HOC 2020: 20 properties to look out for in Johor


Before the HOC 2020 campaign ends, let’s take a look at some of the most desirable HOC projects that are available in Johor. 


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The outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted all economic sectors from tourism to retail and the automotive industry, but none is as precarious as the property industry. According to iProperty.com.my 2020 Portal Demand Analytics, the national demand for subsale homes experienced a slight decrease of -2.5% in H1 2020. However, this has since improved further to -1.3% by the end of 2020. Hoping to revive the property market and encourage home buyers to continue their searches following the outbreak, the government decided to bring back the Home Ownership Campaign (HOC) – it was originally ended back in December 2019. 

What is HOC?

The Home Ownership Campaign (HOC) in Malaysia was first announced as one of the housing initiatives under Budget 2019 to support aspiring first time home buyers in Malaysia to realise their dreams of buying a house and to alleviate the ongoing glut of unsold properties in Malaysia. This is a joint initiative by the Ministry of Housing and Local Government (KPKT) and the Real Estate and Housing Developers’ Association (REHDA) Malaysia

The HOC 2020 Campaign was brought back by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and it’s now parked under the economic recovery plan (PENJANA). The campaign will end on the 31st of December, 2021 and there aren’t any announcements on the extension at the moment. 

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What is the HOC package?

There are a number of benefits homeowners can enjoy when they purchase a HOC project, and they are:

  1. Full stamp duty exemption for property between RM300,001 and RM1million. 
  2. 10% discount on property price. 
  3. The stamp duty exemptions are applicable for the purchase of residential unit/s for Sale & Purchase Agreements executed between 1 June 2020 to 31 December 2021.

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HOC 2020 list in Johor

Since the inception of the HOC Malaysia, we’ve been seeing lots and lots of property developers registering with REHDA Malaysia. Here, we’ve compiled a list of HOC 2020 projects that are available in the Johor state. 

Aspira Gardens, Gerbang Nusajaya


© UEM Sunrise Group

Aspira Gardens at Gerbang Nusajaya will be the first residential enclave in Johor that allows its residents to install solar panels (even the street lights will be solar-powered) to promote sustainable living. The Semi-D and double-storey cluster houses offer three distinct layouts with a spacious built-up size ranging from 2,754 sq ft to 3,550 sq ft, perfect for multi-generational living. Like Aspira Parkhome, the gated and guarded community is only a few minutes drive away from the Second Link Expressway that connects its residents to JB city centre. 

Developer: Nusajaya Rise Sdn Bhd  

Type: Cluster House and Semi-D

Built-up: 2,754 sq ft – 3,550 sq ft

Year of completion: 2021

Ayera Residences, Kota Putri 


© Tropicana Danga Cove Sdn Bhd

The gated and guarded Ayera Residence is the latest addition to the 227-acre Tropicana Danga Cove township. Currently at the first phase of development, Phase one consists of 179 double-storey terrace houses and each unit comes with its own pocket garden. The township is strategically located near matured neighbourhoods like Bandar Baru Permas Jaya and Bandar Seri Alam, and it is only 10 minutes away from Johor Bahru city centre when you take the Eastern Dispersal Link.

Developer: Tropicana Danga Cove Sdn Bhd

Type: Terrace House

Built-up: 1,713 sq ft – 1,970 sq ft

Year of completion: 2020

Eucalia @ Impiana Bayu 3B2 – Bandar Seri Impian, Kluang


© Matrix Concepts

Eucalia @ Impiana Batu 3B2 is a part of Bandar Seri Impian’s mixed development that comprises retail shops and residential units. Located adjacent to the Impiana Square, which is the commercial hub of Bandar Seri Impian, there are a total of 150 units of double-storey terrace houses, offering 24-hour gated security with 2 years of free security charges. A 1.44-acre recreational park is also built within the township and the park is fully equipped with a children playground, cycling and jogging track to promote a healthy lifestyle among its residents. 

