Stylish smart homes

Protecting and sustaining the environment is part of UMLand's CSR.
The project spans across 7.9 acres of land.
The homes are targeted at matured families and the middle-aged group.

ONE of Johor's finest freehold developments, Aster @ Seri Austin North, sits within the vicinity of Iskandar development region, a gateway to the bustling Seri Austin Township with an abundance of amenities.

With a landscape filled with lush greenery, lovely hills and Effective Microorganism (EM) lake designed in alignment with Feng Shui elements, Seri Austin promotes a tranquil and calm living while being conveniently connected to plenty of lifestyle amenities.

The multiple award-winning township recognised as the 1st Smart Healthy City and Communities Township in Iskandar Malaysia was recently awarded the National Best

Development of the Year at the Noble Excellence Awards 2016. Developed by Dynasty View Sdn Bhd, a wholly owned subsidiary of UMLand, the township emphasises healthy outdoor lifestyle facilities focused at its community with beautiful lakes and parks, recreational areas, jogging tracks and bicycle lanes – some of its many distinctive features.

It is close to international schools, colleges, shopping malls, a hypermarket, a golf resort, a water park, and easily accessible from the North-South Highway, Pasir Gudang Highway, Tebrau Highway, and the Kempas Corridor.

Sprawled across 7.9 acres of land, Aster 1 consists of 84 units of double-storey clusters with a built-up area of 2,601sq ft and 14 units of double-storey semi-detached houses with a built-up of 2,802sq ft. Each modern tropical designed home comes with 4+1 bedrooms and 4+1 bathrooms, perfect for its target market of matured families and the middle-aged group.

The luxurious and highly secured homes are fitted with a burglar alarm system, internal CCTV wiring and CCTV at the perimeter fencing while being safely ensconced in a gated and guarded community. No unsightly overhead electric cables can be seen and fibre optic telephone cables come installed within the houses.

Other unique selling points for the residents’ comfort include a wider staircase, a wider car porch with tiles, full-height wall tiles for all bathrooms, quality fl oor tiles, air-conditioning systems in the bedrooms and living room, kitchen cabinets that come complete with a hob and hood, and a rainwater harvesting tank.

“Seri Austin emphasises on the lifestyle concept of ‘We build, We care, We love’ as we believe in ‘Every Single Life is Precious’. We prioritise the community fi rst by providing an attractive lifestyle to our residents through building innovative homes with modern layouts and quality design architectures as well as beautiful parks and bicycle lanes for a healthy lifestyle,” said UMLand Seri Austin CEO, KK Wong.

“By adhering to this spirit, we are proud and honoured to be accorded the highest score by the judges and public in winning the Platinum award, not just in the southern region but overall regions for our project, Aster Luxury Cluster & Semi-D Homes in the category of National Best Development of the Year – Residential Landed,” he added.

The project has a GDV of RM100 million. Priced from RM1,126,307 to RM1,825,067, home owners will be greeted by a wide family area with good lighting, master bedrooms with luxury space for wardrobe and master bath, and bigger bathrooms with quality fittings from Johnson Suisse. Also, the homes’ covered car porch can easily accommodate two cars parked side by side.

Protecting and sustaining the environment is part of UMLand’s Corporate Social Responsibility in its continuous Green Living campaign. Seri Austin is the first township in Johor Baru to implement the EM programme, and is also the first to implement designated neighbourhood bicycle lanes. This is the developer’s pledge and commitment to their customers, the society and environment.

Both cluster and semi-detached homes go by four initiatives to achieve the Integrated Green Building design. First, the homes generate renewable energy through the solar hot water system. Second, the homes establish Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) performance to enhance indoor air quality thus contributing to the comfort and well-being of its occupants. The homes meet requirements of outdoor air ventilation rate at 5% of the openings. Third, to control indoor pollutants, Nippon Low VOC bond paint is used and fourth, the homes are water efficient through the harvesting tank.

Additionally, to control indoor pollutants, the homes only apply ultra low VOC and antiformaldehyde paint and coating which complies with the requirements as specifi ed in international labelling schemes recognised by the Green Building Index (GBI). Low VOC waterproofing products are used for water tanks, concrete roofs and other areas that may be exposed to water, while low VOC carpeting or flooring are used throughout the homes.

UMLand continues to not only provide homes, but a complete living for its residents to experience a fulfilling lifestyle concept. The need for state-of-the-art telecommunication infrastructure and high-speed internet services will be a pull factor for buyers, and Seri Austin is proud to be the first in Johor Baru to implement high-speed broadband UniFi access.

UniFi is offered as a triple-play service comprising high-speed internet, Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) service, HyppTV, and voice with speeds from 5Mbps up to 20Mbps via fibre technology. With this facility, home buyers will get immediate connectivity upon moving into their homes which they can enjoy free for a maximum of two years.

By providing not just a house but a Smart Home, residents can enjoy all the facilities at their fingertips. This is in line with the developer’s belief in building homes that enhance its residents’ quality of life while catering to current needs, complete with amenities that suit today’s lifestyle.

“I always believe we need passion, commitment and teamwork to build a recognised and sustainable township with good designs and quality for the buyers/residents to enjoy living in. We don’t only build houses, but create healthy communities and giving back to society through CSR activities,” Wong said.