World-class facilities sited on the epicentre of international living
Melaka’s past splendour is about to be resurrected with The Sail, Sheng Tai International’s latest project. Backed by a magnificent sea panorama, the mixed development is born out of the aspiration to promote Melaka’s tourism.
The Sail, with a gross development value of RM6.7bil, holds an impressive array of lifestyle elements, from retail outlets, hotel suites, offices and condotels, all within 27.52 acres of land. The design itself distinguishes The Sail from other projects, with the main building consisting of nine towers shaped like a sailing ship.
These sails converge from every angle to form a unified structure, just like the international ships of old, who made ancient Melaka their port of call. A circlet known as the Sky Ring links them all together at the apex, representing the strong bond between the international communities.
Besides forming a bridge to all the component buildings, the Sky Ring itself plays host to restaurants, dining areas and a gym. Three of the nine towers form the Park, which are all Condotels. Then there is the Future, with Future 1 being business suites and Future 2 and Future 3 as condotels.
Finally, The Bay holds the clubs and five to six star luxury hotels, with all the viewing decks overlooking the beautiful vista that makes up the Melaka cityscape. Together, all these towers surround a podium, which hosts the central park and Melaka’s most exclusive two-storey ballroom, which is housed together with the convention centre in a shell-shaped structure.
The Sail’s impressive portfolio is further bolstered by having the longest rooftop swimming pool, the largest sky garden and the biggest shopping mall in Melaka. An immersive 360-degree 3D dome and the moon amphitheatre further adds to the quality experience.
Towards the bottom, a cultural square themed around Melaka and Nanjing will bustle with international retail and outlets. Dubbed the Melaka-Nanjing Square, there will be four storeys of commercial lots, featuring Jonker-style shop lots, Japanese and Chinese architecture and not forgetting, the culture of the Baba Nyonya community.
Notable tourist attractions nearby also provide Airbnb potential, such as the A’Famosa fort, Melaka River Park and Cruise, Jonker Street, and the Portuguese settlement. Those interested in shopping can visit the Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall, Mahkota Parade or stopover at the Klebang beach for rest and relaxation.
Concerning location, the development is sited along the One Belt One Road route, an ambitious economic development project spanning 78 countries. It also neighbours the Straits of Melaka and the Melaka Coastal Highway. The Sail had reportedly attracted interested parties from all over the world, making it a grand globalised development.
Among them are renowned medical institutions, F&B brands, educational institutions and well-known retail. In total, there will be over 8,000 components up for grabs. Customers may take all or part of the nine towers, or become a strategic partner for Sheng Tai’s five to six-star hotels as well as the luxury mall.
Those interested to know more about the project may visit the sales gallery, a unique structure inspired by the fusion of the chinese ingot and the traditional Malay headgear. The sales gallery is scheduled to be open in the fourth quarter this year while The Sail is estimated for completion in 2025.