The Setia Alam township is fast gaining popularity among Klang Valley property enthusiasts – and it’s of no wonder that these “fringe” areas are gaining popularity as the Kuala Lumpur city is already running out of land to develop. Blessed with lush greenery, the massive 2,500-acre is home to some of the most sought-after developments outside KL and PJ area.
Setia Alam seems to be the best example where the wholesome, back-to-nature ambiance is perfectly complimented by bustling amenities and modern facilities. The same can’t be said of some other similarly themed developments like… well, I’d rather not name names. 😉
Living On Top Of The Hill Like A Boss
Suria Hills is nestled at the highest point of the Setia Alam township. Fancy living on top of a hill? This might be your chance :). Overlooking the vast greenery of the Bukit Cherakah forest reserve, this freehold development seems to attract buyers who want to be away from it all.
Sprawled across the project’s 16 acres land are some 68 units of bungalows available in two designs. Vermont is the smaller option with area measuring 3,900 sq.ft. while Richmond measures a whopping 5,100 sq.ft. Both seem to be able to fit extended families, maids, a zoo of pets and your whole entourage. OK, I kid. 🙂
Looking at the floor plans, it does seem that the developer had wanted to maximize as much space as possible. Additionally, a rather hype-y agent told me, “Each Suria Hills home embraces a thoughtful concept of modern practicality with lingering touches of opulence.” Please pardon her enthusiasm; she was just trying hard to sell this thing. Too hard. Slow down a little, Scarlett.
Each unit is furnished with some rather nifty stuff like large glass openings and louver screens. The finishes seem to be of high quality; the bungalows made good use of stone, glass and timber (what else left?) that are melded together to form a rather handsome façade. Very nicely done indeed.
The trend nowadays (especially for developments outside the KL and PJ area) is to “go green“; this concept was first pioneered by the good folks at Ken Holdings (Ken Bangsar, Ken Rimba) and has been taken up by most developers such as SP Setia and the new-kid-on-the-block-fast-turning-into-a-hulk Eco World. Greenery features heavily in Suria Hills; within the development’s perimeter are green features such as jogging tracks, bicycle trails and manicured landscapes injecting a sense of tropical feel.
A contemporary tropical resort paradise? Suria Hills seem to fit the bill rather nicely.
Guards, Guards & More Guards
Security seems to be one of the top priorities for Suria Hills. Apart from being a guarded and gated modern community, security is enhanced with installations of the following measures:
- 24-hour security patrol
- Central guardhouse
- Panic button
- Anti-climb fencing
- CCTV surveillance
- vehicle access control
Overkill? Maybe… but there’s no underestimating the importance of security nowadays, so kudos to the developer.
Suria Hills is in Setia Alam, and if you work in KL then you have to stop wishing that you can reach your workplace in 12 minutes. Unfortunately that’s how it is for most Malaysians in the Klang Valley nowadays, so deal with it. 🙂
However, since it’s located close to Setia City Mall and Setia Eco Park, you’d know that Suria Hills is not far from amenities. The development remains connected to the rest of Shah Alam through excellent connectivity provide for by major highways. Easy access is via the North Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE) which also links the site to Subang Jaya, Damansara, KLIA and other key destinations. The bustling KLCC is also within reach in less than an hour drive via NKVE – obviously depending on the traffic condition. (Obviously, if you’re into KLCC that much then you would have plonked down your RM5 million for a penthouse unit at Troika and not for a far flung property in Setia Alam).
But there’s really no need to travel far for anything at all, really. In close proximity to Suria Hills are Setia Alam’s own set of amenities. Some retail therapy is possible at the nearby Setia City Mall. Also a stone’s throw away is Tesco for your toilet paper essentials. There are also schools, banks, clinics and recreational parks to enjoy. One notable school that caters to international students is Tenby International School. There are also the a badminton academy and a convention centre.
Developed by Sunsuria Group (Suria Rafflesia, Suria Ixora, Suria Jelutong, Sunsuria Core), Suria Hills has got the developer’s trademark all over it. We are fans of the humongous space as well as the design; the landscaping is nothing to be scoffed at, too. Its location on top of the hill is excellent, and its low density factor is a winner. And to top it all up, it’s freehold. 🙂
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