Perhaps the most charming thing about the Pandan Indah township lies in its close and comfortable proximity to the greater Kuala Lumpur area. Or maybe it’s in the easy access and mobility around the area. But it could also be the mix of medium and high end living in the many properties within the big community of Pandan Indah, with most properties well within easy and comfortable reach by the average income earners.
Then again, it could be everything.
Pandan Indah is one of the more mature townships in Kuala Lumpur; the properties here are a mixture of apartments, serviced and non-serviced condos, and terrace houses standing on leasehold and freehold land. The properties constituting the whole of Pandan Indah include the high end, Axis Residences, the Axis Crown, the Putri Court, the Grandeur Tower, the Kenari Court, and the more affordable Pandan Cahaya.
The homes here are way less expensive than homes of its kind, especially considering the fact that they are in one of Malaysia’s most premier locations. For instance, you could get a regular-sized apartment unit for as little as RM 135,000. A regular 2-storey terrace house with a built-up size of about 1,680 sq. ft., which could easily have been over RM800,000 elsewhere, comes with a very reasonable RM680,000 price tag. And the price situation is practically the same even in their more high-end properties that come with such amenities as a roving guard and 24/7 access security.
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Low Crime Rates… Wot?
That’s also another charm of the Pandan Indah homes. The incidents of crime, especially break ins, are considerably low and isolated, considering that this is not a gated community. For something this densely populated, this close to the urban areas, the security situation is quite admirable; excellent, in fact. However, given the erratic crime rates which are plaguing the country right now, we’ll see if this holds true in, say, a year’s time. 🙂
Pandan Indah is very close to the Kuala Lumpur Commercial Center, some homes can actually enjoy a great view of the KL skyline. And thanks to the major thoroughfares like the Dutu-Ulu Klang Expressway, the Ampang-Hulu Klang Expressway, and the easy commute to and from the major business district like the Pandan Indah LRT Station, access is made much easier too.
Pandan Indah is perfect for those looking for homes that are free from the hustles and bustles of KL’s urban life but do not want to get too far from the capital city. Likewise, Pandan Indah presents the perfect locale for businesses that could not quite compete with KL’s businesses but want to enjoy a good following – the growing number of Pandan Indah residents (as well as the continuously growing developments in the area) provides the perfect market.
The traffic congestion in this side of Ampang – expected of areas with a high number of residents and high volume of people coming in and out and going through the area – is somehow eased by certain traffic and road changes including road widening projects. But apart from that, there’s really nothing to complain about Pandan Indah. There’s always a major school, hospital, an office or a shop is never too far from their Pandan Indah home.
Pandan seems to be flying below the radar as those who are looking to experience city life would normally dive right into the middle of the city; the more affluent ones would typically look at KLCC and the Ambassador Row while the upper-middle income earners would probably consider areas like Jelatek and some older apartments in Bangsar. Pandan, like Cheras, retains its blue collar charm, and for this reason, there’s always a huge chunk of addressable market (for both sub sale and rental) to capitalize on.
While we could generalize Pandan as a “middle to lower middle” area, the prices have a rather huge spread which is typical for a large, mixed township in the Klang Valley. As the asking prices are all over the place (which is typical since they are set arbitrarily by sellers and agents), it’s important to enter any negotiation knowing the property’s actual worth. For a guide on how to know the true value of a property (hint: you look at transacted prices), download this guide below. It’s free courtesy of those folks at GoodPlace.my, but you’ll have to enter your email address so that they know where to send you the free copy –