Picture this: a home set among cherry blossom trees and lush greenery. Sitting in the spacious living room overlooking a private zen garden, you can relax because the home is cool and comfortable, even on a hot summer’s day.
Now picture this home in the heart of Iskandar Malaysia, just a short drive away from Singapore’s Second Link. Renowned Japanese developer, Daiwa House, is making this a reality with the launch of its new development project, Sakura Residence.
Located within the Sunway Iskandar integrated city, the Japanese-designed luxury gated development will offer 100 homes, including 10 bungalows, 38 semi-detached homes, and 52 semi-detached plus homes – or spacious cluster styled homes.
Behind its signature Torii gate-inspired entrance, Sakura Residence offers amenities including a luxurious community centre equipped with a swimming pool, gym room, barbecue pit, multi-function hall, and jogging track set within a four seasons themed landscape.
The Japanese are famous for their impeccable attention to detail, and it shows in the design planning for Sakura Residence. The home will feature finger-safe doors, non-slip floors, waterproof socket points, and two-way switches, for a truly comfortable and safe living environment for everyone, from the youngest to the oldest.
In particular, every window and door in this home is fitted with insect screens to keep mosquitos and pests at bay. This is a welcome design feature for an area where dengue fever and zika are prevalent, allowing homeowners to be completely assured that their family is protected.
What is interesting, is that Daiwa House is bringing its expertise in Japanese prefabricated construction technology into this project.
Daisuke Usugi, Chief Executive Officer for Daiwa Sunway Development Sdn Bhd & Managing Director of Daiwa House Malaysia Sdn Bhd, explained that the prefabricated homes are assembled on site and reinforced within steel frames.
“The unique feature of our homes is its good heat insulation. In Japan, it gets very hot in summer and it snows in winter,” said Usugi. “We have heat insulation boards in our walls, to prevent the heat from outside from getting into the home, and to keep the cool air from getting out.”
As these homes are built to a high level of precision, it also ensures there are no gaps at the windows and doors, keeping the homes draught free and stable. To accommodate the warm climate in Malaysia, the homes are also designed with a ceiling height of 3.4 metres for improved airflow.
The benefits for homebuyers are clear. Daiwa House’s luxury prefabricated homes are constructed in half the time of a conventional home. What’s more, the construction process is not subjected to the error of individual craftsman, so the finished product has far fewer defects, particularly with its plumbing and electrical works. In other words, homebuyers will get to move into their new homes sooner, and with absolute peace of mind.
At Sakura Residence, the home sizes start from 3,190 sqft for a Semi-D, 3,284 sqft for a Semi-D plus, and 3,862 sqft for a bungalow. Prices also start from RM2.4 million for the Semi D and Semi D plus homes, and from RM3.3 million for the bungalow homes.
To put things into perspective, that is the price of a shoebox condominium apartment or a resale HDB flat in a matured estate in Singapore. So Sakura Residence gives you the biggest bang for the buck!
The first phase of the project – comprising 3 bungalows, 20 semi-D, and 16 semi-D plus homes – is launched now!
Why did Daiwa House choose to locate their first development in Malaysia within Sunway Iskandar? Usugi noted that Iskandar remains a strategic location, given its proximity to Singapore and the incentives granted to developers.
Its decision to partner with Sunway Property for Sakura Residence was equally strategic.
As Usugi explained it, Sunway Property had a proven track record in developing townships and held a long-term view of its projects. “Sunway Property takes time to develop and grow each of its township, and ensure that its product remains of a very high quality,” said Usugi. “They are not just building homes to sell, without taking time to maintain it, and we like their business philosophy.”
Furthermore, Sunway Property maintains a strong emphasis on security, with 24-hour joint patrols by Sunway’s private security force and the Royal Malaysian police force, as well as camera surveillance throughout the integrated city.