Setia Greens

Setia Greens is the latest residential property development by SP Setia located at Sungai Ara, Penang. The project sited on 29-acres of freehold land in Changkat Sungai Ara, comprises terrace house, semi-detached house and a block of condominium. Phase 1 consists of 149 terraced houses and 18 semi-detached houses.

Setia Greens homes is the first green development in Penang offer a safe and environmentally friendly features. Each home come with solar water heater, rain-water harvesting system, water efficient fittings, cool roof system and low-volatile organic compound paint. All units are orientated to the north and south directions, which keep it away from direct encounter with the sunlight that helps to keep the unit cool.

Setia Greens Phase 1 consists of Dillienia, Ehretia, Cassia, Cordia, Citrus 3-Storey Semi-D

Property Project : Setia Greens
Location : Sungai Ara, Penang
Property Type : Terrace, Semi-Detached House
Tenure : Freehold
Total Units : Phase 1 - 149 (Terrace), 18 (Semi-D)
Developer : Kewira Jaya Sdn Bhd (SP Setia)


November 21, 2010 at 3:23 AMbryan

any floor plan or master plan? what is the price for semi-D?

November 21, 2010 at 6:20 PMflower

price? Lauch already?
where is the exact location?

November 21, 2010 at 11:07 PMhssf

read in the star, 21 Nov that there will also be a condo project in this Setia Green project.
Any info on the condo?



November 23, 2010 at 1:16 PMitong

i called. SemiD build plan needs to be adjusted, so not launched yet, probably another 1-2 months. The price is 1.6mil and above. The intermediate terrace land size is 20*65 (smallest) and it asks for 898k, which I think is pretty high.

November 23, 2010 at 8:59 PMflower

wow.really high price especially as compare to the location for the project. I really feel it is not worth especially the area is famous with traffic jam.

November 24, 2010 at 1:32 PMbryan

let boycott spsetia, keep on building more and more expensive house. while those stupid "investor" just blindly buy it without doing assessment. Their million dollar semi-D at SPI already TAK LAKU want to sell terrace for ~1million, no way..

Let them implement rebate and whatever package 1st.

November 24, 2010 at 2:48 PMMaple

RM895k for a green terrace?!
It should worth RM680k, we are paying RM215k extra to the so call green concept.

Lets do the math, average household electricity bill is RM150. Say the green energy concept save us RM50 per months:-
RM215000/RM50 = 4300 months = 358.33 years

You need to stay in this Green terrace house for 358 years (4 generations) in order for the electricity bill to compensate for the RM215k extra you paid.

Nice? :)

November 24, 2010 at 3:47 PMCharice

Dear Maple,

You are talking about your costs. How about the costs on the environment...your mother earth. We don't need MORE of your kind of people around. No wonder the ozone layer is thinner by the day.

November 24, 2010 at 3:50 PMCharice

The price is reasonable after looking at the show units. They have completed all the 4 types of show units. Looks good on the facade and the lay out is nicer than any of their development done so far. Happy to know that at least there is a developer offering this kind of products in the market. Setia is truly a market leader and an innovater.

November 24, 2010 at 4:37 PMMaple

Hello Charice,
Sorry but I have to say that I don't understand your logic by saying my KIND of people are destroying ozone layer? Why have you come to such a conclusion that my kind of ppl are destroying ozone layer when I mentioned RM895k is expensive?

All of us have been destoying ozone one escape. Are you driving car or walking to work? your house have aircon? your office has aircon? did u switch on aircon when u drive a car? did u eat meat like McD KFC? aren't all these causes ozone thinning and destoying mother nature?

