Tropicana collaborates with Panasonic to innovate eco homes


Creating future homes that are smart, sustainable & affordable the Japanese way!


tropicana-new-logoThe recent unveiling of the 272-lot Cheria Residences semi-detached homes at Tropicana Aman marks both companies’ first strategic collaboration in Malaysia. PanaHome Malaysia, housing subsidiary of Panasonic will provide high-quality Japanese technologies, from construction development to fitting homes with smart systems and applications. Staying true to its mission to build a sustainable and vibrant community, property developer Tropicana Corporation Berhad (“Tropicana”) has entered into a strategic collaboration with PanaHome Malaysia Sdn Bhd (“PanaHome Malaysia”), a local subsidiary of PanaHome Corporation based in Japan, to build a total of 272 semi-detached innovative eco homes at its latest township, Tropicana Aman. Cheria Residences represents the third phase of the residential precinct at the 863-acre Tropicana Aman, marking the first collaboration between the two companies.





Incorporated since 1979, Tropicana Corp is the pioneer of resort-themed developments, with over 42 completed and 16 on-going developments across Malaysia. Established since 1963, PanaHome has built a total of 470,000 residences in Japan over the past 50 years. Cheria Residences is the brainchild of both companies, embracing innovative design and concepts that are fitted with Japan intelligent construction technology that aims to improve the quality of lives. The signing ceremony marked another important milestone for the Group and was witnessed by Mr. Yasuteru Fujii, Corporate Advisor of Panasonic and PanaHome Corporation. Tropicana was represented by Dato’ Yau Kok Seng, Group CEO and Dato’ Dickson Tan, Deputy Group CEO; whilst PanaHome was represented by Mr. Kenji Koyama, Executive Officer and Mr.Haruhiko Kuwano, Managing Director of PanaHome Malaysia. Tropicana has been working in sync with the pulse of the local communities to enrich lives and to improve the ecosystem.



With Tropicana’s vision to redefine the art of living and its commitment to building luxurious, resort-themed developments, I believe together, we can create a more vibrant township in Tropicana Aman. The synergy between Tropicana’s master-planning and PanaHome’s Japan intelligent construction technology will definitely add more value to Cheria Residences precinct at Tropicana Aman”. – Mr. Haruhiko Kuwano, managing director, PanaHome Malaysia.


“Building innovative intelligent homes with PanaHome is a sign of our commitment to not just creating harmonious partnerships for the benefit of our customers but ultimately, to also create an ideal and vibrant township that is sustainable and holistic in nature. Going forward, Tropicana plans to build more sustainable homes in each of its townships. Tropicana Aman is set to be an idyllic place where one can slow down, breathe in the fresh air, find the balance in life and live in a walk and bike-friendly environment. PanaHome Malaysia aims to make a difference by creating an “EcoNation” where one can work, live and play in a healthy environment. We share the same vision to create a better community with our future smart homes and thus, this is a very strategic partnership. – Dato’ Yau Kok Seng, Group CEO, Tropicana Corporation Berhad.



PanaHome also offers air ventilation and heat insulation technology that supplies effective flow and circulation of natural cool air whilst minimizing heat transmission from the ceiling in contrast to conventional buildings. PanaHome’s unique and revolutionary PURETECH structured embedded ventilation system filters out dust and air pollutants and the special filter can remove up to more than 95% of harmful air particles. The thermal heat insulation material will be incorporated behind the ceiling to help to reduce heat conduction to keep living spaces naturally cool and clean for the inhabitants without the need for excessive air-conditioning, henceforth reducing energy consumption. PanaHome also incorporates video intercom and home network security system to deter crime. With built-in video coms, residents can easily identify and recognize visitors without opening the door. The Panasonic security systems are connected via smartphone to monitor home security status remotely, even if no one is present.


The all-new Cheria Residences is expected to be launched in mid-July 2016 and to be completed by 2019. Seated on a lush 38.5-acre land, the capacious double-storey semi-detached homes boast some 3,200 – 3,670 sq. feet with wide car porch that could fit three cars side-by-side. Future residents of this gated & guarded precinct will also enjoy their own private 4.73-acre central park and linear garden, a 3-km pedestrian and jogging track, as well as a dedicated community hall. Each residential unit of Cheria Residence is designed to be energy efficient and environmentally-friendly. Construction methods typically utilize reinforced concrete panel technology to ensure consistent quality building structure and design.