Monday, December 19, 2011

Track Record o f Gunung Lang Dev S/B- Developer of Lang Valley ( By Irene and edited by Tai Soh on 30/11/11)

Gunung Lang Development S/B ( GLDSB) was incorporated in July 2002.

The shareholders are Aun Huat & Bros S/B, Poh Chee Meng and Sons Holding S/B and Noble Bond S/B .

Mr. Poh Chee Meng and his business partner, the late Mr. Teh Siew Hooi ventured into the property industry during the 1970's. Together with Pak Yap Lim Sen, they founded Ipoh Garden Bhd with the objective of building affordable homes for Ipohites.
They started on a moderate scale building terrace houses which sold like hotcakes. When the economy took an upward trend in 1970 's due to the booming tin-mining industry, people could afford to buy better homes. The company bought more land to cater to the demand for better-designed houses in a well-planned township.

As part of the company's expansion plan, they invited two brothers namely, Datuk Tan Chin Nam and the late Dato Tan Kim Yeow to join them as directors and partners in Ipoh Garden Bhd. At that time, both brothers were involved in property development in K. L. and Penang. Under the new partnership, they bought more land and started with the township development of Ipoh Garden.

Pak Yap Lim Sen was the managing director of Ipoh Garden Berhad. He lead the team in property development not only in Ipoh but also K. L. and even spread its wings to Australia. Pak Yap is also the brainchild behind the prestigious Queen Victoria Building (QVB) in Sydney, Australia. Today we can see the success of this company in property development in the thriving townships like Ipoh Garden, Ipoh Garden South, Ipoh Garden East with amenities such as banks, post office, shopping malls like Jusco and Tesco, shops, schools, hospitals and good infra structure. Ipoh Garden Bhd has become a household name in Ipoh.

The company lives up to its reputation as a reliable and trustworthy developer that delivers on time without compromising on the quality of workmanship.

Dato Tan Chin Nam who has most of his business interests in K. L. decided to focus on the development of Midvalley KL in the early 80's. He diluted his shareholding in GLDSB by selling his stake to Aun Huat and Bros.

Prospective purchasers wonder if there will be any change with the new ownership of GLDSB during the recent launch of Teak in Lang Valley ?

Mr. Ronnie ( Chairman of GLDSB) assured buyers that the company has engaged Nineten Properties ( Exclusive Marketing Agent in K. L. ) to conceptualize, strategize and make LANG VALLEY one of the most livable townships. Lang Valley City also aims to be the most happening shopping place in Ipoh. It has always been a challenge to Mr. Ronnie Poh and his father Poh Chee Meng to make it another success story in Lang Valley, Ipoh. They believe that property in the right location and the unique planning of the township spells success. GLDSB has also engaged a reputable architect from K. L., Varitus to map out a well-planned integrated township divided into Lang Valley City ( about 70 acres of commercial land) and Lang Valley Homes ( approximately 180 acres for 2000 residential homes) next to Gunung Lang Recreation Park. This will be the ideal place to call HOME in Lang Valley.

Lang Valley is strategically located next to the NSE (North South Expressway) and promises homes close to nature with lots of lush greenery amidst breathtaking limestone hills, access to a lake at Gunung Lang Recreation Park, lots of open space and 2.3 km of jogging track to promote community living. Apart from security, there are top class amenities in Lang Valley City with 5 million sq. ft. of shopping Malls, Backstreet Walk ( latest outdoor shopping experience) , Atrio - Lifestyle Corporate Offices, a 4 to 5 star Hotel, Colleges, Medical Center all at your doorstep. Lang Valley aspires to be the most sought-after township to be completed in the year 2023.
At the end of the interview, I could see the smiles of the father ( Mr. Poh Chee Meng - business advisor of the group) and his son, Mr. Ronnie Poh. The smiles say it all : "To do and deliver the best is always their priority and never settle for 2nd best" .

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