Vista Residence Homestay Genting Highland Review – My 4 Days 3 Nights Stay

Again we went to Genting Highlands for our short relaxing vacation together with my parents. My parents for quite some time didn’t go to Genting Highlands.

This time we stayed at Vista Residence near to Petron petrol station and Starbucks.

The condo looks luxurious from outside. Even the unit itself feel luxurious. Internet YES was provided at the unit I stayed but it was quite slow. I think generally in Genting Permai, the internet it not that good.

Bedrooms

I stayed in 3 bedrooms unit with 2 queen beds and one single bed. It is suitable for guests of 4 adults and 3 kids. The bedrooms doesn’t provide night lamps so it was really dark hard to go to the toilet in the night. So I had to switch on the toilet light and opened a bit the toilet door.

The third bedroom the aircond remote was not working.

The floor is parquet so your feet are not cold due to the coolness of Genting Highlands weather.

Living Room & Veranda

The ceiling fan at the living room was a bit dusty.

It didn’t have shoes rack, so when 7 guests in the unit, the floor looked messy due to the shoes.

It had big veranda but it was a bit dirty because got few cigarettes buds drop from unit above me and the view is not that nice as it was looking towards the highway. You could hear the noise of the highway if you opened the sliding door at the veranda so at the end you can’t get the cool breeze going into the unit.

Bathrooms

For the bathroom, it is not that clean especially on the toilet bowl and the water pressure was quite low for my liking. Beside glass to put your toothbrushes were not provided.

No bidet provided some more!

Anyway the host was responsive when we wanted additional soap because the soap were a little bit only when we checked in.

I went to the gym every morning to have my light exercise. I like the gym because easy to go from the unit.

Swimming Pool

It has lap swimming pool and kids swimming pool with jacuzzi.

The swimming pool was not heated though. It was really cold. But my kids went to the swimming pool anyway.

Parking

Parking was hard to find at first because host just give the parking number. Hard to find it.

When it is raining, you will get wet just to touch the access card to open the parking barrier.

Recommendation

In short, I won’t stay again at Vista Residence due to amenities at the unit is not well thought and water pressure is low.

Besides the swimming pool is not heated.

 

Location


The Condominium

vista residence genting highland condominium
vista residence genting highland condominium
vista residence genting highland condominium
vista residence genting highland condominium
vista residence genting highland lobby
vista residence genting highland lobby
vista residence genting highland lobby
vista residence genting highland lobby
vista residence genting highland lobby
vista residence genting highland lobby
vista residence genting highland lobby
vista residence genting highland lobby
vista residence genting mailbox room
vista residence genting mailbox room
vista residence genting lift
vista residence genting lift

Entrance To Parking

vista residence genting highland parking entrance
vista residence genting highland parking entrance
vista residence genting parking
vista residence genting parking

The Facilities

vista residence genting swimming pool
vista residence genting swimming pool
vista residence genting swimming pool
vista residence genting swimming pool
vista residence genting jacuzzi
vista residence genting jacuzzi
vista residence genting sauna
vista residence genting sauna
vista residence genting gym
vista residence genting gym
vista residence genting toilet and changing room
vista residence genting toilet and changing room
vista residence toilet and changing room
vista residence toilet and changing room
vista residence genting sky deck
vista residence genting sky deck
vista residence genting sky deck
vista residence genting sky deck
vista residence koi fish pond
vista residence koi fish pond
vista residence genting barbecue area
vista residence genting barbecue area
vista residence genting playground
vista residence genting playground
vista residence genting common facilities
vista residence genting common facilities
vista residence common facilities at night
vista residence common facilities at night

The Room

vista residence corridor
vista residence corridor
vista residence genting room entrance
vista residence genting room entrance
vista residence genting living room
vista residence genting living room
vista residence master bedroom
vista residence master bedroom
vista residence kitchen
vista residence kitchen
vista residence genting wardrobe
vista residence genting wardrobe
vista residence kitchen
vista residence kitchen
vista residence genting electric kitchen hob
vista residence genting electric kitchen hob
vista residence genting oven
vista residence genting oven
vista residence genting master bathroom
vista residence genting master bathroom
vista residence genting master bathroom
vista residence genting master bathroom
vista residence genting second bathroom
vista residence genting second bathroom
vista residence no toilet bidet
vista residence no toilet bidet
vista residence parquet floor
vista residence parquet floor
vista residence genting rubbish bin
vista residence genting rubbish bin

Midhills Homestay Genting Highland Review – My 2 Nights Stay

Short Vacation at Genting Highlands

We went to Genting Highlands for short relaxing vacation. We needed 3 bedrooms as we have 7 family members, 4 adults and 3 kids.

