About this project
Utropolis Batu Kawan is Penang’s first university metropolis, an integrated development
which will feature KDU Penang University College’s newest campus, along with residences, retail lots, office
spaces and even a hotel, all spanning 44.3-acre of prime Batu Kawan land. Batu Kawan is slated to become
the third satellite city of Penang, with the Utropolis Batu Kawan development to play a large role in its
The first phase of Utropolis Batu Kawan to be completed is the commercial component. Made up of 196
commercial shop office units, there will be 3 types to choose from. There are 128 units of the Type A variant,
with built-up spaces ranging between 400 sf to 1,280 sf. The 60 Type B units on the other hand, are sized at
1,290 sf to 1,800 sf. The largest of the 3 is Type C, with built-up sizes starting from 1,805 sf up to 3,500 sf.
There are only 8 units of this type. The commercial shop lots have just recently been launched, with prices
beginning from RM326,600.
Work on the other phases of Utropolis Batu Kawan are currently ongoing, with the KDU Penang University
College campus expecting completion in 2019. Residential phases which are expected to be launched in the
near future are 612 studio units, which will aim to accommodate the students, staff, and lecturers of the
university college in the future as well as the working population in the area.
Utropolis Batu Kawan strives to become a self-sustainable township, it is within walking distance to Malaysia’s
largest premium outlet mall, The Design Village, which opened in 2016. There will also be a hospital, Columbia
Asia Hospital, which will be the first hospital to operate in Batu Kawan. Other developments nearby include the
Batu Kawan Industrial Park, the Penang International Technology Park and One Auto Hub while there are plans
for a theme park and golf course as well.
Utropolis Batu Kawan is strategically situated within close proximity to the North-South Expressway (NSE)
and the second Penang bridge. Both are located just 1km away from the development, thus enabling
unparalleled accessibility to and from Utropolis Batu Kawan, connecting the integrated township to other
parts of Penang, the island and even peninsula Malaysia. Upon entering the island via the second Penang
bridge, the Penang International Airport is also just a short distance away, which will be a huge convenience
for businesses and corporations operating in Batu Kawan.
Credit : Propsocial 30.12.2019