16 July 2012

The Enclave

House prices in Ipoh are definitely lower than those in the Klang Valley.

But in the last couple of years, developers have been pushing the envelope and begun to offer up-market, higher-end residences within gated communities.

The Enclave along the famous and historic Tiger Lane (now called Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah) is one such offering.

Prices start from RM800,000 for their semi-dees. Still significantly lower than any semi-dee one could get in the nicer PJ suburbs!

Facing Tiger Lane with the Royal Perak Golf Club's green as its backdrop, Rimbunan Raya Sdn Bhd uses these twin factors in its marketing, highlighting the Enclave's premium location. The housing area surrounding Tiger Lane and Ipoh's much loved Polo Grounds (Taman Rekreasi Sultan Abdul Aziz) is equivalent to KL's Damansara Heights and Kenny Hills.

Phase I of the Enclave has been completed and handed over to owners. The Enclave II is now being marketed on its website Enclave II.

Phase II houses still boast of having individual swimming pools. I haven't been back to the Enclave since I visited Phase I's showhouse. There, I saw the swimming pool. Which was (somewhat) larger than my fish pond. Perhaps phase II might have larger pools.

We noticed the Enclave had some problems with its guard house. For quite some time after completion of its first phase, and even after several owners moved into their homes, the guard house was not constructed. Instead, the poor guards had to sit out in the open!

During the day, the guards sheltered under large umbrellas and at night, they just sat under the starry starry sky. We should all appreciate security guards more, for what they have to go through, shouldn't we? It was a very strange situation. Some oversight, some dispute? Only the developer would know, and the home-owners.

Thankfully the guard house was finally built and completed this year.

If one is considering upgrading to a prestigious address, the Enclave is but one of several options now.
(picture from theenclave.com.my)

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