BM Permai

BM Permai, a freehold residential project comprises 38 terrace house, 36 semi-detached and 47 bungalow units.

Strategically located in Bukit Minyak, an easy access to Bukit Minyak and Perai Industrial Area. A mere minutes drive to Juru Autocity and Penang bridge.

Location : Bukit Minyak, Penang
Property Type : 2-Storey Terrace, Semi-Detached and Bungalow
Indicative Price : RM348,000 onwards
Developer : Taraf Ria Sdn. Bhd.
Contact Number : 04-5076533/010-7989333

  1. Jade
    March 28th, 2012 at 20:19 | #1

    10 days ago went to the site, there’s no changes. regarding the cable re-route, the office person told me only for the bungalow and super semiD. anyway, the cable still like spider web. Now, any updates from anybody? just hope they wont delay the OC again.

  2. kang
    March 29th, 2012 at 20:09 | #2

    Is OC pass already?

  3. Alice
    March 31st, 2012 at 22:18 | #3

    look like they have some problems lauching the next phase. not sure what is the reason. usually entrance road to any new taman usually are very wide but BM Permai is bit small. did anyone notice that the road is not wide enough compare to any new taman. this will make the place look very messy in the future. WHH is not a branded or high class developer, so, don’t expect too much from them. Permatang Sactuary, I guess is another good choice. Developer is IJM – very famous in Penang, KL. Land are is much bigger that BM Permai – but the build-up area is samller. Location is near Alma, Tesco. Not yet launch but most of the houses already sold. Show house ready in May 2012.

    Land: 32.8 * 98 feet (3214 square feet)
    Built-up : 22 * 48 feet (1056 square feet)
    Back Yard: 32.8 * 21 feet (688 square feet)
    Car Porch: 32.8 * 29 feet (951 square feet)
    Side: 10.8 * 48 feet (518 square feet)

  4. TL
    March 31st, 2012 at 23:38 | #4

    Location of BM Permai is much better than Alma lar.

  5. Jade
    April 1st, 2012 at 14:23 | #5

    IJM in penang also got people complaint la…. example the Platino, Vertiq anf the Pearl regency. so far, the best developer is boon siew group, but they only built and sell. so, the houses are very expensive.

  6. CYX
    April 6th, 2012 at 23:09 | #6

    At last, the sign board of the Taman had been put up in front of the office. The size is very tiny 3ft by 5ft only. If you drive to fast, you might not notice it. Next will be Guard House?

  7. Venus
    April 7th, 2012 at 18:04 | #7

    a lil dissappointed, as the developer just use the small steel plate and engrave some word and put on it it..

  8. Jade
    April 8th, 2012 at 11:01 | #8

    Permai is not G&G, so i don think they will built the guard house.

  9. Ccyl
    April 11th, 2012 at 17:08 | #9

    Haha the taman sign board so big wo, even d bm utama is bigger, ok la, i knw dont compare with DNP DEVELOPER, but u may compare with the kindergarden school name MELODY, AT BM UTAMA, WAHAHA EVEN KINDERGARDEN SIGN BOARD BIGGER THAN US BM PERMAI.
    And i suggest remove the sales office and make the road bigger

  10. Permai
    April 11th, 2012 at 18:31 | #10

    like @Ccyl comment….haha…

  11. Ccyl
    April 11th, 2012 at 19:13 | #11

    Haha thx permai, SAY THX TO WHH, I COMFIRM PHASE 2 not much ppl wil buy, see d lao beh landscaping, n at nite u all try go see d light, wahaha, damn funny wahaha, same dark, haha set up so damn many tnb tiang, but at nite d street damn dark, maybe they (WHH) scare the thief no business to do, so help them set up d light so little so tat they can easy enter our house. Haha

  12. Ccyl
    April 11th, 2012 at 19:18 | #12


  13. Ccyl
    April 11th, 2012 at 20:37 | #13

    @Banking Boy
    What the price u give? Can discuss

  14. Alice
    April 11th, 2012 at 23:06 | #14

    actually, BM Permai house is not bad. I like the design. But, one thing I need to comment is that the entrance to BM Permai. The developer should make the road wider so that the taman can look better. I heard from the sales person that WHH do not plan to built super bungalow bcos they have some problem selling the existing bungalow lots. Phase II will only be launch after a few years. is this true ?

  15. Z
    April 12th, 2012 at 10:19 | #15

    If don want to buy, ask so much for what?
    Better save your time, doing to blow jobs.
    Ke Ke Ke,…..

  16. Kang
    April 12th, 2012 at 11:26 | #16

    Recently went to ask the officer again,she said OC may be will pass at May or June due to TNB problem.When I done the booking,she said march.then when sign SnP,she said may be April.last month said April or may.then now become May or June.Really disappointed when heard about excuse and excuse.Why can’t give a confirm date?

  17. ccyl
    April 12th, 2012 at 15:42 | #17


    please open ur eye bigger and check the previous message, i was one of the owner of BM PERMAI, IF U R THE PPL INSIDE THE WHH, u no need say so much, as all people can see the truth. haha.

  18. ccyl
    April 12th, 2012 at 15:43 | #18

    As i was the early bird, i heard this kind of excuse many time ald, so that why so many people comment at here……….. dont put so much hope on the OC, it wil be late

  19. T
    April 12th, 2012 at 20:44 | #19

    wonder what is the price for the early bird for terrace?

  20. kang
    April 12th, 2012 at 22:15 | #20

    may i know when you have sign SnP?

  21. Ccyl
    April 12th, 2012 at 22:35 | #21

    Y i wan tel u? U r not helping as u only is the BIG SIGN BOARD N WHH DEVELOPER PPL
    (blek) u think i m kid meh? So sucking haha

  22. Ccyl
    April 12th, 2012 at 22:36 | #22

    Sorry kang reply to the wrong person haha

  23. Ccyl
    April 12th, 2012 at 22:37 | #23


  24. Ccyl
    April 12th, 2012 at 22:44 | #24

    I sign since last year, i ald pay the house loan for quit a period, tat y i feel vry dissapointed with this developer. Since last year i heard d same sentences, delay n delay n delay d OC, so since they keep lying to us, and keep delay from end of the year 2011, til b4 chinese new year, til after ner year, til feb, march, april, may, jun, and this end of the year. This developer will keep say the same word, they never get the OC PASS, b4 u sign d snp, wat they oso promise u, wil do tis do tat, widen junction bla bla then start singing bla bla black sheep haha…..

