Setia Alam

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Setia Alam is a township located in Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia. It is accessible via Setia Alam Highway from the New Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE) since the interchange was opened on 14 July 2006. Setia Alam is also accessible from the Federal Highway and Klang via Jalan Meru. This township is developed by SP Setia Berhad Group.

Setia Alam is an integrated development spanning over 4,000 acres (16 km2) of land. It falls under the jurisdiction of the Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) which had placed restrictions on the establishment of entertainment outlets such as pubs, discos and lottery business.

Setia Alam is represented in the Parliament by the Member of Parliament for Shah Alam, Khalid bin Abd Samad and State Assemblyman for Kota Anggerik, Mohd Najwan Halimi.

History[edit]

This RM 20 billion township was launched in 2004 by SP Setia Berhad. It was formerly known as North Hummock Estate, which was owned by the family-controlled See Hoy Chan Group. However, instead of developing the land themselves, the group sold the land to SP Setia.

The project consists of a few major developments marketed as Setia Alam (a 2,525-acre integrated township with mixed residential and commercial development), Setia Eco Park (791 acres of fully gated and guarded luxury semi-dee and bungalow development and is Malaysia's first eco township), Setia City (a 240-acre integrated green city centre development), Alam Nusantara by PKNS and Anjung Sari by Sazean Group. Both Alam Nusantara's and Anjung Sari's lands (totaling about 600 acres) were sold by SP Setia to PKNS as parts of SP Setia's strategies to develop the bigger Setia Alam development. SP Setia's Setia Alam and Setia Eco Park townships have won a number of awards locally and internationally, including the World's Best Master Plan Development for Setia Eco Park in FIABCI International Prix d'Excellence Award 2007 held in Barcelona, Spain. In 2013, Setia Alam won the World's Best Master Plan Development in FIABCI, held in Taichung, Taiwan.

Today, Setia Alam and Setia Eco Park have become one of the most sought after residential townships in the Klang Valley.

Known issues[edit]

Despite its award-winning developer and concepts, Setia Alam is also known to suffer from soil settlement. Houses in older phases are reported to be affected by the soil settlement. Walls were cracked and leaning by more than 15 degrees. The developer took responsibility by re-building the walls out of goodwill.

Location and access[edit]

Setia Alam is located on the western flank of Shah Alam, just adjacent to its boundary with Klang. It is served by a spur route of the NKVE E1. Selangor State Route

Jkr-ft--.png links Setia Alam to Puncak Alam and ultimately Kuala Selangor due north and downtown Klang due south.

Setia Alam is currently not served by any railway service; the closest rail station is the  KD13  KTM Klang, about 7.6 km south. rapidKL bus route 753 connects Setia Alam to the Section 14 bus hub in downtown Shah Alam.[1]

Traffic crawls along the NKVE-Setia Alam Link during rush hour become rampant in recent years after more residents moved into the township especially with the completion of apartments at Setia Alam North and spillover from neighbouring townships, such as Bandar Bukit Raja,[2] Aman Perdana[3] and Meru. It is expected the road to be widened from current four lanes to six lanes to ease the congestion.

Eco Ardence by EcoWorld has built a road from EcoArdence (North) to Setia Damai 15/16. This new road can be accessed from NKVE Setia Alam Toll.

This road was opened on 18 April 2018 and could help to ease the congestion after office hours. Residents in Setia Damai , Setia Indah and Setia Impian would benefit from this new road.

Features[edit]

The residential development in Setia Alam was marketed with the following features:

  • Single entry to every neighbourhood to facilitate vehicle entry
  • North-south oriented units
  • Village green and Green fingers
  • Wide roads (internal roads are 50 feet (15 m) wide)
  • Natural barriers - plants and water bodies for security.
  • Environment-friendly development - MASMA (Manual Saliran Mesra Alam Malaysia) requirements
  • Concealed underground electric cables and drainage
  • Built-in security alarm system connected to a local CMS and Internet broadband access.
  • 36 months home warranty.
  • Industrial-free zone development.

The current development and launches are focused on Precincts 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 15 and 17.

Precinct 1, Setia City (Setia Dagang)[edit]

The heart of Setia Alam, it is a 240-acre green commercial city centre which houses a regional mall, a convention centre, a city park, corporate towers, SOFOs, condominiums, serviced apartments, hotels, a medical centre, a police station, a transportation hub and others.

Precinct 2 (Setia Duta), Precinct 3 (Setia Nusantara) and Precinct 5 (Setia Tropika)[edit]

These 3 preincts are luxury residential enclaves in Setia Eco Park.

Precinct 6 (Setia Damai)[edit]

Precinct 6 consists of residential development with a gated and guarded facilities. Also known as Setia Damai, the area is the highest point in entire Setia Alam township.

Precinct 7 (Setia Indah)[edit]

Precinct 7 is between Precinct 6 and 8. Precinct 7 consists of mixed residential development. The Setia Alam Welcome Centre, which hosts the show units, sales office, and customer service center and the Eramas 7 commercial centre are located here.

Precinct 8 (Setia Impian)[edit]

Precinct 8 is on south west of Setia Alam, where commercial developments such as Tesco, Setia Eramas 8, Setia Alam Club and Setia Avenue are located. Klang Valley's first Starbucks stand-alone building and a few fast food chains namely KFC, Pizza Hut and Burger King drive thru cum restaurants are located here. The popular pasar malam Setia Alam is located along Jalan Setia Prima A U13/A, fronting Jalan Meru, Klang.

Precinct 9 (Setia Murni)[edit]

Precinct 9, located in the west of Setia Alam, consists of a low-cost apartment housing scheme, namely Seroja Apartment. Other than this residential scheme, most of the elements built in Precinct 9 are commercial and educational hub. Setia Alam Auto City consists of a several popular automobile 3S/4S centres, which include BMW, Honda and Toyota. For the educational front, the Pin Hwa Chinese School, Australia's Peninsula School and Setia Badminton Academy are located here. The 1 National Institute Of Health or known as 1NIH is completed in 2018 and is built on a 55.33 acres of land. The National Institute of Health (1NIH) is an integrated health and research institute development funded by the Ministry of Health, Malaysia. This complex consists of many institutions such as the Medical Research, Public Health, Health Management, Health Behavioral Research, etc. facility. Besides that, there are other shared facilities such as an auditorium, multipurpose halls, lecture halls and accommodations.

Precinct 11 (Setia Utama)[edit]

Mass housing development consisting of terraced houses. Setia Taipan 2 commercial centre, a stand-alone McDonald's and Wetland Park are located here.

Precinct 15 (Setia Gemilang)[edit]

The only precinct in Setia Alam to consist only of mid-rises residential properties. The 'Seri' series medium cost apartments and Rumah Selangorku apartment housing scheme are located here, besides the Setia Taipan commercial centre.

Precinct 17 (Setia Permai)[edit]

In this precinct, mass housing development to consist of terraced houses, a low-cost housing scheme and Rumah Selangorku apartment housing scheme. A proposed public library, a Pasar Muhibbah, a post office, a bus depot are in the pipeline for this precinct.

Schools[edit]

Commercial[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "753 : Hentian Bandar Shah Alam ~ UiTM Puncak Alam". Retrieved 11 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Sime Darby Property". www.SimeDarbyProperty.com. Retrieved 15 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Taman Aman Perdana - Propwall". www.Propwall.my. Retrieved 15 December 2017.

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Coordinates: 3°06′03″N 101°27′31″E / 3.100872°N 101.4587302°E / 3.100872; 101.4587302