Cascara 88


Cascara 88 Townhouses, a new gated and guarded community project located in Teluk Kumbar, Penang. It is strategically located with easy access to Bayan Lepas Industrial Area, Penang Bridge and the 2nd link bridge.

Cascara 88 Townhouses comprises 80 units of townhouses with built up area of 1,550 sq.ft. Each unit come with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. The facilities at Cascara 88 include rooftop garden with BBQ pit, multi storey car park, smart card access, 24-hours security with CCTV, community hall, management office, playground and shops.

Property Project : Cascara 88
Location : Teluk Kumbar, Penang
Property Type : Townhouse
Tenure : Freehold
Built-up Area : 1,550 sq.ft.
Land Area : 20' x 60'
Total Units : 80
Developer : Assetway Development Sdn Bhd

149 comments

August 5, 2010 at 7:32 PMSK

heard that the price is starting around > 400k. Currently, only block A is release for sale..
personaly, feel that the location is too deep and far from bayan leaps area.. also, there is a mosque very near this place and behind the place is facing low cost apartment..

 
August 5, 2010 at 11:39 PMkeong16

may i know the price tag?

 
August 6, 2010 at 8:57 AMhairyWong

Behind the project is the Project by Rich enterprise. I can assure you it's not a 'low cost' apartment..
:)

 
August 6, 2010 at 2:53 PMC K

James, post a google sat map would definitely help.

 
August 7, 2010 at 8:50 AMElvin Tiong

I have friends living nearby. To me, this price tag is consider cheap nowadays. I know other 3 projects nearby, all priced RM550K and above, e.g. Taman Cahaya.

Traffic jam is a big concern now. However, for car users, if you can depart around 745am, you can reach Motorola 815am or earlier. If you drive motorbike, 15min can reach Motorola from here.

 
August 7, 2010 at 11:02 AMSK

the surrounding area is very malay kampung type...

 
August 9, 2010 at 12:10 PMProperty

Taman Cahaya is a 3-storey terrace house with more than 2k buildup. Its a different project than this one so please dont compare orange with apples. 400k+ for 1.5k sq feet is the norm these days, definitely not cheap

 
August 22, 2010 at 4:28 PMmax

Just visited the sales office and the construction site last week, the design looks new and not too far from bayan lepas ~15mins. Anyone got an unit there? Any comment?

 
August 24, 2010 at 5:18 PMhairyWong

Hi Max,
yup, the design is very good, but the important thing is the developer is the famous Bandar Utama developer (1 utama shopping mall included).
Since this is their 1st project in Png, rest assure they will go full force to give they best quality.. :)

 
August 24, 2010 at 5:45 PMmax

bullshit... who told u that this developer is the same who build the 1-utama?
please check your facts first before posting..

 
August 25, 2010 at 9:01 AMmax

I saw the developer is Assetway, any project they have completed before? wondering....

 
August 25, 2010 at 1:10 PMhairyWong

Hi Max,
I'm sorry for you, the matter of fact is that Assetway is the subsidiary of See Hoy Chan Sdn Berhad Group. You may search it up on the internet before making any final judgement.

 
August 25, 2010 at 5:49 PMmax

Hi

Is it? But cant really find any website with this relationship. Appreciate if u can share. Thanks

 
August 27, 2010 at 9:51 PMhairyWong

Hi Max,
1st of all, U can go over to reapfield sales office to get the project's booklet, it was stated clearly there..

 
September 4, 2010 at 3:02 PMhairyWong

It come upon me that the maintenance fees have been revised upward to RM0.15 psf from RM0.10 psf previously. This translate to RM232.50/month of maintenance fees. Do you guys think it is expensive considering the low density (80units) of this project?

 
September 16, 2010 at 1:35 PMjason

May I know what is the different between a townhouse and a landed terrace house?

Is townhouse considered as strata title?

Will townhouse value as same par with landed terrace house?

 
September 16, 2010 at 8:05 PMhairyWong

Hi Jason,
Cascara88 will fall under strata title category.
As to the valuation, it depends. I believe for Property in Penang island, no matter it's landed terrace or town-house type, the price will not depreciate much. But then again, its just my personal opinion..
As to the new service charges of RM0.12psf, i believe it's reasonably price considering the low density of the project. Pls do kindly let me know if you guys know any project with lower service charge/units ratio. Thanks!

 
September 25, 2010 at 9:42 PMLim

Hi all,
Just came back from PISA property summit. I did not see Cascara88 booth today at PISA. Would like to get more info. When is Cascara88 show house going to be ready?

Elvin, BTW, where is Taman Cahaya? Cant find the location online.

And there is one TK Residence (double storrey terrace) further down, maybe 1km away from Cascara88, is launching at RM580K above, and corner lot is RM700k++. Standard plot size is 20ftx60ft. Few months back developer told me price range is RM490k, now up RM100k since then...sucks

 
October 4, 2010 at 10:01 PMMaple

I actually quite like the modern design of this Terrace look alike townhouse :) Compare to other kind of town houses in Penang I've seen, so far this one give me the feels of living at landed terrace link house. At least everyone get to have their own car porch, not shared, with some privacy assured.
To the sales office, why not post some actual photos here? Maybe the model house to let us have a look?

 
October 17, 2010 at 4:40 PMtkchris

Hi,
Maple, you are right. The developer is giving porcelein polished tiles to upper floors and lower floors (living hall, dining, kitchen, and all bedrooms, and even the stairs!!). This is better looking than the generic ceramic tiles given by SP Setia to their new double storey terrace at Setia Pearl Island.

I'm not disappointed with the Cascara88 house specs too after reading the S&P. I personally feel that it is a good buy for the price.

And for town houses comparison, there is another one sitting at Teluk Kumbar, Cabanna Court developed by Rich Entrepreneur. Price starting at RM578k, but to me personally, Cabanna Court has awkward layout design, feel abit uncomfortable la. Anyways, just my personal opinion.

Anyone went to the Cascara88 site? How's the construction progress? I have not been there since 2 months ago.

