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Sunday, 16 February 2014

Wangsa Maju introduction

Not many realise that Wangsa Maju, Kuala Lumpur is a mere 15 minutes’ drive from KLCC. The established neighborhood boasts accessibility to highways such as the Middle Ring Road 2 (MRR2), Duke (Duta-Ulu Kelang Expressway) and Ampang – Kuala Lumpur Elevated Highway (Akleh). The Proposed Sungai Besi – Ulu Kelang Expressway (SUKE) will connect Cheras/Kajang to Ulu Kelang to ensure even greater accessibility.
Commercial amenities like convenience stores, shops, restaurants, school, clinics, banks and malls like Wangsa Maju Walk Mall, Aeon Big and Aeon Alpha Angle Shopping Centre make life in this neighbourhood a breeze.
Medical centres like Columbia Asia in Setapak and Gleneagles Intan Medical Centre Kuala Lumpur are located nearby. Education Institutions like Fairview International School of Kuala Lumpur (ISKL), Sri Utama International School, SMK Taman Setiawangsa and SK Wangsa Maju Zon R10 also add value to the place.

Proximity to convenient public transportation is key – made accessible by both the Wangsa Maju and Sri Rampai LRT stations. This makes Wangsa Maju attractive to first-time home buyers.

Over the past few years, Wangsa Maju has moved up the scale. Now, prominent developers including IJM Land Bhd – with it successful lanuch of Seri Riana Residence are taking interest in the potential of the area, even as the population here continues to grow.
As the demand for housing grows here, there are several upcoming developments in the pipeline for 2014 by reputable developers.
“Wangsa Maju was known as a middle to lower-middle class neighborhood. However, the advent of new high-end, modern develoments and the quantum leap in accessibility, with the completion  of the DUKE Highway has transformed its landscape, and it attracting upper middle class families here.
“There is definitely a lot of upside potential as prices are still more affordable compared to Bangsar, Petaling Jaya and Taman Tun Dr Ismail,” observed Henry Butcher director Lim Eng Chong.

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