The Light Collection II


The Light Collection II is located at Gelugor, comprises five blocks of 7-storey condominium with a total of 297 units. There are 24 layout types to choose from, the 1-bedroom studio unit, 2 & 3-bedroom condominium, duplex & triplex units. The built-up area ranging from 517 sq.ft. to 3,617 sq.ft.

Facilities at The Light Collection 2 include swimming pool, jacuzzi, gymnasium, basketball court, tennis court, landscape garden, yoga deck and playground.

Property Project : The Light Collection II @ The Light Waterfront
Location : Off Coastal Highway, Gelugor, Penang
Property Type : Condominium
Land Tenure : Freehold
No. of Blocks : 5
No. of Storey : 7
Built-up Area : 517 - 3,617 sq.ft.
Total Units : 297
Developer : IJM Land Berhad

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July 14, 2012 at 11:21 PMfrank 64

HF I think you have to drive to that area to see it yourself. You will like the place I dont think it is congested at all.

 
July 15, 2012 at 11:49 PMRaymond Yap

At the Light, the average building height is 7 storeys, and average unit size is 1500 sqf., that's low density.

For most developments in Gurney Drive area, the average building height is 40 storeys, and average unit size is 5000 sqf., that's high density.

 
July 17, 2012 at 12:01 AMfrank 64

JM Land general manager (North) Toh Chin Leong said the group sold RM34.5mil worth of properties, generated by Vertiq, The Address and The Light Collection One and Two.
This is what IJM sold during the property fair in Penang's G Hotel this pass weekend. Still a lot of people buying. Overall the price of the properties in Penang will never go down eventually it will keep going up but make sure you have the holding power to sustain if you buying for speculation that it will go up in price when it is completed unless you buy properties that are unique with certain views and facilities.
Remember Penang is an island where places to stay and landed property are scarce resources just like Hong Kong and Singapore. I think any property in Penang will go up in price and it just mater of time.

 
July 18, 2012 at 9:43 PMtyh

Hello...
I totally agree with Frank. Lands are scarced and Penang property will not go down. Another good point brought up by Frank is the holding power. If you have a strong holding power and cash flow this is in fact a right time to invest more in property since most of developers are giving out free legal and stamp duty on SPA. I'm done with residential investment and now moving to commercial investment like shophouses.

 
July 19, 2012 at 12:15 AMPenang Fan

Was there free legal fee and stamp duty with Collection II? I only got free legal service but I paid stamp duty for my loan. Is the free stamp duty the same as stamp duty for loans? Please clarify.

 
July 19, 2012 at 8:09 AMjeremy tan

Don't you think this project is compact . Judging from the model of phase 1 shown at the property fair recently. It looks like everything is squeeze into 1 area. I look into your unit and you look into my unit. Of course you have the light linear and light point squeeze into phase 1 as well. Than comes the light collection 1,2,3,4 and the water villas.

I doubt the coral concept will work. It will probably survive the first few months and than all will die.

it reminds me of Platino when they were marketing their 4 seasons park....

 
July 19, 2012 at 11:14 AMRaymond Yap

I believe IJM use this low rise concept to avoid the view of Malay kampung & the noise of express way. I guess that's the reason Linear was marketed as a separate package.

This similar concept was successfully implemented in Belissa Court (in Pulau Tikus) to avoid the view of the huge Church next to it.

Regarding the coral pond... I don't mind if they change it to Koi pond, or water garden, as long as they don't let the ponds dry up.

 
July 19, 2012 at 2:58 PMjeremy tan

A very reasonable explanation indeed Raymond.

Hopefully those monsoon drains and the precipitation of mud along the shorefronts from the result of land reclamation won't affect the end result illustrated by IJM's artist : )

I suggest the future management to convert the ponds directly into Koi ponds to save time and money. Since, we pretty much know that a coral pond would not be sustainable under such climate and environment.

Nevertheless, i do hope all turns out well for those of you who invested there.

 
July 19, 2012 at 11:25 PMfrank 64

Penang Fan, hi sorry I mean to ask you why you said " those E blocks unit goes from 2.2 million and upwards " From what I know when it was first offer they were selling at 1.3 million to 1.5 million only with sea view. Sorry I am just curios how do you get that number base on what price per sq feet and base on what you said it is worth that much. Thanks

 
July 20, 2012 at 12:02 AMtyh

For collection 2 only free legal fees. Stamp duty borne by buyer.
You're right Frank 64. Starts from 1 million+ for block E.

Guys, my thought was IJM going to make it like a KOI point ot etc. I did know they going to make it ccoral pond instead. is this true? Im still puzzled whether IJM will hold on to their words that the ground floor units with garden comes with grass garden or cemented garden. Their original plan was to cement it and when I bought it they told me that they changed it back to grass. If it is not grass then I will be super pissed.

 
July 20, 2012 at 4:42 AMPenang Fan

Block E now goes for 2 million and above for sub sales. Original price of 1.3 million are history.

 
July 20, 2012 at 9:32 AMcondomana

Hi tyh,

People get pissed with developers all the time in Penang, coz things always don't turn out what they "imagine" it to look like...:)..What can you do?..Hahaha....Sue the developer because one of the sales people "mislead" you during pre-sales? And suckers would keep coming back to buy as long as the sentiment is good and they "feel" the can "flip" for a profit...:)

 
July 20, 2012 at 1:06 PMfrank 64

Tyh, the best to find out is to go to the construction side to find out. Check in on block "C" and on the ground floor if the floor( where they going to plant the grass )is almost the same high with the interior floor then you can forget about it.

 
July 22, 2012 at 10:05 PMfrank 64

I have posted some photos that I took at Block C on one of the studio. To be honest it is quite hard to find out whether they going to plant grass on the garden.

 
July 23, 2012 at 11:27 PMtyh

Frank.thanks. I went there every weekend and like what you said it is hard to see whether they will be planting grass for the grd floor units. Reason being is that the grd for isn't on the ground as it it is on 1st floor. Above car park. I guess I will have to hold on to their words.

 
July 27, 2012 at 12:05 AMfrank 64

Tyh, from the picture I took. It is very hard for them to plant grass for I think they only have about 6 inches dept compare to the internal floor. I wonder can they really plant grass on that floor? If they cemented that area it will be such a waste I mean what can you do with that space ?

 
July 27, 2012 at 4:42 PMAnglo Wax

Firsttimer,
for easy calculation every 100k you borrow is about RM500/month (30years term loan). You can easily find loan calculator online. Just key in few info and you get the answer right away.

 
July 29, 2012 at 3:03 PMtyh

Hi frank.exactly.it served no purpose if they cemented it.i went to the site again yest but did not manage to get a peep of it.Just received another letter yest that the wiring n piping are completed for block d. Release of 10% again.frank, did you by any chance get to see the garden on the ground floor unit with garden for block d?

 
July 29, 2012 at 9:32 PMfrank 64

Tyh , sorry I did not have a chance to look at block "d". If you see all the ground level ( noted car park at the bottom floor )and the floor plan on all those on the ground level there all have " garden " but how do they define garden ? I guest the best is to check with IJM management. I also notice that all the garden have a very tall ceiling ( not completely open air ) for the ceiling to be on top of the building. My guest is they will just cemented it and is all up to you how you decorated it. It does make you wonder ....ha .ha.

 
July 29, 2012 at 9:56 PMUnknown

I prefer it to be cemented cos can put extra appliances outside like washing machine and etc. Saves a lot of space inside

 
July 29, 2012 at 10:07 PMfrank 64

momo nemo, well said!! and a good idea on how to use the space available also must depend on the floor plan of the particular unit and I see it is perfect for the studio unit at least fully using the space.

 
July 29, 2012 at 10:19 PMUnknown

Hi frank, do you own a first floor studio as well? If you do, guess I would have known you from launching day. Same goes to tyh, I guess.

 
July 29, 2012 at 11:28 PMfrank 64

momo nemo, no I dont own any collection II but would like to own one studio unit in the future if the price is right. I heard about people Q up many days to have a chance to buy. I guess i miss out but I do like the collection 2 very much. I see it to be a good investment compare to other places in Penang. I notice a lot of things very comparable to the Sri Tanjung by E&O once the Mall (phase 2) is build. I think the value will go up and notice from the outside of the light linear and surrounding landscape look like IJM really put in real effort to make it very special place to own. I would really love to look at the interior of the light linear to see what kind of materials do they use to build the interior of the apartment. May be can buy one unit there if the price is right. Honestly envy those who have invest here in the Light look like IJM is serious for the whole phase 1 and follow by phase 2 and I dont think they want to screw up phase 1 for it might affect their sale in phase 2. I only have well wishes for the buyer.

