I-Regency


Ideal Regency - I-Regency Condominium, the modern living lifestyle resort condominiums located in Bukit Gambier, Penang at the vicinity of University Science Malaysia (USM) and is only minutes away to the Penang Bridge and Bayan Lepas Free Trade Zone.

I-Regency condominium offering resort lifestyle with all the necessary features such as lush landscape gardens, pools and recreational facilities. The residential scheme consists of total 5 condominium blocks, 8-storey and 21-storey building. I-Regency comes with three types (Condo-villa Type 1 & 2, Sky-Villa) and has a spacious built-up area from 1,200 - 1,500 sq.ft.

Property Project : I-Regency
Location : Bukit Gambier, Penang
Property Type : Condominium
No. of Blocks : 5
No. of Storeys : 8 & 21
Total Units : 258
Developer : Cygal Properties Sdn Bhd

Condo-Villa Type 1
No. of Blocks : 2
No. of Storeys : 8
Total Units : 32 units
Units per Floor : 2
Built-up Area : approx 1,325 sq.ft.

Condo-Villa Type 2
No. of Blocks : 2
No. of Storeys : 8
Total Units : 32 units
Units per Floor : 2
Built-up Area : approx 1,500 sq.ft.

Sky-Villa
No. of Blocks : 1
No. of Storeys : 21
Total Units : 194 units
Units per Floor : 10
Built-up Area - approx 1,200 sq.ft.

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January 19, 2008 at 1:55 AMAnonymous

Does anyone wish to let go off their unit for this condo? I m interested to buy.

By the way, Ideal developer is going to launch a new condo project in coming months? Anyone knows about this?

 
January 25, 2008 at 10:16 AMAnonymous

May i know how to get more information or any contact number or where is the sales office?thank you.

 
February 13, 2008 at 5:05 PMAnonymous

Hi, pls refer this site for more info. http://www.idealhomes.cc/.

I think their new project should be The One which the site is opposite PISA.

 
February 26, 2008 at 2:27 PMAnonymous

According to the developer(Ideal homes), this project - Ideal Regency would be completed by early 2009. Is there any purchaser on this condo?

 
February 26, 2008 at 9:34 PMAnonymous

any Sky-Villa unit for sale? how much?

 
February 27, 2008 at 9:55 AMAnonymous

I think the price for Sky-Villa with 1200sqft is around 350K-370K if not mistaken.

 
February 27, 2008 at 11:14 AMAnonymous

I hv booked a unit with 1550sqft. However...when i looked at the actual site, the blocks are actually very close to each other... I don't feel comfortable with it.. any comment?

 
February 27, 2008 at 1:57 PMAnonymous

How much hv you bought for 1550sqft unit? I think this type of unit is facing the pool view and corner unit. Which level have you booked for this unit? If your unit is above 12 floor, then it should be not blocked by the Condo-villa which is total of 12 levels (9 levels residents & 3 levels of basement car park). How many car park hv been inclusive for each unit?

 
February 28, 2008 at 12:57 PMAnonymous

1200 sqft cost around 350K~370K abit expensive but no choice because we stay at Pg :-(

 
February 28, 2008 at 2:13 PMAnonymous

Hmm... not convenient to disclose the floor of purchase right now. Total price is RM400k-RM410k (2 carparks) for 1550sqft. Yes, it's facing swimming pool. My concern is the blocks (sky villa, condo villa & commercial lots) are too close to each others.

 
February 28, 2008 at 4:59 PMAnonymous

I have viewed the model of the whole project (I-Regency & Palazzia), in fact, there is a road which separate between these two buildings. This road is used for vehicle entrance/exit from the basement car park for Palazzia. I am not sure what kind of shops or restaurant for this commercial building. Hopefully there would be a high class of restaurants similar as E-gate style. Another observation from the site is that the pool is not locate at on top of the basement car park(as seen at the model house)...do you notice that?

 
February 28, 2008 at 5:35 PMAnonymous

hi, are u one of the buyer? I din take a close look by going into the site and thus i am not too sure of the swimming pool location. I have looked at the commercial lot and it's extremely close to condo villa. It's a lot different when you compare to the model shown in the office. That make me feel regret in taking the unit. Furthermore, there is a temple at the road site and i can assure you that it would be an annual event whenever there is any festival where we will have 'free music' till 12 midnite. I know about it coz i stayed in Gambier Heights 2 yrs ago and I can 'enjoyed' it annually.

 
February 28, 2008 at 7:57 PMAnonymous

not bad ma got 'free music'. haha....

 
February 28, 2008 at 9:34 PMAnonymous

i don'y think there will be high class restaurant there like e-gate. look at the shop lot at ivory plaza and around that area, then u can know what type of shop will be open there. the location not an attraction to the high class restaurant. even crystal point also cant compete with egate, dont think the high class restaurant will consider that area.

 
February 28, 2008 at 11:08 PMAnonymous

Hi,

I see that there is not much comment on this project so I adding a comment here.

Actually I have been to the sales gallery today. Just give you guys an update on the interior material they used. All tiles are from White House and bathroom stuff are from Johnson Suisse.

Looking at the quality of it, seems to be pretty nice and very nice quality.

 
February 29, 2008 at 9:22 AMAnonymous

Agreed as material from White House and Johnson Suisse are branded and in good quality. I hv informed by the developer mentioned that the temple would be relocated to the opposite site of Gambier road (arround Sunway Gambier) as there will be a road built via this temple to the entrance of this condo.

 
February 29, 2008 at 2:58 PMAnonymous

This property has a strategic location and low density.Does anyone wish to sell their unit for 1200sqft?

 
March 1, 2008 at 9:12 AMAnonymous

Hi,

On top of the material used, here is another information regarding the car park.

Developer told me that the total no. of unit is 258 but they actually have about 500+ of car park available. Although they only gave 1 free car park.

Developer has made many "upgrades" on the unit. Like extra lighting points, bathroom wall tiles (originally 7 feet high only but now they extend all the way up to ceiling).

SPA state that the unit built up area is 950 sq ft only but developer will do renovation to extend it to 1200 sq ft after obtain OC.

J

 
March 1, 2008 at 4:13 PMAnonymous

During sub-sale ppl will base on size state in S&P and fix the value ... this mean the value will base on 950sq ft instead of 1200sq ft ? seems like many developer using same method recently , any expert here can explain y ?

 
March 1, 2008 at 10:38 PMAnonymous

Yes, when we apply bank loan, property valuer will value the property based on size stated in the S&P as well. normally developer not so well known will use this strategy, i dint c ijm or IOI palmex use this method, they write the actual size in the S&P.

i heard from lawyer that when the proporty wanna apply for strata title, the govenemnt will only spprove it if the size is same as the S&P, so i wonder those property which hv smaller layout in S&P, but do the hacking to extend can able to apply the strata title successfully or not. maybe those developer don't care about it, as if the property under master title, owner will need to pay sum of money to developer if wanna sell it. i think better to investigate properly, i think a lot of property in penang dont hv strata title due to this.

 
March 3, 2008 at 4:46 PMAnonymous

Hi! Is there any issue for strata title approval if they have another agreement to indicate the extended area of 250sqft to 1200sqft per unit? TQ.

 
March 4, 2008 at 1:31 PMAnonymous

Hi everyone... by looking at the price of Palm Palladium hike up to RM 335,800 onwards (lowest floor) and RM3k for every floor up... I think we purchaser for I-Regency will benefit from it! hahahahaha... I'm very happy!

