Phase 2 of M Aruna 95% sold

This article first appeared in City & Country, The Edge Malaysia Weekly, on July 19, 2021 - July 25, 2021.
Phase 2 has a total of 192 two-storey link homes with a 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom layout and built-ups from 1,700 sq ft (Photo by Mah Sing)

Phase 2 has a total of 192 two-storey link homes with a 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom layout and built-ups from 1,700 sq ft (Photo by Mah Sing)

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The entire Phase 2 of the M Aruna township in Rawang by Mah Sing Group Bhd has been 95% taken up to date. Launched last December, the phase — comprising Carya Phase 2A and Carya Phase 2B, Avery and Carissa — offers a total of 192 two-storey link homes with a 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom layout and built-ups from 1,700 sq ft. Prices start from RM550,000.

Mah Sing founder and group managing director Tan Sri Leong Hoy Kum says in an email: “Following the good take-up of 106 units of Carya Phase 2A in December last year, we opened Carya Phase 2B, which consists of 86 units for sale [in the same month].”

According to Mah Sing, Carya Phase 2A and Carya Phase 2B are 96.8% sold (with six units left). The show units of Avery and Carissa (two units each) are still available as well. Collectively, Phase 2’s take-up rate is 95%.

Leong says: “To date, we’ve achieved a take-up rate of 95% for the whole of Phase 2. We are planning to launch Phase 3 in the second half of this year.”

Phase 3, called Delphy, is the third and final phase of the M Aruna township. It will be launched in August and is now open for registration. It will comprise 177 units of 2-storey link homes, with a built-up of 1,800 sq ft and measuring 20ft by 75ft. Prices will start from RM662,800.

Meanwhile, Leong acknowledges the current challenges amid the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown. He says: “With the government imposing MCO 2.0 and MCO 3.0 this year, including the latest rounds of lockdowns, to curb the spread of Covid-19, this is anticipated to impact the recovery progress of the local economy including for the property sector.”

He adds: “While the three-phase nationwide lockdown is expected to be difficult for many businesses, we will be well-prepared in shifting from the traditional way of doing things and ramping up our digitalisation efforts to [enable] remote work and working from home. We also hope the government will continue to step up its mass vaccination process nationwide towards achieving herd immunity the soonest possible and urge Malaysians to support [the vaccination programme].”

The group maintains that it is on track to achieve its overall sales target for FY2021. It achieved property sales of about RM650.5 million for the first five months of 2021 as at end-May this year, while registering RM400 million for the first quarter ended March 31, 2021.

Leong says: This is driven by the strong demand for affordable product offerings in strategic locations. Coupled with the continuous effort of the group in adopting digital marketing, Mah Sing is well-positioned to meet its FY2021 sales target of RM1.6 billion.”

Occupying a 96.7-acre leasehold tract, M Aruna has a gross development value of RM520 million. The residential township will have 805 houses, including Rumah Selangorku. Apart from Phases 1 to 3, future components will also include shophouses.

An artist’s impression of Carya Phase 2A/2B
The prices of units at Carya Phase 2A/2B start from RM550,000

The township will have a two-acre central park with a treehouse-themed playground, hammocks, a jogging track, a children’s bicycle park and a half-court basketball court. With a verdant, green concept, the township aims to encourage sustainability and provide an ideal layout for energy savings.

M Aruna is accessible via the New Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE) and KL–Kuala Selangor Expressway (Latar Expressway). It is about 10km from the Rawang KTM station. The township benefits from the added access to the Latar Expressway as well as the extension from Jalan Tasik Puteri, which have shortened the travelling time to KL by 20 minutes.

Nearby amenities include Aeon Rawang (5km away), Pasar Raya NSK (8km), Giant Hypermarket Rawang (10km) and Tesco Hypermarket Rawang (13km). Nearby educational facilities include SK Taman Desa, SJK Kota Emerald, SJK Kundang and SMK Bandar Tasik Puteri.

Previously, the group launched M Aruna’s first phase — Aster and Basil — last October. Aster comprises 117 two-storey link homes with built-ups of 1,666 sq ft and above. With prices starting from RM506,000, units in the first phase are 100% taken up.