“Aspen Group was the first to answer the call to spearhead the realisation of this vision to create an intelligent and self-sustaining metropolis designed for living in the future, today.”
Hinterland. Quiet backwater. Plantation country. These were the views once held of the land in Bandar Cassia, Batu Kawan, before Penang Development Corporation cast its call for visionary developers that could transform it into the third satellite city of Penang. Aspen Group was the first to answer the call and to spearhead the realisation of this vision to create an intelligent and self-sustaining metropolis designed for living in the future, today.
Recognising the catalytic potential of this opportunity and driven by the challenge to completely redefine this area of the country, Aspen Group invested in 245-acres of freehold land ahead of making headways to a joint-venture partnership with IKEA Southeast Asia to develop Batu Kawan into an iconic hub of the Northern region of Malaysia.
This flagship development with a gross development value of RM10 billion quickly became known throughout the nation as Aspen Vision City, the first smart-city in the making. Masterfully planned to attract the attention of investors both locally and internationally, Aspen Vision City will feature a state-of-the-art regional integrated shopping centre and the first IKEA lifestyle furniture store in the North.
As an integrated development with first-class infrastructure and amenities, Aspen Vision City comprises an eclectic mix of residential and commercial components ranging from luxurious designer homes to the region’s future Central Business District; an international business hotel and international school; office towers, serviced residences, and a transport hub; and it will feature a green oasis in the form of a 25-acre Central Park at its heart. With the first and second phases of development successfully launched, Aspen Group has begun groundworks for Vervéa Commercial Precinct, Vertu Resort condominiums, IKEA store, Columbia Asia Medical Centre, and the Central Park.
To develop Aspen Vision City to be the most advanced city in Malaysia and a model state for smart living, Aspen Group formed powerful partnerships with global industry leaders to provide the best in services and solutions that would meet the multi-faceted needs of end-users. Pioneering collaborations with techgiants IBM Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. and Telekom Malaysia Berhad, Aspen Vision City will boast levels of smart-city infrastructure that is unmatched by any other development in the country.
Aspen Vision City is envisaged to spur a culture of innovation by establishing the platform to enable new business models to emerge and provide a holistic environment in which urban technopreneurs can live, work, and play. As an integrated city that is designed for the future, Aspen Vision City will introduce a comprehensive cloud computing infrastructure platform supported by the deployment of high-speed converged ICT and next generation smart services, while preparing to incorporate the development of infrastructure driven by the ‘Internet of Things’.
These are just the tip of the iceberg for the many plans in which Aspen Group will leverage on to transform what was once considered a desolate piece of land, into a world-class smart metropolis. One that will remarkably redefine the way developers build for a sustainable and innovative future, and redefine living for all.DOWNLOAD E-BROCHURE