Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Goodbye Indahria ;)

This will be the last post from Indahria Apartment blog. Adios!

To the people who accidentally reach here from Google, I thank you for visiting.

To the residents of Indahria, I wish you all well and hope everything goes well with the cracked carpark.

To the person who purchased my unit, I congratulate and thank you for purchasing your first property.

To the JMB (Joint Management Body), buck up please!

To the developers of Indahria Apartment, Shanghai Realty, fuck you. I am watching you closely.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Bimbang Retak Menunggu Belah - Disaster Waiting To Happen

Kosmo! Online - Negara

SHAH ALAM - Kira-kira 1,000 penghuni Pangsapuri Indahria di Seksyen 22 di sini dilanda kebimbangan ekoran masalah rekahan tanah yang menyebabkan struktur kediaman mereka retak sejak setahun lalu.

Penduduk mendakwa ia berpunca daripada beberapa batang tiang struktur bangunan letak kereta bersebelahan blok pangsapuri 15 tingkat itu patah awal tahun lepas diikuti rekahan tebing akibat hakisan tanah di tepi Sungai Damansara.

Tinjauan Kosmo! semalam mendapati, jalan raya di tepi pangsapuri itu yang menghala ke kawasan letak kenderaan turut retak dan hanya ditutup dengan plastik oleh Majlis Bandaraya Shah Alam (MBSA) sejak September lalu.

Timbalan Pengerusi Persatuan Penduduk Pangsapuri Indahria, Anuar Pin berkata, pihaknya telah merujuk masalah itu kepada pemaju, Shanghai Realty (M) Sdn. Bhd. tetapi setakat ini tiada tindakan diambil.

Dakwanya, pemaju sebaliknya menyalahkan Jabatan Pengairan dan Saliran (JPS) kerana menjalankan projek mendalamkan anak sungai yang terletak bersebelahan pangsapuri itu pada bulan Mac tahun lalu.

"Pemaju sebenarnya tahu masalah keretakan bangunan pangsapuri telah berlaku sebelum kerja-kerja mendalamkan sungai dijalankan.
"Sebenarnya projek JPS ini telah berjaya menghalang keretakan lebih besar berlaku selepas mereka membina tembok penghadang hakisan," katanya di sini semalam.
Anuar berkata, penduduk kecewa dengan kegagalan MBSA menyelesaikan masalah itu walaupun beberapa perbincangan dilakukan sejak Mei tahun lalu.
Seorang penduduk, Hishamudin Ali, 39, berkata, masalah serupa pernah berlaku pada tahun 2010 namun ia telah diselesaikan pemaju setelah mendapat perhatian media.
Dakwanya, syarikat pemaju telah diberitahu oleh syarikat perunding yang mereka lantik sendiri mengenai pergerakan tanah yang boleh menjejaskan struktur bangunan itu.
"Sekarang bukti sudah di depan mata. Mengapa pemaju dan MBSA masih gagal menyelesaikan masalah ini sedangkan ia sudah setahun berlaku.
"Kami harap mereka mengambil langkah segera untuk menyelesaikan isu ini dan tidak memperjudikan nyawa penduduk," tegasnya.
Sementara itu, Timbalan Pengarah Korporat MBSA, Shahrin Ahmad ketika dihubungi menjelaskan, pihaknya akan memaklumkan masalah itu kepada kerajaan negeri pada mesyuarat Majlis Tindakan Ekonomi Selangor pada minggu hadapan.
"MBSA akan memastikan sebarang tindakan yang diambil hasil mesyuarat tersebut akan dapat mengatasi masalah tersebut secepat mungkin demi keselamatan penduduk," ujarnya.

Friday, June 03, 2011

Tenant Drama #2

Believe it or not, my friend's Indahria apartment also faced similar problems...

Tenant Drama #1

Its been a while since i last post anything on this blog. Well, life has been good to me and my family. By the way, attached below are some serious artwork from my previous tenant. Didnt realised that my tenant was Picasso? ;) Fucking Hell!

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Rain Water Down Pipe ("RWDP")

Look what i found in my mailbox today. They even had a code for it! RWDP! RWDP! Indahria folks, i urge you to send.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Living in fear of another Highland Towers tragedy

New Straits Times, Sunday, 8th August 2010 - Original Article

To download scanned article please click on this link - Scanned Article

By Mazlinda Mahmood

SHAH ALAM: Looking at the condition of the open parking lot of the Indahria Apartment in Section 22 here, many would think that an earthquake had struck.

Residents of the 15-floor apartment have been living in fear that shifting soil which has resulted in the cracks forming across their parking lot for the past three years will soon destabilise the foundation.

Indahria Residents Association deputy chairman Anuar Pin, 42, said small cracks had been detected at the parking lot, located a metre from the Damansara River for the past three years, and they had become much worse lately.

"We have complained to the developer and they have repaired the cracks many times, but they would reappear.

"We are worried now as the cracks have reached about 0.4m deep and are only 10m away from the apartment. It gets worse when it rains.

