Langkawi is often referred to as Asia’s most livable island. It’s nestled in the Andaman Sea just a short north-westerly distance off the Malaysian Peninsula. Known as the Jewel of Kedah, Langkawi is a genuine tropical paradise with long sandy beaches, secluded coves, swaying palm trees and ancient natural rainforests. Awarded GEOPARK status by UNESCO, Langkawi boasts a richly lush tropical landscape, and strong governmental emphasis is placed on nature conservation. The island is abundant with stunning beaches and a cozy tropical ambience; however modern conveniences, upmarket infrastructure and interesting excursions are abundant.
It served as the luxurious backdrop of the recent launching of The Laguna Langkawi an incredibly enthusiastic, highly successful event showcasing the 70 luxury, low-rise apartments on a 79,000 sq ft site. The five-storey freehold development features tropical landscaping with sweeping views across the Andaman Sea, mountain and pool views. It’s just a few minutes from the Langkawi International Airport.
The project, with a gross development value (GDV) of RM80 million, has recorded 30% sales prior to its launching this weekend, said Laguna Developments sales director Edwin Jenkins.
“The units started selling a year ago through word of mouth. The buyers, aged from 30 to 71 years old, are from a range of countries such as the UK, Australia, New Zealand, France, India, Japan and Morocco,” said Jenkins.
Statistics from the Langkawi Development Authority show that for last year, Langkawi had 2.45 million visitors, an increase of 30% from 1.84 million in 2005 making the purchase of a Laguna Langkawi condo an excellent investment.
Many people at the launch were heard commenting that The Laguna Langkawi is ‘excellent quality for Asia’, ‘spacious apartments’, ‘perfect for MM2H participants’, ‘impressive value’, ‘wonderful leisure facilities’, ‘finally a luxury condominium building in Langkawi’, ‘good investment potential – both capital growth and high yields from 6-10%’ among other laudable observations.
The Laguna apartments range from 1,000 to 4,000 sq ft and feature two, three- and four-bedroom layouts. Prices range from RM500,000 to RM2.5 million.
Laguna Langkawi common areas are wide and expansive, with lots of room to linger, mingle, breath in the fresh island air and take in the seaside views. Designed in a U shape it is on a par with Langkawi’s 5-star resorts and the pool, one of the largest on the island, is surrounded by an expansive and curvaceous deck area.
Open floor plans and neutral tones combine for a spacious and highly pleasant condo-style living environment. Multiple and modern remote-controlled air conditioning units, centrally filtered water and abundant satellite TV, telephone and internet connections deliver comfort and convenience in communications and rival first rate cities internationally.
Langkawi’s abundant sunshine flows into all condo living areas and natural light is abundant. Open floor plans offer a spacious and contemporary living environment, and with windows open the clean island air cools and refreshes. High quality appliances offer modern convenience, a look of quality and energy efficiency all elements that are critical to the discerning international buyer.
The premium accessories, superb design concepts, the unmatched environment both natural and man-made as well as the fashionable furniture packages on offer to each buyer combineto make living at The Laguna Langkawi truly a magnificent living experience.
Source: The Expat November 2011
This article has been edited for ExpatGomalaysia.com
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