The Tamarind

The Tamarind, a freehold executive apartments by E&O Property at Seri Tanjung Pinang, Penang. Located along Jalan Seri Tanjung Pinang 1, within walking distance to Straits Quay and Tesco. It is also well connected by strategic access roads to many amenities including schools, medical centres and shopping malls.

This development comprises two 33-storey towers of service apartments.

Project Name: The Tamarind
Location : Seri Tanjung Pinang, Penang
Property Type : Executive Apartments
Tenure : Freehold
Total Units: 1,104 (To be confirmed)
Built-up Area: 1,042 sq.ft. onwards
Indicative Price: RM 600,000 onwards
Developer : E&O Property Development
Estimated Completion : 2019

Location Map:


Contributed by reader (Update 18/07/15)

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  1. Phang
    February 1st, 2019 at 17:40 | #1

    I have to agree with you.Just also reconfirmed this project for PBA and TNB is under residential rate.Overall very impressive for quality, workmanship and it’s surrounding.

  2. Small window
    February 1st, 2019 at 17:50 | #2

    Those who are interested must go and view and don’t forget to check the windows.

    If @Funny think the windows are not small, then I’m 100% sure windows of other expensive condos including Andaman are too big and not good.

  3. Small window
    February 1st, 2019 at 18:16 | #3

    Those who are interested must go and view and don’t forget to check the windows.

  4. Kaniniagrapes
    February 1st, 2019 at 19:57 | #4

    Small windows better for this weather, want sun go balcony, want shade go room, why not

    • Small window
      February 3rd, 2019 at 18:06 | #5

      It means most luxury condos are unacceptable for you because their windows are too big.

  5. Lee
    February 2nd, 2019 at 20:31 | #6

    You can find many unites for sales at below 700K now.

    • Y
      June 4th, 2019 at 11:10 | #7

      Depend on the view n unit. Lol most low flr is like that. Where can u get high flr with such unit?

  6. Phang
    February 4th, 2019 at 13:57 | #8

    From what I heard 2 days ago, this Tamarind project is sold out.

  7. Phan
    February 4th, 2019 at 21:29 | #9


    Great news!

  8. Funny
    February 6th, 2019 at 18:05 | #10

    Yes, sold out. Now those who try to book are in waiting list, hoping that some of them will have their loan rejected

  9. Lim
    February 8th, 2019 at 20:42 | #11

    Those who want to buy may simply buy from the second hand market. As usual in Penang, most (if not all) owners buy property for selling. There will be lots of unit for sales.

  10. Minnie mouse
    February 11th, 2019 at 11:56 | #12

    for those that have collected the keys, could you please share whether the two rooms with small windows are really that dark, from the show house previously, the lighting seems to be ok. Also, anyone measured the actual ceiling height?

    thank you for sharing.

    • Tamarind
      May 30th, 2019 at 17:22 | #13

      The room facing the interior window is dark. However, a lamp easily solves the issue and hreat for sleeping.

  11. Donkeykong
    February 11th, 2019 at 20:25 | #14

    Bright as can be

    • Small window
      February 15th, 2019 at 14:54 | #15

      Owner Donkeykong, you must be kidding!

  12. small window with small d
    February 15th, 2019 at 16:43 | #16

    @Small window
    Small window, you bought santorini and now a sour grape seeing how good looking is The Tamarind, is it? Please lar, if you cannot afford it, don’t keep on telling people it has small window. The window size is ok, not big but not as small as you try to portray it.

    • Flora
      February 17th, 2019 at 13:28 | #17

      Would you mind telling us the accurate sizes of windows of three bedrooms please?

      • Big window
        February 17th, 2019 at 19:15 | #18

        Owners won’t tell you size of the windows so they can still say it’s not that dark.

  13. Phan
    February 16th, 2019 at 00:40 | #19

    Great news. Actual TNB bill shows it is on residential rate.

  14. Deva
    February 16th, 2019 at 13:29 | #20

    Electricity confirmed residential rate.

  15. Danny
    February 16th, 2019 at 13:38 | #21


    Thanks for the updates Deva, that means its residential, strictly no AirBnB or homestay.

  16. But….
    February 16th, 2019 at 20:16 | #22

    Many residential apartments also Airbnb

  17. Danny
    February 17th, 2019 at 13:05 | #23


    Yes, many residential apartments also Airbnb, just like there are always people who break the law in this world, robbing, murder, rape, steal, ……so does that make it OK for you to do the same? *sigh*

    • Ken
      February 17th, 2019 at 19:13 | #24

      Many owners buy properties for investment purpose only so they like the concept of Airbnb. But owners who lives in there would definitely report to management if their home area are frequented by strangers.

  18. Lim
    February 17th, 2019 at 13:24 | #25

    There are notice displayed by the management now :

    “Strictly no Airbnb is permitted at the Tamarind”

  19. Phan
    February 17th, 2019 at 17:51 | #26

    Great to hear that no Airbnb is permitted at The Tamarind.

  20. Enquiring
    February 18th, 2019 at 10:14 | #27

    Ok just need to know, if I feel the bedrooms are too hot and dark, can I change the windows or make it bigger?

  21. Funny
    February 18th, 2019 at 11:25 | #28

    Dun think so, anything that effect the facade of the condo are not allow

  22. Funny
    February 18th, 2019 at 11:30 | #29

    Flora, have you seen the showroom? it is the same size. It is a bit small but when it was on the showroom, you did not notice it cause it has curtain covering it.

  23. windows
    February 18th, 2019 at 15:52 | #30

    size not an issue, functionality is

  24. Funny
    February 18th, 2019 at 17:39 | #31

    Poor thing. Those who buy for Airbnb must be desperately wanted to let go now.

  25. airbb
    February 19th, 2019 at 01:37 | #32

    On what basis or which contractual term spell out the Airbnb is not allowed? Saying is one thing. Having legal right and restriction is another

  26. Bnb
    February 19th, 2019 at 08:23 | #33

    Confirm will have homestay let the games begin

  27. Vwerie
    February 19th, 2019 at 13:48 | #34

    Dont listen to these airbnb bullshit, they are just sour grapes and here to disturb, so that no long term expatriates dare to rent here.

