KUALA LUMPUR, 22 NOVEMBER 2015: Formerly a tin mining and rubber plantation area, Setapak has since come a long way from its origins. Originally the homeland of the Orang Asli and the Minangkabaus, Setapak has transformed from a sleepy municipality into thriving area within Greater Kuala Lumpur.
Yesterday marked a significant day in the history of Setapak as SkyWorld Development Sdn Bhd launched their much anticipated Bennington Residences @ SkyArena. In conjunction with the launch, SkyWorld also officially opened the doors to their new RM12 million SkyWorld Property Gallery at SkyArena, Setapak to the public.
“We are proud to host this property launch and gallery opening celebratory luncheon for 200 of our guests, customers, business partners and employees at one of Malaysia’s largest showroom galleries, in dedication of their support that has contributed to the success of SkyWorld in these early years,” said Chief Project Officer and EXCO member, Lee Chee Seng.
SkyArena is SkyWorld’s mega mixed-development project covering 28 acres, which aims to nurture a vertical community built around health and wellness and designed around a 9.4-acre multi-facility sports complex. Its full completion is slated for 2021, and will feature SOHO residences, a retail mall and commercial space, as well as a boutique hotel.
While other matured areas in Kuala Lumpur are experiencing plateaus, Setapak still has the potential for long-term growth. Bennington Residences @ SkyArena is currently the only integrated development in Setapak that consists of residential, commercial and a multi-storey sports complex.
The property is located in the heart of Setapak’s prime area off Jalan Genting Kelang, and easily accessible from the DUKE highway. Just 7km from the Kuala Lumpur City Centre and its iconic twin towers, it is perfectly poised to take advantage of Setapak’s current investment appeal.
Surrounded by established malls, namely Setapak Sentral Mall, Wangsa Walk Mall, AEON Big, Suria KLCC and Great Eastern Mall, Bennington Residences offers the convenience and ease of living for all its residences.
It is also just few minutes away from two international schools, Fairview International School and Sri Utama International School. These factors make Bennington the perfect fit for young couples looking to start their families.
There is no other development in the Setapak area offering an integrated community living like Bennington Residences @ SkyArena.
“We are proud to share that Bennington Residences @ SkyArena boasts Malaysia’s first triplex Sky Lounge and Sky Gym. Bennington features two residential towers blocks with 580 luxurious units set upon two acres of rainforest-themed Sky Park and Gardens to make wellness an everyday affair for all residences,” said Mr. Lee.
Bennington follows the success of Ascenda Residences, which was Phase One of SkyArena. In 2014, Ascenda saw its 650 high-rise units fully sold out in nine months based on word of mouth alone. SkyWorld is aiming to outdo this achievement with Bennington Residences, which is Phase Two of SkyArena.
Some 70% percent of 1st Phase of Bennington units were already been booked have weeks before the launch on Sunday.
“We have set our sights on greater heights for SkyWorld and we are scheduled to launch SkyLuxe, our Luxury Suites at Bukit Jalil, by first quarter of 2016.
SkyWorld owns prime landbanks in Setapak, Sentul, Bandar Baru Sentul, Taman Danau Desa, Bukit Jalil and Setiawangsa with potential gross development value totalling more than RM5 billion.
SkyWorld’s property launch and gallery opening was hosted by celebrity Xandria Ooi and guests were treated to a special feng shui talk by Dato’ Joey Yap who attended the ceremony as SkyWorld’s honorary guest.