    After u sign they straight wont care about ur ccomplain, all this taman owner know this, haha. Jz sharing u here, dont put too much hope on the OC. we ald wait the OC TILL MALAYSIA CAN FEEL THE EARTHQUAKE BUT NEVER CAN GET IT, HAHA.

  25. Kang
    April 13th, 2012 at 10:08 | #25

    Thanks for sharing.i feel soo disappointed.i am nervous because this is my first house.I plan to abandon but my mum said since everything sign already then no choice, have to wait if not will lost some money.

  26. Ccyl
    April 13th, 2012 at 20:08 | #26

    Yalo, this oso my first house, that why i hope the developer may improve, but unfortunately this developer never care about it, and the attitude is vry bad. That why since they treat their resident like this, they will get back all the bad haha. We jz wait n see

  27. TL
    April 13th, 2012 at 23:20 | #27

    You should feel glad about the small taman signboard. If the developer use 100k to build the signboard, it will take 1000 ringgit from each house. No businessman will do lose money job. Landscaping and tnb poles is important but it will not affect the house price much. The most important is the location and development surrounding. If school, bank, high end shop lots is built, the property price will appreciate. Overall BM Permai still good. Location is good and 90% of the house is sold.

  28. Jade
    April 14th, 2012 at 00:09 | #28

    Actually the developer have 2 years for the houses to get OC, as stated in the SnP. i hope May and June is the last delay…as starting august they will need to pay back to some owner who bought during the launching period.

  29. Jade
    April 14th, 2012 at 00:11 | #29

    agree with TL, BM permai location is still consider good, compare to others projects. the office will move out once they start and complete the 2nd phace.

  30. Jade
    April 14th, 2012 at 01:42 | #30

    since u wanna sell off ur unit, mind to share which other projects u are looking into it?

  31. Max
    April 14th, 2012 at 09:05 | #31

    Seriously, I don’t know why some people get so annoyed with the “signboard”….are you buying house or buying signboard???
    You can’t compare to BM Utama or other G&G projects, as their residents need to spend on monthly fees. BM Permai doesn’t collect any maintenance fees!

    With Zero maintenance fees, they still spend time designing some landscaping and build up a small signboard, what else do you expect???

    Yes, like Jade mentioned above, the Sales Gallery office will be completely removed once the projects is done.

    Take it easy guys, if you don’t like this project, no point keep bomboard on it, if I were you, i’d rather spend time searching for better place….. go get life~

  32. Ccyl
    April 14th, 2012 at 10:22 | #32

    Yes, i agree u, location is ok jz developer bad

  33. Ccyl
    April 14th, 2012 at 10:27 | #33

    Dont compare wo, when y u care about my compare the signboard with the KINDERGARDEN haha. Sorry lo, as the the BM UTAMA oso no need maintainance fees.

    What the hell the developer promise? Haha only delay n delay and look down terrace ppl. MONEY FACE DEVELOPER


  34. Kang
    April 14th, 2012 at 10:37 | #34

    Actually I am satisfied this taman and I love soo much about design and location. Just a bit concern with the promised from developer. I rather they told a accurate delay date than keeping excuse and excuse. Anyhow,I believe OC will get very soon.

  35. Kang
    April 14th, 2012 at 10:39 | #35

    Do you all go to Pisa? I start collect the renovation info from there and now do the comparison.

  36. Max
    April 14th, 2012 at 10:42 | #36

    1st of All, I’m not so-called “WHH Inner PPL”. If you refer to earlier post, I’m one of the owner.

    2nd, go learn your english before talking crap here, not everyone can understand your language. I don’t mean professional english, but at least, something understandable.

    3rd, do not use high caps words, it’s so rude.

    4th, Who told you that I cared about your comparison in the first place?

    5th, what do you mean by “BM Utama oso no need maintenance fees?

  37. Max
    April 14th, 2012 at 10:45 | #37

    Yes, I visited the fair last month (not homedec), one of the gate builder told me they already received order from BM Permai owner, they told me which unit but it’s not convenience to say it here. :)

    and I visited Perfekta in Prai for kitchen renovation. Where do you guys go for Kitchen?

  38. Kang
    April 14th, 2012 at 10:56 | #38

    No idea yet, now still searching. Any recommend?

  39. Max
    April 14th, 2012 at 11:04 | #39

    I think I’ll go Perfekta for Kitchen. They seems professional in kitchen, and they price they quoted me is reasonable. and better yet, they don’t charge for drawing. :)

    There’s another one name ChingKwang in bukit tengah, but the sales person wasn’t that friendly when I visited last month….you may try your luck there.

    Another one is Renova or Revano, in Prai, price is abit high….

  40. Kang
    April 14th, 2012 at 11:05 | #40

    Add me at facebook kang830727@yahoo.com,ok? So we can chat further.haha…

  41. Max
    April 14th, 2012 at 12:03 | #41

    paiseh, I don’t have facebook account…but nvm, i’ll add you using by wife’s account instead.
    nice to meet you here :)

  42. Kang
    April 14th, 2012 at 12:42 | #42

    Nice to meet you too

  43. Ccyl
    April 14th, 2012 at 13:53 | #43



  44. Ccyl
    April 14th, 2012 at 13:56 | #44



  45. Jade
    April 14th, 2012 at 14:41 | #45

    have you been to the taraf ria office in Alma to complaint? the office girl told me there was a group of people went there to complaint to the boss. So, maybe you can go there to complaint. sometimes the sale office people didnt convey your complaint to the boss, so the main office dont know your concern lo.

  46. Jade
    April 14th, 2012 at 14:46 | #46

    which type you bought? me too hoping may and june is the last date, and oc wont delay….

  47. Kang
    April 14th, 2012 at 15:12 | #47

    i bought mini banglow type.how about u? I just paid another 10% of total. Now just wait the key of house.

  48. Jade
    April 14th, 2012 at 15:53 | #48

    mine is mini semiD :)

  49. Ccyl
    April 14th, 2012 at 15:54 | #49

    Yes, we are the group, but the boss just pretend dont know and very rude, they say they cant do anything for it. Tat y i m so unsatisfy with this taraf ria

  50. Jade
    April 14th, 2012 at 16:06 | #50

    oh, i see. so, now u plan to sell off ur unit? in ur opinion, which other projects is better than permai around that area?

