MRCB's 9 Seputeh Aims to Rejuvenate Jln Klang Lama (Part 1)
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MRCB Land is rejuvenating old buildings around 9 Seputeh to enhance the value of properties and the environment in the neighbourhood, said Cheah. One of the most outstanding works is mural paintings that cover the entire wall of the old UPC shop lots just across 9 Seputeh, a masterpiece of local artist Fadzlan Rizan Johari.
Cheah said MRCB Land is working with several local artists to come up with sculptures, paintings and murals. “We have started mural painting on the UPC shop lots. It is work-in-progress now. Once completed, it will be very ‘instagrammable’.”
MRCB Land is also in the midst of repainting Gemilang condominium, which is next door to 9 Seputeh, as part of the company’s corporate social responsibility. “The residents had to endure loud noises coming from the construction of buildings at 9 Seputeh, and we want to give back by repainting their buildings and changing the awnings of the balcony. It’s a breath of fresh air now".
“We don’t want to be a developer who just sells and walks away. We are doing more than what we have promised."
"We are enhancing the 9 Seputeh area to create value for all the people who work and live here,” added Cheah.
More plans to enhance the development
MRCB Land Sdn Bhd will hold on to the remaining land — Parcel A and D — at 9 Seputeh for future developments, says chief executive officer Raymond Cheah.
The company’s plan for 1.02ha Parcel A is to build a 41-storey serviced apartment tower, he said. According to Cheah, the serviced apartments will feature units with discreet services in plush refinement surrounded by a broad range of amenities. He did not say when MRCB Land would launch the apartments but added they would be luxury units. The plan for Parcel D, with a land size of about 1.04ha, is to build an education hub with a 34-storey tower.
Cheah said the education hub would complement 9 Seputeh’s overall concept of “sustainability”. “The key for 9 Seputeh is sustainability, which is why we are very careful with how we build here.”