JB Outer City Location 

  • JB Outer City has 4 main clusters and many standalones scattered over a wide area. Taman Molek, Austin, Setia Tropika and Skudai.

Part 1: Taman Molek

  • This suburb has a very strong Japanese expatriate community with some properties (e.g. Molek Pine 3&4) boasting well over 70 percent occupation by Japanese nationals.
  • These properties command premium rental rates that defy normal market rates in nearby suburbs.
  • A 3-bedroom property can rent for RM4000-4500 per month, while the market average in the vicinity is around the RM3000 mark.
  • The ‘location loyalty’ shown by the Japanese community makes Molek Pines a unique ‘ethnic hotspot’.
  • One of the properties has an onsen as part of its common facilities.
  • Taman Molek has traditionally been a stronghold for this community but there appears to be a spillover happening toward other newer developments like Senibong Cove on the Tebrau Coast.

Future JB Outer City – Taman Molek Hotspot

  • Will newer developments like Senibong Cove cause a shift rather than a spillover to de-throne Taman Molek as a ‘hotspot”?
  • Will the convenience of integrated properties such as Country Garden, R&F or Sunway Iskandar upend traditional hotspots?

Next: Part 2: Austin, Part 3: Setia Tropika and Part 4: Skudai will be reviewed in the upcoming posts.

We are constantly updating this area’s DEMAND and SUPPLY, location review in HOTSPOT and future PRICES in our FORECAST section.