  51. Max
    April 14th, 2012 at 16:10 | #51

    we might be in the same row…. :)

  52. Kang
    April 14th, 2012 at 17:09 | #52

    Which number you are? My one is 42A.

  53. Kang
    April 14th, 2012 at 17:13 | #53

    Ha ha…as I know, semiD size at bm permai is bigger than banglow right?

  54. Ccyl
    April 14th, 2012 at 17:16 | #54

    Yup, wan sell off it. I look at jesselton hill know. The landscape there is nice, and the road is proper wider.

  55. Jade
    April 14th, 2012 at 17:26 | #55

    oh, jesselton hill is G&G, i’m sure the landscape is nice.

  56. Jade
    April 14th, 2012 at 17:28 | #56

    mine is only the mini semiD, the super semiD is much bigger. actually i’m wondering what to do with the big glass door….. grills or make wall???

  57. Kang
    April 14th, 2012 at 17:39 | #57

    I also worried about that. I will look what others do then take as reference. Which plot you are?

  58. K9
    April 14th, 2012 at 17:53 | #58

    FYI – Jesselton hill by DNP is not under G&G, it is just a guarded only project and no gated. If you’re looking for new housing project in BM that having G&G concept, then you can look for Orange Villa by Tah Wah, Carnation Villa by Oriental Max, Gemilang Permai and Residensi Harmony by Airmas.

    BM utama(Phase 1, 2 and 3) by DNP also a guarded only project and no gated.

  59. Jade
    April 14th, 2012 at 18:00 | #59

    i see, thanks for ur info. just wondering are you owner of bm permai too?

  60. K9
    April 14th, 2012 at 18:11 | #60

    I’m not the owner of BM Permai, last time i plan to buy BM Permai but changed my decision at the last minute cause of BM permail is not under G&G. I preferred G&G housing concept :-) .

  61. mega
    April 14th, 2012 at 21:42 | #61

    u can consider the house nearby i.e. behind Carrefour Bukit Minyak: Carnation Villa, GnG terrace start from RM429K, semi-D: RM656K.

  62. K9
    April 14th, 2012 at 22:14 | #62

    Thanks @mega. I went to carnation villa’s sales office and Orange Villa’s show house opening today. If look on the location, the house’s build up with its pricing, the swimming pool and club house’s overall design, Orange villa will be my first choice !

    I’m not intention came to BM permai’s blog site to comment on the good side of other housing project, I belive this is not fair to BM Permai’s buyers especially. I just coincidently saw the @Jade’s comment on Jesselton Hill is an G&G concept, just wanted to correct Jade’s comment, no other meaning here. :-)

    bye guys! 😉

  63. TL
    April 15th, 2012 at 16:57 | #63

    Congratulation to orangers! You are the richest guy in BM because your house got lift.

  64. TL
    April 15th, 2012 at 17:04 | #64

    WHH already bought the land beside the show room. They plan to build shop lots and apartments. I think this is a good move. The traffic flow is high. People live in BM Utama and Jesselton need to pass thru this small narrow road anyway. So, they can have dinner first to avoid the traffic jam.

  65. lost
    April 15th, 2012 at 18:17 | #65

    Original OV house don’t have lift lah — the lift cost RM98K. original house don’t have lift ok. the original house look suck. look up/down the staircase – like low cost apartment. i’m of the buyer — DAMN

  66. TL
    April 15th, 2012 at 23:46 | #66

    Make sure you don’t have dog. Or else you have to break up with the doggy. No worry, the house looks nice if you cover up the stair case. If you don’t want to put the lift, make the cover up area as a store rooms.

  67. TL
    April 15th, 2012 at 23:54 | #67

    You should feel glad you bought the house a year ago. The price should be low. Now the house price increase already. Untunglah you… You should belanja. FYI it is very common that project got delay. The developer just need be honest a tell the truth. Jesseton hill not yet build… You will have same problem 2years later. Go and ask people in taman Bukit indah, how long the developer delay the projects.

  68. Kang
    April 16th, 2012 at 22:27 | #68

    Hai,anyone go to site? Any updates?

  69. Ccyl
    April 16th, 2012 at 23:12 | #69

    Hi tl, at least the landscape is nice n all the ingredient is high quality include all the door, door holder evrything is cover well. Money is not a problem, the problem is this developer attitude

  70. Ccyl
    April 16th, 2012 at 23:12 | #70

    Hi tl, at least the landscape of jessolton is nice n all the ingredient is high quality include all the door, door holder evrything is cover well. Money is not a problem, the problem is this developer attitude

  71. Max
    April 17th, 2012 at 09:05 | #71


    actually it’s common that developer delays the OC….you may ask around, it’s really not such big issue to complaint about..
    So, are you willing to let go your unit now? I have fren who interested in….

  72. Max
    April 17th, 2012 at 10:12 | #72


    visited the orange villa show house yesterday…..yes, agree with you, the staircase is really a headache issue, it’s a problem that hardly be solved…
    I can hear all the visitors complaining about it during the visit….
    and it’s so embarrassing when “rubbing” with others when going up/down the staircase….

  73. allen
    April 17th, 2012 at 10:39 | #73

    The concept of the Santuary is great and should be a good buy for the future. But for now, the immediate neighbourhood is depressing though there is some great aroma therapy from the chicken farm next to the site, if one is into nature.

  74. mm
    April 17th, 2012 at 14:36 | #74

    Since the entrance already small, have anyone of here know that will it be a yellowbox draw in front of the entrance?
    i already mention this to the sale person last weekend and she said will follow up on this.

  75. Ccyl
    April 17th, 2012 at 21:20 | #75

    Paiseh leh, already gt ppl wan my unit.

    In addition, i m nt only unsatisfied with the oc, but is the sales and this developer is money face issue, i dont think i nd ur concern here. Thx

  76. TL
    April 18th, 2012 at 00:02 | #76

    Which developer is not money face? If they are not money face, they will build school and temple… Hopefully the sales didn’t go the another developer that you are going to buy the next house. Go ahead to buy Jesselton hill, but becareful on the location. Choose the house not too close to the factory area. Wait and see how the sale react after you signed the SnP…

  77. Max
    April 18th, 2012 at 00:36 | #77

    who is concerning about you here?? who cares?

