Meridien Residence

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An exquisite lifestyle for the perfect living

With the most exquisite design, MERIDIEN Residence was designed with a low density concept – 160 unites only to fit today’s trend of perfect living. Consist of a 30-storey single exclusive block with an open concept balcony, it is assured that every home will experience our mother nature’s breezy air and natural lights. The all-inclusive tower will redefine town living ranging from 1,260 square feet to 1,916 square feet with full condo’s facilities. All units come with 2 covered carparks.

Location : Sungai Ara, Penang
Property Type : Condominium
Land Tenure : Freehold
Developer : Reka Indah Development
Indicative Price : RM430,000 onwards

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  1. CC
    February 20th, 2011 at 21:13 | #1

    Open for booking d?

      February 21st, 2011 at 00:44 | #2

      Yes. Open for booking since few weeks ago. I think mostly sold out now. :(

  2. miku
    February 21st, 2011 at 12:11 | #3

    what do u think about this projects , almost 500k>?

    Site Owner
    February 21st, 2011 at 16:33 | #4

    Personally i think 500k with 2 car parks is becoming the standard pricing for a 1200sf unit around that areas. If buying for family stay, I believed it is a better place to stay as compare to other condos in bayan baru town center.

  4. miku
    February 21st, 2011 at 17:40 | #5

    ya, new projects in bayan baru area also about this price, commercial somoemore..

      Site Owner
      February 22nd, 2011 at 03:15 | #6

      Perhaps depends on personal preference. For those who have family and need a bigger house, 500k can get a nice 2-storey gated semi-d community in mainland

  5. Ah Kent
    February 22nd, 2011 at 22:20 | #7

    But it surrounding by many hight density flat/apartment. For own stay still ok if u dun mind but for investment not recommended.

      Site Owner
      February 23rd, 2011 at 15:16 | #8

      You may be right. It must be sold >600k after OC to make good money. But that will be too expensive for new couples within this region.

      But who knows?.. something unexpected can happen :)

  6. miku
    February 24th, 2011 at 12:03 | #9

    SPsetia Reflection just in front of this project, how much now?

  7. IBR
    February 24th, 2011 at 13:09 | #10

    SPsetia Reflection is denser than Meridien. If not wrong almost double of units compare to Meridien. I also heard that R.I.D will built the Reflection… If this true, both same contractor…

  8. first time buyer
    March 2nd, 2011 at 03:41 | #11

    any unit available..pref type A1?am in singapore at the moment so anyways of reaching developer?

    Site Owner
    March 2nd, 2011 at 14:59 | #12

    Just added their contact number :).

    You can call +604-645 8800

  10. TTLS
    March 4th, 2011 at 15:12 | #13

    My understanding the Type A1 was fully book. Not many units available. But there is still a bumiputra units will be released.

  11. miku
    March 14th, 2011 at 15:20 | #14

    Meridien good for investment? or good for own stay? any opinion guys

  12. ken
    March 14th, 2011 at 23:49 | #15

    I think good for own stay. Not sure about investment.

  13. meridien-resident-to-be
    March 27th, 2011 at 12:52 | #16

    Yes. I think it is definitely good for own stay in such a low-density condo. A bit pricey but i think (i hope) it worth the money. I think the price should rise in conjuction with setia pearl island. :)

  14. takoyaki
    March 28th, 2011 at 14:41 | #17

    Just booked 1 unit, high floor facing the hill. My only concern is Akasia apartment, not sure if it is about the same height as Meridien. Anyone know if there is any coming project right beside Meridien?

    Site Owner
    March 28th, 2011 at 19:07 | #18

    I don’t think there is any upcoming project next to meridien, at least not that i know.

    https://www.penangpropertytalk.com/2011/03/fiera-vista/ is another project across the main road.

  16. wanna buy
    March 28th, 2011 at 22:17 | #19

    I heard floor 17 unit #8 is reserved for fire pump facilities and there is discount on the unit below that unit. Any concern if buying a unit below that unit or next to that unit? Noisy? How frequent the fire test would be?

    Site Owner
    March 29th, 2011 at 15:53 | #20

    If you have concern, then better don’t buy :) But why you must choose that unit?

    Sometimes what can happen to that unit is not something we can anticipate. If possilbe, it is better to avoid.

  18. wanna buy
    March 29th, 2011 at 22:16 | #21

    That’s the last unit of type A and all surrounding units are sold out. :)

  19. miyo
    March 29th, 2011 at 22:22 | #22

    Does anyone know how much per sqf during first launch in January? Now seems to be RM400/sqf already.

    Site Owner
    March 30th, 2011 at 10:36 | #23

    If you buy for own stay, and really MUST stay there, then no choice. But if it is for investment, the unit is going to be the last unit to sell too :)

    Site Owner
    March 30th, 2011 at 10:37 | #24

    really RM400/sqf? If I remember correctly, the launching price was around ~RM350/sqf.

  22. takoyaki
    April 7th, 2011 at 15:17 | #25

    I heard it has been sold out. Is it true?

    Site Owner
    April 8th, 2011 at 12:38 | #26

    Not really, I think only those good units sold out.

  24. Happy
    April 11th, 2011 at 15:18 | #27

    where is the sales office?

    Site Owner
    April 11th, 2011 at 16:11 | #28

    You can find their contact information here:


  26. takoyaki
    April 11th, 2011 at 23:24 | #29

    I still did not receive any news about when the construction will start. You guys have any news?

  27. April 28th, 2011 at 08:20 | #30

    just keen for a unit

  28. felix
    May 22nd, 2011 at 04:53 | #31

    also booked a unit (type B) there..also no news on when is the construction commence..hopefully it wont be long.

  29. Lmsylvia
    June 3rd, 2011 at 16:49 | #32

    I interested on this project, but seem like this project is so expensive which can go up RM440/sq ft..

    As i knew that last time my fren bought ijm project-light linear 2009 ogos for 380/sqft.light linear is with so called international features,green building,fittings are all branded,big landscape area with 0.20cent per sqft maintanance charge. if it is 440/sqft,it must need international unit and not only normal bare finished unit without fittings.

