Penang, Malaysia

Neighbourhood Review


The Light is a township developed by IJM Land on reclaimed land along Gelugor's waterfront in Penang, over a period of more than a decade. Its three phases encompass residential, office, retail, cultural and entertainment developments. The upscale and exclusive individual developments within the township include The Light Linear, The Light Point, The Light Collection I, The Light Collection II, The Light Collection III and The Light Collection IV.

Each individual development within The Light has its own unique features. Some incorporate an automation system into the units to provide residents with a seamless way to control lighting and ventilation, as well as monitor their homes' condition whether they are at home or away elsewhere, while others have private sea-facing swimming pools.

The Light is situated next to the Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway, also known as the Jelutong Expressway. On one hand, this results in added convenience for those who need to get to Georgetown, which is about 10 minutes away, as well as Jelutong, Bayan Lepas and Batu Maung. However, residents and visitors need to make a huge U-turn to access and exit the development.

The Light's waterfront linear park is planned as a natural buffer for sound and fumes, in an attempt to alleviate the sound and air pollution caused by the traffic passing by the busy highway in front of the development. It offers a long bicycle and jogging path leading from Bandar Sri Pinang in Jelutong, past The Light and extending further south.

With The Light's proximity to main roads like Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah and Jalan Tunku Kudin, in addition to Georgetown and other matured townships, residents have access to various facilities, be it educational, medical or retail. For example, within a radius of 6km residents can reach the E-Gate commercial area, Tesco hypermarket, SK Sungai Gelugor and SMK Datuk Haji Mohd Nor Ahmad.

The nearest bus stop is near the linear waterfront park of The Light, along the Jelutong Expressway. It can be reached in approximately 5 to 10 minutes on foot, depending where one is staying in the neighbourhood. Buses 401E and 307 serve the bus stop on their way from the jetty in Georgetown to Balik Pulau, and the jetty to Bayan Baru and Batu Maung respectively.

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Analysis of properties in the area:

This is a representation of historical transaction prices within the neighbourhood, categorised by non-landed (condominium, serviced apartment, apartment), landed (townhouse, terrace, bungalow, semi-detached, house) and commercial (office, shop).

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Transacted Prices will give you an idea of the neighbourhood’s property price trend.

Analysis & Comparison

Analysis and comparison of average transaction, for sale and for rent prices for landed, non-landed and commercial properties within The Light *

* To provide you the most accurate information some columns may appear as ‘Insufficient Data’ due to insufficient transactions in the area

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Consumer Price Index

This is a representation of Penang Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the year of 2011 - 2015

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A consumer price index (CPI) measures changes in the price level of a market basket of consumer goods and services purchased by households. (Wikipedia)

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) line shows an increment in prices of essential goods on a yearly basis, while the Percentage Changes line shows the level of changes in price increments over the years. For example, a dip in the CPI line may indicate a low level of price increment as compared to the previous year while a surge in CPI line shows a high level of price increment as compared to the previous year.

The above graph shows 1.742% of price changes in essential goods such as rice, meat and tobacco between the years 2011 and 2012, while increasing in difference to 2.093% in 2013. Prices of essential goods then increasing to 3.169% in the year 2014 while surging by 2.529% in 2015.

While the prices of essential goods have shown a variation in the Percentage Changes, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) on the other hand indicates a reality of ever increasing prices in essential goods with increments between the years 2011 - 2015 at 102.7 in 2011, 105.1 in 2012, 107.3 in 2013, 110.7 in 2014, 113.5 in 2015.

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