Taman Seri Austin fulfils the golden rule in home purchasing – its residents are not just buying a home in this 500-acre township located within the popular growth corridor of Tebrau in Johor Bahru, but are also getting returns from the myriad of amenities here which ticks all their lifestyle boxes.
By Khalil Adis
Taman Seri Austin turns 12 this year! Since then, this multiple award-winning township has grown from strength-to-strength with innovative ideas such as the first smoke-free parks in Iskandar Malaysia, dedicated cycling lands and pedestrian pathways. In addition, it boasts various lifestyle options to suite every residents needs and desires which has helped enhance its desirability factor. We list our top ten lists why Taman Seri Austin is simply better:
#1 Fresh produce at your fingertips
2-12, Jalan Seri Austin 1/2, Taman Seri Austin, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Opening hours: 10am to 10pm daily
Taman Seri Austin scored a major milestone in January 2017 with the opening of The Pasar. This mid-end grocer is conveniently located in the heart of the township with attractive displays and packagings. Residents have a wide selection of fresh produce and packaged groceries to choose from, making it so much easier to whip up healthy home-cooked dinners!
#2 Ikea is opening soon!
You heard that right! Seri Austin is set to welcome the world’s leading home furnishing retailer into its vicinity. First time home buyers especially, will have a gala time shopping for quality home furnishings and accessories. Even if you do not need any furniture, you can always treat your kids to yummylicious Swedish meatballs!
#3 Hello green living
With numerous green focal points such as parks, exercise stations and jogging tracks dotted around a gorgeous lake, Taman Seri Austin takes healthy outdoor living to the next level. Did we mention that residents get to reduce their carbon footprint too? The township boasts a dedicated 7.3 km bicycle lane, complete with proper signage, making it user-friendly for all ages. In addition, the two parks here has been gazetted as smoke-free parks.
#4 Retail therapy made easy
Should residents ever get the hankering for a spot of shopping or to catch the latest blockbuster hit, they could easily drive to any one of the nearby malls. AEON Dato’ Onn, AEON Tebrau City and The Store are all located within a 15 km radius while Carrefour is only 25 minutes drive away.
#5 Educational institutions galore
Choosing a school for your kid can be a major headache, which is why parents in Seri Austin will find the slew of established educational institutions located nearby a welcome relief. There is something for everyone, from primary to tertiary level including Sunway College, SJK(C) Foon Yew 5, SGI Asia Culture & Education Centre, Fairview International School, Austin Heights International School and KFCH College.
#6 A-Z daily needs – Kautim!
The self-contained township is also home to a number of convenience stores such as 7-Eleven, hypermarkets including Tesco, various banking services, restaurants, places of worship and business centres . Errand-running is hassle free in Seri Austin as these hot spots are within easy reach for residents.
#7 Quality healthcare
Living somewhere close enough to get to a hospital quickly is a must for the discerning home buyer. All the mums and dads in Taman Seri Austin can rest easy knowing that Hospital Sultan Ismail is only 15 minutes away while the upcoming Bandar Dato’ Onn Specialist Hospital is a mere 8-minute drive away.
#8 Family fun in the sun
Imagine having a 36-hole golf and country resort right at your doorstep. Whether it is golfing, utilising world-class recreational facilities (including a water park!), gourmet dining or just unwinding with your loved ones at its relaxing premises, the Starhill Golf & Country Club is a lovely and healthy addition to the Seri Austin township.
#9 Smart & Healthy Community
The 5-star township has been championing the usage of Effective Microorganism (EM) since November 2008 – EM is widely used worldwide as an alternative to chemical usage in agriculture, environmental remediation and wastewater treatment. Is it any wonder that Seri Austin bagged the Overall Value Champion Award at the recent Iskandar Malaysia Accolades (TIMA) 2016/2017?
#10 Exceptional Wifi – for free!
There is zero stress involved when you are streaming your favourite movies or TV shows in Seri Austin as the township was the first in Southern Johor to offer its residents High-Speed Broadband (HSSB) Unifi Services. This is made possible through a collaboration with Telekom Malaysia.