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High-Impact Year Naza TTDI is poised for big things

Property Still Hot page


Developers remain gungho and plan more launches

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Pay Less. Pay Half. Pay Later. Flexible repayment options that considers your present and future needs

Editor’s Note

More Launches, Big Projects & Mergers in 2011 Malaysia Sdn Bhd (600850-K) 45-6 The Boulevard, Mid Valley City Lingkaran Syed Putra 59200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Phone: (603) 2264 6888 Fax: (603) 2264 6999 Sales enquiries: Editorial Matters: General enquiries:

2010 will go down in recent history as one of the best years for the Malaysian property industry. Prices appreciated significantly in some hot spots while prices rose across the board in almost all areas even as developers ramp up their launches. The price run-up started from the last quarter of a rather slow 2009 and came to a “boil” sometime in the 3rd quarter of 2010 prompting the government to impose a 70% cap on the third mortgage onwards.


The pre-emptive measure was needed to stem unhealthy speculation amidst calls from the public at large to make homes more affordable. While the effects of the cap have yet to be felt in significant measures, the imposition of the LVR (Loan-to-Value Ratio) cap was welcomed by most industry players as a move towards a more sustainable housing market in Malaysia.

Designer Jason Kwong

Editor Jan Yong

DESIGN Art Director Angeline Lim

DISPLAY ADVERTISING Sales & Marketing Manager Lily Kong


2011 is seen as a year where the momentum is expected to carry over at least till the second half

Consumer Communications Manager Foo Chia Chern

Moving forward, 2011 is seen as a year where the momentum is expected to carry over at least till the second half. Our survey revealed that most developers will be launching new projects or subsequent phases of their ongoing projects, with average new launches of major developers numbering at least five. Check out our Special Focus which gives a sampling of some new upcoming projects. Expect more Mergers & Acquisitions in 2011 too as developers team up to vie for billion ringgit mega projects that were announced during the course of 2010. Topping the projects is the RM43 bil MRT project which is expected to generate RM3 – RM4 bil of Gross National Income and RM8 – RM12 bil of spinoffs from the construction of the MRT. About 35 MRT stations will be built along the 60km route. This means prices of properties in the vicinity of the 35 stations will go up. More buzz generated. Back to this magazine, if you notice, we have a new design starting from this issue. We would love to hear your feedback of our magazine and our website at You may e-mail me at

Customer Marketing Manager Franz Narcis

AGENT ADVERTISING Business Development Manager Leon Kong

MANAGEMENT Chief Executive Officer Shaun Di Gregorio Chairman Simon Baker Deputy Chairman Patrick Grove Country Manager – Malaysia Timothy Hor Chief Information Officer Andy Kelk Chief Financial Officer Rod Brandenburg Regional Finance Manager Jonathan Ng Group Head of Product Loh-Lim Shen Yi

Happy New Year! IPGA Limited An ASX listed company (ASX: IPP) Magazine is published monthly by Malaysia Sdn Bhd, 45-6 The Boulevard, Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra 59200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Disclaimer: Although every reasonable care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this publication, neither the publisher, editor nor their employees and agents can be held liable for any errors, inaccuracies and/or omissions, howsoever. We shall not be responsible for any loss or damage, whether direct or indirect, incidental or consequential arising from or in connection with the contents of this publication and shall not accept any liability in relation thereto. We shall not be liable for any actions taken based on the views expressed or information provided within the publication. You should always seek professional advice from the appropriate advisor, professional or institution. Unless otherwise noted, all artwork and ad designs printed in Magazine are the sole property of Malaysia Sdn Bhd, and may not be reproduced or transmitted in any form, in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of the publisher Printer Percetakan Osacar Sdn Bhd, Lot 37659, No. 11, Jalan 4/37A Taman Bukit Maluri Industrial Area Kepong, 52100 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Distributor MMS-Media Marketing Services Sdn Bhd


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CONTENTS Issue 71 / January 2011

18 6 - NEWS News snippets that remind you of what you have missed out and more 14 - COVER STORY Serin Residency – Where Serenity Meets Modernity At Serin Residency, Cyberjaya, as the name suggests, serenity is the theme here, providing the sort of restful environment that every homeowner wishes for.

FEATURED PROPERTY 18 - Ridgeview Residences – Homes by the Ridge Be astounded by the lovely panoramic view across the lush green valley from the highest point in Kajang, within an enclave that is peaceful and tranquil. 22 - The One and Only Boss No one else but The Boss gets this close to super exclusive access from the tallest building in Klang which is also set to be the most iconic development in the Klang Central Business District.

TALK POINT 24 - Naza TTDI Powers Ahead We talked to its Senior Marketing Manager, Bernard Yong Chen Wei on its plans and directions for this year even as plans are afoot to propel it into the limelight with several high-impact projects

SPECIAL FOCUS 26 - 2011 Property Market Outlook – by developers Seven developers give their views on the property market outlook. As well, see a list of their launches planned for this year.

32 - PENANG - Trailblazing into 2011 Penang properties dazzle with some leading-edge architectural gems. 36 - Agency Focus – Hartamas Real Estate Sdn Bhd Hartamas Real Estate Sdn Bhd’s MD Eric Lim took time off to give us his views of the Malaysian property market

CONTRIBUTORS 38 - Chan Ai Cheng talks to Asia’s Queen of Property, Ms. Renesial Leong for some insights on property investment for women 42 - Milan Doshi dishes out more advice for couples on how to avoid money quarrels 50 - Richard Thornton reviews the second edition of his popular ‘100 Ways to Save Tax in Malaysia for Property Investors’ 52 - The House Buyers Association (HBA) reveals its action plans if it were the Minister of Housing...


HOME SERVICES 50 - Joey Yap deciphers the colour of soil 52 - ‘Going Natural in the Bedroom’ Mattresses made from natural materials are gaining in popularity. 54 & 56 - HOME SERVICES PANEL AD & DIRECTORY LISTING 58 - 72 - DIRECTORIES & LATEST DEVELOPMENTS Find information about the latest townships, retail and commercial areas as well as developments here


30 - JOHOR – Top 10 Reasons to Invest in Iskandar


This month, we kick off 2011 with a fresh look at the Top 10 Reasons to Invest in this economic region.




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SERIN REsidency


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Cover Story

Serin Residency – Where Serenity Meets Modernity The home is not just your castle – it’s also a place to recharge yourself in a surrounding filled with peace and serenity. At Serin Residency, as the name suggests, serenity is the theme here, providing the sort of restful environment that every homeowner wishes for. In the expanding and growing Cyberjaya, such an environment already exists due to the the vast area still untapped for development. With more than 60% of the area still undeveloped, Cyberjaya is still a place that nature lovers can appreciate and immerse themselves in. Even better, they don’t have to fork out a bomb to live there in the midst of the all-encompassing greenery. Come 2014, four blocks of condominiums will take shape near the HP building in the heart of Cyberjaya. A total of 600 units will then be available together with a vast array of facilities specially built for the young and young at heart. There will be 3 swimming pools, badminton court, basketball court, futsal, jacuzzi, gym, sauna, games room, jogging tracks and playground within the compound of the condo. These are complemented by a nursery, observation deck, multi-purpose hall, cafeteria and launderette among others in order to make life easier for residents.

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Serin Residency


Affordable Luxury Some 3.7 acres or almost 40% are reserved for greenery out of the entire development encompassing an area of 10.22 acres. The freehold units come in a dizzying number of designs, with various built-ups ranging from 965 sq ft to the spacious 3,527 sq ft. There are various configurations for the designs made up of 3 to 5 + 1 bedrooms and 2 to 6 bathrooms. The choices cater to every budget and taste, from the compact under 1,000 sq ft units to the enormous penthouses that come with private garden and pool with 6-panel glass sliding doors.


