Birch The Plaza

Birch The Plaza (Penang Times Square) perfectly located in the heart of Georgetown, along Jalan Dato Keramat. Birch The Plaza consists of 395 typical units and 22 units of duplexes. The built-up area range from 1,010 to 1,180 sq.ft. for typical units. It is scheduled to complete end of 2008.

Property Project : Birch The Plaza
Property Address : Jalan Dato Keramat, 10150 George Town, Penang
Location : Georgetown, Penang
Property Type : Condominium
Tenure : Freehold
Total Units : 395
Units per Floor : 22
Built-up Area : 1,010 - 1,180
Developer : Ivory Properties Group


June 27, 2008 at 4:17 PMAnonymous

Birch Plaza section!!! Finally here!!!

June 28, 2008 at 9:50 AMAnonymous

Hi am interested on the 3 bedroom..any units left?

June 28, 2008 at 11:57 AMAnonymous

3 bedroom units, tht would be the corner one. Those were already sold out when I bought mine in June.

But u can always partition off another room in any of the 1020sqft or 1050sqft units... I mean the area just beside the entrance.

In fact the last time I went Ivory about 2 months back there's only a few units left. Those are units on lower floors and facing either the Phase 2 or Phase 3. All pool view units are sold out (I think)

July 13, 2008 at 10:03 AMAnonymous

heard the unsold units from Ivory has been revised to about RM500k now!!! wah wah!!!

July 14, 2008 at 12:55 AMAnonymous

to be exact RM500 persft

July 24, 2008 at 10:15 AMAnonymous

Where can I get the details of this condo?

July 27, 2008 at 6:03 PMAnonymous

This project is on hold now..

July 27, 2008 at 8:00 PMAnonymous

rm500 per sq ft at this traffic jam area? not worth to invest. i better buy another project because the unit only came with 1 carpark
and 2nd carpark have to rent from commercial area. not so sure lah this is what i heard from my freind

August 22, 2008 at 8:50 PMAnonymous

Not worth it.I bought "The Uban Residence" condo for RM460K for a 1,946 sq ft (RM236 per sq ft) with 2 covered car parks & it's on a low density unit(58 only).Its located near where "The Sanctuary" project is.Quiet & upper class lookign area.Worthwhile.Check it out.

August 22, 2008 at 11:32 PMAnonymous

The Uban Residence... anymore details or website... That's really a bargain.

New doesn't mean better.

August 23, 2008 at 4:44 PMAnonymous

did you know the story behind this luxury condo? last time it also a block of apartment before. but already demolish and now became the luxury uban residence. ha ha

September 7, 2008 at 12:48 AMLeprechaungal

hi there

I wud like to know more abt Uban residence..pref the owner can give some insight on it


December 13, 2008 at 5:04 PMAnonymous

VP/keys obtained for residential units. OC expected lastest in Feb

December 21, 2008 at 11:31 AMAnonymous

is there anyone intend to sell his/her unit? what is the selling price?

December 23, 2008 at 8:46 PMAnonymous

Ivory only hav 8 units left... and all of them are priced at RM500k and above.

Newspapers got advertise between 380K-420K. I've called up most of them, it's all NON-pool view.

What's ur budget?

April 7, 2009 at 9:24 PMBK

So many people want to sell their unit. More sellers than buyers, price will drop.

May 23, 2009 at 12:40 PMTulip

Location of Birch Plaza is good,Town centre, i checked out that the rental is 2,500 per month.quite good le...No harm invest here.Price i don't will friend just bought for 400k.

December 12, 2009 at 11:28 PMAnonymous

Sharing from other forum about PTS.

April 13, 2010 at 8:55 AMSAM

Hi all,

There is seminar '"How to INSTANTLY Save more than RM100,000 for your Existing Housing Loans?" to be held in Penang, i am Birch Plaza resident and i will be going for this seminar, is there anyone interest? Please kindly email me in if you are keen to know how to save the loan. Thanks.

