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Budget 2021: What’s in it for property?
Budget 2021 was tabled last week, with little of the anticipated resistance that some expected. Perhaps the secret sauce was the fact that it addressed some key commercial issues as well as job security, a key component to shoring up consumer confidence as the future continues to look uncertain.... Read more
Cheaper housing not a pipedream
WE SHOULDN’T FOOL OURSELVES INTO BELIEVING THAT CHEAPER HOMES ARE IMPOSSIBLE BECAUSE OF HIGHER MATERIAL COSTS We often go around circles when it comes to discussing affordable housing. These days most market players are onboard when it comes to recognising the need for cheaper housing, but they maintain they... Read more
The Supply and Design Cost of COVID-19
PANDEMIC LIKELY TO IMPACT NEAR-TERM SUPPLY AND LONG-TERM DESIGN OF HOUSING As the end of the COVID-19 global pandemic seems nowhere in sight, it has been increasingly difficult to count the total cost of the virus has had (or will continue to have on) our global economy. Among the... Read more
Construction industry needs digitisation to rebound
BUDGET WISH LIST:TIME FOR GOVT TO SUPPORT CIDB IN ITS EFFORTS TO ENCOURAGE ADOPTION OF CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGIES BY Zoe Phoon Incentivise first movers and adopters According to Dato’ Faris Yahaya, group CEO of construction and development company ORANGEBEAM Bhd, McKinsey research cited risk aversion as one of the areas... Read more
PROPTECH 3.0: Changing the face of property
 BY Aaron Ting, President, Fourth Industrial Revolution Structural Transformation Faced with stagnating property values, developers, investors and industry stakeholders are turning to property technology (proptech) in ever-increasing numbers to differentiate their portfolios. In fact, global investment into real estate tech startups in the first half of 2019, at US$12.9... Read more
A renewal of life at Sri Ukay
AS PAST SHADOWS BEGIN TO LIFT, THE LUSTRE OF A PRIME NEIGHBOURHOOD IS NOW BEING REDISCOVERED WITH FRESH ATTENTION BY Chris Prasad Perception is a strange and fleeting thing, often defined by a single event, but consequently reassessed with time, truth and necessity. Take the picturesque neighbourhood of Taman... Read more
LBS to jointly develop Perak land with SSI
COMPANY KICK STARTS 2019 WITH A FOCUS ON MIX-USE PROJECTS AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING To show its support for the government’s national housing agenda, LBS Bina Group Bhd (LBS) has teamed up with Perak State Secretary Incorporated (SSI) to jointly develop two parcels of land situated in the Temor and... Read more
Surcharging: What is it and why do we need it?
DEVELOPER GOLDEN LAND HELPS DEMYSTIFY THIS PROCESS OF SOIL PREPARATION AND EXPLAINS THE BENEFITS TO THE END USER… YOU! We know this much: not all land parcels are created equally. Developers often have to deal with variable soil conditions when constructing buildings, and geography and the natural lay of... Read more
Budget 2019: What’s in it for property?
SOLUTIONS IN SIGHT FOR HOME SEEKERS WHO HAVE LONG BEEN WAITING IN THE WINGS BY Zoe Phoon Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng tabled the Pakatan Harapan government’s inaugural budget in Parliament on Nov 2. This is the first federal spending plan by a new administration after 61 years following... Read more
Thai university campus built entirely out of shipping containers
EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTE FOCUSED ON SUSTAINABLE LIVING WALKS THE TALK BY CREATING FACILITY MADE COMPLETELY FROM RECYCLED MATERIALS Demonstrating that actions speak louder than words, the International Sustainable Development Studies Institute in Thailand has just built a new campus made almost entirely out of recycled materials. Providing the main structure... Read more