Sanctuary Villa @ Permatang Sanctuary

Sanctuary Villa, second phase of Permatang Sanctuary by IJM in Alma, Bukit Mertajam. Strategically located within established neighbourhood, about a 15-minute drive from Juru Auto-City and the Penang Second Link.

Like Sanctuary Garden (phase 1), this is a guarded residential development comprises 134 units of semi-detached (side-by-side & back-to-back) and 2 units of bungalow houses.

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Property Project : Sanctuary Villa (Permatang Sanctuary)
Location : Permatang Tinggi, Bukit Mertajam, Penang
Property Type : 2-Storey Semi-Detached & Bungalow
Tenure : Freehold
Total Units : 134 (semi-detached), 2 (bungalow)
Indicative Price: RM750,000 onwards
Developer : IJM Land
Contact No: 04-296 1222


  1. Amber
    April 15th, 2013 at 17:48 | #1

    When is the launching date?

  2. Amber
    April 15th, 2013 at 17:48 | #2

    Is it open for booking now?

  3. Tambun
    April 15th, 2013 at 21:08 | #3

    design like a sh*t

  4. kuli
    April 15th, 2013 at 21:42 | #4

    2 storey semi-d up to 750k now? wow..looks like price jump a lot for mainland property nowaday!!

  5. monkeyman
    April 15th, 2013 at 22:51 | #5

    hey come on lah.. IJM always overprice, wait for the water fish to jump in loh

  6. nd4spd
    April 16th, 2013 at 09:12 | #6

    You pay peanuts, you get monkey. Overprice? Have you survey around BM Semi D? subsale transaction 6xxk…

  7. AES
    April 16th, 2013 at 10:26 | #7

    1 million project also i see before in BM… this just 750k cheap dirt

  8. SK
    April 16th, 2013 at 12:48 | #8

    Design just like a low cost bungalow…it’s not worth the price! This is a big disappointment for a project by IJM.

  9. ks
    April 16th, 2013 at 16:10 | #9

    Tambun :design like a sh*t


  10. H7N9
    April 16th, 2013 at 17:27 | #10

    Are they going to move out the chicken farm?

  11. PS
    April 16th, 2013 at 18:21 | #11

    No. you have to live with it.

  12. James
    April 18th, 2013 at 13:11 | #12

    Bad location and overprice

  13. Riang
    April 18th, 2013 at 13:53 | #13

    Before comment anything, anybody has it’s land/build size for Sanctuary Villa? Not available in IJM website.

  14. chia
    April 25th, 2013 at 10:45 | #14


    this place is quite good to stay and potential..but the price is a bit high..after jusco move in i think this price is acceptable.

  15. James
    April 25th, 2013 at 11:29 | #15

    Too near to chicken farm. Most of the BM properties are having this problem

  16. TL
    April 25th, 2013 at 23:10 | #16

    Not every part of BM have chicken farm… BM Permai Bangalow is $788k. Bangalow along Jalan song ban Kheng is $1M. Property price will not drop because the demand is high. Malaysian population is increasing. You only get a box in the air for $750k in Penang island. The only answer is work harder…

  17. Short
    May 3rd, 2013 at 10:05 | #17

    Ya… high demand due to 1 ppl buy 3 to 4 properties. To keep it up long running, as long as 1 family to have 4 childrens. More population is needed to grow the market.

  18. alvenlkk
    June 6th, 2013 at 11:04 | #18

    em.. will be only soft launch this end month..
    wouldn’t know do have any rebate or lawyer, loan disbursement legal and stamp duty free?

  19. SK
    June 29th, 2013 at 12:23 | #19

    The response of soft launch this morning is pretty good. Till noon just now, many units were booked already.

  20. mike
    June 29th, 2013 at 12:36 | #20

    how much is the price?

