Community building takes priority to ensure residents foster closer ties
Niche property developer Tago (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (Tago) believes that the next generation of properties will hinge on the strength of their residents’ unity in the age beyond the Covid-19 pandemic.
While multi-ability, multi-generational and inclusive homes have become a new norm, Tago is taking it a step further. Its latest project Alaia Titiwangsa is designed with a strong emphasis on community bonding, a place for children to grow up safely, for working adults to have a sanctuary to go home to, and the elderly to sit back and enjoy the finer things in life.
Tago chief operating officer Daryl Chew said: “We want to build a close-knit community. To achieve this, we are engaging the services of a community manager for Alaia Titiwangsa.”
“From our experiences in Anjali North Kiara, we understand the importance of engaging with the residents when organising gatherings like barbecue, Christmas, Chinese New Year, Yoga and kids-oriented activities,” he said.
Chew pointed out that the role of the community manager, unlike a concierge, is focused on creating and hosting events that are lively to encourage the residents of Alaia Titiwangsa to bond and foster ties that will last a lifetime.
“In Anjali North Kiara, we received a good response from its residents. It got to the point where the residents themselves started to organise their own events,” he enthused. Accessibility and independent living for all ages and abilities is taken into ccount for Alaia Titiwangsa, said Chew, pointing out that the essence to create community bonding is bottled into this project to ensure its success.
The Covid-19 pandemic has brought many changes, from self-isolation to limited access to facilities and communal spaces, impacting the property industry. Many development ecosystems generally do not support the conditions set by the new norm and discouraged community interactions thus stifling community bonding, he said.
The 436-unit Alaia Titiwangsa, with a gross development value of RM293mil, was designed with attention to details, focusing on community and safety to create an inclusive environment. As a result, many aspects like the coworking space within the development takes into account the physical distancing and keeping the environment virus-free, said Chew.
“That’s why we have included 18 retail units on the ground floor which will host businesses that are required by the residents. We will be managing these units to ensure that the right tenants come in,” he said. Four residential lifts and a service lift will service the leasehold serviced apartment’s 40-storey tower.
There are three variants with one-bedroom plus one-study, two-bedroom plus one-study and three-bedroom plus one-study configurations. Unit built-ups will range from 635 sq ft to 1,012 sq ft and there will be 14 units per floor. Ample parking space will be provided as Alaia Titiwangsa has three levels of basement car parks and six levels of elevated car parks.
Alaia Titiwangsa offers unobstructed 180-degree panoramic views towards Titiwangsa Lake and the Kuala Lumpur Cityscape. To ensure that owners are able to maximise this advantage, clear glass balcony railings will promote unobstructed views from the living room.
Moreover, the resident clubhouse that offers over 25 facilities spread over different floors catering to entrepreneurs and professionals who work from home, families, fitness enthusiasts and retirees, said Chew. Other amenities include the sky pool, sky dining, sky jacuzzi, sky lounge and sky cinema on the rooftop.
With all these attractive facilities, it is a wonder that the price of units starts at RM436,000. Built on 1.6 acres, the property will be constructed by Black Lotus Development Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of TAGO, and work is scheduled to start in Q4. The entire project is expected to be completed towards the end of 2024.
Alaia Titiwangsa is accessible via Jalan Pahang, Jalan Genting Kelang and Jalan Tasik Titiwangsa as well as direct access into DUKE Highway. It is also close to the Titiwangsa interchange for both LRT and monorail services, and the future Titiwangsa MRT Station, which will be completed in 2023.
Located within a matured but quiet area, the development is also in proximity to several hospitals like GH, IJN, Tawakkal, HSC Medical and Columbia Asia. Homeowners with children can rest assured of the many schools nearby. These include Setapak High School, SMK Air Panas, and Chinese and Indian vernacular schools. International schools like Wesley Methodist, ISKL, Sayfol and Chong Hwa Independent School which are within easy reach.
Apart from the 18 retail units at Alaia Titiwangsa, shopping amenities like the Setapak Central Mall, AEON Big and Giant Hypermarket are a short drive from the serviced apartment. An activity van that doubles up as a shuttle bus to the Titiwangsa LRT-MRT Monorail interchange station or use as a weekend exploration of the city by the residents will be provided to ease the residents’ connectivity. And to ensure that communication flows smoothly, Tago is incorporating technology into the project to manage visitors, oversee defect complaints and administer other aspects to ensure a well-managed property.