The Embassy Row (or Jalan Ampang Hilir) has been a premier choice for residential properties for some time now. In recent years, less and less properties were developed in the area, and this only creates a situation where demand greatly outpaces supply as more affluent Malaysians (and expats) pour into the area.
Malaysia’s premier property developer Tan & Tan included the Wickham Residence to Embassy Row’s list of luxury condominiums. It is a low density freehold condominium that is located in Jalan Wickham off Jalan Ampang Hilir near the Wickham cluster of upmarket apartments – namely Wickham Manor (sounds suspiciously like Wayne’s Manor…ha!), Ampang Hilir Tara and Raintree Residence. Tan & Tan is known for its pioneering developments in the city – from the new (G Residence, Seri Ampang Hilir, SuCasa, Hampshire Place) to old-ish (Cendana, One Jelatek) to grandfatherly old (Desa Kudalari).
The Wickham Residence has a total of 36 units, with built-up areas measuring at 2,100 to 2,300 square feet. Residents may choose from a 2+1 bedroom or a 3+1 bedroom unit. The low density condominium’s stylish units come with two, three, or four bathrooms, depending on the unit’s layout.
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The Embassy Row – Just Slightly Off Centre
Wickham Residence is located in Embassy Row, meaning residents may be able to enjoy the convenience of living near the best restaurants, shopping malls, and schools Kuala Lumpur offer. KLCC is just within walking distance from the condominium, making it easy for residents to shop at the posh Suria KLCC, Great Eastern Mall, Ampang Park, Times Square, or the Pavilion.
For restaurants, the Victoria Station, Bombay Palace, Bangles Restaurant, the Roadhouse Grill, and the Tsuruya Japanese restaurant are all nearby the condominium. Schools that are close to the Wickham Residence include SMK Sri Ampang, Goethe Institute, SJK Datok Keramat, and SJK Ching Hwa. The area is also frequented by international schools, which include Sayfol International School, the International School of Kuala Lumpur, and Fairview International School.
Sport enthusiasts can enjoy and practise their golf swings at the nearby Royal Selangor Golf Club. Other sports facilities which are a few kilometres away from the Wickham Residence include Selangor Polo and Equestrian Club, the KLCC Raintree Club, and the KLCC Park.
There are a lot of ways to go to and from the Wickham Residence. With the condominium’s strategic location in the heart of Jalan Ampang Hilir, residents can take various roads via private transport to go to downtown Kuala Lumpur. The Middle Ring Road 2 and Lebuhraya Bertingkat Ampang Kuala Lumpur Elevated Highway can be taken in order to reach destinations. The Kuala Lumpur International Airport can be reached via Jalan Tun Razak, the DUKE Highway, the SMART Expressway, and the Kuala Lumpur Seremban Highway.
What makes Embassy Row very appealing to potential investors and residents would be its strategic location to KLCC’s many top destinations and attractions. Wickham Residences’ location makes it convenient for its residents to reach KLCC by foot, or their workplace in just minutes. In addition, its location is also beneficial for expatriates who work in the area’s many embassies, including the Chinese Embassy, the Russian Embassy, the Embassy of Thailand, and the Myanmar Embassy.
Wickham Residence is low density, and so at any one time there are very limited (or close to nil) units that are available for sale or even to rent. The condominium’s market value is even made higher because of its neighbouring properties, which include U-Thant Residence, Cinta, 202 Desa Cahaya, the D-Villa Residence, 9 Madge, and Ampwalk, among many others. Wickham seems to embody the Embassy Row more than any other property here – low rise, low density and exclusive; being just slightly off centre which means that all the perks of living in the city are readily accessible while being serene and peaceful at the same time.
While it seems to be impossible to snag one of the 36 units here (bulk buyers?), we can readily estimate its price by looking at the nearby properties. If you’re seeing available units here then you might be in luck. To estimate how much a unit at the Wickham Residence should cost, use this handy guide below on how to valuate a piece of real estate’s fair price –