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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
Japan pushing hard to land HSR project
Japan is reportedly pulling out all the stops to land the lucrative Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (HSR) deal, and is now using diplomatic muscle to ensure it has a seat at the table. According to the Nikkei Asian Review, the recent lapse in the Bandar Malaysia deal involving... Read more
Winning recipe: Responsibility and Accountability
THESE ARE KEY INGREDIENTS MANAGEMENT COMMITTEES MUST ADOPT TO TASTE SUCCESS BY Robert Tan The former American congressman, Jesse Jackson Jr, pleaded guilty to misusing US$750,000 (RM3.3 million) in campaign funds. Prosecutors said the funds were siphoned to pay for his family’s personal living expenses and buy exotic items.... Read more
Setia EcoHill launches final phase of Horizon Residences
SP Setia Bhd launched the third and final phase of its Horizon Residence project within the popular Setia EcoHill development in Semenyih, Selangor, last weekend. The Gloris Collection represents the final opportunity for buyers to be a part of this burgeoning green community, offering just 77 units of comfortably-sized... Read more
China building massive city south of Beijing
Those who follow China’s progress know that once an idea is mooted by the government there is very little stopping it from becoming a reality – no matter how large or small the endeavour may seem. Well this is big, very big. China has recently decided to build a... Read more
Matrix Concepts draws Klang Valley crowd to Bandar Sri Sendayan
ADITA TERRACES PROVES CITY FOLK ARE NOW WILLING TO LOOK FURTHER TO FIND IDEAL AND AFFORDABLE LIVING OPTIONS Success for Matrix Concepts Holdings Bhd’s (MCHB) latest project within the Sri Sendayan township in Negri Sembilan, doesn’t just say a lot about the appeal of the concept; it also suggests... Read more
RM52m interchange for future residents of Pantai Sentral Park
BY Zoe Phoon The Pantai Sentral Park interchange, when ready in 2018, will connect future residents of the Pantai Sentral Park township development directly to the New Pantai Expressway and onward to the commercial, retail and residential enclaves of Petaling Jaya, Kuala Lumpur, Bangsar and Mid Valley City. A... Read more
BNM paints bleak picture for affordable housing
Malaysia’s central bank has consistently warned the development and construction industry about its ongoing misplaced focus and the lack of supply in the affordable housing category. For example, Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) had previously criticised the incoming supply of residential properties as being “severely unaffordable” when compared against the... Read more
Forest City to fight air pollution in China
BY Zoe Phoon Firstly, let us clarify that the “Forest City” in this story is not to be confused with the Forest City development in Iskandar Malaysia, which is a joint-venture smart city project between a China-based and Malaysian development firm. (Read the latest on that project here). This Forest... Read more
The town that beer built goes green
  FROM ‘LONG COOL DANE’ TO GREEN COOL DANE BY Zoe Phoon Many of us, especially beer drinkers among the baby boomers, would be familiar with Carlsberg’s advertisement in the 1980s. It featured a long (tall), cool Danish girl as well as the beer when the brewery was penetrating... Read more