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5 Things About Sungai Petani That Makes It The Perfect Town

What are the essential factors that you consider when buying a home? Some home-purchasers prefer a bustling metropolitan like Kuala Lumpur City Centre, while some may choose to settle down in a quiet neighbourhood away from the concrete jungle. 

Most of the time, the perfect home for prospective buyers, is one that strikes a balance in between the two – convenient for urban lifestyle, yet tranquil enough to wind down after work and on the weekends. 

Residential properties in Sungai Petani, Kedah are increasingly popular

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Sungai Petani in Kedah state, is becoming increasingly popular as a choice location amongst local Kedah-ans and out-of state homebuyers. Residential properties in Kedah are comparable in terms of design and facilities but are much lower in price when compared to properties in key locations such as Penang Island, Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru.

Besides lower entry costs, here are 5 things about Sungai Petani that makes it the perfect location for your dream family home.

#1 – Sungai Petani is one of Malaysia’s fastest growing cities

Sungai Petani in the Kuala Muda district of Kedah state, or better known as ‘SP’, is one of the fastest growing cities in the Northern region of Peninsular Malaysia. Life here is convenient with many malls and shopping centres like Amanjaya Mall, Tesco SP, Central Square, Petani Parade, Village Mall and many others that cater to all your daily shopping needs.

Sungai Petani has a medium to high-sized business community, playing a crucial supporting part in the manufacturing, technology and electronics industries, producing many products from semiconductors, television tubes, textiles, to wood products.

#2 – Sungai Petani is easily accessible to and from nearby big towns

Located about 310km from Kuala Lumpur, Sungai Petani is the largest town in Kedah after Alor Setar, the state’s capital city. Getting around within SP is extremely convenient, as the town’s transportation infrastructure is well-developed.

Sungai Petani is also strategically accessible via highways and major expressways that lead conveniently to nearby big towns such as Alor Setar, Seberang Perai, Butterworth, Bukit Mertajam, George Town. 

#3 – Well-established healthcare services and education institutions

Sungai Petani has full-fledged health amenities such as the Sultan Abdul Halim Hospital that is one of the most high-tech hospitals in Malaysia with Total Hospital Information System. There are various private medical facilities as well, like the Amanjaya Specialist Centre, Metro Specialist Hospital and Hospital Pantai Utara.

There are also a large selection of primary and secondary schools in Sungai Petani, such as the reputable SJK (C) Sin Min, Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Ibrahim, SJK (T) Saraswathy and other national schools. Tertiary educational institutions include AIMST University, Universiti Teknologi MARA (Merbok branch campus) and Universiti Utara Malaysia. 

#4 – Charming convergence of old meets new

Kedah’s major economic contribution is in the services, manufacturing and agricultural sectors. As a result of the influx of economic growth, Sungai Petani has become a booming business centre with many large malls, franchise stores and commercial enclaves. Nevertheless, agricultural activities remain as a steady source of income for many locals, such as the making of local delicacies and plantations.

Amidst many upcoming modern neighbourhoods, well-planned developments and licensed projects that propel the town ahead of its neighbouring areas, the community of Sungai Petani is one that welcomes locals and visitors alike with a charming and amiable personality. Its ‘old world meets new world’ charm is totally a refreshing way for a wholesome life in serenity.

#5 – Sungai Petani is one of the most sought-after area for homebuyers

Thanks to its strategic locality, steady economic growth, well-planned infrastructures, comprehensive facilities, friendly community, and lower entry cost for residential properties, Sungai Petani has increasingly become one of the most sought-after locations for homebuyers these few years. It is the perfect home-base for many locals who are working in the surrounding vicinities.

Bintang Maya II – Freehold Terrace Homes in Sungai Petani, Kedah

Plenitude’s latest residential project offering in Sungai Petani – Bintang Maya II –  features spacious terrace homes with land area of  22’ x 70’ and built up of 2,086 sq ft. Architected with 4 cosy bedrooms + 4 bathrooms for the comfort of the entire family, these convenient freehold homes start from only RM399,000! It is also easily accessible to amenities and facilities, making it the perfect home in Sungai Petani!

Learn more about Bintang Maya II here! Do not hesitate to contact Plenitude Property for further info.

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