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Best-Selling residential projects in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor


In 2022, we witnessed how the Malaysian property market, particularly the residential segment recovered with resilience from the pandemic-induced slowdown in 2020 and 2021. As we look forward to 2023, with an expected trend of continued, gradual improvements – let’s check out what sold well during the past year. 

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A recent in-depth analysis was conducted on residential transaction performances in the subsale property market between July 2021 to June 2022*, examining the best-selling properties in 4 main states – Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Penang and Johor. In this article, which is the first part of a two-series, we will elaborate on both landed and high-rise properties of sizes between 1,000 – 1,500 sq ft as well as above 1,500 sq ft in Klang Valley. 

2022 Property market performance 

According to NAPIC’s Annual Property Market Report 2022, the residential sector recorded a healthy performance nationwide with 243,190 transactions worth RM94.28 billion, an increase of 22.3% in volume and 22.6% in value as compared with 2021. Furthermore, the secondary market contributed 80% of the total transaction (194,749 transactions).  

The volume of residential transactions across all states also showed upward movements. Few states registered a significant increase in its YoY (year on year) growth – Pulau Pinang (31.1%), Johor (24.3%), Perak (18.9%), WP Kuala Lumpur (18.4%) and Selangor (15.9%). These states formed about 60% of the total national residential volume. 

In terms of the price range, residential properties transacted above RM300,000 contributed close to half of the total residential transactions, i.e., RM300,001 to RM500,000 (24.2%) and more than RM500,000 (20.0%). 

Demand continued to focus on terraced houses (42%), followed by vacant plots (15.1%) and high-rise units (15%). In terms of price movement, terraced houses also recorded the highest annual growth of 3.7%, followed by high-rise (3.4%). 

Best-selling landed properties in Kuala Lumpur (1,000 to 1,500 sq ft) 

Project Property Type Total Transactions Average median price (RM) Average median size  (sq ft)  
Kepong Baru, Kepong Terrace House 32 580,000 1,430  
Taman Sri Segambut, Segambut Terrace House 20 520.000 1,475 
Taman Sri Hartamas, Sri Hartamas Town House 17 750,000 1,475 
Bandar Tun Razak, Cheras Cluster House 16 300,000 1,001 
Taman Bunga Raya, Setapak Terrace House 10 500,000 1,389 
Lake Field – Meadows & Glades, Sungai Besi Terrace House 10 1,100,00 1,500 

Kepong Baru, a mixed residential and commercial real estate established more than 50 years, is top of the list in this category. The neighbourhood is desirable due to its proximity to the city centre. Neighbouring areas such as Mont Kiara and Bandar Sri Damansara are also within close travelling distance, highly convenient for working professionals. 

Despite the traffic congestion, the residents of Kepong Baru enjoy well-maintained roads. Some major highways that make Kepong Baru easily accessible are Selayang – Kepong Highway, Middle Ring Road 2 (MRR2), Lebuhraya Damansara Puchong (LDP) and DUKE (Duta Ulu Klang Expressway) Highway. In addition, two KTM stations are just a short drive away, namely the Kepong KTM Station and the Kepong Sentral KTM Station. 

Amenities in the vicinity include local and international schools, shopping malls, hypermarkets – Aeon and Lotus, and wet markets in Kepong and nearby Selayang. This neighbourhood also has parks and nature reserves, such as the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM), Kepong Metropolitan Park and Bukit Lagong Forest Reserve. 

Coming in second is Taman Sri Segambut, another mature housing township in the suburbs of Segambut. As it is next to other established townships like Kepong Baru, it shares many current amenities and facilities, making it a convenient and self-sufficient neighbourhood. Although there are new developments in the area, their residents maintain most of the existing homes well.  

The area has also primarily benefited from the spillover effect of the development of Mont Kiara, causing other upscale amenities, such as The French School of KL, The MATRADE Exhibition and Convention Centre, and Publika Shopping Centre, to name a few, within easy reach for residents.  

