JOHOR BAHRU: SJK (C) Ladang Grisek (EcoWorld) at Eco Tropics had its official opening ceremony earlier today. The ceremony was officiated by Transport Minister YB Datuk Seri Ir. Dr. Wee Ka Siong, and Education Deputy Minister Dato’ Dr. Mah Hang Soon.
Originally located in Tangkak, the school is strategically and purposefully relocated to the 5.97-acre plot of land along Jalan Kota Masai – in the heart of the Eco Tropics township where it will be easily accessible.
Construction for the school is split into three phases. Phase 1 was completed in January, in time for 405 students and 23 teachers to resume classes on 1st March. The estimated construction cost for Phase 1 is approximately RM7.5 million and will be fully subsidised by Eco World Development Group Berhad (EcoWorld Malaysia).
Phase 1 consist of a four-storey classroom block with 30 classrooms, parking spaces, multipurpose hall, field, canteen, laboratory, library, computer room, music room as well as a teachers’ room and administrative office.
President & CEO of EcoWorld Malaysia Dato’ Chang Khim Wah said: “We are thrilled to see the main portion of the school built and in operations.”
“It has been our goal to turn this area into a much sought-after address in Johor Bahru and by relocating SJK (C) Ladang Grisek to Eco Tropics, we are not only providing good quality education facilities within our township but also benefitting the surrounding community.
Our efforts to improve the Kota Masai locale have had a positive impact on the neighbourhood’s image and property values, resulting in more and more people keen to call this area home.” Chang added.
The RM5.4 billion Eco Tropics is a mixed township known for homes that are inspired by the timeless architecture of The Hamptons resort on Long Island, New York. The township is the first landed strata development in Pasir Gudang.
The 992-acre freehold Eco Tropics is built along an eco-masterplan with sizable green pockets throughout the township. Back lane gardens, jogging and cycling tracks are a common feature in the township. To date, EcoWorld Malaysia has transplanted more than 2,000 trees in Eco Tropics to minimise the environmental impact of construction and to maintain the surrounding ecosystem.
Since its launch in 2015, EcoWorld has continuously worked towards improving not only the infrastructure of the township but its amenities as well. The Group has worked closely with Jabatan Kerja Raya Malaysia and Majlis Perbandaran Pasir Gudang (MPPG) to upgrade Jalan Kong Kong and Jalan Kota Masai (also known as The Middle Ring Road). The Senai – Desaru Expressway link has been completed in September 2019 which allows a quicker access from Eco Tropics to the Senai Desaru Expressway and a shorter journey to the West side of Johor.
The developer also spent RM 4.5 million for refurbishment works for the 30-acre town park in Pasir Gudang called West Lake Gardens. West Lake Gardens boasts a scenic lake and a smart design that makes it a reservoir for rainwater, which will be collected and reused to water the many gardens in Eco Tropics. It is built with numerous facilities, such as gazebos, gardens, outdoor gymnasiums and playgrounds – making it a private paradise for residents to enjoy.
Chang said EcoWorld Malaysia remains committed to upgrading the image of the old Kota Masai and is looking forward to adding value to its new township of Eco Tropics as well as Eco Business Park III just adjacent to it. Residents as well as the surrounding communities get to enjoy a wide selection of shops that’s in the vicinity with Tesco as well as the optimal retail mix of tenants at the 2-storey shop offices Eco Vantage.
The latest phase at Eco Tropics – Breezegate has been launched in July and it comprises a series of 162 units of beautiful two storey terraced homes with 32 to 42 ft back-lane garden. The 20’ x 70’ homes have built-ups from 1,637 to 1,688 sq ft and are priced from RM500,000 onwards.