Modernizing KK City

• Jesselton Waterfront Project
• KK City Waterfront Development
• Sabah International Conference Centre
• KK City Cruise Terminal at Jesselton Point
• Pedestrian Walkway and Cycle way
• International Technology Convention Centre
• Aeropod TRANSPORT HUB AT TANJUNG ARU
• Sembulan River Beautification and Cleaning
• Extension of Entertainment Zone to New Areas
• Green City & Landscaping


One WATERFRONT with 2 names in 2 projects:
1) Jesselton Waterfront Project - North Waterfront
2) KK City Waterfront Development - South Waterfront

This is confusing to the public thinking it was the same project, but there is only one Waterfront in Kota Kinabalu.  It might be more clear in labeling the two projects as Waterfront North and Waterfront South.

#1 #2
Jesselton Waterfront Project
North of Waterfront
KK City Waterfront Development
South of Waterfront

Located north of Jesselton Point:

1) High-end Residential Developments
2) Retail Commercial
3) Office Towers
4) Waterfront Hotels
5) International Cruise Terminal ( 2 phase )
6) 300 berths of multiple lengths Marina

Developing by Suria Capital Holdings Berhad (Suria Capital) http://www.jesseltonwaterfront.com/index.php/about-suria-group

 

Located along Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens with total area of 3.12 acres Overall development comprises:

1) 4-Levels of retail malls
2) 7-Levels of 111 units high-end designer suites
3) 14-Levels, 365 rooms 5-Star Hotel with 1,000 seating capacity ballroom iv. Boardwalk


Kota Kinabalu Waterfront
a 2km long boardwalk, built using eco-friendly materials rising above the sea on stilts.

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Jesselton Quay
an iconic landscape as Kota Kinabalu city new waterfront and premier tourism frontier which is marina focus complete with its own cruise terminal.

#2 KOTA KINABALU CITY WATERFRONT DEVELOPMENT

DESCRIPTION

Located along Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens with total area of 3.12 acres Overall development comprises of:
i. 4-Levels of retail malls
ii. 7-Levels of 111 units high-end designer suites
iii. 14-Levels, 365 rooms 5-Star Hotel with 1,000 seating capacity ballroom iv. Boardwalk

Challenges
• Accessibility for contractor to deliver construction materials Enablers Required to make it happen
• To improve the main infrastructure to support this new development Key outcome / benefit of this project
• Transform Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens into people centric city
• Generate job opportunities in hotel and hospitality industry

 


Jesselton Waterfront, Kota Kinabalu

EPP 1 : MODERNIZING KOTA KINABALU CITY


#1 JESSELTON WATERFRONT DEVELOPMENT


EPP 1 : PROJECT 01


DESCRIPTION
1) High-end Residential Developments
2) Retail Commercial
3) Office Towers
4) Waterfront Hotels
5) International Cruise Terminal ( 2 phase )
6) 300 berths of multiple lengths Marina


Challenges
• Market Demand
• Infrastructure to support the development eg. Water, sewerage , power supply & broadband service.
• Resources during construction
• Increase of material cost
• Increase volume of Traffic in CBD area
• Cruise Terminal development which requires relocation of general cargo

 


Enablers Required to make it happen
• To improve the main infrastructure to support this new development
• Practical traffic system without sacrificing Project Land area
• Land approval for cruise terminal development

 


Key outcome / benefit of this project
1) Waterfront Development
• Will be a tourism friendly development and center of tourism activity, which consists of broad walk, marina activities, high-end shopping arcade, 5-star hotel and international cruise terminal

 

2) Marina facilities
• To accommodate the need to have more berths (parking bays for boats) in Greater KK
• Capacity at Sutera Marina Harbour has already reached its maximum (104 berths)
• More economic spillover effect to the local economy/retailers

 

 

 



MIXED USE DEVS.
• 10 Storey Shopping Arcade and Corporate Offices
• 10 Storey Luxury Waterfront Condominium
• Thematic Retail Outlets
• Boutique Hotel
• International Bazaar


WATERFRONT LUXURY VILLA
• Waterfront Apartments And Bungalows
• Marina Facilities – Clubhouse
• Maritime Museum
• The Aquarium


INTERNATIONAL CRUISE TERMINAL
• International Cruise Terminal Complex
• Marina Facilities
• Duty Free Complex & Entertainment Center



 


Entry Point Project :
EXTENSION OF ENTERTAINMENT ZONE TO NEW AREAS

To have a mix of fine dining, bars (international brand e.g. Hard Rock Cafι), Karaoke outlets, Discotheques

To have a similar concept at KK Waterfront but with better quality & international cuisines (Japanese, Korean, Thailand, Western etc.)

