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Old April 17th, 2008, 04:31 PM   #1
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KOTA KINABALU | Waterfront Development News‎

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Kota Kinabalu
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Population (2007)
- City 543,7651
- Density 1,516/km² (3,913/sq mi)
- Urban 700,000
- Metro 900,000

Kota Kinabalu Waterfront Development Compilation :
- A waterfront city
- KK Times Square & the mall
- Suria Sabah
- Jesselton Point (Boat terminal)
- Likas bay
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Old April 17th, 2008, 04:37 PM   #2
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Sabah to re-look at massive plan following public complaints in Kota Kinabalu
Friday December 21, 2007
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KOTA KINABALU: A re-development of the city’s waterfront has now caught the eye of the state government, which intends to review the massive 2km-long project.

State Resource Development and Information Technology Minister Datuk Dr Yee Moh Chai said they wanted a re-look at the project, which includes the construction of a hotel and shopping mall on a 1.24ha strip of seafront land.

Those who have voiced their concerns about the project include residents of nearby condominiums, who fear that their view of the South China Sea and Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park islands would be blocked when the project, to be jointly undertaken by City Hall and a private developer, is completed.

Last week, Mayor Datuk Illiyas Ibrahim announced the revival of a 15-year-old plan to upgrade the city’s waterfront.

It was initially given the nod by the state government on Dec 5.

Following complaints from the public, state Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun said the authorities would “painstakingly” study all aspects of the project.

On another matter, Yee said the state Cabinet had reaffirmed that the central market here would not be relocated.

There have been calls for the market to be relocated for the past several years, as it was said that it was no longer suitable to be in such a prime location in the state capital’s downtown area.
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Launch of corridor heralds new era for Sabah
Wednesday January 30, 2008
By MUGUNTAN VANAR and RUBEN SARIO
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Ambitious plans: Abdullah and his wife Jeanne taking a closer look at models
of buildings planned for the waterfront city project during the SDC launch in
Kota Kinabalu yesterday.


KOTA KINABALU: A total of RM105bil in investments, 900,000 jobs, a waterfront city, tourism projects and a RM600mil new Sabah Railway terminal – these are among the things Sabahans will get when the Sabah Development Corridor (SDC) is completed in 18 years.

In addition, Gross Domestic Product will be up to RM63bil and an annual per capita income will hit RM14,800.

As an immediate measure, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi announced an extra RM5bil allocation under the Ninth Malaysia Plan to improve infrastructure and to reduce the cost of doing business in the state.

And minutes after Abdullah launched the SDC, 13 MoUs were signed involving international companies from China, the United States and Japan for various projects worth RM16bil.

These developments include housing, condominiums, hotels, the waterfront city, ports, tourism projects and the railway terminal at Tanjung Aru.

The Prime Minister said the SDC was to transform Sabah into an environmentally conscious and modern state and gave an assurance that every aspect of the corridor development would benefit all Sabahans.

“Today we see the Land Below the Wind take a quantum leap to be developed and be prosperous,” he said to applause from the crowd at Sapangar Container Port here yesterday.

He outlined five key thrusts of the SDC, which will be to:

> make Sabah the gateway for trade, investment and tourism in the region.

> transform the state into a harmonious and prosperous state regardless of race or religion.

> make the state more technology-savvy to ensure a better quality of life.

> provide job opportunities in the state.

> make Sabah a comfortable state to live in with good quality of life accentuated with diverse cultures, heritage and environment.

Abdullah said that with the realisation of the five key aspects, the face of Sabah would be totally changed under the plans which would not leave out any group or region in the state.

“This is not a daydream. We are not making an empty promise. There is no doubt there is a lot of challenges but we will ensure that the Sabah corridor will be a success,” he said.

Under the SDC, the state’s west coast would see an industrial sub-corridor and agro-food industry for small and medium enterprises. For the central and northern zones, there will be an agripolitan zone, tourism, highland agriculture and agro-forestry.

The east coast will have industries, marine tourism, integrated agro food industry, agro-biotechnology, and palm oil-based industry zones.

Abdullah said that the overall focus of the SDC was to promote Sabah’s inherent strengths that included its location, rich natural resources as well as cultural and biological diversity that can become high potential economic activity.

