Bangsar South condominiums have been making waves lately, thanks to its prime location and admirable property development projects with rather exquisite design. Although still in its infancy (during the time of the publication of this review), Bangsar South properties are known to be amongst the most beautiful ones in the area that though quite heavy on the price, are deemed totally worth it by residents and investors alike.
Acacia is part of the Park Residences which hosts some rather upmarket condominiums (a total of seven apartment towers). The Acacia holds the reputation in size of units having the biggest condo units of the three towers in the township. There are two types of units in the Acacia, the Type A units and the Type B1 units, with built up sizes of 2,095 sq. ft. and 1,910 sq. ft. respectively. Each unit has at least three bedrooms. Larger penthouse units are available in the top floor.
But size is only one part of the deal on this leasehold property. What this condo complex could boast of – and what the whole of Bangsar South township is all about – is its location. Not only will its residents get the prime address vibe over living in a high end residence; residents will actually get one of the best locations in the area with easy access to practically everything. There is never a need to go too far for the nearest private college (HELP University and University of Malaya), shopping mall (MidValley Mall, AMCORP Mall, Bangsar Shopping Center), or public commute station (Universiti Putra LRT Statio). Major highways like the Federal Highway and the New Pantai Expressway surround it making travel to Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya much, much easier.
And as if that is not convenient enough yet, the Bangsar South complex offers so many other facilities for the residents of the Acacia to further enhance convenience. The in-house malls and business centers of Bangsar South are filled with commercial establishments that houses everything a resident may need. The Sphere has banks, food outlets, and a supermarket while Bangsar’s mall The Village can be accessed by residents directly from the condo tower.
Amenities-wise, the Acacia does not fall short on expectations. Apart from a fully-accommodating and secure parking lot, the residents can enjoy the following:
- Infinity pool
- Fully equipped modern gym
- Children’s pool
- BBQ pit
- Meeting room
- Games room
- Children’s playground
It is also convenient for residents and investors to know that the Acacia and the whole of Bangsar South have been equipped with high tech security measures to match their high end standard of living. Apart from the round the clock roving guards, there are also CCTV surveillance cameras scattered around the complex. Homes also have card access and intercom systems for security.
Rental prices start at RM 6000 per unit. Selling price begin at RM 1.5 million at current listings found at numerous sites; note that these are units which are launched at around RM700,000, which means that the capital yield is rather good.
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Despite its rather generic name (there’s “Acacia” around every corner, apparently – there’s one each in Shah Alam, Seremban 2, Seri Tanjung Pinang and Georgetown!), Acacia seems to have a good value proposition – being located between Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya means that accessibility is very good. Additionally, if Bangsar South is able to attract traffic to its commercial areas then it will be a self-contained enclave which seems to be trend nowadays in Malaysia property scene.
It’s interesting to note that there has been a “rebranding” of sorts – since the development is technically in Kerinchi, it would have been called “Kerinchi South”, but then it wouldn’t be able too marketable, would it? 😉 Now apparently the development shares the same postcode as Bangsar and so the authorities OK-ed the proposal to call it Bangsar South.
We have been impressed with UOA’s projects (notably Setapak Green and Desa Bangsar Ria); its vast experience in property development has been leveraged fully into Bangsar South – in fact, the project was completed ahead of schedule. We are also looking forward to the development of Kencana Square on the Federal Highway opposite Empire Subang but that’s another review altogether 😉
On the minus side, the condominium itself looks rather ho-hum with an off-the-mill design and facade. Also, its location in Kerinchi means that there’s perpetual traffic jams leading up to the Federal Highway (both ways both to and from Kuala Lumpur). Also, Kerinchi is near some low cost flats and squatters area – so be sure to get your agent to survey the area and view with you before you plonk your hard earned cash into a unit here. To check what’s the fair market value for Acacia, use this property valuation guide below –