Sime Darby Property to unveil Ilham Residence in City of Elmina

This article first appeared in City & Country, The Edge Malaysia Weekly, on February 10, 2020 - February 16, 2020.

Iham Residence comprises 513 units of 2-storey terraced houses priced from RM583,999

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Sime Darby Property is set to launch Ilham Residence at Elmina Grove in the City of Elmina, Klang, Selangor, on Feb 15. The launch comprises 513 units of 2-storey terraced houses priced from RM583,999 (after discounts and rebates).

“Ilham Residence is designed to meet the needs of all types of families, from young couples to growing and multigenerational families. We are excited to see the response to our first green-powered homes in the City of Elmina,” Sime Darby Property general manager (business unit 1) Appollo Leong Yong Kuan says by email.

The project will be the first landed strata precinct at Elmina Grove. The houses will have four different layouts — Type 1 (1,387 to 1,451 sq ft), Type 2 (1,601 to 1,661 sq ft), Type 3 (1,727 to 1,743 sq ft) and Type 4 (1,984 to 2,341 sq ft).

Meanwhile, the 5,000-acre City of Elmina has a gross development value of over RM27 billion and is expected to take up to 20 years to complete. Located next to a 2,700-acre forest reserve, the township comprises a mix of residential and commercial properties.

Selected units have dual-key designs and ground floors with reduced walls and columns for unobstructed access as well as baths with foldable handrails for mobility and safety purposes. Other features include built-in Bluetooth speakers and child-safety gates.

At Ilham Residence, Sime Darby Property is partnering TNBX Sdn Bhd to fit all the units with solar panels, smart meters and home energy management systems. This is the first collaboration of its kind in the country.

According to the developer, homeowners will move into homes powered by green energy and will be able to sell excess energy back to Tenaga Nasional Bhd under the Net Energy Metering scheme. This scheme is estimated to be able to help homeowners, who currently pay about RM200 a month, save up to 50% on their electricity bills.

“The Smart Green Home Solutions implemented [at Ilham Residence] will create awareness of responsible energy consumption, which addresses concerns such as climate change and the rising cost of living,” says Leong.

He adds that the implementation of the solutions is in line with the company’s goal of promoting sustainable lifestyles in its townships to ensure that the well-being of all residents is cared for.

The township will have 24-hour security, manicured landscaping and perimeter fencing as well as about 10 acres of interactive green spaces and back lanes with jogging paths that will connect the houses to five-themed gardens within the development. There will also be over 16 unique recreational facilities for all ages, including a tree house, teahouse, skatepark, outdoor fitness equipment and sprint park.

In terms of connectivity, the City of Elmina is located along the Guthrie Corridor Expressway and is a short distance from Damansara and Petaling Jaya. It is also accessible via the New Klang Valley Expressway, Shah Alam-Batu Arang Highway and Damansara-Shah Alam Elevated Expressway.