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#Update* Malaysian firms shine at Asia Pacific Property Awards

Mah Sing Group Bhd won four awards at the Asia Pacific Property Awards 2010, the most by a
Malaysian developer this year

KUALA LUMPUR: Six Malaysian companies stole the limelight at the recent Asia Pacific Property Awards 2010, after they were named local and regional champions in their respective categories. These include four developers, besides one real estate agency, and architecture firm.

The event held in Hong Kong on Friday, April 16, saw Mah Sing Group Bhd winning four awards, the most by a Malaysian developer this year.

Its One Legenda project secured two awards after it was named the best residential property in Malaysia, and the Asia-Pacific.

Mah Sing's [email protected] in Penang won the "Best Architecture Malaysia" award while the developer's "The Icon" clinched the "Highly Commended Award" in the "Best Office Development" category.

“Being awarded at a regional level and to represent Malaysia and the Asia-Pacific region on a global stage reaffirms our status as a premier lifestyle developer.

"It is indeed an honour to be recognised for what we do but more importantly it is testament to the talent and passion of our entire organisation, which is committed to delivering innovative concepts, high-quality and exceptional service,” said Tan Sri Leong Hoy Kum, Mah Sing’s group managing director and group chief executive officer.

Looking ahead, Leong said Mah Sing was keen on participating in the tender process for Government-owned prime tracts which will be developed by the private sector.

He said the developer was eyeing niche sites within the Golden Triangle besides suburban enclaves such as the 3,000-acre new Klang Valley hub in Sungai Buloh for township projects.

“We look forward to participating in the Government’s tender process for the land and will be happy to take on the entire project or joint venture with government-linked companies,” Leong said in a statement on Tuesday, April 20.

Meanwhile, Sunrise Bhd's 28 Mont’Kiara project came out No 1 in the "Best Residential High-Rise Development Asia Pacific" category.

Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, which was named the best retail development in Malaysia, also won the architecture award for the retail category in the Asia Pacific.

Joyce Yap, chief executive officer for Pavilion KL's retail operations said in a statement : “It is an honour to receive such prestigious awards. It is indeed a substantial recognition of our standing as a world class player in the global retail industry.

"Careful planning was done to ensure the construction is of world-class standard with inspiring designs and functional spaces based on a guest-centric approach."

Dijaya Corp Bhd's Tropicana Golf & Country Resort was named the best golf development in the Asia Pacific.

Dijaya managing director Datuk Tong Kien Onn said : "We are honoured to win the award and we attribute this success to all employees of Dijaya for their passion, dedication, as well as the trust which our customers have in our company."

Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, which was named the best retail development in Malaysia,
also won the architecture award for the retail category in the Asia Pacific

Architecture firm K2LD Architects Pte Ltd, which designed the G Hotel in Penang, won the "Best Hotel Construction & Design Asia Pacific" award.

Real estate agency Zerin Properties took home three awards after it was named the best commercial property marketing consultancy in Malaysia, and the Asia Pacific, besides the best residential real estate agency in Malaysia.

“These awards are a testament to having a great team of people around you. We are an award-winning team and this adds to our trophy cabinet of international awards we have been winning over the years,” said Previndran Singhe, chief executive officer of Zerin Properties.

Sunrise Bhd's 28 Mont’Kiara project came out No 1 with the "Best Residential High-Rise Development
Asia Pacific" category


The Asia Pacific Property Awards is held in association with Bloomberg Television and is part of the International Property Awards to identify the best real estate professionals across the globe.

Top scorers in the Asia Pacific will compete against their peers from other regions later this year.

Other Malaysian winners:

Best Residential Development Malaysia
The Peak @ Bukit Prima Cheras, Yuk Ting Development Sdn Bhd

Best Office Development Malaysia
Laman Seri Business Park, NAZA TTDI Sdn Bhd

Best Mixed Use Development Malaysia
Subang SoHo, Titijaya Group of Companies

Best Redevelopment Malaysia
Quattro West, Axis REIT Managers Bhd

Best Leisure Development Malaysia
The Hibiscus Garden Chalets, Kuala Lumpur Metro Group

Best Residential Development Marketing Malaysia
Pertama Residency, Nig House Management Services Sdn Bhd

Best Residential High-Rise Architecture Malaysia
[email protected] Heights, Axis Architects Planners Pte Ltd

Best Interior Design Malaysia
Pertama Residency, SM Land Sdn Bhd

The Architecture Award (Leisure & Hospitality)
The Hibiscus Garden Chalets, Kuala Lumpur Metro Group

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