 
October 18, 2010 at 8:50 PMhairyWong

Hi TKchris,
Agreed, adding on to your porcelain tile, it is 2x2 size (60x60cm), How sweet is that :). I must say that the concept do attract me. Hopefully the construction can complete ahead of schedule, then it will be icing on the cake :)

 
October 18, 2010 at 10:32 PMtkchris

Harry, what you think about the traffic there to and from bayan lepas?

quite a few of my friends are from Teluk Kumbar. I'm being told you just need to leave after 8am or before 7am to beat the traffic. 20mins to the industrial area, actually not as bad. Evening hours might take a little more time.

Old news, but let's hope this will come true:
http://thestar.com.my/metro/story.asp?file=/2010/7/16/north/6675524&sec=north

 
October 24, 2010 at 12:18 PMMaple

TK, mind to share more on the Cascara88 house specs?

Haha, actually after hearing you mentioned about Cabanna Court Town House, i went to the actual Cabanna site. Location wise is reasonable, while Cascara88 is also only 5mins drive deeper into Teluk Kumbar. Location wise both to me is not much different la :)

But price wise is a lot different! Cabanna Court starting at RM568k! Whereas I might still able to get Cascara88 at RM438k.

Nice to hear the porcelain tiles at all floors.

About your thestar news posted, any latest news?

 
October 26, 2010 at 1:22 AMboLanliap

this project looks good at this price. the only concern is the traffic bottleneck at bayan lepas town..along the 2 row of pre-war houses....really pain in the aXX..

 
October 26, 2010 at 9:49 PMhairyWong

Traffic Jam will be a great concern no matter where you are, but considering that we are
1) not traveling from mainland
2) not coming from Air Itam
3) not coming from G.town
Then we should count our blessing that there is still a property at this price from a reputable developer.. :)

 
October 26, 2010 at 9:52 PMtkchris

hello Lanliap, agree on the current state of traffic near the old Bayan Lepas town. Thats the reason why there is high chance government will fund the road widening project from the old bayan lepas town all the way up to puspakom. Related news are posted at The Star link above.

By that time, all residents in Teluk Kumbar, from Prestige Heights, Emerald Court, all the Emeralds, Sg Batu area like Vanilla Bay, Sunway ASpera, Taman Pantai Indah, Tmn SEri Pantai, Taman Cahaya, TK Residence, including upcoming Cascara88 will really cheer about it.

Overall Teluk Kumbar is really a peaceful and beautiful laid back place to stay, other than traffic, the price affordability is still within reach in this area.

 
October 27, 2010 at 7:09 PMtkchris

Maple,
For the house spec, as mentioned upper and lower floors and staircase come with polished porcelain tiles 2ftx2ft.

the bathrooms and kitchen wall tiles are built up to 2meters if not mistaken. Can the house owner correct me? I do not have the S&P with me.

The rests are pretty landed house standard. aircon points, water heater points, 6 fans points...etc all are included.

Can't wait to see the show house. Can Reapfield confirm the actual show house completion date?

 
November 1, 2010 at 9:34 PMhairyWong

Hi,
Did anyone received call from Hong Leong/ Phee, chee, Ung lawyer firm on the changes in the Bank loan term? Thanks

 
November 2, 2010 at 5:35 PMtkchris

harry,

Didn't hear anything about it.
Have you check with the lawyer what is that all about?

 
November 2, 2010 at 9:33 PMgrowth2peak

Ya, I had been received a call as well.

 
November 4, 2010 at 4:16 PMcy

Hi, just went to the site this morning and saw bulldozers clearing the land for block A,B & C.
And went to the sales office to get more details.
Latest news: the back area of the Lower unit (the space directly below the parking porch of the Upper unit) will most probably be cleared to get more space for the Lower unit owner.
And for block B, there is 1 unit left after I booked one as of 2pm today.

 
November 4, 2010 at 6:24 PMtkchris

Hello CY, welcome to the cascara88 club :p

Hmmm, if only 1 unit left, if not mistaken from what i remember in S&P, that means they have sold 59units from the total 60units launched in block A and B. Quite a good sales results for this Cascara88.

I went to the site last week. Not only clearing the land, they have started to build the foundation for block A. They have erected the steel frame and the ground floor cement can be seen. They are slowly coming into shape.

 
November 6, 2010 at 10:24 AMMaple

No body can confirm when is the show unit going to be completed?

tkchris, if they give full porcelain tiles, that will be nice lor :) I really want to see the show unit.

 
November 13, 2010 at 10:47 PMkumbarguy

Teluk Kumbar future development

(檳城)經濟不景之際,檳城繼續吸引投資者進行規模龐大的投資計劃,吉隆坡都市集團(Kuala Lumpur Metro Group)宣佈在檳城直落公巴山興建五星級水上度假村,為檳州旅遊業注入新生命,發展總值達2億令吉。

這項發展計劃也製造許多工作機會,包括供應商、建築材料商、家具商等都將受惠。

這項總數共有326座水上度假屋的工程完成後,產業發展總值料達2億令吉,其中75%度假屋將出售,25%由發展商管理,每方尺(包括裝修、家具等)售價為500至600令吉,預料將吸引海外買家。

上述2億令吉的發展計劃,涉及在檳島南面的直落公巴興建一座佔地2.5英畝,另外18英畝在海面上的度假村。


Another one:
檳州政府正在探討把檳島西南區公巴一帶,打造成第二個峇都丁宜海濱旅遊區,同時會延續峇都丁宜現有的漂白海灘計劃,以吸引更多遊客到來。

檳州首席部長幕僚長黃泉安說,公巴一帶的海床比較深,州政府還在探討其可行性,以便成為合適的海濱度假區。至於浮羅山背的紅樹林區,則不被考慮,因為這是受保護的地區,也是檳島的綠肺之一。

 
November 17, 2010 at 11:53 AMElvin Tiong

Teluk Kumbar will be the next site for big development.

"The Hibiscus" is the name of the project.

 
November 20, 2010 at 7:12 PMhairyWong

Just went to the site, seem like the piling work have almost been completed for block A units. Blazing fast work :)

 
November 20, 2010 at 7:14 PMhairyWong

Any one know how to post a picture on this web site? Thanks.