 
March 4, 2008 at 3:16 PMAnonymous

Agreed as Palm Palladium is not a strategic location. The only accesss road to this condo is from Gelugor rd which we have to spend ~5 minutes each time we travel to or from the main road. I-Regency is locate near the main rd (Gambier road) and very convenient which beside the commercial shop center(The Palazzia).

 
March 4, 2008 at 3:42 PMAnonymous

Fully agreed...

 
March 4, 2008 at 4:53 PMAnonymous

Does anyone know that the shop lot for palazzia has been sold/rent to which type of restaurant. as per the developer , they are going to get in starbuck opening there...does it thruth?

 
March 4, 2008 at 5:26 PMAnonymous

I also heard the developer mentioned that there would be almost similar type of restaurants with E-gate at Palazzia as the commercial lots unit price is quite expensive and not affortable for lower class shop/restaurant.Besides, the commercial center is near usm and might attract students for dining and meeting area.

 
March 4, 2008 at 6:28 PMAnonymous

haha...how many of the students can afford to spend in those high class restaurant....???
IF the demand is there...why you can't see any of them open in Ivory Plaza...which is even more close to the students hostel.

 
March 5, 2008 at 5:16 PMAnonymous

Let's wait and see how's the progressive of this commercial center as there are several residential projects are in progress surrounding at that area eg. Sunway Gambier, ASHLEY GREEN (Boon Siew Group) and etc.

 
March 6, 2008 at 9:13 PMAnonymous

Just want to dig some history about the developer. Does anyone know when was the official launching of I-Regency and when they actually started the construction?

Thanks

 
March 6, 2008 at 10:54 PMAnonymous

It was 1st launching in year 2005 and already informed buyer that the condo will only be started in 2007. 1200sqft during launching was RM288k onwards with discount of RM28k (year 2005).

 
March 7, 2008 at 2:07 PMAnonymous

The price was increase to RM300k onwards with no discount (year 2006).

 
March 11, 2008 at 8:25 AMAnonymous

Did anyone checked out the developer financial status?

 
March 12, 2008 at 3:13 PMAnonymous

how much is the maintanance???and the price for the 1550sq ft is??

 
March 12, 2008 at 10:15 PMAnonymous

I heard that this developer financial background "so so" nia.

 
March 13, 2008 at 4:49 PMAnonymous

For those who always critisize this condo and that condo and make people unhappy, please be more rational. People are buying their homes with happy and long waited heart for there dream home to complete. And, because of the criticism going around, you will affect people's mood and make them regret of buying the condo, what is the point? There must be some good and bad sites of a condo, so just be mild and positive in giving comments.

 
March 14, 2008 at 1:48 PMAnonymous

I agreed.

 
March 14, 2008 at 1:59 PMAnonymous

Hi! you all can go to Penang iternational propety expo at Pisa 14-16 March 2008 if you hv any enquiry about the developer - Ideal Homes.
http://www.pip-expo.com.my/i/poster.jpg

 
March 14, 2008 at 2:24 PMAnonymous

Anyone visited Ideal's website recently? It seem to be done for almost 1 week already. Anyone knows what is wrong? I want to see the site progress picture that they upload monthly.

 
March 16, 2008 at 6:27 PMAnonymous

I agree that its not nice to critisize a project but instead everyone is free to voice out their comment. That's why its a blog. For those who are already buyers its too late for anything if you hear a negative comment. Of course, you will be happy for any positive ones. Anyway, I guess the main purpose of all the comments by everyone here is to share findings and thoughts be it +ve or -ve. Let be realistic, if a +ve comment its true then buyers will be happy but if there're some facts behind -ve ones, then you can choose to ignore and keep on cheating yourself. Have an open mind and think logically. Want to have a feel whether some comments are true or not, go to the site, look around for a few minutes and check out the surroundings. Then your eyes and brain will tell you whether you are making a suitable choice.

 
March 18, 2008 at 2:11 PMAnonymous

Went to PIP at Pisa last weekend and have visited I-Regency booth, there is only left 1550sqft units (7 to 8 units) and Penthouse (for Sky and Condo villa).

 
March 18, 2008 at 9:48 PMAnonymous

What is the best rate for the housing loan that you have received for the finance and which bank? Appreciate your feedback.

 
March 22, 2008 at 9:15 PMAnonymous

BLR - 2% whole tenure

 
March 26, 2008 at 12:34 PMAnonymous

may I know who is architect in charge?

 
March 27, 2008 at 3:40 PMAnonymous

The architect in charge is Mr Vincent Liew.

 
March 27, 2008 at 4:00 PMAnonymous

Hi..for the BLR-2% whole tenure package.May I know which bank do you get it from?

 
March 29, 2008 at 6:16 PMAnonymous

UOB. If u dun mind, I can intro UOB banker to u.

 
March 30, 2008 at 12:21 PMAnonymous

Hi, may i know the UOB package of BLR-2% is non-ZEC or ZEC? Thanks.

 
March 30, 2008 at 9:09 PMAnonymous

When I checked with UOB 2 weeks ago, they said their quota for this project is full.

 
March 31, 2008 at 1:31 PMAnonymous

Anyone here who bought the 1200sqft or 1330 sqft units?
Would u like to let go, and at what price?
I am currently having a 1550sqft unit, price around 400k with 2 cp, what u guys think if this property can go up to 500k in the next 5 yeaers? would someone want to buy such condo at 1/2 million dollars? any opinion is welcomed

 
April 1, 2008 at 10:44 AMAnonymous

I think it is possible that this condo can be sold at RM500k in the next 5 years for 1150sqft when it is completely built. Just based on Bayswater which they have already sold RM400k and above for 1170 sqft (RM342/sqft). Comparing Bayswater and I-Regency both also have strategic location and freehold. Both also near hypermarket- Baywater near Tesco while I-Regency near Tesco Extra. Furthermore, in front of Baysawter has E-gate while I-Regency has The Palazzia commercial center.Density wise, I-Regency has lower density than Bayswater (I-Regency =257 units; Bayswater = 396 units). Facilities for both almost equivalent. Car park facility for I-Regency is more convenient as it is located at basement with lift while Bayswater's car park is located at separate building. Based on these few factors, I think the selling price for both condos are comparable. What do you think?

 
April 1, 2008 at 10:47 AMAnonymous

Sorry for typo error above is 1550 sqft not 1150 sqft.

 
April 1, 2008 at 12:01 PMAnonymous

500k to buy a condo? i dont think so, dont be so optimistic. think abt the fact, if u hv 500k, wat wil u do? u think 500k can be earned so easily? worth to spend 500k to buy a condo? usually those who buying condo is middle income ppl (MNC engineer), 500k is not a small amt for them...
pls observe the market nowaday, trend is changing now, ppl will be more careful to spend the $$, they rather wait and see wat going to happen next, the penang property is overpriced badly, soon some parties will do something, wait and see...

 
April 2, 2008 at 5:06 PMAnonymous

yes, i agree.. however, we have to accept the truth that as working employee, we merely afford half a million property. therefore, we have to buy in the facts and buy the property matching with our affordibility. This is nothing government can do on property pricing in island, we still can choose to stay in mainland where we can stay in DS landed with less than RM300k. If we insist to stay in island, then choose places with smaller sqft with cheaper price. I hv chosen I-Regency coz I need the space it provides although I have to bear the higher cost. I'm rather disappointed too as I dun afford to buy landed property in island. Perhaps I-Regency gives me a harmony and pleasant accommodation environment.

