Monday, August 13, 2012

LIVING THE HIGH LIFE IN PENANG'S ANDAMAN AT QUAYSIDE

KEE@FSWMAG.COM

LIVING THE GOOD LIFE TAKES ON ELEVATED HEIGHTS WITH THE LAUNCH OF ANDAMAN BY QUAYSIDE AT SERI TANJUNG PINANG, THE ISLAND'S FIRST DINING, WINING, SHOPPING, ENTERTAINMENT
AND RETAIL MARINA.
Next door to Andaman_Straits Quay Penang's first festive retail marina at Seri Tanjung Pinang 1.jpg
Andaman at Quayside is 10 minutes walk from the shopping, dining, entertainment and retail marina of Straits Quay
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The luxurious pool
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The glittering trio of towers which should be completed by 2013 sit  on the last piece of super prime land on northeast Penang and part of Seri Tanjung Pinang which boasts the completed first phase as well as Straits Quay.

Alas, as Andaman by Quayside is engineered as a world class gated community, its prices are sadly also world class!

So allocate RM 2 million for a 2,000 sq ft pad to call home. The cheapest is around RM 985,000 for a 915 sq ft studio. There are 1128 sq ft flat for RM 1.416 million which is too cramped for me as I need a 2,000 sq ft, 3,000 sq ft or even better, 4,755 sq ft penthouse which comes with own lap pool which blends with the horizon so I can soak in the Andaman sea below.

Penang is the 8th Best Place to Live on Earth and beats KL where I stay which is strange as wherever I live should be Number 1 Best Place to Live!

As I write, 70% has been sold so stop twaddling your fingers and toes and hightail to Penang to check out Seri Tanjung Pinang and Andaman on Quayside.


Tower 2 will be launched this month!

On the back of positive buyers’ response to the first tower of the 
Andaman at Quayside condominiums in Seri Tanjung Pinang, premier lifestyle property developer Eastern & Oriental Berhad (E&O) will launch the second tower in August. 

E & O Head of Sales; Marketing for Penang, Christina Lau said “The response to the first tower of Andaman has been highly encouraging. Since we launched in February, the take up 
has passed the 70% mark and based on this positive response, we are ready to release the second tower. 

"We are confident that the appeal of the exceptional views offered by Andaman will continue to be a strong draw for the second tower,” she added. The Andaman has been designed to 
celebrate the best facets of island living in Penang with 75% of all suites aligned to provide clear views of Andaman sea and the famous Gurney Drive. 

"One of our adverts invites you to come “claim your private view of the Andaman Sea. Visit our show suites; get an orientation of our site, and you will see that this is not merely a 
hyped-up advertising pitch. In fact, our team at the gallery will take you to the actual Andaman promenade where you can savour the breath-taking sea panorama, the one that you could 
 enjoy from your living room.

"While Penangites and locals formed the majority of buyers for the first tower, we also saw a sizeable number of foreign purchasers; mainly from Singapore, Japan, Great Britain, Hong Kong, China and Indonesia. 



"E & O properties meet international quality and design benchmarks and the positive response from discerning foreign buyers clearly attests to this.” 


Lau cites the development’s expansive 4.5 acre private waterpark for residents--a luxury in land-scarce Penang island--as another factor that attracted buyers to Andaman.


She highlighted that Andaman boasts nearly 60% of green lung and recreation area that includes, other than the signature waterpark, another 6.9 acres of verdant parks.


“When people buy an E&O property they acquire a complete lifestyle package. Supported by the comprehensive lifestyle prongs of our Group, which include hospitality, F&B, retail, performing arts and marina operations, we are well-positioned to fulfill this promise. 

“Andaman and Seri Tanjung Pinang residents for instance, get to enjoy the best of living bythe-sea brought to life by the Straits Quay retail enclave and marina in the heart of the development,” said Lau.

