JOHOR BARU: The state-of-the art development of a commercial and residential project at the site of the former Tanjung Puteri Custom Complex in Jalan Tanjung Puteri is expected to be ready by 2017.
The project was awarded to R & F Development Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Guangzhou R&F.
It will be the first project undertaken by a China-based company in Iskandar Malaysia.
Guangzhou R&F has a market capital of RM12.6 billion and is public-listed in Hong Kong.
Its sales and marketing general director Fairus Cheung said the opening of their sales gallery on Saturday was another milestone for its 46.94ha project, called Tanjung Puteri or the Princess Cove.
The integrated development, with a cosmopolitan marina offers space for hotels, offices, parks, shopping malls, a club house and also blocks of apartments, is known as HOPSCA.
“R & F Development Sdn Bhd aims to create the HOPSCA marina living lifestyle, which will showcase hotels, office tower, skypark, shopping mall, and clubhouse and luxury apartments.”
It integrates Grade A office towers, a 5-star hotel, commercial shopping complexes, high-end residences, and also a skypark that is poised to be a signature landmark in Johor, and Singapore.
The resort-style sales gallery has elevated garden decks is in line with the company’s quality designs.
There is a 3km-long coastal beach, music fountain, private wharf, infinity pool and a garden.
Cheung said to maintain a balance between the development and nature, there will be greenery and gardens. “For example, the sales gallery provides a continuous greenbelt for leisure, and wide green spaces and a white sand beach give customers an unparalleled experience.
“It gives them a better understanding of the developer and creates more confident in our projects,” he said.
The launch of the sales gallery saw more than 1,000 guests, who were treated to refreshments, fireworks and fun activities including beach ATV rides, electric violin shows, live bands, football games, cosplay, magic show with clowns, mini concert and also a display of fireworks.
R&F Properties was awarded the Global Excellence Brand in Real Estate Industry.
It has over 100 projects tucked under its belt. They include more than 14 international 5-star hotels, such as the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, Marriott International, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, InterContinental Hotels Group; over 26 Grade-A office towers including the Tianjin Guandong Building, among the 10 tallest buildings in China.
R&F Properties also develops, sells and leases commercial and office spaces. They are engaged in other property-related services such as architectural and engineering design, engineering supervision, property management and property agency services.
Phase 1 of the Tanjung Puteri residence project will be opened for registration soon.
The Tanjung Puteri Custom Complex was operational from 1976 to 2011. The customs department then moved to the Sultan Iskandar Customs, Immigration and Quarantine Complex. By Jassmine Shadiqe