Almost everyone I meet between the 24 to 30 age range like to talk about buying houses in the Klang Valley. Itâ€™s that age when we start working, plan to get married, so everyone needs a house to call their own. But being average income earners, we are limited in our choices of where to buy property, be it landed or apartments. To get a cheap house, you either buy far from the city, or settle for an apartment, but nearer.
But one thing I always hear is the ever-ready negative comments about all these places. These people always repeat it everytime the topic comes up. Presumably, these people are the fortunate ones whoâ€™s parents have bought them nice houses in PJ SS2 / Kenny Hills / Bandar Utama / Ampang or any place with the word â€˜Damansaraâ€™ in it.
Yeah sure, YOU donâ€™t have to work your fingers to the bone to repay huge loans for a crummy 18â€™ x 60â€™ house, so do us a favour and stay in your mansions next to the golf course, OK?
Given below are those ACTUAL comments I have heard through the years.
Kepong â€“ Eeeyer! Dowan to stay there la. Very cinapek (â€˜Chinamanâ€™) place, if you buy house there then you stay next to taxi drivers and fish mongers. Some more you see all those stalls at the side of the road selling fruits and stuff, eeyerâ€¦ Canâ€™t believe people can stay that kind of place.
Kota Damansara â€“ Traffic jam lah crazy, man. Everybody want to use Sony exit and Penchala link, some more got so many condos and housing areas there. Everything also so expensive, one. And then on weekends the whole place jammed up, all those people going to Ikea, the Curve, Ikano, Tesco, 1 Utama new wing, 1 Utama old wing, etcâ€¦
Sg. Buloh â€“ You want to stay next to the jail, aa?
Puchong â€“ Wah, that one all tin mining land lah! Afters your house got sinkhole then you know. Then last time you remember Puchong got crocodile? Not only that, I heard its near the rubbish incinerator, everyday smell rotting garbage. The houses there all not nice, all square-square one, some more got to pay LDP toll.
Sri Damansara â€“ So far from PJ. And then so near to Kepong, trust me lar, the house value wonâ€™t go up oneâ€¦
Klang â€“ Wah, you crazy, aa? So far! Donâ€™t care how cheap-lah, no way Iâ€™m staying there, man! My engineer friend say Klang the soil all not good one, you house sure got cracks and potholes one. Everyday you spends so much on toll, better I stay somewhere nearer. Everybody say the river so smelly. And I also cannot speak Hokkienâ€¦
Balakong / Seri Kembangan â€“ Aiyeeeer! That place the roads got no system one, some more all the gangsters stay there. Everytime I pass there I always see the squatters and Chinese new village, if you buy there your house where got resale valueâ€¦
Bandar Sg. Long / Kajang / Bangi / Bukit Beruntung / Kota Kemuning – Crazy aa? Stay so far for what?