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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...