    The advantage of the meridien is we only pay 3% downpayment but 440/sqft we can get better with IJM project.

    Another thing, is this project blok by the Reflection Condo?

    June 4th, 2011 at 01:07 | #33

    RM440/sq.ft? That’s expensive. Is it because the unit is at high floor with 2 car parks?

    I guess because they see that Reflection Condo has already sold out, so they can now increase the price.

    By the way, I think MR is going to be built on higher part of the hill. As long as the unit is at high floor, i don’t think it will be blocked by Reflection. Just my thought. :)

  31. miku32
    July 4th, 2011 at 13:31 | #34

    how is the status? heard that they are going to proceed for loan application..any idea of its price now?

  32. felix
    July 24th, 2011 at 20:44 | #35

    has anyone of you (owner to be) received call from the banker to proceed the loan application already? i called the Marketing dept and they said the banker is actually calling the owner batch by batch for the loan application. any idea?

  33. Miku
    July 24th, 2011 at 23:32 | #36

    felix: yes, OCBC & Public called up, ask buyer for submit loan application, for those get loan approval will arrange sign S&P by August. anyway: how was the feed back & response from the Properties Fair @ Gurney?

  34. felix
    August 1st, 2011 at 23:13 | #37

    Miku: never goto the Gurney Properties fair.. so dunno how is the response. I just received called from Public bank today to prepare the document for the loan application. Hopefully everything will be fine.

  35. yaki
    August 6th, 2011 at 16:05 | #38

    hi felix, pbb’s package is the best among the panels? what offer are you getting?

  36. yaki
    August 13th, 2011 at 11:55 | #39

    the construction fence is up and the lorry wheel washer pool is done….

  37. Miku
    August 14th, 2011 at 01:02 | #40

    great…yaki: getting one unit too? me too, going to sign S&P this month, anyone already sign?

  38. yaki
    August 15th, 2011 at 16:35 | #41

    miku: yea :)
    not sure if can drag S&P til after chinese 7th month…. fengshui..

  39. erichoon81
    August 15th, 2011 at 17:53 | #42

    I just signed my S & P on Saturday 6.8.2011.
    There are few things I have not clarify with them.
    In the S & P it stated 117 sq meter (conversion = 1260 sq feet). However does it include car park? If include car park then it is not fair.
    Mine is on the 13th floor and I took up PBB loan.
    I got to know that Golden Triangle does not provide tiles for the corridor. I wonder if this project provide? I will call them to clarify in the morning.

  40. Miku
    August 23rd, 2011 at 15:53 | #43

    erichoon81: how is that after u clarify with them? as i know, they provide tiles for corridor, but will use cements bricks & not clay (red) bricks?

  41. erichoon81
    August 23rd, 2011 at 21:45 | #44

    Hi miku. I have clarify with them. The corridor will be with tiles. They will use cements bricks as stated in S&P. Its better with clay brick but unfortunately they dont provide. Another thing is that both my car park is on the same floor (but lowest floor). We enter thru 5th floor but we exit on the 1st floor. Therefore no complain on the car park. However both my car park are not side by side.

  42. Miku
    August 24th, 2011 at 11:04 | #45

    Hi there, we are neighbor then, my car park same as u. lowest floor, not side by side, wonder how they decide the car park.many buyers sign for S&P already?

  43. erichoon81
    August 24th, 2011 at 13:46 | #46

    I requested them to change to side by side. However they mentioned that it is fixed. Lucky both my car park one side is wall. I am just worry the one park beside me drive too big car or dunno how to park properly then it will be a problem for me. Other than that I have no complain. Hope to see the project take off fast.

  44. IK
    August 25th, 2011 at 10:19 | #47

    i also got one unit. signed the S&P last week. :-)

  45. yaki
    August 25th, 2011 at 10:50 | #48

    fifth floor is only for entrance? if that is the case, every car will need to go one round down to first floor to exit… troublesome.

  46. erichoon81
    August 25th, 2011 at 10:57 | #49

    I think it is fair that all car need to go down to 1st floor for exit. Else evey one will request for the 5th floor car park. From 1st floor, you exit beside the building and turn up directly to the guard house. During the time I purchase back in February 2011, the price has already been adjusted once. Then after approval on the land, the price was adjusted again. Up & up & up :) happy buyer

  47. madgoblin79
    August 28th, 2011 at 14:30 | #50

    Hi All,
    I just signed S&P yesterday :)
    Hope we could keep in touch since we are going to be Meridien Family..Cheers

  48. Miku
    August 28th, 2011 at 17:22 | #51

    ya,nice to meet all buyer of MEridien in here. Who else? pls notify urself here!!:) all sign S&P already? went to Showroom last few day, see few owner come at same timeto sign S&P

  49. thon
    August 29th, 2011 at 09:14 | #52

    Hi, signed SNP last month. Nice to meet all of you!!

  50. madgoblin79
    August 29th, 2011 at 12:42 | #53

    We should create our own blog for Meridien residence to discuss, upload latest info and progress of construction..What say you all?


  51. Miku
    August 29th, 2011 at 19:32 | #54

    madgoblin79: i agreed with u!! if there is a blog, pls paste the link here, thanks!need to know the progress…

  52. yaki
    September 2nd, 2011 at 14:57 | #55


    New SP Setia condo project. Anyone know the exact location? Is it up at the hilltop besides clubhouse?

  53. erichoon81
    September 3rd, 2011 at 18:03 | #56

    any idea when we will receive our stamped S & P from developer?

  54. Miku
    September 5th, 2011 at 14:12 | #57

    in this month, but duno when, just wait for the call.
    yaki: SP setia new 3 blocks condo if there, its good for our project or bad?

  55. FireDragon
    September 5th, 2011 at 16:46 | #58


    Is good if the selling price is higher than your current property. What is the price you bought? Which floor?

  56. yaki
    September 6th, 2011 at 10:11 | #59

    Miku: The reason i bought MR is because of low density and also the green surrounding but now we have 500 unit plus condos up in the hill, not happy bout it.

