16 Sierra

16 Sierra: A Rising Address Taking Puchong South to New Heights

PUTRAJAYA: Prominently sited at the heart of Klang Valley’s southern growth corridor, 16 Sierra is a unique 535-acre integrated lifestyle township in Puchong South developed by IOI Properties Group Bhd (“IOIPG”), offering multi-generational homes and carefully crafted with everything in place for wholesome contemporary urban living.

Drawing its name from its 16 precincts with thematic gardens, 16 Sierra first started in 2010 as a residential development offering landed homes to home seekers looking for larger living spaces with proximity to nature, while still having easy connectivity to the Kuala Lumpur city centre and Greater Klang Valley for work.

Sierra comes from the Spanish word for ‘higher ground,’ evoking its exclusive and elevated outlook as a plateau rising from the surrounding area, as well as its upscale product mix. We planned the township to bring people and places together, with interconnected walkways between our residential precincts and recreational spaces, as well as a direct MRT connection with good last mile connectivity. Our first few landed launches such as Adenia, Areca, Odora and Lyden saw strong take-up rates among home seekers, forming the nucleus of the 16 Sierra community. As it grew, we brought in commercial spaces in Sierra Zentro 1, offering 99 units of 3 & 4-storey shop offices providing a wide range of amenities and lifestyle conveniences,” said Teh Chin Guan, Group Chief Operating Officer, IOIPG.

“Families also benefit from quality educational institutions within the township such as Rafflesia International & Private Schools. With the addition of high-rise launches such as La Thea Residences and Zentro Residences, 16 Sierra has transformed into a self-contained, self-sustaining township and vibrant centre of gravity in the area. Today, it is home to an estimated population of 12,000, with 3,005 completed units in nine precincts,” he added.

Connectivity driving growth and commercial vibrancy

16 Sierra is well-connected with a diverse range of commercial, educational and healthcare amenities within a 10km radius, including the 2.5 million sq ft IOI City Mall as the largest shopping mall in Malaysia, Taylor’s International School Puchong, Limkokwing University, Hospital Serdang and Hospital Putrajaya. Leveraging on the Group’s strategic landbank, it offers prime accessibility to the South Klang Valley Expressway (SKVE), Lebuhraya Damansara-Puchong (LDP) and Maju Expressway (MEX).

The township has celebrated many significant milestones in the past two years. These include the launch of the 16 Sierra MRT station in March 2023, as well as the opening of Sierra Fresco, a 10.6-acre commercial hub with 98,000 sq ft of lettable space, in September 2023. 16 Sierra will also welcome its first transit-oriented development (TOD) next to the MRT station this year, with vibrant complementary commercial spaces planned nearby. “Our newly-completed Sierra Fresco is owned and managed by IOIPG, enhancing 16 Sierra’s community lifestyle experience with a street mall concept featuring carefully selected brands with anchor tenants such as Village Grocer, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Red Inn Hotpot, N91 Café (a Hong Kong-style char chan teng), A&W, Burger King, Nice to CU, Subway, Anytime Fitness, Guardian, Black Nose Pet Shop, Beer Botanical and more. Plans are in the pipeline to further expand this commercial precinct with more drive through restaurants and F&B outlets,” said Calvin Sew, General Manager, 16 Sierra.

“We established The Tribe Glamping to round out 16 Sierra’s recreational pull factors and as part of the township’s placemaking initiatives. The Tribe Glamping offers eight tastefully decorated Teepee tents in a curated outdoor setting within Amigo Clubhouse, providing families a nearby nature getaway while still being close to home with upscale accommodations reminiscent of a boutique hotel and a safe & secure clubhouse environment (the first in the country). The Tribe Glamping can accommodate up to 40 people at any time. This place-making initiative is a great escapade for team-building and gatherings for family & friends, a kindergarten graduation spot, birthday celebrations and Instagrammable wedding proposal and photo-shooting venue. Phase 2 is in progress now, adding five more Teepee tents for a total of 13,” he added.

“Since its launch, The Tribe Glamping has received overwhelming response from the public and has quickly become a hotspot for leisure seekers, complementing the family demographics of our landed residences. We even created an ecosystem for firefly habitats to thrive in the vicinity of The Tribe Glamping site. In the cards, the proposed 16 Sierra Lookout Point is in the making, and will be opened to the public by Q2 2024. With this balanced mix of retail and recreational components, we drive the transformation of 16Sierra from a residential enclave into an integrated township with vibrant commercial and lifestyle offerings,” he elaborated.

