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Bayan Baru – RM10 billion development starting 2017

Many years ago, I thought Bayan Baru was a fully developed; matured neighbourhood. I could not see any huge pieces of vacant land. There were many older apartments here and there and even the landed terrace homes are also considered quite aged. Then, I found out that there are still many pieces of empty plots of land here and there. More developments came, in fact too many that I thought should ensure prices stay stagnant for some years. I was wrong then and I think I will be wrong for many more years. Hunza Properties Bhd will be developing their RM10 billion mixed-development in Bayan Baru. If the economy does well, I think half-way through we would see the gross development value (GDV) being revised even higher.
The proposed name for the project is Penang International Commercial City. This development would include serviced apartment and apartment towers, two hotels, a business-process outsourcing (BPO) tower, a medical centre, shopping mall, and 15,000 sheltered car-parking bays. There are three phases for the project with full completion by 2026. It will start with a Rm5 billion GDV comprising a shopping mall, medical centre, a BPO tower, a hotel, and serviced apartments and apartments.
Before anyone start asking if there are still space for one more mall, it’s best to ask what would be so special about this new mall. Looking at how majority of Penangites flocking into just two malls meant that the slightly smaller or less popular ones would continue to only be a second choice while the top two takes most of everything. During peak times, these two malls are full to the brim and getting into parking and out of parking would take plots of precious time. There are no further information about this mall from online. I do hope Hunza will get some famous mall management to come in with a diversified choice of brands instead of the same old, same old.
Hunza will only be selling the serviced apartments and apartments. There are a total of 1,792 units of serviced apartments and apartments. Yes, as usual, these days, it’s always in the thousands of units and no longer in the hundreds. In Greater KL, the thousands would not even start with 1. Haha. The first phase would be completed by 2021. The second and third phases would comprise of more apartments, a hotel and a college. Total gross floor area is 9.4 million sq ft and the project is on a 43.36 acre land.
Fancy Bayan Baru and believing this will be a new catalyst? You can choose to follow up with their first phase or buy strategic secondary properties nearby this new development instead. I do think Bayan Baru is a strategic area since Bayan Lepas Industrial area is nearby and these manufacturing concerns remain fully occupied. Happy following and investing.
written on 13 Feb 2016
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Charles Tan The Founder The Writer Kopiandproperty
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Charles is Founder of He writes from his investment experience for the the past 20 years in investments including property, stock, unit trust and more as well as readings and conversations with many property gurus in the industry. is an independent property blog which is not affiliated to any media company, property developer or even real estate agencies.

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  1. Hi Charles, I’m facing a problem on my investment property and i’m so lost perhaps you could give me some advises.  I have a unit of Marina Island which suppose to give guaranteed rental return of 6% per year however the rental stop paying since Oct last year and developer claimed that Tenant refuse to pay due to economic not doing well and they ready for court case. They requested me to sign a new tenancy agreement which not will have guarantee rental but profit sharing basis (35% to owner) which forsee only what of i suppose to receive and maintenance fee bear by owner (which previously settle by tenant).  I have contacted the legal firm who responsible for the tenancy agreement previously. She not recommend owner bring to court as the legal fee might not able to cover. I do not see any compensation terms if tenant breach the contract. I feel it is not fair and i have no idea what should i do at this moment. Meanwhile, developer told me they can help to resell my unit if there is any prospect but again market is slow so… haiz… Hope you could give me some advises.Looking forward for your reply. Thanks so much and Happy CNY. Regards,Jasmine Yong
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