Orange Villa – Bukit Mertajam

Bukit Mertajam/ 12 October 2011 Leave a comment

Orange Villa is a gated and guarded development, a prime residential enclave beckons with its 124 units of terraces, 16 semi-detached and two bungalows. This housing scheme is located just off the ever bustling Jalan Song Ban Kheng, Bukit Mertajam.  Within walking distance to schools and other public amenities, and a mere minute drives to Auto City and Penang Bridge.

Residents also have the assurance of peace of mind with the round the clock security besides reveling in clubhouse facilities such as swimming and wading pools, gymnasium, sauna, exercise corner, BBQ area, meeting room, jogging path and Jacuzzi.

3-storey Terrace

  • Width: 22 feets
  • Built-up Area: 3,770 sq.ft. onwards
  • No. of Rooms: 5+1
  • Roof Top Garden
  • Indicative Price: RM 548,800 onwards

3-storey Semi-Detached

  • Built-up Area: 3,915 sq.ft.
  • No. of Rooms: 5+1
  • Roof Top Garden
  • Indicative Price: RM 693,800 onwards

Project Name: Orange Villa
Location : Bukit Mertajam, Penang
Property Type : 3-Storey Terrace & Semi-Detached
Other Phases: Orange Villa 2
Developer : Tah Wah Land


Contributed by @AhTu (17/2/2012)

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Contributed by  @Orange Juice (26/3/2012)

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  1. PenangGuy
    October 12th, 2011 at 21:38 | #1

    Too pricy already in BM area.
    No worth.

  2. Simon Heng
    October 12th, 2011 at 21:45 | #2

    about 130 units only?? can maintain or not? got swimming pool somemore, must need to pay RM300++ per month for maintenance fee. better go buy Central Way, G&G with no club house + swimming pool, go Lean concept, less wastage, price also reasonable.

  3. JC
    October 12th, 2011 at 22:57 | #3

    The terrace is much much bigger than Central Way, but the price is 200k more expensive. The location is good and convinience.

  4. ABCD
    October 12th, 2011 at 23:05 | #4

    following palm villa concept, i think if you want facing the pool the price will be much higher,

  5. H1N1
    October 13th, 2011 at 11:31 | #5

    agreed with JC. Good location. Same road as Harmoni Garden but the price cheaper a lot compare to Harmoni Garden by air mas group.

  6. CK Tan
    October 13th, 2011 at 13:18 | #6

    This is located at good location. Nice project. RM548.8K for 3770sft is not expensive if compare to current property price in mainland.

  7. BD
    October 13th, 2011 at 13:31 | #7

    ABCD :
    following palm villa concept, i think if you want facing the pool the price will be much higher,

    Tah Wah’s MD stays at Palm Villa, and he just disposed all his shares in Tambun Indah.

  8. JC
    October 13th, 2011 at 15:14 | #8

    If loan 90% which around 500k and pay 40 years, monthly installment is about 2.15k, which is quite burden for most working residence. Plus the monthly maintenance, really need business man or have strong financial power ppl just can afford.

  9. Lin
    October 13th, 2011 at 16:01 | #9

    Monthly maintenance fees is around rm165. Not bad with such big land scaping, swimming pool and also new looks club house.

  10. clover
    October 13th, 2011 at 16:46 | #10

    Nwdays mainland property price also so high. All thing up salary no up. How to survive? T.T

  11. clover
    October 13th, 2011 at 16:52 | #11

    Balik Pulau in penang island property price are even cheaper than this. :(

  12. k9
    October 13th, 2011 at 19:27 | #12

    Balik pulau cheaper because of it location not strategic as of now, lot of malay’s kampung there if you drive thru the road.
    BM areas especially near Song Ban Kheng road can considered as a golden area now due to its strategic and convenient location such as having lots of residences area(mostly chinese residences), near secondary/primary schools(Jit Sin, Keow Kuang and Pei Teik), Sri Rambai’s pasar, goverment offices, MPSP stadium with swimming pool, shop lots, tuisyen center, banks and so on. The most important is this location having lots of routes to reach Penang bridge :-)

    You can see from the wikimap its location – http://wikimapia.org/#lat=5.3540555&lon=100.4501224&z=16&l=0&m=b&search=BM%20Distinct%20Land

  13. k9
    October 13th, 2011 at 19:36 | #13

    The price for 2 storey terrace at balik pulau not cheap too, now around 520-560k.

  14. Jane
    October 14th, 2011 at 14:39 | #14

    The location looks good. Anyone know how many units has been sold so far?

  15. Suelynn
    October 14th, 2011 at 14:59 | #15

    Seriously considering to buy one unit there. Any advise from buyers who have paid the deposit 10k for booking?

  16. kent
    October 14th, 2011 at 15:33 | #16

    i think nowadays houses is the most laku one in malaysia not matter what project. Thus developer mark-up suka sukalah. Then all small investor pun ikut ikutlah. At the end, only developer and banker and government untung earning the margin, interest and stamp duty.

  17. K9
    October 14th, 2011 at 16:55 | #17

    Agreed :-) Rakyat is the one will rugi and susah at the end. Richer will become lagi kaya. Poorer will become lagi miskin. Alamak !! :-( The price will jump lagi tinggi when housing materials and land price naik, this is according to developers and goverment laa, not me :-)..if affordable and not buy now, later price jump lagi tinggi, the affordable one will become unafforable to buy, then susah juga ma..

  18. PenangHunter
    October 14th, 2011 at 17:52 | #18

    Just call in, sold 40%, all pool side unit sold out.

  19. Central unit
    October 14th, 2011 at 18:02 | #19

    BD :

    ABCD :
    following palm villa concept, i think if you want facing the pool the price will be much higher,

    Tah Wah’s MD stays at Palm Villa, and he just disposed all his shares in Tambun Indah.

    y dispose off so fast?

  20. K9
    October 14th, 2011 at 18:06 | #20

    WOW!! looks like their sales is good. I not see any advertisement of this project in local newpapers and it already sold out 40% before launching.

  21. K9
    October 14th, 2011 at 18:16 | #21

    @Central unit,

    From Tah Wah’s web site – http://tahwah.com/About.html, the MD is Dato Hong Yeam Wah, i guess he is out from Tambun Indah because wanted to open its own company(Tah Wah group). You know la, property market earning $$$ now ma :-)

    Get this from The Edge when quick gooling – http://www.theedgemalaysia.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=192707&Itemid=2

  22. 2sen
    October 14th, 2011 at 18:37 | #22


  23. JC
    October 15th, 2011 at 09:25 | #23

    notice that there is actually 3 and half storey instead of 3 storey,the housing project is getting higher ad higher

  24. PenangGuy
    October 16th, 2011 at 02:41 | #24

    Hi, Can anyone help to comment on the developer?
    Is he solid company, kind of worry if we spend so much dollar to buy a unit then later project turn slow or problem.

  25. Primeroist
    October 16th, 2011 at 03:41 | #25

    Just some tought to share. Do not caught up so much on the build up vs. price. Study the layout and the total build up that really utilized by buyer. If you think 3 storey (some come with abundant of balconies :) ) can be really appreciated by you and family, then go for it… most ppl will go for only 2 storey as they really only need that. There is no point paying 550K for 3.7K build up but end up uses less than 2/3 of the space available.

  26. JC
    October 16th, 2011 at 09:36 | #26

    ya,agree. but problem is nowadays hardly can found new 2 storey terrace and mostly developer develop is 3 storey terrace or 2 storey semi-d which around 450k and above.

  27. K9
    October 16th, 2011 at 10:59 | #27

    Agree with JC. Now new development in good location almost 3 storey instead of 2. I noticed one new development going to launch next year by Suneka Sdn. Bhd besides Jalan Tembikai, now developer is in clearing land stages, according to Suneka’s sales person, they plan to 3 storey semi-d and also 3 storey bangalow with GnG concept too(total 59unit and may equip with lif ), their estimated price will be around 1.2m – 1.5m. If you compare the price, i think orange villa far far cheaper than nearby GnG housing development.

    You’re right too on whether buyer will utililzing the build up space is important to consider. But for orange villa, i believe the resident have no much choice and need to utilize the space that they have, this is due to 1st and 2nd floor only have 2 rooms each(the developer wanted to make the rooms see bigger i think, that is why 2 rooms in each floors). Assuming the size of the family is 4(marriage couple with 2kids ), you will need around 5 rooms at least – 1 for you & your wife, 1 for your son, 1 for your daughter, 1 for study + library room, 1 for your store room.

