Capitalising on the growth of Sarawak and the call for modern development, Nationlink Group of Companies is confident of introducing innovative urban developments. As the demand for affordable homes and commercial properties reach a new peak, developers are increasingly tapping on Sarawak’s excellent real estate potential. Fuelled by the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy, which is poised to generate new job opportunities, the state is set to receive an increase in urban population, thus the demand for more and better housing and commercial developments. Of late, this east Malaysian state has seen a rise in multinational companies establishing their bases in Sarawak and investing in business activities.
Speaking about the potential of Sarawak, Raymond Sim, Managing Director of Nationlink Group of Companies says, “We want to increase our participation in Sarawak’s development. As the pace of economy picks up in Sarawak, we want to provide the business community with exciting new value propositions where real estate is concerned.”
“I believe in forming the right partnerships – therefore, with the right people, we are able to fuel Sarawak’s development pace. I am excited about the prospects that Sarawak presents,” adds Sim.
Kuching Sentral – making the right connections
Passionate about spurring growth in Sarawak, Nationlink Group developed the bustling Kuching Sentral, East Malaysia’s first air-conditioned and fully integrated three-story regional bus terminal, serving passengers in Sarawak and West Kalimantan since early 2012. Strategically located at the southern gateway of Kuching city, Kuching Sentral is easily accessible and well connected. It is approximately 5 minutes away from the Kuching International Airport and 20 minutes from Kuching’s central business district.
Aside from its role as a transportation hub, the 3-storey Kuching Sentral, modelled after the stylish Kuala Lumpur Sentral, also presents a diverse range of retail outlets spread across its 25,000 sq ft of supermarket space, 21,000 sq ft of department store and retail space, which include a hypermarket, a food court, a fast food chain, restaurants and other retail activities. The HGL Hypermarket at Kuching Sentral is one of the largest hypermarkets in the city. With its busy bus schedules, Kuching Sentral welcomes throngs of commuters, shoppers and visitors on a daily basis. Designed to exude the ambience of an airport, Kuching Sentral is purposed to be more than just a transportation hub.
Sim says, “Kuching Sentral was meant to strike a balance between commercial and community. The facilities at Kuching Sentral provide for better commuting combined with a pleasant retail experience. Now everyone can enjoy a pleasant commute and retail experience.”
“Our aim is to build properties within a good environment, with high functionality and eco-friendly features,” adds Sim.
Aside from commuting facilities, Kuching Sentral also offers other public conveniences that include parking bays for buses, cars and motorcycles, a taxi stand, commercial van bays, luggage services, a surau, ticketing counters and an air-conditioned waiting lounge. The transportation hub is also equipped with CCTV surveillance, LED panels to display arrivals and departures, as well as Automated Teller Machines (ATMs).
The RM100-million Kuching Sentral development is located on the bustling 6th mile of Jalan Penrissen which is easily accessible. The development is surrounded by commercial hubs and retail centres, and is several minutes away from Sentosa Hospital and the Prison Golf Club. Other access roads that lead to Kuching Sentral include Jalan Kuching Ranger Depot, Jalan Lapangan Terbang and Jalan Golden Farm.
ICOM Square – where it all happens
Tapping on the rapid growth of Sarawak’s business sectors, Nationlink Group also developed another sterling development, ICOM Square, the latest corporate and business centre in Kuching. Sporting a modern and stylish façade, ICOM Square exudes creativity, futuristic elements and innovative design lines. Designed with contemporary appeal, ICOM Square is strategically located between Jalan Pending and Jalan Datuk Abang Abdul Rahim – one of most Kuching’s vibrant business districts. Divided into five main blocks and spread across 15 acres of land, ICOM Square offers 438 office and commercial shoplots.
ICOM Square was built to bring together international investors, in a conducive and corporate environment, to participate in Sarawak’s growing business sectors. The development features unique elements that include musical fountains, a commercial square and more than 1,400 parking spaces. ICOM Square also offers a fully equipped convention hall which is able to accommodate 130 tables and a vibrant atmosphere complemented by well-lit boulevards, paved streets, elegant landscaping as well as fascinating water features and fountains.
ICOM Square’s modern architecture and landscaping are unique highlights of the development. The development is also complemented by 24-hour security surveillance, LED downlights for energy conservation, colourful wall claddings for a stylish look and WiFi connections throughout the business centre.
ICOM Square neighbours prominent urban centres such as Crown Square, Wisma STA, Hock Lee Centre, and the Bukit Mata and Padungan area. The state administrative centre of Petra Jaya is located several minutes away from ICOM Square.
About Nationlink Group of Companies
Incorporated in 1991, Nationlink Group of Companies encompasses 3 business divisions namely property management, construction and development. The Group has successfully completed numerous residential, commercial and industrial projects which include Yashi Square, Mukah’s Boulevard Commercial Centre, the Tebedu new township at the Sarawak-Kalimantan border, Batu Kawa light industrial park, Sentosa Parade, Columbia Commercial Centre and BK Square, among others. Nationlink was the recipient of the prestigious SHEDA Excellence Award in 2014 for its Kuching Sentral development. According to Raymond Sim, the company is set to roll-out three new projects before the end of the year, at the SHEDA Property Expo 2015 which will be held on the 25 -27th September at the Borneo Convention Center in Kuching, Sarawak.