The neighbourhood is also accessible via a broad network of highways, including SPRINT Highway, Penchala Link, Kerinchi Link and New Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE), as well as major roads like Jalan Duta, Jalan Kuching and Jalan Ipoh. In terms of public transportation, there are two Mass Rapid transit (MRT) stations, i.e., Kepong Baru and Jinjang) and one KTM station (Segambut) within the vicinity of the neighbourhood.  

Best-selling landed properties in Kuala Lumpur (Above 1,500 sq ft) 

Venice Chong |
Project Property Type Total Transactions Average median price (RM) Average  median size  (sq ft) 
Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Taman Tun Dr Ismail Terrace House 63  1,500,000  1,800  
Damansara Heights (Bukit Damansara) Bungalow  46 5,000,000  7,782 
Bandar Baru Sri Petaling, Sri Petaling Terrace House 46 660,000 1,760   
Overseas Union Garden(OUG), Old Klang Road Terrace House 38 800,000 1,647 
Taman Bukit Maluri, Kepong Terrace House 37 740,000 1,873 

First on the list is Taman Tun Dr Ismail, commonly known as TTDI. Two crucial factors appeal to many homeowners in choosing TTDI as their preferred residential neighbourhood – one is it holds a KL address yet is serenely tucked away in a quiet enclave, and second, most of the homes in this area are freehold properties. 

This self-contained upper middle-class township is on the western fringe of Kuala Lumpur. It is uniquely nestled between KL and Selangor, adjoining other established townships such as Bandar Utama, Damansara Utama and Mutiara Damansara in Petaling Jaya as well as Sri Hartamas, Bangsar and Damansara Heights in KL. 

TTDI’s strategic location on the border of KL and Selangor provides easy access via major highways, including LDP, NKVE and Penchala Link. There is also the recently completed TTDI MRT station as one of the stations along the Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line. 

In terms of retail and food therapy, TTDI residents are spoiled with great choices that are close by, such as 1 Utama Shopping Centre, The Curve, IKEA Damansara and Tropicana City Mall, to name a few. Taman Rimba Kiara and Bukit Kiara Federal Park are also nearby for recreational spaces. 

Next in line is Damansara Heights, also known as Bukit Damansara. Often dubbed as the ‘Beverly Hills of Malaysia’, this upscale, mature neighbourhood is sandwiched between Desa Sri Hartamas and Bukit Tunku in Kuala Lumpur. The biggest attraction for a homeowner in this residential suburb is its exciting mix of architecture. It offers properties with a unique blend of 1970s-style terrace houses and bungalows, along with retro designs and luxuriously built homes. It is also one of the few areas in Kuala Lumpur with very few high-rise buildings. 

Damansara Heights is strategically situated on the hills, allowing residents to enjoy quiet surroundings while close to Kuala Lumpur city centre. The neighbourhood is well served by major roads and highways such as Jalan Maarof, Jalan Semantan, and Jalan Tunku Abdul Halim, as well as the SPRINT Expressway and Kerinchi Link. The MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang line has also enhanced the area’s accessibility with two stations nearby, namely Pusat Bandar Damansara and Semantan. 

For families with school children, Damansara Heights provides several well-established education facilities in both private and public schools, including Stella Maris School, Cempaka International School, and SK Bukit Damansara, to name a few.  

In terms of retail convenience and other amenities, the neighbourhood has its very own Plaza Batai with its selected restaurants, grocer and fitness centre. Plaza Damansara is also another commercial outlet nearby with restaurants and retail stores. 

The two most popular projects in this category have an average median price exceeding RM1.5 million. These residential locations also share a common factor that attracts affluent homebuyers – they feature lush green environments with easy access to the city centre. 

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Best-selling high-rise properties in Kuala Lumpur (1,000 to 1,500 sq ft) 

Shawn Tan |
Project Property Type Total Transactions Average  median price (RM) Average median size (sq ft) 
Royal Domain Sri Putramas 2, Jalan Kuching Condominium 29 510,000  1,238  
Bukit Oug, Bukit Jalil Condominium  27 380,000 1,448  
The Z Residence,Bukit Jalil  Condominium 27 650,000 1,238  
Maxim Citilights, Sentul Service Residence 26 365,000 1,009  
Scenaria @ North Kiara Hills, Segambut Condominium 23  660,000 1,238  

The high rise which recorded the highest transaction in this category is Royal Domain Sri Putramas II (also known as Sri Putramas II or Royal Domain). This freehold project is located in the enclave of Dutamas. It has 1,022 units and offers nine layout types with built-up sizes ranging from 1,125 to 1,400 sf. The resident also enjoys the full condominium facilities that are well-maintained. 

