Bought EG5. Might be biased lol. You might want to pose the same question in BSC thread, see their responses.
TNB rentice is quite a distance from EG5 and EG4 as they are smack in the middle of the entire Elmina Green site. Even if it's near, won't pose a problem, Malaysians always have this stigma, all from hearsay only. But because of that stigma, if the house is too close to rentice, resale price might be affected.
When Elmina Green was launched, I too thought that it was too far away, next to Saujana Utama. But when Persiaran Shorea opened, it's not that far anymore around 5 mins drive. If you look at the masterplan, more inner roads will be opened. The existing road is like paling jauh la. Once more houses come up, new roads will open. It is near to the future Elmina city centre also, they are already building the lakeside mall.
Saw BSC, houses look really nice. Their clubhouse also is very nice. For grocery shopping Kip Mall is very near too
But ultimately i think Elmina has a better masterplan, much larger in scale.
Location wise, Elmina Green is next to Saujana Utama (nothing high end but it is a matured township, daily grocery stuff sorted, clinics, vet, pharmacy, pet shop,cheap food plenty), close to Eco Grandeur (more high end than Saujana. If the connecting road between Eco Grandeur and Elmina goes through, it will be a short drive to Starbucks and Jaya Grocer). There is Central Mart in Saujana Utama, but i think Kip Mall is much better.
Non-halal food i dont think you can find in Saujana Utama, or even within City of Elmina itself currently. Best bet is to go to Eco Grandeur, , Subang Bestari, Subang Perdana (20 mins drive). I don't know about BSC though.
a) towards Sungai Buloh - Sri Damansara - Kepong - The Curve - about the same distance using Jalan Kuala Selangor
b) towards Shah Alam, Setia Alam, KLIA - Elmina faster. However, now you can go the Setia City mall via Alam Budiman, i think BSC and Elmina Green pretty much same distance.
c) towards Kota Damansara - Elmina is much faster, can use Guthrie, DASH or trunk road i.e jalan Sungai Buloh (if Persiaran Atmosfera and Kwasa Damansara road is linked it will be much faster) Went inside Kwasa that day they already have inner road with signboard leading to Subang Bestari, just that they havent completed that road...
d) towards KL - BSC can use Guthrie to NKVE (north route). Elmina Green can use this route or NKVE southern route via Bukit Jelutong. In terms of distance not much difference. But traffic changes with time of the day, more options is always better.
e) MRT/LRT - Elmina is nearer but still quite a drive to the stations. MRT in Kwasa . Upcoming LRT in Shah Alam and Glenmarie.
You must know also there are a few Rumah Selangorku (RSKU) projects in Elmina Green. Contrary to Lowyat belief RSKU are not PPR housing, With maximum household income is RM10k. Buyers are mostly young professionals. Nowadays all developers need to have affordable housing in their new project. Some developers hide their RSKU at the farthest end. I think Sime Darby is quite nice to have their RSKU projects in more central location near the public parks. Good quality of life should be accessible to all not just the rich.
QUOTE(wcs792000 @ Jan 17 2022, 12:34 AM)
Hi, 1st time house buyer here. I am thinking of getting a unit in Elmina Green 5. Appreciate your kind advice on the following :
1) When I visit the site, I noticed that it's located pretty near to the TNB rentice. Anyone has the same concern? Not sure what would be the effect like.
2) Can current EG5 owners share your thoughts on choosing the property in EG5?
Debating between getting a unit in EG5 or BSC.. Searching for a suitable property is really tiring.
Thanks in advance.