    Besides, resident need to dry their clothes at roof top to fulfill the GnG concept and rules. Overall the GnG concept will looks very nice and clean if no one dry their clothes at the window/car porch/garden/outside the house’s road :-) ). If you choose GnG concept to stay, all rules imposed there almost the same. The rules is there to ensure the surrounding of GnG looks nice, secure and comfortable. This is the big differences that i can see on GnG vs non-GnG concept.

  28. K9
    October 16th, 2011 at 11:08 | #28

    Sorry, typo 😉 . the Suneka’s new development that i mentioned aboved is not at Jalan tembikai, the correct one should be at nearby Taman Gemilang Permai, adjacent to Jalan Tembikai and Jalan Betik.

  29. Primeroist
    October 16th, 2011 at 11:59 | #29

    No argument there JC. Developer seems to setting what type to build and we buyer have limited choices. Developer will try their best to maximize their profit from any land available in their land bank. There are still a few projects offer 2 storey terrace (like Rivere Garden @ 400K?) but usually all sold out even before soft launch. So,…what to do? I surely have no clue.

    Most 2 storey come with 4 bed rooms and 1 store room (usually below staircase). So, I think for a small family (Couple with 2 children) surely happy with 2 storey.

    Nowadays, G&G become most sought after even the price 20% more expansive. I personally do think G&G must come with class ( I mean a little bit expansive) to make it successful. Just as comparison, a lot of apartment in island badly maintained due to low participation rate from owner. But look at a high or luxury condos…. hmmm well maintained.

  30. K9
    October 16th, 2011 at 12:29 | #30


    Ya, agreed on the term “Class” and 2 storey better for small family if have. But nowaday, it’s very hard to find a new development with 2 storey at a “good location”, unless buyers willing to sought for 2nd hand old houses.

    Talking on class, it is very hard to define the “class” sometimes :-) . Some ppl think staying with rich ppl and inside the expensive house( house price > millions) is a “class”, but some may think of as long as all residents in a taman/GnG having good neighbourhood sprits, then that consider “class” too :-) . i think the term “class” will be depend on how the person thinking.

    i think landed GnG will be a better stay and easy manage compare to GnG apartment/condo That’s why the price of landed GnG in island mostly started with > millions and GnG apartment/condo’s price less than that 😉 . One main points to drive the price is landed GnG will be less units compare to condo/apartment which normally having lot units(some may up to 400-700units)

  31. Primeroist
    October 16th, 2011 at 12:54 | #31

    Spot on K9. Resident mentality surely d factor to a classy neighborhood :). What I m saying, usually this mentality came with the residents financial capability, willing to pay for the services offered by G&G community especially safety and well being.
    Surely hope more residents having your mentality quality will own and stay in landed G&G and rest assure I will be one of them. :)

  32. Ah Dog
    October 16th, 2011 at 13:13 | #32

    Why call it Orange Villa? Should call it Apple Villa, surely will sell like hot cake like Apple i-Phone and i-Pad.

  33. JC
    October 16th, 2011 at 18:06 | #33

    Surely developer will maximize the profit with the same size of land, so the only choice will built the house bigger and taller. so afterwards we could hardly find 2st anymore. however bigger and taller property which is high price is unafforadble for most working class nowadays. so the market demand for low cost such is 2st is higher but supply is lower,for 3 storrey and semi-d which is 450k and above the demand is low but supply is high…

  34. k9
    October 16th, 2011 at 21:04 | #34


    Thanks. Hope so :-)

  35. divinity
    October 16th, 2011 at 21:48 | #35

    so anyone has booked any unit for this project? is this the flood area?

  36. H1N1
    October 16th, 2011 at 21:58 | #36


    This area not a flood areas. Went to tah wah’s sales galery yesterday, total unit sold at around 12pm is 73+. Semi-D almost sold out, just left 1 or 2 units at that time.

  37. divinity
    October 16th, 2011 at 22:15 | #37

    Thanks @H1N1.

    What is the price for 3 storey terrace house(intermiddiate unit and not facing pool)? is it 548,800 – 20,000 = 528,800 for early bird?

  38. kf
    October 17th, 2011 at 09:14 | #38

    does the package include lawyer fees for snp and loan?
    i suppose there is no installment free till completion for this project?

  39. hybr1d3d
    October 17th, 2011 at 11:07 | #39

    legal fees for snp is included, but the loan part not sure.
    Both SNP and Loan’s Stamp duties is not included in current offer.

    As per my understanding, it should be no installment free till project completion.
    I think Boon Siew Group is the only company who could provide such offer?

  40. hybr1d3d
    October 17th, 2011 at 11:22 | #40

    Selling point of Orang Villa are:
    1. Open concept GnG, means no personal gate installment.
    Similar like US town house concept
    (well, it’s not preferable to those who prefer traditional personal gate.)

    2. Underground cabling and sewage

    3. Easy access to Highway.

    4. Gardening will be organized by management.

    5. Strict control of exterior structure. No custom paint job nor renovation allowed.
    (Unless community agreed.)

  41. divinity
    October 17th, 2011 at 12:39 | #41

    hybr1d3d :
    what are the weak points for this project?
    1. I heard from freinds that the area surrounding is flood area
    2. a bit expensive
    3. will the kampung house beside this location turn into as what happened in Kampung Buah Pala in Penang last year?
    4. Many uncertainties at the moment as this is the first project for the developer and the house quality and workmanship remain unknown.

  42. H1N1
    October 17th, 2011 at 13:08 | #42


    i went to the site to survey the surrounding last week. This is what i found and to share here:

    1. The current land is high. Understand from developer is that they will upgrade the land same level as pejabat tanah and mahkamah.
    2. There is a chinese kampung nearby, according to residents there, the site there is not a flooding areas cause nearby pejabat tanah land is higher. You can go to the site and talk to the residents there and double confirm on this again if you feel concern on this issue :-)
    3. I believe phase 1 land clearing almost done, so kampung buah pala case will not be happened in this project i think. The workers are in the process cutting the cocunut trees as there’re many coconut trees in the site.
    4. There is a surau inside the pejabat tanah, acoording to the residents there, the pray(azan) only happened 2 times per day, there is at around 1.30PM and 4.30PM. No early morning pray and evening pray due to pejabat tanah will close their main gate before and after office hour. They’re not open the surau for public use before/after office hour.

    Just to share 😉

  43. hybr1d3d
    October 18th, 2011 at 00:01 | #43

    I think H1N1 has answered most of your concern.
    Yes, it is expensive, but about 550K~600K for 3 and a half (The roof top garden) sounds like a deal to me. (for 5 to 6 family member?)

    Although it is too early to judge the facility provided, if the facility really as promising as it shows, I think it worth it. (The sales person told me all plans have been submitted officially, I haven’t confirm about the approval)

    maintenance fee is said to be about 180 to 200++/mth
    but i doubt so, it might be higher due to inflation.
    but as long as it is well maintained should be ok

    Tah Wah is still a fresh developer, but i were told that Dato’ Hong is trying to use this project improve whatever Palm Villa failed to deliver.

    Who knows, maybe Dato’ Hong quit Tambun Indah because Tambun Indah failed to develop the residential area he wanted to (cut cost cut cost)

  44. hybr1d3d
    October 18th, 2011 at 00:02 | #44

    btw, NO PET ALLOWED,

    pet lovers might have to reconsider

  45. K9
    October 18th, 2011 at 10:52 | #45

    Are u sure that pet is not allowed there? The sales person told me pets are allowed provided it is a small and medium size pet, big dogs like German Shepard or Rockweiler are not allowed there for sure :-) .

  46. Duf
    October 18th, 2011 at 12:22 | #46

    The place last time is kampung house but was faced fire case, the house later no more rebuild, I believe over there near by chinese temple.

  47. divinity
    October 18th, 2011 at 13:04 | #47

    I wonder if there are any bumi lots and are there any low cost houses in this project.

  48. H1N1
    October 18th, 2011 at 13:20 | #48

    i believe the site that you’re mentioned is “Taman Betik Indah”. Another new project – 2 storey terrace nearby a chinese temple.

    Yes. This project has bumi-lots. As i know, no low cost houses in this project.

  49. divinity
    October 18th, 2011 at 23:03 | #49

    Is all the unit had been sold out? Still got available good unit to choose?
    If yes, when is the Bumi Lot going to release to public?

  50. PenangGuy
    October 18th, 2011 at 23:32 | #50

    Pool view one finished…… intermidiate one still have but not nice one. RM548K, not include SnP and MOT …. is very high.

  51. Miracle
    October 18th, 2011 at 23:39 | #51

    Wow…..RM 548k not include SNP? Thought the developer always will absorb at least the fees of SNP but not the legal fees for Loan.

