Seri Hening Residence is a modern high-rise “rental only” condominium located right behind the Great Eastern Mall on Jalan Ampang, and is built by Great Eastern Life. Coincidence? We think not. 😉
Seri Hening is located within a cluster of residential properties in Ampang Hilir, across the road from Tara and Iringan Hijau. It is north of the condominiums on Wickham Road (namely Wickham Residence and Wickham Manor), and west of the Persiaran Ritchie apartments (Ritchie’s Pavilion, Villa Aman, Lot 16, Ampang 971). Supply in this area is high, and so we will see later if this suppresses rental price. More on this soon. 🙂
Seri Hening – The Configurations
Units have built-up sizes from 1,905 sqf up to 6,320 sqf. There are nine layouts to choose from at the Seri Hening Residence:-
- Type A units have a built-up size of 1,905 sqf and has 2+1 bedrooms.
- Type B is sized 1,862 sqf and also have 2+1 bedrooms.
- Types C, E, F and G have 3+1 bedrooms and have built-up sizes of 3,132 sqf, 2,486 sqf, 3,115 sqf and 3,085 sqf, respectively.
- Type D units have 5+1 bedrooms and are sized 5,791 sqf.
- Types H and I have 4+1 bedrooms and have built-up sizes of 3,384 sqf and 6,320 sqf, respectively.
- The 2 largest unit types D and I are penthouses.
There are 113 condominium units at Seri Hening Residence, each partly furnished with air conditioning units and wardrobe for bedrooms, hood and gas hob, cupboards, refrigerator, dishwasher and two ovens in the kitchen. The master bedroom is equipped with rain shower, vanity dresser, cabinet and a long bath. Bathrooms and kitchens have water heaters, too. Foyers are also furnished with shoe cabinets.
Residents of Seri Hening Residence enjoy the following facilities:
- Swimming pool
- Kids’ pool
- Tennis court
- Gym and aerobics room
- Koi pond
- 2 barbecue areas
- Jogging track with exercise station
Ampang Hilir, also known as the Embassy Row, is considered an oasis in the city. It is an exclusive enclave that is popular among expatriates and local executives. It is merely three kilometers away from the city, giving its residents both serenity and convenience.
Seri Hening Residence units may be rented from RM4.40 to RM5.50 psf. This translates to RM8,500 to RM17,000 a month. If we compare these rates to those of its immediate neighbor, Tara, these are hefty. Tara units are rented out from RM2.10 to RM2.50 psf only or from RM6,800 to RM8,500 a month.
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While this area of the Embassy Row is populated by residential properties, many of these are low-rise. This means that Seri Hening Residence (and to some extent, Tara) enjoy good views of the city centre and neighboring communities. Both properties also have spacious units. However, it must be noted that Tara is older than Seri Hening Residence by several years. This is not to say, though, that Tara lags behind in maintenance. In fact, Tara is well-maintained despite its age. Read our review on Tara here.
Therefore, we think that Seri Hening Residence may be best for expatriates whose rental rates are either shouldered by their respective companies or are subsidized. Otherwise, it seems overpriced, especially because you are only going to rent the unit and not own it eventually. We also like its lavish spaces and minimalist architecture.