  28. Liew
    February 19th, 2019 at 14:10 | #35

    Mudah put for sale 1047sqft for 1.1m

  29. Chan
    February 19th, 2019 at 14:33 | #36


    Aiyo, must be desperate seller rushing to let go, i just sold mine 1.25mil 1047sf

  30. airbb
    February 19th, 2019 at 17:45 | #37

    They are many posts on Property Guru which the sell price for 1024sqft is the range of 750K to 850K

  31. Alvin
    February 19th, 2019 at 18:14 | #38

    My friend just get the key and I visit there few days ago. The workmanship and facilities are good. But the bedrooms window are really smaller compare to other condominiums.

  32. Funny
    February 19th, 2019 at 18:23 | #39

    On the basis when you as the owner sign the DMC when you purchased The Tamarind which legally bind you that Airbnb are not allowed. Go and argue in the court all you want, perhaps you can even tell the court like how our ah jib gor do it that you are not aware of what you are signing. hahaha

  33. Funny
    February 19th, 2019 at 18:27 | #40

    Yes, agree. Workmanship and Facilities are really good. They even use life fitness brand for the gym which usually reserved for luxury gym.

    The window is a bit small but again not as small as what those sour grape tried to point out

    • Big window
      February 19th, 2019 at 21:41 | #41

      It’s is small and unacceptable ! Would you Dare to name one property in Penang that have windows smaller than this?

      Tell us the actual size here, please.

    • Big window
      February 20th, 2019 at 22:53 | #42

      When describing the good workmanship and quite good facilities, @Funny said really good.

      When describing the really small windows, @Funny said a bit small.

  34. Pinhole
    February 19th, 2019 at 23:17 | #43

    Doesn’t sound like window, more like pinhole

  35. Phang
    February 20th, 2019 at 09:28 | #44

    Visited my friends unit last week.Just two words.No complain.The Windows are fine with master room two Windows.The hall and bedrooms are bright,windy with sea view for type c.The timber flooring,wall finishing perfect.You’ve got fibre optic provided through TM Unifi and power supply comes with 3 phase.

  36. Kimchi
    February 20th, 2019 at 12:01 | #45

    I am really tickled by this debate on the window size! I have one unit here too, and I have also visited a few friends’ units. To be honest, whether dark or not, it depends on which unit. Yes, the size of the windows are smaller than usual. Corridor is also dark. Workmanship ok, ok as in corresponding to the price we pay, this should be the least E&O should give us. There are some very unlucky owners whose units face Jazzs ultra big car park exhaust fans, super noisy. Too bad.

  37. John
    February 20th, 2019 at 22:58 | #46

    Some units are better but some units’ facing direction is bad. I think Penang people should learn a lesson. Even a good project got some units that’s not worth to buy.

  38. Regg
    February 21st, 2019 at 21:55 | #47

    Facing exhaust fan very hot, whoever live there sure bad temper and lots of argument.

  39. Porthole
    February 21st, 2019 at 23:14 | #48

    No way, pinhole is exaggerating, porthole more like it. Angry residents and porthole windows.

  40. Sherry
    February 22nd, 2019 at 00:09 | #49

    Those face tnb substation worse. It’s very bad for health. Think of your family.

  41. Pg
    February 22nd, 2019 at 14:27 | #50

    What would management company do if they receive e a report of Airbnb ?

  42. Phan
    February 22nd, 2019 at 20:32 | #51


    Should be doing the same thing like other condos did.

    • Pg
      February 24th, 2019 at 19:44 | #52

      What other condos did?

    • Pg
      March 5th, 2019 at 11:14 | #53

      If I’m residents there I sure give big pressure to management to make sure airbnb can’t exist.

    • Small window
      March 5th, 2019 at 11:30 | #54

      If not the stupid small window design, I would seriously consider buying one unit (sea view only, many other facing direction are bad), that’s why I am disappointed.

      Some say people give adverse comment because they missed the chance, I would say anytime can buy any unit, it’s just money matter.

  43. Funny
    February 25th, 2019 at 15:56 | #55

    Some of the action taken by condo:
    1) Block the owner’s access card
    2) Make life difficult for homestay guests and owners.
    3) report to city council and let them fined those stubborn owners

  44. Optimus
    February 25th, 2019 at 16:23 | #56

    But Home Stay still happen even action being taken by condo

  45. Funny
    February 25th, 2019 at 18:35 | #57

    Dude, regardless. As one bro here put it earlier, there are bound to have people that will still steal, rob, rape or do drug even there are law and enforcement against it. But, at least we know our property is protected against homestay and if they still do it, they need to answer to the law and enforcement.
    A good management will be able to make their homestay business miserable by disabling their card for example. Even Quayside which is known to be strict against homestay also have some homeowner trying to do that.

  46. Lol
    February 25th, 2019 at 22:22 | #58

    Agreed home stay can still happen but it happens everywhere, no need to just focus in The Tamarind.

  47. But…
    February 26th, 2019 at 08:17 | #59

    Hotel tamarind is different…

  48. Lol
    February 26th, 2019 at 09:00 | #60

    Obviously you are sour grapes.

  49. Real man
    February 26th, 2019 at 10:51 | #61

    Too bad ttooo too bad . worst property ever

  50. Tamarind
    February 26th, 2019 at 13:41 | #62

    If sour grapes are still interested in this thread, Tamarind truly did a great job. If things are no good, no one cares to belittle it. HAHA. Some of the other condo threads are literally dead not because they are the BEST properties but the worst. I have visited some of the units, for me, RM600k to RM700k mark for this kind of workmanship, nothing to murmur d. One of the best in town, tbh.

  51. Funny
    February 26th, 2019 at 19:29 | #63

    Ya, seems like a lot of sour grapes here. Why bother to comment here if you are not buying it? Unless you are a sour grape that miss the boat to purchase it. It is ok, there are a lot of sellers here, just grab from them. LOL

    This thread really active, has been active since when it first launch until even now. Hahahaha

  52. Devi
    February 26th, 2019 at 20:35 | #64

    2018 Penang Best Condo Development Award ma. Sure got a lot of sour grapes la.

  53. Sour but….
    February 26th, 2019 at 22:52 | #65

    Did u see the size of the windows???

