Kampung Tasik Permai, Ampang
Kampung Tasik Permai is also known as Kampung Tasek Permai. It is a leasehold housing development located in the district of Ampang, nearly half an hour away from the city centre of Kuala Lumpur. Areas such as Bangsar, Mont Kiara and Petaling Jaya are equally as far at a half an hour drive. The Kuala Lumpur International Airport is an hour's drive away.
Houses in Kampung Tasik Permai consists of both single storey as well as double storey bungalows with built-ups of between 2,400 sf and 6,800 sf, all housing between 3 and 6 bedrooms. Prices of these homes are steep in spite of its outback location at between RM397,900 and RM2,500,000, while the units for auction start selling from RM380,000.
The benefits of buying a home in Kampung Tasik Permai is the fact that as a very well established housing development, all the homes are being sold partially or fully furnished. As such, buyers can usually get units with air conditioners, plaster ceilings, built-in kitchen cabinets as well as auto gates. Most of the houses are also fully extended and renovated with balconies.
Most of the houses in Kampung Tasik Permai have covered car porches that can fit up to four vehicles. Also, almost all the houses have very large gardens, while a few of the houses are being sold with lawn chairs and tables. A number of the houses also have barbecue facilities in the gardens, while the porches are also usually fully tiled as are the houses.
Residents of Kampung Tasik Permai enjoy a wide range of amenities. The closest shopping centre to the housing development is Paragon Point, while schools are abundant in the area with a secondary school located just opposite the houses. Banking facilities are also plentiful within a short driving distance. The closest medical centre is the Ampang Hospital that is only 10 minutes away.
The main trunk roads that serve Kampung Tasik Permai are Jalan Taman Putra and Jalan Hulu Langat, while the nearest highway is the Cheras - Kajang Highway where the access point is a 20-minute drive away. There are no public transportation within convenient walking distance. There is however the Cahaya LRT station a 10-minute drive away where there is also a bus stop.
Residents of Kampung Tasik Permai enjoy a rather laid-back lifestyle with fresh mountain air and beautiful scenery from their homes; however it cannot be avoided that they are located in one Ampang, one of the most coveted and busiest areas in the city. As such, traffic in the area is high and congestion is unavoidable especially at the junction of Jalan Taman Putra and Jalan Tasik Tambahan 1, with intermittent congestion all through to and fro the city.
Kampung Tasik Permai has its own range of problems as well, although there have been much effort in curbing them. Crime rate which used to be relatively high in the area has purportedly dropped by 14% and dengue cases which used to be quite high has also been brought down via many aggressive measures including performing fogging and larviciding within the resident's unit itself. The area is also flash flood prone during extreme downpours.
Although touted by some sellers to be an excellent investment, Kampung Tasik Permai is leasehold property and it is therefore quite risky if the government decides that they want the land back as with the issue of residents in SS2, Petaling Jaya who are being forced to leave their homes for the development of the new KIDEX Highway. In the meantime it is however quite a pleasant home in a central location for those who work in the city.