 
July 30, 2012 at 7:47 PMtyh

Hi mono memo n frank. Yup. I was at the launching. I was there with my laptop while waiting for my turn. Block c & d grd units were all taken except for remaining 1 unit which I boughts. The rest were bought by ijm employees. Not much choice for me to choose from. My queue number was 72 if not mistaken. Those people in front of me mostly bought the studio units. Frank, I think linear is a good buy too. Subsale now is 800k+. I foresee it will go up again when whole phase 1 completes. Furthermore the maintenance fee is cheaper. Another project I'm considering is Penang world city studio units. Waiting for launching. Btw,if the garden gets cemented it makes the grd unit nothing special anymore. I like garden a lot thats why I bought it to be honest. I paid 30k extra for this unit compare to the units above me for the 454sqft garden.if gets cemented I will feel sad. Hey guys. We shud meet up one day to get to know my future neighbors n those interested in collection2.. We can exchange ideas. Your thoughts?

 
July 30, 2012 at 10:34 PMUnknown

Hi tyh, i thought you have a studio unit but I guess you have a 1300 sf unit with garden right?

Ya we can meet up if you want. Write to me, momonemo8@gmail.com

Actually there were like 20 units of studio available on the launching date. You were lucky to get a unit at number 72. My queue was at number 1. Keep in touch !

 
July 30, 2012 at 11:32 PMtyh

Mono memo. Ya. I bought 1367sqft with 454sqft garden.i think I know how u look like. You are Chinese n wear spectacle.i think you were with one of your fren there. Sure.lets keep in touch. Do u recall a Malay couple on hat day.they bought 3 studio units. They don't have to worry at all coz they got bumi units n no one compete against them.

 
July 30, 2012 at 11:49 PMUnknown

Hi tyh, yea you are right. Do drop me an email with your contact number and I will sms you ok ! See ya

 
July 31, 2012 at 6:43 PMfrank 64

Tyh, still waiting to see the inside of the light linear apartment but the OC still not out yet. Momo nemo, well you mean you Q up many days in advance and was the first person to make a choice of all the apartments. I am really curious about which unit did you choose.I am sure you go for the one that facing the sea. Please you can tell me your experience on my email is francispltan@yahoo.com if you dont want many people to know.

 
July 31, 2012 at 7:33 PMtyh

Frank. As far as I can recall the queuing starts on Tuesday and the soft launch was on Saturday. People started queuing up since Tuesday but 90% of them are not the buyer. They hired foreigners to queue up for them and some even gotten their kids waiting in the queue. I went there on Thursday night and I saw them. They camp inside the IJM office on 16th floor. If you really wanted to see Light Linear I would suggest you to sneak inside. else you can call the broker appears in The Star Classified selling Light Linear telling them that you are interested buyer and wanted to view the units. In fact i saw few people walked into Light Linear and no one stopping them too.

 
July 31, 2012 at 7:49 PMUnknown

Hi tyh, if you would like to see linear i have a few photos. Email me at momonemo8@gmail.com

Ya I bought the unit that faces the pontoon.I will send some photos for you to have a look that I took from the carpark level.

 
July 31, 2012 at 8:03 PMUnknown

oops, i meant frank :)

 
July 31, 2012 at 8:17 PMtyh

Oh.. So you're the lucky ones. So you got the studio unit besides the tennis court right? these studio units are much better than the one facing Linear. i guess the price will be more exp comapare to the one facing Linear. Momo Nemo. I'm sending you an email now.

 
July 31, 2012 at 9:29 PMUnknown

Hi tyh, no i got the unit facing linear as well. All units beside the tennis court was all sold out eventhough my queue was number 1 lol. Between they are 60k more expensive than the one facing linear so i guess its ok. I got your email thanks, will contact u soon, lets go for a drink of coffee! Frank come along :)

 
July 31, 2012 at 10:13 PMtyh

Oh. I guess all the units beside tennis court were fully taken by IJM employees. Same goes to mine. I heard IJM employees got 10% discount as employee. How nice. Oh ya Frank. Come along. It will be fun getting to know u guys. :)

 
August 1, 2012 at 7:05 AMfrank 64

Sure, I just send email to Momo nemo. Please drop me a line if you guys going for coffee.

 
August 1, 2012 at 10:20 PMtyh

Mono memo.thanks for sharing above photos. I wonder why there are pilings there? Which part of collection 2 u took the photos?still couldn't figure out which part. U walked into the construction site to snap the photos?

 
August 1, 2012 at 10:31 PMUnknown

Pilings are for the pontoon (jetty). So its the type that you can see boats docking

Its taken from Block E unit number 3 Type C2

 
August 2, 2012 at 12:03 AMtyh

Oh.i wonder why the piling so high up.i don't think the pontoon will be that high.most likely for the boats to tie the string onto it too.according to ijm they will provide 2 boats for collection owners to rent.not sure how true it is.btw, I asked ijm before n residents cannot park their own boats at that pontoon. The pontoon must be small.btw,when u walked into construction were there workers stopping u from going in?im planning to sneak into my unit but afraid being scolded by them.

 
August 6, 2012 at 1:38 PMjack1981

No, the residents are not allow to park their own boat at public pontoon. It is a bad news if you own a boat. However you can always rent from the management. There will be 2 medium size boat for rent.

 
August 8, 2012 at 9:41 PMtyh

IJM claimed to provide 2 boats for Collection residents but that is just verbally told. Not stated in SnP. According to them the only place which is open for rental to park theirs boats is at phase 2 pontoon. That would be long long way to go.

 
August 11, 2012 at 12:56 PMjack1981

It does not matter. Cost of a boat is like a car and I think the management could afford it.

At the same time, I personally heard it from IJM staff. Hence I am 90% confident they will honor their promise.

 
August 11, 2012 at 2:33 PMtyh

I foresee lots of our maintenance fees will go to gardener, swimming pool cleaner, pontoon and potentially the boats. :P I have never own a boat before but i wonder whether it needs very frequent maintenance or not. Jack, are you my future neighbour too? We can meet up with Frank and Memo one day too. If yes, please send me your email and I'll email you.

 
August 11, 2012 at 3:26 PMjack1981

Yes, we will be neighbor if neither one of us is selling our units. Indeed, it is not our culture to own a boat as Chinese are too busy searching for fortune and forget to enjoy their life.

It is a good idea that management owns the boats and rent it to residents. Let the management do the headache maintenance and we just pay the rent of approximate RM2000/day. Unless you are a enthusiast, else the costly parking and upkeep will even cost you more.

None of my family members have ever cruise or have party on a private boat before. If IJM don't do it, I will propose to the management in every AGM.

Now Everyone Can Yacht

 
August 11, 2012 at 9:15 PMtyh

I doubt the boats going to be big.i guess it will be single deck only.small boat.i don't think they allow you to navigate it yourself as you need license for it.

 
August 11, 2012 at 9:34 PMUnknown

Jack what size u buy?

 
August 12, 2012 at 10:49 AMjack1981

tyh, leave that until we see the boat.
Btw, there will be a commercial kitchen and lounge near the wind mill. You can dine, have party there when your friends visit you.

 
August 12, 2012 at 10:50 AMjack1981

again, these are all verbal promise by IJM staffs. It may or may not be there.

 
August 12, 2012 at 12:45 PMtyh

oh. i guess it will just be like a hall only. it will be for rental. it wont be cheap.over here in my place it cost me rm200 to rent the hall without airconds some more. i would rather do my house warming/party in my own house garden furthermore it is just a few steps away from the swimming pool whereby the kids can go swimming while the parents busy barbecuing.

 
September 21, 2012 at 9:49 PMUnknown

Do any1 know,what the studio unit market price now?

 
September 21, 2012 at 10:22 PMtyh

Kokomo. Launching price was 450k-500k if not mistaken. Fully sold. I dont think you will see anyone leting go the studion unit. I would estimate the market price right now would be somewhere between 600k+. In my opinion if you would like to go for studio unit you might want to consider Penang World City project by Ivory. They will be launching strudio units by the end of the year if not mistaken. I predict the selling price will be somewhere above 500K+. Just some thoughts as I am also interested in this project studio unit.

 
September 24, 2012 at 1:43 PMProperty talk

The studio where got so expensive. If I remember, it range from somewhere RM330k to RM400k. Those on RM400k is on Block G with bigger build up and those smaller units are at Block C. About RM630 per sq/ft. My best guess for now is around RM750 to RM800 per sq/ft which comes around RM400k on the ones facing The Light Linear.

