Sunway’s Sungai Ara housing scheme get green lights

May 31st, 2017 Leave a comment

sunway-hillsThe High Court here has ruled in favour of Sunway City (Penang) Sdn Bhd in a judicial review application and quashed the decision of the Penang Appeals Board which struck out the planning permission given to the property developer for a project in Sungai Ara.

Sunway City, which is the registered proprietor of a 32.7ha plot in Sungai Ara known as Lot 14345, filed the application on April 18 last year against the decision made by the board on Jan 27 last year.

It named the board, Penang Island City Council (MBPP) and owners of a neighbouring plot of land as first, second and third respondents respectively.

In his judgement, Justice Lim Chong Fong said the planning permission granted by the then Penang Municipal Council (MPPP) on Feb 21, 2012 in respect of Sunway City’s application to develop a gated and guarded housing scheme is confirmed and maintained.

He said the proposed development, comprising 600 landed and high-rise units with two clubhouses, was below the maximum density.

The zoning of Lot 14345 for general and low density housing was made under Pelan Dasar Perancangan dan Kawalan Pemajuan which was approved by the State Planning Committee (SPC) on July 16, 1996.

Lot 14345 is situated more than 76m above sea level and approximately 43% of the plot has a gradient exceeding 25 degrees.

Justice Lim said MPPP could process the developer’s application for the project without having to refer to the SPC as it came within Category Two of the SPC Guidelines for ‘special projects’.

“The SPC when approving the SPC Guidelines had decided that all applications for planning permission under Category One and Two are no longer required to be referred to the SPC in order to expedite consideration of the applications,” he said.

He also said Lot 14345 was a first grade land title land without restriction of land use, hence there is no necessity for an application for a change of land use to be made.

This project was known as Sunway Hills. Find out more about this project.


Justice Lim ordered the third respondent to pay costs of RM25,000 each to the developer and MBPP.

Christina Siew represented the developer while Charanjit Singh and Azlena Hashim appeared for the appeals board. Representing MBPP were Karin Lim, M. Murgan and Cyrus Lim while the third respondent was represented by Datuk Lakhbir Singh Chahl.

Source: TheStar.com.my

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  1. orange
    May 31st, 2017 at 08:40 | #1

    Wau, after 5 years plus, finally this project got green light. So more traffic jam, flooding at sg Ara … any….??? pity on existing sg Ara residents

  2. Leong
    May 31st, 2017 at 10:18 | #2

    need to move

  3. hui
    May 31st, 2017 at 10:30 | #3


    Why need to move leh? MBPP don’t know how to build better drains meh?

  4. lau
    May 31st, 2017 at 12:58 | #4

    Interested. When will launch?

  5. zhenzi
    May 31st, 2017 at 14:27 | #5

    Actually, Penang state govt is too rigid as to their implementation and explanation of state land law. If all that was referring to other bigger states in Peninsular then it’s a different ball-games. Penang is just too scarce of land-bank even with the proposed reclamation is still obviously not sufficient.

  6. David Ng
    June 3rd, 2017 at 21:38 | #6

    Interested to know more about the project in details. Thx!

  7. Consumer
    June 4th, 2017 at 11:51 | #7

    Good luck to all Bayan less and she ara resident, there are much more to come with high rise and properties, it forsees to have a big congestion in traffic as our infra remains especially the road jln Dr awang. I noticed in the past few years that road had less traffic, now, it always long queue no matter each which direction either toward airport or to visit jambul

  8. Ph
    June 4th, 2017 at 23:13 | #8


    Can you suggest which area in penang island is not congested? Except balik pulau

  9. Leong
    June 5th, 2017 at 07:50 | #9

    Good question…..

  10. Andy
    June 5th, 2017 at 10:06 | #10

    Yes.balik pulau will be nice place to stay.With the Farlim to Bukit Jambul highway and interchange to Balik Pulau,those staying in BP will have faster access to all these area.I understand the highway will be completed by 2019 will ease traffic between these 3 areas,thus making BP an option to stay.

