This article was originally published on 22nd March 2019 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.
Getting a place just next to the university you are attending means more convenience and less commute time. Here is a quick look at some of the student rental options within a short radius of UCSI University.
The mushrooming of private universities in Kuala Lumpur has also been a boon for property investors. Many owners of houses and apartments within the vicinity of educational institutions rent out to students for healthy returns on their investments.
Other than having various options for accommodation, students at these universities also enjoy the comfort, ease, and convenience offered at these thriving residential developments. Facilities and amenities such as shopping malls, banks, hospitals, recreational parks, entertainment centres, and highways usually surround these areas to cater to the student population.
An example is the UCSI University at Taman Connaught in Cheras, a growing township in Kuala Lumpur. Its campus is located on a 20-acre land with convenient access to many facilities. It is Malaysia’s highest ranked private university in Malaysia, at 391, according to the 2021 QS World University Rankings.
Below are the five student rentals near UCSI University. Let’s check them out!
1. Puncak Banyan
Puncak Banyan Condominium is located within the proximity of UCSI University. It is situated at Taman Connaught, Cheras and it is 1.1 km away from the campus. The condominium comprises units with built-up ranging from 800 sq ft to 820 sq ft. Also, the units come with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The facilities include a swimming pool, a parking space, 24-hour security, and a wading pool.
Price range for rent: RM930 – RM1,500/ month
Built-up size: 800 – 820 sq ft
Amenities: One of the many advantages of Puncak Banyan that should serve students well is its proximity to the Taman Connaught central business district (CBD). This is an important attraction for many students who don’t have to go far to do their shopping, eating or banking, among others. For example, this condominium is within an arm’s reach of
- the Giant hypermarket
- petrol stations
- major banks
- and healthcare facilities
Not just that, Taman Connaught is also famous for its Wednesday night market! There’s a wide range of not only scrumptious food choices but also household supplies. It is located 2km away from Puncak Banyan and definitely, a must-visit!
Getting around: The nearest train station from Puncak Banyan is Taman Connaught MRT station. It is about a 4km drive away from the condominium. On top of that, it is just a few minutes drive to the transportation hub, Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS) in Bandar Tasik Selatan. It connects
- the KTM Komuter
- Star LRT
- KLIA Express Rail Link (ERL) to KL city centre and other parts of Klang Valley
Besides, it also offers southbound express bus services. It is also accessible via the Middle Ring Road 2 (MRR2) and East-West Link Highway.
2. Angkasa Condominium
Angkasa Condominium is another condominium in Taman Connaught by Connaught Heights Sdn Bhd. Located close to the UCSI University, Angkasa Condominium is a project by the same developer of Puncak Banyan. It is situated at the heart of Taman Connaught. This condominium has 600 units and is a favourite of UCSI University students who make up a significant majority of tenants. Besides that, it is only 350m away from UCSI University or a 6-minute walk. The units come with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Also, it has facilities that suit the youth like a tennis court, badminton court, basketball court, cafeteria, and a gymnasium.
Price range for rent: RM1,199 – RM2,074/ month
Built-up size: 920 sq ft
Amenities: Facilities like convenience stores are abundant with the condominium’s proximity. Hypermarkets like Giant, eateries, and banks are also within a hop, skip and jump from the condominium.
Getting around: Accessibility is convenient at Angkasa Condominium. It has easy access to Cheras – Kajang Highway and MRR2. The nearby train station is Taman Connaught MRT Station. It’s 4km or a 7-minute drive away from the condominium. Furthermore, Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS) is about 9 km away and it connects to major train lines.
3. Manda’rina Court
Manda’rina Court is a high-rise apartment is located within Bukit Mandarin in Cheras. It is adjacent to Taman Orkid and Taman Len Sen. This 15-storey property comprises 291 units. It also has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Not just that, it is situated within the proximity of UCSI University which is only 2.7km away.
Price range for rent: RM954 – RM1,100/ month
Built-up size: 780 sq ft
Amenities: Its proximity to established residential areas such as Taman Len Sen and Taman Connaught – which is 10 minutes drive away – should provide students with an array of amenities such as shops, banks, clinics, and restaurants. The property is a short distance away from Giant Hypermarket, Leisure Mall, and Cheras Sentral Mall.
Getting around: The closest train station is Taman Mutiara MRT. It is about 3km away from Manda’rina Court. The MRT Feeder Bus services are also available at the station. You can take:
- T408: Taman Mutiara MRT station –Taman Awana Cheras
- T409: Taman Mutiara MRT station – Ketumbar Hill
- 450: Taman Mutiara MRT station – Terminal Kajang, Jalan Reko
- 401: Taman Mutiara MRT station – Serdang
The routes link the stations to several housing areas, malls, and other major pitstops.
4. Seri Cendekia
Seri Cendekia is a long-established, medium-cost condominium in Cheras is another option for UCSI University students. Students may enjoy similar benefits staying here in terms of amenities and accessibility as Seri Cendekia is also located nearby UCSI University. It is about 6km from the campus and is about 10 minutes drive. It is just opposite UCSI University. Seri Cendekia condominium has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. In addition to that, it offers facilities that should prove popular among young – energetic students such as swimming pool, barbecue area, jogging track, gymnasium and tennis court.
Price range for rent: RM940 – RM1,460/ month
Built-up size: 982– 1,180 sq ft
Amenities: It is also within proximity of amenities like Alam Damai Recreational Park, Giant Hypermarket, Cheras Plaza, Cheras Leisure Mall, Institute Technology Federal, Tesco Extra, College Tun Dr Ismail, Sri Cempaka International School, and clinics.
Getting around: Seri Cendekia is accessible by major highways such as Cheras – Kajang Expressway, East-West Link Expressway, and MRR2. On top of that, Taman Mutiara MRT station is 2.9km from the property and it’s only 6 minutes drive to get there. Furthermore, LRT Bandar Tasik Selatan is the nearest train station which is also connected to Terminal Bersepadu Selatan (TBS). On top of that, Taman Mutiara MRT Station is within 3 km from Seri Cendekia while other train stations are no more than 2.5 km away from the property.
5. Vista Harmoni
Vista Harmoni is about 4 km from UCSI University. This apartment is located at Taman Len Seng, Cheras. It has two blocks that comprise 300 units. Also, the units come with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. On top of that, there are also penthouses featuring 4+1 bedrooms and five bathrooms, with built-ups ranging from 1,394 sq ft to 2,823 sq ft. The facilities include a swimming pool, car park, and 24-hour security. Security is a key feature that would appeal to students who place extra emphasis on safety and privacy.
Price range for rent: RM1,068 – RM 1,263/ month
Built-up size: 880 – 2,832 sq ft
Amenities: Vista Harmoni has amenities like convenience stores and clinics within its proximity. The apartment is also equipped with a playground, wading pool, and jogging track. On top of that, there are prominent amenities such as the Cheras Leisure Mall and UKM Hospital.
Getting around: It is easily accessible via the Cheras-Kajang highway, as well as the East-West Link. Besides, the Taman Connaught MRT station is 4.7km away and it is the closest train station from Vista Harmoni.
There are still some properties near UCSI University that are reasonably affordable for student rental. If you are one of the lucky ones studying at this university, aspire to go there in the future, or are just a property investor – find a wide range of student rentals you’re looking for on iProperty.com.my.
Edited by Rebecca Hani Romeli