SIBU: The vibrant township of SibuJaya picked up its latest award during the Sarawak Housing & Real Estate Developer Annual Dinner and Excellence Awards held in Kuching over the weekend.
Its developer Distrepark Sdn Bhd (subsidiary of Amcorp Properties) was presented with the Commendation Award for the sprawling three-storey commercial development “Sapphire East at SibuJaya”.
Distrepark director Mohd Fadzil Abdul Hamid said the award was also a form of recognition for SibuJaya residents and the people behind the township’s rapid development in recent years.
“Without the guidance of the government and the relevant authorities, the support of the business community, SibuJaya residents; and our consultants and contractors, SibuJaya would find it very challenging to achieve this degree of success and growth,” he said in a statement after the awards ceremony.
Mohd Fadzil pointed out that this was the third award SibuJaya has picked up since its inception, the first being for Planning Excellence and the second was for Residential Development.
“With this third award for commercial development, I am confident it will inspire and spur our team to work even harder for SibuJaya’s exciting and vibrant growth,” he said.
Sapphire East has been in the spotlight recently for its larger than average units.
From the built-up size of its intermediate units at almost 1,700sq ft per floor to its double frontage designs combined with a sprawling pedestrian piazza, the award must have served as an icing on the cake for the developer.
SibuJaya currently has more than 30,000 people living in around 6,000 homes.
There are three schools with the government moving quickly to create another two schools.
This was to reduce the burden on the existing schools whose burgeoning student population was reportedly at maximum capacity.
Fast food operator KFC will soon have a new neighbour Sugar Bun within the township as the commercial segment of the township expands quickly, with major supermarkets and outlets doing brisk business not just on weekends but weekdays as well.