For our stays, we chose AirBNB because it gives as better room space, kitchen area and better pricing compared to hotels. Furthermore there are lots of new condominium in Genting Highlands.

We have few options to choose for:
1) Geo 38
2) Vista Residence
3) Midhills

We decided to stay in Midhills because it offered best price for 3 bedrooms.

Water pressure at Midhill is superbly good. When you are showering, you feel awesome by the water pressure.

Floor is tiles so a bit cold at nigth.

The unit doesn’t provide aircond only ceiling fan. But Genting Highland is already cold, so you can sleep well at night without the aircond.

The LED TV doesnt have USB port to play my movies inside my external hardisk. It has NJOI and internet. Network coverage is a bit bad here . Only 3G so internet a bit slow.

Recommendation

I recommend MidHills Condominium because it offers:

1) Best value for money
2) The unit I stays is really cozy and provided with lots of simple things but give lots of convenient.

Location

The Condo

midhills genting condominium
midhills genting condominium
midhills genting condominium
midhills genting condominium
midhills genting veranda
midhills genting veranda
midhills genting common facilities
midhills genting common facilities
midhills genting playground
midhills genting playground
midhills genting highland swimming pool
midhills genting highland swimming pool
midhills genting highland swimming pool
midhills genting highland swimming pool
midhills genting highland swimming pool
midhills genting highland swimming pool
midhills genting highland swimming pool
midhills genting highland swimming pool
midhills genting highland swimming pool
midhills genting highland swimming pool
midhills genting water bicycle
midhills genting water bicycle
midhills genting gym
midhills genting gym
midhills genting gym toilet
midhills genting gym toilet
midhills genting gym toilet
midhills genting gym toilet
midhills genting barbecue area
midhills genting barbecue area
midhills genting barbecue area
midhills genting barbecue area
midhills genting swimming pool
midhills genting swimming pool
midhills genting swimming pool
midhills genting swimming pool
midhills genting common facilities
midhills genting common facilities
midhills genting common facilities
midhills genting common facilities

The Unit Layout

I stayed inside a unit of 2+1 bedrooms, size of 999 sqft. The third room doesn’t have a wall, so the owner did a sliding door as separator for the third bedroom.

midhills layout type d
midhills layout type d

The Unit Interior

midhill genting mailbox
midhill genting mailbox
midhills genting corridor
midhills genting corridor
midhill genting highlands corridor
midhill genting highlands corridor
midhills genting living room area
midhills genting living room area
midhills genting living room area
midhills genting living room area
midhills genting living room area
midhills genting living room area
midhills genting kitchen
midhills genting kitchen
midhills genting master bedroom
midhills genting master bedroom
midhills genting master bedroom
midhills genting master bedroom
midhills genting master toilet
midhills genting master toilet
midhills genting master bedroom
midhills genting master bedroom
midhills genting bedroom with bunk beds
midhills genting bedroom with bunk beds
midhills genting 2nd bedroom
midhills genting 2nd bedroom

Habitus City Of Elmina Review

Habitus at City of Elmina

Last October, 2019, I went to visit sales gallery of Habitus at Denai Alam. It is the first high rise project at Denai Alam predominantly that have landed properties.

Habitus Scale Model

habitus scale model
habitus scale model
habitus scale model
habitus scale model
habitus scale model
habitus scale model

Layout of Show Unit

show unit layout type A - 565 sqft
show unit layout type A – 565 sqft

Show Unit Interior

habitus city of elmina living room show unit
habitus city of elmina living room show unit
habitus living room
habitus living room
habitus living room sofa
habitus living room sofa
habitus city of elmina show unit bedroom
habitus city of elmina show unit bedroom
habitus city of elmina bedroom show unit
habitus city of elmina bedroom show unit
habitus toilet show unit
habitus toilet show unit
habitus show unit toilet
habitus show unit toilet
habitus show unit toilet sink
habitus show unit toilet sink

 

Location

Sales Gallery

Property Site

Contact

Tel: 03-2856 3988

Website

Habitus Facebook

IBN Highlands City in Genting Permai

IBN Highlands City in Genting Permai is new residential condominium with commercial area of shop lots and hotel. Hotel is run by Gloria, a hotel management company from China.

The project is comprising of 12 blocks of leasehold service apartments. In the commercial area, it is planned to have cinema which is good if it comes true! The commercial area will be managed by IBN itself which I think it is good to ensure survival and exclusivity of the area.

The project is now selling its second block. First block is fully sold out. Mostly buyers for first block are foreigners from China. The whole project is expected to be completed in 9 years time.

Minimum selling price is over RM1 million before discount.

When I visited the show unit, it was luxurious concept, with bath tub for each unit located at balcony. It is fully furnished from furniture till electrical appliances.

