Hunza Triple Launch @ Gurney Paragon Mall (24 May – 3 Jun)

Property News/ 20 May 2024 Comments off


Something Big Is Happening… Get ready for an exciting blast at the Hunza Triple Launch event!

Hunza is thrilled to announce the launch of not one, not two, but THREE amazing projects and programs! Join Hunza as they unveil Senze@PICC and Mekarsari Unggul, alongside the incredible Purchase with Purchase (PWP) program!

🗓 Date: 24 May 2024 – 3 June 2024
🕙 Time: 10am to 10pm
📍 Location: Atrium, Gurney Paragon Mall

Here’s a sneak peek at what’s waiting for you:

  • Hunza x Nitori Senze Show Unit
  • FREE Gift*
  • Snap, Tag & Win*
  • Hunza Triple Launch Trivia
  • Hunza Claw Crush
  • Special Performances

…and that’s just the beginning! There’s so much more excitement waiting for you!

Bring your friends and family along for an unforgettable experience filled with entertainment, prizes, and the unveiling of these incredible projects and programs. See you there!

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Phase one of Penang Museum restoration completed

Property News/ 19 May 2024 No comments


The phase one of restoration works on the iconic Penang State Museum and Art Gallery in Farquhar Street has now been completed.

State Tourism and Creative Economy Committee chairman Wong Hon Wai said that phase two, the final phase of the restoration work, is expected to be completed between six and nine months.

“This is the first time this museum has undergone such as a major renovation, as there hasn’t been any significant restoration before this.

“Phase one involved the physical restoration of the building. Meanwhile, the final phase includes an extensive interior layout and the placement of valuable artefacts.

“We expect the museum to attract thousands of visitors per month once it is opened to the public,” Wong said in his speech when he officiated the tiffin carrier exhibition at the museum last night (May 17).

Also present were Balik Pulau MP Datuk Muhammad Bakhtiar Wan Chik and Penang Museum and Art Gallery director Haryany Mohamad.

Speaking about the tiffin carrier exhibition, Wong said it provides a good platform for visitors to learn more about the origin, history and types of tiffin carriers.

Wong added that this is a temporary exhibition until the end of June.

“As a matter of fact, this is the first exhibition held at this museum after it was closed since 2017 for restoration work.

“So, once the tiffin carrier exhibition ends, the final phase of the restoration work will begin in July,” he said.

Haryany also urged the public to visit the exhibition until the end of June.

“The tiffin carrier exhibition is part of the many programmes under the 28th national-level International Museum Day Festival (HMA) 2024, which is currently ongoing.

“We have around 100 tiffin carriers of various types on display,” she said.

Haryany added that a smart app known as HMA 2024 has also been developed for visitors to get updates on the HMA festival.

“It is important for visitors to download the app as all programmes and pre-registration can be made through the app.

“The app also provides the schedule of shuttle bus services during the festival,” she said.

Source: Buletin Mutiara

Aston Minka Residences – Open House (25 & 26 May 2024)


Aston Minka Residences is the first dual-key concept low-density affordable houses development along Jalan Aston, is poised to become the next future landmark in Bukit Mertajam.

Aston Minka is a perfect affordable house in which it provide you with a fully furnished home. With two separate entrances, the dual key concept is the solution for families who wish to look after their parents and kids, while still preserving the privacy between them living under the same roof.

Excited for the Aston Minka Open House? Jayamas warmly invite you to experience the splendor of the Aston Minka Show Unit on 25 & 26 May, Saturday and Sunday, from 10:30 am to 4 pm! Don’t miss out on this exclusive opportunity to uncover the home of your dreams!

Date: 25 & 26 May 2024
Time: 10.30am – 4pm
Venue: Aston Minka Show Unit @ Jalan Song Ban Kheng (Behind Chin Soon Workshop)

RSVP now!
04 – 291 3133
016 – 291 6133
019 – 429 2441

You may also register your interest here

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George Town Esplanade project wins ‘Project of the Year’ awards

Property News/ 18 May 2024 No comments


The George Town Esplanade project has won three awards, including the highest accolade – the Project of the Year award – at the 14th Malaysia Landscape Architecture Awards (MLAA14).

