Taman Saga, Ampang
Taman Saga is a leasehold housing development located in the famous residential area of Ampang in Selangor. It is located 25 minutes away from the city centre of Kuala Lumpur, while the town centre of Ampang is only 15 minutes away. Petaling Jaya is half an hour away, while the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) is approximately 50 minutes away.
The houses in Taman Saga consists of both single as well as double storey terrace houses with a variety of sizes that range between 791 sf and 2,800 sf. These houses have between 2 and 5 bedrooms, along with offering between 1 and 4 bathrooms. Prices are fairly reasonable at between RM278,000 and RM560,000.
Taman Saga is a very old housing development which can be seen from its exterior and the old fashioned designs of the homes. As such, most of the homes on the market are being sold partially furnished, mostly with built-in furniture such as kitchen cabinets and wardrobes. Major renovations on the houses are also quite common.
Taman Saga is a quiet and peaceful neighbourhood. There is much empty land in the middle of neighbourhood which offers much nature and greenery, which situated in the corner of this field is the multipurpose hall Dewan Orang Ramai Taman Saga. Directly beside it are many food stalls, offering al fresco eateries.
There are many shops in the neighbouring area of Taman Saga, including a 100 Yen shop, hardware shops and a post office. The closest entertainment centre to the neighbourhood is Mid Point Shopping Centre which is 10 minutes away, which its anchor tenant is Fajar. There are also many local banks close to home, all less than 10 minutes drive away. The closest medical centre is the Ampang Hospital 5 minutes away.
Taman Saga is well connected to civilisation via a series of inner roads, which provides direct access to the Middle Ring Road 2 (MRR2). The major trunk road Jalan Cheras is only 10 minutes away, while the access point to the Cheras - Kajang Highway is only 15 minutes away. Public transportation is challenging for the residents, as there are no bus stops within the residential areas.
Taman Saga is one of the more outskirt housing developments of Ampang, located very close to nature. However, despite their seemingly remote location, traffic here is usually congested in the evenings, especially along Jalan Taman Putra. The slip roads are usually the worst congested, with traffic getting even worse closer to the city centre.
The neighbourhood of Taman Saga is a very well established one that where the houses are aged and old fashioned. Although this quaint neighbourhood is quite attractive, one of the resident's biggest fears is the continuing problem of soil erosion on the Saga Hill which reeks of a major landslide in the making every time it rains, causing soil to flow down.
Many people love the idea of Taman Saga and living here in the remote areas of the city's outskirts; however, the soil erosion is something to needs to be addressed as soon as possible. On top of that, the land title is also leasehold, which might pose problems in the future. However in the meantime, residents and buyers who are looking for a nice and peaceful home will be able to find a good place in Taman Saga.