  21. SK
    June 29th, 2013 at 15:21 | #21

    752k for back-to-back bangalow and 772k for side-linked bangalow. 30k rebate for 1st early bird and zero entry cost. Located at high ground about 7-10 meter above sea level surrounded by hills. Nice landscape…

  22. SK
    June 29th, 2013 at 15:27 | #22

    752k for back linked bangalows and 772k for side linkde bangalows. 30k rebate and zero entry cost for first 30 early birds. Located at high ground about 7-10 meters above sea level surrounded by plantation and hills. Nice landscape…

  23. Josh
    July 2nd, 2013 at 09:22 | #23

    Hmm…Tesco is just nearby, I bet the chicken farms will move sooner or later. Can not afford landed property in the island

  24. Lim
    July 6th, 2013 at 00:03 | #24

    Construction of Jaya Jusco is on going. Nearby lands were brought by other big developers Airmas, BSG etc. IJM has big plan at Permatang Sanctuary. Potential of this project in mid or long term are promising…

  25. Hunnyshinez
    July 11th, 2013 at 10:35 | #25

    got any show unit d?

  26. Lim
    July 12th, 2013 at 22:09 | #26

    Show unit under construction (est completion by Sept). Soft launching recently…

  27. Josh
    August 7th, 2013 at 16:36 | #27

    Info sharing…
    2-Storey Superlink @ RM598,000 onwards

  28. Pumpkin
    August 17th, 2013 at 10:34 | #28

    U think Superlink is better than Banglo ?

  29. Josh
    October 22nd, 2013 at 09:06 | #29

    Went there last Saturday, the show units still not ready…

  30. hello
    October 22nd, 2013 at 10:03 | #30

    i heard they slow down the construction becoz they wait for nearby development. is it right?

  31. Chocolate
    October 22nd, 2013 at 15:30 | #31

    I think they delay because the raining season.

  32. Josh
    October 25th, 2013 at 11:38 | #32

    @Chocolate I think waiting for the budget 2014, then decide to maintain the price unchanged or push up the price!

  33. Chocolate
    October 25th, 2013 at 12:03 | #33

    Price still can up?? I see no room for the price to up in this short period.

  34. vivi
    October 25th, 2013 at 16:20 | #34

    Wht the actual price VILLA now?

  35. vivi
    October 25th, 2013 at 16:23 | #35

    The phase one permatang sanctuary still hv available unit? Wht the price too?

  36. Chocolate
    October 25th, 2013 at 17:12 | #36

    Bumi lot is going to open for sale.

  37. vivi
    November 5th, 2013 at 17:36 | #37

    Wht the bumi lot indication price ?

  38. michael tan
    November 24th, 2013 at 17:25 | #38

    2 storey semi-d for 750k beside permatang tinggi kampung? Wu Siao boh????

  39. Josh
    December 3rd, 2013 at 19:25 | #39

    The name is 2-Storey Link Bungalow with land size 3,767 sqft http://projects.ijmland.com/propertydetail.aspx?Property_ID=34#.Up28YcRQKm5

    Will the location eventually become prime area?

  40. Josh
    January 27th, 2014 at 17:39 | #40

    Show units ‘ready’ for viewing, simple id design…

  41. TL
    February 4th, 2014 at 23:35 | #41

    What is the price of link semi D for permatang sanctuary? Do you think $550k consider reasonable? Jusco alma will open on May. Just hope the price will not increase again because of that.

  42. ryan_giggs
    February 17th, 2014 at 17:29 | #42

    It will increase again soon after jusco open in alma…

  43. AlmaKia
    February 20th, 2014 at 17:59 | #43

    When is jusco alma opening day?

  44. ryan_giggs
    February 20th, 2014 at 18:05 | #44

    end of 2014

  45. joe
    February 26th, 2014 at 09:22 | #45

    Another batch will open 1st of April, but price will be 5% increased, and next year another increase due to GST.

  46. Josh
    February 27th, 2014 at 18:58 | #46

    Will GST make the properties price up?

  47. ryan_giggs
    March 27th, 2014 at 12:30 | #47

    Yes..i think so because the raw materials got kena GST..so, snowball effect..