  78. Max
    April 18th, 2012 at 00:46 | #78

    I think the sales person used to tell me that they will paint yellow box there, I think it’s a must…

  79. Ccyl
    April 18th, 2012 at 20:29 | #79

    Thx for ur concern and advice

  80. Ccyl
    April 18th, 2012 at 20:30 | #80


  81. Ccyl
    April 18th, 2012 at 20:31 | #81

    Tat sales person also USED to tell (lie)me about the oc, the material All la, haha all bluff ppl

  82. Ccyl
    April 19th, 2012 at 22:53 | #82

    Jz to inform u tat the bukit indah project not under DNP developer. As it is diff developr, no worry. Bukit indah as also 1 of the problem project, tat why all the owner they join together to upgrade their benefit.

  83. TL
    April 21st, 2012 at 00:30 | #83

    Oops typo error, I think is Taman Bukit Minyak Indah. The sink and crack taman behind carrerfour. Go and ask how long they delay project and what the developer do to help the land sinking problem. Sometime buying a house is depending on luck. You are lucky to buy BM Permai and sell it with profit… Good luck !

  84. Ccyl
    April 21st, 2012 at 14:53 | #84

    Em, thx for ur advice, and we oso wait n see tis whh delay til when since last year dec

  85. TL
    April 26th, 2012 at 06:48 | #85

    Majlis Perbandaran only give OC every every 3 months.if you miss the slot, you will delay by 3 months. May and Jun is another time slot.

  86. kang
    April 26th, 2012 at 22:25 | #86

    Anyone knows the progress?Seen like no any updates recently?

  87. Jade
    April 28th, 2012 at 18:48 | #87

    any new updates about the OC?

  88. TL
    April 28th, 2012 at 22:05 | #88

    End May or June. I see some people already started revovate the house (outside) Planting trees, putting tiles…wah lau eh,Kia su…

  89. Jade
    April 29th, 2012 at 06:31 | #89

    before OC can do renovation already? never mind la, by the time get the OC, we got few samples house for referance

  90. koko
    April 29th, 2012 at 20:59 | #90

    I went to the site this morning, saw almost all the house’s external wall and gate’s wall having cracking marks everywhere, the cracking issue might cause the OC’s delayed i think. But why so much cracking there? land slip?

    The house workmanship and quality really suck!!!

  91. TL
    May 1st, 2012 at 14:36 | #91

    The workmanship is so so lar.

  92. TL
    May 1st, 2012 at 14:44 | #92

    The delay is due to theTNB cable re-route in the main road. They are replacing the old wooden poles with new concrete poles. The new poles are few feet inside. This is plan for future road widening project. The minor crack on the pagar is normal because the pagar is not build on piling. This should not delay the OC. Btw, The workers are repairing the crack and repaint the pagar.

  93. kang
    May 1st, 2012 at 15:10 | #93


    thanks for updates.

  94. Jade
    May 1st, 2012 at 15:32 | #94

    TL, thanks for the update :)

  95. koko
    May 1st, 2012 at 15:42 | #95

    TL :The delay is due to theTNB cable re-route in the main road. They are replacing the old wooden poles with new concrete poles. The new poles are few feet inside. This is plan for future road widening project. The minor crack on the pagar is normal because the pagar is not build on piling. This should not delay the OC. Btw, The workers are repairing the crack and repaint the pagar.

    Not only cracking on the “pagar”, almost every house’s wall also having lot of the cracking marks. Pls go and inspect it yourself. You’ll be shock when you see the cracking marks which got paint on it.

  96. lost
    May 1st, 2012 at 17:11 | #96

    most of housing projects got the same issue — bangalas worker mah —

  97. Jade
    May 1st, 2012 at 19:02 | #97

    @koko, are you one of the owner?

  98. koko
    May 1st, 2012 at 19:25 | #98

    I’m not the buyer yet. Plan to buy a house and went to survey the site first. But i think this project not a go for me after saw the house and site especially the craking marks there.

  99. Jade
    May 1st, 2012 at 19:41 | #99

    take ur time to survey. there are lots of projects in mainland.

  100. Roland
    May 2nd, 2012 at 13:49 | #100

    actually wall cracking is not a big issue, sometimes it’s just cracking on the surface.
    BM Permai is sitting on hill side, which means hill land, so won’t have land sinking problem.
    just watch out some “D*P” projects, they always build on swampy land….
    and unfortunately, i’m one of their neglected victim.

    FYI, I’m not BM Permai owner ‘yet’. Considering now~

  101. Roland
    May 2nd, 2012 at 13:50 | #101

    actually wall cracking is not a big issue, sometimes it’s just cracking on the surface.
    BM Permai is sitting on hill side, which means hill land, so won’t have land sinking problem.
    just watch out some “D*P” projects, they always build on swampy land….
    and unfortunately, i’m one of their neglected victim.

  102. kang
    May 2nd, 2012 at 16:03 | #102


    I am very welcome you to be a BM permai owner. My own opinion,i can said that this project is achieved a optimum point from many aspects.

  103. siput
    May 2nd, 2012 at 16:40 | #103


    wow..wall cracks very badly also can said developer achieved optimum points from many aspect? TNB poles and spider web on the cabling make our eyes pain to see loh…. that also called optimum point kah?

  104. Roland
    May 2nd, 2012 at 18:18 | #104


    Actually this project is not that bad, the developer has agreed to re-wire the cables.
    try go Orange Villa forum and read…..the price is already so damn expensive…plus monthly maintenance fees….
    If BM Utama, I don’t even bother to visit their show house, coz it’s repeating my current situation: DNP + Swampy Land.
    Juru Area, Traffic Problem plus flies issues….

