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Here’s what got the chop in the latest budget
BIG TICKET INFRA PROJECTS THAT HAVE BEEN EITHER AXED OR SHELVED There was plenty of trepidation in the lead up to Budget 2019, which was tabled on Nov 2. In weeks prior, the language from the government seemed cautionary, lowering our expectations for a closet full of candies as... 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
LRT 3 is on, but at lowered cost
FOLLOWING A COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW, THE LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT PROJECT WILL LIKELY BE BACK ON TRACK BY NOVEMBER Here’s the good news for commuters: the Light Rail Transit 3 (LRT3) project will probably be back on the cards by November. The bad news, however, is this decision comes after contractors... Read more
Radical thinking is the path to sustainable urban living
INTRODUCING THE ALL-IN-ONE ‘POP-UP’ SOLUTION TO FLOODING, PARKING, GREEN SPACE SHORTAGE BY Zoe Phoon                                                                        ... Read more
ECRL boon for IJM Corp, MRCB and Gamuda
CHINESE COMPANIES WON’T BE SOLE BENEFICIARIES OF RAIL PROJECT, SAYS PM CIMB Equities Research (CIMB Research) anticipates that Gamuda, IJM Corp and MRCB could emerge big winners from the upcoming East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) project. Also standing to gain, it says, are WCT Muhibbah Engineering and Lafarge, which... Read more
The end is nigh for KL parking lots!
Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has somewhat shockingly announced that new buildings erected within the city centre will not have a provision for parking lots once the Sungai Buloh-Serdang-Putrajaya Klang Valley mass rapid transit (MRT) Line 2 is completed and operational. While this should not really come as a... Read more
Mexico voted top retirement destination
Donald Trump may be obsessed about a border wall to keep the “bad hombres” out, but it is likely that many of his countrymen could be headed in the opposite direction. InternationalLiving.com‘s Global Retirement Index, which identifies the top 24 retirement destination in the world, just named Mexico number... Read more
UK survey: Harder than ever to get on property ladder
This may sound all too familiar. One in four young people in the United Kingdom think they will never own a home, according to a survey participated by 1,500 18- to 34-year-olds from across the country. They are pinning their hopes on inheritance to help them get onto the... Read more
Prefabs tackle UK housing crisis, US labour shortage
The United Kingdom government is luring innovative entrants to the housing market to help it deliver its goal of one million homes by 2020. According to World Architecture News, China National Building Materials Company (CNBM) has revealed plans to build six prefabricated home factories in UK to produce 25,000... Read more
Renovations and how  to avoid shoddy work
The contractors and renovations marketplace can be daunting. Coupled with your lack of knowledge and experience, you may find yourself living with flaky walls and leaky bathrooms. This article is about basic home renovations and what you need to know about priming, flooring and air-conditioning. Having a good coat... Read more