  48. TL
    March 29th, 2014 at 11:52 | #48

    Jusco Alma will open may2014. Land price in Alma worth 100per sq ft. Most expensive in mainland…

  49. Josh
    April 3rd, 2014 at 13:42 | #49

    Anyone can make a comparison between the newly launch Taman Villa Permai and Sanctuary Villa in term of future value?

  50. ryan_giggs
    April 25th, 2014 at 12:42 | #50

    I think all landed properties in mainland is good investment for long term as down the road in 10-20years, most ppl will not afford to buy landed houses in mainland. By that time, we can keep it for our children or sell it at the market price..
    In term of Sanctuary Villa, definitely a potential high value increase once the 7 phase completed in ~10years time. Location wise is not perfect, but its OK because we already have Tesco, KFC, MacD, schools, and upcoming Jusco. This will be the key selling point for Sanctuary Villa.
    In terms of Villa Permai, it think the properties value will also increase.

  51. Sam
    April 25th, 2014 at 13:12 | #51


    Agree! Middle class group already cannot afford new landed property in the island. And I am seeing the mainland landed is catching up. I think the cheapest new launched DST in mainland also over 500k now. Averaging at 550k maybe.

  52. Josh
    May 9th, 2014 at 18:50 | #52

    Penang property market outlook in 2014-
    ….when the Aeon BM Department Store opens in mid-2014, the appeal of the projects will be enhanced.

    “The Aeon BM Department Store, sitting on a 19-acre (eight hectares) site, has a 1mil sq ft of gross retail area,”

  53. TL
    May 25th, 2014 at 12:40 | #53

    How come the blog of permatang sanctuary is close (error) . I want to highlight the chicken is too near. You can hear the music of chicken.

  54. Spiderman
    May 30th, 2014 at 16:11 | #54


    Permatang Sanctuary blog (forum) already got error and cannot access at least more than 6 months ago already. Penang Property Talk Admin need to rectify that but looks like may not aware of it for so long.

  55. Bm eh rang
    Bm eh rang
    June 1st, 2014 at 00:04 | #55

    Permatang sanctuary forum in Penang property
    talk still can view but must go to web under

  56. Josh
    June 4th, 2014 at 11:06 | #56

    So what is the latest selling price and how many units left?

  57. TL
    June 18th, 2014 at 21:13 | #57

    Overall the phase 1 permatang sanctuary is nice. It is just too near to the chicken farm. You can hear the sound clearly and smell bad. This is not acceptable. The residence area must have some distance to the chicken farm. Anyone know the regulation on this? IJM good reputation maybe affected by this matter.

  58. Nicole
    July 21st, 2014 at 13:29 | #58

    P.sanctuary no more available unit? what the est. price now?

  59. Joe
    August 10th, 2014 at 22:23 | #59


    Tooodia so exaggerate can hear chicken.. LOL .. You must have superman’s ear or are you from AirMas? DNP mayb?

  60. Kit
    August 18th, 2014 at 17:41 | #60

    Update for owners:

    Info: Via grapevine, allegedly the chicken farm is currently being sold or under negotiation process …

    1. Visited the site last weekend … bad smell from the chicken farm and burnt rubber…
    2. Saw two need ‘kandangs’ recently erected by the chicken farm. Now really close to some houses …

    have anyone heard anything on this?

  61. bull_shit
    August 18th, 2014 at 20:26 | #61

    The chicken farm belong to my friend. He work in this place for more than 30years, no place to move out & built a new farm, they just can stay in original old farm & continuous there business only. I think they won’t sold the farm & shut down in short time.

  62. TL
    August 23rd, 2014 at 14:31 | #62

    Bull shit, I hope you are bull shit. Sell the land for millions and find another land. If not they will recievinh complain from the residents and force to sell the land…I don’t your friend is lucky or unlucky.

  63. Joe
    September 17th, 2014 at 22:39 | #63

    I visited my unit like 5-8 times in varies of time. I must be lucky… chicken decided to keep quiet while I’m visiting and they shit on that day.
    lol. Anyway I just buy for a long term investment, who knows like they said chicken business so good the owner might rent my house as chicken Guest house.


