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More than just a place to shop
HOW IKEA-ANCHORED SHOPPING CENTRES EMBRACE INDUSTRY AND ECONOMIC CHANGES TO STAY SUCCESSFUL BY Zoe Phoon Shopping centres of today need to meet contemporary shoppers’ desires. Those days of shopping in the pre-internet era are gone. Shopping centres now need to keep up with the trends and technologies and find... Read more
Bigger role for town planners under new Ministry
BY Shahrim Tamrin The Town and Country Planning Department (PLANMalaysia or JPBD) will be given a more inclusive role and expanded functions under the rationalisation process of Federal Territories Ministry. “We will allow PLANMalaysia to play clearer role in terms of planning and development policies at micro level with... Read more
New inner-city benchmark for luxury living begins to shine
STAR RESIDENCE KLCC MOVES CLOSER TO COMPLETION FOLLOWING TOPPING-UP CEREMONY LAST MONTH Following a topping-up ceremony late last month, Kuala Lumpur city’s latest luxury living benchmark, Star Residences, is already offering stakeholders and interested investors a closer look at the lifestyle proposition as well as the stunning views the... Read more
DatumCorp appeals to head and heart with new campaign
DATUM JELATEK PROJECT IN KL SPEAKS TO A NEW GENERATION OF HOME BUYERS WITH EASY OWNERSHIP INNOVATIONS AND A FOCUS ON SOCIAL CONSCIOUSNESS BY Chris Prasad   They say some of the most important medical advances have, ironically, been made in times of war. That’s because there is no greater... Read more
Sparing a thought for the KL of tomorrow
KUALA LUMPUR HOSTS THE 10TH WCSC, ADDRESSES URBAN PRESSURE OF ECONOMIC GROWTH The International Conference on World Sustainable Class Cities (WCSC 2018) returned to Kuala Lumpur recently, once again exploring challenges and potential solutions to our ever-changing urban landscape, and how we can approach the future with liveability and... 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
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
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
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
Improved earnings ahead for M-REITs
The overall market may be taking a dip, but CIMB Equities Research foresees that Malaysian Real Estate Investment Trusts (M-REITs) earnings will improve in this half of the year. It said improvement in the second half of the year will be supported by mid-single-digit rental reversions from retail assets... Read more