 
November 20, 2010 at 11:30 PMtkchris

harry,
I found from this website, details as below. I think we just need to email them with the pictures attached:-
"Now you can blog here too! Email us at apartmentpenang@gmail.com if you have anything to share with everyone here. Topics must related to properties in Penang. Subject to approval. "

Can't wait to see the photos, good to hear that piling works almost completed for phase1. I'll pay a visit there also the coming weeks :)

 
November 21, 2010 at 6:51 PMmaximus

When will the show unit ready?

 
November 22, 2010 at 5:36 PMMaple

maximus, i was asking the same question. But no one seems to know the exact date for show unit completion.

Someone was mentioning November, but if piling works almost completed on block A, don't think developer can show magic to complete the show house by this month.

Err, from the post, launching in August,2010...at least need to give them 6months to complete show unit? or more? i'm no experience buyer.

 
November 22, 2010 at 8:12 PMmaximus

Yes, Maple. They need to keep to their promise and get the show unit up at least...

 
November 22, 2010 at 10:55 PMtkchris

Let the developer do quality works while not jeopardizing the schedule.

According to Reapfield, the entire project is expected to be completed on mid 2012.

If the project launched on August 2010, per my shallow engineering knowledge, there is no way to complete the show unit in 3 months time that is November 2010 right? :)

Anyways, I do really hope Assetway can let the current buyers and potential buyers see their quality works (i do really hope they poses the DNA of See Hoy Chan). That will help to stamp their foothold in Penang property development, particularly in Teluk Kumbar!

 
November 29, 2010 at 7:02 PMtkchris

aha, I just realized the new pictures posted above :)

Yeah, that's the same models I saw from Reapfield office.

Quite modern looking. Hopefully the actual house completed will be of nice looking and good quality!

One of my friend who bought the house visited the site, told me they have completed the car porch roof top for block A. Can Assetway completed the show house by Q1'2011?

 
November 30, 2010 at 8:09 PMhairyWong

Car park roof top already done? Then maybe the show house can be done before mid march? hehehe :)

 
December 5, 2010 at 7:39 PMhairyWong

just went to the site this afternoon, the root are being constructed vigorously. Taken pic, hopefully it will be posted :)
BTW, i also posted the details of the Assetway developer. Hope it helps.

 
December 7, 2010 at 9:19 AMtkchris

hairy, thanks for the sharing. Nice one!

I read from newspaper that there is going to be some new 5 stars hotels to be built along the coast of this area. We'll see them maybe in 3 to 4 yrs time :) Perhaps this is another Batu Ferringhi in the making, but smaller scale.

If it materialize, what we really need is the upgraded work of the road infrastructure in this area before the hotels completion.

 
December 8, 2010 at 1:22 PMhairyWong

Hi TKChris,
no problem. I also heard about the hotel news. I believed KL metro group (http://www.klmetropolitan.com) had bought some land at teluk Kumbar, but don't know how true the news was..
Hopefully tlk Kumbar will be another Bt. Feringhi. Cheers :)

 
December 15, 2010 at 10:08 PMhairyWong

Confirmed. KL metro building 5 star hotel at kampung teluk kumbar, scheduled completion on Y2014.
http://www.sun2surf.com/article.cfm?id=55159

 
December 16, 2010 at 11:18 AMtkchris

hairy, this will bring some new image to Teluk Kumbar.

I do hope the hotel developer and the residents can resolve this in a peaceful and win-win manner.

With the 5 stars hotel, more upcoming hotels and business areas evolving in this area (look for the MRCB project, thats gonna big), deep inside my heart, i hope a big part of the Teluk Kumbar beaches can still be maintain as is, the laid back style...these laid back style beaches and scenery are gems of Teluk Kumbar.

 
December 16, 2010 at 5:39 PMNgoh

“这家公司对外宣布将会兴建酒店,并已在去年向槟岛市政局提出申请。但是,截至目前为止,我们还没有发出任何批准信。难道这家公司不担心,要是他们不理会州政府的感受,他们的发展申请可能不会获得批准吗?”

http://www.malaysiakini.com/news/150974

Sounds conflicting between the state government & developer ???

 
December 28, 2010 at 3:15 PMtkchris

Not bad, i see red bricks from the new picture.

The workers are busy cascading the red bricks, maybe we can see the show unit in 3 months time.

About the 5 stars hotels, read from newspaper MetroKL said they are genuine to build hotel there, and had temporary put on old taking the land and back into discussion round table with the residents.

 
December 29, 2010 at 9:05 PMhairyWong

Hi TKChris,
Yup, red brick is used for the wall. Great!
But i do noticed that the celling height is a bit low, not sure it is my own illusion problem or not.. Did u guys remember the celling height stated in the S&P?

 
January 9, 2011 at 10:54 PMtkchris

In Teluk Kumbar there will be some choices for comparison. Assetway perhaps has already made informed decision to launch Block C at this price range, matching other developers.

There is Cabanna Court (aka Emerald Court) townhouse selling above RM600k++
www.richhomes.com.my/cabannacourt.html

Or further down towards the end of Teluk Kumbar there is TK Residence selling above RM680k+ to RM800k++.
http://www.vstgroup.com.my/tk-residence-teluk-kumbar.html

 
January 12, 2011 at 10:39 PMcas

Hello Michael, I don't see multilevel carpark in the S&P. Does it mean developer has scrapped the multilevel carpark plan?

Michael, can you also advice what are the common area facilities that are confirmed in the S&P? What I really want is a nice green recreational park for my kids :)

 
January 22, 2011 at 10:01 PMtkchris

KS, nice new photos there.
So fast, the developer is now working on 3rd floor.
My friend who went to the site this morning told me the Block B foundation work has already started, no wonder the lawyer has requested for the loan legal documents payment. Yes, i'd really see the development can keep the existing pace and complete the house before the committed schedule.

BTW, from S&P, I also don't see multilevel carpark listed. Perhaps, the developer changed the design plan? I'm wondering where would the visitor park their car? Or maybe they will just tar the road at the empty space instead of building a multilevel carpark for the visitor.

 
January 22, 2011 at 10:15 PMmax

there is no multi-level car park... visitor have to park in front of your house

 
January 23, 2011 at 8:57 PMhairyWong

Hmm, this is weird, if the multi-level car park plan is scrapped by the developer, then are there enough car park spaces for the # of upper unit houses? I believed the plan last time was 2car parks lots/ unit. Pls correct me if I'm wrong...

