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Monday, November 26, 2007

Dijaya’s trump card

Tropicana Grande promises privacy and serenity
Have you ever dreamt of living in a posh and big condominium with a grand view of the award-winning Tropicana Golf & Country Resort in Petaling Jaya?

Well, dream no more. Come early 2008, you can grab one of the 241 units of the Tropicana Grande – three blocks of 36-storey condominiums with average size of 3,000 sq ft, which will tower over all condominiums in the area.

Dijaya Corp Bhd has finally thrown in its trump card by developing this high-end golf course-front condominium at a time when the high-end condominium market in the city is reaching dizzying heights.

An artist's impression of Tropicana Avenue's retail style shop offices

By pricing Tropicana Grande's units at an average of about RM500 per sq ft (a third off the prices in the KLCC area), it is set to appeal to those who want a well-known location minus the spiralling prices of KLCC nor the congestion in Mont' Kiara.

“We plan to launch Tropicana Grande early next year and we are now building the show unit. We are targeting upgraders, especially young CEOs in their 30s and 40s who are looking for condominiums such as the Tropicana Grande,” said Dijaya managing director Tong Kien Onn.

He said the other target markets were investors seeking high return investment properties and foreigners who wanted to live in a resort development with golf course and club facilities.

Tong said the Tropicana Grande was a prestigious development that promised privacy and the serenity of a golf course view. The design is planned with luxury in mind, with a built-up big enough to provide comfort living, full glass windows to capture the scenic view, a private lift that serves up to the doorstep, and a private pool.

The design is alike – two crystalline blocks with maximum transparency for the sprawling golf course view. Almost all the bedrooms are located towards the golf course view and certain units could bring the view closer by having sky gardens.

Tong said there would also be eight units that with its own dip pool at the recreational deck on the podium floor. Some duplexes on the upper floors will also have such pools. The duplex units will have built-up areas of 4,531 sq ft to 10,359 sq ft.

This condominium will feature, among others, smart home and security system (alarm, intercom and panic button for all units), CCTV system (at service lift lobbies, service lifts, main lobbies, car park, etc), broadband, card access and barrier gate systems, and private lifts. All bedrooms will come with attached bathrooms while the master bathroom will have an en-suite resort-styled Jacuzzi.

The development on 5.17 acres of prime resort land will have a density of 46 units per acre and a gross development value (GDV) of RM390mil.

An artist's impression of Tropicana Grande at the Tropicana Golf & Country Resort in Petaling Jaya

Meanwhile, Dijaya will also launch the Tropicana Avenue (gross development value of RM205mil), comprising three blocks of nine and 11-storey lifestyle shop offices (26ft x 79ft lot size) in the northeast sector of the resort next March. It will have extensive food and beverage (F & B) outlets and a retail strip on the ground floor and strata offices on the upper floors.

The row of retail space is arranged along a pedestrian thoroughfare cum walkway that faces the food and beverage (F & B) area. Escalators are located at various points throughout this thoroughfare to allow a continuous circulation and bring shoppers to the first floor.

People can enjoy the sights of a garden and pools at the F & B area, and even the first floor retail units will benefit from this garden, as those on the first floor will be able to see the garden below through translucent glass.

The office units are arranged along an internal corridor while green pockets punctuate the floor layout as “sky gardens”, a refreshing addition to the office units.

By The Star (by S.C. Cheah)

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