 
April 2, 2008 at 6:06 PMAnonymous

I agreed. So far, I-Regency has the most strategic location and low den newly condominium in Gelugor and Bayan Baru areas. Hopefully the developer would speed up the project and complete by early 2009.

 
April 4, 2008 at 10:26 AMAnonymous

Lately, the price for Block E,level 22 is RM400K with 1 car park. Can someone advice what is the price for the same level earlier when you signed up? Thank you for sharing the information.

 
April 4, 2008 at 1:00 PMAnonymous

What is the unit build up area did you mean?Thanks.

 
April 4, 2008 at 1:57 PMAnonymous

It is 1550sqft...

 
April 6, 2008 at 2:11 PMAnonymous

Can i know where is the show house? I cant see any construction site near USM.. thanks

 
April 7, 2008 at 3:01 PMAnonymous

No show house available as more than 90% already sold out. Construction site at beside USM, Jalan Bukit Gambier (opposite University Place condo).

 
April 8, 2008 at 9:48 PMAnonymous

450K for 1200 sq ft with 2 car parks. is that reasonable?

 
April 9, 2008 at 11:44 AMAnonymous

huh? 450k for 1200sqft with 2 cp? The earlier says 400k for 1550sqft with 1 cp. Actually how much does this condo cost?

 
April 10, 2008 at 2:49 PMAnonymous

Hi can you give more details on the apartment. If 450k for 1200 (with 2 cp) on higher level is reasonable. But must be higher than 10th floor. What level is the apartment?

 
April 10, 2008 at 2:51 PMAnonymous

Anyone want to let go any units lower than 5th floor? 1200 or 1300. Need 2 CP. hopefully less than 400k

 
April 10, 2008 at 9:08 PMee

i have 1 1200sft on top floor with 1 cp...

 
April 11, 2008 at 9:56 AMAnonymous

Total floor is 21 levels.
I have 1200 sqft top floor with 2 car park.

 
April 15, 2008 at 5:01 PMAnonymous

I booked one during end of 2006 ( Condo Villa, level 8) but end up i switched to Baystar right before signing S&P. RM 335k (2cp) for 1345sqf (around RM 250 per sqf, somemore is extend from 1200sqf) compare to Baystar bought at RM 440k with 1745 sqf (~ RM 252sqf, original layout and less density). Well, same price per square feet, but location wise, judge yourself. Another thing i concern is extension after complete, this does not seem right for me? What if the developer dont want to extend after that? Anyway, i still like the condo villa as only 2 units per floor, you got your own privacy

 
April 18, 2008 at 6:12 PMAnonymous

condo villa is 1325sqft. You sure u got the price right ?
I bought lvl 7, 325k for 1 car parks. 0% instalment for car additional car park. Developer absorb legal fees+interest until OC.

 
April 21, 2008 at 12:38 PMBoneBreak

i just bought the shop lot during CNY. Most probably will rent out. Any other buyer here?

 
April 22, 2008 at 10:37 AMAnonymous

wow... you are shoplot owner! Please rent it out to McDonald/Oldtown Kopitiam/Secret Recipe/Bank... then i can just walk down from my house to enjoy the facility!

 
April 22, 2008 at 11:22 AMBoneBreak

No chance for McD as the unit is quite small.

But yes for cafe, clinic, optical shop ...

 
April 22, 2008 at 11:26 AMBoneBreak

Mine is the row behind which is smaller so no chance for McD. But yes for cafe, clinic, optical shop, saloon.... anyone interested to rent?

 
April 22, 2008 at 5:42 PMAnonymous

How much you bought for the shop lot? You can rent to coffee bean or starbuck cafe?

 
April 22, 2008 at 9:54 PMBoneBreak

Its almost 80% done when I bough. Anyone have an idea how much when it was launch?

 
April 23, 2008 at 3:35 PMAnonymous

y the condo build with sand bricks, it is 300k condo, but use cheap quality material? i thought someone mention it use high quality material...

 
April 24, 2008 at 2:37 PMBryan

Hi, I just bought 1 unit last dec. done a lot of study but still have some question:
1. What will be built on the land behind IR?
2. I think the entrance have change to the road behind Palazzia, anyone can confirmed?
3. Anyone agree the car park is expensive? Can further bargain with developer?
4. Can ask developer to add more power point and air con point?
5. Any other problem with this condo?

 
April 24, 2008 at 2:39 PMBryan

in Penang, most of the property using sand brick, except those branded developer. The quality material is refering to tiles and bathroom accessories.... I think.

 
April 24, 2008 at 3:38 PMBoneBreak

1. What will be built on the land behind IR?
- Terrace house

2. I think the entrance have change to the road behind Palazzia, anyone can confirmed?
- YES

3. Anyone agree the car park is expensive? Can further bargain with developer?
- You can try

4. Can ask developer to add more power point and air con point?
- No chance.

 
April 24, 2008 at 3:48 PMBryan

Hi, bonebreak,

Thanks for your input.... where u get this info? I wish to find more info about IR. Cannot listen to developer only.

Enterance behind Palazzia should be a minus....

 
April 24, 2008 at 4:18 PMAnonymous

i hav booked one unit of sky villa too. How to negotiate the carpark price? It's expensive as when top up with the original purchase price. The entrance moved? Why the developer keeps silent about it?

 
April 24, 2008 at 4:21 PMPenang kia

Hi Bryan,
Where you got the info that the entrance will shift to behind Palazzia? How much is the 2nd or 3rd car park now?

 
April 24, 2008 at 4:33 PMBryan

The enteracne I menat was the guard house. Initially facing the road at the side, now take 90 deg anti clock wise turn.
I bought at 15K for 2nd carpark. I though OK that time, but other project give a lot of discount.

 
April 25, 2008 at 12:22 PMAnonymous

I think extra car park costs 15K is normal lo.

 
April 25, 2008 at 3:14 PMAnonymous

30K get a local car, than spend another 15K for car park.....
I heard Oasis 2 car park 17K. True bo? What is the car park price for other condo?

 
April 25, 2008 at 4:13 PMpenang kia

Purchase Oasis condo unit is without a free car park. That's mean actually the 2nd car par cost RM17k which is expensive than I-Regency.

 
April 25, 2008 at 5:00 PMAnonymous

i meant 2 car park for 17K. Not the 2nd car park....
but their car park is front and back, IR one side to side, better.

 
April 25, 2008 at 5:12 PMPenang kia

Yup, that's what I meant...if you considered 2 car parks for IR and Oasis. IR cost RM15k (caused already free 1 car park for each unit purchased) while Oasis cost RM17k (caused no free 1 car park for each unit purchased).

 
April 28, 2008 at 5:16 PMAnonymous

Like this also can!!? OK la.... Maybe I should buy BMW so the car park cost is relatively cheap. If Proton Saga.... Maybe park outside is cheapper even though kena compound every month :)

 
April 28, 2008 at 5:18 PMAnonymous

I saw the advertisement during CNY that there will be 3K rebate for 2nd car park? Anyone can verify if this is through?

 
April 29, 2008 at 6:24 PMAnonymous

I-Regency is my dream house. I bought a unit with 1200sf and started to brainstorm for the renovation. and I found a few problems:
1. The wet kitchen is too small.
2. Dinning area at the entrance to bedroom is not nice. If move the dinning area to dry kitchen, space maybe not enough.
3. In master bedroom, the space behind the door is too small to built a wardrobe. And no other suitable location.
4. No air yard. The compressor can only be install at balcony or drying area. This means I need to extend the piping. (install outside the window is not allowed if I am not mistaken)
I might need help from interial designer. Any recommendation?

