KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 26): At 7am this Saturday morning, the usual weekend crowd of bustling joggers at Desa Park City was dwarfed by the long queue of very excited pre-registered buyers of Desa ParkCity's latest launch, Park Place.
Tents had been set up to accommodate the buyers, some of whom had unofficially camped overnight as the developer had only allowed queueing to start at 6am this morning.
On top of compliance of physical distancing SOPs, pre-packed refreshments were served at the priority sales event which started at 7.30am.
At a time when developers are screaming challenging times, what is drawing these buyers?
EdgeProp caught up with some them and here's what they have to say:
R.N Phang, first-time buyer of Desa ParkCity’s properties
This is the first time (buying a property in Desa ParkCity) for me but I am not the first in my family to own a property here. This is a project that is within my budget. Due to its high demand, if not now, I do not know for how long I would have to wait for the next development which I can afford. Besides that, the layout and design of Park Place definitely caught my eye. To be able to be part of the Desa Parkcity community has always been a dream for me.
Madam Wong, a repeat buyer of Desa ParkCity’s properties
Before my retirement, I researched which location suited me best and is within the budget. My priority is security, easy accessibility to amenities such as medical, entertainment and supermarkets. It should be a place where I can just go out for a walk and exercise without the hassle of having to drive.
Actually, I have also persuaded friends to buy for all the reasons mentioned. This (staying in the same township) brings our friendship to another level -- where we could look out for each other's needs when they arise.
The location (of Park Place) is near the future development of a new Town Center. It is very central to all other facilities within Desa ParkCity. Another reason for my buying Park Place is to help build a foundation for the next generation and at the same time enhance the bond between generations - because we will be staying near each other. Visitations will be convenient and regular. I believe the price per sq ft is convincing and reasonable for investment. Desa ParkCity does have a good track record in maintaining the green environment.
Raymond, resident and repeat buyer of Desa ParkCity’s properties
I bought the first phase in Desa ParkCity and moved in after the completion. I am buying Park Place because of its great location and it is also good timing for me to buy for my children.
About Park Place
This is a freehold condo at the upcoming ParkCity TownCentre @ Desa ParkCity. There are a total of 537 units in a 54-storey block spread across three towers. The units are sized from 1,109 sq ft to 4,047 sq ft and they are priced at an average of RM860 psf. One of the draws of the project with a gross development value of RM770 million will be the some 20,000 sq ft space provided for common yet private areas for those seeking their “me” time. The space on Levels 41 and 42 will be equipped with facilities such as the sky pool, co-working and family areas
The architect of the project is multiple-award winning Erik L’Heureux from Pencil Office and PIA Interior, Thailand’s leading design studio with 20 years of diverse experience.
The priority sales event started today (7:30am to 6pm) and will continue tomorrow from 9am to 6pm.
“Park Place has registered over 3,000 interest and we are thrilled! Anticipating a good turn-out for our Priority Sales event, and we have taken extra precautionary measures to ensure all SOPs are in place," ParkCity Group CEO Datuk Joseph Lau tells EdgeProp.my
"We are glad to see everyone complying with the SOPs. We are very thankful for the strong support from our existing buyers, investors and new buyers of this project and Desa ParkCity’s township," adds Lau.
Upon arrival, the registrants were each provided with a “care kit”. It includes five pieces of 3-ply mask, one bottle of hand sanitiser, one packet of wet wipes and an empty casing to store masks.
Sprawling 473-acres, Desa ParkCity is easily accessible by several highways comprising the New Klang Valley Expressway, Duta-Ulu Klang Expressway 3 and the Damansara-Puchong Highway. The Mass Rapid Transit Line 2 (Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya line) is expected to be operational in 2021.
The multiple award-winning township was first unveiled back in 2012 and is developed by ParkCity, a subsidiary of the Samling Group in Sarawak. In 2019, the developer bagged the EdgeProp Malaysia’s Responsible Developer: Building Sustainable Development. This was in recognition of the developer’s vision, commitment and efforts made towards the building of sustainable developments in Malaysia.
This year, the township also bagged several other awards at the EdgeProp Malaysia’s Best Managed and Sustainable Property Awards 2020.
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