  105. siput
    May 2nd, 2012 at 19:29 | #105


    i think in orange villa’s blog, more sabotager than genuine buyers in there lately 😉 …Orange villa located in a strategic location, that is why the price also high. This is normal and acceptable. if i plan to buy a house, i will go to the site to do own survey first, commenters views in the penang property talks website just can act as a references only, cause commenters can freely used the nicknames that they like to post their comment here. :)

    i went to the BM Permai site yesterday, noticed the cracking on the walls and fence that claimed by @koko, this is fact after i saw it by my own eyes! so, do own survey before making decision to buy or not is most important for a smart buyers ! :)

  106. siput
    May 2nd, 2012 at 19:46 | #106

    and the housing price for BM permai also expensive too, 700k++ just for 2 story semi-d..i mean new launched semi-d which is shared same road with mini bangalow ..wow !! The main entrace also too small and only one entrance in this taman, this will post future issues on the traffic, the TnB cablling also looks eyesore too, later TM cabling will be come in as well…will looks more eyesore i believe ! This taman having over half millions pricing of mini bangalow and semi-D but still cannot have the underground cables, i think BM Permai’s developer will sure earn a lot on this project ! 😉

  107. TL
    May 3rd, 2012 at 00:22 | #107

    I just visited Megahomes, project opposite Megamall prai. The project is somewhat similar to BM Permai. Phase 1 about 100 houses and also plan for phase 2&3. Phase 1 going to get OC soon also. It is not a guarded project. The developer told me they are going to build a guard house after obtain the OC. The developer will pay the guard for 3yrs then transfer it to the resident. I think this is good idea.

  108. TL
    May 3rd, 2012 at 00:29 | #108

    Hi all, refer to comment above. We shall also request BM Permai developer to build a guard post and fund the guard for 3yrs. This is very important for the security. If the taman is safe, the house price will also appreciate. This is win win for buyer and developer. Residents feel safe and the developer able to sell the phase 2 & 3 at higher price. If you agree with this suggestion, please reply yes. I believe the developer is also following this forum.

  109. Kenny
    May 3rd, 2012 at 00:55 | #109

    In Orange Villa blog, we are not sabotager, we are angry buyer who want to get back our money. Very angry with the un-reno quality.

  110. mm
    May 3rd, 2012 at 08:46 | #110


    I agree with ur input. Building a guard post is a win2 for both buer n developer.

  111. mm
    May 3rd, 2012 at 08:52 | #111


    are you living in taman bukit minyak indah?

  112. shp
    May 3rd, 2012 at 16:58 | #112

    All the housing project are having crack which is normal as long as the house not crack due to sink.
    The crack is pasted on wall and will be repaint by developer after VP stage.
    Visit the site, I found the place strategy for those working in island and carefour nearby as well.
    not many left except few units of semi-d and banglo. Even got money also no supply for terrace and smaller semi-d type. too bad!!!!

  113. sifu
    May 3rd, 2012 at 17:37 | #113


    how you know the crack not cause of sinking? this is major cracks as all the houses got cracking marks, not just 1 or 2 houses…cracking ike that also can consider normal? i’m wondering you’re kidding the buyer or you are from the developer site ?

  114. Reality
    May 3rd, 2012 at 17:47 | #114

    Area surrounded by kampung houses and jungle.

  115. TL
    May 3rd, 2012 at 20:15 | #115

    To know if the land is sink or not, just check the house body and the land surround have gap or not? To be fair, anyone can tell if there is a housing project does not have crack issue?

  116. shp
    May 4th, 2012 at 13:33 | #116

    Please go to Jusco in mainland and look for yourselves for the crack and sink on nearby house there and think why or ask someone who are expert from property talk. You will learn up more from there.
    You may asked the contractor of the developer from other project. They will even tell u more.

    In 2005, double storey house at bayu mutiara cost less than RM250k. In 2010, double storey cost RM330K nearby bukit minyak. Now, it has cost more than RM400k in Tambun indah.

    If you don buy now, prepare to buy in jawi for RM500k for double storey house in next few year time. The penang island property has gone up to RM500 per Sqft. Awaiting to sell off my house in mainland in next few to earn ths ROI. :-)

  117. TL
    May 4th, 2012 at 23:58 | #117

    Shp, support. The crack is not an issue. Better focus on pushing the developer to build the guard post and fund the guard. This will make the house price appreciate.

  118. Chy
    May 6th, 2012 at 16:50 | #118

    No need to go so far. Just go to BM utama and compare the crack and land sinking issue. You will know what is called bad workmanship. Hahaha

  119. Roland
    May 7th, 2012 at 08:46 | #119


    so you meant BM Utama has no crack and sinking issue or they are even worse compared to BM Permai? Don’t understand here….

  120. TL
    May 7th, 2012 at 21:18 | #120

    You go and see then you will know. BM Permai is better.

  121. Roland
    May 8th, 2012 at 12:55 | #121

    I have a friend who bought BM Utama early phase unit. She told me the road in the taman sink badly just after a few weeks they moved in, and the developer cover it up ‘immediately’….
    so, i’m just imagine the road can sink, what about the land that the house sitting on…..

  122. TL
    May 8th, 2012 at 22:14 | #122

    The land is sinking. As long as you didn’t build extension, nothing to be worry. If you don’t want this happen to your house, don’t buy property build on lower land that need to be filled.

  123. Chy
    May 9th, 2012 at 22:11 | #123

    What is the update on building a guard post? When can get the OC?

  124. Max
    May 10th, 2012 at 13:17 | #124

    Called office couple days ago, updates, here you go:
    1) Ms. Irene is no longer working there.
    2) OC was told in Month of June, delayed earlier due to TNB matters, now settled, and working on Indah Water. Estimated June. (Keep fingers crossed)
    3) Guard Post, forgot to mention, will call and talk to them again.
    4) Visited the site personally weeks ago, meet some TM Workers setting up the Unifi cable? I have no idea wat’s that about, anyone?

    That’s all. (Dun shoot me, I’m just telling what I know and what I was told, that’s it.)

  125. kang
    May 10th, 2012 at 14:06 | #125


    who is ms.Irene?Hope june can get the OC.

  126. ling
    May 10th, 2012 at 14:25 | #126

    Unifi is high speed internet, with package 5mb, 10mb, or 20mb. Come together with IPTV setup box. Ooo, this area got unifi, nice lor.. Hope my bayu villas have unifi too in future.

  127. Jade
    May 10th, 2012 at 18:35 | #127

    thanks Max :)

  128. angie
    May 10th, 2012 at 21:30 | #128

    Went to Permai last weekend. The workers were doing re-painting outside of the terrace house. Such a long wait….until the house looks old now… :(
    Now only i aware there is a small play ground for children behind semi-D… not bad, at least there is something for my kids to walk around…..
    The construction still on going there…do you think OC can get soon ? :(

  129. TL
    May 11th, 2012 at 00:13 | #129

    The OC in June is only for the phase 1. The few Semi D under construction is phase 2. I saw they clear off some land in front the construction area. I heard WHH is going to launch shop lots and apartment project.

