It’s only 2 years after the launch project that I have come to my senses and knowing of this majestic spectacular jaw-dropping project. It’s called The Light Waterfront. After countless times driving on the coastal highway looking at the project site, out of curiosity, I decided to go to its website as written on the project site wall.
Surely, things would be bloody good if we can match what people is seeing in Hong Kong now. That goes WOW!
DESIGNED AS PENANG’S FIRST INTEGRATED LEISURE / RETAIL / ENTERTAINMENT AND CULTURAL DESTINATION WITHIN AN UPMARKET AND LUXURIOUS WATERFRONT LIVING ENCLAVE, THE LIGHT CREATES A TOTALLY NEW EXPERIENCE FOR PENANG VISITORS AND ITS RESIDENTS.
This site will have a commercial district with dining promenades, different malls for family, fun, IT savvy and upmarket fashion-conscious types, four hotels ranging from family to resort, boutique / spa and business high-rise, a floating cultural theatre and convention centre.
This project represents one of the highest proportions of leisure-based services anywhere in South East Asia.
As a day-out experience for families, a hip hangout for young techo-savvy or a new Penang discovery for local, regional and international visitors, THE LIGHT will celebrate the spirit of Penang’s uniqueness, relaxed serendipity and exotic heritage.
But most of all, it will offer an iconic landmark to distinguish Penang as a world class destination with a waterfront living resort and lifestyle hub of the highest international standard.
THE LIGHT will become an example of the next generation of developments for Penang and the rest of South East Asia.
There are already many blogs or websites talking about this project. Thus, by just performing a simple search, there’s plenty of information at your fingertip. I do not want to elaborate on how cool or grand the project is. Many already had.
Just to list down some useful links I have found about this project:-
Of all, I would like to quote some interesting writing in the last link I pasted.
Third Wonder: The Light Waterfront Penang by IJM Properties. According to the Light website, there will be four phase of development. 1st phase will consist of residential, 2nd phase will be hotel, conference, shopping mall, offices, 3rd phase being seafront park and 4th phase for future development. The development will have the whole sea front from E-gate till Penang Bridge reclaimed.
Frankly as a Penangites, I am extremely excited with all the developments in Penang. If it all happens, I have not doubt Penang will be able to challenge KL and Singapore in terms of development and prosperity. However before we all penangites go celebrate this developments, I am still scratching my head on how this could have happen in just in a year or two.
6th, 7th and 8th Wonder: this 3 can be group together as the infrastructure or the backbone of all the development and the future of Penang. The PORR, Monorail and Second Link. Without this 3 wonders all the above development would not be successful as Penang will just be choked with its notorious traffic.
Well said! And to my amazement…
thelightwaterfront.com has expired and selling advertorial links.
I hope that they don’t treat the project like what happened to their official website with first world facilities in second world country with third world mentality.
See more read more do more at skyscrapercity forum official thread for Light Water Front