  57. J@cK
    September 6th, 2011 at 11:58 | #60

    Guys: I signed my S&P last 2weeks back. Nice to meet you all here. We all are 1 MR family now..Cheers

  58. IK
    September 8th, 2011 at 16:09 | #61

    FieraVista oledi open for register.. RM487k for1450 sq. mainatenance fee only RM180 (flat) & cover for interest till VP..same as MR.

  59. Candy
    September 8th, 2011 at 16:39 | #62

    Compare between MR and FV, which one do u think it is worthwhile?

  60. erichoon81
    September 8th, 2011 at 20:59 | #63

    FV has 470 units which is almost 3 times more than MR of 160 units. Density wise of course MR is better. RM487k from 1st floor onwards. Not much different from that. Facility is almost the same. choose which suite u the best.

  61. propertyfreak
    September 9th, 2011 at 09:50 | #64

    Still considering MR or FV,

    MR’s developer had track records and so as FV’s developer too.

    Which developer is more trustworthy?

  62. penangkia
    September 9th, 2011 at 09:54 | #65

    Got pros & cons for high density.

    Pros : With 50% of resident pay maintainence fee, the operation cost can be settled. Lower risk.
    Cons : A bit noise.

  63. erichoon81
    September 9th, 2011 at 15:18 | #66

    MR is one of SP Setia main con. MR is the main con for the Reflection project.

    MR is also one of the main con for IJM. Some of the previous projects are The Spring and Platino.

    I am not sure with Ideal cause I yet to purchase house from them :)

  64. ST
    September 9th, 2011 at 19:16 | #67

    my 2 cents advice. hope will help you decide.

    FV = med density
    = price/per sqft around 340
    = new road opening between sg ara and airport interchange
    = near airport.
    = surrounding by Terrance house

    MR = low density
    = price/per sqft around 397
    = Wave by SP Setia coming soon (500+unit) the uphill road will share with existing SP Setia residence and MR…expect some congestion during rush hour
    = Beside/Back of MR is low cost apartment.

    Hope this will help

  65. Candy
    September 9th, 2011 at 22:23 | #68

    Many thanks on valuable information, it’s really help me a lots =D

  66. angmokio
    September 9th, 2011 at 22:32 | #69

    Anybody know the available units For non-bumi?

  67. Jon
    September 12th, 2011 at 16:30 | #70

    @angmokio Just call their office to ask: 04-6458800

    Signed the S&P for my MR unit last Saturday. I have a friend living next to the MR site. He says that they’ve cleared the land area. Will ask if he can take some pictures or not. :)

  68. erichoon81
    September 14th, 2011 at 18:34 | #71

    have any of MR owner receive your S & P back from developer?

  69. OP
    September 14th, 2011 at 21:03 | #72

    RekaIndah called to collect S&P 2 days ago..

  70. erichoon81
    September 14th, 2011 at 21:28 | #73

    good for you OP. I yet to receive any call.

  71. thon
    September 16th, 2011 at 08:50 | #74

    yes. The land is being cleared. Collected my stamped SNP 2 days ago. I’ve snapped a shot. but not sure where to post…ideas?

  72. erichoon81
    September 16th, 2011 at 14:48 | #75

    @ thon. add all of the MR owner in your facebook and post it there… :)

  73. Jon
    September 19th, 2011 at 16:25 | #76

    Start a Facebook Page and post there? :)

  74. angmokio
    September 20th, 2011 at 19:24 | #77

    Bought a unit and allocated cpark at L3. I spoke to the developer what will happen to the corner empty land (see the site plan), i think it’s possible for future development.
    Hopefully the owner built a few shop lots but no more higher condo at that small land. If not all units value will be affected.

  75. erichoon81
    September 20th, 2011 at 19:51 | #78

    angmokio@ which floor?
    welcome to join MR family.
    i collected back my S&P last Saturday and they c/w a small gift. lol.

  76. beckscum7
    September 21st, 2011 at 16:56 | #79

    Gonna sign the S&P this sunday. What are the gift btw?

  77. erichoon81
    September 21st, 2011 at 18:13 | #80

    organic food such as brown rice, mixed fruit muesli, pumkin seed and blackcurrant drink c/w basket.

  78. angmokio
    September 21st, 2011 at 18:25 | #81

    All the seeds can grow, so it means this MR is good, LRT STATION GOING TO BUILT nearby.

  79. IK
    September 21st, 2011 at 21:16 | #82

    better than nothings.. :-) i haven’t collect my SnP yet. are u guys buying for investment or own stay? i heard so far is buying for own stay..

  80. Miku
    September 22nd, 2011 at 12:19 | #83

    angmokio: LRT??
    i still waiting for the collection of S&P

  81. angmokio
    September 22nd, 2011 at 14:22 | #84

    Miku, dont worry about deliver of SPA, I am looking forwards to the deliver of the unit. The earlier the better. So we, buyer will have less risk.

  82. FireDragon
    September 22nd, 2011 at 15:06 | #85

    Got monorail station in this area? Where to get the info?

  83. erichoon81
    September 22nd, 2011 at 15:45 | #86

    angmokia @
    I think now a day with developer bearing the interest for buyers, they will surely deliver ASAP else they will incur additional cost the project… don’t worry u see the reflection built by Reka Indah now already more than 6 storey high… consider very fast

  84. angmokio
    September 22nd, 2011 at 16:27 | #87

    Hopefully they built it quick, after 30 mths we ‘ll be able to move in to enjoy the Penang island view. @erichoon81

  85. Jon
    September 23rd, 2011 at 13:53 | #88

    My S&P haven’t stamp yet I think. Still waiting. :( Where did you get info about the LRT @angmokio ?

  86. angmokio
    September 23rd, 2011 at 16:08 | #89

    Friend it was my wishful thinking. Anyway airport is nearby there must be a station to be built there. I can see everybody are upbeat about property here so cant be wrong to choose here to buy! @Jon

  87. Jon
    September 26th, 2011 at 11:01 | #90

    Hahaha. I see. Better if within walking distance. 😉

  88. beckscum7
    September 26th, 2011 at 11:31 | #91

    hi gang
    Signed the SnP. So we gonna be neighbour.
    I wonder if they will widen the exit road at traffic light. Sure gonna be messy once the Wave and Orchard ‘something’ is up.