  52. Miracle
    October 18th, 2011 at 23:49 | #52

    To H1N1 and divinity:
    I am pretty sure this location is a flood area, as I am living nearby.

  53. PenangGuy
    October 19th, 2011 at 00:39 | #53

    really ….??
    The Majlis Perbandaran SJ and Majestic Court also can flood, u must be kidding me.
    I am going to book tomorrow, may be.
    But the other side of the rod of song ban kheng, may be is a swamp land.
    Can you confirm?

  54. ling
    October 19th, 2011 at 01:31 | #54

    Actually, we should also consider the road to any property will be flooded or not. If flood, is there alternative road to reach home.

  55. k9
    October 19th, 2011 at 12:48 | #55

    You’re kidding me too. People that working inside pejabat tanah, mahkamah and MPSP should be not agreed with you on this matter i think.. :-)

    Song Ban Kheng road is higher and would not impacted if flood. But some of the Sri rambai road and also Jalan tembikai will be flooded when heavy rain due to it land is lower than its nearby roads/taman.

    I think everywhere including some roads in island will be flooded too when heavy rain come. The important matter that we should consider is whether the taman that we plan to buy will be flooded or not….Not the outside of the road 😉

  56. k9
    October 19th, 2011 at 12:56 | #56

    Advise to potential buyers: For any property that you plan to buy, GO TO THE SITE FIRST AND DO OWN SURVEYS…..That is the BEST move to make before making any deals !!! :-)

  57. k9
    October 19th, 2011 at 17:16 | #57

    When bumi lots release, the price will be higher already. That is for sure !! :-)

  58. Miracle
    October 19th, 2011 at 21:49 | #58

    To K9 and PenangGuy:
    You can go and try to ask MPSP staff on what had happened to their office in March/April this year.

  59. PenangGuy
    October 20th, 2011 at 00:27 | #59

    can you speak up directly? I MPSP office masuk air …. if yes, i will stop buy Orange. No point worry. But you have to tell the truth. I will call up thier stuff and ask detail. I plan to buy 2 units.

  60. CC
    October 20th, 2011 at 10:36 | #60

    That day heavy rain about 1 hour, Taman Mutiara main road (near Bak Kut Teh) area flooded about 3-4 inches but no flood symptoms for MPSP area…

  61. K9
    October 20th, 2011 at 12:52 | #61

    I’m not sure you’re basing on what facts to say that orange villa’s site is a flooding area. if you have the actual facts to share with buyers(or potential buyes) at here, then that’s good to them i think. If not, i will assume you’re just simply tembak here..hehe..

    Fyi, i did talk to some of the residents staying in chinese kampung nearby(behind MPSP), one mamak that working in the vege farm for almost 10years there (vege farms behind pejabat tanah’s sepak takraw field) and also one makcik working at pejabat tanah’s food stalls near its car park. This is what i get from them:

    1. Chinese resident in chinese kampung said no flooding in their kampung long time already. They stayed there almost 20+ years now, only faced one flood last 10 years ago, according to auntie there, that time almost all Penang(may be most of the states in malaysia too) get flooded, the water is around 2-3inchi height, now they’re a bit worry after they know that orange villa will be developed there cause of developer sure will upgrade the land same height with pejabat tanah/mahkamah. If this is true, then their kampung will be became lower land, and rain water might be flow to their end in future if the drainages not big enough or well maintain to cope when heavy rain. Hope that developer will focus on the issues that resident there might face in future. i think their complaint make sense !!

    2. One mamak that working in a vege farms there saying that the land(orange villa’s site) behind the pejabat tanah is higher than the land nearby such as chinese kampung and also MPSP. He never see flooding at the site before. He said “Tak pernah namapak banjir di tempat ini, kalau ade banjir pun, air akan mengalir ke bawah sana kerana sini punya tanah tinggi…” ..” when he said sana, he pointed chinese kampung there …

    3. Malay auntie that run the food stall there saying no flood happen in pejabat tanah before. She also mentioned the land behind it is higher too.. :-)

  62. PenangHunter
    October 20th, 2011 at 15:03 | #62

    i encourage all of the reader, pls provide the fact with reference. You can always copy the http like into your comment.
    Miracle here is may be bullshitting.
    I also call up one of the MPSP counsellor, not flood at the MPSP.
    By the MPSP no longer MPSP, it is only a few dept only left. Other at Perda HQ.

    To all, how do you look at this project, can go or not? Price in 3 yrs time?
    SongBan Kheng will be widen to 4 lane.

  63. hybr1d3d
    October 20th, 2011 at 16:06 | #63

    for investment maybe tough, this project starting price already quite high, despite of all the goodies promised.

    Agree to Penang Hunt, don’t simply comment based on rumor, it will be very embarrassing if later being found out it’s just a hoax

  64. hybr1d3d
    October 20th, 2011 at 16:20 | #64

    this is what the Sales told me:
    Legal fees for SNP and Loan included provided the lawyer firm is the same as they offered.
    However, buyer need to pay both Stamp duties themselves. 3 storey terrace type B about RM 5K

  65. K9
    October 20th, 2011 at 16:30 | #65

    As we all know, location, accessibility and conveniently are the most important factors to determine whether the price will appreciate in future or not. This project fulfill those 3 factors based on my observation :-) .

    Personally i think for GnG project, better buy for own stay than investment due to you’ll need to pay the monthly maintainance fees when you’re waiting for potential buyer to buy it. If for own stay then no problem at all, you can enjoys all the facility provided there(security, swimming pool, club house, sauna, jacuzzi, gyms etc..) when you’re back from your tired work. In other words, you’re getting benefit even though you need to pay it on monthly basis 😉

  66. K9
    October 20th, 2011 at 16:36 | #66

    Ya..That stamp duty is a goverment stamp duty for title transfer. If not mistaken, title transfer from strata title to the owner name(buyer in this case). But for GnG, normally title transfer will be happened only within 2-5years after OC obtained.

  67. Pro_n_Cons
    October 20th, 2011 at 20:22 | #67

    Nice concept !! The pool, lanscaping and club house looks charming. If well maintain, a good place to stay. Unfortunately no traditional personal gate install to protect privacy.

  68. bukit kecil boy
    October 22nd, 2011 at 17:32 | #68

    Never consider this area bcoz i stayed nearby b4, flood area………

  69. Jenny
    October 22nd, 2011 at 17:34 | #69

    @bukit kecil boy
    Flood area ??? the sales said is flood free ……….

  70. bukit kecil boy
    October 22nd, 2011 at 17:36 | #70

    Hahaha, they all cheating u lah………I staying there almost 30 years, at least 3 times flood happened every year. furthermore very noise bcoz near to school

  71. jenny
    October 22nd, 2011 at 17:39 | #71

    @bukit kecil boy
    If u r true , i want to cancel my sales ……….but i need ask my fren who stay in sungai rambai there. i hate flood area.

  72. PenangGuy
    October 22nd, 2011 at 18:17 | #72

    Here the detail ….. this bukit kecil boy is confuse people.
    Tmn Sg Rambai (chinese is Nan Mei Yuan) is flood area, which is near by Orange.
    But this is at another side of Song Ban Kheng Road. The stadium side is a retention pond.
    This morning is I went MSPS and Jabatan Galian, which in front of Orange, he have work 6 yrs, never have flood at the place.
    Jenny, what unit you buy? could u PM me at alex_weng2000@yahoo.com ??

  73. PenangGuy
    October 22nd, 2011 at 23:09 | #73

    Jenny, the unit u bought is facing garden or facing pool?

  74. Peggy
    October 23rd, 2011 at 00:10 | #74

    I’ve book a unit. Is this exact the fire place ?

  75. PenangGuy
    October 23rd, 2011 at 00:34 | #75

    Peggy ….. pls ask more detail ….. what is ur question …… what fire? we are talking about flood ….water ……

  76. PenangGuy
    October 23rd, 2011 at 00:35 | #76

    Anyone want to let go pool view …. let me know , unit number also ……. alex_weng2000@yahoo.com

  77. JC
    October 23rd, 2011 at 09:54 | #77

    PenangGuy :
    Peggy ….. pls ask more detail ….. what is ur question …… what fire? we are talking about flood ….water ……

    There was fire case happen to the village there few years ago, that place abandon after fire cases. But nt sure this orange villa is exactly above the land or not.

  78. Never perfect woman
    October 23rd, 2011 at 09:56 | #78

    That place heard that there is often flooded ?

