Friday, May 31, 2013

We are shifting

Dear Valued Purchasers, Business Associates and Friends,

Warmest Greetings from Harbour Place!

We are pleased to announce that we will be shifting to the new Harbour Place Sales Gallery effective from Monday, 3rd June 2013. Please be informed that our telephone lines will be down until then. For urgent matters, please do contact your respective Sales Representatives on their cell phones. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Thank you.

The address for the New Sales Gallery is as follows:

1, Jalan Harbour Place, off Jalan Chain Ferry,
Seberang Perai Utara, 12100 Butterworth, Penang

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Luxury homes are a great investment for your family

If you are thinking about purchasing property in today's real estate market, you may want to start looking at some of the luxury homes in your area. Since any type of real estate purchase you make is going to be an investment, you want to make sure you are making the best investment decision possible. While there are plenty of previously owned properties available for you to choose from, you may want to save time and consider the more exclusive properties that are available.

By shopping for luxury homes, you are making the selection and purchase process much easier to deal with. Since a large majority of these properties are newly built, you don't have to worry about making any renovations, improvements, and repairs. Since you are going to be spending a good deal of money, you should be looking at the best properties in the market. By choosing to invest in an exclusive property, you are getting a place that is designed and built in accordance with regulations and codes in that jurisdiction. In other words, instead of you purchasing a lesser quality property and having to spend a fortune on countless renovations in an effort to make your home your castle, you can purchase one that is already made and save a great deal of money instead.

By purchasing luxury homes, you can have all of the amenities you want at your fingertips. Imagine the value your property will have when the equity grows throughout the years. There is no reason for you to live in a place that does not allow you to have the best. You work hard for a living and strive to give your family the best. If you want to purchase the perfect place you have always dreamed about, you can't go wrong with luxury homes. Many of these places are located in exclusive communities. These areas are much safer since they have lower crime rates and negligent property sitting around. The homeowners all take pride in their property and keep their property maintained. There are also better educational opportunities for kids since more qualified professionals run the schools in the area. You can raise your family in one of the most sought after places in your town.

Based on the article by Alfred Ardis.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Mega project to go ahead

PENANGITES can rest assured that the Federal Government’s RM2.7bil Penang Sentral transport hub project will go on as promised. Northern Corridor Implementation Authority (NCIA) chief executive officer Datuk Redza Rafiq said the project was expected to kick off in the fourth quarter of the year. He said NCIA was committed to ensure the project become a reality but stressed that it was a 10-year project that would be carried out in stages.

“I can assure you that the Penang Sentral project has not been shelved. It will go on as committed by the Federal Government. “NCIA has been tasked to see how it can position this project again. “We will work with all the parties concerned to move this together. At the moment, we are going through the land acquisition process with the stakeholders,” he said after opening Penang Adventist Hospital’s Living Well Physio Centre in Taman Seri Betik, Bukit Mertajam, yesterday. He was responding to questions by the media on why the project had been delayed by over six years since former Prime Minister Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi launched it under the Northern Corridor Economic Region initiative in 2007.

Redza, however, said he was not sure what had caused the delay, saying that the delay “was before my time.” He said he hoped the initial earthwork for this project would take place this year. “The first phase will take slightly more than two years to complete,” he said. Redza said the partners in the project remained the same, with Malaysian Resources Corporation Berhad (MRCB) taking the lead. In Nov 2011, Redza had said that the project would be built in three phases and be scheduled for completion by 2020. He said the transportation hub would be able to accommodate up to 180,000 passengers a day.

The project is being developed by MRCB in partnership with Pelaburan Hartanah Bumiputera Berhad over 12.8ha. Both companies formed a joint venture company called Penang Sentral Sdn Bhd which will undertake the development of the transport and commercial hub. In January last year, Penang Public Works, Utilities and Transport Committee chairman Lim Hock Seng had said that it had been over a year since the state helped the Tran- sport Ministry acquire a parcel of state land to be merged with other parcels of land belonging to the Penang Port Commission PPC), Malaysian Highway Authority and Rail Authority Commission to make way for the project.

Lim had given an assurance that the state would get the Seberang Prai Municipal Council to expedite the project’s planning permission and building plans. The project will be located near the Butterworth ferry terminal. The first phase, costing about RM300mil, involves the construction of permanent bus and taxi terminals with access to the railway station and ferry terminal, along with retail outlets, and was initially slated for completion by 2011. The second phase, which will comprise a commercial hub including office towers, service apartments, a hotel and waterfront amenities was originally scheduled for completion by 2015. A RM5mil temporary bus terminal was completed near the project site in March 2008 after fire razed the former bus terminal at the PPC Complex in May 2001.

The Star Online
Saturday May 11, 2013
By Derrick Vinesh

Friday, May 3, 2013

Some interesting tips for a greener living

With every passing year, our planet is becoming more polluted and thus, it is extremely important for each of us to adopt a green lifestyle and reduce the carbon emissions. Listed below are some interesting tips that focus on making certain changes in one's life to have a greener and healthier lifestyle. So, read and implement these interesting tips for green living and see what difference they make in your life.

Change your refrigerator - A refrigerator is known to account for up to twenty percent of the total energy consumption of a home. If you do not have energy star labeled refrigerator, then it is best to buy a new one. Though, it may not be very cheap, but in the long run your investment would definitely pay off. Energy star labeled products are known to save electricity and thus, reduce the cooling and heating bills. If you cannot afford to buy a new refrigerator at the moment, then you still can save a great amount of energy by simply altering the temperature in your present refrigerator.

Discard your energy-consuming washing machine - Laundry is one of the processes that consume a lot of water. Especially, if you have a traditional outdated washing machine, then you just cannot do away with the skyrocketing utility bills. Traditional washing machines use a great amount of energy and result in high electricity bills. Thus, it is advisable to replace them with energy-efficient machines and save on the water and electricity bills like never before.

Replace your desktop computer with a laptop - A laptop consumes just twenty five to thirty percent of electricity used by a simple desktop computer. So, if you have a desktop computer, then get it replaced with a stylish laptop right away. This is a simple way to make your life greener and save money at the same time. If you cannot afford to buy a new laptop at present, then switch it off when not in use. This would surely save you some good amount of money.

Make green changes in your home - Making environment friendly changes in the house are one of the best ways to support the green movement. The best part is that it would not really cost you much. Simple changes, like using eco-safe paints to paint the walls of your property and installing double-paned windows and doors are some affordable, yet significant, changes that one can make in his or her home.

Most people do not know how easy it is to go green. With simple lifestyle alterations and replacement of energy-consuming machines with the energy-efficient ones, one can play a pivotal role in protecting Mother Nature, as well as save a great deal of money on the monthly utility bills. So, go ahead, implement the interesting tips mentioned above and support the green movement.

Based on the article by Shruti S. Shrada