Saturday, March 14, 2015

Suasana Ceylon Close-Up

A friend recently bought a unit at Suasana Ceylon for own stay, so I took the opportunity to take a survey plus down a few beers. 


His unit is a  high floor 1-bedroom unit with a premium view of the KL Towers and KLCC. This view will remain unblocked forever.



But unfortunately, it also comes with a view of the hideous Verticas Residensi.


The most fascinating part of the project is perhaps the facilities deck which literally sits on the slope of the Bukit Ceylon (hill). It has a charming swimming pool which of course, comes with the view...






It's quite a good sized swimming pool, though not the olympic sized pool that Verticas offers and Sex Ceylon's red pool...

My friend actually viewed all the available one-bedroom and studios in the area and finally settled for Suasana Ceylon mainly because the unit offers good ventilation with a balcony thrown in too. All the other new projects have either no balconies or the windows cannot be opened properly to let fresh air in.



However, I did find the odd shape of the living/kitchen area a bit dim when the bed room door is closed because natural light comes in via a rather small french window.

But unlike UMLand's earlier Seri Bukit Ceylon project, they now cleverly leave the bathroom entrance outside the bedroom so that guests do not trample into your bedroom to use it.


The worst part of the design is not in the units itself but at the lobby. Though nicely marbled, there sits a large glass lift that serves the lower floor offices that just sticks out like a sore thumb. UMLand may think it looks rather nice and offers it as a feature but I do find it takes up rather a lot of space and an eyesore.



But perhaps the largest peeve I have about this project is the developer UMLand. After their Kenanga office has been demolished for yet another epic project, they moved in to Suasana Ceylon. But every Seri Bukit Ceylon Residences buyers remember when once Seri Bukit Ceylon was their flagship luxury project, this developer used to take care of the place pretty well. Unfortunately greed sets in and they started to sell off parcels of the supposedly common areas which they own. Without providing Seri Bukit Ceylon's residents with a proper alternative as their management office, last week UMLand sealed the existing management office and ordered the office to be vacated. They have also sold a shop at the lobby which is now being run as a cheap sundry shop and the former Somerset lobby which today remains a legal issue due to the demarcation of the space.

Suasana Ceylon seems like it will face a similar fate in the future as this project resembles Seri Bukit Ceylon in having this developer own valuable parcels of commercial units within the common areas.

20 comments:

john said...

How much did your friend pay for his unit?

Is Somerset stopped operating in SERI bukit ceylon?

sinleong said...

more than 800k...
seri bukit ceylon is now operated by a japanese company called Abest. i think far better than somerset

john said...

Thank for the article. Did ascott sold their own units as well or they are just getting Abest to manage for them?

sinleong said...

Ascott sold

john said...

It is the right thing to do if the management is no longer high standard.

john said...

Suasana Suites coming soon.

TodayBlogNews said...
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TodayBlogNews said...

do you still hold the unit in seri bukit Ceylon. Plan to invest 1 unit there. however I notice even a best hotel what to sell off the unit as well.

sinleong said...

yes there are a couple of 1-br units for sale at Seri Bukit Ceylon. Abest hotel will rent the units from you for 1 year term if you buy them. Abest is not selling any of their units.

john said...

Umland start to operate a apartment suites on level 31 and 32 called Suasana Suites operating like a hotel. What will be impact to owners of Suasana bukit Ceylon?

Susan Tay said...

Please advise is nearby Menara Antara a good buy?

sinleong said...

at what price?

Henry Low said...

I want to buy a 3bedroom unit in Suasana Bukit Ceylon. How much current price per sq ft?

john said...

Rm$1k psf

Don raja said...

Hi Sin

I liked your post in the one bed unit you posted of your friends one, but curious to know how your sure the klcc view will always be there? There are bungalows below (including cul de sac road) that could be sold off and another new tower built there no?

sinleong said...

Interestingly just an hour ago I spoke to a friend who runs an eatery at Jalan raja chulan. He told me the land at raja chulan just opposite the shell station is being tendered with a reserved price of RM2k. But the restriction is. You can't build anything taller than the KL tower. So that means you guys are pretty safe in terms of views

Don raja said...

Good news indeed, what surprises me is the lack of awareness our discussion around the new kl118 tower which is to the right of this unit, seems it's in a prime position to get all three towers in the same panoramic view no? Is the right side likely to see any blocked views that your aware of?

sinleong said...

I'm not sure about the orientation of the building but KL118 as I understand is at the same view as the current Maybank tower. So if you are having the maybank tower view now you are not getting any KL Tower or klcc views unless u r at the corner.

Don raja said...

Oh really?I thought it's going to be right next to stadium merdeka ?and yes it's corner d type unit so I was hoping the construction I'm seeing happening around the stadium is for that tower?

sinleong said...

Yes that's right