  130. TL
    May 11th, 2012 at 00:15 | #130

    Wow, Unifi ready is great!
    Guard post is a must.

  131. Permai
    May 11th, 2012 at 08:32 | #131


  132. Max
    May 11th, 2012 at 13:37 | #132

    Anyone has any idea of the Unifi Pricing? only offered by TM?

    You are one of the owner too?

  133. J
    May 12th, 2012 at 23:03 | #133

    Hi, I went and look around at super SemiD in BM Permai, anyone have any idea how much it cost? and do you happen to know anyone owns super SemiD and wanted to sell? Thanks

  134. TL
    May 13th, 2012 at 11:50 | #134

    hi j, you may consider the phase 2 semi D. Under construction 70percent completion. Cost from 600k to 750k. You can also consider the phase 1 mini bungalow at 698k. When you want to buy, do ask the developer to build the guard post.

  135. Roland
    May 13th, 2012 at 12:27 | #135

    So you mean the Phase 1-Super SemiD is sold out now?
    the last time I visited, there’s still 2 units available…..

    Why not you consider the Mini Bungalow?
    Personally, I felt Mini Bungalow has better build arrangement compared to Super SemiD…
    at least, the 3 rooms in first floor doesn’t need to share the same bathrooms & sink….

  136. J
    May 13th, 2012 at 12:53 | #136

    Thanks TL , Roland

    I like to front view of Super SemiD and also the interior design looks very spacious too.

    The Mini Bungalow seems a little smaller, right?

    Probably I should go back and look at the mini bungalow’s show house.

    any more comment, please share with me.

  137. Roland
    May 13th, 2012 at 13:25 | #137


    You’re welcome :)

    Actually, you might need to take a look at Mini bungalow original unit, instead of the show house, as they have done too much work on the show house….

    Yes, the mini bungalow is smaller compared to the Super SemiD…

    Just an opinion on why i’m considering mini bungalow instead of super semiD:
    – Cheaper! :)
    – smaller land outside the house, so easier to maintaince..
    – wet kitchen is already done, Super SemiD needs extra wall/renovation to cover it up…
    – Super SemiD – 3 bedrooms sharing one small bathroom in first floor….
    – Mini Bungalow master room has separated designed walk-in wardrobe.
    – Super SemiD facing main road for the whole taman..while mini bungalow has better privacy..
    – more spacious living area compared to super semiD
    – and finally, you are buying “Bungalow” instead of “Semi-D”…lol

    those are purely my personal opinions :)

  138. J
    May 13th, 2012 at 13:35 | #138

    Thanks Roland

    Are you currently staying there?


  139. Roland
    May 13th, 2012 at 16:05 | #139

    the OC is still pending….estimated June..
    and I haven’t confirmed on the purchase yet….but probably will. :)

  140. Chy
    May 13th, 2012 at 21:08 | #140

    Hi Roland,
    great comments! I am thinking the same. I am looking at the phase 2 semi d but end up with mini bungalow. Since you are the potential buyer, ask for the guard post before sign the booking form.

  141. J
    May 13th, 2012 at 21:24 | #141

    Hi Roland , Chy

    It looks like we could be potential neighbor in future. I have been looking around for houses in BM for sometimes already but haven’t really decided. I am not in a hurry and that’s why take thing easy and slow.

    I also went look around Bukit Indah (behind St Ann Church), kind of like the location there but all units sold out.

    Do you think the property price may drop? Many people keep talking about bubble, bubble and bubble, but in fact the more bubble people talk about…the higher the price goes up…

    I also thinking to invest in KL, but my lawyer friend informed me that the property transaction in KL / Klang Valley areas already drop for 20%.

    What do you think?

  142. TL
    May 13th, 2012 at 22:18 | #142

    I also wish the house price will drop but it is close to impossible. All the newly launch project in Bukit mertajam still having good response even the price is sky high. The economic in Penang is still growing.

  143. J
    May 13th, 2012 at 22:41 | #143

    I went check around with some bankers on the loan details, they offered me 90% loan etc, meaning, if I want to buy a house for example RM 500k, I probably need to upfront RM 50k for the downpayment etc and will serve the installment for RM 3k-4k per month for the next 25-30 yrs. Also, I may need to keep a side another RM 100k -150k for renovation etc, agree?

    That’s normal circumstances…

    but I am more concern and interested to know…there are many people who may team up and put down payment for booking few units (here and there) for new launching projects, they would probably make 20-40k profit by re sell the unit (each unit).

    What if these people who may got jam up financially? do you think they may just let go their booking with cheaper price?

    Also, its almost impossible to see the fact that all the new launching projects – all almost fully booked. They will tell you…oh…all sold out liao…..only the middle unit available…..how can it be possible? I think very high chance some insiders (inside developer company or the developer himself) play some game there.

    any comments?

  144. TL
    May 14th, 2012 at 19:41 | #144

    This is why the rich guys become richer. Obviously, investing in house have higher return rate than putting the money in the fixed deposit. The risk is very low. The currency will drop but the house value had never drop in malaysia history. Malaysia population is increasing and we are developing country.

    If you have 100k extra money, you can hold a 500k loan for 3 years. The house price will recover by then.

    If your pocket not deep enough, good luck!

  145. J
    May 14th, 2012 at 23:40 | #145

    you have your point, couldn’t agree more, but I also believe location play a important part too. I invested on a SemiD in 97 and bungalow in 2003, the return also not very high, that’s why I am spectacle about investing in such a high price property. What do you think of shop house? any comment? I also heard the property transaction in KL also dropped as compare with 2011. Have you heard anything like that?

  146. TL
    May 15th, 2012 at 00:01 | #146

    Cheaper house such as apartment and terrace house is good for investment and Easier to find buyer. Just take BM Permai as example, if you invested in terrace a year ago, today you easily earn 40k and you can easily sell the house. If you invested in bungalow or semiD, although you have earn 100k on paper but you can’t find buyer to buy the house.

    Location is very critical in KL. In penang, any location is also good location.

    Regarding the shop lots, do you think Icon City or Sunway Wellesley is better? If you know any shop lot going to be build along Jalan song bang Kheng?

    Btw, you may consider the shop lot going to be built at BM Permai.

