By Zaf Seraj

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 5 — Real estate developer King’s Park has launched a fundraiser it calls the Happy Nest Building Donation that aims to collect RM15 million to build a new home for Persatuan Kebajikan Kanak-Kanak Istimewa Insan (PKKII) in Bentong, Pahang.

It is also gifting a 7.75-acre land in Bentong for the children’s home that will also serve as a training and rehabilitation centre.

“We are collaborating with Yayasan Basmi Kemiskinan (YBK) to raise RM15 million, offering donors the added incentive of tax exemption.

“We invite generous members from the public or organisations to come forward to help,” King’s Park director Hendric Lim said in a speech at the signing of a memorandum of understanding with YBK chairman Datuk Zainal Abidin Haji Sakom in Genting Highlands last Saturday.

The signing of memorandum of understanding was held in Genting Highlands last Saturday. — Picture courtesy of King's Park

The signing of memorandum of understanding was held in Genting Highlands last Saturday. — Picture courtesy of King's Park

PKKII founder and president Dr Tiew Chew Ming expressed his gratitude for the gifted land.

King’s Park will also be sponsoring the education and skill development programmes at Cornell Academy for 1,000 youths under YBK’s purview.

King’s Park is a real estate developer behind the RM10 million development project in Genting Highlands.

PKKII is a non-profit organisation established in 1998 that provides aid and shelter for children with special needs based in Kuchai Lama.

YBK is a non-profit NGO aimed to eradicate poverty established by Tan Sri Muhamad Muhd Taib in 1990.

Cornell Academy is a newly established institution currently offering professional development and skill enhancement courses in the field of Business Management, and Hospitality. Its courses are certified by Universiti Sains Malaysia.

King’s Park is a real estate developer behind the RM10 million development project in Genting Highlands. — Picture courtesy of King's Park

King’s Park is a real estate developer behind the RM10 million development project in Genting Highlands. — Picture courtesy of King's Park

By Dhesegaan Bala Krishnan

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 16 - The largest Hard Rock Hotel in Asia is set to open its doors at the King's Park Genting Highlands in 2027.

The Hard Rock Genting Highlands, with 1,001 rooms and suites, will also house a 200 square metre retail space (to be known as Rock Shop), heated swimming pool, a Rock Spa, diverse dining options along with a stylish lounge and bar.

This will be the third Hard Rock Hotel in Malaysia, with the other two located in Penang and Desaru Coast, Johor.

HR Hotel & Residences Sdn Bhd and Hard Rock International announced their partnership on October 14 after signing the agreement to establish the hotel.

King Park's executive vice-president Sean Chen lauded the venture as a "monumental milestone in the world of hospitality".

"With its exquisite location at an amazing height of 1000 m above sea level, we are confident that this business will be a central pillar amongst the attractions at King’s Park and also a pioneering gem in the renowned Hard Rock tradition," he said in a statement on Saturday.

Sprawling across 61 hectares of freehold land, King's Park is poised to become Genting Highland's first central business district and an integrated entertainment hub.

The RM10 billion gross development value project will also feature the world's largest terrarium, branded theme parks, a halal luxury boutique hotel and a halal retail zone, among others.

In 2028, King's Park will also host the country's first Swissotel resort, a 300-room property with a grand ballroom, conference facilities and executive lounges, among others.

Thu, 3 August 2023

King’s Park, The New Central Business District and Integrated Entertainment Hub in Genting Highlands

GENTING HIGHLANDS, 22 July, 2023 – The much anticipated opening of King’s Park Gallery is finally opened today in Genting Highlands.

Guests of Honor, Yang Berhormat Dato’ Mohd Faizal Jaafar, Chief Executive Officer of Perbadanan Kemajuan Negeri Pahang (PKNP) together with the Group CEO and Co-Founder of King’s Park, Mr Jayandren Subramaniam were at the event to grace the launching ceremony.

In his welcoming speech, Mr Sean Chen, Executive Vice President of King’s Park said the project, a RM10 billion gross development value project, would be poised to the new central business district and integrated entertainment hub in Genting Highlands. The development will benefit greatly from the influx of investment and development opportunities in the central area of the Genting region. Genting Highlands is projected to receive 53 million visitors by 2026 with a catchment area of over 700,000 people within a 5 kilometre radius.

Leveraging on the already high tourist arrivals at Genting Highlands, King’s Park Genting Highlands is a mega development in partnership with Yuk Tung Group and the Association for the Promotion of Higher Education in Malaysia (APHEM). The development spans over 61-hectares of freehold land, comprising an integrated entertainment hub that includes a unique blend of commercial and recreational offerings.

Sean added, ‘This grand project will be segmented by phases. The first phase involves the provision of commercial shops that will provide our distinguished guests with a cinematic retail experience. We have spared no expense into injecting a unique sense of charm in each of these shops.’

