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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
Newsflash: Better home discounts for firemen
The government is looking to recognise the service and dedication of firemen in the country by subsidising a portion of the cost of affordable homes for staff of the Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba). Earlier this week, Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin said the government could allocate... Read more
Red hot entry for KL’s latest boutique hotel
LIVELY COCKTAIL PARTY AND RECORD-BREAKING MURAL ART PIECE MARKS RED BY SIROCCO’S EXCITING ENTRY INTO THE HOSPITALITY LANDSCAPE BY Chris Prasad Red may be the underlying theme colour that is present throughout Kuala Lumpur City’s newest boutique hotel, but there is a deeper meaning behind the name: Relax, Enjoy,... Read more
SP Setia hits RM1.11b in sales for Q1,2018  
FOCUS O MID-RANGE PROPERTIES PAYS OFF FOR DEVELOPMENT GIANT, AS IT REMAINS OPTIMISTIC ABOUT ACHIEVING ITS RM5 BILLION TARGET THIS YEAR With the air of change still thick with euphoria following the election, it is also comforting to know that there is bright news on the “business-as-usual” front. Providing... Read more
Building for millennials – the ‘new us’ Mah Sing way
 IT GOES BEYOND REINVENTING SPACES AND REINVENTING AFFORDABILITY BY Zoe Phoon Winds of change are blowing through the property industry and players are finding creative ways to weather the storm in the uncertain climate. As William Arthur Ward, the late American writer, said, “The pessimist complains about the wind;... Read more
How do wealthy Malaysians stack up?
REPORT: THEY INVEST IN PROPERTY, ARE SANGUINE ABOUT CRYPTOCURRENCIES AND ARE KEEN TO SEND THEIR KIDS ABROAD FOR EDUCATION BY Zoe Phoon Cross-border real estate continues to attract Asian investors with wealthy individuals in Malaysia, Hong Kong and China most likely to buy, according to global property consultancy Knight... Read more
Food Halls = Ca$h Cows
TREND INDICATOR: UK’s BIGGEST FOOD HALL TO OPEN ON OXFORD STREET, EUROPE’s BUSIEST SHOPPING STREET BY Zoe Phoon Restaurants are one of the fastest growing segments of the retail industry with restaurant sales surpassing retail sales in recent years, according to property consultants. But they also noted that with... Read more
PEPS: We’re not blaming developers
OVERHANG ISSUE IS A COMPLEX PROBLEM THAT REQUIRES ATTENTION FROM NUMEROUS STAKEHOLDERS IN THE PROPERTY INDUSTRY BY Chris Prasad The Association of Valuers, Property Managers, Estate Agents and Property Consultants in the Private Sector Malaysia (PEPS) has clarified that an earlier press statement by the body was not intended... Read more
GuocoLand on the hunt for land
AFTER A LYING LOW FOR A SPELL, COMPANY NOW LOOKING TO REASSERT ITSELF IN THE MARKET GuocoLand (M) Bhd has made it clear that it is looking to beef up its landbank and boost its profile considerably over the next five years. The property arm of Hong Leong Group,... Read more
The inescapable impact of Oil and Gas on property
INTERNATIONAL BUYERS, TALENT MOVEMENT, EXPATRIATE COMMUNITIES, PROPERTY PRICES… IT’S ALL ABOUT THE STATE OF O&G By Livian Lin The Oil and Gas (O&G) industry has always had an impact on housing, especially in oil dependent cities like Dubai and Calgary; or at towns where the entire socio-economy revolves around... Read more