 
January 23, 2011 at 10:43 PMtkchris

Hairy, Block B upper units owner will have designated 2nd car park (not at the multilevel car park)...whereas for Block A upper units owners, I'm really curious where would be their 2nd car park located?

 
January 31, 2011 at 3:44 PMhairyWong

Hi Tcsee,
Thanks for the photos, seem like they r really on a turbo mode to get the show house ready..maybe by March? finger cross :)

Happy CNY to All, Gong Xi Fatt Chai...

 
February 4, 2011 at 12:31 PMtc

HairyWong,no problem :) I'm just a silent reader here, glad to see quite some active discussion here.

GongXiFaCai to all!

 
February 15, 2011 at 11:39 PMAndrew

Saw the unit. A few comments that I have:
1. The finishing isn't that good, e.g. The sliding doors between masterbedroom and 1st bedroom, the water tank in the toilet, etc.
2. The layout is a little weird, e.g. the shared toilet of the 2 rooms; the lower floor's backyard, etc.
3. The balcony is purely glass only. Is not that secure (not as illustrated in the miniature model or brochure)
4. The gates are a mixture of cheap iron with cheap wood.
5. the staircase is made of cheap iron also. There's not even a single stainless steel in the whole house.

I hope that there're still major touch ups to be done to prevent any disappointment, and as this is the developer's first project in Penang, hope the developer seriously think of how to improvise everything.

 
February 16, 2011 at 10:51 AMcas

I went to the site also. All projects have pros and cons. Andrew has given his thought on the improvement side. Thanks!

There are some positive ones too:
1. Red bricks used on all walls. They have better heat shielding and noise shielding compare to cement sand bricks (cement sand bricks are used in many of the luxory SPSetia projects priced at RM1mil range).

2. Porcelain tiles on lower and upper floors and stairs case...polished and shining.

3. Quality floor tiles on the car park area

4. I also see the kitchen wall tiles are built high up, maybe reach 2 meters or more.


Andrew,
1. would like to get your input. I saw many high end landed are supplied with tempered glass at the balcony also. What are the design that can make it secure? Would like to know your thought.

2. AS for shared bathroom between 2nd and 3rd room, i thought this is quite common in 2 storey landed design? Unless is 3 storeys type, then no need shared bathroom. For 20x60, if don't want shared bathroom, then the developer might need to trade off to reduce the 2nd hall area at the upper floor. Both have pros and cons la, depend on the house owner needs.

 
February 16, 2011 at 9:04 PMhairyWong

Hi Andrew, Cas,
Great inputs, did you both taken any pic? Can share it? thanks :)
BTW, i agree with Cas on the shared bathroom's view. I believe it's very common for DST.
On the other hand, i surely hope that the developer will use at least tempered glass rather than normal glass for the balcony. Quite dangerous if the glass shattered.
Cheers :)

 
February 16, 2011 at 11:21 PMkumbarguy

Andrew,
Your expectations seems to be matching those >RM1million priced landed house ;)

1. Agree with Cas, in order to make a non shared bathroom at the upper floor, you would have to shrink the living hall upstairs.

2. Stainless steel is very hard to be found in DST nowadays, if Assetway provided it, it will be really nice!!

3. Don't understand on the sliding door between masterbedroom and 1st bedroom, Andrew, can help to explain more?

4. I doubt Assetway will provide glass only at the balcony. Should be tempered glass right? Looks modern what from the picture what :)

I'll pay a visit to the site this weekend.

 
February 17, 2011 at 5:41 PMAndrew

Hi Cas, hairy, kumbarguy,
Please don't get me wrong that I am comparing it with the 1mil project. And please read my statement properly. Maybe I should elaborate more to prevent confusion (I wasn't free that time, so have to cut short my sentence)
1. The finishing isn't that good
1.1 The sliding doors between the masterbedroom and the 1st bedroom, i.e. the small hall on 1st floor are not measured and installed properly (the entrance of the small balcony) There are 4 sliding doors (left outer, left inner, right inner, right outer) I had difficulty when trying to open and close the door properly. It seemed that the inner doors are oversized (you can clearly see about an inch plus extra length)
1.2 The main gate is custom made. I could see the connection between the wood and the iron is very rough (dare not touch coz' scared that the woods would drop)
1.3 The surface of the staircase handrail is rough. I got a small cut on my palm.

2. The layout is weird.
2.1 The shared bathroom's layout is weird, not because it is shared (we all know it's common), it's because of the layout itself. E.g. I couldn't find the shower at first, and finally saw it just beside (or on top?) the door frame.
2.2 the layout of the backyard too. If I'm not mistaken, the backyard is having a big drain there. So, each of the rooms (besides living room and masterbedroom) of the lower units should face the big drain whenever going out from the back door, or opening the windows.

3. I don't know whether the balcony's wall is made by tempered glass or normal glass (I don't know how to differentiate, sorry) And sorry to say that it "looks" unsecure to me
3.1 I went to have a look at Central Park and Uban Residence just now, and saw that they're using stainless steels (or chromed steel? I saw from outside) as the frames, and glasses in the middle.
3.2 Some connection points of the glasses weren't connected properly (workmanship?)

4. The gates are made up of cheap wood and steel.
4.1 As described in point 1.2

5. Staircase is made by cheap iron (I forgot the word steel when I wrote on that day, my bad), and whole house does not even have stainless steel
5.1 As described in point 1.3
5.2 I don't know whether it is very costly but if the handrail can be converted into stainless steel or chrome or shiny type of steel would be great :D

So guys, don't get me wrong. Of course I surely see the plus points (saw red bricks before it's built, been there couples of times :), nice car porch, spacious masterbedroom [though the small room is really small], etc.) else I wouldn't have purchased (heard from reapfield that the developer will do more to start from there). But I must share my opinions on the cons, so that we can brainstorm and provide constructive confrontation to the developer. They need the feedback to complete the 1st project with flying colours. As you read my last paragraph of my previous post, I really hope that the developer can improvise the layout design and smoothen the workmanship to escalate Cascara's value for money measurement. :)

 
February 18, 2011 at 8:00 AMtkchris

I believe the developer has not done the final workmanship touch up yet, since this is not the final show unit.