  54. williamyl
    February 27th, 2019 at 13:41 | #66

    After visiti my friends units…
    I love the outcome of the condo……
    the windows no issue for the room.
    Dont expect all condo must be big big big only call windows….
    The design is acceptable….

  55. Strange
    February 28th, 2019 at 00:36 | #67

    Ha ha, anyone whom gave bad comments are labelled as sour grapes. Must only give good comments, if not shut up.

  56. Funny
    February 28th, 2019 at 01:45 | #68

    Nope, feel free to comment as you want, nobody asking you to shut up just that I personally find it weird that why you bother to comment if you are not the owner or if the property is as bad as you label it? See those bad projects around penang, most have only a few comments. Only sour grape will keep commenting on how bad the project is

  57. Enquiring
    February 28th, 2019 at 03:20 | #69

    hmmm… after so many comments, why can’t the developers give more windows? Windows are not that expensive mah…

  58. kepo
    February 28th, 2019 at 15:10 | #70

    Bullshit! Outcome look like low cost design, not like high ent condo outlook.
    It is high density, crowded, cheap location with low cost flats surrounded. U think near seaside condos all high class meh! Ridiculous, this project only consider medium class, still below Million.
    Window small make your room too dark & hot, brainless!

  59. Optimus
    February 28th, 2019 at 16:39 | #71

    Give you a LIKE

    sour grapes?

  60. Devi
    March 2nd, 2019 at 08:05 | #72


    Your perception will change when you physically seen the unit inside. Welcome to The Tamarind and well done E&O.

  61. Enquiring
    March 2nd, 2019 at 14:48 | #73


    We have seen the units… and we need to fix the windows. It needs to be bigger.

  62. Bigsalami
    March 2nd, 2019 at 18:46 | #74

    Just got my keys few weeks ago. The process was quite smooth, they sent someone from finance to collect all balance money, and then ask the receptionist to hand over the cheap bag wih all keys and cards inside. (Receptionist! Wtf! Almost 900k, and i got a receptionist!).hahaha.

  63. Bigsalami
    March 2nd, 2019 at 18:57 | #75

    Looking from far, the place is not bad. Great color scheme for the building (unlike Santorini, so cartoon). But looking at closer range, finishing is ‘bad’, for the price we paid, at least. Especially corridor area, the cement wall is all crooked, tile skirting also dont have, only cement. Gym is bloody small, only 1,2,3,4….4 threadmills for 1000+ households. Wtf again. The infamous windows? Well, put it this way, when my curtain contractor came to take measurements, he looked at me and said “wtf”! Need i say more??? But one thing lah, my painter complemented the flatness of internal walls.

  64. GoodDeal
    March 3rd, 2019 at 20:07 | #76

    Make the windows bigger and I’ll buy 1 unit, deal?

  65. Ok deal
    March 3rd, 2019 at 22:01 | #77

    Too small no need curtain pls save your $

  66. Mr. Rich
    March 4th, 2019 at 11:10 | #78

    i just buy Tamarind from another owner for 500K.. panic sell… really worth it

  67. Block A owner
    March 4th, 2019 at 12:01 | #79

    Hi Chan,
    Congrats on your sale at such a high price. You must have made a tidy sum. Can you let me know a bit more about your unit such as what floor, Block A or B, and whether it is sea view or not? I have one unit in Block A and would like to know what the market is like.

  68. Chan
    March 4th, 2019 at 16:54 | #80

    Hi, i sold another unit recently at 1.3m, it is a sea view unit, your block A unit is worth around 1.1m..find the right buyer

  69. blackpink
    March 4th, 2019 at 17:27 | #81

    Hi Chan, mine is block B with unblocked direct sea view(Type A) , you think how much can fetch?

  70. SoundAdvice
    March 4th, 2019 at 21:45 | #82

    Ok, after reading and hearing so many comments regarding the small windows this is my advice; if you are very particular about the window size being smaller than usual then just don’t buy it. It will save you the heartache of having to look at the windows and knowing you can’t fix it bigger.

    For those who already bought it and don’t like the window size, you guys could get together in a group, agree on a reasonable size for the windows and make a formal complaint to the developer.

  71. calvin
    March 4th, 2019 at 22:03 | #83

    Hi, I sold my unit at 1.45m last week which is sea view and high floor. Hahaha!!!

  72. kepo
    March 4th, 2019 at 22:07 | #84

    all BULLSHITS !

  73. Sunny
    March 4th, 2019 at 22:18 | #85


    1.3m can easily get bigger size unit at Quayside.

  74. Jackie
    March 4th, 2019 at 22:45 | #86

    Hi all! I sold my unit at 2m with fully renovation, 7 aircon, seaview, high floor, 4 parking lots, stainless steel grills, cryster glass cabinets & wardrobe(build in), leather sofa, marble dining table, marble floor & wall tiles, solid wood doors, digital door lock, connies & blaster ceiling, 1 long bath with jagucci, small bar corner with cabinet, etc. Haha, I sold to Andy Lau

  75. gau
    March 5th, 2019 at 04:04 | #87

    did you manage to see him during hand-over?

  76. williamyl
    March 5th, 2019 at 08:13 | #88

    curious me tooo hahha need get signature than….. 😛

  77. Tan Family
    March 5th, 2019 at 13:50 | #89

    Dear Tamarind owners,
    Greeting. Sorry that I see a lot of ppl against homestay at your condo but I have no choice. I just book a unit for homestay this coming Mar school holidays for my family 4D3N penang holidays. We really like Penang food and many oth things. Just my family of 6 ppl. Hope you don’t mind if my family uses the swimming pool, Gym, etc facilities as you know penang hotels for 6 ppl or 3 rooms are damm expensive. If we bump into you all, pls you don’t hate us and offer a pleasant welcome smiles to each other as malaysians ya. We are just family you know. Hope for the great stay and vacation at Tamarind and Penang. Thks in advance.

