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New World Park (9 December, 2012)
New World Park (GPS: 5.42136, 100.32717) is a modern food centre in George Town, Penang. It is bordered by Burmah Road, Swatow Lane and Hutton Lane. It takes its name after an amusement park called New World Park, that was located there in the 1930's. Similarly, the Hokkien name of the park, Sin Sei Kai, is retained for the food court.
The New World Park food centre was launched in January 2008. It comprises two section. The portion nearest to Burmah Road is occupied by bistros, cafes and upmarket eateries, while the portion nearer to Hutton Lane is a food court where street fare is sold in the comfort of a clean environment. This food court is the successor to the food stalls along Swatow Lane, which moved into New World Park when it was completed.
1 October, 2015: It looks like the days of New World Park, in its present incarnation, is numbered. According to The Star, Makeover for food center, plans are afoot with its owner and management company to build a 20-storey hotel there. It will include serviced suites and a food and beverage facility. The action is taken to generate improved value for the site to its owners and stakeholders. Construction is expected to start in mid to late 2016.
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