Townmaker creates quayside living


WHEN Gamuda Land opened its doors to the twentyfive.7 property gallery in Kota Kemuning, visitors got a taste of what life would be like in this new township.

The developer held a Quayside Fiesta to mark the two-day grand opening, and people flocked to the carnival-themed party to enjoy the camaraderie over food, bazaar stalls, funfair games and performances.

Gamuda Land project director Aw Sei Cheh said the event was one of many which the developer would be having to bring people together at twentyfive.7.

“We want a platform for everyone who come here to be a part of the community and call this place home,” he said.

(From left) Gamuda Land retail general manager Herbie Tan, Aw, executive director Datuk Abdul Sahak Safi, twentyfive.7 general manager Chu Wai Lune and business development general manager Mardiana Rahayu officiating at the opening of twentyfive.7 in Kota Kemuning, Shah Alam.
(From left) Gamuda Land retail general manager Herbie Tan, Aw, executive director Datuk Abdul Sahak Safi, twentyfive.7 general manager Chu Wai Lune and business development general manager Mardiana Rahayu officiating at the opening of twentyfive.7 in Kota Kemuning, Shah Alam.

He added that as a “townmaker”, the developer believed in creating a living environment people could belong to.

When the developer first obtained the land, Aw said they studied the topography of the area before coming up with the concept of building a town centre surrounding its water element.

“That’s how the quayside idea came about, and the whole township design evolved from the central water body.

“From there, we thought of building houses for multi-generational living, where every member can find their own space under the same roof,” explained Aw.

“We wanted places where people can work, stay and call home, and also play, mingle and dine.

Aw said their master-planning was different in that meticulous considerations were given to the architecture, street layout and how the waterfront anchored the entire development.

A little girl reaching out to touch birds at the mini petting zoo held during the Quayside Fiesta.
A little girl reaching out to touch birds at the mini petting zoo held during the Quayside Fiesta.

When completed in 2020, The Quayside at the waterfront will house over 100 retail and F&B outlets, and become the life of the township.

Currently, about 50% of the mall tenancy has been confirmed, including F&B, supermarket and cinema tenants.

The mall is designed along the 3ha lake where there will be a cycling and running track, boardwalk and viewing deck where the community can come together.

“When we brainstormed for the township’s name, we thought of a space where people could spend more time with their loved ones.

Visitors getting a first look at The Amber Residence. The high-rise serviced apartments is open for booking and will be launched in the middle of this year.
Visitors getting a first look at The Amber Residence. The high-rise serviced apartments is open for booking and will be launched in the middle of this year.

“We wanted people to ‘gain’ at least another hour to their day, hence the name twentyfive.7,” Aw explained.

Twentyfive.7 introduced 181 units of superlink homes as well as 98 units of semi-Ds last year.

Aw said sales was gaining momentum now that the property gallery and show units were open, and 30% of the units had been taken up.

The developer has also opened the preview for The Amber Residence, the township’s first high-rise serviced apartments which will be officially launched middle of this year.

“The key USP to The Amber is ‘hassle-free’. We don’t want people to worry about anything when they move in.

The opening of the twentyfive.7 property gallery and show units gives visitors a better idea of the homes they may one day live in.
The opening of the twentyfive.7 property gallery and show units gives visitors a better idea of the homes they may one day live in.

“We build fully furnished units, and it’s going to be popular with the younger generation as they can just move in,” said Aw.

“This is when we further explore into the ‘more time’ concept of twentyfive.7.”

The Amber Residence is planned into two 30-storey towers above a two-storey podium with 32 units retail shops.

The built-up ranges between 552sq ft and 1,000sq ft, and every unit is furnished with air-conditioning and water heaters, while 60% of the units are move-in ready with fully-fitted kitchen, refrigerator, wardrobe and a washing machine with dryer.

Aw said last year, the developer focused on the soft launch of the landed units as well as the inking of MoUs with tenants at the Quayside.

“Our next focus will be The Amber’s launch, and after that, another phase of landed property and serviced apartments will follow,” he revealed.

Careful planning has been given to the architecture, street layout and how the waterfront anchors the entire development