Making dream homes a reality

Eco World Development Group Berhad (EcoWorld) will showcase an assortment of projects in the Klang Valley, Penang and Iskandar Malaysia with a total gross development value (GDV) of RM22.11bil at the Star Property Fair 2014.

The six developments comprise affordable to luxury homes, integrated commercial and residential high-rises, business parks and townships that are poised to bring world-class eco-living to these regions.

The public-listed Malaysian company, driven by the ethos of ‘Creating Tomorrow and Beyond’, believes in connecting humanity with nature through its innovative and environmentally sensitive property offerings.

Its maiden development in Penang will be EcoTerraces, a luxurious 12.8-acre fully gated and guarded neighbourhood incorporating condominiums, superlinked villas and semi-detached homes in Paya Terubong.

The 40-storey condominium will have 224 units sized from 1,100sq ft to 1,550sq ft. The 47 link villas measure 22ft x 80ft, 25ft x 75ft, and 25ft x 80ft, while the semi-D units are 33ft x 80ft.

EcoWorld president and CEO Datuk Chang Khim Wah said the homes’ space-conscious designs were meant to be practical, with every inch taken into consideration for optimal utilisation of space.

Cross-ventilation in bedrooms also helps create a cooler house naturally. The niche development would also make use of rainwater harvesting systems, rooftop gardens, solar panels, tinted glass and LED lights to lessen the carbon footprint.

EcoTerraces will also incorporate an existing, on-site natural waterfall as its focal point, to create a visually arresting vista of cascading pools and water features,” he said of the project, set for completion in 2019.

In the central region, EcoWorld is crafting EcoMajestic, which spans 1,073 acres of prime freehold land in the heart of fast-growing Semenyih, Selangor. When complete, it will be Klang Valley’s largest eco township.

Chang said the development, launched in May this year, was inspired by Malaysia’s rich heritage. Its homes will combine the grace and beauty of colonial-era straits style designs, with over 100 acres of green and open spaces.

Phase 1 comprises 612 terraced homes with built-up areas ranging from 2,019sq ft to 2,634sq ft. Land sizes start from 20ft x 70ft, to 24ft x 75ft.

He noted that EcoMajestic will also have a sizeable, 150-acre commercial precinct, along with a dedicated LEKAS-EcoMajestic interchange to improve connectivity and accessibility for future residents of the township.

Also in the Klang Valley is EcoSky, which was unveiled in November 2013. Located in Jalan Ipoh in Taman Wahyu, Kuala Lumpur, the 9.6-acre freehold integrated commercial development is scheduled for completion in mid-2018.

As its name implies, EcoSky will redefine city living in line with its development concept of 360-degree living. There are two 39-storey towers, named Aurora and Basalta, along with another 41-storey block, Clarita.

Residential units in the first two are sized from 861sq ft to 1,227sq ft, while in the latter, buyers have the choice of units starting at 936sq ft up to a generous 1,905sq ft. These are complemented by four-storey retail units and office units measuring 28ft x 65ft.

“As a GBI, LEEDS and BCA Green Mark certified project, EcoSky aims to create a fully integrated and sustainable environment with comprehensive amenities, including 33,000sq ft of land reserved as a green zone,” Chang pointed out.

In the south, EcoSpring and EcoSummer, both located on a 613.8-acre tract in the well-established Tebrau corridor, have been well received since their recent unveiling.

The former comprises cluster homes and semi-D units, with sizes ranging from 32ft x 80ft, 42ft x 80ft and 50ft x 80ft, with built-up from 2,360 sq ft to 4,030 sq ft. The latter has terraced homes of 22ft x 80ft and 22ft x 80ft, with built-up areas of between 1,875sq ft and 2,340sq ft.

“Both freehold developments will share an 18-acre town park, with some 16% of the overall land reserved for greenery and water bodies.

“EcoSpring and EcoSummer sit side by side, and are set amidst lakes and streams, framed by a tropical landscape. Their aesthetics are inspired by classical European architecture,” said Chang, adding that Phase I for both development had been set for completion in mid-2017.

EcoWorld’s other Johor offering, EcoBotanic, is a premium gated and guarded township. Its Phase I launch features 498 cluster homes with built-up areas from 2,340sq ft to 3,120sq ft, and 126 semi-detached units sized between 3,330sq ft and 3,420sq ft, in Nusajaya.

To be ready by mid-2016, it will also have a collection of exclusive, low-density freehold apartments named EcoNest.

Encircling that is EcoBoulevard, one of the first commercial shop offices in Nusajaya with innovative design concepts that provide an enriching and invigorating lifestyle experience.

The group has five other projects yet to be unveiled, namely EcoSanctuary near Kota Kemuning in the Klang Valley, EcoTropics, Eco Business Park II and Eco Business Park III in Iskandar, Johor, and EcoMeadows in mainland Penang.

Overall, this brings its landbank to a total of 4,925.7 acres, and total GDV to RM47bil.

EcoWorld will be the largest exhibitor at this year’s Star Property Fair. For more information on their developments, visit booths G1, G2 and G3 at G Hotel’s grand ballroom foyer during the fair.

The fair, in its 12th edition, is the premier property showcase in the northern region. It will be held simultaneously at Gurney Plaza and the adjoining G Hotel from 10am to 10pm, Thursday to Sunday. - By The Star

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