Pandan Court, Pandan
Pandan Court is a medium low cost leasehold apartment located within Ampang in the district of Pandan. It is located in a very central location in the city, and it is only 20 minutes away from the city centre of Kuala Lumpur. The city of Petaling Jaya is only slightly further away at a 30-minute drive, while the Kuala Lumpur International Airport is approximately 60 minutes away.
Pandan Court consists of three different blocks, all of which stand at 14 storeys tall. Built-ups for all the units are quite standard at 828 sf, with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The prices of the units here are fairly affordable with them going between RM240,000 to RM378,000, while the units for auction are as cheap as RM120,000.
As a rather old development, completed in November 2001, Pandan Court is generally sold partially or fully furnished. Many of the units are renovated, while all of them have built-in kitchen cabinets. Most of them also have water heaters and air-conditioners already installed, while some of the units which the previous owners are Chinese even have the Buddhist prayer cupboards installed.
Pandan Court offers a wide variety of facilities to its residents. Each unit is given one covered parking lot, while other facilities that are available to the tenants is a swimming pool and wading pool complete with barbecue facilities. There is also a cafeteria within the ground, as well as a jogging track and playground. Safety is ensured by the 24-hour security team.
Pandan Court is very well located meaning it is close to many amenities. The Mid-Point Shopping Centre and Pandan Kapital are only 5 minutes away. Further away are Fiesta Mall, Leisure Mall and Galaxy Ampang. Medical facilities are available literally next door at the Ampang Hospital, while both local and international banking facilities are close to home. SMK Pandan Mewah, SRK Ampang Campuran, SK Pandan Indah and SMK Pandan Indah provide required education for the children and the young adults living in the area.
Residents of Pandan Court enjoy excellent accessibility to the city via many main trunk roads such as Jalan Pandan Indah and Jalan Pandan Utama. As such, access to the Middle Ring Road 2 (MRR2) is only 5 minutes away. The latest addition to Pandan Indah, Sungai Besi Expressway (SBE), presents destination opportunities such as Jalan Istana, Cheras, Putrajaya and Cyberjaya. The entry to that highway is only a few minutes away.
The construction of this particular property was carried out years ago by Jaya Ternak, a subsidiary of Hata Holdings. Jaya Ternak has developed lots of properties in the Pandan Mewah area. Although this is an indication of experience, all of the buildings constructed are of low to medium cost properties. Clearly, Jaya Ternak and Hata Holdings do not stand as tall as the big property companies like IJM Land, S P Setia or YTL. Bukit Hatamas and Tiara Hatamas should be a notable mention that might dispel this perception on Hata Holdings.
Traffic congestion is the middle name of Kuala Lumpur, as jams are frequent at rush hours, especially at this area of Pandan Court. Jalan Pandan 1 that leads to Jalan Pandan Utama is usually packed, as there are only two lanes available. The one going to the left is fine, but the one going to the right is a pain as the traffic light takes it time a little bit too much. The u-turn at the opposite end in front of the Shell is also another cause to the congestion. Plus the existence of McDonald's and Hospital Ampang, Jalan Pandan 1 will test anyone's patience.
The vicinity of Pandan Court is a nice mix of many types of developments. However, the immediate vicinity does not have a residential development that can be labelled as high-end. Low-cost flats and apartments are around, a main cause of young mat rempits and gangsters roaming the area. Though they do not harass the residents or anything like that, this phenomenon has decreased the exclusivity standard of Pandan Court area. However, this does not come as a surprise as Pandan Court is not exactly a high-end property anyway.
Due to the absence of a really close train station, the aspect of public transportation is not very strong with this property. Train stations have a strong power of attraction to property hunters, unfortunately Pandan Court is void of that. But the buses route pass by Pandan Court. Add the numerous and frequent taxis roaming the area, at least it compensates for the extreme lack of a train station.