Gurney Bay Phase 1 set to open by year-end

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A total of 4,541 trees will be planted at Gurney Bay, with 1,500 trees for Phase 1 and the remaining 3,041 trees for Phase 2.

Local Government and Town and Rural Planning Committee chairman H’ng Mooi Lye disclosed that so far 310 trees, which is over one-fifth of the Phase 1 target, have been planted.

In addition, as many as 10,000 shrubs will be planted around an area of 4,815sq m in Phase 1 and 16,130sq m in Phase 2.

As of Sept 1, the first phase of the Gurney Bay project is 96.15% completed, with construction work expected to conclude on Sept 30. Phase 1 of the park is expected to open its door to the public by the end of this year.

Spanning 115.35 acres, the project is divided into two phases.

H’ng, who visited the site yesterday, said out of the 115.35 acres, 27.53 acres of land and two water bodies were set for Phase 1.

“The key components include a playground (97% done), skatepark (100% done), open car parks (100% done), South Vantage Point (99% done), toilets (86% done), and kiosks (93% done),” he said.

The public car park will accommodate up to 64 cars and 62 motorcycles, with additional parking areas also available.

Phase 2 will encompass the remaining 87.82 acres, and introduce further elements, including a hawker centre, multilevel car park, north vantage point, additional toilets, a water taxi jetty, and more.

Four nominated sub-contractors (NSC) have been entrusted with managing various aspects of the project, including soft landscape, skate park and playground, steel roof works, and marine engineering.

The Gurney Bay project, initiated on May 14, 2022, features two water bodies. Tenders for the appointment of contractors for Water Body ‘A’ will soon be advertised by JKR whereas JKR has already appointed contractors for Water Body ‘B’.

Source: Buletin Mutiara

  1. Oh nice
    September 5th, 2023 at 09:03 | #1

    nothing iconic about this place, just a kampung style park ….so lame, what a waste of precious space

  2. Islander
    September 5th, 2023 at 14:16 | #2

    @Oh nice


  3. LJLJ
    September 5th, 2023 at 16:03 | #3

    which kampung has this?

  4. Islander
    September 6th, 2023 at 09:48 | #4

    I don’t know which era “city maju” you are from, concrete building everywhere is so 1990s.

    Nowadays first world countries have their city greener and full of recreation area already.

    If a city has no green and only concrete, congratulations you living in a modern slave jail.

  5. Oh nice
    September 6th, 2023 at 12:38 | #5

    playground, skate park ,hawker centre and you want to attract people from around the world with these facilities, dream on lar…thats why i said you can attract kampung folks only

  6. Islander
    September 6th, 2023 at 13:22 | #6

    So we should look like Tokyo now to attract people? lol
    Even Tokyo also has more parks than Penang.

  7. cheong
    September 6th, 2023 at 23:12 | #7

    well, this is nothing great to be honest, but better than nothing lah. We used to have our famous Batu Ferrighi beach once, but due to neglect by the state gov, it is in a pretty sorry state now. A lot of abandoned hotels and commercial buildings, and empty lands covered with lalangs. Really feel sorry for Penang.

  8. Islander
    September 7th, 2023 at 11:17 | #8


    Not just Penang, after all, is about our civil level.

    Take an example, if you are attracted to Japan, because Japan is clean and good right? At least that makes up most of the reviews.
    But is because the people’s civil level is so high hence clean and good, not because they have something nice.

    So regardless of what we build, kampung or city is not the point but for us the people. Kampung also can be clean and nice for tourist attractions just like Japan.

    Hence I don’t agree this kind of building’s main purpose is to attract people from around the world, more like creating a new hotspot for locals. Old school or whatever, as long as got people enjoy it then it’s good.

  9. cheong
    September 7th, 2023 at 15:02 | #9

    Haha…i do not know what your point is, you’re way off with all your kampungs and civil level??? All I am saying is, we “used to” have the famous Batu Ferringhi where you have tourists from all over the world visiting. But now, due to neglect (as in no effort being done to promote it, or some useless and brainless effort with no results) by state gov, this place is no longer an attraction, evident by the abandoned hotels and commercial properties (abandoned due to low tourists turnout and no business) and empty lands (empty due to lack of commercial value resulting from low tourist turnout). Langkawi beaches are doing much better than us.

  10. King kong
    September 7th, 2023 at 16:06 | #10

    Hope they consider building parking space in the park.

  11. chongching
    September 7th, 2023 at 23:20 | #11

    All of you sad commenters and haters here are not staying in Penang. You guys are from backward states. Dont jeles ye

  12. Islander
    September 8th, 2023 at 08:50 | #12


    Definitely not local, they never went to Esplanade or old times Gurney drive I think.
    Expecting every beach here like Odaiba or Florida I don’t know….

  13. Gemini
    September 8th, 2023 at 13:10 | #13

    I seriously don’t understand the negative comments here when the state gov trying to improve and contribute back to the local Penangties by providing more public park facilities for all young and old citizen to enjoy rather than collecting more taxes by developing the land into commercial or residential property. I as Penangties myself, born here, educated here, working here, living here fully support the Gurney Bay project to make Penang a better place. EOM.

  14. guamusang
    September 8th, 2023 at 14:17 | #14

    no lah, those from backward states normally adore what we have here in Penang, that’s why they come here for their weekends for the malls and makan. Those international tourists who come for beach hotel stays last time are really getting lesser. Even the once popular Spice Garden is in a very sad state now due to lack of visitors. Escape theme park is looking like a ghost park now. I think the Exco member in Penang state gov in charge of tourism has been sleeping on the job.

  15. Oh nice
    September 9th, 2023 at 23:56 | #15

    ok lar…maybe the skate park and public car park will be iconic , what can you expect when the person in charge lack vision and these are the best they can come out with…haha (yet penangite still thnk they are ahead of others..LOL)

  16. David
    November 21st, 2023 at 16:46 | #16

    Those negative “mata merah”would jump on the wagon immediately once it opened. Yip; which States are better?

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