Cheras south, Home to all Generations.
Fall in love all over again
Cheras is an established suburb located in Kuala Lumpur. Uniquely, Cheras stretches between Kuala Lumpur and Kajang hence sharing both state lines; 9th Mile Town marks the Selangor region of Cheras. The suburb is home to several major townships such as Taman Connaught, Taman Cheras, Bandar Sri Permaisuri and Maluri. The township is well connected with numerous public transportation hubs, LRT train stations and bus services. Furthermore the suburbs close proximity to the city centre has a plethora of infrastructure developments and an array of sports complexes, shopping centres, higher learning institutions and beautifully landscaped recreational parks; striking the perfect balance between the need of modern living necessity whilst providing a suburban environment. Cheras has been a popular residential choice for all generations especially as it is home to one of the most famous night markets in Malaysia ‘Taman Connaught Pasar Malam’; there is always something for everyone in this suburb that is nestled in the corner of Kuala Lumpur.
According to the Director of VPC James Wong “With the upcoming MRT Line 1 (MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line) that is scheduled for completion in the second half of 2017 and few MRT stations on the pipelines; among the stations proposed are Cochrane and Maluri stations which will be located close to each other, to serve the Sunway Velocity area as well as Taman Maluri. Other proposed MRT stations serving Cheras include Taman Pertama, Taman Midah, Taman Mutiara and Taman Connaught. After the MRT Line 1 is completed, this will definitely boost the connectivity within Cheras in the future”.
Strategically located within the heart of Cheras’ booming hub; with 400m frontage along Jalan Cheras and only 9 km from KLCC is EkoCheras, which will be the pioneer mixed development that embarks on the concept of sustainable designs in Malaysia. The 12 acre mixed 40% commercial land 60% residential development has a total combined gross floor area of approximately 4.9 mil sf. The development will encompass a lifestyle shopping mall with 620,000 sf of lettable space, an office tower, a hotel tower with 260 hotel suites and 3 residential towers comprising 1,516 units of service apartments as well a total of 4,300 carparks. The development will be linked to the Taman Mutiara MRT station by a paved footpath at grade and by a dedicated link bridge overhead.
The residential component was launched back in 2013 and mostly sold. The office & hotel suites were launched early 2015 and were well received. The shopping mall is to be retained as an asset for rental purposes. The planned construction for the EkoCheras mixed development is progressing smoothly and expected to be completed by end 2017.
The EkoCheras development will set the trend for sustainable design for mixed development with due consideration for energy and environmental conservation in the architectural design, the use of building materials and construction methodology. The EkoCheras mixed development model is a sustainable business model as the shopping mall will derive economic benefits from a readily available catchment within EkoCheras itself including the residential population, office workers and hotel visitors, apart from the Cheras catchment area.
As the developments have been uniquely planned for the respective sites, their launches will have to be planned and timed to take into account the prevailing investment climate. The company itself thrives upon incorporating fully connected and integrated developments to major transportation hubs with the transportation nodes interfacing with residential, commercial and recreational facilities – reducing travelling time, improving quality of life and enhancing productivity, in short, Transit Oriented Developments (TODs). This would a be key quality to enhancing quality of life of individuals without having to brave the hustle and bustle of Kuala Lumpur traffic.
At Bukit Manda’rina, be enfolded in nature’s tender embrace and bask in the best of KL’s lifestyle. Set against the backdrop of the Sungai Besi Forest Reserve, resident of this elevated locale also enjoys spectacular city skyline vistas, two sparkling facets of this unassuming gem of a neighbourhood, cut and polished by IJM Land. The wholly residential, 66-acre estate in Cheras has been earning accolades and registering stellar value appreciation. The master-planned boutique development focuses on a tranquil and modern living experience at an elevated location, lavishly landscaped and incorporated with state-of-the-art security systems. Its low-density mix comprises opulent and invigoratingly functional two and three-storey terraced homes, semi-Ds, bungalows and condominium. Sales have been extremely positive with 90% property sold thus far. IJM Land capitalized Cheras prime location due to the proximity Kuala Lumpur city centre and the new MRT Line is only 8 minutes away.
Though there are sceptics such as Eric Yap who seems to think despite Cheras being a great location, it is difficult to sell houses within the area since the price is not compatible with the current market value. But if you were thinking there is nothing new to look forward to at Cheras besides the MRT Project and the newly opened IKEA Cheras think again because the suburb is reaching new heights with some of the newer projects within the existing neighbourhood. Developments such as Sunway Velocity, a 23-acre mixed used development developed by Sunway Group which comprises of V Residence 1 & 2, Sunway Velocity Signature office towers and shops, Sunway Medical Centre, Sunway Hotel and Sunway Shopping Mall. To date, V Residence 2 is under construction, while Sunway V Residence 1 and Sunway Velocity Signature Office towers have just newly completed. This is exactly what is needed for an established suburb, a little buzz to make everyone fall in love with this vibrant suburb.
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