Rising immaculately in white on Jalan Tun Razak is Bintang Goldhill, a 20-storey, low-density, freehold property was developed by Nirwana Indah (a subsidiary of Singapore-based Goldhill Group of Companies). Strategically located opposite the Royal Selangor Golf Club, it gives its residents an air of luxury, comfort and exuberance. Being on Jalan Tun Razak, one of the main arteries of the city means that accessibility is superior… despite the usual traffic jam problems that come with the privilege of being in the middle of the city. 😉
Bintang Goldhill, specifically situated on 239, Jalan Tun Razak, is strategically located within rows of foreign embassies and banks. It is also only meters away from the famed Prince Court Medical Centre (the upmarket-but-lossy private hospital owned by Petronas). Wisma Technip is right next to it, and its residential neighbours include 231 Tun Razak (recently reviewed here) and The Forum. The Horizon Residences, at the time of the update of this review (early 2014) are under development right in the opposite.
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Launched in 2006, Bintang Goldhill breached the crucial 90%-sale benchmark before its completion. It was later re-launched in 2008, offering the remaining unsold 10% for sale or rent.
Money Talk: Bintang Goldhill Prices
At the time of this review, the market asking prices for units at Bintang Goldhill range from RM750 to RM900 per square feet – and this is comparable to the older KLCC condominiums. For comparison, Sri Kia Peng is at about RM700 to 850 PSF (asking) while the Corinthian is at RM650 – 700 PSF. Newer condominiums in the KLCC enclave now is at RM1,000 PSF at least, and looking at the current trend, prices seem to be picking up (read the comments section at our One KL review). As our favorite Malaysia real estate blogger Sin Leong argues, it is not in direct competition with its neighbours – especially the aging Forum.
In October 2013, there was a unit which was successfully auctioned for RM1.02 million. This was a corner 3+1 bedroom unit at 1,492 sq ft (corresponding to about RM680 per sq ft).
Sidenote: To learn how to determine how much Bintang Goldhill is actually worth, download and use this free valuation guide.
We do track the average asking prices for Bintang Goldhill monthly – these are shown in the bar chart below. Source: publicly available sources and GoodPlace.my’s internal pricing database.
A Closer Look At The Developer
Singapore-based Goldhill Group of Companies was established in 1963 and has since been developing commercial and residential properties in Singapore. In 1989, it expanded to Malaysia with its major concentration in Kuala Lumpur. Other projects in Goldhill Group’s portfolio include the Goldhill Shopping Centre, Coronation Plaza, Novena Ville, Newton Point, Big Splash, Goldhill Square, Goldhill Plaza, and Fu Lu Shou Complex in Singapore.
Besides Bintang Goldhill, other developments in Malaysia include Wisma Goldhill, Wisma Technip (next door), Regency Tower and 38 Bidara Service Suites on Ceylon Hill.
Accessibility & Walkability
Despite being on Jalan Tun Razak, the walkability factor is surprisingly low especially when compared to the other condominiums in the KLCC enclave. Bintang Goldhill’s GoodPlace Walkability Score (GWS) is 69 – which is above average overall (the scale is from 0 to 100, with 100 being the best) but relatively low when compared to other more centrally located condominiums. For more information on how the GWS is calculated, click here (you can also download a free KLCC Walkability map on that page).
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Access to and from KLCC is possible via major expressways and highways. Depending on which part of Malaysia you are coming from, you may reach KLCC through New Klang Valley Expressway, Sprint Expressway, AKLEH, Federal Highway, KL-Putrajaya Expressway or KESAS Highway. These major highways all link Kuala Lumpur to the different areas in the country. Public transport is also another option. KLCC is being serviced by the Kelana Jaya Line via the KLCC LRT station. RapidKL bus service the enclave. Bintang Goldhill may be accessed via Jalan Yap Kwan Seng, Jalan Kia Peng, Jalan Ampang, Smart Highway or Jalan Bukit Bintang, which are all linked to Jalan Tun Razak.
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Configuration + Facilities
Apartments at Bintang Goldhill are sized from 775 to 5,285 sqf with choices of one-bedroom, 2-bedroom, 3+1 bedroom and penthouse units. All units have carpeted bedrooms and tiled living room, kitchen and dining, and balcony and yard areas. Units are also provided with air conditioning for all rooms and laminated glass windows that muffle noise and glare.
With more and more residential projects springing, facilities could be a breaking point. One of the attractions at the Bintang Goldhill is its hydrotherapy sky pool. Aside from this, residents are afforded round-the-clock security with CCTV, covered parking, smart access, a fully-equipped gym, a steam bath and a restaurant/cafe.
KLCC (Tun Razak?) Living
While Bintang Goldhill is not strictly “inside” the KLCC enclave, the fact is that it’s only a little more than 1km from the fringes of KLCC. This means that tenants will get to enjoy what’s deemed as the “KLCC advantage” – where everything you need is within reach. It is like a one-stop shop for all your needs – shopping, dining, entertainment, relaxation, education, health, jobs.
If you are the type who goes for shopping for therapy, then KLCC is just perfect! Head on to Suria KLCC for an upscale shopping experience. Or if you are after variety, head to Bukit Bintang, the city’s retail capital. It doesn’t only offer shopping but also lots of al fresco coffee shops, hawkers and bars. The KLCC Park is haven to a lot of people who want some peace and quiet. Besides playgrounds for kids, a swimming pool and water fountains, it also has a man-made lake, providing more serenity.
Schools also abound within the KLCC enclave, which is just a stone’s throw away from this side of Jalan Tun Razak. International schools such as Garden International, Sayfol and KL International School are within short distances from KLCC. Besides Prince Court Medical Centre, other hospitals in the area include Malaysia Healthcare, Chinese Maternity Hospital, Hospital Tung Shin, City Medical Centre, National Heart Centre (further along Jalan Tun Razak) and Al-Islam Specialist Hospital.
For your dining pleasure, Jalan Ampang, which intersects with Jalan Tun Razak is lined with restaurants of different cuisines. However, if you do not want to sit in traffic or walk all the way there from Bintang Goldhill, you may opt to walk around and find a number of restaurants – Levian Boulangerie Patisserie, Passage Thru India, Fukuya, Babylon, Ibunda Malay Fine Dining, or Damansara Village Steamboat Restaurant.
Care for after-dinner coffee? There’s Hands Bakery Cafe at The Forum or Hapen Cafe at Noble House. There’s also a Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf at the Prince Court Medical Centre. If you find Jalan P Ramlee, a street lined with pubs and bars, too far, try Traders Hotel’s Sky Bar or the Mint Club Kitchen & Bar in nearby Jalan Kamuning for some drinks.
Since Bintang Goldhill is priced at a premium (and comparable to some of the newer KLCC condominiums such as those in Persiaran Hampshire), its off-the-centre location may be a strong minus factor to some. On the other hand, it has got awesome facilities, a rather grand entrance, and if you work nearby (Wisma Technip) then imagine all the time saved if you live here.
But if you don’t, well, then you’ll need to bear with the traffic jam on Jalan Tun Razak during peak hours. If you’ve got the budget, perhaps you should just take a look at one of those Hampshire condominiums – possibly 2 Hampshire.
Finally, at sub-RM1,000 PSF price point Bintang Goldhill could be a bargain, but it all depends on the specific unit condition, level and view. To check what’s the fair market value of a unit at Bintang Goldhill using the “comp” method, download this nifty little valuation guide by submitting your name and email address below –