“At Serin Residency, as the name suggests, serenity is the theme here, providing the sort of restful environment that every homeowner wishes for” 1

The Peace and Serinity Walkway


Lounge Area


Swimming Pool Area


The project management team from Villamas has ensured that a luxurious environment is preserved throughout the development. While the exterior has a contemporary feel, the inner compound boasts lush and modern landscaping. Security is also well taken care of with multi-tiered security which includes an intercom system. Best of all, estimates have put the population at 210,000 within the next 10 – 15 years when it is expected to be fully developed. Out of this, 120,000 are deemed to be workers while another 30,000 come from the student ranks. This kind of population growth naturally creates a demand for housing, especially those that are affordable while at the same time exuding a modern and luxury feel.

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Cover Story

Easy Access Centrally located within Cyberjaya, Serin Residency is a short distance away from access points to highways such as Maju Expressway (MEX), B15 Expressway and ELITE Highway. MEX shortens the driving distance to KL City Centre to a mere 20-min drive even during peak hours.

Special Promotion Expected to be completed by January 2014, the units are currently open for registration with the launch of the preview slated for mid January. Bumiputras are entitled to 7% discount while all purchasers are exempted from paying interest during the construction period in addition to free legal fees for the Sale & Purchase Agreement. Early birds get a further discount. This special promotion is for a limited time only.

Established Developer



Bird Eye View of Serin Residency

Well-known for their high-rises in Puchong and Serdang in Selangor and landed properties in Melaka, Villamas Group of Companies, of which Trientel Land Sdn Bhd is a member, has been developing properties for the last 25 years. It prides itself in its flawless record of early delivery for every project completed so far. Currently, most of Villamas developments are in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, and Melaka with properties ranging from landed residential such as bungalows, semidetached and terrace houses; strata residential such as condominiums and apartments; to commercial development such as shop offices.

Location Map

iProject Listing Quick Pro: Project Name: City: Property Type: Land Title: Tenure: Land Area: Built Up: Bumi Discount: Total Units/Lots: Completion Date:

NC1934 Serin Residency Cyber Jaya, Sepang, Selangor Condominium Residential Freehold 10.22 Acres 965 - 3,527 sq ft 7% 600 Jan 2014 (Expected)

Developer: Trientel Land Sdn Bhd No. 33-3A, Jalan SS 23/15, Taman Sea, Petaling Jaya, 47400 Selangor. Phone: (1700) 800 100 Fax: (603) 7804 8913 Visit for more details Malaysia JANUARY 2011


Harmony Residence

Harmony Residence – Perfect Balance of Earth & Water 1


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Harnessing a balance between the elements of earth and water, the ultra-luxurious Harmony Residence seeks to recreate a private retreat where you can recharge yourself everyday. Where you can relax and tune in to nature – all from the comfort of your home. In this freehold condominium, every floor has only one single unit making it literally a bungalow in the sky with its own private pool and garden. Best of all, it has the added advantage of height and panoramic views over the Straits of Malacca which no landed bungalow can claim, short of being perched atop a hill.



With a premium location in Tanjung Bungah, minutes away from the beaches of Batu Ferringhi and Gurney Drive, the residential development has the best of both worlds. Each of these 29 magnificent homes comes in 2 designs, with a built-up size of 5,025 sq ft for all units except the penthouse which comes with a roof garden, at 8,050 sq ft. To create a sense of being outdoors, the pool and garden area in each unit have been structured in such a way that it has a double volume ceiling space allowing the sea breeze to caress you while you gaze out at the superb views of the Straits of Malacca. The 3 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms configuration allow a sense of space to permeate the entire home while its luxurious finishing of top range tiles, timber and bathroom fittings lends it a sophisticated appeal.

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View of the Straits of Malacca




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Harmony Residence


Privacy and exclusivity are assured, with private lift access leading from the lobby, right to your doorstep. Meanwhile, the Sky Walkway at Level 18 is the place where you can take a simple stroll to enjoy the surrounding scenery. Priced from RM2.6mil to RM3.8mil each, every condominium has ample allocation of three parking bays each, within a five-level carpark podium. The condo is expected to be completed in June 2011.

Excellent Location Being minutes away from Batu Ferringhi is a huge plus as the beaches there continue to be the top draw in Penang along with its rich blend of culture and history, and superb gastronomic experiences. You are buying much more than just a piece of property but a whole lifestyle concept. 2

“In this freehold condominium, every floor has only one single unit making it literally a bungalow in the sky with its own private pool and garden�



Panaromic View of Living & Dining Area


Master Bathroom


Master Bedroom


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Established Developer A division of the Boon Siew Group of companies, BSG Property has a long track record of building quality homes in Penang over the last 38 years. BSG Property’s developments are synonymous with prestige, good value, outstanding quality and choice investment. The company is committed to developing comfortable and well-designed homes in prime locations that provide a distinctive lifestyle. Their completed projects such as Casa Permai 1 & 2 and 2 Permai in Tanjung Bungah and Ashley Green in Bukit Gambier reflect their drive to provide the best for their home owners.

Location Map

iProject Listing Quick Pro: Project Name: City: Property Type: Land Title: Tenure: Land Area: No of Bedrooms: No of Bathrooms: Price: Total Units/Lots:

NC1441 Harmony Residence Tanjung Bungah, Georgetown Condominium Residential Freehold 1 Acre 3+1 4 From RM2,600,000 - RM3,800,000 29

Developer: Taman Sri Bunga Sdn. Bhd, a division of Boon Siew Group Properties 31, Lebuh Lembah Permai 1, Tanjung Bunga, 11200 Penang. Tel: (016) 419 9003/ (016) 418 0001 / (016) 428 0001 / (604) 891 2828 Fax: (604) 891 8008 Website: Visit for more details Malaysia JANUARY 2011


The BOss




The One and Only Boss Behold the magnificent views from the tallest building in Klang. Stand tall at the top of one of the grandest and most iconic developments in the Klang Central Business District. No one else but The Boss gets this close to super exclusive access.

“Simple but Sophisticated” The Boss is a freehold mixed development that towers 132 meters with 28-storeys on 2 acres of freehold land. With an elaborate facade that sports circles and squares, one can’t help but be mystified by its design. Its horizontal circumference and layouts are in perfect symmetry and harmony, while the vertical circumference is asymmetrical, accentuating a progressive sense of moving upwards. The contrast blends in a natural and attractive manner. Upon completion, there will be 377 service suites and 42 units of retail/shop lots. The service suites have built-ups


ranging from 356 – 484 sq ft, with a selling price ranging from RM195,000 to RM309,800. This translates to a minimum of RM540 per sq ft. Each service suite comes with one bedroom and one bathroom. Don’t let the price and area comparison fool you however. As Leonardo da Vinci said, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication,” and this is clearly evident in its interior design. The basic black and white and everything in between set the stage for a visual creation that draws on the richness of textures and forms. It clearly reflects the characteristics of The Boss that is bold and powerful.

