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The Legend Hotel & Water Chalets

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Port Dickson is situated about 32 kill west of Seremban. It is one of the best known seaside resorts. In Malaysia, Port Dickson's proximity to Kuala Lumpur makes it the favourite seaside resort of' the city folk. Popular sea sports are windsurfing and waterskiing. The resort is well-served by hotels, rest houses and condominiums. Seven kilometres from Port Dickson, at Kota Lukut, stands the Fort of Raja Jumaat, the 19th century Bugis warrior. The fort was built in 1847 to control the lucrative tin trade in the area. In the vicinity of the fort are the remains of an old place and a royal burial ground.

 

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Port Dickson, the playground resort in Negeri Sembilan, is thirty-four kilometers from the state capital of Seremban and about an hour and a half from Malaysia's capital city, Kuala Lumpur. It has miles of fine sandy beaches fringed by Casuarinas, palms, and the intricate, above-ground root formations of the Banyan tree. The road to Port Dickson hugs the Malaysian coastline, making impromptu rest and swim stops almost impossible to resist. Vendors along the road offer thirst-quenching drinks of coconut water and sugar-cane juice.

 

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A complete menu of leisure activities is available in Port Dickson, including water-skiing, canoeing, snorkeling, windsurfing, and sailing, all of which can easily be handled through the reception desk at your hotel.

 

/source: http://www.maleisure.com/sembilan.html

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The Legend Water Chalets

 

More Photos : http://www.fnetravel.com/english/portdicks...er-chalets.html

 

Batu 2 Jalan Seremban, Negeri Sembilan , Port Dickson, 71000

 

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Snuggled above the sea with its unique design, The Legend Water Chalets is an elegant hotel located along the coastal stretch of Port Dickson, Malaysia. Designed in a typical Balinese style, Legend Water Chalets is the ultimate name of luxury and comfort. The rooms and water chalets of the resort portrays a combination of utmost charm and grace along with tranquil surroundings to make your stay most memorable. Be it a relaxed family holiday, a honeymoon tour or an adventurous vacation, Legend Water Chalets will give you every pleasure under one roof.

 

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Managed by The Legend Group of Hotels and Resorts, Legend Water Chalets provides high service standards and value for money for the guests.

 

/see: http://www.laterooms.com/en/hotel-pictures...rt-dickson.aspx

 

Legend Water Chalets is situated at a convenient location, which makes it easy for tourists to travel to the major places of interest nearby. Some of the interesting attractions located close to the resort include Lukut Museum and Fort, PD Ostrich Farm, Royal Port Dickson Yatch Club, and the Armed Forces Museum. One can even make a visit to Seremban the capital city, which is just 20 minutes drive from the resort. There are a lot many sightseeing options in the capital as well which one can visit and enjoy.

 

/see: http://www.laterooms.com/en/hotel-pictures...rt-dickson.aspx

 

RATINGS : Mostly 3-4 stars

 

Example: "New Concept of Private Swimming Pool”

 

With the Gardel Pool Villa the room was spacious. It is definately a plus point where the room have a small kitchen area. Of course a private pool (more suitable for children to play around or adults just dipped in the chilling pool having a beer). The design and decoration is also great. The not so good is that the room is not entirely clean where hidden places are really dusty and sweet wrappers found under the drawer and bed. Overall room rated as 4 star.

 

In terms of services, I would say I can only give a 3 star. During booking, we confirm if the package comes with complimentary dinner since we saw some promotion it comes with dinner. But the girl replied not included. Hence we planned our dinner before the trip. During check-in, we were told it includes dinner. Since we already arrange for dinner, we requested if we can change it to lunch instead but our request was turn down saying it is a package and can't be change. Without wasting time we didn't want to persue further and we re-plan our plans. The front desk people didn't quite understand english and didn't know the answers when we have queries. We were ask to wait while she went and find out the answers for us.

