Developer builds well-masterplanned developments and crafts sustainable environments
By VIKNESH ASHLEY
FOR over two decades, Gamuda Land has been consistently building a proven track record in delivering well-masterplanned developments, underpinned by good locations and sustainable environments that balance natural surroundings with extensive amenities for an improved quality of life and healthy capital appreciation time after time.
This is evident in its many award-winning developments in Malaysia and international markets such as Vietnam, Australia and Singapore.
Some of the high-profile, award-winning projects of Gamuda Land in Malaysia include Horizon Hills, Kota Kemuning, Bandar Botanic, Jade Hills and Valencia.
At the StarProperty.my Awards 2017, three of Gamuda Land’s developments were acknowledged for delivering excellence in their respective categories
The developments awarded include The Family-Friendly Honours Award for Kundang Estates, The Five Elements Honours Award for Gamuda Gardens and The Southern Star Honours Award for Horizon Hills.
With such strong performance, Gamuda Land was further recognised as one of the StarProperty.my Awards 2017 Top Ranked Developers of the Year.
Kundang Estates: Boutique countryside living
Kundang Estates is an 89-acre boutique residential development located in north Sungai Buloh. This northern Kuala Lumpur estate adopts a modern countryside façade, offering exclusive low-density living of only 573 units terrace homes suited to multi-generational living, as well as community living.
The expanse holds four parks that are interconnected, featuring different activities for residents of all ages.
The four parks are respectively named as The Esplanade, Lakeside Gardens, Adventure Parks and the Community Farm.
The Esplanade features a Flying Fox facility, open air trampolines and the beautifully landscaped Flower Lane. Next, one will come across the Lakeside Gardens with a scenic jogging and bike trail that encircles a mesmerizing lake which links to the entire estate.
Thrill seekers of all ages can also gain access to the Adventure Parks that feature
a unique extreme bike trail and an adventure climbing web.
The fourth park, dubbed the Community Farm, is rich with planting beds, purposed to enable residents to bond as they get together to grow plants, herbs and vegetables for personal consumption under the guidance of professionals.
Residents that wish to stay connected via public transport can look forward to the direct shuttle service to Kuang KTM station from the boutique development.
In addition, Kundang Estates is also directly connected to the Kuala Lumpur–Kuala Selangor Expressway (Latar), and is linked to the North-South Expressway (NSE) and Guthrie Corridor Expressway.
Kundang Estates is currently open for sale, with phase 1 being fully sold out during the launch. As of now, a new phase is opened for sale. To the delight of tech savvy homeowners, the development is broadband ready.
Gamuda Gardens: In a garden where happiness lives
Sharing the lime light at the awards this year is another of Gamuda Land’s township offerings. Located near to Kundang Estates township is named Gamuda Gardens.
Set across a massive 810-acre expanse, this integrated township is designed by master planners and architects to balance the need for a quality modern lifestyle amidst nature living in a satellite town.
Positioned as the “garden where happiness lives”, residents and those visiting Gamuda Gardens can look forward to the rolling parkland laced throughout the township. The five cascading lakes integrate with a lush 50-acre central park, a majestic waterfall and parks such as the Wetlands, Adventure Playland and Lookout Points, which offer panoramic views of the lush environment.
Gamuda Gardens provides a perfect surrounding to catalyse commercial growth with its Waterfront Retail Village and Business Hub. The Waterfront Retail Village incorporates components such as cafes, restaurants, retail boutiques, a marketplace, a spa and a whole host of modern amenities like banks, clinics, salons. It is poised to become a lifestyle destination for communities within and from around Gamuda Gardens.
These enhancements will be bundled with necessary infrastructure and amenities, ensuring a holistic lifestyle. With international standard facilities to cater to local and international corporations, the Business Hub is set to further boost the economic Gamuda Gardens offer a variety of home options, including Homes by the Park that are snuggled in the parklands, Lakeside Homes that take advantage of the beautiful lakes and the premium Hilltop Homes built further up the gentle slopes of the terrain.
Residents which would soon occupy Gamuda Gardens can be rest assured of secure living environment. This is due to the application of a two-pronged security strategy employing comprehensive measures such as the implementation of Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) model throughout the development where Gamuda Gardens’ design makes the most of the landscape and natural environment to keep residents safe from day one.
Elements such as sufficient street and back lane lighting for adequate visibility, clear boundaries between public and private areas, traffic mitigating components, cul-de-sacs, innovative street patterns to reduce crime, as well as many other features will be put into place.
The other strategy involves the implementation of a comprehensive three-tiered security system encompassing 24-hour CCTV surveillance, patrol guards and in-home security systems.
Gamuda Gardens is strategically located at the confluence of three major highways, namely Latar, Guthrie and North-South Expressways.
These highways connect the rejuvenating township to Kuala Lumpur, other mature cities as well as attractions of Klang Valley and the region through a large network of highways and public transport.
Horizon Hills: Jewel of the crownin the south
Horizon Hills is one of the key projects in Iskandar Malaysia known for its premium resort-style living concept. The freehold mammoth estate is spread across 1,200 acres, offering a low density living with only five homes per acre.
Horizon Hills is designed and built around the natural terrain features of the land, including a multiple award-winning 18-hole international golf course designed by world renowned golf course architect, Ross Watson and a world-class resort clubhouse.
Developed across 10 residential precincts, Horizon Hills is a lush gated development raising the benchmark of property development in Johor.
Horizon hills is the perfect southern retreat for locals and expats who seek homes set in an exquisite hideaway, targeted to those that appreciate the finer facets in life, including the experience of walking straight out on to the fairways. Life at Horizon Hills is a breeze due to the stunning vistas of the golf course, waterways, forest reserves and thematic parks that can be enjoyed close by to one’s home, inviting the outdoors in.
The picturesque township takes full advantage of its incomparable location. It is just 20km to the Tuas Checkpoint and 25km to the Senai International Airport.
Security at the township is also built around the concept of CPTED. Various security features and measures are incorporated in the master planning stages to ensure peace of mind, providing homeowners with a safe environment.
Despite being gated and guarded, Horizon Hills also adopts a three-tier security system, which includes perimeter fencing, 24-hour patrolling, CCTV monitoring and security alarm system with panic button within the residences.
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