The Boss Has All More than just a place where you can rest, The Boss has several facilities right at your disposal. Receive your business associates and colleagues at the luxuriously furnished waiting

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FeatureD Property area, before leading them to the function room for meetings and presentations. The project is Wifi-ready, so there is no need to worry about being unable to connect to the Internet. There is no need to worry about finding a place to park as there are valet & concierge services, in addition to the 441 parking bays in the development. After a long day’s work, relax in the comforts of the sauna & steam bath. Gaze upon the setting sun from the sky lounge, or take a plunge into the highest swimming and wading pool in Klang. If you are health conscious, keeping fit is a joy, with a magnificent view from the sky gymnasium. Once you are feeling sore from all that exercise and work, take a break with a massage and facial at the spa centre. Accessibility is not an issue as it is connected to the Federal Highway, NKVE and KESAS highway. It is near the AEON Bukit Tinggi, Jusco Bandar Baru Klang and Centro Mall shopping centres, which will satisfy your shopping needs. Besides, it is a dining haven with several restaurants in the vicinity.


Promotional Packages For a limited time only, the developer, Hotwer Development Sdn Bhd, is offering to absorb the legal fees for the Sales and Purchase agreement (SPA). Only 10% downpayment is required to book. There is also a developer interest-bearing scheme (DIBS), 18 years guaranteed rental return and free maintenance for 18 years. This development is expected to be completed in 2014.


Bird Eye View of The Boss


Main Entrance of The Boss


The Boss


Living & Master Bedroom


Master Bedroom

Location Map



“With an elaborate facade that sports circles and squares, one can’t help but be mystified by its design”

iProject Listing Quick Pro: Project Name: City: Property Type: Land Title: Tenure: Land Area: Built Up: No of Bedrooms: No of Bathrooms: Price: Total Units/Lots: Bumi Discount: Completion Date:

NC1880 The Boss Service Suites Klang City Center, Selangor Serviced Residence Commercial Freehold 2 Acres 356 - 484 sq ft 1 1 From RM195,000 - RM309,800 377 7% 2014 (Expected)

Developer: Hotwer Development Sdn Bhd Phone: (603) 3343 6588 Fax: (603) 3343 6788 Visit for more details Malaysia JANUARY 2011



Naza Powers Ahead Interview: Bernard Yong Chen Wei With a string of awards for its trend-setting townships such as Taman Tun Dr Ismail in Kuala Lumpur and Laman Seri in Shah Alam, Naza TTDI wastes no time in forging ahead with ever more ambitious and high-impact projects such as Platinum Park within Kuala Lumpur City Centre and KL Metropolis comprising MATRADE centre, Malaysia’s largest exhibition centre. We talked to its Senior Marketing Manager, Bernard Yong Chen Wei on its plans and directions for this year. As a property developer, what are your biggest challenges? Are there any plans to merge? Bernard Yong: Firstly, as a developer, we need to always stay in touch with what the market wants and not what we want. There is no point in setting price benchmarks after benchmarks. Secondly, we need to be able to withstand property cycles – we must ride up whatever downturns there might be. Finally, we would have to acquire strategic landbanks so that we can increase our revenues and grow large enough. As we are the third largest private developer in Malaysia, we don’t need the funds as a reason to merge. iP: Your company’s property offerings are quite diversified. Tell us more. BY: Naza TTDI believes in offering something for all segments of the market. We have mass market townships such as TTDI Alam Impian and TTDI Grove Kajang, but we also have very niche products such as our semi-D shop offices in Equine Park and our high-end Platinum Park luxury development. In some areas, we even surpass the big boys, for example, our large scale and very ambitious KL Metropolis which will offer an art centre, a new expo centre (1 million sq ft) among other things. Located in the vicinity of the present Matrade building, it will complement Matrade and is akin to a new city centre around Matrade, something like a new KLCC. We have not confirmed yet the precise transportation links. We will joint-venture but that’s not confirmed yet. We expect the project to commence within the first half of this year.


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Talk Point

current low interest “rateThe environment, coupled with the increasing population in the Klang Valley will see demand continue to outstrip supply in the near future

– Bernard Yong Chen Wei, Senior Marketing Manager

This diversified approach stems from our corporate philosophy, which is to ensure that Naza TTDI is the developer of choice, regardless of the segment. iP: How has response been for your completed projects? BY: The response has been extremely encouraging with our recent launches such as TTDI Alam Impian – Viola which were snapped up in a single day. Our TTDI Dualis shophouses were sold out within 3 hours in October 2010. iP: What are some of your notable upcoming projects in the pipeline? Details eg. GDV, type. BY: They are: - TTDI Adina – Mixed development in Seksyen 13 Shah Alam - Dualis TTDI Puchong – Cluster shop offices in Puchong - TTDI Grove, Kajang – A new township in Kajang - Platinum Park, KLCC – The residential towers - KL Metropolis – A new integrated CBD in the vicinity of Mont’ Kiara, Hartamas and Bukit Tunku Malaysia JANUARY 2011

iP: What are your expectations for your new projects? BY: We expect to surpass what we’ve achieved in the months and years leading up to this point – not only in terms of the velocity of sales, but also in the design and innovativeness of our products, quality of our marketing and branding and the overall customer experience. iP: What are the special features that deserve mention about your projects? BY: Innovativeness in design, quality of the construction, limited defects, strong track record of good capital appreciation and completing the projects quite significantly ahead of schedule. iP: What are the ‘green’ features that have been or will be incorporated in your projects? BY: Environmentally-friendly principles will form the foundation of our developments in the near future – this will encompass the use of ‘green’ materials, equipping our buildings with energy and water-saving features, employing sustainable concepts in the construction itself etc.

iP: How do you foresee the property market outlook in the 1st half of 2011? What is your view on the increasing number of M & As in the property scene? BY:The property outlook continues to remain positive for quality products by reputable developers in good locations. The current low interest rate environment, coupled with the increasing population in the Klang Valley will see demand continue to outstrip supply in the near future. M & As bring strength and additional exposure to the Malaysian property market and is therefore good for the country. We still have enough players to offer healthy competition. In Malaysia, there is always room for niche developers. As to consumers’ fear that prices may eventually be “controlled” by the big merged entities, my opinion is that the ones who are merging so far are not the ones who bench-mark the price. iP: Are there any plans to develop properties overseas? BY: We have plans in the pipeline, but there is nothing concrete yet.


2011 Property Market Outlook

Seven developers give their views on what lie ahead this year “ Being rotational, the industry’s supply and demand are driven by the market and external forces ” Sunrise Berhad

Ms Anne Tong, Asst GM, Branding and Community Development Being rotational, the industry’s supply and demand are driven by the market and external forces. Due to Malaysia’s strong fundamentals, with strong controls and regulations by the relevant authorities, our land and property prices were mostly unaffected from the recent 2009 financial crisis faced by the world over. Provided that the needs of investors and customers are met, the Malaysian property market outlook in 2011 should remain attractive and will garner a healthy flow of investment options by investors and purchases by property owners, both local and foreign.

“ As long as the macroeconomic conditions remain favourable, I foresee that the demand for quality residences and offices in the Klang Valley to continue growing unabated ” NAZA TTDI Sdn Bhd

Mr Bernard Yong, Senior Manager, Marketing As long as the macroeconomic conditions remain favourable, I foresee that the demand for quality residences and offices in the Klang Valley to continue growing unabated. A lot will hinge on the execution of the government’s GTP, ETP and Greater KL Transformation plans.

Crest Builder Holdings Berhad

Sunsuria Group

Mr Eric Yong, Executive Director

For 2011, I see plenty of consolidations, privatizations, M &As and so on. I wonder if property giants S P Setia Bhd, who shares a similar majority shareholder in PNB – would merge with other listed property players whom PNB has large stakes in. Of course there is a mega project to be looked at ie. the RM40 billion MRT. I think there would be no one company that is strong enough to raise that amount of money to construct the MRT under the Private Finance Initiative method. Is this a possible likelihood? We shall wait and see.


