GAMUDA Gardens is collaborating with New Zealand tourism company Skyline Enterprises to build a world-class luge facility in Sungai Buloh, Selangor.
To be built on a 30,000sqm hill site overlooking Gamuda Gardens’ panoramic greenery, five cascading lakes and two waterfalls, the luge facility will offer the luge and zoom ziplines.
Gamuda Land chief executive officer Ngan Chee Meng inked the memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Skyline Enterprises chief executive officer Geoff McDonald, for the establishment of the site which will also include extensive food and beverage offerings.
With 600m of tracks with twists, turns and tunnels, the Skyline Luge is a wheeled-gravity ride that provides riders full control over their descent on purpose-built tracks, whereas the zoom ziplines will allow adventure seekers to race at speeds of up to 80kmh.
“We are delighted that Skyline Enterprises has chosen Gamuda Gardens for their first foray into Malaysia.
“Gamuda Gardens was built to respect the natural environment and retains its hilly terrain coupled with enhanced greenery, lakes and waterfalls.
“It is the ideal location for adventurous activities such as the luge and zoom ziplines. We are confident the luge activities which will be built on an elevation of 45m will be a major attraction,” Ngan said.
Ngan also inked an MoU with Beaconhouse regional director Ali Raza for the establishment of a Beaconhouse International School which will offer pre-school to secondary education.
To be established in phases with total completion targeted for September 2022, the school will be able to take in over 1,200 students.
In addition, Gamuda Land signed MoUs with six brands in the sports and wellness as well as conveniences sectors, ensuring the community would enjoy an integrated township with facilities and amenities within easy reach.
“Our partners are a key component of our master plan which aims to ensure a good balance of residential, commercial and leisure offerings.
“For sports and wellness, we have Arena Legacy and Ecocana Sports. For events space, there is Wedding by Emma, a boutique agency. And we have 7-Eleven, Mr DIY and Petron for daily needs,” Ngan said,
To be opened next year, a 100,000sq ft Waterfront Village facing the waterfalls will house a sports and wellness centre with facilities such as an Olympic-length swimming pool, badminton courts, sauna and water play park.
“Gamuda Gardens will be a catalyst of growth for northern Klang Valley with an immediate catchment of 951,000 people within a 20km radius.
“Our direct connectivity to major highways and rail networks create opportunities for people to move to Gamuda Gardens, yet remain close to Petaling Jaya, Damansara and Kuala Lumpur,” Ngan said.