Property News


Apartment units below RM300,000 dominate property overhang list

Condominium and apartment units priced between RM200,000 and RM300,000 dominate the list of property overhang in the country, mainly contributed by those in Perak and Kedah. Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Wira Amiruddin Hamzah said condominium and apartment units made up 43 per cent of the total property overhang in the ... Read More

Property gains tax may be reduced

While the Real Property Gains Tax (RPGT) is not likely to be removed in the upcoming Budget 2020, Alliance Bank Malaysia Bhd expects the rate to be reduced amid the current lacklustre property market conditions. Group’s chief economist Manokaran Mottain said the current rate at 24% was slightly higher than ... Read More

The Official Launch of the Harmonious Lifestyle – Celesta Residency (21-22 Sept)

Celesta Residency is a modern and low density with 89 units condominium that exudes a high level of opulent sensation for those who seek for distinctive and luxury lifestyle. Filled with opulence in every aspect, Celesta Residency exudes great excellence in style fits for individuals and families that long for ... Read More

Ideal Property Group to acquire 1st Avenue Mall for RM153m

Ideal United Bintang International Berhad (IUBIB) has announced to Bursa Malaysia its proposed acquisition of 1st Avenue Mall in George Town at RM153 million last week. The company’s subsidiary, I Homes Properties Sdn Bhd (IHomes), entered into a conditional sales and purchase agreement with 1st Avenue Mall Sdn Bhd (1AMSB) ... Read More

Interview with CM: Will Penang mirror Singapore by 2030?

Penang Island is sometimes known to have some resemblance to Singapore. Both Penang Island and Singapore are separated from the mainland by a narrow strait with a lack of land for development. The government in both Penang Island and Singapore generally encounters similar challenges whenever there is a need to ... Read More

Penang needs to reclaim past glories

Land is a scarce resource on Penang island. Luckily, in these modern times, we do not have to go to war to seek territorial expansion. There is something called reclamation, which is common in the world nowadays. For Penang, reclamation is nothing new as it was done in Bayan Lepas ... Read More

Seberang Perai is now officially a city

Seberang Perai became the nation’s 14th city today, and its outgoing municipal council president, Datuk Rozali Mohamud, was appointed mayor. The Seberang Perai Municipal Council (MPSP) was officially declared the Seberang Perai City Council (MBSP) by Penang Yang di-Pertua Negri Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas in conjunction with Malaysia Day. The ... Read More

Oct 14 deadline for Penang property owners to appeal against assessment rate hike

Penang property owners have to be prepared to pay higher assessment rates next year as the state’s two local councils review the rates to counter increased expenditures. All property owners will receive the notices on the increase this month, and they have up to October 14 to send in appeals ... Read More

Interview with CM: The status of Undersea Tunnel and Sky Cab projects

The proposed Penang undersea tunnel project report submitted for review by the technical consultant is over 90% complete and there’s no plan to stop the projects. We have also touched on the Penang Sky Cab cable car project, which will link Seberang Prai to the island. In the interview below, ... Read More

Luxury houses are promoted to foreigner under MM2H, not HOC

All parties should stop the polemic over the issue of unsold luxury properties in the country as they are being promoted abroad under the procedures and conditions of Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) programme. Deputy Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Raja Kamarul Bahrin Shah Raja Ahmad Baharuddin Shah (pictured) ... Read More