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post Jul 13 2020, 09:41 PM, updated 12 months ago

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Hi All,

I am an MM2H holder and plan to move to KL with mu family. My wife and 3 kids aged 14,9,5 would live in KL while I would work abroad and would fly in every weekend (or every other weekend).

I need your help to please help narrow down my search for Home/Condos that I could consider. I would tell you my budget and requirement below:

1. Size: 250 sdft
2. 4 Bed Room+
3. Condos (duplex better) or townhouse or terrace house or villa
4. In Expat friendly areas
5. security of the development is very important
6. facilities would be appreciated

7. Budget: around 1.5M-2M RM. I can stretch it upto 2.5M but that would impact my monthly budget.
8. Freehold property preferred
9. Landed property preferred
10. New or recent development.

Proximity to schools is important. I prefer IB school and budget is around 50K-60K RM per year per child. I have shortlisted Cempaka International school in damansara heights or Fairview International school ( Subang Jaya or Wanga Maju). I hope these schools will have buses from other areas of city too.

I looked at website and Mont Kiara seems to be expat friendly but its high rise and looks a bit conjested. I liked Bangsar and Damansara Heights areas but not many Landed preoprties in my budget.
How is desa park city area? I really liked KLGCC Alya but it seems to be way out of my budget :-(.
Geo Lake Sunway looks OK but its also not close to city centre. Pavillion Hill Since my wife would be living alone during weekdays with kids so security and prximity to malls, tutions centres, kids stuff is important.

Please help make some recommendation of project that meet most of my criteria. I would really appreciate your help.

thanks a lot!
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post Jul 13 2020, 09:46 PM

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best advice from fellow mm2h hongkongers is dont rush to buy, rent first.

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post Jul 13 2020, 10:24 PM

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I am also from Hong Kong ( originally from sixth Asia )
I just wanted to plan better and look at potential choices and plan my budget
I would not buy before I move
Any recommendations based on my criteria ?
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post Jul 13 2020, 10:27 PM

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model answer: desa park city
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points 1-3 are just the physical description of a property. actually your top criteria for location are points 4-6. i think desa parkcity is the best for you. your house will be inside a secured area that is within a larger secured area. it is safer to jog, cycle, walk in the park than the public roads of Mont Kiara or KLCC or Damansara Heights or Bangsar. facilities are considered excellent. there are numerous IB schools around KL, so transport to school shouldn't be a problem.
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post Jul 13 2020, 11:22 PM

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Thanks guys
I saw ads of klgcc alya and my heart just swayed for it
What’s the cheapest town house/villa there ? Am I idealizing it too much ? Is there anything similar closer to city ?

How is the commute from desa park city to damansara height and to wangsa maju ? Is it considered too long for a school commute ?

Also Sunway Geolake ? The Villa as look good but it’s a bit away from city. How is the ara considered ?

Please keep the recommendations coming
Thanks !
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post Jul 14 2020, 12:23 AM

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QUOTE(bsc1280 @ Jul 13 2020, 11:22 PM)
Thanks guys
I saw ads of klgcc alya and my heart just swayed for it
What’s the cheapest town house/villa there ? Am I idealizing it too much ? Is there anything similar closer to city ?

How is the commute from desa park city to damansara height and to wangsa maju ? Is it considered too long for a school commute ?

Also Sunway Geolake ? The Villa as look good but it’s a bit away from city. How is the ara considered ?

Please keep the recommendations coming
Thanks !
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sunway area is 100% no issue.
everything are within radius, just the price.

mont kiara / desa park can say is expat top choice area.
behold the price ~ haha

currently still waiting for the official memo from the Selangor state government about the foreigner purchase limit reduce to 1.5mil.
then you may consider affiniti residences, that near bukit jalil. there is new pavillion in bukit jalil too. quite near to this project.
nearest international school is kingsgate https://www.kingsgate.edu.my/

but it not the whole township planning like desa park city, just a small project for houses.

anyway, if you ok with farther distance from KL city center, you may consider project from Eco world.
like eco granduer, eco sanctuary
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post Jul 14 2020, 02:06 AM

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For safety nothing beats Desa park city. It’s also accessible to wangsa maju through MRR2 Highway, not too near but it bypasses the city
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post Jul 14 2020, 03:59 AM

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9 bukit utama
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Suggest to rent first and buy later.
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post Jul 14 2020, 04:41 AM

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QUOTE(bsc1280 @ Jul 13 2020, 09:41 PM)
Hi All,

I am an MM2H holder and plan to move to KL with mu family. My wife and 3 kids aged 14,9,5 would live in KL while I would work abroad and would fly in every weekend (or every other weekend).