 
April 30, 2008 at 2:37 PMAnonymous

hi,
I am one of the buyer too... I went into the construction site and that really not a big issue. I love the space provided coz really no wasted space like long entrance hall, etc.

1) Wet kitchen is too small. I have calculated the sqft, it's just nice to fit in the kitchen cabinet, around 7ft x 6ft. I hv thot of converting the maid room into wet kitchen and tranform wet kitchen into dry kitchen.

2) You may put the dining table at the originally 'dry kitchen' area and you will enjoy a very spaceful area at the entrance to rooms.

3) Ya... i agree with your point of wardrobe issue in master bedroom... but no problem, i have seen a show unit in KL, we can design it as walk-in wardrobe by tranform the toilet entrance as part of the wardrobe.

4) Air yard? I thot we can put the compressor outside? I really hav no idea bout this... :)

 
April 30, 2008 at 5:12 PMAnonymous

Hi, thanks for sharing your opinion.

You are allowed to go into the site? I would like to have a look also but the sales said this is not allow to avoid any accident, which would cause the constuction work stopped.

1. I still need the maid room as a store room. I might just change the room's door at wet kitchen, to the enterence. But I am still looking for bette idea.

2. Your idea is good. But I still need the maid room. So, I may not apply your idea.

3. I can imagine what you tried to descrip..... do you have any link?

4. Should be air-con yard. Some condo do have a small yard outside the window for compressor. But IR do not have this. All the lowest level for all 5 blocks are the private garden for the lowest unit. If the air-con can install just outside the window, the water will drop onto the private garden.

Hope for more renovation idea here? Maybe this is too early but I really very exciting....

 
April 30, 2008 at 5:38 PMAnonymous

Also.... if install a hood, can I do the truncking out to the corridor? Or must out at the air well? Any idea?

 
May 1, 2008 at 3:35 PMCOSHIN

dear all, any units available?

 
May 1, 2008 at 3:37 PMAnonymous

wat's the market price for sky villa? with 2 CP??

 
May 2, 2008 at 9:13 AMAnonymous

Hi COSHIN, you may check with the developer at 04-6456888.

 
May 2, 2008 at 10:06 AMAnonymous

Last time, only left units with 1550sf which was seeling above 400K. Regarding market price, Univertity Place (Ivory) is selling at about RM300 per sf. I-Rengency minimum lot size is 1200sf. So, should be minimum 360K already. But I doubt anybody will sell at 360K because I-Regency is very much better than U Place.

 
May 2, 2008 at 10:10 AMAnonymous

Hi,
I don't have the link to show the reno portion of walk-in wardrobe... nvm, let me check out the website and if I found any, I will share it here.

For the air-con yard, no worry, they cant restrict us to put the compressor outside the unit. Just check out the other apartments or condos, they did it so far to install the compressor outside.

As for the available unit, I believe there is but only 1550sqft available. I believe the market price for sky villa, 1325sqft has now ask for RM390k.

http://www.penangproperties.com/condosale/bb.htm

 
May 2, 2008 at 2:23 PMAnonymous

Other condo do not have the private garden at the lowest level. You sure we won't get complaint? I actually plan to install 5 air-con. this is important.

 
May 2, 2008 at 4:11 PMAnonymous

Hi,
I'm not sure there is private garden... hehehe... i bought the corner unit at high floor, so I din realize there is private garden for lowest floor.

 
May 2, 2008 at 5:15 PMAnonymous

You can see the private garden for every lowest unit in the facilities floor plan. They need to pay about 70sf for the garden. I think they don;t want the free water drop from higher floor....

For your corner unit, you should have the air-con yard at the 2nd master room.

For those who still want to buy this condo, there are a few sub-sales units through the developer sales office. You may try your luck. When I checked with them 4 months ago, there was a semi-D unit at level 5, block D, 2 car park, sell at only 365K. Now maybe more expensive, but I think that is a good unit.

 
May 4, 2008 at 1:17 PMAnonymous

all, i was almost one of the early buyer signing up but cancelled in a week time. Well,I just found this website & i am glad to share some insight of mine. This is by no means to criticize but just an advice.

At that moment, the model & plan did not match and it worried me. Besides, basic S/p calls for small sqft & extendable to a larger size.
That was not a main reason but i consulted my experience friend in KL and checked this project. This land is owend by many state owners and the residential land title is combined with commercial tile.

In summary, commercial law overruls residential property right. Besides, the extra size for extension will become a common land. No law has been set on this yet. So, i swifted to other project. Hope this helps.

 
May 4, 2008 at 6:12 PMAnonymous

i doubt the expected completed price for this condo unless there're already proven transactions (at least >10). university place selling at 300/sqft?? any proof? in fact the developer its already selling the condo at a highly fair value. anything higher than the developer price is not worth. just imagine how may units of apartments nearby. do we have such population to fill all of them? most buyers are buying to "goreng". don't get me wrong i m not interested in this project at all. juz drop my 2 cents opinion.

 
May 4, 2008 at 8:32 PMBoneBreak

quoted : "At that moment, the model & plan did not match and it worried me. Besides, basic S/p calls for small sqft & extendable to a larger size"

This is comment in Penang....

 
May 4, 2008 at 8:52 PMAnonymous

Continued....About the 'combined residential & commercial title', an example happend in KL where the developer originally promised 2 c/p to buyers but was not later fulfilled. Only 1c/p was allocated due to reason of commercial use for the project attached to it.

Many of local projects adopted size extension strategy due to 1)Original plan submission to Pg state housing dept was small & later developer decided to increase it. 2)Developing small size unit enables developer to gain some tax rebate. Buyers authorised developer to extend it but in legal aspects they are common area. Imagine a common area in your unit, funny right ?
No strict hosing laws have been imposed whereby owner of the so called 'extended size' which will become common land soon will be required to pay to the Govt based on dollor/sqft years later.
Well not a risk to take anyway!

Lastly about multiple land ownership, it may complicate the procedures should there be any land caveat search or transfer or whatsoever like the Majestic Height trauma.

 
May 5, 2008 at 9:53 AMAnonymous

Hi!Thanks for your info. Btw, do you have any black and white documents to indicate that the i-Regency's land is owend by many state owners and the residential land title is combined with commercial tile?

 
May 5, 2008 at 5:24 PMAnonymous

10 years ago, I will never expect a condo can sell at 300K, a double story house can sell at 600K and so on. Just refresh back that Sunway Tunas was below 300K during the launch and Bayswater was also below 300K. I have an offer for E-park for 190K 2 years ago, but now the price is ~250K. Hamna is about 110K but now >160K..... Don't surprise if the condo > 100sf continue to shoot up to 400~500K, unless the recession hit us soon.
Just my opinion and can be wrong...

 
May 5, 2008 at 5:50 PMAnonymous

Appreciate the input from the anonymous who is nearly become our neighbor. We can always verify this with the developer.

If today, Ideal-Regency is not that "Ideal" anymore, what should we do? Maybe you can let me know which project you actually switch to!

Anyway, the answer from me is, I will still stick to this "Ideal" condo.... and I will move in.

Current project in progress, almost all impacted with various problem. Just visit the blog for respective projects. Some of the problem is similar to IR. For those projects do not have same problem with IR, you will find other problem.

So, it is about what type of problem you concern the most.