Mr Simon Kwan, Director, Business Development We think the outlook will be very positive with potentially high hopes.

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Special FOcus

Mah Sing Group Bhd

Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Leong Hoy Kum, Group Chief Executive and Group MD The property market has done well in 2010 and we foresee that the demand for properties with good concepts in strategic locations will be sustained in 2011. The conducive interest rate environment, healthy employment market and the fact that property investments have proven to be a reliable asset class will continue to sustain and drive this sector. Malaysia’s healthy economic performance and domestic initiatives such as Budget 2011 high impact projects that include the Mass Rapid Transit, the Greater Kuala Lumpur/Klang Valley and other infrastructure projects should continue to drive the market.

“ The property market has done well in 2010 and we foresee that the demand for properties with good concepts in strategic locations will be sustained in 2011 ” “ While the 70% cap on LVR will affect the property market, we do not foresee it to have an adverse impact ” Sunway City Berhad

Mr Ho Hon Sang, MD, Property Development Division, Malaysia 2010 was indeed a good year due to the return of market confidence and easy payment schemes by developers. We remain optimistic of the market outlook for 2011. Moreover, we do not think that Malaysia will experience a property bubble due to the limited supply of land in prime areas and availability of liquidity at the banks and institutions such as the Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF). While the 70% cap on LVR will affect the property market, we do not foresee it to have an adverse impact. We believe buyers will continue to search for quality properties as they remain a safe and solid asset class. The latest round of quantitative easing by the US will see some funds inflow to this part of the world.

Azea Property Investment

Ms Tan Yang Poh, CEO

“ Barring any major surprises like war breaking out in the Korean peninsula, this year’s property outlook remains positive ” Malaysia JANUARY 2011

Barring any major surprises like war breaking out in the Korean peninsula, this year’s property outlook remains positive. It’s good that the US and Europe are still recovering, so there is a lot of liquidity that is flowing into Asia looking for good investments. Additionally, the strong growth of the economy that Asia is experiencing will continue to create demand for properties. One of the key driving economic forces in Asia now is China. With its growth rate, the smaller distressed countries in Europe will not have a major impact in Asia. So we are optimistic that after a short correction with the recent government announcement to curb property price increases and with the holiday season, the market will recover and continue its growth this year.


Some New Launches Planned for 2011 Sunrise Berhad

Ms Anne Tong, Asst. GM, Branding and Community Development Parallel with the company’s direction in moving towards Stage 3 Growth which signifies Sunrise focus on developing multi-products at multi locations, 2011 will see new launches such as Menara Solaris located off Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur; MK20 serviced-condominium in Mont’ Kiara; a gated residential development at The Mines; Phase 2 of Quintet Canada mixed-use development in Richmond, Canada and a mixed-used development in Bukit Jelutong, Shah Alam, a joint venture with Sime Darby Property Berhad.

Sunway City Berhad

Mr Ho Hon Sang, MD, Property Development Division, Malaysia Our expected launches for 2011 include Sunway Velocity, a vibrant integrated development in KL; Sunway South

Quay in Bandar Sunway comprising of condominiums, commercial precincts; Sunway Merica and Sunway Cassia residential properties in Penang; Sunway Nexis, a mixed commercial development in Dataran Sunway; MontBleu residential properties in Ipoh and many other exciting projects which we will duly announce later.


Mr Bernard Yong, Senior Manager, Marketing Our expected launches for 2011 are as follows: a. Dualis TTDI Puchong – Cluster Shop Offices b. Dualis Residences, Equine Park Seri Kembangan – Condominiums c. TTDI Adina – Serviced Apartments and Office Suites in Seksyen 13, Shah Alam d. Alam Impian – more phases to be launched

e. TTDI Grove – a township in Kajang f. Platinum Park – 2 residential blocks

Sunsuria Group

Mr Simon Kwan, Director, Business Development In 2011, we will launch: - Mont Kiara (SOHO) - Bukit Jelutong (SOHO & Retail Offices) - The Core 2 - 7th Avenue 2 - Bungalows & Apartments, Shah Alam - Nusajaya project (at Afiat Healthpark, beside Columbia Asia Hospital)

Azea Property Investment

Ms Tan Yang Poh, CEO

We will roll out details of the Azea development in Danga Bay.

Mah Sing Group Bhd

Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Leong Hoy Kum, Group Chief Executive and Group MD


Launch/ Preview Date

Products and price

Main highlights

Residential Kinrara Residence -Celeste, Bandar Kinrara

Target launch 1Q 2011

• 40’ x 80’, 2 & 3 storey Semi D Indicative Price from RM1.3million

1) Smart Home Security Alarm system with LCD screen, motion sensors and entrance CCTV (Gateless Concept) 2) Jacuzzi on timber decking for 3 storey Semi-D 3) Solar powered water heater system (concealed water storage tank)

Garden Residence Clover,

Target launch: 1Q 2011

• 2 & 3 storey semi D Indicative price from RM1,288,800 & RM1,438,800

Gated & guarded with 24 hour security. Perimeter fencing to individual precincts. Lush tropical landscaped gardens. Cascading water features. Jogging tracks and running trails. Broadband ready homes with fast connection.

CyberjayaHijauan Residence – Garden Villas, Cheras

Target launch 2H 2011

• 4 Storey Villas Indicative price from RM2.86 - RM3.3Million

Modern Tropical Villas that provides 180 degrees forest views, 360 degrees refreshing ambience.

M City, Jalan Ampang

Target preview – 2H 2011

• Serviced apartment, SOHO, Sky Villa and 3storey shop office

• 1st Garden City Development. • Designed by Award Winning architect. • Strategic location - only 5km to KLCC, • Small to medium units. Surrounded by comprehensive amenities. • Stone throw to embassy enclave. • Green concept building.

• 2 Storey Link Indicative Price from RM350K

Affordable , practical layout, immediate established Township, Low Density – only 42 units

Bayu Sekamat, Kajang Target launch 1Q 2011 (Currently open for registration)


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Launch/ Preview Date

Products and price

Main highlights

Legenda@Southbay, Penang

1Q 2011

• 3- & 4-Storey Resort Bungalows Selling Price from RM3.7mil.

The 5 stars award winner in Asia Pacific Residential Property Awards (in association with Bloomberg Television) for Malaysia’s Best Architecture 2010 • Gated & guarded community within a lush green forested environment. • Private residents’ clubhouse with indoor & outdoor facilities, and 2-acre rejuvenating park. • Ultra modern architecture with spacious builtup areas from 6,460 sq.ft. and generous land area from 7,500 sq.ft.

Southbay Plaza


• Lifestyle retail – Indicative price from RM 420 per sq ft onwards

Retail Shop - Flexible spatial layout - Shop frontage from 26ft wide - 12ft walk-way and corridors fronting each retail shop - Superb visibility, ie fronting traffic junction

• Residential Suite – Indicative price from RM 450 per sq ft onwards

Residential Suites - Low density with 100&106 units per tower - Open plan layout and high ceiling - Card access security system at the lift lobby - Leisure &recreational facilities at rooftop - Maximization of Sea/bridge/city view

Icon Residence, Penang

Soft Launch: 1H 2011

• Luxury Condominiums; Indicative Selling Price from RM550 per Sq.Ft.

Mediterranean resorts architectural, 1st in its kind in the region. - Resort living within a lush green surrounding. Homes are arranged in cascading steps that will promote and enhance natural airflow.

