Arte S

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Arte S

Arte S, a lifestyle development project by Nusmetro along Jalan Bukit Gambier, Penang. It is located next to Ivory Plaza, comprises two residential towers sitting at the base of Bukit Gambier. Climbing to 49 storey’s, it will be the tallest on the island offering spectacular ocean views from the upper levels of its eastern elevation whilst the Western facade looks onto the jungle covered mountain.

  • Tower A: SOHO (76 units), Service suites (75 units)
  • Tower B: SOHO (250 units)

Location : Bukit Gambier, Penang
Property Type : Service Suites / SOHO
No. of Storey: 27 Storey (Block A), 49 Storey (Block B)
Developer : Nusmetro City

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  1. Arte S Penang
    January 23rd, 2017 at 00:26 | #1

    LAD then purchaser vry syiok ~~

  2. Tracy Chan
    January 25th, 2017 at 13:00 | #2

    I am from Hong Kong and interested in Artes project in Penang.
    would appreciate if you could input me what will be procedure for purchase property oversea.
    since my budget is quite limited, what will be my choice many thanks

    • Adeline
      September 23rd, 2019 at 12:08 | #3

      Hi Tracy, are you still keen to purchase property in Penang? Perhaps I can help you

  3. Lol
    January 25th, 2017 at 15:52 | #4

    If you are from Hong Kong avoid this project at all cost unless you want to lose money.

  4. behck
    January 26th, 2017 at 08:57 | #5

    Tracy, if I were u. Join HK community already in Pg, gather thier feedback on projects that already completed, fly here to view it urself. There are plenty to choose from at current market situation. Install an apps propertyguru start searching.

  5. Player
    January 26th, 2017 at 18:33 | #6

    Foreigner can only buy property RM1mil and above, right?

  6. lalazai
    January 27th, 2017 at 00:57 | #7

    Tracy Chan :
    I am from Hong Kong and interested in Artes project in Penang.
    would appreciate if you could input me what will be procedure for purchase property oversea.
    since my budget is quite limited, what will be my choice many thanks

    just invest since so cheap compare to hk, can buy 10 units even ur budget limit haha

  7. Lol
    January 27th, 2017 at 12:16 | #8

    This project started at rm700psft failed already go back to rm500psft. Now they stuck so they use rental returns as a trap to trap buyers by promising 7% rental returns. In fact, they charge you higher price then give you some money back slowly. At the end of the day the buyers are the water fish.

  8. Tiang
    January 27th, 2017 at 14:47 | #9


    RM500psft is awesome, right?

  9. lol lol
    January 31st, 2017 at 02:52 | #10

    the actual external finishing is good, they really doing well on the rotate round slab
    it is impressive!

  10. Fat & Curious
    March 14th, 2017 at 13:08 | #11

    any owner been called up to sign a consent letter regarding changes of approved plan?

  11. Fat & Curious
    March 14th, 2017 at 13:11 | #12

    any owner been called up to sign a consent letter about changes of approved plans? u guys went & sign already?

  12. Roger Rabbit
    March 14th, 2017 at 15:51 | #13

    Yup buyers have been called up to sign a consent letter on changes of approved plans.

  13. PG
    March 16th, 2017 at 09:40 | #14

    What changes they made? I had recently call up to check on their latest promotion for GUARANTEED RENTAL RETURN, I think it is a concept of home stay. This not fair to existing buyer and we have to share the swimming pool with outsider? What about security???

    Existing buyer pls make some calls to their office, file some complaints otherwise we will get suffer!

  14. S
    March 18th, 2017 at 15:13 | #15

    @Fat & Curious

    did not receivw any calls from them, when u receive their call?

  15. S
    March 18th, 2017 at 20:17 | #16

    @Roger Rabbit
    changes of what?

  16. jess
    April 10th, 2017 at 12:59 | #17

    Is there any 700-800sqft units available? I heard that has been fully sold out. Is it worth buying with the new GRR package? Need some advise here.

  17. Roger Rabbit
    April 10th, 2017 at 14:12 | #18


    They made changes to their plans after the signing of the SPA. So they got buyers to sign another consent letter that they allow the developer to do so

  18. Tracy Chan
    April 11th, 2017 at 13:07 | #19


    tks for your insight but why you have this comments ?

  19. S
    April 26th, 2017 at 00:41 | #20

    seems like will be complete and handing over this year

  20. Miao Miao
    May 18th, 2017 at 14:38 | #21

    This project was first launched more than 5 years ago (correct me i I am wrong) in QBM. Initial they launched it as a luxury 1000Sqft onwards condo. I went to the road show and the salesman is so LANSI that don’t bother give me a broucher. I have to ask for the broucher like a beggar. When he knew that my budget is below RM400k, straight tell me I can’t afford for this project and gave me the broucher very unwillingly. My wife was very angry that time and shoot the salesman “We need the broucher to justify whether this project worth the money that you are mentioning.”. Now I guess my wife is right, this has becomes a worthless project. The turn it into SOHO because not much seller is interested and until now still got leftover units.

