Property development is about community building

I RECENTLY read with interest the buzz surrounding developer Naza TTDI’s 50th anniversary celebrations. As a second-generation resident of Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI), an enduring legacy of Naza TTDI, I would like to share my thoughts and perspectives on the elements that have contributed to the success of TTDI in exemplifying community-focused development.

Being born and raised in TTDI, I must say that this township has withstood the test of time and urbanisation, and continues to prove itself as the township of choice for young and old alike, with an empowered community that inherently values sustainability and resilience.

The residents of TTDI have high regard for quality community living and an environmentally friendly ecosystem in their commitment to the sustainable development of their homes. Undeniably, the successful development of TTDI has touched the lives of many, forming an empowered, inclusive community of TTDI citizens.

The extensive amenities, food offerings and residences available to TTDI residents facilitate holistic living. With wide streets, numerous community facilities, schools, mosques, banks, retail, and parks, all within walking distance from one another, one does not have to travel far to live a fruitful life when residing in TTDI.

The success of TTDI should serve as a model for other property developers to follow. By taking a community-focused approach to development, developers not only create a better living environment for their residents but also foster a sense of community and belonging that is sorely lacking in modern townships.

In fact, TTDI is one of the rare modern neighbourhoods in Malaysia that harmoniously hosts a diverse yet unified mix of communities, embodying the “muhibbah” spirit we always strive to achieve.

It is no wonder that TTDI has become a highly sought-after area to live in, with demand for property in the area exceeding supply. In addition, one can often find multi-generational homes or children of residents buying properties within the development itself that generally foster closer family ties.

In conclusion, the development of TTDI has been a shining example of how a community-focused approach to property development can lead to the creation of a sustainable, resilient and empowered community. It is a testament to the power of the people to shape the world around them, and a beacon of hope for a future where people and their communities are at the heart of urban development. I am proud to be a part of the TTDI community, and I hope that others can learn from the example set by Naza TTDI.

* Syed Asmaan reads The Malaysian Insight.

* This is the opinion of the writer or publication and does not necessarily represent the views of The Malaysian Insight. Article may be edited for brevity and clarity.

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