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Idyllic homes in garden township

In the last pristine corner of Penang island, a piece of old Penang is being recreated — a township with lush tropical landscapes that soothe and rejuvenate. With spacious grounds for children to freely run and play in, Botanica.CT in ... Read More

Building under construction in Tanjong Tokong catches fire

A building still under construction (Tri Pinnacle) at a site in Tanjong Tokong caught passers-by and motorists off guard after smoke started billowing from the premises. The Bagan Jermal Fire and Rescue Department fire station received a distress call about ... Read More

Queens Residences – Progress Update (April 2018)

Queens Residences is an on-going waterfront development by Ideal Property Group at Bayan Bay. It is strategically located next to Queensbay Mall, facing Jerejak Island. The project will be developed on the reclaimed land in four phases, comprising more than 2,100 ... Read More

Home buyers must be heard before extension of time is applied

The Ministry of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government must give home buyers the right to be heard before developers are given an extension of time (EOT) to complete a project, the Court of Appeal ruled today. The landmark decision ... Read More

Houses become unaffordable as salary remains flat, says Rehda

The almost unchanged salary over the years is the reason why many are deprived of the luxury to own a house, said a national association for developers. The Real Estate and Housing Developers’ Association Malaysia (Rehda), which represents the interests ... Read More

Prangin canal to be rehabilitated, Sia Boey renewed

The RM6mil phase 1 of the Sia Boey Rejuvenation Project is expected to be completed in August. During the unveiling of the artist’s impressions of the project, Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said phase 1 would see the rehabilitation of the ... Read More

IKEA Batu Kawan – Progress Update (March 2018)

Opening in 2019, IKEA Batu Kawan will become the fourth IKEA store in Malaysia, with two in Klang Valley and another in Johor Bahru, Tebrau. This new store promises to satisfy Penangites’ hunger for affordable home furnishings – and those ... Read More

Interest rate hike likely to affect demand in Penang

The property market in Penang is expected to contract by at least 10% this year compared with 5% in 2017 as a result of the overnight policy rate (OPR) been raised by 25 basis points to 3.25%. “You can argue ... Read More

Atta buys land in Penang to undertake mixed development

Atta Global Group Bhd is acquiring property development company Sungguh Gemilang Development Sdn Bhd for RM12 million. In a filing with Bursa Malaysia today, the metal recycler and trader of metal related products said the proposed acquisition is a strategic ... Read More

Penang Mainland is the next investment hub. Here’s why

* Article by Freemen * Following news reports on the decrease of transaction volume in the property market, many experts have been citing drops of it not only in Kuala Lumpur, but Penang as well. Penang is a state by ... Read More