  89. erichoon81
    September 28th, 2011 at 19:00 | #92

    i received a call from lawyer today 28.9.2011 asking me to re-sign the loan agreement. some of the land title address has been stated wrongly and therefore need to sign a few pages.

  90. Jon
    September 29th, 2011 at 11:16 | #93

    Hi @beckscum7 (why beckscum? :9). Which floor are you on?

    Yeah. Maybe. Later will have SP Setia low cost around there as well. I’m planning to go straight at the traffic light towards airport to get to work next time.

  91. Miku
    September 30th, 2011 at 09:57 | #94

    I received call to collect snp yesterday. Erichooon 81;only ur snp wrong?

  92. erichoon81
    September 30th, 2011 at 18:42 | #95


    S&P no need to resign (collected) but the loan agreement need to…

  93. IK
    October 3rd, 2011 at 17:46 | #96

    Erihooon, which bank ?

  94. erichoon81
    October 3rd, 2011 at 18:13 | #97

    public bank. However the mistake was from the lawyer side as they are the one who prepare the documents/ agreements.

  95. erichoon81
    October 3rd, 2011 at 18:14 | #98

    public bank. However the mistake was done by the lawyer as they are the one that prepare the documents/ agreements.

  96. beckscum7
    October 3rd, 2011 at 18:28 | #99

    Hi. Beckscum is Beckham is a scum meh. Go google beckscum pics lo. Haha
    I am in 13th Floor. The corner unit. Under wife name. My name fully utilized. Haha

  97. erichoon81
    October 3rd, 2011 at 19:26 | #100

    hi beckscum7. i am also on the 13th floor.
    nice to meet you.

  98. beckscum7
    October 4th, 2011 at 10:15 | #101

    Hi Eric. Then we will be neighbour sort of.Hehe

  99. angmokio
    October 28th, 2011 at 00:07 | #102

    Where are the Folks of MR? Busy with shares? I was looking into web to see pixs of any ground work that was already done at the site. Anyone take any pix there? Just testing 123 to see if the web is working well, no comments since #101.

  100. angmokio
    October 28th, 2011 at 00:08 | #103

    Web work well! Only the Folks are not here to comments!

  101. Miku
    October 28th, 2011 at 13:44 | #104

    ya..i checking everyday, but all the buyers lost?no comment for almost a month.
    anyway, how is the site progress?

  102. IK
    November 1st, 2011 at 10:36 | #105

    haha..me too.. just curious why no post.. everyone just bz..:-)

  103. Jon
    November 1st, 2011 at 10:49 | #106

    everyone waiting for someone to comment i suppose. :) Anyway, my S&P is ready for collection at RID. Funny thing is they didn’t call me. I had to call them after I got the CC mail from the lawyer saying my S&P was stamped early last month.

    As for the site, still ground work only for now (source from friend in neighbouring apartment).

  104. J@cK
    November 8th, 2011 at 11:02 | #107

    Collected my SNP last week.. Can’t wait for the project to get completed.. Any update from you all guys..?

  105. Angel
    November 11th, 2011 at 13:33 | #108

    Location : Sungai Ara, Penang
    Property Type : Condominium
    Land Tenure : Freehold
    Developer : Reka Indah Development
    Contact No.: +604-645 8800

    Indicative Price : RM430,000 onwards

    1200+SF for 430k+ sold out..? omg.. cant believe this..

  106. Jon
    November 11th, 2011 at 14:38 | #109

    Angel, where did you hear “sold out” from?

    There are units still available. omg.. cant believe this..

  107. beckscum7
    November 19th, 2011 at 14:36 | #110

    Hi Angel
    Where you got the above add from?

  108. thon
    November 20th, 2011 at 15:52 | #111

    visited the site 2 days ago. looks like the fence Adverts are up. But pretty much the same pictures from the brochures. The thing that worries me is all those ‘illegal gerai;s’ setup near the junction. Its not a pretty sight.

  109. thon
    November 20th, 2011 at 16:05 | #112

    guys, started a FB page on ‘meridien residence’. Some pictures have been uploaded.
    See you there!

  110. Miku
    November 21st, 2011 at 12:43 | #113

    thon: good job,hope to see more details….

  111. Jon
    November 22nd, 2011 at 09:21 | #114

    Was waiting for someone to start a page. Thanks thon. :)

  112. Paul
    December 4th, 2011 at 11:35 | #115

    Anyone had bought the penthouse unit? Any input or comment to share about the penthouse? I’ve been told it only has 4 units of PHs in MR right? appreciate the input. Thank You

  113. Paul
    December 4th, 2011 at 14:45 | #116

    what you mean 500 units? are you refering to the low cost unit or?

  114. Jon
    December 6th, 2011 at 15:00 | #117

    There are a few other projects nearby. “The Wave” being one of them with 539 units. Not counting the low cost apartments coming up nearby as well.

    No idea about the penthouse though. You can call RID’s office to check. :)

  115. smurf
    December 21st, 2011 at 18:12 | #118

    bought a unit at meridien… yipee

  116. beckscum7
    December 21st, 2011 at 18:14 | #119

    No Sierra Residence?
    Did you got any promo packages?

  117. smurf
    December 21st, 2011 at 21:28 | #120

    no. i think the promotion i got is same with others, 7% discount

  118. Miku
    December 22nd, 2011 at 09:43 | #121

    Welcome to Meridien, Smurf! can anyone tell me, why some projects are using ‘red’ bricks, some are not?

  119. TTLS
    December 23rd, 2011 at 19:06 | #122


    Red Brick can be 2 types euther facing brick or engineering brick. Facing brick is use for facade or aesthetis reason. Engineering brick is a structural brick and stronger than cement and sand brick. Engineering brick is more expensive compare to CS Brick. They normally for high end, party wall,etc.

  120. Miku
    December 26th, 2011 at 20:04 | #123

    Visit the site recently, can see Reflection is using Red bricks,heard MR will use sand bricks? Will u think lower floor’s view will block by Reflection?

  121. beckscum7
    December 26th, 2011 at 22:31 | #124

    MR sales person did mentioned that above 10flr will be fine. Below that will or could be blocked unless your sub 10 flr unit is corner facing airport.
    My 2 cen

  122. mypg0306
    December 29th, 2011 at 14:32 | #125

    I am also one of the buyer. Nice to meet you all.

