KUALA LUMPUR (April 15): Penang is the third best island in the world and top in Asia to retire for 2021, according to a list by the Travel Awaits website.
KUALA LUMPUR (March 27): The RM160 million The Weld Heritage Square commercial property project within Penang’s George Town UNESCO World Heritage Site at Pengkalan Weld is expected to be completed by the end of 2021 based on the project’s current construction completion status at 85%, according to its developer today.
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 11): IJM Construction Sdn Bhd, a unit of IJM Corp Bhd, has bagged a contract worth RM864.
KUALA LUMPUR (July 2): Ewein Bhd is terminating a joint venture agreement with Consortium Zenith Construction Sdn Bhd (CZC), under which the partners had initially agreed to jointly undertake the development of The City of Dreams 2 — a luxury condominium project — on a plot of land in Penang.
GEORGE TOWN (Jan 10): A famous nasi kandar shop along the heritage enclave in Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling was shut down by Penang Island City Council (MBPP) after rats and cockroach droppings were found in the premises, the Star reported yesterday.
GEORGE TOWN (Dec 30): Up to 19 burial plots at a cemetery in the city “will be affected” by a bypass road project, reported Free Malaysia Today.
GEORGE TOWN (May 23): Increases in rent (of up to four times previous prices, or more) over the past five years, has decades-old businesses shutting up shop, and residents leaving George Town.
GEORGE TOWN (April 14): The heritage city’s north and east seafronts will be linked and “made accessible” to the public under a masterplan to rejuvenate the areas, reported The Malay Mail today.