Speech by YAB Lim Guan Eng, Penang Chief Minister on 10 Oct 2015 at The Yeangs Shd Bhd's Show Unit Opening at No 24 Cantoment Road, Penang
Good Morning and welcome to the launching of The Yeangs Sdn Bhd’s project Show Unit designed by Dato’ Dr. Ken Yeang.
Dato’ Prof. Jimmy Choo, internationally renowned designer OF OUR VERY OWN from Penang is also here with us.
We should be proud to be Malaysians, especially PENANGITES because PENANG, According to Yahoo, is a place ranked as ONE OF THE 10 ISLANDS TO EXPLORE before you die.
PENANG, according to Forbes International, is a place voted 3rd best city to retire inexpensively in the world.
PENANG, according to UNESCO, is a place with harmonious MULTIRACIAL and WELL-PRESERVED HERITAGE BUILDINGS.
PENANG FOOD is second to none! According to CNN, is a place where ASSAM LAKSA is voted 7th Best Food in the world?
The list goes on and as we know Penang is a place with many expats and foreign retirees…BRITISH, AMERICAN, INDIAN, JAPANESE, KOREAN and CHINESE, and MORE are calling it home.
I’m here to promote PENANG to the world, as PENANG is voted to be one of the most liveable cities in the world.
And are you aware that PENANG is to be our first green state in Malaysia with the first no free plastic bags, ban on polystyrene boxes and the highest recycling rate in Malaysia at 32%
Y-CANTONMENTS houses are GBI-Gred rated
- Bioclimatic or climate responsive,
- Low energy,
- Rainwater harvesting,
- Natural daylight, passive solar shading,
- Water saving features.
ACHIEVING A GOLD RATING by GBI (GREEN BUILDING INDEX) is a great achievement by Dato’ Dr. Ken Yeang,