April 14, 2010 at 9:38 PMBezbuy

Anyone know what is the assessment fee for the 1050sf unit, since this is considered a service apartment (commercial property)?

Also, any of the buyer here manage to get the utility companies (Tenaga, Telekom and PBA) and to convert the charges to residential rate instead of commercial rate?


May 20, 2010 at 4:07 PMUnknown

Can anyone staying in Birch Plaza honestly tell us what happen there?
Yesterday newspaper, a unit of 1020sq feet, auction RM300K !! I thought the purchaser should have no problem selling the unit if unable to service the mortgage?
Is it true the car park design is really problematic? Is it true that if you drive to the car park, you have to corner many many times?

May 27, 2010 at 1:13 PMAnglo Wax

Do you all know that this Ivory project is a lousy project ?
1. Air-con points without piping. How much you have to pay to your contractor for hacking the wall and plastering back ? Its RM500.00 for each air-con installation.

2. They are hiring total 7 security guards. Is it worth for the residents to pay to so many security guards ? From what I see, 4 guards is already enough. Why must we pay high maintenence fees ? RM0.20 per sf.

3. Extra access card is RM80.00 per card. The cost of the card is only RM10.00 so plus the admin fees, why we have to pay so much. The fair price is RM35.00 per card.

4. For a small unit of 1050 sq ft, each floor Ivory charges Rm2k per floor. Is it worth that much ?

5. Deposit of RM3k for renovation and RM350 is not refundable if you hack your unit wall. No air con piping, where are we going to hide our air con pipes. Unreasonable.

6. There are also too many staff work in management office. Who pay for their salary ? Its taken from our maintenance fees. At the end when JMB is formed, you will never see any money left behind. We have to get away extra staff and security guards in order to secure management funds.

7. A property is worth because of the visitor carparks. This condo has 42 visitor carparks but the management refuse residents' visitors to use. Do you know why ? Its because they want to earn little money from carparking at 4a and 4b. A good developer does not look at this small money. Once they completed their project, they earn more than RM 100k for each unit.

8. Investers will never buy again from Ivory because they will understand how the reputation is this developer.

9. Do anyone know when is the AGM - JMC date ? Residents, wake up, ask Ivory to give us proper account how much they spend during the first year they manage this property. Do allow them to cheat us !

May 31, 2010 at 1:25 PMJames Lau

Anglo, are you one of the resident in Birch Plaza? Sounds interesting on your facts.

May 31, 2010 at 2:45 PMAnglo Wax

Hi James, I am really regret that I owned this Birch Plaza units. I bought as investment and this is the most lousiest project I owned. Good developers like Mah Sin, SP Setia, IJM projects are worth to invest.

I tell to my friends that Ivory projects are not worth to invest and they told me the same answer.

May 31, 2010 at 4:45 PMJames Lau

OMG Am so sorry to hear that. Any wat to contact you? thank

June 1, 2010 at 9:48 AMJames Lau

anyone knows good id for birch?

June 1, 2010 at 5:21 PMAnglo Wax

Hi James, let me have your contact, I will call you.

There are many ID in Penang. Its not difficult to get one. Where are you from ?

June 2, 2010 at 11:42 AMjolin


write to MPPP to assist for AGM. Make sure 25% house owner to attend the AGM. Then you can ask to review the mainteenance fees to RM0.10 or even RM0.05 per sf if everything can cover.


June 2, 2010 at 2:02 PMJames Lau


Thank you for the information. Anglo, this is a good move. Why not consider? Who knows it will worked. :) cheers...

June 3, 2010 at 2:51 PMkoktiong

James, Jolin,
I met COB yesterday at 12th Floor Komtar. Developer has to call for AGM-JMB after one year OC had issued. Residents are advised to get full details account from developer and make sure that this Ivory does not cheat our residents. Any amendment for house rules can go later in EGM.

June 3, 2010 at 7:35 PMjolin

can someone ask COB to push for AGM as soon as possible ??

