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Month: March 2019

Georgetown’s Central Park in historic Sia Boey

GEORGE TOWN, March 10 — Located on the boundary of George Town and the buffer zone of the Unesco world heritage site, Sia Boey is poised to be the city’s very own Central Park. The former busy marketplace, which was vacated back in 2004, will soon be transformed into a RM5 million urban park surrounded by mature canopy trees with a pristine canal running through it. The market hall which...

Batu Kawan Rising

After years of meticulous planning, deal making and construction, Batu Kawan will dramatically change with major establishments opening their doors in the coming months. From IKEA and neighbouring commercial centre Vervea to the completion and launching of residential properties in Utropolis and Eco Horizon, Penang’s third satellite city, after Bayan Baru and Seberang Jaya, is set to blossom....

IKEA Batu Kawan to Open on 14 March

IKEA Malaysia is going to open its fourth store in Batu Kawan, Malaysia on 14 March 2019. The new store in Batu Kawan, a town located in Penang, will be expected to serve more than 6.6 million people in the northern region. According to IKEA Malaysia’s spokesperson, IKEA has prepared a lot of activities and features of its fourth store for the customers to get the most out of their IKEA’s...

Penang Sees Potential in Theme Park Industry

THE Penang government is mulling over having an amusement theme park in Batu Kawan to boost tourism in Seberang Perai. Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said the state intends to turn Seberang Perai into a more vibrant area. “Batu Kawan has seen much development. IKEA Batu Kawan is set to open its doors on March 14 and an Australian university branch campus, University of Wollongong, is scheduled...

Penang International Airport To Raise the Capacity to 16m Passengers Per Year

GEORGE TOWN: The Penang International Aiport (PIA) expansion project will be carried out via a private finance initiative (PFI). Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said the Federal Government was short of funds and the expansion project was expected to cost more than RM1.2 billion. “We will open the tender for the expansion project this year,” he said at the DAP service centre in Air Putih, here,...