BY CK Lam
Developer PE Land Sdn Bhd unveiling of Design Village Penang was held at the Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion (also known as the Blue Mansion) in George Town, Penang on 23rd April 2015.
Design Village Penang with a total area of 40 acres comprises a premium retail shopping outlet and hotel to be built in Bandar Cassia, Batu Kawan, on the mainland side of Penang state. Within the area is a planned residential enclave with serviced apartments and condominiums.
Target to open by the end of 2016, the single-storey mall will have 150 shops (about 1,800 sq ft each), for premium shopping in a natural park setting on 28 acres of land. The whole project is accessible via the Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge (Penang Second Bridge), and the north south highway.
The evening started off with light cocktails for guests at the gardens of the mansion, with the accompaniment of Chinese classical music.
The event was followed with speeches from Blue Mansion Mrs Loh–Lim Lin Lee, George Town Festival director Joe Sidek, president of the Institute of Marketing Architecture Seiichi Mizuno, senior advisor to PE Land Penang Richard Hsu and Savills Malaysia managing director Allan Soo.
Also present were PE Holdings Sdn Bhd managing director James Ling, Joanna Ling, Pansar Bhd managing director Jason Tai, and Savills Malaysia executive chairman Christopher Boyd.
Mr Allan Soo gave a very informative and enjoyable presentation
Photos of the Plaza
The speeches and presentations followed by unveiling of Design Village by Mr. Lim Guan Eng, Chief Minister of Penang.
In his speech, Lim hope that PE Land can bring the most creative minds to curate Design Village. It will be our catalyst for branding Penang as a world-class retail destination. Penang indeed deserves the best because it is simply the best, Lim said.
(L-R): Savills Malaysia managing director Allan Soo, Penang chief minister Lim Guan Eng, PE Holdings Sdn Bhd managing director James Ling, Joanna Ling, Pansar Bhd managing director Jason Tai, and Savills Malaysia executive chairman Christopher Boyd
The night concluded with a sit down dinner for guests, with a selection of Chinese food prepared by the Cheong Fatt Tze Restaurant.
Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion
14 Lebuh Leith
10200 George Town
* Many thanks to Geok Ling for extending this invitation.