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Curvo Residences: Setapak’s first integrated development set to defy buying trend in 2023


Backed by strong demand for residential properties in Setapak and the healthy & sustainable living concept, SkyArena’s final residential phase, Curvo Residences is expected to stir interest once again in high-rises.

©Curvo Residences | SkyWorld Development Group

Recognised as one of the oldest suburbs in Kuala Lumpur, Setapak has long graduated from a tin-mining and rubber estate town to a thriving student area. Thanks to the establishment of several highly reputable higher-learning educational institutions here, the influx of students has kept the residential property demand in Setapak—and by extension Wangsa Maju (due to the spillover effect)—healthy.

Since Setapak has a large student population, high-rises in Setapak commands good rental demand, which also led to the development of many new serviced apartment and condominium over the years. The demand factor and proximity to areas such as Mont’Kiara and KL City Centre have increased the appeal of living in Setapak.

Thus, although buying trend in Klang Valley seems to lean towards the landed property*, the demand for high-rise property in Setapak remains strong, consistent with the High-Rise Sale Demand Index growth in Q2 2022**.

One of the high-rise residential properties expected to contribute to this growth and defy buying trend is Curvo Residences by SkyWorld Development Group, one of the market’s leading and most renowned award-winning developers. Sources: PropertyGuru Malaysia Property Market Report Q2 2022
PropertyGuru Malaysia Property Market Report Q3 2022

Introducing Curvo Residences at SkyArena, Setapak

An overview of the SkyArena, Setapak ©Curvo Residences | SkyWorld Development Group

SkyArena, Setapak comprises three phases of residential (Ascenda Residences, Bennington Residences, and Curvo Residences) and one phase of the sports complex, the SkyArena Sports KL. Curvo Residences which sits on a 4.4 3-acre of land is the final residential phase in SkyArena, Setapak.

Curvo Residences is designed with the ‘Wabi-Sabi’ philosophy. The word ‘Wabi’ is derived from the word ‘wa’, which carries the meaning harmony, peace, tranquillity, and balance; the word ‘sabi’ describes the art of finding the beauty in nature’s imperfection and accepting the natural cycle of growth and decay.

The application of the ‘Wabi-Sabi concept for the interior focuses on raw textures, earthy hues, as well as organic and natural materials to amplify the usage of natural elements, thus further cementing Curvo’s Healthy & Sustainability Living mission.

What makes Curvo Residences unique?

The main entrance |©Curvo Residences | SkyWorld Development Group

Curvo is an acronym for Connectivity, Urbanity, Recreation, Versatility, and Oasis. The developer intended to perfectly blend these 5 key elements by infusing various health and sustainability features to bring the Curvo concept to life.


Good connectivity can make or break a great location. Setapak’s accessibility has drastically improved over the years and it is largely contributed by the access to highways such as Jalan Genting Klang, Kuala Lumpur Middle Ring Road 2 (MRR2), the Duta-Ulu Kelang Expressway (DUKE), the Ampang-Kuala Lumpur Elevated Highway (AKLEH) and the Setiawangsa-Pantai Expressway (DUKE 3). You can also get around via other major roads, such as Jalan Gombak and Jalan Tun Razak.

When it comes to public transportation, the area has ubiquitous access to a network of stations, namely Wangsa Maju LRT station, Sri Rampai LRT station, Setiawangsa LRT station and the upcoming station in Setapak along MRT Line 3, which is slated for completion by 2024. With a proposed station in Air Panas, the MRT line will open up access to more areas such as Sentul, Bandar Malaysia, Petaling Jaya, Segambut, and KL Eco City.


For a city to retain its attraction for residents, it must promote an environment that is liveable and self-sustaining, which are parts and parcels of urbanity. Over the years, Setapak has grown into an urban township offering all forms of conveniences – educational institutions, shopping malls, healthcare providers, retail spaces, parks etc. – within easy reach.


  •  Setapak Central Mall
  •  Wangsa Walk Mall
  •  Melawati Mall
  •  KL East Mall


  •  Columbia Asia Hospital
  •  KL General Hospital
  •  KPJ Tawakkal Hospital
  •  Gleneagles Hospital


  •  TAR University College
  •  Sri Utama International School
  •  Fairview International School
  •  UTM Kuala Lumpur

Convenience is, of course, the key incentive for living in an urban township, but it also affords the dweller a level of lifestyle appeal that few other homes can
offer. Curvo is the 1st integrated development in Setapak featuring the SkyArena Sports KL as part of the Masterplan. It boasts an impressive range of state-of-the-art facilities, such as a 10-lane FINA-certified Olympic-standard heated swimming pool and four international standard squash courts just to name a few.

