Kensington Residence

Kensington Residence is located within the established township of Bukit Mertajam, Penang. This residential property development comprises 136 units 2 1/2-storey semi-detached houses. Each unit comes with practical design and layout with 5-bedrooms and 4-bathrooms.

Property Project : Kensington Residence
Location : Bukit Mertajam, Penang
Property Type : 2 1/2-Storey Semi-Detached
Tenure : Freehold
Total Units : 136
Developer : Oriental Realty Sdn. Bhd (Boon Siew Group)
Indicative Price: RM550,000 onwards

  1. ET
    January 22nd, 2012 at 14:56 | #1

    BSG pick the wrong location to build the semi-detached houses because houses facing east is railway & facing west is busy main road, it is very noisy place to stay….sigh.

  2. Lee
    February 1st, 2012 at 18:36 | #2

    Yes, agree.
    The location could be noisy with train travelling everyday after the two rails project completed.

  3. sue
    February 18th, 2012 at 17:12 | #3

    is this project GnG?

  4. WinnieWowWow
    February 18th, 2012 at 18:28 | #4

    Just beside the Tmn, will be very noisy

  5. TL
    May 1st, 2012 at 22:57 | #5

    When can this project get OC? Already sold out?

  6. fty
    May 11th, 2012 at 20:46 | #6

    i had been there in the show room coincidence train passing-by, i expect noisy sound with open window, but surprisingly it was not. when i close the window, i had to very focus only then can hear the train passing-by sound ….. wonder what material the developer use …. or maybe nowadays train no more using charcoal …. :o)

  7. Kston
    May 27th, 2012 at 19:21 | #7

    What’s the price now? Any unit left?

  8. Kston
    May 27th, 2012 at 20:09 | #8

    This morning visited the site, discoved that the developer only build two rows of houses only,what happen to the 3rd and 4th rows? Is because lack of demand or the developer wants to on hold when phase 1 obtain the OC then goreng the selling price for 2nd phase?(most of the developer do this way)

  9. jenny928
    June 10th, 2012 at 17:31 | #9

    i’m interested on above project. what is the price right now? anymore unit left?

  10. gshui
    June 10th, 2012 at 23:05 | #10

    Jenny, i check last 2 weeks, left about 8 units, price now is 588k

  11. CYX
    June 10th, 2012 at 23:35 | #11

    Wow, expensive compare to IJM Permatang Sanctuary. The units left is facing road or railway? Do they plan to build more houses in between the railway and the exsiting house?

  12. gshui
    June 11th, 2012 at 22:05 | #12

    the unit left is facing road i guess, they plan to built another 64 unit in between raiway and existing house, price should be 600K and above i heard the sales told me b4.

  13. gshui
    June 11th, 2012 at 22:06 | #13

    they are opening for registration, you can try to ask.

  14. gshui
    June 11th, 2012 at 22:19 | #14

    sorry, is 68unit for phase 2.

  15. xxlee
    June 13th, 2012 at 20:40 | #15

    @fty i had a chance to take picture during construction, looks like the material they use is red brick, see photo here https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/kIMZ5YxkLqwggScv_9t2gNMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=email

  16. sukiyeh
    June 13th, 2012 at 21:44 | #16

    The Clay Brick Advantage
    Advantage 1 : Cooler in hot climates
    Advantage 2 : A haven of quiet
    Advantage 3 : Solid, safe and secure
    Advantage 4 : Low maintenance
    Advantage 5 : Termite resistant
    Advantage 6 : Timeless
    Advantage 7 : A Unique investment


  17. gshui
    June 13th, 2012 at 22:52 | #17

    so, sukiyeh, have you bought a unit here?

  18. Yuyut
    August 22nd, 2012 at 16:07 | #18

    haha, i m waiting sukiyeh respond

  19. JJ
    August 22nd, 2012 at 22:22 | #19

    it is now Taman Jasa…

  20. Yuyut
    August 23rd, 2012 at 13:00 | #20

    In future, the train using electricity, dont worry no more noise

  21. gshui
    August 23rd, 2012 at 19:48 | #21

    i bought one last year, dont know the price go up or not?

  22. gshui
    August 23rd, 2012 at 19:50 | #22

    who is my neighbour?i heard the name change to Taman Jasa instead of Kensington residence. but who care, as long as the developer finish the construction and get the OC passed.

  23. Georgetan
    August 24th, 2012 at 10:43 | #23

    i also brought one unit last year, finally i meet my neighbour here.

  24. heha
    August 24th, 2012 at 11:04 | #24

    for those facing the railway…i think better wait b4 for shifiting in…looks like their starting their phase II soon….