  123. WT
    January 6th, 2012 at 15:09 | #126

    Which floor u bought? I hv this worry too… but MR located bit higher ground than Reflection…

  124. Miku
    January 7th, 2012 at 11:53 | #127

    WT: mine below 10th floor, how about u?

  125. smurf
    January 8th, 2012 at 23:00 | #128

    mine also below 10th floor…

  126. WT
    January 10th, 2012 at 16:43 | #129


    Mine is 9 floor

  127. Miku
    January 13th, 2012 at 14:21 | #130

    Got CNY greeting card from RID, :) how about others?

  128. erichoon81
    January 15th, 2012 at 13:06 | #131

    yup i received it too… have they started the piling work?

  129. IK
    January 17th, 2012 at 19:59 | #132

    OMG! Just now I saw a duck farm right beside MR, not sure if it’s within construction site or not??!!

  130. J@cK
    January 29th, 2012 at 17:47 | #133

    yesterday went to the construction area.. they already start to piling..able to take some picture.. looks everything goes well

  131. IK
    January 31st, 2012 at 20:01 | #134

    And you didn’t see the duck farm?

  132. J@cK
    February 1st, 2012 at 17:10 | #135

    did you mean the duck farm is inside the MR compound..

  133. IK
    February 2nd, 2012 at 17:58 | #136

    Well, I don’t think it’s within the compound. It’s on the right side of MR, those bought low floors facing airport will definitely affected. Have called up RID and they didn’t know about it.
    That’s worries me as I don’t hope to hear ducks quacking all day long when I live there.

  134. IK
    February 2nd, 2012 at 18:07 | #137

    It’s quite hidden if you just look from the main road, it’s below the road level by the small stream, downstream from MR. You need to walk across the empty land before MR until you reach the stream, then only you can see the farm across the stream.

  135. erichoon81
    February 6th, 2012 at 14:36 | #138

    i went there today and notice they are still on going with the earthwork. I did not see any pilling works as there are no pilling machine there. Based on S&P, it left 24 months to complete the project…. :)

  136. IK
    February 7th, 2012 at 15:15 | #139

    None of you saw the duck farm?

  137. erichoon81
    February 7th, 2012 at 18:27 | #140

    nop. i did not spot any farm there…
    Is the project sold out?

  138. Miku
    February 12th, 2012 at 23:33 | #141

    Hi all, just visit the site,piling started. i can see the path from the car park L1 to L5. :) about the duck farm, yes, but just very small area, & i think its temporary only, only can see from unit -01. if i got photos for MR to share here, how?

    Ken (Admin)
    February 12th, 2012 at 23:57 | #142

    You can send it to admin@penangpropertytalk.com. I’ll post it for you here :)


  140. erichoon81
    March 11th, 2012 at 13:22 | #143

    this forum kindly of quiet….
    maybe because there is not much progress on this project. nothing can been seen yet.
    I also realize the other project Boulevard from RID is also kindly of slow in progress compared to the project beside it Melody Homes.

  141. erichoon81
    March 11th, 2012 at 13:24 | #144

    typo error.
    this forum kind of quiet….
    maybe because there is not much progress on this project. nothing can been seen yet.
    I also realize the other project Boulevard from RID is also kindly of slow in progress compared to the project beside it Melody Homes.

  142. alert rid
    March 11th, 2012 at 19:13 | #145

    heard that RID is tight in financial …. better watch up.
    Those already bought, pls put ur finger cross.

  143. angmokio
    March 14th, 2012 at 19:47 | #146

    Hello friend this project is nearly sold out, all buyers had settled the deal so within this 3 years nothing to talk about, unless you have some pictures to show.

  144. angmokio
    March 14th, 2012 at 19:51 | #147

    Mr.alert you are so somebody to know certain company status. Have you bought somewhere else not the MR? That is the reason you ask us to “watch up” right?@alert rid

  145. angmokio
    March 14th, 2012 at 19:56 | #148

    The bank has started to release 10% of the progressive loan. Hopefully the RID done good job to finished ahead of schedule. Like the 2nd PENANG BRIDGE.

  146. alert rid
    March 14th, 2012 at 22:05 | #149

    yeah … i bought Boelevard from RID also … everyday i was praying the RID could complete BLVD fast before they run out of gas ….. now still have ~10-20%. As i know IJM people and i know how IJM treat RID and other contractor, RID is in trouble now. If BLVD lucky to be safe, then MR will be in danger. Bad to say, yuo 10% could be use to cover my BLVD home …. thanks angmokio …. thx a lot, angmokio. Becos of you, we BLVD can complete.

  147. angmokio
    March 14th, 2012 at 22:19 | #150

    such a sad sorry to know you are buying a house and praying everyday. We buy house with professional assessment and do with best judgement but not ask for peace of mind. We know the project directly but not like you through nobody selling you silly inform. @alert rid

  148. alert rid
    March 14th, 2012 at 22:27 | #151

    I gave input here, you may not like to hear …… up to you. You cant do anything as you are bond to the SnP already. Never mind, let you manage you self. I will get my key mid yrs …. in fact, the personal from the main cons, also advise me this ….. watch out RID.

  149. angmokio
    March 14th, 2012 at 22:42 | #152

    Terima kaish for your so so input. I will get the key too in mid of the year like you. but be responsible to your input don’t get yourself in trouble. @alert rid

  150. erichoon81
    March 14th, 2012 at 23:10 | #153

    @alert rid
    I have no problem with RID. If scared no need buy property under construction. Just take a look at The Reflection where RID is the main con. The project is so fast. I just wonder why are they slow on their own project.

  151. man
    March 14th, 2012 at 23:52 | #154

    To all buyer don’t scared………you all know la……..in Island or mainland property price is increasing every year,still people buying . Demand more than supply every developer are rich can rolling$$$ well, why want to worry………..

