Inside Mandarin Oriental 685 Fifth Avenue at New York. Photo: DSHVO
The Light Waterfront Penang has the potential to tap into a regional catchment of urbanites willing to subscribe to the lifestyle of this world-class landmark. As one of the world’s newest, vibrant destinations, The Light Waterfront has been drawing huge numbers of local, regional and international leisure and business visitors to Penang, and making a big impact on the Penang economy.
A bold vision of IJM Land Berhad, Malaysia’s foremost developer and pioneer of many overseas projects, The Light Waterfront is fast becoming a reality on 152 acres of land on Penang’s sheltered eastern coastline caressed by gentle waves.
An RM6.5 billion project undertaken by IJM’s subsidiary Jelutong Development Sdn Bhd, The Light Waterfront will showcase the biggest and best in integrated residential, shopping, dining, recreational, and commercial waterfront living. It is certainly a jewel in the crown of IJM’s achievements.
The Light Waterfront with a beautiful sunrise. (Photo was taken in 2021)
The Light Waterfront sprawled across 62 hectares of prime seafront land in Gelugor, Penang. The 17 hectares earmarked for residential properties comprise the first, The Light Linear, Light Point and Light Collection (I-IV) will ultimately total nearly 1177 units encapsulating the 21st-century waterfront lifestyle, designed and constructed to the highest standards.
The luxurious, elite residences will be the finest in IJM Land’s vast portfolio. Owners will be able to indulge in spectacular ocean views and greenery, with the peace of mind afforded by 24-hour security.
Everything residents could want will be at their fingertips — from the marina to the Seafront Clubhouse, from business facilities to upscale shopping.
The Light City is part of Phase 2 of the RM6.5 billion The Light Waterfront Penang. It accounts for 22% of the 152-acre masterplan development.
Prominently located in Gelugor, Penang, The Light City is an exceptional and highly-acclaimed integrated waterfront development by IJM Perennial Development Sdn. Bhd. – a joint venture between IJM Corporation Berhad and Perennial Holdings Private Limited.
Situated adjacent to the Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway, it is easily accessible by both residents and travellers. The Penang Bridge, International Airport and Ferry Terminal are within a 10km radius, and even the proposed The Light LRT Station will be just down the street.
Envisioned as a one-of-a-kind waterfront precinct, The Light City spans a total gross floor area (GFA) of over 4.1mil sq ft and will be developed in two phases.
Key components include the Penang Waterfront Convention Centre (PWCC) which will be the largest in the state with 270,000sq ft of GFA, a 1.5mil sq ft retail mall – The Waterfront Shoppes, 34-storey hotel and office towers, as well as two residential projects – Mezzo and Essence.
The Waterfront Shoppes, the retail mall will offer new-to-market shopping, dining, entertainment and lifestyle experiences set against the architectural heritage of Penang.
Features with exclusive Beverly Hills-inspired rodeo drive with external flagship stores. The F&B zones will feature an al-fresco waterfront dining outlet providing diners with the ultimate location to unwind with an extensive selection of cafes, eateries and restaurants framed by clear views of the sparkling sea.
The Light City aspires to be the first smart city in Penang. A leading converged solutions provider in Malaysia has been appointed to integrate the latest information and communications (ICT) infrastructure and turn it into a 5G city.
This affords MICE delegates, shoppers, hotel guests, office tenants and residents optimal online connectivity and a variety of high-quality voice, data and digital solutions.
The Light City will be a magnificent integrated waterfront development which will not only elevate Penang’s prestige as a prime destination for retail, shopping and MICE, but also create a host of job opportunities for Penangites and attract tourists, investors and meeting organisers for world-class events.
A true definition of a world-class waterfront precinct developed by two reputable developers.