  21. S
    May 23rd, 2017 at 02:19 | #22

    @Miao Miao
    but the outcome seems like WOW~

  22. SweePing
    May 23rd, 2017 at 07:09 | #23

    Externally it looks nice, but I’m afraid it is useless to look nice from outside. The rounded walls create a lot of space wastage, so a 1000sf unit might appear to look like a 800sf unit. Location-wise, I wouldn’t say bad, but just look at Raffel, people who can afford to pay top dollars just don’t find this area conducive to stay. Furthermore, with the label SOHO, meaning you always have strangers going in and out, that makes it even worse.

  23. S
    May 24th, 2017 at 03:17 | #24

    yes agreed, the shape provide some outstanding visual design but it sacrifice the space.

    location wise, very center of penang island but not a prime area.

    SOHO right, always have strangers going in and out, somemore developer is going to coop with air bnb but dont forget private lift is allocate for every unit.

  24. britney spears
    May 24th, 2017 at 10:09 | #25

    buyers need to spend a lot of money making custom made furniture !

  25. S
    May 25th, 2017 at 02:45 | #26

    @britney spears
    yes, depends on what unit u own

    nowadays all ID renovation also custom made what

  26. britney spears
    May 26th, 2017 at 11:21 | #27


    In a typical condo wihout curves at least owners have the option of buying loose furniture which can be alot of difference compared to custom made ones.

  27. S
    May 27th, 2017 at 01:49 | #28

    @britney spears
    yes, got your point.

  28. S
    June 11th, 2017 at 02:20 | #29

    facebook search spark architect, the uploaded site progress photo shoot by drone is WOW!!

  29. A
    September 13th, 2017 at 01:31 | #30

    OMG y no ppl comment tis project anymore?

  30. IKEA-fans
    September 13th, 2017 at 10:07 | #31

    It’s a great design condo (exterior) but at a so-so location. So can’t sell well.

    I bet if this Arte-S is located at Gerney Drive / STP / The Light / Tanjung tokong/bungah……then it will be different story already, all people will rebut buy it, buying not because it is a condo, but rather it looks ICONIC in these high class location.

  31. Macha
    September 13th, 2017 at 13:47 | #32

    There’s not enough good quality cafe/restaurant along Jalan Bukit Gambier, hopefully this project can change that

  32. Builder
    September 24th, 2017 at 02:21 | #33

    pay a site visit on arte s today, the finishing work and the view are CRAZY!!!!

  33. Kacang Putih
    September 25th, 2017 at 10:10 | #34

    how crazy hahaha :p

  34. Builder
    September 26th, 2017 at 00:59 | #35

    @Kacang Putih
    dunno how to describe, must have a look when it is complete

  35. LZ
    November 6th, 2017 at 18:33 | #36

    I’m interested with Arte S.
    Any seller want to let go their unit?

  36. Sbuyer
    December 14th, 2017 at 11:18 | #37

    no ultraman eyes any more……
    computer draw is easy but build is another story.

  37. Macha
    December 14th, 2017 at 11:23 | #38

    Sbuyer :
    no ultraman eyes any more……
    computer draw is easy but build is another story.

    Got wat, who said don’t have, did you really go and take a look

  38. Duel
    December 14th, 2017 at 14:28 | #39

    Sbuyer :
    no ultraman eyes any more……
    computer draw is easy but build is another story.

    Better dont, incase that ultraman eyes drop then wat will happen…dont ply ply

  39. Sbuyer
    December 17th, 2017 at 06:49 | #40

    yes, still got 2 biji
    but the glasses is not same as 3d perspective drawing show above
    the glass is flat not sphere.

  40. Builder
    February 20th, 2018 at 00:43 | #41

    So, is it CCC obtained?
    vacant possession?

  41. Andy
    February 20th, 2018 at 18:02 | #42

    Is this project worth to buy with the GRR of 7%?
    They are selling about RM687psf which is quite expensive for this area.

  42. judy
    February 21st, 2018 at 15:46 | #43


    If you are looking for good value, buy from secondary market. The prices of similar products in secondary market is at least 20-30% cheaper now, because those who went in for speculation a few years ago cannot hold on anymore due to very very slow market. So good bargains to be found there. Whereas if you look at prices from developers, it cannot go any much cheaper because their cost is high (land + new material at today’s price).

  43. Builder
    March 14th, 2018 at 00:47 | #44

    CCC obtained?

    any purchaser get the house key d? quality good?

  44. Arte s
    March 14th, 2018 at 07:06 | #45


    Finishing to me is not too bad, they are doing a good job. But swimming pool a bit too small. No compensation for late hand over for those who purchased 2014 and above.

  45. Builder
    March 18th, 2018 at 01:34 | #46

    @Arte s
    hi, you are block A owner?
    any news for the block B ccc status?

  46. BM
    April 30th, 2018 at 11:37 | #47

    Looks like they r going to start home stay! Every1 can going in now

  47. Builder
    May 2nd, 2018 at 01:00 | #48

    T hotel start operate d.

  48. BY
    May 19th, 2018 at 10:03 | #49

    That bad?

