Bukit Kukus paired road expected to open by end of this year

Property News/ 23 October 2021 1 comment

Source: Bernama

Penang’s Bukit Kukus paired road, touted to be the highest elevated route in the country, will be partially open to traffic by year’s end.

The road, which rises 55m from the pile caps, links Bandar Baru Air Itam and Relau and hugs the slopes on the southern reaches of the Penang Hill range.

Officially called the Paya Terubong Paired Road, it spans 5.5km, with the Penang Island City Council (MBPP) building a 3.3km stretch.

The remaining 1.4km and 800m stretches are being built by developer PLB Land Sdn Bhd and Geo Valley Sdn Bhd, respectively.

State infrastructure and transport committee chairman Zairil Khir Johari said the city council’s 3.3km stretch was 96% complete, pending final work on a 1.6km stretch on the main route and a 500m flyover linking Jalan Tun Sardon and Balik Pulau.

Zairil said the road was supposed to be completed last year, but work was delayed due to the movement control order (MCO), five extensions of time (EOTs) due to land acquisition issues, slope stabilisation work, the relocation of utility lines as well as landslide and blasting permits.

Construction work on the road began on Jan 14, 2016, by main contractor Syarikat Yuta Maju Sdn Bhd. The project was put on hold on Oct 19, 2018, following a landslide that killed 13 workers, and resumed on Jan 28 the following year.

The cost of the road is RM545 million, with the city council forking out RM275 million. PLB Land will spend RM150 million for its stretch and Geo Valley will spend RM120 million, a state assembly reply showed.

Zairil said despite the delays, the city council’s cost to build its portion of the road remained at RM275 million.

Zairil added that as of now, PLB’s road building progress was at 15% and Geo Valley, at 12%. He said Geo Valley’s portion was stalled due to an objection hearing, while PLB Land, as a white knight contractor, would build according to its cash flow.

Source: FreeMalaysiaToday.com


SITE PROGRESS: Urban Suites (Oct 2021)

Property News/ 23 October 2021 No comments


About Urban Suites

A commercial property development by Aspen Vintage Sdn. Bhd. (Cosmopolitan Homes) in the established township of Jelutong.  It is easily accessible via Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway and surrounded by abundance of amenities. Urban Suites comprises two 42- storey towers, featuring 596 units of commercial suites.

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The property market is expected to improve starting in 2022

Property News/ 22 October 2021 No comments

Penang bridge view

The Real Estate and Housing Developers’ Association Malaysia (REHDA) expects the property market to fully recover starting in 2022, given the positive domestic economic outlook.

According to the Property Industry Survey 1H2021 and Market Outlook 2H2021/1H2022, which were released today, 22% and 25%t of the 180 respondents were optimistic about the domestic economic environment and business prospects for the industry in 1H22, respectively.

This was an increase from only six percent and seven percent who were optimistic about the domestic economic environment and business prospects for 2H21, respectively.

According to Rehda president Datuk Soam Heng Choon, respondents were more optimistic about the outlook for 1H22, anticipating a better job market and higher pay.

“If the economic recovery happens, we anticipate that the property industry will also improve. With an improvement in employment, salaries and also job stability, we believe there will be more buyers in the market. This recovery will continue into 2023. We can see from the survey that most of the developers were more optimistic about 2022 than 2021,” he said during a media briefing.

According to the survey, 22% of respondents believe that the property market’s sales performance will improve in 1H22, and 27% expect an improvement in the residential segment.

In comparison, only six per cent were optimistic about sales performance and 10% about residential sector growth in 2H21.

Soam stated that according to the survey, 87% of respondents believe the endemic phase will aid in the recovery of the property market between six and 24 months.

Thirty-six per cent of those polled said they planned to start new projects in the second half of the year while, 64%, said they have no plans to launch due to unfavourable market conditions and unsold inventory.

According to the survey, there will be a total of 9,319 strata, 5,549 landed, and 208 commercial units introduced to the market in 2H21.

87% of respondents who planned to launch early next year expected sales to be 50%or less. Participating in the Home Ownership Programme was one method of increasing sales.

In the surveyed period of 1H21, Only 63 respondents, or 35%, launched their projects during the 1H21 survey period, with the majority of them being residential properties (98.5%). There were 3,955 apartment/condominium units launched, with 503 sold, and 3,142 two- to three-story terraced houses launched, with 2,312 sold.

The majority of units were launched in Puchong and Klang. However, the majority of units sold were in Shah Alam and Klang.

In the first half of this year, 45.1% of residential units launched were priced between RM250,001 and RM500,000.

According to Soam, despite the Covid-19 pandemic, the performance of primary market property sales under the HOC improved in 2020 compared to 2019.

Source: NST Online


Ayana Residence

Teluk Air Tawar/ 21 October 2021 No comments


Ayana Residence, a proposed affordable housing development by Jayamas Property at Teluk Air Tawar. Situated off Lorong Seri Tawar 1, adjacent to a wide green paddy field. It is just a stone’s throw away from Pantai Robina Eco Park, about a 10-minute drive away from Penang Sentral. There are three public schools located within walking distance, namely SMK Teluk Air Tawar, SJK Air Keow and SK Teluk Air Tawar.

This development will see the construction of a 12-storey building with 4 levels of car parking podium. Features 96 affordable units with a standard built-up size of 850sq.ft, 12 units per floor.


Project Name : Ayana Residence
Location : Teluk Air Tawar
Property Type : Affordable housing
Tenure: (to be confirmed)
Built-up Size: 850sq.ft.
Total Units : 96
Indicative Price : RM250k (affordable housing price)
Developer : Jayamas Property

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UPCOMING: Sungai Bakap / KY Maju Development SB.

Sungai Bakap/ 20 October 2021 No comments


Proposed residential development by KY Maju Development Sdn. Bhd. near Valdor in Sungai Bakap. Located off Jalan Ketitir, accessible via Jalan Valdor. The project location is about 10 minutes drive from Batu Kawan Industrial Park, about 15 minutes drive to Bukit Tambun Toll Plaza. It is surrounded by matured communities with essential amenities within 2km.

This development will feature 34 units of 2-storey terrace and 12 units of 2-storey terrace houses.

The project is still pending approval. More details to be available upon official launch.

Project Name : (to be confirmed)
Location : Sungai Bakap
Property Type : Residential
Tenure: (to be confirmed)
Built-up Size: (to be confirmed)
Total Units : 34 (3-storey terrace), 12 (2-storey terrace)
Indicative Price : (to be confirmed)
Developer : KY Maju Development Sdn. Bhd.

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