By ZAZALI MUSA
[email protected] | Aug 19, 2010
Tan Cher Puk (left) and Mohd Noor Abdul Salam at the showhouse of Bluebell @ Garden Residency in Bandar Seri Alam
PASIR GUDANG: Seri Alam Properties Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of UMLand Bhd, will launch its high-end residential properties at Bandar Seri Alam starting next year.
General manager Mohd Noor Abdul Salam said the company would allocate 202.34ha at the ongoing township project for the high-end homes.
He said the properties would include double-storey cluster and semi-detached houses and bungalows priced from RM450,000.
“The demand for high-end properties in Johor Baru is on the uptrend, especially with Iskandar Malaysia progressing well,’’ he said.
Noor was speaking to StarBiz at the launch of the company’s double-storey link houses, Bluebell @ Garden Residency, by Johor Jaya state assemblyman Tan Cher Puk recently.
Pasir Gudang is one of the five flagship development zones under the Eastern Gate Development of Iskandar. Other zones are Johor Baru City Centre, Nusajaya, Western Gate Development and Senai-Skudai.
Noor said the entry-level prices for high-end properties in Pasir Gudang were still much lower compared with those in Nusajaya.
“There are many ongoing and planned infrastructure projects for Pasir Gudang and this will help improve connectivity,’’ he said.
The ongoing projects include Coastal Highway linking Pasir Gudang via Permas Jaya second bridge and phase two Senai-Pasir Gudang-Desaru Expressway.
In the pipeline are the integrated transport system which will consist of light rail transit lines from Pasir Gudang to Johor Baru and Nusajaya and the extension of mass rapid transit line from Singapore to Pasir Gudang.
Noor said the “City of Knowledge” status given by Iskandar Regional Development Authority to Bandar Seri Alam would boost the township’s image.
Masterskill University College of Health Sciences Universiti Kuala Lumpur and Universiti Teknologi Mara would set up branch campuses in the township. This is expected to create a student population of 40,000.
Bandar Seri Alam covers 1,347.60ha, of which 60% has been developed into 10,000 mixed properties. The remaining 540ha will keep the company busy for the next 10 to 15 years.