I'm afraid we are too soon to jump into final conclusion.

Anyways, Andrew has highlighted some valid points that Assetway should take note. Assetway should take note:
1. The balcony tempered glass, shall Assetway use stainless steel frame to hold the glass at the joint?

2. I can "picturize" what Andrew meant for the sliding door. All corner units will have this whereas the intermediate unit won't have. Seems like the door sizing issue. Assetway should take note on those corner units.


3. I myself have also been to the site a few times. Material wise, I'm happy that they use quality red bricks, floor tiles and wall tiles. That is the main frames that will make the house looks 80% great! The remaining 20% should be the finishing quality.

4. Since this project is still maybe 1.5yrs to 2yrs for completion and OC obtain (though S&P mentioned 3 yrs), there are still some time for Assetway and his contractor to work on the improvement.

Agree with Andrew, Assetway can excel in Penang Island with the speed of their work. They just need to unleash more See Hoy Chan DNA there into the final presentation! Keep it up!

 
March 6, 2011 at 8:49 PMhairyWong

When to the site on weekend. the construction quality actually far exceed my expectation. The 1st impression that i have is the spaciousness of the house, which is maybe due to the sun-ray penetrating the corner house. The whole house feel comfortable, I didn't feel hot even thought i went there in the high noon time. All in all, I'm very glad that I'd bought this property at developer's price. I couldn't wait for them to finish the construction ahead of time :)

 
March 8, 2011 at 8:35 AMtkchris

hairy, i'm very bad luck ler, i went there twice, and both times the unit main door was locked. Checked with the workers they said they don't have the key :(

What time you went? Do they open in the evening? I was there 11am+ and 12pm+ and can't get in.

 
March 8, 2011 at 1:27 PMhairyWong

Hi TKChris,
I went there at almost 1.30pm. I saw 3 workers doing some final touch to show house, so i just went inside to snap some pic. Hopefully the web master will post it all up, finger cross :)
Overall, It sure didn't seem so bad as posted previously, but it might just be because of my 'average'expectation? :p
Cheers.

 
March 9, 2011 at 11:34 PMtkchris

good pictures!

As shown in the photos, all things are still being touch up.

The tempered glass that Andrew talked about, you can see that it is still in progress. So give them few more weeks (or months?) until the show house is ready for public viewing, then we inspect, and tell Assetway if there are anything to improve

 
April 9, 2011 at 5:24 PMtcsee

No comments lately for Cascara88? :) Let me start.

Snapped some new photos. Hopefully apartmentpenang will post it soon.

Updates:
1. Block B work has started, 2nd floor in progress.

2. Block A roof top almost completed.

3. The tempered glass that Andrew talked about, yes, they have the steel frame installed to hold the glass, but not completed yet. Seems like we were really too soon to jump into conclusion in earlier comments :)

4. The bare water tank inside the bathroom that Andrew commented, all these are now fully covered with plaster ceiling nicely. You won't see bare water tank.

5. Upper floor small room, the fan installation is too short too close to the ceiling beam. Developer need to watch this out and rectify it.

 
April 11, 2011 at 4:44 PMhairyWong

Hi TCsee,
Thanks for the pic upload. Looks great to me. :)
Just curious, how do block A lower units folks park their cars inside their car porch when there are steps in the front gate? hmm...

Btw, block B have passed 20% completion stage. Hurray :)

 
April 11, 2011 at 8:37 PMivan

I have interested to buy. Can anyone tell me what is the price?

 
April 12, 2011 at 7:57 AMgrowth2peak

According to the exclusive agent, the price is 548 onward.

 
April 12, 2011 at 9:20 AMivan

Is anyone bought the unit there? Can share with me more comments about the house/area?

 
April 27, 2011 at 12:43 PMMegamind

Any news on the show unit? When will it be ready?

 
May 10, 2011 at 1:34 PMtkchris

very good progress on the 2nd block.

BTW, you guys received the letter from developer about upgrading electrical works for the price of RM3.5k? Any takers here?

I feel that it saves the effort of hacking the wall and creating hard to clean cement dust if we do it later. Worth or not worth? input needed

 
May 10, 2011 at 2:27 PMMegamind

It depends, the location of the power point is fixed and may not suit ur needs and also you may not need that many extra points. Personally felt that it is a bit too costly.

Still wondering when the show unit will be ready as we have been talking about it for past 6 months....

 
May 23, 2011 at 12:44 PMgrowth2peak

Does anyone notice that the layout sent for upgrading is different with original layout?

 
May 28, 2011 at 3:03 PMtkchris

Hi growth2speak, may I know what has changed? Are you refering to the small side wall at the main door that has been removed? Those who snapped the photos above, shows that there is no more that small partition wall

BTW, probably some old news that was recently cited again by the other developer, about new upgrading road from Bayan Lepas to Teluk Kumbar:
http://thestar.com.my/metro/story.asp?file=/2011/3/5/north/8192115&sec=north

 
May 30, 2011 at 12:59 PMgrowth2peak

Hi tkchris,

The difference is ground floor bath location.

 
June 6, 2011 at 6:21 PMhairyWong

Taken some pic on Block A (U) & Block B (L). Some comments;
1) the road btwn both block are a bit narrow to my liking. I wonder how would two cars manage to drive parallel in those narrow road? I think it would also be difficult to do 3-points turn..
2) the view from the Block B's road leading to block A is superb. On par with Mah Sing's rm3.5M houses's view..
3) the front door location seem to have changed for the Upper units. Snapped pic showed the front entrance is now located at the centre rather as a side entrance in the original layout. No idea why it was changed..

 
June 25, 2011 at 9:12 AMtkchris

I have problem posting comments here using IE9 and Firefox4 :( Need to use Chrome then only can work

1. Hairy, superb view there at the top :)

2. I also feel that the road in between BlackA and BloackB kind of narrow, tha SPA has it written as ~24ft (jalan dalaman). KL standard is 30ft, Johor standard is 40ft. I guess thats the reality, the smaller the state, the higher the density it will be.

3.I like the new location of the Upper unit main door better.

 
August 7, 2011 at 9:58 AMtcsee

Just posted some progress photos.

