If you’re looking for a mid-range priced, big-sized (relative to the price) home in a great and safe and gated township community in Shah Alam, the Cahaya SPK in our opinion must be on the top of your search list. And its merits do not even stop there.
For one, Cahaya SPK boasts of a sprawling 500-acre mixed property estate where about 70% of the whole property is dedicated to enhancements in the form of perfectly landscaped gardens, water features, natural parks among others.
And it does not hurt either that they keep the number of homes per acre at an exclusive limit. You won’t have to worry about having to share your personal home space with too many neighbors because there are only eight homes per acre at the Cahaya SPK. The leasehold properties are divided in several precincts, only a few of which are currently open for sale. The rest of the other precincts and the whole township are expected to be completed within a few years.
A few alternatives to Cahaya SPK would be Setia Eco Park (which is, by road, around 18km although in absolute distance it’s probably only 5km away), Kota Kemuning (about 25km away) and for green development enthusiasts, Ken Rimba. Denai Alam, another popular alternative, would be about 10km away on the road.
Cahaya SPK – The Configuration
Cahaya SPK offers different types of homes, including bungalows, semi-detached homes, link semi-detached homes, superlink double-storeys, apartments and condominiums, on top of the commercial units they put on rent and sale.
Price-wise, the units at Cahaya SPK are sold in quite friendly rates (at least in PropertyReviews.my’s opinion). This is what makes it such a perfect choice for above middle class-earning parents who want to raise their kids in a good environment.
See, you could easily get a double-storey home between RM750,000 and RM890,000 for the much larger ones. The units here have decent built-up sizes, about 2,300 sf for the superlinks, 2,600 for the linked semi-detached homes, and about 2,800 sf for the non-linked semi-D’s and come with intelligent security, smart home and fire alarm features. To check if these are fair market prices, remember to use our in-house price valuation guide which you can download here for free.
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The prices of homes here are quite friendly, considering all the features they come in, as well as all the other amenities that the township offers its beloved residents. Compared to, say, Alam Budiman, Cahaya SPK could easily win over in facilities and at about the same price of homes.
Cahaya SPK’s facilities include but are not limited to the following:
- Badminton Court
- Reflexology path
- Barbecue pit
- Meeting rooms
- Multi-purpose halls
- Recreation hall
- Games room
- Reading room
- Broadband network
- Children’s playground
- Spa and Jacuzzi
- Squash court
On top of that, the residents at Cahaya SPK get to be close to the important public facilities without having to drive too far. There are schools, hypermarkets, malls, and mosques within short distance from the gated community. UITM Puncak Perdana, Sunway Alam Suria, and Sekolah Seri Cahaya are a short drive away; Plaza Shah Alam, Plaza Alam Sentral, and the Anggerik Mall are within 2 km radius; and the nearest hospital (Darul Ehsan Medical Centre) is only a little over 1 km away. There are also over 100 commercial units within Cahaya SPK itself that houses shops, cafes and clinics.
Via commute, Cahaya SPK is within 2km distance from the Hentian Bandar Shah Alam and is accessible via the NKVE, the Lebuhraya Guthrie Corridor, and the Sprint Highway.
OK, some confession. We are quite partial to SPK Homes’ projects; the properties are often very thoughtfully planned and developed with a specialty in townships (Bandar Sri Menjalara, Sunway SPK Damansara). Cahaya SPK is largely built in the “mold” of the SPK template, and perhaps because of this, it doesn’t disappoint.
With the KL city and PJ reaching near saturation point it becomes harder to find a low-density place with ample space which is suitable for a growing family. Cahaya SPK remains one of the better choices albeit being in Shah Alam; in fact it’s only about 15km from Subang Jaya which is still manageable distance for most people. Also, at around RM350 PSF (correct at the time of the publication of this review) it remains within reach for a comparatively large middle income group which means that the sub sale demand could be sustained in the few years to come at least (until the emergence of more townships in the side of Klang Valley). Check if this is fair price using the (in)famous GoodPlace.my property valuation e-guide which you can download after you enter your details below.