  49. Resident
    June 2nd, 2018 at 19:58 | #50

    Any anti Hotel T grouping? When we purchase this Condo, no 1 tell us that they are going to operate the T hotel. Numestro is su*ck developer.

  50. JJ
    June 3rd, 2018 at 15:30 | #51

    @resident it is commercial title, so you cannot complain people operating business there.

  51. Resident
    June 5th, 2018 at 15:15 | #52

    At some point you are right, but we need to consult legal adviser what option we have especially dealing with this profiteer.

    We are paying RM3++ maintenance fees and still we have to share the facilities with outsider? What about security? Can you guarantee these guess will not do something bad to the facilities residents and the resident (especially the resident)? Don’t mention we are buying this condo @ 800k-1m+!

    There are lot’s of choices for 800k-1m project, obviously if we have been informed earlier, we will not consider this project/developer.

  52. Teh
    June 6th, 2018 at 12:09 | #53

    @Tracy Chan
    Have you get to buy any property in Penang?
    Are you still looking for Arte S?
    We specialize in buy, sell and rent of all types of property including residential, commercial, industrial and land. Contact me for updated advise on market value, marketing and sales of your property.
    You may contact me via email @ carmentehcm@gmail.com

  53. NG
    June 6th, 2018 at 17:22 | #54

    Even super condo also got people do illegal homestay / AirBnB lah……your 800k-1m condo so what the big deal ?

  54. BM
    June 6th, 2018 at 21:49 | #55

    Oh…..Wow..Sorry for not able to count….r you the owner of 1 of this thing you mention?

  55. Kepo
    June 7th, 2018 at 11:22 | #56

    “Serviced apartments” are commercial units, fully-furnished, with services such as housekeeping, room service, and concierge. They are usually rented out for short-term or long term to tourists, business travellers, or expats. On the other hand, condos are private properties meant to be occupied by homeowners or long-term tenants. However, the lines are often blurred between the two types of properties these days.

    The core difference is that the land status of condos is “residential”, whereas the land status of serviced apartments is “commercial”. The laws, regulations and functions surrounding these types of properties are quite different, and can affect buyers’ legal rights and lifestyles.

  56. Kepo
    June 7th, 2018 at 11:33 | #57

    Property Type : Service Suites / SOHO.
    See the property type this is service apartment so not wrong for Hotel T / homestay / AirBnB to operate at this building. Anyhow pls check with the lawyer for the exact property type for this Arte s.

  57. Resident
    June 7th, 2018 at 14:24 | #58

    No issue with SOHO for mid and long term tenant as we will know who to refer to whenever there are a problem, but not short term with a title of “HOTEL” . This will impact quality of owner who will resident it. The main concern is the security for sure. Please imagine if there are a group of 8-10 families member stay for a night with RM 3++ and all of them jump into swimming pool or gym……what for we pay RM 3++ maintenance fees? For outsider to occupy ?

    I believe there are a group of resident formed a committee to against this illegal operation of “Hotel”. We’ll see how it goes.

    For those resident out there, please try to ask around to join the group if you are still hanging around.

  58. Lex
    September 28th, 2018 at 14:06 | #59

    Hi all, what is the maintenance fee for Arte S? The title for this condo is commercial or residential?

  59. art
    September 28th, 2018 at 15:08 | #60

    seriously this development is overpriced, with high maintenance and bad worksmanship. room is small and in weird shape. very messy lift lobby and can see the poor quality and the design as well.

    over priced, and somemore hotel residenace also very little. not recommended, such a big disappointed

  60. Legal
    September 28th, 2018 at 17:06 | #61

    No matter you paid RM300 or RM3000 maintenance fee per month or 10 / 100 stranger jump into pool at the same time, fundamental counted. Definitely you wont win the case as the building title is commercial, business are allowed no matter hotel / motel / airBnB or whatsoever it call. You should consider all the factors include property laws before into the market. It required studies.

  61. jshong89
    January 10th, 2019 at 18:00 | #62

    Hi all, is there any owner group created? Thanks.

  62. Somebody
    January 15th, 2019 at 11:06 | #63

    just avoid investing on this shits..management/developer are not responsive on their work ..no one can really help you..im looking for owner group chat if there is any..need help..

  63. Somebody
    January 15th, 2019 at 11:07 | #64

    Hi, im looking for owner group chat as well is there is any ..

  64. Bin
    January 17th, 2019 at 13:10 | #65

    Any comment on Arte S block B units?
    Is encourage to purchase?

  65. No drawing details
    March 22nd, 2019 at 16:03 | #66

    Hi, may I know what is the room door size? Because I call numestro KL and Penang office they keep pushing and say no details. Ask me go take the measurements of the room door myself….. Anyone have the accurate room door details?

  66. Tong
    July 11th, 2019 at 16:28 | #67

    Any comment about this project now,… do you think it is worth with the price of RM500 psf now ?

  67. pikachew123
    March 2nd, 2021 at 00:12 | #68

    hi, can know the cukai pintu, and cukai takisran or cukai tanah how much per year? also the utility rate can switch to residential rate?

  68. pikachew123
    June 20th, 2021 at 14:38 | #69

    Hi all,

    is there any owner group to join?

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