Tanjung Aru Eco Development (TAED) which is envisioned as a 348-hectare eco-friendly integrated waterfront, aims to enhance the Tanjung Aru vicinity through combining natural assets with new and exciting focal points for Sabahans.
The development will entail the revitalization of Tanjung Aru Beach as well as the rejuvenation of Prince Philip Park. This will be supported by improved infrastructure and facilities to provide greater connectivity and accessibility for the public to these key attractions. Provision of leisure and recreation facilities for the community will also be a crucial component of the development.
“Tanjung Aru beach will be rejuvenated and cleaned up, while Prince Philip Park will be expanded to 12 hectares, more than double its current size. Importantly, Tanjung Aru Beach and Prince Philip Park will continue to remain as public areas, with new features such as a promenade, walking and cycling tracks, and an ecology centre, adding to its appeal, to ensure future generations will enjoy and fully utilize Tanjung Aru’s diverse offerings for many years to come,” said Peter Adam, Project Director, Savills Development / Project Management.
Apart from the rejuvenation initiatives, the new development will also comprise a mix of commercial, residential, and accommodation offerings as part of TAED’s eight unique character zones, which will feature a marina and an eco-signature golf course designed by renowned professional golfer, Greg Norman.
Mayor of Kota Kinabalu City, Datuk Yeo Boon Hai, who had unveiled a model of TAED said, “The rejuvenation efforts as well as creation of new points of interest will be integral as we look to continually preserve natural assets while ensuring we continue to develop world class tourism offerings. TAED is a welcome addition to Kota Kinabalu City as it elevates the Tanjung Aru vicinity, making it cleaner for the people while providing a differentiated product for visitors from across Southeast Asia and beyond. In doing so, it can raise the profile of Sabah as an important tourism destination. More importantly, it opens up new employment opportunities in the hospitality, tourism and retail industries for locals, thus, helping deliver various economic and social benefits to the people.”
Some of the activities that the public can expect to do at TAED include walking amidst a rainforest, cycling at dedicated lanes, playing beach football and beach volleyball, keeping the family entertained at the children’s playground or hosting events at the lakeside amphitheater or performance stage.