• Uniquely crafted landed strata Melia Residences nestled within picturesque landscaped lakeside setting has garnered strong following with buyers snapping all 206 units of Phase 1 and Phase 2
  • First residential precinct to be introduced by UEM Sunrise in Gerbang Nusajaya, the commercial and business engine for Iskandar Puteri
  • Strategically located five kilometres away from Malaysia’s Sultan Abu Bakar CIQ Complex and Singapore’s Tuas Checkpoint


ISKANDAR PUTERI, JOHOR, 19 May 2016 – UEM Sunrise Berhad (“UEM Sunrise” or the “Company”), one of Malaysia’s leading property developers, today unveiled its newest landed residential development – Melia Residences. This is UEM Sunrise’s first residential precinct in Gerbang Nusajaya, the commercial and business engine of Iskandar Puteri (formerly known as Nusajaya) in Johor.

Situated on a 73.64-acre freehold footprint, Melia Residences promises a combination of breathtaking lakeside living, a host of facilities and unbeatable lifestyle offerings within a well-secured gated and guarded landed-freehold community. Melia Residences consists of five phases, with a total of 625 landed strata units that are available in four land area options and built up areas ranging from 2,006 sq ft to 2,594 sq ft. A low density development of eight units per acre, it is targeted to be fully completed in 2020.

According to UEM Sunrise’s Chief Operating Officer, Commercial, Raymond Cheah, “Melia Residences is designed to reminisce our carefree childhood days, when the world was our oyster – safe to explore our surroundings whilst co-existing with flora and fauna in peaceful harmony.

“At Melia Residences, children can roam freely and enjoy butterflies, dragonflies and spider catching; crayfish hunting and net fishing; or simply enjoy the sheer pleasures of the tingling sensation of grass between your toes and safely soaking our feet in any of the three back-to- nature lakes. In short, Melia Residences will bring out the child in us once again,” he added.

Raymond explained that Melia Residences offers a plethora of facilities with multipurpose hall, badminton court, indoor commercial-grade gym, outdoor gym, sauna, tennis court, three uniquely designed children playgrounds, walking paths, jogging and cycling tracks around tree-lined lakeside as well as a variety of signature pavilions around the entire estate.

In addition, Melia Residences provides ample opportunities for family recreational activities as well as generous open spaces for picnic and barbecue outings. Scenic lakes stretching over seven acres sit at the heart of the development with up to 1.3 kilometres perimeter pathways designed to enhance residents’ living experience.

Reflecting on UEM Sunrise’s commitment to preserving as much of the natural environment in its developments, award-winning German-based landscape architectural firm, Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl, had been engaged to realise the vision of Melia Residences’ unique lakeside living – drawing on their experience and expertise in having previously developed Singapore’s Bishan – Ang Mo Kio Park and Potsdamer Platz in Berlin, Germany.

“This development is a true testament to our ongoing efforts in delivering stunning fresh concepts that are exquisite at an exceptional value. Melia Residences redefines all benchmarks in township development and township living,” said Raymond.

Strategically located merely five kilometres away from Malaysia’s Sultan Abu Bakar CIQ Complex and Singapore’s Tuas Checkpoint, Melia Residences is easily accessible via the Second Link Expressway and the Coastal Highway. The development is near major amenities in Iskandar Malaysia, such as the Columbia Asia Hospital; and EduCity – a fully integrated education hub comprising universities, institutes of higher education, academia-industry action and R&D centres as well as recreational and sports facilities. Designed to benefit from the impending High Speed Rail, which links Malaysia and Singapore, is located near the alternative entry point to Malaysia from Singapore and Indonesia via the Puteri Harbour International Ferry Terminal.

As part of the 4,551-acre Gerbang Nusajaya community, occupants of Melia Residences are also set to participate and benefit from the surrounding catalytic developments such as Nusajaya Tech Park – an integrated eco-friendly industrial park currently being built for sustainable light to medium industries. Many new developments have unfolded at the Nusajaya Tech Park with the recent completion of 21 ready-built- factories (“RBF”) and Certificate of Completion and Compliance already obtained, while 22 more units of RBF are currently under construction. Separately, an agreement with Tokyo-based Mitsui & Co. Ltd. has been signed to develop build-to- suit warehouses and factories on a seven plots of land measuring approximately 26.4 acres. Meanwhile, FASTrack Iskandar – a 300-acre integrated motorsports hub incorporating automotive-related commercial, retail and hospitality offerings is also making progress with approved earthworks and development order applications.

Apart from these amenities, residents of Melia Residences can enjoy the conveniences of various prominent entertainment and leisure destinations such as Legoland® Malaysia Resort, Sanrio Hello Kitty Town, Thomas Town, Mall of Medini, Horizon Hills Golf & Country Club and Puteri Harbour Marina.

Commenting on the launch debut, Raymond said, “We are extremely pleased with the strong level of interest from both owner-occupiers and investors who are looking to benefit from this unique development that offers contemporary nostalgic lakeside living. The speed of sales of Melia Residences has been phenomenal with a total of 206 Phase 1 and Phase 2 units completely taken up within the first two days of its launch, surpassing our original target of three to six months.

“To date, we have achieved a total of approximately RM206 million in sales, exceeding our target of RM196 million for 2016. We are excited for our purchasers and thankful to those who have made the decision to be part of this landmark township development,” added Raymond.

In order to satisfy homebuyers’ demand, UEM Sunrise has opened up Phase 3 with limited units currently on sale. Phase 3 of Melia Residences comprises 160 terraced houses; of which 75 units are Type A, 73 units are Type B and 12 units are Type C as per the following breakdown:

The price of purchasing a single home unit of Melia Residences which are currently on sale starts from RM872,888. Those who are interested to learn more about Melia Residences are encouraged to call UEM Sunrise Customer Care at 1800-888- 008 (within Malaysia)/+603-2711 8008 (outside Malaysia) or visit Melia Residences Sales Gallery at Mall of Medini, No. 4, Lebuh Medini Utara, Medini Iskandar Malaysia, 79200 Iskandar Puteri, Johor Darul Ta’zim.