GD Holdings partners with Manipal International University (Nilai) to boost economic, academic growth
NILAI in Negri Sembilan is a vibrant and promising small town that is experiencing multidimensional economic growth.
Thanks to its unique geographical advantage, with proximity to the KL International Airport (KLIA) and Port Klang in the Klang Valley, coupled with the government’s pro-business policies, Nilai has successfully attracted up to RM9bil in foreign investments.
The city has quickly risen from a small town to an international investment hotspot. Driven by globalisation and digitalisation trends, particularly in cross-border e-commerce and logistics, the region's economic advantages have become increasingly prominent.
Nilai also serves as a convergence point for Malaysia’s Vision Valley 2.0 and the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL), and has become a focal point for high-end industrial and technology investments within Malaysia’s Vision Valley master plan.
Global education hub
GD Holdings has partnered strategically with Manipal International University (Nilai) and other international educational institutions to jointly promote an international education hub and industrial development project in Nilai.
“This collaboration aims to strengthen Nilai’s position in the field of international education, as well as to position the region as a rapidly developing academic hub that attracts global students and scholars,” said GD Holdings Group vice chairman Datuk Wong Seng Tong.
“It is also expected to provide various high-quality employment opportunities, especially in education, research and related services, which could enhance local educational resources, stimulate educational innovation, and play a crucial role in improving the quality of education and talent development,” he added.
International cooperation such as this enhances Nilai’s global presence while establishing a solid foundation for its economy and education system.
“By building a strategic partnership with leading universities, GD Holdings has carefully curated a ‘Campus Accommodation Plan’ that is seamlessly integrated into the academic environment,” said Wong.
This not only offers a fresh perspective to students on campus life but also enables university students to enjoy a healthier and higher quality lifestyle through the comprehensive community life services offered.
These services encompass health and recreation facilities, as well as social and cultural activities that enrich the students’ daily lives and encourage their overall personal development.
This innovative cooperation model has not only successfully attracted many long-term student tenants, as it has also increased the long-term asset value and stable income stream for local properties.
Positioned strategically at the starting point of the Vision Valley and Campus Accommodation plans is Youth City.
It is located in the heart of the Central Business District adjacent to Malaysia’s largest cultural night market Gembox, and is poised to become a key component in driving Nilai’s diversified development in economics, culture and society.
More than just an industrial development, the next generation residential and commercial hub offers a dynamic and innovative community environment.
The area has been designated as a major development focus by the Malaysian government and enjoys the geographical advantage of the Economic Prosperity Triangle. Simultaneously, the project holds permanent property rights, with 96 commercial storefronts and co-working spaces downstairs, adding to the project's diverse value.
Youth City seamlessly integrates work, life, entertainment and social aspects, creating an ideal place for learning and living that comes with exceptional facilities and panoramic views.
Its four buildings come with their own unique themes and designs, as the developer paid close attention to details that improve quality of life, such as the integration of 360° panoramic rooftops and rooftop facilities for homeowners to enjoy.
Each of these buildings have over 150,000sq ft of fully equipped rooftop activity space that houses recreational and entertainment facilities, such as swimming pools, gyms, party areas and even mini cinemas.
Every property owner is eligible to enjoy these facilities, as Youth City embodies the concept of “one unit, many satisfactions” as an added value for residents.
The rooftops not only offer breathtaking urban views but also provide an ideal place for residents to find tranquillity in their busy lives.
Another facility that was created to elevate quality of life for residents and students there is the V-Club House, which offers a community lifestyle.
The clubhouse covers 100,000sq ft in the forest areas and offers over 30 sports and activity options, with a full range of fitness equipment, swimming pools and multipurpose activities.
V-Club House operates on a membership basis, ensuring that residents and students can also enjoy high-quality community benefits.
Youth City Staycation
GD Holdings and Gembox have collaborated to launch domestic and international Staycation packages with the goal of bringing substantial business income and community value.
Gembox plans to cooperate with travel agencies, utilising their extensive user base and diverse business model to attract local and international tourists to significantly increase foot traffic and consumer spending.
This will stimulate demand for accommodation, increase the value of assets for property owners and investors, and add value to long-term assets.
It is organising the Harmony International Barbecue Music Festival 2023, from Aug 26 to Sept 17, with a feast of food, music and culture on display.
The event has received strong support from the Tourism, Arts and Culture Ministry and the Negri Sembilan state government.
It was also awarded the “Best Night Market Attraction” at the Malaysian Association of Theme Parks and Family Attractions (MATFA) Golden Horse Award 2023.
The Staycation collaboration project is expected to become a sought-after package and destination for young individuals, promising unprecedented economic benefits for property owners and investors.
In short, Youth City represents a remarkable milestone in enhancing both Nilai’s educational standards and overall quality of life.
It serves as a versatile development platform brimming with boundless opportunities and potential as the series of significant collaborations offer robust support for Nilai’s holistic growth while laying a strong foundation for its enduring success.
GD Holdings invites you to visit Youth City in person to experience the comprehensive advantages and excellent living experience on offer.
You can schedule a visit by contacting GD Holdings professional service team at the following numbers: 010-225 6372 / 012-663 4191 / 012-543 1337 / 019-813 3442 / 017-335 4191.