Padang Tembak or known as Phak Cheng Poh in hokkien is a residential neighbourhood in Penang island, Malaysia; which is located within the Air Itam suburb. It was formerly a shooting range used by the British Army and later in the end of the 1960s, low-cost flats were constructed within the area to provide affordable housing for the urban poor.
It was in 1964, the Malaysian federal government approved a pilot project to construct prefabricated high-rise housing at Padang Tembak, with a total of 3,744 units. The construction of the flats, Penang’s first low-cost high-rise housing project, was undertaken by the Penang Development Corporation (PDC). The houses is considered one of the smallest in Penang with an average size of merely 340 sq ft per unit.
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