To fork out RM895k for a green terrace, for the not so rich ppl like some of us, we need work harder, maybe driving more to hit sales target (more petrol), maybe work long hours to earn OT (more aircon), so arent we thinning the ozone in order to buy a green house? :)

Green house should be made affordable, not overly expensive. :) Helping the mother nature is not exclusive to rich people only, i hope :)

November 24, 2010 at 6:26 PMbryan

charice, i doubt you are sincerely responsing to that. 895k for a terrace is good price? uh...have you booked 1?

i more agreed to maple, much more make sense as terrace house is not targetting rich for middle upper class ppl. the pice should be ~750k to 800k the most.

lets boycott!! see how sp setia response

November 24, 2010 at 8:22 PMgem8881

Even with the hybrid car also have discount and green energy power are subsidy by Gov. Will this so call Green concept house got any subsidy? Dont just install a solar energy water heater and call it green concept lah.

November 24, 2010 at 8:32 PMIvan Lim

i don't like what Charice said as well... more like he/she is one of the SP Setia sales pll... or one of the investor who will goreng up the price...
I support Maple :)

November 25, 2010 at 12:07 PMbryan

charice is the so called stupid "investor" mah...blindly buy property..and now feel he/she hav to goreng and support high price loh.

November 25, 2010 at 1:53 PMitong

If SP Setia really wants to encourage people to stay "green", then reduce the profit margin to encourage more people staying. Not using "save the earth" as propaganda to make themselves rich. with 898k and above, I can get a better location, bigger house and probably as good quality (if not better) property in island. Setia Pearl Island was priced at highend site, Setia Green is getting worse.

November 25, 2010 at 2:12 PMJeff

Yes, it is indeed expensive, pathetically small at 20x60, and asking >=920k in actual. 898k only for those right after the entrance. have also paid a visit to both the show houses and the actual site. The show units are nice as usual, but the actual site really no so impressive. It is located down the bumpy road from the new tunas muda apartment, and before the Airmas summerhill villas. The site is surrounded by mix of landed residential and low cost flats. I would not say the neighbourhood is impressive. Furthremore, this is not designed to be the eco park/garden like what sp setia has in Shah Alam and JB, just a simple landscape with a small pond. No Parks or forest reserve nearby, some bushes maybe, simple gated commuity and no fcilities. So technically speaking, this is not a green project, only the "house" itself exhibits few Green cencepts, thats all.

November 25, 2010 at 2:56 PMcas

I support what Maple said also.
No doubt the green concept is good. SPSetia said they offer these. Why not we try a quick calculation:

solar water heater - RM5k per installation
rain-water harvesting system, - RM5k (maybe use for flushing toilet)
water efficient fittings – RM5k (not sure what is it? Lets Quote it Rm5k)
cool roof system -- RM10k (nothing special, just different material and different paint coating to reflect sun, I quote it RM10k extra compare to normal roof)
low-volatile organic compound paint. – RM5k extra (nothing special, instead of oily compound, the paint have more organic compound, still chemical la, less harmful if you drain it to longkang : ) )
All units are orientated to the north and south directions, which keep it away from direct encounter with the sunlight that helps to keep the unit cool. (nothing special, a lot of existing houses already offer that for free for years!!!)

Add up all the above estimated costs, actual green cost = RM30k extra.
This Green terrace should be priced at ~ RM700k (not >RM900k)
Charice, what say you ah?

November 25, 2010 at 3:34 PMkeong16

where can i view the show unit???

November 25, 2010 at 5:07 PMbryan

Again, lets those stupid "investor" to buy the setia green and suffer. and we will see how long can spsetia sustain with such of business attitude.

greedy and no social responsibility at all.

November 25, 2010 at 9:41 PMooi

In malaysia, if you want tu buy a car,it won`t be wrong to buy a Toyota.


If you want to buy a property, it won`t be wrong to buy from SP Setia.

Ha, Ha, Ha....

November 25, 2010 at 9:54 PMLike

It is wiser to choose/decide on what suits u. Not like the one above.promoting toyota.not everyone like toyota.But I agree on green concept.

November 26, 2010 at 5:44 AMcalvin

We all know that no matter what we say and how ridiculously high the price, in the end they will all be sold out...

