Accessible exclusivity, a stately home to call your own
The Thompson Residences development in Ipoh is exclusive yet easily accessible. The 13.32-acre freehold project plays host to 47 exclusive and luxurious double-storey bungalows with built-ups ranging from 4,800 to 8,600 sq.ft., and prices starting from RM2.78 million. It is tucked between Jalan Tun Dr Ismail and Jalan Kelab Golf, off Tiger Lane, while the North-South Expressway is a mere 1.5km away.
This low-density project – 3 units per acre – is characterised by its lush tropical environment where residents live a resort-type lifestyle in homes which include numerous timber features within.
Large and spacious, the homes are stately, with classical timeless facades, and fitted with security features, such as, alarm systems, keypad intercoms, motion sensors and smoke detectors.
While the first phase sported facades with warmer earth tones, the 17 units in the second phase leans more towards the modern look with classic greys and whites dominating the exterior.
The Thompson Collection 2 is defined by its signature unit, The Manor, which sits on the largest lot. This 7+1 study room bungalow is sumptuous, sleek, elegant, spacious and graceful. A floating terrace provides the ideal finishing touch for this one and only exclusive home.
Other 7- and 8-bedroom designs in this second collection are the Panorama, Alstonia, Bridelia and Dillenia, each with its own unique and distinctive features.
The Thompson Residences are truly exclusive in all ways – location, environment and design. And if exclusivity tickles your fancy, do check out these homes, especially the second collection.
For details you can head down to the sales gallery at No. 61 Jalan Tun Dr Ismail, Ipoh. Tel: 05-545 2888.
By Jerry Francis
Ipoh is a choice location now, especially for those planning their retirement. It is just about two hours drive to Penang and Kuala Lumpur. It is linked to the Federal Capital by an efficient electric train service and by air to Singapore.
The city is also becoming a hub for academic and medical studies with universities and colleges located close by.
Therefore, it is not surprising that the property market in the city is experiencing an annual appreciation of 10% to 15%, creating a good climate for investment in properties.
About a decade ago, one rarely heard of a residential property in the city having a seven-figure price tag, but now it is rather common. High end property, such as the Thompson Flora Tropika Residences where its freehold bungalows in phase one have risen from RM2.4mil to minimum RM2.68mil and above within the past year, and further price appreciation seems imminent.
“It is a good time to invest in property, especially when prices are increasing nowadays,” commented a housing developer.
According to him, this year has been moderately better for property development in the Kinta district than before, despite the move by Bank Negara last November to introduce a maximum loan-to-value (LTV) ration of 70% for the third and subsequent house financing facilities to curb speculation on property prices.
The developers are convinced that there will only be a temporary setback for the property and banking industry. The loan-to-value will hamper residential mortgage loans growth this year or even reduce residential property prices significantly.
Residential home loans growth might see a slight slowdown as the measure by the regulator would curb speculative investment activities but it will not be drastic, as up to 90% of banks’ mortgage loans are held by homeowners, who are not speculative investors but have purchased residential properties to live in.
There may be further demands for local properties especially the mid-level to high end properties which are normally the playgrounds for investors and speculators, as property prices in Singapore, Johor Baru, Kuala Lumpur and Penang have gone up.
The property demand should remain resilient, supported by positive macro factors i.e.: young population, robust economy, inflation hedging, urbanisation, shrinking household size, and accommodative bank lending.
Mid-level to high end property is in demand. The strong underlying demand from first-second home owners and up-graders continue to support property sales, even at new benchmark prices. The buyers are a mixture of both locals and foreigners.
Everyone longs for a sense of belonging to a community. As an individual or a family unit, we want to live life to the fullest and look for elements in our community that allow us to live our dreams together with like-minded people.
As population increases and newer townships are being developed in the suburbs, community living features with recreational and personal needs within reach become essential elements to those who are looking for new homes.
You shall be able to enjoy such a lifestyle at Bandar Baru Sri Klebang (BBSK), a master-planned eco township located along Jalan Kuala Kangsar, the Northern Development Corridor as identified by Majlis Bandaraya Ipoh.
