According to Malaysia China Chamber of Commerce (MCCC) Sabah President Michael Chin, Papar will soon become a booming business centre due to its strategic position, expanding population, and extension of urban development to the suburbs.
Those who have invested in the Benoni Commercial Centre (BCC) and Benoni Gardens, he added, would undoubtedly gain as the value of homes in Papar rises. He praised Datuk Susan Wong Siew Guen, the Managing Director of WSG Group, for having the foresight to build commercial and residential properties in Papar since 2010.
He added that WSG Group's projects in Papar such as Parklane City and Parklane Villa are going to appreciate in value. According to Chin, although Kota Kinabalu is unquestionably the favoured destination for property investment, real estate prices in the state capital are substantially higher. He claims that property investment costs in Papar are substantially cheaper while still providing a good return to buyers.
Chin said education would not be an issue for locals or foreign buyers, especially China nationals, as the schools in the districts are well developed.
Furthermore, he stated that the State Government is now working on projects from the Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA) to Papar, which bodes well for the future growth of Papar.