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IJM Land Berhad’s THE LIGHT Waterfront Penang Awarded FIABCI World Prix D’Excellence Silver Award 2015


The iconic development wins the World Silver Award under the Master Plan category

Petaling Jaya, 2 June 2015 – IJM Land Berhad’s efforts and belief in sustainable development have been recognised internationally – its iconic waterfront project THE LIGHT Waterfront Penang has been conferred the World Silver Award in the Master Plan category at the FIABCI World Prix D’Excellence Awards 2015 gala night held at One World Hotel on 30 May 2015. The winners were selected by an international panel of experienced real estate experts and were evaluated on architecture and design; development and construction; financial and marketing; environmental impact and community benefits.

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IJM Land Berhad Managing Director Edward Chong (second from right) receiving the FIABCI World Prix d’Excellence Silver Award (master plan category) for THE LIGHT Waterfront Penang from His Royal Highness Yang di-Pertuan Besar Negeri Sembilan Tuanku Muhriz Ibni Almarhum Tuanku Munawir (second from left) accompanied by FIABCI World President 2014-2015 Robyn Waters (right) and the President of FIABCI World Prix d’Excellence Awards Committee 2015 Ir. Yeow Thit Sang (left).


On winning this prestigious international accolade, Mr. Edward Chong, IJM Land Managing Director said, “It is a great honour for us to receive this globally recognised prestigious award. This award is a welcome recognition of our efforts and investment in design, sustainability and innovative technology, which will translate into healthier, sustainable and conscientious workplaces, homes and public spaces that benefit our residents at THE LIGHT Waterfront as well as the community in Penang”.


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IJM Corporation Berhad CEO and MD Dato’ Soam Heng Choong (eighth from left), IJM Land Managing Director Edward Chong (ninth from right), IJM Land northern region Senior General Manager Dato’ Toh Chin Leong (ninth from left) and the team behind THE LIGHT Waterfront.


THE LIGHT is an integrated waterfront development comprising three (3) phases namely:

  • Phase One (42 acres) – Residential (state of the art waterfront living with a total of 1,177 units comprising of condominiums, water villas and individual marina docking facilities)
  • Phase Two (103 acres) – Mixed Development (shopping mall and retail shops, hotels,  MICE facilities, service residences, condominium, marina and corporate offices)
  • Phase Three (7 acres) – Seafront Park (jogging path and bicycle tracks and other recreational facilities including enhancement to the existing ecosystem of the area)

THE LIGHT Collection II – Marina


THE LIGHT Waterfront was conceived with a vision in mind – to transform Penang into the focal point of interest for visitors, investors, tourists and Malaysians alike. The integrated, world-standard infrastructure positioned amidst an elegant waterfront setting appeals to a wide cross-section of people. These facilities, complemented by George Town’s UNESCO World Heritage status, good governance and strategic location, makes it a compelling destination to enhance tourism, trade, entertainment, corporate activities and all other related activities that the tourism industry thrive on. It also adds further lustre to this beautiful island and creates significant new tourism appeal, long-range business and employment opportunities locally.

THE LIGHT Waterfront Penang was also named winner in the Master Plan category at the FIABCI Malaysia Property Awards 2014.

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