Proposed Penang Sky Cab still in the works

Property News/ 18 August 2018 Leave a comment


The proposed Penang Sky Cab project is still in the works, said Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow.

Chow said Penang Sentral has already obtained approval for its detailed environment impact assessment (DEIA).

“The project is not scrapped. It is still very active. The ports of landing may be adjusted and the alignment will be changed,” he told reporters after a site visit to Penang Sentral on Tuesday.

The Penang lawmaker said the alignment may be changed so that it is closer to the inner city of George Town.

The Penang Sky Cab project is a 3km cable car system that will traverse the channel between the island and the mainland.

Undertaken by Penang Sentral Sdn Bhd, which is under the Malaysian Resources Corporation Berhad (MRCB), the project was first announced in 2015.

Penang Sentral reportedly obtained approval from the Department of Environment for its DEIA in 2016.

The first phase was initially expected to be completed this year but work has yet to commence on the project.

The cable car system will connect Penang Sentral in Butterworth with George Town on the island.

The first phase of the project will have 40 cabins capable of transporting about 1,000 passengers both ways per hour.

Source: Malay Mail


  1. International Banker
    August 18th, 2018 at 10:20 | #1

    Very good ! At least we Penangites have gotten one more new attraction ! Hopefully, no objection just for the sake of object by the NGOs again !

  2. NGO
    August 18th, 2018 at 11:00 | #2

    Protest, cable cars not considerate of people with height phobia

  3. Lol
    August 18th, 2018 at 13:24 | #3

    Reply to NGO

    Then shall we demolish all high rise buildings and ban all airlines? Hahaha

  4. NGO
    August 18th, 2018 at 17:46 | #4

    Cannot, later they say we trouble makers


  5. Penang Banker
    August 19th, 2018 at 08:50 | #5

    Another eyesore is in the making! It seems they are even going on with a big building plan on Pulau Jerejak soon ?

  6. NGO
    August 19th, 2018 at 13:04 | #6

    Bigger better, we have more to complain about !

  7. Goodmove
    August 19th, 2018 at 15:48 | #7

    The station should be near jetty where all the buses are. Need to think how easy for the passengers to move around. Dont simply build and cause stress to passengers to find transportation and to visit sight seeing places.

  8. LO
    August 19th, 2018 at 15:59 | #8

    Talk only la, no money how to build this or build that? Everybody tahu sama tahu lah!

  9. Frank
    August 20th, 2018 at 10:33 | #9

    Yes, good for Penang. Many more people will visit Penang. I can see Penang will turn into Singapore or Hong Kong in next ten years. Is something that not you and me can control. Penang is potential to grow very fast now that PH take over the goverment. Put in this way, Penang draw people in unfortunately you like it or not. Many Chinese in Malaysia want to own a piece of property here. They like it here. Penang is a great place for many Chinese because it has strong Chinese community. Also it is also a place of harmony which involves all walk of life including other races.

  10. NGO-2
    August 20th, 2018 at 19:15 | #10

    When Penang becomes HK, SG, better move to Langkawi


  11. Oh nice
    August 21st, 2018 at 09:58 | #11

    I doubt this is financially viable. look at our ferry which is in dire straits..

  12. Gabriel
    August 21st, 2018 at 12:15 | #12

    Got hutang up to 1 trillion. How la we can build this cable car. Unless, the 1 trillion story is just a lie.

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