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Bandar Malaysia is a 486-acre mixed-use, transit-oriented development by 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) located at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This project will be built at the current Sungai Besi Airport site. It is planned as a central transport hub connecting high-speed rail to Singapore (namely KL HSR), Mass Rapid Transit, KTM Komuter, Express Rail Link and 12 other highways. Bandar Malaysia slated to be a hub for global multinationals and Fortune 500 companies, has the opportunity to become a game-changer for foreign investors into Malaysia. The project is ready to start early next year, after the settlement of a RM1.24bil payment to the Federal Government by IWH-CREC.
The development, in fact, had been initially expected to kick-off in March but was delayed by the pandemic.
On 28 May 2011, Bandar Malaysia project was announced by Malaysia 6th Prime Minister, Dato' Sri Najib Razak with a public-private partnership model. The project has an estimated cumulative gross development value of RM 150 billion. Master planner appointed for architecture drawing was Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.
With this development, the current Sungai Besi Airport which act as Royal Malaysian Air Force airbase is re-allocated to Sendayan, Negeri Sembilan for RM 2.7 billion which part of it, RM1.1 billion is funded by the government and the rest by 1MDB. This reallocation project is managed by Perbadanan Perwira Harta Malaysia, a subsidiary of Armed Forces Fund Board Malaysia or known as Lembaga Tabung Angkatan Tentera.
In December 2015, 1MDB sold 60% stake of Bandar Malaysia to the consortium of IWH-CREC Sdn Bhd, which consists of Tan Sri Lim Kang Hoo's Iskandar Waterfront Holdings Bhd and China's China Railway Engineering Sdn Bhd for RM 7.41 billion. However the deal fell apart on 3 May 2016 with the reason of failure to meet payment obligations announced by Ministry of Finance of Malaysia (which owned 1MDB).
In May 2017, Dato' Sri Najib Razak visited to Beijing, China for One Belt One Road Forum. In a joint conference at Sofitel Beijing Hotel with Wanda Dalian Group, Wanda Dalian Group expressed deep interest to participate in Bandar Malaysia but abandoned its interest months later.
In July 2017, Ministry of Finance launched a request for proposal and up to seven Chinese and two Japanese companies have submitted proposals said to be valued between RM30 billion and RM43 billion for the Bandar Malaysia project but no further elaboration were made by the Ministry of Finance.
- ERL (proposed)
- Kuala Lumpur–Singapore high-speed rail (postponed)
- KTM ETS (proposed)
- KTM Komuter Seremban Line (proposed)
- BRT (shelved)
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- Bandar Malaysia Official Website
- Bandar Malaysia Brochure (PDF)
- 1MDB - Bandar Malaysia
- Bandar Malaysia Master Plan Illustration by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
- Bandar Malaysia Resources Page
- Bandar Malaysia - Razak City Residences