After M Residence 2 Alpine (Phase 1) was fully sold, Mah Sing has its grand launching of phase 2 called Bitch..opps sorry should be Birch with Mermaid Show! Wow..the mermaids have turned M Residence 2 to be Mermaid Residence 2!
Birch comes with the same 20ftx65ft layout like the phase 1 Alpine but slightly smaller built up 1872sf vs 1885sf. There are some minor changes on facades. (See below). Generally it is pretty much the same.
Show Unit of Birch
The sales of phase 2 is slowing down (see photo below) as the price now has raised to rm538k (near garden) and rm528k (further from garden) before rm20k discount. However, Mermaid Residence 2 is still one of the cheapest landed fully gated and guarded strata title developments launched in Klang Valley. Many other landed developments recently launched with similar price tag like Setia EcoHills, Bandar Tasik Puteri, etc are not full G&G compare to Mermaid Residence 2, which promised to have club house, cctv on perimeter fencing and not to mention it has large lotus lake as your neighborhood (see the scaled model on its lake and the site near actual site which we witnessed all the migratory birds there)
Rawang still not many’s cup of tea especially the current site, one need to get through jln batu arang which the road widening project (though approved) has no sign of commencement. Anggun 3 which is the full G&G development was launched and doing well last month. It is priced more than rm150k premium compares to Mermaid Residence 2 due to its bigger built up, freehold title and much better location. However, the “pond” inside the development cannot compare to the lotus lake at Mermaid residence 2 (the lotus is outside MR2 though).
Propcafe is not going to repeat has been discussed earlier (see link below), but to highlight the connectivity of LATAR on this part of new rawang especially to Bandar Tasik Puteri, MR1, MR2, and future MR3. Lowyat group, which is the main developer at Bandar Tasik Puteri, has announced to build an interchange near BTP to link this part of rawang to LATAR. But LATAR is pretty NEW or UNFAMILIAR to many of us. Let’s discuss more on the connectivity here. From LATAR to KL has been mentioned numerous times so we focus on (1) M Residence 2 to Subang and (2) M Residence 2 to Kota Damansara
MR2 to Subang
Starting point: Kundang, since BTP interchange @ LATAR is not complete yet. In future, when BTP interchange is ready, it will be a smooth ride from MR2 to BTP interchange (about 6km). At the moment, one can drive from MR2 towards Rawang town direction and At Jln Batu Arang, turn right into Kundang. Then drive straight towards Kundang Jaya and exit at LATAR. @LATAR, go towards KL/Templer/Selayang direction, pay RM2 at LATAR. After pay the toll, turn into Guthrie corridor and pay 2 x Rm 1.40 and exit at Kg. Subang/Sg Buloh. Travel along Jln Sg Buloh and reach the traffic light junction where Star Avenue(by Mah Sing) is. Turn right into Subang old airport road and it will leads u to Ara Damansara/Citta Mall/Glenmarie/Subang Jaya.
MR2 to Kota Damansara
Same direction as above except at Jln Sg Buloh don’t turn right at the traffic light @ Star Ave Mah Sing. Go straight ahead and follow the KD signboards.
New Mall In the Making
DA Land, which is the developer of LakeClub Parkhome at Old Rawang, will be building a gigantic mall in between old and new rawang. This mall will be directly benefit Emerald East and West development. Mermaid Residence 2 is not too far away too. It is not just a mall in fact, developer called it one-stop family holiday destination as the mall also includes the biggest indoor themed water park in Malaysia. For some of the city folk, yeah, it is probably viewed as an outstation trip :P.
Finally, what’s next for M Residence 2?
After Phase 2, the SMD/ Cluster SMD would be the next. See photo below. How about M Residence 3…haha. I guess it will be another year or two. Given Mah Sing fast and furious act on land purchase and launching its products, it shouldn’t be too long to hear the news of M Residence 3 which the land was purchased few months back.
M Residence Clubhouse
Tough! No one dare to say anything on this as this part of Rawang is not proven yet and Rawang name doesn’t sound “right” to many investors. How about ownstayers? I guess to be realistic, if you are gen Y and intend to have a landed G&G property with clubhouse and landscape (Lotus Lake too), this is probably a good start with the price tag of RM500k. Let’s see how M Residece perform as it will be VP in first quarter 2014.
Other threads related to Rawang
Special thanks to “Klang Guy” for the information of LATAR routes and photos (especially the mermaids :P)