If possible, I prefer SP Setia Pearl Island, to avoid all the problem a condo have ... but I am not rich enough. Also, landed property have its own problem as well.

I have to say, this is Penang.

However, I welcome you to tell me more weekness of this project, so we will be alert on it.

 
May 6, 2008 at 10:49 PMAnonymous

All, you may call be casey (the nearly owner to be). One anonymous was asking abt the proof of multiple land owner and combined title. Well, a decision does not need proof to exit a game but it is based on comfort. If you are comfortbale and confident, pls go ahead by all means. I had made research and obtained confirmation from another source (a developer in KL), and thus I exit at that point of time. Things may improve & perhaps you can remain in the game. Of course if the project is ongoing, then multiple ownership does not matter as the land title will be yours eventually. Whether it is commercial attached to it, you will need to find out for now.

One thing for sure is that I just confirmed with KL ppl, they don;t usually like common area concept. Many incidents where owners are required to pay back the RM/sqft to the govt on the common area. KL friends are wondering why penang ppl are so favourable to this concept?

To the other anonymouse about 100% safe project, he is right that no project is safe but we gain from sharing with others. At least the critical ones are good to be avoided. Not good to comment other projects but just briefly look at Vista gambier, it is a new developer. Nobody knows its developer and workmanship is in doubt. 10 sorrounding houses suffered cracks & if the developer doesn;t response,the project may suffer stop order. The oasis,is also practising 3 agreement & a leashold. 1 contract for 900sqft and the other perhaps 200~300 sqft. The spring (leashold) seems like a hot cake but in S'pore ppl is avoiding leasehold projects. It does not bring value at all. Balcony viewing angle is 70deg.

Bottomline, if we can choose the game why not we decide it upfront. If your foot is already in the game, play and change the fate of the outcome. But, pls spread around as I think Pg ppl really needs to think and learn from other states before we loose the game.

 
May 7, 2008 at 9:25 AMBoneBreak

Anonymous keep mentioning about KL. What does IR going to do with KL? Meanwhile Pg and KL think differently, no point keep comparing. As most of SG properties are lease hold and that doesn't mean SG are avoiding. Extension is common, nothing big to huha. all i see is the project is completing soon.

 
May 7, 2008 at 10:30 AMAnonymous

Hi, Casey, again, I welcome your input. And you admit that other projects having various problem as well. If I were to exit IR, I have no place to go. So, maybe we should fix the outcome as you said.
I still don't understand about the title with commercial attached by. Can you elaborate more so I can clarify with the developer.
As for the extended concept, I do not accept it totally, but again, no choice as I live in Penang. IJM do not apply this concept, but, their other problem even worst. What I know is, condo with extended area will have difficulty to ontained the strata title in later stage. I will clarify this with developer as well.
By justifying this few points, it is still justify for me to say this is the best ever condo I know in Penang.
If make comparison, I will appriciate if you able to quote a condo in Penang, because I will not move to KL or Sg. I like Penang very much.

 
May 7, 2008 at 5:31 PMAnonymous

Yes! We love Penang and therefore, we have no choice to choose a comfortable spaceful home and I-Regency is our choice. We welcome any comments especially negative comments so that we can build up a resident community to gather the info and 'fight' with the developer or management when necessary.

In fact, this project is going very smoothly and right now the condo villa is already reach top floor and now building the roof. As for sky villa, it has reached 11th-12th floor, I could say this project is promising.

I have checked out that developer is actually applying 2 plots to build commercial & residential units. It's under 2 different title. For those have signed SPA, please check out the clauses in the agreement. Don't simple influence by ppl. You got to believe in your decision made.

 
May 7, 2008 at 5:47 PMPenang kia

Hi anonymous, Thanks for the clarification on the land title for IR. Btw, is there any issue condo with extended area when applying the strata title? Pls count me in when you form the resident community later.

 
May 7, 2008 at 6:06 PMAnonymous

Hi, nice to know all the IR buyer can start to work together now. I heard this project having land problem back in 2004/2005, but already settle. Some of the bank mortage sales can tell you the story. And today, IR seems to be less problem compared to other projects in the same period.
Regency Height made a very success story and I-Regency could make another with better location.
Anyway, I still interest to know if anyone know any -ve things about IR. Appreciate if anyone can answer to doubt of the extended area.

 
May 7, 2008 at 6:17 PMBryan

I would like to be part of the resident community also.
The sky villa reach level 11. The shoplot also nice. The are new progress photo in the web.

 
May 7, 2008 at 6:32 PMBryan

Oh ya... The sales informed me that they will built the unit to the extended aread directly. So, no need to wait for additional 3 months for contracted renovation after VP.

 
May 7, 2008 at 8:58 PMSC

Hi Bryan,
It is a good news if the extended unit will b build together. When was the developer inform you?

 
May 8, 2008 at 1:02 AMAnonymous

About the outlet to the right of the project. Will the temple still be there or will it be moved so that it can connect to Yap chor ee road ? anybody knows the latest progress ?

 
May 8, 2008 at 9:30 AMBryan

Hi, SC, they informed me in April, when I went to their office for payment. But I don't know how they can ontained OC by this. They said they have high confidant.

 
May 8, 2008 at 9:33 AMBryan

What I know is, developer will only built the road until IR gate. The rest will be depand on the developement on the behind IR, which is belongs to other developer. I heard is belong to BSG, but not sure.

 
May 8, 2008 at 12:19 PMPenang kia

That means there are no road connected via Minden Height and Gelugor as the IR main entrance/gate has been shifted from side (as shown in prototype model house)to behind Palzzia commercial building. Isn't it?

 
May 8, 2008 at 12:38 PMBryan

I guess so. So call cost saving. Don't know if Ideal Homes willing to share the cost saving with the buyers.... hehe!
The road maybe in furture. Pro & cons. Pro is, we will have 1 more route to go to Minden. Cons is, the road will draw heavy traffic to the IR junction. There are Palm Palladium, University Height, A flat and other landed residents.
Anyway, it is not up to us to decide.

 
May 8, 2008 at 3:56 PMAnonymous

Hi,
I will inform all the owner if I have time to form something like website to have our initial resident community for IR! Hahaha... it's nice that we can work together towards our dream house!

The extended area questions... I have no exact answer yet even I asked around for friends living in apartment with same condition eg. Putra Place. However, our house is now fully extended with nice 2'x2' tiles. According to Ideal admin, they have confident in obtaining OC and there is no hacking after OC for the extended area. Another good news is IR admin said that the strata title will be issued as soon as possible too. I hope it's true.

As for the access road... I wish there will no access road to Minden else it will really draw in traffic. Bit selfish ya... hehehehe...

 
May 8, 2008 at 5:01 PMPenang kia

That's great! pls inform us when your website of IR resident community is ready. Hopefully the OC will be obtained earlier since they have save the time for hacking after OC for the extended area as initial plan.
If there is no access road, I'm afraid that the temple won't be relocated :-(

 
May 8, 2008 at 5:19 PMBryan

It is alright to have the blessing from the temple... hahaha! But soon or later, the road will be built.
And now we have website... coming soon :)
Maybe we can suggest Ideal Group to visit this blog to clear all the doubts and provide updated progress.
Soon, Bukit Gambier will turn into a modern township.

 
May 8, 2008 at 5:54 PMAnonymous

huh... don't pressure me on the website creation. I'm not in IT field but I will try.

