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NUSAJAYA, 24 March 2014 - UEM Sunrise Berhad (“UEM Sunrise”), formerly known as UEM Land Holdings Berhad, the master developer of Nusajaya, one of the five key nodes of Iskandar Malaysia, through its corporate social responsibility initiatives programme, successfully organised its fourth year motivational camp for its PINTAR secondary schools’ students at Tiram Indah Village, Johor Bahru, during the school break today. 

This year, the motivational camp was divided in two phases – students as well as their parents with a total number of 120 participants. The first phase was conducted on 22-24 march focusing on students aged 16-17 years old. Whilst the second phase which will be conducted in April will include the same group of students and the newest to this year programme is, the second phase will see the participant from their parents. 

The motivational camp aimed to inspire the students to be well-rounded individuals and at the same time to enhance their self-confidence and potentials. Moreover, it is also a platform to guide the students to be more attentive while instilling awareness on the importance of education. 

The 3D2N camp was filled with mental and physical challenges as well as activities to foster discipline. The programme module was tailor-made to encourage positive values while fostering the importance of team work, time management, determination, perseverance and commitment. Additionally, it taught them to be accountable for their actions whilst respecting others, particularly to their parents and teachers, who have been continuously providing them guidance, support, love and protection. 

Muhamad Nor Fitri bin Norizan 17, from SMK Gelang Patah said, “Initially, when I was selected to attend this programme, I just wanted to have fun and not take this programme seriously. I imagined it to be very stressful and boring but I was wrong. It was totally different from what I had expected. The camp made me realised the importance of developing my own self-achievements. It was indeed very challenging yet fun where I gained valuable knowledge through its activities and I made a lot of new friends too.” 

“Another wonderful experience that I gained during the programme was being chosen as the ‘Penghulu’ or the head for the male students. It helped me build my leadership skills and I am so happy to be part of the programme”, he added. 

“I am very grateful to be chosen as one of the participants in this motivational camp and through these activities, I am ready to face the reality and manage my personal issues appropriately”, said Nurul Nabila Huda binti Ahmad, 17 from SMK Gelang Patah. 

“Besides the academic excellence, it is a necessity for our youth to have the opportunity to grow towards physical, emotional, civic and social competence to ensure positive youth development. Moreover, youth development would require dependency on various group supports in particular from family, community and other institutions such as organised recreation and camp programme. This motivational camp, provides the students with the physical activities, develop creative self-expression, positive social interactions, competence and achievement as individuals as well as in groups”, said Encik Mohd Nadzari Haji Bachek, Senior General Manager Nusajaya, UEM Sunrise. 

“As a caring and responsible corporate citizen, UEM Sunrise has responsibility not only to its employees, customers and investors, but also to the various communities in which it operates in. UEM Sunrise’s Corporate Social Responsibility (“CSR”) policy is focused on education and community building via educational programmes such as PINTAR programmes and other community engagement efforts”, he added. 

KUALA LUMPUR, 18 March 2014 – The High Court of Kuala Lumpur (“High Court”) had today granted an order confirming the SCR exercise by Opus Group Berhad (Opus). 

The application was made to the High Court on 28 February 2014. 

Accordingly, all required approvals for the SCR have been duly obtained and the entitlement date for the SCR will be announced in due course. 

The SCR will take effect upon lodgement of the sealed copy of the order of the High Court confirming the SCR with the Companies Commission of Malaysia. 

Technology by Japan’s Taiheiyo Engineering Corporation, Result of G-to-G Cooperation between Japan and Malaysia

BAHAU, 17 March 2014  Cement Industries of Malaysia Berhad (CIMA), a wholly-owned subsidiary of UEM Group Berhad and one of the largest cement manufacturer in Malaysia, has successfully installed an alternative fuel combustion system from Japan’s Taiheiyo Engineering Corporation (TEC) which allows the company to use tyres and biomass waste such as palm kernel shell and empty fruit bunch as an alternative source of fuel.

TEC, the provider of the new technology has fitted CIMA’s plant in Bahau with a chlorine bypass system and coating solution system which prevents chlorine and sulfur coating formation and allows cement manufacturer to utilise alternative fuels such as tyres, palm kernel shell and other biomass to provide thermal energy for its clinker production. The chlorine bypass system and coating solution system was installed as sulfur can be found in limestone, coal and alternative fuel while chlorine can be traced from the alternative fuels. The move makes CIMA the first cement manufacturer in the country with such technology and capability.

