What can you get for about RM900k in Malaysia? You can pick from various cabriolet and coupe non-turbo models of the Porsche 911, a CBU S350L, a supercharged Range Rover Sport, a Jaguar XF-R, or a BMW M5 with some change.
Plenty of readers usually compare the price of a really expensive car in Malaysia with that of a bungalow, but what kind of property can you get with that kind of price tags? SDB (Selangor Dredging Berhad)’s latest Five Stones development, which are luxury condos in SS2. It’s located right next to SDB’s other project Ameera. It’s pretty much at the edge of SS2, located a balanced distance away from the hustle and bustle of the central commercial area.
Why Five Stones? When we were kids we did not have video games. We went out and interacted with the neighbours’ kids and the girls especially played games such as Five Stones, also known as Batu Seremban. SDB’s concept for Five Stones is for it to be a place where you can 1) bask in lots of space, 2) extend your idea of your home beyond your four walls, 3) nurture a sense of belonging, 4) grow up, grow well, and grow together, as well as 5) be at the centre of a well-established locale.
Five Stones is essentially a high-rise guarded community of sorts. Five residential towers (3 in the first phase) surround a park of nearly 1 acre in size, and the park is the resident’s “common area”, a place that you can also use to relax and unwind after a hard day. You can go to the The Garden and slow down the pace of life. Other facilities also include a 14-table multi-purpose hall, sports facilities such as a swimming pool and basketball court, a Healing Gym and a Dynamic Gym.
SDB has put lots of thought and work into Five Stones’ park, which it calls The Garden. From the concept photos, it’s quite picturesque at night. The whole concept of Five Stones is repeated in the park decor – SDB actually commissioned Colin Okashimo, a Japanese artist based in Singapore to design some stone sculptures consisting of 5 rocks to decorate the park.
Even the kid’s play area is premium, with equipment from Kompan. This is really pretty far from the swings and monkey bars that we played with during our childhood. Kompan is a child development equipment specialist.
And now back to the units themselves – the villas and condos. Two blocks consist of villas and one tower consists of the condo units. These are premium units so the floorspace starts from 1,800 psf, which is about as big as terrace houses. The whole idea here is space and the units balconies start from as wide as 25 feet. Chilling on the balcony and sipping some tea while enjoying the night air is no longer reserved for just 1 or 2 people.
It’s not just about space – the units come with 3 air conditioners (living room, dining room and master bedroom) and some other features pre-installed such as an intercom system. For the other rooms, air conditioner points and piping are already installed, so you don’t have to do any wall-hacking. The kitchen is also fully done up with cabinets, drawers, a table top, a fridge, an oven, and misc items. The show units at the site actually list what is included on a sign pasted on the wall of each room.
Five Stones may be one of the last new developments in SS2 as the land there is getting scarce. It’s quite a matured area already. A unit in Five Stones starts from RM800k up to RM2.2m, so that’s about RM450 psf and upwards. Maintenance fees are about RM0.25 psf and above, so that probably starts at about RM500 a month. The developer SDB started out in the tin mining industry in the 60s but ventured into property in the 80s. Other premium SDB projects include Park Seven, Ameera, 20trees in Malaysia and Jia in Singapore.
This is a sponsored post by SDB Development