Sierra Perdana, Johor

1H 2011

• DSTH- Type J (18’ x65’) / Indicative Price from RM 240,000

Last Phase of Double Storey Terrace House / Modern Design/ Practical Layout

Icon City, Petaling Jaya 30 Jewels Commercial Centre

Target launch 1Q 2011

• 6 to 8-storey Shop-Offices, Indicative price from RM6.5mil

Showcasing an exclusive first collection of 30 premium 6 to 8-storey commercial centres; proudly knows as 30 Jewels in the extraordinary Icon City. Exquisitely designed to meet the expectations of discerning owners and investor alike, each unit boast wide front, high ceiling, quality finishing, private lift and main road frontages.

Sri Pulai Perdana 2

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• 2 Storey Shop Office Built-up area : 3,080 sq.ft. Land area : 22’ x 70’ Selling Price : Indicative price from RM488,000

High catchment population base from established neighbouring townships. Within an established township with ready public amenities such as JUSCO, Giant, Chinese Primary school & UTM

Jan 2011

3 Storey Semi-D Corporate Factory Type A – RM3.3 mil onwards Type B - RM3.6 mil onwards Type C – RM3.8 mil onwards

• Excellent Accessibility – Situated within Bukit Jelutong and accessible via 6 major highways • 4-in-1 centralized function where office, showroom, factory and warehouse all operate from one single centralized location. • Ready pool of workforce – Surrounding suburbs provide a ready catchment of a large labour force and skilled workers.


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Top 10 Reasons to Invest in Iskandar Much has changed for Iskandar Malaysia over the last few years. This month, we kick off 2011 with a fresh look at the Top 10 Reasons to Invest in this economic region.

In its first five years, Iskandar Malaysia has overcome economic slumps, global recessions and the pullout of some major partners, and now looks set to go from strength to strength. In fact, the Iskandar Regional Development Authority chief executive officer Ismail Ibrahim announced just before Christmas 2010 that the total value of investments recorded by Iskandar Malaysia from its start in 2006 until September 2010 is RM64.38 billion – exceeding the RM47 billion target set for this year. The start of an exciting new year seems an opportune time to reexamine the top 10 reasons to invest in this economic corridor. 1. Unwavering Government Support The Malaysian Government has, since Iskandar Malaysia’s inception, indicated its unwavering support for the creation of a dynamic and conducive business environment in Iskandar, including major allocations in its two stimulus packages. The Government has approved an additional allocation of RM700 million for infrastructure and

other projects within Iskandar for the next two years. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak himself has played a part in facilitating discussions with major parties like the Singapore Government, as well as witnessing significant signing ceremonies with major investors. 2. Vibrant Business Environment The business environment in Iskandar has been planned according to dynamic, knowledge-based clusters including information technology, biotechnology, tourism, education, healthcare, Islamic finance, manufacturing, and electrical and electronic industry. Already a highly competitive manufacturing and export base, Johor has a strong, growing services sector. Of the overall investment recorded, RM25.65 billion was in the service sector, RM12.81 billion in the tourism sector, RM19.64 billion in properties and RM6.28 billion in the government sector. 3. Skilled Workforce Investors in Iskandar Malaysia get access to a large, educated workforce proficient in English, Bahasa Malaysia and other

international languages, at competitive rates. The Government’s five-year development plans reflect emphasis on both education and industrial training. Education is a business cluster in Iskandar Malaysia itself, reflecting continued support of human resource development in the economic corridor. 4. Investment in Infrastructure Iskandar Malaysia contains world-class land, sea and air cargo facilities that allow good supply and distribution of raw materials, including an ultramodern airport in Senai and worldclass ports in Tanjung Pelepas and Pasir Gudang. It already enjoys major road connections and railway links with the major distribution hub of Singapore, all the way across Malaysia and up to Thailand. For 2011, the Federal Government has allocated RM339 million for highways, houses, public transportation services and development planning research in southern Johor – long-term investments to ensure adequate and supportive infrastructure. Con’t pg 34


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Trailblazing into 2011

Jean Nouvel, the famous French Architect once said, “Each new situation requires a new architecture.” Developers are currently leading the way by creating masterpieces to keep up with the changes in Penang.

The year 2010 has been a very exciting year for developers and investors alike. With numerous project launches and new projects planned, 2011 will see yet another exciting growth of architectural wonders.

Not your Average Shopping Mall In late November 2010, The Straits Quay Mall opened its doors to the public. Nestled within the 1,000-acre Seri Tanjung Pinang waterfront community developed by Eastern & Oriental Bhd, the Straits Quay mall is Penang’s first retail marina enclave. According to E&O’s Executive Director Eric Chan, the group’s aim was to create a unique festival-marina lifestyle like no other in Penang. The 12-acre development will be home to the Royal Selangor Pewter Visitor Centre as well as Penang’s very first Performing Arts Centre, PenangPAC. The Royal Selangor Pewter’s Visitor Centre will be the second in Malaysia and only the third worldwide. The centre will have all the key elements of a guided tour, a pewter-smithing demonstration area, retail and the ever-

popular School Of Hard Knocks. PenangPAC is scheduled to be launched in 2011, covering 22,000 sq ft and is modelled after the successful Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre. It will be managed by The Actors Studio founded by Malaysia’s renowned performing arts duo, Joe Hasham and Dato’ Faridah Merican. Located on the 4th floor of the mall, PenangPAC will feature 2 theatres and numerous studios.

Premier Sea Front Property Another waterfront development that has many people talking is IJM Land’s RM6.5 billion project, The Light Waterfront on the island’s Eastern coastline. The Light is a luxurious seafront; mixeddevelopment project that will stretch from the Penang Bridge to Georgetown. The 15-year project will occupy 152 acres of reclaimed land along the Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway. IJM is also aiming for The Light, currently in Phase 1, to be a green, sustainable community. It has established ecofriendly methods to manage energy,

water, waste and wastewater. To do this, IJM has sourced and will be using green building materials for the development. The freehold residential properties in this development range from RM823,600 to RM3.18 million.

Going Green up North SP Setia Bhd, an exponent of sustainable development, is applying its eco-friendly approach with its latest development, Setia Greens in Sungai Ara. Situated on a 29-acre land in Changkat Sungai Ara, the project comprises over 215 landed properties and a condominium block. Each home comes with a solar-powered water heater, rainwater harvesting system, water-efficient fittings, coolroof system and low volatile organic component paint. In the long run, the systems will help reduce utilities and maintenance costs. Setia Greens is strategically located near the Penang International Airport, Penang Bridge as well as the Bayan Lepas Free Industrial Zone. Setia Greens is aiming to obtain the Green Building Index (GBI) certification in the near future. Prices for these environmentally Con’t pg 34


