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UOA, exclusive Setapak Green project

October 22, 2010 Leave a comment

Introduction

As part of the celebration for the thread hitting 20 pages, I am hereby compiling a summary for the key notes for the first 20 pages of the thread, and to provide everyone, both, contributors, sole readers, as well as potential contributors, a glance to the UOA, exclusive Setapak Green project.

The Developer

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UOA Group is a leading property group in Malaysia. Founded and listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) in 1987, UOA has focused on property development, construction, property investment, and property management. Since 1989, the Group has based its headquarters and business operations in Kuala Lumpur, capital state of Malaysia. As at 31 December 2009 :- The Group has successfully completed and delivered projects comprising commercial, retail and residential properties with GDV (Gross Development Value) in excess of an estimated RM 3.0 billion. For more information, see their complete group profile – here.

Project Preview

On, October 08, 2010 and October 09, 2010 – Pre-screening of the project open to UOA members with only selected floors open for prebook.
On, October 10, 2010 and October 11, 2010 – Pre-Screening of the project open to the public with most of the floors open for prebook

Location:

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Property Gallery – The Village
No.2, Bangsar South, Jalan 1/112H,
Off Jalan Kerinchi, 59200 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: (603) 2282 9993
Fax: (603) 2282 8590

Project details

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The project is schedule to launch somewhere between the time frame of December 2010 to February 2011, due to the pending approval of AP (Advertising Permit).

UOA Going to launch Setapak Green project near diamond residence & 222 residence @ diamond square.
Price range : Between RM400-600k
Sqft : Between 1300-1700 sqft #1
Freehold with residential title
DIBS – Developer Interest Bearing Scheme

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SG is on a 4.5 acres land with one block of condo. #27

8 units KL facing view and another 8 units Genting view. One corner unit of the Genting view is directly facing the pool with the second unit slightly adjacent to it. The Genting view is priced slightly lower. #43

For 8th floor, KLCC facing view, price should be around 330 psf + or – a little, after discount. All units come with 2 car parks. SG has a density of 445 units over 4.5 acres of residential land. With a single block of 16 units per floor serve by 6 lifts it comes either with a “Semi D” or “Bungalow” design. Because of the 4.5 acres, SG facilities are quite spread out. The swimming pool is on the ground #41

There are no actual specs of SG yet. If SG is using Bangsarsouth Park Residence specs then it should have at least the following:

1. Pre install aircon piping, plenty of light points, 3 phase electricity, Water Heater points for toilets and kitchen
2. All toilets comes with vanity top (I think nicer that the ones shown in 288), Tempered glass shower screens, Mixer, Shower Rose, Stainless Kitchen Basins and Mixers (not install to cater for reno)

Bangsarsouth Park Residence comes with 12 ft ceiling clearance. #89

SG is still improving their design & layout so will see their outcome before December 2010. One nice point about SG is the L shape balcony. #64

SG had done some adjustment to the price due to resizing of some units which is now slightly bigger. Not sure if this was an error on Friday (08 October 2010), due to some change of plans. #31

Irrevocable offer to purchase (Pre-booking)

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Members and the public were given the options of pre-booking (lets use pre-booking as the more common terms), with a Rm10,000 of payment through stake holder – Joseph Ting & Co. The Irrevocable offer to purchase are directed to Sagaharta Sdn Bhd.

Just check the 2006 UOA Ltd Annual Report, Sagaharta Sdn Bhd is 100% owned by UOA development berhad. #216

My understanding is that it is our offer to UOA thru the lawyer at the purchase price indicated in the said letter. UOA should only accept our offer purchase price as stated. If UOA wanted to raise the price/sq ft, that mean they are not accepting our offer price, but instead UOA is counter-offer us at revised price. In this case, we have to right not to accept. #221

Members were given an 8% early bird discount on the first day (October 08, 2010)
Members & public were given a 7% early bird discount effective the second day of preview. (October 09, 2010).