The selling point of this development is its strategic location, i.e., situated in the heart of the city and well connected with major roads and highways. The residents at Sri Putramas II have easy accessibility to other areas such as Mont Kiara, Bangsar, Damansara and Petaling Jaya via Jalan Kuching, Jalan Duta, Jalan Ipoh, NKVE and Penchala Link. In terms of public transportation, several stations, i.e., Segambut and Sentul, are also within the development’s vicinity.  

The next most sold high-rise project is Bukit OUG Condominiums, another high-density development in Bukit Jalil. This freehold property has 1,700 units with 14 blocks of 16-storey buildings. The built-up size ranges from 775 sq ft to 1,465 sq ft. The facilities available at Bukit OUG Condominium are 24-hour security, a tennis court, a playground, a sauna, a multi-purpose hall, a BBQ area, a mini market, a gymnasium, a swimming pool, and a nursery. 

Bukit OUG Condominium is easily accessible via several major roads and highways, namely Jalan Bukit Jalil Jalan Klang Lama and Jalan Puchong as well as Shah Alam Expressway (KESAS), Maju Expressway (MEX) and LDP. This good connectivity greatly appeals to many homeowners, especially working professionals, as they can commute to the city centre within approximately 20 minutes. In addition, the LRT Muhibbah station is also close to residents who use public transportation. 

As both developments are situated close to the heart of the city of Kuala Lumpur, great connectivity to major roads and highways makes them much more attractive to potential homebuyers and investors.  

Best-selling high-rise properties in Kuala Lumpur (Above 1,500 sq ft) 

Project Property Type Total Transaction Average of median (Total Price) (RM) Average of median size (sq ft) 
Seni Mont Kiara, Mont Kiara Condominium 33 2,365,000 2,895 
The Estate, Bangsar South Condominium 28 1,880,000 2,519 
Residensi 22 Mont Kiara, Mont Kiara Condominium 21 1,900,000 2,034 
Kiara Ville,  Mont Kiara Condominium 15 1,540,000 2,400 
Sunway Vivaldi, Sri Hartamas Condominium 15 2,750,000 3,649 
11 Mont Kiara @ Mk11, Mont Kiara Condominium  15 2,570,000  3,305 

As a Malaysia Best Managed & Sustainable Property Awards 2021 winner, it is with no surprise Seni Mont Kiara is the best-selling property in this category.  

Also known as Seni, this project is located in the Mont Kiara enclave, Changkat Duta Kiara. Seni certainly lives up to its name with its integrated 2,000 sq ft art gallery and 5-acre island concept garden designed by the renowned Karl Princic and Malaysia’s very own celebrity Chef Wan. 

With 605 units, this freehold development comprises four condominium 40-level tower blocks and two 12-level low-rise blocks. Targeted exclusively to the higher income bracket earners, residents at Seni enjoy exclusivity, privacy and security with each unit bearing its personal lift lobby. Furthermore, most of the units have an unobstructed view of the Kuala Lumpur skyline. 

Seni Mont Kiara is also well connected with a network of highways, including Sprint Highway, NKVE, Penchala Link, Kerinchi Link, DUKE and Federal Highway. In terms of amenities and modern conveniences, the resident has easy access to neighbourhood malls such as Solaris Mont Kiara, Solaris Dutamas (Publika Shopping Gallery), Hartamas Shopping Centre and 1 Mont Kiara. 

Next in line is another luxurious condominium named The Estate, a freehold private residential development at Jalan Kerinchi, also known as Bangsar South. This low-density condominium carries the tagline of a ‘100 Year Home’, with the building meticulously constructed and designed using eco-friendly and sustainable materials. 