Developer: Matrix Concepts

Type: Terrace House

Built-up: 2,224 sq ft

Year of completion: 2021

Sunway Grid Residence, Sunway City Iskandar Puteri


© Sunway Iskandar Sdn Bhd

Designed to be the next hotspot in Iskandar Puteri Johor, Sunway Grid Residence is walking distance to Sunway International School, SJK(C) Cheah Fah, Sunway Big Box Retail Park and X-Park, and is surrounded by major attractions like LEGOLAND, Puteri Harbour and EduCity. In terms of design, the apartment allows its residents to customise it however they like and they can choose to opt for the loft or non-loft design. Some exciting facilities include an infinity pool, a gymnasium, a yoga deck, a basketball court and a multi-function hall. 

Developer: Sunway Iskandar Sdn Bhd

Type: Apartment

Built-up: 810 sq ft – 1,010 sq ft

Year of completion: 2021

Read more: 10 most expensive homes in Johor for 2020

Aspira Parkhomes, Gerbang Nusajaya


© UEM Sunrise Group

Located amidst lush greenery and refreshing settings, these double-storey link houses at Aspira Parkhomes are elegantly designed with an urban green living concept in mind. Offering 452 freehold units with excellent connectivity to surrounding neighbourhoods like Kota Iskandar, Medini, each unit is sized from 1,931 sq ft to 2,154 sq ft — comprises of 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms homes, and 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms homes. There is 24-hour security surveillance, perimeter fencing and CCTV monitoring to offer its residents peace of mind.

Developer: Nusajaya Rise Sdn Bhd  

Type: Double-storey terrace house

Built-up: 1,931 sq ft – 2,154 sq ft

Year of completion: 2021

Bukit Pelali @ Pengerang, Pengerang


© Bukit Pelali Properties Sdn Bhd

Bukit Pelali @ Pengerang (BPP) is a 363-acre integrated urban lifestyle township that consists of terrace houses, cluster homes, semi-D and an apartment with nearby retail and commercial amenities including shop offices, clubhouse, hotels, private hospital, school, mosque and petrol station. Set against the lush backdrop of Bukit Pelali, which inspires the development of its name, the gated and guarded township is strategically located next to Pengerang Integrated Petroleum Complex (PIPC), offering job and investment opportunities for its residents.

Developer: Bukit Pelali Properties Sdn Bhd

Type: Terrace House

Built-up: 2,005 sq ft

Year of completion: 2021

Country Garden Central Park, Damansara Aliff


© DAC Properties Sdn Bhd

The Country Garden Central Park is a freehold serviced residence that is built for multi-generational living. Offering a wide range of layouts, buyers can pick a unit that ranges from 1 bedroom to 4 bedrooms, and each unit comes with a balcony, smart lock and a multi-tiered security system. Residents can also enjoy lifestyle facilities like an indoor playground, a multi-purpose hall, a reading room, a chess room, a gym, a jogging track and a swimming pool. In terms of amenities, the residential tower is surrounded by over 200 commercial shop lots and its location is easily accessed via the Pasir Gudang Highway, the EDL highway and the Perling Highway. 

Developer: DAC Properties Sdn Bhd 

Type: Serviced Residence

Built-up: 403 sq ft – 1,631 sq ft

Year of completion: 2021 – 2023

Winter Sonata, Iskandar Puteri


© Country View Resources Sdn Bhd

With a built-up size of 3,467 sq ft that comes with 6 bedrooms, the three-storey cluster house at Winter Sonata is built for multi-generational living. Each bedroom comes with an ensuite bathroom and couples who stay in the master bedroom can enjoy using the walk-in closet too. A beautifully landscaped park is built within walking distance to encourage healthy living. Though the gated and guarded project is built on the outskirts of Iskandar Puteri, it has convenient access to the Iskandar Coastal Highway and the Malaysia–Singapore Second Link Expressway. 