  78. Babyshark
    March 5th, 2019 at 16:27 | #90

    @Tan Family

    I’m afraid you would have a difficult time as the sign board that says “only permanant resident allowed to use the facility” is everywhere in the common area. And my advice to you, dont play play with guards, all local gangsters. Nevertheless, welcome to the pearl of the orient!!

  79. Deva
    March 5th, 2019 at 18:09 | #91

    The security guards are very strict.

  80. Justanotherguy
    March 5th, 2019 at 18:44 | #92

    It is rather amusing how you guys are arguing over this affordable housing designed scheme like it is a luxurious one. There are over 1000 units in this development. Good luck running the MC later.

  81. No more sour grape
    March 5th, 2019 at 18:55 | #93

    I was like you a sour grape until I saw the actual unit.

  82. Headstrong
    March 5th, 2019 at 21:57 | #94

    Don’t give up guys, fight for your right to get bigger windows. Say no to ugly small windows.

  83. Grilles
    March 5th, 2019 at 22:57 | #95

    Just put grilles on those windows and it looks like…

  84. small
    March 6th, 2019 at 09:36 | #96

    The tiny window is < 1.5ft wide. Why so small?

  85. blackpink
    March 6th, 2019 at 10:33 | #97

    Affordable housing? Can you afford it or just a sour grape? LOL

  86. Balvinder
    March 6th, 2019 at 10:46 | #98

    Are you guys crazy???? you sold at such a price, i sold my unit at 5.5m just yesterday!!!

  87. Liew
    March 6th, 2019 at 13:30 | #99

    5.5m THB? then should be reasonable price

  88. blackpink
    March 6th, 2019 at 13:36 | #100

    Looking at the number of interest generated on this thread, it shows that the public interest is very strong on Tamarind. This in fact the most active thread for all the projects here. Why bother to comment when you are not interested on the property? few group that commented here:
    1) Real Owners for own stay – most have no issue with windows and satisfy with the overall quality
    2) Fake Owners – tried to create the impression that this is a cheap project with nasty location and window issue. They are also not “happy” with the quality here and “regretted” buying this project
    3) Real Owner for Airbnb – try to justify Airbnb is fine here
    4) Sour grapes – Keep harping on Window issue and location issue when they don’t own a unit here.

    For group 2 and 4, most probably they bought other projects nearby or they wanted it so badly that they hope can tarnish the reputation here. Most probably also, they are just jealous and unable to afford it.

  89. Happy Grapes
    March 6th, 2019 at 15:59 | #101

    Those who criticize this project are not sour grapes, people are entitled to their opinion whether good or bad. Leave the good comments to the sales and marketing team, this is a public thread and everyone should voice their opinion freely.

  90. blackpink
    March 6th, 2019 at 16:06 | #102

    @Happy Grapes
    Why bother with the project when you are not interested or have any benefit from it? Yes, it is a public thread but the project itself is not. Most who criticize are not even the owner or some have not even seen the project itself. So why bother if you are not the owner or have any benefit from it?

  91. Happy Grapes
    March 6th, 2019 at 17:01 | #103

    Well I’m not bothered by this project but I’m not sure if others are. It is still a public thread and everyone’s a critic.

    blackpink :
    @Happy Grapes
    Most who criticize are not even the owner or some have not even seen the project itself.

    How do you know? I think a lot of people have seen the units

  92. blackpink
    March 6th, 2019 at 17:19 | #104

    @Happy Grapes
    Read my statement carefully. I said “some” and not most in term of seeing the project itself and do you agree that most are actually not an owner here that actually criticize the project including you?

  93. Happy Grapes
    March 6th, 2019 at 17:32 | #105


    When have I criticized the project? And how can you tell who is an owner or who is not?

  94. Fake sour grapes
    March 6th, 2019 at 19:15 | #106

    Who wants small windows when they can have big windows

  95. momo
    March 6th, 2019 at 21:47 | #107

    Big window, small window, ya, odd windows. But worst of all , we get Toshiba elevators by MS Elevators, that’s elevators for low cost flats. E&O is sucking our blood to subsidize its land reclamation.

  96. kepo
    March 7th, 2019 at 10:13 | #108

    Grilles :
    Just put grilles on those windows and it looks like…

    blackpink :
    Affordable housing? Can you afford it or just a sour grape? LOL

    Small window with grills look like a prison window.
    Not affordable housing actually is affordable outlook. Haha…..!!!!

  97. EEnOh
    March 7th, 2019 at 10:32 | #109

    Giant exhaust fans, TNB substation, sewerage plant, small windows, now cheapo Toshiba elevators. Who sour grape?

  98. Ivan
    March 7th, 2019 at 22:04 | #110

    Once a sour grape, always a sour grape.

  99. Goh
    March 7th, 2019 at 23:32 | #111

    The first buyer sign the DMC with the developer. What if the first owner sell the unit do the 2nd owner need to sign the DMC? What about the next owner? Why is the deveoper is involved after sell the property to the first buyer? The developer is not the local council or government. Can the developer control the owner on what they want do to with their house after selling it?

    It is the government that can control the owners on the homestay issue.

    If the developer really want to stop homestay, they should have changed the title to residential like in Birch The Plaza and Birch Regency. Ivory have changed the title from commercial to Residential before the owners got their keys.

  100. Strange
    March 7th, 2019 at 23:50 | #112

    Developer wayang wayang only ma. If against homestay n convert to residential title, homestay investors all run n boycott them in future. If support homestay, residents angry lo. So, stay neutral, fence sitter, can get buyers from both sides ma. Ha ha.

  101. Sour until…
    March 8th, 2019 at 00:47 | #113

    Eyes cannot open

  102. kepo
    March 8th, 2019 at 07:36 | #114

    Agreed! Those condo with commercial title only can do homestay. Otherwise, MBPP/government can take legal actions to against the unit owners. Developer & building management/maintenance cannot control or do anything against the owners. But residential title can rent out their units to foreign workers legally…….

