Saturday, October 13, 2007

PPB Hartabina project to have six parks

PPB Hartabina project to have six parks


PENANG: PPB Hartabina Sdn Bhd’s latest low-density luxurious residential development project in Penang will be surrounded by 13 acres of green lung, with six recreational parks.

PPB Hartabina, a wholly-owned subsidiary of PPB Group Bhd, is involved in property development and management.

Eapen Thomas with a model of a semi-detached unit at the Taman Tanah Aman scheme
Director Eapen Thomas said the project, known as Taman Tanah Aman, comprised only bungalows and semi-detached houses on a 29-acre site in Bukit Tengah, Central Seberang Prai.

“The unique selling point of the scheme is that only 16 acres will be developed, leaving the remaining as recreational parks,” he said after unveiling and launching the RM97mil project recently.

He said the entire scheme would be fenced up and equipped with a colonial style clubhouse, located on a 1.28-acre site.

“The clubhouse has a very special history as in the 1950s it was the residence of sugar magnate Tan Sri Robert Kuok Hock Nien, who controls PPB Group Bhd.

“There were also hostels for the workers of Malayan Sugar Manufacturing Co (MSM), located in Prai,” he said.

Thomas said PPB Hartabina bought the land from MSM for RM12.5mil in 2003.

“The semi-detached houses, with built-up areas of 2,795 sq ft, are sold from RM700,000 onwards, while the bungalows, with built-ups of 5,000 sq ft, are priced from RM1.2mil,” he added.

Taman Tanah Aman is scheduled for completion in 2010.

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