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Yuk Tung’s The Peak wins Best Residential title at Asia Pacific Property Awards 2010
 
By Siti Sakinah Abdul Latif of theedgeproperty.com

Monday, 10 May 2010

KUALA LUMPUR: Yuk Tung Group has recently been awarded the Best Development for Malaysia (Residential Category) at the Asia Pacific Property Awards 2010 for its The Peak (pictured) at Bukit Prima project in Cheras. The event was held in association with Bloomberg Television on April 16 in Hong Kong.

The Peak at Bukit Prima, Cheras, is a low-density development within 54 acres of freehold land. It consists of parcels of bungalow land and units of 2 ½- and 3-storey semi-detached houses, 3-storey super link houses, and 3-storey terraced houses.

The group’s chairman, Lim Kim Chai, said the 2½- and 3-storey super link houses with dimensions of 24ft x 85ft have prices ranging from RM430,000 to RM1.2 million.

Meanwhile, the 3-storey terraced houses (22ft x 75ft) have prices ranging from RM548,000 to RM814,000, while the 2- and 3-storey semi-Ds come in three dimensions of 40ft x80ft, 40ft x 90ft and 40ft x 110ft, with prices ranging from RM716,000 to RM2.1 million. The bungalow land prices start from RM130 to RM180 per sq ft, with sizes ranging from 4,800 to 14,000 sq ft.

“The total GDV is more than RM350 million and the project is expected to be completed in June 2011,” Lim said, while a company official added that the development has seen a take-up rate of more than 90% since it was launched in end-2005 according to phases. There were three phases altogether.

According to the company’s website, the development presents the epitome of contemporary living style set within the prestigious landmark neighbourhood of Cheras.

The group’s managing director, Tan You Hock, said in a press release the group has dedicated years of effort in creating and developing homes for its buyers, completing over 2,000 quality homes and achieving the ISO 9001:2008 certification as a testament of the group’s commitment to the property development arena.

“Now, wining this award marks the start of a new level of distinction and we shall continue to develop homes and properties of high standards and values,” he added.

Among Yuk Tung’s previous projects are Taman Dagang in Ampang and SuriaMas Apartment in Bandar Sunway.

Lim added that the developer is planning new launches in prime locations within the Klang Valley this year.


 
S.C. Cheah's Choice Awards 2010
 
Best Rising Developer:
 
Yuk Tung and HR Group
 
Cheras
 
BACKGROUND AND PROGRESS

Cheras is a suburb of Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia. The township is located to the south-east of Kuala Lumpur. Cheras is also adjacent to Ampang to the north and Kajang to the south, both of which are major cities within the metropolitan area of Kuala Lumpur.


SHOPPING, LEISURE & ENTERTAINMENT

Several local shopping centres were established in Cheras with varying success, they include Leisure Mall, Connaught Market Centre (Giant Hypermarket), Carrefour Cheras, Jaya Jusco, UE3 (Uncang Emas), Phoenix Plaza (which was opened in 1995 by film star Jackie Chan) and Hero Hyper Market, located at Taman Tasik Permaisuri and with the most recent one, Jusco (Cheras Selatan) situated near Belakong.
 
 There are many shop houses, street markets and weekend markets all over the Cheras suburban estates. The pasar malam or night market is filled with pirated goods such as DVDs and counterfeit branded fashion attire. The pasar malam is always crowded. Bintang Walk is in KL and this pasar malam shall be Penguin Walk. Usually pasar malam is the source for oriental hawker food, but for this particular pasar malam it is hard to find any.  Cheras is also the home to the longest pasar malam in Malaysia at Taman Connaught.
Cheras hosts several LRT stations. On the Star LRT Line, the Cheras station is located in Jalan Ikan Emas.The Tun Razak Rail interchange is also connected to the KLIA through the KLIA Transit, a 20 minute journey. There are also a number of buses that goes through Cheras. Major highways in Cheras include Jalan Cheras and Jalan Cheras-Kajang.

Taman Tasik Permaisuri is a popular park located at the Bandar TunRazak which is a satellite town at the southern part of Kuala Lumpur.Officially opened in 1989, some of the main attractions seen at thispark are a man-made lake with attractive fountains, a speciallydesigned seven-tiered flower terrace named 'Laman Puteri', atraditional royal Malay Garden full of different species of tropicalflowers and a unique herb garden filled with only Malaysian herbs. Therelaxing atmosphere found here is perfect for an evening stroll.
 
FACILITIES
  • Medical Centre
  • Shopping Mall
  • Police station
  • Public transport – taxis and bus
  • Schools and other education institution


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Cheras Highway
 
 

Rediscovering Cheras

Malaysian Business
, Feb 1, 2003 by Ayu Aziz

IT'S hard to imagine that about a hundred years ago, Cheras was just a small tin-mining town with less than 500 inhabitants. Today, the once- sleepy hollow has more than 500,000 residents, and the number is increasing each year. The increase in population has, unfortunately, resulted in unforgiving traffic jams, a problem that has plagued Cheras through the years. It is only recently that Cheras has seen more organised development and better road systems.