 
September 24, 2012 at 2:16 PMJT

I was there joining the queue therefore i know pretty well the initial price for studio during launch. The price starts from 700psf which the standard 517sf units were asking for ~360k onward. Those units in block G, which suppose to be the most attactive one, were already being fully booked internally (staff, bulk buyers etc) before open up to public.

In fact the studios are trully a good deal, by paying <400k you get to stay within the luxurious world class precinct where any other units would easiy cost >1mil by the time they complete. furthermore 2 car parks are provided, and get to save mnt fees also due to smaller built-up.

 
September 24, 2012 at 8:31 PMUnknown

JT is correct !!

 
September 24, 2012 at 9:01 PMUnknown

thank every1 4 ur comment.
thank you.

 
September 24, 2012 at 9:57 PMAlan

Who wants to stay in a shoe box and reclaimed land? Not me frankly speaking...

 
September 25, 2012 at 1:49 AMStanley

I agree with u, Alan. Moreover the price is so expensive. IJM die hard never thought of these.

a) What if the units they get is not what they expected (like Platino).

b) What if nobody wants to rent or pay higher for their units (especially when economy is heading south).

c) What if the water turns brown or become very dirty and contaminated few years after completion (due to water pollution or toxic waste).

d) What if IJM change their future plans when the demand suddenly turns bad (most developer have Plan B)

e) What if there is tsunami at the location (forcing the residence to evacuate and move out)

f) What if there is no boat or government do not allow boat been used at the area after few accidents happened (some incidents happened at Batu Ferrighi too which forced the autority to react)

g) What if multi-national companies bought over 35 % of their share market (like SP Setia) and suddenly intend to change their future projects.

In other words, for these projects to be successful, all the criterias I highlighted above must not happens. The odds of all of it happens will be low but the odds of one of it happens in a few years time will be pretty high. Just one calamity is needed to destroy the value of these properties. The dreams and hope of the residences will be crashed and most will have sleepless nights if their plan fail. Their dreams of buy low and sell high might turns up to be buy high and sell low or buy high and regret it because of the opportunity cause if they invested else where.

*****Good Luck to all the Buyers. Think wise before making any commitment. We only know who is swimming naked when the tide goes out (to quote Warren Buffet)*****

 
September 25, 2012 at 12:16 PMkoktiong

Whenever a person who had bought any properties, he hopes that the properties he had purchased will give him profit.

Those did not purchase this kind of asset hoping that the price will drop or say anything they dislike.

 
September 25, 2012 at 3:36 PMpiko

tyh. you targetting Penang World City also? mind i have your email? :)

 
September 25, 2012 at 4:40 PMsokohaw

The real threats for this project are only (b) & (d) in my opinion. However, other projects are also facing the same situation if (b) & (d) happen, not only IJM....
This project is definitely for those who enjoy life, those who always think deep(+ deeper) will never buy....Life is shortlah, just enjoy it while u can. Buying a 400k property in Penang won't go wrong if compared to 400k BMW.

 
September 25, 2012 at 8:45 PMjack1981

studio buyer already have their own home. They are using LC2 studio unit for their holiday house.

For me, I don't mind staying in a so call shoe box condo for holiday. It is easy to clean, cheap to maintain.

 
September 25, 2012 at 9:11 PMUnknown

How to get tsunami when Light is protected by mainland? If Light gets tsunami, Penang will be wiped out already. [Pls see Penang map] If economy heads south, all properties will be affected not only those built by IJM. Ya, better buy a house than a car. Anyway I stay in a 1300sf condo for now, but am planning to move inside the studio when I am around 50+. Easy to maintain, cheap utilities bill and it also prevents you from buying too many unwanted things that you dont really need at home. Well it depends on your needs!

 
September 25, 2012 at 9:16 PMtyh

Sokohow. I truly agreed with you. I would rather spend 400k on this studio unit that 400k BMW. This studio unit is ideal for couple and also retirement home. C'mon guys. where else can you get 400k unit in a prime area with the sense of community belongings and security? Furthermore those who can afford to stay here are mostly from well to do background.

Piko,
Can you give me your email instead? I will email you.

 
September 25, 2012 at 10:43 PMcondomana

Hi tyh,

Eehh....Is this prime area??...:)..How do you define prime area by the way?

 
September 25, 2012 at 11:39 PMfrank 64

To Stanley : you got so many " what if " make you sound like someone who miss the boat also...so many "what if" sound like you never take any risk in your life ? I really doubt it. Why dont you tell us where you stay and we can tell you many "what if" also....

 
September 26, 2012 at 1:00 AMStanley

To frank 64 and all property owners (not just IJM)

My intention is just to warn those speculators who always thought life is rosy. FYI, stock is about to head south whether due to election or external matters. Once this happened (is happening now), properties will goes down or stagnated. Don't forget that government is going to build PR1MA houses. If u're clever enough, you'll know what might happened.

When the BNM readjust the interest rate in future, many speculators will have problem servicing their loan. Just 1% out of 1 million means extra RM 10,000 a year. How many people will be able to do so if it was extra 2%, 3% or more?

The reason i say "what if" is because i feel i have social responsibility to remind people in case they are carried away by their emotions when speculating or never took a deeep thinking before investing.

By the way, frank 64, i bought a unit (1449sf) Reflection Condo by SP Setia for own stay. My earning is considered top 40% earners. I did took the risk and i did not miss the boat.
***** No Hard Feelings *****

 
September 26, 2012 at 2:10 AMAlan

I do sincerely apologise. I do not mean to talk about someone else's property. However if this is an open forum for open unbias debate, then you should accept even unconstructive criticisms.

I do believe property prices will continue to go up, whether at a moderate pace or slower pace, only time will tell. If you look at it with this question, will property prices be worth more in 50 years time, then that will probably give you the answer straight away.

Even so I stand by what I said about shoebox properties. I am not keen on properties that are less than 1200 sqft for me personally. They are not practical in many ways and of course if you compare it to a BMW then it's a better investment but realistically, you would either buy the BMW or a super condo if you're that rich. Normal people would rather spend the 400k on a bigger more practical home.

 
September 26, 2012 at 10:10 AMKim

In my opinion, i think this is a good project if IJM truly put a lot of effort on it.

I have 2 concerns and i hope someone from this forum would be able to provide me with answer:
1. Is there any car park for this project ? Where the car park will be?

2. Penang weather is around 28-32 degree and will there be any smell from the sea due to high temperature? how good the quality of water/sea running through this project?

thanks
Kim

 
September 26, 2012 at 12:08 PMsokohaw

Shoebox or music box also doesn't matter, it depends on which type of buyer. For rich people, it maybe one of their collections only. I believe majority of the buyers are not buying for own stay but investment or holiday house instead. In fact, when we r young, we look for bigger house. But by the time we reach 50-60 when our children start to leave us one by one for studies, we'll do the reverse......the smaller the better.

 
September 26, 2012 at 1:07 PMcondomana

Hi sokohaw,

I agree with you that in spite of the shoebox size, there are surely buyers who buy for investment or just for holiday stays due to it's impracticality for long term stay.

I had intention to purchase a unit for my parents, but ended up buying something else in tanjung bunga as they prefer morning strolls on the beach. Also, I have a feeling that the building maintenance would be very costly moving forward. Pls don't get me wrong, I am a person who doesn't mind paying high maintenance for quality living, but it seems that is not the case for a lot of Penangites. Once you have 30% of the owners start giving problems for maint fee collection, the condition of the buildings here would have no where to go but downhill.

 
September 26, 2012 at 8:46 PMfrank 64

To Stanley : When I said you miss the boat is because you did not have a chance to purchase the collection 2 when it first came out for sale.
Now you came out to say so many " what if this and what if that " dont you think is a bit suspicious about your motive behind it. They are a lot of "what if" could happen to your Reflection Sp setia condominium also; something like earthquake, tornado, hurricanes and who know your so many " what if ".
At least you are being honest saying you are at the top 40% earner (not the top 10).
Well young men, there are a lot of people smarter and wiser than you think you are. No offenses

 
September 26, 2012 at 10:52 PMUnknown

haha..yeah, he got so many what if. why don't he say what if all he said does not happen . what if he s wrong , what if this project successful.....too many what if!

 
September 27, 2012 at 12:02 AMStanley

To frank 64,

I'm not sure whether u realize what you're talking about. Pls give me a better arguments. I don't think that kind of arguments is acceptable or considered mature.

 
September 27, 2012 at 2:18 AMCK

Haha.. 40% top earner??? ;p

 
September 27, 2012 at 3:08 PMProperty talk

Studio is not a practical home. My girlfriend and I have experience staying in Manhattan, New York for 9 months in a studio unit. You are confine to you little space. For holiday or very short term is great, but for long term, is like staying in a jail even only the two of us.

