The Next Smart Sustainable Sunway City

The Next Smart Sustainable Sunway City
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As a master community developer, Sunway started its first project in township development over 40 years ago in the Klang Valley. Sunway City Kuala Lumpur was transformed from a mining wasteland into a thriving township of 200,000 and is now globally known as one of the best tourism destinations as well as a value-generating hub for the nation.

In Johor, Sunway Property started Sunway City Iskandar Puteri seven years ago, with the mission to plant a community seed in the township. The developer had plans to nurture and foster a vibrant community in Iskandar Malaysia through its largest township modeled after its successful flagship township Sunway City Kuala Lumpur and Sunway City Ipoh.

With 728 hectares and more than RM30bil in gross development value (GDV), Sunway City Iskandar Puteri is one of the first townships in Johor to be awarded the GBI silver rating.

The township has won the Best Comprehensive Township Award for three consecutive years and the Best Southern Developer last year at the StarProperty Awards. Sunway City Iskandar Puteri is the first developer to be listed in the Malaysia Book of Records for introducing online customization for its notable project – the Sunway GRID.

Recently, they also picked up the “Best Green Product and Technology” and “Special Awards on Sustainable Development Goals” for the integration of solar panels within Sunway City Iskandar Puteri’s township and other sustainable initiatives at the Malaysia Green Building Council’s Leadership in Sustainability Awards 2020.

Sunway City Iskandar Puteri is crafted into six beautiful precincts – The Lakeview Precinct, The Parkview Precinct, The Marketplace Precinct, The Seafront Precinct, The Capital Precinct, and the Riverside Precinct. Each precinct is designed to be a self-sustaining integrated city with a wide range of amenities and conveniences such as theme parks, retail malls, education hubs, medical cities, and more.

The township is a perfect place for buyers who are looking for properties with amenities and facilities within a 15-minute walk from where they can live, work, play and learn. The first integrated development was developed at the Lakeview precinct with a beautiful view of the 8ha-Emerald Lake. Overlooking the seafront precinct is the Sunway Citrine collections.

The Sunway Citrine Residence is located just 500m away from the Seafront precinct. It comprises 328 residences, 167 office suites, and 51 retail space managed by Sunway. The developer’s Sunway Citrine Office Suites were completely sold out when they were first launched in 2014. The integrated quality made the development the first choice among buyers. The Sunway Citrine won the Best Integrated Awards (Excellence) at the StarProperty Awards.

Next to the Sunway Citrine collections is the Sunway Emerald Residence, the first landed development in Sunway City Iskandar Puteri. Situated on a hilltop with exclusive lakeview, Sunway Emerald Residence is a low-density development of 222 units of link homes, courtyard homes, garden villas, link semi-d and semi-detached homes that come with a private clubhouse. Sunway Emerald Residence won the Best Luxury Series (Honours) at the StarProperty Awards last year.

Amenities in Sunway City Iskandar Puteri

  1. XPARK Sunway City Iskandar Puteri: One of the largest extreme and adventure park in Malaysia, XPARK presents 13 hectares of action-packed space offering activities such as go-kart, ATV, watersports, mountain biking, motocross, rock climbing, archery, paintball, and more. There is also the XPARK glamping villa for those who love nature and a short gateway.
  2. Sunway Big Box retail park: As Malaysia’s first hybrid retail park, Sunway Big Box has a tenancy rate of 85% with 36 key partners. It is the seventh retail development under Sunway Malls. The hybrid retail park which combines large and small retail formats is located on a 10ha plot of land, with an open-air strip mall environment.
  3. Sunway Emerald Boulevard 88: The first and only commercial shop office development in Sunway City Iskandar Puteri, it offers a flexible layout design with an exclusive 88 units (20 units owns by Sunway City Iskandar Puteri). Featuring the first retail shops in Sunway City Iskandar Puteri, this prominent retail hub offers various business opportunities from education, F&B, sports facilities to groceries.

Sunway Emerald Boulevard 88 is famous for its notable instaworthy cafes such as Miyakori, Starker’s (first zero-waste café in Johor), Burger Bandit, Korean restaurants, and more. It is the most popular avenue for new investors who are looking for investment or expanding their business opportunities in Sunway City Iskandar Puteri. The commercial hub shares the same five core elements of the city: connectivity, amenities, security, community and, environment and sustainability.

Plans for Sunway City Iskandar Puteri

In 2021, Sunway City Iskandar Puteri is looking to complete the Sunway GRID Residence, and the first Sunway Big Box Hotel will also be opening. This year the developer will launch its latest residential duo living landed homes – Sunway Maple Residence.

In 2022, expect the opening of the first government Chinese school SJK(C) Cheah Fah, and the completion of the Sunway Big Box office tower. The development also aims to open its second Starbucks concept store with drive-through facility. Sunway will also be focusing on eco-tourism initiatives such as solar and farms, XPARK expansion for motorsport, and a global learning village in Sunway City Iskandar Puteri.

Source from The Star.