The Property-Formerly-Known-As-Subang-Andaman (or the Property-Now-Known-As-Indah-Alam) looks rather nice from the outside, really. One look and you know it is for the yuppies out there. It is young, it is dynamic, it has the perfect urban vibe (and perfect urban location too), and the amenities that only the young and the less subdued ones would want out of their living space.
Jokes about the name aside, apparently the previous “Subang” moniker was deemed to be too confusing as it’s not in Subang proper (rather, it’s in Seksyen 21 in Shah Alam which is a good 10km from Subang Jaya), and so it has since changed into a safe (but rather sterile) name of “Indah Alam”. We at PropertyReviews.my prefer Subang Andaman and we see no problem with any “confusion” that may not even occur from the name. I mean, come on, where’s “Sunway Damansara“? It’s definitely not in Bandar Sunway as we know it, and it’s not anywhere near Jalan Damansara either. Now don’t get me started on “TTDI Jaya“…
Money Is The Symbol Of Morality
Now as they say, money talks, and bullshit walks. The asking price is currently hovering in a range between RM350 to RM450 PSF, and given that the size of the units are smaller-than-Boo Boo, you can possibly find units advertised on our favourite property portals like iProperties, Property Goo Roo and Property Wall at price range below RM500,000. This means that the addressable market is huge, and we can expect competition to push this price up… or not. Use our in-house property valuation guide to help you nail the asking price. It’s free, so go get it!
Indah Alam was built by Shanghai Realty. We don’t know if Shanghai Realty is from Shanghai in reality (#seewhatIdidthere). We tried to dig a little but nothing much could be found about the developer, except that buyers of another of its developments (Indahria Apartments – also in Shah Alam) have threatened to sue them for dodgy construction (see NST coverage here). Will this also happen to Indah Alam? Only time will tell. 😉
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What You’ll Get For The Money
Indah Alam is a middle-priced freehold condominium complex that brings together a tropical retreat right in the middle of Shah Alam and Subang Jaya. According to John S., an agent who specializes in properties in Shah Alam, the main concept of Indah Alam is “a tropical paradise meant to promote a relaxed, yoga-esque retreat with its large green gardens, nature themes in the apartments and their signature feature that is a garden in each unit.” Sounds good, Johnny.We’ll see if that holds true 😉
The units here come in a variety of sizes, with built up spaces ranging between 750 sq ft to over 3,600 sq. ft. A medium-sized unit at the Indah Alam, say about 1,000 sq. ft. when sold at the regular and current psf rates of RM400, could be sold at a very reasonable RM500,000. At this price and size, any up and coming career man/woman would definitely make the mortgage cut. A similar unit at nearby Puri Ayu would come at about the same rate, but never the same charm nor the same relaxing feature as the Indah Alam.
A floating gym or a floating recreation hall is not really a thing of 40-something moms and dads, and certainly not of their energetic school aged children. So without a doubt, this was something made for the young ones who are looking for the best of living in a place that’s as close to the center of everything as possible, as well as something that can give them a peaceful break from their hot pursuit of their young dreams. And the price is pretty much friendly to this sector in society as well.
See, the developers of Indah Alam desires for its residents to find peace and promote health and wellness in the very place they call home. And so they created spaces exactly made for this. Topping the list is the floating clubhouse that goes with the floating gym. These are “floating” only by virtue of the fact that it sits with a great view of the infinity pool, giving the illusion that the facility is right in the middle of the water. Quite clever a feature, and very relaxing indeed.
And the facilities don’t stop here. They have a long list of in-house facilities that could only make non-residents drool:
- Spa pool
- Reflexology path
- Kindergarten and nursery
- Reading room
- Basketball and volleyball courts
- Sky garden terrace
- Sky barbecue pit
- Observation deck
Access-wise, the Indah Alam can be reached via numerous important highways including the NKVE, the Federal Highway and the Kesas Highway. And with the up and coming new MRT station nearby, commuters will find transportation even more convenient. There are also shops – big and small – within and around the condo complex if only to add merits to the already convenient location of this tropical residence.
As we see more properties being launched outside the Kuala Lumpur city with focus in Puchong and Cyberjaya down south and Rawang up north, properties in Shah Alam may also get some positive “spillover” effect. In all fairness, Indah Alam is not exactly in “Shah Alam”, but rather, between Subang Jaya and Shah Alam. This means that accessibility is good, although getting stuck on Federal Highway at 8am is as excruciating as watching the entire Twilight series on DVD back-to-back on a Saturday evening. Additionally, the price seems to be rather “middle class” friendly which means that there might be a healthy demand for sub sale units as well as for rental.
On the other hand, the developer doesn’t really have a stellar brand name (or portfolio) to boot, and if the complaints from the Indahria tenants are with basis, then, well, I’d be worried…
What else do you need to know? Well, more can be found at the official website at subangandaman.com.my, but as with any other developer website it’s burdened with unnecessary graphics, flashy animation, pictures of gweilos taking a dip and a rather irritating drone music which makes you want to poke your eyes with a fork. Why can’t they put on some headbanging metalcore like Trivium for a change? Some points to ponder.