MINES Resort City

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MINES Wellness City

MINES Wellness City (formerly known as Mines Resort City) is an integrated Health and Wellness resort city in Seri Kembangan, Selangor, Malaysia.

Background[edit]

The land was formerly the world's largest open cast tin mine. Currently the development consists of:

  • Palace of the Golden Horses - a luxury hotel;
  • Mines Wellness Hotel - healthcare-oriented hotel;
  • Golden Horses Health Sanctuary;
  • The Mines shopping mall;
  • Mines Waterfront Business Park;
  • Mines Resort & Golf Club;
  • Mines Convention Centre (MIECC); and
  • The Heritage Residences and Retail - apartment complex built in the architecture of Kampung Kling Mosque, Malacca.

It is both an expansion and transformation of the former Mines Resort City. The expansion of the city is part of the government’s Economic Transformation Plan (ETP) which is spearheaded by PEMANDU (Performance Management and Delivery Unit), under the Prime Minister’s Department.

It was announced on 11 January 2011 by the Prime Minister of Malaysia Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.[1][2]

Coordinates: 3°02′N 101°43′E / 3.033°N 101.717°E / 3.033; 101.717

History[edit]

The current Mines Wellness City was formerly the site of the Hong Fatt Mine, which was the largest opencast tin mine in the world, covering 1,300 acres (530 ha), including the lakes. The Malaysian Government alienated the land to Country Heights Holdings Bhd (CHHB) on 30 March 1988 for recreational and tourism purposes. Country Heights Holdings Berhad is founded by Y.Bhg. Tan Sri Dato' Paduka Lee Kim Yew and incorporated officially on 10 May 1984 under a private limited company with the name of Kurniata Sdn Bhd.[3]

Facilities[edit]

In order to complement the tourism theme, a five-star hotel, the Palace of the Golden Horses [1] with a distinctive architectural design and Mines Wellness Hotel [2] (formerly known as The Mines Beach Resort and Spa) with a man-made beach and swimming lagoon were built. A leading Health Screening Centre and Traditional Chinese Medicine Centre was also located in Mines Wellness City.

Other components of development completed to date within the Mines Resort City are the Mines shopping mall and a former theme park named Mines Wonderland (operated between 1997 and 2011). In March 2010, CapitaMalls Asia has re-branded Mines Shopping Fair to a contemporary neighborhood shopping mall with a major upgrading work, including additional retail space, revamping the carpark system, changing new wash rooms, creating additional link bridges and new sets of escalators inside the mall.[4][5][6]

Economic Transformation Programme[edit]

The transformation of Mines Wellness City into the nation's very first Wellness City is part of the government’s Economic Transformation Plan (ETP) which is spearheaded by PEMANDU (Performance Management and Delivery Unit), under the Prime Minister’s Department. By the year 2020, the City is envisioned to be a RM 5.5 billion development, playing a central role in tourism and becoming the foremost wellness destination in the country.[7]

Access[edit]

Public transport[edit]

 KB05  KTM Serdang directly serves this development. The KLIA Express tracks also run near here, parallel to the KTM tracks, but does not stop here.

Car[edit]

BESRAYA E9 is the most direct route into MINES Resort City. BESRAYA interchanges into SILK E18 at the southern boundary of the project.

MINES Resort City sits next to the southern gateway into Kuala Lumpur from Negeri Sembilan, Malacca or Johor for motorists coming from PLUS E2.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ETP in overdrive with 19 developments worth RM67 billion". ETP Official Website. Retrieved 14 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "Mines Wellness City". Country Heights Holdings Berhad Official Website. Retrieved 14 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "History of Country Heights Holdings Berhad". Country Heights Holdings Berhad Official Website. Retrieved 12 May 2010. 
  4. ^ "About The Mines". The Mines Official Website. Retrieved 10 May 2010. 
  5. ^ "Health Screening Centre in Mines Wellness City". 
  6. ^ "Traditional Chinese Medicine Centre in Mines Wellness City". Archived from the original on 19 June 2013. 
  7. ^ "Project Announced on 11 Jan 2011". ETP Official Website. Retrieved 12 Jan 2011. 

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