Melaka’s largest mixed development project to date, The Sail starts ‘voyage’ to be Melaka’s next CBD.
The breaking ground of the RM6.5 bil The Sail Melaka in many ways is a ground-breaking event due to the project’s massive size and the grand vision it carries – to be Melaka’s next CBD and a global icon.
Developed by Sheng Tai International Sdn Bhd (Sheng Tai International), an award-winning home-grown developer and a specialist in property tourism, the recent groundbreaking ceremony was held in a dome on site which showcased special effects, songs and dances.
The groundbreaking ceremony was officiated by Tuan Yang Terutama Tun Datuk Seri Utama Dr Mohd Khalil bin Yaakob, Yang di-Pertua Negeri Melaka; Yang Berhormat Datuk Mohd Rafiq bin Naizamohideen, EXCO for Industry, Trade & Investment; as well as Dato’ Leong Sir Ley, Founder and Chairman of Sheng Tai International Sdn Bhd.
In her speech, Dato’ Leong says, “Today is groundbreaking in every possible way. Not only are we officially commencing the construction work on The Sail Melaka, but it also marks a new chapter for Melaka and Malaysia as we sail into a new era where all nations come together to create a harmonious existence.”
“The Sail Melaka is part of Sheng Tai International’s ongoing globalisation plan, which is to set Malaysia, particularly Melaka, for international excellence.”
“We aim to make The Sail Melaka a melting pot or hub for business, education and social exchange. This will definitely boost the state’s economy and create a lot of job opportunities as well as bringing in hordes of investors from all over the world. With additional attractions, we hope tourists will visit Melaka and stay beyond two to three days,” added Dato’ Leong.
The Sail Melaka consists of nine towers that make up a built-up area of 991,096 square meters (sqm) in total. Once completed in five years’ time, the development will feature 5 and 6-star luxury hotels, high-end condotels, business suites, a million square feet luxury shopping mall as well as Melaka-Nanjing themed cultural square with shop lots.
Strategically located in the heart of Melaka, next to Melaka Coastal Highway, The Sail is inspired by Admiral Zheng He’s voyage to the West in the 15th century.