Divide and conquer with eye-catching solutions
FASHION SECTIONS, NOOKS AND PRIVATE AREAS IN YOUR HOME WITH CREATIVITY AND PURPOSE BY R A Jabbar Not so long ago, our property market was swamped with houses built with seamless designs, citing it for the purpose of good ventilation and spacious homes. That was the beginning of the rediscovery of dividers... Read more
Six ways energy-efficient homes make your life better
Sure, you’ve heard it all before. And you’ve accepted that an energy-efficient way of life is the path to the future. But the future is a long way off… isn’t it? Not really. Energy costs are not getting cheaper, and so long as the global population continues to rise... Read more
Could interest rate hikes lead to price adjustments?
PRICES HAVE TO COME DOWN IN ORDER TO AVOID SOURING INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY MARKET   While Bank Negara Malaysia’s move to raise interest rates is largely seen as unavoidable and necessary by most economists, there is also serious concern about how this may impact the property sector. Currently,... Read more
Trump’s childhood home now on AirBnB
HOME FEATURES ORIGINAL FURNITURE, FITTINGS AND A GIANT CUT-OUT OF THE PREZ The childhood home of United States President Donald Trump is now listed on AirBnB for US$725 (RM3,045) a night. According to an AFP report, the multi-million mock Tudor-style Trump family home in Queens, where the New York... Read more
When living small can be efficient and comfortable
  FOR TINY-HOME DWELLERS, THE SECRET IS TO PARE DOWN TO THE ESSENTIALS BY Zoe Phoon A big house with some land may be our dream. However, compact or small space living is on the rise to overcome scarce land, expensive housing and as cities absorb more people in... 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
“High-rise Sickness”: Is there such a thing?
EXPERTS SAY SLIGHTLY SWAYING SKYSCRAPERS COULD TRIGGER MOTION SICKNESS, NAUSEA AND EVEN DEPRESSION BY Zoe Phoon A team of engineers, medics and physiologists from the Exeter and Bath universities in the United Kingdom are exploring claims that people experience motion sickness, tiredness, fatigue, depression, poor concentration and lack of... Read more
HD: PR1MA expands reach to more buyers
Two key policy changes have been announced by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak that will enable greater participation of the 1Malaysia People’s Housing (PR1MA) programme. The two changes to the PR1MA policy were raising the eligibility level for households from an income level of RM10,000 to RM15,000, and... Read more
A wash you don’t want to step out of
BY Roznah Abdul Jabbar A shower is not simply a convenient method to rid ourselves of dirt and grime or as a freshening device. Somehow the privacy of the process fosters a “me time” that promotes reflection, contemplation and many an inspiring “aha” moments, not to mention the countless... Read more
Sustainability made affordable in Semenyih
BY Roznah Abdul Jabbar Most of today’s home buyers are on the lookout for sustainable developments to satisfy their yearning for green surroundings and lifestyle preferences while doing their bit for the environment. Once considered rare and expensive, sustainable developments are now becoming more commonplace on our landscape, and... Read more