"We hope the relevant authorities will take immediate steps to stabilise the soil and not postpone the repair work any longer," he said yesterday.

Another resident Mohd Shukri Sulaiman, 33, said the cracks were now about 100m long.

"I live on the eighth floor with my wife and two children, and I worry for their safety. "I do not want a Highland Towers- like tragedy here."

Batu Tiga assemblyman Rodziah Ismail of Parti Keadilan Rakyat said in a press statement that a meeting was held on June 7, involving representatives from the Department of Irrigation and Drainage (JPS), Shanghai Realty Sdn Bhd, Joint Management Body and Shah Alam City Council to discuss the problem.

"The developer in his report said the Damansara River de-sedimentation work by JPS was the reason that the cracks keep forming, but JPS has denied the claim.

"Therefore, we have suggested that an independent consultant or third party like the Public Works Department or the Malaysian Institute of Public Works to conduct further investigation to find out why the cracks keep forming."

To other Indahria Owners, are you aware of this? I certainly dont wish this crack goes to the building!

Monday, July 05, 2010

Opportunity Found, Opportunity Lost

I have been spending quite some time thinking and planning on buying my 2nd property, appropriately code-named #002. Brief description of #002 is that it is a medium cost apartment, some would even say its a low cost flat because the condition of the place and the number of foreigners staying there. Located in Sunway, close to various colleges, factories and offices, this is one of the properties that i have been targetting since #002 was ever mentioned in my blog. Regardless to what the public may think, as a "self claimed" property investor, i believe that #002 would be a worthy investment to own. The return on investment of this area is around 8%-11% consistently and the rental is between RM700 up to RM1200 depending how i would plan to lease it out.

Sometime in February, a dear friend of mine whom was dealing with one agent in purchasing a unit in Indahria apartment informed that there is currently a unit being sold for around RM105K - which is a bargain! Even 'rumah lelong' starts at around RM90K - RM100K. Reason why its a total bargain is because the market value of #002 is around RM120K-RM140K. Sweet, aint it?

So i hooked up with this agent and went to see the house, currently being rented by a few students studying in a local college nearby. To my surprise, it wasnt as bad as i would expect it would be. Agent told me that the owners are in the process of a divorce and need to let go of the property urgently. There and then i decided, this was mine! Opportunity. So this agent sealed the deal with the owners with regards to my intention to buy the place. Home loan applications were made to several banks and several banks offered me various packages available in the market. Come to think of it, it was only a property of RM105K. There should not be a problem at all. Being an extra careful person about his own credit report, i know very well that i will not have any problem in getting any loan.

What happened?

There were some delays in processing for one of the banks that i was interested. Public Bank offered me 80% where by CIMB havent got back to me in time. So i decided to go with PB first, in which few days later CIMB got back to me and offered 90% home loan package. Yup, this was the package that i wanted. really really wanted. So the plan was to ditch PB once CIMB comes back with a firm offer. Deal is made with CIMB, so CIMB it is!

Loan was approved, what happened then? To be continued...

Sunday, June 20, 2010

The Palace @ Sydney

I am in love with this house that my family and i stayed while we were on holiday in Sydney, Australia. Mad respects to the homeowner! 

Its just minimally-extraordinary! More stories of my holiday in the next post

Saturday, April 03, 2010

1 Year Review

It has been a year since i received the keys to Indahria and it has been a joyful ride being a home owner, well an apartment owner. Less postings to the blog now as i am awfully busy with work. Hehe. Everyone is! With regards to #002 (my second investment apartment), its on the way. More updates on #002 very soon. Now its in the bank loan application part. I believe there shouldnt be any problems there.

There was also the Joint Management Body Meeting @ Indahria on 28th March 2010 which i wasnt able to attend to. Any owners/tenants went to the JMB? This should be a good way to meet and communicate with everyone.

I have also managed to pursuade a friend to get a unit @ Indahria and he has also bought it and received a bonus (tenant ready). More stories soon.

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Adios 2009, Hello 2010

So, that was 2009.

Hopefully it has been a great year to all of you. It has certainly has for me. Fruitful experiences in 2009 which also includes worked like a dog, being hospitalised for 2 weeks + medical leave for almost a week, worked like a dog, shifted office, became a home owner, became a landlord, worked like a dog, went to see lots of crappy movies and dreaming everyday to buy Kawasaki ER6-N (haha). Highlights for the year was in fact receiving the keys to my apartment in late March which was an extremely good feeling.

Check out this mashup of 2009 #1 Hits based on Billboard by DJ Earworm. This pretty much sums up my year! =)

As for #002, i'm afraid i'm still not able to find the right and the best apartment for my next project so #002 will be the #1 priority for my 2010 resolution along with a new job! ;) more update on this soon.

Happy New Year Folks! Make sure no regrets and hope you find what you are looking for this year. If you dont know what to find, then think of something to find yeah?

Adios 2009. Hello 2010.