The Light Waterfront Penang

Last Updated: 29 November 2007 

The Light Waterfront Penang is designed to be an international-class waterfront precinct.

It is Penang’s first integrated leisure, retail, entertainment and cultural destination, within an upmarket and luxurious waterfront enclave.

The Light will create a totally new experience for Penang visitors and its residents.

The LIGHT Waterfront

Two iconic towers will greet visitors from Penang Bridge.   

The RM6.5 billion project will be developed by IJM in 4 phases over 15 years period on reclaimed land off Jelutong Expressway near the first Penang Bridge.

Phase 1 of The LIGHT

Phase 1 includes The Light Point, The Light Linear and The Light Collection waterfront villas.   

Villas of The Light

The project will be kicked off with the residential precinct of Phase 1.  

Phase 2 of The LIGHT

Phase 2 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 and spa and business hotel, an office tower, a floating cultural theatre and convention centre and a marina.

Malls of The Light

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.

Masterplan of The LIGHT

Phase 3 is to be developed as a sea-front park. Phase 4 is set to have another iconic development but will be unveiled at a later date.  

Thus, when completed, The Light will represent one of the highest proportions of leisure-based services anywhere in South East Asia.

The Light will become an example of the next generation of developments for Penang and the rest of South East Asia.

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The real PGCC plan

PGCC looks like a huge “Graveyard full of tombstones”…


Can you count how many “tombstones” there? Hahaha.


Pics courtesy of Anil Netto. 

And their new website…

PGCC website 

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PGCC – The Making of Futuristic Penang

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PGCC – The Making of Futuristic Penang

Seriously, you gotta take a look at this!

PGCC Concept

Penang Global City Centre 

OK. So Penang will look like this by year 2015 ???

I’m speechless. And the developer called this city “carbon-free”.

Like many others, I’m beginning to doubt over this project.  

PGCC Rendering 1

I would say the idea of this project is brilliant, but do you think it can be economically viable considering that the project is “too massive” for the Pearl of the Orient? I guess the developer would have to rely mostly on foreign buyers.

Again, I’m totally impressed by looking at these pictures…

PGCC Rendering 2

I think we should give Penang a chance at least they can take on Malaysia’s most futuristic urban development.

PGCC Rendering 3

I just hope this project won’t be like KL’s Plaza Rakyat, stalled half-way and never again to be revived [It has been stalled for almost 10 years].

 PGCC Rendering 4

PGCC Rendering 5

Pictures courtesy of World Architecture News and SSC Forumers.

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Penang’s Global City

Three decades after being dubbed the “silicon island”, Penang is set to move on to the world stage as a global city centre. 

The RM25 billion Penang Global City Centre (PGCC) was launched by PM Abdullah two days ago. Abad Naluri, an associate company of Equine Capital Bhd, will undertake the project.


PGCC will have 2 iconic semi-twin towers, 44-storey (180m) and 66-storey (255m) respectively.  

The site which was once the 104ha Penang Turf Club (at Batu Gantung) will be turned into a world class “city within a city.” The massive project, expected to create 40,000 jobs, will be a boon to Penang’s tourism industry.


The iconic towers that will stand tall in Penang soon… 

PGCC is to be developed under the Northern Corridor Economic Region (NCER), that will comprise two VERY ICONIC towers, a metropolitan park, the Penang Performing Arts Centre (PenPac), high-end retail mall, a convention centre, luxury hotels and condominiums.

PGCC Masterplan  

The massive urban development project could result in 33 tower blocks of over 40 storeys each being built on Batu Gantung, where one of the last huge green spaces left on land-starved Penang Island.

The developer had originally wanted a density that would have been twice that of Hong Kong, but was persuaded to change its plan.

Explaining PGCC's unique architecture

The master plan for the PGCC is undertaken by Paris-based Nasrine Seraji of Atelier Seraji, while New York-based Hani Rashid of Asymptote Architects will design its structures. The ground-breaking is expected within the next 12 months.

Related Post: Penang Global City Centre

Watch out for Pavilion KL’s exciting blog post coming up next!!!

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