The sectors being promoted would be agriculture, tourism and logistics, services and manufacturing, he said.

He said they also hoped to bring in more tourists to the state by developing eco-tourism destinations like Sipadan, Danum Valley and Darvel Bay.

Abdullah said the federal government would liberalise the open skies policy for air travel to Sabah.
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KK promises an eco-friendly waterfront project
Tuesday February 5, 2008



Impressive real estate: An artist’s impression of the Kota Kinabalu waterfront.

OVER the last few decades the narrow shoreline of the once serene coastal town of Kota Kinabalu (KK) has changed.

What KK was, in the 1950s or 1960s, is now almost unrecognisable to those who grew up close to it.

It has rapidly changed its face over the last three decades with most of the city centre built on reclaimed land.

Today, Kota Kinabalu City Hall is striving to strike a balance in preserving its old environment, while pushing for development to make the city a world-class leisure and tourism spot, in line with the objectives of the Sabah Development Corridor (SDC).

This rainforest city of over 300,000 people will play the leading role as the gateway to Sabah, which aims to be one of the most liveable places in Asia.

For city planners it is also crucial that the city is ready to impress and help the state woo some RM105bil in development projects for investments under the SDC’s 18-year overall economic development plan.

Environmentalist, however, are worried about pushing Kota Kinabalu's shoreline further into the sea as they believe further changes would bring irreparable consequences to city’s very own treasure.

Their concern is on the proposed Kota Kinabalu waterfront project that offers to transform Kota Kinabalu into an integrated mixed development along a section of the Kota Kinabalu town’s coastline.

The Kota Kinabalu City Waterfront, expected to be completed by 2010, will feature the key attraction of a 2km long boardwalk, built using eco-friendly materials rising above the sea on stilts.

Waterfront Urban Development Sdn Bhd (WUD) is carrying out the entire project in collaboration with Kota Kinabalu City (DBKK).

The project is among those identified under the SDC that aims to make Sabah a major destination for both leisure and business tourism and has also caught the attention of Kuwait Finance House (Malaysia) Bhd (KFHMB) and a consortium of Middle Eastern and Malaysian investors.

At the launch of the SDC, a tripartite agreement was signed between WUD, KFH and Intonasi Intan Sdn Bhd witnessed by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

WUD managing director Reymee Mohamed Hussein said the development would incorporate environmentally friendly features like hi-tech LED lighting, energy conserving air conditioning systems and solar powered pedestrian lighting along the boardwalk.

Reymee, together with Geoffrey P.J. Lee, conceptualised the Kota Kinabalu City Waterfront development masterplan with DBKK.

He gave the assurance that there would be no reclamation work.

“It is primarily to increase the role of a coastal city like Kota Kinabalu to become a catalystfor the modernisation and development in Sabah,” said Reymee, adding that the RM500mil project was conceptualised after studying several thriving world class international waterfront attractions like Darling Harbour (Australia), Cape Town Waterfront (South Africa), Victoria Harbour (Hong Kong), Canary Wharf (London) and Clark Quay Riverside (Singapore).

The development will also spur economic growth for Kota Kinabalu and provide employment and new business opportunities to local residents and businesses.

“Kota Kinabalu City Waterfront will feature one of the longest city waterfront boardwalks in Asia and is poised to become the city’s prime tourist attraction. It will be an integral part of Sabah’s hospitality industry,” Reymee said.

Sabah Environment Protection Association president Datuk Sue Jayasuriya said there was a need to ensure that any development did not turn the rainforest city into a concrete jungle.
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Suria signs MoUs for KK development

PETALING JAYA: Suria Capital Holdings Bhd has signed memoranda of understanding (MoUs) with Kota Kinabalu Pavilion Sdn Bhd, IJM Properties Sdn Bhd and Glomac Bhd for the development of certain specified precincts of the Jesselton Waterfront Project.

Suria group managing director Datuk Abu Bakar Abas said on Tuesday that the MoUs were signed for the purpose of combining the resources and expertise of the various parties in the development of the project. He said the development would be undertaken via individual joint ventures with the three companies concerned in which Suria's subsidiary, Suria Bumiria Sdn Bhd, would hold 50% of the equity, with the rest to be held by the individual companies.

