LUXURY AND SECURITY AT THE OPAL
Those seeking a serene and secluded environment in Johor need look no further than Opal Residenz, UMLand’s landed offering located at Bandar Seri Alam.
This Low-density gated and guarded development of 26 semi-D and 148 cluster homes is nestled within 17.15 acres of lush greenery. The freehold units come in five design types.
Bandar Seri Alam is a flagship project of Seri Alam Properties Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of UMLand (United Malayan Land Bhd). The township is also known as City of Knowledge because eight premier education institutions are located there.
The Opal Residenz semi-Ds are available in two designs – Amethyst which starts at RM894,800 with the built-up area of 2,443 sq ft, and Amber at RM853,800 with built-up area UMCity Medini lakeside of 22,303 sq ft.
The three cluster designs are named Ivory (2,296 sq ft), Zicron (2,228 sq ft) and Ruby (2,361 sq ft). Ivory is priced from RM769,800 while Zircon starts at RM784,800 and Ruby from RM851,800.
Each home comes with covered parking for two cars side by side, a grand living and dining space, dual kitchen areas with an island counter, plus compartmentalised bathroom with segregated wet and dry spaces.
To promote a green building lifestyle, the residential units will have high-speed broadband connectivity with Telekom Malaysia’s Unifi service.
Being gated and guarded, the development is equipped with security features that include CCTV and vehicle access card reader.
Within a 1km radius of Bandar Seri Alam are amenities and facilities that include SK Seri Alam, SMK Seri Alam, a hypermarket, neighbourhood shops, eateries and restaurants, park and lakes, petrol kiosks and the East-West Link (Middle Ring Road).
The township is only about a 20-minute drive from JB’s CBD via the Eastern Dispersal Link, and accessible from the north via the Pasir Gudang Highway. The recently completed link road from Nusa Damai connects the township to Pasir Gudang.
With two entry and exit points, getting in and out of Bandar Seri Alam is a breeze for residents and visitors.
WELLNESS WITHIN SERI AUSTIN
Recognised as the first Smart Healthy City and Community Township in Iskandar Malaysia, Seri Austin was planned as a conducive living environment with affordable homes of quality design.
The development emphasises healthy outdoor lifestyle facilities with community focal points such as beautiful hills, lakes, recreational areas, jogging tracks and bicycle lanes.
Launched in 2005, Seri Austin covers 500 acres of freehold land. Homes here range from single-storey terrace, double-storey terrace, cluster, semi-D, exclusive bungalows, shop offices, apartments and retail malls.
The township provides Unifi high-speed broadband access to residents as well as designated bicycle lanes. It is also the first township in Johor with smoke-free parks.
Seri Austin has implemented the Effective Microorganism (EM) programme, an effort supported by Majlis Bandaraya Johor Baru. EM is an environmentally-safe product combining beneficial microorganisms that exist in nature which contributes to the health of ecosystems and communities.
As part of Seri Austin’s eco initiative, new trees have been planted along walkways and public areas while existing trees and other large vegetation were relocated elsewhere in the township.
Traffic around Seri Austin is relatively low as Iskandar Malaysia is a development zone. Even then, wider roads (by 3ft) is one of the outstanding features in the township.
ALL YOU NEED BY THE LAKESIDE
UMLand Medini Lakeside is located within the Medini Iskandar Malaysia development zone, flagged as Zone B under the Iskandar Malaysia development blueprint.
Built on 30 acres with a lake as its centrepiece, UMLand Medini Lakeside offers social and recreational opportunities while people experience the ecological and functional landscape.
The project’s water-sensitive urban design provides a healthy ecosystem. The 13-acre Sculpture Lake Park forms the heart of the UMLand Medini Lakeside masterplan, providing meeting places and event venues for residents to enjoy their leisure time together.
Overlooking Medini Lake and Central Park is Medini Lakeside Mall@ UMCity, with more than 300,000 sq ft of retail space supported by a line of international brands and premier outlets. Fitted with a cineplex and The Urban Market, patrons can shop and be entertained.
Citadines Medini is designed to offer global travellers a respite in the budding metropolis of Iskandar Puteri, a peaceful town in the Johor Baru district.
The 30-storey Citadines Medini Iskandar Puteri will be situated in the city’s main business district as part of UMCity Medini Lakeside, a mixed development comprising Grade A offices and retail podium.
The introduction of Shama Medini is set to open new dimensions in appreciating the value of lifestyle hospitality investment. In line with the region’s growth, this upscale serviced apartment project by UMLand will be managed by international Onyx Hospitality Group as part of the award-winning UMCity development.
The OZO Medini hotel is all about delivering restful nights, energised mornings and a quality experience to on-the-go guests.
Its practical yet stylish accommodation will exceed market expectations, while multi-tasking staff members deliver efficient service at the central lobby area.
OZO Medini will also be managed by the Onyx Hospitality Group. UMCity’s award-winning Office Tower is the first premium office in the prime Medini business district. It is enhanced by Samsung’s building technology and security through UMLand and Samsung Smart Partnership.
The award-winning office is located within an integrated mixed development, UMCity Medini Lakeside. Key office tenants include UMLand Southern HQ, Regus Serviced Office, Samsung Regional Office and Ho Chin Soon Property Research.
Medini is the designated international zone of Iskandar Malaysia which comes with fiscal incentives for qualified businesses. People living and working in Medini Iskandar can enjoy special tax incentives exclusive to Medini Iskandar Malaysia.
Some of the incentives include no real property gains tax, no minimum requirement for foreign purchase, and no corporate tax for selected businesses up to 2020.
It is surrounded by established signature developments such as EduCity, Pinewood Iskandar Malaysia Studios, Kota Iskandar, and Puteri Harbour. Most significantly, UMLand Medini Lakeside is sited next to Legoland Malaysia theme park, the first in Asia.
Medini is in close proximity to the region’s key transportation hubs, namely Changi International Airport, Senai International Airport, Jurong Port in Singapore, and the Port of Tanjung Pelepas.
The project is also featured in “Jewels of Johor: Johor’s Most Exceptional Development 2018/2019″ coffee table book. StarProperty.my is giving out 100 copies of the book. Register at bit.ly/2xUGbSy to be among the lucky recipients. Visit bit.ly/jewelsofjohor2018 to learn more about the awards.
Members of the public are invited to view the winning projects at the StarProperty.my Awards 2018: Jewels of Johor Showcase which will be held from Oct 16 to 21 (Tuesday to Saturday), 10am- 10pm, at Aeon Mall Tebrau City and Aeon Mall Bukit Indah, Johor Baru. Go to fair.starproperty.my for more information.