I'm not sure if Bukit Gambier will turn into modern township but one thing very sure over here is I-Regency is located in the centre of island, the location speaks for itself. :)

 
May 8, 2008 at 6:22 PMBryan

Haha! No hurry! But only few of us here, any idea to get more involvement from the rest neighbors?

 
May 8, 2008 at 10:43 PMAnonymous

hi, i am just bought the IR last year and would join you guy held up a forum for the IR, i will support you all, below is what i get info from the sale person for the attractive point.

1) 11ft6inch celling height will build, ( nearly like the supercondo standard where is 12ft).

2) 2x2 tile,

3) full johnsonsuite bath set include the bathtub.

4) full height tile in bathroom.

5) all the corridor cover with high quality tile.

6) grand entrance.

7) nice and high quality lockset and solid timber door.

if have any doubt just pin me.

may i know this forum IR owner which floor you bought?

 
May 9, 2008 at 9:39 AMBryan

My unit is at Block E, low level unit. I agree with your statement as this is also matched with what I know. And I would like to add a few more:
8. Direct acces from car park your level. No need to change left.
9. If you bought additional car park, it will be side by side.
10. Having Palazzia in front is an advantage.
11. Nice recreation area (not as showed by the model unit. The revised version is better).
12. Great for those wish to stay in more green area. The air is more fresh.
However, still got -ve points:
1. Swimming pool above car park. Potential problem in future.
2. No internal service (wifi?).
3. Only can access through Yap Choi Ee road.
4. No wet market in walking distance.
5. No air-con yard.
6. My unit no view. Only a jungle to see.
7. Also, the air well might not big enough to provide sufficient sun light to lower units.

I removed the bathtub as I need bigger bathroom space. But no rebate on this.

 
May 9, 2008 at 11:06 AMAnonymous

Hi,
Mine is middle level unit. Lets reveal our unit when we hav our community website.

Hi Bryan,
No worry lar... why need a wet market in walking distance. Else we will be trap in traffic likewise in area like Lip Sin. I will say NO to that. Internet service? No worry, probably PenangFon will come in service for sure. Dun put worry on swimming pool on top of carpark, almost all condo/apartment with swimming pool are on top of carpark! Put less worry on this sweet home and enjoy more! Btw, can we request to remove bathtub? I asked so but rejected by Ideal.

One thing for sure that developer is providing quality tiles from White Horse, I saw it at the site and sales office.

 
May 9, 2008 at 12:09 PMBryan

I am not worry actually. I appreciate the current surrounding. As Yap Choi Ee road is wide with smooth traffic, actually don't have problem to drive to the nearest market. I saw a mobile market on a small van selling vegetables at Gambier Height. Probably they will provide the service to IR too.
They reject your request to remove the bathtub? They actually called me for that. Also, they offer to hack the wall between the maid room and wet kitchen, but I reject this one. This was last Dec. You may verify with them again.
Unitl today, I am quit satisfy with their service and the promise.
Hi, friend, why not you give yourself a name so we can recognize each other one day?

 
May 9, 2008 at 12:33 PMPenang kia

Hi,Mine is at high level unit.So far, I never received Ideal homes call for removing the bathtub. How about the shower screen, do they still provide after you considered to remove your bathtub? Regarding the carpark location, the developer will call all of the owners to draw their own carpark lot. I doubt if there is any traffic light will build at the T-juntion of Palazzia, so we no need to take a big U-turn at the Petronas station if we travel from Bukit Jambul/Bayan Baru.

 
May 9, 2008 at 1:09 PMJoe

I've just called developer, she said yea, last time can remove the bath tub and some customization work. However the contractor now said they are going to charge extra and dev are not going to absorb the costs.. She will get back to me on cost incur(if owner will to pay).

 
May 9, 2008 at 1:48 PMIP

Hi Bryan,
Well, you may recognize me as IP.

Well, Joe, I received the same feedback from IR sales person too that the customized request such as removing bathtub will be charged to us.

 
May 9, 2008 at 2:05 PMBryan

I don't know that there are any shower screen. After the removal, they will make the master bathroom same as 2nd bathroom.
A triffic light? Never heard about this.
If still can do the customization, I would like to add more electricity & air-con points, even charges required. Hope they can let us know before plastering.

 
May 9, 2008 at 6:34 PMAnonymous

I am also one of the buyer of Block E on the lower level. Great that we can get together and interact on the going-ons. I also inquired if the bath tub could be removed but they said no. Hope you could update on the extra charges incurred when they allow it.

 
May 9, 2008 at 6:43 PMAnonymous

Hi All,

I'm owner of low level block E. My name is AF and want to join your forum.

 
May 9, 2008 at 7:20 PMAnonymous

nyone checking with the developer on the customization and the additional costs? Appreciate your feedback. Or how and whom to contact?

 
May 9, 2008 at 8:02 PMJoe

Shirley-IR just get back to me , she said last time, they did do some customization such as bath tub, and remove certain wall, because at first contractor said FOC... but after they done, they said they going to charge.
However... No to if owner willing to pay, bcoz my unit is already done, too late .. Block D

 
May 10, 2008 at 1:23 AMfireball

Hi All,

I'm owner of top level block E. My name is fireball and want to join your forum.

 
May 12, 2008 at 9:05 AMSC

Hi Joe, did they inform you how much is the cost to charge for customization?

 
May 12, 2008 at 9:47 AMBryan

Hi, fireball,

As your unit is at the top, which nothing started yet, could you may to confirm if customization allow for your units?

 
May 12, 2008 at 11:26 AMBryan

Just drove pass the site a few times yesterday. The sky villa is already higher than block C and D, which could be level number 13 or 14. The progress is very fast as block A & B were also almost reaching the top and block C & D already building the roof of the top. Hopefully they can bring forward the completion date to early 2009 coz I just can't wait to stay in asap.
I have re-study the floor plan for the facilities level and the road last weekend, this remind me that the road besides IR will be single lane (for each direction), not double as showed in the model unit. The single lane road will only connection to the IR gate. The road will only expend to double lane in future if there will be any project behind IR.

 
May 12, 2008 at 1:37 PMAnonymous

Hi, I'm the owner of the higher level of Block E. Just joined this forum. My name is JR. I've also approached the developer regarding the customization cost, but they still haven't come back to me yet.

 
May 12, 2008 at 1:52 PMIP

Hi,
I have tried last night to create the resident website. Let me have the trial and confirm the setting before I invite you all to join in. This website will be strictly for resident of IR and hope that we can share more among ourselves.

Hi Bryan,
So, how is the roof for condo villa? what is the estimation height of the roof? approximately reaching which floor of Sky Villa?

 
May 12, 2008 at 3:47 PMBryan

Hi, IP,

So coincident that I also trying to create a free website, but not so successful. Will wait for yours. I will find some time to take some photos on the site coming weekend. If the web ready, we might able to upload the photos.
Anyway, how you ensure strictly for IR resident only? Need to verify S&P? Haha!

Seeing from far, the roof height is about more than a unit height. I will double confirm it as I will pass by the site tonight as well.

 
May 12, 2008 at 10:41 PMAnonymous

Hi all,

I am a owner in IR too. There are already progress photo in Ideal's website. No need for you to purposely go there to take picture. But luckily for me, I currently renting in Perkaka so I get to see the construction progress everyday. It gives me the sense of security that the project is still alive and on-going. Hehe.

Jason

 
May 13, 2008 at 10:15 AMBryan

Hi, Jason, no worry. Either way, I will always take the progress photo for my own collection. The progress photo on Ideal wedsite, just could not feed my hunger. :)

Hi, IP, the roof hight is about the height of level 12 (community hall) of sky villa, by observing from the ground.