  64. WHY
    October 21st, 2014 at 12:02 | #64

    Link Bungalow = Rumah Berkembar (Semi-D) ???
    Little disappointed when see this description in IJM letter.

  65. Chocolate
    October 21st, 2014 at 12:35 | #65

    What so important for the name? The fancy fancy name just to attact buyers.

  66. Josh
    October 23rd, 2014 at 17:22 | #66

    I think with the built up & land area, design, location (on small hill), material & workmanship probably is good place to stay & invest…agreed with Chocolate villa or bungalow is just the name to attract buyers

  67. calvin
    December 14th, 2014 at 02:31 | #67

    i’m one of owner of Sanctuary Villa here. i’d suggest we might set up a group page (probably facebook) or there is any existing page for SV (or Permatang Sanctuary) to have group discussion if face any issue in future. Please share some info if you have it. TQ.

  68. Wesley
    January 6th, 2015 at 15:40 | #68

    Is this project really worth it?
    I am looking for a house to stay in, not investment.
    I visited the show units last Saturday, there isn’t any smell, until it rained.
    Gosh, the smell was unbearable!!!

    The Link Bungalow with 20K discount now, but still cost about 778K, 28k higher than the original lunch price.

    The sales claim the Villa will obtain OC by July 2015, but why are there still so many units available? (about 20 units). Unlike other projects in mainland (especially in BM), most of the projects sure sold out in a short period of time after it launched (within 1-2wks)

    I am still considering whether I shld buy this house or not.

    Any input from the buyer (that already bought the units here)

  69. mahsing
    January 6th, 2015 at 16:01 | #69

    i will setup the page and share with you guys once it is available.

  70. CK
    January 6th, 2015 at 20:36 | #70

    I think many units available because it is not cheap.

  71. calvinyoo
    January 17th, 2015 at 12:31 | #71

    Hi MahSing, just came across Jason Chan’s post regarding fb page community. Please check : https://www.penangpropertytalk.com/2011/06/permatang-sanctuary/comment-page-8
    Maybe we can join together to build it. TQ.

  72. K2
    February 18th, 2015 at 11:38 | #72

    Yea…jz join and make a big community so our voice will be louder and stronger. Easier too…instead of a few pages.

  73. Tony Teh
    Tony Teh
    March 2nd, 2015 at 11:24 | #73

    The Back to Back bungalow unit price has been increased to RM783K (Book Price is RM833K with 6% CNY Discount). Still good to buy? This second phase is far away from Chicken Farm…and I do not smell anything when I standard in the Phase 2 Area few times last few week. I like the landscape.

  74. sun698
    March 13th, 2015 at 22:25 | #74

    i bought there as well. my friends from permatang tinggi told me that the smell start on 6pm to 11pm. u should to check out at that time . i wonder it as well, but then i got no time to check it out

    @Tony Teh

  75. Josh
    April 1st, 2015 at 15:37 | #75

    Wonder GST will hv any price impact to the property???

  76. Joe
    June 21st, 2015 at 22:41 | #76

    I think by next month, road (tar) should be ready

  77. Seaques
    June 24th, 2015 at 12:39 | #77

    When oc will be obtained?

  78. Josh
    July 2nd, 2015 at 12:51 | #78

    Aug 15?

  79. Stanley
    August 11th, 2015 at 11:13 | #79

    Hi Guys….i am considering to get a unit of this project…but just wondering that whether there is any smell after heavy rain? i can smell it in phase1 though….

  80. Tan
    August 12th, 2015 at 13:52 | #80

    Hi All,
    Anyone want to rent at Sanctuary Villa, please let me know. Thanks.

  81. Josh
    August 13th, 2015 at 12:40 | #81

    I think the actual units are ready, can just feel for yourself

  82. joe
    September 1st, 2015 at 12:24 | #82

    how do i contact you.

  83. Calvin
    September 3rd, 2015 at 23:54 | #83

    Hi ALL,
    If anyone wish to buy your dream house here, may contact me as Buyer-recom-Buyer program offering RM5K discount.
    I will give you RM3K, I get RM1500, will give sales person RM500. Thanks.

