LBS Bina, well known as developer that focus on building medium cost housing at Batu Pahat, Cameron Highlands and Klang Valley. Their Jewel of Crown is Bandar Saujana Putra, surrounded by established township such as Kota Kemuning and Putra Heights. Launched in 2003, their early DSH launches from 16X55 was priced less than RM100K. their subsequent launches such as Topaz 18X55 was priced from RM120K. However due to the collapse of Talam (which has lands called Saujana Permai adjacent to Bandar Saujana Putra), some of the shared infrastructure works such as water tank and interchange to ELITE has stalled. Bandar LBS has struggled to develop the township however has manage to overcame the issue. Currently, the landed in Bandar Saujana Putra is one of the most affordable in Klang Valley that you can buy. Due to switch of company strategy and scarcity of landbank, LBS has switched the portfolio by building high end landed in Puchong. This bring us to D’ Island.
Overview of D’ Island
Launched in September.2011, the 175acres of leasehold project is surrounded by tranquil 1000 acres of lake. From the masterplan, the development is linked with forest on an island.
So far LBS has launched four phases in this project consists of
- Superlink Apicalia 3S 22X80 (3400sqft) and 22X100 (4000sqft) (VP soon) that fully sold from RM1.3million
- Semi D Balvia 3S 40X80 4900sqft (VP soon) that sold from RM2.38million
- Bungalow Lots
- Nautilus 3S 24X80 (3400sqft) and 24X100 (4250sqft) that sold from RM1.8m and RM1.9m. Similarly the phase 4 almost completed and VP will be handover soon.
Wikimapia: Location of D’ Island Residence @ Puchong
Accessibility and Surroundings
The distance of D’ Island from Pusat Bandar Puchong is approximately 13km and about 20minutes in normal traffic condition. From the LDP heading towards Puchong South, take an exit at Jalan Puchong heading towards Meranti Jaya. The drive feels long due to bad long condition where certain stretches are undergoing tarring now. After seeing George Kent on your right, turn right at the traffic light. The main access of D’ Island is through Taman Tasik Puchong
Google Map: Bandar Puchong Jaya to D’ Island
Interesting, Jalan Puchong will bring you passby Laman and Bayu@SDB to Taman Putra Perdana where at the end of the road it will bring you to Nusaputra Interchange. You can access the MEX highway which would bring you to KL City Centre in 40 minutes (about 40km) or you can go to ELITE heading south.
Google Map: D’ Island to KLCC
Access through Fenced and Guarded Taman Tasik Puchong
In summary, despite the location is quite deep inside the Puchong, you can use the alternative route to KL City rather than joining the jam at LDP.
Site Plan, Façade and Layout
Unlike other project that claimed a pond as massive body of lake, one of the most unique selling points of this development is the site is unique and surrounded by 1000acre of tranquil water. The ex-mines is really massive and tranquil.
Scale Model of Master Plan
Site Plan for Apicalia
Site Plan for Nautilus
For D’Island, LBS has go for modern façade. Not too clean and just with nice design that pleasing to the eyes
Artist Impression for Apicalia
Façade for Apicalia
Artis Impression for Nautilus
Façade for Nautilus
Actual Site of Nautilus
Layout for Apicalia type B 22X80 3400sqft 5 bedrooms
Layout for Apicalia type A 22X100 4000sqft 5 bedrooms
Nautilus 3S type B 24X80 3400sqft 5 bedrooms
Nautilus 3S Type A 24X100 4250sqft 5 bedrooms
Concept and Security
D’ Island is strata concept with clubhouse, guardhouse on every phase, playground, garden and jogging path etc. According to the SA, each house will be equipped with home state of art security system.
Specification and Showhouse
Sample of the material used and showhouse below. Personally the material feel cheap and for the price, the developer should provide a better finishes
Sample material and actual unit of Nautilus
The first phase Apacalia is fully sold. Currently developer is selling the balance units for Nautilus. Since it is almost completed, no financing package offered. Even SPA and Loan agreement legal fee etc need to be paid by buyers.
The stickered is the leftover units for Nautilus
Despite the different is only 2ft between Acapalia and Nautilus, the price is almost RM500k different. Whether the buyer could justify the premium paid, the developer argued that lift is provided for Nautilus.
Lift provided for Nautilus
The location is compensated by the location. Somehow if you want a quality home, you need to stay further away from the bustling commercial area. Also the price that hitting RM2million will make this project out of the reach of normal family. LBS being newcomer in high end development is a concern From outside you notice hairline cracks on the Acapalia with patches of repair. Being an ex-mines land, there is always a concern of sunk therefore hopefully developer has take this into consideration.