Figure 1: Summary of Supply of Residential Units by Type in Malaysia – Existing Stock. Source : Residential Property Stock Report – Second Quarter 2007, published by NAPIC.
It was perhaps the most suitable type of house in social and economic terms during the period in Malaysian history, in the 70’s through the 90’s when she experienced an extended housing boom. This happened in many other countries too, like Britain, Ireland, and perhaps, more recently, in Mexico too. This house-type has the advantages of being considered the densest form of landed property development (10 to 16 units an acre). The typical lot varies from 16’ x 50’ to 24’ x 100’, but the most common lots now are between 20’ x 65’ and 22’ x 70’. The terrace house type has proved itself sufficiently flexible as to be able to cater for low end, medium cost as well as high priced housing.