Sarawak Museum Complex to open by end of next year

KUCHING: The new Sarawak Museum Complex, the largest in Malaysia and second largest in Southeast Asia, was handed over today to the Public Works Department (JKR) and the Sarawak Museums Department. PPES Works (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd, which undertook the design-and-build project, handed over the complex in a ceremony witnessed by Sarawak Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Datuk...

Honda opens Malaysia’s first ‘green’ 3S centre

HONDA Malaysia recently opened its new 3S Centre by Ban Hoe Seng (Auto) Sdn Bhd in Ipoh (pix), which is certified by Green Building Index (GBI), making it the first car showroom in Malaysia to be awarded with such certification. The GBI is a “green rating tool” for buildings that is recognised by the industry in Malaysia, aimed at raising...

Penang in solar power push, to start with Chowrasta Market

GEORGE TOWN, July 24 — Penang is turning to solar energy as part of its green agenda and will install solar panels at public facilities across the state, said exco Jagdeep Singh Deo. The local government, housing development and town and country planning committee chairman said the initiative would both improve the state’s energy efficiency and reduce its power costs. Read...

Proposed Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act approved by cabinet

KUALA LUMPUR (July 4): The draft of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act (EECA) has been presented and approved by the Cabinet about a month ago, according to Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Minister Yeo Bee Yin. “The EECA still has to be presented to parliament and the ministry hopes that it will be tabled by the end...

Dear developers, you can build ‘healthy’ buildings

More people are clamouring for good air outside but what about indoors? The air in your home or office could be slowly killing you without you knowing it simply because they could be odourless and invisible. There are many ways one could ensure good indoor air quality and as prevention is better than cure, EdgeProp.my managing director and editor-in-chief Au...

Sunway Property bags two awards

KUALA LUMPUR: Sunway Property, the property arm of Sunway Group, has bagged two awards for its excellence in the real estate industry. Its township Sunway City KL was the only township honoured at the Malaysia Green Building Council’s (MGBC) “Top 10 Green Buildings of the Decade Awards” during a ceremony held on Saturday, in conjunction with MGBC’s 10th anniversary. Read more

The next property trend: Building for wellness

KUALA LUMPUR (June 26): The next building and property development trend will be to build for wellness of its inhabitants, said immediate past president of Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (PAM) Ezumi Harzani and chairman of the Green Building Index Sdn Bhd. In his presentation entitled "Designing for 'Wellness': Fact versus Fallacies" at the EdgeProp.my Talk on Building for Wellness 2019" organised...

Symbol of progress and dynamism

THE Selangor State Development Corporation (PKNS) Headquarters in Shah Alam is without a doubt one of the world’s most sustainable commercial office buildings. And winning the FIABCI World Prix d’Excellence Award 2019 in the Office Category is a further testament of its commitment to sustainability and energy efficiency. Read more

PNB Project 1194 to be completed after 13-year delay

WHEN completed in 2021, the redeveloped former Malaysian Airline System Bhd (MAS) headquarters in Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, will comprise a 35-storey office block and 50-storey hotel, and be linked by an elevated walkway to the Kenanga building across the road. To unlock the full value of the RM1 billion redevelopment, which is about 45% completed, project owner Permodalan...