Kota Masai, Pasir Gudang
Kota Masai is an integrated township development located in Pasir Gudang, Johor. It is a mixed development comprising of residential, commercial and industrial buildings. The developers are Focal Aims Holdings and development of this integrated township has been ongoing since 1997.
Kota Masai is segregated into several sections which are named after fruits. There are a total of 20 sections, which are named Jalan Durian, Rambutan, Betik, Limau, Manggis, Ciku, Nangka, Rambal, Kuini, Mangga, Cermai, Delima, Duku, Belimbing, Jambu, Nenas, Bacang, Duku, Cempedak and Tembikai.
Within the 20 sections of Kota Masai, there are all types of housing including single or double storey terrace houses, which are either low or medium cost. Single storey cluster houses, semi-detached houses, and bungalow lots. Commercial wise, there are double-storey shop offices, and for industrial developments there are 1 and 1/2 storey semi-detached factories and terrace light industry factories.
Kota Masai is an integrated township therefore a lot of amenities are readily available without requiring residents to leave the area. However, Kota Masai is over 2,000 acres therefore one has to travel quite a bit to reach some amenities. Banks and major eateries are only available in Pasir Gudang despite there being a commercial area nearby. The nearest hospital is Hospital Penawar also in Pasir Gudang. Schools nearby include SK Kota Masai, SMK Pasir Putih, SMK Kota Masai, and SRJKT Pasir Gudang.
Accessibility to Kota Masai is excellent as it is in close proximity to several highways, including the Eastern Dispersal Link (EDL), the LPP Coastal Highway, the North South Expressway (PLUS) and the Pasir Gudang Highway.
The developers, Focal Aims Holdings has more than 30 years of experience with developing properties and aspires to be one of the leading developers in Malaysia. The group also has previous experience with developing townships most notable of which is the Saujana O-Lot located in Klang Valley which is a gated and guarded low density development with an emphasis on exclusivity, nature and an innovative lifestyle concept.
The location of Kota Masai was previously an oil palm estate that was developed into this modern integrated township that we see today with more than 75,000 residents living within. Occupancy rate for the region is also upwards of 90%. The entire project's value is estimated to be at close to RM3 billion. The developer's company was also the target of a takeover attempt by EcoWorld in October 2013. It was not successful as the offer price was too low, at merely RM1.40 per share whereas it was trading at RM2.10 on the stock market. They were targeted presumable for their land banks located in the investing hotspot of Iskandar.