By DAILY EXPRESS
Kota Kinabalu: The increasing demand for high-end development here would continue to dominate the market for the next few years, Hap Seng Properties Sdn Bhd General Manager John Tan said Saturday.
He said house purchasers nowadays were becoming more demanding in terms of design and quality and most of all, living a quality lifestyle.
Tan said it was these aspects that Hap Seng’s latest housing project, Kingfisher Palm Home, along Sulaman Highway, near here, was given the tagline of Crafted for a deserving Lifestyle. He said the company wanted to present a brand new concept of homes.
“The houses are crafted to satisfy and accommodate today’s busy lifestyle. The different types and designs come with exceptional finishes,” Tan said.
Mayor Datuk Iliyas Ibrahim, represented by City Hall Deputy Director-General Wan Maria Othman Lee, launched the Kingfisher Palm Homes’ show units at its Show Village along the Sulaman Highway, Saturday.
The units on show for viewing comprise two-story detached house, 21/2-storey link bungalow, 21/2-storey semi-detached house and a 21/2-storey link house.
Kingfisher Palm Homes, which is Hap Seng Phase 4 project, consists of 186 units of 2-story detached house (19 units), 21/2-storey link bungalow (40 units), 21/2-storey semi-detached house (16 units) and 21/2-storey link house (111 units).
Tan said a lot of efforts and improvements were made to the 186 units in terms of security features, landscaping, underground cabling, impressive tiling, sanitary wares and many more in order to capture the essence of today’s lifestyle into this exclusive development.
“As an established developer in Sabah for 30 years, we strive to meet customer’s requirement from all segments. “We want to build a lifestyle community complemented with good location, practical concept and secure living and this development will be the showcase of Kota Kinabalu.
Kingfisher Palm Homes is another multi-million and high-end residential hub in Kota Kinabalu undertaken by the Hap Seng Group, the first one was the famous Kingfisher Park II nestled with more than 200 units of detached and semi-detached houses.
Taman Kingfisher Sulaman development covers approximately 23.5 hectares (58 acres) of land consisting of Phase 1, 2, 3, and 4. The earlier Phase 1, 2 and 3 consists of terrace houses and semi-detached housing totalling 168 units being completed and fully sold.
Iliyas, in his speech, delivered by Wan Maria welcomed the development projects coming up, especially along the Sulaman Highway, that has now become a commercial, recreational, educational and administrative hub of the City.
He also reminded all developers intending to carry out development projects, to always uphold their professionalism and come up with quality and high standards building that met all the specifications and requirements set out by the relevant authorities.
“This is in view of recent cases reported in the peninsula where newly-built or renovated buildings, including government buildings, were found to have serious defects,” he said.
He said such problems could have been avoided if the developers and their appointed engineers and consultants had acted professionally.