|Development||Asking price psf|
|Opus, KL||RM 1,009.63 – RM 1,573.08 /sq. ft.|
|The Robertson, Bukit Bintang||RM 850.51 – RM 1,483.30 /sq. ft.|
|Star Residences One, KLCC||RM 1,378.34 – RM 2,146.81 /sq. ft.|
|The Sentral Residences||RM 1,041.11 – RM 1,468.63 /sq. ft|
|Sunway Belfield||From RM655 /sq.ft|
Looking for a freehold property with dazzling sky views at an affordable price? KL’s hidden gem Kg Attap offers a tantalising option.
One of the blessings in disguise of the current national lockdown is that we have more free time to browse online and scout different areas for property with potential long-term value. Among the lands gaining more attention is Kampung Attap, a thriving location in the heart of Kuala Lumpur city centre that belies its rustic name.
If ever there is a place that deserves the moniker “Hidden Treasure in the City”, it is Kg Attap. Although it might not be as well-known as other prime areas in Kuala Lumpur, high-profile developments surrounding the area have increased the visibility of Kampung Attap manifold, especially among astute property investors.
For decades, Kg Attap has been known for its proximity to many notable national landmarks such as the Royal Museum, National Mosque and Stadium Merdeka, as well as famous cultural and commercial districts in KL such as KLCC and Chinatown, Petaling Street.
Kg Attap’s profile is expected to rise exponentially in the coming decades; several major government-backed mega projects such as the Merdeka 118 tower, Tun Razak Exchange (TRX) and Bandar Malaysia are expected to have a significant economic impact on areas within their vicinities, including Kg Attap which is less than 5km away from all three projects.
Let’s look at some of the main reasons why you should consider Kg Attap as your next investment, especially if you prefer a freehold property.
1. Classy freehold homes at affordable prices
Price is arguably the most critical factor for property buyers in land-scarce KL. With city property prices skyrocketing in the past decade, finding a competitive asking price below RM900 psf is akin to finding a needle in a haystack. However, there is still a handful that meets that promise.
We have gathered a list of properties surrounding Kg Attap to have a clear comparison of the asking prices per square foot (psf).
From RM655psf, Sunway Belfield proves there are still value buys to be found in Kg Attap. If you love breath-taking views in the heart of Kuala Lumpur city centre at affordable prices, Sunway Belfield is one to fit the bill, developed by the award-winning Master Community Developer, Sunway Property.
The RM1 billion development on Jalan Belfield sits on 4.53 acres of land in KL city centre, and consists of serviced apartment with Exclusive Sky Homes of a Semi-D and bungalow concept. To top it off, it is the only freehold development within a 3km radius of Kg Attap. Sunway Belfield further impresses with its Gold Rating award by GreenRE for Sustainable Development (Residential Category), a value appreciated by environmentally conscious buyers.
Sunway Belfield’s serviced apartment comprises Towers A and B at 54 storeys and 440 units respectively. Tower A and B offer 5 different layouts with built-up sizes ranging from 797 sq ft to 1,345 sq ft with a choice of 2 – 4 bedrooms and 2 – 3 bathrooms. Their practical and functional layouts have been carefully designed to be suitable for family-use or investment, with their largest unit layout offering the most flexibility, whereby you can easily convert one of the rooms to become your very own home office as working from home is the new norm in the midst of pandemic times.
On top of that, their layouts Type C (1119sqft), Type D (1152sqft) and Type E (1345sqft) all boast the convenience of having both dry and wet kitchen at home.
Sunway Belfield units are priced competitively from RM650,000, making it a bargain for property hunters looking for freehold homes in this prime area.
2. Prime location, easy access
Property buyers in city centres place the utmost importance on location and access, and buyers in KL often scout for homes with excellent access roads and highways. Good public transportation used to be considered as an added-value bonus, but is now a daily necessity for KL’s workforce.
Thanks to its strategic location, Kg Attap residents and property owners are spoilt for choice when it comes to travelling options.
Fortunately, Sunway Belfield ticks all these boxes. Accessibility is one of its main strengths; within a short distance are various major highways such as Federal Highway and the north-and south-bound PLUS Expressway via Jalan Syed Putra, Jalan Damansara and Jalan Istana.