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5. Singaporean Co-operation Singaporean companies are buying into the idea of Iskandar Malaysia, thanks to their Government’s support. The two countries have set up a Joint Ministerial Committee to oversee economic cooperation in the corridor, discussing measures from smartcards to ease the daily commuting of over 150,000 workers, a Rapid Transit System (RTS) Link between Singapore and Iskandar to reduce immigration to only one checkpoint, and a new framework for cross-border sharing of information on lost and stolen passports. 6. More Major Investors Continually Coming Joining the already illustrious lineup of foreign investors in Iskandar Malaysia are, most recently, the Mace Group (MACE) of the United Kingdom, a global consultancy and construction giant, and Biocon Ltd, a billion-dollar biotechnology company from India. Biocon is investing RM500mil in the first phase of its new biomanufacturing and research and development (R&D) facility in Iskandar Malaysia – the largest investment in Malaysian biotechnology thus far. Meanwhile, WCT Bhd and the Mubadala Group are eyeing a second project in Iskandar Malaysia in 2011, a RM688 million mixed commercial project. 7. Excellent, Affordable Environment to Live and Work Iskandar Malaysia offers a seamless convergence of business, living,

entertainment and environment – at far less expensive rates than, say, Singapore and Hong Kong. Investors can choose from a good, affordable mixture of greenfield (virgin land) and brownfield (existing industrial land) sites and high-tech industrial parks, telecommunications and office facilities. Meanwhile, the economic corridor also has a wide variety of offerings for education, relaxation and recreation, from schools and universities for children to international tourist destinations, theme parks, sports facilities, shopping, healthcare and wellness. 8. Strategic Location Iskandar Malaysia is strategically positioned along one of the world’s busiest shipping routes. Being at the heart of the Asian region and at the cross-road of centuries-old EastWest trade routes creates lucrative opportunities to tap into growing economies such as Indonesia, China and India. Travel (for business or leisure) and distribution are smooth, swift, reliable and safe – qualities not to be taken for granted in these times. 9. Liberal Equity Policy The Malaysian Government’s welcoming of foreign direct investment (FDI) extends to increasingly liberal equity policies. Generally, foreign investors in Malaysia’s manufacturing sector can hold 100 percent equity in projects which export at least 80 percent of their production. However, effective from 17


June 2003, 100 percent foreign equity holding is allowed for all investments in new projects, as well as investments in expansion/diversification projects by existing companies irrespective of their level of exports. Under Datuk Seri Najib’s premiership, foreigners are now allowed to own up to 70 percent equity in all financial institutions here except commercial banks, where foreign equity is capped at 30 percent. The government has also removed the 30 percent bumiputra equity condition in 27 services sub-sectors 10. Attracting Talent with Liberal Hiring Policies Foreign companies in the manufacturing sector have traditionally been allowed to employ expatriates where certain skills are not available in Malaysia. A company with a foreign paid-up capital of US$2 million and above will be allowed up to 10 expatriate posts, including five key posts. The Private Higher Educational Institutions Act 1996 [Act 555] also requires any person who wants to teach in any PHEIs – local or foreign – to obtain a permit to teach beforehand. However, the Prime Minister in December 2010 also announced the introduction of the “resident pass”, a document offered to highly qualified expatriates which will accord, not only to holders but also their spouses, long-term rights to live and work here without being tied to an employer. Malaysian diaspora and their offsprings, who no longer hold Malaysian citizenship, also qualify for the pass.

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conscious homes begin at RM 898,880; a hefty price, but one that will definitely pay off in the long-run.

Western Inspiration in the East A short drive away from UNESCO’s Heritage Buildings is the Icon Residence by Mah Sing Group Bhd. The luxurious condominium building on Pykett Avenue is located at the crossroads of Burma and Anson Road and is also adjacent with Gurney Drive. Inspired by the architecture of the Santorini in the Mediterranean; the Icon Residence will soon be the benchmark of modern architectural design in Penang. The freehold condominiums are arranged in a cascading pattern to enhance natural airflow. Each unit will also open out to an


overlapping view of gardens and streams with the ocean’s horizon as its backdrop. The flowing water feature helps regulate the humidity and ambient temperature of Penang’s natural climate.

Museum. It aims to be a self-contained ICT Business Hub with MSC status buildings and residential developments made up of hi-tech homes with intelligent home systems.

These properties have a built up area between 1,400 sq ft to 2,500 sq ft with prices beginning at RM770,000.

Currently the 1-Square and 1-World phases have been launched. 1-Square comprises of 57 units of both 3 ½ storey bungalows shops and 3-storey terrace shops. Office suites can be found at 1-World with prices beginning at RM239,000. 1-World 2 comprises of two apartment blocks to cater to residents. Upcoming phases are 1-Sky, 1-Broadway, 1-Atrium and 1-Zone. These will be launched in the future.

A Step into the Future Conveniently located at Bayan Lepas (Penang’s Cybercity), The One by Ideal Capital Intelligence Sdn Bhd brings together technology and building sciences; giving birth to a new era of intelligent buildings. Capturing the essence of techno-centric Penang, this mixed development of commercial and residential properties will also house Malaysia’s first Technology

With so many new and unique development projects to look out for in 2011, real estate investors will rejoice with the delectable spread that developers have envisioned for the coming months.

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Golden Touch

Translated into English, Hartamas literally means Golden Assets. With its focus on prime areas in the Klang Valley where all properties are infused with ‘gold’ qualities, it’s a very apt name indeed. Hartamas Real Estate Sdn Bhd’s MD Eric Lim took time off to give us his views of the Malaysian property market. Which areas in the Klang Valley do you focus on and why? Eric Lim: We focus mainly in KL City Centre, Petaling Jaya, Bangsar, Mont Kiara and Subang. We reckon these are the most thriving locations with very affluent populations. It covers not only residential but other sectors including commercial, industrial and retail. Multinational companies and expatriates are substantially concentrated in these locations. Being in prime locations, the properties are much sought after with good returns and capital appreciation. Demand is great which translates into very good turnovers. This has resulted in huge numbers of players in the market but everyone has their fair share of the market depending on their marketing strength. iP: Where are the up-and-coming hot spots? EL: We reckon areas like Kota Damansara, Sungei Buloh, Serdang, Cyberjaya and Sungai Besi will be


the up-and-coming hot spots. It is also partly from the spillover from the established neighborhoods. The improvement in connectivity and other major infrastructure including the proposed LRT extension and MRT lines will further transform these areas. The government initiatives under the Economic Transformation Programme (ETP) will accelerate the process and its growth. iP: Is there an oversupply of offices in the Klang Valley? Which area in the Klang Valley is most popular for office buildings? EL: Generally there is an oversupply of offices in the Klang Valley with occupancy rates of about 87%. By the end of 2010, there was an estimated supply of 2.5 million of additional office space in Kuala Lumpur alone. In 2011, an estimated of 3.5 million square feet of office space is scheduled to be completed in Kuala Lumpur city centre, with another estimated 5.0 million square feet of office space in the pipeline by 2012. Unless demand

improves with the liberalization of the services industries and the various programmes initiated under the Economic Transformation Programme (ETP), the overall vacancy rates will increase further. While Kuala Lumpur city centre remains as the preferred area for some multinational companies, many corporations are moving into the decentralized areas including KL Sentral, Mid Valley and Petaling Jaya. The connectivity, lesser traffic congestion and availability of other facilities including MSC status and good public transport system have made these locations their preferred choice for office relocation. As a result, the buildings here are fetching better rental rates compared to those in the city centre. iP: What about shophouses? Are they selling well in both the primary and secondary markets? EL: Shop offices are generally doing well this year. However, location plays an important factor in determining

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Agency Focus the success of a commercial property. Some launches early this year like Prime Avenue in Petaling Jaya and Starparc Point in Setapak achieved 100% take-up rate. The recent launch of TTDI Dualis shop in Seri Kembangan was a sold out. Even D’Vida in Bukit Jelutong also recorded very healthy sales recently. In the secondary market, demand is still there but purchasers are very price and location sensitive. In general conventional 3 & 4 storey shop offices are more popular among investors. We have seen a lot demand for shop offices in places like Puchong, Petaling Jaya, Kota Damansara and Desa Sri Hartamas. iP: What is your property market outlook for this year? EL: The property market is expected to continue to perform well in 2011 due to the following reasons:

• Skim Rumah Pertamaku. Introduction of this scheme which was announced by our Prime Minister during the recent Budget will help boost the sales of property worth RM220,000 and below. Under this scheme, the Malaysian government through Cagamas Berhad will provide guarantees on down payment of 10% for houses below RM220k. The scheme is for first-time house buyers with monthly household income of less than RM3,000. It is aimed at young adults who have just joined the workforce. iP: How much percentage of condo buyers are foreigners? Where are they from? EL: The ratio of foreign buyers for condominium differs with the property locations. In the city centre, we are enjoying higher percentage

have sold about RM1.5 billion in terms of sales value for all these projects. All projects received very good responses and the majority were almost sold out in less than six months from the launch. Gaya Bangsar was almost sold out within two days. iP: What are your core strengths? Please elaborate a bit on them. EL: Our strength lies in our people. We have a dedicated team of marketing staff and negotiators who are experienced and very committed and focussed in their work. To us, customer comes first. They always do their best to service their customers besides achieving their own personal goals. Besides, we also have a team of managers who are always there to guide and give their best to support the team.