  79. bukit kecil boy
    October 23rd, 2011 at 10:40 | #79

    Hi Penang Guy, i never confuse people here, taman sri rambai is 南美园, taman sungai rambai is nearby there different with tamn sri rambai. If u r not local people pls don confuse people here, ok ??

  80. bukit kecil boy
    October 23rd, 2011 at 10:45 | #80

    Ya ur right, Peggy. This site is the actual fire disaster place, that time 3 kids killed in this accident…..If u bought it, pls choose the right one…..

  81. PenangGuy
    October 23rd, 2011 at 10:48 | #81

    we are talking about Orange Villa here …. are you saying the site location is always flood? Then you are confuse people … I am not local, but we need you to be more specific and detail when commenting. Orange is located at bukit kecil, neat to Sg rambai only. Sg rambai flood, down not mean Bukit kecil flooded.
    Not sure why people here like to talk thing in general but not detail.

  82. JC
    October 23rd, 2011 at 10:54 | #82

    if the land is make until same as MPSP which is higher than b4 i think there will no flood.

  83. miracle
    October 23rd, 2011 at 16:52 | #83

    hi bukit kecil boy, did you mean this fire incident(link below)? The news is from a chinese daily.
    How can we know which unit is not the incident location?

  84. PenangGuy
    October 23rd, 2011 at 19:10 | #84

    Hi …. this bukit kecil boy ….. be more detail.
    The fire is on Taman Betek Indah site. Not Orange. Do you know where is Betek Indah?
    I advice you be more detail and not continue to confuse people …..

  85. PenangGuy
    October 23rd, 2011 at 19:21 | #85

    ok sorry bukit kecil, this round my mistake.
    It is not the Tmn Betek Indah.
    I check Google. The fire side located out side the Orange Villa.
    If you draw a line from Keow Kuang School, it represent Orange fencing, the fire side it out side. So, you still can buy it.

  86. miracle
    October 23rd, 2011 at 19:46 | #86

    Penang Guy, Have you book any unit?
    From the location that I saw in the link that I given in my previous comment, it seems to be like inside the Orange Villa. Not see the point that it can be outside the area as beside is just a Road.
    Anyone know how is the sales now?
    Originaly I am thinking of booking 1 unit but now decided to drop the plan….not worth of paying so much but end up have to worry of flooding and the feng shui due to fire incidents….

  87. PenangGuy
    October 23rd, 2011 at 20:30 | #87

    Yes, i juz book one inter unit. I have done 120% of home work before buy. Think is ok.
    I cmment it is out as i base on the fire side in from google maps. The picture you share is not follow skill. Pls dont refer to it.

  88. K9
    October 23rd, 2011 at 20:30 | #88

    @miracle/bukit kecil boy,
    I checked the given news and also the map inside wikimap – http://wikimapia.org/#lat=5.3550996&lon=100.4523164&z=19&l=0&m=b . The wikimap should be an old images captured last 2-3 years ago.

    I tried to match the fire incident site(the link given by miracle) with the current tah wah’s site layout inside their brochure. From the wikimap, I think your mentioned incident site is some old houses just behind MPSP building and part of its car park, there’re no houses found behind/besides pejabat tanah and mahkamah(pls correct if i wrong), the incident site looks like to me not falling inside current orange villa’s site layout plan. This is due to the current site layout is just behind/beside pejabat tanah and to mahkamah, may be stretched out a bit to MPSP’s car park areas.

    Also I believe all the old houses there including those houses get fired already demolished and it just left the empty land shine by the the hot sun for some times. All souls if have should be release from the house plus its land and went to heaven long time already.

  89. K9
    October 23rd, 2011 at 20:51 | #89

    For flooding issues, according to developer, they will upgrading the land same height with pejabat tanah, mahkamah and MPSP, there will be at least 8 feet above sea level. If you checked nearby new development by airmas – Harmoni garden, their land around 7-8ft above sea level too, so as taman betik indah. Think should be OK.

  90. Casey
    October 23rd, 2011 at 21:17 | #90

    From the discussion, I cld see some ppl are in denial stage. if u worry so much abt flood , the bad feng sui . Then jst forget abt buying this project. Some ppl like to ask ppl to comment but then keep on saying tht area is ok… tht area is flooding area few years bck as I always passby it. If u thk the area wont b flood ,then jst go for it.it is like gamble.chance is there

  91. K9
    October 23rd, 2011 at 21:31 | #91

    This is what the purpose setting up this blog – To share what ppl know/ideas so that it can give potential buyers that not familar with the development(developer quality/location/house design/fengsui etc.) to know more/better before making any deals.

    This kind of discussion is good to have :-) ..But buy or not buy of course will be on buyer’s hand. We just sharing and commenting on what we know !!!!

  92. Peggy
    October 23rd, 2011 at 21:32 | #92

    I went to the site a few times this week and today after the heavy rain. Talked to the lady owner of the mini market, she said there was only 1 time flood about 10 yrs ago.

  93. bm
    October 23rd, 2011 at 21:43 | #93

    i m staying at taman sri rambai for about 20years. in the past years when the worst flood happened, most of the area nearby taman sri rambai also flood. i remembered the village behind the chinese temple there also flood if not mistaken. u all can find out more. the flood will happen at taman sri rambai if the pump is not working. hopefully it works well, then nearby area will safe.

  94. Betik
    October 23rd, 2011 at 21:46 | #94


    Things will change, u cannot compare few years back punya things with current ma.
    Felt funny when u said “that area always flooded as u always passby it”, but from the google map, that site back of land office mostly covered by trees and hutan, dunno why u always passby the site covered by hutan? what r u doing in there? .. haha..

  95. k9
    October 23rd, 2011 at 21:58 | #95


    10years ago looks very long time to me :-). Anyway good to check before making deals. That’s good move!!

    If orange villa really flooded in future, i foresee all the taman nearby there, pejabat tanah, mahkamah, Harmoni garden, taman betik indah, keow kuang school and MPSP should be get impacted too 😉 . Nearby chinese kampung will be most impacted because of their land is low compared to other parties. In short, that’s mean most of the BM areas will be in the water !! :-).

  96. Peggy
    October 23rd, 2011 at 22:14 | #96

    I agreed in the past or even now that area is lower than the surrounding. It may be flooded or swampy area before. It will now depend on the developer to filling up the land.

  97. PenangGuy
    October 23rd, 2011 at 23:48 | #97

    entire land from Kepala Batas to Bw to Bukit Tengah, Bukit Minyak all are very low land. So any one want to let go pool view unit, can contact me.

  98. PenangGuy
    October 24th, 2011 at 00:02 | #98

    btw .. look at the map, SBK road to the north is higher land, south is lower land. water natural flow from north to south (high to low). But SBK road is build to be higher. It will block water to flow smoothly to the south. Only have two small bridge allow water to flow thru. For map, u could see that is a very large Water retention area/pond, allow water to build up during rain. It have a lot of buffer below it overflow. Positively, State Government will upgrade the road and rebuild this 2 bridge, then water will be able to flow thru more freely, help to reduce water build up at the stadium area. Further more, Orange Villa will have 8 ft high build up. I think Orange Villa is OK. But Tmn Sri Rambai which located to the south of SBK Road, very difficulty to get rid of flood as the land height is almost like the swamp land to the south of SBK road.
    Selling point of the Orange Villa is, very organize new development area, nice house and nice building, nice shop house and nice government office. It is very Prime Area.
    We hope the developer can really make it tip top quality, demotrate high value of this project. I juz bought a unit near pool side. Plan to stay with my kids and old peoples. I have done 150% home work before paste the order.

  99. AC Milan
    October 24th, 2011 at 00:23 | #99

    I agreed. SBK Road is future BM heart beat. If compare to other BM main road, i think this road is ‘very classy’ ……. and it so near to Jit Sin School, and Min Teik School. Worth a buy. Additional, i like those cafe so much. May take a visit night time, are they happening at night? (if compared to Auto city?)

  100. AC Milan
    October 24th, 2011 at 00:24 | #100

    May visit TahWah tomorrow, not sure any early bird offer?

  101. H1N1
    October 24th, 2011 at 09:44 | #101

    Ageed with K9 and PenangGuy.

    @AC Milan,
    Last 2 weeks ago during prelaunch days(15-17 Oct) have 20k discount plus free SnP for early bird. I heard their sales is good during that days, but now not sure still having that kind of offers. Anyone know how is the sales now? Any discounts?

  102. NewBuyer
    October 24th, 2011 at 12:07 | #102

    I’ve just call Tai Wah, the price now is 558k(increase 10k after the prelaunch). About 70% sold out.

