Lost World of Tambun (LWOT), an anchor component of Sunway City Ipoh (SCI), clinched World Gold Winner in the Resort Category at the recent FIABCI Prix d’Excellence Award 2015 held in Petaling Jaya, making SCI the first integrated development in Southeast Asia to garner five FIABCI accolades including two world titles. His Royal Highness of Negeri Sembilan, Tuanku Muhriz ibni Almahrum Tuanku Munawir, presented the award to Dato’ Ngeow Voon Yean, managing director of Sunway Group’s property investment division.
Awarded by an international panel comprising 80 top real estate professionals and experts from across 38 different countries, the FIABCI Prix d’Excellence recognises international real estate projects that display distinction in various aspects of a development. This includes concept; architecture, development and construction, community benefits, environmental impact, and financial and marketing.
“We are humbled by this international recognition. As Malaysia’s top property developer, tourism development is central to complementing our integrated developments in the townships we build. Having achieved resounding success with Sunway Resort City in Selangor, which is one of the top tourist hubs in the region, we are very proud that Sunway City Ipoh, a joint venture with the Perak state government, is another success story and is now an international tourist attraction in Malaysia. It continues to boost tourism activity and remains an economic driver for the state of Perak,” said Dato’ Ngeow.
As the first township in Southeast Asia today with five FIABCI titles to its name, Sunway City Ipoh continues to make significant contributions to the transformation of Ipoh’s urban development. This will elevate the nation’s reputation in the international real estate arena.
Prior to winning this year’s FIABCI World Prix d’Excellence, SCI garnered FIABCI Malaysia Property Award 2010 for the Master Plan Category; The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat at SCI was awarded FIABCI Malaysia Property Award 2011 for Best Resort and the FIABCI World Prix d’Excellence Award in 2012 for Resort Development Category, while Lost World of Tambun at SCI clinched the FIABCI Malaysia Property Award in 2014.
FIABCI is the French acronym for “The International Real Estate Federation” which has been in operation for 61 years and represents the world’s real estate professions through its Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations Organisation. With chapters operating in more than 60 countries, FIABCI represents every discipline in the industry and links thousands of real estate professionals worldwide.
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