Imagine if you have a family (even only 1 child) and thinking that staying studio is great, think about it again. Even for investment, potential buyers and tenants will only be from a small limited polls. Studio in a prime location is for those who cannot afford a bigger unit but would want to maintain lifestyle.

 
October 1, 2012 at 2:38 PMjack1981

no doubt the studio is too small to stay, but studio unit is a good holifay house.

Condomana,
We went meeting with COB when I was in a maintenance committee. Most of the maintenance default does not happen in middle high condo but low cost and middle cost apartment. I do not want to give further comment on it because it might hurt low income group feelings. Bottom line is default will not happen in the light collection.

Kim,
I get 3 car parks for my unit. I know some get more and some get less. There are about 1100 units (40acre land) in LC. Hence there will be minimum of 110 visitor car parks too.

 
October 2, 2012 at 3:03 PMpiko

dear tyh
how can i pass you my email without publishing it in public? any idea?

thanks

 
November 8, 2012 at 9:59 AMshahrul

How is the progress now. how many percent dy? any idea when IJM will release the bumi lot?

 
November 9, 2012 at 5:03 PMtyh

45% completion for block C,D & E. I doubt there's any bumi lot left. Since you are bumi then you don't have to wait for bumi lot release right? You can now just walk in and buy if still available. I would assume you are bumi by looking at your nickname.

 
November 9, 2012 at 5:08 PMtyh

45% completion for block D. I think block C and E also the same. I doubt any bumi units are still available. Since you are bumi you can just walk in and buy without waiting for bumi release if still available. I assume you are bumi by looking at your nickname. If bumi units are still available the waiting list must be very long by now.

 
November 14, 2012 at 2:57 PMshahrul

thanks tyh.

just help my non bumi fren from KL to get the info. hmmmm, any idea where can I get the info on the waiting list?

 
November 14, 2012 at 10:02 PMtyh

You won't get to see the waiting list. I just checked with Jim few days ago regarding collection 2. All bumi units for studio units fully sold. There are some larger units available. Starting from 843k onwards for 1367sqft.

 
November 15, 2012 at 8:43 AMJT

tyh, the RM845k units you are talking about are bumi or normal lots? What are the extras to be given, other than kitchen cabinet + hood and hob, air-cons, heaters, and vacuum ports which i knew of? Would oven, fridge, and others be given?

 
November 15, 2012 at 8:45 AMJT

tyh, the RM845k units you mentioned are bumi or normal lots? What extras would be given other than kitchen cabinet, air-cons, and heaters? Would there be fridge and oven?

 
November 15, 2012 at 10:29 PMtyh

Hi JT. These are what you going to get.
Kitchen cabinet with appliances (hood,hob & oven )
Home automation and security system
Astro beyond cabling ready
Air conditioner with inverter technologies
Hybrid hot water system
Dual flush cistern for water closet
Centralized vacuum system
Centralized water filtration system
Waste management facility - the cleaner will collect the rubbish from your house dusbin
Yacht for rental
Fibre optics cabling

Welcome to The Light Collection Community!!!!!!
If you get this unit you will stay above me. Oh ya. This is normal lot. Oh ya. FYI. This unit 843k was previously selling for 780k. It has increased by 63k. I still got keep some of the units launching price with me especially the units besides me and above me. Hope IJM doesn't screw me up for revealing this...haha

 
November 16, 2012 at 7:02 AMcindy

Tyh,
May i know more details, which block, what floor ? THANKS.

 
November 16, 2012 at 9:26 AMjack1981

thy,
thank you for sharing precious info, which I have forgotten. I am looking forward to see its completion.

 
November 16, 2012 at 11:38 AMAnonymous

pass by and spot 2 greedy dog barking to each other for a tiny bone...a hopeless place with hopeless people...
pity Malaysian work & fight like a slave for government,developer and banker...

 
November 17, 2012 at 12:48 AMtyh

Jack1981..me too. Look forward to completion. Can't wait to go fishing by the pontoon. Haha.
Cindy.. It is at block D 1st floor. If you buy it let me know. I certainly want to get to know you as my neighbour. Will invite you down to my place for open house.hehe..

 
November 17, 2012 at 12:28 PMtyh

Jack1981...1 more year to go before we get the keys..can't wait to go fishing by the pontoon..
Hey Cindy... It is block D 1st floor. Facing swimming pool 1367sqft which is just above my unit. No garden. Mine is ground floor with garden. All those ground floor with gardens facing pool fully sold. Interested in buying? I actually thought of getting this 1st floor unit so that it is like duplex to me...if you're interested I can bring you meet the IJM sales guy..I can show you which unit I bought..

 
November 17, 2012 at 9:02 PMcindy

tyh.
thanks for your invitation, i am quite interested , called up ijm but was told only bumi lots available., who shall i contact, what is the floor plan for this unit?
Love to be your neighbour if i manage to get one, cheers.

 
November 17, 2012 at 9:12 PMcindy

Tyh,
What is the unit no. And is it on level 2?
How can i contact you and who to contact in ijm pls?
Thanks.

 
November 17, 2012 at 11:05 PMcindy

Tyh,
Where is the car park located?

 
November 18, 2012 at 11:51 AMtyh

Hi Cindy... I checked with him for this unit early this week and he offer me few units that are still available inculuding this unit. The unit type is B2. You can see the floor plan above.mine is B1. This unit car park im not sure. Depends of the allocation they made. This unit car park should be close to me i think. Mine is just 1 level down my unit. I can just walk down 1 staircase to get my car. I got 3 carparks. I think this unit comes with 2. Not sure. You might want to check with IJM. Some of the sales guys not very service oriented. If you are really interested I can meet you at IJM office and intro you to the guy..anyway, I don't get commission nor a broker. So don't worry. Just trying to get a nice neighbours to myself..hehe..

 
November 18, 2012 at 10:26 PMtyh

Cindy...not sure why my earlier post to you this afternoon did not get posted. I'm very sure this unit is still available. If you want I can check out for you again tomorrow or even meet you there to meet the sales guy. The car park depends on the IJM allocation. It should be same level as mine which is just right below my unit which is near the lift too. Just a staircase down. This unit floor plan is B2. You can see above floor plan. The unit number should be block D, unit B2,02,06. Leave me your email and I will drop you my details.

 
November 19, 2012 at 1:43 AMcindy

Tyh,
Many thanks, i am really interested to get one, either the one you mentioned or those 1701sqf facing swimming pool, how can i contact you or who shall i call in ijm, really thanks for your valuable info and the time.

 
November 19, 2012 at 7:29 PMcindy

Tyh,
Pls mail me your details at
cindy8711@gmail.com.
Thanks.

 
November 20, 2012 at 7:47 PMtyh

cindy.. I called my IJM sales guy again and it appears that the mentioned unit is bumi unit. He confirmed to me once again that now only left bumi unit. Due to open for non bumi purchase sometime in may. However you can register with IJM now so that they will notify you once bumi units are open for sale. Sorry for the confusion. Few days ago the unit on my left which is the bigger unit sold to a Chinese for 1.1+million. This is bumi unit but he managed to buy..hmm.. Guess what.. Malaysia boleh...apa pun boleh.

 
December 7, 2012 at 10:24 AMzoomone

hi, i am new here... need opinion from taikor here

Most units in block C and D don't have seaview, may I know why these units still sold out. I mean, u r paying close to 1 mil but no sea view for prop that very close to the sea.

 
December 7, 2012 at 12:35 PMUnknown

zoomone.... stay in shangri la 5 star hotel with no view or stay at macallum street flat with full sea view. The surrounding environment, the connectivity to to sea, the status, the quality, the concept.....etc that make the different. Moreover you pay about 200k cheaper compare with seaview unit.

 
December 7, 2012 at 3:02 PMzoomone

thanks micheal, appreciate that.

I am quite interested with this project but since my budget is limited so I narrow down my option to block C and D since unsold bumi lot mostly at these two blocks. Trying my luck to q for bumi lot release unit.

another thing, isn't that the unit facing pool for block C and D quite close to each other? only separated by small size pool. Will this cause privacy issue? And if you notice there is one block in between block C and D which the units are even closer with some of the units in block C and D pool view.

 
December 7, 2012 at 3:26 PMAnglo Wax

Zoomone,

I still remember there are 2 exact same size of 1701sq-ft for me to choose when I visited IJM. 1 is facing nowhere and another is directly seaview (i call it million dollar view). They are priced at 900k and 1.37M respectively.

Welcome to the community. No doubt Light Collection will be one of the best place to stay in Penang.

