Green township by OSK Property continues to see good response

This article first appeared in City & Country, The Edge Malaysia Weekly, on September 21, 2020 - September 27, 2020.
Desira, the latest launch in Iringan Bayu, comprises 219 one-storey terraced houses (Photo by OSK Property)

Desira, the latest launch in Iringan Bayu, comprises 219 one-storey terraced houses (Photo by OSK Property)

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Seremban, known for its siew pau (Chinese-style baked bun with pork filling), has been growing in popularity as a residential area. In recent years, a few new townships have sprung up there, one of which is Iringan Bayu by OSK Property.

Located close to Seremban 2 by IJM Land and Bandar Sri Sendayan by Matrix Concepts Holdings Bhd, the 770-acre freehold Iringan Bayu has a gross development value of RM3.6 billion and features mainly residential properties with some commercial units and amenities.

Phase 1, named Pastura, comprises 419 two-storey terraced houses. The development is divided into two sub-phases, the first of which has 221 units that were launched in January 2018, and completed and handed over in the first quarter of this year. The first sub-phase is fully sold and 50% occupied to date.

In August 2018, the developer launched the second sub-phase of Pastura (198 units), and in November the same year, it unveiled Astera — Phase 2 of Iringan Bayu with 342 one-storey terraced houses. Both projects are fully sold.

The second sub-phase of Pastura was completed last month and is in the process of being handed over to the purchasers. Meanwhile, Astera is expected to be completed in November this year.

Phase 3, named Semaya, comprises 312 one-storey terraced houses and was launched in October last year. It is 90% sold.

This year, Phase 4 (Mekary) and Phase 5 (Desira) were launched in January and August respectively. The former comprises 318 two-storey terraced houses while the latter offers 219 one-storey terraced houses.

At Mekary, the units will have built-ups of 1,621 to 1,897 sq ft and the selling price starts from RM390,000. It is 80% sold.

As for Desira, the units will have built-ups of 1,098 to 1,333 sq ft and are priced from RM342,000. It has a take-up rate of 50%.

In the fourth quarter of this year, OSK Property plans to launch Aury (Phase 6), with 215 two-storey terraced houses on various land sizes.

Every phase in Iringan Bayu comes with its own guardhouse and perimeter fencing. According to the developer, the township is the first in Seremban to use a radio-frequency identification (RFID) and visitor management system.

Photo by OSK Property

Amenities nearby include schools (Zenith International School, SMK Seremban 2 and SJK (C) Tung Hwa S2), hospitals (KPJ Hospital and Columbia Asia Medical Centre), public transport (KTM Seremban and Seremban Bus Terminal) and shopping malls (Mydin Seremban 2 and Palm Mall).

Expressways connected to the township are the PLUS Expressway, Kajang-Seremban Highway (Lekas) and North-South Expressway Central Link (Elite).

A focus on the green concept

Iringan Bayu has a green concept, with a 22-acre wetland park as well as a linear park planned in every phase. OSK Property CEO Ong Ghee Bin says the wetland park is one of the largest in Seremban.

“It is currently open to the public and we target to officially launch it in either December this year or January next year,” he adds.

The wetland park comprises three elements — Park, Wetland and Art. Sixty types of plants can be found in Park, which is surrounded by a dedicated jogging and bicycle track that connects to each residential phase.

Park’s facilities include a kids’ play zone, outdoor gym and parcourse, outdoor multipurpose court, yoga and fitness area, and reflexology and picnic areas. It also has three attractions, namely Bay of Sight, Bay of Sound and Bay of Touch.

“At Bay of Sight, one can have the best view of the entire park while at Bay of Sound, one will be able to hear the sound of birds chirping and the wind. The Bay of Touch allows children to feel nature when they stand inside the pond,” Ong explains.

Photo by OSK Property

Meanwhile, the pond in Wetland was originally created as a rainwater retention pond, he says. The developer later decided to build a man-made wetland to serve as a water purifier as well as a habitat for fishes and wildlife. Currently, Wetland has 11 species of local fishes and has attracted eight species of birds, he adds.

Twenty-four pieces of sculptures have been placed in various corners of the wetland park, and they make up the third element — Art. These sculptures create Instagrammable spots for visitors and residents.

The green concept is an attraction for buyers. But more importantly, the development’s products are based on the concept of essential homes, with easy entry prices and practical layouts, says Ong.

“An earlier phase of 1-storey terraced houses was fully sold within three hours, owing to the selling price and lack of similar products in the Seremban market. Our recent launches have seen encouraging response as well. These are what makes Iringan Bayu unique,” he explains.

Photo by OSK Property