Date: 28 June 2016
Company Names: Tropicana Corporation Bhd and PanaHome Malaysia Sdn Bhd
Staying true to its mission to build a sustainable and vibrant community, property developer Tropicana Corporation Bhd (Tropicana) has entered into a strategic collaboration with PanaHome Malaysia Sdn Bhd (PanaHome Malaysia)—a local subsidiary of PanaHome Corporation based in Japan—to build 272 semi-detached modern eco homes at its latest township,Tropicana Aman. The unveiling of Cheria Residences—the third phase of the residential precinct at the 863-acre Tropicana Aman—marked the first collaboration between both companies.
Yasuteru Fujii, corporate advisor of Panasonic and PanaHome Corporation, witnessed the signing ceremony, which marked another important milestone for the group. Tropicana was represented by Dato’ Yau Kok Seng, group CEO and Dato’ Dickson Tan, deputy group CEO; whilst PanaHome was represented by Kenji Koyama and Haruhiko Kuwano, executive officer and managing director of PanaHome Malaysia, respectively.
The newly unveiled Cheria Residences is expected to be completed by 2019. Seated on a lush 38.5-acre land, the capacious double-storey semidetached houses boast of 3,200 to 3,670 square feet of space with a wide car porch that can fit three cars side by side. Future residents of this gated and guarded precinct will also enjoy their own private 4.73-acre central park and linear garden, a 3-kilometre pedestrian and jogging track, and a dedicated community hall.
Each Cheria Residence is designed to be energy efficient and environmentally friendly. Construction methods utilising reinforced concrete panel technology ensure high and consistent quality building structure.
PanaHome also offers air ventilation and heat insulation technology that supplies effective flow and circulation of natural cool air, while at the same time minimising the heat transmission from the ceiling, which is an issue that conventional buildings face. PanaHome’s PURETECH ventilation system, which is structured and embedded, filters out dust and air pollutants and can remove up to more than 95 percent of harmful air particles. The thermal heat insulation materials will be incorporated behind the ceiling to help reduce heat conduction. This keeps the living space naturally cool and clean for the inhabitants without the need for excessive air-conditioning, hence reducing energy consumption.
Moreover, PanaHome will incorporate a video intercom and home network system to deter crime. With the built-in video intercom, residents will be able to see the faces of their visitors prior to opening the door. The Panasonic security systems are connected to a smartphone for monitoring purposes even when the owner is not at home.