  25. gshui
    August 24th, 2012 at 21:12 | #25

    hi george, nice to meet you here, which unit is yours? are you stay at BM?

  26. Georgetan
    August 25th, 2012 at 07:13 | #26

    my unit is facing main road. I am stay in Butterworth.

  27. Frank
    August 25th, 2012 at 08:30 | #27

    BSG is selling the balance units at RM 638K now.
    I stayed in that area before, my experience is back row is better than front row.
    I think main road is more noisy than the rail, just my experience.
    But it’s true than nowadays, train passing by is more quieter because no more railway crossing siren. Anyway, I think the location is great and convenient
    My personal guess on OC is around October this year.

  28. Georgetan
    August 25th, 2012 at 08:57 | #28

    Is your infomation true? BSG is selling the balance units at RM638k?

  29. gshui
    August 25th, 2012 at 19:45 | #29

    My unit also facing the main road, i choose it becasuse the direction of fengshui suit for me, cause when i bought the unit, the row behind still have 3-4 units available. I bought last year already 568K, now the price 638K should be reasonable cause OC will be out soon.

  30. Georgetan
    August 26th, 2012 at 00:08 | #30

    yes, you are right, i just confirmed the latest pricing from the BSG.

  31. gshui
    August 26th, 2012 at 01:21 | #31

    George, how much you bought ?

  32. Georgetan
    August 26th, 2012 at 08:36 | #32

    the price i brought same as you.

  33. Docvirus25
    August 28th, 2012 at 14:24 | #33

    FYI, Kensington Residence has been renamed to Taman Jasa to comply with local authority requirement. They’ve put up the signboard 3 weeks ago.

  34. yanguy
    August 28th, 2012 at 15:07 | #34

    OC soon & tar’s road serve completed done by bsg.

    pic on july

  35. sukiyeh
    August 30th, 2012 at 21:47 | #35

    i didn’t buy a unit

  36. Frank
    September 8th, 2012 at 09:12 | #36

    Anyone know about the guard house and CCTV where were shown during launching? I don’t see any guard house being constructed until now.

  37. Georgetan
    September 8th, 2012 at 20:10 | #37

    The guard house is located at the left hand side of main entrance, beside the TNB power house. Up to now, i didn’t see any CCTV over there.

  38. Frank
    September 8th, 2012 at 20:58 | #38

    Will there be another guard house at the other end?

  39. Georgetan
    September 8th, 2012 at 21:27 | #39

    i dun think so… only one house at the main entrance.

  40. gshui
    September 8th, 2012 at 22:38 | #40

    Ya la, Didnot see any CCTV, must check with BSG when VP, last time heard BSG want to implement Touch N Go system at guard house, didnot see also.

  41. Georgetan
    September 9th, 2012 at 15:49 | #41

    Yes, We have to check with them.

  42. Frank
    September 11th, 2012 at 22:48 | #42

    I don’t think that’s the guard house, it looks more like a club house or small function hall to me. It’s better to confirm with BSG office again.

  43. Georgetan
    September 12th, 2012 at 19:30 | #43

    Hi Frank, the guard house is facing the main road, that one facing show house is the community hall. this is based on my observation.

  44. Frank
    September 16th, 2012 at 09:56 | #44

    It does not look like a guard house, it seems more like a housekeeping store room to me? Anyway, let’s wait and see.

  45. hkyeap
    September 21st, 2012 at 20:02 | #45

    visited the site last weekend, landscape are ready with exercise equipment and kids play ground. phase 2 fencing already setup ….

  46. gshui
    September 21st, 2012 at 20:23 | #46

    hk, did you see any cctv? auto barrier gate? when you think the VP start?

  47. hkyeap
    September 22nd, 2012 at 07:49 | #47

    no, i didn’t see those things setup yet, i think these facilities will be setup after O.C. obtained. The security guard was patrolling the Taman on motor-bike as the house gate were not lock. not sure if the water and electric supply are ready, any ideas …. ?

  48. Frank
    September 25th, 2012 at 22:40 | #48

    Any news on when the O.C. Will be obtained?

  49. Frank
    October 7th, 2012 at 06:46 | #49

    I was at the site yesterday, met one of the contractors, he said there is no security guard house. They only have community hall (MPSP request) and one storeroom for housekeeping storage purpose. As for the OC, now left with few departments only, maybe 1 to 2 months time OC should be ready.

  50. Georgetan
    October 7th, 2012 at 08:28 | #50

    if there is no guard house, thn where should the security guard stay?? As this is the guarded project. Right?

