One of our sub-editors recently went over to Klang’s Bandar Botanic (also known as the Botanic Garden) and came back a raving fan: “Guys, Bandar Botanic os every nature loving human being’s ideal residence. It is literally standing on a botanical garden filled with nature’s bounty and the natural beauty that is Klang. Each residential precinct and cluster on this undeniably beautiful township is surrounded with a landscape garden unique from all others!” Really? We’ll see… 🙂
This sprawling thousand-acre freehold land in the south of Klang is pretty much independent. You don’t need to go out of the township to get your fix of the urban life. There are always kindergartens, schools, shops, restaurants, supermarkets all just around the corner and without leaving its premises.
There are tons of interconnected streets within the township that is free of traffic congestion, making living within the township easy and hassle-free. On top of that, sitting right in the middle of the estate and amidst the beautiful houses and garden features is the 67-acre freehold business district called the Botanic Central.
Prices for properties inside Bandar Botanic is circa the RM280-300 PSF point during the time of this review. Buyers and investors who like to shop around would compare Bandar Botanic with a newer place like Canary Garden, but the latter is more expensive at RM350+ PSF. And of course, these are “Klang” prices which are markedly lower than the central Klang Valley prices. To estimate the fair market price for Bandar Botanic, click here.
The beauty of Bandar Botanic indeed does not come with an inflated price tag, thankfully. While it is, on its own, paradise reborn, it still provides its residents the convenience of city living. That, and the easy access to real urban jungle just outside of its premises.
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But of course, its main attraction is always the living spaces. There are bungalows, terrace homes, semi-links and semi-detached homes divided between its two sections: Parcel A and Parcel B. Because the Bandar Botanic has been around for quite some time, the homes in most clusters are already occupied, except for the precincts and clusters currently under development works which are expected to be complete in 2015.
First hand ownership is hard to come by since the Bandar Botanic was, and still is, one of the most exciting things to happen in Klang’s real estate scene. After all, it claimed the firsts to quite a lot of things: it was the first in all of Malaysia to have an urban storm water management system; it was also Malaysia’s first winner of the Best Master Plan Award from the FIABCI Property Award 2003.
The homes here have at least five rooms each, and the smallest house measures about 2,200 sf and the largest to date has a built up size of over 7000 sf with 6+1 layout. The psf rates vary mainly on the location within the township, with some precincts posing higher rates because of the neighborhood and types of homes within the precinct itself.
Amenities and facilities within the secure, gated and guarded township of Bandar Botanic include a multi-purpose hall, children’s playground and the seemingly endless sea of different flora around the area. Outside of the township, TESCO, Giant Hypermarket, Bukit Tinggi Shopping Centre, Aeon Mall, and GM Klang are easily accessible through any of the main highways surrounding the township.
For bigger city needs, Petaling Jaya is only 30+ km away and easily accessible through the Federal Highway while KLCC is at about 40km distance via the Kesas Highway.
Botanic Garden’s developer, Harum Intisari is a subsidiary of Gamuda – the builder behind Kota Kemuning, Jade Hills in Kajang as well as Horizon Hills in Nusajaya, Johor Bharu. Gamuda is perhaps more well known as an infrastructure company, but its property portfolio is nothing to be scoffed at.
A house here could be sold well within RM 500,000 to almost RM 2 million. Considering the sizes that these houses come in, and the facilities, views and convenience of living in this prime address, the price tags are pretty competitive, actually. This, however, is not a recommendation to buy. To know what’s a fair price for Bandar Botanic, use this handy little e-guide on property pricing which we will email you once you filled in your particulars below. It’s free 🙂