Last weekend, we made an impromptu day trip to Nilai. Nilai is a town located in Negeri Sembilan. We always thought that it is very far from KL but it took us only 40 minutes to arrive via the North South Highway.
We drove past this signboard that leads us to Nilai 3, one of the largest wholesale centre in Malaysia. I shall come back for a visit because I heard that it is a shopping paradise especially for household products.
The nearest ERL station at Bandar Baru Salak Tinggi is only 9km or 10 minutes drive away.
Nilai is only about 20 km away from Kuala Lumpur International Airport too.
Do you know that Nilai Springs Golf & Country Club is the premier golf club in Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia?
Nilai is a transportation and infrastructure hub. We drove past the bus and taxi station at Nilai Town.
There is also a KTM station located right behind the bus and taxi station. The KTM goes directly to KL sentral (north) or Seremban (south), with a few stops in between. For frequent travelers, the Airport Liner buses perform regular service routine between Nilai Bus & Taxi Terminal and the KLIA2.
Nilai is also a very famous education hub with many reputable and well-known colleges and universities such as Nilai University, INTI International University, Manipal International University, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia and Islamic University College of Malaysia.
As a result, the town is occupied by students from all over the world. This could be a positive sign for rental markets over here.
In terms of shopping, Nilai has so much to offer. We drove past Nilai 3 Wholesale Centre, Nilai Square, Mydin, Giant Hypermarket and Tesco Hypermarket; just to name a few.
For family oriented person like us (ahem), having a park/space for family outdoor activities is a plus. There’s Dataran Nilai with kid’s playground, mini amphitheater and football field.
The huge airport Sport Complex is a one-stop centre for badminton, bowling, ping pong and other sports activities.
Food lovers will be spoilt for choice when it comes to dining options in Nilai. There are many standalone and 24 hours fast food outlets in Nilai. Other than that, there are many Malay, Chinese, Indian and even Western restaurants around Nilai. We finally get to try some masakan kampung from the famous Aunty Aini Garden Café. Even Gordan Ramsay came here before! Next time we want to try Baba Nyonya Seafood Restaurant and the famous cendol at Taman Semarak.
The famous Nasi Kandar Lawood in Desa Cempaka is another eatery in our wish list. We shall try this next time.
I am so glad that we took time to discover Nilai. It has changed our perception towards Nilai – “ulu” and boring. We were so wrong apparently!
Due to its proximity to KL South, Nilai is a rapidly growing town with many development huge projects. One of the bigger developers in Nilai is Seri Pajam and their most recent project D’Mayang Sari is very appealing.
From exit 215 of North South Highway, it took us less than 5 minutes to reach the sales gallery for D’Mayang Sari development.
The sales gallery is large and modern, with many friendly sales assistants who have good knowledge on the development. For D’Mayang Sari development, a Freehold 4BR double storey terrace house is selling from RM 475,000 and above for 1934 to 2008 sq feet. This translates to less than RM 250 psf, which is almost impossible to find in KL.
Apart from that, there are many other attractive amenities and features such as guarded community, eco lake, kite lawn, maze garden and shaded playground in the development project.
After that, we drove around Nilai do to our “research”. There are a few things that we always look out for when buying properties: accessibilities, shopping (malls or hypermarkets), recreational areas (parks or sports centre) and food choices (very important). Now that we are married, education (nurseries, schools and universities) is also a very important factor for our future generation.
For more information on D’Mayang Sari development, visit www.seripajam.com.my or call 06-794 1888.