  51. Frank
    October 7th, 2012 at 17:12 | #51

    Yap, that’s the question we all have to ask the sales guy? It’s still shown in their website, by the way.

  52. YSL
    November 2nd, 2012 at 14:36 | #52

    I have one Unit – beside show unit for sale … anyone interested ?

  53. Kston
    November 3rd, 2012 at 18:10 | #53

    OC obtained? Price?

  54. Frank
    November 3rd, 2012 at 22:11 | #54

    Just received letter from BSG to collect keys. Also asking for payment already.
    How about you all?

  55. serious buyer
    November 4th, 2012 at 00:30 | #55

    YSL, how much do you intend to sell your unit?

  56. Frank
    November 4th, 2012 at 14:04 | #56

    I thought they are supposed to deliver only after the OC is obtained?

  57. georgetan
    November 4th, 2012 at 18:17 | #57

    Hi Frank, i am also got the letter from BSG. We have to ask them where is the guard house and CCTV. BTW, where should we collect the key from them? Penang Office (Main)? Prai Office (Branch)?

  58. Frank
    November 4th, 2012 at 20:55 | #58

    I think the keys should be at Prai office. But, shouldn’t we take the keys after OC is obtained? How about the penalty?

  59. georgetan
    November 5th, 2012 at 08:14 | #59


  60. gshui
    November 5th, 2012 at 21:20 | #60

    The letter should be telling that they already obtained OC, therefore ask for 10% payment, however, i am not sure about it, is anybody called the office to double confirmed?and what you mean by penalty? Frank

  61. Frank
    November 6th, 2012 at 22:57 | #61

    In my case, the delivery date is overdue, so BSG has to pay penalty? Mine is more than 2 years already from the S & P date. According to the s&p, they can deliver the keys without OC, they only need certification from architect, which they already have. So the advice is don’t take the keys , wait until OC is obtained, but pay the down payment as instructed within 2 weeks. The grace period for defect complaint is counted from day you take the keys.

  62. PG Guy
    November 7th, 2012 at 04:00 | #62

    How come BSG also so many problems when building homes on mainland?

  63. YSL
    November 8th, 2012 at 22:42 | #63

    Hi Serious Buyer : Will be below what market offered now :) … if interested please call me @ 019-4788818 .

  64. gshui
    November 30th, 2012 at 20:43 | #64

    anyone get the house keys?

  65. Frank
    December 2nd, 2012 at 15:51 | #65

    No, no house key yet? But payment made according to the letter of demand. I was told it’s better to get the house keys after OC is officially approved.

  66. Frank
    December 6th, 2012 at 19:51 | #66

    Anyone of you get the keys already? I just got the letter today for collection of keys?

  67. gshui
    December 10th, 2012 at 21:13 | #67

    Received letter to collect keys? that means OC obtained? when you get the letter?and when can start collect house keys?

  68. Frank
    December 11th, 2012 at 22:04 | #68

    Keys are ready, but PBA and TNB connections are not ready yet? Basically OC is already obtained.

  69. joellim
    January 1st, 2013 at 19:53 | #69

    @Frank, the tnb and pba meter will be fixed after you bring the S&P letter to apply for new meters. I’ve collected my keys but the glass cover for the TNB meter got vandalized. a bit disappointed dont have guarded because previously why i buy last year they said it will be gated and guarded with only entrance being the guardhouse beside the comunity hall..

  70. scliew
    January 4th, 2013 at 15:30 | #70

    Received letter from MPSP, send by the “Pegarah of Penilaian and Pengurusan Harta”, dated 2-Jan-2013, the “cukai taksiran” as per below

    Nilai Tahunan Baru = RM 8220.00
    Kadar % Baru = 7.00
    Cukai Setahun = RM 575.40
    Tarikh Tutup Menerima Rayuan = 2-Feb-2013

    I am not sure if this rate is fair and acceptable ? please advice, thanks you

  71. georgetan
    January 4th, 2013 at 22:40 | #71

    I am also got the letter from MPSP. A bit disappointed on the actual house.

  72. homebuyer
    January 5th, 2013 at 07:35 | #72
  73. scliew
    January 6th, 2013 at 08:01 | #73

    FYI, i understand the assessment of RM 8220 is based on the market rental price rate, we can go to MPSP to ask for OO (owner occupied) application form, and the rate assessment base can be reduced

  74. Frank
    January 6th, 2013 at 19:57 | #74

    The S/D nearby is only paying around RM 350 per year. But this is for 2 – storey, so I guess perhaps RM 400 to 450 per year should be reasonable.