  152. Simonboy
    March 15th, 2012 at 11:05 | #155

    Hey all, all comment here is not bond to any legal as all the name here is not true one. Just take it with open heart.
    Every good sign here is still good. We never know what when wrong when bubble burst. Alert may use a hush word, but to you all, better be more causious in future projects. To me all subcon are like that. Rolling money here and there is always happen, if one say alert, just be more careful …. just like that.

  153. Miku
    March 15th, 2012 at 14:06 | #156

    anyone know who at the back of RID? i m ME buyer, dun worry fellows, RID is safe, this is the highest level project (their own projects) they wont mess it up..if they still wan to stand still in PG contractor / developers industry. its only 1 block project, i can tell its will be very fast, even faster than they build Refletion.

  154. angmokio
    March 15th, 2012 at 19:41 | #157

    Any more new pictures taken at the site?

  155. erichoon81
    March 31st, 2012 at 14:30 | #158

    hi. just came back from RID office. Got to know that the price for my floor increase from 530k to 580k… :)
    However they have just finished the piling work…. after 6 months we signed S&P… slow slow.

  156. erichoon81
    April 11th, 2012 at 14:32 | #159

    went in rid new website @ www.rid.com.my. notice that they have up coming project in sungai ara called Orchard Ville. Also a low density condo.

  157. Miku
    April 11th, 2012 at 22:36 | #160

    if i not mistaken, heard that b4, behind Meridien R. ..deep inside 1km ,,in the jungle after the LMC apartment.. Residential freehold, 2 covered carparks, low density with condo facilities, build up from 1190 sf to 1500sf..sound like about 300+ units, still MR low density :)

  158. erichoon81
    April 11th, 2012 at 23:06 | #161

    not much info on the new project. will call them up tomorrow to find out more.
    the only problem i have with rid is they are slow. i think after 8 months signed s&p, the piling work just completed. cant even see any tower crane yet. swt.

  159. Drilling/Piling
    April 15th, 2012 at 12:48 | #162

    I think MR is sitting on granite rock, are they piling or drilling. Drilling cost will be much higher as compared to piling. Piling on granite is not impossible, however it will crack the solid granite and make the structure unstable, … especially Penang is a place always has tremor.

  160. takoyaki
    April 27th, 2012 at 14:38 | #163

    Happened to be at QB for lunch today and saw RID at the mini property fair. The price has increased by about ~65k compared to last year. Only left ~10 units including 1 penthouse… and 1 Semi-D.

  161. Miku
    April 28th, 2012 at 00:05 | #164

    65k, good news for all the buyers ya!left 10 units means more than 95 % sold out!

  162. JL
    April 28th, 2012 at 00:34 | #165

    Will book one tomorrow after visiting the road show today at qb. Will get the type A. This is my first property purchase. Hopefully all will turn up well.

  163. Miku
    April 29th, 2012 at 21:51 | #166

    welcome to the Meridien , JL! how many units left when u bought?

  164. erichoon81
    April 29th, 2012 at 23:42 | #167

    Hi. RM65k is good news. I got mine @ RM529k. 2 weeks ago, my floor (13th) left 1 unit available and has increase to RM585k. more than 10% increase per annum :)

  165. IK
    May 3rd, 2012 at 14:25 | #168

    got any special rebate ?

  166. yaki
    May 18th, 2012 at 14:24 | #169

    anyone got the latest update for this project? seems slow…

  167. yaki
    May 18th, 2012 at 14:25 | #170

    anyone got the latest update on this project? seems slow…

  168. Reflections
    May 18th, 2012 at 15:47 | #171

    progress so far looks ok. I think they need to complete the Reflections Condo first then only move their worker to this project. If Reflection complete by end of 2012, then only you can see their fast progress by early of 2013. Fast fast slow slow also never mind, since the early bird buyer already earn >100k on paper.

  169. angmokio
    May 18th, 2012 at 16:54 | #172

    MIKU, by any chance go near the site to take a few snaps?

  170. Pen
    May 18th, 2012 at 23:17 | #173

    How is Reflection related to Meriden? Two different developers, right?

  171. erichoon81
    May 20th, 2012 at 19:52 | #174

    Reflection main con is RID.

  172. Pen
    May 20th, 2012 at 21:24 | #175


    Reflections :
    progress so far looks ok. I think they need to complete the Reflections Condo first then only move their worker to this project. If Reflection complete by end of 2012, then only you can see their fast progress by early of 2013. Fast fast slow slow also never mind, since the early bird buyer already earn >100k on paper.

    That’s what I meant, totally different developers, but @Reflections sound like both of them are the sister companies and share workers.

  173. Miku
    May 21st, 2012 at 15:11 | #176

    Angmokio: i will go to take some snaps again. Pen: Reflection is by SP setia, but the project is build by flexi…. its RID,Progress of Meridien will be faster after they complete Reflection, because same contractor & workers they use for this both projects.

  174. J@cK
    May 31st, 2012 at 15:40 | #177

    Dear MR buyer,
    I received mess from other blog saying this :

    Please beware of this developer. We the buyer for Boulevard Condo encounter RID not build our swimming pool according to the plan. During we bought that time, the layout is very class and nice. But now, they deliver the actually layout really dissapointed.

    Please watch out for your Meridien actual layout. Good Luck!!!

    and another person comments :

    I’m also a boulevard condo buyer and experience a bad experience with RID Developer as when buy time all the thing was so nice especially the swimming pool and the main gate, but now after 3 years and they change the design of swimming pool and the main gate and according to them is the latest design as their reason to save cost …

    I personally did call them for further clarification and 1 of the sales person were very rude by saying this is their rights to make the changes within 3 years and her tone was very different when talking to me. I am very dissapointed with this person (RID sales gurl).

    Im hoping you all guys do take intiative and calrify with RID it doesnt happen to MR.

  175. Experience Buyer
    May 31st, 2012 at 19:32 | #178

    Jack: I think you must be the 1st time to buy property in Penang.

    The word you mention “not build according to plan” is it brochure or plan? If you are talking about Plan, i dont think most of the developer dare to do this because is under Housing Developer Act control, majority is safe. Now a days government cover Buyer instead of Developer. But if you base on the brochure and give comment, then is true. Most of the project will not 100% build base on the picture that shown in the Brochure because is an artist impression and also a marketing way to sell.