 
December 7, 2012 at 3:35 PMUnknown

Zoomone, if im not wrong...the distance between blk C & D is about 90ft ++. There are sunscreen provided for the master bedroom (have to confirm with ijm ) and with certain units have it at their balcony. Since it is not a high density project + surrounded by upper class neighbour hood. It shouldn't be much issue unless you are very2 particular.

 
December 7, 2012 at 4:32 PMzoomone

hi Anglo Wax,

wowwww, that is close to rm500K diff.

 
December 7, 2012 at 4:39 PMzoomone

Hi Micheal,

I am ok with that actually. Just want to hear from others.

last week I went to the site (near the river)and saw the color of the water not so nice. is ijm plans to do something on this? I am worry because it is very close to block C and D

 
December 7, 2012 at 9:04 PMtyh

Hi zoomone. Welcome to collection 2 community. My unit is at block D ground floor facing exactly the pool. I'm the only one who owns the ground floor facing the pool as the rest are bought by IJM employees. That was what I was told and during the launching my unit was he only unit opened for sale. This is referring to ground floor units. I bought it because when I have my own kids, they can just go out swimming and just walk few steps to enter the house immediately. It feels like private swimming pool to me. Starting from 1st floor onwards all units have sunshade for the windows. It is stated in the SnP agreement and brochure too. To me whether it is facing he sea or not is not a concern to me. The cons about facing the sea to me is that it will be hot during sunrise. Also when it rains the rain will get into he balcony. I like my own private garden that is why I chose ground floor furthermore my unit will be idden from sunrise and sunset heat. Regarding the brown sea water I think once they have completed the commercial phase reclaimation it shouldn't be that brown I open. I went to the site almost every weekend to take a look at he progress. To me the color doesn't bother me much but most importantly it doesn't smell stinks. Oh ya. I kinda agree that the distance between block d and e may be too close but you can always fix some curtains to ensure privacy. Ground floor doesn't come with sunscreen therefore I really need to install Eire curtains or bamboo blinds. I can show you the floor plan, car park floors design and etc on the SnP in you want.

 
December 7, 2012 at 10:10 PMzoomone

hi tyh,

glad to hear from u. I saw that u know this project very well based on ur comments in this forum.

well, i really hope that I can be The light collection 2 community. not sure can get bumi lot release unit or not.

the private swimming pool idea looks cool. u r very lucky to get ground floor unit facing pool. congrats! there is one bumi lot ground floor at block D but not facing pool if i remember correctly.

yes, i also din smell it. and can feel sea breeze when standing there. also, I din hear any noise from jelutong expressway nearby.

p/s: understand that u r interested in penang world city project. two days ago I called them. they said they will be launching this project next month. i also plan to get studio unit if the price is reasonable.

 
December 8, 2012 at 11:24 PMtyh

Zoomone..the bumi release estimated to launch by May next year. Info from IJM sales guy..to get the feel how block d and e feel like and also swimming the photo is just above this forum. That is how it is going to look like..I think I know which unit you are referring to. That unit will be facing block c. The ground unit will have its own staircase going down to the pontoon area. Yeah. Thanks for sharing the info. Iin fact I went to ivory birch house last week and they old me soft launch will be either Jan or Feb. the sales office will be at the actual project site and not birch house. I intend to get the studio unit only the time. I was told the selling price would be somewhere rm600+ per sqft. I think the price is reasonable for hthat area taking into consideration of the entire project roadmap and also he surrounding areas condos prices. Another advantage of collection 2 is that we are the closes to the commercial phase. Just a walkin distance compare to light point and ollction 3 which is further away. Oh ya. Just for your info.. Within the collection projects 1,2,3 & 4 only collection 2 has tennis courts. Sounds weird but it is true. So whoever wants to play tennis will need to come to collection 2. Imagine if you are staying in light point or collection 3 you will have to walk quite far to play tennis.

 
December 10, 2012 at 9:23 AMpiko

Penang World City @ 600psf. looks like i have to look somewhere else. but should one be daring and take this almost 'sure win' project? the location itself is a big plus point. what's your views tyh?

 
December 10, 2012 at 10:57 PMtyh

Piko. If you look around all the newly launched projects in good location they are mostly hitting rm600+ per sqft and above. In my opinion this project is worth buying. I looked through the project plan and I feel that it is worth buying. I have a vision that one day it will somehow link to The Light. With recent LGE announcement to built the cycling track from queensbay to komtar which will bypass Penang World City and The Light it would draw lots of people attention to these areas. To me nothing is a sure win situation but sometimes we just got to take the risk. Of course it should be a calculated risk. Usually people buy the project by looking at the location, reasonable price, design and etc. For me I always do research to find out beyond that. For example I will find out what are the surrounding existing projects, what is the secondary market prices at that time, rental yield from the existing surrounding projects, the surrounding empty lands are owned by who or which developers, what are their plans with the empty lands, find out developers insider news on their future plans, studying state government upcoming projects which could affect your future properties demand such as the cycling track and etc. Always maintain rapport with the developers marketing and sales people to get insider news so that pin are always ahead of the rest. To me understand all these could help me to minimize my risk whether to go ahead buying the project or not. Some thoughts..

 
December 10, 2012 at 11:11 PMtyh

Oh ya. For your info. One of the Insider news if that the current The Light Waterfront U-Turn to Georgetown just before N-Park is just temporary to ease The Lighwaterfront residents convenience to go to town area. There is a plan to construct an overhead bridge from The Light to somewhere near e-gate caltex petrol station across the busy coastal highway. So in future The Light residents don't have to go all the way to the above U-turn to go to town. So try to imagine will this affect the Bayswater, Platino, Vertiq and Pearl Regency prices in future? The plan is there but yet to fully approve. When this materialize I foresee The Light together with above existing projects will be like a connected community.

 
December 10, 2012 at 11:58 PMzoomone

thanks a lot tyh for the info!

yes, coll 2 is very near to the commercial. during my visit, i tried to walk from the light coll entrance to the end of the promenade. it is walk able. I heard that IJM will start the construction for phase 2 sometime in Q3 next year. is it true? I din notice on the tennis court only at coll 2. thats good. thanks for the info.

on the penang world city, i think price is reasonable. i am expecting they will sell it at at least rm700/sft since the light sold at 600/sft. so, not bad.

good to hear about the overhead bridge. hopefully it will materialize.

 
December 11, 2012 at 4:41 AMcindy

Thy,
I am interested over Penang world city
as well, where did you get the project plan , what are the plans for phase one,
Any further info pls share, thanks.

 
December 11, 2012 at 9:37 AMpiko

thanks a lot THY for sharing your info. hopefully i can afford PWC, but got to have a unit before official launch for that to happen

 
December 11, 2012 at 9:37 AMpiko

correction: TYH :)

 
December 11, 2012 at 12:31 PMtyh

Pinko/Cindy.. Lots off people wanted this project and I expect lots of units will be taken by their own employees and also insider arrangement. I don't expect many studio units available during soft launch.. My chances of getting the studio unit is pretty slim I guess but I will still try my luck, I don't have much rapport with ivory sales folks but I do know that the sales gallery will be ready by Jan 2013. The maintenance fee is around 35cents +- including sinking fund. Ivory bought the land for rm240 per sqft and selling it at rm650 per sqft with the margin of rm410 per sqft. I know more about The Light projects than Penang World City. Sorry. But try to cycle from queensbay to The Light projects. I have cycled many times before along the proposed cycling track project by state government which will bypass underneath Penang bridge. It is pretty near actually and you can also see fishermans wharf too. The fishermans also offer to fetch you to underneath the Penang bridge for fishing for just rm10. Do you know that you can go to gelugor tesco from Penang world city without goin through the main road by bicycle or motorbike? By the way, the light commercial shops are not for sale to public. IJM will lease out only. They control the tenants. Like mid valley.

 
December 13, 2012 at 9:50 AMzoomone

good move by IJM to lease the commercial units.

btw, the star yesterday reported that IJM will start to build convention center 2nd half next year. No info on the shopping mall yet.

 
December 13, 2012 at 4:39 PMtyh

Zoomone. Yes. I got o know this since last year or beginning this year which I mentioned they will built the convention centre first. You can also check out my previous post in this page. They will start to built convention centre which is on the sea. It looks like an oval shape. I guess the reason why they decided to built the convention centre first is to attract more crowd to the area to boost the demand. Oh ya. I got to know that there is so far two 4 or 5 stars hotels confirmed will occupy the phase 2 commercial area. However he did not reveal which company it is. Oh ya. Since you are planning to get the ground floor unit in collection 2 the maintenance fees is 42 cents per sqft for your house built up area and 10cents per sqft for the accessories parcel like the deck and garden.

