MyHabitat

February 16, 2014 — 6 Comments

First of all, let me state this: I’m not a fan of the ‘MyHabitat’ moniker. However, the name works simply because it’s somewhat memorable, and it stands out from the usual cookie cutter approach when it comes to naming luxury condominiums in the KLCC enclave. Humor me for a second. Which one of these names is completely made up?

  • Hampshire Residence
  • Hampshire Place
  • SOHO Suites @ Tun Razak
  • Cendana @ Sultan Ismail
  • Binjai Residence
  • Park View
  • Park Seven
  • Stonor Park

Answer at the end of this review. Now back to your regular program….

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for property listings for MyHabitat culled from the leading property classifieds websites.

A few can rival myHabitat’s interesting architecture when seen from afar; despite its rather iffy name it truly stands out as one of KLCC’s best modern condominiums, in our humble opinion! Standing on freehold land area and developed by AP Land, the condominium is tucked in Jalan Aman (off Jalan Tun Razak – which means that it’s not exactly within the KLCC enclave, but still…). Its building’s 38 storeys house a total of 304 serviced apartments.

myHabitat

AP Land is perhaps best known for its Bandar Tasik Puteri (not to be confused with Bandar Puteri, Puchong) flagship development in Rawang as well as the Penang Island Bay Resort in, well, Penang. The developer is also known for its Marina One development in Sydney, Australia.

Structure, Layout, and Built-Up Areas

MyHabitat is composed of two blocks, imaginatively named myHabitat1 and myHabitat2 respectively. MyHabitat1 has 168 units in total, while myHabitat2 has 215 units. Every unit comes with a view of the KLCC skyline or the Titiwangsa Lake Gardens1.

MyHabitat from Vista Damai

myHabitat as seen from Vista Damai’s courtyard

Built-up areas for units on myHabitat1 start at 883 to 4,983 square feet, and 603 to 1,441 square feet for myHabitat2. myHabitat2 also houses the condominium’s penthouse units. Residents have access to one lift that only serves two floors. Residents on premium floors have access to a private lift lobby. More information can be found at its official website (click here – comes up in a new window), but expect mind-blowing (not in a good way) my-eyes-are-burning flash animation and marketing-speak as you normally would.

Residents are able to enjoy the condominium’s top-class facilities and amenities. One can take a quick and relaxing swim in its 45-metre lap and plunge pool, and go to the poolside café for a relaxing after-swim drink. There are also children’s playgrounds and pools for active toddlers. Residents also have access to a covered car park, as well as a sun and pool deck, a multi-purpose hall, a changing room, a squash court, landscaped gardens and ponds, and a gymnasium. Laundry services are also available. In terms of security, the condominium is pretty beefed up. The condominium’s security system comes with 24-hour CCTV surveillance complete with audio/video intercom system.

Walkability Information

One of the advantages of living in a city condominium is the nearness of amenities which are often reachable by foot. Our sister site GoodPlace.my has debuted a walkability measure dubbed the GoodPlace Walkability Score (GWS) which is a measure of, well, how “walkable” a property is from important amenities such as public transport points, retail outlets, restaurants, police stations, etc.

MyHabitat’s GoodPlace Walkability Score is 74 (on a scale from 0 to 100, with 100 being the best). To find out what this score means, and to download a free high resolution KLCC condo map with walkability scores, click here.

The nearby KLCC enclave is a bustling location, filled with entertainment spots, malls, and fancy restaurants. Living at myHabitat definitely opens up residents to the possibilities of being surrounded with a lot of activities and things to do… although it is not strictly inside the KLCC enclave – it’s 2.2km away according to our trusty Google algo.