I need your help to please help narrow down my search for Home/Condos that I could consider. I would tell you my budget and requirement below:

1. Size: 250 sdft
2. 4 Bed Room+
3. Condos (duplex better) or townhouse or terrace house or villa
4. In Expat friendly areas
5. security of the development is very important
6. facilities would be appreciated

7. Budget: around 1.5M-2M RM. I can stretch it upto 2.5M but that would impact my monthly budget.
8. Freehold property preferred
9. Landed property preferred
10. New or recent development.

Proximity to schools is important. I prefer IB school and budget is around 50K-60K RM per year per child. I have shortlisted Cempaka International school in damansara heights or Fairview International school ( Subang Jaya or Wanga Maju). I hope these schools will have buses from other areas of city too.

I looked at website and Mont Kiara seems to be expat friendly but its high rise and looks a bit conjested. I liked Bangsar and Damansara Heights areas but not many Landed preoprties in my budget.
How is desa park city area? I really liked KLGCC Alya but it seems to be way out of my budget :-(.
Geo Lake Sunway looks OK but its also not close to city centre. Pavillion Hill Since my wife would be living alone during weekdays with kids so security and prximity to malls, tutions centres, kids stuff is important. 

Please help make some recommendation of project that meet most of my criteria. I would really appreciate your help.

thanks a lot!
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QUOTE(bsc1280 @ Jul 13 2020, 10:24 PM)
I am also from Hong Kong ( originally from sixth Asia )
I just wanted to plan better and look at potential choices and plan my budget
I would not buy before I move
Any recommendations based on my criteria ?
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Mutiara Damansara - Double Story House (2/2.5 storeys, Freehold, 1-2mil)

Damansara Perdana- Semi-D House The Rafflesia (Leasehold, 1.5-2.5mil)

Kota Damansara - Lots of choice.

TTDI - Double Story House.

This area are the best for expats. Great neighborhood.

This post has been edited by AFZAARTING: Jul 14 2020, 04:44 AM
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post Jul 14 2020, 09:37 AM

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have you considered Tropicana & Bandar Utama? I would say these areas are also good for your requirements. The kids can take a private chartered school bus too. So your wife won't be a full-time driver all of the time.


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post Jul 14 2020, 11:06 PM

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Thanks I will check Tropicana and Bandar Utama

For desa park city are there any landed properties that have been newly constructed available ?

This forum has been very helpful
Please keep the good suggestions coming !
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post Jul 14 2020, 11:16 PM

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Sunway Serene, Residensi Hijauan The Greens Subang West, Ara damansara kota damansara area also a lot
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post Jul 14 2020, 11:26 PM

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QUOTE(luckystar8888 @ Jul 14 2020, 11:16 PM)
Sunway Serene, Residensi Hijauan The Greens Subang West, Ara damansara kota damansara area also a lot
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These area seem to further away from the city compared to desa park city , is my understanding correct
In terms of kids entertainment options , god do these area fare ?
Thanks
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post Jul 15 2020, 12:24 AM

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Why you need to choose area near to city center ? As you travel frequently shouldnt you select places that near to airport ?

Airport is quite far from city center, at least an hour drive
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post Jul 15 2020, 12:40 AM

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I would go with somewhere that is more accessible to the airport though, as you would be flying in and out presumably on a weekly basis. Places within easy reach of the ERL / KL Sentral might be better then.
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post Jul 15 2020, 08:36 AM

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Thanks guys
Yes I will be flying in and out almost every weekend
My thoughts were:
1. Area should be expat friendly
2. Closer to city centre where there are eateries , entertainment options , Tution Centre’s for my wife and kids who will be living there full time
3. IB Schools ( Cempaka damansara heights , Fairview etc.) budget around 50k-60k a month
4. If I chose an area closer to airport, we will be limited to that area and not the real action in the city centre

Btw I have a family friend living in adamansaea heights abd have visited KL 3-4 times in past few years

Am I thinking it all wrong ? Is there an area which meets the above criteria and also more accessible from airport ( I would be taking grab mostly I think )

Thanks !

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post Jul 15 2020, 09:42 AM

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Suasana Sentral Loft, KL Sentral
1.35mill - 3+1 bedroom

6min walk to KL Sentral > KLIA express > Airport
10min walk to Havil International schools
plenty of shopping mall around for your wife
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post Jul 15 2020, 09:51 AM

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QUOTE(kemowoc @ Jul 15 2020, 09:42 AM)
Suasana Sentral Loft, KL Sentral
1.35mill - 3+1 bedroom

6min walk to KL Sentral > KLIA express > Airport
10min walk to Havil International schools
plenty of shopping mall around for your wife
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can also consider sentral residence 3bed unit 2m, direct access to kl sentral and current prices are below developers price so lots of future capital growth
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post Jul 15 2020, 12:48 PM

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QUOTE(bsc1280 @ Jul 15 2020, 08:36 AM)
Thanks guys
Yes I will be flying in and out almost every weekend
My thoughts were:
1. Area should be expat friendly
2. Closer to city centre where there  are eateries , entertainment options , Tution Centre’s for my wife and kids who will be living there full time
3. IB Schools ( Cempaka damansara heights , Fairview etc.) budget around 50k-60k a month
4. If I chose an area closer to airport, we will be limited to that area and not the real action in the city centre

Btw I have a family friend living in adamansaea heights abd have visited KL 3-4 times in past few years

Am I thinking it all wrong ? Is there an area which meets the above criteria and also more accessible from airport ( I would be taking grab mostly I think )

Thanks !
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I can recommend you Tropicana Metropark Subang Jaya, Paisley ( Latest launching) but only ready and VP by Q1 2021.