Location

Located in Genting Permai and near to Midhills condominium.

Location on Google Map

In the News

Living in the Highlands by The Star

IBN Corp hopes to establish a foothold in the Malaysian market by The Edge Markets

Investment Opinion

What is my opinion on this property? For me it is targeted for high end clientele and rich tourists. Besides, tourists who wants to experience luxurious living in Genting are also the potential target customers.

So if you are investors you should target these kind of customers.

IBN Genting City Genting Permai
IBN Genting City Genting Permai
IBN Genting City planned blocks
IBN Genting City planned blocks
IBN Genting City with commercial area in the middle
IBN Genting City with commercial area in the middle
IBN Genting City sales gallery
IBN Genting City sales gallery
IBN Genting City layout type C
IBN Genting City layout type C
IBN Genting city layout D
IBN Genting city layout D
IBN Genting City type B layout
IBN Genting City type B layout
IBN Genting City type B layout dual key show unit
IBN Genting City type B layout dual key show unit
IBN Genting City unit card access lock
IBN Genting City unit card access lock
IBN Genting City bedrooms show unit
IBN Genting City bedrooms show unit
IBN Genting City bedroom show unit
IBN Genting City bedroom show unit
IBN Genting City balcony
IBN Genting City balcony
IBN Genting city shower
IBN Genting city shower

 

Windmill Upon Hills Genting Permai Management Office Operating Hour

Windmill Upon Hills Operating Hour and Contact Details:

Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 1:00PM
Sunday & Public Holidays: Closed

windmill upon hills management office location
windmill upon hills management office location
windmill upon hills management office at lobby swiss garden
windmill upon hills management office at lobby swiss garden
windmill upon hills management office entrance
windmill upon hills management office entrance

 

Embayu Damansara West Review

Scale Model

embayu damansara west scale model
embayu damansara west scale model
embayu damansara west scale model block A & block B
embayu damansara west scale model block A & block B
embayu damansara west scale model - swimming pool and planned block C
embayu damansara west scale model – swimming pool and planned block C
embayu damansara west scale model - pond garden
embayu damansara west scale model – pond garden
embayu damansara west scale model - pond garden
embayu damansara west scale model – pond garden
embayu damansara west surrounding price per sqft
embayu damansara west surrounding price per sqft

Show Unit with 3 Bedrooms

embayu damansara west show unit - living room 2
embayu damansara west show unit – living room
embayu damansara west show unit - living room
embayu damansara west show unit – living room
embayu damansara west show unit - dining area
embayu damansara west show unit – dining area
embayu damansara west show unit - third bedroom
embayu damansara west show unit – third bedroom
embayu damansara west show unit - second bedroom
embayu damansara west show unit – second bedroom
embayu damansara west show unit - master bedroom
embayu damansara west show unit – master bedroom

Layout of Type A1

embayu damansara west show unit - layout
embayu damansara west show unit – layout

Price List

embayu damansara west price list
embayu damansara west price list

Agent Contact

James – 011 3245 9299

Palma Puteri Apartment Kota Damanasara Review

Completion Datefrom Y2001*
Launch Pricefrom RM80k*
Subsale PriceRM330k per unit
RM383 psqft
(median price as of Y2018)
Asking Rental Pricefrom RM900 - RM1,400 per month
Maintenance & Sinking FundRM55 per month
Assessment Rate (Cukai Pintu)RM129.60 x 2 = RM259.20 per year
Quit Rent (Cukai Petak)?
Fire InsuranceRM70 per year
Built Upfrom 850 sqft
Land TitleResidential
TenureLeasehold
Tenure Expiry24/07/2106
Total Blocks4
Total Storey5
Total Units400
Parking per unitMin. 1
FacilitiesPlayground & multi purpose hall
palma puteri kota damansara
palma puteri kota damansara
palma puteri kota damansara
palma puteri kota damansara
palma puteri kota damansara
palma puteri kota damansara
palma puteri kota damansara
palma puteri kota damansara
palma puteri kota damansara blocks
palma puteri kota damansara blocks

Location

Address:

Jalan Cecawi 6/6,
Section 6, Kota Damansara,
47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Google Map

Surrounding

 

palma puteri kota damansara sun direction
palma puteri kota damansara sun direction

Facilities

palma puteri kota damansara
palma puteri kota damansara

Unit Layout

palma puteri kota damansara unit layout
palma puteri kota damansara unit layout

Pricing

Asking Price vs Rental Analysis

As of July 2019, average asking price is RM285,000 and average asking rental is RM1,100. (Based on mudah.my)

If take loan of 30 years with 4.5% interest and 10% downpayment, loan installment is RM1,300.

