A group photo at the Royal Bay Timber Enclave with Bujang (in wheelchair), Harith (fifth right), Sapuan (fourth right), Zainal (sixth right) and Bohari (fifth left).

KUCHING: Timber industry players and those from related sectors are encouraged to occupy units at the Royal Bay Timber Enclave in Taman Riverview, Bintawa.

Harwood Timber Products Sdn Bhd (HTPSB) chairman Zainal Abidin believed that this timber enclave was the first of kind in Sarawak.

“Here, we can exhibit our furniture products. The enclave will also consist of research, showroom, and technology units relating to the timber industry,” he said.

He was speaking at the handing over of five double-storey showroom units of the Royal Bay Timber Enclave project from Royell Bay Property Sdn Bhd (RBPSB) to HTPSB at the enclave itself yesterday.

“There are 12 semi-detached double-storey units and six semi-detached triple-storey units,” he said.

Royal Bay is a joint development project between HTPSB, a subsidiary of Harwood Timber Sdn Bhd (HTSB), and RBPSB.

A number of units will be used as labs for forestation efforts such as the production of fast-growing species or timber clones while others are planned for timber trade and investment.

The objective of the timber enclave is to promote the development of the timber industry in Sarawak.

RBPSB general manager and chief executive officer Harith Abdullah said the double-storey units would sell for RM1.6 million while the triple-storey units would cost RM2.5 million.

Some of the units have been sold while others are open for sale or rent.

Meanwhile, a three-storey building in the enclave with a rooftop garden will house restaurants and cafes — as well as being an event space for weddings, company functions, and conventions.

The building, situated right next to the Sarawak River, will provide entirely halal food.

Harith said that this building was expected to be completed in about two more months.

Also present were HTSB executive chairman Tan Sri Datuk Amar Bujang Mohd Nor, HTSB director Sapuan Abdullah, and HTPSB director Bohari Awang Lair.

More information on the Royal Bay Timber Enclave can be obtained by contacting HTSB (082-414589/415520). Rent and sale enquiries can be directed to RBPSB (012-887-6983).

A group photo at the Royal Bay Timber Enclave with Bujang (in wheelchair), Harith (fifth right), Sapuan (fourth right), Zainal (sixth right) and Bohari (fifth left).