Archive for December, 2006

Making Penang a More Liveable City

Friday, December 22nd, 2006

FIABCI Malaysian Chapter, Penang Branch has recently organized a seminar –“ Making Penang a More Liveable City” presented by Puan Mainunah Shariff, Director of Planning & Development, Municipal Council of Penang (MPPP) on 20th December 2006 at USM, Penang. About 100 people including USM university students attended the talk. The speaker briefed the participants on limited land availability for development on Penang Island, transport and linkages network such as PORR and strategic new investment areas as outlined in the Penang Structure Plan 2005-2020. She also highlighted several essential components of a liveable city such as security, stability, health, economic etc..More story at Penang close to attaining liveable city status.

More info on Penang and Liveable Cities. Melbourne, Australia is the world’s most liveable city. Read more on World’s most liveable cities.

Email your comments and opinions whether Penang is your choice liveable city !

Updated version - 18.3.2007

Penang has been ranked as the 10th most liveable city in Asia, according to an international survey involving 254 cities worldwide. Read more ..

Queensbay Mall makes maiden entry into Penang retail sector

Monday, December 4th, 2006

With the completion and opening of Queensbay Mall in December 2006, the market witnessed the first time entry of AEON’s Jusco as the anchor tenant and several international known brand retail merchants into Penang retail scene. By end of 2007, there will be 2 Jusco stores in Penang. The second Jusco store, currently under construction, is located at the Central Mall in Bandar Perda, Bukit Mertajam. Aeon to open second store in Penang state.

Meanwhile, Tesco is set to take over Makro stores in Malaysia. If the deal is successfully concluded, it’s Penang stores will increase to 3 ie. one existing store at Gelugor plus two newly acquired stores located in Sungai Dua of Penang Island and Seberang Jaya. Malaysia’s top retailer ; Diary Farm’s Giant have also make their presence in Penang with 2 stores whilst Carrefour has one existing store at Seberang Jaya.

Queensbay Mall, which was stalled for 8 years, is located within a waterfront mixed development scheme formerly known as Bayan Bay, has been revived by CP Group in 2005. More information at related links on Queensbay Development and Queensbay brings shine to Penang