Redefined living at ARCA@Klang

Artist’s impression of ARCA@Klang (side view).

JAG Land Sdn Bhd, a wholly own subsidiary of JAG Berhad, is excited to provide the Klang community with a revolutionary product – its debut integrated strata development promises an iconic commercial address, functional and practical residential layouts complete with fabulous on-site facilities.

A freehold integrated development comprising of residential, office and retail components spread across 3.33 acres of land along Jalan Sungai Jati in Taman Sentosa, Klang, ARCA is all geared up to introduce a new lifestyle to its immediate neighbourhood. Bearing an estimated GDV of RM220 million, ARCA would have the honour of being the biggest integrated strata development within a 4km radius once completed.

Located just 800 metres away from the upcoming West Coast Expressway (WCE)’s Sri Andalas interchange junction, ARCA@KLANG promises a fast and easy commute for its residents and visitors. Even though it is nestled along the most bustling street in Klang, ARCA@KLANG promises a low-density and secure living experience.

Designed as an integrated lifestyle development, the freehold project consists of 6 units of dual frontages boutique shops, an office tower with 117 units of modern office suites as well as two residential towers, which comprises 238 units of sky bungalows and sky semi-Ds. These are exclusively designed for those who appreciate modern urban living, excellent connectivity and easy access to the city centre as well as luscious green spaces.

In addition to multi-tier security and green features, ARCA provides for a private, low-density living environment at an attractive price tag as compared to most current launches of high-density developments housed within a small pocket of land.

The name of the development, “ARCA”, which means sculpture in Bahasa Malaysia aptly captures its vision to be the first contemporary architectural building along Jalan Sungai Jati. ARCA@KLANG is a notable structure from all angles, truly living up to its name.

ARCA is the missing jigsaw piece in Klang’s property puzzle

The brains behind the project, Ng Seng Teik, JAG Land’s Project Director said that the landmark development will serve to fulfill the latent demand from millennial homebuyers and new start-up business owners. The development’s vicinity is a very mature neighbourhood which consists mostly of landed residential homes and low-rise apartments, complemented by shops fronting the main road of Jalan Sungai Jati.

These are supported by factories/ warehouses located some distance away. What it doesn’t have, however, is a unique lifestyle development often sought by the current generation of homebuyers and business owners. This uncaptured demand was what spearheaded the conceptualisation of ARCA@Klang.

Ng shared, “JAG Land has put in considerable effort into the development of this integrated project – it took many trips back to the drawing board, but our team has managed to shake up conventional high-rise development designs to come up with engineering and layout tweaks which will maximise the living and working experience at ARCA”.

Artist’s impression of ARCA Residence.

Let the numbers do the talking

Some sceptics, however, might question the location – Is Klang really a residential hotspot?

The introduction of new developments in the area over the past year is causing a property demand renaissance in Klang, with increased interest from aspiring homebuyers.

Latest figures from iPropertyiQ.com1 (April 2016 – March 2017) revealed that Klang actually garnered the highest sales in terms of sub-sale residential properties, beating established crowd favourites such as Puchong, Cheras, Subang Jaya and Petaling Jaya.

Klang garnered the top spot for Y-O-Y secondary home sales throughout Selangor, as of March 2017.

Source: iPropertyiQ.com

Residential demand might be picking up, but these recent years have seen the emergence of a supply gap, shared Datin Stacey Tan Siew Ching, JAG Berhad’s Chairperson and Executive Director.

She added, “We have gone on the ground and done our homework and we can tell you this – there is a demand from the younger locals, who are looking for a comprehensive residential solution and wish to upgrade to a visually-appealing, comfortable home offering recreational facilities and top-notch security.

It is no different from the wants and desires of the urban millennial couple/ young Malaysian family; the only difference is that majority of our target purchasers are reluctant to move out of the Klang area as they want to be close to their parents and extended family. Also, many bear sentimental value and are familiar with the neighbourhood they grew up in. The introduction of new commercial components in Klang further supports the younger locals’ desire to remain residing in the area.

