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Puncak Alam to see greater development.

PUNCAK Alam is rapidly transforming itself into a self-contained township in Kuala Selangor from being just an agricultural or industrial area.

Property players believe this new growth area is destined for bigger things.

Worldwide Holdings Bhd (WHB), one of the pioneer developers in Puncak Alam, has been there for almost 12 years and has developed 258ha in total.

Its first project was Puncak Bestari, and now, it is coming up with Rumah Selangorku houses as well as some commercial units.

WHB chief executive officer Datin Paduka Norazlina Zakaria told NST Property more developers were coming to Puncak Alam but she was not worried about the competition.

“We have been around for the last 24 years. We have our own strategies and concepts and our customers are also different. We started with Seksyen 7 in Shah Alam, and we went to Cheras and then Subang Bestari.

“Now we are in Puncak Alam. So we are widening our urbanisation map in Selangor. This is our contribution to the state government,” she said.

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PRICE APPRECIATION

According to Norazlina, house prices have doubled since 2010 when the developer launched the first phase of double-storey terraced houses priced below RM300,000 each.

Its latest offering in Puncak Bestari called Cendana comprises two-storey terraced houses priced below RM600,000 each, with a built-up area of 2,290 square feet.

“Previously, the area lacked landed properties. When we came in, we took advantage of that situation and came up with nice architectural designs and told our team we had to prove, it to the public that we could do this.

“This area is considered a suburb. We have to make sure we do not compromise on the quality. The Quality Assessment System for Building Construction Works score for our projects is about 80 per cent,” said Norazlina.

As the trend at that time was affordable luxury coupled with low-density development, WHB’s strategy worked, thus helping it to create its product branding, she said.

Norazlina pointed out that people were attracted to properties in Puncak Alam because they were considered value for money.

“We went there because the price of land was reasonable. However, today, the land price is the main factor that determines the final price of the property. We can’t compare Shah Alam with Puncak Alam.

“When we first came to Puncak Alam, land price was low, around RM130,000 per acre. Now, if you go to the town centre, people are selling land at about RM1 million per acre, and that of agriculture status too,” she said.

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STILL DEVELOPING

There was still a lot of room for improvement, especially regarding infrastructure, said Norazlina.

She said accessibility was the main issue a few years ago but the situation had improved with the opening of the Guthrie Corridor Expressway and Jalan Batu Arang-Kuala Lumpur-Kuala Selangor Expressway (Latar).

“In a way, the infrastructure is in place but we need more of it. Latar has definitely helped open up new developments in southern Kuala Selangor such as Puncak Alam, Ijok, Tasik Puteri, Kuang and Kundang. As a developer, we will focus on that route and make sure there is easy access to major highways.

“The improvement in infrastructure and amenities had attracted many players to Puncak Alam and its surrounding areas. The early developers include IJM Land and MKH Bhd while the new players are LBS Bina and Eco World.

“What is good about these developers is they are coming in with their own product types, and helping to relocate some of the industrial activities to Puncak Alam.”

Norazlina said basic amenities such as a mosque, schools, hypermarket and community centre were in place.

The township is also close to Universiti Teknologi Mara Puncak Alam campus.

What Puncak Alam is still lacking is a decent neighbourhood mall for the residents and younger generation.

The nearest medical facility is the Sungai Buloh Medical Centre, which is 27km away.

Norazlina said with the construction of a new hospital in Puncak Alam, more people would be attracted to the township.

She hopes that the Selangor State Development Corporation would venture into Puncak Alam and build a private hospital to cater for the lower- and middle-income group.

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CHALLENGES

Norazlina related some challenges WHB faced, such as a mismatch between the product pricing and affordability of buyers, stricter lending guidelines and real property gains tax.

“The increase in raw material costs is also affecting us, especially for certain Rumah Selangorku houses. If we use the Industrialised Building System, it is still not cheap as this concept works well only when you are building a large quantity of houses. We are just building 200 to 250 houses each time, so this is affecting our bottom line,” she added.

To mitigate that, Norzalina said WHB had to be creative with the marketing and sales of its products in reaching out to its target buyers.

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Worldwide Holdings signs 10-year deal to rehabilitate, preserve landfill in Sabak Bernam

SHAH ALAM: Worldwide Holdings Bhd (Worldwide Holdings), in a joint effort with Sabak Bernam District Council (MDSB) today, has signed a 10-year agreement to rehabilitate and preserve the existing non-sanitary landfill at Panchang Bedena in Sabak Bernam.

Worldwide Holdings chief executive officer Datin Paduka Norazlina Zakaria said through this partnership, the non-sanitary landfill will be upgraded to sanitary landfill where the waste management will be handled by Worldwide Holdings.

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Worldwide Holdings Bhd (Worldwide Holdings), in a joint effort with Sabak Bernam District Council (MDSB) today, has signed a 10-year agreement to rehabilitate and preserve the existing non-sanitary landfill at Panchang Bedena in Sabak Bernam

Norazlina said the 10.12ha (25 acres) of sanitary land has the capacity to handle about 60 tonnes of solid waste per day in and around Sabak Bernam areas.

