BY Pavither Sidhu
In addition to creating sustainable developments, many developers are incorporating green innovations even during construction periods. These green efforts are being recognised by various building authorities which have been accrediting such developments, lending further support for sustainable developments.
Along this line, Mah Sing Group Bhd has registered seven of its projects for various green certifications including Malaysia’s Green Building Index (GBI), Singapore’s Green Mark, United States’ Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and Real Estate and Housing Developers’ Association Malaysia’s (Rehda) Green RE.
The most recent addition to its string of recognitions comes from one of its developments in Penang, which has received the Building and Construction Authority Award (BCA) for Green Mark Gold PLUS Award.
Mah Sing’s group managing director Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Leong Hoy Kum said, “We are pleased that Mah Sing’s Ferringhi Residence has been given the Green Mark Award. We strive to incorporate green innovations into all our projects and we are glad to add Ferringhi Residence to our list of developments which have received the Green Mark Award.”
“Preserving the environment has always been the group’s top priority, and many of our projects are of Green Compliance Standards recognised by the World Green Building Council, which include Malaysia’s Green Building Index, Rehda’s Green RE, Singapore’s Green Mark and USA’s LEED,” he said.
Ferringhi Residence is one out of five projects that Mah Sing is developing on the island state deemed as “a world class holiday destination”.
The first phase of Ferringhi Residence has been successfully completed with vacant possession delivered. Boasting only two units per floor in a five-storey condo villa block, the 20 blocks of “semi-dee styled” units are designed with spacious built-ups of between 1,510sq ft and 1,752sq ft. It was well-received with a mix of local purchasers as well as foreigners and expatriates who plan to call this their home, while the rest are mainly looking for holiday retreats.
Following this, Ferringhi Residence 2 will continue the group’s commitment in offering resort-style living in Batu Ferringhi.
Ferringhi Residence 2 consists of three blocks of resort condominium offering 632 units with built-ups from 1,208sq ft to 2,910sq ft, indicatively priced from RM775,265.
Layout options include two-bedroom units (1,208sq ft), three-bedroom ones (1,450sq ft and 1,494sq ft), three-plus-one-bedroom units (1,565sq ft) and only eight units of duplex (2,900sq ft).
The RM735 million project, situated on approximately 18.11 acres, will come with a multi-purpose hall, gym, sauna, steam room, tennis court, infinity pool, wading pool, BBQ area, playground and landscape feature pond.
According to Mah Sing, there are not many international class resort homes in Batu Ferringhi. When the company bought the land, it didn’t hesitate in exploring the idea of planning homes with lush landscape and resort-feel facilities.
Keeping in mind the prominence of the locale and the site, it set about conceptualising “a world-class holiday destination”.
“Batu Ferringhi is arguably the second most visited vicinity on Penang Island, besides George Town,” said Mah Sing.
Ferringhi Residence takes shape at the foot of Batu Ferringhi’s hills, standing tall at an elevated 30-acre parcel which is within walking distance from Batu Ferringhi’s relaxing beaches. Enveloped in natural surroundings, it is imbued with fresh mountain air and refreshing sea breeze.
The project pays great attention to landscaping to ensure all residents get to enjoy the feeling of resort living.
The development offers security features such as a state-of-the-art CCTV and video motion detector, 24-hour guard patrol, visitor/resident vehicle access control as well as home intercom and call assist button.
Positioned along Jalan Sungai, it is also close to established international schools such as Uplands International School, which sits diagonally across from Ferringhi Residence.