UMLand and Chong Wei Binajaya

PETALING JAYA (March 6): United Malayan Land Bhd (UMLand), via its wholly-owned subsidiary Seri Alam Properties Sdn Bhd, has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Chong Wei Binajaya Sdn Bhd to develop part of the proposed Lee Chong Wei International Sports City.

According to a statement by UMLand, under the MoU Seri Alam Properties will contribute a parcel of 16.38 acres of converted commercial land to Chong Wei Binajaya where the latter will develop the commercial portion to form part of the proposed Lee Chong Wei International Sports City.

Located in Bandar Seri Alam, Johor Bahru, Lee Chong Wei International Sports City is the brainchild of Malaysia’s badminton star Datuk Wira Lee Chong Wei. It is envisioned to be a one-stop ecosystem that blends sports and lifestyle elements.

According to UMLand, the integrated sports city will host world-class badminton tournaments, provide wellness therapy, advanced fitness training — all in a purpose-built complex — along with accommodation, leisure, entertainment, recreation, retail shops and offices.

“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 and Grand Prix 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, serviced apartments, a hotel, hostel, office tower, commercial spaces and shops for retail, food and beverage, entertainment and recreation, and ample car parking,” said the developer.

Bandar Seri Alam is a 3,800-acre mixed township development with prime commercial, residential, institutional and industrial buildings by UMLand, located in the prime growth corridor of the Eastern Gate Development of Iskandar Malaysia.

The township is recognised as a City of Knowledge with the establishment of educational institutions including University Kuala Lumpur, University Technology Mara, Masterskill University College of Health Sciences, Malaysia Art School, Excelsior International School, Nam Heng Chinese Primary School and the upcoming Foon Yew High School.

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