Overlooking the view of the Bukit Gasing Forest Reserve, The Estate has two towers with 46 floors, with only 328 units. Furthermore, there are only four units per floor, each designed as a corner unit with a private lift lobby. One of the project’s unique selling points is its large unit layout ranging from 2,346 sq ft to 7,057 sq ft, with single and dual key units, an excellent appeal for multi-generational families.  

Another advantage of this development is in addition to the full condominium facilities, the residents are also provided with a minimum of 4 car park lots for each unit. 

As the Estate sits close to the city centre, the resident has good accessibility to major highways and expressways such as Federal Highway, North-South Highway, SPRINT Highway, Cheras East – West Link, SMART Tunnel, New Pantai Expressway (NPE) and MEX. 

What is interesting about all the properties in this category is it exceeds 2000 sq ft in size, which is massive for a high-rise unit. This spaciousness is complemented by exquisite interior designs and layouts, giving its residents a sense of luxury and exclusivity, a great appeal to homebuyers with higher disposable income. 

Best-selling landed properties in Selangor (1,000 to 1,500 sq ft) 

Ivan Khoo |
Project Property Type Total Transactions Average  median price (RM) Average  median size  (sq ft) 
Bukit Sentosa, Serendah Terrace House 223  260,000 1,170 
Taman Sentosa, Klang Terrace House 166 390,000 1,205 
Bukit Beruntung, Serendah Terrace House 121 255,000 1,195 
Bandar Bukit Raja, Kapar Terrace House 118 595,000  1,302  
Bandar Mahkota Cheras, Cheras Terrace House 100 540,000 1,302 

Taking up the first place in this category is Bukit Sentosa, an integrated freehold township that covers a land area of 2,411 acres in Serendah, Rawang. There are three different phases of development in this area, namely Bukit Sentosa 1, 2, and 3. Bukit Sentosa and its neighbour Bukit Beruntung were touted during the initial launch as the “second Petaling Jaya”. 

Bukit Sentosa is easily accessible to Kuala Lumpur city centre through the North-South Expressway, via the Bukit Beruntung Interchange, and the Bandar Bukit Beruntung – Bukit Sentosa main road. In terms of public transportation, residents of Bukit Sentosa have access to Serendah KTM station and Rawang KTM station, which is an interchange station with shuttle services. 

Bukit Sentosa shares most of its amenities and facilities with Bukit Beruntung and Rawang town. Amongst them are hypermarkets (Mydin Rawang, Lotus Rawang), educational institutions (SMK Bukit Sentosa, Sek Rendah Agama Bukit Sentosa, SJKT Bukit Beruntung, SK Bukit Beruntung) and hospitals (Aniza Medical Centre, d KPJ Specialist Hospital Rawang). Alternatively, it is also about 45 minutes away from Selayang, where residents can go for a variety of shopping, business, and entertainment options. 

Coming in second is Taman Sentosa, an integrated residential area in Klang. With homes that cater to all walks of life, the residents of Taman Sentosa enjoy access to a variety of amenities within the neighbourhood, such as playgrounds, jogging tracks, convenience stores as well as secondary and primary schools, to name a few. There are also established medical and school facilities within the vicinity, including Bukit Tinggi Medical Centre, Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital, and Sekolah Kebangsaan Baju Unjur. In addition, hypermarkets and shopping malls, namely Giant, Lotus and GM Klang, are within a short driving distance for the residents in this neighbourhood.  

In terms of accessibility, Taman Sentosa is linked via several major roads within Klang (Jalan Kebun, Jalan Sungai Jati, Jalan Langat) and highways, namely Federal Highway, KESAS and Kemuning – Shah Alam Highway (LKSA). There are also good bus services and the Telok Gadong KTM Station is less than 30 minutes’ drive. 

Four out of the five areas above are located on the fringes of Selangor, all exceeding 35 km from the KL city centre which shows homebuyers who are looking for affordable home are willing live further away from the city provided with good amenities and connectivity. 