  147. J
    May 15th, 2012 at 13:55 | #147

    I am in a investing mood now, if you have any good ‘jalan’ or ‘Kang Tao’, please share… :)

  148. CYX
    May 15th, 2012 at 17:57 | #148

    My hand also feel itchy

  149. T
    May 16th, 2012 at 07:35 | #149

    Don’t forget to share . . .

  150. Ah Gil
    May 17th, 2012 at 17:43 | #150

    When can get key for inspection?? any update from developer?

  151. TL
    May 17th, 2012 at 22:20 | #151

    OC obtain? How Many units left?

  152. coco
    May 19th, 2012 at 18:13 | #152

    Hi guys i heard O.C can be obtain in a week.

  153. Ah Gil
    May 19th, 2012 at 20:37 | #153

    Finally after so long wait…:)

  154. Jade
    May 19th, 2012 at 21:11 | #154

    waa…. after the long wait…..

  155. Chy
    May 19th, 2012 at 22:17 | #155

    I just went there to check. Need 2 more weeks. Tnb passed already. Now they are testing the water treatment plant ( indah water) after got the electricity 2weeks ago. The water treatment test run have to be 1 month. So need another 2 weeks. How come some say only 1week to go. By the way, they are doing last inspection. The signbord have light

  156. TL
    May 19th, 2012 at 23:07 | #156

    Dear investors, how about BM City Mall?

  157. TL
    May 20th, 2012 at 09:14 | #157

    Wa Lau Eh! Bungalow at Harmoni Residence selling at 1.2million. Still selling like hot cake. Look like nothing is too expensive. Houses at BM Permai consider cheap ,I think they will increase the price after OC.

  158. Ah Gil
    May 25th, 2012 at 07:52 | #158

    Friday Alr… Where is OC?????

  159. coco
    May 25th, 2012 at 11:39 | #159

    hi guy…i have good news and bad news….the good news is OC already obtain, now they are working on papers to distribute to buys, expected to receive on Monday or Tuesday, but then please buy some time until Friday, i don’t want you guys to be disappointed on tuesday , anyway standby!!!!! now the bad news, the floor board at all the rooms got sound, that means, the workmanship is bad, maybe in 6months all the floorboard will come out .

  160. coco
    May 25th, 2012 at 11:42 | #160

    guys, we need to work together we can ask them to compensate, because i’m sure all of you going to do renovation, so we can ask our own contractor to put tiles or redo the floorboard with good workmanship…..what you guys think?????

  161. angry buyer
    May 25th, 2012 at 14:11 | #161

    Hi All,

    my experience tells me, you need to play hard ball with the developer, team up and claim for your right.

    I had bad experience with a developer in Lunas, when I talked politely, they just push things around and hope you just fix the problem on your own at your own cost.

    Long story short, I had no choice but play hard ball with this developer and finally got the problems all fixed.

    Housing developer all the same, blood sucker and bully small buyer like we all are.

    Team up and claim for your right and get ready to go to court!!!

    Trust me, that’s the last thing all developers need is to go to court!!!

    Good luck!!

  162. Jade
    May 25th, 2012 at 17:59 | #162

    just now i called up the BM permai office, Kelly (the office girl) told me OC not ready yet, they are still testing the indah water wor. OC probably end of june.

  163. kang
    May 25th, 2012 at 18:58 | #163

    Then which one is correct? If end of June, means delay after delay, one month after one month, wait and wait, soo sad…

  164. angry buyer
    May 25th, 2012 at 19:01 | #164

    You all should get claim the compensation from the developer.

  165. TL
    May 25th, 2012 at 21:08 | #165

    Take the mid point. Some sales are over commit and some are under commit. So, should get OC by mid of June. I heard the Indah Water testing is need 1 Month to make sure there is no leakage. Still got 1 week to go. Be patient. I wonder who will move in immediately. I just hope 50% will move in by end of the year.

  166. TL
    May 25th, 2012 at 21:18 | #166

    Hello Taraf Ria,
    Things to do:
    – Get the OC ASAP
    – Build the guard post and hire the guards. Pass the responsibilty to the residence committe later.
    – Improve the wood flooring
    – Repair the play ground fencing that been damaged. ( If you have hire the guard, this will not happen)
    – Repaint the wall that already grow moss.

  167. coco
    May 25th, 2012 at 21:30 | #167

    i got info from out source not from developer, there are a lot of department to sign , maybe they take time for the papaer work

  168. angie
    May 25th, 2012 at 21:56 | #168

    OOopss.. i keep checking the site here everyday and hope to get some good news about BM Permai. But seems like bad news more than good news… what to do ? Money has throw in to this useless developer pocket….. since already wait for so long liao, no harm to wait for another month… 😛

  169. Tony
    May 26th, 2012 at 11:33 | #169

    As long as they do all the Electric & piping nice and reliable, it should be fine. Some developers rushing deliver OC at the committed date but end up lot of problem. I am more concerning on how much is the market price now? Anyone knows?

  170. TL
    May 26th, 2012 at 14:54 | #170

    1 more comment. Where is the tong sampah?

  171. Jackqueline
    May 27th, 2012 at 17:57 | #171

    any unit want to let go for terrace house? wat is the price for it now?? i m interest to buy it…

  172. TL
    May 28th, 2012 at 10:29 | #172

    Minimum 400k++, why don’t go andd take a look on Permatang Sanctuary Semi D?

  173. Jackqueline
    May 28th, 2012 at 11:13 | #173

    it is too far from where i am working? if 400k…it is worth to consider?? who hv any unit want to let go, just let me know….thanks…

  174. mm
    May 29th, 2012 at 12:31 | #174

    If working at island, the farthest location i can accept is BM/Bukit Minyak area. Alma for me is a little bit too far. This is just my opinion.

    BM utama double storey phase 3 already selling at >400k with smaller size compare to BM permai. You may judge urself 400k worth anot.

  175. TL
    May 29th, 2012 at 20:20 | #175

    Permatang Sactuary is very near to the main road. Compare to BM Utama, the distance is almost similar to Penang Island. You can try to drive to both site and make your own judgement. Once the Second Bridge open, you will 2 choices to cross ythe sea.

  176. Ah Beng
    May 31st, 2012 at 08:33 | #176

    Wah Lau A…

    June d OC still not yet obtained…

  177. TL
    June 1st, 2012 at 07:46 | #177

    Friday again? Still no news!

