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Mulpha’s Leisure Farm, Putrajaya Holdings win Cityscape awards

SINGAPORE: Malaysian developers Leisure Farm Corporation Sdn Bhd and Putrajaya Holdings Sdn Bhd had won awards at the 2009 Cityscape Awards for Real Estate in Asia in Singapore on May 19.

Leisure Farm Corp, a unit of Mulpha International Bhd, won in the "Best Best Green Development (Built)" category with its Leisure Farm Resort project.

Leisure Farm is a residential and gated resort development spread over a total of 1,765 acres freehold land in Gelang Patah. This southern gateway to Johor from Singapore has a 36-hole golf course, clubhouse and equestrian facilities.

It has five precincts, comprising of villas with over 11 different architectural and interior design themes, built on bungalow lots measuring 3,000 sq ft to 18,000 sq ft.

This freehold property offers accessibility to Singapore, Johor Baru city and Sultan Ismail International Airport via the Second Link highway, JB Parkway and North-South Expressway.

Meanwhile, Putrajaya Holdings won the "Best Waterfront Development (Future)" category for its Putrajaya Waterfront Development.

The condominium project was designed by Studio Nicoletti Associati and Malaysian-based Hijjas Kasturi Associates. The main residential complex is conceived like a fleet of majestic Sail-Boats floating in the lagoon, with rib-like structural system forms the outer skin of the Sail-Boats

The buildings will be powered using alternative energy and they will emit about 50% less carbon dioxide than other residential projects.

There are 12 award categories in Cityscape Asia 2009, spanning from Corporate Social Responsibility, Green Development, Urban Design and Master Planning through to the best developments in Waterfront, Retail, Commercial, Residential, and Mixed Use Project (with a Built and Future award in each category).

This year, two new green awards were introduced. Singapore's upcoming Ocean Financial Centre by Keppel Land International Limited winning the "Best Green Development (Future)" award.

Singapore's luxury residential development, The Sail @ Marina Bay was also recognised as the "Best Waterfront Development (Built)", while CapitaLand's Muchuan Green Hope School was honoured with the "Best Corporate Social Responsibility Development".

For commercial/ retail development, Shanghai ICC was named the "Best Commercial/ Retail Development (Future)", while Elements by Hong Kong's MTR Corporation Limited won the "Best Commercial/ Retail Development (Built)".

India's Sis Danube and Golf Greens-Golf Condominiums and Mandeville Golf Villas walked away with "Best Residential Development (Built)" and "Best Residential Development (Future)" respectively.

Meanwhile The Central by Far East Organisation was awarded the "Best Mixed Used Development (Built)", while Aqua Pearl won the award for "Best Mixed Used Development (Future)".

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