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Old January 13th, 2007, 09:47 AM   #1
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PENANG | Times Square Development News

Penang Times Square


One upcoming project the developer is especially proud of is said to be by far its most ambitious and significant — the RM700-million Penang Times Square development. Located in the heart of historic Georgetown, Low is confident that the mixed development will become the cornerstone of its efforts to venture into the tourism-related commercial property development market.

The entire Penang Times Square, which recently broke ground in September 2005, includes 800 units of residential units, commercial spaces, exhibition centre, hotel and office blocks, and a two-acre urban open square modelled after the vibrant and activity-filled European town squares.

To be completed in four years, Penang Times Square is widely regarded as the milestone project in support of the Penang government's urban renewal efforts for the 200-year-old Georgetown district on Penang island, which is currently seeking Unesco World Heritage Listing status.

Within 100 metres of Penang's famed food districts and three international star-rated hotels, Penang Times Square is poised to become the new urban centre for Penang's residents and tourists alike. (theedgedaily)

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Birch Plaza (phase 1)


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Hotel & office (phase 3)


Covered street & retail shop (phase 4)


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Old January 13th, 2007, 09:48 AM   #2
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latest design


Birch Plaza (phase 1)


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Old January 14th, 2007, 11:30 AM   #3
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All these Times Square projects in Asia, are they all handled by the same entity? There's one in HK, KL and one's planned somewhere in Jakarta as I've read in the Dev't forums months back.
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Old January 16th, 2007, 04:46 AM   #4
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Is this a newly planned monorail? I don't remember there being one in 1999.
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Old January 16th, 2007, 05:09 AM   #5
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All these Times Square projects in Asia, are they all handled by the same entity? There's one in HK, KL and one's planned somewhere in Jakarta as I've read in the Dev't forums months back.
i dun think they are same, as i know all their developer are diffrent

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Is this a newly planned monorail? I don't remember there being one in 1999.
actually penang government planned to build monorial long time ago, but...

Anyway, they said will announce by mid of this year (hopefully)
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Old January 23rd, 2007, 07:15 PM   #8
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Is this a newly planned monorail? I don't remember there being one in 1999.
Yep, you're right. The government approved the plans and funds for the new Penang monorail as part of the 9th Malaysian Plan last year. The state government will announce the finalised plans middle of this year and construction shall begin not later than the end of 2007.
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Old January 23rd, 2007, 10:56 PM   #9
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nice project
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Old March 25th, 2007, 01:07 AM   #10
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it's ok, but why Times Square again??? Come up with a new name...be creative. Hope the mall will be nice, a bit like guerney plaza and not like One-Stop, that is a real dump...
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Old March 29th, 2007, 04:22 PM   #11
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it's ok, but why Times Square again??? Come up with a new name...be creative. Hope the mall will be nice, a bit like guerney plaza and not like One-Stop, that is a real dump...
i have to agree with the naming. there are like 4 times squares in Malaysia already actually the original name for this projects was Escoy Place, named after the factory that once sat on the site

Actually One-Stop used to be a nice place. the problem was poor management and maintainence i believe this mall will not end up like that though
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Old March 29th, 2007, 04:28 PM   #12
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this is supposed to be the lastest design

pics by protoedenXD


the tall building is the hotel. it is said to be around 50 stories


the twins are the office towers


podium for the hotel
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Old March 29th, 2007, 04:31 PM   #13
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more pics by protoedenXD


the open plaza


Birch Regency (phase 2) residential tower around 25 stories


another part of the podium
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Great!!! Cant wait too see the whole project complete...

I hope it can finish by end of this year...hehe...
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Old March 29th, 2007, 04:33 PM   #15
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how the mall will look like




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Great!!! Cant wait too see the whole project complete...

I hope it can finish by end of this year...hehe...
the 1st phase is suppoed to be completed by this year but judging from the progress, i don't think so
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how the mall will look like
The screen looks so cool!! I think Penang TS will be more better than KL TS....do you think so?
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Old March 29th, 2007, 04:57 PM   #18
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The screen looks so cool!! I think Penang TS will be more better than KL TS....do you think so?
i'm not too sure about that but i like Penang Times Square's concept better. KL's Berjaya Times Square is just a building and Penang Times Sqare is a whole urban redevelopment project with street, plazas and stuff

however, Penang Times Square will not have a theme park like Berjaya Times Square
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@TYW: Escoy Place would have been a much better name!! such a pity. But unfotunately the situation you described concerning one-stop happens a bit too often in malaysia. local councils should be able to fine management if they don't take care of the maintenance at a certain level.
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@TYW: Escoy Place would have been a much better name!! such a pity.
yeah... prefer that name too.


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But unfotunately the situation you described concerning one-stop happens a bit too often in malaysia. local councils should be able to fine management if they don't take care of the maintenance at a certain level.
well, not exactly all of the malls in Malaysia are like that. just some of them. i have to admit however, that lots of the malls in Penang are poorly managed. the reason is that this lousy developer, called PENAS built those malls, and hence, poor management. if you list out all those malls in Penang that are poorly managed, i believe 90% of them are built by PENAS.

an example of a mall that is not built by PENAS is Island Plaza. it is built by Belleview. till now the mall is still as good as new another mall is Queensbay mall. although still new, i'm confident that it will stay new
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