  103. AC Milan
    October 24th, 2011 at 12:37 | #103

    just call them, now they have RM10K after prelaunch.
    Heard next month will be official launch, then no more disscount. But how sure is this, depend on maket situation

  104. AC Milan
    October 24th, 2011 at 12:39 | #104

    To me, it can when up as this is teh first of its kind in BM/BW area.
    I guess it will be RM548K >>> RM700K in 2 years time.
    Provided market is still good and no very serious crisis.
    Song Ban Kheng Road area is really a good and modern development area.

  105. AC Milan
    October 24th, 2011 at 12:40 | #105

    btw … i am not developer rep ….

  106. H1N1
    October 24th, 2011 at 16:01 | #106

    Housing price especially landed G&G sure will up as currently not seeing any stringent rules imposing by goverment in budget 2012, only seeing another 5% on exit tax when selling new property within the first 2 years. That 5% hard to control the speculators. Land, material and labour price continuing hike every years. Developer facing challenges to build low and medium cost property, their earning will be less if they built low and medium cost property especially at golden location. Not surprising if you see more high-end house in future. So if orange villa really located in a strategic location, then go for it. You won’t regret as mostly house buyer aimed for location as thier first priority. Location is relate to accessibility and how convenient the location to the buyer.

    If orange villa is not fall under golden location in BM, then forget about this project, search for others better locations then. If look at the % of total unit sold from the prelaunch day untill today which is 70% sold, i guess orange villa is fall under strategic location :-) .

  107. Hot Place
    October 24th, 2011 at 21:58 | #107

    Hi, can anyone tell me whether song ban kheng a golden location? Hear from AC Milan said, sound like a very potential place. How true is this. Or Milan is lie

  108. Apple
    October 24th, 2011 at 23:07 | #108

    Do anyone know the width of the road between the houses? If it is 24 feet then it would be impossible to reverse the car is there’s another car parking on the other lane.

  109. K9
    October 25th, 2011 at 11:26 | #109

    @Hot Place,
    SBK can be considered as one of the golden area in BM.

    I think the width of the road in orange villa will be around that size, that is why developer make it as one way road only. Now most of the road in landed GnG in good location one applied that size of width. Developer fully utilizing the land to build more units so that they can get good return.

  110. AC Milan
    October 25th, 2011 at 14:39 | #110

    Actually i am not BM people also. I just comment base on my personal observation at that area. New building along SBK Road, nice shop. May be we should ask local BM people. How much it will go for this type of Orange Villa GnG house, say in 3 years time?

  111. Apple
    October 25th, 2011 at 15:39 | #111

    My concern for the width of the road is that if most of the houses have an average of 3 cars then the road will be congested. assuming if one of the car is parked outside the house then it will leave half of the road accessible. what if the oppisite house has 3 cars as well, then it will be very tight.

  112. k9
    October 25th, 2011 at 18:21 | #112

    Your worried make sense! I believe other GnG projects at its nearby such as Gemilang Permai Indah, Harmoni Residensi will face same issue too. Living inside a GnG need tolerence, harmoni and good neighbourhood spirit. I believe every resident in GnG concept wanted to have that kind of good feeling/spirit too when they decided to choose GnG concept for own stay 😉 . If resident having selfish, not maturity in term of mentality and cannot tolerence with neighbour, then i think GnG will be not a good stay for this group of people, non-GnG more suit them :-) .

    @AC Milan,
    I think it is very hard to predict how far the house price can go in next 3 years time :-). A lot of factors will influence the house price, but you can try to compare the price(with its land size/build up area/facilities and facilities’s size) with its nearby GnG projects such as Gemilang Permai Indah, Harmoni residensi etc. i think they’re not cheaper tough 😉

  113. pghome
    October 25th, 2011 at 18:29 | #113

    For Gemilang Permai, I not sure about the future community, but at least I confirm the road width is 40 feets. From the site, you can see the houses are far apart :)

  114. k9
    October 25th, 2011 at 18:40 | #114


    Thanks for the info. Then gemilang permai’s road better than orange villa 😉 But just wonder what is the lowest house price in Gemilang permai indah ? I think the price is much much higher than orange villa since developer is planning for wider road. Type of the houses in there mostly semi-d i believe. :-)

  115. k9
    October 25th, 2011 at 18:42 | #115

    Every inches of land counted in golden areas!! right?

  116. 007
    October 25th, 2011 at 19:54 | #116

    The width of standard road under local goverment(MPSP) care also around 24ft. You’ll face same reverse issues too if you’re staying in non GnG which the road is maintaining by MPSP. So agree with K9 on this need tolerence among the taman resident.

  117. pghome
    October 25th, 2011 at 21:23 | #117

    When I was buying gemilang permai, I feel that it is very expensive. But now that I see orange villa, gemilang permai is not that expensive after all. The lowest selling price was RM713K. :)

  118. T
    October 25th, 2011 at 22:19 | #118

    For non GnG, Bayu Mutiara, Nagamas… 40 feet from gate to gate, tar road 24ft is part of the 40ft. For Gemilang Permai, 40ft gate to gate, for Harmoni it is 24ft gate to gate. Central way also 24ft if not mistaken.

  119. k9
    October 25th, 2011 at 22:29 | #119


    Luckily you grab the opps and buying that time :-) . When gemilang permai launching time, the indicative price is around 708k. Now no more that price i think since everythings(Pricing) goes up…

  120. k9
    October 25th, 2011 at 22:34 | #120


    Bayu Mutiara, Nagamas can considered old taman already, if last time development then yes. For recent year development especially new development in a good locations, hard to find 40ft road from gate to gate.

    If developer can give 40ft gate to gate then it is a good news for the resident. But with recent hiking in land price at island and mainland, i foresee very hard to get 40ft now :-(

  121. Hot Place
    October 25th, 2011 at 22:35 | #121

    So, i Orange Villa a good buy now? RM558K for inter unit. 3770sf.

  122. pghome
    October 25th, 2011 at 22:54 | #122

    actually I also missed half of the boat. :(… If I am not wrong, the initial soft launching price of gemilang permai was around 670k sometime late 2010. I gave up last year becoz I “hiam” expensive. Somemore no package at all. Everything bare by purchaser. (no 0% till completion, no free lawyer fee, no free stamp duty, nothing.. )

  123. pghome
    October 25th, 2011 at 23:03 | #123

    Is Harmoni & CW really 24ft gate-gate?

  124. k9
    October 25th, 2011 at 23:07 | #124

    Yup, within this 2 years, house price increse tremendously. Really “kia lang” :-( and hard to see price in Malaysia goes down once it is up. This remind me on our petrol price, when oil price jump, our petrol price follow jump but when global oil price down, our petrol price stagnant there, tak turun pun.. :-(

  125. JC
    October 25th, 2011 at 23:08 | #125

    T :
    For non GnG, Bayu Mutiara, Nagamas… 40 feet from gate to gate, tar road 24ft is part of the 40ft. For Gemilang Permai, 40ft gate to gate, for Harmoni it is 24ft gate to gate. Central way also 24ft if not mistaken.

    Central way is 26ft from gate to gate.

  126. AC Milan
    October 25th, 2011 at 23:35 | #126

    How is the pub/cafe shop along the SBK road? Night time how happening? May be should make a trip night time to have a drink there.

  127. 007
    October 25th, 2011 at 23:40 | #127

    Last time land price in BM cheaper compare to now. If need big road as of now, then can go to Jawi, simpang empat, tambun, nibong tebal. The land in those areas much cheaper than BM, no problem for developer to give you bigger road :-). Same as CW project, land there cheaper than land at Song Ban Ken road, no point to argue on which project giving bigger road as location and time not same. Time will determine the land price.

  128. NewKids
    October 26th, 2011 at 00:10 | #128

    Sale person told me, 1st week discount 20K, 2nd week only discount 10K, i.e. RM558K now. Next month after they got advestizing licence, they will habe no discount, i.e. RM568K. Next year chinese new year, show unit will complete, price will be RM568K+RM??K (10k or 20K or 30K), may be RM600K. Upon completion will be RM650K or RM680K …. OC obtained ?? RM700K to RM720K ?? May be i am dreaming ….. or may be true ………. this is the first of it type in Bw/Bm area. I think will may lead the trend ….. if this is true, then RM800K may not be a dream …..

  129. K7
    October 26th, 2011 at 00:18 | #129

    Haizzzz…….. this is the game by rich man and developer …….. poor guy like me, only can consider Central Way d …………… if need a GnG house

  130. USM dude
    October 26th, 2011 at 17:03 | #130

    NewKids very optimistic on the Orange Villa.
    I personal think that 3 yrs to reach RM800K is very unlike.
    May be 3 yrs from RM558K to RM750K, let every one make RM200K will be good.
    Unless the trend goes on, many developer also build GnG with full facilities, initial selling RM680K, the in 3 years time, may reach RM880K …. may be i also very optimistic ………
    Hey other … what is ur input?

