As one of the pioneering developers of Bukit Jalil, Berjaya Land Bhd (BLand) has played a major role in turning the sports city into a sought-after residential address. Having established a string of successful housing enclaves in the area, such as KM1 East & West, The Link 2, Savanna and Covillea, the subsidiary of Berjaya Corporation Bhd is now looking to fulfil the needs of the next generation of homeowners focusing on wellness, convenience and comfort.
Sited on 6.5 acres of freehold land, The Tropika @ Bukit Jalil is a RM781 million GDV mixed development of residential and commercial components.
Sitting midway between Petaling Jaya and the Kuala Lumpur city centre through an artery of highways and transit services, the location of Bukit Jalil itself is undoubtedly one of its best selling points.
“This is a tranquil environment well-served with urban conveniences, and it’s only less than 30 minutes from the heart of the capital city,” says BLand senior general manager of property, sales and marketing, Tan Tee Ming.
Envisioned to be a lifestyle hub, The Tropika comes with nine double-storey dual-frontage shop lots and 11 retail lots. Anchoring them is a 23,695-sq ft Jaya Grocer.
An ensemble of recreational provisions
With an emphasis on wellness, the developer has planned a recreational and relaxation deck for residents of all ages to enjoy within a secure environment.
Boasting a spread of 68 facilities, mostly located on level six, the 2.9-acre podium includes a 50m pool, a 1km jogging track, a par course, an outdoor gym, a jungle gym, a dance studio, a boxing ring and a half basketball/futsal court to cater to exercise aficionados.
Young children will get to expend their energy with a wide paraphernalia such as the rock climbing wall, trampoline, tree house, flying fox, themed playgrounds, camping ground, water play area, kid’s pool and more.
Several spheres are purposed to foster community bonding, among which are the skywalk, nested viewing deck, pebble pool, sun deck as well as a variety of gardens. Additionally, there are spaces for social gatherings such as the BBQ area, picnic spot and a dining room.
“As they chill out in the relaxing sanctuary, we hope neighbours can connect and form a strong community to enhance their living experience here,” Tan notes.
In a touch of foresight, the list also includes two e-charging stations each for the residential and commercial sections to facilitate the growing popularity of more sustainable vehicles.
Inspired by the biophilic design, the sanctuary is neatly spaced out and partitioned by trees and turfs to allow enough privacy for users to enjoy each facility peacefully, just like the characteristic of certain tree species which, though growing close together, still leave gaps between them where the outline of sunlight channels through their crowns.
Embraced by Mother Nature
The Tropika is lush with generous greenery both within and without. The facade of the residential towers are adorned with planter boxes every three floors. A Zen garden, flora trail, herb spice garden, vegetable patch, vertical green and tropical green trail form part of the facility podium.
“Unlike most property hot spots, where rapid developments brought on by the popularity of the area would eventually turn them into a concrete jungle, The Tropika is encircled by a settled landscape of greenery.
“The first thing BLand did when we bought the land in Bukit Jalil was to build an 18-hole golf course. The Tropika is sandwiched between this 165-acre fairway and the 80-acre Bukit Jalil Recreational Park, so you don’t have to worry about any disruptive construction displacing this lushness. It is very refreshing. Traffic noise is minimal too,” Tan enthuses.
Upcoming growth stimulators
A number of impending developments are expected to contribute positively to the future appreciation of this gated-and-guarded mixed development.
“The upcoming Pavilion Bukit Jalil will be open by the time The Tropika is completed. As will the new IMU (International Medical University) Hospital, which will be the first private hospital in Bukit Jalil. It is an extension of the existing IMU Healthcare Centre which offers a range of treatments under medical, dental, chiropractic, Chinese medicine and dialysis,” Tan offers.
Another interesting chrysalis emerging in 2020 is the Tzu Chi International School, which will be sited on 7.67 acres between Bandar Kinrara 9 and Bukit Jalil.
The existing road system along the toll-free Bukit Jalil Highway is also undergoing upgrade to facilitate smoother traffic flows in and around Bukit Jalil City.
With all these enhancements, Tan foresees a positive return-on-investment for The Tropika. “We expect The Tropika to fetch no less than the current rental yield of 4% around the vicinity, which will be in greater demand when the new IMU hospital opens its doors in 2021.”
Best time to buy
The Tropika was unveiled in February this year with the launch of its Tower A featuring three layouts. To date, all 66 of the 732-sq ft units have been sold out.
“We have many hard-core followers who have prospered along with the appreciation of the land [in Bukit Jalil] and are now buying for their children, even their grandchildren,” states Tan, adding that there are also many buyers from the surrounding locales who know the advantages of living in Bukit Jalil.
“The units measuring 974 sq ft and 1,318 sq ft are very suitable for families and empty-nesters seeking to ‘upgrade’ to fuss-free homes equipped with lifestyle benefits. They cost only RM720 psf, which is considered very attractive for a prime location like this.”
The full development, comprising 868 units housed in four blocks, is slated for completion in February 2023.
“This is one of the best times for homeseekers as there are many housing financial schemes offered to stimulate the current soft market condition.
“BLand itself has launched the ‘Own a Home’ Easy Ownership Campaign, which offers low down payment, flexible financing, savings inclusive of free legal fees for Memorandum of Transfer, sale and purchase and loan agreements.
“We are also very excited to roll out the HouzKey Package soon, which allows buyers to lease the house from Maybank for five years, before deciding whether to purchase it at the locked-down initial price. Buyers who have difficulty applying for mortgages can take full advantage of this scheme,” Tan explains.
For Type C buyers, they will also receive a free holiday package to Taaras Beach and Spa Resort in Redang Island.