Best-selling landed properties in Selangor (Above 1,500 sq ft) 

Project Property Type Total Transactions Average median price (RM) Average   median size  (sq ft)  
Bandar Bukit Raja, Kapar Terrace House  110 720,000 1,819 
Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama Terrace House 110 1,400,000 1,647 
Bandar Kinrara, Bandar Kinrara Terrace House 100 645,000 1,760 
Putra Heights, Subang Jaya Terrace House 99 740,000 1,800 
Alam Impian, Shah Alam Terrace House 91 780,000 1,920   

Foremost on this list is Bandar Bukit Raja, a self-contained township located in the northern part of Klang, sandwiched between Shah Alam and Klang. The 4,405-acre freehold township is well-linked with major highways such as the NKVE, Federal Highway, North Klang Straits Bypass (Shapadu Highway), and West Coast Expressway (WCE). This connectivity makes it easy for residents to travel to Petaling Jaya and Kuala Lumpur for work and leisure. Matured townships surrounding Bandar Bukit Raja such as Setia Alam and Taman Klang Utama also offer residents many employment and business opportunities. 

The closest station for public transportation is Teluk Pulai KTM station, approximately 8km from the township, while the Klang Sentral Transportation Hub is less than 5km away. Bandar Bukit Raja is also j20 minutes away from Port Klang and about 30 minutes from Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (also called the Subang Airport).  

Residents in Bandar Bukit Raja are well served by convenience stores, police stations, fire stations, restaurants, and petrol stations close to their homes. Several shopping malls, including Setia City Mall, AEON MALL Bukit Raja, Klang Parade and Giant Hypermarket, are also nearby. Several established institutions of higher learning are found nearby, including Tenby International School, Universiti Industri Selangor (UNISEL) and Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM), while the Columbia Asia Hospital Klang is only a six minutes’ drive away. 

Next in this category is another highly desirable address in Selangor, i.e., Bandar Utama. A well-established residential suburb, this freehold township comprises two parts, separated by the Sprint Expressway -Sections BU1 until BU10 and BU11 with BU12. A bridge joins the two parts of Bandar Utama. 

Bandar Utama can be easily accessed via SPRINT Highway, LDP, NKVE and Penchala Link. The area’s high accessibility is one of the main appeals to homeowners who are working professionals and families.  

In addition to 1 Utama Shopping Centre, there’s a smaller neighbourhood mall known as Centrepoint Bandar Utama. A five-star hotel in Bandar Utama, i.e. One World is also connected to 1 Utama Shopping Centre. Another attraction for the residents is access to the main central park, which is also near the TV3 broadcasting station along with a 9-hole golf course.  

Although both these properties serve different demographics of working professionals, these townships share a similarity that offers safety and security for their residents as a gated and guarded development.  

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Best-selling high-rise properties in Selangor (1,000 to 1,500 sq ft) 

Mark Teo |
Project Property Type Total Transactions Average  median price (RM) Average median size (sq ft)  
Sg Long Residence, Sungai Long Condominium 60 575,900  1,410  
Serunai Apartment, Bandar Bukit Raja Apartment  52 270,000  1,001  
Mutiara Heights, Kajang Condominium 38 530,000 1,250 
Palm Spring, Kota Damansara Condominium 35 400,000 1,023 
Bangi Avenue, Bangi Apartment 32 348,000 1,082  

Topping the list in this category is Sg Long Residence. Nestled in the established neighbourhood of Bandar Sungai Long, this freehold development has the advantage of close access to one of the prominent higher educational institutions in Kajang, i.e., Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) and SJK (C) Bandar Sungai Long.  

Completed in 2019, Sg Long Residences consists of 568 units, spread out over eight blocks with nine floors in each block. This condominium’s unique selling point is its layout, designed with a semi-detached concept with a break in the middle of the facade to construct every unit as a corner unit. The built-up size for each unit also comes with a slightly larger range (1,399 sq ft to 1,453 sq ft) than conventional high-rise development. Another attraction is its uniquely designed spaces with large, glazed windows, which provide brightly lit interiors and natural ventilation. The development also provides two covered car parks for each unit. 

