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Old December 23rd, 2009, 01:28 PM   #141
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6. Ads on new Columbia Asia Hospital are everywhere. So expect it to be open very very soon.
A few weeks back my wife needed to do some medical testing and we thought we would do it at the new Columbia. So we drove up there, the parking lot was full and the place brightly lit. When we walked into the lobby a guy came to us and asked what we were doing there because they are not yet opened. I just told him that it looked like they were already open and they better block the entrance to the public. Only a few days later they put up the ads that they will open soon. We were so malulah ....

Anyway, he told us they will start operation in January.
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Old December 24th, 2009, 04:00 PM   #142
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A few weeks back my wife needed to do some medical testing and we thought we would do it at the new Columbia. So we drove up there, the parking lot was full and the place brightly lit. When we walked into the lobby a guy came to us and asked what we were doing there because they are not yet opened. I just told him that it looked like they were already open and they better block the entrance to the public. Only a few days later they put up the ads that they will open soon. We were so malulah ....

Anyway, he told us they will start operation in January.
Hehe. Pity you. I also thought they already opened last time because when I passed by there, it looks like they're already operating. Btw, soon this hospital will need to compete with another one private hospital at Medan Raya. Bintulu - kinda small town, but soon to have two private hospitals... kinda great achievement isn't it?
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Old December 24th, 2009, 05:39 PM   #143
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It's been awhile away from my hometown.huh ;(
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Old January 9th, 2010, 08:58 AM   #144
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Old January 17th, 2010, 12:42 PM   #145
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Proposed Condominium, Kemena Land Strict Bintulu, Sarawak











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Old January 21st, 2010, 05:51 PM   #146
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Banquet Hall & Hotel Block Extension to Parkcity Everly Hotel, Bintulu, Sarawak.
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Old February 21st, 2010, 03:38 PM   #147
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That is so fuckin' awesome! Personally lar, I prefer that area to be built a lifestyle shopping mall. Just imagine shopping mall, next to it is hotel and waterfront, would it be great?!! Now After 3 is opening its premise at Parkcity facing the Tg. Batu road... expect that street to be just like Bangsar! A place to hangout after tired dancing in the club. :P
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Old February 21st, 2010, 03:42 PM   #148
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Btw, I have seen Bintulu Master Plan for the Bintulu proper area. I noticed that a traffic light junction linking pasar lamak and Parkcity will be converted into a flyover (I believe it's not going to happen for the time being), while the old airport airstrip will be converted into a garden or cruising park, something like that lar. I was thinking, why so many garden/cruising park for people to stroll? Prominade is long enough to me, not to include Tg. Batu and Pantai ABF. I hope they change their mind. I prefer if they build something like highway from there to Kg. Jepak. People won't mind to pay I guess.
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Old May 10th, 2010, 03:01 PM   #149
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Work on Bintulu's RM1.5bil new township begins next year
Monday May 10, 2010
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KUCHING: Work on the new township of Samalaju in Bintulu will start next year with its full completion expected between five and 10 years.

The township, located 60km from Bintulu town, will occupy 2,200 hectares of land and be equipped with wifi facilities, said Naim Holdings Bhd (Naim) Chief Operating Officer, Datuk William Wei.

He said the town will be developed under several phases with the first phase involving 5,000 units of houses next year for general workers from the nearby Samalaju Industrial Park and also houses for executives expected to work in the park.

"The exact cost of the township has not been finalised but it will easily reach an estimated RM1.5 billion," he told reporters after the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Naim, Cahya Mata Sarawak (CMS) Bhd and Bintulu Development Authority (BDA) here, today.

Wei represented Naim while CMS was represented by its Group Managing Director Datuk Richard Curtis and BDA was represented by its General Manager Datuk Mohidin Ishak.

The MoU was for the establishment of a joint venture between Naim, CMS and BDA to develop the Samalaju township with Naim holding 60 per cent equity, CMS 30 per cent and BDA 10 per cent.

BDA is the state government agency tasked with the physical planning and development of Bintulu town which houses the Petronas Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) Complex, currently the world's largest liquefied natural gas production facility on a single site.

It has an annual production of 23 million tonnes.

The state goverment set up Samalaju Industrial Park for the development of heavy industries including a poly-silicon plant, aluminium smelter and the development of the Samalaju Port.

