PROPCAFE Review : Jade Hills @ Kajang By Gamuda

  jadehills Overview Developed by Gamuda Land in 2008, Jade Hills is splendidly suburban with lush green grounds and perfect tranquility, but is also incredibly convenient with easy access and close proximity to urban, modern Kuala Lumpur. As I toured Jade Hills, what struck me as its two most distinctive features are its amazing homes and its naturally elegant environment. Location location   Jade Hills is located in Kajang, Selangor where the last station of the MRT, Mass Rapid Transit (Sungai Buloh – Kajang Line) is built, by Gamuda Land. It can be accessed via major highways such as the

  • Sungai Besi Expressway, North-South Expressway
  • South Klang Valley Expressway
  • Kajang Dispersal Link Expressway (SILK).
  • Cheras – Kajang Expressway

Built on a hilly terrain, Jade Hills is mixed developement built on total 384.3-acres and  about 260 acres are reserved for residential developement of bungalows, link bungalows and garden terraces in 12 precincts which will be developed over 8 to 10 years. There will be 793 units planned to be built in the 12 phases with a low density of three units per acre to enforce privacy and exclusivity. Jade Hills Lake View The whole Jade Hills  is pretty much mirrors Setia Eco Park (abt 1/3 size), but you have the flexibility of getting link terraces and small LSMD. Given that Bandar Setia Alam is launching Duta Villa @ 1.6mil (typical dressed up/glamourised link terraces), wouldn’t you think a 1.0mil LSMD comes with FULL CLUB facility+proper GG concept will be a steal? Jade Hills (260acres) is a 60% bungalows and 40% of combination of linked bungalows, LSMD, SMD and link terrace mixed development. Its club house is in operational before the VP of 1st phase of houses. Immediately outside the current residential parcel of Jade Hills, there are 3 more separate lots of land (>130acres) that Gamuda earmarked for commercial. Officially, the entire Jade Hills is consist of 60% residential and 40% commercial. The 1st of the commercial plot will consist of 2 storey shop houses, expected launch early 2011. Indicative price : >800k. The next commercial launch will be lifestyle commercial retails + offices. Not sure about the 3rd plot of commercial plot.   The design concept of Jade Hills is a lifestyle residential development with Oriental inspired design built on hills overlooking lakes. Homes here are built with views of the surrounding areas such as the landscaped green belt and the three lakes – Misty Lake, Willow Sweeps and Water Spring. Jade Hills Resort Club is clubhouse which features an Olympic-sized swimming pool, children’s wading pool, spa pool, three tennis courts, gymnasium, multi-purpose function hall, steam and sauna room, games room, children’s playground and a Chinese teahouse.

Olympic Size Swimming Pool
Olympic Size Swimming Pool

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Club House
Club House

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  • UPM Golf,
  • IlSAS Recreational Golf Club
  • Kajang Hill Golf Club
  • Saujana Impian Golf Club
  • Sungai Long Golf Club
  • Mines Golf Club
  • IOI Palm golf),

University

  •  Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
  •  Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN)
  •  Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)

International Schools

  • Alice Smith International School
  • Australian International School, Malaysia
  • Tanarata International School
  • Nexus International School (In putrajaya)
  • ELC International School (In cyberjaya)

Public Primary Schools

  • SK Sungai Kantan
  • SK Convent Kajang
  • Sk Saujana Impian
  • SK Jalan Bukit 1
  • SK Jalan Bukit 2
  • SK Jalan Semenyih 1
  • SK Jalan Semenyih 2
  • SK Kajang
  • SK Kantan Permai
  • SRJK(C)Yu Hua
  • SRJK(C) Sungai Chua
  • SRJK(T)Kajang
  • SK Leftenan Adnan

Public Secondary Schools

  • SMK Tinggi Kajang (Kajang High School) also known as Kajang High School (The oldest school in Kajang)
  • SMK Convent Kajang (the second oldest school in Kajang)
  • SMAP Kajang
  • SMJK Yu Hua Kajang
  • SMK Jalan Bukit Kajang
  • SMK Jalan Reko
  • SMK Kajang Utama
  • SMK Taman Jasmin 2
  • SMK Saujana Impian
  • SMK Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah (SAAS)
  • SM Teknik Kajang
  • SMKA Maahad Hamidiah

