In Nov 2009, UOA launched the SOHO concept of Binjai 8 after bought over the land from Lum Chung of Singapore. UOA retained much of the original intent of Lum Chung’s façade of the building except it was Lum Chung’s idea of a full fledge residential block.
Situated on the cul de sac of lorong Binjai, neighbouring Binjai Residences and Corinthian and at the back of Troika, the location was said to be the last lot of land available at lorong binjai at the rear end of some of the well known KL landmarks. However it close proximately to Ampang MRT (approx. 5 mins walk) and just mere 800meters away from KLCC makes this a perfect home for SOHO setup that doesn’t require frontage advantage.
There are also easy access to Binjai 8 via Jalan Tun Razak, Jalan Ampang, Ampang Elevated Hwy and Smart Tunnel.
With 301 units, 8 units per floor and shared by 8 high speed lifts, access to any floor to Binjai 8 is a breeze. Flexible space options from 753sq to 1784sq spread over this 40storey building that comes with the following features and facilities:-
- Sky lounge @ 40th Floor
- Function halls
- Swimming pool
- Gym room
- Meeting room
- Board band ready
- Porte-Cochere pick up and drop off zone
- 3-tier security system
All units come with fully ducted individual aircond units, broad band sockets, timber flooring for bedroom/room, fully tiled bathrooms, kitchenette but only polished concrete flooring for other areas.
The smallest unit (753sq) comes with one room with unsuited and a common bathroom. Next up is 1,031sq with 2+2 suite and 13XXsq w dual entrance 2+2 and 3+2 suites and 4 rooms 1785sq.
The views consist of KLCC (sold w premium), Corinthian, Troika and Jln Ampang.
Few pixs here taken from 1347sq KLCC view:-
All units are entitled to rent at least one guaranteed car park from management at the rate of Rm125/mth, and extra car park is said to be at Rm250/mth subject to availability. Maintenance fee is set at Rm0.35 per sq + 10% sinking fund.
As usual, an UOA product that is more suit to use as office cum residential than pure residential unit due to the lack of fancy facilities and common garden. It’s a product that filled in the blank for pure SOHO for KLCC area at this stage, until the completion of Monoland’s KL SOHO. Its freehold title and the KLCC view is to die for (amid faces western sun).
Friends commented that the building is lack of signage and direction to common areas and units. And once you have parked your vehicles at the basement, you need to pass through the common reception area to gain entry to your unit. This might not work too well for someone that needed a bit of privacy.
The building is vped in Nov 2012 and the known transacted price is approx. Rm1,400psf.