Merdeka Villa, Ampang
Merdeka Villa is a unique development by PKNS (Selangor State Development Corporation) located in Kampung Baru Ampang in the district of Ampang.
Merdeka Vila consists of 5 blocks, whereby two of them are flats and the remaining three are apartment units. The flats are about 670 sf in built up while the apartments are about 930 sf. The ground floor units of the flats are shoplots and face an open area accessible to the public.
The apartment units at Merdeka Villa have a separate entrance that is gated and guarded. Merdeka Villa is sandwiched between communities like Bandar Baru Ampang and Pandan Indah in the developed township of Ampang.
There are covered parking bays located on the 1st and 2nd floor leading up to the apartments. Perimeter and uncovered parking bays may also be found around the property. The apartments enjoy the use of a swimming pool and 24hr security hence the higher maintenance fee as compared to the flats. There is a surau, nursery and host of convenience shops that are available to all residents there. The property is less than 5 years old and is still in good condition.
The area is accessible via the main thoroughfare of Jalan Ampang, exciting into Jalan Merdeka, or via Jalan Pandan Indah from the MRR2. The DUKE highway, Ampang Elevated Highway, SMART Highway and Kuala Lumpur – Putrajaya Expressway are all within 5-10 minutes drive of the area, bringing commuters into the KL city center and various parts of the Klang Valley easily.
Merdeka Villa is filled with many amenities to serve the residents there. A host of convenience shops greet the residents as they enter the property. From a 7-Eleven, to a salon, cafÃ© and supplies store to a mamak down the road, RapidKL bus stop, residents do not have to travel anywhere for their basic needs.
Within Kampung Baru Ampang itself there are clinics, a community park, pasar malam, banks, restaurants, police station, food court, places of worship and much more. Merdeka Villa is also within walking distance to SJK (C) Kampung Baru Ampang and SMK Bandar Baru Ampang just a few minutes away.
Families find this area very conducive and are able to cater to their needs. The nearest shopping malls are Spectrum shopping mall and Plaza Ampang Jaya within 2km of the property. Ampang & Cahaya LRT stations are the closest RapidKL LRT hubs around and even medical center Ampang Puteri Specialist Hospital is less than 10 minutes drive away.
A particular downfall about living in this area as it is common with many condominium properties is that there are cars parked alongside the road leading into the property. The congestion and traffic that is caused by patrons to the shops and cars who are unable to park within the property can be a nuisance. There are no additional bays available currently for rent as each unit is provided with 1 carpark space. Visitor parking lots too are few.
The area is pretty high-dense with other high-rise properties like Sri Nilam flats; Regal Regina Court and Pandan Ria Apartment close by. Property and rent at Merdeka Villa is affordable seeing that it is still quite new and even though it is leasehold property.