The luxurious Andaman Sea-facing condominiums are touted to be the finest in Penang island. Sited on 21-acres of the final, most-prime plot on E&O’s acclaimed world-class masterplanned development, Seri Tanjung Pinang, the Andaman Series boasts eight wellappointed layouts ranging from expansive penthouse suites with tension-edged lap pools
merging with the horizon, to spacious 3-bedroom suites for larger families, to chic 1-bedroom units designed for the modern jet setter.

Units range from a spacious 1,128 square feet (sq ft) for a 1-bedroom studio suite priced from RM1.416 million to the expansive 4,755 sq ft penthouses. There are also 1+1, 2 and 3-
bedroom suites at 1,188 sq ft, 2,047 and 2,776 sq ft respectively.
According to Lau, the pricing schedule for the second tower of Andaman, which is being drawn up, will be fairly competitive and commensurate with the development’s total product
offering and Seri Tanjung Pinang’s position as one of the most-sought after residential enclaves in Penang island.


ABOUT THE E&O GROUP
Eastern &Oriental Berhad (collectively referred to as ‘The E&O Group’ or ‘E&O’) is listed on the Main-board of
Bursa Malaysia. The Company is involved in 3 core business activities; namely hospitality and lifestyle, property
development and property investment.


E&O undertook the meticulous refurbishment and upgrading of the heritage  Eastern & Oriental Hotel (E&O Hotel) as well as Lone Pine Hotel in the late 1990s. Since it was established by the Sarkies Brothers in 1885, E & O Hotel has charmed travellers from near and far,  creating a reputation to match its sister hotels – The Raffles, Singapore and The Strand, Rangoon – also founded by the Sarkies.


Lone Pine Hotel is the oldest beach hotel, established in 1948, along Penang island’s famed Batu Ferringhi tourist strip. There are ongoing efforts to capitalise on the Group’s hotel management expertise and extend this service towards the management of a portfolio of hotels and resorts in Malaysia and around the region.

In 2007, E&O embarked on a new lifestyle food and beverage (F&B) venture, via the acquisition of a substantial stake in  The Delicious Group, which it currently owns 100%. Named after the original “Delicious” concept restaurant, the group now operates 10 restaurants in some of the most vibrant spots of Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Singapore.


The outlet in Penang’s Straits Quay festive retail marina marks the Group’s first foray outside Kuala Lumpur while the Scotts Square, Singapore outlet is the first outside Malaysia. With F&B closely linked to lifestyle in the modern mindset, synergies arise from the strategic positioning of Delicious Group outlets in E&O’s prime commercial / retail properties. 


E&O’s reputation as a premier property developer is built across a series of exclusive addresses in Kuala Lumpur
and Penang Island. Its track record includes prestigious residential projects such as Sri Se-Ekar and 202 Desa
Cahaya (202 DC), whilst at nearby Kampung Warisan, Malaysia’s celebrated cartoonist Datuk Lat successfully
conceptualised a traditional Malay village ambience within the heart of the capital. 


E&O’s more-recent landmark developments include the high-end condominium Dua Residency, located within the vicinity of  the Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) as well as Idamansara, located in Kuala Lumpur’s upscale Damansara Heights.  Seventy Damansara is another E&O Prop signature development with 12 exclusive detached homes within a gated and guarded community. Located right in the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s Central Business District is E&O Prop’s recently launched  St Mary Residences.


On Penang Island, E&O’s masterplanned seafront development Seri Tanjung Pinang is one of the most sought-after residential addresses among locals and expatriates on the island  especially with its latest launch, the  Quayside Seafront Resort Condominiums, the first condominium in the region with a 4.5 acre private waterpark. 

The  Property Investment division’s core mandate is the acquisition of select landbanks and properties that
provides E&O with steady, recurring income flow and opportunities for capital appreciation in the longer term. 


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Your bedroom overlooking Andaman Sea
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Cool living room
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Bathroom with a view
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Dining area though the wall plate holder must be removed as it is so distracting
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Living area



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