Township filled with Lunar New Year cheer


  • Metro News
  • Thursday, 06 Feb 2020

(From right) Goh, Soo Aun and Janice greeting a lion at Central Island Park.

ASPEN Group’s new Vervea development was bustling with traditional activities during the Aspen Vision City Chinese New Year Festival in Penang.

Stalls showcasing olden-day crafts and games lined the 300m-long ‘high street’ at the township in Lebuhraya Bandar Cassia in Batu Kawan.

On stage, performers sang and played instruments. They were followed by an LED-lighted dragon dance and a lion dance on stilts.

Bukit Tambun assemblyman Goh Choon Aik, who launched the event, stressed that Batu Kawan was the upcoming key area of development in Penang.

“The future of Penang lies in Seberang Prai and the future of Seberang Prai is Batu Kawan.

“With 2,498ha of land to be developed and 99ha of them by Aspen Group, this small township is set to thrive.

“The Batu Kawan Industrial Park has been accepting companies on the path of Industry 4.0 and expertise will be needed in the engineering field.

“Foreign investors have also requested that the state provide enough talents for their growth.

“Two universities will open in Batu Kawan this year.

“We also expect hospitals to set up base here,” he said in his speech.

Earlier, Goh, Aspen Group managing director Anilarasu Amaranazan, chief financial officer Lim Soo Aun and operations director Janice Lim greeted 300 ladies taking part in line dancing at Central Island Park nearby.

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