  103. Babyshark
    March 8th, 2019 at 09:02 | #115

    You guys are totally lost with what the law says. Go and read SMA 2013 (strata management act 2013), you will then know how powerful DMC (which will then become house rules) is. Can….., you can always challenge this , challenge that, but please remember ya, you will end up paying more fines to the authorities. A word of advice, if you cant afford to own this place and have to supplement your income with homestay rentals, just sell off the place lah. Why make your own life or others life difficult????

  104. mimi
    March 8th, 2019 at 10:00 | #116

    I got my keys almost 3 weeks ago, already gave a cheque for TNB, but still haven’t got my electricity yet. What’s going on E&O, your service is so bad! We are already living in the internet age, TNB has already provided developers with online facilities, why are you taking so long????

  105. fish
    March 8th, 2019 at 11:00 | #117

    Why take so long to get electricity? I already paid deposit and all docs submitted, but my unit still no electricity after weeks!

  106. fish
    March 8th, 2019 at 11:03 | #118

    The developer is really dragging things, very poor service.

  107. Goh
    March 8th, 2019 at 14:56 | #119

    What is so great about the DMC signed with the developer? After getting the strata title, the developer CANNOT manage the property anymore. It is the owners right. Owners must form the committee. How can the DMC signed with the developer be a valid document after the strata is issued.

    It is the owners right. Only the local MBPP can stop the homestay and NOT the developer. I find the DMC very strange.

    Why don’t the developer change the title to RESIDENTIAL ? Why must they forced the buyer to sign DMC?

  108. Goh
    March 8th, 2019 at 15:01 | #120

    True. The developer still want both the real owner and homestay buyers. With the DMC, it can still be cancelled after the strata title be issued. Future sub sale buyers will NOT need to sign any DMC with the developer. They will have nothing to do with the DMC agreement.

  109. shady
    March 8th, 2019 at 17:01 | #121

    Aiyo, very shady la this development. Expect more problems to keep surfacing over the coming weeks.

  110. blackpink
    March 9th, 2019 at 16:58 | #122

    geez, some1 try to be lawyer when you are not well equipped with knowledge. Your logic is applicable before 2007 amendment on strata title.

    One of the essential features of Strata Titles Act 1985 in respect
    of maintenance and management is that DMC can be enforced
    as bylaws so as to bind upon every successor in title albeit the
    subsequent buyers do not sign the DMC. For period before the
    issuance of strata title, the terms stipulated in DMC may be
    incorporated as house rules pursuant to Building and Common
    Property (Maintenance and Management) Act 2007. These measures
    enhance the commitment of the buyers, initial or subsequent,
    towards their obligations in GGC.

  111. blackpink
    March 9th, 2019 at 17:01 | #123

    And with this in mind, after the issuance of strata, the JMB will be formed which will definitely against homestay. How many JMB that you see in Penang actually approve homestay ?

  112. Verdict
    March 9th, 2019 at 19:53 | #124

    Is out, homestay is unfavourable but there will those who try, look at quayside

  113. AE
    March 9th, 2019 at 21:35 | #125


    Make thing easier for the owner. Instead of going to straight road, now we have to take a few road.

  114. Summer
    March 10th, 2019 at 12:34 | #126

    The developer get a better build up ratio ( 1:5 ) if it’s a commercial title as compare to residential title. So the developer get to build more units to sell.
    To get it approve for service apartment that allow homestay / airbnb it’ll require another zoning of conversion, and all sort of requirement as well. So for Tamarind it’s commercial condominium and not service apartment. ( pangsapuri perkhitmatan ).

  115. IO
    March 11th, 2019 at 10:42 | #127

    How much is the maintenance fees?

  116. Andy
    March 11th, 2019 at 11:16 | #128

    RM0.33 psf including sinking fee

  117. ThePuto
    March 11th, 2019 at 11:52 | #129

    Im new in penang, may I know if Tamarind is an affordable project?

  118. AHY
    March 11th, 2019 at 12:33 | #130

    @ThePuto That one is I Santorini.

  119. Strange
    March 12th, 2019 at 22:36 | #131

    Tamarind is not affordable project. But, it is affordable for homestay.

  120. Micky
    March 13th, 2019 at 08:28 | #132

    I predict few or no home stays in the beginning….

  121. loong
    March 18th, 2019 at 21:10 | #133

    0.33 psf for maintenance fee? That is too much for a high density project.

  122. Limpeh
    March 19th, 2019 at 09:33 | #134

    0.33 psf consider cheap already. New condo include car park for maintenance fee, easily sum up 0.4 psf or more

  123. loong
    March 19th, 2019 at 17:33 | #135

    Not true, there are many places with less than 0.30 psf. With so many owners, they should charge less maintenance fee.

  124. Ivan
    March 19th, 2019 at 20:31 | #136

    0.30 psf, not 0.33 psf la.

  125. Ivan
    March 20th, 2019 at 15:26 | #137

    If only service charge (inclusive of car parks), 0.27psf.

  126. Limpeh
    March 20th, 2019 at 16:22 | #138

    <0.30 psf usually very old properties or those with less facilities. Or those that are high dense mix residential/commercial property example Ideal/GSD etc may charge less but come a lot of other problems

  127. minniemouse
    March 20th, 2019 at 17:02 | #139

    can anyone share whether the stove provided is induction electrical?
    also, is there any bad foul smell coming out from toilet, seems quite common problem in malaysian condo.
    can also share whether the yard is open to common corridor or enclosed?

    thank you.

  128. Phang
    March 20th, 2019 at 20:59 | #140

    The stove provided is electric,so no need for gas. Toilet is well furnished,tidy and clean.No issue.The yard is enclosed.Ceiling height is 2ins to 10 feet.Quite high.E&0 provide 3 phase power supply so very stable.

  129. Ivan
    March 21st, 2019 at 14:44 | #141


    Fully agreed.

  130. minniemouse
    March 21st, 2019 at 23:06 | #142

    thank you Phang and Ivan.

