Bukit Jalil has always been known as “the place” to go for concerts and sports events thanks to the Bukit Jalil National Stadium which can host close to 88,000 people at one time. While many associate Bukit Jalil with the stadium, it is also popular for a 400-acre golf course at the heart of Bukit Jalil which was developed 20 years ago by Berjaya Land Bhd. Subsequently, many of the high-rise developments by Berjaya Land in this area offer views of the golf course.
The developer recently launched its latest mixed development in Bukit Jalil called The Tropika. Over 800 people showed up for the Feb 23 launch which has seen 60% of the condominium units in Tower A snapped up in less than a week. The Tropika comprises 868 residential units spread across four towers. Below the residential units, there is over 23,000 sq ft of grocer space, 2-storey dual frontage office lots ranging from 3,316 sq ft to 3,814 sq ft and retail lots ranging from 752 sq ft to 1,677 sq ft.
Berjaya Land Bhd senior general manager Tan Tee Ming told EdgeProp.my that it was encouraging to see a number of purchasers sign their Sales and Purchase Agreements on launch day itself. Many of them were previous buyers of its earlier projects.
“More importantly, demand for our commercial shop lots facing the main road has been overwhelming. We are now in the midst of securing two main anchors for the retail spaces that will add value to the residences,” said Tan.
While the current property market continues to be slow, Berjaya Land CEO Datuk Pee Kang Seng said that it is fortunate for Berjaya Land that The Tropika is located in Bukit Jalil which is a neighbourhood that is highly sought after by property investors.
“A quick glance at the crowd who came over the weekend reveals how much this segment of Malaysians enjoy shopping for property. The high-end segment may continue to be challenging but Bukit Jalil appears to be a sought-after location especially with more infrastructure coming up such as malls and its accessibility through numerous highways, while being a short ride to KLCC,” Pee added.
Here are five interesting facts about The Tropika highlighted by Tan and Pee:
1. Condo units priced from below RM550,000
The Tropika features units with built-ups ranging from 732 sq ft to 1,318 sq ft and with prices starting from RM750 psf or from RM549,000.
“We were specific to design our units to cater to young buyers, young families as well as upgraders. Most of our buyers were typically in their 30s,” said Tan.
2. Golf course view
What is nicer than waking up and sipping a cup of coffee overlooking greenery? The Tropika is built facing a lush 400-acre golf course, a view many would envy.
“The centre of Bukit Jalil is basically a golf course and low-rise bungalows. This ensures all the apartments surrounding the golf course have unobstructed views and this feature cannot be easily replicated,” Tan said.
3. Accessible via major highways and LRT
Bukit Jalil is just 15 minutes away from Berjaya Times Square, and is accessible via major highways such as the Damansara-Puchong Expressway, Maju Expressway, Shah Alam Expressway and New Pantai Expressway. There are also several light rail transit (LRT) stations within a 3km radius of Bukit Jalil including the Awan Besar, Sri Petaling and Bukit Jalil stations.
4. Groceries just an elevator ride away
Berjaya Land is in talks with Jaya Grocer to be the anchor tenant of the retail portion of The Tropika which means residents will be able to enjoy the convenience of getting their daily necessities without having to drive out. There are also plans to bring in food and beverage outlets to the shop lots on the ground floor.
5. Plenty of facilities – 68 to be exact
Residents get to enjoy a total of 68 facilities including those at the 2.9-acre facilities podium. Among the facilities are a private dining room, a picnic area, vending machines, thematic playground, infinity pool and even a co-sharing work space. Residents really do not need to leave the comfort of their home.
“Purchasers are a lot more sophisticated today. We need to get the usual things right, such as spatial planning and room provisions. However, to differentiate ourselves from the competition we also need to offer facilities that add value to the lifestyle of the residents and to the discerning property buyer,” said Tan.