The IKEA vision is to create a better everyday life for the many people. IKEA offers a wide range of well designed, functional home furnishing products at prices so low that as many people as possible will be able to afford them. Aspen Vision City is a mega-scaled mixed development jointly developed by Aspen Group and IKEA Southeast Asia. This is among the first mixed-use investments made by IKEA Southeast Asia in property development in Southeast Asia. Aspen Vision City comprises mixed residential and commercial properties, including a regional integrated shopping center and the very first IKEA store in the Northern Region of Malaysia.
Columbia Asia Group is an international private healthcare company, with the vision to be the preferred healthcare service provider of choice for families and businesses. At Columbia Asia, a combination of best practices of architecture, technology and human proficiency result in the efficiency of patient care, which is what Columbia Asia strives for. With a highly skilled team of committed medical staff, Columbia Asia set themselves apart to accommodate to every patient’s needs. Columbia Asia Medical Centre provides an array of medical services through the operation of hospitals as well as clinics across the region in countries such as India, Malaysia, Vietnam and Indonesia; with a view to expand their market by developing a few more hospitals such as in Batu Kawan, Johor, and in Klang – all of which are situated in Malaysia. Columbia Asia Medical Centre will be located in Aspen Vision City, and is the only private healthcare provider in Batu Kawan.
LG Electronics Inc. (LG) is a multinational electronics company headquartered in Seoul. Employing more than 80,000 employees working in 119 subsidiaries worldwide, LG comprises four business units: home entertainment, mobile communications, home appliance and air solution, and vehicle components. With an array of expertise and a vast business model, LG is one of the world’s leaders in smart electrical and electronic home appliances. With both corporations placing importance on the experiences of their clientele, LG and Aspen Group will introduce ways to integrate its smart products and devices with the technology that is being offered within the developments of Aspen Group.
Antah Schindler Sdn. Bhd. is the wholly owned subsidiary of the partnership between Syarikat Persaka Antah Sdn. Bhd. and Jardine Schindler Pacific BV. Today, it is an authorised distributor and service provider for Schindler elevators and escalators for the whole of Malaysia. Smart Digital Solutions are a cornerstone of Schindler’s pioneering equipment; and encompass remote monitoring, advanced analytics, intelligent elevator dispatching for optimum traffic performance, personalised passenger services, and smartphone building access and mobility technology, among others. The signing of a strategic collaboration serves as a framework for cooperation and information exchange between the parties on the design, engineering, supply, delivery, installation, testing and commissioning of both mobility systems and Smart Digital Solutions for all Aspen Group developments. The partnership between Aspen Group and Schindler will see the implementation of smart digital urban mobility solutions in Aspen Group’s developments, starting with the Vervea shop offices in Aspen Vision City.
Telekom Malaysia Berhad is Malaysia’s Convergence Champion and the No. 1 Converged Communications Service Provider in Malaysia. Telekom Malaysia is known for offering a comprehensive range of communications services and solutions in broadband, data and fixed-line. Through this collaboration with Telekom Malaysia, we are able to leverage on their extensive global connectivity, infrastructure and collective expertise, and will be able to propel Aspen Vision City to become the ideal Smart City that is not only conducive, but also sustainable in the long run. We will work with Telekom Malaysia in its aim to transform into a new generation communications provider, to deliver an enhanced and integrated digital lifestyle to all – through connection, communication, and collaboration.
The Penang Development Corporation or better known as PDC was established in 1969 and is the premier development agency of the State Government of Penang with the primary objective spear heading the socio economic development of Penang. A self-funding entity, PDC’s core activities focus primarily on the development of land in Penang with involvements in other various investments and entrepreneurial developments. Through such involvements, PDC is one of Penang’s fundamental organisations contributing to the eradication of poverty and other socio economic related issues through the improvement in the quality of life with the developments that they have helped spearhead. Aspen Group acquired 245 acres of prime freehold development land in Bandar Cassia, Batu Kawan Penang from PDC in 2014 which is the site for the currently ongoing development that is Aspen Vision City.
The Northern Corridor Implementation Authority or NCIA was established under the Northern Corridor Implementation Authority Act 2008 as the authority responsible for the devising of policies and strategies as well as providing the direction in relation to the socioeconomic development of the states of Penang, Kedah, Perlis and Perak also known as Koridor Utara. NCIA also promotes its policies and strategies to attract investments into the region while facilitating to ensure the development of priority sectors and that they are in line with Northern Corridor Economic Region’s (NCER) vision. NCIA also assists to help sustain by tracking and monitoring the progress and KPI achievements of the programmes/projects in NCER.