With its highly-functional designs and refined lifestyle concepts, ARCA might just provide the catalyst Klang needs – That is the beauty of property development; it has the power to transform an area for the better. Take Old Klang Road (OKR) for instance which was once a quiet Chinese neighbourhood; over time various prime developments have driven OKR’s growth into a bustling commercial, residential and entertainment district,” explained Datin Stacey.

Property adds a new dimension to JAG’s business

JAG Land Sdn Bhd is a wholly-owned subsidiary of JAG Berhad, an ACE market-listed electronic and industrial waste processor company which was formed in 2013, following the reverse acquisition of Jaring Metal Industries Sdn Bhd. In March this year, JAG officially diversified into property development and investment upon obtaining shareholders’ approval.

The company’s core business will always remain as an e-waste management, which is the processing of electronic and industrial waste, where ferrous, non-ferrous and precious metals are then extracted and refined.

Rationalising the company’s new venture, Datin Stacey explained,“The diversification into property development is the way of expanding our income stream while mitigating our reliance on commodity prices, which fluctuates according to the market.

And nothing else is more stable than bricks and mortar – the slowdown aside, the property industry is currently expecting a recovery and we believe that our timing is ideal. Also, the long-term demand for quality and innovative properties, especially in key urban areas, will continue to be robust buoyed by rapid urbanisation and economic growth.

That is why the right property types at attractive price points will sell well, even in a slow market.”

Ng Seng Teik, JAG Land’s Project Director with Datin Stacey Tan Siew Ching, JAG Berhad’s Chairperson & Executive Director.

Crafting a space that will last generations

JAG Land wholly believes in the creation of a unique product that benefits and ensures quality for our purchasers. The condominiums are housed within two towers and conceptualised with “Privacy Inspired” and “Designed for Life”.

With only 7 units per floor, the ARCA Residence delivers on its low-density promise. Each floor features three Sky Semi-Ds designed units at 913 sq ft and 4 Sky bungalows designed units measuring 1,018 sq ft each. The latter will be situated at the corner ends of the floor, allowing for maximum space efficiency.

Most importantly, there are up to 38 facilities and features spread across the residential component itself including resort-style swimming pool, poolside cabana with rain curtains, yoga deck, jogging track, 20-feet grand dropoff point, alfresco tai chi deck and many more as well as the featured element gardens such as flora garden, meditation garden, scented garden and herb garden.

A basketball court and meditation garden separate the office podium from the residential deck.

ARCA residents will get to enjoy the perks of a landed home – the way the units are spaced out throughout the floor provides a comfortable, private living experience within a naturally ventilated environment.

Furthermore, the way the residential units are spaced out throughout the floor provides a comfortable, private living experience within a naturally ventilated environment.

Ng shared, “We want to avoid the typical boxy design of highrise residential units which creates a pigeon-hole effect. JAG Land is adamant that ARCA residents get to enjoy the perks of a landed home too- that is why we decided on a design where the units will be separated by pockets of air or hollow spaces in between each other. This innovative build may compromise on space, but it provides a huge difference in terms of air ventilation and privacy, which is usually only experienced when living in a landed home.”

All condominium units offer fairly unobstructed views, allowing plenty of natural sunlight to shine through. There are 34 dual-key units available too to cater to multi-generational families as well as for investment purposes. Each unit comes with either two or three covered car parks. At a tentative RM589 per sqft, these residential units are a steal for sure.

A commercial hit in the making

Meanwhile, ARCA Tower, the development’s commercial component, will introduce a lifestyle office tower (Grade B design equivalent) and boutique shops; serving as a one-stop centre for the younger generation who are seeking a vibrant working environment.

The office suites come in small built-ups which range from 491 sqft to 981 sqft to encourage new business owners to set up their office in the vicinity of their homes at an affordable price. Indicative prices are from RM320,000 to RM650,000.

Artist’s impression of the office suites.

Each unit comes with its very own en-suite washroom cum pantry, ‘Box-in’ private frontage, and either one or two covered car park(s) to be given depending on unit size.