  131. BD
    October 26th, 2011 at 17:25 | #131

    I think though the trend of G&G just started in BM area, it may not last long (may be not >5 years?), as the starting price now already quite high. The price will probably rise from 600k to 800k, but I’m afraid not too many people can afford it later, if the personal income still remain stagnant. However, if less G&G development in the future, then it means less supply, which translate to more “exclusive” and more value for the existing one in good location.

  132. USM dude
    October 26th, 2011 at 20:44 | #132

    Very important is this project must need to complete in time. Tah Wah first project, full of unknown and uncertainty ….. timing, quality …… management? all unknown.
    Other any input?
    Thinking to book one unit

  133. Apple
    October 26th, 2011 at 22:32 | #133

    Since there is maintenance fees involved who will be collecting the maintenance and whether the facilities are well maintained after some time or once the strata title has been issued. What is some willing to pay and some does not pay, any enforcement or they will still be able to enjoy the facilities? Some more I undertaker from the developer that another tam an residence will be sharing the same facilities.

  134. USM dude
    October 26th, 2011 at 23:13 | #134

    The GnG is easier to manage compare to high rise where consist of 300-600 units. The Touch n Go system will able to force people to pay. No pay no enter. Want to behave rough, let them face the security and other JMC. 2ndly, buyer have to start involve at very early stage. Start looking how they manage the Fund accounts. Have to form the Resident Assoc very earlier. Beat on the developer if then have any unclear account. As long as the developer have other project running Orange Avenue, Orange Residential, we can push them if they not cooperate. Worst case, we can match to their new project office and spoiled their sale. Of cos, this will be the last choice.

  135. WaterMelon
    October 26th, 2011 at 23:56 | #135

    Hi all, really can go RM800K in 3 years time. Sure i will buy ….. but would listen to other comment first. If more people comment positive, i will seriously consider to get a inter unit.
    Inter unit is better for investment.

  136. ling
    October 27th, 2011 at 10:35 | #136

    Why inter unit is better than investment?

  137. RajaUdaKia
    October 27th, 2011 at 10:48 | #137

    What is the current market value for Palm Villas in Raja Uda? I found out their floorplan is almost same but orange villa is 2ft wider. Both G&G.

  138. Apple
    October 27th, 2011 at 11:01 | #138

    I would also consider buying one if the market price can go as high as estimated. by the way there are many GnG project in BM area by Airmas why the Developer are mentioning this project is the first one in BM?

  139. Apple
    October 27th, 2011 at 11:23 | #139

    since someone commented almost 70% sold out, wonder if there is any good units left.

  140. la
    October 27th, 2011 at 12:35 | #140

    Palm villas market value rm 500+ / 600+

  141. K9
    October 27th, 2011 at 14:33 | #141

    Found some photos of Palm Villas – http://palmvillas.ihome2u.com/photo-gallery/palm-villa-photo.html :-) .

  142. K9
    October 27th, 2011 at 15:05 | #142

    Palm Villa looks nice and well managed. But i believe Orange villa will be much better than Palm villa since this is Dato Hong’s first residential project after disposed all his shares and quit from Tambun Indah group to setup Tah Wah group(according to internet’s news).

    Tah Wah won’t let their first project down. They need to show buyer on how good/strong their company in order to gain and boost buyer’s confident level and perspective to their company. Normally for every company, first project is an important starting point to determine how far the company can go :-) . If Tah Wah not did it well in this project, ppl will lose confidents to them, and this surely impacting their next projects. It is not easy to gain back the buyer confidents level 😉 . Unless they wanted their business to end here :-)

    That’s why my views is positive to this project 😉

  143. AC Milan
    October 27th, 2011 at 15:51 | #143

    Palm Villas is good, but i doslike the backfground view, they have flat house and old building. Look eyesore to me. Sure Orange Villa will be better without high rise near by. Yes, still have so so good unit. Pool view finish.

  144. Belle
    October 27th, 2011 at 17:45 | #144

    I have bought a terrace unit which is facing pool.
    My unit has longer carpark comparing normal unit.

    Anyone interested to buy my unit ?
    I would like to sell it at RM698K

  145. PenangGuy
    October 27th, 2011 at 17:59 | #145

    Can you email me your contact at alex_weng2000@yahoo.com
    would like to understand the actual unit and total land.
    Hear from you…..

  146. Na Keat
    October 27th, 2011 at 20:31 | #146

    Environment OK? I went there but really smelly and a lot of flies.

  147. K9
    October 27th, 2011 at 21:45 | #147

    @Na Keat
    Where got? Not sure why you said got lot of flies and smelly when you went to the site. i think this is very hard to comment if no specific facts given here.

    I went to Pearl Villas yesterday and there really lot of flies, before entering their office, saw lot of flies sticking at the office’s main door, that is facts !!

  148. WaterMelon
    October 28th, 2011 at 00:13 | #148

    Still earlier to tell at Orange Villa, i been there, so far did not observed.

  149. abc
    October 28th, 2011 at 12:01 | #149

    Belle, RM698k I better choose Palm Villa it already completed.

  150. AhTu
    October 28th, 2011 at 13:20 | #150

    Palm villa is old property liao, old design, location not same too. how to compare price with orange? u cannot use pear to compare with orange ma..if want to compare, use orange to orange la… :-)

  151. Suelynn
    October 28th, 2011 at 14:10 | #151

    It’s better to compare with BM Residence by Tambun Indah and Harmoni Garden by Airmas since its in the same area, but i noticed that the response for Orange Villa is “hotter” as compared to the other two.

  152. AhTu
    October 28th, 2011 at 14:48 | #152

    for bm residence – 3 storey terrace need 438k ++ liao, build up and land area is smaller and no roof top garden, no gng for security, no cantik eh swimming pools, club house for gyms, total units few only. Because of total unit less, looks not nice lor, less units not feel like a taman to me ma…

    for harmoni garden, 2 storey semi D already 669k++ for early bird liao, build up only 24×45 for ground n 1st floor, no roof top, no backyard somemore, ada gng but size of swimming pool n club house, landscaping very small lor..if very small, meaning to me the whole looks of gng will tak cantik lor…i know they’re low density, that is good but low density meaning we need to pay more on maintainance fees ma…if monthly need to pay more, then a bit burden to ppls ma…

    so orange vila hotter lor now since there are in the same location, if compare everything, more cheaper ma…. ppls not stupid la….evry sen count ma, same as buyer like us lor……hahaha :-)

  153. WinnieWowWow
    October 28th, 2011 at 15:07 | #153

    Sale person told us, that OV only sell RM160 per sf compared to other at RM190, RM210 ++. They even not include the whole area, only add in half of the roof top. If add in, more cheap then RM160. plan to book a unit tomorrow morning. Since pool view now is so expensive, I will consider unit 81 or 20, refer to the plan view. It closer to pool and gym. Better garden view also. Hope can appreciate to RM750K in two years time.

  154. WinnieWowWow
    October 28th, 2011 at 15:09 | #154

    Btw the way, anyone would like to sell his PoolView unit (Original Price RM588K, can reply me) I am willing to by with RM608K ……

  155. BD
    October 28th, 2011 at 16:02 | #155

    Great analysis, Mr pig.

    So many ppl want pool side unit, but personally I think it is noisy and lack of privacy.

  156. AhTu
    October 28th, 2011 at 16:17 | #156

    Of course my analysis always great one, i’m better than PenangGuy, he did 120% homework b4 buy it, i m better than him laa..i did 200% homework ma…hahahaha..

    Halo WinnieWowWow..really like your nick name….i will change my nick name to “AhTu the tu tu” later…hahaha…i not like pool site too, same reasons with Mr BeD

  157. CC
    October 28th, 2011 at 17:28 | #157

    Unit 20 better…. 81 evening will be hot lah….since now u have chance to choose

  158. WinnieWowWow
    October 28th, 2011 at 17:32 | #158

    CC, you analysis not as good as wowwow …… every day so many car make turh from the T-junction at Unit 20, sure have one day, one car will miss and over corner to Unit 20 car park and bang on to the car.
    Do you see it? If good, i have buy d.

