AP LAND is already a pioneer player in the Malaysian property market and has recently started to develop Shiki in Niseko. The company is “Confident that Niseko will soon be the new emerging ski resort of the East. Niseko is already so popular at what we see as early stage (10 years old),” says Ms Low Su Ming, Joint Managing Director AP Land Berhad. “Niseko is clearly a world-class ski location with its real estate still a fraction of the price of comparable international destinations. This is inline with the group’s vision to create a niche resort project in Niseko.”
Low says that buyers of Shiki apartments are “mainly wealthy investors and tourists from Hong Kong, Singapore, China and Malaysia.” She says that “they are interested in both summer and winter tourism”. Low is also predicting that “summer tourism is the biggest growth area for Niseko.
Government initiatives are in place and all of the natural elements are already there. It is stated in a local report by a local developer that the summer market will grow faster and become 45% as important as winter by 2015-2016.”
Located creekside in the middle village, Shiki offers luxury boutique residences with a choice of 1,2 and 3-bedroom layouts. The layouts are flexible and spacious and emphasise comfort and exclusivity. Each apartment is well appointed and each comes with views of either Mount Yotei or the Grand Hirafu
Along with impressive fixtures and furnishings, Shiki emphasizes its desire to upkeep five-star hospitality services to ensure each property’s rental return is maximised.