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Types of properties to buy or invest in Penang

by Anders Ong We always think about shops and condominiums whenever we are buying or investing property in Penang. But what are all the types of property which are not always mentioned or not so popular? What is the best type of property for you to buy in the Pearl ... Read More
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We love living here

By William (BJ) Huffman In 2015, my wife and I began to consider our retirement plans. We knew that we wanted to move to Southeast Asia as we wanted to take advantage of our age and travel in this part of our world while our health still permitted. While researching online, ... Read More

Story behind Jalan Batu Perempuan and Jalan Batu Jantan at Air Itam

By Emilia Ismail Jalan Batu Jantan and Jalan Batu Perempuan didn't get their names because someone ran out of ideas to name the roads in Air Itam — the names originated from a "tragic" love story! 😉 Legend has it that two rocks, one male and the other female, located ... Read More

The history of the land at Infinity Beachfront Condominium

By Emilia Ismail What started with a Thai Native couple's intense love for Penang, ended up with court battles that lasted three generations. Some sixty years ago, Boonsom Boonyanit and her husband, a Thai of Chinese origin named Sie Guan Tjang @ Sie Hang Bok, fell in love with Penang, ... Read More

Everything about certified real estate negotiators & agents (Part 2 of 2) – Benefits and commission rate

By Anders Ong Types of Agency Appointment We Can Arrange with Real Estate Agents Exclusive Agents: Appointment of one real estate agency to market and sell the property exclusively. No other agency can solicit from the owner to sell, only can direct co-agency to the appointed agency. Landlord/Vendor can’t sell/rent ... Read More
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Everything about certified real estate negotiators & agents (Part 1 of 2)

By Anders Ong There have been so many misconceptions in the market about real estate negotiators and agents. Most people assume negotiators are the same as brokers and brokers are the same as negotiators without fully understanding the risk they have by engaging brokers. Some complained that realtors had lied ... Read More

Are Penangites ready for prefabricated housing?

By Ar. Tan Bee Eu While our country grapples with the rising cases of Covid-19, one recent headline caught the attention of many Penangites. The launched of Slimhaus Development, being the first prefabricated housing to use Industrialised Building System (IBS). Since 2003, the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) has been relentless ... Read More

Strata Condominium Disputes and How to Make a Claim at the Tribunal in Malaysia

By Sr. KC Law While living in a condominium has its advantages, such as having cool facilities to use, it surely has its disadvantages. The below 2 situations may sound familiar to you - The occurrence of water leakages from your upstairs neighbour’s washroom causing your condo ceiling to have ... Read More

7 reasons why property owners need landlord insurance

By See Kok Loong Insurance is one of those things that some people mistakenly think isn’t worth the cost. Unfortunately, that’s why too many people choose not to take out appropriate insurance cover to insure their assets as well as their incomes. When it comes to insuring their homes, most ... Read More
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COVID-19 Crisis Measures & Opportunities (Part 2 of 2)

by Anders Ong FOUR Measures That Can Be Taken During the Six Months Automatic Moratorium Period:  1. Increase Cash Reserve of Minimum 6 Months: Preparing for the worst but hope for the best, because many businesses and companies may have to cut cost or start to do retrenchment. Cash reserve ... Read More


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