Developer: Country View Resources Sdn Bhd 

Type: Cluster House

Built-up: 3,461 sq ft – 3,467 sq ft

Year of completion: 2020

Read more: What you need to know about living in a bungalow house in Malaysia

Senadi Hills Phase 1B, Iskandar Puteri 


© UEM Sunrise Berhad

The gated and guarded double-storey terrace house at Senadi Hills is built in the heart of Iskandar Puteri and has easy access to highways like Kota Iskandar Expressway and Iskandar Coastal Highway, and amenities like shopping centres, hospitals, schools, Puteri Harbour International Ferry Terminal and more. Located on elevated ground, the township has a low density with only 10 units per acre. Each unit is also designed to be wheelchair-friendly. 

Developer: Bandar Nusajaya Development Sdn Bhd 

Type: Double-storey terrace house

Built-up: 2,185 sq ft

Year of completion: 2021

Sky Trees, Bukit Indah


© S P Setia Johor

Located in a matured township of Bukit Indah, Sky Trees by S P Setia was designed with boutique suites in mind and each unit comes with a 4-tier security system and a smart lock to allow peace of mind. The residential block is integrated with lifestyle retail units and an alfresco courtyard at ground level. Amenities like supermarkets, banks and hospitals are also within reach. 

Developer: S P Setia Johor 

Type: Serviced Residence

Built-up: 581 sq ft – 1,001 sq ft

Year of completion: 2021

Aralia, Kulai


© IOI Properties Group Berhad

Surrounded by the Palm Villa Golf Course, these two-storey Semi-Detached homes at Aralia are a part of the fully integrated township of Bandar Putra Kulai. Ranging from a built-up size of 3,732 sq ft to 3,902 sq ft, all 68 residential units come with 6 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, and a side lawn for the little ones to run around. Security is also of utmost importance – not only is the gated and guarded township provided with a 24-hour security system, but each resident will also be given an access card to enter the area. 

Developer: IOI Properties Group Berhad 

Type: Semi-Detached House

Built-up: 3,732 sq ft – 3,902 sq ft

Year of completion: 2021

Estuari Gardens, Puteri Harbour


© UEM Sunrise Group

Sprawling across a spacious freehold 394-acre masterplan, the lush enclave of Estuari Gardens is home to a series of exclusive residential parcels, designed to provide a wholesome resort living experience within nature’s embrace and close to the award-winning waterfront destination, Puteri Harbour.

Developer: Bandar Nusajaya Development Sdn Bhd

Type: Double-storey terrace house

Built-up: 2,185 sq ft

Year of completion: 2021

Molek Regency, Taman Molek 


© Alpha Astral Realty Sdn Bhd

Boasting a wide range of first-class amenities like a fibre optic swimming pool, a sky garden, a water lounge and more, Molek Regency is a freehold serviced apartment that’s located in the heart of Taman Molek. Its nearby amenities consist of supermarkets, banks, hospitals, international schools, shopping malls and IKEA Tebrau. Unit size ranges from 640 to 2,855 sq ft and they come in a variety of layouts. For those who prefer a bigger and higher unit, they can consider getting the penthouse. Security-wise, Molek Regency has one of the best security systems – a 2-way intercom system, a panic button, 24-hour security and 24-hour CCTV surveillance. 

Developer: Alpha Astral Realty Sdn Bhd 

Type: Serviced Residence

Built-up: 640 sq ft – 2,855 sq ft

Year of completion: 2021

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Joyus, Taman Sutera 


© Tanah Sutera Development Sdn Bhd

Strategically located next to the Malaysia-Singapore Second-Link Expressway and Pasir Gudang Highway, it’ll only take the residents of Joyus a 20-minute drive to reach Woodlands and Tuas checkpoints, perfect for those who reside in Malaysia, but work in Singapore. This gated and guarded township consists of 52 semi-D houses with the size of a bungalow. Residents can also benefit from the 24-hour security patrol, lush greeneries surrounding the township and community activities. 