To have activities e.g. “live-cooking station”, “street party”, “live” performance – fusion music

Potential venue for Annual events e.g. Jazz Festival

Another venue for Musical Fountain in KK

Challenges
• Promotion
• Maintain cleanliness (esp. public amenities)
• Need to have high security in the area
• Gathering of illegal immigrants / street kids / beggars

Enablers Required to make it happen
• Information counters / guides
• Safety & Security (CCTV, Street Lights)
• Enough clean amenities
• Proper waste management
• Ample parking space

Key outcome / benefit of this project
• Another attraction venue for the locals and internationals visitors



 





Kota Kinabalu Waterfront project was envisaged after detailed studies were done on several thriving world-class international waterfront attractions such as :

1) Darling Harbor (Australia),
2) Cape Town Waterfront (South Africa),
3) Victoria Harbor (Hong Kong),
4) Canary Wharf (London),
5) Clark Quay Riverside (Singapore).

 

The project is in line with SDC and DBKK's overall urbanization and development master plan, which is primarily to increase the role of coastal cities as catalysts for modernization and development in Sabah

The development will also spur economic growth for KK City and provide employment and new business opportunities to local residents and businesses.

Waterfront Urban Development Sdn Bhd designed this development to unlock the potential of the city's waterfront and be comparable with other world-class waterfront development

The KKCW project is expected to attract high-end tourists as it aims to be among the world's great seafront destinations.

Joint development  project Waterfront Urban Development Sdn Bhd (WUD) and  Kota Kinabalu City Hall (DBKK).
 

This  RM500 million mixed seafront development is poised to change the face of Kota Kinabalu. Expected to be completed by 2010, the Kota Kinabalu City Waterfront (KKCW) development will, among others, feature the key attraction of a 2km-long boardwalk


The KKCW is set to be a thriving waterfront pedestrian walkway that will seamlessly connect a variety of retail, lifestyle, residential and hotel establishments.


It was unveiled during the launching of the Sabah Development Corridor (SDC) by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi last Tuesday.

Abdullah also witnessed the signing of the tripartite agreement for the KKCW development between Waterfront Urban Development Sdn Bhd, Kuwait Finance House (Malaysia) Bhd and a consortium of Middle Eastern and Malaysian investors.

Waterfront Urban Development Sdn Bhd managing director Reymee Mohamed Hussein said in line with the preservation of the environment, the KKCW development would incorporate environment-friendly features.

This will include hi-tech lighting, energy-conserving air conditioning systems and solar-powered pedestrian lighting. And to be built using eco-friendly materials, rising above the sea on stilts.

 

Sunset at Kota Kinabalu


Phase 1 (Immediate):
• 5 Star Hotels • Fine Dining Restaurants and Cafes • Luxury Waterfront Condominiums
• Signature Offices • Lifestyle Mall • Marina Facilities • Promenade Walk

Phase 2 (Future):
• International Cruise Terminal • Hotels • Commercial Units • Residential Waterfront Bungalows
• Luxury Waterfront Condominiums • Office Towers • Maritime Museum • Mini Theme Park • Duty-Free Zone

P R O J E C T F E A T U R E S
• Cruise Terminal Complex • Shopping Arcade • Thematic Retail Outlets • Waterfront Luxury Villa • Boutique Hotel
• Upgraded Local Ferry Terminal • Floating Seafront Restaurant • Marina Facilities • The Marina – Clubhouse • Specialty Shops
• The Aquarium • Luxury Waterfront Condominiums • International Bazaar – Shopping and Food Court
• Duty-Free Complex and Entertainment Centre • Maritime Museum • Landscaped Plaza • 5 Star Marina Hotel • Promenade Walk
Kota Kinabalu City Waterfront feature one of the longest city waterfront boardwalks in Asia and the city’s prime tourist attraction.

The “SwordFish” is the symbol of Kota Kinabalu which every tourist that visits Kota Kinabalu will take picture with it.

Kota Kinabalu waterfront project transform Kota Kinabalu into an integrated mixed development along a section of the Kota Kinabalu town’s coastline.

The Kota Kinabalu City Waterfront, completed by 2010, feature the key attraction of a 2km long boardwalk, built using eco-friendly materials rising above the sea on stilts.

Waterfront Urban Development Sdn Bhd (WUD) carried out the entire project in collaboration with Kota Kinabalu City (DBKK).

The project is among those aims to make Sabah a major destination for both leisure and business tourism and has also caught the attention of Kuwait Finance House (Malaysia) Bhd (KFHMB) and a consortium of Middle Eastern and Malaysian investors.

The development incorporated environmentally friendly features like hi-tech LED lighting, energy conserving air conditioning systems and solar powered pedestrian lighting along the boardwalk.

The RM500millions project was conceptualized after studying several thriving world class international waterfront attractions like Darling Harbor (Australia), Cape Town Waterfront (South Africa), Victoria Harbor (Hong Kong), Canary Wharf (London) and Clark Quay Riverside (Singapore).

The development also spur economic growth for Kota Kinabalu and provide employment and new business opportunities to local residents and businesses.