 
December 13, 2012 at 4:41 PMtyh

Some units come with 2 car parks and some 3. Depends on the unit you buy.

 
December 13, 2012 at 9:19 PMcindy

Tyh,
I thought the maintenance fee is 40cts,
Is garden unit paying higher fee?
Any idea what is the progress in block G?
Any known units available in this block and what do you think of block G?

 
December 13, 2012 at 9:51 PMtyh

It 40 cents for maintenance fee and 2 cents for sinking fund. Yes. The garden unit is paying more maintenance fee compare to the same unit but without the garden. For example my built up area is 1367sqft with 454sqft garden+deck. It will be 1367sqft x 42 cents + 454sqft x 10 cents. You can't see block G unless you enter into the construction area but I can see it from Penang bridge as I was traveling back to pg from mainland. If not mistaken it is now on 4th floor. Block F & G are progressing slower than the rest of the blocks mainly because most of the blocks are constructed on the sea. The rest of the blocks have reached the top most floor. Confirmed the studio unit on block G are fully sold during launching. Not sure bout the bigger units in block G for bumi units but you can check with IJM. Buyers snapped up all the studio units during launching especially at block G due to better view and privacy. The per sqft for block G studio units are higher Han the one at block C facing light linear.

 
December 13, 2012 at 10:33 PMcindy

Tyh,

Thanks

 
December 15, 2012 at 9:46 AMfrogprince

WoW...that is like RM1K+ per month.
Btw...I was always made known sinking fund is 10% of maintenance fees. No?

 
December 15, 2012 at 4:46 PMtyh

Frogprince. I don't think so it should be 10% out of the maintenance fee. Right now where I'm staying which is also IJM project the sinking fund is 2 cents too. Not 10% out of the maintenance fees. The maintenance fee + sinking fund for my unit is approximately RM620 per month. You can use above formula to calculate. Those bigger units maintenance fees may reach 1k+ per month. But if you look at he entire collections there are really a lot to maintain. Look at the amount of plants over there + pools. This is why the maintenance fees are so high.

 
February 13, 2013 at 12:29 AMfrank 64

I have a chance to look inside of collection 1 today. I can see very good quality end product there. They put in wood frame front door and it look class and nice. They put in premium quality 2x2 tile on the living room's floor. They put in quality parquet wood floor and apply good workmanship there. They use Panasonic air condition units in the bed room and living room. They tile the wall of every bath rooms. They skim coat the wall and it really look flat and nice. All I can say is that; they (IJM) really put in a good end products here. I am very happy for those collection 1 purchaser.

 
February 13, 2013 at 8:29 PMtyh

Hey frank. It's me again..thanks for the sharing..how did you managed to sneak in? The security guard dis not stop you? I wanted to sneak into collection 2 but was stopped by security. I wish I can enter collection 1 and 2 to take a look at the furnishing because the materials they use should be standard across all collection projects.one question. Did u managed to see the kitchen furnishing. It should come with kitchen cabinet n etc..

 
February 14, 2013 at 12:00 AMfrank 64

Hi TYH, I went in around 6pm so I guess I was lucky no security. I believe all the light collection 1, 2, and 3 when done will be very nice just like what I saw in collection 1. I did took some pictures if you give me your email I will forward it to you. I see the detail of the workmanship apply here. I believe once O.C. is pass all you have to do is to put in some furniture and you are ready to move in.

 
February 14, 2013 at 1:35 AMtyh

Hmmm. Cool.. I will try again next time.. If you can share the photos with that would be awesome.. My email is autumn.lmm@gmail.com
Was there kitchen cabinets and etc during your visit? There should be storage water heaters, centralized vacuum point, smart home system n etc. has it bing installed yet? So ow frequent do you visit Light projects? I go every weekends.

 
February 15, 2013 at 12:11 PMfrank 64

Tyh, please double check your email address ? can not get thru some how .

 
February 15, 2013 at 8:48 PMtyh

Hi frank. The email is correct. I just double checked. Can you try again? Let me know if still cant.

 
February 17, 2013 at 8:01 AMfrank 64

Tyh, I think it went thru.

 
February 17, 2013 at 1:11 PMtyh

Hi frank. Got it. Thanks a lot for the sharing.i guess they haven't built the kitchen yet. I think IJM still has some unsold units. But all units are facing light linear..

 
March 3, 2013 at 6:55 PMZooey

Hi tyh, you said that there might be some unsold units left still. Do you know of someone to contact in IJM? I just went there over the weekend and there is only bumi units left waiting to be released. But I supposed the waiting list is really long?

 
March 3, 2013 at 10:53 PMtyh

Hi. No more non bumi units.sold out.bumi units estimate to release in may. IJM will send invitation out when launching. I foresee the waiting list will be long. My wife colleaque who is a bumi intend to buy the bumi unit too in april/may before release. For studio units all sold out even the bumi units. the bumi units are the bigger units for sale. I do know few bumi units are selling at 840k+ for the 1367 sqft. Better buy compare to linear which is selling around that price. The OC for collection 2 should be in Jan 2014 the latest. Cant wait to move in..which unit are u interested in?

 
March 3, 2013 at 11:19 PMZooey

I'm actually interested in the 1300 units... the current for bumi units are already 920k.

 
March 4, 2013 at 6:49 PMtyh

Wow..which floor is that? I may have the launching price with me so that we can compare how much they hike up.based on what I had the 1367sqft 1st floor was selling at 780k without the garden. So if it is now 920k it has increased by 120k. Hmm..interesting. 3 months back when I checked out with my sales guy he told me the one above my unit was bumi unit and it was selling at 840k that's why I was still considering to get it. But since it is now 920k I don't think I will consider anymore.

 
March 4, 2013 at 6:49 PMtyh

Wow..which floor is that? I may have the launching price with me so that we can compare how much they hike up.based on what I had the 1367sqft 1st floor was selling at 780k without the garden. So if it is now 920k it has increased by 120k. Hmm..interesting. 3 months back when I checked out with my sales guy he told me the one above my unit was bumi unit and it was selling at 840k that's why I was still considering to get it. But since it is now 920k I don't think I will consider anymore.

 
March 4, 2013 at 8:50 PMZooey

Block C 5th floor. And by the time they release the bumi units.. they're gonna increase by another 3-5%.. it's gonna hit a mil for the 1367 units. Gosh.

You know of anyone selling?

 
March 5, 2013 at 12:07 AMtyh

Unfortunately I dont have the launching price for 5th floor however you can use 3rd floor as benchmark.3rd floor launching price was 810k. Looks like they have hiked up quite alot since then. To be honest when I bought my unit all the 1367sqft units with 454sqft gardens were fully soldexcept my unit. So far I've not heard of anyone letting go their units. I dont think people are willing to let go at this moment as they prefer to wait for OC n see how much it has appreciated. OC should be in Jan 2014 the latest. Less than 1 year to go. In my opinion collection 2 is a worth buy compare to the rest because of the design closer to sea. I think you should try buying the bumi units once released. Of course price will hit close to a million by then.

 
March 11, 2013 at 1:17 PMJT

Normally IJM Land price their Bumi release lots at least 30% higher from the launching price. In this case The Light Collection II type B, which initially priced at ~800k, will easily fetch >700psf, or ~1mil and above. Is this a reasonable price tag? When comparing to Penang World City it definitely is. All units come semi-furnished, low dense, green certified, at least 2 car parks, luxury facilities, and commercial portion already started.

 
March 11, 2013 at 9:20 PMsteve

Tyh, The price for 5th floor 1367sqf block D launching price at 844K.

 
March 11, 2013 at 11:39 PMSPunitD10owner

may i know is there any DIBS when u bought ur unit during collection 2 soft launch?

 
March 12, 2013 at 11:29 PMtyh

Thanks steve. We can use as benchmark when they release bumi units.those units with garden comes with 3 carparks.collection 1 and 2 dont have DIBS. Collection 3 comes with DIBS. I personally feel that The light is a better buy than penang world city. If JT estimation is correct I dont think the bumi release for 1367sqft is a good buy anymore unless you really like it n for own stay.

 
March 15, 2013 at 4:47 PMPenang Fan

Has any body got any idea when we can expect OC? I asked a few IJM staffs and the answer varies, ranges from mid 2014 to end of 2013. I cannot wait to see it completed as I think it will one of the best contemporary luxury living in Penang.

 
March 15, 2013 at 5:20 PMJT

Penang Fan:

If not mistaken, S&P stamped on Feb'2011 so this case the expected o.c will be early 2014. Base on track record of IJM, they never delayed their delivery and in most cases they actually delivered earlier.