  131. minniemouse
    March 21st, 2019 at 23:10 | #143

    one justification for the E&O smaller windows and not full height is as Iived in other sea facing apartments in other states, that if the windows are big, the rooms get very very hot. so even though, the windows may be smaller but they let enough light into the room whilst keeping it cool.

    when i bought the unit, was told management fee will be about rm240 per month for type C, seems it has gone up..

  132. Ivan
    March 22nd, 2019 at 06:39 | #144


    Yes. You are right. The maintenance fee has gone up. This is because new calculation imposed that included common area for example car parks. What I understand is the new calculation applies to all new projects, not only in The Tamarind.

  133. IJM
    March 22nd, 2019 at 10:16 | #145

    Management fees will go up immediately after JMB formed. It happened to many other projects, but Tamarind maintenance fees gone up more and sooner.

  134. John
    March 26th, 2019 at 20:31 | #146

    Three darks rooms:

    Master bedroom:2 x 16 inches wide window

    The other two bedrooms: each got ONE 16 inches wide window

    Two dark toilets

    One dark corridor

    Facilities are quite good though.

  135. Oo
    March 29th, 2019 at 13:14 | #147

    You all still sour grape? I have moved in and happily settle down. I think it is time for you all to move on as well.

  136. Sour grapes
    March 29th, 2019 at 18:33 | #148

    Become vinegar….

  137. Harvard
    March 31st, 2019 at 21:29 | #149

    How many floors of car parks it got?

  138. Yuri
    April 8th, 2019 at 03:21 | #150

    Windows look perfectly fine to me. It’s actually quite cold, elegant design with ample of spaces for storage and good quality kitchen. Absolutely love it 😀

  139. Jason Ng
    April 8th, 2019 at 07:23 | #151

    @yuri…you brought tower A or B? anyone from Tower B collected key already?

  140. Vivien
    April 8th, 2019 at 09:57 | #152

    Good quality kitchen?? Ample storage space?? You must be comparing it with low cost flats! :))

  141. Karen
    April 8th, 2019 at 10:01 | #153

    I agree with Vivien, the countertop space and storage is simply not enough for a functional kitchen.

  142. Teh
    April 18th, 2019 at 21:12 | #154


  143. tailow
    April 19th, 2019 at 11:49 | #155

    this is the worst condo that i had ever seen, terrible. most of the units are facing jess hotel/santorini/low cost flat. the windows are just like those low cost flat,how to see seaview though the window,including the master bedroom. now, selling at 900—1.3mil, too over price.ground floor waiting area is also low class, just put a few long bench n consider good. only plus point is that they have a lot of visitor carpark, maybe the management can sell these carpark to owner later. there are many more negative points which i can.t spell out here.my decision : i won’t buy this project .

  144. sailow
    April 19th, 2019 at 15:35 | #156


    I am looking at some condos now, not sure which one to buy. Any advice from you. My budget is about RM900k.

  145. tailow
    April 19th, 2019 at 17:37 | #157


    i m not a property agent,and here is for tamarind condo. anyway, with 900k budget, you can get very good condo in penang. if you want nice gardenview and good developer, consider SP setia — SKY VILLE @jelutong. if you prefer seaview, consider QUEENS RESIDENCES by ideal, if you prefer traffic jam, consider THE MUZE by HUNZA. AND, do not miss out the very nice sea and bridge view by IJM (not launch yet), cannot remember the condo name, but in front oF WATERSIDE RESIDENCES. you can forget about those condos near sg ara, bayan lepas, cheap but not for investment. tamarind suppose to be a very good condo (location, good developer, near tesco and strait quay, nice sea view (most being blocked)), but the design is really poor, not mentioning the windows. A luxury condo but get such a windows.the kitchen is so small, 2 person will be crowded. OMG, THE LOUNGE HAS TIMBER FLOORING IN DARK n LIGHT BROWN COLOR, i cannot accept and detest it.the design is really old fashion,if you are buying those old condo (built in the 90), then such design is acceptable.
    go and visit the show room (those condos that i suggest), and book one if you like it.

  146. sailow
    April 20th, 2019 at 12:58 | #158


    Thanks for your kind respond. Well, I understand there is plenty of choice in the market at the moment, but I am actually looking for something around Pulau Tikus or Tanjung Tokong as most of my old friends and relatives live around here. We are going to retire in a few years time (currently residing in HK) and looking to retire in PG soon. As our children are all overseas, we prefer somehing not too big (~1000sf), cozy, easy to upkeep with good neighbours.

    • Pee
      May 21st, 2019 at 16:25 | #159

      You already purchased the unit? if not can contact me, I am the owner.

  147. Tamarind to be resident
    April 21st, 2019 at 22:18 | #160

    There is no such thing as a perfect place even for a luxury condo.
    Important is location, location, location.
    Positive points are walking distance to Tesco, Straits Quay and Island Plaza. 15 minutes away are 2 good malls; Gurney plaza and Paragon. Medical facilities are Gleneagles, Specialist center and Adventist hospital. A garden lung nearby with great sea facing walking path.
    The property itself has a great infinity pool better than many hotels’ pool. A relaxing common area though it is missing a coffee vending machine. Each respective block has it’s own nice ground floor lift waiting area but stuffy due to limited air flow.
    I like the kitchen but can always be better. The cabinet doors are with anti-slam hinges and the drawers are with anti-slam close runner. It will need some work on both the kitchen and yard to make it a useable cook area.
    The corridor looks better at night with full lighting.
    3rd room is small and only suitable for a single bed.
    The air conditioners are non inverters. With a reputed developer, I still can’t figure out why non inverters.
    We looked at many properties like Marinox, Mira, Skyridge Garden, Alila 2, City Residences but finally making the decision based on location to sign up within 3 hours on meeting the sales person.

  148. Dancg
    April 23rd, 2019 at 18:17 | #161


    I’m a HongKongese also once interested to buy a C unit in Tamarind a couple of years ago for retirement but eventually opted for HCMC property instead. Why? The property market of Penang has been stagnant for the last few years while Vietnam on the other hands has a handsome growth. With the same price, rental yield of my HCMC apartment will be good enough to cover rental of a A or B unit in Tamarind and not to mention the price appreciation.

