Bringing Together Work, Home & Leisure
Wouldn’t it be great if you didn’t have to spend a large part of your daily life sitting in traffic jams getting from one place to another? Wouldn’t it be terrific if you could leisurely stroll from your home to all the different places that you’re likely to visit in a typical week? Like for eating out, banking, paying utility bills, chatting with friends over coffee in a cosy corner, and shopping? If your answer is “Yes!” that is exactly what 162 Residency in Selayang has in mind for its residents.
The fast expanding town of Selayang is part of the Northern KL zone. Against the backdrop of the nearby Forest Reserve of Malaysia (FRIM), Selayang has several shopping complexes and hypermarkets, Selayang Hospital, UiTM Campus, colleges and schools. Add a whole slew of public services and agencies that include the Pejabat Tanah dan Daerah, Pejabat Kesihatan Daerah, Majlis Perbandaran Selayang, Syabas, JKR, and the Mahkamah, and you have an established township that has all the amenities that its residents need.
To be built smack in the centre of this hub of convenience is 162 Residency, Selayang, a fashionable, mixed commercial and residential development located on 5.38 acres of prime land. The development will comprise a central 7-storey building flanked by two 3-storey blocks which together offer a total of 454 units of condo-style apartments and 66 units of retail shops.
With apartment suite sizes that range from 810 sq ft to 1,175 sq ft, and 15 distinct layout designs, there certainly is a lot of choice for home buyers. Each unit has at least three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Prices for the residential units start from as low as RM107,100.
162 Residency, Selayang will be developed by a member of the MCT Group of Companies, a forward-looking and innovative properties group with an expanding stable of successful developments to its name, including the prestigious USJ 1 Avenue condominiums.
Under One Roof
Adopting a novel concept in apartment living, 162 Residency is designed for a young lifestyle that appreciates the aesthetics of a modern facade, condo-style, and the happy convenience of living, working, dining and shopping, all handily under one roof.
“162 Residency, Selayang, is a development with a difference,” said Mr KC Soo, General Manager of MCT 1999. “We wanted to create a stylish, self-contained and very secure community with condo-style apartment suites that home purchasers can’t wait to move in to, without having to pay an exorbitant price for that luxury.”
“This area has at least 15 public services and agencies and will also attract a lot of students because the UiTM Campus is situated just behind us and Kolej Komuniti Selayang is in the vicinity,” he added. “So purchasers of our apartment suites will be making a smart investment. Our apartment suites are ideal for students and mid-sized families since the units are functionally designed, affordably priced and as you can see, also give great value for money.”
Part of that value lies in being able to avoid the stress of a daily commute to work for some business owners and their staff. That highly convenient option is what 162 Selayang offers. About 50% of shop units on the Ground Floors are already being snapped up by trendy businesses that are in tune with the tastes of the urban lifestyle and the day-to-day needs of the residents: bistros, sidewalk café, restaurants, boutique retail outlets, health spa, pub and lounge. Residents won’t have to go far to gratify sudden cravings like a hankering for a cappuccino, a hot dog, or just for a spot of window-shopping, all of which can easily be satisfied by simply taking the lift to the Ground Floor.
In short, 162 Residency is one-stop convenience for the cool crowd. Travelling between the home, work, and entertainment, is literally a matter of steps.
That a lot of thought has been invested in the planning is evident in the practical features that characterise the development. For a start, the entire area is raised above street level so that even the First Floor apartment suites can enjoy the view from a whopping height of more than 30 feet above the ground.
All three apartment blocks have two lifts each that serve the top floor to the basement carpark. One of the two lifts is a “stretcher lift” of the type installed in hospitals, so that ferrying bigger pieces of furniture is made easier. Comfortably wide 6-foot corridors service the 3-storey apartment blocks while the central building has the benefit of even more generous ten-foot corridors.
A main feature of 162 Residency is its covered 2-storey carpark, one storey being located at ground level and the other just below it in a well-lit basement. Residents will be glad for this forethought as they would not have to fumble with umbrellas when they enter or alight from their cars on rainy days. With over 1,400 bays, there is ample parking for all. Residents and shop-owners have the right to free parking.
Another key feature of 162 Residency is the enhanced security provided. Aside from the fenced perimeters and barricade as you enter the area, the basement carpark is monitored by 24-hour CCTV. At night, specially trained guards protect and patrol the entire development. All access doors are controlled by a card access security system so that only those in possession of the authorised Touch ‘N’ Go cards are allowed entry.
“It’s just part of our corporate policy to do what we can so that our home purchasers and their family members can enjoy a comfortable lifestyle,” explains Mr Soo. “For example, the development was approved with a connecting bridge in order to provide residents and shoppers with an alternative access route to 162 Selayang. UiTM Campus in order to provide residents and shoppers with an alternative access route to 162 Selayang. UiTM student residents will find this shortcut very convenient too.”
Travelling into the City from 162 Residency is a breeze as three major highways will service the area: the existing MRR2, Selayang-Kepong Highway, and the proposed KL Outer Ring Road. A mere 10-minute drive will take you to KLCC in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. In addition, since the development is conveniently sited just next to the 3-lane KL-Rawang, taking the family for a picnic in the nearby Templer’s Park, or for a dip at the Selayang Hot Springs, is a pleasant treat to look forward to during the weekends.
162 Residency, Selayang, is targeted for completion in mid-2011. Purchasers are eligible for housing loans up to 100%. Early-bird registrants will enjoy free legal fees for SPA, loan agreement and stamp duty if they engage the services of the Developer’s panel of lawyers and financiers.
For more information, interested purchasers are invited to contact the Developer at 03-8023 6868 / 019-668 3792 / 019-232 6080 (Cik Hasrina) / 012-235 6065 (Cecelia) / 019-332 4479 (Annie) / 012-960 3866 (Wanie), or visit the company’s website at www.mcthomes.com.my.