You can also use this clickable map below to check where the closest amenities to the MyHabitat are.
[poiautomap address=”Myhabitat Jalan Tun Razak Kuala Lumpur Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur” zoom=”15″]MyHabitat[/poiautomap]

MyHabitat Prices + Market Analysis

Living in KLCC guarantees big price tags — and this is exactly what myHabitat is all about. Launch prices for the condominium during its opening on February 2010 were already exceeding the benchmark tag of RM1,000 per square feet. However, there was a slight drop in (asking) prices come the third quarter of 2011, when unit prices were floating around the RM900 per square feet level. The prices played around the this mark until December last year. See this chart below for trended asking prices for MyHabitat (collated from various publicly available sources):-

Starting from the beginning of this year, its prices climbed again, and its current asking prices for units reaching RM1,100 per square feet on average. We would expect this to continue to rise – as we checked the local property portals the asking prices have even breached the RM1,200 per square feet levels.

If you need help in estimating the fair value of myHabitat then use this handy little guide which you can download here. For comparison purposes, the neighboring Vista Damai is at approximately HALF the price of myHabitat. Go figure.

What We Think

MyHabitat seems to be one of the better condominiums which line up this side of Jalan Tun Razak (Vista Damai, Orion, Setia Sky Residences, Three28 Tun Razak), but it is seen to be overpriced by some (price point reaching RM1,200 PSF as we have observed in some property listings. However, we have also seen units being auctioned at RM700 PSF base price, and there are indications that the prices will soon “correct” in the coming months. Guess we shall see what happens…

There is already an oversupply situation in this small cluster of “Tun Razak” condominiums, and we expect the situation to worsen with the upcoming KL Trillion a stone’s throw away. Already we are seeing a good number of MyHabitat units hitting the market; this means that the buyer is indeed spoiled for choice. However, for this reason also, hunting for a good MyHabitat unit can be a chore – unless dealing with multiple agents is your cup of tea. 🙂 Alternatively, you can use our DealMatcher service where we will research the potential units for you depending on your requirements. For more information, click here.

Its location off Jalan Tun Razak is good although it’s still a distance away from the KLCC enclave. It is of walking distance to the Intermark mall and the Suria is also trekkable by foot. Since it is surrounded by landed properties and short buildings the city views are (still) awesome.

myHabitat1 and myHabitat2

MyHabitat may look like a monstrous block of steel from Jalan Aman, but it’s rather nice inside. Really.

Again, the prices seem to be rather inflated at this point, and personally I’d take a wait-and-see stance on this property. Also, the development of KL Trillion next door would probably affect myHabitat’s appeal in the secondary market although the former is decidedly marketed at one level above the latter it seems. Additionally, the availability of Vista Damai at much lower prices (half?) means that the oversupply situation in this area will worsen.

[dc]F[/dc]irst of all, let me state this: I'm not a fan of the 'MyHabitat' moniker. However, the name works simply because it's somewhat memorable, and it stands out from the usual cookie cutter approach when it comes to naming luxury condominiums in the KLCC enclave. Humor me for a second. Which one of these names is completely made up? Hampshire Residence Hampshire Place SOHO Suites @ Tun Razak Cendana @ Sultan Ismail Binjai Residence Park View Park Seven Stonor Park Answer at the end of this review. Now back to your regular program.... [spotlight role="switch"]Click here[/spotlight] for property listings for MyHabitat culled from the leading property classifieds websites. [spotlight role="target"][feature_box title="Listings For MyHabitat" title_color="fff" header_color="F5BA47"][listing][/listing][/feature_box][/spotlight] A few can rival myHabitat’s interesting architecture when seen from afar; despite its rather iffy name it truly stands out as one of KLCC’s best modern condominiums, in our humble opinion! Standing on freehold land area and developed by AP Land, the condominium is tucked in Jalan Aman (off Jalan Tun Razak - which means that it's not exactly within the KLCC enclave, but still...). Its building’s 38 storeys house a total of 304 serviced apartments. AP Land is perhaps best known for its Bandar Tasik Puteri (not to be confused with Bandar Puteri, Puchong) flagship development in Rawang as well as the Penang Island Bay Resort in, well, Penang. The developer is also known for its Marina One development in Sydney, Australia. Structure, Layout, and Built-Up Areas MyHabitat is composed of two blocks, imaginatively named myHabitat1 and myHabitat2 respectively. MyHabitat1 has 168 units in total, while myHabitat2 has 215 units. Every unit comes with a view of the KLCC skyline or the Titiwangsa Lake Gardens[1. As with any other city condominiums, awesome views are often blocked by newer developments. Beware if you see empty tracts of land in the surroundings!]. [caption id="attachment_1654" align="alignright" width="357"] myHabitat as seen from Vista Damai's courtyard[/caption] Built-up areas for units on myHabitat1 start at 883 to 4,983 square feet, and 603 to 1,441 square feet for myHabitat2. myHabitat2 also houses the condominium’s penthouse units. Residents have access to one lift that only serves two floors. Residents on premium floors have access to a private lift lobby. More information can be found at its official website (click here - comes up in a new window), but expect mind-blowing (not in a good way) my-eyes-are-burning flash animation and marketing-speak as you normally would. Residents are able to enjoy the condominium’s top-class facilities and amenities. One can take a quick and relaxing swim in its 45-metre lap and plunge pool, and go to the poolside café for a relaxing after-swim drink. There are also children’s playgrounds and pools for active toddlers. Residents also have access to a covered car park, as well as a sun and pool deck, a multi-purpose hall, a changing room, a squash court, landscaped gardens and ponds, and a gymnasium. Laundry services are also available. In terms of security, the condominium is pretty beefed up. The condominium’s security…