  11. i.like.it
    June 5th, 2017 at 14:02 | #11


    Teluk Bahang

  12. James
    June 5th, 2017 at 14:28 | #12

    Yes, i agreed that everywhere is congested, since it is congested, why we still allow it to get worse. although we can’t do anything as we are not authority but we shouldn’t accept this as deservedness. it is wrong mindset.

  13. NoResponse
    June 6th, 2017 at 08:22 | #13

    So you suggesting all the FTZ folks to travel from teluk pahang to FTZ daily for work?

  14. NoResponse
    June 6th, 2017 at 08:27 | #14

    Of course not. But penang island is an island, space is limited. Population is growing so do the properties demand, hence space is getting precious. Those who wanna stay in island, then they have to bear with this situation until there is an improvement. Sometimes is so sad to see the mountains been chop off and build up all concrete jungles….

  15. jki
    June 6th, 2017 at 14:54 | #15


    What? Penang congested? You have not seen enough of our planet yet! Penang is actually considered “fairly well populated biasing towards low dense” by global standards.

  16. NoResponse
    June 6th, 2017 at 16:30 | #16


    Compare from 10years ago and today. It is congested. But if you compare to China, HongKong, Bangkok, India, etc. Maybe we still ‘fairly well populated biasing towards low dense’

  17. jki
    June 6th, 2017 at 17:55 | #17


    Friend, cannot always compare backwards lar, sometimes have to look forward.

  18. freebie
    June 8th, 2017 at 16:06 | #18

    If dun wan congestion, please go stay in Terengganu and Kedah or Kelantan…..no jam anytime….

  19. Ph
    June 8th, 2017 at 21:10 | #19

    So what you want?

  20. jki
    June 9th, 2017 at 07:04 | #20


    I want a sufficiently populated penang that enables various lifestyle businesses to thrive, with well planned housing and public traffic system that make transportation efficient, therefore minimal traffic jams, a modern highly functional and efficient urban living amidst lush greenery, minus the senseless MBPP traffic fines….:)

  21. Ph
    June 9th, 2017 at 08:11 | #21

    Then you can consider to stay in European country like Denmark, Sweden, etc :-) You might not able to see it soon in Penang, but more and more Jam for you

  22. James
    June 9th, 2017 at 15:29 | #22

    True, it will not happen in Penang, and also don’t know how long is going to make it : ) , don’t talk about the systematic transportation, if you review the cleaniness status in local, there are a lot of spaces for improvement even in commercial area offices and retails where nearby D Piazza condo, no rubbish bin provided along the road. and the falling big leafs are left for a month without taking away by authority, what a disappointing…. then, there is meaningless to talk about efficiency, my 2 cents

  23. gooner
    June 9th, 2017 at 15:47 | #23

    Development is not merely physical. The mentality and civic-consciousness of the people are equally or even more important. In developed cities, rubbish bins are rarely needed as in public places people hold on to their own waste and dispose it at home. This is common in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, etc.

    Yes we talk about the ideal conditions that jki mentioned…but are we as the people doing our part? My 2 cents.

  24. James
    June 9th, 2017 at 23:43 | #24

    You might be right in the concept of maturity in term of mentality, sadly to say that we are far behind of this. we wish that it may come true but hardly to be so soon. in my previous message, the main important message what i wanted to deliver is the sense of maturity in mentality. but the problem is neither authority has put effort to educate public nor obligate their own duty.

    Why don’t you come to have a visit of that area and observe, it would make you understand more on those problems, lastly, like you said, i agreed with you, Development is not merely physical but also mentality and civic-consciousness, but what action is being done to make our society like those countries (Japan, Korea, Taiwan, etc), is the current development heading to right direction? my 2 cents

  25. freebie
    June 10th, 2017 at 06:07 | #25

    Be grateful lar…Penang (Island ya!) already so much better than so many, many other places in this country. Count your blessings please dun lar always complain

  26. F
    November 5th, 2017 at 10:56 | #26


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