One thing excited me last week, and it’s related to the title above. You see, Kuching has in previous years seen many new projects announced and completed. We had the CityOne Mall, Plaza Merdeka, The Spring, Boulevard, The Summer, E-Mart Lee Ling and many more. All the projects are shopping malls, with hotels or apartments located nearby. There are only two however (as I know) which are building a new township, complete with a mall, hotels, schools and houses for sale. One would be the Kuching Isthmus (where BCCK is located), and the other, yes you got it right… The MetroCity Kuching (or should it be called MetroCity Matang?).
Either way, both projects are massive with over 180 acres of land each to be developed over a long span of years. While I am excited about Kuching Ithmus, the construction of buildings on the project has been slow. It’s such a pity as the masterplan does include tonnes of exciting stuff.
With that said, the recent weeks saw the announcement of another massive city project, known as MetroCity. I’ve heard about the project prior to the launch, but I never knew it would be so close, as in Matang!
The project will see many new additions for Matang area including the first fast food drive thru, a massive 2-storey shopping mall, a new school, a 4-storey 140 room hotel, a private medical center, a church, a mosque, a community hall, a bus terminal, a college, 314 shops, and over 500 residential units! I’m excited about 3 things, the mall, the drive-thru and the church. And get this, the developer Chong Kia Hoi Realty Sdn Bhd has informed me that they will start shopping mall and F&B Drive-Thru first. Wooohoooo!!
The fact that the project itself is like less than 5 minutes by foot towards my up-coming house makes me more excited because I have always figured that the Matang are will remain as it is, only boasting more houses than commercial centers. MetroCity would definitely shift the excitement from the Kuching South side, to this area, and indirectly boost the price of my property. I’m pleased that I made a very wise investment by getting a house in this area.
The possibilities are many. I foresee that I could eventually sell my house at a much higher price when I decide to move outside the city, or I could just rent it out and reap the benefits. Either way, MetroCity is a welcomed addition to Matang and I do hope that the construction of MetroCity will be smooth.
MetroCity Kuching… WoooohooOOOOoooooo!!! And jus in case you are looking to buy the property at MetroCity, do email me and we can nego-nego. I think i can give u something back. Hey, better some than none. Yep?
How new is MJC at Batu Kawa?
I think its only new ‘in name’, as in Batu Kawah New Township.. lol.
which private medical centre is going to operate there?
Haiya. Right after I moved away from Matang, it just keeps on growing and growing. What timing.
You jadi house broker nowadays kah Cyril? hehe
Not house broker, but well, since I know the developer or someone selling, why not try sell some property? If you buy, I can divide the untung 30-70, with 70 going to you. At least you get some money back, and I also get something lah.. hahaha… Win win situation…
Wow…your timing and location to get a house was just superb eh? ;p
I’m looking forward to see the MetroCity once it’s finished – when is that expected?
You could say that. Feeling very lucky at the moment.. LOL.. The city is expected to be ready by 2015, but some buildings will be ready and running by 2013 i heard.
which matang area this again? is it nearby with matang jaya?
w0w..cant wait t0 get back 2 matang so0n.. 🙂
Its js beside emart. Theres a huge forest there, remember.. the whole area soon to developed =)
give me details about the housing
Can I get more detail from you? You can email me. How long is the distance to Kuching central city and airport? How much will be the price for terrace house and semi-d?