YTL Land clinches 7 awards at CNBC Asia Pacific Property Awards 2009

Kuala Lumpur, 13 July 2009

Competing alongside top developers from around the country and region, YTL Land & Development Berhad was once again honoured when it received the news that it was one of the biggest winners of the upcoming CNBC Asia Pacific Property Awards 2009. In total, YTL Land won seven awards for its three projects - Centrio at Pantai Hillpark, Lake Edge at Puchong and The Maple at Sentul West.

The Asia Pacific Property Awards 2009 in association with CNBC Arabiya is part of the International Property Awards, the world's most prestigious competition dedicated to honouring the best real estate developments across the globe.

Out of the seven awards won, four were awarded for Centrio – YTL Land's newest offering in Pantai Hillpark, an exclusive hub of SOHO (Small Office, Home Office) suites, boutique offices and trendy retail stores that promises a new age of working and living in the city. The four awards won are 'Best Mixed Development' and 'The Architecture Award' under the Commercial category and Centrio's SOHO suites were recognized for 'Best Architecture' and 'Best Property Marketing' in the Residential category.

Dato' Yeoh Seok Kian, Executive Director of YTL Land & Development Berhad speaking proudly of the wins said, “As a relatively young developer, being awarded at a regional level reaffirms our status as a builder of communities, and underscores the sense of innovation that drives the team at YTL.

"It is indeed an honour to be recognised for what we do. But more importantly, it's an acknowledgment of the passion and commitment of the YTL Land team that has allowed us to attain our goals of building quality homes with enriching and unique living concepts."

Besides Centrio, YTL Land's developments in Lake Edge, Puchong won 'Best Residential Development (over 5 residences)' and The Maple at Sentul West picked up two awards for 'Best Residential High-Rise Development (over 12 storey)' and 'Best Residential High-Rise Architecture (over 12 storey)'.

YTL Corporation's maiden property in neighbouring Singapore also scored two wins for Sandy Island luxury villas winning 'Best Development' and 'Best Development Marketing'. This brings the total to 9 awards won by YTL as a group at the CNBC Asia Pacific Property Awards 2009.

YTL Land's wins at CNBC Asia Pacific Property Awards follow in the footsteps of previous awards won at FIABCI Malaysia Property Awards for Lake Edge, The Maple, and Andalucia at Pantai Hillpark recognized as Best Residential Developments, and Best Master Plan awards won for Sentul West & Sentul East and Lake Edge.

About CNBC Asia Pacific Property Awards

The CNBC Asia Pacific Property Awards is part of the International Property Awards, the premier annual programme that distinguishes companies with the highest levels of achievement in 21 categories. Winners are identified as players who continually raise the standards of the industry by providing excellent skills and services, and continually reaching new heights in quality and innovation. This year's entries were judged by a panel of professionals whose collective knowledge of the property industry is second to none and unsurpassed by any other property awards. Chaired by Eric Pickles, chairman of the Conservative Party, this year's judges included Ben Wood, industry head property markets of Google UK; Peter Bolton King, group chief executive of the National Federation of Property Professionals; Imtiaz Farookhi, chief executive of the National House Building Council; Christopher Hall, president elect of FIABCI; Wilhelm Harnish, Master Builders of Australia (MBA); Thijis Stoffer, International Consortium of Real Estate Agents Association.

About Lake Edge, Puchong - a truly different kind of living in a familiar neighbourhood

As Puchong's first gated lakeside development, Lake Edge has certainly lived up to its promise of offering a truly different kind of living concept. Here, charming homes, the outdoors and the community come together in a lake themed lifestyle set in a modern, tropical neighbourhood, located just 20 minutes from Kuala Lumpur.

Lake Edge was modeled after Australia's green street concept where landscaping would promote a thriving community by encouraging residents to enjoy the outdoors, interact with nature and their neighbours. To foster a stronger sense of the community spirit, walls and hedges that usually demarcate property lines have been eliminated in favour of fenceless homes set in open greens. Integrated open spaces were also designed to encourage social outdoor activities, thus fostering communal ties further.

The result is a repertoire of lifestyle components, urban elements, architectural forms, and landscape that invite interactions with the environment and provide a varied urban living experience.

About Centrio at Pantai Hillpark - a new age of working and living

Located in the highly renowned Pantai Hillpark address, Centrio features an eclectic mixed development of SOHO (Small Office, Home Office) suites, boutique offices and trendy retail stores, to serve the community's needs for a commercial hub in the 90-acre urban renewal master plan.

CENTRIO's SOHO living concept came to be following YTL Land's market research that revealed an increasing number of young people were looking for living space that offered unlimited flexibility to do whatever they wanted; with many of them wanting to work from home. This proved true as the debut of this low-rise boutique development in December 2006 was a hit, demonstrating how exceptional designs can express and capture a paradigm shift in lifestyles and new choices.

About The Maple at Sentul West - Kuala Lumpur's only park development

The Maple is the only residence in Kuala Lumpur with a private gated park, providing the perfect setting for the creation of a unique park community right in the heart of the city centre. Defining a new way of life - camping, bird watching, boating, outdoor movies and concerts, are just some of the activities that residents of The Maple can enjoy in Sentul Park, a sprawling 35-acre private park, located just outside their doorstep. And for a taste of the arts & culture, The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPac) and Sentul Park Koi Centre are just a short walk away.

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