 
May 13, 2008 at 4:21 PMAnonymous

I'm just worried about one thing. The size of our unit, will it be exactly as in our S&P ? What if it happened to be smaller that what we have imagined, especially the bathrooms? It happened before to other projects. I really wish I could go in and have a look, so that I do not have to worry for another one more year.- JR

 
May 13, 2008 at 4:38 PMAnonymous

Can anyone confirm with IR whether they are going to comply with the Town and Country Planning Act 1976 (Act 172) of erecting telecommunication structure <12m height on the rooftop?

 
May 13, 2008 at 6:00 PMAnonymous

JR,
If the unit size is not similar to S&P, then IR would not be able to obtain Certificate of Fitness of Occupancy (CFO formerly knowned as OC). This would be a disaster that are unlikely to happen to reputable developer. Whether Cygal Properties or Ideal are reputable is up to anyone's guess?

 
May 13, 2008 at 6:09 PMAnonymous

For the 1550sqft, the bathroom size are pretty ok (just nice) when I went into the site a few weeks ago. Non-workers are forbidden to enter the site but try your luck and of course AT YOUR OWN RISK. Get the safety helmets from Paramount office on third floor of Condo Villa, the one beside USM.

 
May 13, 2008 at 9:27 PMAnonymous

Hi JR,

No worry. If you look at ur SnP, there is a part where they mention that if you get smaller sq ft that what is mention in the SnP, developer will pay you back. Cant really remember how much per sq ft. However, the good thing is that if the sq ft is bigger than stated in ur SnP, you dun hav to pay at all. It is free.

Jason

 
May 14, 2008 at 10:11 AMAnonymous

Dear Jason,
Good to hear that. - JR

 
May 14, 2008 at 10:13 AMAnonymous

Last week, Shirley-IR mentioned about show unit which will be available very soon and that they will call us once its done. But they only have few unit left to sell. Not sure how true is that. Anyone know about this?

 
May 14, 2008 at 1:57 PMBryan

I thought the show house was called off? The Sales informed me that in March.

 
May 14, 2008 at 5:16 PMAnonymous

Hi,

The last time I talk with Ideal ppl, they say they will not be doing a show unit because they almost finish selling all the units and there is no point of doing a show unit. But anyway, they might have changed their mind.

Jason

 
May 14, 2008 at 10:34 PMJoe

We dont need a website for discussion do we?
We just need a forum .
I can hook that up pretty fast.

 
May 14, 2008 at 11:40 PMJoe

Hi guys.
Layout plan :
http://xnetcc.net/photo/categories.php?cat_id=4

Forum : (specially made for i-regency discussion)
http://xnetcc.net/forum/index.php?c=2

 
May 15, 2008 at 10:48 AMAnonymous

Looking at the layout plan, it looks like there is a sliding door for the entrance to wet kitchen. But it was not included in the specifications.Anyone knows about this?

 
May 15, 2008 at 12:56 PMIP

Hi Joe,
If you can put up forum faster, it's great! I don't have to crash my head to come out with the website.

Hi Bryan,
Thanks for your description of the roof, I will drive through to look at it these few days and check it out again.

 
May 16, 2008 at 9:53 AMBryan

Joe,

Do I able to upload photos to http://xnetcc.net/photo/categories.php?cat_id=4 ?

 
May 16, 2008 at 12:37 PMJoe

sure, u'll be able to post/upload image.. just register and post away.

 
May 16, 2008 at 5:32 PMBryan

I uploaded the layout of the facilities level. Pending review.

 
May 17, 2008 at 6:57 PMAnonymous

i went to the Ideal Homes this morning. They still have few units of 1550sq ft. It looks quite nice. by the way, how much was it cost back in year 2005 and 2006? any subsale and how much?

 
May 18, 2008 at 2:21 PMAnonymous

I have a unit of 1550sqft, high floor with 2 carparks. Would like to sell at RM460k. The price will hike up again next year when completed with OC.

 
May 18, 2008 at 6:50 PMAnonymous

is yours sky villa or condo? which flr? facing yeap choy yee rd, east, north or south? btw, is the main entrance fr yeap choy yee rd?

 
May 18, 2008 at 6:52 PMAnonymous

if next yr price will hike up, why don't u wait until next yr only sell? why do u want to sell b4 oc obtained?

 
May 18, 2008 at 10:24 PMAnonymous

hi,
Actually either selling or not selling is ok. I can wait till oc obtained but if there is buyer now, I'm ok too. I predict the price will be another 5-10% higher after OC obtained.

 
May 18, 2008 at 10:50 PMBoneBreak

It wont be 5-10% of price increment once OC obtained. However please take note on the economy on 2009. It could be a bad year...real bad...

 
May 18, 2008 at 11:02 PMAnonymous

BoneBreak could be a bad person too, nobody know what the future hold for us. if one were to look at the current situation, things are already getting worse but the appreciation of property in Penang through out decades of economic cycle speaks for itself.

 
May 19, 2008 at 3:50 PMAnonymous

i have confidence in penang island property. the demand is always there. if u have holding power, don't need to worry of few years crisis. if for own stay, don't need even care about anything as long as u love the place (of course the budget is meet). btw, i have not been to the site but i heard the site is lower than the yeap choy yee main rd. is it true? i personally think this project is so so only. sunway bkt gambir is not selling so well after so many years.

 
May 20, 2008 at 10:04 AMBryan

The land is lower than Yeap Choy Ee, this is correct. Before the project, there were people staying there without problem.
Palazzia front row will be raised to same level as the road. Then the road will go down to IR which built at almost on the existing land level. No big issue as from what I see. I can easily walked up and down at the site.
It is also the fact that the units almost sold out, just left a few 1550sf units.
I went to the site. The ceiling height is 12ft at level 3 units. The wall finishing is good. Level 2car park ceiling also very high. Level 1 car park also about 10ft.
Just, the area facing corridor and air well is a bit dark.
There is 1 unit which is almost completed, will be used as showed unit (without renovation) by the end of the year.
No project can suit everybody taste. But for me, this guy 95% suit to me in all aspects.

 
May 20, 2008 at 10:10 AMAnonymous

Verified that:
1. No problem for the strata title as the extended area is inside S&P as acessory parcel.
2. Empty show unit will be at year end.

 
May 20, 2008 at 11:26 AMIP

Hi Bryan,
You provide a great info! I looked at the finishing too, it's great! The 2'x2' tiles and 1.5'x1.5' tiles in bedrooms are all great. Do you look at the bathrooms? The finishing is also nice and in modern design! I feel the darkness too but probably due to the uncomplete status and the building is in cement right now. I think we better don't risk ourselves to get into the site again, quite dangerous.

Btw, I can't see clearly the facilities map that you have uploaded. Is it the latest?

Well, I-Regency might not be the best condo, but it's not the worse. The plus point is the location. We are in the centre of the island.

 
May 20, 2008 at 2:35 PMBryan

1.5X1.5 tiles for bedroom? I thought 2X2 as well? I saw 1.5X1.5 tiles at the site but I thought it is for kitchen, drying area or balcony. For the maid room, only 8inceX8ince tiles used. I didn't check this in details. Do you think Ideal Homes will entertain my request to upgrade the bedroom tiles to 2X2. I think I willing to pay for it.

If you follow the path the workers use, it is actually quit OK. But I agree that better don't risk ourselves as there will be nothing much changes from now on until the end of the year.

