Property News Summary – 28 February 2017

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Ownership schemes offers discount to PKNS home buyers The Selangor State Development Corporation (PKNS) is offering attractive discounts to encourage first-time home buyers to buy properties. The scheme — 1st Ownership — will see buyers getting a 10% discount on

Estate123’s Top Picks: Affordable Condominiums in Kuala Lumpur

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A while back, we showed you our top picks for affordable landed homes in Selangor. It seems that a lot of people are searching for something a little lighter on the finances without sacrificing distance from Kuala Lumpur. Of course,

Property News Summary – 27 February 2017

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MACC uncovers Johor land scam Anti-graft officers from MACC have uncovered the plot of a massive land scandal in Johor involving tens of millions of ringgit, which started in 2013, after sifting through stacks of documents seized from state government

6 Ways To “Time Out” With Your Phone

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(Sourced from The Star) We’ve all been there. The phone screen flashes, and you automatically glance at it to see what’s the notification. A WhatsApp tone rings, and several people within hearing distance involuntarily reach for their phone. While smartphones

Property News Summary – 24 February 2017

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Secondary market a good option for first time home buyers First time home-buyers should look into the secondary market as an alternative because they are more affordable, said the Finance Ministry. The primary market pricing is usually inflated, due to

Shanghai overtakes Tokyo as Asia’s top property investment destination

Night time view of Shanghai's famous The Bund, with the Oriental Pearl Tower lit up in purple lights.

(Sourced from China Money Network) The Chinese city of Shanghai has become the top destination for real estate investment in Asia Pacific, squeezing out Tokyo from the number 1 spot in the fourth quarter of 2016. Globally, Shanghai took the

Property News Summary – 23 February 2017

Artist impression of Dreamworks Animation Square at MAPS theme park (Source: blooloop.com)

Movie Animation Park Studios to open in Q2 2017 The much awaited Movie Animation Park Studios (MAPS) in Bandar Meru Raya, Ipoh – the first in Asia – will finally open its doors in the second quarter of this year.

The World’s 20 Most Instagrammed Tourist Attractions

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Everybody knows Instagram. It’s like a photo album where people post anything and everything for their friends (and the world) to see, each photo painstakingly filtered to suit the user’s aesthetic. According to Search Engine Watch, the app has over 400

Property News Summary – 22 February 2017

(Source: The Star)

KL remains top choice for commercial investment, development Kuala Lumpur remains the top choice for commercial investment or development, followed by Selangor (23%), Johor (20%), Penang (17%) and Sabah (11%), according to Knight Frank Malaysia. In its Malaysia Commercial Real

Property News Summary – 21 February 2017

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Mah Sing’s Icon City gets Cyber-centre status Mah Sing Group’s Icon City development in Petaling Jaya has obtained Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) Malaysia Cyber-centre status. Cyber-centres function to create an ecosystem that fosters a competitive environment to attract, nurture and