Sunway Dora at Bayan Baru achieves 89% take-up rate

Property News/ 27 March 2023 No comments

Sunway Dora's Priority Unit Launch Was Packed With Excited Buyers

Master Community Developer, Sunway Property has launched the residential component of its latest freehold development, Sunway Dora in high-growth Bayan Baru, Penang, achieving an 89% take-up rate in total for the non-bumi condominiums alongside of its 100% take-up rate for its non-bumi commercial shop units which have been launched earlier.

Sunway Dora, the developer’s Signature Product, is worth RM 128 million in gross development value and comprises 156 units of residential units and 22 units of commercial shops with generous parking spaces for residents and visitors.

“Homebuyers and investors see Sunway Dora’s strategic location and green living offering as a great investment that captures the best of Bayan Baru’s rise as Penang’s new economic hotspot with the proposed Bayan Lepas LRT track, Intel Corporation’s RM 30 billion expansion in the Bayan Lepas Industrial Park, as well as the rise of business services and outsourcing activities within the area as exemplified by the nearby Mayang Global Business Service Centre and Mahsuri Global Business Service Centre,” said Sunway Property Penang General Manager Fong Choon Fuoi.

He added that Bayan Baru is anticipated to accelerate its growth into a vibrant township as it is Penang’s industrial hotbed which will create jobs and bring in further FDIs.

Progressive Lifestyle Founded on the Sunway Design and Development Architecture

Designed according to the Sunway Design and Development Architecture (SDDA) which encourages the Sunway community to live healthier, more sustainable, and holistic lifestyles, Sunway Dora integrates elements of Sustainability, Innovation, Health, and Wellness, as well as Lifestyle and New Experiences.

The GreenRE certified development incorporates high-performance considerations in energy efficiency, water efficiency, carbon emission, environmental protection, and indoor environmental quality, protecting both the environment and residents’ well-being in its design and build while effectively achieving cost savings for occupants during operations. One of these considerations is the express ramps in the five-level parking zone that grants a shorter traveling distance to the residents’ allocated carpark easily.

Access ramps are provided in all units to ensure that the home is elderly and wheelchair friendly. All bedrooms are externally facing to allow natural lighting. There are also units with dual-key designs ready for homebuyers who are considering the homes for multi-generational living or a semi-investor unit where the private unit can be rented out for additional income.

Some green features in Sunway Dora include a recycling room, rainwater harvesting, a heat-insulated rooftop, energy-saving lifts, and balconies with water taps to encourage urban farming.

Residents are well-equipped with a variety of facilities to encourage the pursuit of health and social activities at the facilities level of the development which has ample amenities including a swimming pool, wading pool, gymnasium, half basketball court, children’s play area, outdoor fitness station, BBQ area, herb garden, community hall, reading room, outdoor reading enclave, and multipurpose lawn.

As for lifestyle and new experiences, Sunway Dora’s residents will be located in the very heart of urban conveniences, surrounded by the vibrant commercial hotspots in Bayan Baru. Residents at Sunway Dora will be able to easily access F&B outlets as well as living necessities within the retail shops in the development as well as the surrounding areas.

Healthcare institutions such as Pantai Hospital (600m) are within close vicinity while retail and entertainment hubs including the largest shopping mall in Penang, Queensbay Mall (4km), Giant Bayan Baru Hypermarket (800m), Sunshine Square (1km), Bukit Jambul Complex (3km) and the Bayan Baru Wet Market (800m) are just a short walk or ride away with a new Mitsui Outlet Mall planned near the Penang International Airport.

The world’s first hybrid solar-powered MICE and sports venue, SPICE Arena (800m), and the Bukit Jambul Golf and Country Club (3km) offer a multitude of recreational facilities while education institutions such as SKJC Min Sin (2km), SJKC Chong Cheng (2km), SJKC Kwang Hwa (3km), and INTI International College (3km) are close by.

As for connectivity, Sunway Dora is located 2km away from the Bayan Lepas Industrial Zone, 3km from the Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway, 5km from Penang International Airport, 6km from the Second Penang Bridge and 7km from the Penang Bridge.

For more information on Sunway Dora, please log on www.sunwaydora.com or call: +604-684 8000.

SA Central @ Simpang Ampat

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SA Central is an upcoming mixed-development project located in the center of Simpang Ampat township. To be developed by GUH Development Sdn. Bhd., this 46-acre freehold development is designed to cater to the increasing population in the area, providing a range of residential and commercial properties to suit every modern lifestyle.