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SUNSET AT KOTA KINABALU WATERFRONT
SUNSET AT KOTA KINABALU WATERFRONT

Come and enjoy the cool sea breeze and witness the beautiful sunset at The Waterfront of Kota Kinabalu. And also enjoy the island-view before darkness envelops the earth. The Waterfront is located at the centre of Kota Kinabalu City, only about 10 minutes walk from any hotels in the town.

The once narrow shoreline of a  serene coastal town of Jesselton has changed. What Kota Kinabalu was in the 1950s is now almost unrecognizable to those who grew up close to it.

The shoreline has rapidly changed over the last 30 years with most of the city centre built on reclaimed land.

Today, Kota Kinabalu city planners are striving to strike a balance in preserving its old environment, while pushing for development to make the city a world-class leisure and tourism spot.

This city of over 300,000 people will play the leading role as the gateway to Sabah, which aims to be one of the most livable places in Asia.

Every  late afternoon the Waterfront come alive. By evening the whole place will be bustling with people looking for a great dinning experience from the many restaurants at the Waterfront.

Western, Chinese, and local cuisines are all featured here, and the place is very popular with the tourists as the food quality here is ensured. Other than fine dining the Waterfront is also a great place for socializing and party, there are pubs, cafes, karaokes and The Bed, one of the biggest dance clubs in town.


Anjung Samudra is known as 'The Waterfront of Kota Kinabalu'. Right in the heart of KK City, the Waterfront is an integrated food and entertainment centre.


At the waterfront are many of Kota Kinabalu's seafood restaurants and a wide variety of Malaysian and international cuisines.

The Port View Seafood Restaurant is one of the most renown seafood restaurants in the city, with a long history of its own. Seafood at the Port View is at its best comparable to Hong Kong restaurants.

The Shamrock is KK's first true Irish pub and bar serving imported Irish beer. They also serve a variety of Irish foods, some of them with a definitive local twist that should be tried!


Cock & Bull's is another favorite pub with a local band playing live nightly except on Sundays. It is a typical English styled pub with a well stocked bar and seating inside or outside. Their happy hour is from five to nine.

At the southern end of the Waterfront is the Beach Club and Waterfront Restaurant. The hottest dance club in town, the Beach Club is equipped with every modern contrivance to make it the foremost club in KK, maybe in the entire Sabah. There are comfortable sofas to relax and listen to the music, a spacious dance floor for the more active, a well stocked bar and even outside seating when you wish to relax from dancing...

The Waterfront offers also some of the best souvenir shopping around. Drop in at the Borneo Trading Post, a lofty and inspirational souvenir shop with a local twist. Here you find all things Borneo, from blowpipes over gongs and intricately hand-woven textiles, rattan baskets and bamboo flutes, rice wine and Borneo spices, exotic massage oils and incenses and a wide variety of light travelers' fashion perfect for your time in Borneo. Read our review.

The Nan Hai Treasure Gallery is the place for antique shopping. Nan Hai offers ancient Chinese stone ware and pottery that was recovered in Malaysian waters. Each piece at the Nan Hai gallery is certified and authentic, its origin can be traced back not only to the exact place in the sunken cargo, but often also to the very kiln where the object was fired hundreds of years ago. Years of studies and analysis have been spent to unravel the history of each recovered ship wreck, to open the unique time capsule and let history talk. Read our review.


Water front is connected to a dry market, wet market and also fruit market. At the Southern end is Le Meridien Hotel at the opposite side, Warisan Square, Port View Sea Food Restaurant, Coffe Bean and other shops.
 

Mercure Waterfront Kota Kinabalu.


Accor, the European leading and the world’s largest group in hotels and services, is  operating  the Mercure Waterfront, Kota Kinabalu opened in December 2006 and the Novotel 1 Borneo opened in  2008.

Mercure Waterfront, Kota Kinabalu will be an important part of the Waterfront development, considered one of Kota Kinabalu’s up-and-coming entertainment and shopping districts. Built on prime seafront land it will offer sweeping views of both the ocean and mighty Mount Kinabalu.

Mercure Waterfront, Kota Kinabalu is an integral part of Warisan Square, considered one of Kota Kinabalu’s up-and-coming shopping projects. Built on prime seafront land, it offers spectacular sweeping views of the South China Sea and the bustling KK Waterfront. It takes up home at the central building of Warisan Square amidst a unique street mall bazaar which will be the next buzz centre of Kota Kinabalu city.

Mercure Waterfront  hotel have 212 spacious guest rooms and suites with the most modern fittings and amenities. Facilities will be two meeting rooms, a trendy international restaurant, a rooftop cafι and bar, a coffeehouse, a lobby lounge and bar, a rooftop infinity pool with swim-up bar, fitness centre and state-of-the-art spa, and a business centre.


 

INDEX : Kota Kinabalu  April 17, 2016 02:19:34 PM

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