Located in what is believed to be the best spot in Dutamas is a high-rise freehold condominium – Anggun Puri. Standing on the far end of Jalan Dutamas Raya, Anggun Puri occupies a rather serene spot just next to the French School.
Anggun Puri is made up of a single block of 22 storeys, housing a total of 246 units. It was developed by BT Homestead, the same firm behind Taman Indah Murni, Taman Indah, Angkupuri, Almaspuri and Aman Beringin.It was launched in 2006 and completed in 2008. Its residential neighbours are the Duta Ria condominium and Mesra Terrace further down the road.
We are not raving fans of Dutamas (or also being marketed as “North Kiara“) given its littering of sub-quality apartments, the ultra high density factor and the general condition of the roads along the Dutamas Raya roads. Given that development land is running out in the heart of Mont Kiara, it seems that developers are flocking by the numbers to this area to grab perhaps the last piece of the “Kiara” pie – see Verdana, Icon Residence and Concerto.
The new developments (which are rather upmarket by Dutamas standards) will have a (positive) spillover effect on the existing condominiums here at Dutamas – Anggun Puri included. One would reasonably expect the asking prices to go up after these rather upmarket developments are launched (especially BRDB’s Verdana which is just right opposite Anggun Puri).
Anggun Puri Prices
Upon recent checking with local property portals, listings for Anggun Puri indicate asking prices from RM310 to RM490 psf. Rental rates are pegged from RM1.70 to RM2.10 psf. These rates do not deviate from its contemporary, Changkat View, which sells from RM310 to RM490 psf. Rental rates range from RM1.70 to RM2.10 psf. However, these rates are relatively higher compared to Menara Duta 1, which sells, on the average, for RM300 psf. It must be noted, though, that Menara Duta is older than both Anggun Puri and Changkat View by about a decade. Learn how to compensate for these factors using this property valuation guide.
There are 6 types of 3-bedroom (with 2 bathrooms) units at Anggun Puri. The units have built-up sizes ranging from 800 to 1,900 sqf. As for facilities, residents are provided with swimming and wading pools, convenience store, clubhouse, covered car park, jogging track, children’s playground, laundry room, gym, reading room and tennis court. These are provided besides the 24-hour security.
Anggun Puri is often compared to Changkat View down the road, and while it’s older, it seems to be better in condition. Changkat View seems to suffer from rather lackluster management – our editors have recently visited the place and were turned off by the rubbish bins which were parked right in front of the entrance. (Note: we have been told that the makeshift rubbish bins were due to the development of Concerto – and those have now been removed.
We also prefer Anggun Puri because of its location at the very (dead) end of Jalan Dutamas Raya, which means that it is somewhat shielded from the heavy traffic caused by residents of the high density Menara Duta blocks of condominiums. Additionally, because of its location just right next door to the French International School (Lycée Français de Kuala Lumpur or LFKL) there is a niche rental market targeting French expatriate families.
We are generally not bullish about older Dutamas condominiums, but if you’re looking at a good “value for money” property near (yes, near) Mont Kiara then Anggun Puri might be a good choice for both capital yield and the rental market, given its sub-RM500 PSF price (at the time of this review).