“Before our operation works started in March last year, we had began carrying out preliminary works in August 2015.

“This is not the first project. We are also operating and managing two sanitary landfills; in Jeram, Kuala Selangor and in Tanjung 12, Kuala Langat,” she said.

Norazlina said using the leachate treatment system, residents will no longer faced with environmental pollution including stench and open burning of solid waste.

MDSB president Azlinda Azman who were present, said after a year’s operation, the district council has seen a drop in complaints from 60 per cent to 50 per cent as compared to previous years.

“MDSB, we are glad that this partnership took place and due to their expertise, we have seen dropping number of complaints.” she said.

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Amber

Pinnacles of luxury: Worldwide Holdings Bhd unveils Amber, the newest addition of luxury bungalows’ in Subang Bestari.

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SOME of us work our entire lives searching for a reward to invest in. These investments can come in the form of buying cars, via retail therapy or even in indulging on holidays.

However, for those that love to spend time at home, the true reward is investing in a property that can be enjoyed by both the property buyer, as well as the rest of the family.

Such a home should entwine the aspects of calming surroundings and architecture, which keeps in mind the importance of spatial generosity within a home.

Dedicated to buyers of the Gen-X cohort, homes offered within Amber are designed for multi-generational families, showcasing a large guest bedroom, which can optionally be converted into a future master suite.

The key theme adapted across the architecture of this unique property parcel is that each home owns large flexible spaces to cater to the ever changing lifestyles of individual future property owners of Ambers’ premier estate.

The layouts crafted by the architect of this property translates from the hard work that had been put in to take advantage of the sweeping views unique to the terrain, gifting each home with maximal natural lighting and cross ventilation.

Anuar Aziz Architect, has designed 41 spacious homes that are separated into four layouts.

These include 12 units of Type I bungalows, 19 units of Type II residences, nine units of Type III homes with lifts and a singular home under the Type IV layout, for one discerning buyer.

Type I and II homes offer five-plus-one bedrooms and six-plus-one bathrooms, while Type III and IV bungalows are presented with six-plus-one bedrooms and seven-plus-one bathrooms.

These low-dense units featuring just six units to an acre, will be sold from RM2,759,217 upward and is targeted to launch next month by Worldwide Holdings Bhd.

Amber is built in line with Qlassic Standards, implementing a minimum score of 80%,” said Worldwide Holdings Bhd general manager and property division head Rosli Ismail.

Quality is instilled at the very core of each home, as each home within the Amber parcel uses fully insulated gable roofs and overhangs, and a combination of finishes such as timber paneling and normal rendering.

In addition, large openings constructed for natural lighting and optimum ventilation are enhanced with powder coated aluminum and tinted glass, to minimize glare caused by the rays of the sun.

The west facing facades are given the highest priority, in terms of the usage of sun shading elements.

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As one would take a walk inside these mammoth homes, you will notice the usage of a combination of porcelain tiles installed on the lower floors, while the upper levels of each residence are finished with warm timber flooring.

The surfaces of external decks as well as fencing, incorporate fiber timber composite, a green and sustainable building material that ultimately provides an exquisite effect.

Spatial play is used with the creation of layouts for the homes offered within Amber, using the inter-play of double-volume spaces, voids, self-shading as well as the shading of external spaces.

Thus, to maximise the experience of ease and tranquility, some units within the parcel offer panoramic views right from the living room, while other residences within the estate provide internal gardens, allowing for ample natural lighting and breeze, without compromise on privacy.

Adding to that, some of the master bedrooms of these bungalows are attached to private terraces for one to relax and unwind.

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This distinct parcel also comes with certain features that make it stand out from the rest. These homes actively reduce the global carbon footprint, via the incorporation of a rain water harvesting system as well as solar panels installed to water heaters for all residences within Amber.

Encouraging communal living, the estate will also incorporate some facilities such as an integrated playground, a multipurpose court, gazebo and a reflexology path. This exclusive development is also guarded. For more information about this prestigious development, please contact Worldwide Holdings Bhd at 03-92120402.

For more information, visit bit.ly/amberworldwide

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Amber tawar kediaman eksklusif, mesra alam

Dikelilingi landskap hijau, WHB sedia banglo inovatif serta moden

Worldwide Holdings Bhd (WHB), menerusi cabang hartanahnya, bakal tampil dengan projek perbandaran terbaharu, Amber yang terletak di Subang Bestari, Subang.

Banglo mewah dua dan tiga tingkat itu dibina di kawasan seluas kira-kira 2.89 hektar yang dikelilingi landskap menghijau serta rekaan kediaman yang ino- vatif serta moden.

Projek berkenaan membabitkan pembinaan 41 unit kediaman dengan empat pilihan berbeza berkeluasan antara 4,369.18 hingga 6,365.68 kaki persegi.

