With the Kuala Lumpur city centre just a mere eight kilometres away, Kuchai Lama is fast becoming a popular location for both developers and property owners. While Kuchai Lama has been well known as an industrial park, however the string of property developments in recent years have made their mark and changed the perception.
Among one of these developments is 288 Residences by Sigma One Builders, a subsidiary firm of Akisama Group Of Companies. Akisama itself has a variety of developments under their belt since they were established in 1979. Some of the developments they are known for are the Sungai Besi Business Park, Connaught Avenue, and Dynasty Garden Condominium, the last also in Kuchai Lama.
Launched in 2011 and completed in 2014, 288 Residences is made up of, which is exactly as its name suggests, 288 units. There are a total of four different layouts starting from 1,215 sq. ft. to 2,943 sq. ft. that are spread across two blocks with 24 storeys each. The smallest unit of 1,215 sq. ft. has three bedrooms and two bathrooms while the largest unit of 2,943 sq. ft. has six bedrooms and six bathrooms, providing ample space for a large family.
288 Residences has easy accessibility with connections to the The Kesas Highway (Shah Alam Expressway), Middle Ring Road 2, Maju Expressway, Sungai Besi Highway, Federal Highway, Old Klang Road, and KL Putrajaya Dedicated Highway. The New Pantai Expressway and North-South Highway are also a quick drive away via Jalan Kuchai Lama. If you are looking for public transportation, the Terminal Bersepadu Selatan is a 15-minute drive away and consists of the ERL, KTM, and LRT trains and even a bus terminal.
Facilities are standard but also convenient with a café, mini market, multipurpose hall, laundrette, and nursery. For relaxation, residents can make use of the swimming pool, wading pool, sauna, gymnasium, game room, and playground. There is also 24-hour security for the safety of residents at 288 Residences.
The initial launch price was approximately around RM450,000 or RM400 per sq. ft., but at the time of writing, the price for 288 Residences is averaging around RM650,000. Brickz.my has reported a recent sale of the 1,442 sq. ft. unit in June 2016 at RM720,000, which is around RM500 per sq. ft. However, future prospects of this property are looking good especially with the upcoming Kuchai Lama MRT Line 2 station a mere 10-minute drive away.