    Have you gotten the OO application form yet?

  75. Frank
    January 6th, 2013 at 19:59 | #75

    I was told that BSG will build the security guard post (2 units ) soon.

  76. scliew
    January 6th, 2013 at 20:45 | #76

    @Frank thanks for the input, i hv not been to MPSP, yet to get the OO application form

  77. scliew
    January 6th, 2013 at 20:53 | #77

    Some defects encountered, renovation should come after developer patch and fixes. https://docs.google.com/folder/d/0B0XU-Ny6QEtAQ2JzcHROakl1X1k/edit

  78. Frank
    January 6th, 2013 at 20:59 | #78

    Which MPSP office to go to? Is it the one at Bandar Perda?

  79. scliew
    January 6th, 2013 at 21:02 | #79

    Yes, i was told MPSP at bandar Perda, somewhere nearby the inland revenue dept.

  80. Georgetan
    January 12th, 2013 at 17:59 | #80

    Any people (house owner) got idea on how to reduce the MPSP assessment fee? As the cost of RM575.40 per year is quite high.

  81. scliew
    January 15th, 2013 at 06:53 | #81

    @Georgetan goto mpsp at bandar perda and ask for owner occupied application form, this may help reduce the assessment rate

  82. CW Tan
    January 29th, 2013 at 09:37 | #82

    dear all, have anyone proceed with the owner occupied? and what is the best rate?

  83. Janice
    January 30th, 2013 at 18:44 | #83

    Hey there,
    Is there a second phase for this project?
    When will OC obtained for the built up house?
    Whats the progress now?


  84. scliew
    February 1st, 2013 at 14:14 | #84

    I have been to MPSP, they said can make “rayuan” online http://www.mpsp.gov.my/, i tried login follow the given username and password, but failed with account is not created :( ….

    According to the customer service, the owner occupied form is for refund purpose.

    No choice, i will submit my rayuan to email pen@mpsp.gov.my ….. the “alasan” i am going to give is “owner occupied” under seksyen 142: (1a) in muka surat 3

  85. scliew
    February 12th, 2013 at 10:55 | #85

    Bumi lot open for public …. new show unit, open house at jalan megat harun, bm …..

  86. Frank
    February 12th, 2013 at 19:20 | #86

    New show house is selling at RM 1.39 million, really worth it? New price for intermediate unit is RM 688k.

  87. Kang68
    February 13th, 2013 at 13:25 | #87

    compare with BM utama, which area is better? example school, market, smooth traffic, security and environment.

  88. georgetan
    February 15th, 2013 at 21:08 | #88

    Anyone going to MPSP meeting about the cukai pintu at this coming wednesday?

  89. scliew
    February 17th, 2013 at 14:57 | #89

    i am going to MPSP for the assessment hearing this wednesday …

  90. ps
    February 17th, 2013 at 22:22 | #90

    a lot ppls bought this house?
    i went to showhouse today, not bad…
    688k now with 6 air -con, renovated kitchen….. worth?

  91. gshui
    February 20th, 2013 at 23:26 | #91

    who is the owner for No. 76

  92. Frank
    February 21st, 2013 at 22:17 | #92

    How was the meeting in MPSP?

  93. Frank
    February 21st, 2013 at 22:20 | #93

    Anyone interested the one in back row? Number is 5X.

  94. scliew
    February 21st, 2013 at 22:36 | #94

    @Frank there were 7 of us facing ~10 of the MPSP staff 😀 …. they will consider and adjust the rate lower a bit, how much ? dunno …. wait until we receive the final assessment in next 1~2 months ….

  95. Frank
    March 17th, 2013 at 20:20 | #95

    Thks for the update.
    There is a rumour that BSG is considering to sell the empty land behind for purpose other than residential instead of building houses. Anyone is aware of this?

  96. Alan
    April 8th, 2013 at 15:52 | #96

    Any house (facing main road) want to rent? Please call 012 493 6030. @gshui

  97. gshui
    April 12th, 2013 at 21:57 | #97

    how much the rental?

  98. Man
    November 5th, 2013 at 12:14 | #98

    any unit left house facing the main road?

  99. gshui
    November 5th, 2013 at 12:36 | #99

    call developer

  100. Tim
    February 17th, 2014 at 16:22 | #100

    I wonder why nobody moves in and so many unit for sales?

  101. sg
    February 17th, 2014 at 16:44 | #101

    Tim :I wonder why nobody moves in and so many unit for sales?

    Majority buyers are investors. They bought not for own stay. More units will leave blank.

