In September 2022, the National Property Information Centre (NAPIC) revealed that the Malaysian House Price Index (MHPI)* increased marginally by 0.5% on a year-on-year (y-o-y) basis in Q2 2022. This announcement is not surprising given the ongoing economic challenges such as high inflation, rising interest rates and political uncertainty. Nevertheless, the prices of select high-rise properties in prime locations in Malaysia with upscale features have continued to appreciate.
Therefore, as part of its efforts to provide potential investment opportunities, iProperty.com.my has identified the top high-rise residential properties in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, and Penang with the highest H1 2022 capital gains.
Sheldon Fernandez, Country Manager, PropertyGuru Malaysia (PropertyGuru.com.my and iProperty.com.my), said, ” According to NAPIC, high-end residential property transactions in the RM500,000 to RM1 million and the RM1 million and above price category had a substantial 36.3% growth in H1 2022. Interestingly, most of the high-rise properties on our list fall within these price categories, which shows that properties with the right variable are untouched by the post-pandemic effects. The majority of the properties focus on luxurious living with excellent architectural design, lush landscaping, and strategic location near green spaces. Together with winning factors such as good connectivity and proximity to reputable hospitals and education institutions, these high-rise properties are ideal for long-term investments.”
Below is a rundown of the top high-rise residential properties in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, and Penang with good capital gains in H1 2022:
Top High-Rise Properties with the Highest H1 2022 Capital Growth in Kuala Lumpur
In Kuala Lumpur, South Brooks in Desa ParkCity tops the list with the highest capital growth at 10.3%. In addition to providing club-level gymnasium facilities, the condominium boasts a landscape with tropical pocket gardens. As South Brooks is within the affluent Desa ParkCity enclave, it has the advantage of being connected by various highways. A renowned international school and private hospital are also a short distance away from South Brooks.
Select high-rise properties in Bukit Jalil also emerged as winners, registering between 3.3% (The Z Residence) and 7.5% (Park Sky Residence) in capital growth. The price growth is spurred by each property’s emphasis on green living and proximity to Bukit Jalil Recreational Park. Meanwhile, Anyaman Residence in Sungai Besi and Laman Sceneria Kiara in Segambut achieved capital growth of 4.0%. Both housing developments provide luxurious living spaces and calm surroundings for residents.
Top High-Rise Properties with the Highest H1 2022 Capital Growth in Selangor
Two hillside properties, Koi Kinrara Suites in Puchong (16.1%) and Venice Hill Condominium in Cheras (15.0%), gained the highest capital growth in Selangor. These high-rise developments appeal to urbanites who prefer green living environments and modern condominium amenities. Regarding accessibility, Koi Kinrara Suites is well connected to major highways and is located nearby reputable tertiary educational institutes. Meanwhile, Venice Hill Condominium which is located on a hill, enjoys huge demand from expatriates for its scenic view of Kuala Lumpur City Center.
Setiawalk Residence is another property in Puchong with a double-digit capital growth figure of 12.6%. The service residence is popular among small families and young professionals as it is in a mixed development consisting of retail lots, offices, restaurants, and entertainment outlets. Apart from offering facilities along green landscapes, the property is strategically situated in the heart of Puchong. In Seri Kembangan, Aman Heights Condominium reaped a capital growth of 9.2% due to its peaceful surroundings, verdancy and tropical resort architecture. The condominium has attracted residents who prefer to live in a less hectic suburban area without sacrificing connectivity and access to commercial sites, educational institutions and medical centres.
Top High-Rise Properties with the Highest H1 2022 Capital Growth in Penang
All Seasons Park in Ayer Itam achieved the highest growth with 19.7% because of its clubhouse facilities and an exclusive park with different landscaping themes, water features and hues of greens in keeping with the four seasons theme. Situated along Lebuhraya Thean Teik, residents can easily travel to other parts of the city. Another development, Golden Triangle, gained 6.1% in capital growth and is located in the middle of three prime locations — Relau, Sungai Ara and Bayan Lepas. A highlight of this condominium is that residents can enjoy the view of 1.9 acres of green open space. The development is also accessible via the Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway and is close to the Penang Bridge and Penang Bayan Lepas International Airport.
Other projects on the island round up the list — The Tamarind in Tanjung Tokong (2.9%) and Imperial Residence in Sungai Ara (2.8%). The resort-like design of The Tamarind is ideal for young professionals and families looking to live a seaside lifestyle while being close to The Gurney Drive area. Meanwhile, the main attraction of the Imperial Residence is its spacious layouts, inspired by bungalow and semi-detached homes. Similar to the Golden Triangle, it is near the airport and the Penang Bridge.
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*The Malaysian House Price Index (MHPI) measures the price changes of residential housing in Malaysia as a percentage change from a specific start date
Capital growth is calculated as = Median PSF in H1 2022 – Median PSF in H2 2021 / Median PSF in H2 2021. Median Per Square Foot (PSF) is used to calculate capital growth due to various built-up sizes being transacted.
Only properties that have more than 5 transactions in H2 2021 and H1 2022 were selected to negate the effect of any spikes.
The data system from JPPH officially records a property transaction in Malaysia once the stamp duty for the Sales and Purchase Agreement is paid. Analytics is based on the data available at the date of publication and may be subject to revision as and when more data becomes available.
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