Monday, March 28, 2011

A Special Kind of Restaurant @ Taman Putra Prima

A RM2 vegetarian restaurant by Buddist organisation

Friday, March 18, 2011

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Millennium Group to transform Puchong with Millennia City

KUALA LUMPUR: The Millennium Group of Companies is ready to transform the commercial and property landscape of Puchong with its integrated flagship city, Millennia City.According to Benjamin Tan, executive director of Millennium, Millennia City will be spilt into two phases: commercial and residential.Tan was speaking to the media following the official launch of Millennia City and the singing of management agreement between Millennium and Hilton Worldwide. The event was officiated by Tourism Minister Datuk Sri Dr Ng Yen Yen.Phase one of the ambitious 100-acre development comprises M Square — a 380,000 sq ft self-enclosed six-storey shopping mall that is linked to the 255-room Hilton Garden Inn — and a trendy 2.1 million sq ft Street Mall made up of 13 blocks of six-storey retail and office units. The project has a total gross development value (GDV) of RM1.5 billion.M Square will also cater to the MICE market segment with a state-of-the-art convention hall with a seating capacity of 1,200."The development will be split evenly, 50% for commercial and 50% for residential. We are still in planning stages for phase two but it will consist of mainly high-end high-rise properties," said Tan, adding that the developer will be focusing on high-end projects from now on.Tan acknowledged that questions have been raised about its choice of location for such a big project. He asserted his confidence in Puchong, citing findings from its research that showed Puchong is currently one of the fastest growing districts in Malaysia in three key areas — population, monthly household income and commercialisation.The primary catchment area in Puchong is an estimated 420,000 people while its secondary catchment area 10 minutes away reaches 1.2 million people.In addition, says Tan, in just over six years from 2000, the percentage of households in Puchong earning between RM7,000 to RM20,000 have increased from 3% to 87%.The developer is planning to sell a percentage of the units on a compulsory leaseback basis."We are looking at it as an investment type of property. We want to manage the place so we can control the tenant mix and we will offer our buyers a guarantee return of about 6% to 6.6%,"offered Tan.The developer is targeting to start sales of its units by end of March at an average price of RM1,700 psf.Meanwhile, making its debut in Malaysia as part of Millennia City is the Hilton Garden Inn. This also marks the entry of an international hotel brand in Puchong.The hotel will feature the brand's key signature offerings including the Garden Sleep System bed, ergonomic Mirra chair by Herman Miller and complimentary Internet access. Business facilities will include four meeting rooms and a 24-hour business centre while its leisure facilities include a swimming pool and a fully-equipped gym.Tan noted a sharp increase in demand in the recent years for mid-market hotels in Puchong."We chose Hilton Garden Inn because it is upscale yet affordable. With the recent opening of the 500th Hilton Garden Inn hotel internationally, the success and appeal of the brand is proven," said Tan.Construction is expected to start in 3Q2011, and will be completed by 2013.
source: TheEdge

Monday, March 14, 2011

LRT extension: Saujana stays, Sri Aman to be realigned

A briefing conducted by Prasarana Negara Berhad (Prasarana) to the Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) today revealed that the proposed Kg Sri Aman LRT station in Puchong will be realigned, while no change has been made for the proposed Saujana Residency station.
Prasarana, however, is forking out RM4 million to compensate Saujana Residency residents whose units will be affected by the proposed station, which will be the fourth in the Kelana Jaya line extension, said MPSJ’s city planning department head Yunos Kashib.
Yunos (right) said the compensation amount has been increased as the station, to be built on a tennis court, will be merely four meters away from some units.
Komunitikini was told that the decision came about after an instruction from Selangor Menteri Besar Khalid Ibrahim in an economic action (MTES) meeting last month.
The federal government-linked company had also issued K Forms (Borang K) to acquire plots of land that are involved in the project.
Transportation Ministry, Railway Department and Land Public Transport Commission are expected to meet up soon to study how the Kelana Jaya line extension would compliment the forthcoming Mass Railway Transit Project.
Besides, Prasarana has vetoed the Alam Megah alternative route as it is vying for Education Ministry’s approval to build a station in front of Sekolah Wawasan USJ.
On the other hand, the much-criticised Kg Sri Aman station of the Ampang line extension will be realigned via an alternative route through Jalan Berkat.
It was reported last year that the station might be relocated to Kg Kuala Sungai Baru, a village across a river from Kg Sri Aman.
Yunos said the new route will have little impact on the livelihoods of Kg Sri Aman residents.
“Prasarana will conduct a briefing with the local villagers soon,” he said, adding that the route plan will also be displayed at MPSJ headquarters starting March 15.
Meanwhile, councillor Looi Kheng Min has asked the company to further engage stakeholders during the meeting.
“Many of the information they relayed to us have not been distributed to the public,” he told Komunitikini.
He believes that Prasarana is capable of handling some 2000 public complaints on the issue and produce a responsive adjustment.
November 25, no hindrance from him if Education Ministry approve Prasarana’s demand to build a station in front of Sekolah Wawasan USJ.