 

Next the facilities I rated as 4 star. Other than swimming they do provide bicycles for rent, gym, sauna, children playroom (although not much stuff at least it is free not like Thistle where they charge), etc. The environment was great too. With beautiful garden view as well as sea view. But I find out mosquito is everywhere. Should prepare some repallant just in case.

 

Come to food, I would say it is the worst, hence I give only a 2 star rating. Since we do have a complimentary dinner, we decided to visit the buffet dinner. Not only the food taste awful, the variety is just so little. It only accomadate local type food nothing else. Not even bread is serve, really not up to par. The breakfast do have slightly more variety, but still below par for a 4/5 star resort.

 

Personally I rate it a 3.5 star (or maybe 4 star to round it up).

 

 

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...The furniture was not impressive and for a 5-star room at this price (we paid RM630 nett), I had expected more luxurious furnishings. Housekeeping was average but I found dust on the wardrobe. For a 1-month old resort, it was fairly disappointing to find a broken safe in the room which couldn't close. Also, there was no balcony where you could sit outside your room unlike Avillion.

 

The hotel had a small gym, an adult pool as well as a kid's pool complete with slide etc, but did not had the chance to use the facilities. Hotel shop had limited wares, and sold mostly souvenirs (did not carry baby diapers). Had to drive out for more baby diapers.

 

Breakfast spread was decent, covering continental to local delicacies such as nasi lemak, soup noodles, porridge, etc.

 

All in all, I would rate this 3.5 given the price I paid, I expected higher standards. Other than the private pool, the rest pretty much met expectations (though not exceeded).

 

/see: http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews...HECK_RATES_CONT

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(old name) Banyan Curve Malaysia,

 

Legend Water Homes, Port Dickson - Prices from only UK £75,000

 

60% mortgages available for Malaysia Property Investments

3 yrs guaranteed rental followed by 75% profit share for 12 years

 

Banyan Curve Water Homes, Malaysia (Port Dickson) - a development of 166 water chalets and 44 garden chalets operating as a luxury holiday resort on 10 acres of land. These properties have a guaranteed rental 3 years followed by a 75% profit share for 12 years generating 12.5% commission per year. Every property has its own private swimming pool and indoor garden, with an open air shower and a free parking space. You will have full ownership of your Water Home and...

 

/see: http://malaysia.globallifeproperties.com/

 

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BACKGROUND on KL Metro Group

 

Kuala Lumpur Metro Group of Companies (The Group) was started with its construction arm, YBK Engineering Sdn Bhd in 1996 as a contractor undertaking infrastructure or related construction works in Malaysia. Since then, the construction arm has gradually expanded despite the downturn of the country economy during the Asia financial crisis 1997. And todate it has completed numerous projects with projects value approaching RM280 millions ; and has recently completed a infra-construction project in Qatar for the construction of highway.

 

Although the Group’s initial activity was construction, it also continues to explore into other business opportunity by diversifying into other fields such as the business of property consultancy with Eastern Standard Property Consultants ; interior design & renovation ; and real estate investment. As part of the Group long term plan to widen its earning base, the Group has also ventured into property development with Kuala Lumpur Metropolitan (M) Sdn Bhd first embarking upon the development of The Legend Water Chalets ; and later followed by Kuala Lumpur Metro Development Sdn Bhd for the undertaking of The Legend International Water Homes. The forthcoming water chalets project in Port Dickson and Malacca , together with the foregoing projects, have a combined gross development value ( GDV) of approx. RM1 billion.

 

 

The Group is led by a good and sound management team and further supported by professionals and competent personnel with valuable experience whom are all firmly dedicated to the growth of the companies and determine to bring the Group to a greater height. This undoubtedly has long been the strong contributing factor to the company’s success.

 

/see: http://www.propertymixer.com/Private/KLMet...mp;mixer_id=162

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March 7, 2009

 

KL Metro Group plans RM200m water homes project on Penang island

GEORGE TOWN: Kuala Lumpur Metro Group, developer of water chalets and water homes in Port Dickson and Malacca, is planning to develop a RM200-million water homes resort project in Teluk Kumbar on Penang island.

