Ivory to offer seaview villas in Batu Ferringhi

Semi-detached villas with unobstructed sea views along Penang's famous tourism belt Batu Ferringhi are poised to be one of Ivory Properties Group Bhd's latest offerings this year.

The project which carries a gross development value of RM27 million will comprise only 11 units of the resort-style development which is located within a hillside setting with an ocean view.

The company's deputy chairman and executive director Datuk Seri Nazir Ariff Mushir Ariff said Ivory Properties will also unveil this year a luxury condominiums project known as "The Latitude" in Tanjung Tokong, Penang.

"The Island Resort semi-detached villas will be launched by the middle of the year and we expect to complete the project by 2014," he told Business Times.

Also present at the interview was the company's head of investor relations Ang Kung San.

Nazir said each of the four-storey villas, comprising four plus one bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, will boast its own lift and private plunge pool.

Tagged between RM2.33 million and RM3.98 million, the 11 units are part of Ivory's "10 Island Resort" project, which is sited at Batu Ferringhi's Miami Beach.

The villas come in various sizes, with built-up areas ranging from 3,820 sq ft to 6,450 sq ft.

Nazir said the villas, along with the 220 units of the upscale "`The Latitude" (which is sprawled on a 0.82ha and carries a development value of RM137 million) are among the 300 units of property which Ivory Properties will be lining up for sale this year.

The company currently has an undeveloped landbank of between 160ha and 200ha in both Penang and Tanjung Malim, Selangor.

"We are actively looking for land and joint-venture partners in Penang and the Klang Valley," Nazir said.

Meanwhile on Ivory's plans for a four- to five-star hotel within its Penang Times Square development in George Town, Nazir said:

"We intend to construct and sell the proposed hotel and are seeking for investors to co-build the hotel with us."

He also said that work on Phase 3 of Penang Times Square, which will comprise luxury condominiums, a convention centre, cineplex and a 150,000 sq ft departmental store, is expected to take off by the end of this year. - By Marina Emmanuel (Business Times)

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