As the megalopolis that is Iskandar Malaysia continues to take shape in Johor, a stellar township is also gaining grounds within the southern part of Peninsular Malaysia. This modern integrated development is no other than UM Land’s flagship township namely Seri Alam under its subsidiary Seri Alam Properties Sdn Bhd.
Home to a diverse group of residents, Seri Alam spans 3,762 acres of freehold land. Housed within the township is a well balanced collection of commercial and residential developments complemented with lifestyle amenities. There are different types of houses to choose from including apartments, semi detached homes, superlinks, bungalows and terraces.
High Potential Choices
To date, Seri Alam has Sapphire 8 completed 92% offering 2-storey terraces and Semi-Ds which was launched back in 2011. A total of 121 exquisite units comprise this section of the township, spread across a 10-acre enclave enriched with four themed gardens and lush landscaping.
Following the luxurious Sapphire 8 is Maya Residences, another residential enclave that’s part of the Seri Alam masterplan. It is developed in several phases featuring 2, 2.5 and 3-storey terraces. The latest units to grace the vibrant township are the Stella Series as part of Maya Residences. Set to be completed by 2014, this phase has a total of 162 units all in all which was launched early this year. Built-up size measures from 1,580 to 1,650 sq.ft. for 2-storey units and about 1,810 sq.ft. for 3-storey terraces.
Launch price was from RM300,000 onwards, a very attractive tag considering that it is part of a township that’s been making waves in the real estate scene. Just the same, it’s important to check on the development’s fair market value. To do just that, here is a free price valuation guide.
Units typically come with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms fitting a typical family just right. While every unit also comes with a spacious car porch, the 3-storey options are considered distinctively stunning with its slightly elevated lower ground car porch which can accommodate up to three cars.
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The City of Knowledge
Dubbed as the City of Knowledge, Johor Bahru is home to many of the country’s premier schools. This puts Seri Alam in a good position in terms of high potential for capital appreciation. Among the schools that are easily reachable within the vicinity are:
> University of Kuala Lumpur (UniKL)
> University Technology Mara (UiTM)
> Asean Metropolitan University College (AMUC)
> Mara Junior Science College (MRSM)
> Malaysia Art Chool
> Excelsior International School
> Japanese School
> Nam Heng Chinese Primary School
On top of the list above are more primary and secondary schools catering to students of all ages.
Fully Contained and Well Served
As a fully self-contained township, Seri Alam satisfies lifestyle and essential needs with its array of amenities. Easily accessible are numerous shops, dining outlets, clinics and recreational centres. Exciting shopping also awaits at popular retailers including Tesco, Big Valley Ranch and Today’s Market to name a few. In case of medical emergencies, the nearest facility is Regency Specialist Medical Centre.
Matching Seri Alam’s strategic location and vibrant ambience are modern facilities aimed to enhance quality of living. Giving you an ideal place to retreat the hectic city life is a serene enclave dotted with themed parks, lakes and lush greenery. One of the township’s centrepieces is a large communal park where the lake, jogging tracks and cycling trails are nestled.
In terms of accessibility, Seri Alam benefits from a number of major routes. Less than 20 minutes away are the Southern Link Highway, North-South Expressway and Eastern Dispersal Link connecting the township to neighbouring centres and hubs.
What We Think
Part of UM Land’s strong township portfolio which include Bandar Seri Putra and Seri Austin, Seri Alam has been a catalytic addition to Iskandar Malaysia. It has spurred more developments in the area essentially hastening the region’s aspirations to reach its full potential and become the megalopolis that it is destined to be.
Recent years has also seen exceptionally rapid growth for the township. In fact, Seri Alam continues to move forward with its masterplan with the construction of the upcoming Fortuna Hub business park. Currently at 12% progress, the development, upon completion, should bring Seri Alam to another level of greatness. In addition to its City of Knowledge title, the township is on its way to have its own CBD in the form of said business park.
If you’re keen on becoming a part of what Seri Alam is creating in Iskandar Malaysia, make sure to do your own research on the township’s fair market value. In that way, you’ll know you’re getting the best end of the deal. To help you along, below is a free ebook guide on property valuation.