Menurut WHB, pembinaan Amber adalah unik berbanding pembangunan hartanah sedia ada kerana ia menawarkan pengalaman berbeza serta menampilkan ciri rekaan eksklusif, moden serta mementingkan persekitaran lebih tenang daripada kesibukan kota.

Katanya, kepadatan pemba- ngunan di Amber adalah rendah kerana hanya ditawarkan untuk enam unit di kawasan seluas 0.4 hektar.

Pengudaraan, pencahayaan semula jadi

“Ia juga menawarkan konsep susun atur terbuka untuk me nambah ruang lebih fleksibel bercirikan mesra alam sepert panel solar dan mengitar semula air hujan,” katanya dalam kenya taan di Kuala Lumpur, baru-baru ini.

Turut menambah keunikan

rekaan kediaman ialah pengudaraan dan pencahayaan semula jadi selain menyediakan kemudahan seperti taman permainan bersepadu, gelanggang pelbagai guna, gazebo dan laluan refleksologi.

WHB menambah, Amber direka bagi mereka berusia 40 tahun ke atas yang mempunyai ruang lebih selesa, fleksibel dan mengikut trend gaya hidup masa kini.

Pada masa sama, kediaman itu juga memiliki ciri estetika yang menggunakan pendekatan moden tropika serta kemasan lebih elegan.

“Pelaksanaan Sistem Penilaian Kualiti dalam Pembinaan (Q-lassic) juga memperoleh skor minimum 80 peratus bagi setiap unit,” katanya.

Amber ditawarkan dalam empat pilihan iaitu pilihan I (12 unit), II (19 unit), III sembilan unit dengan penyediaan lif dan pilihan IV hanya satu unit.

Ia turut menyediakan pakej jualan menarik dengan mana pembeli Bumiputera ditawarkan diskaun 10 peratus dan tiga peratus untuk bukan Bumiputera.

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PINNACLES OF LUXURY

SOME of us work our entire lives searching for a reward to invest in. These investments can come in the form of buying cars, via retail therapy or even in indulging on holidays.

However, for those that love to spend time at home, the true reward is investing in a property that can be enjoyed by both the property buyer, as well as the rest of the family.

Such a home should entwine the aspects of calming surroundings and architecture, which keeps in mind the importance of spatial generosity within a home.

Dedicated to buyers of the Gen-X cohort, homes offered within Amber are designed for multi-generational families, showcasing a large guest bedroom, which can optionally be converted into a future master suite.

The key theme adapted across the architecture of this unique property parcel is that each home owns large flexible spaces to cater to the ever-changing lifestyles of individual future property owners of Ambers’ premier estate.

The layouts crafted by the architect of this property translates from the hard work that had been put in to take advantage of the sweeping views unique to the terrain, gifting each home with maximal natural lighting and cross ventilation.

Anuar Aziz Architect, has designed 41 spacious homes that are separated into four layouts.

These include 12 units of Type I bungalows, 19 units of Type II residences, nine units of Type III homes with lifts and a singular home under the Type IV layout, for one discerning buyer.

Type I and II homes offer five-plus-one bedrooms and six-plus-one bathrooms, while Type III and IV bungalows are presented with six-plus-one bedrooms and seven-plus-one bathrooms.

These low-dense units featuring just six units to an acre, will be sold from RM2,759,217 upward and is targeted to launch next month by Worldwide Holdings Bhd.

“Amber is built in line with Qlassic Standards, implementing a minimum score of 80%,” said Worldwide Holdings Bhd general manager and property division head Rosli Ismail.

Quality is instilled at the very core of each home, as each home within the Amber parcel uses fully insulated gable roofs and overhangs, and a combination of finishes such as timber panelling and normal rendering.

In addition, large openings constructed for natural lighting and optimum ventilation are enhanced with powder coated aluminium and tinted glass, to minimize glare caused by the rays of the sun.

The west facing facades are given the highest priority, in terms of the usage of sun shading elements.

As one would take a walk inside these mammoth homes, you will notice the usage of a combination of porcelain tiles installed on the lower floors, while the upper levels of each residence are finished with warm timber flooring.

The surfaces of external decks as well as fencing, incorporate fiber timber composite, a green and sustainable building material that ultimately provides an exquisite effect.

Spatial play is used with the creation of layouts for the homes offered within Amber, using the inter-play of double-volume spaces, voids, self-shading as well as the shading of external spaces.

Thus, to maximise the experience of ease and tranquillity, some units within the parcel offer panoramic views right from the living room, while other residences within the estate provide internal gardens, allowing for ample natural lighting and breeze, without compromise on privacy.

Adding to that, some of the master bedrooms of these bungalows are attached to private terraces for one to relax and unwind.

This distinct parcel also comes with certain features that make it stand out from the rest. These homes actively reduce the global carbon footprint, via the incorporation of a rain water harvesting system as well as solar panels installed to water heaters for all residences within Amber.

Encouraging communal living, the estate will also incorporate some facilities such as an integrated playground, a multipurpose court, gazebo and a reflexology path. This exclusive development is also guarded. For more information about this prestigious development, please contact Worldwide Holdings Bhd at 03-92120402