Bandar Rimbayu’s first semidees to be launched in February

PETALING JAYA: Bandar Rimbayu’s first semi-detached houses are scheduled to be launched in February, said IJM Land Bhd chief executive officer Datuk Soam Heng Choon.

He was speaking on Tuesday at the launch of The Arc, a private park in the heart of the township that includes an elevated green roof deck designed to accommodate Malaysia’s tropical weather.

The 2-storey semidees (phase 3) sit on a 51-acre (20.6ha) tract of the 1,879-acre leasehold township near Kota Kemuning in Shah Alam, Selangor

“The eco-friendly and sustainable concepts of Bandar Rimbayu have created interest among potential homeowners, who are attracted to the idea of living in a green township that offers a holistic lifestyle experience, from a healthy home life to social recreation and even easily accessible workplaces and business premises,” Soam said.

There will be 464 semidees with land area of 32ft x 70ft and built-up of 2,100 sq ft, with prices starting from RM850,000. The developer has not decided whether to ballot the units, like the linked homes in the previous two phases launched earlier this year.

Phase 1 will have 526 units while phase 2 comprises 426 units. All the non-bumiputera units under phases 1 and 2 have been sold.

In the next two years, IJM Land will launch 110 units of 24ft linked homes (phase 4) and 230 units of typical linked homes in a gated and guarded compound as well as serviced apartments and shoplots (phase 5).

IJM Land plans to build a clubhouse complex to complement the field, playground, surau and toilets.

“There are opportunities for community shoplots and kiosks to be built in The ARC and we welcome event organisers and entrepreneurs who require space in the private park to get in touch with the Bandar Rimbayu sales team, particularly if they have a focus on eco-friendly and sustainable living,” Soam said.

Bandar Rimbayu has an estimated gross development value of RM11 billion and is expected to be completed within the next 15 years.

This article first appeared in The Edge Financial Daily, on December 6, 2013.

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