Ken Rimba is a recent mixed development which is situated within the established vicinity of Shah alam. Similar developments within close proximity includes Acacia Subang, Setia Alam and Kota Kemuning. It is developed by Ken Rimba Sdn Bhd which is known for their award winning green developments.
The development comprises of freehold shop-offices, condominiums and double-storey terrace link houses. Once completed, Ken Rimba will consist of 2 phases of terrace link house known as Legian (328 units) and Jimbaran (168 units); 2 phases of condominiums with a total of 240 units in phase 1 and 679 units in phase 2. On the other hand there will be a total of 109 units shop-offices.
Houses within Ken Rimba typically comes between built-up sizes of 1,840 sf to 2,215 sf which has a total of 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. There will be a total of 26 corner units that comes with their very own private pool. Shop-offices on the other hand have varying designs and layout – intermediate-lots have 1,800 sf built-up, followed by end-lots which have 2,100 sf and corner-lots with a total of 2,800 sf.
Situated in Shah Alam, residents of Ken Rimba has easy access to most amenities. The commercial center is located within the township and is merely walking distance away. Besides, most major hypermarkets can be found nearby such as Tesco, Giant and Carrefour. Furthermore, commuters can always opt to head to Kota Damansara which is host to popular spots such as Sunway Giza, The Curve, IPC, Ikea and Tesco.
There are quite a number of schools within short driving distances from Ken Rimba. The closest one would be SMJK © Taman Rashna, followed by SK Sek 16 Shah Alam, SMK Sek 16 Shah Alam – both of which are no more than 0.3km away. Apart from that, UiTm, Segi College, Sri KDU and KBU College can be found within short driving distances. Tropicana Medical Center is located beside Segi College, which is about 15-minutes drive away.
Ken Rimba is well connected via several major highways, namely Kesas highway, NKVE, LKSA, LATAR, and Federal highway – rendering commuting to and fro the enclave a breeze. Moreover, there is the Bus & Taxi Terminal Shah Alam which is about 1km away from the enclave. Padang Jawa KTM station is merely 700m away from the development, which has covered walk-way for residents.
Ken Rimba is particularly unique in the sense that it has been awarded BCA Green Mark Gold (Provisional) as well as Green Building Index Award – which in recent times have been increasingly an issue of concern. As such, the eco-friendly design place this development in higher regards over similar competitors. It could be speculated that in the future, developments that carries the green badge will be of higher value than those without.
The added benefits of a eco-friendly development, is its ability to cost-reduction when it comes to energy usage. The additional features of rain water harvesting, coupled with efficient water fittings could potentially reduce water bill. Large window doors and windows along with transparent skylight ensures that sufficient natural light are able to pour through, illuminating the interiors thus reducing the need for artificial lighting.
Breathe-able roofs ensure and Australian adjustable glass louvred windows ensures good air-circulation and ventilation rendering the home that much cooler. Furthermore, Ken Rimba features extensive landscaping in common areas, providing a sense of peace and serenity as well as fresh air and maintaining the temperature within. That coupled with the heat reflective paint which is used on the facade will effectively reduce a lot of heat.