History books will tell you that Melaka was once the greatest trading port in Southeast Asia. Today, this historical port city is getting ready to welcome another influx of visitors from far and wide.
With the much anticipated future launch of Harbour City – the six-acre mixed use, marine-themed development by Hatten Land Limited and located on the eastern shore of the brand new Pulau Melaka metropolis – looks like modern-day Melaka is set to be the destination of choice again for those looking to make all sorts of fantastic discoveries!
Harbour City is the new home of an outdoor theme park, an aquatic themed mall and a pair of premium hotel towers. Expected to open to the public in 2020, OKI Water World @ Harbour City, the ‘sky’ theme park is expected to welcome between 850,000 to 1 million visitors annually after the first year of operation. This centrepiece to the Harbour City development was jointly designed by leading theme park builders Samsung C&T Corporation and the world’s leading designer and installer of water slides, Polin Waterparks from Turkey.
Nestled between two 12-storey towers on the 14th-floor deck of Harbour City, OKI Water World will offer a rooftop water theme park experience with over one kilometre of water slides. And among the list of some 50 water attractions available are 11 extreme water slides for the more adrenaline-driven, a double-storey lazy river where more laid back visitors can relax and take their time, and a children’s water play park with approximately 1km speedy slides for endless fun.
At the foot of the theme park deck is the 800-unit Harbour City Mall. This is the anchor feature for the Harbour City development and is set to offer visitors the pleasure of international retail, a unique underwater ambience and a myriad of cultural and historic attractions all within one location. When unveiled in 2015, its state-of-the-art design picked up the Best Retail Project Award at the Malaysian Property Press Awards that year!
Perhaps the most exciting part in the Harbour City experience lies in the design of its housing and accommodations elements. Combining the seamless luxury of a world-renowned international hotel with the idyllic ambience of a beach resort, the cruise liner-shaped Harbour City Resort Suites offers future visitors the utmost in luxury, outstanding design and ultimate relaxation.
This 5-star resort brings intimacy, privacy and prestige to Melaka. Housing a cosy yet spacious cluster of 500 luxury sky-rise villas, the development harnesses the pleasures of an island paradise offering 360° unblocked views of the Melaka Straits. There will be 14 types of suites on the cruise liner- offering both hotel guests and property investors alike a choice of suites that come with sea view or courtyard view. The thematic hotel will comprise a total of 780 rooms ranging from 339 to 1,267 sqft build-ups. Hotel guests can pamper themselves with plenty of amenities such as the coffee house, gym, spa, sauna, beauty salon and an indoor swimming pool. The hotels will also feature banquet halls, meeting rooms, sky café and a 24-hour concierge. Security of guests is also a paramount concern, thus a 24-hour manned security, supported by a CCTVs system will cover all ingress and egress points, and with key-card system lifts access to designated floors rounding things off nicely.