JOYFUL hollers of “Heng ah! Ong ah! Huat ah!” filled the air during Hunza Properties’ Chinese New Year celebration.
The familiar chant – which beckons good luck, fortune and prosperity – came from the developer’s senior management personnel and visitors during a lou sang session.
This was followed by the cacophonous din of firecrackers, thundering rumble of drums and the God of Prosperity’s appearance.
The open house was held at the company’s Penang International Commercial City (PICC) sales gallery in Bayan Lepas on the seventh day of the lunar new year.
The occasion is also known as “Ren Ri”, which according to Chinese mythology, is the day that human beings were created.
There were a host of exciting activities at the event.
Guests whose numbers were picked in a lucky draw, won shopping vouchers at Hunza’s retail asset Gurney Paragon Mall.
More vouchers and other goodies were also given to visitors who successfully solved the dozens of riddles strung up in the lantern tunnel.
Many also made a beeline to snap photos with a giant rabbit statue, while others sat back to enjoy melodies by a Chinese orchestra while their children participated in an origami workshop.
Hunza Properties group executive director Khor Tze Ming said they wanted to share the joys of the festive season with the public after being unable to do so for two years.
“We last held it in 2020 when the PICC’s first phase, Muze, was starting to take shape. Today, it is almost complete,” she said.
She and fellow executive director Khor Tze Thieng took the opportunity to brief visitors about the RM7.5bil integrated mixed development spanning 17.4ha.
Tze Ming said the island’s southwest is thriving, with numerous multinational corporations running facilities, foreign direct investments coming in and 60% of the state’s population calling it home.
“The state government has astutely provided the infrastructure and conducive environment needed for economic development.
“Penang is a nice place to live in and the southwest is its future. All these factors bode well for the property sector here,” she added.
The company is celebrating its 45th anniversary this year and running a year-long lucky draw campaign for buyers of selected properties.
Prizes worth around RM1mil are up for grabs, including a Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Hyundai Kona.
Tze Ming said the company is also embarking on the first RMMPg (Rumah Mampu Milik Pulau Pinang) development with the Penang Housing Board.
The Millenia, located in Bayan Lepas, should launch by year end and a show unit will be available for viewing soon in the PICC sales gallery, she added.
Also present at the event were Hunza’s founder and executive advisor Datuk Seri Khor Teng Tong, sales and marketing chief project officer Karen Thein and central marketing manager Eddy Tan.