The progress is generally fast, Block-C foundation has commenced. Block-B progress has reaching upper unit 2nd floor.

Like what hairy mentioned, the view from the top is really superb, overseeing the sea, whereas the breeze from the mountain from the north east is really cooling, even it was ~11am that time. :)

 
August 9, 2011 at 1:08 PMhairyWong

Hi TCSee,
Great Pic, good to know the progress is going on smoothly. I'm hoping for OC around April'12. Hopefully my prayer will be answered :p

PS: Not just the top's view is great, there are Durian trees to feast as well during its season, hahaha :)

 
November 4, 2011 at 9:58 AMtk chris

Wah, long time no chat here, happy to see new photos :)

Good view at the hill top there.

Ah, looks like they change the handrail at the staircase also? Looks better than the previous version. Kudos to the developer. Maybe developer listen to us here in blog? I remembered some forum members complained that the handrail was rough and unpolished.

And what’s the new structure there at the gated main entrance?

 
November 30, 2011 at 6:34 PMhairyWong

Just got letter from asset way saying they need to amend the 3 celling fan points to wall mounted fan points for upper floor. It is due to local council proposal. But not sure at which location of the wall they are going to mount it...
Did u guys/gals received the same letter? What u all think?
TQ ;)

 
December 4, 2011 at 12:36 PMcas

Hairy,
I received the letter too.
I went and inspect the upper unit, the ceiling is really too high for a ceiling fan :) Not too sure where the ceiling fan points are, i see wires on wall, but i forgot which side of wall it is.

Although the work is speedy, but I think may need another to fully obtain OC.

One more thing I'm curious is, where will the upper units park their 2nd car? I don't see multilevel car park structure. ReapField said there will be, but I dont see.

 
December 14, 2011 at 10:07 AMshopping around

looking at the comments, it is definitely a good buy at that price. landed in other parts of the island is going up, as in per square foot. guarded is good and higher from the main road gives some kind of security from intruders. the higher units enjoy a good view when the metro hotel comes up. it has been talking for umpteen years. before it comes up, we can still enjoy a good view of the south sea, straits of malacca. this town is definitely laid back at present. airport is just 15 minutes away. if you are a traveller, you do not need to get up early to catch a flight. the 2nd bridge link is nearby 8km drive. what more do we need. is more of a need than a want. if you WANT a house, you have a list of comments. if you NEED a good investment, then you just have to settle for convenience of your pocket and logistics

 
December 29, 2011 at 8:24 AMees

I love those bamboos :) SeeHoyChan is famous of their landscaping skill. Hopefully one of their director can bring in those landscaping skills into Cascara88

Hairy, the show house are empty unit without renovation done right?

 
December 29, 2011 at 8:06 PMhairyWong

Hard too say, they put up curtain to the show unit. I think they have put in some minor Reno since cascara is having the unit open for showing this 1st Jan..b prepare to b surprise ;)

 
February 13, 2012 at 12:58 AMGT

It was a great design for upper unit and it was almost sold off. the project to be complete by this year.

 
July 27, 2012 at 10:36 PMtkchris

Teluk Kumbar is really about to boom, give her ~3more years, from 2015 onwards.

Go search for QBees, Platinum iii, Pavilion Resorts, DZones...and last but not least, the 5 stars hotels Lexis Suite by a renowned developer.

Anyone has news when will the road widening project start?

 
July 27, 2012 at 11:20 PMRafael

Any idea what is the selling price now? I was considering to purchase this property in 2010 but finally I bought a home at SB Residence.

 
July 28, 2012 at 12:00 AMtkchris

Rafael, did you mean SV Residence (setia v residence)? :) SV Residence is sure a better and luxory buy considering the price difference.

If not mistaken, the Cascara88 3rd block launching price is RM560k above...they also added a few 3 storeys terrace within the same gated community. I was told the price is above RM800k.

 
July 28, 2012 at 5:19 AMRafael

Hi Chris,
Thanks for the info.

SB = Southbay

 
August 13, 2012 at 8:50 PMhairyWong

Houses around 好友 seafood have been cleared away by Berjaya group. Seem like another big tropical resort is in the making..any comment?

 
August 13, 2012 at 11:09 PMtan clemen

Why would u say Berjaya Group? Only heard of KL Metro group is coming.

 
August 15, 2012 at 10:39 PMhairyWong

Another reason to hold on to your property ;)..

 
August 16, 2012 at 9:15 AMtan clemen

The issue is with the road to/from teluk kumbar-bayanlepas

 
September 11, 2012 at 3:26 PMmalaysian

Tan Clemen, it is not Berjaya group, but KL Metro who plan to build Lexis Hotel/Condominium.
The widening of Teluk Kumbar-Bayan Lepas road is an old story when Dr. Hilmi and LGE both wrote to PM asking for budget to extent the new dual carriageway TK-BPulau road to just before the Penang Int airport flyover. But it was turn down, no money is allocated to this project now. To make thing worst the umno ADUN Bayan Lepas is useless for not supporting the widening of the road. Read below his statement to utusan just before raya recently.
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PULAU PINANG 22 April - Menyusuri Jalan Teluk Kumbar di sini ketika waktu puncak mungkin amat memeritkan kepada pemandu kenderaan.
Jalan selorong sejauh kira-kira lima kilometer yang sempit menyebabkan kenderaan terpaksa beratur panjang untuk sampai ke destinasi masing-masing.
Sebagai Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (ADUN) Bayan Lepas, Syed Amerruddin Syed Ahmad sedar tentang masalah berkenaan.
Namun, beliau tidak mahu mencadangkan projek pembesaran jalan atas alasan kukuh iaitu demi menyelamatkan kampung-kampung tradisional.
Apatah lagi harga tanah di Bayan Lepas kini meningkat kepada RM60 sekaki persegi (0.09 meter persegi) menyebabkan ramai pemilik tanah mula gelap mata dan menjual aset masing-masing kepada pemaju.
Justeru, beliau rela dimaki hamun penduduk kerana tidak mahu perkampungan sedia ada lenyap disebabkan kerakusan pemaju yang hanya berminat mendirikan kediaman mewah demi mendapat untung lumayan.
"Saya buat begini kerana tidak mahu menggalakkan pemaju datang ke kawasan ini atas alasan kesesakan lalu lintas.
"Saya sanggup dimaki hamun kerana saya ikhlas nak selamatkan kampung-kampung di sini," katanya ketika ditemui di Pusat Khidmat Masyarakat Dewan Undangan Negeri (DUN) Bayan Lepas di sini baru-baru ini.
Bagaimanapun, cercaan itu tidak sesekali melemahkan semangatnya untuk berkhidmat kepada rakyat.
Apa yang penting baginya adalah menyediakan sekolah mencukupi untuk penduduk bagi mengurangkan beban mereka.
Suatu ketika dulu, ibu bapa terpaksa mengeluarkan duit lebih untuk kos pengangkutan menghantar anak ke sekolah yang terletak jauh dari rumah mereka.

