There goes Jerejak Island. This is what “Queens Island Condo & Villa” on the eco-heritage haven of Pulau Jerejak will look like, according to the Ideal Property website.
Perhaps they think that the Queens Island (rather than Pulau Jerejak Condo and Villa) sounds more “canggih” and would appeal more to high-end buyers .
Apparently, the plan is to connect Jerejak Island by a four-lane bridge to Penang Island which will land in the vicinity of Queensbay Mall.
These plans are afoot despite the National Heritage Department showing interest in a joint Unesco heritage listing of Pulau Jerejak and Sungai Buloh for their historical significance as settlements for people with leprosy.
Land reclamation is presently underway along the coast at Queensbay Mall for another Ideal project to build the RM2.7bn “Queens Residence”. The blocks, ranging from 22 storeys to 30 storeys, will contain 3,600 homes on 36 acres (including 25 acres of reclaimed land).
Ideal Property Development Sdn Bhd has a 20% stake in SRS Consortium. The consortium is supposed to be the “project delivery partner” for the controversial RM46bn “Penang Transport Master Plan”, which involves 4,500 acres of land reclamation. The plan is to create three artificial islands (for mainly high-end housing) off the southern coast of Penang Island, an important source of livelihood for a few thousand fisher folk.
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