Quiet charm of Shah Alam

By Lee Yan Li and Ng Pau Ling WHEN charting the origins of a city, it is tempting to slip in the phrase “humble beginnings” somewhere along the line. Although a cliche, it is often true for many towns that had to endure growing pains before maturing into a modern city. This description does not…

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Shah Alam’s Distinctive Flavour
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Neighbourhood meets the tastes of older folk as well as the younger crowd By Tharmini Kenas, Viktor Chong and Aisyah Suwardi AS a steadily growing city with a unique culture and lifestyle, Shah Alam is endearing to the older folk who have settled there for decades. At the same time, sprouting trendy townships have endeared…

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Lure of vibrant quayside living
Residents can enjoy the scenic view from the cantilevered skydeck overlooking the lake  

LURE OF VIBRANT QUAYSIDE LIVING By Hakim Hassan NESTLED within the mature suburb of Kota Kemuning is twentyfive.7, the latest offering by Gamuda Land. This new township is targeted at young families, professionals and semi-D buyers who want to live in a sophisticated integrated development that caters to their needs. twentyfive.7 is a 257-acre…

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In pursuit of culture and commerce
Entrance Statement @ Dremien  

LABS SERIES AT ECO ARDENCE OFFERS FUN RETAIL SPACE By Hakim Hassan AS a prominent developer in the country with many accolades under its belt, Eco World Development Group Bhd (Eco World Malaysia) has been industrious in creating townships that residents are proud to call home. With meticulous attention to detail and a slew of…

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Enriched living in Setia Alam
Setia City Residences is S P Setia’s latest high-rise development, which embodies the essence of urban luxury with excellent facilities.  

Developer creates environment where communities can flourish By Hakim Hassan A BUILDING a self-sustaining township is a challenge for even the most experienced developer, but at Setia Alam SP Setia has successfully created an ecosystem that allows families and communities to thrive. The company started planning the township in 2002 with its philosophy of livelearnworkplay embedded…

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Industrial areas need a facelift

By Ng Pau Ling With a balanced mix of property and infrastructure developments, the industrial segment has benefited from Shah Alam’s growth, particularly its excellent access to seaports and airports within 30 to 45 minutes. However, Area Management Sdn Bhd chairman Datuk Stewart Labrooy reckons there is a need to reinvent Shah Alam by…

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Preferred housing location for Malays in Shah Alam

By Ng Pau Ling Shah Alam is one of the preferred housing locations for Malays because there are vast tracts of Malay Reserved Land and the city is equipped with various Muslim-friendly facilities such as Islamic Montessori schools. Zuraidah Ibrahim from Starhill Real Estate suggested that bumiputras looking for an affordable landed property should…

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Quick facts of Shah Alam

Traits of Shah Alam Ideal landed property Owner-occupied area Less flashy than neighbouring townships but an excellent place to live in Suitable for families High-rises adequate to generate rental income but not landed properties Stable capital appreciation A well-planned modern city Low population density Preferred residential addresses Section 13 to 25 Kota Kemuning Bukit Rimau…

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Routes, resources and roundabouts

By LEE YAN LI Known as the city of roundabouts, Shah Alam’s connectivity has its own distinct identity. While the main road arteries from Section 1 to Section 25 are connected by 18 main roundabouts, locals or visitors would encounter smaller traffic circles dotted along neighbourhood roads. According to MBSA sources, there are over…

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Best@Shah Alam: Fengshui talk
Areal view of Shah Alam City, Shah Alam. FAIHAN GHANI/The Star.  

Feng Shui consultant Professor Joe Choo shares her insights on how feng shui affect the businesses in Shah Alam. For more stories on Shah Alam, visit or register at to get the full complimentary e-copy! #teaser #Best #Explore #ShahAlam #BestShahAlam #Story #Transaction #BornAndBred #BestAt #StarProperty #Propwall #iBilik #Fengshui