Templer Park greenery in good hands, says SP Setia
BY Chris Prasad   Property big-gun SP Setia Bhd has assured the public that the company has every intention of preserving the natural beauty surrounding the famed Templer Park forest reserve when it embarks on its adjacent 194-acre Setia Eco Templer township project, which is due for launch early next... Read more
Healthy interest for The Parque Residences
BY Pavither Sidhu  The slowdown in the property market has not deterred Eco World Development Group Bhd from securing a 30 per cent take-up for its first phase of The Parque Residences in Eco Sanctuary since the project opened for sale early this year. The Parque Residences comprises six... Read more
Expos – aid or accessory?
BY Ivy Chang In an “unfriendly climate” where various challenges impede home ownership, how do property expos stay relevant? Are they viewed as a handy aid in the formidable pursuit or merely an expendable accessory? Based on the response it received, the recent three-day Malaysian Property Expo (Mapex) 2016... Read more
Astoria entices with price tag appeal in the CBD
  BY Pavither Sidhu Living in the heart of any major city in the world is considered a luxury enjoyed only by those who can buy bags imprinted with certain emblems without feeling any pinch. Likewise in Malaysia, a residence within the Kuala Lumpur City Centre is a privilege... Read more
KUALA LUMPUR, April 25 (Bernama) — The government should address the shortage of affordably-priced houses in the country before implementing schemes to enable the middle-income group to buy houses, said economist Muhammad Ridhuan Bos Abdullah. He said while the new First Home Deposit Funding Scheme (MyDeposit) was a good... Read more
On the surface of it, the latest figures published by the National Property Information Centre in its Property Market Report 2015 seem alarming, but in reality, there is no cause for panic, says Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Chua Tee Yong. Certainly, there is cause for concern as we weather... Read more
A tale of two ministries
BY Roznah Abdul Jabbar A long-running heated debate on who has the right to manage buildings has now spilled over into a much larger question: which ministry should rightfully govern building management activities? This was sparked by Ministry of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government’s (KPKT) recent proactive move... Read more
Latitud8 to lead the way for TOD concept
NEW DEVELOPMENT TO RISE ABOVE THE BUSY DANG WANGI LRT STATION IN KL BY Pavither Sidhu Optimising the use of under-utilised land along the light rail transit (LRT) and monorail networks, Prasarana Malaysia Bhd has earmarked seven projects that will be built based on the transit-oriented development (TOD) concept... Read more
Chinese firm buys JB land at record price
Underscored as one of the highest land transactions in the Iskandar region to-date, a China-based developer recently inked a RM2.37 billion deal to acquire three parcels of land measuring 127.92 acres in Plentong, JB to jointly-develop an RM18.4 billion mixed development project with Iskandar Waterfront City Bhd’s (IWCB) subsidiary,... Read more
A state known for  its history
  BY Roznah Abdul Jabbar  In the name of progress, Malacca City too has not escaped the wave of urbanisation, with planned skyscraper and other modern edifices promising to reinvent its landscape. However, in its enthusiasm to be counted among other major hubs that drive the economy of this... Read more