So if buy this property it is negative cash flow of RM200 per month. If include maintenance cost, quit rent and cukai petak, the loss is much higher.

The purchased price for this property is RM240,000 to have break even vs asking rental (only includes loan installment cost).

Transacted Price

For Year 2018, the median transacted price is RM330,000.

palma puteri kota damansara transacted price Y2018
palma puteri kota damansara transacted price Y2018

 

Malaysia Property Transaction

I compiled the property transaction by year and subsector for time being is only for residential as I personally only invest in residential property.

Data source is from JPPH.

Total Property Transaction by Volume & Value

YearVolume of Transaction ('000)Change in Volume of Transaction (%) year on yearValue RM(billion)Change in Value (%) year on year
1990
148.20N/A15.16
N/A
1991164.00
10.7
17.32
14.2
1992168.27
2.6
20.27
17.0
1993178.05
5.8
22.44
10.7
1994217.54
22.2
29.70
32.4
1995251.89
15.8
39.85
34.2
1996270.53
7.4
48.99
22.9
1997274.75
1.6
53.21
8.6
1998186.08
-32.3
27.90
-47.6
1999225.89
21.4
34.42
23.4
2000240.06
6.3
41.31
20.0
2001242.63
1.1
38.63
-6.5
2002231.39
-4.6
38.64
0.0
2003243.38
5.2
43.43
12.4
2004293.21
20.5
59.96
38.1
2005276.51
-5.7
56.78
-5.3
2006283.90
2.7
61.60
8.5
2007309.46
9.0
77.14
25.2
2008340.24
9.9
88.34
14.5
2009337.86
-0.6
81.00
-8.3
2010376.59
11.4
107.44
32.6
2011430.40
14.3
137.83
28.3
2012427.52
-0.7
142.84
3.6
2013381.13
-10.9
152.37
6.7
2014384.06
0.8
162.97
7.0
2015362.11
-5.7
149.90
-8.0
2016320.43
-11.5
145.41
-3.0
2017311.82
-2.7
139.84
-3.8
2018313.710.6140.330.3

Residential Property Transaction by Volume & Value

YearVolumeValue RM(million)
2001176,208
22,199.2
2002162,269
21,136.7
2003164,723
23,011.2
2004195,243
29,295.8
2005181,762
28,407.3
2006182,555
29,446.9
2007199,482
36,490.6
2008216,702
41,304.0
2009211,653
41,848.4
2010226,874
50,654.2
2011269,789
61,831.6
2012272,669
67,762.2
2013246,225
72,060.4
2014247,251
82,059.6
2015235,967
73,469.9
2016203,064
65,574.43
2017194,684
68,463.23
2018197,38568,748.26

Malaysia Residential Property Overhang Statistics for Y2018

Residential Property Overhang for Year 2018 categorized by type of property and value.


Residential Property Overhang By Price Range Y2018

Price Range (RM)UnitsValue RM(million)
Total 32,313 19,861.93
Below RM200,000 4,692 570.02



RM201,000 - RM300,000 7,566 1,829.21
RM301,000 - RM500,000 7,517 2,915.25
Above RM500,000 12,538 14,547.45

Residential Unsold Units Under Construction as of Q4, 2018

Price RangeTerrace Semi Detach DetachHigh Rise Low Cost OthersTotal
Percentage36.67% 7.21% 1.71% 49.74% 1.81% 2.87% 100.00%
Below RM150,000



2,101




291




0



2,754




1,459 279



6,884




RM151,000 - RM300,000 11,932 614 116 14,486 0 399 27,547
RM301,000 - RM500,000 8,735 1,633 344 10,347 0679 21,738
RM501,000 - RM1,000,000 6,007 1,772 508 10,958 0 921 20,166
> RM1,000,000809 1,504 411 1,591 034
4,349
Total 29,584 5,814 1,379 40,136 1,459 2,312 80,684

Residential Unsold Units Not Constructed as of Q4, 2018


Price Range Terrace Semi Detach Detach High Rise Low Cost Others Total
Percentange17.48%6.80%1.42%71.29%1.21%1.80%100.00%
< RM150,000
303
393
0
240
240 0 1,176
RM151,000 - RM300,000
2,353
387
08,410
0 101
11,251
RM301,000 - RM500,000
315
199
260
2,405
003,179
RM501,000 - RM1,000,000
416
286
02,753
0 32
3,487
> RM1,000,00086
86
22
354
0224
772
Total 3,473
1,351
282

14,162
240 357
19,865

Malaysia Residential Property Overhang

Trend of Malaysia Residential Property Overhang year on year from Y2014 in term of number of unit and value RM(million).


Details Statistics:

Residential Property Overhang Statistics for Y2018

Source:

JPPH Residential Property Overhang Q4, 2018