Winning the coveted category for Best Condo Development (Malaysia) at the 6th annual PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Malaysia) in April 2019 is testament to the abilities of developer Astaka Padu Sdn Bhd to take condo development to the next level. The striking architectural and interior designs of award-winning GDP Architects and GDP Interiors are evident in every style detail, while the grace of the landscaping is achieved by Punt Garden.
Beautifully crafted architecture, innovative design, and a lifestyle-experience focus combine seamlessly and together impressed this year’s judging panel. “One of the tallest residential towers in the Southeast Asian region currently, The Astaka @ One Bukit Senyum represents the future of Johor Bahru and residential towers in Malaysia, with its imposing modern and sleek design. The features and amenities are abundant for residents and guests.”
Set in the heart of Iskandar, Southeast Asia’s tallest residential towers are home to 438 freehold units, each with cityscape and sea views. In addition to three- to four-bedroom units between 2,207-2,659 square feet, the project also boasts duplex penthouses spaciously covering up to 5,408 sq ft.
The 65- and 70-storey towers are iconically designed with glass and aluminium to create a shining, modern development and sleek façade that stands out magnificently against the other properties in the area. There is a sense of aspirational class and discerning taste imbued into every aspect of the project. A special feature of the design is creating just four units per floor, with two high-speed elevators reaching these and pre-programmed card access taking residents straight to their homes.
The interiors are contemporary with a palpable touch of class, with en suite bathrooms for each bedroom, high ceilings, and covered balconies with doors that open up fully from the lounge to extend the living space.
Just a few hundred metres from Johor Bahru’s CIQ (Customs, Immigrations and Quarantine), with access to the property via a private underground tunnel, the development’s concept of privilege is discovered within the lifestyle opportunities it offers. With a concierge service, residents can head up to rooftop sky lounges that rise above the city with themed gardens, wine rooms and cigar rooms as well as childcare centres, function halls, and kitchens.
On the sixth floor, community spirit excels with features and activities for residents’ multi-faceted lives. There is a 40-metre swimming and paddling pool, sauna, steam room, squash court and whirlpool. Meanwhile, relaxation is inspired with a lounge, reflexology path, meditation area, and garden. As well as a games area, there are function rooms, a café, kitchen, and indoor play area, with a childcare and business centre too.
Beyond the residences, the wider development promises a retail podium, hotel, and boutique office towers, with serviced apartments too. The Astaka @ One Bukit Senyum fits in with this package of luxurious living and redefines living by the border in an up-and-coming community.