Published: Monday, 28 November 2016

About 400 government officials and guests have attended the opening ceremony of China's first Customs, Immigration, Quarantine and Port-clearance (CIQP) post on Nov 23. The event marks the launch of the pilot project for direct sailing between Zhongshan and Macau.

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(Photos: Keppel Land China - CIQP opening ceremony)

Important attendees include People's Provincial Government of Guangdong Deputy Secretary-General Lin Ji, People's Municipal Government of Zhongshan Mayor Jiao Lansheng, Macau Customs Service Director-General Vong Iao Lek, Keppel Land CEO Ang Wee Gee and Keppel Land China President Ben Lee. Blu Inc Media (HK) Ltd Managing Director Foong Seong Khong was also one of the participants.

Keppel Cove is a residential marina lifestyle development in Zhongshan City by Singapore’s premier developer Keppel Land Limited (Keppel Land). The direct CIQP clearance at its private marina is a significant highlight for its home Owners, as well as an important milestone in the development of the yachting industry and tourism in the Pearl Delta region. 

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(Keppel Cove marine)

Strategically located on MoDao Island in the Shenwan Town of Zhongshan City, Guangdong Province, Keppel Cove is just a 45-minute yacht ride from Macau, making it a desirable lifestyle destination between Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau. 

“China is one of Keppel Land’s core markets,” says Ang Wee Gee. “We are privileged to participate in and contribute to China’s growth and urbanisation with integrated and innovative developments such as Keppel Cove. Having the CIQP clearance right at the door step of our marina and with the start of direct sailing between Zhongshan and Macau, Keppel Cove will be able to help bring the best in holistic waterfront and urban living to China. We are happy to play a part in Guangdong’s growth story through promoting the yachting industry and tourism, as well as enhancing connectivity in the Pearl River Delta region.”

Keppel Cove, spanning over 890,000sqm, comprises 250 waterfront villas each with a private berth, and the Marina at Keppel Cove offers an additional 158 berths to serve the yachting community.

Direct Sailing Project Between Zhongshan Macau Launched

The Marina at Keppel Cove will be operated by the award-winning team from Marina at Keppel Bay in Singapore, which is the first marina in Southeast Asia to obtain a 5 Gold Anchor rating from the Marina Industries Association of Australia (MIAA). The Phase 1 collection of 42 villas has been launched and the marina clubhouse, which will provide diverse lifestyle offerings, is expected to be launched by mid-2017.