Setia Eco Glades, a waterfront revolution project by SP Setia (70:30 JV with Setia Haruman), is one of the most unique developments in Malaysia. It sits on 268 acres land, of which 80 acres will be set aside for the lakes and green spaces.
Setia Eco Glades
Setia Eco Glades，给您的是一个绿意毅然的环境。。
Setia Eco Glades， 一个天人合一的境界。
Setia Eco Glades is an eco-consciousness development which inspired by cultural diversity and perfected by nature and technology. It consists of a collection of thematically eight different islands and two gardens, namely Isle of Botanica, Charm of Nusantara, Glades of Westlake, Jewels of Grasmere, Isle of Kamares, Isle of Fantasia, Santuary of Western Heritage, Lui Li Gardens, Lepironia Gardens. Three parcels which planned for condominium (high and low rise) are now tentatively being named as Reef of The Tropics (I, II, III).
Setia Eco Glades 园林计划，将发展八个岛屿概念和两个以公园为主题的家园。此外，未来也会售卖三个不同概念的公寓。这概括了920个围篱式超级排屋，半独立，独立式洋房和大约1500个公寓单位。在Setia Eco Glades里，发展商也将建筑一座社区商场。这将刺激商业娱乐活动，也将进一步提高Setia Eco Glades的房产价值。
Setia Eco Glades offers a total of 2,400 residential units which 920 units are for link villas, semi-dees and bungalows and the rest is caters for high-rise and low-rise condominiums at a later stage. There is a proposed commercial which is located beside Reef of the Tropics III. The whole development is expected to complete in six years time.
The site is a previous rubber and palm oil estate and it also a home to an abundance of flora and fauna. SP Setia was team up with Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM), Malaysia Nature Society (MNS) and Zoo Negara to safeguard the local wildliffe for re-introduction and re-transplantation (by Big John Tree Transplater) works in the future Setia Eco Glades.
“Over 40 pieces of trees and seedings have been identified for transplantation at the parks and recreation space, clubhouses, sales office, and the Bund. 72 bird species and 27 fish species have been tagged for migration, while nectar plants have also been planted to provide a rich food source for the 8 pieces of butterflies slated for re-introduction to the landscape. Other food plants will also be located all over the township to attract and support the migration of new wildlife species.” – SP Setia
This conservation and preservation program is to ensure the continuation of eco-system (which costs SP Setia RM2mil). The comprehensiveness of the study and work plans are clearly way ahead for many so called “Eco” developments in Klang Valley.
Setia Eco Glades follows Green Building Certification requirements. All homes are given Rainwater Harvesting and LED lighting, and BiPV Solar Panel. The solar panel, which already promoted and installed by SP Setia in the project like Setia Eco-Park homes, can be used to store solar energy and re-sell electrical power to Tenaga (see photo below). The developer is also aim to be certified by Singapore’s Building and Construction Authority’s Green Mark.
Adopting the Strata Gated & Guarded concept; each two parcels are protected and controlled with a single entry and exit point via a main guard house with integrated perimeter fencing; fibre optic CCTV and house alarm linked to Central Monitoring System (CMS)
According to SP Setia, the whole development will take about six years to complete. Within the development,
“Each Island is a distillation of an exotic location, each park and garden a loving remembrance of countries visited and experiences lived” – SP Setia
1. Charm of Nusantara – Balinese Style Architecture
The Balinese lifestyle revolves around an open verandah surrounded by lush greenery. To mimic Bali’s mesmerising landscape and signature island atmosphere, waterspouts are placed around swimming pools and ponds, while plants like palms, lotus lilies and jasmine flourish, perfectly evocative of balmy island nights. The result is a dreamy, idylic island paradise where shades of blue serenity and hues of green tranquility pop amidst a backdrop of white sands. – SP Setia
2. Sanctuary of Western Heritage – Late Renaissance/ Early Colonial Aesthetics Architecture
This island boasts of impressive and ornate architecture derived from the romantic colonial era of the English, Dutch, French and Spanish, with a modern twist that grounds the enclave in the 21st century. Doors and windows are tall and narrow, arched with derative pediments, while cornice crowns and colums are large and intricate, adding distinctive character to these homes. Red tiled roofs, double-hung windorws, french balconies and attics complete the classical look of this enclave, while maincured lawns and organised plantings add harmony to the indoors and out. – SP Setia
3.Santuary of Eastern Heritage – Peranakan Style Architecture
A showcase of oriental cultures and striking landscapes, this island enclave is inspired by the colourful expression and ornate adornments of Peranakan architecture. Terraced buildings with internal courtyards are enriched with decorative facades and historical ornaments like wrought iron staircases and heritage-pattern floor tiles.. – SP Setia
Within the sactuary of Eastern and Western Heirtage, heritage gardens are included into the island (see pic below). This garden is a deidication that consists of sculptures and fountains celebrating Malaysian history and legacy, all standing amidst rubber trees. Other shrubs and trees native to the original site were also transplanted to the Heritage Gardens to enhance the look and feel of this communal area, and creative illumination will add another layer of depth, bringing this ode to history to glorious life. – SP Setia.