However, traffic jams or not, Syarikat Perumahan Pegawai Kerajaan (SPPK) was not deterred from developing a 257.75-hectare piece of land next to Taman Connought, in the middle of Cheras. The RM1 billion township project, Alam Damai, was launched on May 18, 1998, and is rapidly taking shape, with about 13 out of 25 phases completed. More than 800 landed homes have been sold.

Alam Damai is by far the largest freehold township in Kuala Lumpur, scheduled to be completed in 2008. Its mixed development township comprises 4,500 units of residential properties - apartments, condominium, double-storey terrace and semi-detached houses, luxury bungalows and a 18- hectare commercial business centre - with a density ratio of about seven units of housing per acre. The developer also plans to balance the population by having a mixture of races living in the community.

`A key consideration that makes this project different is our focus on maintaining a low-density style development, therefore offering better, more spacious lifestyle,' SPPK managing director Jamaludin Osman said in a recent news report.
 
A visit to the Alam Damai site, situated at the foot of Bukit Sungai Besi, revealed the popularity of the property development. One two- storey apartment, Desa Damai, launched in July 2000, has already been sold out, with some of the units already occupied. The two recently completed double-story terrace phases, Seroja and Melur, launched in December 2000, were also already sold out.

SPPK has also given much thought on how to maintain low traffic within the phases. `The roads in each phase is purposely designed so as to not inter-connect with roads in other phases because we want to minimise congestion within phases in the future,' Noor Lida Nazri, SPPK's senior marketing manager, tells Housing & Property. `We realise that in Cheras, people use the roads in housing areas as short-cuts, and we do not want that to happen in Alam Damai.'

The main attraction of this township is its 12.12-hectare dedicated green lung. The recreation park, which boasts a pond, jogging routes and cycling trails, would provide breathing space essential for any community, especially in congested urban areas such as Cheras. SPPK began work on the park since November 2002 and plan to complete it earlier than 2008. Only local flora and fauna are used in beautifying the park, estimated to cost more than RM20 million.

Says James KM Tan, associate director of property valuer Raine & Horne International Zaki Partners, Alam Damai's green lung concept is unique because no other developer in Cheras is generous enough to commit such a large area for recreational purposes.

Other public facilities Alam Damai offers are four primary and secondary schools, police station, government clinic, bus and taxi station, kindergarten, market and mosque. A side attraction of Alam Damai is the fact that songbird Siti Nurhaliza has bought two units of landed property at the township.

In January, Alam Damai launched its latest two-storey terrace phase - Teja 1 and 2 (Teja is derived from a historical female Malay warrior, Tun Teja). Noor Lida explained that the Teja phase is designed in shorter rows (five units per row), to meet the increasing demand for corner lots. A total of 63 units of Teja 1 and 2 is on the market, priced between RM298,888 and RM608,333 per unit. The phase is also provided with high- tech features in terms of security and telecommunications.

Aside from building residential homes in Alam Damai, SPPK plans to develop commercial areas for businesses to flourish. There are now ongoing discussions between SPPK and major hypermarkets.

The current limited access roads could be the only deterrent for buyers to purchase the property, says Tan, of what he calls `a very good township project'. `This is the only major setback of Alam Damai today,' he says.

He believes the magnitude of this project deserves bigger roads that could easily connect users to major areas in the Klang Valley, mainly Petaling Jaya, Kuala Lumpur, as well as Putrajaya. Tan projects the value of property in Alam Damai would definitely increase further once the access road problem is solved. Noor Lida is confident that Cheras' traffic woes would diminish when the Middle Ring Road 2 (MRR2) is completed. She adds that in future, Alam Damai will have three entrances - the Cheras-Kajang road, the East- West Link through Jalan Cendikiawan, and the proposed MRR2.

SPPK has been building houses for civil servants for the past three decades. It started operations back in the 1970s with a paid-up capital of RM117 million and only 10 staff. In 1984, Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB) acquired a 70 per cent stake in the company, with the remaining 30 per cent held by Minister of Finance Inc. Ten years later, the company successfully achieved its ISO 9002 status. Today, the company has about 100 staff. It reported an unaudited turnover of RM81.9 million in 2002.

To date, the company's portfolio includes more than 16,500 units of various types of residential properties across the country. `SPPK has developed properties in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Perak, Penang, Kedah, Kelantan, Pahang, Johor and Negeri Sembilan,' says Noor Lida. `The company has also developed commercial buildings for investment purposes in Bukit Damansara, Kuala Lumpur.' Other notable projects by SPPK include Bangsar Park, Bandar Baru Bangi and the Kg Tunku shophouses.

