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One Year Post – GST

Following numerous delays and postponements since its initial announcement back in 2009, the Goods & Services Tax (GST) regime was finally implemented in Malaysia on April 1, 2015. It affected all sectors, including the property industry.

Improving Your Borrowing Power

What you should and should not be doing Although there are numerous reports that home buyers are facing a tough time in getting their housing loans approved with the current economic outlook, securing loans are still very much possible although the journey may be rough and tricky. The number of transactions ...

National Property Market Report – Special Focus

Property market is SOFT but they are not grim Buying properties at uncertain times seems like an impulsive idea but the recent Bank Negara and NAPIC 2015 Property Market reports indicate that purchasing properties during this time may do buyers some good. Too much focus on the negative side of business ...

Retail: Still Thriving In Malaysia

Malaysians are resilient. We are not going to let things disrupt our lives so easily Although the development of the Malaysian economy remains strong, with robust economic integration with ASEAN and now with the signing of the TPPA, the e-commerce market is still lagging well-behind other developed nations in the world. ...

Penang Island : The Pearl Of The Orient

Evaluating Penang Island’s property market with REHDA Penang Chairman, Dato’ Jerry Chan and Director of Henry Butcher Malaysia (Penang), Dr. Jason Teoh Penang was named the second best place to retire in the world by travel magazine, Conde Nast Traveller. Truly the Pearl of the Orient, the magazine boasts Penang’s culinary wonders, ...

University Townships

Capitalising on the college craze through property investment Looking for a signature address to live? Does the idea of living in a culturally vibrant community, well-educated population, rising property values even during economic crisis and mingling with people from all over the state and world seem like an intriguing choice? Nestled ...

Connecting The People Of Greater Kuala Lumpur

The railway revolution is about to hit Malaysia Increasingly Light Rail Transit (LRT) is seen as an appropriate solution for transportation challenges and heavy traffic faced by suburban residents of suburbs. The convenience to access LRT, in turn changes the strategy for urban planners. With more routes set to be launched ...

Airbnb: Riding The Wave

A home away from home Have you heard of Airbnb? The ‘in’ thing in the Online Travel Agency business! I was looking for destinations to go to for the recent long holidays and came across a website called Airbnb.com. The first thing I saw on the home page attracted my attention, ...

Ushering in the year of the Fire Monkey

Forecasting the global and property outlook in Malaysia using Chinese Metaphysics and Astrology     It’s now the turn of the Fire Monkey! In forecasting how the year will be, people usually use Chinese Metaphysics and Astrology such as BaZi, Feng Shui and Qi Men Dun Jia to give a careful outlook ...

Brt – Sunway Line: the winds of change

Is it the time to embrace change yet?   Who’s up for a change? I definitely am! A few days ago, I tried and experienced the latest infrastructure in Klang Valley; the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) – Sunway Line. The BRT Sunway Line is a public-private partnership project between Prasarana and Sunway ...