 
September 11, 2012 at 3:30 PMmalaysian

Does anyone know if this cascara project is stop? I was on hill recently and notice that the construction workers no longer there and their quarters basically empty.

 
September 12, 2012 at 10:56 AMtan clemen

Nope. Last sat i saw a number of workers building something at the front gate. They also have cleared up the surrouding. It looks great esp if u drive down from balik pulau to teluk kumbar.

 
September 13, 2012 at 11:16 AMmalaysian

Hi! Tan,
Thanks for your date. I am glad to hear that the project still in progress. May be when I visited that day the workers on leaves. I hope that they complete the project soon. The view from the hill top is magnificent.

 
September 13, 2012 at 11:30 AMtan clemen

Yes, the view is superb. I think they are progressing well. The road construction is completed, now left the compound.

 
September 13, 2012 at 7:22 PMees

The old bayan lepas road will be widen under JKR project package 2B. The package 2A is the widening of Jalan Bukit genting to Balik Pulau, which is almost completed. Once the 2nd bridge is up, the package 2B will be open for tender. That's what I read from the news.

 
September 14, 2012 at 8:52 AMmalaysian

I don't see the logic behind widening those road only after the second bridge completed, it should be before that isn't it? Read below statement from Dr. Hilmi.........almost 2 years ago!! He was then the finance ministry sect, today he is nobody.
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PENANG, Jan 4 (Bernama) -- The federal government has agreed to expedite a project to widen four roads between Bayan Lepas and Teluk Kumbar, originally scheduled for completion in 2010, due to worsening traffic congestion.

Finance Ministry parliamentary secretary Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya, who is MP for Balik Pulau, said RM200 million had been allocated for the project.

The roads involved link Bayan Lepas and Teluk Kumbar, Bayan Lepas and Batu Maung, Bayan Lepas and the coastal expressway interchange as well as the one connecting the expressway and the cargo interchange.

He told reporters here that the roads would be ready by the time the Second Penang Bridge between Batu Kawan and Batu Maung was completed in 2011.

Hilmi said the tender for the road widening project would be opened this month.

According to him, a temporary diversion would soon be opened during peak hours at Taman Seri Bayu heading towards Jalan Ismail Hashim to reduce congestion.

"The RM8million diversion will open for two hours in the morning and another two hours in the evening," he said.

-- BERNAMA

 
September 14, 2012 at 9:19 AMtan clemen

Fully agree with u, this should be done much earlier to reduce congestion and avoid accident.

 
September 14, 2012 at 5:14 PMtkchris

Chiense newspapers have more news about the road widening project. We see less in English or Malay news.

The recent news that Yang Cheng primary school relocating to a new site in Teluk Kumbar, one of the reason is it's basketball court needs to give way to road widening.

Of course we want the road widening to happen :) Let's really hope this will hapen, even if it takes 3 to 4 years. With 2nd bridge coming up in 2013, it is expected the road widening at the old town can complete by 2016.

 
September 18, 2012 at 12:35 PMmalaysian

Does anyone has any information with regard to the piece of land behind Yang Cheng school, presently kampung houses, whether the same developer had purchased it for future expansion?

 
October 3, 2012 at 9:12 AMtan clemen

No idea but they should focus on completing this project before doing any expansion. The progress is slow lately.

 
October 3, 2012 at 11:23 PMtkchris

Saw this from news, how confidence are you for this to materialize?:

“Aside from that, RM161mil has been allocated to upgrade roads leading south to Teluk Kumbar from the Batu Maung Interchange.”

He said both projects were expected to be completed about a year after the second bridge opened to traffic in September next year.

 
October 4, 2012 at 9:05 AMtan clemen

Hopefully this can really happen. If budget is there, i believe this is workable. By then, teluk kumbar will be the next hot spot.

 
October 17, 2012 at 9:54 PMtk chris

latest site development photos posted.

Tar is laid on internal road

Fence is put up at the perimeter. THis is the normal fence only (same as the one used in IJM Platino previously). It could be better is concrete fence is built. Any comment?

Trees and grass are planted. Any bamboo and pine trees? I'd love to see those.

Magnificent sea view at the top. At north east you get lush green Bukit Genting. At south there is Selat Melaka. Really nice view. Good for fengshui.

And for the 5 stars service hotel Lexis Suite by KLMetro, the billboard is there already.

What you think on the overall development there?

 
October 18, 2012 at 12:57 PMmalaysian

I would still consider the overall progress is slow at this stage and definitely the perimeter fence looked odd. The one at Sunway Aspera is nicer. Next to this perimeter fence is Rich Entrepreneur's Taman Lagenda Emerald banglo lots project that would blend well with the cascara design only to be spoil by this cheap fence.

 
October 18, 2012 at 4:23 PMtan clemen

Fully agree with you both. The fencing should be better. The progress is slow. But the quality is good and the view is nice too.

 
December 31, 2012 at 12:50 PMhairyWong

Hi All,
I managed to pay a visit to Cascara site lately. Luckily the guard is not at his post at that time. From the look of it, the work is sure progressing well. Landscaping was all done, this include the road leading to the project. The road side lamps also were lighten at night time.
The only thing that upset me is the land beside Block B & C are not utilize for 2nd car park purpose..
All said, i guess it only pending the final VP approval. Finger cross & Happy new Year.

PS: The hotel developer is KL metro, sorry for my mistake.