SherpaScore: MyHabitat

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Fair

A stand out high rise condominium off Jalan Tun Razak. Though the name sounds rather iffy, there's more to the project when you look closer.

User Rating: 3.87 ( 4 votes)
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Now back to the earlier pop quiz, the non-existent condominium was “SOHO Suites @ Tun Razak”. But I won’t be surprised if one gets built given the empty land surrounding Taragon Puteri YKS on Jalan Yap Kwan Seng.

  1. As with any other city condominiums, awesome views are often blocked by newer developments. Beware if you see empty tracts of land in the surroundings!
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Apart from looking at and writing about nice apartments, I enjoy eating out (enchiladas!), working out (#beastmode!) and rocking out (Trivium rules!). My daughters Daphne Wenyi and Chloe Qinyi keep me sane. Visit my other blog at GoodPlace.my :)

6 responses to MyHabitat

  1. No WATER for last week,Lift Access Card System not working for 4years!,Empty Management Office, Managed by Nepalese security guards .It’s that sort of place!

    • Magaret,

      Thanks for the inside. I am looking to purchase a unit for personal living. You comment is much appreciated. I have been living in Panorama, past 2 years. No difference. I have seen alteast 50 light panels falling off the ceilling of the car park in my past 2 years. Such a poor construction.

      Im not sure if there is any well managed unit available in this surrounding.

  2. Access card system and video entry system have NEVER worked since the property was built. Management promise to fix them every month (which gets very annoying after 4 years)… Dangerous swimming pool with missing tiles and razor-sharp edges which smells like a toilet at one end.
    Half of the units are let out as hotel rooms, which means that you never know who is wondering around from one day to the next.
    Shocking maintainence and the worst management you could ever imagine.

  3. Worst residential experience in the history of my life. Plus multiple species of fleas everywhere! They prey on u while u sleep & a different species dive bombs u during the day. “Hotel” residents bring/sneak in their pets – hence the fleas joining u by way of the uneven, cracked floor boards. You’ll never be lonely bc you will always have the company of many little friends.

  4. I’m surprise that review is bad, I’m looking for a place to rent in MyHabitat actually for 6 months, with possibility of renewing the contract. The reason I think MyHabitat is good because at least i’ts close to several good places to eat (Intermark, Ampang Park, etc).

  5. today 4 june 2015 at 6.35 pm .i came to visit a friend. maybe i not looks like a visitor the security guard. his name is RAJ. said ‘are you a maid’ i said ‘no i am a teacher. and i think you not suppose to ask that’ he said “because here have 2 books”. but the way be speak very rude. and dont even say sorry. he also make face to me and my friend. i am very disappointed with the way he treat us. he judge people by looks and not ask people in a polite way. this place is a nice place. and before this i came several time. but never get this kind of treatment. i hope the managment can give a talk to this guy and ask him to learn about how to communicate visitors.

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