November 26, 2010 at 9:41 AMLock Nei

if i buy a land with big tree (or grow tree) and build a tree house, install wind turbine for electric, collect rain water and filter it for drinking and wasting.... i think this is much-much cheaper and more environment friendly...

November 26, 2010 at 3:08 PMflower

Green Concept and then ask money from the buyer.. This is SP setia for Setia Green. This is definitely is their strategy to bluff "some" money from what they call as "Evironmental lover" or "savior". I definitely wont buy although i am interested to buy a landed property in Island. I may consider myself as environmental lover...but with the "Extra' money for that property..if i am really concern of environment...i rather use the "surplus" money to help the environment in other way...all is strategic by SP, i think. Think twice before buy. Look at currently project which is completed but having issue on the structure..causing a lot of people want to let go...but unable to do so....
Message to SP, if you are reading. If you really consider "Green", dont chop of the tree for earning the money..

November 26, 2010 at 5:07 PMal

Hi All,

Just FYI, SP Setia do give out platinum point when you purchase a SP Setia property. Similar but more points are also given to the introducer if you add their name in when you pay the downpayment & when you sign the SnP.

I would like to be your introducer. By selecting me as your introducer, I will return you 90% of the point I gain as your introducer. I will exchange on ur behalf for items worth up to 90% of the (1-3) introducer points and delivery them to your house. An example, for a property value of ~698k, it will translate to 2760 points and I am allowing you to utilize up to 2484 of the points. Take note that the points are not transferable, so i will exchange them on ur behalf and have them deliver to ur house.

Don't worry as I have done this with many other purchases and I will also need to provide you my name, address and phone number. If you are interested to know more, just drop me a mail at

November 27, 2010 at 7:51 AMVoice

1) Location wise, Relau has the worst access, even compared to Batu Maung/Permatang Damar Laut, which is right next to our Jalan Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu.

2) Build-up wise, 3-storey for only ~2500 sqft means each storey is merely 800 sqft (like a mid cost apartment, but in 3 storeys).

3) Pricing wise, it's priced like a semi-D in Permatang Damar Laut, with 2-storey and bigger land & build-up areas.

The rest is for you to think further...

November 27, 2010 at 8:37 AMsengwee

Hi all,
SP setia introduce point redeemption program for each of its project. If you are buying setia green, do let me know, i would like to be your introducer. I can give you 100% of your points.
do email me if you are interested.

November 28, 2010 at 12:54 AMcas

I went to the actual setia green show houses with my colleagues on Friday.

Here are my first impressions:
1. The interior design for the 5 units I visited are very nice. But to achieve that kind of renovation quality and look, it will easily cost you RM100k to RM200k.

2. To my surprise, for >RM900k, they only give you normal quality 1ftx1ft ceramic tiles at all the upper floors and stairs.

3. For the so call green concept, when we visited the show houses, they have all show units aircon full blasts :) very green lo according to Charice, the developer you are proud of is thinning the ozone layer. Come on Charice, write an email to the beloved developer informing them to switch off the aircon because its not Green :)

November 28, 2010 at 12:58 AMcas

some correction, the Setia Green is only giving you normal ceramic tiles 2ft x 2ft at all the upper floors (just like the ceramic tiles at any other lower cost terrace houses you've seen). Not 1ft x 1ft as I mentioned earlier.

November 28, 2010 at 10:56 AMRafael

I was at the showroom yesterday and have a look at all of the 4 units (Dillenia, Etheria, Cassia and Cordia). I am not sure how they define it as green concept because it looks similar to any other showroom that I have visited before. The only difference is that they designed the house with balcony for 1st and 2nd floor. For Cordia unit the 3rd floor is an open rooftop which is around 400++ sqft. Since this house is carrying individual title I believe you have to fork up money just for master bedroom expansion. After viewing the showroom went to the office and so far the take up booking is around 30% since launch 1 month ago. Not sure is it indicating good sales? By the way I ask the sales person and he said there is maintenance fee for guard patrol but without gated fence and club house. In the future the 2nd phase SP Setia is considering to build 2 blocks of Condo and I wonder more how are they going to sustain this so called green concept?