Shopping Malls

  • AEON Cheras Selatan
  • IOI Resort City Mall (up coming)
  • The Mines Shopping Mall
  • Alamanda Putrajaya

The Site Analysis

The Site
The Site
The Layout Plan
The Layout Plan
Site Analysis
Site Analysis
Slope Analysis
Slope Analysis
Elevation Analysis
Elevation Analysis

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Preferred Option
Preferred Option

My personal view of Jade Hills, to be put it bluntly on point form Concept & Design

  • More 200 acres of  G&G residential with massive of green with 20% allocated for greens
  • Rich landscaping with Hill, Lake and Garden themes
  • Residential units mostly consist of Bungalow and SMDs
  • Very low density with average 3 units per acre
  • Full functional clubhouse (Open to public)
  • 40% of the land bank is dedicated to commercial
  • One Entry and Exit Point

Location & Accessibility:

  • Although address is Kajang but it is blessed that Jade Hills it located before the Kajang town
  • Strategically located within nearby mature township like  Kajang, Bandar Baru Bangi, Cyberjaya, Putrajaya, Cheras, Puchong
  • Easily accessed via Cheras-Kajang Expressway, Besraya Sungai Besi Highway, SKVE, SILK, KL-Seremban Highway)
  • Current 2 access roads to Jade Hills via (Bukit Angkat & Minlon bypass) future proposed Balakong bypass via Taman Cheras Jaya

Developer Reputation:

  • Proven track record G&G development – Madge Mansion, Kota Kemuning, Valencia, Horizon Hills, Ambang Botanic
  • Adopts the strict Construction Quality Assessment System (CONQUAS)

Future Potential :

  • Potential to be become a self sustained exclusive community when international schools and the commercial elements are in full swing mode where the atmosphere and environment could be close to current Desa Park City.

Before I wrap up, of course Jade Hills it self is not perfect. Here and there will be some short fall like :

  • Current access via Bukit Angkat need to pass industrial area
  • Club house is not exclusive to Jade Hills and open to public
  • On one very unusual raining day, it was reported that flood happened within Jade Hills  area

To sum it all up above, Jade Hills nevertheless is a rare piece of development which can be found within Klang Valley. I means Jade Hills is not just an ordinary G&G development and in fact they distinguish themselves fairly quite well by looking at their concept and execution of their master plan which consist of  the 40% commercial, clubhouse, mostly Bungalow and SMDs unit, low dense, themed with Lake, Hill and Garden view, & future international school. It is quite difficult to go wrong with this one. Before I end my write, it is worthwhile to note that because of the Jade Hills Clubhouse is open to public, various numerous events had been organized at this so called “very far” place as per claimed by majority when they first heard the word “Kajang” . Those events which had taken place at here such as Miss Tourism pageant, movie shooting, mooncake festival, paintball & etc not to mentioned occasionally it is used as a shooting venue for per-wedding photography, paintball games and as well as pool party event! Jade Hills is no longer just a name of a normal residential address but it has become the new landmark of Kajang. Here is a video clip which I found made by PropertyAsia :

And remember when I say pool party! I really mean a massive one! It is so happening! You guys should not miss this one. I hope PropCafe.net crews will be invited in the future for this event! Credit to Pool Party @ Jade Hills By TROUBLEMAKER PRODUCTION

Enjoy and thank you =) For detail reviews related to Jade Hills : Quad Villas & Twin Villas @ Jade Hills please click here Jadite Suite @ Jade Hills please click here Please feel free to leave any comment here or For detail discussion, you are welcome to join us at our forum.propcafe.net Official Website of Jade Hills : http://www.jadehills.com.my/ Update: 14-July-2013 The Eaton International School at Jade Hills IMG-20130714-WA0000

Jade Hills Commercial Clarity By Asia Tropical Films

Jade Hills TV Commercial (Innocence) by Asia Tropical Films

4 Comment

  1. Well not many speak of the flood, I understand it was affecting few houses at the lake precinct. Apparently, the down fall was too heavy and came within short period time causing overflow at the lake. Gamuda should have rectified this by deepening the lake.

    1. Only 2 smds affected….
      According to gamuda, it was the rain of the 100yrs. They have engineered the lake to accomodate the usual downpour….
      Deepening the lake might still not solved the problem.

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