June 4, 2010 at 1:01 PMkoktiong

According to the Building of Common Property Act (BOC), developer must call for AGM - JMB within 12 months after OC issued. If this Ivory did not does it, he will be fine for few thousand ringgit. You can get this law book at Popular.

July 25, 2010 at 10:40 PMkoktiong

Why is that no expenditure account by this Ivory Developer since Oc had been issued in Feb 2009 ? I am afraid our management funds had gone without proper detail account.

July 28, 2010 at 9:39 PMethan

Well, I'd been to Times Square, and it's not that bad after all from all the reviews that I'd read. Think those are just minor issues compare to the overall picture.

Why do i say that are based of these facts:

1) Convenience - you can get all under one roof. Restaurant, cafe, night market, hyperstore..etc

2) Unesco site - where can you find a place to live in that is right in the middle of a Unesco site ? Think Times Square would be the last apartment/condo that will be built within the vicinity of the heritage site.

3) True Penang living - You can go to kopitiam, mamak, komtar, prangin mall (and soon 1st avenue) all in a walking distance. With the current effort by state government to revive Georgetown, it would be soon a vibrant city and it would be definitely fun and lively place to stay in.

Any thoughts?

August 20, 2010 at 9:06 PMUnknown

Time Square Penang is definitely a very ideal place to live at,especailly with Maybank and sunshine supermarket within the building,and more to come as it matures with time. You find all the things you need within walking distance. This means you don't need a car if you don't mind walking no more than 1km to get the normal daily necessities such as food, banking, shopping, healthcare etc,etc. Just to walk around and explore the heritage sites in George Town is an endless past time.

August 23, 2010 at 2:28 PMUnknown

About the JMB meeting which is in less than 2 weeks time,i.e.5th Sept, how come I still have not received any notice? Just wonder how many residence know about it!

September 6, 2010 at 2:26 PMtedd


September 18, 2010 at 10:26 AMjkboey

Where to get the auction unit in penang!
Many thanks.

September 19, 2010 at 5:58 PMMy Secret Inspiration

JMB formed - convenient lots on residential common area are open for rental. Rentals will go into JMB account. This will be a big plus to suppliment the maintenances cost.

September 21, 2010 at 6:49 AMtan

Is Birch Plaza under residential title or commercial title?

How much is the maint fee per month?

Can anyone help to clarify? TQ.

September 21, 2010 at 4:27 PMMy Secret Inspiration

is under residential title.

current rate is 0.20/sqft. The JMB is given the task to reduce the cost.

September 22, 2010 at 9:26 PMUnknown

Now we already have 2 banks and a supermarket, a post office will further enhance the popularity and value Penang Time Square!

October 4, 2010 at 11:09 PMtan

It is freehold or leasehold? Anyone can help?

October 5, 2010 at 7:18 PMWill.Iam

Tan, it's freehold

October 5, 2010 at 7:56 PMtan

I visited Birch Plaza.

Unlike the negative comments here, it is not bad after all.

Everything is within walking distance.
Almost all the facilites are available.
Very easy to access to Jelutong Expressway to go to FTZ.

Much better than The Spring.

The only worry I have is whether the commercial lots (Times Square) will be successful.

May 14, 2011 at 7:40 AMKS_rev

Last time is The Spring condo, now is TimeSquare Condo, penthouse summore....what's next? :-)


November 27, 2011 at 2:35 AMUnknown

hi all,can i seek some advice from all senior?
birch plaza phase 1 ,10th floor unit 3 ,
can i know this unit facing which area?
or anyone can provide the level unit location?
thank you for your all help

October 17, 2013 at 8:50 PMUnknown

no more $450 k la.

November 19, 2014 at 3:09 AMAnonymous


June 13, 2015 at 5:23 PMAnonymous

Birch the plaza now full of homestay/ service apartments units. Look like hotel now. Guests carry bags checking in and out. Management must do something about this

June 29, 2015 at 5:26 PMAnonymous

I've been visited to this apartment and I found really many of the homestay there. It seems less permanent residence over this apartment, maybe is time to convert to commercial.