Positive

The KLCC view is really very nice. Even when standing on the ground. Nothing blocks. Imagine you are a few level on top. #24

Another point i get UOA is bcoz as the propose drawing they have 2 entrance 1 in diamond square 1 @ Jln Bunga Tanjung. #94

So far in setapak area, there is no luxury project yet (pardon my lack of knowledge if there’s any), so its really not apple to apple comparison, Setapak is currently under major development, new road to curb traffic jam, shopping complex at platinum there, this may the start of 300++sf property for setapak. Also, setapak is so used to be a student township (TAR), let not forget, most graduate continue to stay in setapak area after joining the work force, hence, + in spending power, + development. #117

Critics

UOA is very conservative in their design. Practical interior but outdated exterior facade. #64

No brochure given at the moment. Details are subject to change. This includes the design of the building, the unit size and price. Everything is tentative, no approvals from the relevant authorities yet with regards to project design etc. Picture given looks like the same building as Bangsar South project, which will look so outdated #162

SA lacks a lot of information and being non committal is common under such circumstances other than reading from the sales kit. The specs in the sales kit is very generic from the finishing to light switches and everything else.

In terms of view, not all units have the best. The 1st floor for SG is actually the 1st floor (above the facilities floor on ground), and carpark is another complex. This carpark will block the lower floor units if they are facing that direction. Same thing goes for units facing Diamond Sq which will block units up to about 8 floor. However, this is reflected lower prices in view of this compromise. #179

Panel Bank

So far confirm Ambank (their representative is available on the preview day), UOB & CIMB (Both require confirmation),

and OCBC (as stated by the OCBC banker, see #351)

MISC

Oral representation by the sale rep is also a valid contract and form part of the contract although it might be on the weak side. It almost clear that every buyers signing up the letter were being informed by the sale rep that the deposit is refundable in any case before signing S&P.

I guess most major developers wont be very strict or wanted to forfeit your little money in the expense of their goodwill and reputation. Of course when it has a good take up rate. This is what I heard most other developers will normally refund that “booking fee” #238

Contact

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For Enquiries
UOACare Line
Toll Free: 1-300-88-6668
Fax: (603) 2245 9198
Email Contact: uoacare@uoa.com.my

Note: Compilation done on 21 October 2010, Original post at http://forum.lowyat.net/topic/1584595/+400

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iNTROdUciNG ME & MY bRO

September 29, 2010 Leave a comment

Coffee is a popular brewed drink prepared from roasted seeds, commonly called coffee beans, of the coffee plant. They are seeds of coffee cherries that grow on trees in over 70 countries. Green unroasted coffee is one of the most traded agricultural commodities in the world.[1] Due to its caffeine content, coffee often has a stimulating effect on humans. Today, coffee is one of the most popular beverages worldwide.[2]

The energizing effect of the coffee bean plant is thought to have been discovered in the northeast region of Ethiopia, and the cultivation of coffee first expanded in the Arab world.[3] The earliest credible evidence of coffee drinking appears in the middle of the fifteenth century, in the Sufi monasteries of Yemen in southern Arabia.[3] From the Muslim world, coffee spread to Italy, then to the rest of Europe, to Indonesia, and to the Americas.[4] Coffee has played a crucial role in many societies throughout history. In Africa and Yemen, it was used in religious ceremonies. As a result, the Ethiopian Church banned its secular consumption, a ban in effect until the reign of Emperor Menelik II of Ethiopia.[5] It was banned in Ottoman Turkey during the 17th century for political reasons,[6] and was associated with rebellious political activities in Europe.

Coffee berries, which contain the coffee seed, or “bean”, are produced by several species of small evergreen bush of the genus Coffea. The two most commonly grown are the highly regarded Coffea arabica, and the ‘robusta’ form of the hardier Coffea canephora. The latter is resistant to the devastating coffee leaf rust (Hemileia vastatrix). Both are cultivated primarily in Latin America, Southeast Asia, and Africa. Once ripe, coffee berries are picked, processed, and dried. The seeds are then roasted to varying degrees, depending on the desired flavor. They are then ground and brewed to create coffee. Coffee can be prepared and presented in a variety of ways. Source.