“ With the recent bull run in our local stock market, we expect the spillover effect to happen in 2011 ” • Economic outlook. Malaysia is doing pretty well with an expected GDP of between 5-6% for 2011 despite the uncertain economic conditions in the United States and Europe. This provides comfort and security to the investors and public at large. • Banking support. Despite the recent rules on third property acquisition, we are still enjoying good financing support from the banking fraternity. • Government policies. The introduction of new initiatives by the government including National Key Economic Areas covering Greater KL and redevelopment of some major sites will make the property market more vibrant. • Spillover from Share Market. With the recent bull run in our local stock market, we expect the spillover effect to happen in the first & second half of 2011. • Low Interest Rates. The current low deposit rates and borrowing costs augur well for the property market. • High saving rates among Malaysians. Malaysia predominantly is a high saving market. Those with strong holding power will continue to look out for investment opportunities including property investment. Malaysia JANUARY 2011

of about 30-40%. Most foreigners are more familiar with the city centre and our iconic Twin Towers make the difference. We are probably enjoying about 15-20% for locations including Mont Kiara, Bangsar and KL Sentral.

As usual, the core supporting services comes from the backroom staff. We have dedicated and committed staff from the customer service, administration and accounts departments.

Foreign buyers of Malaysian properties are mainly from Singapore, Hong Kong, and Indonesia. Lately, we also see some growing interest from Middle East countries, India and China. iP: Which are your present and past projects that you have marketed? How have responses been for them? EL: Presently we are marketing a new high-end condominium development in U-Thant. This project which was launched on 19th November 2010 has seen more than 50% take-up rate even before the official launch. Located within the embassy enclave in U-Thant area in Ampang, it is a low density development surrounded by bungalows and other low rise condominiums. Our past projects are mainly highend condominiums in Kuala Lumpur including Zehn Bukit Pantai and Gaya Bangsar in Bangsar, Suria Stonor and Hampshire Residence in KLCC, Suasana Sentral Loft in KL Sentral, and Sinaran TTDI in Taman Tun Dr Ismail. In total we


Property Investment: A Woman’s Take By Chan Ai Cheng

Some may ask if property investment is a guy thing, or is this field dominated by the male population especially since property investment is deemed as an expensive game for the highly intellectual and/or the brave. speaks to Asia’s Queen of Property, Ms. Renesial Leong to get some insights into how she ventured into property investment and achieve not only financial freedom but made ‘Big Money’ through property investment. Why should women invest in property? Renesial Leong: I can think of two major factors why women should invest in property. The first being that more so than ever today women want and need to be financially independent. And the second is that women have so many roles to play, as wife, mother, at the workplace and etc. and hence time

is almost always an issue juggling these various roles. This is where passive income becomes a key factor so that women can have the luxury of having more time to fulfill the many roles required of women and at the same time not having to worry about working so hard to save up money for the future. With property investment, passive income can be achieved. Done on a larger scale, one could achieve financial freedom through property investment. Active income alone is not sufficient to cope with today’s ever growing demands.

businesswoman was murdered along with others during a site visit. However as the news says there is more to this incident than just a site visit hazard. It cuts across the board. By no means is property viewing more dangerous than just walking by the road and having your handbag snatched.

iP: What do you feel are the challenges faced by women in particular in property investment? RL: One major factor is possibly security issues. Whether it is to view properties, or to meet up with a prospective tenant, women need to take extra caution. Not too long ago, there was a case where a

iP: Why have you chosen to be a property investor versus other investments? Isn’t property investment deemed a more difficult and expensive game? RL: I simply wanted to be rich to give my family and loved ones a better life. When I looked hard, I realized that the

A good security move would be for you to engage the services of a professional real estate agent or negotiator as they would have already done the first round of screening prospective seller or tenant before you.

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Rich and Famous would either have made or parked their money in property and that drove me not only to find out all about the game, but also to learn the game and all the rules of the game. Everything worth doing is worth doing well and hence barring all challenges, I made it in just 7 years to be financially free through property investment. iP: You are esteemed highly now as an astute property investor and even referred to as Queen of Property. Could you attribute your success to a woman you modelled after or perhaps a woman who has inspired you into this field? RL: You are going to laugh at this one… I was really amazed when I got to know that The Queen of England was the wealthiest landlord in the UK! Her rental income is so huge, you could break it down to earnings per hour and the figure can still be mind-boggling, boy was I impressed! iP: Getting a little more into the details of property investment, should you buy property under your personal name or joint name (i.e.husband and wife)? RL: This is rather subjective, very much depends on the preference of the couple. Graduates of mine have done it both ways, i.e. some buying under the wife’s name and some under the husband’s name. Another interesting case was, where the couple would invest in one property in their own individual name but would secure a property under joint names once every three years. They target to buy one property using their own income once every two years and for the third year they would joint venture to buy another one. So far they have done this twice in the last 6 years and they seemed happy. iP: In your opinion, what are the advantages and disadvantages of doing what the couple did? RL: Two main advantages of buying in joint names would of course be, being able to take the couples’ income into consideration and be able to get a higher margin of loan. Additionally, banks would normally

take the younger of the spouse’s age to determine the tenure of the loan. Meaning the couple could take advantage of the younger spouse’s age to spread the repayment over a longer period and hence be able to enjoy lower monthly mortgage repayments. iP: Could you give some advice for women wanting to get into property investment like yourself? RL: Let me begin this way, most of my seminar participants would tell me after attending my seminar: “Renesial, if only I have attended your seminar 10 years ago…….” These remarks are coming from people who either

“ This is where passive income becomes a key factor so that women can have the luxury of having more time to fulfill the many roles required of women ”

i) do not know the property investment game ii) or have made mistakes in property investment iii) or have taken the long routes My advice is to choose to learn before investing to avoid the pitfalls. Far too many seminar participants of mine are doing it the other way round i.e. attend my seminar after they have made some mistakes and hence having to bear the pain to undo the mistakes which sometimes could take years for some of them. Property investment is really an expensive game. Should you make a mistake, it’s often tens of thousands of dollars, be it getting into a wrong property or getting a wrong tenant not to mention the headaches, heartaches and white hair, yes white hair…. As such the best investment is still investing in yourself, to learn the game thoroughly and to understand all the rules to the game before investing your hard-earned money in the market. It’s so much easier today with seminars and books on property investment so readily available. Choose someone who has really been through the mill, the rewards would be great not to mention the savings. thanks Renesial Leong for sharing her insights with us on Women in Property Investment.

Brief Profile of Renesial Leong Popularly known as “Asia’s Queen of Property”, Renesial is an extremely successful property investor with more than 20 years of proven track record. She is a best selling author of “Property Jewels” and “Your Tenants Your Jewel”, “Commercial Property Jewels” and “The Magic of Property Investment”. She is a Master Trainer, and a much sought after speaker at international and regional events. Renesial’s greatest joy is having the ability to help people achieve financial freedom. The reason is simple – with financial security comes the ability to live life to the fullest and create great value not only for ourselves but also our loved ones and the less fortunate.