4. Jewels of Grasmere – English Countryside Architecture
Cozy stone cottages with shuttered windows are quintessentially rustic dwellings, and low stone walls add to the simple allure of this storybook neighbourhood. Paths meander around homes, parks, perglas and gazebos, where the wanderer can take in the classic charm of the classic English gardens. – SP Setia
5. Glades of Westlake – China Xi Hu (HangZhou) Architecture
A tranquil composition, this enclave’s design reflects Oriental philosophies peppered with pavilions, courtyards, rock formations, and water. Bridges are gracefully over calm waters, where Lotus flowers bloom pink and white, Koi fish dart around in peaceful play, and rock formations rise from the surface like mythical creatures. – SP Setia
6. Isle of Kamares – Mediterranean and Grecian Styles Architecture
Blue is widely used in the architecture of this Greek-inspired island, a callback to the cerulean waters of the Mediterraneath Sea. Domed rooftops and doorways are clad in a blue that pops against the off-whites and creams that are used for exteriors. These homes come complete with courtyards and verandas for airy outdoor entertaining. Further Greecian influences like stone, marble, limestone, Byzantine tiles, and Cypress are widely used. This modern-rustic ambience is softtened by the soothing sound of fountains and the grace of Cypress trees, delicate flowering shrubs, and exuberant boungainvillea. – SP Setia
7. Isle of Botanica
Parks and gardens are outdoor galleries of natural beauty, displaying a wide range of trees and shrubs, all labeled with botanical names. An adventure in escapism, these leafy pockets of green are the residents’ retreat from the heat and stress of the city. – SP Setia
8. Isle of Fantasia – Mixed Futuristic Architecture
This island combines interesting architecture with practical creativity; an exercise in luxury, lifestyle and sustainability. Designed to be completely energy-independent, homes combine lines, curves and green in an ultra-urban fashion, where funnel like entryways and overhead ceiling-suspended recessed-lighting catch the eye. Yucca and palm trees are effectively used to create height, while cascades and fountains are also used to produce complex effects. Creative illumination enhances the sculptural quality of the design, creating an avant-garde neighbourhood destined to turn heads and inspire conversations. – SP Setia
9. Liu Li Garden
This is a non-island parcel and the only linked villa parcel in Setia Eco Glades
The Lui Li Gardens blends lush green foliage with these captivatingly beautiful creations that will be incorporated in fountains, water features and street lights all over this crystal garden. A defined route leads visitors past gazebos, a playfround, and central water feature, to the Lui Li sculptures, each a hand-sculpted and hand-fired work of art. – SP Setia
In addition to the garden of Lui Li and Lepironia in respective parcel, there are also Orchard Gardens to be embeded at the border of these two parcels.
A 40’ belt of calming serenity, the Orchard Garden is populated by fruit trees like banana, papaya and ciku that also double as a sound barrier, cloaking Setia Eco Glades in the harmonies of natures. Gazebos and benches are scattered about for residents to sit down and take in the lush landscape. Tables and chairs are also placed in the Orchard Garden for residents to enjoy the abundant bounty of sweet fruits. – SP Setia
10. Lepironia Garden
This is another non-island parcel and the only Semi-D parcel in Setia Ecoglades
Named after a water plant native to the site, the Lepironia is a slender reed that can prevent erosion by stabilising the base of the ponds. It is also absorbs tixins and heavy metals in the water, thus purifying it, and provides crucial shelter for small birds as well as fish. – SP Setia
While i was in the sales office, i overheard many investors or visitors are doubtful about the island concept especially the waterway surrounding the islands. Some even said it could end up as a big “longkang” and “kopi” lake. According to the developer, they admitted their mistakes in term of the execution method for the “kopi” lakes at Setia Eco Park (SEP) and promised that a different approaches and methods will be applied in Setia Eco Glades.
