by FARA AISYAH
SIME Darby Property Bhd, one of the country’s largest and established property developers is reshaping Kuala Lumpur’s (KL) landscape with its RM2.5 billion KL East development.
The 62ha project comprises integrated residential, lifestyle and commercial components including offices and a hotel, as well as the KL East KYS International School in collaboration with KYS Education Group.
The development stands apart from the rest with its central location, excellent infrastructure and transport connectivity plus a host of retail, service and recreational facilities including the world’s longest quartz ridge.
The quartz ridge spans 16 kilometres long and 200 metres wide, and soars to 380 metres, making it the largest natural quartz dyke in the world. Taking on a new unique proposition, KL East is the only development in the city with a facility dedicated to rainforest regeneration and the promotion of sustainable living.
More than 50% of the development is green open spaces including the KL East Eco Park which spans across 21.45ha and includes facilities such as look-out points and jungle trekking. The mixed development also places the importance on welcoming intuitive social spaces with an emphasis on encouraging the expression of both modern and traditional arts and culture.
In addition, it is a transit adjacent development and is very well connected to the Gombak Integrated Transport Terminal with links to the light rail transit – Kelana Jaya Line, a bus terminal for local routes and the East Coast, a taxi terminal, and a shuttle service to Genting Highlands.
There are also covered walkways and a cycling lane linking the development to the transit terminal to facilitate the residences.
KL East is targeted for first-time homebuyers, young professionals, upgraders and downsizers, as well as providing a getaway for the eco-conscious buyers who are seeking a modern and urban lifestyle away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
KL East also offers great opportunity for investors who are looking for properties within the affordable price tag.
The development features two residential towers of 254 units each named Quarza Residence which will set to change the Kuala Lumpur’s skyline.
The towers have a mix of one-bedroom units with built-up areas of 60.48 sqm (Type A) and two-bed and two-bath units with a build-up of 78.97 sqm to 80.36 sqm (Type B and C).
One car park slot is allocated for the Type A property while Type B and C are provided with two car parks.
To ensure comfort and services of global standards, the development has also included 18 facilities for the residents’ conveniences including futsal court, half basketball court, lap pool and children’s playground.
The development is highly accessible via Ampang-KL Elevated Highway, Duta-Ulu Klang Expressway, Middle Ring Road 2, Shah Alam Expressway, KL-Karak Expressway as well as Sungai Besi-Ulu Kelang Elevated Expressway.
Families with school-going children do not have to worry about the education facilities as the project is well supported by learning institutions including International School of KL (Melawati campus), Sekolah Kebangsaan Taman Melawati, Sekolah Kebangsaan Klang Gate and others.
Hospitals including Damai Service Hospital, Hospital Angkatan Tentera Tuanku Mizan and Columbia Asia Hospital are located less than 5km from the development. Quarza Residence is also less than 10km away from shopping complexes such as Melawati Mall, Wangsa Walk Mall, Setapak Central Mall and many more. For an even more convenience, the freehold residential property sits atop an upcoming boutique lifestyle mall, KL East Gallery which will occupy the first four levels of the development.
The 35,303.16 sqm retail space which is designed as a social space to complement the outdoors is scheduled to open in the third quarter of 2019 (3Q19). The entire KL East project is expected to be fully completed by 2030 and will become another Sime Darby Property’s key development in Kuala Lumpur and retains its position as the leading property company in the country.