Affordable extravaganza at Mapex 2017
If you still think the private and government sectors should make a more concerted effort to provide affordable housing to the masses, then the latest Malaysia Property Expo (Mapex) from Aug 11 – 13 will hold a special surprise for you. The Real Estate and Housing Developers’ Association (Rehda)... Read more
Liuzhou forest city proposes a remarkable future
HUMAN CONSTRUCTION AND NATURE NEED NOT COMPETE FOR SPACE WHEN TOMORROW COMES BY Zoe Phoon                                                            Images courtesy of Stefano Boeri Architetti... Read more
The surprising power of peculiarity
UNIQUE DEVELOPMENTS LIKE KL’S UPCOMING M101 SKYWHEEL MAY SEEM ECCENTRIC TO THE NAKED EYE, BUT ITS VALUE RUNS DEEP IF YOU CARE TO TAKE A CLOSER LOOK If there is one clear trend that defines our changing world, it is that urbanisation is now happening at a rate that... 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
UOA gains more ground in Bangsar South
One of the key engines behind the rising prominence of Bangsar South has been UOA Development Bhd’s anchor development, Bangsar South City. However, the company recently indicated that it has more in store for the burgeoning new suburb with the purchase of a 9,686.682 sq ft parcel in the... Read more
UEM Sunrise banks on land
Outgoing chairman of UEM Sunrise Bhd Tan Sri Ahmad Tajuddin Ali says the company will remain on firm footing for the foreseeable future because of its rich landbank reserve. UEM Sunrise currently has more than 5,261ha under its belt, representing a potential gross development value of RM80 billion. Furthermore,... 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
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