  84. Tan
    September 15th, 2015 at 16:43 | #84

    Hi Joe,
    Kindly email me at forest_tan@hotmail.com
    We can discuss further.
    Thanks for your interest.

  85. Tan
    October 18th, 2015 at 18:45 | #85

    Hi All,
    Anybody one to rent a house in Sanctuary Villa, please give me a call +971504803957 or email me at forest_tan@hotmail.com

  86. joe
    October 19th, 2015 at 22:07 | #86

    Collected key !

  87. Tan
    October 20th, 2015 at 15:03 | #87

    Hi Joe,
    I plan to collect key soon and do some renovations.
    Are you still interested to rent my unit?

  88. SB
    December 8th, 2015 at 11:28 | #88

    Anyone start renovation d? Any good (& cheap) contractors to recommend?

  89. Ramyah
    July 21st, 2016 at 07:29 | #89


    Anyone staying in Sanctuary Villa? We are eyeing to buy a bungalow there? when we went to see the property we didn’t smell anything. I would like to know about the neighborhood.

  90. Danny
    July 21st, 2016 at 10:39 | #90


    My fren stay there and I visited her. She said before it is very boring place without many ppl, cars, a lot of empty houses, empty playground and far away from everything even simple groceries and meals. Worst at night.
    You should visit there after heavy rains to check the smell, it is there. Visit there at night also.
    She said it is only good if you like very very very “peaceful” place.

  91. Mainland4u
    July 21st, 2016 at 12:18 | #91

    Danny :
    My fren stay there and I visited her. She said before it is very boring place without many ppl, cars, a lot of empty houses, empty playground and far away from everything even simple groceries and meals. Worst at night.
    You should visit there after heavy rains to check the smell, it is there. Visit there at night also.
    She said it is only good if you like very very very “peaceful” place.

    U’ve visited the place, but why everything she said??? I thought you’re the one that should say since u’ve visited the place. Unreliable source

  92. Danny
    July 21st, 2016 at 23:12 | #92


    I visited her house but i m not the one stay there. So, my comments not important.

  93. Sam
    July 22nd, 2016 at 10:41 | #93

    I paid a visit to this site to have a look see & overall everything was fine in terms of layout, built materials, surrounding roads etc etc.
    But as said by others before it is a peaceful area as virtually there is very little traffic around this area. Very serene & calm. Quite positive in all areas. We all voted yes & started looking at which empty ones were available.

    However as we were almost leaving it started to rain so we stayed on a bit longer.
    Then the “harum wangi” smell came & my God, it was really very very smelly. Like the Hong Kong/Taiwan smelly tofu.
    No way we could endure that smell & even though my wife hated the smell from my cigarettes she said it was not as bad as this though.. I knew the existence of the farm earlier.
    After that we drove to the chicken farm itself & saw that it was indeed a very big farm & am very sure they will not be moving out soon.

    So if you can take the smell then make a go for it but if you can’t then better don’t.

  94. ramyah
    July 24th, 2016 at 18:58 | #94

    Thanks everyone. Looks like we should change our mind. Any good neighbourhood in Simpang Ampat? We are looking for a SemiD or bungalow unit. Thanks

  95. PS
    February 2nd, 2017 at 12:34 | #95

    The chicken Farm still not move out ?

  96. 18
    February 6th, 2017 at 15:19 | #96

    Saw a couple of house kena saman by MPSP ?
    How to apply permit?

  97. MPPP
    February 6th, 2017 at 16:04 | #97

    As i know, most of the house owner apply MPSP permit first before renovation, why still kena saman? forget to apply or house owner re-change the structure of the renovation? applying permit for “A” but renovate “ABCD”, are you ask them in further details ?

  98. SB
    July 20th, 2017 at 12:55 | #98

    I went last week, the taman became ‘exclusive’ as many buyers bought 2 units side by side / back to back and make it one, with built up shot to >5700sqft (exclude extensions) and land areas 7k (even more for corner units). 2x thumb up!

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