Amber Court

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Amber Court
Location within Malaysia
Alternative namesAmber Court Villa d'Genting Resort
General information
AddressJalan Ion D’Elemen Genting Highlands 69000 Pahang
Town or cityPahang
CountryMalaysia
Coordinates3°25′50″N 101°47′20″E / 3.430597°N 101.788894°E / 3.430597; 101.788894Coordinates: 3°25′50″N 101°47′20″E / 3.430597°N 101.788894°E / 3.430597; 101.788894
OwnerVilla Genting Development Sdn Bhd (VDGSB)
Height92m
Technical details
Floor count23
Design and construction
Architecture firmTeknik Cekap Sdn Bhd
Known forThird tallest building of Genting
Website
ambercourtgenting.com

Amber Court Villa d'Genting Resort is an apartment complex in Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia. It contains two 23 stories apartment blocks with three levels of car parks and a retail podium. With an estimated height of 92m it is the third tallest building of Genting (after First World Hotel Building 1 and 2).[1] The 741 apartments are used as condominiums (incl. timeshare) and Homestay.

History

Amber Court was a resort-apartment venture by Villa Genting Development Sdn Bhd (VDGSB) realized in 1995. VDGSB get into a legal dispute with the construction company Teknik Cekap Sdn Bhd.[2] Because of the Malaysian financial crises 1997/1998 VGDSB went in the year 2000 into liquidation. Therefore, the apartments had to be sold out mainly to private citizens. Amber Court Liaison Committee (ACLC) was formed for administration. Some owners refused to pay for service and maintenance which made the place difficult to manage. The wet and foggy weather in Genting Highlands promoted the growth of red algae on the facade. The resulting neglected and abandoned look inspired people’s imagination and led to many ghost stories going around. In 2012 Amber Court was partly renovated.[3] This included outdoor and indoor repairs and the building was completely repainted. Shortly afterwards Amber Court started to deteriorate again. Because of many development projects in Genting Highland owners rent out to construction companies which accommodate foreign workers in Amber Court. The remote location, illegal activities, security issues, rooftop/pipe leaking and difficulties in water supply contribute to the decline of Amber Court.[4]

Amber Court was used as location for the horror movie Haunted Hotel.[5]

External links

References

  1. "Genting | Statistics | EMPORIS". www.emporis.com.
  2. https://simplymalaysia.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/teknik-cekap-sdn-bhd-v-villa-genting-development-sdn-bhd-24-june-2000.pdf
  3. "5th Amber Court JMB AGM meeting Sept 22 2012". September 26, 2012.
  4. http://leisureholidays.com.my/docs/egm/LHC_emai_6-12-2018.pdf
  5. Fun, Pui (September 14, 2017). "This Horror Film Was Shot in Genting and M'sians Can't Wait to Watch it on Oct 19! - WORLD OF BUZZ".

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