Did you know that there will be a ‘Malaysia Square’ built in the city of London? That’s right, LONDON!
But why? Apparently, the Square which is designed by SP Setia, Sime Darby Properties and the Employees Provident Fund (EPF), is said to be a tribute to the long friendship between Malaysia and the United Kingdom.
According to Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak, the design of Malaysia Square is inspired by Sarawak’s Mulu Caves.
“Stones and rocks gathered from the states will be mixed with the materials from the original chimneys of the power station to build Malaysia Square,” he said as quoted by News Straits Times.
Also, the Square will have a gorgeous fountain that is designed in the shape of Malaysia’s national flower, Hibiscus (Bunga Raya) where each of the petals is said to represent a principle from the Rukun Negara.
The Square which is slated to complete in 2019, will be a redevelopment of the iconic Battersea Power Station which is owned by Battersea Project Holding Co Ltd where 40 per cent of the project is controlled by SP Setia Bhd and another 40 percent held by Sime Darby with the remaining 20 percent by EPF.
“This project will offer Londoners and visitors an inspirational experience that will live long in their memories,” said Boris Johnson, Mayor of London.