Kuala Lumpur, 2 March – United Malayan Land Bhd (UMLand) through its wholly owned subsidiary Seri Alam Properties Sdn Bhd (SAP) inked a memorandum of understanding with Chong Wei Binajaya Sdn Bhd (CWBJ) today to develop a part of the proposed Lee Chong Wei International Sports City.
The proposed development is on a parcel of converted commercial land with an area of 16.38 acres belonging to SAP. The MoU signifies both parties intention to create supplementary components in supporting the development of Lee Chong Wei International Sports City. In the intended joint development SAP will contribute the land to CWBJ to develop the commercial portion which form a part of the proposed Lee Chong Wei International Sports City within Bandar Seri Alam.
The proposed Lee Chong Wei International Sports City is a brainchild of Yang Berbahagia Datuk Wira Lee Chong Wei with the vision to develop an integrated sports city that can host world class badminton tournaments, provide wellness therapy, advanced & fitness training for local as well as foreign sports enthusiasts – all within a purpose-built complex, complete with accommodation, leisure, entertainment, recreation, retail shops and offices. This makes the Lee Chong Wei International Sports City a one stop eco-system that effectively blends sports and lifestyle together.
The development will see the establishment of an international class sports arena in Johor allowing the State to host more international tournaments such as the Malaysia National Circuits & GP Gold. It will also be a professionally managed training hub for international and local badminton players – with a sports academy as a new education initiative, offering degree certification for courses. Other facilities will include the development of a multipurpose hall, service apartments, a hotel, hostel, office tower, commercial spaces and shops for retail, food & beverage, entertainment, recreation and ample car parking.
Bandar Seri Alam is the pioneering township development of the UMLand Group. Developed over more than 20 years, it has now become a fully integrated and matured mixed township development with prime commercial, residential, institutional and industrial buildings. Located in the district of Johor Bahru, the township is in the prime growth corridor of within the Eastern Gate Development of Iskandar Malaysia. It was positioned and now recognized as City of Knowledge with the establishment of several universities, colleges and schools, including University Kuala Lumpur (UniKL), University Technology Mara (UiTM), Masterskill University College of Health Sciences, Mara Science Junior College, Malaysia Art School, Excelsior International School, Pegasus International School, Japanese School, Nam Heng Chinese Primary School, the upcoming Foon Yew High School as well as seven other national primary and secondary schools.