Property News


Long-awaited Residential Tenancy Act to be tabled next year

The government is expected to table the much-anticipated Residential Tenancy Act next year to monitor the rental market and protect tenants and house owners. Deputy Housing and Local Government Minister Ismail Muttalib said currently, the rental market is not monitored by any particular agency. Instead, it is determined according to ... Read More

Penang ferry services suspended until Aug 26

The iconic Penang ferry services have been suspended until Aug 26, for emergency repair works. A notice was put up near the entrance to the ferry terminal in Weld Quay which stated that the service was interrupted for the time being due to malfunction ferries. Auxiliary policemen were also stationed ... Read More
Penang Heritage Buildings

Penang authorities demand owners take care of abandoned pre-war properties

Penang Island City Council (MBPP) has demanded that owners of abandoned “heritage buildings” or pre-war houses “upkeep their premises” or action will be taken against them, The Star reported. MBPP said it has “identified” 73 abandoned properties (commercial and residential) worth about RM300 million. The report stated that such structures have ... Read More

Penang South Islands – The Winning Design by BIG

BIG, Hijjas and Ramboll are selected as winners of Penang State Government’s international competition to design a masterplan for Penang South Islands. The proposal entitled BiodiverCity, fits into the island's 2030 vision, providing Penangites with approximately 4.6km of public beaches, 600 acres of parks and a 25km waterfront. An Urban ... Read More
Golden gateway site progress

SITE PROGRESS: Golden Gateway (Aug 2020)

About Golden Gateway An SME Industrial Park located on a 20.5 acre land at the southeast part of Batu Kawan. Strategically located off Jalan Perusahaan Valdor, just a mere minutes drive to Batu Kawan Industrial Park. It is only 5 minutes away from Penang Second Bridge. Comprises 54 units of semi-detached and ... Read More

Danish architecture firm chosen as lead master plan designer for PSI

Danish architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has been chosen as the lead master plan designer for the Penang South Island (PSI), which is also known as the Penang South Reclamation (PSR). BIG and their Malaysian associate Hijjas Architect & Planner were selected, out of five world-renowned teams, together with their ... Read More
Delayed housing projects due to MCO

Vacancy tax to imposed on developers as early as 2021

The Housing and Local Government Ministry (KPKT) is formulating a tax that could be imposed on developers who fail to sell their properties as early as early next year, in an effort to reduce overhang of residential units in the country. Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin said the introduction of the tax ... Read More

SITE PROGRESS: Valencia Residence (Aug 2020)

SHOW GALLERY 360 VIRTUAL TOUR [View in FULL SCREEN] About Valencia Residence Affordable yet luxuriously comfortable, Valencia Residence nestled within a friendly neighborhood with a myriad of cultures and ethnicities. It is conveniently located with an abundance of nearby amenities which include international schools, hospital, golf course, and malls. With ... Read More

Ministry to pay compensation for 24 PR1MA projects cancelled

The Housing and Local Government Ministry will pay compensation for the 24 development projects under PR1MA Corporation Malaysia (PR1MA) that have been cancelled, said Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin. She said the compensation payment depends on the value of the land for the area involved. “Most of the land was purchased by the ministry ... Read More
Mutiara Rini affordable housing

Mutiara Rini affordable housing is being demolished due to safety reason

The Penang government will ensure that only affordable housing units are built on the grounds of a demolished flats in Bandar Jelutong, George Town. State housing, town, country and local government committee chairman Jagdeep Singh Deo said the Mutiara Ria low-cost flats, on which work had only reached two storeys, ... Read More