The 16 Sierra MRT station marks a new chapter for the township, facilitating daily commutes to the Kuala Lumpur city centre and major destinations such as TRX, KLCC, Seri Kembangan, Serdang, Cyberjaya, Putrajaya and KLIA Terminals 1 and 2 with ease. It will be complemented by Park N’ Ride facilities, allowing residents across the township to avoid traffic and get around Klang Valley at reasonable costs.

Exciting transit-oriented development (TOD) and landed properties in the pipeline

By Q1 2024, 16 Sierra will see the launch of its first transit-oriented development (TOD) comprising serviced apartments located 100m away from the 16 Sierra MRT station, a dedicated MRT station exclusively serving the township, with a covered walkway for ease of access. Catering for working professionals, newlyweds, young families and first-time home seekers, the development will offer convenient commutes to the Kuala Lumpur city centre and destinations throughout Klang Valley’s extensive public rail network.

Spanning 4.01 acres, this will be the township’s first GreenRE-certified development, planned as a modern vertical community comprising one high-rise 38-storey residential tower (Block A) and one low-rise 7-storey residential block (Block B) and featuring 601 serviced apartment units with 547 units in Block A and 54 units in Block B. Built-ups range from 550 to 1,130 sq ft, suitable for a wide range of home seeker needs, from affordable 1+1 bedroom units for younger home seekers to larger four-bedroom layouts for multi-generational families.

“This ‘missing link’ complements the township’s road accessibility and rounds out its robust connectivity profile, along with plenty of amenities catering for the daily needs of residents. Show units are currently under construction and will be officially launched by end-March 2024,” said Calvin.

“Not to be missed, we launched Aster two months ago, offering 121 units of 2-storey terrace homes (individual title) with built-ups from 2,349 to 2,421 sq ft in a nine-acre guarded community and a designated 0.8-acre Spectrum Garden. The terrace homes come with solar photovoltaic conduit-ready, electric vehicle (EV) charging point ready, and come with a dedicated parcel box, solar hot water system and water booster pump, digital lockset and home alarm system, and wheelchair-friendly doorways. Also in the pipeline, Oakleaf is slated for launch in Q1 2024, with 272 units of 3-storey townhouse units with built-ups from 2,110 to 2,497 sq ft in 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom layouts catering for multi-generational families. The onsite show units will be ready soon, in March 2024. Moving forward, plans are in the pipeline for more exciting product launches. It will be a very busy next few years ahead for us,” he added.

Resident-only lifestyle facilities amid lush green spaces

16 Sierra features proximity to nature with its themed gardens, placed throughout the township with interconnected walkways bringing the people-centric community together under the “Play, Learn & Bond” concept. They are typically paired with specific precincts to give each phase its own unique character, and include the Rainforest, Spring, Chimes and Tic-Tac-Toe Gardens, with playgrounds and exercise stations fostering social interaction and fitness routines.

The gardens’ interconnected walkways lead to 16 Sierra’s Central Park, comprising 7.2 lush green acres serving as the township’s communal centrepiece with an outdoor amphitheatre, grand & tai chi lawns, basketball & futsal courts and much more. An RM2.4 million enhancement initiative is ongoing to upgrade facilities with a new pet-friendly park, enhanced dedicated archway, bicycle pit, LED solar-powered compound lighting, and 3m-wide walkways, as well as park bench, gazebo & perimeter fencing refurbishment.

In addition, a Community Garden for the township was launched in the Central Park in December 2023, creating a shared space for people to come together and build relationships, while participating in greening activities and increasing communal food security and healthy food access. Meanwhile, the Amigo Clubhouse nearby includes resident-only lifestyle facilities including a gymnasium, 40m lap pool, yoga deck, children’s pool with tipping bucket and slides, and interactive children’s play area.

“We also built walking, jogging and cycling pathways lined with shady trees next to our arterial roads, promoting a walking and biking community, while placing EV charging stations and solar-powered streetlights at Sierra Fresco to lower carbon footprints. We have installed solar panels on our sales gallery roof, as well as Sierra Fresco common areas, the Amigo Clubhouse and project office, and selected launches come with solar panels for hot water systems and EV charger capacity as well. Since 16 Sierra’s launch, we have planted more than 11,000 trees across the township, in line with IOIPG’s commitment to environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles,” said Calvin.

To join the growing 16 Sierra community, please visit https://www.ioiproperties.com.my/township/16-sierra-puchong or contact us at 03-8944 9999 to visit the sales gallery at IOI Galleria @ 16 Sierra and view our show units.

Source: The Edge