Ampang Hilir, or Embassy Row, is the planned future location of Rimbun, a property developed by the Amphil Corp. The Embassy Row is perhaps too well known for its posh and distinguished properties; having an address there implies prestige. Whenever we PropertyReviews.my editors drive there to look at properties, we tend to get rather distracted with its lush greenery and trees lining up the road. It’s pretty hard to imagine that we were just merely minutes away from KLCC. 🙂
Sorry for sidetracking… and so now back to the property. Rimbun is located right smack in the centre of Jalan Ampang Hilir, and could count Tara, Seri Hening and Lot 16 condominiums as neighbours. With these prominent neighbours, plus the condominium’s excellent location and above-par facilities, catching the attention of anyone with a keen taste for luxury and design is going to be easy. It’s a wonder how Amphil could procure such a premium tract of land – we gotta give it up to Datuk Poh (Amphil’s CEO)’s hustle. 🙂 Kudos, man.
As one would expect, the prices won’t be cheap; the launch price was RM1,100 PSF onwards; the smallest unit (about 3,500 sq ft) on the lowest floor was priced at RM3.9 million. Rimbun would inevitably compared with the likes of Tara and Seri Hening (less than RM1,000 PSF at the time of publication of this review), but for a more comprehensive analysis which you can do yourself, download this free property valuation guide.
The Rimbun in Ampang Hilir is estimated to be completed in 2014. The residential condominium houses a total of 56 units, and offers three built-up areas. In addition, this posh condominium would also have numerous facilities and amenities, and one of its many features will be its eco-friendly construction (having won its much touted Green Mark certification from Singapore’s Building & Construction Authority. Nothing better than validation from our neighbours down south, eh?).
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In the Works
Residents may choose among three layouts for Rimbun’s 56 units. Built-up areas for units are 3,500 square feet, 4,500 square feet, and 18,000 square feet for its triplex units. There are only two triplex units. 28 units will be comprised of 3+1 bedrooms, while 26 units will have 4+1 units.
The condominium’s facilities look promising. The developers are including a lap pool, a yoga zone, a gymnasium, two poolside lounges, a wading pool, and a floating deck to its list of facilities and amenities. In addition, the Rimbun will also have a treatment room, an herb garden, a barbecue area, covered parking, and a 24-hour security.
Every unit is also equipped with rather stellar (and branded) appliances imported from Europe – wet and dry kitchen cabinets, induction and gas hobs, pyrolytic oven (somebody please Wikipedia this) and other electrical appliances. Looks quite luxurious indeed.
Also, every unit will have a private lift and a private foyer that will also serve as an entrance. Lobbies are separated between guests and residents. Penthouse/triplex units will come with a private rooftop swimming pool, a garden, and a sky lounge.
Rimbun sits on a one acre land, with the building occupying about 50% of the space.
What’s in Ampang Hilir?
As if you really needed to ask ;). Embassy Row lives up to its name by being the home of many embassies, such as the Chinese Embassy and the British High Council. Aside from these embassies, Ampang Hilir also has a lot of nearby hospitals and international schools. For medical facilities and hospitals, Lactaequip Medical Sdn Bhd and Hospital Gleneagles are within close distance. The Rimbun is situated only one kilometre away from SJKC Chung Hwa, Sayfol International School, and SMK Seri Ampang.
Going to Rimbun is easy, as there are major roads that connect Ampang Hilir to the city and other neighbourhoods. Residents who take public transportation may find several taxi stands and bus stops along the area. AKLEH is within driving distance from the condominium. Residents can take AKLEH to go to other destinations by taking the SMART Highway, MRR2, and North Klang Valley Expressway.
The Rimbun is located exactly behind the Great Eastern Mall. Banks, restaurants, and other facilities are all nearby the condominium. The Selangor Polo and Riding Club is only minutes away from the Rimbun.
The Green Advantage
Rimbun carries a Green Mark certification, awarded by Singapore’s Building and Construction Authority. There are a lot of benefits by going green—one of which is reducing energy costs and eventually saving up on electricity bills, which residents would find very useful and effective.
In order to achieve the Green Mark certification, the developers Amphil used and included a lot of features in the property’s development and construction that contributes to the well-being of the environment. Amphil employed a rain water harvesting system in order to save water, for starters. The developers also provided solar photovoltaic panels, as well as aerated concrete blocks.
The Rimbun will have high internal ceilings, and will also have high-quality glass. The paint used in the construction of the condominium will be made out of an organic compound. Finally, eco-friendly fittings will be used, and the condominium’s central lighting system would be energy-efficient.
Rimbun looks like Amphil CEO Datuk Poh’s labour of love, and it shows. As its name implies, Rimbun is fronted by some rather nice eucalyptus trees at the entrance in multiple colours. Also, you’ll be noticing minute details given great care by the man himself.
Finally, to quote Datuk Poh, “I would liken (Rimbun) to a Bentley rather than a regular Mercedez or BMW.” You baller, you.
Our conclusion. Well, we have always been partial to Embassy Row properties, and whenever there’s a new launch in this area we would be all over it like white on rice. Rimbun could well be one of the rare new projects on Jalan Ampang Hilir in the recent times, and so we would expect it to have a healthy demand. Also, Amphil might not be a big time developer like Mah Sing, BRDB or SP Setia, but that’s exactly the point – a boutique developer delivering a specialized product in a niche market. Looking good!
Finally, the premium price tag may look, well, premium, but bear in mind that the best of KLCC properties now are at RM2,000 PSF with much less to offer than Rimbun. For a more thorough analysis on the fair market value for Rimbun, use this free guide below courtesy of GoodPlace.my (enter your name and email below for your free download).