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Landowners cry foul over ‘cheap’ acquisition of their plots

Landowners cry foul over ‘cheap’ acquisition of their plots

BALIK PULAU: Landowners in two villages here are getting a raw deal from the Penang Government which is acquiring their land for less than half the market value, according to an Umno leader.Balik Pulau Umno Youth chief Aziaan Ariffin claimed that the state was acquiring the plots in Pondok Upeh ... Read More
Penang call to address home prices, FDIs

Penang call to address home prices, FDIs

GEORGE TOWN: The Penang business community is seeking measures on affordable housing and improving foreign direct investments (FDIs) as well as incentives for local and multinational companies to reinvest under Budget 2011.Real Estate Housing Developers’ Association chairman Datuk Jerry Chan said in view of the high property prices, the Government ... Read More
CM: Penang to project itself as ‘intelligent city’

CM: Penang to project itself as ‘intelligent city’

THOUGH Penang lacks natural resources such as oil and gas, it can depend on its human talent to move forward.Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said the human capital would enable Penang to propel forward in this new century.“We should harness the best and the brightest of our human talent and ... Read More
Living above a garbage dump

Living above a garbage dump

MORE than 200 villagers staying in 50 houses on stilts along Jalan Tokong Batu, Jelutong in Penang have been living with rubbish underneath their houses and the foul stench for more than 20 years.Sungai Pinang assemblyman Koid Teng Guan said the topography of the village, which was located by the ... Read More
Two foreign firms make PTC list

Two foreign firms make PTC list

GEORGE TOWN: Two foreign property development companies – one based in Singapore and another in Hong Kong – and Eastern & Oriental Bhd (E&O) are among seven candidates shortlisted to bid for the new Penang Turf Club (PTC) development project.Most of the four remaining candidates are headquartered in Kuala Lumpur.StarBiz ... Read More
E&O's retail marina set to raise bar for Penang

E&O’s retail marina set to raise bar for Penang

The sea-fronting Straits Quay retail marina enclave, which covers a net lettable area of 270,000 sq ft, which will be operational by the end of November. It is expected to raise the bar for the island state, as efforts are being made by its developers to place the mall on ... Read More
Sunway buys RM38 mil Penang land

Sunway buys RM38 mil Penang land

Sunway City (Penang) Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sunway City Berhad (SunCity), has entered into a sale and purchase agreement with Sungei Ara Holdings Sdn Bhd to acquire 81 acres of freehold residential land held in Barat Daya, Penang at RM38.765 million. When fully developed, the proposed acquisition will ... Read More
Easy credit spurs home purchases

Easy credit spurs home purchases

IF numbers were to tell a story, the numbers provided by the National Property Information Centre (Napic) is very telling. Between January and March of last year, about 750 units of residential units costing slightly more than RM1mil and above exchanged hands. For the first three months of this year, ... Read More
SunCity acquires land in Penang for a project with an estimated GDV of RM800m

SunCity acquires land in Penang for a project with an estimated GDV of RM800m

KUALA LUMPUR: Sunway City Bhd (SunCity) is acquiring a parcel of freehold land in Penang for RM38.765 million, intended for a residential project.SunCity via its subsidiary, Sunway City (Penang) Sdn Bhd entered into a sale and purchase agreement with Sungei Ara Holdings Sdn Bhd on Aug 4, 2010.The 81-acre land ... Read More
Plenitude acquires 20 parcels of land in Penang

Plenitude acquires 20 parcels of land in Penang

KUALA LUMPUR: Plenitude Bhd is acquiring 20 parcels of freehold land in Balik Pulau, Penang, measuring about 56.63 acres for RM40.12 million (RM17.50 psf) to be developed as a mixed development.Plenitude, via its wholly owned subsidiary, Plenitude Estates Sdn Bhd entered into two separate sales and purchase agreements with United ... Read More