These days, when we look at any integrated developments, it should come with education institutions. Attractions include those with a SJK (C), private universities, international branch campuses of top universities and perhaps even international schools. With the current demographics for Malaysia, I think this is a clever move. Yes, my next home would be as near as possible to my daughter’s primary school. Hopefully, I could send her to school and fetch her too. We shall see in a few years’ time.
KLK LAND has just announced that it will be building a private school within its Bandar Seri Coalfields (BSC) development. It said that this will benefit its residents. KLK Land which is the property arm of Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad (“KLK”), a publicly listed company on the Main Board of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) with Wesley Methodist School (“WMS”), for the building and the running of a private school at its Bandar Seri Coalfields (“BSC”) Township. Phase 1 of the development will see the setting up of a kindergarten and primary school. There is also a proposal for Phase 2 Secondary School with international syllabus.
Tan Sri Lee Oi Hian, the CEO of KLK commented, “We have and always believe in the power of distinguish education to transform communities and contribute to the nation building process. WMS was selected because not only has it demonstrated a good track record in providing quality education (with WMS Kuala Lumpur achieving top results in the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia Examination for 2014 and 2015 respectively) but more importantly, the school is geared towards character building which resonates well with our organisation.”
Rev Dr. Ong Hwai Teik, who is the Bishop of Methodist Church in Malaysia said, “We are very pleased to partner KLK Land for this project. I believe in the quotation that ‘children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see.” It is also the stated ethos of the Methodist Church that with education as a cornerstone every child, regardless of race, religion or creed can succeed if placed in the right school environment.
To date, over 1,500 units have been completed and handed-over in BSC. Its latest offering, Ixora Residences consist of 2-storey terrace homes, has seen a take up rate of 85%. It is targeted to be completed by the first quarter of 2017. Ixora Residences comprises of 226 units of landed homes.
The masterplan of Bandar Seri Coalfields is a 1,000-acre FREEHOLD integrated township development comprising mixed commercial and residential properties, such as shop offices, commercial complexes, bungalows, semi-detached homes, superlink homes and terrace houses. It boasts a very low density equipped with public amenities including primary and secondary schools, kindergarten, hypermarket, petrol station, police station and a private clubhouse.
In the heart of this masterplan township development is a 50-acre Central Park with lush landscaping, a full-size football pitch, jogging track, cycling path and other court games. In the pipeline is a clubhouse adjacent to the central park, schools and a commercial district.
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