Puchong is perhaps the most perfect place to start and raise a family for today’s modern Malaysians – it’s fairly close to Petaling Jaya and Kuala Lumpur while being pretty much self contained with a growing community. Compared to other “fringe” locations inside greater Klang Valley like Rawang, Sepang and Kajang, Puchong seems to be advantageous; it has the perfect combination of the convenience of city living and the charm and quiet of the suburbs. And it helps that it is relatively less expensive and therefore more affordable compared to the others of its kind in the greater Puchong area. GoodPlace.my is projecting rather bullish growth figures for this area, and so it remains to be seen if that prediction comes true.
Saujana Puchong is located on the southern side of Puchong near Taman Saujana Putra and Bandar Bukit Puchong (it’s about 12km away from Tesco Puchong, which is widely considered as the centre of Puchong). Currently, this little piece of paradise in Puchong is filled with dainty terrace homes and apartments complemented by row after row of shop lots for added convenience. And the improvements brought about by its new developers are really reaping its benefits aka: ushering in more potential homeowners.
The advantage of Saujana Puchong is that the landed properties are still relatively “affordable” by any standard at around RM250-350 PSF at the time of this review. Puchong properties further down south are newer but more expensive; for example D’Alpinia and Sierra are already breaching RM400 PSF levels. For a guide on what’s the fair market price to pay for a sub sale unit at Saujana Puchong, click here to download a free guide.
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The Tale Of A Bankrupt Developer
Initially, the Saujana Puchong belonged to Talam Corporation which went belly up under rather messy conditions. It was since bought by new developers IJM Corporation – the guys behind projects such as e-GATE in Penang, PJ8 in Petaling Jaya and Aviva Green in Seremban 2. To their credit, IJM added a few implements that made it more appealing to the real estate market which resulted in an increase in demand which subsequently drove up the prices of the homes here.
Prospective homeowners can choose among the different architecture and sizes available in Saujana’s terrace homes and apartments.
The biggest crowd-drawer for Saujana homes when it first launched several years ago was the huge landmark Tesco supermarket right across the street from it. But of course that was several years ago. Today, Tesco is joined by a growing commercial area near the residential area. And more enterprises, schools, and other public facilities are growing in and around Saujana too – making it all much, much more convenient for the residents.
And while the place could easily brag about its semi-seclusion from the hustles and bustles of big cities like KL, the city is never too far away because Saujana is too easily accessible via major thoroughfares going to KL as well as to the other surrounding cities.
One of the most known attributes of Saujana Puchong is the beautiful reservation park right behind one of its wings. The park was said to have been proposed to be turned into a burial place but the Saujana community jointly barred and protested against these plans and now they enjoy the benefits – a great view of nature right across their backyard, or at least for those living on that side of the development at least. Families and their children can definitely enjoy this tranquil piece of the universe that can hardly be seen elsewhere.
The developers of Saujana do not stop at anything to further improve their prized land development. Apart from their already excellent amenities of pedestrian pathways, covered parking, playground and jogging tracks, IJM has recently launched its line of luxury bungalows in what they call the Laman Granview – something that the design and real estate industries are both anticipating.
What We Think
Saujana Puchong, with its landed homes and amenities offered at affordable rates, is really knocking on the doors of Malaysia’s upper middle class and the growing families of modern Malaysia. We have been bullish about Puchong for some time now, and Saujana Puchong is definitely one of the top sub sale choices for properties in this area.
We reckon that the prices could well be further buoyed by more developments in the south of Puchong into the direction of Putrajaya and Cyberjaya (as well as the adjacent Sepang), but then again, hey, anything can happen in the wacky world of Malaysia real estate. To know what’s the “fair” price to pay for a sub sale unit at Saujana Puchong, download this guide below on how to value a piece of property (Saujana Puchong or anywhere else) for free, courtesy of GoodPlace.my –