The main benefits of using waste as alternative fuel in the cement production process are to ensure that waste materials are reused in a responsible manner instead of being disposed in landfills and to reduce usage of non-renewable energy resources such as coal which in turn will result in significant reduction of carbon dioxide emissions.

A completion ceremony was held today at CIMA’s plant in Bahau and on hand to witness the event was Datuk Seri Nurmala Abd. Rahim Secretary General of Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities (MPIC) who was present on behalf of Yang Berhormat Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas, Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities.

Also in attendance was Datuk Dr. Choo Yuen May, Director General of Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB), Datuk Dr. Salmiah Ahmad, Director General of Malaysian Rubber Board (MRB), Keiko Aikawa, Commercial Attaché of the Japanese Embassy, Munehiko Tsuchiya, Executive Director of New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) and Haruo Tsuyuki President of Taiheiyo Engineering Corporation.

The implementation of the technology was the result of a Government to Government cooperation between Japan and Malaysia. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed in 2012 between NEDO, MPOB and MRB which then led to a successful implementation by the private sector of both countries represented by TEC and CIMA.

Yang Berhormat Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas in his speech delivered by Datuk Seri Nurmala Abd. Rahim said, “I take this opportunity to commend NEDO for facilitating this technology transfer, and to TEC for providing the equipment and technology. I would also like to record my appreciation to CIMA for agreeing to be the first cement manufacturer in Malaysia to install such technology at its plant. I also urge all cement producers to take advantage of the opportunity presented by these various organisations today and strive towards continual improvement in their manufacturing process.

The Malaysian government has identified biomass as one of the growth areas towards creating wealth from waste. The National Biomass Strategy 2020, outlines the framework and the potential of the biomass in creating higher value-added economic activities. The National Biomass strategy envisages a potential contribution of Gross National Income of RM30 billion by 2020. In this context, this project is significant in generating wealth from biomass.”

“We have for some time now been searching at innovative technologies that would allow us to optimise sustainable practices by utilising multiple types of waste to provide the thermal energy required for our production. With this state-of-the-art technology by TEC in place, we can reduce energy costs through the utilization of tyres and biomass up to a maximum 30%, while at the same time playing an active role in reducing  our carbon footprint,” said Mohd Yusri Md Yusof, Managing Director of CIMA.

CIMA has been involved in the manufacturing and distribution of cement and related activities since 1975. It has two plants located in Bahau and Bukit Ketri, Perlis with a combined clinker production of 4.6 million tonnes per annum and a total cement production capacity of 7.2 million tonnes per annum. 

Exchange of completion certificates between En. Mohd Yusri Md Yusof (left), Managing Director of Cement Industries of Malaysia Berhad (CIMA) and Mr. Haruo Tsuyuki, President of Taiheiyo Engineering Corporation (TEC)

Exchange of completion certificates between En. Mohd Yusri Md Yusof, Managing Director of CIMA (left) and Mr. Haruo Tsuyuki, President of TEC.

En. Mohd Yusri Md Yusof, Managing Director of CIMA (left) explaining the newly installed integrated alternative fuel combustion system using tyres and biomass waste to Datuk Seri Nurmala Abdul Rahim, Secretary General, Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities.

NUSAJAYA, 12 March 2014 - UEM Sunrise Berhad (“UEM Sunrise”), formerly known as UEM Land Holdings Berhad, the master developer of Nusajaya, one of the five key nodes of Iskandar Malaysia, proudly announced the enhanced outlook of the Sekolah Kebangsaan Taman Nusa Perintis 1 school library in Gelang Patah today.

UEM Sunrise’s Library Enhancement Project has entered its third year of implementation which was established under the CSR-Education programme initiatives in its strategic efforts to help raise the academic performance as well as to inculcate good reading habits amongst its PINTAR students in Nusajaya.

Based on “need basis” as the main criterion, one of the UEM Sunrise PINTAR adopted school will be selected every year to receive financial support and assistance in acquiring reading materials and upgraded library facilities for the students’ utilisation. This year, Sekolah Kebangsaan Taman Nusa Perintis 1 has been selected based on its highest number of students enrolled compared to other PINTAR schools. The school has more than 700 students and the library facilities were found to be in poor condition with most of the books outdated and worn out.

