Artist impression of Samalaju International resort hotel.

Artist impression of Samalaju International resort hotel.

Samalaju is not a merely industrial zone for smelting aluminium, polysilicon but a vibrant new township of it own according to Regional Corridor Development Authority or RECODA.

The vision is to transform the once swampy, inhabit part of Simalajau into a vibrant new township complete with own golf course and resort facilities.

The township landmark resort hotel a boast a 177-room international standard hotel sited on 10.6 hectares of land along the cliffs of the Samalaju peninsula.

It was initially slated for completion by the end of this year.

Samalaju township

Samalaju township

The hotel will be equipped with a business center and other modern facilities, including a swimming pool, a gym, coffee house and lounge as well as meeting and function rooms.

The earthworks for first phase of the Samalaju township had began in 2013 which will include construction of commercial and service centers.

The township will have its own dedicated police, fire station and other public facilities such as healthcare center.

While, the first batch of residential properties expected to complete by the end of 2015 to accommodate some 5,000 pioneers as early as 2016.

According to BDA General Manager Datuk Mohidin Ishak the township population will eventually grow to 30,000 by the year 2020.

Location of the proposed resort hotel

The Samalaju Resorts hotel works progress as September 2014.

The township plan

Current development of Samalaju Industrial zone

Aerial view of Samalaju industrial park