Mohidin said apart from residential units and commercial centres, the new township will have public facilities like schools, police station, clinics and recreational infrastructures as part of the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (Score) development. - BERNAMA
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Old May 18th, 2010, 03:30 PM   #150
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BINTULU SC
Located along the riverfront, the centre takes advantage of this location by having a river promenade that houses al-fresco, restaurants and food kiosks. This promenade is linked to the upper floor that enjoys a panoramic view of the river.

Location : Bintulu, Sarawak
Client : Doyon Development Sdn Bhd
Size : 43,000m2
any of these projects has start ?
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Old June 13th, 2010, 05:19 PM   #151
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My update on developments in Bintulu:

1. A private hospital at Assyakirin is at the final stage of its construction. Near completion already.

2. Traffic junction at Masjid Assyakirin is progressing well despite delay caused by some wayleave issues. Traffic lights are there already. The road has been widened. About to complete maybe by end of this year.

3. TuneHotel is going to open in Bintulu! Kemena Hotel will be replaced with TuneHotel.


4. JinHold apartment is now on construction. I think maybe completed before year end.

5. Road linking ABF beach and Tg. Batu beach has completed!

Picture courtesy of Bintulu.org

6. 1 Malaysia terminal has already completed but not yet operational.

Picture courtesy of Bintulu.org

7. Taman Milenium Phase 2 completed already.

8. Whole stretch of Bintulu Prominade almost completed. It has been open to public since few weeks ago. Just minor touch up before it can be fully completed. There's a building being built near to the western part of this prominade. I believe it's a restaurant or something.. 3-storey high. If you're in Bintulu, come look at the western area heading to Pasar Tamu at this prominade. So beautiful.

9. Shophouses at Assyakirin are thriving! New ones have been occupied by new tenants.. like 25 Hour mart, 15 Cafe, Inspiration Alan and Coffee Break.

10. More shophouses at Parkcity Commercial Centre Phase 2 (near 1 Malaysia terminal).

11. Klinik Kesihatan 3 (new Poliklinik) is progressing quite slow... hopefully it can finish by next year.

12. Klinik Kesihatan Jepak has started construction. Now on piling works.

13. Similajau National Park Phase 1 has completed its construction. Now got Phase 2 some more. Due to complete by December 2010.

14. New SK Kg. Baru construction is on-going.

15. Columbia Asia Hospital is finally open. So, after this no more update on this.


Ok that's all for now. I'll try to update from time to time.

That's all for now.
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Old June 14th, 2010, 05:36 PM   #152
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thanks for the update! wow, i've just been away from Bintulu for 4 months and there are already a lot of good things rolling. can't wait to get back to my beloved hometown and have a leisurely drive along the new Kidurong-Tg Batu road.

there's one thing that Bintulu truly needs (and lacks) currently; Mc Donald's. It's a shame that the people have to travel 2 hours to Miri just to get a bite of Big Mac lol.
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Old July 7th, 2010, 06:09 AM   #153
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Bintulu to boom under SCORE
by Yunus Yussop July 7, 2010, Wednesday
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BRIEFING: Mohidin briefs the media on the
urban integrated mixed development plan.


BINTULU: The most awaited and highly expected Samalaju Industrial Estate (SIE) under the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE) will lead to the third boom period for Bintulu.

For the past 30 years, this important development period has been crucial to achieve its vision to be a Friendly Industrial City by 2020.

However, the general manager of Bintulu Development Authority (BDA) Datuk Mohidin Ishak believed it could be easily achieved with the greater support and cooperation from all quarters of society.

He said the government had created the best avenue for all communities to improve their living standard through various development projects and the latest here would be the development of SIE.

He believed SIE could be similar or even greater than the current Tanjung Kidurong Industrial Estate in terms of providing first class facilities for big industries that covered the global market.

Speaking to the media at the BDA exhibition booth during the ‘Sejiwa Senada’ programme held at the Old Airport here last Sunday, Mohidin was optimistic that the vision to be a friendly industrial city could be achieved due to the vast development of Bintulu.

“I totally believe that Samalaju Industrial Estate will drive Bintulu to greater heights in the near future and, of course, as a catalyst for the people’s dream of becoming a city folk by the year 2020,” he said.

He added SIE would be a repeat of major development for Bintulu as in the development of Tanjung Kidurong Industrial Estate, which saw various industries starting operation in Bintulu such as Malaysia Liquefied Natural Gas (MLNG), Bintulu Port, Shell MDS, Asean Bintulu Fertiliser (ABF) and others.