November 29, 2010 at 8:25 PMkeong16

is this project is beside zan Pavillon condo???

December 1, 2010 at 11:16 AMR V

If Setia consider green, don't chop tree to earn money.....Interesting

If Toyota/Honda consider green, don't produce cars to earn money at all because hybrid also cause pollution

If we're consider green, don't drive to work to earn money...wait, walk to work also not consider green because we spend more energy to walk, we'll eat more which meat eating is source of pollution. If we just eat vege, we need to clear land to grow vege.....mmmm

Let's face it, we cause pollution as soon as we come to this world.

I am not saying Setia is considered green but hei!, which developer is green? Supply and demand, as long as you own a house, you are contributor of the pollution. Even if you don't own one, you are contributor too as long as u live in a hse.

Since we all are contributors, we all do our best to minimize it. Just like Toyota/Honda who produce hybrid car. Why nobody is scolding Toyota/Honda ? Why nobody is scolding other developers but instead Setia?...Strange

December 1, 2010 at 6:48 PMbryan

ppl don't like Setia because:-

1) it is causing terrace over supply. See what happen to SPI? too many house for sale. this is something equal to build trash.

2) the "green house" purpose is not for planet or buyer, it is for setia to earn more. Unless you can list down the cost for each extra green feature, else noone will agree with setia that green is for our planet.

December 1, 2010 at 10:29 PMR V

Some ppl like smoking, some don't.
Some like jogging, some don't.
Some like Chinese food, some don't ....

Like or don't like, it's % we're talking about.

When say ppl don't like Spsetia, sure there are ppl don't like Spsetia but again, sure some like them.

If Setia causes over supply, it is actually good for buyers. Since over supply, ppl who really wants to buy a hse will be spoilt with choices. Then we have room to bargain and get better hse at reasonable cost. It's only bad for ppl who wants to speculate the price.

Yes, I agree that Spsetia is using Green to earn more. But in business world, who is not?
Our country, government increase tax so that Proton can sell at high profit, Astro is one of the most expensive paid TV in this region, M'sia is a country whereby we hv to pay highway tol for the rest of our life...forget the part which price goes up continuously (in foreign countries, it stops after yrs of service).

If we say ppl don't like Sp Setia bcos it wants to make more profit...Then we have long list of them to dislike them eg. PLUS, Astro, Proton, Mirosoft, Sp Setia, Mah Sing ......list goes on

December 1, 2010 at 11:26 PMSC

very simple,the reason these ppl dont like or condemm Setia is because they bought from others developer house or they cant afford to buy the Setia house.If they afford,just go and buy from others developer which less make profit, why want to bark around.
dont care how u condemm, there are still ppl will buy it. As in Pg there are so many rich guy.
But one good things for sure is Cangkat Sg Ara is a nice place to stay in Sg Ara.

December 2, 2010 at 3:17 PMcas

No, it is not because we hate SPSetia.
We are discussing whether the Green concept is worth the extra >RM250k (price at >RM900k).
The SPI phase 1 and phase 2 are ~RM730k subsale.
The Setia Green house spec doesn’t different much compare to the older SPI. But they are charging you >RM250k for the green concept.

That’s the focus of the discussion.

What really make me laugh is the reasons given by Charice in order to defend SPGreen.

December 2, 2010 at 4:21 PMKY

In Malaysia we really can't make it Green Concept, as you can see after house owner collect their key and start renovation, (knock, build, extend) their house and all this requires a lot of building materials and a lot of wastage. So where is Green Concept? I believe a lot of buyers have a lot of different point of view (for renovate their house).Why don't you (Setia) build same green concept (as you highlighted) and use that extra charges RM 250K for house owner to decorate their own sweet home (during construction time) and I think all buyers will be agree, and we don't need to waste so much of building materials, that could be help us Green this Earth.