The project, which encompasses the Esplanade Sea Wall and the Linear Garden, secured the Excellence Award in the Professional Design Category and the Preservation and Conservation Award, in addition to the Project of the Year award.

The results were announced during the MLAA14 Gala Dinner, held on May 11 at a hotel in Kuala Lumpur.

Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow who announced the win at a press conference at Komtar said reinforcing the Esplanade Sea Wall was first initiated in 2018 due to ongoing deterioration of the old sea wall that posed a hazard to public safety.

“The project was completed in 2022, followed by the Linear Garden Upgrading Project, completed in 2023 at a cost of RM1.4mil,” said Chow.

“The objective was to improve the overall green space within the North Seafront and to re-integrate the Cenotaph War Memorial Civic Space with the public domain of the North Seafront.”

Chow highlighted that both projects were the result of a strong public-private partnership, involving the collective efforts of the state government, the Penang Island City Council (MBPP), the George Town Conservation and Development Corporation (GTCDC), the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC), and a team of dedicated professional consultants.

Malaysia Landscape Architecture Award event director Charles Teo said this was the first time in the award’s history that a recipient of the Preservation and Conservation Awards had also gone on to clinch the Project of the Year Award.

Source: TheStar.com.my


Convent Light Street conversion to international school ‘on track’

Property News/ 17 May 2024 No comments


Plans to convert one of the nation’s oldest schools, Convent Light Street (CLS) in Penang, into an affordable international school – a first for the country – is on track, Melinda Lim said.

The architect behind the move to turn the school into an international one said the process is on course.

Lim, who is of the CLS Class of 1981, said that her company is fine-tuning the details.

Lim has established a chain of two international schools in the Klang Valley; Sri Emas, Dwi Emas, and it is also operating the MIT Stem school.

The learning institutions are owned and operated by ACE Edventure Sdn Bhd.

She is a co-founder of ACE with her sister Anne Tham.

Lim said there is demand for subjects that advance career growth, such as in science, technical, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

“We work closely with the authorities to ensure that we can provide the best and affordable options for parents who are keen to expose their children to the new age form of learning.”

CLS is the first Catholic school in Penang to be upgraded into an international school. It is also the oldest convent-type school in the region.

Lim said the school will be affordable to all Malaysians.

The school’s landowner, the Infant Jesus Sisters, decided to convert the school after a drop in enrolment as families moved out of the George Town city centre to the suburbs in Bayan Baru and Tanjung Bungah.

Female students of CLS have since moved to neighbouring St Xavier’s Institution, which became a co-ed school in 2023.

“We will abide by the ethos of the IJ Sisters. We want to represent the convent well to provide education in an inclusive manner, not in an exclusive way,” said Lim.

On what is new age learning, Lim cited the example of Sri Emas, which offers, besides conventional studies, a computation curriculum. Students are taught to write and develop e-sports software.

At Dwi Emas, the students learn entrepreneurial skills while at MIT Stem, the focus is on STEM skills.

“We also make schooling fun and enduring. Many of our students can’t wait for the school holidays to end.”

Another notable difference is that Lim mostly employs professionals such as doctors, engineers, historians, and lawyers to teach. They are retrained to have effective teaching skills.

“They are graduates in their chosen field such as medicine, but they prefer to teach rather than pursue their professional fields,” said Lim.

Lim is the chief academic officer at the schools.

She said it is important that students hone skills in areas that can make them competitive in an increasingly globalised world.

The CLS Class of 1981 recently marked its 50th anniversary celebration with a trishaw ride and a visit to their old classrooms and canteen.

Among the old students were Joan Lim-Choong, former Mount Miriam Hospital chief executive officer, and Juli Murshidah, a veteran journalist, who began her career at The Star in the 1980s.

The school was closed in March.

Source: TheVibes.com