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Firevase is a Vase That Doubles as a Fire Extinguisher

Created by subsidiaries of the Samsung corporation and distributed across South Korea, this unassuming flower vase doubles up as a throwable fire extinguisher. Appearing to be an ordinary decorative vase made from translucent red glass, the extinguisher is designed to blend into the interior where it can be within easy reach in case of an emergency. The simple design holds a...

Two Malaysia’s Record in Batu Kawan

A 300-METRE long canopy walkway and a 52-metre high water jet at Aspen Vision City in Batu Kawan, Penang, have entered the Malaysia Book of Records (MBR) as the largest and longest ETFE canopy and the highest water jet in the country. The ETFE canopy walkway set a record for being the largest and longest canopy in Malaysia, while the water jet broke the record for being the highest water jet in...

Penang’s PIL and LRT to start in June 2020

GEORGE TOWN: Construction on the RM9bil light rail transit (LRT) line and the RM9.6bil Pan Island Link 1 (PIL 1) are scheduled to start in June next year. The Star learnt that the PIL has received approval from the Depart­ment of Environment – the federal regulator overseeing the Environ­mental Impact Assessment (EIA) report – in March while the LRT is expected to receive a conditional...

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,...

Penang’s 3 islands could rival Singapore one day, says Gamuda

GEORGE TOWN: A property and infrastructure developer today envisioned Penang as the “next Singapore”, saying it will be able to rival the republic’s Marina Bay once its three islands reclamation project is complete. Gamuda Bhd deputy group managing director Rashdan Yusof said the islands would not only create more land banks for Penang, but also boost the state’s economy as a whole. In a...