Tropicana Uplands – A Self-Sustaining Township Providing A Catalyst For Growth In Johor

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Tropicana Uplands – A Self-Sustaining Township Providing A Catalyst For Growth In Johor
Tropicana Uplands – A Self-Sustaining Township Providing A Catalyst For Growth In Johor

Aster Heights is a cluster of 2-story freehold terrace homes, set against a backdrop of 12.57
acres of landscaped land in Tropicana Uplands – a mixed development township in Gelang Patah, Johor. (Photo: Artist Impression)

Embodying the idea that a home is more than a house, especially as the world emerges from the pandemic, Tropicana Uplands is set to redefine the art of living in Gelang Patah, Johor. One of the newest and largest mixed development townships in the state, the 244-acre project seeks to create a thriving community where people can live, learn, work, and play.

Developed by Tropicana GP Views Sdn Bhd, the township offers residents recreational facilities and business activities right at their doorstep for a lifestyle that is safe, convenient, and filled with cherished moments.

The meticulously-thought-out master plan comprises tranquil residential enclaves, commercial hubs, an expansive 16.46-acre central park, as well as future school and serviced apartment developments, making it an attractive proposition for investors and potential homeowners.

Where Life Blossoms

The debut residential launch in the township, Aster Heights, has seen solid take-up rates for its two-story terrace freehold homes scheduled for completion in 2024.

Inspired by the daisy-like flowers representing love and faith, this new residence aims to give residents a positive and energetic experience, allowing occupants to live a life where every moment is fun and precious, and every day brings new memories – the perfect setting for where life blossoms.

Catering to the needs of young families, the 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom homes feature the latest sensibilities including a fully extended kitchen.

Designed with modernity in mind, the homes feature spacious yet highly functional layouts with a built-up area of 1,446 sq. ft.

Open plan concept of a unit at Aster Heights in Gelang Patah, Johor. (Photo: Artist Impression
Open plan concept of a unit at Aster Heights in Gelang Patah, Johor. (Photo: Artist Impression

Open plan concept of a unit at Aster Heights in Gelang Patah, Johor. (Photo: Artist Impression)

Nestled amongst 12.57 acres of landscaped land, homes at Aster Heights are surrounded by lush greenery, providing residences plenty of opportunity to soak up the outdoors. Recreational facilities and community amenities include a playground, landscaped gardens, jogging track, surau, and a planned kindergarten, setting the scene for harmonious community living as well as an opportunity to enjoy a holistic lifestyle.

First Mover Advantage

Besides being a catalyst for growth in the region, first-time homebuyers, young couples and families upgrading from neighbouring suburbs like Pontian, Pulai, and Pekan Nanas, as well as savvy investors, can take advantage of buying into a new township like Tropicana Uplands.

As the township grows, early movers stand to reap potential gains as the value of the location increases with time. It is interesting to note that statistics published by PropertyGuru show that median property prices in Johor see an annual compound growth rate of 2.1%.

In an article on the Johor residential property market recovery published on The Star, KGV International Property Consultants (M) Sdn Bhd director Samuel Tan was quoted as saying: “After two years of a soft market, house prices have adjusted to a very attractive level …Those who have been monitoring the market will seize the opportunity to own or upgrade to their dream home.”

Demand for housing, particularly landed residential properties, is expected to spearhead the region’s sustainable recovery. According to the latest Market Outlook 2022 Report by CBRE | WTW Research, average sub-sale prices in Iskandar Malaysia for terraced houses was RM385 per square foot over built-up area and RM490 per square foot over built-up area for semi-detached homes.

Sanctuary In The Heart Of The Action

One of the key elements central to the success of an integrated township is accessibility. Easy access to major highways offer residents convenient access to most places they need to get to, plus the luxury of space to return to.

Tropicana Uplands is surrounded by mature townships, education institutions, healthcare centres and sports facilities, making it a highly livable place to set down roots.

From here, commute to almost anywhere is just minutes away, including Skudai-Pontian Highway as well as the Malaysia-Singapore Second Link, also known as the Tuas Second Link in Singapore.

Thanks to the township’s excellent accessibility, investors and homeowners enjoy a world of amenities at their doorsteps, including Gelang Patah Sentral Bus Terminal (4 km), Educity Iskandar (15 km), Legoland Malaysia (16 km), Port of Tanjung Pelepas (23 km), and Senai International Airport (28 km).

Local and international schools are just 4 km away, financial institutions 9 km away while medical facilities are within a 11 km radius.

Pinnacle Of Success

Poised to become the epitome of vibrant economic activities in the northern district of Gelang Patah, Summit Commercial Hub, also located within Tropicana Uplands, is an integrated business hub built for discerning entrepreneurs to take their business to the next level.

The development consist of 3- and 4-storey shop offices with unit sizes of between 5,040 sq. ft. to 14, 926 sq. ft., and as an added feature, all 4-storey units have their own private lifts.

The spacious lots are surrounded by mature residential and industrial developments providing a ready pool of consumers for businesses. The units’ 3.5-metre-high ceilings and wide frontage optimizes its presence, lending to its appeal as a viable address to conduct a variety of businesses ranging from retail to dining, complete with built-in CCTV points for added safety and convenience.

Artist impression of Summit Commercial Hub in Gelang Patah, Johor.
Artist impression of Summit Commercial Hub in Gelang Patah, Johor.

Artist impression of Summit Commercial Hub in Gelang Patah, Johor. (Photo: Artist Impression)

A Fast-Growing Region

For over a decade, Johor has been undergoing fast economic growth and modernisation, benefiting from its location next to Singapore on the crossroads of trading routes in the southern economic corridor.

In the Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board’s 2019 annual report, Johor ranked second as one of the country’s top shopping locations, trailing just behind BB-KLCC. The state was also one of the country’s most visited states, welcoming 14.3 million domestic visitors.

The region continues to grow, and a total of RM4.6 billion has been allocated for 434 development projects, including 79 new projects, in Johor in the Budget 2022. These include several major high-impact projects such as the Gemas-Johor Bahru electrified double-tracking rail project, Rapid Transit System (RTS) Link, construction of Pasir Gudang Hospital, as well as schools and roads.

Whether you are looking for a new home or an investment, both Aster Heights and Summit Commercial Hub at Tropicana Uplands present numerous possibilities and attractive propositions.

Click here to see available units at Aster Heights. More details about Summit Commercial Hub can be found here.

About Tropicana Corporation Berhad

Listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad since 1992, Tropicana Corporation Berhad is one of Malaysia’s leading conglomerates with diversified business interests in Property Development & Property Management, Property Investment, Recreation & Resort, and Investment Holding. To discover the world of Tropicana, visit

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