Reinventing the Urban Lifestyle in Penang

Batu Kawan, Featured Articles/ 25 April 2018


Penang, the second smallest Malaysian state by land mass has among the nation’s highest population densities and is one of the country’s most urbanised states. Penang is also the most unique state in the country as it is the only state that is made up of an island and mainland.

In the past, some even thought that Penang is just an island, and completely ignored the existence of the mainland. The Penang property market was naturally just fully focused on the island. Today, the island is choked and congested with overwhelming developments.

Available land appears to be pocket-sized, leaving developers constrained to innovate. The scarcity of land on the island along with the abundance of opportunities on the mainland have subsequently seen developers shift their focus to the mainland.

With the rise of the Millennial Generation, the industry is witnessing new behavioral tendencies among home buyers. They appear to be inclined to invest in lifestyle living that gives them the security, comfort and convenience.

The massive modern township developments at Batu Kawan seem to be providing just the right products for their appetite. If commute to work between the Bayan Lepas Free Industrial Zone (FIZ) and the mainland used to be an issue before, this is a situation which no longer poses any concern.

The workplace is just minutes away today for those who are living on the mainland. If shopping malls were the reason why Penangites chose to stay on the island, the Design Village at Batu Kawan on the mainland is the largest outlet mall in Malaysia. If education was a key attraction on the island, KDU University College and Peninsula College are opening their doors on the mainland in 2019.

Eco Horizon at Batu Kawan, is a good example of how the urban lifestyle is being transformed in Penang. Spanning over 300 acres of land located right opposite the upcoming IKEA at Batu Kawan, Eco Horizon features more than 2,000 units of strata landed houses surrounded by man-made lakes, cycling tracks and a luxurious clubhouse.

Envisioning a new modern urban lifestyle, a notable concept which is currently offered in Eco Horizon is their Garden Home concept. A superb concept which is well accepted in Kuala Lumpur with a. impressive take-up rate. The concept is the first in Penang offering a terrace-type unit with a spacious build-up of 30ft x 40ft and every unit comes with a private garden.


As you step into the units of the Garden Home at Eco Horizon, it automatically strikes you that the key difference in this concept is the layout which was designed meticulously to allow natural light into the family and dining areas. The patio area is actually your dining area facing your own garden. A satisfying yet comforting view is guaranteed as you have your meals while overlooking the greenery blooming in your own garden. It also encompasses a very well designed layout which enables the segregation of wet and dry kitchen.

With a spacious car porch size of 20 ft, there are no more worries for Penangites who own more than two cars, since the Eco Horizon Garden Home is designed to accommodate at least 3 cars.

Emphasizing on the importance of exercise in our daily life and the need for healthy lifestyles, Eco Horizon ensures that a durable yet reliable jogging track is accessible for you via your back door.

The Bay Window and Balcony Series are the two design types for consideration. Both designs feature 4 bedrooms with its own attached bathroom and a small room at the ground level which can be either used as a maid’s room or store room. The Balcony Series units are equipped with a balcony for you to enjoy your morning or evening view from the comfort of your master bedroom.

Phase 1 of Eco Horizon is now 80% sold. Visit Eco Horizon show units today to experience for yourself how impressive this exclusive Garden Home concept is.



Brydon, the second precinct of Eco Horizon township at Batu Kawan. An exclusive gated and guarded community offering double storey semi-detached and bungalow houses. Register your interest now to receive priority invitation.

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