LOOKING at the colourful containers upon entering Eco Ardence in Shah Alam, you can’t help but feel excited at the energetic vibe exuding from the commercial hub.
The vibrancy of Ardence Labs, buzzing with activities and filled with Insta-worthy spots like graffiti and 3D floor art, is bound to make you want to linger on.
At night, the orange glow from the hanging string lights adds to the cosy ambience as you spend quality time with family and friends here.
The almost 11ha pop-up lifestyle hub is not only for Eco Ardence residents, but also open to the public daily from 10am to 10pm.
It aims to provide a space that brings people together through gigs, festivals and bazaars while inspiring creativity, nurturing young minds and creating memorable dining experiences.
The hub offers an eclectic mix of tenants such as established grocer Jaya Grocer, the anchor tenant and luxury pet hotel Cocomomo Urban Pets Hotel.
There is also a football academy, Eco Ardence Academy and Ardence Arena, boasting two FIFA-standard football fields.
“We wanted a place with a unique tenant mix so we made a conscious effort to approach Malaysian entrepreneurs who were new in the market and upcoming; they can use this platform to elevate themselves in the retail and F&B market.
“Our goal is to ensure a carefully curated tenant mix to showcase a unique brand personality as well as signature lifestyle at Eco Ardence,” said Eco Ardence divisional general manager Liew Tian Xiong.
Situated opposite the retail space is the Eco Ardence sales gallery, a two-storey building spanning 24,000sq ft sporting a black and gold facade.
It showcases the township’s developments and consists of an event hall, gourmet kitchen, amenities, office, landscaping and open-air carpark.
Just a short walk away from the gallery is the show village that gives homebuyers an idea of what their future home may look like.
“We have strategically built our show village directly opposite the sales gallery for a smoother customer experience as everything is within walking distance, ” said EcoWorld Malaysia president and chief executive officer Datuk Chang Khim Wah.
Visitors will get to see eight show units reflecting the various layouts of the double-storey homes at Eco Ardence’s latest project called Dremien, launched last September.
The project development is a landed strata gated and guarded parcel offering 259 residential units with built-up ranging from 2,401sq ft to 4,550sq ft.
It consists of semi-Ds, Garden Homes and three variations of bungalows. Prices start at RM1.5mil.
The 16.6ha Dremien precinct boasts a clubhouse that has a gym, swimming pool, children’s pool, steam room, BBQ pits, entertainment room a well as a multipurpose court.
Slated for completion end 2020, residents will also be able to enjoy up to 30ft of linear back gardens.
The Eco Ardence sales gallery, show village and Ardence Labs were all launched at an event in the township, witnessed by guests, the media and public.
To mark the grand opening, 1,000 colourful balloons were released into the sky and visitors were treated to a lion dance performance. A host of activities and a bazaar selling food and accessories were also held throughout the day.
Guests also got to listen to soulful renditions by celebrity Maya Karin and local heartthrobs Fuying and Sam, and the night ended with a spectacular fireworks display.
Eco Ardence is an RM8.58bil (gross development value) eco-township, and a joint venture between Eco World Development Group Bhd and Cascara Sdn Bhd.
The 215.7ha freehold development is said to be positioned as the reimagination of Shah Alam as a suburban city of art, culture and commerce.