 
March 15, 2013 at 9:55 PMtyh

JT. You are right. SnP was signed on 21 Feb. they I expec them to OC by Dec or early Jan so that I can move in just in time for CNY.haha. I'm a bit worried on the overall progress of collection 2 because it looks like they have lots for block g and f. The past few days they have been working at night too maybe because they are rushing for time.

Penang Fan. I look fwd to it too..getting more and more excited as time goes by.

 
March 17, 2013 at 9:19 PMPenang Fan

Yes tyh!, I cannot wait to move in. I have been to the newly completed Light Linear and Light Point. The finishes is quite good but IJM can be a bit short sighted. The Serenity Lounge for the light linear is so noisy from the highway traffic so it is hardly serene unless they double glazed the lounge. As for the Light Point. The Sky Lounge looks like a 5 star hotel lobby but again it is open air. It would be nice to have some weather proofing and air conditioning or even ceiling fan in time when the weather is hot with no sea breeze or worst thunder storm.

I had approached IJM and question them why hadn't they provided a build in Microwave or better a steam oven. They build the kitchen cabinet with hood, gas stove top and oven only. I am asking them to include a build in Microwave so I do not need to get a carpenter later to saw open a hole in the new cabinet so I can install a microwave or steam oven.

I actually told them that I will be happy to pay them extra for the Microwave build in as a whole package. Beside a design space for dishwasher installation will be nice. This is a must for modern living.

I hope more owners like me will voice this out so IJM will listen.

 
March 18, 2013 at 12:16 AMjack1981

Penang Fan,
With all due respect, it is unlikely IJM will customized to individual unit at owner's liking. Even for a small kitchen customization. Simply because they are not small company and no one is willing to override the so called SOP.

However, everything is possible, there is no harm trying right?

I have a friend willing to purchase LC2 for his own stay, are they all sold out?

 
March 18, 2013 at 2:29 AMPenang Fan

I wasn't requesting for customizing just my unit only. I am hoping more owners will request IJM to provide a build in microwave or at least provide a removable panel/door for the possibility of introducing such if one should so desire later. A microwave/steam oven is very desirable in all modern kitchen.

This should be applicable as a standard feature throughout every unit in the future- kitchen interior design.

 
March 18, 2013 at 10:54 PMtyh

Hi..I highly doubt IJM will change their plan even if more owners raise this concern to them.by now the kitvhen cabinets for collection 2 should be work in progress by the carpenter. I guess we just have to plan how n where we r going to place the microwave next time. Anyone has any photos to share how the kitchen looks like for light point or collection 1?

 
March 18, 2013 at 10:54 PMtyh

Hi..I highly doubt IJM will change their plan even if more owners raise this concern to them.by now the kitvhen cabinets for collection 2 should be work in progress by the carpenter. I guess we just have to plan how n where we r going to place the microwave next time. Anyone has any photos to share how the kitchen looks like for light point or collection 1?

 
March 19, 2013 at 11:21 AMSPunitD10owner

y it is gas hob? i ask before on the hob, the sales person mention it is electric hob. anyone ask before?

 
March 19, 2013 at 3:02 PMJT

If light collection II is being given the same gadgets as what The Light point has, then the following link can provide you with some insights.

My comment is :- simple and nice, but probaly not up to the "luxury" standard as what i have seen in Seri Tanjung Pinang.

http://www.mudah.my/The+Light+Point+3+carpark+Fully+Seaview-20467165.htm

http://www.mudah.my/The+Light+Point+Gulugor-20502852.htm

 
March 19, 2013 at 3:21 PMcondomana

Haha, that's the problem with condos that come with fitted kitchen. You won't get exactly what you want most of the time, and the worst is, everyone gets the same kitchen in the whole building!!

 
March 19, 2013 at 5:24 PMSPunitD10owner

i think the light point kitchen is nice, signature kitchen is a luxury brand with simple and quality design, just that i hope it is electric hob, i am fine with all units with same design as long as it is nice.

 
March 19, 2013 at 10:15 PMPenang Fan

I don't see any built in oven for the light point. Noted there is a gas stove/hob for wet kitchen and what looks like electric stove for the dry kitchen. Can someone verify if that is a electric or induction stove in the dry kitchen?

I like the counter top which allow for a breakfast area with high stools.

Thanks for the link to the light point kitchen picts.

I hope IJM will provide an additional build in Microwave above the build in oven. That will be perfect.

 
March 19, 2013 at 11:28 PMtyh

Im expecting the kitchen to be better than this. Not enough built in cabinet I feel. I like the open bar concept where I can take a quick meal. In a way there is also an advantage of having this simple kitchen so that I can plan my own decoration to the kitchen. How do we know it is from signature kitchen?

 
March 20, 2013 at 5:41 AMPenang Fan

My other condo was done by signature and I wasn't impressed. I was sold by the show units they have in Gurney Plaza but the Penang Designer was not that good. After several revisions I asked who did the show units and was then told that it was done by their K.L. Designer not Pg Designers. So I insisted that my kitchen drawing be reviewed and revised by the KL Designer. Only then it was acceptable.

They are expensive and they demanded a 90% payment before they even start the construction.

They made several mistakes and I have to live with it. I wasn't too happy with the final result.

They said you get what you pay for. In this case it didn't apply. I pay but got lousy jobs.

I will not use Signature Design again for sure.

 
March 20, 2013 at 11:43 AMcondomana

Hi Penang Fan,

I couldn't agree with you more. Sig Kit sucks! In fact, most kitchen shops in Penang suck! The designers lack creativity and taste, they are only interested in over charging you with all those unnecessary design that will look cheap and ugly after the whole thing is being built....:)

 
March 24, 2013 at 8:03 AMZooey

I tried looking at the units in Collection 1. They have already locked up some units. Those unlocked the kitchen not done yet. So I guess we can't know what the kitchen is like.

 
April 15, 2013 at 5:48 PMtphimy

I am interested in type B facing pool. What is the selling price now? Should I purchase from sub-sale, or waiting for Bumi release?

 
April 15, 2013 at 11:50 PMtyh

Type b facing pool ground floor all sold out.no bumi units on the ground floor. If u r fine with 1st floor there is 1 unit above me. Bumi units n target selling price around 900k plus.ijm staff told me. Bumi release around july now. If u can buy directly from developer will be cheaper.

 
April 19, 2013 at 9:55 AMOnini Sakamoto

very fast work for light 2

 
July 1, 2013 at 6:35 PMfrank 64

anyone have any update on the light collection 2 ?

 
July 1, 2013 at 8:25 PMtyh

I managed to go inside collection 2 few times. They have installed the water heaters, floor board, air cond n etc.built in kitchen not yet.the tiles they used are Ferruni brand. The lift have 2 sided doors which means the door opens based on which unit u stay. Like the lift in ikea.they have started building the swimming pool at block D.

 
July 10, 2013 at 6:54 AMfrank 64

I was able to check in on the studio unit last night. One of the unit already have the kitchen cabinet up. I can say it is very nice. It has built in oven (I think is electric) nice solid surface on the top. I open one of the drawer and I can say good quality products apply here. Although it is dark in there but you can see that it is built like a 5 stars hotel's suite.

 
July 10, 2013 at 10:13 AMJT

Units @ Light collection II be given built-in oven, this is great. Understood The Light point doesn't get one? How about collection I?

 
July 24, 2013 at 5:17 AMPenang Fan

frank64, please do us a favor. Can you shoot some photos of the Condo showing the fine finishes as you mentioned? The last time I tried to enter the guard prevented me. The super. said I must wear shoes. I was wearing slippers so he cannot let me loiter around.

 
July 24, 2013 at 8:41 AMkoktiong

Light Collection 1 also provide build in kitchen with oven, induction cooker, gas stove. All units has 4 air-con and 3 heaters.

I heard that the price for LC1 condo is about RM1.3M and water villa is RM3.4M above.

 
July 25, 2013 at 6:38 AMfrank 64

Penang Fan please give me the email or your mobile number so that I can whatsapp the photo to you.

 
July 26, 2013 at 3:03 AMPenang Fan

Frank 64, you can post latest picts here by contacting apartmentpenang@gmail.com
I am sure all owners will appreciate. I am happy to know that induction stove top are included. Guess that is in the dry kitchen. Another 5 months to get OC. Hopefully.

 
October 21, 2013 at 10:15 AMBuyer

Any update on the progress?

 
October 21, 2013 at 9:55 PMtyh

Progressing well. They have started installing the kitchen cabinets. Quite nice looking too. Aircond, water heater and centralized vacuum have been installed too. Oh ya. They have even started planting plants..

 
October 21, 2013 at 10:32 PMAnonymous

when will the OC approve ?

