Emerald Hill, Ampang
Emerald Hill (also known as Kondominium Emerald) is an established leasehold condominium sited in Bukit Indah. It is sited in between Sri Baiduri and Crystal Tower. It is nicely sited with a reserved forest as its backdrop.
Emerald Hill comprises several high-rise blocks with units have built-ups ranging from 1,063sf to 1,377sf. Each is built with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. This old condominium is equipped with full condominium facilities including swimming pool, gymnasium, covered parking, convenience store and squash court.
Bukit Indah is an established hill-side residential area. It is well furnished with a vast array of amenities. Just opposite the condominium is a school, SRK Bukit Indah. Besides that, the school is next to SMK Bukit Indah which is just about 5 minutes walking distance. Other nearby schools are SK Taman Kosas and SMK Taman Kosas – both located about 1km away.
Besides school, Emerald Hill is within close proximity to Bukit Indah Mosque. There is also a commercial centre in Bukit Indah that hosts a supermarket, 7 Eleven, groceries, launderettes, restaurants, Caltex petrol station and food stalls. It is also just 5 minutes driving distance to Taman Kosas commercial centre.
Accessibility wise, Emerald Hill is about 7 minutes driving to access Middle Ring Road 2 (MRR2), Ampang-Kuala Lumpur Elevated Highway (AKLEH) and Jalan Ampang. Besides that, it is about 7 minutes driving to Ampang LRT station.
Most residents claimed that Emerald Hill is badly maintained. Even the look from the outside, one can see that the condominium is bad in shape as the paint is already faded. Perhaps, Seri Baiduri is a better option which is newer and also boasts condominium facilities. But the drawback of Seri Baiduri is that it is a walk-up apartment.
However, Emerald Hill is well located near to basic amenities to raise a family. The surrounding is very serene and calm with a lush forest at the back. The condominium also commands a great view of the city center skyline and the surrounding neighborhoods.
One may find the traffic congestion towards Emerald Hill from the city centre is quite a hassle as there are several traffic congestion areas that one needs to pass before arrives at the condominium. It is accessible from Jalan Kolam Air (after AKLEH) and the traffic jam starts from the road right till Ampang Jaya vicinity. Jalan Ampang is also congested from Ampang Point Shopping Centre until the Taman Kosas intersection.