I-City

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i-City
Shah Alam - i-City 0005.jpg
i-City's City of Digital Lights.
Coordinates 3°03′57″N 101°29′00″E / 3.065954°N 101.483355°E / 3.065954; 101.483355Coordinates: 3°03′57″N 101°29′00″E / 3.065954°N 101.483355°E / 3.065954; 101.483355
Opening date December 2009[1]
Area 72[2] acres (29 ha)

i-City is a 72 acre ICT-based urban development beside the Federal Highway in Section 7, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia. Planned by architect Jon A. Jerde,[3] i-City was designed as a fully integrated intelligent city, comprising corporate, leisure and residential components such as a 1 million sq. ft. regional shopping mall, office towers, Cybercentre office suites, hotels, apartments, data centers, and an innovation center.[4]

i-City is an MSC Malaysia Cybercentre where knowledge-based companies with MSC Malaysia status can exploit the various incentives offered under the MSC Malaysia Bills of Guarantee. It has also been endorsed as a tourism destination by the Ministry of Tourism and declared an International Park by the Selangor State Government. Such venues allow for entertainment and other cosmopolitan lifestyle outlets to operate on a 24-7 basis.

i-City gross development value has increased to MYR 9 billion project from MYR 1.5 billion in 2005.[5]

I-City (Business Centre)[edit]

Overview[edit]

i-City plans to be a business location for 6 industry clusters, namely shared services & outsourcing, biotechnology, software development, as a media hub, an Islamic financial hub, and a data centre.

Buildings[edit]

Within i-City, CityPark is the designated building to house MSC Malaysia-status companies. CityPark consists of 6 blocks and has a total office space of more than 300,000 sqft. The entire i-City development will feature eight corporate office towers, two luxury hotels, two blocks of 24-story residences, three and five story shop-offices, and retail suites.

Hotels[edit]

i-City is working with Best Western International for its 3-star hotel and Hilton International to build four-star DoubleTree i-City Hotel.[5]

Shopping Mall[edit]

i-City is in a joint-venture with Central Pattana PLC of Thailand to develop a MYR 800 million CentralPlaza@i-City shopping mall.[5] The mall will boasts gross floor area of 1.5 million square feet. Upon completion the mall will be largest shopping centre in Shah Alam.[6] The shopping mall is expected to be opened in the second quarter of 2017.[7]

Data Centre[edit]

i-City has launched their Data Centre Park, which aims to be one of the largest data centre space providers in a single location in Malaysia. The Data Centre Park is designed for data centre service providers and large companies who plan to build their own data centre buildings. The park has the capacity to host up to four centres with a combined floor space of 200,000 sq ft.

City of Digital Lights[edit]

I-City Park at night

Snowalk[edit]

SnoWalk is a 50,000 sq ft Arctic environment attraction with 100 tons of ice sculptures that were shaped by a team of 30 ice sculptors from Harbin, China. With temperatures below 5 degrees Celsius and 100mm of snow on the ground, SnoWalk will be a family leisure attraction.

Events[edit]

i-City has hosted various large-scale events and programmes, such as Malaysia’s Independence Day Celebration on 31 August and the Mid-Autumn Festival. During the 2010 World Cup, i-City also showed the matches live from Johannesburg on its 6.5m x 8.5m video wall, the largest video screen in Southeast Asia. It has also hosted MTV World Stage Live in Malaysia, in July 2011.

Miscellaneous[edit]

"True Discovery" is a reptile exhibition located behind Old Town White Coffee Shop. It houses a reptile collection as well as exotic animals like snakes and tarantulas. Among its attractions is a two headed terrapin.

Transit[edit]

i-City will be connected by the Bandar Utama-Klang LRT Line once the LRT line starts operation in 2020. i-City will be served by a dedicated station.[8] Currently, the nearest KTM Komuter station to i-City is Padang Jawa.[9]

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