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Damp in homes: How to spot and fix it
HOME IMPROVEMENT TIPS BY Zoe Phoon Damp can cause problems in your home and can be costly to fix. Serious damp problems can also affect your health. For those sensitive to moulds, exposure to damp and mouldy places may cause stuffy nose; irritation of the throat, eyes and skin;... Read more
Singapore’s Monetary Authority not budging on cooling measures
In what could be seen as a blow to optimism among developers in the Island Republic, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) recently announced that the country’s property cooling measures are here to stay. The move goes against the grain of expectations from the market, which has been performing... Read more
Lessons on how not to be victims of success
REDEVELOPMENT CAN REVIVE A LANDSCAPE, BUT THERE ARE IMPORTANT PITFALLS TO CONSIDER TOO   BY Zoe Phoon The High Line in New York City in the US is a 1.45-mile long public park built on a disused historical freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side. Opened... Read more
Mah Sing’s Raya video hits 1.5 million in a week
It’s official: the way to reach Malaysians is through their hearts. Marketing and public relations managers across the nation should absolutely take note! Recent evidence of this can be found in the public reaction to Mah Sing Group Bhd’s heart-warming Hari Raya video, which captured the essence of joy and... Read more
Bloomberg: What Brexit?
COMPANY CAN’T WAIT TO MOVE INTO NEW GREEN HQ IN LONDON BY Zoe Phoon Fancy working here? Bloomberg’s scintillating European headquarters in the heart of the UK capital is poised to open this autumn. The company of former New York City mayor Michael R. Bloomberg is moving into London... Read more
Millenials and the rise of unconventional event spaces
It is a scary thought to note that the business leaders of tomorrow happen to be today’s millennial generation. Those born between 1980 and 2000 as Time magazine puts it are often associated with being entitled, and it should come as no surprise that Millennials are a force to... Read more
Seeking certainty of returns? Find out why REITs the way
BY Zoe Phoon A real estate investment trust (REIT) is a company that owns or finances income-generating real estate. The latter includes shopping malls, industrial facilities, office buildings, hospitals, hotels, plantations and infrastructure. The following Q&A with Leong Kit May, CEO/executive director, Axis REIT Managers Bhd, provides insights into... Read more
Govt to double up on PPA1M offering
The federal government has announced that it will double the number of units to be developed under the 1Malaysia Civil Servants Housing (PPA1M) programme to 200,000 units. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak made the announcement during a handover of keys ceremony for the Selasih PPA1M project in Putrajaya’s... Read more
‘Overwhelming’ response to Melbourne project, says Setia
BY Chris Prasad SP Setia Bhd is solidifying its presence in the Australian market with quick wins for its projects in key locations Down Under. The latest news comes hot on the heels of an announcement that it will be partnering with the illustrious Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts at... Read more
How ‘loneliness’ is reshaping the future of residential space
BY Livian Lin Here’s a shocking statistic: The number of Americans who feel they have zero friends has tripled since 1985, with one in four now reporting they have no one to confide in. Loneliness has become an epidemic, and surveys suggest that in Europe, one in ten people... Read more