SP Setia seems to be very meticulous to conceptualise this waterfront development. The developer, in fact, showed me the research works and their visits to many waterfront environments in other parts of the world (with the measure of the width of waterway etc) like Moscow, St. Petersburg, Singapore, Local Garden, SEP projects etc. It allowed potential investors to have some actual visualisation of the future lake and waterway scenes at Setia Eco Glades. You just need to give this to SP Setia.Thumbs up! See photo below. The following plan on the waterway is as below:
The eight difference fountains located throughout Setia Eco Glades are a tribute to the fluidity and necessity of water in everyday life. Symbolic of prosperity and wealth, the fountains are also a source of restful relaxation that can be the focal point of repose, or a comforting presence in the background. These hyrical, sentimental tributes to serenity and humanity are poised to enrich the everyday lives of residents in Setia Eco Glades – SP Setia
Healthy and wholesome, each Hammock Club is shared between two island-enclaves, and will house facilities like a swimming pool, gym, half basketball club, as well as social spaces designed to encourage conversations. Eponymous hammocks are also strung around the clubhouse, adding to the resort ambience. Each unique in atmosphere and function, these smaller and more intimate clubhouses conform to the eco-friendly and urban way of life as espoused by Setia Eco Glades. – SP Setia
Total of five Hammock Clubhouses are in the masterplan of Setia Eco Glades:
1. Lui Li Garden
2. Lepironia Garden
3. Charm of Nusantara & Santuary of Western & Eastern Heritage – Shared
4. Isle Kamares & Jewels of Grasmere – Shared
5. Glades of Westlake & Isle of Botanica & Isle of Fantasia – Shared
Most of the native tree and plant species harvested under SEG’s conservation program will be transplanted on The Bund to create a lush green belt that fringes the cool blue water. This family recreation area also has a meandering pathway and jogging track shadowed by leafy trees, making it an idea spot for a leisurely evening stroll or an early morning run. – SP Setia
“The Bund is envisioned as a warm embrace, a strip of tropical greenery and modern boulevard that hugs the water’s edge. The green platform was designed to rise 15 meters above the water level, commanding a spectacular view of 300 acres wetlands that is the only Green Reserve in Cyberjaya. This higher vantage point perfectly captures the peace and serenity that encompassess Setia Eco Glades.” – SP Setia
SP Setia will come out the themed bridges to serve residents as the linkages of mainland and islands. The thoughtful design of the bridges will make more flavour to this unique Setia Eco Glades homes.
Interchange to Lingkaran Putrajaya
The developer already obtained the approval to build a RM35mil interchange from Setia Eco Glades to Lingkaran Putrajaya which technically will reduce half of the current distance from the site to MEX highway. This will reduce the travel time significantly for Cyberjaya CBD residents who currently need to go through a big round to get into Lingkaran Putrajaya before link up to MEX highway (to KL). The bad point is, this interchange will be the key access for majority of the Cyberjaya CBD residents i.e. increase the traffic of inner road in Setia Eco Glades. Personally, i am indifferent. For example, the sucess of Desa ParkCity is clearly due to the publicity and accessible to its common areas (Lakes and Park). You need more peoples to appreciate and like the environment to spread the good words. The value of the development will then escalate with a strong interest from public to own a piece of masterpiece there. I came across a nice development but the public access to the park and lakes are prohibited which of course is not as popular as other developments. That development called Gita Bayu. Surely, the price there has been increased over years but it could have been performed even better if more peoples can experience the environment and know more about it . So, sometimes it is not necessary a bad thing to have higher traffic in a nice environment and it may work better for the project like Setia Eco Glades. Most importantly, the execution need to be good to impress the by passer and visitors.
The highest point of the interchange will be at the back of the row within Lui Garden that is backing the lingkaran Putrajaya.
Landscape and Architect
Although sales personnel mentioned that the landscape will be handled by SP Setia internal team, Mace Studio seems to be the one that designed the landscape master plan for them. See http://www.macestudio.com.sg/work. According to the developer, minimum 16ft of land will be allocated at both side of the main inner roads (see photo below) to allow more trees and wider cycling path at Setia Eco Glades’ common area and environment.
Architectural design of Lui Li Garden was managed by Ong and Ong from Singapore.
Cyberjaya Lake Garden Beautifying Project
There was a plan to beautify the Setia Eco Glades’ neighbor – Cyberjaya Lake Garden with a budget of RM20mil. According to my source, on top of the standard beautifying works, some camping facilities and “Wind Tunnel (the design of trees plantation method and arrangement)” will be included in the Cyberjaya Lake Garden to generate a windy environment for both sites. The lakes at Setia Eco Glades and Cyberjaya Lake Garden will then be joined to allow wider space for residential boating activities. Unfortunately, the plan was scrapped after few rounds of lengthy discussion with Sepang Council due to some technical and security issues. Based on sales person’s feedback, the management has decided to use this budget to further enhance the master plan of landscape and infrastructure.
How is Setia Eco Glades stands in Cyberjaya landed properties?
First of all, one should check out the masterplan of Cyberjaya to understand the scarcity of landed properties in Cyberjaya (see the photo below). It can be easily counted by 10 fingers. From the masterplan, one can realise that the remaining lands are mostly for “enterprise (i.e. commercial offices). With the limited choices of landed project in Cyberjaya, and if one like (to invest or ownstay) landed properties, in fact there are not many choices (in term of project).