 
October 21, 2013 at 11:32 PMtyh

Based on my snp stamping IJM should handover the key to us by early march 2014. Aircond is panasonic brand with inverter, vacuum is electrolux n water heater is hybrid cabt remember the brand but I googled before n it cost 1.5k per unit.

 
October 22, 2013 at 1:51 PMshahrul

bro tyh, any news on the commercial phase 2?

 
October 22, 2013 at 6:39 PMtyh

Hi. Unfortunately I dont have much info on the commercial launching but the whole piece of phase 2 commercial land have been fully reclaimed. They are building the retaining walls. Partially completed. Oh ya. For those collection 2 owners if you look at your snp the actual units of aircond installed for your units are more than what is stated in the snp. E.g type b1 it should come with 3 units but I went to cjeck my unit it has 5 airconds instead.

 
October 22, 2013 at 11:44 PMPenang Fan

The 5 air-cons are placed where? Is it 2 bedrooms, study 1 each and 2 in living/dinning area? The living area is huge so you may need 2 air-con to be efficient. What about the C units? Has it got 6 air-con? As it has 3 bedrooms.

 
October 23, 2013 at 12:29 AMtyh

Yes. You're right. All bedrooms and study room have 1 uniy of aircond. 1 each for living and dining area. All bedrooms n study room came with wooden flooring and kitchen are using 2 x 2 tiles. The brand is Feruni. The toiley bowl brand is Toto. The lift is unique. Both sides are accessible. Like the one in ikea. It has panel buttons for disable people to press too. I like the idea the lift doors can open at both sides. More privacy. All the doors are using lever rather than round shape door knobs. The deck floors are not using real woods. Not sure what it made of but it looks like wood to me. The car park lots are painted with grey color with yellow lining. Looks like the one on 1st avenue except it is grey color instead of green. The kitchen cabinet are are white in color except the bottom doors are brown. Too bad my unit hasnt install the cooking hood and hub and oven yet so cant comment on the brand yet. Today my unit just planted some plants in front of my deck and garden. So happy to see it.

 
October 23, 2013 at 10:19 AMPenang Fan

Tyh, can you take some photos of the interior and post it here? Thanks!

 
October 23, 2013 at 9:15 PMtyh

Just sent to apartmentpenang@gmail.com for posting. Checkout in a day or 2 from now. Enjoy viewing the photos..

 
October 27, 2013 at 1:25 PMPenang Fan

Tyh, did you sent? Why are the photos not publish yet? It is 4 days. I am eager to see your picts. I am sure many IJM are too. Can you shoot Apartment-penang.com an email?

 
October 29, 2013 at 10:48 AMUnknown

tyh, can you please sent again the photos to apartment penang. me too are eager to view the pictures. Hello ! apartment penang...are you all still sleeping !!

 
October 30, 2013 at 3:12 PMUnknown

Ah, u went in to ur unit Tyh? Nice, bring me next time :)

 
October 30, 2013 at 5:27 PMtyh

Haha. Ya. Thats my unit. I went in couple of times. Last time I went in was earlier this month.soon they will lock up my unit like the studio unit after they complete installing the kitchen. Block C are quite complete n D almost there. next time I go in I become tour guide. Haha. I went to the lanscape garden too facing collection 1. Not bad. One place I never see is the infinity pool at block E and F.

 
October 30, 2013 at 6:26 PMUnknown

As for me I didnt really go inside but I went to LC1 and took some photos of the fishbone - dropoff area. Also went to the newly built light promenade and see the pontoon from there. Very nice view from the promenade. Ponton is blueish in color. Maybe I will send some photos for u to have a look.

 
October 30, 2013 at 8:29 PMtyh

I've never been to LC1. Been to Linear only. The water villas in LC1 quite nice. Too bad too exp for me. Are u moving in LC2 too?

 
October 30, 2013 at 10:46 PMUnknown

Yes will move there eventually but not now. Going to rent for 2 years then only move in. When ready lets meet up. I think i still have ur number.

 
October 30, 2013 at 10:54 PMPenang Fan

Do you see any chances Light Collection 2 getting OC in Dec?

 
October 30, 2013 at 10:58 PMUnknown

Penang Fan, I doubt it. Maybe in Jan or Feb but i think they will make it like LC1, maintenance fee free for few months but they handover the keys first and slowly touchup the things that have not yet been done.

 
October 30, 2013 at 11:15 PMPenang Fan

I checked my SNP. It was signed on 15th Jan 2011. They should deliver before Jan 15th 2014 or face a fine right? I doubt IJM will not deliver before then. They have a good track record for handing over.

 
October 31, 2013 at 3:06 PMtyh

Based on my observation getting OC or key by Dec is definitely out of question. Quite alot needs to be done. My prediction is march. Signed is january but the 3 years actually starts from the stamping. Try look at your SnP again when it was stamped. Mine is March. Urs should be very close to mine. Maybe few days difference. Jase nemo, nice photo u shared. How did u get there by boat? Shud ask me along......

 
October 31, 2013 at 4:08 PMUnknown

My stamping was in Jan Tyh. And i didnt go by boat but I walked inside the Light promenade (future public commercial acess).

 
October 31, 2013 at 5:03 PMtyh

Hmmm. Mine perhaps was stamped later..so if we get key in march u get paid penalty from ijm where else mine dont have. Wasted.. sigh..the promenade u mentioned is the commercial phase right? I have a feeling that LC2 wont get key by dec for sure. Quite alot still not completed. Maybe this is the 1st project IJM ever missed the dateline. Haha.

 
November 1, 2013 at 9:56 PMPenang Fan

Jan 15th 2014 is the dateline as the 1st 100 buyers in line during soft sale launch date for Collection II.

The penalty is 10% per annum of purchase price pro-rata on a daily basis from expiry date of delivery. So If property is a million. It will be about 277 a day to be paid by the vendor. It's 8,333 a month for each million dollar unit. Enough to buy a nice 55" LED 3D HDTV.

It is stipulated in clause 25-1, Pg 11. I bet from now on IJM will be working 24 hrs. to beat the dateline for delivery.

 
November 1, 2013 at 10:49 PMtyh

I was one of the 1st 100 buyers too. My queue number was 42 or 62. Cant remember exactly. I dont mind it gets delayed then. Haha. But honestly I doubt we can get the key in january. The main reason why it is behind schedule was because the initial contractor hired by IJM to do piling on the sea suddenly pulled out. The IJM open tender back. So the delay was about 6 months before the piling on the sea started. Once I get the key I will be super excited. Does anyone of you here owns block d garden unit on the ground floor facing pool?

 
November 8, 2013 at 11:20 PMtyh

Yes. IJM decided to remove the chicken fence along the road facing Light Linear and replace with concrete wall same as LC1..just taken out today..today I received letter from IJM realeasing another 10% for the road n drainage serving the parcel. Next 10% would be completion of internal and external interior.. getting closer now. Wohoo

 
November 8, 2013 at 11:30 PMPenang Fan

Spoke to IJM and was told it is likely to get OC by mid.Jan. They are rushing to meet the deadline now. Block C will be completed 1st. Got to pay 75% so far.

 
November 9, 2013 at 1:06 AMtyh

If you look at block E, F and G there are still lots to be done but I do hope can get the key by Jan. We may get OC by Jan but doesnt mean we can get VP by Jan. Most important is VP.

 
November 9, 2013 at 8:52 AMCK

anybody knows when we can start renovating the unit? Is it after OC?

I wonder if people already started moving in to collection 1.

 
November 9, 2013 at 9:40 AMtyh

Once the Certificate of Occupancy is received by your developer, they will advise all Buyers (using Registered mail) that the units are ready for delivery of vacant possession. Buyers will normally be asked to make an appointment for an initial joint inspection of the property with the developer's rep. The appointments would likely be assigned on a first-come-first-served basis, so the whole hand-over process could take several weeks, depending on on the total nr. of units, the nr. of staff available & the availability of Buyers. As far as I know, there is no legal time limit for the handover as many Buyers are either overseas or too busy. However, you can expect your developer to advise you that vacant possession is deemed to have taken place two weeks after delivery of their notice of vacant possession -  this governs the 18-month Defect Liability Period.The initial physical inspection could take as little or as much time as you like, depending on how fussy you are & the quality of the finishing. 30 minutes to 2 hours should cover most situations, at the end of which you have to sign a form listing the  defects you would like the developer to rectify. You can choose to accept all the keys or leave a set with the developer to allow access for rectification of the listed defects. My advice is to return ALL the keys & not accept vacant possession until you are reasonably satisfied, unless you need the accommodation urgently. In the nutshell, your reno can only commence after all the above completed.

 
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