December 3, 2010 at 7:19 AMdavid

i have the other point of view. ~900k to me is reasonable price. why? see below:-

1) Let search around current market,

Sunway Gambir height 2.5 storey ~ asking 950k
SPI 2.5 storey ~ asking 750k

2) Let check the location of setia green,

Since setia green is located somewhere between these 2 area, if we do a maths..

setia green ~ (950k+750k)/2 = 850k max.

3) Green facilities,

since extra "green" facilities are added. ~ 50k

that sum up to ~900k max .

December 3, 2010 at 8:20 AMcalvin

haha....i never knew we could estimate the value of a location by averaging the values of two adjacent locations...

December 3, 2010 at 10:11 AMR V

Everyone entitled to their own opinion.

Just don't understand why some like to make comment like 'stupid', 'what makes me laugh reason given by....'

Not nice isn't it?

December 3, 2010 at 4:17 PMSP

Another high profit margin project for Setia in Penang, I am sure they will look for those cheap contractors again. If it is green project, they should sell it at lower price to save the earth by encouraging people.
You guys must remember, many buyers have complained the poor quality for those not green houses at Setia Pearl Island. I can't imagine what would be happened for these green houses, rubbish replaces with bricks to get high profit?

December 3, 2010 at 11:56 PMcas

RV, agree, but what about when the SPSetia defender Charice said "your kind of people destroying ozone". Anyone who dislike this Setia Green is the "kind" of ppl destroying ozone...some of us here feel offended.

For >900k to RM1millions, they are giving you normal ceramic tiles upstairs.

Also, Setia Green is consider same area as SP1 and SP2, not in between . Taking your analogy, Relau/Bkt Jambul is the area that should be consider in between Bkt Gambier and Sg Ara.

December 6, 2010 at 1:41 PMChris

Ai yo what the fuss. Just like car industry. You have BMW, Mercedes for the high end people. Honda, Toyota for medium end people. Proton for middle low end people. Motorbike for those who cannot afford to buy a car. Bottom line is everyone has a mode of transport to rely to. Similarly like a house. We have all kind of properties i.e from bungalow to low cost flat. So long as one has a roof over his head, where got concern. This project is not necessary a must buy for all. Those who like it buy, those who don't like it don't buy.

December 7, 2010 at 8:58 AMR V

I do agree with Chris.
I am wondering if there is any forum complaining Toyota/Honda hybrid cars expensive. Request them to lower down the price if they really want 'Green'...haha.
I also agree with Cas that the statement 'Your kind of ppl...' actually it's not kind.

Let's be kind with each other..ok? After all, we all Penang lang. Let's make Penang a best place to live in Malaysia.

December 14, 2010 at 5:17 PMbeehui

there is no need to be "rude" just because of a property project. this is an open market, no one is forced to buy something that he/she does not like. If you like it and can afford it, then buy it. As an established business entity, I believe Setia has done some market research before setting the price and the specs for this project. They are not Tom, Dick and Harry company. And be realistic that they are definitely not a charity body, they meant to make profits. If they have overdone it, the market force (the consumer power) will balance them up. As consumers, we have the "buying power", the power to buy or not buy. And now there are so many choices around.

also, I observed that there are ppl who are sort of "hoping" for a financial crisis to attack Malaysia again, so that probably at that moment they can grab some good deals. I am not sure whether this kind of "hope" is out of emotion, but be rational that when the crisis really happens (like the one in 1997/98), not many ppl will be able to really laugh, because at that time, most of us might not be thinking of grabbing a good property deals anymore, instead we will be worrying about the instability and sustainability of our income level.

personally, i think Changkat Sg Ara area is very greeny and refreshing, and its distance to the amenities are great as well. As for the Green concept, i think the surrounding of this project is really green, but for the houses of this project, i think only the roof and the paint features are practical and useful. The reset of the green concept.... no comment.

April 25, 2011 at 7:41 PMkt

Hi All,
Has this project been launched?

