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No SST for construction services and building material costs

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng has announced that building materials and construction services will be exempt from the Sales and Services Tax (SST) which will come into force in September. "With the proposed exemption of goods from SST and the ... Read More
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Penang LRT likely to proceed, might begin in Jan 2020

The approvals from the federal authorities for the RM8.4bil Bayan Lepas light rail transit (LRT) and the massive Penang South Reclamation (PSR) scheme on the southern coast of the island are expected to be obtained before the end of the ... Read More
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Tunnelling work for PIL 1 will be slow but safe

It will take about five years to drill a tunnel from the hill face behind Kek Lok Si Temple to Paya Terubong. Miners will drill into the hill “metre by metre” to ensure minimum impact to the environment and soil ... Read More
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Penang Sentral to be operational in October

The first phase of Penang Sentral in Bagan Dalam is expected to open in October. Modeled on Kuala Lumpur Sentral, the RM2.7bil development stands 10 storeys high and overlooks George Town on the island. Built on 12.8ha of land, the ... Read More
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Reclaimed islands will boost Penang’s economy and land bank

The reclamation of three islands to finance the Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP) will add value to the state’s investments, said Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow (PH-Padang Kota). Chow said the three proposed islands, on the south of Penang island, ... Read More
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Low-cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) plan for Penang

If Penang gets a low-cost carrier terminal (LCCT), it will likely be to the south of the current passenger terminal and only about 1km from the proposed islands to be reclaimed off the southern coast of Penang island. It has ... Read More
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Tunnel and highway will be constructed 465 metres behind Kek Lok Si Temple

Kek Lok Si Temple will never be the same if the highway from Gurney Drive to the airport is built because a 300m-long elevated highway and a tunnel to Paya Terubong will be constructed just a few hundred metres behind ... Read More
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Residential over hangin Penang a major issue

Residential overhang in Penang is still a major issue and the current market situation is not making it any better. Overhang is defined as built properties that remain unsold at least nine months after completion. The overhang in Penang is likely ... Read More
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Town hall session for Penang highway project

A public town hall on the Pan-Island Link (PIL) highway project has been announced, said NGO Citizen Awareness Chant group (Chant). Chant advisor Yan Lee welcomed the timely move, reported Malaysiakini, saying the session will be organised by the federal ... Read More
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Local property market to pick up

Knight Frank Malaysia managing director Sarkunan Subramaniam said foreign investors are expected to return in the first quarter of 2019 on the back of more transparent policies with the new government. "Rents of high-end condominiums will stabilise and prices will ... Read More