Maliwan Villa notes by Dick Cappels
I stopped by Maliwan Villa in Udon Thani in June, 2006, talked
with Maliwan, and had a look around the project.
Since Maliwan siad she does not have a web site, I thought I'd publish
notes here for others to have a look at.
I later found that there is already on web page dedicated to Miliawan
Villa, and a link is given in the Contact information
Neither this web site nor the author is not connected with nor is in
A corner, just outside the Maliwan Villa sales office near the existing
entrance to Maliwan Villa.
The thick cable strung between poles is the telephone/ADSL line. This
house on the corner has the only parking garage
attached to a private residence that I have ever seem in this country.
that the same fellow on the motorbike appears in both photographs.
Click on either image to see a much larger version.
Maliwan Villa is a housing development just inside the Southern end of
the Ring Road in Udon Thani. The area is only lightly developed at this
time. A kilometer before reaching Maliwan Villa, I had the feeling that
I was way out in the country, though it was only a couple kilometers
past Big C. This light country atmosphere may change as the area is
built up, though I was assured that this area has been designated by
the government for residential use and residential friendly uses only.
Across the ring road from the project is, if memory serves, is a
wooded land, whose owner is Jai Dee (is of good heart) and does not
have immediate plans for development. This section of the Ring Road is
only two lanes at the moment, but
an expansion to a 4 lane "super highway", to use Noi's term, is planned
in the coming months. There are only single family homes in this
neighborhood currently has only one entrance, which is monitored by 24
hour security. There are plans to add two more entrances in the future,
and these entrances will also be monitored by security personnel.
I met Maliwan, who goes by the nickname of Noi. A charming woman, Noi
described herself as the owner, manager, and cleaning lady for the
project. She showed me around a home that is under construction before
taking me to the sales office to talk about her project.
The house I looked at is the concrete floor on pilings with brick wall
and tile roof that is fairly common around here. Since the house
was finished, I could not tell much about the quality, but it looked
fairly good and there were no outward signs of problems. It was noted
that the land is graded so water flows to the street. That's normal,
though not always done.
The smallest home is only 1 million Baht. A more spacious Bali style
house of 250 square meters on 100 square wha of land is 2.4 million
Baht. The price for land is 8,000 baht per square wha. These prices
The homes in Maliwan Villa come complete with just about everything
except a refrigerator and basic furniture. This effectively makes
Maliwan Villa homes significantly less expensive to move into than
homes from another builder with a similar price tag.
These are included in the purchase price: kitchen counter with stove,
telephone and ADSL line installation, air conditioner (one, or maybe
more -depends on what you can negotiate), curtains, water and
electricity meter, reserve water tank and pump, grass, wall surrounding
the property, all taxes and transfer fees. It seems other projects pay
50% of the taxes and transfer fees, so take this into account when
Maliwan Villa is just inside the
Southern end of the ring road, about 3 or 4 minutes clockwise from Big
C. Noi said that it takes 5 minutes to get to the airport and 5 minutes
to get downtown, and through its close to the airport, it is not under
the take-off and landing patterns.
(Note, it has been announced that starting
September, 2006, hand phone prefixes in Thailand will have an
additional digit in the prefix).
Kuhn Noi (Maliwan)
Noi's hand phone (primary): (+66)
Miliwan Villa does have a web page on www.udonmap.comm and their maps
are better looking than mine.
neither a recommendation nor a solicitation. They are only my notes
from a casual visit and chat with Kuhn Noi, and is provided as a
service to those interested in the topic. All
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