Star Residences is a mega development to be built in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, only a walking distance away from the esteemed KLCC. Coming out of a collaboration between Symphony Life and UM Land, this freehold serviced apartment will be the tallest residential tower in the city. A staggering six years will be taken for its completion, which will be sometime in 2019. Only the first tower has been launched, with the second one going out at the end of 2014 and the one after that early 2015.
Tower 1 of Star Residences will stand tall at 57-storey. A high number of 557 units will be available, with layouts ranging from 625 sf to 2,262 sf. Located in the prime area of Malaysia’s capital city, the units will not come cheap with the starting price being at RM952,000. The larger units will come equipped with kitchen, and hot water system will complement all units. Surely this property will be guarded, though much detail has not been released on that matter.
The list of facilities at Star Residences is set to be one of the longest around, parallel with the developer’s ambition to provide the best for the buyers. The usuals are definitely there, such as the swimming pool and gymnasium, but the interesting ones are entertainment deck, sky bar, indoor bar, party lawn, hot spring spa pool, water therapy and steam bath, heated hydro massage pool and hydro massage therapy room. Residents of Star Residences need not to go to a spa centre with such luxuries being provided.
Suria KLCC, Avenue K and Ampang Park will provide the residents of Star Residences with the necessary shopping amenities. The first two are definitely bordering world-class, hence the quality of the project. But the other type of amenities, namely recreational parks, will also be offered with Royal Selangor Golf Club, KLCC Park and Titiwangsa Park being close. Longer walks and drives will take the occupants of Star Residences to Pavilion, Starhill Gallery, Lot 10, The Mews and many others. Medical institutions are also within a short driving distance with Prince Court Medical Centre, Beverly Wilshire Medical Centre and the National Heart Institute.
Probably one of the biggest draws of Star Residences is its proximity to the KLCC train station. Two minutes of walk will take you there. Many roads surround the property, as it is in the centre if the city, such as Jalan Ampang, Jalan Yap Kwan Seng, Jalan Kia Peng, Jalan Tun Razak and Ampang – Kuala Lumpur Elevated Highway (AKLEH).
Tijani Ukay, The Wharf, 6 Ceylon and Surin are some of the esteemed works of Symphony Life. On the other hand, UM Land boasts Seri Bukit Ceylon, Suasana Bangsar, Somerset Puteri Harbour and many many more. Their stature are distinguished, and Star Residences promises to be another excellent project from them.
So far, the worst thing about Star Residences is the fact that the owners will have to rent their own carparks. In comparison to other developments that usually give carparks with any purchase, Star Residences want their public to pay for the parking bays every month. That is a huge drawback, and it puts dent on the glamourous outlook Star Residences has come out with.
Another concern is the traffic density of the area of Star Residences. It is more than well known that the traffic there can be crazy, especially at rush hours. Adding more residential units there will not help the cause one bit, and something should be done or the traffic is gonna be standstill at rush hours.
Nonetheless, the Star Residences’ prestige does make it look like a certain success. Many are saying that the market for such high-end residential projects is getting smaller, but maybe the launch of the commercial section will change the game. Time will tell.
Star Residences, KLCC
Star Residences, KLCC