Suria Jelatek Residence is a luxury condominium in the posh Ampang Hilir neighborhood, known popularly as the “Embassy Row”. The Suria Jelatek is single block of 21 storeys, housing a total of 340 condominium units. Units have built-up sizes from 858 to 1,420 sqf and are offered in various layouts to cater to different kinds of lifestyles.
There are four types of units available at the Suria Jelatek:-
- Type A units have a built-up size of 1,420 sqf and is the biggest unit type.
- Type B is sized 1,089 sqf.
- Type C units are sized 908 sqf.
- Lastly, Type D is the smallest at 858 sqf.
The 1,420 sqf units were sold at RM240,000 (or RM169 psf) in 2007, but were priced at RM490,000 (RM345 psf) in 2010 just before the construction was completed. Current listings have a rather broad range from RM300 to RM500 psf which could be a red flag- “bait and switch” is rife especially in luxury apartments. To come up with a fair price of a unit at Suria Jelatek, use this free valuation guide from GoodPlace.my (click here).
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The Suria Jelatek sits on leasehold land on Jalan Jelatek, some 100 meters away from the Jelatek LRT station. Further up north is the rather controversial Datum Jelatek project built by PKNS. Nearby developments are rather old condominiums such as Bekay Court and Shahzan Court. Suria Jelatek itself was completed in 2010.
The layouts were designed so as to give the impression of spacious living and dining rooms. (Note that the units are typically smaller with the biggest only at 1,400+ sq ft)
Besides the 33-meter infinity skypool, other facilities available for use by residents include kids’ playground, kiddie pool, sundeck, jogging tracks, mini market, games room, indoor and outdoor gym, bbq pit, covered carpark, multipurpose hall and changing room. Security is also provided round-the-clock with CCTV. There are also provisions for a nursery, launderette and snack bar.
Suria Jelatek was built by Almaharta which seemed to be rather obscure as a developer.
What We Think
Suria Jelatek Residence’s superb location is probably its strongest selling point; being near an LRT station is fast becoming a major advantage with the worsening of Kuala Lumpur traffic by the day. It also gets the “halo effect” of the Embassy Row moniker despite being north of Ampang Hilir on Jalan Jelatek. The Embassy Row, is a popular home choice of expatriates and locals alike. It is often referred to as a sanctuary in the heart of the city, as its roads are lined with lush greens and residential properties are intended for the upmarket investors. Many of the units at Suria Jelatek also have good, unobstructed views of the Petronas Twin Towers – and this is something that not even some KLCC condominiums could claim to have.
Whether you are buying to live there yourself or if you are looking into leasing it, Suria Jelatek seems to be a rather good option. Average rental rate is at RM2.50 psf, which is definitely not bad. The property is so popular among young professionals, and tenants therefore are not hard to come by. It seems to be within reasonable price range, but it’s always advisable to research in order to come up with the development’s “fair price” which could be drastically different from the asking prices. In order to do this, follow this method which is found inside this free guide (enter your details below to get it) –