Minister of Works, Baru Bian officiated the new Gamuda Cove Interchange today, effectively activating the site to visitors.
With an upfront investment of RM150 million, the opening of the interchange, located at KM26.70, will now provide direct access from North-South Expressway Central Link (ELITE) Highway into the 1,530-acre Gamuda Cove township.
The interchange directly leads into the 372-acre commercial business district (CBD) where the new Gamuda Cove Experience Gallery is currently located.
The Gamuda Cove Interchange is equipped with a 12-lane toll plaza, washrooms, prayers room and parking bays for road users’ comfort and convenience.
Stretching approximately 1.6km (South bound) and 1.1km (North bound) respectively, the Gamuda Cove Interchange is the first and main access into Gamuda Cove township and will be the key access point for its future phases.
Two additional proposed linkages will connect Gamuda Cove and Cyberjaya via Persiaran Cove Selatan in the near future.
It is estimated that 1.8 million people comprising Gamuda Cove residents to visitors of Discovery Park and Discovery Wetlands and its surrounding community will benefit from the opening of Gamuda Cove Interchange.
The opening of the interchange paves the way for the 25 million visitors coming in through the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2), as they can visit Gamuda Cove’s 50-acre Discovery Park, which is made up of 2 recreational zones the Adventure Park and Hangout Village.
The Discovery Park is slated for opening by end of 2019. Visitors can look forward to Malaysia’s first Aerobar, a tethered hot air balloon station, a beach pool club, a Starbucks coffee house, Blastacars Drift Karts’ indoor go-karting and all-terrain vehicle excursions through the woods as well as a community space for art and food enthusiasts named The Hive.
Next in the pipeline for Gamuda Cove is the water theme park to open by 2021 which will complement the Discovery Park, eco-tourism activities at the adjacent Paya Indah Wetlands, cultural activities as well as a town square that will draw the community together.
The Gamuda Cove Interchange leads visitors to the newly-opened 20,000 sq. ft. Gamuda Cove Experience Gallery. As the first experience gallery in Malaysia that is fully constructed using Gamuda’s innovative digital Industrialised Building System (IBS), prefabricated and SIRIM-approved materials, the Experience Gallery features modular and modern design.
The Experience Gallery gives guests a comprehensive look at what Gamuda Cove has to offer with its immersive virtual reality experience rooms and show atrium. A little further into the township, guests will come across show units, where guests are welcomed to explore Palma Sands and Maya Bay Residences units launched in earlier phases of Gamuda Cove.
The iconic weaver bridge in the 60-acre pet-friendly GreenBay Park is also completed and ready to cater to the community’s leisure activities.