May 8, 2011 at 7:41 PMFranky Lai

yup , I heard it launched during Feb'11 .

May 16, 2011 at 8:45 AM22Feet

I am currently staying in SPI phase 2, but honestly 895k for 20x65 is a bit tad expensive even with all the green gadgets. I believe you can retrofit those green gadgets yourself if you really want to.
But here is the thing, i don't see housing price going down anytime soon...

May 17, 2011 at 12:49 AMHAI

The forum of SPI is closed. Anybody know where is it shifted?

May 17, 2011 at 10:12 PMgoh

setia pearl island

June 6, 2011 at 1:44 AMWinsen

Actually the house is not that expansive if you compare buildup sq ft per sq ft. Most of the houses in SPI are < 2400sf. The smallest unit in Setia Greens is 2436sf and it comes with bathtub (Dont know why Green concept house comes with bathtub!). If you ever go to the show unit, you will find the design is much more better than SPI

June 6, 2011 at 4:55 PMChampDog

Anyone of you buy Setia Greens for your own stay?

June 7, 2011 at 12:50 AMWinsen

Me... ChampDog, U buy for ur own stay?

June 7, 2011 at 2:24 AMChuah

@beehui, i like your comments, very much...

June 8, 2011 at 8:57 PMChampDog

Yes, I'm. Who else? @Winsen, which type you bought?

June 8, 2011 at 11:52 PMWinsen

Cordia... how about you ChampDog?

June 9, 2011 at 12:07 AMChampDog

Cassia. :)

June 11, 2011 at 7:57 PMRonnie

huhu.... booked ehretia for own stay too, like the area by the hills. Hopefully the road widening at the bottleneck traffic lights outside will be completed in 3 yrs time when we move in :)

June 12, 2011 at 7:12 PMlim

It is wise to buy for own stay.

If you buy to need to check SP Setia Island.

There are ~50% of the units stuck there.

June 12, 2011 at 7:16 PMChampDog

How long will this 50% stuck there?

June 13, 2011 at 10:42 PMkenny

Champdog and wilson, wat is ur land number.we can be neighbour.

June 15, 2011 at 5:37 PMlim

Typically, those who buy for own stay will move in within 1-1.5 yrs. The occupancy rate will rise very fast within this period.

So, as of now, it has been 2 yrs. It means most of the unoccupied houses (~50% of them) are bought by speculators.

Most of the factories are slowing down in second half.

It may need another 2-3 years to hit >85% occupancy. (more supply in subsale market)

Keep your cash and keep your eyes open.

June 16, 2011 at 10:20 PMChuah

@lim, I totally agree with you there's more supply in subsale market.

But I also think real investor will never let go of their units at a bargain even if there's another round of downturn. Penang's property seems to be insulated from this. Even genuine buyer will not either... owner will hang on? Most will!

Even if the economy make a turn for worse, I think smart developers (which most are ) would never launch a new similar project at a lower selling price. They will simply hang on also...

Happy hunting with your cash.... Good luck...

June 17, 2011 at 3:03 PMjeffrey

Hi Lim,
agree with u, there will be plenty of sub sale after second half of 2013, then u can roughly know how good are penang people consume all these unit. i will consider to buy property somewhere around 2014...

June 19, 2011 at 10:20 PMChuah

Good luck to you too :)
But I still think the price of property will hold...

June 20, 2011 at 11:28 AMchow

y setia pearl island blog cannot enter anymore?

September 6, 2011 at 7:50 PMSetiagreens

Dear all, I’ve created a facebook page for all buyers or interested parties for discussion and sharing of info. Also posted pictures of latest progress/ update from the site. All are welcomed to join at Setia Greens facebook page and the created email at

October 5, 2011 at 10:13 PMSetiagreens

June 20, 2012 at 6:02 PMJason

nyone know when Setia Green 2 will be launch?

May 24, 2016 at 5:36 PMAnthony

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