Kuala Lumpur, October 7 – More than 100 guests attended the media sharing session with the theme “Yesterday Once More” organised by IJM LAND at the city’s oldest Italian restaurant, Ciao Ristorante at Jalan Kampung Pandan, Kuala Lumpur. The event celebrates how quickly IJM Land is gaining momentum as a leading developer in Klang Valley. Bandar Rimbayu Township is well connected through five major highways – KESAS, LKSA, SKVE, ELITE and WCE – as a result of its centrally located address that boasts both accessibility and seclusion from the hustle-and-bustle of the city.
Previously, the meticulously planned blueprint of The ARC formed the centerpiece of Bandar Rimbayu Township. The eco-friendly building is now a reality and is fully utilised as a space and town hall for fun, community bonding activities that caters to all residents. Bandar Rimbayu Township has developed nearly 15% out of allotted 1,879 acres land. New value-added entries will soon join the family of Bandar Rimbayu Township as IJM LAND proudly welcomes Oasis International School, Rimbayu Club Village, along with new commercial and retail parcels, as well as residential double-storey terrace houses.
In active support of innovation in the industry, IJM LAND also launched its first ever IJM LAND Designer Award (iLDA) 2016 at its Bandar Rimbayu township, with the aim of providing graduated designers the opportunity to turn their designs into reality. The aim of iLDA 2016 is to encourage new ideas and techniques in the design and furnishing of interior spaces for multi-family living, taking into consideration efficient layouts, privacy and spaces for leisurely pursuits.
Participants are given the liberty to interpret the theme of “Reliving Nostalgic Memories” and to visualize what it means to them. Traditional toys such as the “congkak”, “wau” or “gasing” or even kampong style mengkuang leaves or “batik” or “songket” may be used. It’s about letting the imagination run free and unrestrained like a child living and playing decades ago. It’s an expression of liberation that’s essential when a home is more than just a place to rest your head.
Sponsors of this year’s iLDA include Signature Kitchen Sdn Bhd, Urban Culture Sdn Bhd by Fella Holding Berhad, Philips Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Jotun Paints (M) Sdn Bhd and Inovar Resources Sdn Bhd. The winners will be announced in the 2nd quarter of 2016 at the iLDA 2016 Award Night.
During the event, Mr. Edward Chong also announced IJM LAND has entered into a partnership with Northstar Associates Sdn Bhd to develop an international school campus in the 1,879-acre green township. The Oasis International School will mark another milestone in its continuous expansion of the township development, bringing high quality education closer to many children of Bandar Rimbayu and the surrounding areas.
Oasis International School, KL at Bandar Rimbayu Township is set to be opened in Q4 of 2017. “We will offer an innovative academic model which offers a wide variety of curricular and co-curricular programs taught by world-class American educators,” explains Ben Hale, Malaysia Managing Director of Oasis International School. “We believe that the highest standard of education will be made available to both residents and the public at large living nearby who desire a quality education that will put our children and the future generation enrolled in good stead.”
The K-12 program will also specialize in high-tech integration into the educational process from the earliest grade levels. “Every student and teacher will have access to technology that will enhance the educational curriculum that we’ve structured,” states Ben Hale. “We believe that technical and practical applications of knowledge will be the key to creating dynamic minds and forward thinkers.”
Phase 1 of the construction work which consist of an administration building, classrooms, auditorium building, soccer field, gymnasiums and parking bays will commence after obtaining approval from the relevant local authorities, with initial intake of 600 students. Phase 2 will follow should the opportunity arises in respond to the capacity that eventually should peak at 1,200 students. Oasis International School, KL will be the third school in Klang Valley which adopts the American System.
In addition to the school, the development has seen an overwhelming take-up rate for its new commercial project consisting of 48 units of shop offices. In response to strong interest, IJM LAND will launch the second phase comprising of 88 units shops offices. Keen buyers are encouraged to register their interest. Nest seekers will be thrilled to know that IJM LAND will launch individual title double-storey homes with a targeted selling price of under RM680, 000.
The media were invited for a tête-à-tête with Managing Director of IJM LAND Berhad, Edward Chong Sin Kiat about present and future of IJM LAND developments as well as the IJM LAND Designer Award (iLDA). Ben Hale also joined the tête-à-tête session to elaborate about the international school’s unique propositions.
Dato’ Soam Heng Choon – CEO of IJM Corporation Berhad, Mr. Shuy Eng Leong – COO of Bandar Rimbayu and Dr Joe Hale- President of Oasis International School were likewise present and dine together with the media and sponsor representatives.
A sumptuous four course Italian dinner was served and accompanied with lively upbeat jazz performance. Several members of the media went home happy as their names were picked during the lucky draw session.