Focus on The Tamarind, a high-end luxurious sanctuary by Eastern and Oriental Bhd, set in the place that has it all!

PropertyGuru Editorial Team
Focus on The Tamarind, a high-end luxurious sanctuary by Eastern and Oriental Bhd, set in the place that has it all!
By Mangalesri Chandrasekaran
Penang Island has been a most sought-after vicinity after Kuala Lumpur and adored by many due to its tranquil setting amidst Mother Nature’s embrace.
The island is fenced by greenish-blue sea water, bestowing a stress-free environment for its residents, besides being a famous tourist destination in Malaysia.
Well-known for its hereditary features, Georgetown in Penang is well-preserved as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
While Georgetown is famed for its hereditary traits, Seri Tanjung Pinang, on the other hand, is well-recognised for being an affluent neighbourhood. There is a myriad of high-end developments from landed to high rise.
“Penang is a 297 sq km island which mostly consists of hilly ranges that cannot be developed. This results in scarcity of land, especially at prime locations,” says Eastern & Oriental Bhd head of marketing and sales (Penang), Christina Lau.
Located in line with Batu Ferringhi, Tanjung Bungah and Gurney, the notable tourist hotspots in Penang, Seri Tanjung Pinang is also visited by many due to its serene setting facing the picturesque Andaman Sea. This area partly consists of reclaimed lands.
E&O – Bringing a luxurious vision to life
Eastern & Oriental Property (Penang) Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Eastern & Oriental Bhd, is among the prime developers in Penang known for developing luxurious havens.
The latest offering from this developer is The Tamarind, an executive apartment in Penang’s most desirable neighbourhood – Seri Tanjung Pinang. This two-tower apartment has a 90% take-up rate prior to the launch of Tower A in June 2015. Meanwhile, the second tower is expected to be launched soon.
This premium waterfront address is set on a 6.9-acre freehold land, with many world-class facilities such as a gymnasium and yoga centre, al fresco function area, signature swimming pool, wading pool, beach pool, kids’ outdoor play area and so on.
Tower A and B consist of 33 storeys each. Both towers offer 552 units respectively with a built-up ranging between 1,372 and 1,772 sqft. The residence is priced from RM750 psf and it is scheduled for completion by 2019.
Located within this vicinity is another prominent development dubbed the 18 East Andaman. This is a luxury waterfront development with a built-up varying between 877 and 2,824 sqft.
Amenities at the doorstep and excellent connectivity
Penang Island is well-connected with many amenities within a short stroll.
Straits Quay is Penang’s first seafront retail marina, which is also the heart of Seri Tajung Pinang. Offering a wide variety of F&B and shopping outlets, Straits Quay is well-connected via Jalan Seri Tanjung Pinang. There are free shuttle buses to ease travelling and boat cruises for sightseeing.
Also situated within a short distance are Tesco Hypermarket, The Brezza and Island Plaza, offering high conveniences for the residents.
As to travel via bus, residents can hop on a 102 Rapid Penang bus either from the airport or Komtar Bus Terminal. Besides going to Seri Tanjung Pinang, the bus route also includes places like Batu Ferringhi, Bayan Lepas and Georgetown, to name a few.
Besides that, the First and Second Penang Bridges are located approximately 20 and 30 minutes’ drive away from this vicinity.
E&O Straits Quay
The face behind the success
Christina Lau, the head of marketing and sales in Penang, has been attached to E&O Bhd for the past eight years. E&O Bhd is a developer with a proven track record and a strong branding in the property development sector.
“I have been in the property industry since the 90s and I count it as a privilege to be a part of the first and largest seafront development in Penang. It is something aspirational yet achievable,” she adds.
A large number of expats are choosing Penang as their preferred place for their Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) programme. Today, Seri Tanjung Pinang is a matured residential enclave with more than 20 nationalities.
‘Location! Location! Location!’ is a famous verse that everyone should follow when choosing a property, whether for one’s own stay or for investment, she added further.
According to Christina, Penang is the leading state in Malaysia in terms of economic performance and due to the constant initiatives by the Penang state government, it will continue to flourish.
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