This is the only facilities layout I have. I am not sure if there is any latest version. But I like this layout design compared to the 1 displayed on the model unit. This is a photocopy from A3 paper. So, you will not able to see the words. Just do your best guess. :)

 
May 20, 2008 at 3:02 PMPenang Kia

They have changed the pool layout which different indicated on the S&P. Is there any issue to obtain the strata title later?

 
May 20, 2008 at 3:03 PMIP

Hi Bryan,
Yup, I'm pretty confirmed on the tiles sizes as we measured it using measuring tape. I personally don't think it's necessary to convert 1.5'x1.5' tiles to 2'x2' tiles, it's in our bedroom and it's larger than 1'x1' which we normally see it, so it's already a good spec for us. I don't see any condo except those high end condo giving such good spec to buyers.

I'm not sure if Ideal Homes will entertain our customized request. I would like to remove the bath tub but were rejected last time.

I really can't see the facility map clearly... How many swimming pool? Is it like wading pool, jaguzzi and lapping pool something like that? Btw, do you know what is the club house facility available in Level 11 & 12? I am wondering what would that be. I just know that is a clubhouse.

 
May 20, 2008 at 4:31 PMBryan

Hi, give me your email and I can send the copy to you. Maybe it will be clearer and the web only allowed certain size of JPG file.
I tried t upload the progress photo for Dec'07, Mar'08 and May'08, but only success for Dec'07. Will try again later.

The different between 2X2 and 1.5X1.5 is not only the size. For 2x2, there will be smaller gap in between, and with homogenous levelness. But I could accept 1.5X1.5 for bedrooms, just minus out a few points for IR. :)

At level 11 and 12, what I know, it is just a community/ multipurpose hall.

Not really check out the facilities layout in S&P, but I think not related to strata title. The worst is can't get OC. No worry. This is Ideal Homes responsibility to ensure OC can be obtained.

 
May 20, 2008 at 4:42 PMIP

Hi Bryan,
Please send to ip_pg28@yahoo.com

Thanks!

 
May 20, 2008 at 5:31 PMPenang kia

Hi Bryan,
Pls send to me as well to pgkiair@yahoo.com. Thanks!

 
May 20, 2008 at 6:29 PMBryan

Hi, IP, Penang Kia,

I have checked my copy and the wording is blur too. Soory about this. I send the photo taken last Saturday as compensation...

 
May 21, 2008 at 7:21 AMAnonymous

Bryan,

Aren't you not going to upload your photos in http://xnetcc.net/photo/categories.php?cat_id=4 ? Share with all of us too..

 
May 21, 2008 at 9:07 AMPenang kia

Hi Bryan,
Thanks! your photo is magnificent! I think you must be taken this shot from U garden.

 
May 21, 2008 at 1:39 PMIP

Hi Bryan, Joe,
I hv registered the forum but unable to post messages, is it that i need to wait the account to be activated?

 
May 21, 2008 at 1:40 PMBryan

My own version of progress photos available in our web now.

 
May 21, 2008 at 4:59 PMBryan

Hi, IP,

Maybe you need to login your mailbox, open the email sent by the website, and click on the link to activate your account.

The photos were taken from 18th floor of Taman Utama, the apartment next to U garden.

 
May 21, 2008 at 9:44 PMAnonymous

hello all, the bedroom tiles are 15 inches x 15inches, so therefore it's not 1.5ft x 1.5ft.

 
May 23, 2008 at 9:59 AMBryan

OK. As long as more than 1ft should be OK. However, the tiles need to be homogenous, otherwise, cannot match with the 2X2 tile at living and dinning area.

 
May 25, 2008 at 9:42 AMJoe

More pic and video updated at our website

 
May 26, 2008 at 10:58 AMClemis

Hi, just book a 1550sqft seaview unit from ideal office yesterday.

i was told that they will built the house full size, instead of build 950 then wait OC obtain then build the rest.

there are only a few units left, what i remember is on 23rd floor, there are still 2 1550 units. 1200 sqft are all sold out.

about show house, i was also told that it is in progress and will inform us once ready.

2nd car park is 15k, you have to pay 2k upfront, and the rest can pay by 4 parts installment.can be pay by c.card too.

thats all i can remember for now.

 
May 26, 2008 at 12:51 PMAnonymous

Hi Clemis,

Are you able to let me know how much you paid for your 1550 unit? Is it part of the sky villa or condo villa?

I am also interested to purchase. It looks like a really good project and nearing completion.

DA

 
May 26, 2008 at 1:50 PMBryan

Hi, Clemis,

which floor you purchased? 1550 sf should be minimum 403K, right?

Just want to check whether Ideal Homes increased/ reduced the price.

 
May 26, 2008 at 5:31 PMAnonymous

only RM260 per sqft? worth to buy.

 
May 26, 2008 at 6:30 PMBryan

Only from Ideal Homes. The price as per Dec'07. I think can easily hit RM300 per sf after completed with OC.
From the main page, KL condo easily selling at minimum RM500 per sf and increasing. Look like Penang property still a lot of margin to go up. Worth to invest if you got extra money.

 
May 27, 2008 at 12:53 AMAnonymous

I share this in other blog. My grading for houses in town in preference is;
(> means better than).

Delima palace > Bayswater> Palm palladium > the brezza > Regency height > I-Regency > ixora height > d-piazza > summer place > the spring > vista gambier > oasis.

Delima palance & palm palace are still the best as it is low dense and big size. Interior structure are very very nice. Bayswater, the brezza & regency height are in good grading but high dense with about 500units (500u * 3persons). The others are less prefereble.

 
May 27, 2008 at 8:10 AMAnonymous

Which blog? Mind to share with us?

 
May 27, 2008 at 10:35 AMBryan

This depend on what criteria your are considering the most. From the sequence, I guess there was less consideration on the location and environment. Also, convenient and price should be another important part.
Delima Palace should not be in this chart as it is 2400sf and not the same category. It should compare with The View, Platino, Scotland Height..... those higher end condo.
Baywaters still OK but over priced. Not much people can afford it now.
The Brezza is leasehold and located on reclaim land at Tanjong Tokong. This limited your working area, unless you are doing sales.
Palm Palladium, did not study the design because at first, the location is not in my consideration.
Regency Height is good but having traffic problem at Sg. Ara. Also, need to drive up and down the hill everyday. Personally not prefer Sg. Ara.
I-Regency.... not the best but has better than avarage in location, size, price, density, design, conveniences....
Other condo, no need to comment further.

 
May 27, 2008 at 10:55 AMAnonymous

Hi,
I don't think anyone would sell off their unit right now. Even if you are looking for 1200sqft, the price would be more than RM300k for 10th floor and above with 2 carparks. Why? Coz the 1st hand owner bought from developer has already more than RM300k for 1200sqft, 2 carparks at floor 13.

 
May 27, 2008 at 11:39 AMAnonymous

I have a unit at Block E (1200 sft). My unit come with private garden (600sft). I bought when they had their pre-launch on year 2005, Feb. Thinking of letting it go but dunno what is the market price for my unit right now.

 
May 27, 2008 at 11:53 AMClemis

Hi DA,

the price of the house, after discount is around 400k. mine is the sky villa. you can call up their office and ask, they open 7 days a week.

Hi Bryan,

the developer gives another 2k of discount on top of the 28k. so means total discount is 30k. mine is on the high floor. 18 and above.
not really comfortable to post my actual floor here. sorry. :)

 
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