Landed property development in Cyberjaya: Garden Residence, Symphony Hills, Sejati Residence, Mirage of the Lake (limited), Lakefront Residence (limited), Perdana East & West, SummerGlades. Nadayu’s Project (likely to be landed). There is another one in the pipeline (which is more affordable), Propcafe will announce it here once it is firmed up.
Setia Eco Glades has the largest land size compared to the rest of the landed property developments in Cyberjaya. The research efforts and preparation on this Setia Eco Glades which explained in the first section showed SP Setia is not just to build houses but “humanised” homes with eco, lake and island-living. Malaysian have been living “inside the house” too long, many have been looking for not just a house itself but a place and most importantly the environment that can blend with the house to call it as a HOME.
“I can still remember vividly waking up to birds chirping, the sweet scent of wild¬ flowers and refreshing sight of dew on the grass at the place where I lived as a little girl … tree branches heavy with fruit, the brook teeming with small shes and meandering by a bamboo grove, the tiny tadpoles in puddles of water after the rain, the sound of crickets at night, All these memories of nature are coming back to me now … it’s a wonderful feeling and I just can’t wait to move in three years’ time!” – Zara , a knowledge worker and one of the purchasers of Setia Eco Glades (extracted from MalayMail).
“If you are looking for a twin brother of Desa Parkcity, Setia Eco Glades is definitely the closest you can get in term of its environment and concept. If SP Setia can execute it nicely, in fact, it can be even better than Desa Parkcity! You can’t get a link villa with this sort of footprint (26x95ft) in Desa Parkcity, not to say the price is 50% cheaper.” – Setia Eco Glades Purchaser, who currently staying at Desa Parkcity with an intention to move over to SEG.
Other advantages of SEG compares to other landed development in Cyberjaya.
– Setia Eco Glades is sitting at the northwest of Cyberjaya (see below) which is nearest to the MEX highway, after the completion of the interchange, compare to the other landed developments.
– It is located besides a big Lake Garden which blend with the ideology of green and eco system well. The residents can enjoy both SEG unique lake cum island living and the Lake Garden’s greenery environment.
– Setia Eco Glades is the only landed development that will be integrated with a proper commercial/community mall component.
– Setia Eco Glades is going to develop by the largest developer in Malaysia.
– Setia Eco Glades is giving 36mths defect liability periods compares to the rest which are expected to be 2 years.
– Setia Eco Glades provides biggest footprint of 26x95ft for the linkhouses in Cyberjaya and yet, priced it at similar price band with other projects.
– Setia Eco Glades development is surely more unique than other landed developments in Cyberjaya
– Chinese school will be built at Lakefront development which is technically opposite Setia Eco Glades
– Near to medical center. A plot land which opposite from SEG (beside Lakefront residence) has been designated for Health Care Medical Center.
– Setia Eco Glades are near to CBD and all amenities in Cyberjaya and yet, it is at the secluded end of Cyberjaya.
– Sstia Eco Glades is very near to a new access, a toll-free exit to Puchong.
Disadvantages of SEG compares to other landed development in Cyberjaya
– SEG is a bit far from Cyberjaya ERL station compares to the development like Garden residence.
– There is a new Mosque which is not too far away (after the Lake Garden, Sepang Council, and Royal Uni of Islam).
However, the new Green mosque is really “canggih” and modern! I personally quite like its architectural design and concept (see video below)
Cyberjaya is getting even more momentum recently especially after the ground breaking of SRJK (C) Union school and the announcement of Cyberjaya City Center project. This Setia Eco Glades blog doesn’t talk about Cyberjaya at all (in term of its location, infrastructure, transportation, popularity etc) as it has already been discussed extensively in the previous blog: Cyberjaya @ Love It or Hate it. http://www.propcafe.net/cyberjaya-love-it-or-hate-it/
It is worth to highlight again that there are only limited landed property developments in Cyberjaya according to its master plan. So, if one intends to buy landed property in Cyberjaya, it seems like Setia Eco Glades is one of the best bets if one study thoroughly its location, size of development, developer reputation, timing (commercial/maturity of the city), concept, pricing and buyer profiles.
Because of its unique concept and the abovementioned, this project has higher chance to lure more own-stay purchaser compared to the other landed property projects in Cyberjaya. The generous land size of 26×95 in Linked Villa is considered very rare (couldn’t remember any terrace house offered this land size in the market over last few years) and not to mention it is only at sub RM1mil mark. Apparently, there is no other development that offered similar product, concept and pricing in Klang Valley. I believe in few years time, when peoples talk about Cyberjaya residential development, they will start with SETIA ECO GLADES, the potential twins of Desa Parkcity.
Note: To know more about the individual parcel and pricing which have been launched, please continue to read our Setia Eco Glades Part II: http://www.propcafe.net/setia-eco-glades-cyberjaya-part-ii/