PROPCAFE 360 Degree View : SOHO Suite @ KLCC by Monoland

After The Vipod is VP-ed on last year August and Quadro at the end of November, the last series of Monoland’s KLCC Trinity, SOHO Suites is just VP-ed recently. The site is currently busy with the contractors doing up the finishes touches at the common area (lobby, corridors, carparks etc) and facilities (pool deck) and unit itself before progressive handing over to eagerly awaited owners who received VP letter since end of January.

They were the developer for Titiwangsa Sentral and Oval Damansara and these project have made some handsome gains for earlier investors. Those property buyers and investors that familiar with property market in KL and Penang will know Monoland. In Penang, they are well known to develop 8 Gurney and Gurney Park at Gurney Drive and Central Park. Monoland also own the Northam Hotel. Where else in Klang Valley, they started with Oval Residence@KLCC and as mentioned in our previous reviews, they developed Quadro and Vipod and their next project is Vortex which was launched recently.

Propcafe editor has joined the visit for the key collection of associates. Similarly to previous projects, Monoland has rushed the delivery of the VP without the whole development in complete condition. The site is still buzzing with people doing up the works. The guards will stop any curious visitors that intend to enter the building without the valid appointment letter.

For those been to Vipod, it is a dejavu feeling where the finishes on the common and the unit itself is quite similar to each other.

The façade

This is the artist impression of the facade

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And the actual facade

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The building exterior has stayed close to the artist impression notably the protruding and intruding wall creating the mashes. However two major differences are the color scheme which is more grayish and the rather than boxy the developer has painted two vertical strip on the side of the building.

Some close up shot of the building facade

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Common Area

The main access to SOHO suite is via Jalan Perak, sharing the same stretch of road with Bank Islam, HonLeong Bank, Fraser Place. For the unitiated, the concept of SOHO Suite is where the residents are live, work and play under the same roof. For more information about the development, readers can go to http://www.soho-klcc.com/

Therefore unlike pure residential OR office, certain area blocked for residential and certain area are opened to the public access. It is quite confusing at the moment due to lack of signage where no proper direction to pinpoint which lobby is for residential access and which is for office access.

Upon arrival, the visitors will be greeted with the small landscape area

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and the design of the landscape is quite different with the artist impression

lobby

The entrance to the office the residential lobby

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The first impression of the lobby is quite cold due to glass effect and lack of soft furnishing such as sofas at the waiting area.

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The receptionist counter

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All Glass on the lobby’s wall

the only different between the residential and office lobby is the way of access

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The access to the office

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The access to residential

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The lift lobby

Similarly to Vipod, no floor button and to go to specific residential floor, access card is required.

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The lift button

As mentioned earlier to add the extra privacy to the residential and ppl who drive, they need the access card and go through the gate

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The carpark ramp is quite spacious. A thumbup.

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However the carpark annex is not completed with traces of unfinished works left behind

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Also the ramp is a bit low and the ceiling can be reached by hands

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The mailbox room

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The pool deck is clearly not ready and workers are busy to finish up the area.

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With Monoland “signature” Palm Tree. Somehow were wandering the need to have the trees at the middle of the pool.

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the Pool with lined palm trees at the middle of the pool

Upon the reaching the your floor, this corridor will greet you.

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Office Unit

We have randomly visited few office unit at the office block and SOHO block

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Most of the units are not in handover conditions.

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All office units are provided with plaster ceiling, aircon, ceiling lights and junction boxes

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Fujitsu and Mitsubishi aircon are provided for different type of unit

For lucky few type of units they will have ensuite bathroom with designer fittings, and rain showers throwed in.

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For the units without ensuite, they have to do with common bathroom

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Residential Unit

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Signage for the unit no.

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Kitchen cabinet.

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Teka microwave oven, hood and hob are provided. Thumb up!

Space for washer and dryer

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For SOHO duplex, a spiral staircase provision space is provided to link both office and residential unit. The following space with door is provided.

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The View

Some units enjoy unobstructed Petronas Twin Tower and KL tower view

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KL Tower View

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PTT view

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KLCC park view

Some units will be blocked like this…

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The Vortex Site, the project recently launched by Monoland

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The other random views…

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Conclusion

Despite the developer has obtained CCC and progressively handling over the keys to owners, SOHO suites is clearly not ready. the utiility electrical meter is not installed by TNB yet. The facility deck is not completed. The gym equipment is not installed yet. It will take at least another 3 months before SOHO suite is up and running.

 

3 Comment

  1. Nice write-up Black Coffee. How come nothing on “workmanship” and no one else comment on this article. All become so shy I guess, eh. Maybe a little bit of my comments then.

    Well start with the garden outside, the entrance, lobby for the residential, and corridors, not much to shout about in my opinion. They look small in real life compared to picture. I like the lift though as card would brings you to your floor without pushing any button. The door is on pin or biometric, okay also. Inside the unit, in my case I was looking for major defect which was none for me. The finish – paintwork, as I had expected isn’t the best and a lot of touch up required. The rest are ok to me. So my defect list is quite short. Water and electricity was connected. Water pressure is reasonable and can drive rainshower efficient. Bathtub is very simple unlike VIPOD’s one I guess. The solid wood floor is as you have said, nice.

  2. Isn’t it a breach of contract if keys are handed over before building is complete and facilities, up and running?

  3. We have a fully furnished residential unit for rent. 29th floor, 662 sqf, KLCC view (1 bedroom + 1 study + 1 bathroom). We converted the study into a walk-in wardrobe.
    Kenneth (owner) 0122890594

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