Under this programme, UEM Sunrise has sponsored and contributed reading materials consisting mostly English story books exclusively selected to fit primary schools preferences. The library refurbishment includes interior equipment such as tables, chairs, curtains, carpets, table skirting, educational posters, wall stickers, wall repaint and repairs worth more than RM30,000.00.

Launching and gracing the event was Nusajaya State Assemblyman, YB Dr Haji Zaini Haji Abu Bakar. “Education sector is highly important in every country as the literacy and education is directly related to the overall good or bad performance of the country. If you have a look at the list of most developed countries of the world you will see a marked difference in their literacy rate of developing or underdeveloped countries”, he said.

“Cultivating the reading habit among people, especially the students is not easy. The reading culture among Malaysians is yet to reach a satisfactory level of awareness, understanding and appreciation. Most of the students only read books to pass the examination. Since inculcating reading habits among Malaysian is still an ongoing effort, the society mainly parents, teachers and schools need to play their roles in supporting the Government’s effort to transform the country to be a developed nation”, he added.

“As a caring and responsible corporate citizen, UEM Sunrise has a responsibility not only to its employees, customers and investors, but also to the various communities in which it operates in. UEM Sunrise’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policy is focused on education and community building via educational programmes such as PINTAR programmes and other community engagement efforts”, said En. Nadzari Haji Bachek, Senior General Manager, Nusajaya, UEM Sunrise Berhad.

The UEM Sunrise’s PINTAR School Library Enhancement Project that was introduced in year 2011 aimed at enabling UEM Sunrise’s PINTAR schools’ students and teachers to have better access to knowledge resource. In addition, the programme is also targeted at creating a more conducive and pleasant reading atmosphere besides encouraging regular usage of the library amongst students as a resource and learning site.

• Pre-launches 351 units located in Nusa Bayu 

• 10,000 more affordable housing to be launched in phases in Gerbang Nusajaya from this year onwards 

NUSAJAYA, 1 March 2014

– UEM Sunrise Berhad (“UEM Sunrise”), the master developer of Nusajaya and one of the leading property developers in Malaysia, continues on its commitment to build affordable housing for the rakyat in Nusajaya, Iskandar Malaysia by offering 351 units of properties in Nusa Bayu and has pledged to build 10,000 more affordable housing which will be located in Gerbang Nusajaya and to be launched in phases from this year onwards. 

At a pre-launch ceremony held today, UEM Sunrise offered 351 units of affordable Nusa Bayu properties comprising: 

• 80 units of 16’ x 55’ terrace homes with a built up area of 850 sq ft priced at RM80,000 per unit; 

• 241 units of 18’ x 60’ terrace homes with a built up area of 1,000 sq ft priced at RM150,000 per unit; and 

• 30 units of 20’ x 60’ shop lots priced at RM200,000 per unit. 

The offering of 321 units of Nusa Bayu terrace homes, was conducted via balloting and it was done prior to the ceremony by the SUK Bahagian Perumahan Negeri Johor whilst the 30 units of shop lots will be distributed separately. At the event, the Menteri Besar of Johor YAB Dato’ Mohamed Khaled bin Nordin presented the Certificates of Entitlement to Purchase to the eligible rakyat whom were successful in the balloting to purchase the Nusa Bayu terrace homes. The properties are scheduled to be completed in 2016. 

The event which took place at the hall of SMK Gelang Patah also saw the representatives of SUK Bahagian Perumahan Negeri Johor taking registrations for 1,380 units of affordable housing which makes up Phase 1A of the 10,000 units to be built by UEM Sunrise at Gerbang Nusajaya. 

Phase 1A of Gerbang Nusajaya affordable housing is strategically located, adjacent to the planned transportation hub and industrial park in Gerbang Nusajaya. The progressive features for this high rise development include emphasis on CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design), affordable maintenance, high quality workmanship, a linear park and modern lifestyle recreation and amenities for three generations to promote family activities. 

The planned affordable housing in Gerbang Nusajaya will also include amenities and communal facilities for the residents such as mosque, integrated primary and secondary schools, multi-purpose hall, religious school and a neighbourhood community centre. A soft launch of the project is targeted to take place in Q3 2014. 

