Visitors kill two birds with one stone

MANY potential house buyers like the venue where the Star Property Fair 2011 was held as they could shop at Gurney Plaza while visiting the fair which was held at the shopping mall and G Hotel next door.

Engineer Jason Lum, 32, and his wife Tham Siew Leng, 32, said they were happy to shop at the mall and check out the latest property at the same time.

He said they could also bring their two children – Tiffany, five, and Daniel, two, – elsewhere in the mall if the kids started to get bored touring property booths.

“It is also easier to source for food here. Restaurants and fast food outlets are aplenty,” he said when met at the Belleview Group booth at Gurney Plaza yesterday.

Lum said he was looking for pro-perty for investment after buying a landed property in Sungai Ara in May.

“I want to know what is the latest on offer. The fair is good as almost all the major industry players are here to showcase their projects,” he said.

Another visitor, V.S. Hew, 40, said both Gurney Plaza and G Hotel provided an entertaining and shopping environment for visitors to the fair.

We love the fair here. The environment is perfect for us to source for property.

“We are looking for an ideal place for investment purposes. We will go for any property, be it high-rise or landed, as long as it suits us and the location is strategic,” said the factory manager.

Hew was making enquiries about the Oasis Condominiums at the Nusmetro Venture (P) Sdn Bhd booth with his wife, Crystal Ong, 38.

Businesswoman Jennifer Teh and her husband, B.C. Lau, in their 50s and 60s respectively, said they were glad the property fair was held at Gurney Plaza.

We always have a great time here. Last year, we also bought a property during the Star Property Fair.

“In fact, Penang is a good place for investment. Most of the places are ideal locations for retirement and holiday,” she said.

B.C. Lok, 40, said he was looking for a bigger home, preferably a condominium or a landed property with a built-area of at least 1,500sq ft and 3,000sq ft respectively.

“I have seen something I like here. It is a condominium costing almost RM800,000 in Sungai Ara,” he said.

K.C. Teoh, 45, said he was looking to buy landed and overseas property for investment but lamented that prices had gone up by 40% compared to last year.

SOURCE: The Star

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