BY Chris Prasad
Consistent growth along the southern frontier of Greater Kuala Lumpur has done much to change perceptions about areas that were once considered “outpost communities”. Among those that have benefitted is the township of Bangi, lying 25km south of KL city limits along the route to Seremban, which is now reaping from a marked rise in popularity.
In truth, Bangi was never really a distant shore. By comparison, Subang Jaya lies further from the city centre at 28km. However, the emergence of a seamless urban landscape along the southern growth corridor has now elevated Bangi’s stature as a strategic location in the nexus between the capital city and Seremban.
This fact has made it popular among those from outer areas looking to live and work closer to the capital, as well as those from the capital seeking to escape a congested lifestyle but continue to work in the city.
Because of this, property seekers these days are playing closer attention to new opportunities that are emerging from this hotspot, and lately, much of the buzz can be attributed to Mah Sing Group Bhd’s RM11.1 billion landmark endeavour called Southville City @ KL South.
The 428-acre master planned cosmopolitan address has not only gained traction because of its convenient location and access along the banks of the KL-Seremban Highway, but also because it boasts a highly synergetic concept that blends residential, commercial and retail components within a self-sufficient and remarkably green contemporary urban setting.
According to Mah Sing Group’s senior general manager for Southville City Daniel Law, a key aim of this freehold mixed development is to create an eclectic mix of modern structures and verdant green spaces across the entire landscape, which will serve a multi-generational living and working community and fulfil its “Work, Play, Live, Heal” ethos.
Southville City’s appeal has already manifested into success, with early phases such as the Avens Residences link homes already fully-sold, and more recent releases such as the Savanna Executive Suites achieving a quick take-up of 97 per cent.
In the wake of this, Mah Sing is now poised to unveil the latest phase within the development, Cerrado Residential Suites, which will be officially launched this weekend.
“The serviced residences we offered at Savannah Executive Suites were extremely popular with buyers. Our next phase will be a continuation of that successful formula, but with enhanced product offerings that improve the overall value proposition,” said Law.
He said Cerrado will provide an “affordable luxury apartment lifestyle” with a large portion of the well-appointed units priced below the RM500,000 mark. The main head-turner at this project, is the fact that it features four 29-storey residential towers that rise above a six-storey podium that dedicates its entire 3.7-acre rooftop surface to exclusive facilities and thematic green spaces.
The verdant podium facilities deck will connect all four towers in one seamless stretch, taking the form of an elevated communal park. It will host an array of lifestyle amenities such as pools, gyms, viewing terraces, badminton and basketball courts, a playground and multipurpose hall to name a few. However, a key unique element is the combination of green spaces and facilities which will be artistically divided into thematic precincts dubbed “terra”, “aquadia”, “zephyr” and “glow”.
“Each themed area offers a distinct lifestyle experience for residents,” Law said, adding that in meticulously creating this exciting outdoor ambience, Mah Sing has provided a space that encourages dwellers to intermingle and foster a strong sense of community.
Access to the 1,626 serviced apartment units available at Cerrado is controlled by tight security, limiting movement to each of the four towers and dedicated units via and an access card system applied at the main boom gate, the entrance to lobbies and at the lift.
There are 404 units situated in each tower and standard units, as well as a limited number of duplexes (eight in all), come in a choice of either two or three bedroom layouts, with built-up spaces that range between 656sq ft and 825sq ft.
The project also uniquely boasts a limited number of double-storey luxury cabana units (just 10), which will be ideally placed on the podium deck with immediate access to the outdoor environment. These will be offered in larger built-ups of 1,800sq ft.
“Priced from RM560psf, Cerrado is ideal for young buyers who are not only looking for connectivity and convenience at their doorstep, but aspire to live within an oasis of greenery with an array of lifestyle facilities to choose from,” Law said.
Inside, units employ effective use of space and intelligent layout to create a chic and roomy ambience, despite the relatively small size. A keyless digital lockset at the main door and the use of fine finishing and fittings throughout the unit lend a touch of class and sophistication.
Because of the orientation of each tower, every unit enjoys a view of either panoramic greenery surrounding the KL-Seremban highway, the colourful Cerrado podium deck or the exciting commercial vibrancy of the adjacent Savanna retail and square.
“It is important to note that Carrado makes up just a portion of a larger master planned community that will hosts schools, plenty of retail and commercial activity, a convention centre, hotel as well as a number of other residential projects,” Law said, adding that this will benefit dwellers and drive property values.
“Overall, Southville City boasts RM650 million worth of landscape and infrastructure that promotes pedestrian movement within the development, offering easy access to eco features like a river walk, nature’s trail and our centrepiece urban park. This enhances the overall lifestyle proposition of the entire community” he said.
Cerrado will be officially launched at the Southville City Sales Gallery and Show Village in Bangi on July 30.
- News Update – Following the launch event on July 30-31, all 404 units offered in the first release, Tower A, have been sold. Look out for the release of the next batch of units from Tower B later this month.