September 4, 2015 at 5:12 PMAnonymous

Birch Plaza For Sale
1050sf -Original Unit -1cp -600k
1050sf -Fully Furnished Renovated -1cp -650k

Key With Me
For Viewing Pls Call Mr Goh 012-4105400

November 6, 2015 at 9:53 PMAnonymous

This condominium is just like a hotel in chulia street. Anyone can come and go freely because the access card can be clone easily. Yes homestay is real big issue. Recently got day time robbery,omg

January 24, 2016 at 1:42 AMpatrick

hi there i got a unit for rent
- fully furnish
- fully renovation
- seaview
- high floor
- one car park

price rm 2000 per month

TEL 016 441 6113
patrick lim agent

January 24, 2016 at 1:43 AMpatrick

hi there i got few unit for sale
Property Details:time square penang
- freehold
- fully furnish & fully renovation
- 1000 sq.ft.
- seaview
- Corner unit, well ventilated.

price : 700k nego

contact 016 441 6113 agent patrick lim

For more information,kindly to call / Whatsapp/ wechat/ Email for more details
or arrange an appointment for view
I will be happy to serve you.
We are very welcome call / SMS / email / whatsapp me for SALE or RENTING out your unit,we have ready BUYER and TENANT. Hope that we can help you
View to believe

For more inquiry or arrange for viewing , buy , rent , sell
Welcome other agent to co-broke too
Please Contact
016 441 6113 agent patrick lim

April 29, 2016 at 3:28 PMRAY CHEANG

Unit for rent in Time Square - Birch The Plaza
- Fully Furnish with move in condition
- 2 Rooms
- High Floor
- 1 CP

Price RM2200 Per Month
For Viewing please contact Ray Cheang 017-4688300

May 9, 2016 at 12:02 PMRobert Low

BIRCH THE PLAZA - RM 2,400.00 Per Month
3 Bedroom unit
Facing Komtar
Built in kitchen cabinet
Brand new renovation
Brand new furnishing
1 fix covered carpark

Available immediately

Robert 0125524555

May 11, 2016 at 3:10 PMAnonymous

Birch The Plaza Sale - RM680k Nego

- High Floor
- Corner Unit
- 1050sf
- 3 Bedroom
- 1 Car Park
- Only 680K

Please call 017-4688300 Ray Cheang for viewing

May 16, 2016 at 3:23 PMah pang

1 unit for rent
- Poolview
- Renovated
- Furnished
- Price nego
rent 2k

Hi...Call or Whatsapp me, if interested, Phang 0164704702... From Real Estate Agency

May 18, 2016 at 12:44 PMAnthony

I have some units for sale and rent. Pls call or watsapp Anthony from Popular Realty. 0124333370 or 0124338798. U can also email to TQ
Will try my best to negotiate for u. TQ and have a nice day.

June 20, 2016 at 10:49 PMJaycus

Few unit on Hand !!!

For sale RM640K
For rent RM1800pm

Kindly contact Jaycus 0172262899

July 12, 2016 at 5:23 PMUnknown

Management had done a good job in controlling homestay at this condo. Now only thumbprint can access facilities and will implement for main access too.

July 28, 2016 at 5:08 PMUnknown

Hi, I have few unit for sale and rent, if you interest please contact or whatsapp me.
Lucas 011-26469798. Thanks

September 6, 2016 at 4:02 PMTropical Fruit Juice

Im looking to rent car park pls mgs me directly many thanks...


September 6, 2016 at 4:02 PMTropical Fruit Juice

Im looking to rent car park pls mgs me directly many thanks...


October 6, 2016 at 11:00 PMTIMEBROADBAND

Dear Sir/Ms,

TIME FIBRE INTERNET is available in this condo
1)RM149/mth for 100Mbps
2)RM189/mth for 300Mbps
3)RM299/mth for 500Mbps

RM500 rebate if you switch from another internet service provider to TIME

If you wish to apply, please contact me @ 0124798769(alvin)

Have a nice day!!

