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Sunway Penang Medical Centre set for completion by Q4 2020

BUTTERWORTH: The Sunway Group expects to complete phase one of the Sunway Medical Centre project in Seberang Jaya here by the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2020. Construction of the project with a gross development value (GDV) of RM300mil started yesterday. The 180-bed hospital will also have a six-bed intensive care unit. Phase two, for the […]

Penang Port signs RM155m Swettenham Pier redevelopment deal

GEORGE TOWN, Sept 6 ― Penang Port Sdn Bhd (PPSB) today signed a joint venture agreement with Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCCL) to redevelop and expand the Swettenham Pier Cruise Terminal (SPCT). SPCT will undergo a RM155 million expansion to extend the existing berth to 660 metres from the current 400 metres to enable the […]

AMCHAM Penang Dialogue 2018 – Penang’s Competitive Edge: Developing Talent for the Digital Age

PENANG, September 7, 2018 – The American Malaysian Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) was honored to host Y.A.B. Chow Kon Yeow, the new Chief Minister of Penang and The Honorable Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir, U.S. Ambassador to Malaysia, at the annual AMCHAM Penang Dialogue on 04 September. The 2018 theme, “Penang’s Competitive Edge: Developing Talent for the […]

AirAsia Indonesia, MHTC to promote Penang’s medical tourism sector

AirAsia Indonesia has signed an MoU with Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC) to jointly promote Penang as Malaysia’s top healthcare tourism destination. MHTC will arrange medical tourism trips including doctor and hospital appointments, as well as airport pick-up services, for Indonesian passengers of AirAsia visiting Penang for medical treatment. AirAsia will provide exclusive flight discounts […]

AirAsia in the midst of getting a dedicated LCCT in Penang by 2022

KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 30): AirAsia Group Bhd group chief executive officer Tan Sri Tony Fernandes said the budget airline is in the midst of getting a dedicated low-cost carrier terminal (LCCT) in Bayan Lepas, Penang by 2022, which will drive its cost lower. “AirAsia already occupies 50% of the capacity at the Penang International Airport […]

Penang launchpad for tech startups

TO BE part of Malaysia’s thriving tech and startup ecosystem, Kuala Lumpur and its surroundings are where most of the action is centred. However, up north from Kuala Lumpur, Penang is also on the move to becoming a more innovative and startup-friendly city. As one of the Penang state government’s initiatives to propel the city […]