Sg Long Residence is well connected to major highways, including SILK Highway and Grand Saga Highway, allowing residents seamless access to all major areas in Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya. In terms of public transportation, there are 3 MRT stations close to this development, i.e., Batu Sebelas Cheras, Bukit Dukung, Bandar Tun Hussein Onn. 

The next best seller is Serunai Apartment. Located in Bandar Bukit Raja, this residential development is part of the Malaysian government’s affordable housing program called Rumah Selangorku and is included in Sime Darby Property’s master project in Klang that spans 4,405 acres. 

This freehold apartment has 570 units over two 15-storey residential blocks. What is noteworthy about this project is that the ground floor has 5 specially built OKU units interspersed between some facilities and open areas while the remaining floors (levels 1 to 15) house 19 units per floor. There are two built-up types to choose from – 900 sq ft and 1,000 sq ft respectively, with the largest unit designed to include balcony space.  

Residents have good connectivity to several major highways namely the Federal Highway, North-Klang Valley Expressway, Shapadu Highway, and the Guthrie Corridor Expressway (GCE), which connect to the NKVE-Setia Alam Link and Jalan Meru for immediate access. In addition, the Klang Sentral Bus Terminal and the Bandar Baru Klang LRT station – part of the LRT 3 expansion project – are within a reasonable distance. 

Best-selling high-rise properties in Selangor (Above 1,500 sq ft) 

Project Property Type  Total Transactions Average  median price (RM) Average median size (sq ft) 
Venice Hill, Cheras Condominium 54  280,000  1,539 
1 Bukit Utama, Bandar Utama Condominium 26 1,300,000 2,286 
Amaya Saujana, Saujana Condominium 14 840,000 1,744 
Armanee Terrace 2, Damansara Perdana Condominium 14 1,250,000 2,941 
Armanee, Damansara Damai Condominium 13 520,000 1,645 

Venice Hill is a high-rise development located on a hill at Batu 9, Cheras. The condominium, built on freehold land, has 12 blocks, each ranging from 17 to 30 floors. These units come with five layouts, with built-up sizes running from 1,200 sq ft to 1,600 sq ft. It also has penthouses at the roof level. 

The winning factor for this project is undoubtedly the lush greenery environment and spectacular views of Kuala Lumpur city centre. The property also provides many amenities, including a sauna, gymnasium, swimming pool, mini market, reading room, covered car park, jogging path, and playground, all at an affordable monthly rent. 

The development can be accessed via Jalan Hulu Langat or Cheras-Kajang highway (exit Taman Suntex). The closest public transportation is Taman Suntex station, which is a nine-minute drive away. In terms of amenities, the development is close to Pantai Medical Centre and two shopping centres, Cheras Sentral and Leisure Mall. 

Next up is 1 Bukit Utama, a freehold condominium in Bandar Utama’s township. There are 586 units in this development. With built-up sizes ranging from 1981 sq ft to 2000 sq ft Bukit Utama is easily accessible via Jalan Damansara, LDP, NKVE and Penchala Link. The main attraction is – the 9-hole golf course. 

In terms of convenience, 1 Bukit Utama supplies all the facilities, including a swimming pool, gymnasium, Sauna, café, playground, multipurpose hall and 24-hour security. The residents also have the convenience of being close to lifestyle hotspots like The Curve, Kidzania, and Cineleisure as well as IKEA and IKANO. 

One similarity in all these developments is that it is exclusively developed and designed within a private enclave in urban settings. In addition, three out of 5 projects are on the hillside or on elevated ground. These elements are indeed strong factors for homebuyers who seek some sense of retreat from their modern, hectic lifestyle. 

Read the second part of the article here: Best-Selling residential projects in Johor and Penang


1. The raw transaction data is obtained from JPPH Malaysia (Valuation and Property Services Department). 

2. The data system from JPPH officially records a property transaction in Malaysia once the stamp duty for the Sales and Purchase Agreement is paid.  

3. *The period of July 2021 to June 2022 is selected for the purpose of this article as it is the most recent date with the complete list of subsale property transactions that has been supplied by JPPH.

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