October 14, 2016 at 11:33 AMAnthony

I have some units for sale. Please call or whatsapp Anthony from Popular Realty. 0124333370 or 0124338798.
Price Range from 600k to 720k . Original and Renovated Unit Available.
Rental Range from RM1800 to RM2500. Partly furnished and Fully furnished available.
Will try my best to negotiate for u. TQ and have a nice day.

October 26, 2016 at 4:28 PMAhWei~

Birch Plaza for rent Vacant and Fully Furnished & Renovated unit starting from Rm1500~2500.

016-498 3158

November 22, 2016 at 9:46 AMRobert Low

3 Bedroom Unit
For Sale Corner unit RM 695k nego
For Rent RM 2.2k

Robert 0125524555

December 1, 2016 at 10:45 AMAnthony

I have some units for sale and rent. Pls call or watsapp Anthony from Popular Realty. 0124333370 or 0124338798. U can also email to TQ
Will try my best to negotiate for u. TQ and have a nice day.

Owners who are willing to let go or rent can contact me too. TQ

December 2, 2016 at 12:46 PMNickson Oung

Hi, to buyers and tenant, i have few unit on hand for sale and rent
to owners, you may contact me if you have any properties for sale or rent,
Kindly call / watsapp / wechat / SMS Nickson Oung from Elite Properties, 014-324 9506 for more information

December 10, 2016 at 1:51 PMUnknown

Birth Plaza For Sale:

-Duplex unit
-beautiful town & sea view.
-come with 2 car parks
-one of the cheapest in market
- Only asking Rm 1.2mil

For more information or To view the unit, kindly call Kevin 017 4987068

December 10, 2016 at 9:58 PMAnonymous

Birch The Plaza for SALE
Location : Georgetown Penang
Property type : Condominium
Title Type : Freehold
Build Up Area : 1080 sq. ft
Bedroom : 3
Bathroom : 2
Car Park Lot : 1
Selling price : 720k

~ Fully Renovated
~ Fully Furnished
~ Town view

Please Contact or Whatsapp
Veronica Boo 017-4292783
for more information and or arrange for viewing.

Thank You.

December 23, 2016 at 7:36 PMAnthony

I have some units for sale and rent. Pls call or watsapp Anthony from Popular Realty. 0124333370 or 0124338798. U can also email to TQ
Will try my best to negotiate for u. TQ and have a nice day.

Owners who are willing to let go or rent can contact me too. TQ

April 22, 2017 at 3:39 PMUnknown

Birch The Plaza Duplex Penthouse
2,000 sqf
Highest Floor
Direct Komtar, seaview, Penang Bridge, Ferry, Butterworth view.
Fully Renovation
Fully Furnished, Move in Condition
2 Car Park
RM 1,388,888
Louis @ 017-5338666

November 9, 2017 at 9:21 PMUnknown

hi owner any property wan to sale pls Email me


jack thank you
have buyer consider .......OR rent

June 18, 2018 at 4:01 PMng

i have birch plaza 1050 sq ft for sale whatsapp 012-4683393

April 13, 2019 at 12:10 AMAndlex

BIRCH THE PLAZA (For Sale) ---Urgent

Asking Price : MYR698k
Build Up Area : 1050 sq.ft
Bedroom : 2
Bathroom : 2
Car Park Lot : 1
Study Room :1 (Partition)
Direction : Northeast (morning sun)
Level : 10th Floor
Maintenance Fee : RM 0.20 cents per sq.ft.
Water & Electric Tariff : Follow Residential rate

~ Fully Renovated & Furnished
~ Town view
~ Built-in Kitchen
~ Built-in Wardrobe & Cabinets
~ Air-conditioned equipped for (2 X room & living hall)

*Please whatsapp @ 60124308977

July 1, 2020 at 6:25 PMNickson Oung

Birch Plaza For Rent 3 rooms unit RM1700
contact me for me info, 010-882 5059