VONA Parkcity, a mixed development project comprising condominiums, medium and low-cost apartments as well as retail shop offices, will likely be one of Penang’s most eye-catching landmarks once completed.
To be built on 8.2 acres (3.318ha) of freehold land in Bukit Gambier, it will have a strikingly futuristic exterior facade and carefully planned living spaces within.
The RM600mil project by Gambier Sanctuaries Sdn Bhd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Vona Properties Group, will be developed in phases starting from the second half of next year.
Gambier Sanctuaries managing director Tan Siaw Jiun said the residential units cater to the needs of homeowners from across a wide spectrum, with the 852 units ranging from affordable housing to high-end luxury condominiums.
Designed as functional family spaces, they come with spacious layouts sized from 1,100sq ft to 1,800sq ft and are housed in two soaring towers named Vona Sky which are complemented by a nine-storey car park podium.
Residents will be pampered by a complete range of facilities like a swimming pool, gymnasium, sauna and basketball court among others.
“Much time was invested in the planning of both the exterior and interior elements. As part of our corporate social responsibility efforts, we endeavour to increase the standard of living environment within affordable dwellings through innovative design of spaces and taking into account family dynamics,” Tan said.
“Wellness packages will also be offered to owners of the luxury condominiums on top of all the well-planned, recreational and family friendly facilities.”
She believes Vona Parkcity’s strategic location, near to established residential suburbs like Island Glades and Minden Heights, would make it a highly-desired address.
Within a 0.5km radius are SMK Bukit Gambier and Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) while the Penang Bridge, Recsam and Penang Golf Club are all about 5km away.
Besides the residential units, there will also be 12 units of three-storey detached retail shop offices fronting the Jalan Bukit Gambier main road. Named Vona Arc, it is envisaged to be a vibrant, al fresco-style food and beverage hub.
“These commercial units should enjoy high pedestrian traffic from the surrounding neighbourhood as well as the nearby USM,” Tan said.
Steven Cheah, principal of Property Talk, the marketing agent for Vona Properties, said that in the past few years, the Penang property market had experienced exponential growth, with confidence from both local and international investors remaining strong.
“Buying properties in choice locations around Penang is still the preferred mode of wealth creation for many people.
“The Penang government has injected a lot of vibrancy like the upcoming business process outsourcing hubs at Bayan Lepas, Bayan Baru and George Town which will create about 21,000 high-paying jobs within the first five years,” Cheah said.
To find out more about Vona Parkcity, visit booth E1 at G Hotel during the Star Property Fair 2014.
The fair, in its 12th edition, is the premier property showcase in the northern region. It will be held simultaneously at Gurney Plaza and the adjoining G Hotel from July 24 to 27, from 10am to 10pm daily.
Exhibitors will be showcasing various local and foreign property. Specialists will be giving talks and conducting forums to provide visitors with useful information on various property-related topics.
Visitors to the fair can also look forward to winning iPad Minis, Samsung tablets, mountain bikes and gift vouchers daily by taking part in the Dip & Win Property Fair contest sponsored by Ivory Properties Group Bhd.
Zeon Properties Sdn Bhd is the event partner. For details about the fair, call Eric Voon at 04-6473388 (ext 3021) during office hours. Admission is free.