  149. sailow
    April 24th, 2019 at 15:00 | #162


    Thank you for your sharing. I am looking to buy for own stay (not imvestment). What about Marinox, I am not particular about freehold/leasehold, just looking for a place with good internal layout and comfortable to stay.

  150. Dancg
    April 25th, 2019 at 13:32 | #163


    Within Tanjung Tokong perhaps Tamarind and Marinox are the best in terms of sea view and location (close to Tesco, Straits Quay even Gurney). Marinox’s units tend to be larger in size and most unfurnished so you must be prepared to spend more. If budget allowed, I’d love one at Andaman@Quayside or Quayside, also developed by E&O. Though a 2-bedroom apartment easily costs more than RM2m.

    If you don’t need to be closed to town facilities, there are also many good choices at Batu Ferringghi. Yet for me it’s still good for a short excursion like at Shangri-La or Golden Sand… real relaxing at the pool garden… been there for 7-8 times before :)

  151. sailow
    April 27th, 2019 at 13:12 | #164


    Now that you mention seaview, i think most units at Tamarind dont have good seaview, even for those few units which come with seaview will be facing a massive construction site soon as E&O starts to build on the reclaimed land, which would go on for at least 15 years. Then again, I know, yes, Marinox will have the same problem too. For RM900k (my budget) , i think you can hardly find anything decent at Quayside right?

  152. Dancg
    April 29th, 2019 at 09:52 | #165


    Yes you’re right, no matter Tamarind or Marinox perhaps now just partial seaview at high floor.
    Even one bedroom apartment with no seaview at Quayside will cost over RM1m.

    BTW, do you have MM2H status? As foreigners are not allowed to buy property under RM1m in price.

  153. evelyn
    May 10th, 2019 at 14:50 | #166

    i agree with you on tamarind and marinox

  154. Jessica
    May 12th, 2019 at 10:37 | #167

    Since it is commertial title, do you how how much the yearly assessment?

  155. blackpink
    May 12th, 2019 at 13:28 | #168

    Staying there now. Positive point:
    1) My unit is type A with unblocked sea view. So it is nice for me
    2) The facilities so far is fantastic, the gym is using lifefitness brand so it is really nice and well equipped but the gym size might be a bit small for such a density. The lounge is nice as well with comfortable chairs and of course the pool is fantastic. They are improving the facilities even now, so i am satisfied
    3) Location is near Tesco and straits quay. I even walked to Tesco to buy when I feel lazy to drive.
    4) 10 min away from Gurney
    5) Handover quality is fantastic. I bought a few properties before from other developers, but so far this is the best as they even clean the house nicely for you
    6) Defects are in fact very min, only a few minor cosmetic defects and they rectify it within a week
    7) Management is quite responsive.

    Negative point:
    1) Near Santorini, an influx of 2000 units
    2) Car park space is just enough for 1 car and sometime block by pillar for certain car park location. Hard to open door
    3) the road leading to Tamarind is a bit bumpy due to construction in Santorini
    4) Those units facing Jazz gigantic fan, i feel sorry for them.
    5) Kitchen is a bit small for those who like to cook.

    • ForSale
      May 21st, 2019 at 16:08 | #169

      Very reasonable review..

  156. SwtGRAPE
    May 13th, 2019 at 18:24 | #170

    Hi any sour grape or free grape can go visit mud*h.com to buy your own unit with the same price with the old grapes.

  157. AP
    May 20th, 2019 at 22:00 | #171

    what is the fridge model or size that can fit into the small space?

  158. Tanhk
    May 27th, 2019 at 10:03 | #172

    Any seller managed to sell your unit?

  159. Cindy
    May 27th, 2019 at 10:30 | #173

    I just sold a low floor unit at 718K through agent. Pending loan application from buyer.

  160. Tanhk
    May 27th, 2019 at 10:41 | #174


    Many sellers asking for same price as yours but still available in Mudah for months. Lucky you.

    A bit worry because Brickz shows no transaction at all.

  161. wannacry
    May 27th, 2019 at 12:49 | #175

    2 urgent units for sales @680k, low floor,no sea view but hotel view, nego. no agent pls. leave yr email and i will contact you.

  162. CBK
    May 27th, 2019 at 14:41 | #176

    680k nego?

  163. wannacry
    May 28th, 2019 at 11:34 | #177

    680K nego, low floor, facing jazz hotel. 650k if cash buyer.
    no agent pls, genuine buyer only.

    • Chua
      August 30th, 2020 at 17:17 | #178

      PM…still available
      PM…floor and details

  164. Surprised
    May 28th, 2019 at 13:13 | #179

    Do you not mind buying a huge exhaust fan at the back of the hotel view unit?

  165. CBK
    May 28th, 2019 at 14:38 | #180

    is the unit facing huge exhaust?

  166. wannacry
    May 28th, 2019 at 15:53 | #181

    not directly facing the exhaust. it is above the exhausts. however, the hotel owner promised to relocate those exhausts, so it will not be a problem in future. the price will soar once the exhausts are removed.
    CBK, if you are interested, I can offer you a good bargain.

  167. Tealive
    May 28th, 2019 at 16:22 | #182

    Nice hotel owner.

  168. PT Lim
    May 28th, 2019 at 23:18 | #183

    Relocate exhausts is not a small project and also involve not a small amount of money. Thanks to the nice and kind hotel owner.

  169. Surprised
    May 29th, 2019 at 09:24 | #184

    Promise only not in action,dream stays dream nothing to be done..malaysian style.

  170. CBK
    May 29th, 2019 at 10:29 | #185

    Actually I am quite turn off by the smell from exhaust especially those fried chicken restaurant ie in Tesco KFC. Feel disgusted and I will pass on the good offer you have

  171. Mrs Koay
    May 29th, 2019 at 21:18 | #186

    I’m one of the owners of Type C. Appreciate Type C owner share here if the Living Hall TV point fixed at the wall next to the Master Bedroom as shown in above layout or the opposite side.

