Bukit Mertajam to build a “forest park in the city”, expected to be completed within two years


Penang youth and sports committee chairman, Soon Lip Chee said that the project called “WoodHaven” aims to create a green leisure space with nature near MPSP Sport Complex at Jalan Betek.

“This project is inspired by the Botanical Garden and Youth Park on Penang Island. We hope this project can benefit the local people with a new concept of forest park.”

He said this in his speech at the “WoodHaven” seminar organized by the Penang Stadium Corporation and Open Spaces (PSDKLPP) and the Penang Women’s Development Corporation (PWDC).

He hopes that through the seminars, he can get more opinions from the people and create a “forest park in the city” that meets everyone’s expectations.

Penang State Executive Councillor, Chong Eng said that the project will start this year as soon as possible, and the project will be completed within two years, bringing 5 yards of forest park to the local people.

“This was originally a vacant lot. If it can be developed into a place for people to relax, I believe it will be able to make the best use of it. Under the development of the city, it will also take into account the needs of the community.”

In addition, she also hopes that the park will play a role in promoting family harmony, allowing people to relax and share family relationships in this park to enhance family and parent-child relationships and reduce family problems in society.

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Sinaran Residences – Tower B Open for Sale

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Following the overwhelming response to Sinaran Residences Tower A with 80% of the units sold,  Tower B is now open for booking with early bird rewards and savings!

Mon – Fri: 9am – 6pm
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Paramount Property Gallery @ Utropolis Batu Kawan
G-01, Utropolis Utama, Persiaran Cassia Barat 3,
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Act 118 to be amended to help house buyers of abandoned projects

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The Housing Development (Control and Licensing) Act 1996 (Act 118) will be amended to help house buyers of abandoned housing projects, said Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Zuraida Kamaruddin.

She said the amendment to the act is being drawn up to address issues concerning abandoned housing projects, as well as to enable stricter actions to be taken against developers.

“Under the current law, the developers will only be blacklisted,” she told a press conference after opening the Sarawak branch Syarikat Perumahan Negara Bhd (SPNB) office here today.

The ministry, she said, would also set up a fund where housing developers are required to allocate a certain amount into the fund before they can develop a housing project.

“The fund will be used if the developer were to abandon the project,” she said during the opening of the SPNB office in Sarawak.

Source: Bernama


UPCOMING: Bukit Minyak / Total Vista Development

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A proposed development by Total Vista Development Sdn. Bhd. in Bukit Minyak. Located next to Taman Markisah, just a stone’s throw away from Bukit Minyak Industrial Park. It is only less than 5 minutes drive to AEON Big hypermarket, about 15 minutes to AEON Mall in Alma.

This development will be developed in five phases, comprises a few blocks low-cost flat and landed residential units:

  • Phase 1: 12-storey low-cost flat (74 units) with a designated hawker area.
  • Phase 2: 19-storey low-cost flat (182 units) with 4 units of shoplots located at the ground level.
  • Phase 3: 19-storey low-cost flat (182 units) with 4 units of shoplots located at the ground level.
  • Phase 4: 2-storey terrace house (119 units)
  • Phase 5: 2-storey bungalow house (16 units)

This project is still pending for approval. Details to be available upon project launch.

Project Name : (to be confirmed)
Location :
 Bukit Minyak, Penang
Property Type : Residential
Total Units: 438 (low-cost), 119 (terrace), 16 (bungalow)
Indicative Price: (to be confirmed)
Developer: Total Vista Development Sdn. Bhd.

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Penang ranked as 3rd best island in the world to retire in

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Penang has made it into the list of “15 Best Islands In The World To Retire On In 2021”.

Penang, also known as the Pearl of the Orient, came in third place after Malta and Mallorca, Spain.

The other Asian countries on the list were Bali in ninth place, Koh Samui, Thailand in 10th place and Phu Quoc, Vietnam in 15th place.

Also in the list were, Ambergris Caye, Belize (fourth place), Ireland (fifth), Roatan, Honduras (sixth), Isla Mujeres, Mexico (seventh), Isla Colon, Panama (eighth), Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic (11th), Crete, Greece (12th), Cozumel, Mexico (13th) and Caye Caulker, Belize (14th).

In an article published by Travel Awaits on Saturday, expert contributor Kara Williams started by saying that “if the idea of retiring to an island complete with sandy beaches, salty breezes, and a laid-back lifestyle appeals to you, the folks at International Living have you covered”.

Williams said the list was curated by “in-the-know professionals” who have been covering overseas retirement trends for decades.

The criteria for their top 15 list included the ability to live a simpler, more peaceful life without breaking the bank.

On Penang, Williams described the former British colony as home to a mix of nationalities, and welcoming to North Americans, with English widely spoken on the island.

“If you’re eager to travel in retirement, having Penang as your home base makes it easy to fly to many other countries in Southeast Asia.

“This island also appeals to foodies, with its plethora of food stalls, prominently found in the main city, George Town, as well as adventurers who like to hike, dive, and snorkel,” she had said.

Describing Malaysia’s My Second Home (MM2H) programme as a generous retirement visa, she however noted that it was now temporarily suspended due to the pandemic.

Travel Awaits described itself as “dedicated to the 50+ traveller who’s ready to cross a few items off their bucket list”.

Meanwhile, state Tourism Committee chairman Yeoh Soon Hin took to his Facebook page to share the article, saying that “Penang ranks 3rd in the world and 1st in Asia”.

In November last year, Penang was named as one of the “11 Best Islands for Retirement Abroad” by International Living, a website that covers global retirement or relocation opportunities.

In October and June the same year, Penang’s Assam laksa made it into the list of “The World’s 50 Best Foods” by CNN Travel while George Town made it into the list of “The 10 Best Destinations for Digital Nomads”, citing good cost of living, ample co-working spaces, good level of free Wi-Fi and friendliness, respectively.

Source: NST Online