The property boom in Ipoh has now been extended to its northern areas, specifically at Klebang, thanks to the launch of a new integrated suburbia, according to Mayor Datuk Roshidi Hashim.

Dubbed as the Klebang Perdana Township, the 142-acre project will feature residential, commercial and recreational facilities. The development is also expected to complement the city’s rapid expansion along the eastern, southern and western suburbs.

“This part of Ipoh is going to be a bright and dynamic hub by 2015,” said Roshidi, adding that Klebang is quickly catching up with Ipoh’s other new townships such as Falim, Meru Valley and Taman Botani.

The landmark project was launched two weeks ago, and Roshidi Hashim spearheaded its implementation by expediting the applications from investors. The development is being jointly developed by Sycal Ventures Bhd and Harta Mesra Development Sdn Bhd, both of which are owned by Perakians.

“This will be a new pulse in Ipoh and a new town whereby we can expect quality development, given the good records proven by its developers,” noted the mayor.

On top of that, the township project will feature a hotel, a bowling alley, 90 high-quality residential units and 116 modern commercial units, as well as a shopping mall by AEO Group (Jusco), said Khoh Siew Kim, Managing Director of Harta Mesra.

It will also comprise a football field, houses of worship, six acres of green area and 4.5 acres of catchment area for Sungai Klebang.

Along this line, Mayor Roshidi lauded the initiatives of Harta Mesra’s Managing Director Khoh Siew Kim and Managing Director of Sycal Datuk Seow Yong Chin.

“We are also very pleased with the great sense of responsibility shown by them for concerting their efforts to develop their home state.”

Enjoying the confidence of investors, property firms and home buyers, Ipoh is now the second city in Malaysia with the highest number of approved development projects, surpassing Penang, said Roshidi.

He also noted that land parcels within the area are free-hold and have not been used in mining.