Country Garden Pacificview Sdn. Bhd. (CGPV) Forest City ("Forest City Malaysia" or "Forest City") is ready to welcome new residents in a total of over 9,000 new homes.

Following the completion of the Starview Bay complex in May, this development will allow an additional 6,500 residents to move into one of the world's most innovative new cities.

"Two and a half years ago, my family found ourselves at Forest City. Back then, it was just the sales gallery," said Huipeng Wang, a Forest City resident from Singapore.

"After hearing about the concept, we instantly put down a deposit. Forest City is incredible: everything is so convenient, so we don't need to leave the city. We just enrolled our child at the city's new school and we can't wait to see what the future holds."

To meet the needs of its growing community, Forest City has developed a comprehensive and connected smart island experience that encompasses innovative living technologies, personalised service and community events.

Forest City's one-stop service platform, Forest Life App, offers convenient access to a variety of community services. 

Entertainment options are available through Readlife, Malaysia's first cloud-based community digital library; meanwhile, Malaysia's first smart robot service community, Canbot, is on-hand to provide residents with multilingual support and welcome guides.

The city utilises the latest smart security systems to ensure its residents are safe, including smart doors and elevators that use facial and fingerprint recognition, and invisible electric fencing.

The Forest Life App also allows for remote video intercom communication, door unlocking and alarm triggers, as well as real-time streaming of public areas.

To ensure residents integrate seamlessly into community life, Forest City has devoted most of its manpower to the positions of butler, aiming to cultivate an intimate relationship with each property owner.

With residents from over 30 countries, Forest City has also organised multicultural events to encourage cultural exchanges. 

To date, the community has celebrated Chinese New Year and Japanese Cultural Day; and in May, a tie-dying workshop using Henna and Chinese handcrafted items fostered cultural understanding between residents.

(16 July 2019)