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Sime Darby Property collaborates with KYS Education Group to bring quality education to KL East

The signing ceremony marks a significant milestone for the integrated development of KL East.
ARA DAMANSARA, 2 March 2016 - Sime Darby Property, the leader in developing sustainable communities, announced its collaboration with KYS Education Group at the KL East integrated development yesterday.

At a signing ceremony both parties agreed on plans to form the KYS International School at the KL East integrated development.

The agreement outlines a long term land lease arrangement between the developer and education provider, for the setting up of the international school on a 6-acre site in KL East.

The KYS International School is strategically positioned to tap into the expatriate market and higher income households, key demographics of KL East. The development of KYS International School in KL East will be undertaken independently by the KYS Education Group.

Sime Darby Property Senior Vice President, Property International; Mohammed Redza Mohd Yusof and KYS College Sdn Bhd Director; YBhg. Dato’ Muhammad Hafidz Nuruddin signed the agreement at a signing ceremony in KL East, witnessed by KYS Education Group founder; YBhg. Tan Sri Halim Saad, Executive Director of Project Management, Kuala Lumpur City Hall; YBhg. Datuk Syed Affendy Ali bin Syed Abid Ali and Sime Darby Property Managing Director; YBhg. Dato’ Ir. Jauhari Hamidi.

Managing Director of Sime Darby Property; Dato’ Ir. Jauhari Hamidi said, “We are proud that KYS Education Group has chosen KL East as the location for its new international school, as the development indeed offers a conducive environment for education. The school complements the three growth catalysts that we aspire to establish which comprises lifestyle, nature and education.”

Once developed, the KYS International School in KL East will be able to accommodate up to 900 students and will cater for pre-school, primary and secondary education, following both the local KBSM (Kurikulum Baru Sekolah Menengah) curriculum and the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE). The international school will also be offering A-Level education.

KYS Education Group founder; YBhg. Tan Sri Halim Saad said, “KYS International School at KL East is our first foray outside of Melaka. KYS has a reputation as one of the best schools in the country and we have produced good quality, all rounded students for the past 20 years. This collaboration with Sime Darby Property will give more students access to obtain high quality education delivered by KYS. We see this as the first step to further collaborations with Sime Darby Property in the future.”

The event was attended by more than 100 guests and the highlight of the event was a performance by the KYS Orchestra, serenading guests with a repertoire of classical music, giving a touch of class to the occasion.

The KYS Orchestra, formed in 1998, is a prominent flagship of Kolej Yayasan Saad. Its musicians are chosen from among the talented students of the KYS music programme and is one of the very few school-based orchestras in the country.

The orchestra performs repertoire that reflects its commitment to the KYS music education philosophy that the learning of music is central to appreciation and appreciation is best inculcated through performance.

KL East is a 153-acre luxury development that appeals to stylish, sophisticated and vibrant urban lifestyles, balanced by the sheer natural beauty of the nearby Klang Gates Quartz Ridge.

Located within reach of the Kuala Lumpur City Centre and 800m from the Gombak LRT station (Kelana Jaya line), KL East is set to be an upmarket residential area celebrating modern and iconic place-making design coupled with the best facilities, connectivity and environment.

KL East raises the bar in sophisticated high-rise living and balances this with a celebration of Malaysia’s natural environment, offering 53 acres of forest park and 30 acres of landscaped and open spaces for the community and public to enjoy.

Updates on Sime Darby Property activities and developments can also be found on simedarbyproperty.com, Facebook and Instagram.

For more information, log on to www.simedarbyproperty.com

For further information please contact:

Sherliza Zaharudin
Head, Corporate Communications
Sime Darby Property Berhad
Mobile: +6019-2676346
E-mail: sherliza.zaharudin@simedarby.com
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