He further explained that the 21-acre Phase 1 of the development comprises of the commercial centre and two theme parks. Phase 2 is hotels and serviced apartments. In Phase 3, will be the recently introduced Swissotel Genting Highlands scheduled to open in 2028. Phase 4, more shoplots, hotels and serviced apartments and the last phase is earmarked for medical facilities such as a hospital and wellness centre.

Emphasising on his confidence towards King’s Park new development, Dato’ Mohd Faizal said, ‘I firmly believe that this is a project rife with potential, and I believe that this development would be a beacon for foreign investment in order to create a dynamic ecosystem of opportunities. The potential for growth and success within this Central Business District is boundless, and we extend a warm invitation to global investors to be part of this remarkable venture.’

He added, ‘As the project progresses, we anticipate a multitude of businesses, residents, and tourists to be drawn to this thriving hub, cementing its status as the pulsating heart of an active and exciting region. Together, we are building not just a development, but a thriving community that embraces progress, innovation, and endless possibilities.’

King’s Park Gallery is officially opened. The Management Team at the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. From left to right: Steven Chan, Mr Yeo, Thanesh Jayandren, Mr & Mrs Jayandren Subramaniam, Sean Chen, Dato Fong, Francis Wong, Lee Tuck Meng, Billy Chen. K

The King’s Park commercial centre features a 2,000m stretch of cutting-edge pedestrian street shops. The 12 blocks that will house a total of 360 shops are masterfully designed and based on colonial and vintage architecture. Each retail block unit is held under a freehold strata title and has its own identity and façade design. The size of each unit averages 7m by 23m. Most ground floor units will have exceptionally high ceilings measuring 6.5m, with an option to include a mezzanine floor. The highlight of some of these shops are alfresco terraces plus duo entrances to allow free flow and easy access for visitors.

What distinguishes King’s Park from the rest of the retail shops available in Genting Highlands is that it is an integrated entertainment hub. There will be a significant presence of internationally acclaimed brands, with new experiences to be introduced into the development which are not yet available in Malaysia. There will be many outdoor activities such as eco-sports, mountain biking trails and attractions including theme parks, and, the world’s largest terrarium at more than 600m in length.

To emphasize the magnitude of the integrated entertainment hub project, there will be approximately 18,680 sq m of ‘Truly Asia Cultural Streets’. The ‘Truly Asia Cultural Streets’ at King’s Park will allow patrons and visitors to experience the metropolitan charms of famed and acclaimed streets such as Seoul’s Myeongdong, Osaka’s Ebisubashi-Suji, and Bangkok’s Khao San Road, where neon lights and signages play an important part in its exciting aesthetic. This cultural labyrinth is designed to encapsulate the spirit of Asia, showing off its diversity and energy.

In addition, with Muslim communities forming over 65% of Malaysia’s population, King’s Park proposes to include an international retail halal hub and a halal luxury boutique hotel. This will attract local and overseas Muslim tourists and will promote diversity and inclusivity, tapping into the rapidly growing market for halal-friendly travel and dining options. With so much to offer, a day trip to King’s Park would not be sufficient. For those who want to stay longer, King’s Park raises the bar by offering various five-star hotels, including the luxury Swissôtel Genting Highlands which is scheduled to open in 2028.

The Swissôtel Genting Highlands in Malaysia is set to be a posh retreat with a backdrop of beautiful natural surroundings. The 300-room property is a cornerstone of this extraordinary development, offering unmatched hospitality, contemporary conference facilities, and a spectacular grand ballroom for unforgettable events. The elegant and comfortable rooms, all-day dining options, executive lounges, and bars will offer the ideal locations for guests to create memorable experiences. The property will furthermore offer a heated swimming pool, sundeck, fitness center, spa, scenic jogging tracks, and a kids’ club. The hotel’s 30-story building will provide uninterrupted views of the stunning mountains and the Genting Highlands summit, located just a 15-minute drive away.

Guests will be able to venture beyond the Swissôtel Genting Highlands to discover a sanctuary of sophisticated living, with 44,515 square meters of exquisite villas and bungalows, as well as 96,000 square meters of stylish residences and serviced apartments, perfect for discerning urbanites, all of which will be located in the enchanting world of Crowne Estate Malaysia – an elegant retreat nestled amidst breathtaking natural beauty. This development at King’s Park Genting Highlands is a captivating and impressive 156,419 square-meter project with a remarkable Gross Development Value of over RM3 billion.

The first phase of commercial and retail shops is scheduled to open in 2026. Neighbours include luxurious residence developments, Awana Golf Resort and Genting Highlands Premium Outlets. Like its neighbours, King’s Park enjoys cool weather of 15 to 25 degrees Celsius throughout the year and is surrounded by a 130-million-year-old jungle rich with flora and fauna, waterfalls, and fresh air.

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