Early on a Sunday, as the first rays of sunlight filled the sky, a fleet of McLarens made its way via the Elite Expressway to arrive at Malaysia’s fist five-diamond low carbon city Gamuda Cove. This Southern Klang Valley township was conferred the recent five-diamond low carbon city honour by the Environment and Water Ministry in collaboration with the Malaysian Green Technology and Climate Change Centre. The award is in recognition of Gamuda Cove’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) principles which cover the gamut of urban planning, urban transport, energy, building, water and waste.
On approach, the McLarens of the McLaren Owner’s Community Malaysia (MOCM) displayed the famed dihedral doors first seen on the McLaren F1, as the members stepped into the new Gamuda Cove Wetlands Estates lounge. In here, they were welcomed by Gamuda Cove’s General Manager Cheo Yuan Ping who introduced the township’s masterplan. Before long, the owners found themselves on safari trucks headed into the 1,111-acre Paya Indah Discovery Wetlands – a nature sanctuary of rich biodiversity, where wildlife sightings and an incredible cornucopia of flora are an everyday occurrence.
At the Wetlands Estates’ Waterlily bungalow show unit, guests previewed one of only 57 detached homes located on the water’s edge, compliant to the Green Building Index (GBI) certification. In here, they enjoyed a refreshing drink of Benriach cocktails, redolent with the scents of orchard fruits and toasted almonds.
This cocktail session then segued into a brunch of home-made fish and chips with tartare sauce, chicken and spinach mini quiches, aged cheddar canapes, and desserts which recalled the English favourites of passionfruit trifles, baked scones with butter & jam and Earl Grey crème brûlée.
To discover and book a private tour of The Waterlily at the Wetlands Estates – an exclusive enclave in Gamuda Cove – click here.
Video: Wynner Cheong / Metal Cut Films
Photos: Lestony Lee/ Mix-Century Production