Sheng Tai International sets sights on a new Melaka with RM6.5 billion project

The iconic mixed development, The Sail Melaka, is set to be this historic city’s Central Business District and a global icon.

14 December, MELAKA – With a new wave of property tourism at its core, The Sail Melaka will boast nine towers that feature 5 and 6-star luxury hotels, high-end condotels, business suites, a million square feet luxury shopping mall, as well as a Melaka-Nanjing themed cultural and retail square; making a built-up area of 10.67 million sq ft. Developed by Sheng Tai International Sdn Bhd, an award-winning homegrown developer and a specialist in property tourism, the development is poised to be completed as early as 2024.

A ground-breaking ceremony was held here today, marking the start of the State’s largest mixed development to date, bringing its Gross Development Value (GDV) to RM6.5 billion. The ceremony was officiated by Tuan Yang Terutama Tun Datuk Seri Utama Dr. Mohd Khalil bin Yaakob, Governor of Melaka; Yang Berhormat Datuk Mohd Rafiq bin Naizamohideen, EXCO for Industry, Trade & Investment; Datuk Haji Mansor bin Sudin, Mayor of Historical Melaka City Council; as well as Dato’ Leong Sir Ley, Founder and Chairman of Sheng Tai International Sdn Bhd.

Dato’ Leong Sir Ley has sights on an ideal ecosystem for the mixed development in the very near future. She says, “Our aspiration is to make The Sail Melaka a catalyst of change for the historical city in terms of further catapulting its name to the world arena by turning it into a hub for business, education and social exchange. This will definitely boost the state’s economy and create a lot of job opportunities as well as bringing in investors from all over the world. Furthermore, it will add more reasons, and rooms, for tourists to visit Melaka and stay beyond two to three days.”

The masterplan of The Sail Melaka has already been internationally recognised as we have already sealed several business contracts with international corporations like China Railway Construction Engineering Group and PowerChina International Group Limited Group. -Dato’ Leong Sir Ley-

Besides that, Sheng Tai International was invited by Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University for a study tour and they have expressed interest in setting up an overseas branch in The Sail Melaka. “We are also in talks with Rector of Moscow Aviation Institute (National Research University) for similar objectives as well as several well-known international brands to take up space in The Sail Melaka, whether at one of the 9 towers or at the cultural square,” she added.

On the other hand, Yang Berhormat Datuk Mohd Rafiq bin Naizamohideen, EXCO for Industry, Trade & Investment believes that with the mixed development on the horizon, the State is confident that the property tourism industry will grow and can better service the ever-growing tourism industry.

“The number of tourists visiting Melaka has increased by 18% to 4.79 million in the first quarter of 2019 alone with China, Singapore, Indonesia, Taiwan and Hong Kong being the top five countries with the greatest number of tourists visiting Melaka. I am looking forward to what The Sail Melaka mixed development can bring to the city and how it can enhance the State’s profile as a travel and investment destination through property tourism,” he said.

Taking inspiration from Admiral Zheng He (Cheng Ho)’s voyage and journeys to the West, and continuing the rich legacy of the Straits of Melaka – The Sail Melaka is set to become Melaka’s Central Business District and a global icon. The Sail Melaka’s aesthetics are designed to exude a magnificent ship (through the nine towers), sailing smoothly by the straits. The design work is helmed by a multidisciplinary team of international and local consultants, engineers and sustainability experts. Its ultimate purpose is to create a 21st-century cosmopolitan metropolis where locals and foreigners can enjoy a refined lifestyle, delightful shopping experience and explore the vitality of Melaka ‘under one roof’.

There will be over 3,259 units of high-end condotels; three 61-storey 5-star and 6-star hotel towers with a total of 2,584 units; a million sq ft luxury shopping centre; 1,215 units of business suites as well as a 362,938 sq ft Melaka-Nanjing themed cultural square that houses 65 units shops overlooking the Straits of Melaka.

Unique facilities of this mixed development include 330-metre sky ring connecting nine towers; 43.05 million sq ft convention and exhibition centre; Illuminating Sky Garden, as well as The Moon, a 360-degree elliptical shape experiential centre. It also features international sky-themed restaurants; one of the longest sky rings, sky garden, one of the longest rooftop pools in the region, one of the tallest multiple buildings at 61-storeys each, an exclusive convention centre and most importantly, the tallest 9-tower linked structure.

Strategically located in the heart of Melaka, next to Melaka Coastal Highway, The Sail Melaka is also conveniently near to Klebang Beach, Impression City, Mahkota Medical Centre, A’Famosa Fort, Jonker Street, Cheng Ho Free Trade City, Melaka River Cruise, Melaka Gateway and The Stadthuys, and many more. When fully completed in 5 years’ time, The Sail Melaka will become the epicentre for all of the above, creating values in all aspects and drawing more interests into the state of Melaka.

 

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