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A retrofit option that cuts costs and saves lives
NEW SUPER CONCRETE TECHNOLOGY ENABLES EARTHQUAKE-RESISTANT BUILDINGS BY Zoe Phoon Researchers at Canada’s University of British Columbia (UBC) have developed a new seismic resistant concrete called eco-friendly ductile cementitious composite (EDCC). This technology will see its first real life application in the next few months as part of the... Read more
How to revilatise ecosystems without polluting them
NAUTILUS: A PIONEERING ‘ZERO–EMISSION, ZERO-WASTE, ZERO-POVERTY’ ECO-RESORT PROPOSED FOR THE PHILIPPINES BY Zoe Phoon                                                                         ... Read more
New ‘work, play, invest’ environs sprouting worldwide
HOW SMART CITIES AND LIVING LABS STACK UP BY Zoe Phoon (Note to reader: The following article is a follow up to an earlier story entitled Cyberjaya in for exciting times as smart-city model) The wave of creativity and innovation to transform urban areas and improve quality of life has... 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
Cyberjaya in for exciting times as smart-city model
INTELLIGENT CITY REASSERTS ITS POSITION AS AN IDEAL SPOT FOR TECH COMPANIES AND STARTUPS TO GROW THEIR VALUE   BY Zoe Phoon A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, a saying goes. Malaysia, under former premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, took her single step back... Read more
Does Budget 2018 reflect our 2020 goals?
 PEPS WEIGHS IN ON THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY… For those who are not in the know, “PEPS” is the very succinct abbreviation of the elaborately-named Association of Valuers, Property Managers, Estate Agents and Property Consultants in the Private Sector, Malaysia (or, in Bahasa Malaysia, Persatuan Penilai,... Read more
Who benefits from Budget 2018?
WHAT DOES THE PROPERTY MARKET STAND TO GAIN (IF ANYTHING)? The likely good news is, if you are a farmer, fisherman, factory worker or bottom-tier civil servant, this budget is all about you. If you are a middle-income earner looking to move up the property ladder or even make... 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
From Fleet Street to Green Street
LONDON MULLS WORLD’S FIRST ‘NATIONAL CITY PARK, AND A STREET KNOWN FOR NEWSPRINT COULD NOW BE GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY BY Zoe Phoon The London national park idea is to think about the capital of England and the UK in the future where there are fewer cars and... Read more
Eco Sanctuary wins at Singapore Property Award 2017
Premier Malaysian developer SP Setia picked up a prestigious accolade from Singapore Property Award 2017 for its Eco Sanctuary project, which was awarded in the “Sustainable Development” category. Held last week, the Singapore Property Award 2017 is organised by FIABCI Singapore, the local chapter of the renowned international real... Read more