Beautiful future at smart townships

UMLAND_DYNASTYPROPERTY developer UMLand emerged tops in The Iskandar Malaysia Accolades (TIMA) 2016/2017 with three awards for two of their major townships there.

Their Seri Austin township was picked as the Corporate Value Champion. They also bagged the Overall Value Champion of TIMA award.

Bandar Seri Alam township, on the other hand, was voted as the Most Balanced Community.

A total of seven categories of awards were offered to industry players from various sectors in Iskandar Malaysia.

UMLand Seri Austin chief executive officer K.K. Wong described the awards as recognition of their initiatives and efforts in Iskandar Malaysia.

“We were recognised as the first Smart Healthy City and Communities township in Iskandar Malaysia in 2014,” he said, adding that to date, Seri Austin had won over 60 awards.

He added that they were the first in Johor to provide high-speed broadband (HSBB) Unifi Internet service to residents in townships. They also created the first-ever designated bicycle lane in the state.

“Beginning May 1, we collaborated with the Johor Baru Food Truck Association and have allocated space for 10 trucks to sell their food between 4pm to 11pm from Monday to Wednesday at our sales gallery parking lot,” Wong said, adding that the initiative has been well received by residents.

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Wong added Seri Austin was a good investment choice for Malaysians.

“In 2006, our double-storey units were selling for about RM200,000 each but now, the prices have increased to above RM500,000,” he said.

Wong added there is still a market for landed high-end property, especially for cluster and semi-detached houses, despite the challenging economic outlook.

“With the Aeon Mall coming up in Bandar Dato’ Onn, the area will become more vibrant,” said Wong.

He explained that Seri Austin started with its maiden launch about 11 years ago.

“Now 80% of our land is already used up and we expect to continue building for the next five to six years,” he added.

Meanwhile, Bandar Seri Alam in Pasir Gudang, which is known as the City of Knowledge, has more than 15 schools, colleges, universities and international schools.

Among the major ones are Masterskill University College, Universiti Kuala Lumpur, Universiti Teknologi Mara, Excelsior International School, UniWorld International School, Japanese school, Nam Heng Chinese Primary school and Malaysian Art School.

The renowned Foon Yew High School will soon join the list of educational institutions here.

There is also a 33km bicycle lane to promote active lifestyles and reduce carbon emission.

To improve safety and security, the Eastern Police District Headquarters was set up within the township.

The township also offers a list of retail outlets including Tesco, Today’s Market, McDonalds, Burger King, Subway, Marry Brown, KFC, Tea Garden and Starbucks Café.

The township is also known for its medical facilities including the 218-bed Regency Specialist Hospital.

Plans are underway for a third General Hospital here to meet the needs of Johor Baru residents.

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About Bandar Seri Alam
Bandar Seri Alam is a fully-integrated mixed development township with 3,762 acres.

Bandar Seri Alam is dotted with lakes and parks with a beautifully landscaped environment.

There are two recently upgraded large smoke-free parks which feature lakes. Residents can enjoy the cobbled pathways, exercise equipment, jogging and cycling paths.

The township also has community police posts, an enlisted Auxiliary Police Force and security personnel to provide 24-hour dedicated support in the community.

Bandar Seri Alam is also known for its medical facilities with the reputable Regency Specialist Hospital.

It will soon see a Lee Chong Wei International Sports City being built to cater to sports fans and to train future sports talents.

About Seri Austin
Seri Austin township is developed by Dynasty View Sdn Bhd – a wholly-owned subsidiary of UMLand. It is a multiple award-winning township.
It is located within the popular growth corridor of Tebrau in Johor Baru, offering great accessibility and residential appeal.

There are surrounding commercial centers such as Aeon Tebrau, Tesco and upcoming IKEA.

Other facilities include Fairview International School, Sunway College, KFCH International College, Hospital Sultan Ismail and many restaurants offering international cuisines.

Seri Austin, comprising 500 acres of freehold land, is planned with a healthy and conducive community living environment in mind.

Together with homes of quality design and affordable pricing, it offers an excellent lifestyle.

Seri Austin has been recognised by IRDA as the first Smart Healthy City and Communities Township in Iskandar Malaysia.

It has close-knit neighbourhoods emphasising healthy outdoor lifestyle facilities with community focal points at its beautiful lakes and parks, recreational areas, jogging tracks and bicycle lanes.

Homes here feature modern layouts and architectural designs, capturing the interest and imagination of homeowners.

Life here is “Simply Better”.

For more information, visit www.umland.com.my.

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