Thursday, August 23, 2012

Where to stay/live/buy a house in Bandar Baru Bangi

Bandar Baru Bangi town is a reasonably new area of development that was planned mainly to accommodate middle class Malay families. It is supposed to be a Malay town pretty much like Shah Alam but because the land  area is much smaller than the state capital major commercial  projects could not be implemented. You can't find hypermarkets like Carrefour or Tesco in Bandar Baru Bangi but only  several medium size shopping centers  being built in the middle of the town and in several other sections of the fast developing town. Bandar Baru Bangi is considered an academic town because there are a number of institutions of higher learning built within the vicinity. As a fast developing town, it is a good place to live and to invest in.I would like to share my knowlege with regard to the best sections/locations to stay or buy a property/or live  in Bandar Baru Bangi.

The best section to buy property in this suburb is in the section near Tasik Cempaka.It's called Puncak Bangi. This is an exclusive area encircling the Cempaka lake. The houses are semi-detached that are 3-storey high. But the area is not a good place for renting unless you have a deep pocket. The 3 -storey semi detached houses used to sell for RM 850,000 but now I heard that they are selling them at almost RM 2,000,000. The place is a gated community and very near the Equatorial hotel and Bangi golf club. However, I have not heard of a surau being built in that  area. And I  have also heard that the workmanship of the houses in that area as being only satisfactory only . I would rate the area  5 Star for location and 4 Star for security. For investment purposes, I would give a 5 Star rating for that housing area. I believe that the price in that location would just head north. It is almost a guarantee that you would not lose out if you buy a property in that area. You might even make your first million selling your investment there.

Section 9 terrace houses

Section 9 from Equatorial hotel
The second best area to buy a property is the serene and beautiful Section 9 of  Bandar Baru Bangi. This is the area where you would find the infamous Bandar Baru Bangi  Green mosque and the Syariah courts with its blue color dome.  A lot of people have mistaken the shariah courts as another mosque built by Barisan Nasional which  of course  is not true. The area consists mainly of terrace and semi detached houses. The best area in the section is the D'Cempaka housing area just behind  the Green mosque and not very far from the Green Tech building. The area  also houses the tallest building in Bandar Baru Bangi- The LHDN building with it bright yellow color walls The terrace houses used to sell for RM 240 K and the Semi detached  only for RM 550-650 K. Nowadays, you won't get to buy houses in that area at those prices. I would give a 4.5 star rating for location, 4 Star rating for security and a full 5 star rating for amenities. The place is surrounded by hospitals, petrol stations, shops like Gulatis, Seng Heng, Al Ikhsan, and banks such as May banks , Ambanks , CIMB  and lots of other branded shops like Fareeda and Ariani.  The place is actually in the middle of the town but nestled in a quiet area that is naturally gated. In the morning, the area especially the ones near the stream is teaming with birds like egrets , doves and magpies looking for something to swallow for breakfast. I would fully recommend those investing in properties to get a house in that area. I have heard that one of the owners of the semi detached house is selling his property as he wants to return to his kampung after his recent retirement. I also believed that an investment in that area is a very smart move and if you are lucky you might also find your pot of gold from investmenting in that section.

Another good area to live in or to buy properties is in Section 3 of Bandar Baru Bangi. Section 3 is quite huge with hundreds of houses built. It is a mixed development  area consisting of terrace, semi detached and bungalows. It is very near to UKM and the EPF training center. But the area is a bit congested with cars because of its densely populated area. There are also some shop houses in that area to cater for some basic things but the area is quite far from the highway and the stretch to the housing area is always congested with cars during the rush hours especially in the morning and at 6 pm. I would give a 3 star rating for location, 3 star rating for security and also 3 star rating for amenities.

Another section of the town that is comparable to section 3  is section 15 of Bandar Baru Bangi. The area is not that big and it consists mainly of terrace houses. It is also very near the area called Teras Jernang and the Malaysia France Institute. One drawback of the place is that it is a busy area especially in the evening where students would crowd the four "Maple" restaurants until the wee hours. They practically block the only street to that housing area every evening One good thing about the place is that it is easy to go to Seremban as it is very near to the South Toll Plaza. I would rate the section 3 Star for location , 3 star for security and 3 star for amenities,. You also find a medium sized stadium in the section and a medium sized shopping center being built.
Section 7

Last but not least is Section 7 of Bandar Baru Bangi. This is a new section and  is a fast developing area. Part of section 7 is in the Kajang area and because of that a large number of residents are populated by the Chinese . The place is full of shop houses and the housing areas are designed a little haphazard. If you want an area that is is busy with traffic and full of shops this is the place to invest in or to rent. I would rate this place a 3 star for location,  2.5 star for security and 4.5 star  for amenities.
Section 15 Bandar Baru Bangi

All these are my personal assessments of the main areas in Bandar Baru Bangi. Readers are advised to seek professional opinions before investing in properties in Bandar Baru Bangi. Good luck and happy investing and staying in Bandar Baru Bangi.

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