Let yourself be seduced by the postcard-perfect panorama of pristine-white sandy beaches and enticing blue waters licking at the shore of the Straits of Johor as you step out into the balcony of the Paragon projects. Located within four kilometres radius of each other, The Paragon Residences @ Straits View and Paragon Suites @ CIQ are the perfect choice for you if you’re looking for an abode that caters to a highly refined lifestyle. Perched on a luxury address, these joint venture projects between Joland Group and ACG Holdings Pte Ltd hold the promise of resort-like tranquillity wrapped in a lavish package.
The Paragon Residences @ Straits View
This exquisite beachfront tower is a 32-storey luxurious service apartment that sits on a 2.87 acres of freehold land situated along Jalan Tengku Puteri in Straits View, Johor Bahru. Its unique location allows dwellers to enjoy the best of both worlds with a stunning uninterrupted 270 panoramic view of the marina and the beach, as well as the scenic view of the city. The two towers housing 533 units, come in four built-up types ranging from 732 to 1,711 sq ft.
Indulge in the finest facilities as you spend some time unwinding at the lap pool or the outdoor Jacuzzi while relishing in the captivating sea view and heavenly blue skyline. When you need a quick recharge, head over to level 7 and spend some time at the sky gym, hit some balls at the tennis court or have a friendly match at the golf putting greens. You can also enjoy a quiet evening stroll at the Sky Garden. Among other amenities are a retail podium with shop lots and six floors of resident car park.
Exclusivity is what Paragon Residences has to offer at its much talked about level 27. Play host in a polished settings and experience the lifestyle of the rich and famous at the residence only private club with a breath-taking view that oversees the entire Singapore.
The project sits about three minutes away from the city, giving the residents a sense of exclusivity without being completely removed from connectivity such as easy access via the Inner Ring Road, EDL, Jalan Skudai, Coastal Highway and Johor Bahru city centre or the JB-Singapore Custom checkpoint when you feel the urge to splurge.
The Paragon Residences was launched in July 2012 at RM 1,000+ per sq ft and is slated for completion in the third quarter of 2015.
Paragon Suites @ CIQ
From the exquisite grand entrance to the artistically designed landscape, experience living in indulgence in the heart of the city at the prestigious Paragon Suites. The sleek, modern and prestigious 33-storey service apartment is built on a 1.997 acres of land located at Jalan Indera Putra, Johor Bahru. The project consists of 461 apartment units ranging from 646 to 1,695 sq ft which are available in five built-up styles.
The suites are situated close enough to the straits to offer its residents a simultaneous sweeping view of the stunning sandy beach and the brightly lit city skyline. When it’s time to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of the city, head over to its resort-like facilities that include Clubhouse, Zen Garden, Contemporary Garden, Yoga Deck, Dining Cabana and Sky Medieval Garden, and Golf Putting Green.
Give your body a health boost at the swimming pool, Floating Class Gym or the well-equipped gym. One of the suites’ biggest pull factors is its excellent connectivity as it is located within walking distance to the CIQ, and is just minutes to the EDL and major highways.
Since Paragon Suites is just a stone’s throw away from Paragon Residences, it shares the same convenience of amenities as its beach fronted sibling. The project was launched in August 2013 at RM1,000+ per sq ft and is slated for completion in the third quarter 2017.
Joland Group was first founded in the early 1980s as a property investment company. Its success led to a move into property development and ever since then, it has set a firm foothold in the industry as one of the leading property developers in Johor and Kuala Lumpur. Their repertoire includes high rise and luxurious serviced apartments, township developments, retail investments, factories, and hospitality and leisure.
Today, the group still holds about 71 acres of land bank worth over RM110 million in value.
Among its notable projects are the Bizhub Skudai 8 which was completed in December 2014. The project comprises 32 units of semi-detached factories strategically located on a 40-acre freehold land along Jalan Skudai—in the bustling town of Skudai, Johor Bahru. With a land area of 16,732 sq ft and built-up of 12,899 sq ft, the project boasts excellent features such as an 80-foot wide internal road, 30-foot high factory wall, 8-person lift access and 9m ceiling height.
Another successful project is the development known as Pekan Nenas Industrial Park that is situated in the sought-after Flagship Zone C of Iskandar Malaysia. For this project, Joland has so far completed 89 units of semi-detached factories within 112 acres of freehold land.
This contemporary industrial development is designed to have 26-foot high factory wall with 34-foot wide internal road. Other conveniences provided within the precinct are hostels for workers, hypermarket as well as food court. It can be easily accessed via the North-South Expressway and Coastal Highway—and it is a mere 25 minutes’ drive to the 2nd Link Bridge, Senai International Airport and Johor Bahru City Centre. Phase 2 (SD 3) of the project consisting of 32 units of semi-detached factories is set to launch soon.
These developments are part of the Group’s efforts to help build up Iskandar Malaysia which is seen as playing a similar role to Shenzhen with its symbiotic relationship with wealthier neighbour Hong Kong. Iskandar is poised to take on a similar strategic role with Singapore. To help spearhead its efforts, the group has engaged VPC Asia Pacific, a valuer firm with solid track record in promoting local projects overseas.