Due to this crucial factor, the private sector would be playing an imperative role towards the success of the upcoming SIE via their investments continuous, said Mohidin.

Nevertheless, he said without the assistance, cooperation and involvement from the local people it would be difficult for these investors to operate efficiently.

It would also be a waste or disadvantage for the local manpower if their expertise could not be fully capitalised, he said, adding that the local people must grab this golden opportunity if they did not want to be just a bystander to development in their own ‘backyard’.

The majority of the population here is not made of permanent residents of Bintulu. They are outsiders from other places within Borneo or Peninsular Malaysia who have come to take up jobs created by the big industries. Noting this phenomenon, he said BDA embarked on a mission to make this industrial town a beautiful and relaxing place to earn a living, to stay and even to retire.

“The visionary leadership of Chief Minister Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud and BDA’s 30 years of experience will help transform Bintulu into a Friendly Industrial City by 2020,” he said.

As all people would notice, he said Bintulu continued to blossom as various industries set up their bases at Tanjung Kidurong Industrial Estate mainly specialising in oil and gas and petrochemical related downstream activities.

He pointed that this was further complemented by the success of Kemena Industrial Estate and Jepak Industrial Estate that focused more on downstream timber processing.

“What more to expect from SIE? Of course, we want even greater success towards the development of Bintulu and its people,” Mohidin added.

The construction and operation of the massive MLNG plant created the first boom for Bintulu. The construction activities, influx of foreign expatriates and migration of workers into Bintulu brought with them economic spin-offs that benefitted other peripheral and downstream industries and local businesses.

During the same period, the Bintulu Deep Sea Port was constructed at Tanjung Kidurong and it began operation in December 1982. To cater for this phenomenal growth, BDA coordinated and built infrastructure such as roads and houses to accommodate the population growth.

The Tanjung Kidurong road was completed, thus creating the vital link between the town centre and the fast developing industrial estate at Tanjung Kidurong.

Bintulu’s population swelled from 5,000 in 1978 to 14,000 in just two years. It doubled to 28,000 during 1983 and now exceeded 200,000, explained Mohidin in length while inspecting the exhibition booth.

“In addition to my optimism towards this vision is Bintulu’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of approximately six per cent. We have achieved this tremendous GDP growth and with the continuous population growth nothing is impossible,” he added.

After a period of consolidation, Bintulu experienced a second boom. The construction of MLNG-Dua that brought with it further economic impetus helping Bintulu propel to the next level of growth.

The first timber processing zone was set up at Kemena Industrial Estate developed by BDA. Known as Phase 1, it is located on the left side of the main road to the airport.

Due to the increasing demand for industrial land with services, BDA embarked on Phase 2 on the opposite side of the highway. This was later expanded to the opposite bank of the Kemena River known as Jepak Industrial Estate.

Indeed, the anticipated third boom will drive Bintulu to a new high of growth with more industries that are expected to be implemented very soon.
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Old August 11th, 2010, 01:49 PM   #154
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Now the pipeline project for Samalaju is on-going. End of last year, I saw they already cleared much of the land for the Japanese chemical factory.
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Old August 28th, 2010, 07:39 PM   #155
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Bintulu will take over Sibu in the near future.
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Old August 31st, 2010, 08:29 PM   #156
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I still think Sibu is important. Many folks from sourrounding areas like Kapit, Song, Kanowit, Sarikei, Bintangor, Julau, Tg. Manis, even Mukah.. they depend a lot on Sibu.
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New development: Times Square Bintulu

Signboard up already... land cleared already.. so it's confirmed.



Location: Jalan Tun Hussein Onn (traffic light junction with Jalan Bintulu-Sibu)

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Old September 1st, 2010, 12:59 PM   #158
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Another 1Borneo-style development will be done at Parkcity. Land cleared, signboard's up, spun piles are everywhere. What I saw at the signboard - construction of boutique hotels, shopping mall and shophouses.
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Old September 1st, 2010, 01:50 PM   #159
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Another 1Borneo-style development will be done at Parkcity. Land cleared, signboard's up, spun piles are everywhere. What I saw at the signboard - construction of boutique hotels, shopping mall and shophouses.
Muntz, do you mind posting the picture of the signboard here? I'm pretty curious to see what's the development gonna look like
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Another 1Borneo-style development will be done at Parkcity. Land cleared, signboard's up, spun piles are everywhere. What I saw at the signboard - construction of boutique hotels, shopping mall and shophouses.
Mini 1Borneo.
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