Not! is a grammatical construction in the English language that became a sarcastic catchphrase in North America in the 1990s. A declarative statement is made, followed by a pause and then an emphatic “not!” is postfixed. The result is a negation of the original declarative statement. Popularized in North America in the 1990s by a Saturday Night Live skit and subsequent movie Wayne’s World, it can be found earliest in print in an 1893 Princeton Tiger (March 30) 103: “An Historical Parallel– Not.” Most often used jocularly, but also be used to express annoyance, it was such a popular catch phrase that it was selected as the 1992 Word of the Year by the American Dialect Society. Source

Tea is the agricultural product of the leaves, leaf buds, and internodes of the Camellia sinensis plant, prepared and cured by various methods. “Tea” also refers to the aromatic beverage prepared from the cured leaves by combination with hot or boiling water,[2] and is the common name for the Camellia sinensis plant itself.

After water, tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world.[3] It has a cooling, slightly bitter, astringent flavour which many enjoy.[4] Source

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Lucky come Meow

August 13, 2010 Leave a comment

The English noun luck appears comparatively late, during the 1480s, as a loan from Low German (Dutch or Frisian) luk, a short form of gelucke (Middle High German gelücke). It likely entered English as a gambling term, and the context of gambling remains detectable in the word’s connotations; luck is a way of understanding a personal chance event. Luck has three aspects[7][8] which make it distinct from chance or probability.[9]

  • Luck is good or bad.[10]
  • Luck is by accident or chance.[11]
  • Luck applies to a person.

Some examples of luck:

  • You win repeatedly at gambling, against significant odds.
  • You correctly guess an answer in a quiz which you didn’t know.
  • Your car breaking down could be bad luck, if it was by chance and against the odds.

Before the adoption of luck at the end of the Middle Ages, Old English and Middle English expressed the notion of “good fortune” with the word speed (Middle English spede, Old English spēd); speed besides “good fortune” had the wider meaning of “prosperity, profit, abundance”; it is not associated with the notion of probability or chance but rather with that of fate or divine help; a bestower of success can also be called speed, as in “Christ be our speed” (William Robertson, Phraseologia generalis, 1693).

The notion of probability was expressed by the Latin loanword chance, adopted in Middle English from the late 13th century, literally describing an outcome as a “falling” (as it were of dice), via Old French cheance from Late Latin cadentia “falling”. Fortuna, the Roman goddess of fate or luck, was popular as an allegory in medieval times, and even though it was not strictly reconcilable with Christian theology, it became popular in learned circles of the High Middle Ages to portray her as a servant of God in distributing success or failure in a characteristically “fickle” or unpredictable way, thus introducing the notion of chance or randomness. Source

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DURIAN

August 7, 2010 Leave a comment

The durian (pronounced /ˈdʊəriən/)[2] is the fruit of several tree species belonging to the genus Durio and the Malvaceae family[1][3] (although some taxonomists place Durio in a distinct family, Durionaceae[1]). Widely known and revered in southeast Asia as the “king of fruits”, the durian is distinctive for its large size, unique odour, and formidable thorn-covered husk. The fruit can grow as large as 30 centimetres (12 in) long and 15 centimetres (6 in) in diameter, and it typically weighs one to three kilograms (2 to 7 lb). Its shape ranges from oblong to round, the colour of its husk green to brown, and its flesh pale yellow to red, depending on the species.

The edible flesh emits a distinctive odour, strong and penetrating even when the husk is intact. Some people regard the durian as fragrant; others find the aroma overpowering and offensive. The smell evokes reactions from deep appreciation to intense disgust and has been described variously as almonds, rotten onions, turpentine and gym socks. The odour has led to the fruit’s banishment from certain hotels and public transportation in southeast Asia. SOURCE

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Testing Blackberry update

July 30, 2010 Leave a comment

Testing

Enhanced by ZemantaThe botanical definition of a berry is a fleshy fruit produced from a single ovary. Grapes are berries. The berry is the most common type of fleshy fruit in which the entire ovary wall ripens into an edible pericarp. They may have one or more carpels with a thin covering and fleshy interiors. The seeds are usually embedded in the flesh of the ovary. A plant that bears berries is said to be bacciferous. Many species of plants produce fruit that are similar to berries but not actually berries, and these are said to be baccate.

In everyday English, “berry” is a term for any small edible fruit. These “berries” are usually juicy, round or semi-oblong, brightly coloured, sweet or sour, and don’t have a stone or pit, although many seeds may be present. Source