‘Above our expectations!’ – Sofiya Residensi’s proud homeowners caught up with some proud owners of Sofiya Residensi. This is what they say:

Who is eligible to apply for PPAM?

*A Malaysian citizen

*A civil employee who works in the federal government, state government, state authorities, local authorities, federal statutory bodies or state statutory bodies

*Monthly income below RM10,000

*Pensioned and contracted civil servants

*Retirees can co-own with their children

*Each household may apply for more than one project at a time, but will only be awarded one project (if successful)

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Chai Boey Kiat, retired headmistress

I remember back in 2017 when the developer came to our school at SJK(C) Kepong 3 to introduce to us this project. Some of the teachers did not know about Sofiya Residensi and that government servants could actually purchase them, so we were so glad that the developer shared the news with us. We really feel so happy with the finished product!

Tuan Sabihah Sulasmi Tuan Muda, officer from Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission

My husband and I really love the project because it exudes such a modern feel and the finishes are so “cantik”. I work at Jalan Duta in Kuala Lumpur and it is really going to be so convenient for me. I am really grateful to be able to own a unit in Sofiya Residensi! 

Shahmeer Izzat Saa’bun, 29, teacher

It’s a dream come true to be part of the Desa ParkCity family!

I hail from Terengganu and have been posted to the SJK(C) Kepong 3 (near Desa ParkCity).

I always take strolls in the township and thought to myself, can I live here one day? I stay at Plaza Medan Putra, which is just opposite the Desa ParkCity township and I have been tracking the con­struction of the project from day one.

So, when I heard about this project, I knew that this was my chance to stay here. Now that I see the finished product, it is much better than what I anticipated.

Compared to other affordable housing projects, the developer has been very thoughtful to incorporate elements such as a balcony in the unit and also I realise that the air-conditioner condenser is hidden quite well for aesthetic reasons, so it is not a sore eye when you look at the facade of the building.

When I showed my parents pictures of the unit and development, they asked me if this was a resort! They are also one of the reasons I bought into this development. I want them to stay in a safe place.

Uthayalaxmi Silvarajah, 41, doctor

I live around the area, and I often patronise the eateries at Plaza Arkadia and have morning jogs at the Central Park in Desa ParkCity during the weekends. Previously, I was saving up to buy one of the condos here because I really like the township.

Then I heard about this project and it is actually half the price of the other condo developments here and I still get to stay in the Desa ParkCity township. I didn’t believe it at first, and I only got the unit after the second round of balloting took place.

I am so happy because we are getting so much more than what we were promised, like the gym. Honestly, if this project wasn’t developed by the developer of Desa ParkCity, I would think twice.

This story first appeared in the E-weekly on Oct 15, 2021. You can access back issues here.

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