To top it all, there is a spacious badminton court fitted with 14 BWF-standard courts, approved sports flooring and 720 retractable spectator seats.

What else does Curvo Residences offer?

50 types of top-notch facilities available across the development | ©Curvo Residences


Any residential development should include recreational facilities that promote healthy living and lifestyle. There are more than 50 types of top-notch facilities available across the development, starting from the sub-basement level to the ground podium and sky deck. Some of the most notable ones include: –

  • Level Sub-basement & Ground

Designed to promote healthy and sustainable living, you’ll find many recreational facilities on these two levels, such as Nature Rhythm Park, Forest Jog Trail, Canopy Trail, and Cycling Lane. Ideal for those who love to keep active and engage in physical activities of various forms.

  • Level 7

On this level, you’ll find more facilities for leisure, such as Library Nook, Steam Room, Terrace Garden, Infinity Lap Pool, Oxbowl Jacuzzi, Viewing Pavilion & Urban Farm and many more.

  • Level 29

This level features some unique offerings such as the Skybridge with SkyGolfer’s Arena, the Singing Room, a Sky Gym and a Panoramic Loft.

  • Level 43A

Last but not least, you get to appreciate the stunning city skyline via the SkyDeck with Moonlight Terrace and Stargazing Terrace on this level.


Ideal for any generation, Curvo Residences showcases its versatility by offering three different layout types with North-South orientation types ranging from 952 sq ft – 1345 sq ft.

Type A comes in 952 sq ft built-up and comprises 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, while type B offers a larger space at 1110 sq ft that comes with 3+1 bedrooms and 2 baths. The largest built-up at 1345 sq ft, type C, is consisted of 4+1 bedrooms and 3 baths. 

All three unit types boast a generous dining and living space that seamlessly connects with a large balcony to create a sense of airiness throughout. The clever use of natural lighting and full ventilation throughout the units further emphasise a feeling of spaciousness.

There are plenty of other innovative features available as well such as:

Lift Intelligent Group Control System

  • Fast and efficient elevators are the key to the resident’s happiness. This system can optimize the allocation and operation of lifts for residents, thus reducing the average waiting time by as much as 10%.

Automated Waste Control System (AWCS)

  •  Maintaining good hygiene and the cleanliness of the building is made easy with the AWCS. Your rubbish will be disposed of through the chutes and transported directly to sealed containers.

Seamless Mobile Access (Bluetooth)

  • In keeping with the latest Smart Home trends, Curvo Residences offers a keyless entry feature which allows you access without any card.

Solar PV Panels

  • The incorporation of Solar PV Panels provides the development with an inexhaustive source of renewable energy or green energy that will reduce carbon emissions and maximize the use of leftover space in the building.

Car EV Charging Station

  • For environmentally friendly residents who own an electric vehicle, there are EV Charging Stations available for your convenience.

Car Park Utility Room

  • There are additional storage rooms for residents in the parking bay area with direct access to their cars.

Car Park Direct Speed Ramp

  • You no longer have to dread driving up to the high car park floors with direct speed ramps that allow you almost immediate access to your car park level.


Some of Curvo’s facilities double as a green lung | ©Curvo Residences

According to the World Resources Institute, housing continues to suck up 32% of global energy and contributes 25% of carbon dioxide emissions.*** To remedy this Curvo Residences incorporates features that help in the reduction of carbon emissions, such as a 3.5-acre expanse of landscape with a green plot ratio of 8.654 and a solar PV system as an energy source option. 

Curvo Residences complies with the QLASSIC certification standard (with more than 75% Score Index), which means you can rest assured that your unit will come with minimal defects and good quality finish.

To increase its green status, the developer cleverly incorporated Green Certified Building features and recreational facilities that encourage healthy activities. Some of these facilities, such as the Green Facade Podium, Forest Jog Trail, Nature Rhythm Park, Cycling Lane, Urban Farm, Terrace Garden also double as a green lung for the development.

What’s in store in 2023 for Curvo Residences?

There are a lot of positive attributes when it comes to living in an urban township like Setapak. Factors that contribute to a healthy rental rate will naturally create a demand for property. If the high-rise sale demand index continues on an upward trend in 2023 and the proposed MRT Line 3 Air Panas station materialises on schedule, Curvo Residences will potentially enjoy a value uptick.

Interested in finding out more about Curvo Residences? Check out Curvo’s website or call +603 9212-3116. Alternatively, if you’re looking to experience the magnificence of Curvo Residences first-hand, visit SkyWorld Gallery @ Setapak.

PropertyGuru Malaysia Property Market Report Q2 2022*
PropertyGuru Malaysia Property Market Report Q3 2022**
World Resources Institute ***

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