Equipped with top-notch security system including lobby’s pedestrian flap barrier gates and a 24-hour, multitier security with CCTV surveillance, the tower encompasses a grand main lobby, complete with a provisional café space and lounge. Tenants will also get to enjoy on-site facilities comprising a gym, meeting room, reading/seating corners and two multi-function halls with both indoor and outdoor terraces for private or business events and functions.

Commercial Tower gym.

“ARCA Tower will be the very first office tower to offer such facilities in Klang, hence we feel it is a good opportunity for the existing traditional shop office tenants to upgrade their business profile by securing an ARCA address,” said Ng.

“In line with ARCA’s innovative and creative streak, the developer will be displaying one-of-a-kind sculptures made by homegrown artists in the development’s grand lobby. This not only pays tribute to our development’s namesake but helps support local entrepreneurship too,” added Ng.

Similarly, the double-storey shops offer something unique with its dual frontages feature, and a spacious build with double volume ceiling height on the ground floor. Strategically-located, the shops front the main road of Jalan Sungai Jati while a picturesque blossom linear garden lines the path along the shops to the office tower lobby; a plus point which facilitates higher foot traffic.

The boutique shops front the main road of Jalan Sungai Jati.

Catering to discerning homebuyers

ARCA’s green components include three main landscaping zone which are accessible to respective owners:
• A 20-feet linear boulevard (blossom linear garden) which runs between the shop and office tower.
• A 50-feet buffer of grascrete driveway and landscape with various facilities including outdoor gym equipment, basketball court and meditation garden separating the office podium from the residential deck.
• A 30-feet landscaped buffer at the rear of the residential component.

Additionally, there will be a jogging/ cycling track running along the development’s perimeter which will be complemented by lush plants and greenery features throughout. This not only adds a nice aesthetic touch but provides for a buffer between the residential and commercial towers.

Well-connected to major highways & towns

Life at ARCA@KLANG spells convenience as residents and business owners will not have to travel far to access basic amenities and facilities. The surrounding road networks ensure short driving distances and ARCA will be made even more accessible upon the completion of WCE, slated for 2019. The new highway will provide linkages to other major highways. The access to the WCE is merely 800m away and the expressway which links Banting in Selangor to Taiping in the north of Perak and with interchanges to other major highways will also serve as an alternative to the PLUS Highway.

Further enhancing ARCA’s connectivity repertoire is the upcoming LRT3 Sri Andalas station (S22) and i-City station (S15) which are located approximately 5km and 8km away, respectively. Both stations will be complemented with a “Park & Ride” facility and are expected to begin operations by 2020. In addition, numerous amenities and notable addresses within a 5 to 10-minute drive from ARCA include i-City’s 1-million sqft regional shopping mall, AEON Bukit Raja, the Sri Andalas Commercial Centre and AEON Bukit Tinggi.

Onwards & upwards

JAG Land has hit the ground running since obtaining the Development Order from Klang municipal Council in November 2016 following ARCA’s land acquisition in August. The developer’s current focus is to ensure that all components of ARCA are on track to ensure timely delivery. This includes advertising and marketing efforts; a soft launch and roadshows, which are expected to commence by end of 2017 while ARCA’s sales gallery will see its completion by end of Q1 2018.

The surrounding road networks ensure short driving distances and ARCA will be made even more accessible upon the completion of WCE, slated for 2019.

When questioned on JAG Land’s long term-strategy, Datin Tan shared that JAG Land will be positioning itself as a boutique developer, focusing on selected mixed or integrated projects, be it commercial or residential, as opposed to being a township developer, at this early stage.

She explained, “We want to select and choose projects that are not only viable and will offer good returns but also cater to our target market’s needs besides enhancing the surrounding population’s quality of life. The company will prioritise developments in pockets of land in key urban areas such as Klang Valley, Penang, Ipoh and Johor. There is a growing interest in integrated and transit-oriented developments, a trend which aligns with current consumers’ demand for convenience and work-life balance.

We intend to cater to this demand by selecting locations that are highly accessible and established. JAG Land is always on the lookout for more land for our pipeline projects. It can come in various forms – whether buying, joint ventures or strategic partnership. We are finalising the details for another development and it will be announced end of this year,” concluded Datin Tan.

 

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