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The Benefits of Penang’s South Reclamation Scheme

By Timothy Tye Today I come to you from the coastline of Permatang Damar Laut, in Bayan Lepas. Yup, I am on a reconnaissance field trip, to check out the sites of a mammoth land reclamation called the Penang South Reclamation scheme (PSR). Recently, the Penang State Government announced plans ... Read More
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Prepare Penangites for the LRT

By Timothy Tye Introducing a rapid transit system to a population requires more than simply determining the route and selecting the rolling stock. Quite often, the success of the system hinges on how well the local authority prepares the population to accept the new mode of public transport. There is ... Read More
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Cut prices please, Mr. Developer? Well…

By Charles Tan This is an interesting view from a property industry observer about the property prices here in Malaysia. The full article is in edgeprop.my (Titled: Developers must cut profits to lower property prices). Basically, in order to reduce the price of properties, the developers must cut their profit margins ... Read More
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Primary Market versus Secondary Market

by Anders Ong There are two main market in properties transaction, which comprise of:- Primary Market – Direct purchase of a new property from developers. Examples are under construction properties or projects off the plan and unsold units from the developers. Secondary Market – Direct purchase of properties from primary ... Read More
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Common Mistakes by New Home Buyers

by Anders Ong Buying a house was always one of the biggest commitment or decision a person will made in their life, unless they are filthy rich. It is also the biggest and maybe the scariest for some as it could be tied up to 35 years to a person ... Read More
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Mainland Penang is riding on the crest of development

by Alex Tan Bok Hooi Every time I touched down in Penang, I will find time for my favourite wantan mee stall, tucked in a little corner in Bukit Mertajam. Or had a quick bite of roast pork noodles in Kampung Benggali. Journey to these places takes longer nowadays as traffic ... Read More
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Penang’s mega projects can now be completed earlier

by Charles Tan The sky in Penang seems brighter today than before the GE14? I believe in general, Penangites would welcome the announcement by the newly minted Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow. He said this in an article in TheSunDaily. “Need for Penang’s mega projects to be expedited.” Specifically, he ... Read More
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Why buy/invest properties?

by Anders Ong Like usual every property investment book or stories will have a section named “Why Buy/Invest Property?” There are FIVE main reason WHY:- 1) Roof Over Your Head First and foremost, the main reason of one purchasing a property in the past is always for own stay. This ... Read More
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OPR on the rise. What happen next?

by Miichael Yeoh The recent announcement by Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) sees the increase of Overnight Policy Rate (OPR) by 25 basis points from 3.00% to 3.25%. “With the economy firmly on a steady growth path, BNM said the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) decided to normalise the degree of monetary ... Read More
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Balik Pulau? Some POTENTIAL insights.

by Charles Tan I still remember the time when I was looking to upgrade to a bigger place from my small apartment of 700 sq ft in Relau. I considered many places and Balik Pulau was one of them. There were a few projects that my wife and I drove ... Read More

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