  178. Jackqueline
    June 1st, 2012 at 09:18 | #178

    if some1 want to let go the terrace unit after getting OC, pls let me know….thanks…

  179. Chy
    June 2nd, 2012 at 20:01 | #179

    Went to the site today. The office is closed. No update.

  180. FB
    June 2nd, 2012 at 22:30 | #180

    I went to the office, trying to understand some question from them. The officer explain slowly one by one. I asked why there isn’t a guard house. they told me there is pros and cons to have a gated area. Before the project is launched, the developer need to decide whether it is gated or non gated. If gated:
    1)Residential will be feeling safety and every unique visitor will be gone through checking.
    2)In side the Gated area,facilities will be service and maintain by the employed gated committee

    1)If there is crime happened inside the area, case still will be handled by police
    2)Those rubbish need to be handled by employed committee, the rubbish truck will not enter into the gated area
    3)need to pay hundreds of maintenance fees monthly
    4)The main security will be very clear to every houselord in and out time table which is don’t know good or bad thing..

    Overall, i am looking for strategic place like Bayu Mutiara but they are not available, so this is the next best location and autocity seems at the center heart of penang island, BM, prai, south of prai and second bridge. Heard that ikea will be at BM in the future, anyone know this is true?

  181. FB
    June 2nd, 2012 at 22:58 | #181

    Frankly speaking, I not quite prefer BM Utama or Permatang Sactuary place. I always travel the main road(simpang ampat road -BM) . It is always jam at few location
    1)Traffic junction- Juru – Bukit Minyak Junction (KFC)
    2)Traffic junction – Juru – Simpat Ampat (where left turn to BM Alma)
    3) Bottle neck at Simpang Ampat one lane road (near police station)
    4)from Alma to Kota Permai (currently building fly over),will improve but still got lot of traffic jam due to in front of school and too many hawker centre spot.
    Best is to use Bukit Minyak Perindustrian high way (two roundabout).
    I more concern on the most critical point is the juru -simpang ampat got alot of heavy transport from all the factories Especially the taman sukun junction always got accident due to fast lorry crash. u can try ask those stay at taman sukun ..

  182. TL
    June 3rd, 2012 at 23:04 | #182

    Hi FB, no need to be gated, guarded is good enough. The developer still can build a guard post after obtaining the OC and hire the guard for first few months. Once the residents move in and form the residence commitee. The residence commitee can take over. The fee to hire the guard is very minimum, each house only pay less then $50/month. This is a common practice for many taman in BM. The developer also able to sell the remaining house and phases at higher value.

  183. TL
    June 3rd, 2012 at 23:08 | #183

    Hi FB, like you comments. Well done and keep it up.

  184. Ah Beng
    June 6th, 2012 at 12:06 | #184

    When Can OC obtained…???? Why so Slow…

  185. Ah Tu
    June 6th, 2012 at 15:41 | #185

    Ya…when we can get the OC? middle of June? any news from the developer??

  186. Yabedabedo
    June 6th, 2012 at 16:22 | #186

    Ah Tu :Ya…when we can get the OC? middle of June? any news from the developer??

    Looks like nicknames “AhTu” is very famous nowaday, ppl start copy his nickname but with the space between the first name and last name, i.e Ah Tu. :)

  187. Ah Kau
    June 7th, 2012 at 08:50 | #187

    because got Ah Beng…then sure got Ah Tu….now got Ah Kau somemore….haha….@Yabedabedo

  188. Ah Beng
    June 7th, 2012 at 09:03 | #188

    hahaha.. I think then must got Ah Hua and Ah Lean also d…:)

    Anyhow when can get OC????

  189. CYX
    June 8th, 2012 at 00:14 | #189

    TL is really TL liao! OC, OC, OC…. guard house, guard house, guard house…

  190. Ah Beng
    June 8th, 2012 at 12:06 | #190

    Another Friday again… wah beh tahan liao…. where is my OC…..

  191. Chuah
    June 8th, 2012 at 12:20 | #191

    @Ah Beng
    Loon Chit Eh…Tahan abit…my fren :)

  192. CYX
    June 10th, 2012 at 23:30 | #192

    Everyday I pass by, I hope to OC obtained banner… Bei Loon Liao!

  193. Carmen
    June 12th, 2012 at 00:47 | #193

    While waiting for OC, would like to know is there anyone who is interested to sell your terrace in BM Permai. I am willing to offer up to RM430k. please email me at carmenloo38@yahoo.com. thanks

  194. ST
    June 12th, 2012 at 09:13 | #194

    You should consider top up to RM467k and get a semi D at nearby Titi Panjang. OC might be earlier than BM Permai, haha.

  195. CYX
    June 12th, 2012 at 12:31 | #195

    Hi Carmen, The Semi D at Permatang Sanctuary by IJM is RM440k… I also heard Taraf Ria will launch the Phase 3 : 3 storeys Terrace

  196. Ah Beng
    June 12th, 2012 at 13:57 | #196

    Phase 1 OC not yet obtained.. now wan to launch phase 3.. ur not scare of that? promise 1yr a go OC… now still not yet..

  197. Jade
    June 12th, 2012 at 22:02 | #197

    called the office today, the office told they already pass the indah water, awaiting for the letter from indah water to proceed with the OC. hopefully end of june can get OC.

  198. stygianseraph
    June 13th, 2012 at 22:20 | #198

    If anyone is interested in a 3 storrey terrace house with 7 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 3 balconies which has been fully renovated (designer kitchen, plaster ceiling, walk in wardrobe, designer colour motive rooms, air cond, fans, water heaters, alarm system, etc)…for more than 100k at Simpang Ampat, in a Gated and Guarded community, please contact me at stygianseraph@hotmail.com.

    The house is in a totaly move-in condition.

    I am the direct owner, no agents involved, I am a doctor and I intend to sell this house with very much hesitation because I need to leave the country for 4 years to continue my specialisation.

    Always happy to arrange for viewing if keen to.

  199. stygianseraph
    June 13th, 2012 at 22:27 | #199

    Oh yes…. missed out the cheeky part… I’m not too fussy about making profit, so, I’d like to sell at only RM460k.

  200. BD
    June 14th, 2012 at 09:32 | #200

    Which taman in Spg Ampat?

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