Zenia (also known as Zenia Parkhomes) is a 2-storey and 3-storey terrace/linked house development within a gated and guarded vicinity located in Desa ParkCity. It is the third and last installment of Desa ParkCity “Parkhomes” series after Nadia and Adiva. This township is developed by Perdana ParkCity, a subsidiary of Samling Group.
Zenia comprises of 73 double-storey and 103 three-storey parkhomes. Besides that, Zenia neighborhood also comprises of 24 garden condominiums. Zenia neighborhood was built on 14.3 acres land, out of the whole 473-acre development of Desa ParkCity. This development was launched in early 2003 and priced from RM613,000 to RM885,000. It was completed in the second quarter of 2008.
There are plenty of amenities and facilities to serve the residents at Zenia. The Waterfront which located in the centre of the township offers plenty of stores, restaurants, cafes and spas. Among its tenants are ADG Computer Centre, Klinik Medivron, ArtWorkshop, Kluang Station, Little Einstein and TBL.
Besides that, the 17.2-ha Desa ParkCity Central Park is a huge public park for plenty of recreational activities. For other recreational activities, there is a residents’ clubhouse replete with a pavilion lounge, swimming pools, tennis courts, badminton courts, a gymnasium and a childcare centre. A FIFA-size football field and two basketball courts are provided in the adjoining sports centre.
Just like previous developments in Desa ParkCity, most are stunned by the impressive quality, modern design and exclusive facilities provided for Zenia residents. No doubt, this is definitely a great and exclusive place to reside.
The maintenance fee of Zenia is currently charged at RM0.20 psf, and free for the first year. This is very high, considering owner has to fork out around RM600 per month for it. Unlike its elder sister, Nadia, which charges its owner RM0.20 psf for the maintenance fee even though the facilities offered are almost the same without the swimming pool. Most owners are afraid that the fee will rise in the future, just like Nadia where the developer raised the fee from RM0.15 to RM0.20 psf after the first year. This will limit gain from their investment.
In terms of accessibility, you will have to fork out RM1.60 for toll to head to Damansara and Puchong. Alternatively, you can get to LDP or Penchala Link through Country Heights Damansara. But the journey is not very smooth and the surrounding around Penchala is not very pleasant. Besides that, other ingress and egress are via Bandar Menjalara and Kepong. These areas are lack of exclusivity feel as well. Not only that, there is almost no public transportation alternative available in the area.
The area becomes more congested from time to time. The developer claimed that there will be a number of new developments will take place until 2012. All these planned, on-going and completed developments will sum to about 7,278 residences in total comprising of 4,500 high-rise condominium units and the remaining are landed houses. Besides Desa ParkCity, Sunway SPK Damansara and Villa Manja developments also seem to grow in the future. Thus, it is doubtful the whole area will become a high density area and the roads will be congested.
For the time being, this township is still lacked with amenities and commercial activities. The developer has signed a memorandum of understanding with Subang Jaya Medical Centre to build a 250-bedroom hospital, which will open by 2011. Besides that, there will be an international school in the neighborhood as well, as the developer has signed another memorandum of understanding with Nord Anglia Education to operate the international school. Plus, Desa ParkCity’s town centre will be completed in 2010 which comprise shops, offices, serviced apartments, a hotel and a hospital.
After Zenia was completed at the beginning of 2009, some buyers cashed out their investment with up to 50% capital returns, transacted above RM900,000 each unit. Another piece of the puzzle, Amelia, launched in September 2007 was launched from RM820,000 for an intermediate two-storey unit and RM1 million for a three-storey intermediate unit.
Investment wise, it is quite late to invest in a unit at Zenia. There is still potential for the price to escalate in the future as there is no more new landed development after Amelia. But if you are looking for a place to reside in Kuala Lumpur, and have a really deep pocket; pleased yourself by owning a unit here.