KUALA LUMPUR, 2 May 2012 - UEM Land Holdings Berhad (“UEM Land”) emerged as an Asia Pacific winner for its East Ledang development at the recent International Property Awards 2012 which was held during an exclusive gala dinner and awards ceremony on 27 April 2012 at the JW Marriott Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.
East Ledang, which won the Best Architecture Multiple Residence in Asia Pacific is a gated and guarded community garden residential development situated on 275 acres of prime land in Nusajaya, Johor comprising of link duplexes, twin villas and bungalows complemented by 31 esoteric gardens, a lake and wetlands. This is a return winning participation for East Ledang as it received a Highly Commended award for the Development category in the Asia Pacific Property Awards 2009.
UEM Land also received Highly Commended awards in three (3) categories at the national level for its other developments; Mixed-use Development for Puteri Harbour, as well as Commercial High-rise Development and High-rise Architecture for Angkasa Raya.
“We are delighted to receive such prestigious awards for our projects in both Kuala Lumpur and Nusajaya. These accolades are not only positive affirmation for our efforts but will also spur us to continue improving innovation and quality while providing market- driven and sustainable products which create value,” said Dato’ Wan Abdullah Wan Ibrahim, UEM Land Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer.
Puteri Harbour, dubbed the ‘jewel of Nusajaya’ is a 688-acre integrated urban waterfront development that offers exceptional waterfront living. Featuring 10.8 kilometres of waterfront properties, it boasts developments that include canal homes, condominiums, service apartments, resorts, hotels, convention centre, quayside lifestyle stores, food & beverage outlets, and harbour-view offices.
Angkasa Raya is a unique mixed-use development that combines premium office space, service residences, luxury hotel, and signature retail with sky levels offering spectacular views of the Kuala Lumpur city skyline. Each component will have its own outstanding features that engage its contextual surroundings. Designed by famed architect Ole Schreeren, the 268-meter tall building is made up of three cubic volumes which appear to float above open and horizontal layers.
As one of Asia Pacific award winners, UEM Land’s East Ledang will progress to compete against other winning projects from Europe, Africa, the Americas and Arabia to vie for the World’s Best title. These awards are part of the London-based International Property Awards which was established 18 years ago, comprising residential and commercial categories.
UEM Land has been successful at the Asia Pacific Property Awards in recent years. Horizon Hills, which is situated in the heart of Nusajaya, Johor won the Asia Pacific’s Best Golf Development in 2009 while its 10 Mont’Kiara and 11 Mont’Kiara developments in Kuala Lumpur achieved 5-star ratings in the Best High-rise Architecture and Best High-Rise Development categories respectively. In 2010, its lavish 28 Mont’Kiaradrea condominiums was declared the winner in the Best International High-rise Development category. The following year, Arcoris Mont’Kiara, a vibrant mixed-use development was named Best International Commercial High-rise Development.