The MoUs called for the development of 5- and 10-storey luxury condominiums called Suria Avenue, and 3- and 4-storey shopoffices called Suria Boulevard with Glomac, a 5- or 6-star boutique hotel and 16-storey condominium with 200 units called Suria Vista with IJM, and 3- and 10-storey commercial and office buildings with Kota Kinabalu Pavilion.
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Old June 6th, 2008, 03:13 PM   #9
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Broadwalk & Lifestyle Center

The Kota Kinabalu City Waterfront is slated as a World Class development on par with the best boardwalks and lifestyle centers. It is envisioned to offer a new and vibrant urban street-space atmosphere in the heart of Kota Kinabalu. The Kota Kinabalu City Waterfront is a shopping center and commercial development that combines the traditional retail functions of a shopping mall with leisure amenities catered towards upscale consumers and tourists. It is designed to be a ‘unique urban village’ - a vibrant place where community takes shape and public life happens.

Imagine, watching a jazz singer drawing an audience - serenading to passing onlookers amidst a fresh breeze overlooking a spectacular sunset. The entire boardwalk will feature an urban maze with arches that decorate the marketplace with restaurants and stores lining an outdoor pedestrian street that opens up onto a series of little plazas.

The type of place one would delight the palate with a cappuccino.

World Class Vision

The waterfront project is the brainchild of the Sabah State government and a pool of Malaysian visionaries. The project will see a multitude of luxury retail and lifestyle developments along the famous Kota Kinabalu waterfront by transforming it into an environmentally friendly boardwalk along the seafront to become a thriving pedestrian walkway.

The waterfront project is envisaged to have similarities with world-renowned waterfront projects like the Darling Harbour Waterfront Project in Australia; which has a combination of strategically located seafront properties along its pedestrian boardwalk, harbour side shopping center and other pedestrian friendly features. Likewise, the Kota Kinabalu City Waterfront aims to be amongst the world's great seafront destinations.

Shopping & Lifestyle

The overall development is located along the seafront totalling approximately 8.6 acres spanning over a 2km boardwalk above the sea. The entire development will be linked via a 30 - 100 foot wide pedestrian boardwalk, built on stilts above the sea. It lines the Kota Kinabalu seafront and is poised to be the heartbeat of the project.

This boardwalk is designed to house specialty stands, pizzerias, souvenir shops, beach gear stores, sidewalk cafes and fun parlours drawing families, teenagers and adults alike. The Kota Kinabalu City Waterfront boardwalk is book-ended by two ‘Lifestyle Centers’, with both developments facing the seafront boardwalk, with outdoor staging areas, a luxury all-suites hotel, a retail complex and a host of alfresco-style dining and entertainment outlets. There will also be an urban ‘luxury fashion’ mall, an international hotel and fine dining restaurants.

Retail Experience

The Kota Kinabalu City Waterfront is a great example of taking the successfully realized attributes of a lifestyle center and integrating them into an actual urban neighborhood requiring revitalization. Recent studies suggest that the shoppers and consumers of today, are really hearkening back to their own childhood experiences and want to seek out the next-generation retail environment as a true community and town center experience.

The defining characteristics are a mixture of stores - upscale retailers and open-air layout with elegant stores and chic boutiques to exquisite dining that will become a unique tourist attraction from its very onset

• The seafront grand entrance to the retail area is reserved
exclusively for flagship outlets which will enjoy exclusive seafront
vantage. This is a unique aspect of the Kota Kinabalu City
Waterfront’s inspiring retail concept.

• The high ceilings and quality finishing will enhance the shopping
experience.

Luxury Residential Suites

• New age luxury suites designed for the discerning.

• Its waterfront location provides city dwellers resort-living in the heart
of Kota Kinabalu.

Luxury International Hotels

• Luxury hotel and boutique villas will dot the development.

• Amongst the unique features of the hotel is an infinity pool with a
glassed perimeter facing the seafront attached with a pool terrace
for dining and entertaining.
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Beautiful photos, looks to be some great development occuring. The water looks great.
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