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Saturday, November 29, 2008

An orchard in the backyard

HIJAUAN Heights Sdn Bhd is transforming 1,000 acres of land in Pedas, Negri Sembilan into a lifestyle property development that includes bungalows with orchards, outdoor activities and a clubhouse as well as round the clock security.

It is for this reason that its director, Nor Azmi Talib believes the unique lifestyle project called “Hijauan Heights” will be a hit.

Nor Azmi: The location is a plus point

The development of Hijauan Heights started about three years ago on a plot of land that belonged to Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM).

Through a subsidiary, TM Facilities, the company did a joint-land development agreement with a landscape company, IDH-IndahHijau (M) Sdn Bhd.

TM provided the development land while Hijauan Heights, a subsidiary of IndahHijau was responsible for the development, sales and marketing of the project.

Hijauan Heights plans to complete the first phase of the development by May next year.

According to Nor Azmi, the gross development value of the first phase is about RM79mil.

“TM will develop the structure for telecommunication that would include 3G connectivity. We have already divided the project into four phases scheduled for full completion by 2013. The 1,000 acres have already been subdivided to a minimum of one acre each to be offered to buyers,” says Nor Azmi, adding that in total about 591 lots have already been divided while the rest would be used for other developments such as building roads, a clubhouse and water tank.

“Here at Hijauan Heights, we offer you not just the orchard and clubhouse but also outdoor activities such as paragliding, fishing, boating and camping site to name a few. Plus, all the bungalows that we built are fully-furnished,” he says.

The location, Nor Azmi says, is another plus point as it is only 20 minutes to Seremban and an hour’s drive from Kuala Lumpur.

He is confident that despite the softening property market, the project with its unique features will be able to attract buyers.

“Our concept is very different from other developers. We are not doing mass development where thousands of houses are built. We are offering buyers a lifestyle concept whereby you can live in a green surrounding, do outdoor activities and also enjoy all the fruits from the orchard.

“Plus, you don’t have to worry about safety as it’s gated,” he says.

Nor Azmi says Hijauan Heights offers six types of four bedroom bungalows with an average built-up of 2,000 sq ft. It also provides three years of free maintenance for the orchard.

“In total, there would be about 129 units of four bedroom bungalows in this first phase plus the clubhouse. Since the soft launch on Aug 2, about 51 units had been sold,” says Nor Azmi.

He adds that the company is very selective about the choice of trees to be planted so that the buyers could taste all the fruits without waiting for the fruit season to come.

“About 40 fruit trees such as guava, rambutans, mango and longan have already been planted on each acre. For that, you don’t need to wait until the fruit season to savour the fruits as it will be a continuing fruiting season,” he says.

General manager Ungku Amir Ungku Sulaiman says the achievement of the company to subdivide the whole land into one acre individual title lots was something to be proud of.

“It’s not easy to subdivide this massive land into individual lots. It took us about two to three years just to do that,” he says.

He adds that this was an opportunity for future investments for buyers as the one acre land could be divided into more plots if they decide to split the land for their children.

The 1,000-acre freehold land at Hijauan Heights offers a minimum of one acre with six types of fully furnished bungalows to choose from with 40 type of trees planted. The prices start from RM750,000 to RM900,000 depending on the size of the land acquired.

By The Star (by Edy Sarif)

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