The Edge Financial Daily, October 11, 2013

by Syuhida Silmi

KUALA LUMPUR: YTL Land & Development Bhd has completed phase 1 of Sentul Skywalk, an overhead bridge spanning across Jalan Sentul connecting commercial blocks D6 and D7.

“The bridge is an important catalyst for the renewal of Sentul,” said executive director Datuk Yeoh Seok Kian in a statement.

“It is the first phase of Sentul Skywalk, Sentul East’s holistic pedestrian circulation system that will connect the commercial precinct to the Sentul KTM and Sentul Timur LRT station.”

Sentul Skywalk will feature a further 11 bridges that will be built progressively in line with the completion of the other developments and buildings in YTL’s commercial hub in Sentul East.

The Skywalk will link upcoming condominiums such as The Capers and The Fennel to all commercial buildings. Upon completion, the Skywalk will provide seamless connection for the condominiums and existing and future commercial buildings from Sentul Timur LRT all the way to Sentul KTM station and Sentul West. Other condominiums such as Saffron and Tamarind will be connected at the ground level.

“As it is, Sentul today has excellent connectivity,” Yeoh said. “The superb railway network will be augmented further with the two proposed MRT lines. For motorists, the Sentul Link and Duta-Segambut highways have considerably eased traffic flow.

With the implementation of Sentul Skywalk, Sentul’s integrated transport network will be all encompassing from railway, highway to foot traffic.”

From an architectural standpoint, the bridge’s streamlined design adds a new sophistication to the iconic architecture of the buildings that it connects. Sentul’s skyline is undergoing a makeover with the rapid emergence of skyscraper condominiums. 

The Capers is currently under construction and YTL expects The Fennel to repeat The Capers’ success of having been sold out in two days at the weekend preview. The Fennel’s second and final phases of the condominium towers are scheduled for launch in the fourth quarter this year. Also, in the pipeline are the commercial blocks D2 and D5. 

“We are truly overwhelmed by the level of support for our offerings in Sentul,” said Yeoh. “It assures us that we’re on the right path and we’re determined to do even better.”