At RM70,000 per acre, no Sabah wanted to develop and own these
properties. With houses on them, the prices should go up to RM500,000,
the normal prices for bungalows in Kota Kinabalu with much smaller
sizes, 1/4 of an acre.
One problem often sited is the remoteness of this area. Actually it is
not. The road is all-weather and will be accessible throughout the
year because this place is dry and sparsely populated. Natives do not
live at the beaches. They live far away from the beaches. I don't
understand this but could be due to the fact that this place is baren,
not even good for dense coconut planting.
Distance from Kota Kinabalu, is only 200km. With highways, we can
reach this place in 1.5 hours. With a plane, in just one hour.
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More awards for yet-to-be-opened villa
The exclusive Kudat Riviera villa resort.
KOTA KINABALU: The state's first high-end tourist villa resort has won
two more prestigious international awards, even before it opens its
Kudat Riviera won the awards for the "Best Developer - Waterfront
Development (Future)" and the "Best Developer - Corporate Social
Responsibility" at the Cityscape Asian Property Award Show in
Singapore last month.
The first accolades came last year for "Best Architecture" and "Best
Development" at the CNBC/Daily Mail International Property Awards in
It was also declared as the "Top of the Region - Finest Development in
the Asia Pacific Region" by Asia Pacific Tropical Homes Magazine last
Kudat Riviera, comprising 30 exclusive luxury villas, is set to open
its doors at the end of the year.
It is set to bring Sabah alongside Bali and Thailand, in providing the
best to high-end tourists.
Managed by Exquisite Borneo Villa (EBV), each villa is equipped with
its own butler and staff, swimming pool and private tropical garden,
offering complete privacy to guests.
Located in the northern district of Kudat, the resort is spread over
six kilometres of the coast.
Each villa has a quarter to just over an hectare of land, and guests
can choose between the beach front, hilltop or a private cove.
State Tourism Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun said the switch to luxury
tourism was long overdue, and would help boost Sabah's image.
"We see it as being the start of a significant uplift in the awareness
of Sabah's great tourism potential."