 
January 7, 2013 at 9:42 AMElize Wong Mui Hsien

Any Idea when OC will be pass?

 
January 10, 2013 at 2:02 PMavictor

Any idea who is the telecommunications service provider ? Need to make sure high speed DSL is easily available.

 
January 15, 2013 at 1:46 PMhairyWong

called up Assetway, they claim OC should be next week.

For all upper units owner, let's be cautious when signing any documents during keys handling. I'm going to ask the key handling to be done at my appointed lawyer firm (Messrs Phee, chee & Ung). For those that appoints the same lawywer as your rep, please do kindly help to let me know if you want to join in the session.

My email add is kumswong2007@yahoo.com

Cheers

 
January 23, 2013 at 7:54 PMhairyWong

Hi All, VP obtained...

 
January 23, 2013 at 10:41 PMKaren Ting

What's next? do we need to pay the 1600+ in order to get the key?

 
January 24, 2013 at 12:18 PMLer Chun Lee

Hi hairyWong,

When we can start to collect the key?
From cascara management office?

 
January 24, 2013 at 9:18 PMhairyWong

Hi All,
Since VP obtained on 18th Jan13, the next thing to do is to call up Assetway (Ms Bee Lin, 04-2287118) & set up an appointment with them for the key handling. Please remember to bring along RM 1673.41 for miscellaneous outgoing payment.
Again, I urge all upper unit owners to be cautious during this keys handling session.
For those that want to join me together for this session, please email me at kumswong2007@yahoo.com.
Cheers.

 
January 25, 2013 at 8:06 AMgrowth2peak

Hello Hairy Wong,

Only upper unit owners to be cautious during keys handling?
How 'bout lower unit?

 
January 26, 2013 at 2:05 PMT TK

for key collection needs for 7 months service charge. 3 months for advance (standard) and another 4 months for deposit. Any idea why need to have 4 months deposit?

 
January 26, 2013 at 5:47 PMtkchris

Most new condos launches in South West district (especially Sg Ara/Relau) have reached >RM550k (with 1200 to 1300 sqr ft built up). Considering the RM558k of this Cascara88, I would consider it a good buy here in Teluk Kumbar.

Anyone of you heard about the new luxury bungalows to be launching soon in Teluk Kumbar?

 
January 30, 2013 at 2:13 PM白痴

Anyone being fined for late payment from bank? Is that normal to pay for 4 months deposit for maintenance fees? Cascara offer 1 year free for maintenance fees right?

 
February 4, 2013 at 4:30 PM白痴

anyone has collected the key? can share more?

 
February 4, 2013 at 4:55 PMtkchris

key collection done. VP process is fast, checking for list of washrooms items whether they are complete.

Defect lists, you have 24months to feedback.

白×, are you lower or upper unit owner?

BTW, I don't feel good calling you 白× here :)

 
February 5, 2013 at 12:46 AM白痴

HI tkchris:) thanks for your reply.

I am lower unit.
No worry :) you can just call my name :p

Anything we need to check before collect the key?

We must pay for the 7 months maintainence fees?

we can't renovate the outside look of our house right? since it is strata title.

 
June 4, 2013 at 7:04 PMhairyWong

Calling for all Cascara88 Buyers to attend the 5th Joint Management Board (JMB) meeting. The JMC need your show of hand to support the resolution of solving the 2nd car park issues. Let's stand together to voice out our concern. thanks.

5th JMB meeting details-
venue: Cascara88's multi purpose hall
date: 15th June'13
time: 2.30pm

 
August 12, 2014 at 4:40 PMAnonymous

Unscrupulous developer AssetWay. Terrible in fixing things and not following the plan and layout. Don't know how this project can get approved!! Simply very irresponsible pack of fox operating the business.

 
August 19, 2014 at 4:36 PMfedup owner

Agree. Lousy workmanship and irresponsible contractor. Fixing the defects partially and when checking the units found bathroom taps, shower head, toilet flush. .. were stolen. Complain again til fedup. End up fix them from own pocket.

 
September 2, 2014 at 10:59 PMAnonymous

Ya can't agree more. This Ass setway, pui!

 
September 10, 2014 at 2:13 PMAnonymous

Hi .. is it worth to buy upper house around RM575k? please advise

 
September 12, 2014 at 10:58 PMAnonymous

I think RM575k for the upper unit is one of the lowest price you can get now.

 
December 3, 2015 at 9:00 PMAnonymous

anyone wanna sell with 500k

 
March 11, 2016 at 3:26 PMAnonymous

480k

 
May 8, 2016 at 4:14 PM~妙贤~

i have one units for rent/ for sales, fully renovated. kindly please contact me.

 
May 8, 2016 at 5:08 PMsummer lee

妙贤,how i contact with you? Thanks

 
May 8, 2016 at 5:39 PMsummer lee

or u can wechat / whatapps me at 012-5425819. Thanks

 
May 11, 2016 at 9:24 AMsummer lee

妙贤,how i contact with you? please wechat / whatapps me at 012-5425819. Thanks

 
May 22, 2016 at 10:51 AMsummer lee

I have some unit for sales. Interested buyer only whatapps or email 012-5425819 / summercfl84@hotmail.com. TQ

 
May 22, 2016 at 4:07 PMsummer lee

some unit for sales. Interested buyer only whatapps or email 012-5425819 / summercfl84@hotmail.com. TQ (agent here)

 
May 24, 2016 at 1:40 PMAnthony

Hi,
I have some units for sale and rent. Pls call or watsapp Anthony from Popular Realty. 0124333370 or 0124338798. U can also email to intradayman@gmail.com. TQ
Will try my best to negotiate for u. TQ and have a nice day.

 
August 5, 2016 at 10:33 PMYoloman

hi how much is the selling price? interested.

 
August 10, 2016 at 9:37 PMsummer lee

Any owner have the Front Row for sales? Email at summercfl84@hotmail.com. Thanks

 
December 7, 2016 at 4:25 PMAnthony

Hi,
I have some units for sale and rent. Pls call or watsapp Anthony from Popular Realty. 0124333370 or 0124338798. U can also email to intradayman@gmail.com. TQ
Will try my best to negotiate for u. TQ and have a nice day.

Owners who are willing to let go or rent can contact me too. TQ