Since PNB's takeover, SPPK has also been providing housing for the non- civil servants, but it still holds on to its identity as a property builder for civil servants. About 50 to 60 per cent of the total units developed in every project are set aside for civil servants, who also get to enjoy an attractive 10 per cent discount. Not surprisingly, SPPK's project launches are often sold out in a short while.

Despite the customary strong response, the company does not sit back and relax. Noor Lida points out that, besides advertising in the print media, her team also went to the extent of distributing brochures at mosques during Friday prayers.

`Our success is very much dependant on the repeat buyers,' she says.

`Once they are satisfied with their first house they would later "upgrade" their property by selling it and buying a bigger one from the same developer.'

One main draw for repeat purchases, Noor Lida believes, is the company's `after sales service'. One of the company's aims is to achieve zero complaints by promptly attending to and resolving customer complaints during the defects-reliability period. `We have owners who bought the property 10 years ago coming to us when they face problems,' she says.

`Actually, in the purchase agreement, we are only answerable for defects on the property for a year. However, we continue to help them by giving consultation after visiting the site.'

Aside from building homes, SPPK also develops commercial property for investment purposes. `In tough times, the rental income from these properties have helped us to sustain a constant income,' says Noor Lida.

At the moment, SPPK has its hands full with Alam Damai and will also be launching another residential project in Bukit Jalil called Alam Sutera by end of the year, targeted towards the higher-income population.

Looking ahead, SPPK is keen to continue providing civil servants with quality homes.

`We are happy at where we are now,' says Noor Lida. `Building houses for civil servants is our legacy. SPPK intends to stay in the industry forever and become a community builder.'


The Peak, Bukit Prima, Cheras

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Viewing properties from an environology feng shui perspective, selection of the location comes first

Viewing properties from an environology  feng shui perspective, selection of the location comes first

Landform principles

Live Qi of the land mass moves along the ranges of mountains and extend to hills and flat land.

The higher and bigger the mountain, the greater the force it exerts downwards and sideways. This exertion of energy is inexhaustible, continuous and cumulative. As it pushes downwards and sideways, the energy is transferred through solid matter in the mountain.

This energy transference is conducted through matter of similar rigidity and – according to one of the Laws of Thermodynamics – from a higher energy level to a lower energy level. 

This Live Qi energy will disperse when it is conducted into air, wind or void. Where it is contained in soil, it will be stopped by rivers or ponds.  Rivers and ponds contain water which has a different rigidity; hence the transfer of energy will be stopped. This energy will bounced back; accumulate with the continuous on coming energy formed as a strong homogenous source of energy.

Feng shui literally means wind and water. The term “Feng Shui” originates directly from this fundamental theory and is not mentioned anywhere else in ancient texts. The whole idea of Feng Shui revolves around conserving this Live Qi using our understanding of its behaviour and response to wind and water. 

The whole idea of Feng shui is to stop, accumulate, trap and keep this Live Qi. This Live Qi is then tapped.



In Feng shui terms, mountain ranges are often described as dragons. It is not difficult to see how an undulating highland resembles a mythical Chinese dragon. Thus, Feng shui practitioners would look for the “dragon” when they evaluate a piece of property. 

Ideally, the mountains should branch out to form embracing arms. These arms generally have different lengths, and from high up in space, one will probably observe that it looks more like a thumb and forefinger encircling a flat piece of land.

Embracing  arms  have  the  tendency to act like a parabolic dish of some kind and pool energy in the middle. They also shield the area from strong winds that can dissipate this energy pool.

Concave Pools

Land within the embracing arms contains a endless supply of energy. If such energy can be  stopped and be stored it is then considered homogenous, which in Feng Shui term mentioned as Live Qi. To be able to achieve this there need to have  river(s)/ pond(s) to stop the Live Qi from dispersing or escaping.

The Peak, near Tmn Len Seng & Tmn Connaught

In its natural formation the property – The Peak has all the ingredients. The whole project is within the natural embracing arms. Towards the mouth of the embracing arms there are two landscaped ponds. The bigger pond has an ‘W’ shape embracing inward and the outer one is horizontal to the property. This embracing arms of the Peak formed a bag-like (bag of precious metal).

This special natural formation of landform is indeed special and rare.  Dwellers will generally do very well and achieved great prosperity.

Final phase of 40’ x 110’ three-storey semi-d

In the heart of Cheras lies The Peak, Kuala Lumpur’s latest pride, the development ideal for families looking for a more luxurious living environment surrounded by greens and lifestyle facilities such as a clubhouse, swimming pool and sauna, within a gated community.

Homes from the final phase – three-storey semi-D – are yours for the taking, just drop by our show village to see for yourself.

Home is where the heart is, and just one visit will show you that the heart sits at The Peak.

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Freehold
  • Low Density
  • 16-foot high ceiling
  • 24-hour security, guarded and gated community
  • 3-phase wiring, concealed infrastructure
  • Free clubhouse membership



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