Pandan Villa, Pandan
Pandan Villa is a mid-cost leasehold development located in Ampang, Selangor. The development was completed in the year 2005, and developments nearby include Axis Pandan, Grandeur Tower and Taman Maju Jaya.
In Pandan Villa, there are a total of four blocks, each having 23 storeys. All units come with 3 + 1 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, but the amount of balconies vary, with either one or two. Square footage of the units comes in two approximate sizes; being either 1,300 sf or 1,600 sf. Certain higher floors in Pandan Villa come with a view of the Petronas Twin Towers (KLCC), which is a sight to behold, even from quite a distance away.
There are numerous facilities in Pandan Villa, especially recreational facilities. There is a gymnasium and squash in terms of indoor facilities. Out in the open, there is a playground, swimming pool, tennis court and barbecue area which is good for small gatherings. Pandan Villa also has 24-hour security at the entrance and guards patrolling the grounds.
From Pandan Villa, there are numerous malls in the area including Mid Point Shopping Centre, Pandan Kapital, 1Shamelin Shopping Mall and AEON Jusco in Taman Maluri. Other ones located in KL City proper, being further away include Berjaya Times Square, Bukit Bintang Plaza, Sungei Wang Plaza, Low Yat Plaza, Pavilion, Lot 10, Fahrenheit 88, Starhill Gallery, Avenue K, Ampang Park and Suria KLCC. Both Pandan Indah and Pandan Jaya located nearby are commercial areas which are within walking distance, having many amenities including banks, eateries and retail outlets.
The nearest hospital from Pandan Villa is Hospital Pantai Indah, which is within walking distance being just down the street of Jalan Pandan Utama. There are many schools in the area, including SK Cheras Indah, SK Pandan Indah, SMK Pandan Indah, SK Pandan Jaya, SMK Pandan Jaya, SK Seri Bintang Utara, SK Seri Bintang Selatan, SMK Seri Bintang Utara and SMK Seri Bintang Selatan. The Pandan Indah Police Station and a neighbouring fire station are also located just down the street, less than 500 meters away.
In terms of accessibility, Pandan Villa is located just beside the Middle Ring Road 2 (MRR2), which allows for easy access to Jalan Ampang and Jalan Cheras. Main roads such as Jalan Pandan Indah and Jalan Kuari makes it convenient to travel around. Highways such as Sungai Besi Expressway (SBE) and Ampang - Kuala Lumpur Elevated Highway (AKLEH) are further alternatives, with the former being a new addition, and a very convenient one too. More conveniently are Pandan Indah LRT Station and bus stop which are within walking distance from Pandan Villa, making commuting via public transport a breeze.
Pandan Villa is located in a matured area, which is Pandan Indah, and there are many amenities within walking distance. With public transport readily available, the area is a very good choice for persons looking to commute to work via LRT. However, with the advent of the major LRT projects throughout Selangor and Klang Valley, many LRT friendly properties are set to pop up in 2015 or 2016 when the new line is completed. At that time, places such as Pandan Villa might see little appreciation due to increased competition, though the amenities in the area doesn't seem to be disappearing anytime soon.
The new Sungai Besi Expressway opens up more possible destinations for the residents of Pandan Indah. All it takes from Pandan Villa is a less than a minute drive to get on the highway. On the other hand, the MRR2, AKLEH and MEX are the classic mainstays of KL highways connected to the place.
The crime rate in the area is not a major concern just yet. Vigilance can be a long way in ensuring personal safety. The surrounding area of Villa Pandan is not that great either. Mostly, low to medium cost terrace houses surround the property. Additionally, at every fasting month, a Ramadhan bazaar will be happening at the car park just outside of the apartment's perimeter.