  102. Chocolate
    February 17th, 2014 at 17:08 | #102


    This is the sad thing when one nice taman become too quiet.

  103. 88
    April 11th, 2014 at 22:30 | #103

    is it G&G?

  104. Chocolate
    April 23rd, 2014 at 13:37 | #104

    Less than 8 units are occupied in the first row when i pass by yesterday..

  105. Sam
    April 23rd, 2014 at 15:53 | #105

    This is the sad situation. People buy for investment and leave it empty while people who really need a house can’t afford to own one. Then the house rented out to foreigners.

    Fews houses empty is okay. But if let say 80% of them empty, then it is not healthy.

  106. Annee
    May 20th, 2014 at 15:35 | #106

    I have called to developer. Only 4 units left, unfortunately some are facing electricity box.

  107. annee
    October 1st, 2014 at 10:48 | #107

    Can anyone advise on the procedure of appeal in assessment ? and may i know how much after appeal? We just get a key from developer. Thank you.


  108. JJ
    October 26th, 2014 at 19:12 | #108

    Anyone can tell this worth to invest?

  109. Mainlander
    October 27th, 2014 at 21:20 | #109


    I think the location of this project is great, good school network (BM High School, Jit Shin, Primary Schools), wet and supermarket in Kota Permai, good accessibility through the widen Jalan Song Ban Kheng…

    The negative part is definitely be too close to the railway track. Furthermore, the Electric Train System (ETS) between Ipoh & BW will be started in April 2015.

    How many trip the ETS will be per day…? Below the ETS schedule between KL & IPOH as reference…

    How close between the railway track and your door step..? Below video taken on site…

  110. scliew
    November 30th, 2014 at 15:19 | #110

    @annee after appeal, yearly assessment about 500+, cannot remember the exact figure

  111. annee
    January 3rd, 2015 at 22:37 | #111


    Noted with thanks, will go for appeal after receive the notice.
    Btw, my parents are owner of No 82.

  112. Lah
    April 20th, 2015 at 23:08 | #112

    Price stagnant at RM600k ++.. Not much ppl stay here.. Purely investor,

  113. scliew
    December 23rd, 2015 at 23:02 | #113

    now, more ppl stay … unfurnished 600k++

  114. CWTan
    December 30th, 2015 at 18:29 | #114

    good place to stay

  115. scliew
    January 17th, 2016 at 20:38 | #115

    I stayed here for 1+ year. Those who claim for railway and main road noise pollution are merely speculation. it is trivial, in fact i found it is sometime too quite… :)

  116. Annee
    February 12th, 2016 at 17:33 | #116

    1. anyone appeal on assessment fee which is RM590.40 a year?

    2. Security guard is collecting the fee RM60/month, i have confirmed with BSG, the guard services is under their company. We no need to pay extra. My car window was broken after 1 day as we refuse to pay. We have make a police report.

  117. Georgetan
    February 13th, 2016 at 19:34 | #117

    1) Can we still appeal it after so many year of completion?

    2) this mean that outside security guard come over here to collect the money?

  118. WK
    February 16th, 2016 at 23:40 | #118

    Any owner willing to sell ? I am looking for unit to stay.

  119. Georgetan
    February 22nd, 2016 at 08:30 | #119


    A few units for sale and rent.. U can go there have a look on it…

  120. WK
    February 25th, 2016 at 23:32 | #120

    Do you have the owner contact?

  121. Georgetan
    March 9th, 2016 at 12:52 | #121


  122. WK
    March 10th, 2016 at 20:28 | #122

    Ok thanks, by the way.

  123. ST
    October 18th, 2016 at 16:58 | #123

    Anyone interest to rent an Un furnish unit
    Facing mainroad

  124. ST
    October 19th, 2016 at 14:54 | #124

    Interested party can email me at

  125. Blue
    October 20th, 2016 at 10:19 | #125

    Is the show house for sale?

  126. Garytcl
    January 24th, 2017 at 15:53 | #126

    Hello all.

    I’m just newly move in. Any community fb page or WhatsApp group of taman jasa? Please add me. Tq.

    Do drop me via email garytcl1424@gmail.com.

  127. Vincent
    February 5th, 2017 at 16:15 | #127

    Hi, Gary,You can try to create and add me in, I will ask some residents to join as well

  128. Khing
    May 11th, 2022 at 15:47 | #128

    Any owner willing to sell ? I am looking for unit to stay.

  129. Seath
    May 23rd, 2022 at 11:42 | #129

    I saw many empty units.. Any sellers? Want to buy for family to stay

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