1) located at heart of Subang Jaya, most importantly is just 5 MIN walking distance to (GEM International School) and is ready 1 year ago.

https://metropark.gems.edu.my/enrollment/fees/

2) entertainment and eateries are just 10 min drive to Empire subang or Sunway pyramid.

3) Freehold development and is a township with pet friendly park around the surroundings.

4) subang jaya to KLIA airport mostly take about 45min journey.

5) I'm a owner and if u wish to know more , I can share u more about the service residence and my sales advisor too, as well as share referral fees with you

Do checkout their masterplan as below,

https://www.tropicanametropark.com.my/#masterplan

Basically for your budget, u can go for 3 bedrooms , 1500sf , at about Rm1 mil to rm1.5 mil depends on balcony and floor unit ..with panoramic design layout or normal layout !

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post Jul 21 2020, 03:36 PM

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Thanks everyone.

One of my colleague recommended bukit sri persekutuan
It does look a bit higher from my budget but i would try and accomodate if its good value for money.
Please give your opinion on the location, quality and in general.
thanks again!
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post Jul 21 2020, 04:55 PM

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you might consider Bukit Jalil, OUG area. Waltz Residence is a new completed freehold project starting from RM1.3M for 1691 sqft.

2km to pavillion bukit jalil and in the heart of klang valley, easily accessible via Keses highway.

you might consider this too.
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Can consider Wangsa 9, Infiniti 3 or Seri Riana which fit into your budget and not far from Fairview. It is also close to Sri Rampai LRT (walking distance) and KLCC is just 10 minutes away. In the neighbour hood it is near to Wangsa Walk and all amenities are nearby and if you are looking for Chinese food Stapak is just a short drive away. This is not exactly the typical expat area and you do get a local feel and the expenses is lower then Mont Kiara.
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post Jul 22 2020, 01:09 AM

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Sure I will check that out
It’s just that rude would prefer an expat oriented area if we can afford
Any comments on Bukit Sri Persektuan?
Thanks

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post Jul 22 2020, 09:09 PM

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Depend on what you are after; the yield is not very attractive as an investment and the place look aged. It is a posh and quiet enclave if you have the money to splash by all means. I would recommend Cyberjaya King Henry 8 college and depending on the age of your child this may fit into your budget. Compare to Fairview, King Henry 8 is a quite few cut above and is in a different league. KLCC is 30 minutes drive away and KLIA is even nearer; something to consider if you are coming down every weekend. You can save two hours travelling time to and fro KLIA out of the 48 hours you spend with your family and time is money. There are plenty of garden and park and you can have a very nice family life style there. For RM 2m plus you can have a nice guarded Double Story Semi D (4600 sft) in Beethoven (walking distance to King Henry 8), Sejati or Setia Eco Glade. There is quite a number of expat stay around in the area so you should feel at home. Malaysia's largest mall IOI is just a 15 minutes drive away.
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hmm... although not a rich person my own..
but if i have your budget.. i would really consider Petaling Jaya. if you plan to have a house, it means you are planning to be here for long, and are you planning to have your kids looking for job and apply as PR here in future? Those are something you need to think about..

Basically I think you should reduce your scope first. I can see you can have 3 choice :
1. KL - The only place i think worth considering is Mont Kiara. Mont Kiara suitable for expat. but maybe more for guilo, you as a chinese, I dont see a problem living in else where, of course unless you want your kid to have more westerner friends then yeah. If you live in damansara heights, it would be better if you have your own security guard in the house, because there's no gated and guarded in most of the street and i think it also over your budget
2. PJ - For me, i think it's better for home stay in all aspect, especially you are a chinese. eateries, shopping mall everything.
3. Close to KLIA like suggestion above. Close to airport but I bet your wife will be bored to death there,

For me, living here in capital city, usually it can categorize into 2 group, whether you are a PJ ppl or KL ppl. If you are used to living in PJ, you can forget about KL city center, you probably will only go there once a year. PJ have everything you need. So, you dont really need to live near to KL city.
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Also, perhaps you should really take a look at the place yourself .. seeing it yourself is more important .. i think you can short list these and perhaps get some agent to bring you there in a week time .

Mont Kiara
Desa Parkcity
TTDI
Bandar Utama
Mutiara Damansara
Tropicana
Ara Damansara

few property site:
iproperty
propertyguru
propsocial

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