Phase 1A of the high rise development in Gerbang Nusajaya comprise of: 

• “Perumahan Komuniti Johor” Type A with a built up area of 720 sq ft priced at RM42,000 per unit; 

• “Perumahan Komuniti Johor” Type B with a built up area of 850 sq ft priced at RM80,000 per unit; and 

• “Rumah Mampu Milik Johor” with a built up area of 1,000 sq ft priced at RM150,000 per unit. 

UEM Sunrise’s 10,000 affordable homes will be built based on the guidelines of Dasar Perumahan Rakyat Johor di Iskandar Malaysia and is in line with the aspiration of the National Housing Council (“NHC”) as well as Johor State Government in ensuring home ownerships for the rakyat from all walks of life. UEM Sunrise has pledged to build such homes in phases from 2014 based on confirmed demand received and subject to relevant regulatory approvals. 

“The State Government of Johor’s fruitful partnership with UEM Sunrise will ensure a supply of quality affordable housing for the rakyat and especially the local Johoreans. UEM Sunrise has gone beyond normal development profits to meet the greater housing aspirations of Malaysians who want to be part of Nusajaya, a region brimming with opportunities. In the long term, this will allow all to share in the progress of Iskandar Malaysia and lead to an improvement in the quality of life of the local community,” said the Menteri Besar of Johor. 

Dato’ Izzaddin Idris, Executive Director of UEM Sunrise said, “The 10,000 units of affordable homes we are offering is in support of the Government’s various efforts in ensuring home ownership for all Malaysians. It will be built in phases, depending on the demand structure. It also signals our continuous commitment in fulfilling our long-standing pledge of building quality affordable housing. With our formidable years of combined experience in developing townships, residential and integrated developments, we are confident of providing quality affordable homes with modern amenities.” 

Dato’ Izzaddin added that UEM Sunrise has always been committed in delivering affordable housing for the local community. In collaboration with a private developer, Denia Development Sdn Bhd (“Denia”), UEM Sunrise has to-date delivered 3,535 units of affordable homes in Taman Nusantara, located strategically adjacent to Nusa Bayu. 

A further 1,324 units including 201 units of PR1MA (Perumahan Rakyat 1Malaysia) homes are also being developed by Denia, with 257 units comprising houses and shop offices slated to be delivered to respective buyers soon. In addition, UEM Sunrise had in 2008/2009 allocated 60 acres of land in Gelang Patah to the State Government of Johor for the development of PRISMA. 

The event was also attended by the State EXCOs, community leaders and representatives from local authorities. About 1,000 people turned up at the event with its carnival ambiance. The children enjoyed the two huge 9’ x 15’ inflatable castles as well as fun activities such as sand art, henna painting, Batik painting and guests thoroughly feast on the famous ‘Laksa Johor’ and other local dishes. 

  • Builds on strong demand from UEM Sunrise’s introduction of Nusajaya properties to the Indonesian market in mid-2013
  • Roadshow will showcase attractive and popular developments in Nusajaya, Iskandar Malaysia
  • INDONESIA, 1 March 2014 – UEM Sunrise Berhad (“UEM Sunrise”), the master developer of Nusajaya, Iskandar Malaysia and one of the leading property developers in Malaysia, will return to Indonesia for its second property roadshow on the back of strong demand from its introduction of Nusajaya properties to the Indonesian market in April 2013. Nusajaya properties have been popular in the Indonesian market given the modern, spacious lifestyle and good transportation links. The first road show, which was held on 11 April 2013, saw an approximate RM23 million worth of properties sold.

    The roadshows will be held in two venues – in Surabaya from 3 to 9 March; and in Jakarta from 22 to 23 March; which will focus exclusively on attractive and popular developments in Nusajaya such as the Grand Pool Villas Noble Park (Phase 4B) in East Ledang; Ophiria @East Ledang (Phase 9); and the new property project, Almãs Suites @Puteri Harbour.

    UEM Sunrise will collaborate with the local real estate agency, Ray White Real Estate, to manage both he roadshows that will be held at Linear Atrium & Void Area, Ground Floor, Ciputra World, Surabaya from 10.00 am to 9.00 pm; and at Ritz Carlton Pacific Place in Jakarta from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm respectively.

