Seri Tanjung Pinang

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Seri Tanjung Pinang
Neighbourhood of George Town
Other transcription(s)
 • Chinese 斯里丹绒槟榔
Straits Quay
Seri Tanjung Pinang is located in George Town
Seri Tanjung Pinang
Seri Tanjung Pinang
Location of Seri Tanjung Pinang in George Town, with the city centre's UNESCO World Heritage Site in purple.
Coordinates: 5°26′58.65″N 100°18′35.77″E / 5.4496250°N 100.3099361°E / 5.4496250; 100.3099361Coordinates: 5°26′58.65″N 100°18′35.77″E / 5.4496250°N 100.3099361°E / 5.4496250; 100.3099361
Country  Malaysia
State  Penang
District Northeast Penang Island
City Seal of George Town.svg George Town
Founded 2005[1]
Government
 • Local government Penang Island City Council
 • Mayor of Penang Island Yew Tung Seang
 • Tanjong Bunga State Assemblyman Zairil Khir Johari (DAP)
 • Bukit Bendera Member of Parliament Wong Hon Wai (DAP)
Time zone MST (UTC+8)
 • Summer (DST) Not observed (UTC)
Postal code 10470
Website mbpp.gov.my

Seri Tanjung Pinang is a residential neighbourhood northwest of the city of George Town in Penang, Malaysia. The neighbourhood, located within the Tanjung Tokong suburb, lies 4.5 km (2.8 mi) from George Town proper and was created on land reclaimed in the 1990s.[1]

The ongoing reclamation of Seri Tanjung Pinang is expected to be completed by 2018.[2] At the time of writing, Seri Tanjung Pinang is home to a handful of retail complexes, most notably Straits Quay and a Tesco outlet.

History[edit]

The Seri Tanjung Pinang project was first mooted in the 1980s, during the tenure of the then Chief Minister of Penang, Lim Chong Eu.[1] The project is split into two phases, with land reclamation for Phase 1 commencing in the 1990s. However, the land reclamation was put on hold following the 1997 Asian financial crisis.

Having acquired the site in 2003, Eastern & Oriental Berhad resumed the development of the first phase. In spite of the increasing costs, the 240-acre (970,000 m2) Seri Tanjung Pinang Phase 1 was completed by 2005.[1][3]

The second phase of the Seri Tanjung Pinang project began in 2016 and will involve the reclamation of 760 acres (3,100,000 m2) of land from the Penang Strait.[2][4] The land reclamation of Phase 2 is scheduled for completion by 2018.[2]

Seri Tanjung Pinang as of 2013

Transportation[edit]

Seri Tanjung Pinang is served by Rapid Penang's Congestion Alleviation Transport (CAT) Tanjung Tokong route, a free-of-charge transit service within Tanjung Tokong.[5] In addition, the Hop-On Hop-Off bus service also includes a stop at Straits Quay.[6]

Shopping[edit]

Straits Quay is a marina-cum-shopping mall which also contains a convention centre for meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE).

Straits Quay, a marina-cum-shopping mall within the neighbourhood, was completed in 2010. Aside from containing over 100 retail lots, the marina consists of 40 pontoon berths designed to accommodate small recreational boats. The mall also houses the Performing Arts Centre of Penang (Penangpac) and a convention centre.

In addition, a Tesco hypermarket within the neighbourhood was launched in 2011, making it the third Tesco hypermarket on Penang Island.[7][8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Tanjung Pinang Development". www.stp2.my. Retrieved 2017-12-22. 
  2. ^ a b c "E&O unit starts work on Seri Tanjung Pinang phase two - Business News | The Star Online". www.thestar.com.my. Retrieved 2017-12-22. 
  3. ^ "E&O Berhad". www.easternandoriental.com. Retrieved 2017-12-22. 
  4. ^ "Seri Tanjung Pinang - Phase 2". Penang Property Talk. 2017-03-30. Retrieved 2017-12-22. 
  5. ^ The Star Online (2018-02-14), Penang announces RM15m free bus service, retrieved 2018-04-01 
  6. ^ "Penang Hop-On Hop-Off Official Website". www.myhoponhopoff.com. Retrieved 2017-05-20. 
  7. ^ "Portal Rasmi Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang - Launching Tesco Tanjung Pinang". www.penang.gov.my. Retrieved 2017-12-22. 
  8. ^ "Tesco comes to Tanjung Tokong - Community | The Star Online". www.thestar.com.my. Retrieved 2017-12-22. 

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