Nestled in a tranquil surrounding of the upcoming district of Kepala Batas, Seberang Perai Utara is the development of Bandar Putra Bertam, situated on a 700 acre land. The development offers an energetic and vibrant township that will eventually house 7,000 units of commercial & residential units. Bandar Putra Bertam is a self-contained neighbourhood with infrastructure amenities and utilities.
Bandar Putra Bertam is located right next to the North South Highway interchange. Kepala Batas is also situated in the centre of mature townships in the northern region. This constituency of our beloved Prime Minister, Dato’ Seri Abdullah Badawi, is just within minutes of driving from Penang, Bukit Mertajam, Sungai Petani, Kulim etc.
The total 700 acres of project land was equally divided into 2 pieces of land, Land 1 & Land 2. The first 350 acres of L1 was completed with more than 2,500 units comprising:
• Low-cost cluster house
• Double storey semi-detached
• Double storey and single storey terrace house
• Kondo villa
• Shop offices
Another 1,000 units comprising residential units will be developed in the future. The remaining 350 acres of L2 will be developed with similar concept. L1 development commenced in January 2002 and it will take 7 to 8 years to complete.
It is developed by Bandar Kepala Batas Sdn Bhd, a company which is jointly-owned by Yayasan Bumiputra Pulau Pinang Bhd and Hunza Properties Berhad. Hunza Properties Berhad Group is a well established property development company and has been involved in the industry for more than 30 years. Hunza Properties Berhad is also a public listed company listed in the Main Board of the Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad.
Putra Gateway located within Bandar Putra Bertam occupies 22 acres. The 170 units of freehold 2 and 3 storey shop offices are set to be the major part of Commercial Hub that forms the main gateway to Bandar Putra Bertam Township.
Putra Gateway is dubbed a business gateway where offices, commercials, retails and services integrate within a community of ready catchments with substantially high disposable income. The development aims to fulfill the needs for the smooth running of the day to day business operations through the well designed infrastructure.
Putra Gateway is designed to create a friendlier and green environment by introducing spacious pedestrian walkways with fabulous landscaping. Continuous pedestrian link throughout the whole commercial centre is to encourage “park & shop” activities. Low scrubs are planted along the edge of the pedestrian walkway to physically segregate pedestrians from motor vehicles. Road side drains are concealed for a cleaner and safer environment. Coloured pavings, coloured premix or concrete imprints are constructed at the main junction as nodes to slow down traffic, thus creating a traffic safe zone for pedestrians.
Included in the Putra Gateway is its extra care on modern design and emphasis on space innovation, where its shop offices consist of attractive features such as 14 ft floor to floor height (ground floor), column free for all commercial suites, 10 ft wide covered verandahway, additional outdoor space for seating capacity, above 1,000 parking bays (exceeding council requirements) etc. All these are for the comfort of shoppers / patrons.
Putra Gateway offers direct accessibility to public transportation such as bus and taxi with the provision of a bus layby. In addition, the sitting of the hawker centre within the commercial centre allows it to be a truly one-stop shopping / marketing / service / makan-makan centre.
The business potential of Putra Gateway has tremendous potential with Kepala Batas being planned to be the Mini Putrajaya & Cybercity 2 of Malaysia. Earmarked to be developed into an administrative, education and medical hub. Millenium Hall, Kepala Batas Hospital, Public Works Department Engineering Office (JKR), National Productivity Centre (NPC), Industrial Training Institute (ILP), Mara Junior Science College (MRSM), District Police Contingent HQ etc are part of the endless list of the major establishment set-up in the district.
In the pipe-line are the setting up of Advanced Medical Research and Dentistry Institute (with specialist centre for critical illnesses) by USM, Allianze College of Medical Science (ACMS), Open University of Malaysia, Kepala Batas Vision Park (man-made wetland), Science Stream Secondary School, Penang International Dental College, Nursing College, automotive giants such as a RM1.2 billion Naza Automobile plant, Armstrong Automotive Group, DRB-HICOM Defense Technologies assembly plant, etc. It is one of the designated automotive hubs of Malaysia.
Putra Gateway with OC obtained has a gross built up area ranging from 2,901 sq ft to 6,772 sq ft with prices ranging from RM402, 000 onwards.