Located next to the federal road and major corridor, which ensures excellent connectivity to the North-South Expressway. The development is adjacent to Iconic Point, and close proximity to an abundance of essential amenities. XCL International School and C Mart Premium supermarket are just a five-minute drive away.

Project Name: SA Central
Location: Simpang Ampat
Property Type: Mixed development
Land Area: 46 acres
Total Units: (to be confirmed)
Indicative Price: (to be confirmed)
Developer: GUH Development Sdn. Bhd.

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Penang prioritises liveability in public housing schemes


Liveability is an important issue that the Penang government takes it seriously.

Penang Local Government, Housing, Town and Country Planning Committee chairman Jagdeep Singh Deo said the state acknowledges the need to ensure that public housing schemes are liveable.

“That is why the Penang Housing Board continues to monitor public housing schemes and People’s Housing Projects (PPR). We look into their needs,” he told a press conference at his office on Wednesday.

Jagdeep commented on a news report by an English daily which highlighted the tough life of children living in PPR.

The news article, which focused on several PPR outside Penang, reported the living conditions that could make children vulnerable to mental health issues.

“We share the concerns of the public and we hope that the issue can be addressed quickly.

“In Penang, we do not compromise liveability; especially for our low-cost, low medium-cost and affordable housing schemes.

“As for PPR projects in Penang, the Desa Wawasan in Bukit Mertajam is a good example of a well-maintained PPR project,” Jagdeep said.

He added that the state’s objective was no longer only assisting those eligible to have a roof over their heads, but also ensuring the homes are liveable.

“These projects must include features and facilities for the families or residents living there,” he added.

Source: Buletin Mutiara


SITE PROGRESS: Marriott Residences (Mar 2023)

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About Marriott Residences

A mixed development by BSG Property in Georgetown in Penang. It is located between the famous tourist belt of Gurney Drive and Kelawai Road, next to Evergreen Laurel Hotel. The project comprises a 55-storey skyscraper, featuring a mixed of hotel rooms and condominium units

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AMD to be major tenant for Penang’s ‘GBS by the Sea’ project


AMD Global Services will be the major tenant for the upcoming ‘GBS by the Sea’ project in Bayan Lepas.

GBS by the Sea, which is being developed by Penang Development Corporation (PDC), will have a total net lettable floor space of about 300,000sq ft. The project is scheduled to be completed in 2024.

The project includes a nine-storey office building and a six-storey multilevel car park to address the rising demand from Global Business Services (GBS), as well as technology and research and development (R&D) companies.

Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said AMD would be the major tenant for the ‘GBS by the Sea’ project, taking up about 209,000sq ft for the expansion of its operations.

PDC chief executive officer Datuk Aziz Bakar said the ‘GBS by the Sea’ would involve an investment of RM200 million, excluding the land cost.

AMD executive vice-president Datuk Devinder Kumar said the expansion in Penang marked a major milestone for AMD Malaysia.

“This significant announcement about our expansion is a testament to our commitment to Penang.

“The ‘GBS by the Sea’ building will house our new state-of-the-art office space and lab facility,” he said in his speech in Komtar today.

Devinder said Penang plays a crucial role in the global semiconductor ecosystem.

Praising Malaysia and Penang, Devinder said strategic location, culturally diverse population, and world-class talents were among the reasons AMD was established in Penang.

“Penang and Malaysia remain critical to our investment and growth even today,” he added.

Chow said AMD Malaysia, since its first assembly manufacturing facility in Penang in 1972, has now grown to employ over 800 people across two global shared services facilities in Penang and Cyberjaya.

“AMD has proven to be a strategic partner and advocate for Penang’s strong business environment, resilient semiconductor supply chain, and world-class talent.

“It is crucial for the state to ensure that its infrastructure can meet the long-term growth of industry players.

“The ‘GBS by the Sea’ is one of the initiatives that attests to the state’s commitment to sustaining Penang’s excellence.

“Penang is pleased to welcome the participation from industry players, deepening their roots in the state. The confidence from existing investors such as AMD augurs well for the state’s development, enabling Penang to constantly strive for greater heights,” Chow added.

Chow said the Penang government, together with InvestPenang and PDC as the facilitators, are committed to ensuring a smooth implementation of AMD’s expansion in Penang.

He also witnessed the document exchange ceremony between Aziz and Devinder.

Also present were Chow’s special investment advisor Datuk Seri Lee Kah Choon and InvestPenang chief executive officer Datuk Loo Lee Lian.

Source: Buletin Mutiara