  159. CC
    October 28th, 2011 at 17:42 | #159

    he..he..than every corner unit will have possibility to bang by car…………

  160. WinnieWowWow
    October 28th, 2011 at 18:07 | #160

    no, u have to see the direction

  161. AhTu
    October 28th, 2011 at 18:27 | #161


    got good and bad for both units:
    for unit 20, it is a inter unit but front tak kena blocking by any terrace units, meaning u can have a good view and will not feel “pek chek” seeing tall building like other inter unit..

    for unit 81 only got 2 good points if compare to unit 20 la..that are corner lot n can have a side view lor..but might be hot lor later, ur 3rd floor eh wall will sure kena hot sun one…

  162. AhTu
    October 28th, 2011 at 18:32 | #162

    not only ur 3rd floor eh wall will kena hot sun, all floors eh wall will kena afternoon n evening sun, cause unit 81 is a corner lot facing south west..

  163. AhTu
    October 28th, 2011 at 18:33 | #163

    facing north west actually..pai sei ..pai sei …hehe

  164. AhTu
    October 28th, 2011 at 18:36 | #164

    if money is enough, buy semid better la…since it just have 16unit nia :-)

  165. BD
    October 28th, 2011 at 18:47 | #165

    What about Gemilang Permai? Which one is better buy?

  166. AhTu
    October 28th, 2011 at 19:17 | #166

    gemilang permai indah, the GnG develop by air mas one ka? i heard those units there all sold liao..but never mind, since u r asking me, let me give u my analysis too..

    gemilang permai location better than orange vila because of the new shop lots is nearby nia..just a walking distance can buy things liao, very convenient, no nid drive car to buy roti..hehe..but may be some ppls not like it due to they feel environment no good, too close to shop lots more noisy lor..imaging la if 10 shop lots there are doing motocycle or car repairing services, everyday heard noisy sound from those moto n car repairing shops, asap hitam out from the engine, u will bei tahan too…hahaha

    there’re around 66units inside the GnG, mostly are 3 storey semid, the area is not big, i mean the swimming pool, club house n landscaping, not big meaning not nice for viewing lor…monthly maintaince fees is around rm330 if i not silap..their height of outside gate is just at 6fts which i think is not height enough lor, for GnG, the best is 7.5-8ft…too height also not good cause will have a feeling like staying inside a jail..haha

    if u plan to buy gemilang permai, buy the units far from the shop lots one, if u r unlucky and bought the unit nearer to shop lot, then u nid to make sure ur nearer shop lot not doing any car/moto repairing or foodcourt stuffs, the cooking smoke plus car/moto smoke will make ur house wall oily and smelly too….this is why i said bad environment if residential area too near shop lots..hahahaha..

    hope u will find i commented right thing here and gemilang indah’s buyer won’t tembak me…just sharing sharing my analysis nia since Mr BeD interested to hear my analysis on gemilang indah lor..

  167. KH
    October 28th, 2011 at 20:10 | #167

    Very good comment …
    Wanna to ask, can u give comment on Jesselton Hills & Permatang Sanctuary …
    Thanks …

  168. Belle
    October 28th, 2011 at 20:11 | #168

    Penang Guy,
    I have email u the detail for my pool unit.
    pls check your email

  169. haoshiaopenangites
    October 28th, 2011 at 21:14 | #169


    BM residence semi D only 558K++ :)

  170. haoshiaopenangites
    October 28th, 2011 at 21:25 | #170

    haoshiaopenangites :
    BM residence semi D only 558K++

    sorry, wrong info. it is 588K++ . built-up 24’X45 land area 34’x84′. compare to air mas and tah wah semi D, which one is worth to buy?

  171. AhTu
    October 28th, 2011 at 21:27 | #171

    kam xia …kam xia for the support….haha..

    for permatang sanctuary, i think location and environment not very good lor, too far from town n good schools n got lot of bangla n indonesia workers staying nearby tamans that developed by asas dunia last time, u can go round round the nearby tamans to c what i said is true or not. i think the site also a flood area, i m not song song kong here, there is a big playground in their layout plan, if i tak silap, that playground will serve as a retention pond too, u can see permatang sanctuary pictures in ijm land site too, u sure will find the nice pond surrounding semid houses picture, that pond is a retention pond i think, when no rain n no air masuk, it will become playground…but not sure how ijm land will control the water later….so that when it become playground si, the grass and land inside it will not become muds or filling by muds…hahahaha…u can double check with ijm sales on this matter laa…another things is not sure u believe on feng sui or not, if u believe it, u can use the wikimap that K9 like to use one..haha..to check the area…u will find one of the main road there looks like a pisau sabit 1, its tajam end is pointed to permatang santuary site. i hope the new fly over road will block the bad feng sui of pisau tajam road there…if u r not believe on feng sui, then u can ignore this..

    The good site i can see for permatang santuary is the house price is cheaper lor ..estimated price now is at 450k++. length of the house is ok but i not like the width of the house lor, the max is 22ft nia..like a terrace to me although it is a semid, i think at first ijm plan to build terrace there, but due to semid more popular, then they decided make a terrace in a semid lor….i think one mistake they’re making here that might jeopardize their sales later on..that is small width lor, they should make the width of the house bigger ..at least 26ft since the location there no very good liao..only bigger and really spacious build up will attract buyer in such location. but if they build bigger build up area, then the house will become costly liao….headache to them too..hahaha

    very tired to type liao…huh..let me stop here first….if u r interested to hear my comment on jesselton hills, i will share with u later…now need to rest first…hahahaha

  172. BMboy
    October 28th, 2011 at 21:29 | #172

    you guys very rich…congrates. If u feel worth it just buy the house. Too many considerations will definitely make u confuse. Wish those who affordable get your dream house.

  173. BMboy
    October 28th, 2011 at 21:30 | #173

    Ah tu u seem very expereince leh…hehehehe…which house u bought leh?

  174. AhTu
    October 28th, 2011 at 21:47 | #174


    kam xia again for the support….hahaha..i plan to rest 1 but see u want me to comment on BM residence eh semid, then my hand gatal again…haha

    for Bm residence eh semid: my comment is same with its terrace, very very few units nia for semid..not look like a taman for me lor…and location there surrouding by old houses, not nice…u can go to the site to c the area laa…u need to find golden wheel hotel at BM first…take its side road and drive masuk almost end there i think..then u can find the site liao…unless ur budget tight and cannot expense liao, then might be can think of it lor since location not very bad ma..

    for me, if i want to buy a house that cost me more than half million a bit(around 600k..hahaha), i will choose a GnG concept that have better facilities and at convenient location lor, we all know life is so short now ma…enjoy in the pool n clubhouse inside a secure GnG is utmost important laa…manacai 1day unlucky mati kong kia…..how lam liao laa..hahaha…simpan banyek $$$ pun that $$$$ cannot carry to heaven laa..hahaha

  175. AhTu
    October 28th, 2011 at 22:00 | #175


    I went to survey almost all projects in BM, alma, raja uda, permatang tinggi, tambun, bukit tengah, juru…batu kawan not in my scope cause too too far for me..and i dun like batu kawan’s road there, a lot of bom that produce by lembu there ….takut my cars tayar kena gu sai…hope the road and the areas at batu kawan will improve after 2nd bridge ready later…hahahaha…

    I suka makan orange laaa..so at last i bought orange vila lor…hahaha..

  176. BMboy
    October 28th, 2011 at 22:09 | #176

    oh ah tu rich man also..u sound like house saleman leh..survey at so many areas..walao..so free one…hehehe

  177. AhTu
    October 28th, 2011 at 22:23 | #177


    i m not salesman laa…i only affordable to buy one house ma..so need to survey deep deep lor…kiasu ma…bo pien…hahaha… everyone will agree with ma when i say $$$ not easy to earn, so we need to shot to the right target ma….if not survey deep deep, later will regret if wrong buy it…i plan to buy for stay ma…so i pick orange vila lor since its location convenient too ma, schooling also easy, cari food and roti..hehe to fed my family also easy ma.. the most important is orange vila lanscaping will be around 1 ekar with big swimming pool n grand clubhouse…i like their greenery concept too…for sure orange vila also got bad points too like total units more compare to its nearby GnG, but if think on positive way, more units meaning i will pay less monthy fees to enjoy bigger landscaping n facilities there lor..

    i hope orange villa developer will fast fast build it so that i can move in n enjoy life there…. hahaha..

  178. BMboy
    October 28th, 2011 at 22:30 | #178

    i think u can move in very soon la…last week saw them start building abit liao.

  179. Apple
    October 28th, 2011 at 22:44 | #179

    Ah tu, which unit u bought?

  180. BMboy
    October 28th, 2011 at 23:03 | #180

    apple u bought orange also?

  181. Apple
    October 28th, 2011 at 23:16 | #181

    Planning too, but the price is very compared to semi detached houses in permatang sanctuary and Jesse ton hills and even the land size is smaller. Considering one just because of the concept. How about you?

