Menara Penang Garden also known as Wisma Penang Garden and it is an office building sited in Georgetown, Penang. It is a freehold sea fronting high rise that neighbours The Mayfair and also along the same road is Menara KWSP. Sited along Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah; or better known by the locals as Northam Road; it was completed in 1983 about 30 years ago, and its developer is unknown.
The name Menara Penang Garden depicts it as a tower, and standing at 11 storeys tall it may not be considered a tall building in todays world; but 30 years ago when building were generally less than 5 storeys in height, this building was indeed tall. It comprises of a 2 storey podium block that is called the Citibank Building which incidentally happens to be Penang’s first Citibank branch, and also a single block of building which is the Menara Penang Garden.
Units for sale are hard to find, but prices are reasonable at RM400,000 for a 1,400 sf per unit, whilst rental starts from RM1,900 per month. Built ups at Menara Penang Garden vary largely with the smallest ones being 1,368 sf while the biggest ones are about7,400 sf. Units here are predictably already furnished with air conditioners, and also some of the units for rent come bare whilst others come semi-furnished with office tables or are renovated with partitions and workstations. Selected few units will have views of the sea as well.
Menara Penang Garden may not offer the highest in class in terms of its materials and facilities such as high speed lifts as well as rain harvesting systems and the like, but it is still highly sought after for its extremely central location. It is essentially a very successful business centre and also its only offering is its own private covered parking.
Its prime location places Menara Penang Garden in the middle of Georgetown, and is only a short driving distance to Pulau Tikus and is even closer to Tanjung Tokong which a mere 6 kilometres away. Surrounding it are many housing areas that belong to all walks of life with high traffic passing through everyday, hence access to these offices are highly convenient. The main road that serves Menara Penang Garden is Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, one of the heaviest travelled roads in Penang. Public transportation is relatively easy as the Rapid Penang bus 103 goes along that road, as well as catching a cab is convenient as well.