The new township of BBSK is a 650-acre precinct with facilities that provide wholesome living for its residents. The Centro, a community recreation centre is located in the heart of the township. The Centro is presently equipped with facilities such as a gymnasium, driving range, 25-meter swimming pool, tennis courts, children’s wading pool & play area and a café. In the coming months new additions like a pro shop and a 9-hole golf course shall be ready for residents’ use.
There are two schools within the township. The new SJK(C) Poi Lam presently under construction will commence operations in early 2012. A completed government school within the vicinity is expected to commence by end 2011.
BBSK has earmarked areas for a hypermarket, fast food outlet and a petrol station and plans to build these facilities are already in the pipeline.
For those who are looking to live in a guarded community for the peace of mind and security for their families and loved ones, the Parklane Residences shall be their ideal choice. Parklane Residences is a guarded precinct within BBSK and consist of both semi-detached and detached homes. The precinct is equipped with a state-of-the-art 3-tiered security system that encompasses stationed and patrolling guards, perimeter fencing wall with photo beam sensors and CCTV cameras at strategic locations along the perimeter wall.
Parklane Residences consist of various designs of luxurious detached and semi-detached homes. The detached homes named Mayfair and Regent sit on land lot sizes of 7,000 square feet and 6,000 square feet. The semi detached homes named as Albany and Ashby are built on 3,500 square feet land lots. All these homes are built with eco friendly features:
- Rain Water Harvesting that recycles rain water for gardening and cleaning.
- Solar Reflective Paint, which deflects heat, keeping the walls cooler and reduces heat in the interior of the home by a few degrees Celsius.
- Roof Sisalation for a cooler home
- Solar Water Heater for energy savings
- Inverter Air-Con Conduit for reduced energy consumption
- Large windows for cross ventilation and to reduce lighting needs
Visit the Parklane Residences show-homes, which are open daily from 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. on weekdays and from 10.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m. on weekends and public holidays.
For more information, kindly call our sales advisors at 012-5008018, 019-5133315 or 05-2921333 or log in to: www.kintaproperties.com.
The citation states “How do you put an intrinsic value to a 280 million year-old gigantic rock? For nature lovers particularly those who adore karst landscapes, the beauty of limestone rock formations is indescribable and priceless. Well, The Haven, developed by The Haven Sdn Bhd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Superboom Projects Sdn Bhd (Superboom), has such a rock soaring 14 storeys high beside a lovely lake in Tambun. This is one of Mother Nature’s glorious creations right in front of your home.
The Haven’s three blocks of 26-storey condo-tel, are even higher than this massive rock aptly called Rockhaven, giving residents different levels of views. However, The Haven is much more than just a prehistoric rock, lake and condo-tels. It is an innovative, green, luxurious development that is changing the mindset of Ipoh people and bringing in plenty of foreign investments.”
The setting, amidst limestone hills and lake, is perhaps the most surreal in Malaysia, a local Shangri-la in fact. Yet it is eminently accessible and affordable.
The Haven Lakeside residences, which are acclaimed to be the tallest buildings in Perak, are possibly the only one of its kind in the world where you can live by the forest and in the city at the same time. The three 26-storey complex is surrounded by prehistoric limestone hills and a pristine 4-acre running lake at the foothill.
Designed with the customer’s needs in mind, the luxury homes are functional and practical. The design is such that every square foot is utilised and the quality of materials and finishes is of the best quality that a development of this stature can afford.
It is close to all amenities such as retail outlets and hospitals, making it ideal both as a permanent abode for families as well as a vacation home. For added peace of mind, The Haven boasts an elaborate 5-level security system with perimeter fencing, guardhouses, CCTVs and card access to respective floors.
With concerns of conveniences and security well taken care of, you can relax at the 4-level 60m infinity swimming pool (slightly heated during the night), jog around the lake, work out at the gymnasium before you unwind in the sauna, and later enjoy a barbecue with your family and friends amidst beautifully landscaped waterways and gardens.
Stay connected with your loved ones, work mates and business associates with high-speed broadband access. There are two floors of conference and banquet facilities. The developers even thought of the convenience of the residents by arranging an executive shuttle service to railway station, airport, bus terminal, shopping centres and hospitals. Only 10 minutes to Ipoh city centre, and a mere 5 km from the North-South highway via the Tambun Interchange.
