The Malaysian state of Johor is situated in the southernmost tip of the peninsular where it’s closest to neighbouring country Singapore. Johor and Singapore are connected by an approximately one-kilometre causeway which is the busiest land crossing in the world.
Due to its close proximity to Singapore, Johor has the potential to attract foreign investments in property. As property prices increase in Singapore, some might be looking to purchase homes in Johor where living costs are more affordable.
As a foreigner, you can buy certain properties in Malaysia that meet a minimum price threshold set by the government. The price threshold can differ according to states and types of properties and lands.
In Johor, foreigners can purchase landed properties whether directly or indirectly from a developer with the conditions below:
- Landed property in designated international zones priced at least RM2million
- High-rise or strata property within non-designated international zones priced at least RM1million
We explore five different terrace homes foreigners can buy in Malaysia.
#1 EcoSummer @ Taman Setia Indah
EcoSummer in Johor Bahru is helmed by Eco World Development Group Berhad, a well-established developer in Malaysia that is known for its stunning properties within expansive gated communities that provide a quality living.
The company is also behind other popular projects throughout the country such as Bukit Bintang City Centre in the heart of Kuala Lumpur and Eco Majestic in Semenyih.
Situated within the township of Taman Setia Indah, residents will be able to access amenities such as education institution Sunway College, several health clinics, a 7 Eleven store and hypermarkets for your everyday shopping.
There are several types of double-storey homes under EcoSummer ranging from the sizes of 1,600 sq ft to 1,760 sq ft with four bedrooms and up to four baths. The homes are designed with colonial influences, making them a sight to behold. EcoSummer properties have a freehold lease and a price range of RM 656,000 to RM1,360,000.
#2 Sanubari @ Bandar Dato’ Onn
The name Johor Land Berhad or also known as JLand is not an unfamiliar one to those who are residing in Johor. Among the many township projects by the Johor-based developer include Bandar Dato’ Onn, Taman Bukit Dahlia, Bandar Tiram and Taman Mutiara Gading.
With a specialised focus on building properties in Johor, perhaps JLand would have an edge over other developers given that the properties are in its turf. Spanning across 1,474 acres, Bandar Dato’ Onn is a respite from hustle and bustle with swaths of green landscapes, nature parks and amenities that are exclusive to residents.
Amenities near the township include the AEON Mall and Fairview International School.
Sanubari is a new project from JLand that is expected to start construction in 2025. It offers double-storey terrace homes that measures from 2,052 sq ft to 2,112 sq ft. The properties come with up to five bedrooms and four bathrooms. Sanubari homes have a freehold and individual title. A check on a property website shows that a property comes with a price tag of RM1,000,888 to RM1,265,588.
#3 Eco Tropics @ Pasir Gudang
There are several types of double-storey terrace homes in Eco Tropics. The properties have a freehold title and have a price range of RM352,000 to RM2,700,000.
Residents living in Eco Tropics do not have to worry about dull moments as it offers properties in a location that is surrounded by modern conveniences as well as exciting spots in Johor Bahru.
Eco Tropics is located only 20 minutes from shopping mall Mid Valley Southkey and renowned home furnishing outlet Ikea Tebrau. For those who need to travel often, Eco Tropics might be a suitable home for you as it is only 30 minutes from the Senai International Airport and CIQ Johor Bahru.
#4 Eco Spring @ Tebrau
Situated in the strategic location of the Tebrau corridor, residents in Eco Spring can get around conveniently via the North-South Highway and Eastern Dispersal Link Expressway. It is also only 20 minutes from the Johor Bahru city centre, which means you will get to access various amenities and establishments easily.
Nearby amenities include several supermarkets such as Aeon and Tesco, Hospital Sultan Ismail, and schools including Sunway College, Austin Heights Private International School and Fairview International School. For recreation, there is also Austin Hills Golf Club.
Giving the impression that you’re far away from the hectic pace of a city, Eco Spring homes are conceptualised based on beautiful European houses surrounded by greeneries and gardens. There are several types of homes you can choose from including garden homes, semi-detached homes and bungalows.
Eco Spring’s properties have a freehold lease and are priced between RM730,000 to RM3,000,000.
#5 Eco Botanic @ Iskandar Puteri
Located in the prime location of Iskandar Puteri, Eco Botanic offers the best of both worlds with its nature parks and access to urban conveniences including household names such as EduCity, AEON Eco Botanic Shopping Centre and Tesco Eco Botanic.
On the entertainment front, Eco Botanic is in the vicinity of tourist spots like Legoland, Hello Kitty Town and Medini. Being located in a prime location, homebuyers could purchase a property in Eco Botanic for investment with a potentially good rental yield. The township is also well-connected to other places through several highways including the North-South Expressway and Skudai Highway.
Spanning across 200 acres of land, Eco Botanic has freehold terrace houses that cost from RM999,000 to RM3,250,000. The properties are situated within its own guarded community and comes with facilities such as swimming pool, basketball court and badminton court, playground and barbeque area.
Featured Image Credit: Eco World
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