  172. Mrs Koay
    May 29th, 2019 at 21:25 | #187

    Mine is at Block B

  173. TuaLampha
    May 29th, 2019 at 22:09 | #188


    A logical thing for you to do since hotel will be relocating the giant fans would be to wait and sell later at a higher price, unless…………..hehehe….I’ll let people with brains figure it out themselves.

  174. trust
    June 10th, 2019 at 23:40 | #189

    PORR is still a joke..

  175. wannacry
    June 14th, 2019 at 12:41 | #190

    sold.. sold.. finally , got all my units sold ,, one to an indian, and one to a Chinese young man.

    seem quite popular even the market is not so good.

    deposit collected, hopefully, bank loan can go through.

  176. BennyHill
    June 16th, 2019 at 14:36 | #191

    If they apply for 70% mortgage, then should be no problem, but the banks wont approve 90% for Tamarind anymore as the latest BNM guideline only values tamarind at around 70% of the original purchase price.

  177. johndoe
    June 16th, 2019 at 20:11 | #192

    hi, roughly what is the price you sold it for? thx

  178. wondering
    June 17th, 2019 at 12:02 | #193

    That means BNM think Tamarind doesn’t worth so much?

  179. Pota
    June 18th, 2019 at 13:23 | #194

    err…I just applied and got 90% loan from CIMB, Maybank and Hong Leong. What are you talking about? BennyHill, where you got such figures?

  180. Jinn
    June 18th, 2019 at 15:43 | #195


    Congrats to your purchase. How much do you pay for your unit?

  181. Siew
    June 18th, 2019 at 16:36 | #196


    Ya, no such thing. I just bought one unit Block B 6h floor 1047sf (facing i-santorini) for 1.1m, and got 100% financing from maybank, public, hongleong, rhb, uob, hsbc. No problem. I heard price will go up 15% next year because of cement price increase.

  182. Market
    June 19th, 2019 at 08:31 | #197

    The power of cement

  183. Pota
    June 19th, 2019 at 09:42 | #198

    Mine is type A partial sea view, RM870k

  184. York
    June 19th, 2019 at 11:20 | #199

    Available unit for sell?
    Please call 0125839056 @wannacry

  185. Venice
    June 19th, 2019 at 13:41 | #200

    RM870k for type A? well, i think the owner sold at a loss. Looks like Tamarind is not popular afterall.

  186. wannacry
    June 19th, 2019 at 17:10 | #201

    sorry, sold my units. my buyer got 90%loan , so it is not true that only 70%loan can be approved.

    if you really bought B-06-1047sqft ,type A(facing santorini, no sea view) for 1.1mil, I think you must be a very good “water fish”.
    OR you are bullshiting. now market price is around 800-900K only.(facing santirini), those facing hotel (my previous units), the price will be lower.

  187. Siew
    June 19th, 2019 at 21:09 | #202

    Opps.. Typo. Should be 1372sqft type

  188. Siew
    June 20th, 2019 at 12:32 | #203


    Opps.. Typo. Should be 1372sqft type at 1.4mil.

  189. wannacry
    June 20th, 2019 at 17:52 | #204

    you are really a big “water fish”, the type A unit is selling at 1.2–1.3mil now , high floor and looking at strait quay , full sea view. yours is low floor , facing I-santorini, but you paid 1.4mil for your new unit just bought, you better kill your agent OR you are cheated by the agent. can we know which agency you engaged to close this deal?
    nowadays, most bank do not give 100%financing, the highest is 90% only. unless you jack up the selling price. ……..

    opps.. typo again. nobody can do that 3 times in a row, unless….. when you tell a lie, you need XXXX lies to cover that lie, HEHEHE no offence

  190. Pota
    June 21st, 2019 at 00:21 | #205

    Opps, sorry. Type A is the 1047 sqft right? Mine is 1047 sqft. I did survey the 1372 sqft but most owners are letting it go at 1mil and above which I cannot afford.

  191. York
    June 26th, 2019 at 08:24 | #206

    1047 sqf B block lower floor selling owner offer Rm790K Reasonable price ?

  192. andy
    June 26th, 2019 at 10:23 | #207

    York :
    1047 sqf B block lower floor selling owner offer Rm790K Reasonable price ?

    facing tnb tower / facing garden / facing pool view ?

    if facing pool view, u r hitting jackpot faster buy.
    if facing garden still ok ok lah.
    if facing tnb tower…..hmm unless you dont mind looking at it.

  193. kennis
    June 26th, 2019 at 16:44 | #208

    wanna buy a unit here, 1047sqft, high floor(30 floor), half sea view @ 950k, can someone tell me is the price reasonable?

    for E&O project, will there be any gangster asking $$ from you when you start your renovation ? I had encountered such problem when I purchase from other developer.

  194. Jane
    June 26th, 2019 at 17:19 | #209

    For the unit type you mention, the market price ranging from 850K to 900K depend on the which floor. You can nego to have better price.
    No worry. There is no gangster for ENO project.

  195. kennis
    June 28th, 2019 at 10:50 | #210

    finally , got a good bargain from seller and selling price is 888k. Jane, thank you for your feedback.

    now will apply for bank loan, which bank offer best interest rate, anyone ?

  196. Sue
    June 28th, 2019 at 15:51 | #211

    which floor & tower A/B?

  197. Mike
    June 28th, 2019 at 20:12 | #212


    seller for high floor sea view unit asking for 800k in mudah. u may want to ask for more discount. 888k is over price.

  198. kennis
    June 29th, 2019 at 11:14 | #213

    OMG, are you sure over price, mike? no wonder the seller can reduce the price promptly .

    I have paid the deposit of 2k, what should I do ? can I still bargain for a lower price or should I cancel the deal and book other unit ? BUT, I like that unit very much ….

  199. jacklim
    July 4th, 2019 at 15:16 | #214

    want to buy renovated unit, any seller ? budget is below 1M.

  200. CW 25
    July 5th, 2019 at 16:23 | #215

    Hi, I am interested to buy a unit 1047sq ft at block B unit 16 (facing marinox and partial seaview)
    I prefer higher floor like between 20 to 30
    Anyone know what is the market price of the unit that I mentioned?
    I am offered 850k, is this reasonable and worth?

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