Most of our latest launches are inspired by contemporary lifestyle needs, combining modern simplicity with spacious practicality. Our units are built with a distinct comfort feel to it,” he said.
Adding to the appeal is the fact that the Subang Bestari locale is supported by excellent infrastructure and convenient connectivity to major highways. A host of amenities are located close by, including schools, commercial centres, retail options, a kindergarten, football field and a communal multi-purpose hall.
Rosli said that the range of properties available at Subang Bestari is extensive and meets the needs of different market segments, spanning from affordable homes for low- and mid-income groups to upmarket properties for well-heeled professionals.
Backed by its strategic location, good quality, excellent connectivity and a matured surrounding, WHB is confident that Ametis will do well in the market. This was recently proven during a preview soft-launch where more than 40 per cent of the total units offered were taken up.
The Subang Bestari township is one of WHB’s pioneer property developments. The 450-acre low-density township project was first initiated in 1996 with its maiden offer of double-storey terrace homes. It continued to attract buyers throughout the Asian Financial Crisis that hit a year later, beating the odds with overwhelming response for new launches.
Twenty-two years into the journey, WHB has built a reputation for being a township developer of choice, especially in the greater Shah Alam area. Today, the company has expanded its scope by undertaking themed and niche projects.
Rosli said WHB maintains its balance between development needs and the environment, which continues to be a key green philosophy for the organisation and its products.
According to him, the value of properties in Subang Bestari has doubled in the last ten years, which is testament to the growth of Subang Bestari as well as WHB’s commitment to the project and its buyers.
Subang Bestari is reaching its tail-end of development with the final 23.3-acre commercial phase in the pipeline, ready to be launched in the near term. Overall, Subang Bestari is generating a GDV of RM3.24 billion.
Future prospects look especially bright with the up-and-coming massive Kwasa Damansara development taking shape nearby. The RM8 billion modern town centre and transportation hub is expected to transform the locale into a major new urban focal point in the not-too-distant future, boosting its popularity as well as overall value.