Setia Alam Welcome Center
So we heard from a friend that there is new landed property launch @ Setia Alam. Location of site & lauch as below.
GPS location: 3.1300796,101.4610051
From parking lot
At 8am. there are people camping, well some agents for a fee ranging from RM100-500 that helps people take numbers & check attendance during random spotcheck.
Precinct 17 , this is phase one of this area. Have a look and judge yourself.
20x65 & pricing
another 20x65 & pricing
Floor plans A,B,C etc..
This is just our sketch after consulting a friend & surveying the actual site. If you enter from apartment side, then you won't see anything. But if you enter on the left side of the map, then you are greeted by 'cemetary hill' - welcome!
Site survey photos
Flat piece of land.
From the Sentosa apartment side.
This factory right opposite the construction site on cemetary side of the map.
Entrance, not very clear at ~7am
Here is the welcome sign, once you enter =_=
2nd round site survey at 9.45am. This is on left side along Persiaran Alam Setia. Come in from entrance of main road after Setia Alam mall side. Pass this strectch & you will come back to the area of the new housing area with some other factory on your left, cemetary ahead and the site on your left.
From the other end (apartment side) , the factory is visible. oh darn
The pros: very nice layout, maximized use of space for a 20x65. Full extend on ground & top floor. We are very attracted & tempted by the price of ~RM720K for an end lot with 5ft extra land on side after 3% rebate. The price is really at affordable level, subsale at the moment is almost this price for an intermediate. At the site, there is breeze, this is definitely high ground so expect chiller more windy atmosphere. Will develop & have value as it's a planned town. There is already shoplots ready to support the Setia Alam communities.
The cons: ~5km from from cemetary. Very bad fengshui for those who believe in it. Congestion will be a great issue for such a limited access and being surrounded by RSK (rumah selangor ku) apartments. Meaning cars will be parked haphazardly by road side as apartments always have limited car parks. High density population for this area to share the road out, see googlemap with so many other phases...Eco park, original phase Setia Alam housing , PKNS etc.. Most problematic to me is the pollution. This is where we pulled our brake. We happened to bump into random stranger of family and one of them is an employee with Top Glove. Toxic waste are being released not too far away from this industrial area of Meru Klang. We cross verified with another random Setia Alam stranger in park, and he too confirmed that at night there are factory smell at night. It is clorine fume thats being releasead at night - well harder to trace at night and not monitored as engineers only work day shift.
We finally decided to drop off our intention of booking a unit here despite the good price. The choice is still yours. There are so many pros, but because we intend this to be our long term stay house, it's better to be safe than sorry from health point of view.
*PS many people that queued up from Wed didn't know about the
c) factory waste being released at night
Surprising since this is quite a big investment of 6-700k , translating to ~RM2-3K of monthly committment. Anyway, the sales looks quite good before we left ,not before we went over to feed ourselves over the nervous-wreck few hours or days of our lifes trying to weigh on as many things as possible over this big decision. We learn something new again from here. It's our first time joining a launch anyway.
So now for the fun part. the food & Merdeka celebration thingie, think i've written enough. So just pictures below. many food, but we just gobbled them up out of hunger so just some to share around :)