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Desa Pinang 1 is a project of IJM Land, one of Malaysia’s largest property developer. Located in Bandar Sri Pinang, it is a leasehold apartment completed in October 2004; it is not to be mistaken with Desa Pinang, which is an entirely different development in Bukit Gelugor.
Desa Pinang 1 stands at 6-storeys tall with 1 block consisting of 210 units. Therefore, this lower-medium cost apartment is a high-density property. Each apartment’s size starts from 620 sf and comes with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, suitable for a small family. At prices as low as RM135,000 the apartment is affordable and suitable for new families looking for a low cost home.
Most of the units at Desa Pinang 1 are occupied with only a few units up for sale now. The units that are up for grabs are mostly renovated and are either partially or fully furnished with kitchen cabinets and extensions. Each unit comes with a car park, and residents get to enjoy the landscaped gardens and children will have a playground to exert all their considerable energy in. Residents will also get to enjoy the safety of 24-hour security with the apartment’s own security guards.
Desa Pinang 1 is surrounded by amenities within convenient distance for residents; Tesco and E-Gate are approximately 10 minutes away for grocery shopping and there are several schools in the vicinity for school goers with SJK Moh Ghee Cawangan being the nearest at a 15 minutes’ drive away. Other schools include SJK Li Tek, SK Jelutong and SJK Kheng Tean in close vicinity. There is also the Patani Road Market and Perak Road Market for morning market shopping, Shell petrol station on the Jelutong Expressway almost outside the apartment and the Lam Wah Ee hospital a short drive away.
Desa Pinang 1 is located conveniently in the city centre of Georgetown located next to the Jelutong highway enabling easy travelling for residents although traffic gets moderately congested at the Macallum street junction on the Jelutong highway during rush hour. Traffic may also be affected during peak seasons when traffic from the Penang bridge spills over onto the Jelutong highway. Public transportation is scarce as this is a newly developed neighbourhood, and the closest bus routes to the apartment are at Macullum Street Ghaut.