Sunway Belfield is also positioned close to public transportation, within mere walking distance (400m) to the Maharajalela Monorail Station, and from there, one station to Hang Tuah LRT Interchange Station and three stations to Bukit Bintang MRT Connecting Station.
It is also two stations to KL Sentral, Malaysia’s largest transportation hub featuring an integrated rail transportation centre connecting urban and suburban residential, commercial and industrial areas. It supports six major rail networks including KTM Intercity, KTM Komuter, RapidKL (Kelana Jaya and Ampang Lines), KLIA Express, KLIA Transit and KL Monorail.
For domestic and international travellers, KL Sentral provides connectivity via trains to Malaysia’s two major airports – Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and klia2 within half an hour, as well as access to Putrajaya, Cyberjaya and Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC).
3. Popular city landmarks to visit
As mentioned above, Kg Attap has been known for its proximity to many famous KL landmarks and looks set to benefit from many other mega projects in the coming decades—which puts Sunway Belfield within proximity to many popular historical, cultural and tourist landmarks in the city.
It is within walking distance (800m) to KL’s latest pride and joy, the Merdeka 118 tower, an integrated development including a retail mall, offices and residences. The Merdeka 118 will be the tallest building in Malaysia and Southeast Asia when it is completed next year and the second tallest in the world at 644m behind the Burj Khalifa in Dubai at 829.8m. If that is not enough, Sunway Belfield’s units will have breath-taking views of the Merdeka 118.
Without a doubt, one of the most alluring promises of Sunway Belfield is the predicted economic boon in the immediate area with the addition of Merdeka 118 tower to the KL skyline. If the history of shiny tall buildings is any guide, it may bring about a future increase in value as well and rental growth for properties in its vicinity, which naturally includes Sunway Belfield.
More local cultural attractions and eateries are nearby in Chinatown, Petaling Street which is also within walking distance (800m). For endless shopping therapy, the famous KLCC, Pavilion KL and Plaza Lowyat are just 4.4km, 3.2km and 3km away respectively. Other attractive places to visit that are within Sunway Belfield’s vicinity include the KL Tower (4.4km), Perdana Botanical Garden (4.6km), KL Railway station (2.4km), Chan She Shu Yuen Clan Ancestral Hall (400m) and Sultan Abdul Samad Building (2km).
4. Amenities galore
Amenities such as schools and hospitals are no less important in any new developments. Kg Attap’s central location bodes no surprise that Sunway Belfield will be surrounded by a plethora of renowned educational centres and top-class medical facilities.
These include schools such as SJK (C) Kuen Cheng 1 which is within walking distance (400m), as well as Kuen Cheng Secondary School (400m) and Alice Smith Primary School (4.5km). If you need medical attention and services, there are Tung Shin Hospital (3km), Sunway Medical Centre Velocity (3.8km) and Prince Court Medical Centre (4.8km) among others.
5. Facilities for every occasion
All work and no play is absolutely not the way to enjoy city living. Sunway Belfield has best-in-class leisure facilities that cater to everyone’s whims and fancies, whether you feel like going for a quick swim, having a sweaty workout or singing your hearts out. On a lovely day, you can gaze upon the luxurious view of Merdeka 118 from the sky deck—What’s not to love?
In conclusion, Sunway Belfield is a development that is worth considering for the strong unique selling points (USPs) of its offerings, Freehold address with affordable prices, as well as stunning views from its units, sky deck and sky function room.
The project is scheduled to be completed by 2024. Tower A has sold out 90% of its units, an impressive feat considering the ongoing pandemic and lockdown. Interested buyers can also consider Tower B which was just launched in March 2021 and is now open for sale.
Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime golden opportunity to own freehold property in a prime area in KL city centre. You can also benefit from tremendous savings of up to RM32k under the ongoing Home Ownership Campaign (HOC). Recently, the Ministry of Finance (MOF) announced that the HOC stamp duty exemption scheme has been extended until the end of 2021.
Besides being a HOC project, Sunway Belfield also offers partially furnished units with digital locksets, air-conditioners, kitchen cabinets, hood/hob/oven, shower screens with doors and storage water heaters.
For further details, please check out Sunway Belfield’s other features here.