The epitome of integrated TOD and sustainable development in Cheras
Cheras, a trendsetting district in Kuala Lumpur, will receive another boon in the form of Emerald 9, the first fully integrated transit-oriented development (TOD) in the area. Stretching across 11.84 acres of freehold land in Batu 9, Emerald 9 has a gross development value of approximately RM1.2bil.
True to its nature, the development emphasises its TOD feature with a thoughtfully placed covered link bridge, putting residents within walking distance of the Taman Suntex MRT Station. This linkage provides ample opportunity for people to either bypass the traffic jam or reach various places of interest, such as the Bukit Bintang shopping district, which is just a few stations away.
Connectivity is but the first of the many conveniences afforded by Emerald 9. The development makes a distinctive mark by integrating all living requirements within one location. Emerald 9 comprises serviced residences, shops and office components, all masterfully tied together in a seamless whole. This allows you to effortlessly alternate your daily activities, whether it is to live, work or play.
All within easy reach
Starting with the retail element, there are a whopping 92 urban street shops arrayed below to satisfy all your immediate needs, not considering the added presence of a food court and supermarket. Above that stretches the office complex with a total of 262 units, allowing residents the convenience to simply descend from their residences and immediately reach their working place.
Each office suite comes with an en suite toilet, and the spaces are flexible to accommodate the growing work from home culture. This will benefit business owners and entrepreneurs who do not need a whole floor or big floor plates like what the market typically offers. The suites are further complemented with shared conference rooms, meeting rooms and lifestyle lounges.
After work, employees from the offices will have plenty of opportunities to unwind and enjoy the rooftop facilities like the green open space and par course. In contrast, residents have exclusivity to over 48 fun and health-inspired facilities, all interspersed across 3.5 acres of the development. There are two 50m infinity swimming pools, coupled with a wet playground and wading pool for the children.
Jogging is a novel experience from the elevated tracks at level eight, as you are afforded the beautiful visual of the pools below. Or you could head over to the floating gym if a little workout is in order. Additionally, the communal lounge and living zone provides free 24-hour wifi and air conditioning to the residents.
At Emerald 9, the facilities are designed to foster a close-knit community. Experience the concept of co-living with the gourmet kitchen or enjoy some quiet time at the reading lounge. Here is a community at the intersection of ideas, where connections, exchanges and collaborations are made.
Blending bold design and versatile spaces
Emerald 9 effortlessly carries a timeless architectural design. The rawness of industrial architecture gives the development a modern aesthetic, moulding the building into something down to earth yet with a character so strong that it speaks for itself. In sync with its posh facades, uniquely dedicated drop-offs and tastefully designed lobbies are allocated for each residential tower.
With regards to the five towers of serviced residences, each comes with its very own distinguishing style. Meet your match at the Audrey, which is framed in clean geometric forms, practical modern layout options and weaved within landscapes and pedestrian boulevards. Five layouts are available for the choosing, and they come with built-ups ranging from 675 sq ft to 1,251 sq ft.
On the other hand, Bruce offers four layouts from 650 sq ft to 1,050 sq ft. Note that the price ranges from RM607 per sq ft and that the two towers are scheduled for completion by May 2023. Overall, the units feature practical, contemporary design for multi-generational living, further outfitted with greenscapes and supplemented by facilities for a 24-hour lifestyle. The take-up rate for the first tower is 91%, while the second tower chalked up 81%. Due to the good response, the next tower, designed with improved layouts, will be launched in Q3.
A peace of mind
Safety is another concern in urban living. Hence, security is present round the clock, further boosted by cutting edge access and security systems. A self-registration kiosk is the first point of contact and you can scan your community app to pass through it. As an added security, visitors have to register via the QR codes you send them from the app. Lifts are accessible only with security cards, so expect no unauthorised intruders.
If that is insufficient, Emerald 9 is also nearby the city centre and surrounded by malls such as AEON, Sunway Velocity, MyTown, Giant and EkoCheras. Those with children enjoy more convenience with the private, primary and secondary schools within proximity. If you are in need of an institute of higher learning, then look no further than the UCSI and Asia Metropolitan University. Health concerns are also addressed by the UKM Specialist Centre and the Pantai Hospital Cheras. In terms of connectivity, there will be a direct ingress and egress from the Cheras-Kajang Expressway to Emerald 9.