231 TR

February 16, 2014 — 3 Comments

A golf course view is always considered a prime view as it gives a certain air of serenity. And 231 Tun Razak (also known as 231 TR) can definitely boast of that. Located on the corner of Jalan Bukit Bintang and Jalan Tun Razak, 231 Tun Razak sits right across the Royal Selangor Golf Club, relatively away from the entertainment centre of the city.

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Also known as “231 Tun Razak”, 231 TR is nestled in a row of embassies, with the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia to its right and the Embassy of the State of Kuwait to its left. Also Jalan Tun Razak, just crossing Jalan Bukit Bintang, you will find the exclusive Prince Court Medical Centre. Some of its residential neighbours include Bintang Goldhil, myHabitat and The Forum.

A 20-storey freehold luxury condominium that houses a total of 195 units on an acre of land, 231 TR was developed by Urban Delta, which is a subsidiary company of the YWC Group. YWC has been actively involved in major construction projects in the Klang Valley, but 231 TR seems to be its first foray into the luxury condominium market.

Accessibility & Walkability

231 Tun Razak is easily accessible via major roads in the city. It is strategically located on Jalan Tun Razak, one of the city’s main (and busiest!) roads. The property may be reached through Smart Highway, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Jalan Kia Peng, Jalan Ampang and Jalan Yap Kwan Seng, which all lead to Jalan Tun Razak. It is also very accessible by public transport through Hang Tuah, Imbi, Bukit Bintang and Raja Chulan train stations.

Access to the city centre itself is not a problem as it is networked through major roads leading to different parts of the country. Federal Highway, New Klang Valley Expressway, Sprint Expressway, Sungai Besi Expressway, Ampang Kuala Lumpur Elevated Highway, KESAS Highway and Kuala Lumpur-Putrajaya Expressway all links the city centre to the different parts of Malaysia.

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231 TR’s main selling point is its proximity to the embassies as well as to KLCC and the Bukit Bintang area. At the time of the publication of this review, the asking price is well below the RM1,000 PSF median, and this means that 231 TR could well be one of the city condominiums with a better bang for the buck. However, it is also seen to be the “poorer” cousin of the neighbourin Bintang Goldhill. The circular design seems too compact for comfort, and in the words of a prospective buyer, “it felt like cheap public housing commonly found in Hong Kong”. Still, for the price, 231 TR may be hard to beat./feature_box][/to_like]

Getting Out and About

231 Tun Razak is situated relatively away from the buzz of KLCC. In fact, it’s about 3km away from the Petronas Twin Towers. But it does not mean that it falls short on the amenities. It may be rowed with embassies and banks, but are in short driving (even walking!) distances to a wide array of options for shopping, dining, entertainment, education and health.

231TR has a GoodPlace Walkability Score (GWS) of 69, which is slightly below average when it comes to KLCC condominiums. Click here for a free KLCC walkability map (in high resolution PDF), and for more information about the GWS.

First off, it has two neighbouring hospitals – the exclusive Prince Court Medical Centre and the Beverly Wilshire Medical Centre. One should never underestimate the urgency of an emergency when it comes.

If Jalan Ampang, a street lined with restaurants of different cuisines, seems a bit far by your standards (although it’s barely four kilometers away), you may opt for other restaurants which are accessible on foot. Try Passage of India, Levian Boulangerie Patisserie, Noble House of the quaint breakfast place called pH Pastry House. If you are a chocolate lover, the Beryl’s Chocolate Kingdon on Jalan Utara may be a gem. If you are up for some partying, troop to Jalan P Ramlee, a street famous for its bars and pubs. Some of the most popular bars are Aloha, Beach Club, Nuovo and Lunar.

Shopping centres, big or small, are also within reach from 231 Tun Razak. For upscale shopping, try Suria KLCC. For more options, head to Bukit Bintang, which houses a ton of boutiques to suit everyone’s fancy. Or you can also try The Pavilion.

Use our interactive map below to check where the closest amenities to the 231 TR are.
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Options for Living Spaces

There are eight available configurations of units at 231 Tun Razak, as detailed below –

  • Type A is sized 975 sqf with three bedrooms and two baths.
  • Type B, measuring 834 sqf, has two bedrooms and two baths.
  • Type C units are built-up at 552 sqf and has two bedrooms and a bath.
  • Type D is sized 960 sqf with three bedrooms and two baths.
  • Type E is 773 sqf and has two bedrooms and a bath.
  • Type F, the smallest, has a built-up size of 498 sqf with one bedroom and one bath.
  • Type G is built-up at 1,049 sqf and has two bedrooms and two baths.
  • Type H, the biggest, is built-up at 1,088 sqf with three bedrooms and two baths.

Of the 20 floors of 231 Tun Razak, only 15 floors are allotted to residential units, while the rest are used for parking and common facilities. Each unit is provided with air conditioning, water heater, closets, built-in kitchen cabinets and kitchen appliances. All units are finished with marble and timber.

Facilities

Aside from the 24-hour security that includes CCTVs, residents of 231 Tun Razak are entitled to the following facilities:

  • Intercom system
  • Swimming pool
  • Launderette
  • Housekeeping services (optional)
  • Gym
  • Jacuzzi
  • Conference room
  • WiFi broadband
  • Smart access

231TR Prices (Asking & Transacted)

At the time of writing, the market sub-sale prices for 231 Tun Razak range from RM700 to RM1,300 psf. This is quite steep compared to its neighbours. Bintang Goldhill (reviewed here) sells for about RM630 to RM700 psf while The Forum goes for an average of RM800 PSF (which seems to be amazing when considering its age!). To gauge how much this property is worth, remember to download our handy property valuation guide – it’s free.

