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A chance to own a home that Malaysians co-created

Baccas

The Lafarge-EdgeProp MYHOME initiative culminated with the completion of the model house representing the home that Malaysians co-created. To take it a step further, the developer will be offering 68 units of this “ideal” home — which it has named the Baccas Collection at Semenyih — for sale.

Located in Setia EcoHill 2, the 2-storey 20ft by 70ft Baccas unit fits one of the main criteria of the ideal home in terms of size and property type. They also come with four bedrooms and three bathrooms each. In the survey, terraced houses were the most popular choice with 85.8% of respondents wanting three or more bedrooms and 59% wanting a minimum of three bathrooms. With a built-up of 1,652 sq ft, Baccas is in line with the choice of most Malaysians who want a home size of between 1,000 and 1,999 sq ft.

According to the Lafarge-EdgeProp MYHOME survey, one of the most important optional spaces that Malaysians want with their homes is a garden, while the amenities within the community that are most preferred include jogging trails, children’s playground and swimming pool.

Indeed, when asked about their top priorities in choosing a home, among the top three was a place that possesses natural green spaces (51.4%).

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With those requirements in mind, the Baccas homes to be built by S P Setia will be within walking distance to a Community Garden and also close to other facilities such as the clubhouse Club 360, the 17-acre South Creek, the 18-acre Adventure Park as well as Setia Commerce Square.

Additionally, owners will be able to enjoy a designated pocket garden that sits immediately next to the project.

In fact, Setia EcoHill and Setia EcoHill 2 which spans 1,682 acres of freehold land have been designed and built around its natural terrain offering verdant greenery, hills, brooks and parklands. About 198 acres or 10% of the land is dedicated to parklands.

Besides natural green spaces, two other factors that Malaysians prioritise when choosing a home is convenient location (74.1%) and good security (71.8%).

In terms of accessibility, Setia EcoHill and Setia EcoHill 2 tick the boxes as there is a dedicated interchange connecting directly to the LEKAS highway.

“In line with building an excellent infrastructure system across all our projects, we ensured that residents of both townships would have easy access to Kajang, Cheras, Putrajaya and Kuala Lumpur via several major highways including LEKAS, SILK, SKVE, Cheras-Kajang Expressway as well as the North-South Expressway,” says S P Setia executive vice president Datuk Tan Hon Lim.

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“In an effort to create efficient traffic flow, S P Setia built the RM80 million LEKAS-EcoHill Link in August 2015 to alleviate congestion along Jalan Semenyih. Ecohill Link 2 was launched in August this year, further reducing the travel time from Beranang to the LEKAS Semenyih Interchange from 30 minutes to a mere 10 minutes,” he added.

With security being a top priority of Malaysian homebuyers, it is no surprise that many prefer to live within a gated community but with amenities close at hand. 

Baccas will be set within a residential-only gated community and each unit will be equipped with a home alarm system as an extra security measure, says Setia Ecohill 2 general manager Koh Sooi Meng.

He added that there is a plethora of amenities that residents of the township can easily access, including hypermarkets such as Tesco and eateries such as McDonalds, Subway, Pizza Hut and KFC. Banks, clinics and education institutions such as SJK(C) Sin Min, SK Kampung Rinching, SK Rinching Hilir, SK Bandar Tasik Kesuma, Nottingham University (Malaysian Campus), the German Malaysia Institute, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and Universiti Putra Malaysia are also located within 20km of the township.

Setia

“We also have Tenby International School, REAL Kids Kindergarten, EcoHill Taipan which is the first commercial shop-office in Setia EcoHill as well as EcoHill Walk - the first integrated commercial development encapsulating a mall and cinema in Semenyih which is targeted to be completed by end of 2020,” says Koh.

Targeted at young professionals, newly-weds, small families, upgraders from apartments, members of the local community from the immediate surrounding areas as well as suburbs such as Bangi, Cheras, Seri Kembangan, Kajang, Petaling Jaya, Shah Alam, Kuala Lumpur, Nilai and Seremban, the Baccas units will be priced at below RM600,000 which is within the house price range indicated by most respondents in the MYHOME survey. In conjunction with the unveiling of the show unit, Setia will be offering a special early bird package for interested purchasers. More information can be obtained from Setia EcoHill Welcome Centre and the public is invited to view the show unit starting Dec 1. Baccas is targeted for completion by 4Q2020.

Why live at Setia Ecohill 2?

Setia

•    Freehold development
•    Offers the best of highlands, woodlands and wetlands 
•    Dedicated interchange 
connecting LEKAS
•    More than 80 acres is reserved for green parks while approximately 17 acres of parks is earmarked for the South Creek and 18 acres of Adventure Park
•    More than 10,000 trees to be planted around the township
•    Hypermarket such as Tesco and eateries such as McDonalds, 
Subway, Pizza Hut and KFC can 
be found near the development
•    Banks, clinics and education institutions such as SJK(C) Sin Min, SK Kampung Rinching, SK Rinching Hilir, SK Bandar Tasik Kesuma, Nottingham University (Malaysian Campus), the German Malaysia Institute, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and Universiti Putra Malaysia are also located within 20km of the township. 

This story first appeared in the EdgeProp.my pullout on Nov 30, 2018. You can access back issues here.

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