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Penang Affordable Housing Expo offered 832 affordable homes

A total of 832 affordable homes were offered at the Penang Affordable Housing Expo 2022 at Prangin Mall in George Town. Organised by the Penang Housing Board, the three-day expo ended yesterday night at 8pm. Several renowned property developers, such as M Summit Corporation, Solaris Prestasi Sdn Bhd, Scientex (Skudai) ... Read More

New ferries ready by June next year

The Penang Port Commission (PPC) revealed that the construction of new ferries that will serve commuters travelling between Penang Island and the mainland, has been progressing well at two shipyards in Vietnam. PPC chairman Datuk Tan Teik Cheng said the 40 per cent progress on components of the ferry and ... Read More

SITE PROGRESS: Granito @ Permai (Oct 2022)

About Granito @ Permai An affordable housing development by BSG Property in Tanjung Bungah, Penang. It is strategically located next to TAR College, adjacent to 2 Permai luxury residential scheme. This development featuring a 50-storey building with two residential towers and 12 levels of car park. There are 980 units ... Read More

Phase One of the Gurney Wharf project to be ready in March 2023

The Priority One (Phase One) of the iconic Gurney Wharf project is expected to be completed in March next year. State Local Government, Housing, Town and Country Planning Committee chairman Jagdeep Singh Deo said the RM200 million project, which is an initiative of the Penang government, has several components. They are ... Read More

Budget 2023: Housing Sector Highlights

Houses worth from RM500,000 to RM1mil will enjoy an increase in stamp duty exemption from 50% to 75% until Dec 31, 2023. Stamp duties for the transfer of property between families is subject to a stamp duty of RM10. The allocation for building new and renovating houses in rural areas ... Read More

Penang extends Home Ownership Campaign for another year

State Local Government, Housing, Town, and Country Planning Committee chairman Jagdeep Singh Deo announced that Penang Home Ownership Campaign (HOC 3.0) will be extended for one more year from January 1 to December 31, 2023 to help first-time buyers achieve their home ownership dream and to help developers promote affordable housing. He said the ... Read More

SITE PROGRESS: Iconic Regency (Oct 2022)

About Iconic Regency A mixed development by Iconic Development Sdn. Bhd. at Sungai Nibong. Strategically located along Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, next to SK Sungai Nibong. It is only 10 minutes walk to two future LRT Stations – Sungai Nibong & Pesta Stations. Featuring a 42-storey serviced suites with 268 fully furnished ... Read More

TNB’s RM500mil project to bolster Penang’s electricity supply

Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) has launched a RM500mil project to boost electricity supply in Penang. The project will see direct connection of supply from the national grid to Penang through overhead line transmission. Slated for completion in 2024, the 275kV overhead line transmission will be in parallel with Penang Bridge through ... Read More

REHDA & Analyst: OPR hike unlikely to keep property market down

Property analysts and housing developers said any further interest rate hike on the property sector will be minimal and only create headwinds in the short term. They said a rate hike would undoubtedly dampen consumer sentiment, but this could be mitigated by strong economic growth. AmBank Research equity research analyst ... Read More

Revised George Town Unesco World Heritage Site SAP ready for public feedback

The revised Special Area Plan (SAP) for George Town Unesco World Heritage Site, now up for public viewing, will ensure the township is sustainable. The plan included a review of land use trends and proposals for appropriate development without affecting the value of the area, said Nazri Abdullah. The deputy ... Read More