Final Analysis

We like 231 TR because of its rather ‘moderate’ prices (compared to a typical upscale KLCC condominium), and the golf course view is considered killer! On the downside, being on Jalan Tun Razak has got its disadvantages, but there are good amenities which could be reached by foot and so the traffic problem may well be irrelevant to those who, well, do not have to travel out of the vicinity. Also, the units are relatively smaller (the biggest units are merely 1,000+ sq ft) and so the entry pricing is within the range of many.

If you’re interested in 231TR, you can use our free DealMatcher service for a shortlist of good, verified sub sale units. There is no charge for this service – click here.

All in all, good choice if you want a “starter” place which is right smack in the middle of the city with a good view of the KL skyline to boot. Bad choice if you travel out a lot during the day (work elsewhere?), or if you have got two hyper-active kiddies who need ample leg space like me. 🙂

[dc]A[/dc] golf course view is always considered a prime view as it gives a certain air of serenity. And 231 Tun Razak (also known as 231 TR) can definitely boast of that. Located on the corner of Jalan Bukit Bintang and Jalan Tun Razak, 231 Tun Razak sits right across the Royal Selangor Golf Club, relatively away from the entertainment centre of the city. [spotlight role="switch"]Click here[/spotlight] (and scroll down if needed) if you are looking for property listings for 231 TR. Also known as "231 Tun Razak", 231 TR is nestled in a row of embassies, with the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia to its right and the Embassy of the State of Kuwait to its left. Also Jalan Tun Razak, just crossing Jalan Bukit Bintang, you will find the exclusive Prince Court Medical Centre. Some of its residential neighbours include Bintang Goldhil, myHabitat and The Forum. [spotlight role="target"][feature_box title="Listings For 231 TR" title_color="fff" header_color="F5BA47"][listing][/listing][/feature_box][/spotlight] A 20-storey freehold luxury condominium that houses a total of 195 units on an acre of land, 231 TR was developed by Urban Delta, which is a subsidiary company of the YWC Group. YWC has been actively involved in major construction projects in the Klang Valley, but 231 TR seems to be its first foray into the luxury condominium market. Accessibility & Walkability 231 Tun Razak is easily accessible via major roads in the city. It is strategically located on Jalan Tun Razak, one of the city's main (and busiest!) roads. The property may be reached through Smart Highway, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Jalan Kia Peng, Jalan Ampang and Jalan Yap Kwan Seng, which all lead to Jalan Tun Razak. It is also very accessible by public transport through Hang Tuah, Imbi, Bukit Bintang and Raja Chulan train stations. Access to the city centre itself is not a problem as it is networked through major roads leading to different parts of the country. Federal Highway, New Klang Valley Expressway, Sprint Expressway, Sungai Besi Expressway, Ampang Kuala Lumpur Elevated Highway, KESAS Highway and Kuala Lumpur-Putrajaya Expressway all links the city centre to the different parts of Malaysia. Gossips! [dc]T[/dc]o read the "Insider Gossips" below, unlock with a Facebook 'like'. Disclaimer: we have not independently verified the information below, so use with caution. We shall bear no responsibility from the actions you take resulting from the information below. In other words, don't base your investment decisions solely on these gossips. 🙂 [to_like id="1377"][feature_box title="Insider Gossips" title_color="fff" header_color="F5BA47"]231 TR's main selling point is its proximity to the embassies as well as to KLCC and the Bukit Bintang area. At the time of the publication of this review, the asking price is well below the RM1,000 PSF median, and this means that 231 TR could well be one of the city condominiums with a better bang for the buck. However, it is also seen to be the "poorer" cousin of the neighbourin Bintang Goldhill. The circular design seems too compact for comfort, and in the words of a…

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No doubt that the golf course view racked up allure points for 231 TR. It's right a the heart of modern conveniences and yet the managed to also provide serenity for a moderate(ly high) price.

User Rating: 1.94 ( 2 votes)
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We do take notice of the rather broad spread of the asking prices, and this is usually the symptom of the presence of bait-and-switch listings which are unfortunately prevalent in the upmarket property industry. For this reason, we usually advise potential buyers to do their own homework and determine the “fair price” on their own while giving less credence to the asking prices which are often set arbitrarily by sellers and their agents. Use this guide below to help you valuate a unit here at 231 TR (or any other property for that matter) –

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3 responses to 231 TR

  1. Hi Khai Yin,
    Thanks for the article. But the price in 231 TR is far from cheap. I wish I could find one with mentioned price range but all I can get is above RM 2000 even for 1 BR 1 Bath unit.

    Anyway, I know it sounds crazy, but sometimes miracle does happens. Do you happen to know a room in 231 TR priced around RM 1000? *cross finger*

    Thanks,
    Eva

  2. Hello there,

    I am a real estate agent specialising in auction properties. There is an auction unit at 231 TR 975sf . Reserve price is RM740,000. Auction date is 15/6/15.

  3. Hi Khai Yin,

    Thank you for your nice recommendation of 231TR.

    I have few units for sale and to let over here.

    To-let @rm2600

    or For Sale @rm570k

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