Developer: Tanah Sutera Development Sdn Bhd (Sutera) 

Type: Semi-Detached House

Built-up: 3,527 sq ft – 5,360 sq ft

Year of completion: 2016

Sri Penawar, Bandar Penawar


© MB World Group Berhad

If living near the beach is your idea of a dream home, then the two-storey terrace house at Sri Penawar would be a perfect choice. Nestled just 2km away from Desaru Coast, the 470-acre integrated township of Sri Penawar offers several types of landed house projects – Serenita Double Storey Terrace House – with built-up size from 1,089 sq ft to 2,097 sq ft.

Developer: MB World Group Berhad 

Type: Single-Storey and Double-Storey Terrace House

Built-up: 1,089 sq ft – 2,097 sq ft

Year of completion: 2021

Bandar Cemerlang, Ulu Tiram


© Crescendo Corporation Bhd

Bandar Cemerlang is a mixed development that’s strategically located along the Johor Bahru-Kota Tinggi Highway with 6,730 residential units, 518 shop offices, 12 plots of commercial areas and 66 plots of social amenities that covers a total of 864 acres of land. Houses in Bandar Cemerlang also feature over 10 themed gardens, water bodies, observatory hills, boulevards as well as large parks. Developed in three phases – Breeze (phase 1), Aura (Phase 2) and Harmony (phase 3) – all units come with four bedrooms and three bathrooms with a built-up space of 2,612 sq ft. 

Developer: Crescendo Corporation Bhd 

Type: Terrace House, Semi-D and Cluster House

Built-up: 2,510 sq ft – 3,245 sq ft

Year of completion: 2020

Pisonia Ville (Pac 2), Bandar UDA Utama


© UDA Land (South) Sdn Bhd

This freehold double-storey terrace house at Pisonia Ville (Pac 2) is nestled in the heart of Bandar UDA Utama and its location is near to an array of amenities like schools, hospitals, shopping malls, restaurants and recreational centres. The terrace houses at Pisonia Ville boasts spacious living and makes the perfect home for multi-generational living. There are two types of designs available to choose from, Type 2 with 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms or Type 3 with 6 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. 

Developer: UDA Land (South) Sdn Bhd 

Type: Terrace House, Semi-D and Cluster House

Built-up: 1,875 sq ft – 5,046 sq ft

Year of completion: 2021

Read more: 7 townships in Johor with properties below RM650,000

Bayu Angkasa, Iskandar Puteri


© UEM Sunrise Group

For modern families who are looking for practicality and peace of mind, the hillside apartment at Bayu Angkasa would make the perfect choice. The freehold apartment is equipped with high-end facilities like a swimming pool, a community hall, a nursery, a badminton court, a 24-hour security system and a covered walkway. Location-wise, residents here will have easy access to Kota Iskandar Expressway and Iskandar Coastal Highway. 

Developer: Nusajaya Heights Sdn Bhd 

Type: Double-storey terrace house

Built-up: 2,185 sq ft

Year of completion: 2021

Ilona, Setia Eco Gardens


© S P Setia Johor

An oasis within the city, Ilona is located in an award-winning township of Setia Eco Gardens. The 765-acre eco township consists of 94 double-storey terrace houses with 4 spacious bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a 20 ft backlane garden. The location is well served by major highways, making it accessible for its residents to go to JB city centre and Singapore.

Developer: S P Setia Johor 

Type: Terrace House

Built-up: 1,783 sq ft

Year of completion: 2021

Parc Regency, Plentong


© Mayland Projects (Johor) Sdn Bhd

The Parc Regency in Plentong has a total of 5 residential blocks and 2003 units, ranging from 810 sq ft to 1,010 sq ft. This 22-storey high serviced apartment has a wide range of facilities and amenities including a cafe, a game room, a multi-purpose hall, a playground, a sauna, a swimming pool, a gymnasium and more.  The residents benefit from its supreme location as it is well-connected to major highways like the Pasir Gudang Highway and Pandan Highway Johor Bahru. 

Developer: Mayland Projects (Johor) Sdn Bhd

Type: Serviced Residence

Built-up: 810 sq ft – 1,010 sq ft

Year of completion: 2021


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