Shang Villa, Kelana Jaya
Shang Villa (also known as Kelana Shang Villa) is a freehold high density condominium nestled in the serenity neighbourhood of SS7, Kelana Jaya. It comprises of 2 blocks that house about 500 apartment units.
Each floor at Shang Villa comprises of 12 to 14 units with built-up size from 1,050 sf. There are plenty of facilities available in the compound including swimming pool, tennis court, badminton court, sauna, nursery, a cafeteria, a mart and basketball court to name a few.
Shang Villa is strategically located just next to the access to Subang Airport, Federal Highway, Plus Highway and Damansara-Puchong Highway (LDP). Shang Villa is surrounded by public amenities including the upcoming park and ride LRT station ( < 500m away) which is one stop away from Empire and Subang Parade LRT station. Shang Villa is walking distance from MBPJ Stadium, Kelana Jaya Park & Lake, Kelana Sports Centre, Subang National Golf Club (KGNS), Kelana Centre Point, Glomac Business Park, the Manipal University Kelana campus, Malaysian Airlines Training Academy and Tengku Kelana Jaya Putra Mosque. The Kelana Paradigm Mall is about 1 km away from Shang Villa whereas Sunway Pyramid, Kelana Giant Mall and Subang Parade are within 5 to 7 minutes of driving distance. Damansara Utama, SS2, One Utama and Puchong less than 10 minutes' drive away from Shang Villa. There is a direct access road of 2 minutes' drive from Shang Villa to Subang enclave of Sri KL International School, Sime Darby Medical Centre Subang Jaya (formerly known as Subang Jaya Medical Centre) and the dynamic Taylor's and Inti University Colleges hub at Subang SS 15, which is surrounded by concentrated F & B outlets and commercial activities.
Shang Villa was a leasehold development like most residential properties in Kelana Jaya including Kelana Mahkota and Sterling. Its JMB however managed to change its tenure to freehold making it the only freehold high-rise residence in the vicinity. Even though it is already around 15 years old, it is still a much sought after property for many investors who prefer it than the latest residential such as Sterling and Kelana Sentral.
Shang Villa condo was repainted in 2012 and the management stepped up with new security system (second upgrade since built), enhanced the landscaping (while it was well-maintained nonetheless) and even created extra car parks for rent. Block B was built later than Block A and bear comparatively improved sizing, spacing and finishing.
A new LRT station is being built just within 500m walk from the condo and rental yield is picking up. Residents are a good mix of mostly locals with negligible segments of foreigners. This previously hidden gem of Shang Villa is becoming known of late to many young families who prefer this quiet yet highly accessible, strategic residence in Petaling Jaya area.
Shang Villa is a great property for rental yield and is competitive with that of the newer condos in Kelana Jaya, Subang Jaya and Ara Damansara due to its location and multiple accessibility. Transacted sale price has started climbing but has yet to reach its highest potential, hence, investing in it before that happens can be a wise choice. Rental for a fully-furnished unit is around RM2,300 per month.