source: komunitikini 9 Mar, 2011

Friday, March 11, 2011

LBS Bina to make high-end jump

Spearheading LBS Bina's brand in the high-end market will be its jewel project called D'Island Residence in Puchong - an eight-year project with a gross development value (GDV) of RM2.9 billion.Overall, the D'Island Residence will be developed on 175 acres and once completed, it will have a total of 237 units of super-link house, 298 semi-detached units, 148 bungalow units and 352 high-end condominiums as well as commercial units.The signs are good as during the soft launch recently, 51 units of super-link houses were sold. The official launch is in April 2011.It also plans to launch 122 units of super-link houses that cost just below RM1 million each and 74 units of semi-detached houses at above RM2 million.
source: Btimes
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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Apartments near a retail mall

BOLTON’S latest offering of serviced apartments at the 139.62ha leasehold township, The Wharf Residence, comprises 1,002 units housed within three blocks of 33-storey towers.
Sizes range between 818 and 1,125 sq ft while prices of the units start from RM280,000.
“We are transforming the landscape of Taman Tasik Prima, into a lifestyle-driven community through the introduction of The Wharf Residence,” said Bolton executive chairman Datuk Azman Yahya.
The project is Taman Tasik Prima’s three-in-one commercial development situated on a 15-acre (6.07ha) parcel and features boutique showroom offices known as BizWalk, The Wharf Residence and a retail mall.
Upon completion, The Wharf is envisioned to be a vibrant destination in Puchong.
The project was first unveiled in August 2010 and the first component released for sale was BizWalk, 32 blocks of three-storey boutique showroom stratified offices, with prices ranging from RM2.2 to RM3.8mil.
“All units of BizWalk has been sold out and we expect more of the same from The Wharf Residence,” he said.
In conjunction with the registration exercise for The Wharf, Bolton held a Chinese New Year open house.
More than 500 residents attended the celebrations at Taman Tasik Prima Puchong which was organised by the developer Prima Nova Harta Development Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bolton.
The all-day open house is an annual event and it started with a special acrobatic performance by a troupe of performers specially flown in from China.
It was followed by the customary lion dance performance and God of Prosperity appearance.
Other highlights included performances by a Chinese orchestra and local artistes, and a calligraphy competition. Lucky draws were also held throughout the day.
source: TheStar

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Need to widen LDP stretch to prevent bottleneck

THE bottleneck underneath the flyover at the Damansara-Puchong Highway (LDP) near IOI Mall in Puchong can only be alleviated if the road is widened.
In order to do that, part of the private land next to the road, where Casa Square currently sits on, has to be first acquired by the Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ).
During a site visit yesterday with highway concessionaire Litrak and local BN representatives on Tuesday, Puchong parliamentary liaison officer Datuk Loo Yeng Peng said MPSJ should initiate discussion with the landowner.
Currently, the four lanes for traffic coming from Bukit Jalil, Jalan Puchong, IOI Mall and Sunway toll are narrowed down to two lanes, causing traffic congestion during peak hours.
“If the land is provided, an extra lane can be built,” Loo said.
Further down the road, three additional lanes would be added to the current five mainline lanes in front of IOI Mall, as part of the congestion mitigation plan by Litrak.
The concessionaire has also decided to make the contra flow permanent (for motorists to utilise the north-bound lanes to head towards Putrajaya), instead of just implementing it during the evening rush hours from 4.30pm to 8.30pm.
To compensate north-bound motorists, a 490m bridge heading to the Sunway toll will be built.
Litrak engineering department senior manager Francisco Anthony Dass said once everything was completed in early 2013, motorists from the Sunway toll going towards Bandar Puchong Jaya, Old Klang Road, Kesas Highway and Bukit Jalil would be separated from those heading to Putrajaya and other residential areas after Bandar Puchong Jaya.
“They have to decide their destination at the toll gate in order to take the correct lanes,” he said. Loo also urged MPSJ to re-establish the Traffic and Public Transportation Committee to look at traffic management in Puchong.
The committee, which was headed by former Kinrara assemblyman Dr Kow Cheong Wei, was operational from 2005 to 2008.
“We were tasked with liaising with RapidKL, other local councils and government departments, besides planning the traffic system for the future,” Kow explained.
Loo added that the council should also look at building internal links within residential areas so that motorists did not have to rely on LDP to get to places.
Meanwhile, Francisco said the 700m ramp from the Puchong Intan Interchange to Puchong Perdana Interchange was currently 60% completed. “We hope to finish it by end of the year,” he said.

source: TheStar

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Najib is Coming to Town!

Najib is Coming to Puchong Utama This Saturday! Don't forget to bring your camera!