    Grand Pool Villas Noble Park (Phase 4B) is situated on 10.8 acres of freehold land in East Ledang and comprises 28 Grand Pool Villas with sizes ranging between 485 sq m and 503 sq m. These modern Grand Pool Villas have spacious living rooms with ‘al fresco’ terraces. All Noble Park villas are equipped with top quality materials such as high-end sanitary fittings, a fully-functional kitchen, quality marble and timber flooring. Each unit comes complete with Fibre-To-The-House (“FTTH”) 20 mbps high speed internet connectivity.

    Noble Park is one of seven phases in the award-winning East Ledang mixed residential enclave which was recently crowned the Asia-Pacific winner under the Best Architecture Multiple Residence category at the International Property Awards 2012-2013. The development will be a gated and guarded community providing 24-hour security using the East Ledang Security Intelligence System (“ELSiS”), one of the most advanced security management systems in the country.

    Ophiria @East Ledang (Phase 9), is an exclusive enclave of six low-rise condominium blocks spread over a total development area of 6.6 acres tucked away in a private area of East Ledang. It is also a gated and guarded residential development. The freehold units, with built-up areas from 230 sq m to 254 sq m, comes with full facilities exclusive for residents which includes two swimming pools, gym and sauna. Each of the 117 units of the Ophiria Residences comes with 3+1 bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms and high-speed 20Mbps internet access. Ophiria development is five minutes away from Legoland and 10 minutes away from Singapore, via the Second Link.

    East Ledang is within minutes from the surrounding catalytic developments including EduCity Iskandar Malaysia, Medini Iskandar Malaysia, Kota Iskandar, Southern Industrial and Logistics Clusters (“SiLC”), Puteri Harbour and Afiat Healthpark, all of which enhances the value of East Ledang and promises world-class living in an international community. Residents of East Ledang enjoy free memberships at Ledang Urban Retreat (“LURE”) and residents at selected phases in East Ledang will enjoy free memberships at Horizon Hills Golf and Country Club. Both the clubs offer a wide selection of recreational pursuits as well as lifestyle and entertainment outlets suited for the whole family.

    Almãs Suites @Puteri Harbour is an exclusive high-rise condominium that stands majestically in a single 34-storey block, located near Kota Iskandar. It includes a five-storey security control car park, a double volume grand lobby, and a facility podium boasting a 1.1 acre eco-deck (“E-deck”). The eco-deck is paved with lush landscape, pavilions, water features and equipped with a swimming pool, a wading pool, an outdoor and indoor gyms, a reflexology path, a wellness terrace, an indoor half basketball court and a multipurpose hall. In addition, the block also comes with a beautiful sky garden on Level 33, which overlooks the adjacent Linear Park, Centre Courtyard and Kota Iskandar.

    Targeting single working professionals and newly married couples, Almãs Suites offers several types of unit options with an average price of RM9,666 per sq m. The sizes range from 48 sq m with one bedroom; to slightly spacious 83 sq m duplexes with 1+1 bedrooms; to exclusive and spacious 206 sq m penthouses with 3+1 bedrooms.

    Almãs Suites joins two other blocks of service residences located at Almãs @Puteri Harbour development. Together they form 64% of the overall Almãs development which is situated on approximately 12.22 acres of freehold land, nestled in the award-winning Puteri Harbour enclave, and home to main attractions such as the Puteri Harbour Satellite Clubhouse, Puteri Harbour Family Theme Park, Traders Hotel and upcoming Puteri Harbour International Convention Centre. The remaining 36% of the development comprises commercial components such as five storeys of retail with 44 units of shop offices and two 28-storey towers of business suites. Almãs is set to become Puteri Harbour’s next iconic landmark where business meets leisure.

    Besides showcasing the property projects, UEM Sunrise has also invited Mr. Ho Chin Soo to provide an insightful investment talk to visitors on property investment tips. Mr. Ho is an expert in Malaysia property and the director of “Ho Chin Soon Research”, a property information company that specialises in land use and ownership maps and a fellow of the Institution of Surveyors, Malaysia and a registered Valuer with the Board of Valuers, Appraisers and Estate Agents in Malaysia. He will conduct the talk at the Ritz Carlton Pacific Place Hotel in Jakarta on Sunday, 22 March 2014 at 12.30 pm.

    For more enquiries on the roadshows or the talk, please call Ms. Melani Winarti at 081-7702 589 or Mr. Erwin Karya at 081-8607 545.

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