    Now a days, most of the buyer & investor, they will think that as long as the project can complete in time, make money & and worth to stay, then shouldn’t be a BIG issue.

    Are you buying at early stage in MR, if yes as what Takoyaki and Miku said, they are very happy with the price was increse to 65K. Me too.

    So hope you will appreciate that. See you all another 2 more years.

  176. Crystal Ball
    June 1st, 2012 at 06:20 | #179

    @Experience Buyer
    I think you must be some one from the developer office. Why have to find misleading excuse for the developer? Not every layout plan of the whole project documented inside SnP, a PURPOSEFUL deviation from what they have presented to buyers is call CHEATING! Marketing strategy? Con men lah if you are promoting something that not going to be. If like you said, later RID can just put a water tank on top of the building and tell you that is your roof top swimming pool lah!
    “as long as the project can complete in time, make money & and worth to stay, then shouldn’t be a BIG issue”??? then you should just buy LMC only lah. Almost every LMC project in Penang fullfil that criteria (& very worth the money for RM75k), but people have expection when they bought half a million condo lah!

  177. Pen
    June 1st, 2012 at 09:08 | #180

    @Crystal Ball
    This is your best post ever, well said.

  178. J@cK
    June 1st, 2012 at 10:24 | #181

    @Crystal Ball
    Well said. I agree with you. Experience Buyer must be from RID office.

    @Experience Buyer
    The way you think more to materialistic and shows immaturity. As a buyes i will think in every angle in order to decide bought a unit with RID. Not only think about increase 65K. Dont bring here your own statement and it only applicable for you only. As a buyer i will make sure that the RID will keep their promise and wont do any mess up in their projects.

    Well we see how the RID deliver their Boulevard and MR. Its reflect their name. Hoping they wont screw up.

  179. Crystal Ball
    June 1st, 2012 at 10:52 | #182

    if RID can cut corner at the very obvious things, then worse lah for those embedded piping, wiring or piling that you will never able to see. As long as it last for 18 months from OC then bye bye lah… some more MR sit on hill slope, and there will be nearby projects (Orchardville, The Wave , Breeza, Setia Triangle start piling after that…alamak, good luck to MR buyers! Boycott those unethical developer and let’s drain them out of the market…

  180. MR Owner
    June 1st, 2012 at 14:47 | #183

    This is my 1st time posting to this forum. I’ve bought a unit at MR. So far still have confidence towards this developer. Some of you might think you’ve been cheated from this developer, but comparing to other same-range developers, you’ll get even worst workmanship. Yes, in fact the developer has the rights to amend as what quoted by @Experience Buyer. As long as they do not change the individual unit plan, for me I’m OK. Other developers might give you what exactly you see from their brochure or marketing collateral, but can you assure the workmanship of the product they deliver to you is good enough or can meet your expectation? I’ve seen with my own eyes… even a single straight wall they can built it like a python crawling on the ground! For those who have really bought MR, please have faith to your own picked developer. Nobody force you to buy! It is you who own the money. Stop polluting others mind. I’m not siding any party here. Just do not wish to see all future-to-be neighbours starting a war here. If you really think they have cheated on you, then go to the council and lodge a report! Peace out!

  181. Crystal Ball
    June 1st, 2012 at 15:54 | #184

    oh..dear MR owner, you may not mind RID replace your roof top swimming pool with water tank, but can you give solid example which same range projects have bad workmanship as you mentioned? People already pinpointing Boulevard…Give solid example to prove.

  182. MR Owner
    June 1st, 2012 at 16:19 | #185

    @Crystal Ball,

    Don’t be silly! The developer wouldn’t dare enough to conduct a major revamp on their unique selling point. Have you really conduct your own survey on other developers project before you decided to purchase a unit from RID? Maybe you can share to us why you’ve bought a unit at MR? Bad workmanship? Open out your mind, do more surveys and research, look at other developers past works. Seek and consult your friends and relatives. I have friends that bought some so called top notch developers projects in Penang with sky-rocketed pricing but still deliver crap to them. Not to name out and talk bad on others in this forum. Just go around Penang island and visit the completed projects by local developers. Don’t just judge by its outlook. Go near to the wall and see the finishing. BTW, did the RID relocate the Boulevard’s swimming pool to other area? Did they relocate the guardhouse to other location?

  183. Crystal Ball
    June 1st, 2012 at 16:38 | #186

    @MR Owner
    Yes, I heard IJM’s The Spring workmanship sucked! even shit water overflow out from the seams of toilet floor tiles…you can search the video in Youtube…very scary…and it is build by RID as main contractor…

  184. Wahlau
    June 1st, 2012 at 16:42 | #187

    It seems that u guys are comparing bad and worse develpers, and relirf that other developer are cheating more than your developer. IT’s sad for the buyers.

  185. MR Owner
    June 1st, 2012 at 16:58 | #188


    I’m sad that if you felt your developer cheated on you. But I don’t as MR hasn’t complete anyway. I’m just sharing my thoughts. Feel free to say I’m in denial mode! Just don’t want to see others who are not buying this property lambasting bad things and scaring other buyers who’ve bought.

  186. Crystal Ball
    June 1st, 2012 at 17:16 | #189

    so in conclusion, developer downgrading your facilities is good or bad developer? open up your eyes wide, which buyer will blindly support the developer to cut corner? hee hee…

  187. MR Owner
    June 1st, 2012 at 17:27 | #190

    Everyone has different preferences. I bought MR because I think it suits my preferences and budget. As long as the workmanship meets my expectation, I’m fine. I don’t buy this products merely because of the outlook. i’m buying for my own stay. How do you define downgrading or upgrading when you don’t even know what exact material used to built on your finished product! As I’ve mentioned o the above post, If you really got cheated by the developer, then go file a law suit against them. Don’t just act like big time taiko brain washing others. If you are not buying this project, then stop talking crap! If you think this developer is not good enough to you, then don’t buy! and don’t even look at their project in the future! Buy your own land and build your own house! Enough said! I’m sick if I would have such a future neighbour! Better don’t stay even if you’ve bought a unit there!

