One of the earlier developments to grace Penang’s renowned Gurney Drive area is Sunrise Tower, a freehold apartment project completed way back in 1977. That’s more than three decades of enjoying the location’s advantages while also seeing it grow into what it is today – a widely visited seafront promenade in Georgetown. Situated at 190, Persiaran Gurney, the project has for neighbours H Residence, Serene Apartment and Bella Vista Apartment.
A Coveted Sought-after Location
As one of the first apartments in the area, Sunrise Tower has cinched a sweet spot close to popular amenities including Gurney Plaza and Gurney Drive Hawker Centre. This means immediate access to a host of dining options, retail shops, hawker food joints and many more. In just a few minutes, residents are cradled by unparalleled modern that’s only possible in Georgetown’s famous promenade.
Other amenities that are a stone’s throw away include hospitals, banks, schools, public transport and commercial hubs. Tanjung Medical Centre, for one, is less than 15 minutes away by foot and lesser by car. Some of the schools that are close to the property are SK St. Xavier, Phor Tauy High School and SK Convent Pulau Tikus.
Sealing the deal for Sunrise Tower, with respect to location, is easy access via Persiaran Gurney. Another route connecting to the property is Jalan Bagan Jermal. At the same time, residents have quick acccess to public transport including Rapid Penang Bus and taxis.
Choices for Diverse Investors
Offered at Sunrise Tower in Gurney Drive are two different types of apartments housed within the 18-storey block. There are the standard units with built-up size of 1,100 sq.ft. Another option are the penthouses, bigger and almost tripling the other type’s size at 3,000 sq.ft. Ideal for professionals and small families are the standard units with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. For growing families looking for more privacy, penthouses are spacious enough with 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms.
Subsale price for Sunrise Tower apartments were set a minimum of RM415,000. If you’re just renting out, the rate for the penthouse is about RM5,000. It also comes with a maintenance fee of RM0.20 pst.
To check if the rate is fair with respect to the property’s current market value, you can use our free price valuation guide right here.
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Served with Ample Modern Conveniences
Compared with newer developments, Sunrise Tower doesn’t have much to boast with respect to facilities. But even with the absence of lifestyle in-house amenities, the apartment has two practical features which are good enough to way back when it was completed. Said features are:
> 24-hour security
> car parking
And despite the lack of facilities, Sunrise Tower compensates by sitting on top of a 2-storey commercial complex. This means accessible conveniences right outside your doorstep. Shopping is always within reach and stocking up on necessities is a breeze. Wihin the same complex are fast food chains including McDonald’s and many more.
Though quiet old, Sunrise Tower has the privileged of experiencing Gurney Drive’s ascension into a sought-after tourist spot in Penang. This makes the freehold apartment one of the pioneers in the area aiding in its growth along the way. Regardless of age, the development has a collection of coveted penthouses that command a breathtaking and calming view of the Gurney sea. That in itself makes it a good prospect if you plan on settling in Penang.
Expect to deal with traffic jams as part of the Gurney Drive lifestyle. With more and more developers plus investors attracted to the area, increasing density is inevitable. But that also means great promise for properties to continually appreciate over the years. That includes Sunrise Tower too and if you wish to know more about the apartment’s fair market value today, grab our free ebook guide below.