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Tuesday, February 10, 2004Posted by: Site Administrator

News: Another "Bangsar" in Kajang

The Malay Mail

A NEW township in Kajang promises to be the new "Bangsar" or "Desa Sri Hartamas." 

Kajang will be the commercial centre of the self-contained, 202.57-acre (104-hectare) Prima Saujana township north-east of Kajang town.  It will be ready in 2005. The township is close to the Cheras-Kajang Highway and near the Saujana Impian Golf Club.  It is easily accessible via Jalan Cheras.  

The commercial centre at Pusat Bandar Baru Kajang covers 30 acres (15 hectares), and comprises shops" with double-level ground floors that dispense There are 337 shops, of with the need for back which 230 are "Taipan shops” with double-level ground floors that dispense with the need for back lanes. 

The township’s centre of attraction, however, is the two-acre (one-hectare) Beat Life Centre, which is a food and entertainment area. 

Its southern wing serves fast-food and has a playground and is suitable for family dining and outings.  Its northern wing has recreational outlets, spas and bistros for youths and young adults. 

The area's attached courtyard centre will have a stage for regular performances. 

The anchor tenant will be the Giant Hypermarket, which will occupy a 4.3acre (2.2-hectare) site, with 370 parking bays. 

Developer Prima Paramount Sdn Bhd's managing director Ooi Chee Hong said the township would offer variety of enjoyment for families and youths alike. 

He said there will be 2,000 houses constructed in 12 phases, including semi-detached and double-storey houses, and 500 low-cost houses. 

"The surrounding will be nicely landscaped and full of greenery,' he said. 

The developer's director Wong Sze Meng said the township will have 15,000 residents, and would be linked not just to Kuala Lumpur and Kajang, but also Putrajaya, Subang Jaya and Petaling Jaya. 

"There will not only be restaurants and shopping, but also petrol stations, sports facilities, mosques and kindergartens," he said. 

He said the layout of the retail outlets will follow a thematic concept in which each street will feature a particular core business in order to attract more shoppers. 

"For example, one street will focus on textiles and another will focus on electrical goods," he said. 

Giant's parent company Dairy Farm Giant Properties' property and business development director Irene Tan said the township was a suitable location for the hypermarket as Kajang was set to be the new growth area of the Klang Valley. 

The shop lots are priced from RM300,000 to RM600,000 while the houses are priced from RM200,000 to RM600,000.


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