  188. ryanoym
    June 1st, 2012 at 18:01 | #191

    @Crystal Ball

    cyrstal ball..finally you got some words that i agree u…haha

  189. erichoon81
    June 1st, 2012 at 18:29 | #192

    @Crystal Ball
    Crystal ball is just creating chaos by listening to rumours.
    dunno what water tank as swimming pool, what boycott? just silly.
    For Boulevard projects, it has yet to complete the landskape and ppl start to comment this comment that.
    If you are not satisfy with boulevard, go complain to RID and stop creating chaos here. You are not even a buyer of MR.

  190. Crystal Ball
    June 2nd, 2012 at 04:19 | #193

    J@ck already complaint to RID already mah…and see what he got.. if this is rumours then it is you guys sales & customer service sucked and screwed up lah…but seems like you guys admitted not build according to marketing brocher and keep insisting developer has the absolute legal right to downgrade (put “CHANGE” lah if you like) the common facilities design as long as individual unit layout not affected..

    J@cK :Dear MR buyer,I received mess from other blog saying this :
    Please beware of this developer. We the buyer for Boulevard Condo encounter RID not build our swimming pool according to the plan. During we bought that time, the layout is very class and nice. But now, they deliver the actually layout really dissapointed.
    Please watch out for your Meridien actual layout. Good Luck!!!
    and another person comments :
    I’m also a boulevard condo buyer and experience a bad experience with RID Developer as when buy time all the thing was so nice especially the swimming pool and the main gate, but now after 3 years and they change the design of swimming pool and the main gate and according to them is the latest design as their reason to save cost …NOT A TRUSTED DEVELOPER
    I personally did call them for further clarification and 1 of the sales person were very rude by saying this is their rights to make the changes within 3 years and her tone was very different when talking to me. I am very dissapointed with this person (RID sales gurl).
    Im hoping you all guys do take intiative and calrify with RID it doesnt happen to MR.

  191. MR Owner
    June 2nd, 2012 at 09:52 | #194

    Get a life Dude!!

  192. MR Owner
    June 2nd, 2012 at 09:56 | #195

    When you go to McD, and when you look at the menu esp the photo of the menu, do you get what exactly as illustrated on the menu??!! They’ve already stated in the brochure, all renderings are for illustration purposes only! You still don’t get it!!?! Damn it!!

  193. Crystal Ball
    June 2nd, 2012 at 12:09 | #196

    MR Owner :When you go to McD, and when you look at the menu esp the photo of the menu, do you get what exactly as illustrated on the menu??!! They’ve already stated in the brochure, all renderings are for illustration purposes only! You still don’t get it!!?! Damn it!!

    so how many % of the ‘artist impression’ of Orchardville can be trusted when it finally revealed and laucnhed later?
    by the way, if your found the fault of IDxAL projects, the buyers will be appreciate and very welcome you to highlight it in here or related project thread….

  194. Apaini
    June 2nd, 2012 at 12:39 | #197

    Yang tu tidak ideal nama dah busuk dah. Goreng pun tak guna.

  195. ExperienceBuyer
    June 2nd, 2012 at 13:09 | #198

    Hey, I want to clarify that I’m not from RID. The comment I gave is just personal comment. Im just one of the Meridien buyer. I agreed with Erichoon81&MR owner. If u’re not satisfy with RID project, then don’t buy. Very simple. Dont just talk all nonsence here. I personally called them & clarified. They gave me an acceptable answer. You may call them too if you feel very FREE ! CrystalBall, my advise for you, The best is don’t trust anyone, buy your own land, built your own house. Don’t always criticize to other people , if you feel you are 100% good, they quickly become 1 of the Penang Developer, maybe I consider to buy 1 from you.

  196. ExperienceBuyer
    June 2nd, 2012 at 13:40 | #199

    Just wanna share my personal opinion. The reason for me to buy Meridien is the attractive package they offer to me on a low down payment, free of interest during construction & free all d legal fees with An affordable price. Actually for those that really feel regret & disappointed, my suggestion is you may sell out the unit after d OC. Anyway you don’t get any losses cause this project had made money. And also all d fees & interest bare by developer. Good to say that, untung instead of rugi’ ! Sincerely to say that I really hope To have all good & cooperative neighbours . MR buyer, I think those smart & educated buyer will not just simply brain wash by this nonsense & unproven things.
    I just wonder that how these people judge on d upgrading or downgrading base on the changes of design? They know the cost involve on d changes?

  197. Miku
    June 2nd, 2012 at 14:05 | #200

    Hi all, shouldnt doubt bout the workmanship on MR/RID, u may check Gurney 11, HR residence(Tg.Bunga).those are juta-juta projects, RID build for them, do u think those Rich ownesr duno how to complaint ah? If its really bad, do u hear any complaint on Gurney 11? furthermore , this is the First High end condo RID build for their own, carry the ‘developer’ name n not ‘contractor’. if its u , will u take this project ‘play-play’? for those duno RID, pls find out RID background, they already stand still in PG market more than decade, not a new setup company like others, they wont spoil their name in first high end project. if still doubt on workmanship, y dun walk into Reflexion take a good look, & try to goreng Reflexion owner go n complaint? because its same contractor, same workers going to build MR later.
    i bought MR because of low dense, good rebate, good developer, Since we bought it, just have faith with ur own decision, dun listen to bukan bukan, facts & figure tell evertyhings :)

  198. Victim
    June 3rd, 2012 at 21:15 | #201

    Developer that twist and turn and misleading buyers with so called ‘artist impression’. No ethic at all. You never know what you will get in the end.

  199. Victim
    June 3rd, 2012 at 23:15 | #202

    last time Boulevard also said to be ‘high end condo’ by RID and showing the very nice swimming pool…now it is only ‘artist impression’ and Boulevard no more ‘high end’ and MR is the first ‘high end’ by RID…what the heck…

  200. erichoon81
    June 4th, 2012 at 12:10 | #203

    We the buyer of MR which cost more than half a million does not even expect the design on the broacher to be the same as the actual building. Why boulevard buyers expect so much? If you want class/ high end, go buy property >RM1.0 million. And why are they complaining in MR forum? Boulevard problem is not MR’s buyer problem.

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