You know how it is when things are named with i-something, your brain instantly tells you that it’s going to be something modern and techy and futuristic? That’s what Shah Alam’s iCity exactly is.
iCity is the “place-to-be” for practically everything – leisure, tourism, entertainment, business, and residence – with a flair for today’s modern technology. It was designed both to be technologically advanced and for the technologically advanced. For one, it is a designated MSC center geared towards becoming the most convenient and most accommodating business locale for the so-called technopreneurs of this generation. Business owners can choose between their corporate tower offices or commercial slots for shops, either location earning about the same benefits from the developer including a large market potential and a prime address. The 20mbps broadband internet connection and 24/7 data centers for residents and shop owners are its flagship and most attractive feature. This MSC status was granted by the government of Selangor itself as a way of recognizing iCity’s efforts to be one to accommodate the big cyber industry.
A semi-furnished shop in one of its towers could go for about RM 600,000 to RM 850,000 depending largely on its size and location within the township.
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But iCity does not stop there. It is also a tourism hub, with a Tourism destination status also from the Selangor government. This is in recognition for its high class hotels and leisure attractions.
On top of that, iCity has its residential area. Like its cyber-corporate and tourism branches, iCity’s residential arm is supposed to be made just as outstanding. And so far, from what is already completed, it does not fall short of expectation.
The proposed residential area for the 72-acre freehold estate of iCity is found in its 2 residential blocks. Apart from the apparent inclination towards being a smart- and tech-friendly home, the units at the iSoho – the condominium building – are geared towards creating and promoting a good balance of technology and nature. It may be technologically forward but it does have its features that make its residents appreciate the natural world. There are water features, gardens, and an architecture that promotes natural lighting and ventilation.
Prospective homeowners can choose between their duplex (805 sq. ft.) and standard (464 sq. ft.) units placed in the 43-storey tower. The prices of the units here, depending on the size and furnishings they come in could start at RM 350,000 to well over RM 700,000. This is about the same price you’d pay in any Cyberjaya condominium, but only with a better access to internet and other data services. If you work in one of the offices within iCity, consider yourself to have gotten a good bargain! Apart from the mid-level price tag, residents (as well as business owners) here get a good price off of their overhead costs thanks to its inclusive high-speed internet connection.
As is to be expected in an ultra modern residence, the developers have strived hard to make it easily accessible. It is perfectly located just along the Federal highway and has its own dedicated flyover. The big shops and malls, schools as well as other public facilities are always a short drive away from iCity.