  182. WaterMelon
    October 28th, 2011 at 23:19 | #182

    I bought also liao. Let us find a day, come out yum char, we work hand in hand monitor the progress of the project.

  183. khoo
    October 28th, 2011 at 23:21 | #183

    hi ah tu.. sure u hv survey central way as well.. any comment???

  184. SMKong
    October 28th, 2011 at 23:28 | #184

    I’ve also booked 1 unit. After comparing BM Utama Phase 3, 3-storey Terrace House at $508k. 2 main reasons :

    1) the access – I work in Penang Island, my wife work in BM town. BM Utama only have 1 access via Jln Bkt Minyak which is very jam.

    2) the clean & fresh air with no industrial area nearby. BM Utama is just behind the Bkt Minyak Industrial park and Gemilang is very near to Bukit Tengah Industrial area.

  185. Apple
    October 28th, 2011 at 23:29 | #185

    Yes yum char at the nearby dim sum restaurant in the morning, yummy!

  186. WaterMelon
    October 28th, 2011 at 23:33 | #186

    The hottest web-site is Orang Villa liao …. hey, we are doing free advestistment for Orange Villa ….. 😉

  187. WaterMelon
    October 28th, 2011 at 23:35 | #187

    SM Kong, Apple, AhThu ….. are you buying Pool View unit? Mine is the row 81-96 …. since pool view sold out.

  188. AC Milan
    October 28th, 2011 at 23:39 | #188

    We hope Orange Villa can be a best GnG project for Bw/Bm area. Setting a highest standard of quality and comfortability for all purchase.
    This will also determine how success for TahWah Group.
    Aim for RM750K in 2 yrs times (for RM558K units)

  189. Belle
    October 29th, 2011 at 12:33 | #189

    I would like to sell my pool view terrace unit at $698k
    Land size : 2314sf ( normal unit only 1582sf )
    Original purchase price is $678,800

  190. AC Milan
    October 29th, 2011 at 12:50 | #190

    Actually selling is RM658K after RM20K discount.

  191. WaterMelon
    October 29th, 2011 at 13:01 | #191

    Wah, just a few week, you are looking for RM40K gain ahh …. really a goreng kaki.
    Penang hse price really push high because of you all.
    Extra land with pool view, oh no ….. one side facing pool, another side facing school …. damn noise. No way. Did any one have the other side of the pool view, i am looking for 1 also. But not the one facing school. I willing to pay RM598K to buy with RM20K gain for the 1st purchaser.
    Message me if you have any

  192. Jason
    October 29th, 2011 at 13:14 | #192

    anyone have the floor plan of type B?
    I notice the type A after car pouch is directly kitchen? and the main entrance door is at the back?

  193. KH
    October 29th, 2011 at 14:08 | #193

    Thanks berry much for the interesting info sharing …
    How about Jesselton Hills?
    Actually I am looking for “2-Storey Semi-Detached” …
    Any good project recommendation? Value to Buy …

  194. AhTu
    October 29th, 2011 at 22:28 | #194

    kam xia ..kam xia for the chu fu….haha

    @Apple n @Watermelon
    Halo Apple n Watermelon, i bought semid unit lor …….hahahaha.. hope we can yum char together once we move in there…;-)

    CW at bukit tengah there ka? i went to there 3 times to kua kua its surrounding b4 i plan to bought orange vila lor…haha…only 1 good thing about CW lor, the price cheap lor but location so so nia, not convenient lor, only lok yuen restoran there c not bad nia..if mau cari other food, economy rice and roti to eat then hard liao..need to drive long long way to either pacific megamall or chai leng park or bayu mutiara shop lots there then only can find cheap and nice local food lor….u know laa..if want to drive long long way balu can find local food then u will sian too ma…correct? jalan masuk to CW only have 1 jalan masuk nia, need to turn here turn there balu can c CW eh site, the roads there also no good, ping ping pong pong..i mean not smooth laa….hahaha.. n looks like got low cost houses near lok yuen restoran there, CW is a GnG too but no facilities inside it, monthly need to pay rm99 just for security guard n gardening n some misc cost…i think a bit bo tatt lor, i rela pay extra monthly rm82(for terrace unit not semi-d in orange vila..haha) to swim n gym n sauna n jogging in orange villa eh big swimming pool n very grand punya clubhouse lor, CW eh terrace build up not big also if compare to orange villa eh lor…that is y their price cheaper lor, ..CW developer no nid to build facilities like swimming pool, jacuzi, clubhouse, kids pool…they also no nid to use extra land to build facilies ma…that is y their price cheaper lor…every land counted by lui($$$$$$$$$) ma…developer not bodoh 1 ma..when talk on lui , then to be realistic 1 laa…hahaha

    but if ur budget just around 350-400k and cannot go up liao..and u plan to buy a landed GnG in BM that near to Penang bridge so that easy for u to go to penang jo kang, then bo pien liao lor…may be u can consider CW lor…bo hu udang pun OK laaa…hahaha…but u need to ensure the buyer there not buy it to rent to bangla worker lor….cause house price cheap n monthly fees pun cheap, really can earn $$$$ if buyer there really rent it out to bangla n indo workers laaa…can masuk 20-30 bangla in a 3 storey terrace if really want to rent to them laaa..hahahaha…hope CW eh buyers not tembak me on my comment lor….if want to tembak pls tembak ah khoo cause ah khoo interested to know my opinions on CW ma…so share share here lor…hahahaaaa….

  195. AhTu
    October 29th, 2011 at 22:33 | #195

    Halo KH….i commented banyek on CW liao….u c above u will know laaa….i a bit tired to type now….need to rest to c astro eh wa lai tou channel now…got miss astro international final…live now…..

    dun woli laa, i will sure comment on jesselton hills tomolo or monday for u…… pai sei pai sei…hahaha

  196. divinity
    October 29th, 2011 at 22:43 | #196

    Anyone knows what is the panel banker for Orange Villa project?

  197. AhTu
    October 29th, 2011 at 23:00 | #197

    halo divinity, no special panel banker for orange vila laa…nowaday panel banker not heng liao…that is y developer not give any free stuffs on loan part lor…like harmony garden, no panel banker too…if up to u to choose which bank lu suka borrow 1……

    long long time ago, panel banker veli heng lor, that time developer can give free on loan agreement part but now no more liao…really sian..how lam lor….i think all developer pakat pakat 1 punya…unless their selling is not veli good lor, then they might cover all expenses for lor like SnP, legal fees, bank loan legal/stamp duty fees, stamp duty on title transfer fees n so on la.. summary all free laa except house price not free nia…they can even free progress interest for u if their sell not veli laku lor…hahaha

  198. WaterMelon
    October 30th, 2011 at 01:41 | #198

    I am a JMC for one housing in penang. Just purchase one unit at Orange and soon to be BM people d. I am thinking to form a Resident/Purchaser Association for OV, so that we can have a close check on the project progress, quality & related account. This will help all purchaser and may help the developer to make thing more suit to all of us. The will make TahWah group success in their first projects.
    Any one want to be Chairman, Sec, Treassurer, and other committee.
    We will name is as OVRA (Orange Villa Resident Association) and later this OVRA will chnage to be come OV-JMC and Jointly manage this OV with developer. Anyone want to joint, prefer Bw/Bm person. Pls give name. Ensure promote team work and collective decision. We will exercise 100% our right to scrutinize the developer works.

  199. WaterMelon
    October 30th, 2011 at 01:49 | #199

    Good project, need to have strong JMC peoples…… prefer to have experience ex-JMC person, lawyer as legal advisor, accountant as our treasurer, electrical technician/engineer to advice on MnE stuff, building contractor to offer special rate for OV, police officer or ex-police to take care of security …….. some time it is also good to have someone who have a very good contact with local ‘Big Brother or Dai Gor’ to ensure the ‘dark side been take care off ‘
    I hope whoever purchaser who read this can start to thing an tell us your expertise.
    Remember, start GnG or Condo, we are sharing land, hardware, facilities, we cann be selfish. Selfishness will end up with too much free hand given to developer and may lead to miss use our money, or those minority bad guy who have personal interest, they will become your JMC and ‘eat’ your money. Think about it.

  200. WaterMelon
    October 30th, 2011 at 18:33 | #200

    Look like, when talk about provide volunteer service as JMC, all of you ‘Big Mouth’ just sudden quiet. To me, this have show initial selfishness behavior for this group of early purchaser. Orange Villa? Very have to manage well already ……. too bad.
    Pls dont shoot me, i am just telling the truth

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