 

KL Metro Group managing director Datuk Low Tak Fatt said on March 6 the project, comprising 326 water chalets and sky pool villas, was scheduled to start by year-end and to be completed in 2012.

 

KL Metro said the project would be self financed and have three designs while the land area would range from 800 sq ft to 1200 sq ft. Prices start from RM500 to RM600 per sq ft.

 

The 80 water chalets would have a jacuzzi on the balcony, 166 water chalets a private pool and another 80 sky pool villas (multistorey) would each have a private pool.

 

"We are hoping to sell 75% of the units, which wouldl be leased back to us. The rest of the units will be run as a resort with five-star facilities," Low said at a press conference.

 

Low said all the units would be furnished and KL Metro targeted 80% to 90% of the buyers to be foreigners. "So far, we have attracted buyers from over 27 countries," he said.

 

Out of the total area of the project, 18 acres would be above water while only two acres will be on land.

 

Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, who was at the press conference, said the state government will fast track the approvals for the project.

 

"This project will benefit the tourism sector and we will ensure that all conditions and specifications are met by the developer before approvals are given," Lim added.

 

The project involves sea reclamation of 2.5 acres to build the club house, swimming pools, podium car park and other facilities.

 

KL Metro Group won CNBC's international property award (2007) in London for the current project, Legend International Water Homes under the category "best architecture and best development".

 

Touted to be the largest water chalet developer in the country, the developer completed 392 units of water chalets and service suites, now managed by The Legend Group of Hotels and Resorts.

 

Phase Two of the project, the Legend International water Homes is expected to be completed by May this year.

 

By The EDGE Malaysia (by Regina William)

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KL Metro plans to launch projects worth RM300m

 

By Sharen Kaur .. 2009/10/28

 

Boutique property developer Kuala Lumpur Metro Group will launch two resort developments and a housing project worth a combined RM300 million in Port Dickson, Bangi, and Penang, over the next eight months.

 

The low-profile group, which made a mark in property development when it launched its landmark project - the Legend International Water Homes in Port Dickson in 2003, is also planning to expand into China and Vietnam.

 

"We are looking at resort developments in China and Vietnam. We believe there is a market for resort-type products. We have identified the local partners, but plans are still preliminary," said KL Metro managing director Datuk Low Tak Fatt.

 

Locally, KL Metro will launch Phase 3 of the Legend Water Homes valued at RM45 million and 30 units of semi-detached houses in Bangi, worth RM25 million, by December.

 

By mid-2010, KL Metro will launch The Hibiscus in Penang, which features 460 units of five-star water homes at Teluk Kumbar.

The Penang development is worth some RM200 million and KL Metro is targeting buyers from Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East.

 

"Demand for water homes in Malaysia is greater than supply so we expect our projects to do very well," Low told a media briefing on the second phase of its Legend Water Homes in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.

 

Phase 2, which will open on November 1, offers 166 water homes, 44 garden chalets and 39 sky pool villas.

 

Priced from RM400,000 to RM700,000 each, some RM160 million or 99 per cent of the properties have been sold, Low said.

 

Majority of the buyers were from the Hong Kong, Singapore, Macau, the Middle East and some European countries, with an option to lease back at an 8 per cent gross rental income return a year.

 

Low said he expects 50 per cent occupancy in the first year, with average promotional room rates starting from RM550 per night to RM900.

 

He said KL Metro is aiming for occupancy to grow by 10 per cent per year via aggressive marketing.

 

"Despite the downturn of the economy and credit crunch worldwide, we still managed to complete Phase 2 three months ahead and sell all the units. We are proud of this development," Low said.

 

Phase 1, which has 329 units, was completed in 2006 and fully sold within two years.

 

The Balinese-themed resort took the "Best Architecture" and "Best Development" titles at the CNBC International Property Awards in London in 2007.

 

 

Read more: KL Metro plans to launch projects worth RM300m http://www.btimes.com.my/Current_News/BTIM.../#ixzz0lqLgLaEI

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