When you are tired of the outdoors, retire into your private enclave of modern luxury in well-appointed 10’ high rooms complemented by quality finishing and wide windows.
You can choose from 14 unit designs, with sizes ranging from 968 sq ft – 2,852 sq ft; while the penthouses are over 3,000 sq ft. The Haven is perfect as a luxury or vacation home.
Owners can expect returns of 6% p.a. or more on their purchase based on lease arrangement with BWI Hotels Sdn Bhd. The intrinsic value is over RM600 psf. Limited units are available at a base price of RM456 psf before nominal floor premiums and furnishing package.
The company’s business development advisor Ms Vivian Yaw disclosed that 65% of the 490-odd units have been sold out, of which 50% were taken by local, 30% by those from Kuala Lumpur, Penang and other parts of the country, while the balance of 20% by foreigners from 14 countries.
Embracing nature is one of the prominent development trends these days. However, the nature of The Thompson Flora Tropika Residences goes further than just green trees and fresh air. It is not only set to become a coveted address in Ipoh, but also a very profitable investment for astute buyers.
The price of these freehold bungalows in phase one has risen from RM2.4 million to minimum RM2.68 million and above within the past year, and further price appreciation seems imminent.
The limited 47 bungalows are sited on 13.14 acres within a guarded enclave located between Jalan Tun Dr Ismail and Jalan Kelab Golf and off Tiger Lane, and is only about 1.5km to the North-South highway.
The elaborate development features generous built-up areas from 4,700 to 6,800 sq ft, and comfortable living spaces and lot sizes from 7,115 to 12,200 sq ft. The development assures residents peace of mind as they relax across 26,000 sq ft of open field and landscaped areas.
Eighty percent of the first phase is completed. Second phase started construction and is targeted to complete by mid 2013.
Security is a high priority at The Thompson. In addition to each unit being fitted with leading-edge security systems, the project also enjoys multi-layer security that consists of two sets of guards, guardhouses, patrolling security, CCTVs, photo beams and barrier gate systems with card access.
The facilities include a duplex recreational centre with a spacious lounge, fully equipped gym and a family hall. It has unobstructed views of the garden, Jacuzzi and infinity pool.
A place perfectly poised between the distractions of the city and acres of green garden space. Between sun-bright light and cool, calm shadow. Between the absolute heights of luxurious style, and the deepest yearning for privacy and comfort.
At its enviable location among Tiger Lane, Tambun Road and Gopeng Road, in Ipoh’s most desirable neighbourhood, The Thompson has all the makings of Ipoh’s most coveted address. Welcome a new way to live. A new way to experience the cosmopolitan with a sense of calm.
First came the mega mixed development project at Sunway City Ipoh (SunCity Ipoh) blossoming into Perak’s largest integrated township sprawling over 560 hectares. Now another project, the MontBleu Residence has been launched to add even more to the vibrancy of the township.
MontBleu is in line with SunCity’s ‘Lifestyles of Health & Sustainability’ (LOHAS) concept which promotes green and sustainable developments for a better quality of life.
This project, which is set amid the scenic surroundings of Tambun Hot Springs and the Lost World of Tambun, comprises 220 units of well-planned and modern 3-storey townhouses that are surrounded by lush greenery with a 25 ft wide backyard garden.
The development spans over 11.01 acres with standard intermediate built-up from 1,889-2,066 sq ft. Each of the unit comes with 3+1 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. With MontBleu Residence located in this township, homebuyers are set to gain from the various education, leisure and entertainment components.
Walkways and gardens connect all townhouse units, lushly landscaped for family-bonding moments or just simply enjoying the beauty of the serene surroundings. It is a gated and guarded enclave with round the clock surveillance, single entry and exit point, CCTV, and alarm system in every unit giving you absolute peace-of-mind.
Its Green Building Features include solar heater system, cement fibre board cavity walls facing East and West to insulate against heat complete with solar reflective paint, roof rock wool insulation and aluminium foil, low VOC paints to all internal walls, North and South orientation, natural daylight and cross ventilation and water harvesting and solar heater for club house.
Recreational Facilities available include a function hall, gymnasium, infinity pool, wading pool, garden gazebo, BBQ Area, children playground, basketball court, and jogging track.