Rumbia Residence coming up on last residential plot in Bandar Sri Permaisuri

KUALA LUMPUR: The last residential plot in the mature Bandar Sri Permaisuri township in Kuala Lumpur is being developed into the Ari Permaisuri high-rise residential development with a gross development value of RM450 million.

Comprising two phases, the first phase comprises a RumahWIP affordable housing project, Residensi Akasia, which was launched last year and Rumbia Residence @ Ari Permaisuri, a condominium which will be launched this weekend (March 9), said developer Dwitasik Sdn Bhd.

Ari Permaisuri is located on an 8.05-acre leasehold site at the 216-acre Bandar Sri Permaisuri which is a joint venture development between Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) and Dwitasik.

“Bandar Sri Permaisuri comprises a total of 17 plots of land. It has been developed since 1994 and we only have three undeveloped lands left in the entire township, of which two are commercial plots and only one is residential – the one where we are currently developing Ari Permaisuri,” Dwitasik executive director Datuk Wan Mohamed Yaacob Wan Salaidin told

Explaining the name for Ari Permaisuri, turnkey partner for the project EH Property managing director Christopher Soh said Ari was formed by the first letters in the names of each project in the two phases: Akasia, Rumbia and Ixora, which are also names of plants.

“We want to create a green, natural and a serene environment at Ari Permaisuri. This is why the development is quite low-density,” Soh said.

A unique thing about Ari Permaisuri is that each of the three projects has its own dedicated entrance and facilities.

“We realised from our previous projects, sharing facilities is not convenient for residents and there is less privacy. So we decided to do it differently with Ari Permaisuri although we have to sacrifice some land and profit. Ari Permaisuri is our last plot of residential land, so we want to do it right,” said Wan Mohamed Yaacob.

Launching this weekend is the second project of the first phase, Rumbia Residence comprising a 35-storey single block condominium with only 284 units.

“There are only two unit built-up sizes — 990 sq ft and 1,227 sq ft. The bigger unit has four bedrooms and three bathrooms. Two of the bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms. The double master suite concept is designed for families,” said Soh, adding that every unit comes with two carpark bays.

The price ranges from RM580 psf to RM650 psf while the maintenance fee is 35 sen psf. The project is slated for completion by 2021.

Facilities at Rumbia Residence include a half basketball court, an outdoor futsal court, jogging track, swimming pool, children’s playground, sky gym, BBQ area, multipurpose hall and a four-tier security system.

“We decided to go with high ceilings of 11ft, wide main doors and ample windows that provide good natural light and airflow, instead of giving fittings that buyers may end up tearing down or replace with something they prefer,” said Soh.

Meanwhile, Residensi Akasia, the RumahWIP project at Ari Permaisuri, consists of only 200 units in a 24-storey block. The unit built-up sizes are from 807 sq ft with three bedrooms and two bathrooms.

“Akasia has been very well-received given that it is low-density with only 200 units which is very rare among RumahWIPs. It is located in a mature township close to the KL city centre and near a public transport station. We only have a couple more units available,” said Wan Mohamed Yaacob.

Dwitasik plans to introduce the last phase of Ari Permaisuri called Ixora Residence during the launch of Rumbia. “We want to start registrations for Ixora during Rumbia’s launch,” he revealed.

Ixora Residence will consist of 321 units housed within a 42-storey tower. “We are keeping the best for last. Ixora will have its own private driveway leading from the main road to the main entrance. It will also be lake fronting and have unblocked KLCC skyline views,” he disclosed, adding that details have yet to be finalised.

Ari Permaisuri is located along Jalan Sri Permaisuri and is accessible via the Middle Ring Road 2, Sungai Besi Highway, Shah Alam Expressway, Maju Expressway, Salak Highway and Jalan Loke Yew. About 500m away is the Cheras LRT station while the Salak Selatan LRT and KTM stations are slightly further.

This story first appeared in the pullout on March 8, 2019. You can access back issues here.

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