Botanica CT (GPS: 5.37074, 100.21629) is a residential neighbourhood being developed in Air Putih, Balik Pulau. It is being developed by MTT Properties & Development Sdn Bhd in phases. The township will be known as Bandar Baru Air Putih.
Botanica 1 comprises 169 units of landed residential properties including double-storey terrace, double-storey semi-detached and double-storey bungalow units. These are built on a 17-acre plot that includes a 3-acre park.
Botanica 3 comprises 103 units of double-storey terrace and semi-detached as well as three-storey terrace houses. There are arranged on a 7-acre plot.
Botanica 5A offers two- and three-storey terrace houses. Standard units have land area of 20 feet by 70 feet. Built up area is 1,959 square feet for the 2-storey units and 2,480 square feet for the 3-storey units. At time of writing (February, 2014), these are open for registration.
Botanica 4, which at time of writing is about to be launched, will have 29 units of hillside villas on a 10-acre plot. Each villa will have its own swimming pool. These villas are built on elevated ground about 40-50 meters above sea level, affording views of the sea. Seven of these villas will be 3 storeys tall, and will have built-up area of between 7,000 to 10,000 square feet.
Landed properties at Botanica 1 (16 February, 2013)
Landed properties at Botanica 3 (16 February, 2013)
Amenities at Botanica CT
The nearest market is the Balik Pulau Market. Schools in the area include Prince of Wales Island International School and Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (Cina) Chong Teik, Sekolah Menengah Jenis Kebangsaan Sacred Heart and Sekolah Kebangsaan St George Balik Pulau, among others. The nearest petrol station is the Shell at Kongsi. The nearest hospital is Hospital Balik Pulau. A three-storey shopping mall is being planned for Botanica CT to include a supermarket and a cineplex, but has not materialized yet.
Prince of Wales International School (16 February, 2013)
Location of Botanica CT
Botanica CT is 23.7 km from Magazine Circus via Jalan Tun Sardon, making it very far from the city centre. The alternative, even longer route is via Jalan Teluk Kumbar, where there is a bottleneck at the junction of Jalan Bayan Lepas with Jalan Permatang Damar Laut.
Traffic at Botanica CT
Traffic in the neighbourhood is low, perhaps so low as to make it unnervingly secluded.
Public Transport at Botanica CT
The nearest bus stop is along Jalan Air Putih. It is as far as 30 minutes' walk from the furthest property in the neighbourhood. The bus stop is served by Rapid Penang bus 404 anmd 501.
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