Chan Ai Cheng General Manager, S. K. Brothers Realty (M) Sdn Bhd Registered Estate Agent with the Board of Valuers, Appraisers and Estate Agents Malaysia (LPPEH) Certified Residential Specialist, National Association of Realtors USA Member of the Institution of Surveyors Malaysia (ISM) and the Malaysian Institute of Estate Agents (MIEA) Registered Financial Consultant with the International Association of Registered Financial Consultants (IARFC) For feedback on this article, please email : Malaysia JANUARY 2011


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Money Management Tips for Couples Milan Doshi shares 6 tips on how to manage money to avoid money quarrels between spouses In my previous article on “Yours, Ours and My Money”, I wrote about the frustrations that many couples encounter over money matters and I advocated the Jar System on Managing Money to avoid quarrels. If you have not read it, go to news/3009/Yours,-Ours-and-My-Money Here are some tips for you and your spouse to be on the same wavelength with regards to money: 1. For Singles, Choose Your Life Partner Carefully! When you are in love, your heart and hormones often take over the head. While being in love is a fantastic feeling, it can blind you and get you in trouble later due to personality, lifestyle and other differences. Hence it’s advisable to have some time apart on a regular basis to evaluate if your relationship is heading in the right direction.

the issues oneself is difficult enough. So it can be even more challenging to do so as a couple due to differences of opinions about money and how it should be handled. If you are unable to resolve any issues on your own, be prepared to ask for help –from those relatives or friends who have a proven track record of managing and investing their own money well. If privacy is an issue, seek out qualified financial planners or wealth coaches and be prepared to pay for their services. Be very careful of those who give free financial advice as their advice may be biased towards

your buying their investment products or services. 3. Be Flexible and Give Some Leeway to Each Other While a 50-50 agreement on all important issues may be the ideal arrangement, it may often not be the best one. If one spouse is a slow decision-maker, often good investment opportunities may come and go because one spouse can’t give the green light fast enough. Hence it may be advisable for one spouse to take the lead and become the Financial Controller and the other stays a follower. However, it is very important not to keep the follower

With regards to money, choose a life partner who has similar goals and values as you. Support and encourage each other as you both work towards financial improvement. When combining finances with your partner, communication and honesty are extremely important. 2. Set Aside Specific Time Once a Week to Sit Down and Discuss Your Finances By setting aside this special time, you are showing that you are willing to take your financial situation seriously and tackle any challenges together. As a couple, it is important to face important financial issues like debt, savings, disagreements about spending and investments together. This can be hard to do. After all, dealing with Con’t pg 44


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spouse in the dark on important financial matters. 4. Share Regular Updates on: Earnings, Spending, Savings and Investments When you sit down to discuss your finances, break the issues into the above four categories. If you think about it, all of your financial issues can be put into one of these four areas. Once you have broken things down this way, it should be simpler to tackle each topic by taking stock of where you are and where you want to be. Very often, the easiest method of increasing savings and investments is not by cutting back on spending but by increasing your income. For most couples, the maximum they can reduce expenses is only 10-15% without any major change in lifestyle. Hence it’s advisable to focus your time and effort on Earning More as the potential here is unlimited. By earning more and keeping your lifestyle unchanged, you can easily increase your savings and investments. 5. Agree to Discuss Any Major Purchases Ahead of Time Most couples will have differing views on how to spend their money. These differences usually can be traced back to each person’s Money Personality. Spenders tend to believe and act like money is for the spending, since life is short. Savers will feel that saving for the long-term future is the only prudent path.

sufficient funds for their children’s college education and their own retirement. While it’s good to have a rough idea where you should be money-wise 10-20 years later, it’s more important to focus on getting your short and medium term goals right. If you can accomplish 80-90% of your short and medium term goals, your long term goals will automatically fall into place. For example, an easy and a “once and for all” method to take care of the funding for your children’s college education would be via property investments. You just need to invest in a medium cost apartment in the RM150,000 price range in a good and easy to rent out

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a “once and for all” method to take care of the funding for your children’s college education would be via property investments

One simple thing you can do is to agree that you will discuss any major purchase with each other ahead of time. What constitutes a “major purchase” will vary from couple to couple. This is a figure for you to decide. My suggestion is to stick to a figure (RM100, RM500, etc.) and agree to discuss with each other any purchases in advance that exceed this amount.

(< 2 months) location the year they are born. If you qualify to get a 90% loan, all you need to come up upfront is approximately RM15,000. For simplicity, we shall assume that your rentals are sufficient to service your monthly installments. Eighteen years later, the apartment could have doubled in value to around RM300,000 and your outstanding loan of RM135,000 would have reduced by 75% to approximately RM35,000.

6. Set and Focus on Your Short (<1 year) and Medium Term (<3 year) Goals The two most important lifetime goals for most families would be having

You can later decide to sell off or refinance the apartment and use the funds for your children’s higher education. I believe this method makes a lot more sense than saving a certain amount

every month and investing into some investment funds and then praying very hard that the funds do well 18 years later. How well the funds do ultimately depends on how well the fund manager performs and market conditions, both of which are not within your control. On the other hand for properties, I dare say that it’s almost a sure thing as long as the right property in a well established and easy to rent out location is chosen. Even for your own retirement funding, you can also do likewise by investing in one property every few years. Being on the same page about money is a cornerstone of any healthy relationship. By following these money management tips, you will have a much happier married life. Often, the biggest cause of disagreements and quarrels amongst couples is money and you will be able to avoid them.

If you have any comments on this article, please email to me at achievers88@ I would highly recommend that you sign up at our moderated getrichbook egroups at: getrichbook/ To subscribe, send an email to: It’s free for all my book readers and readers of this article. Only relevant emails pertaining to finance, property and stock investments will be approved for broadcast.

Article Contributed by milan doshi Independent financial trainer and best selling author of “How You Can Become a Multi-Millionaire Real Estate Investor!” For more information, visit Copyright by Milan Doshi Malaysia JANUARY 2011


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100 Ways to Save Tax in Malaysia for Property Investors Second Edition

The second edition of this popular book sets out to arm property investors with new tax-saving ideas By Richard Thornton The returns from property investment can certainly be maximised where a potential earning leakage in the form of tax is effectively handled. For the astute investor who has recognised this fact, the publication of the new second edition of 100 Ways to Save Tax in Malaysia for Property Investors by popular tax author, Richard Thornton, is certainly to be welcomed. Some four years after the initial publication of this book, the time is ripe for an update to arm property investors with new taxsaving ideas. The book is prepared in very simple and engaging language. It makes taxation so simple and manageable and is sure to change the perception held by many about taxation. Complementing the clear text are useful and instructive examples which help to enhance the understanding of the various taxation principles and rules as well as tax mitigation ideas. To ensure that readers do not miss any keys points “Simple Planning Ideas” are highlighted in most chapters.

Comprehensive Guide

Erratum: In the December issue, under the heading “ Capital Allowances for Property Investors”, the second column of Pg 55 should read: “Except for certain special kinds of building, the rates are 10% initial and 3% annual.”


100 Ways to Save Tax in Malaysia for Property Investors is a comprehensive guide to the tax implications of property investment. As a work that collects together in one source all of the tax issues relevant to property investment, it is an invaluable tool to help investors in their vital decision-making processes. It is a companion work to 100 Ways to Save Tax in Malaysia for Individuals and 100 Ways to Save Tax in Malaysia for Small Businesses by the same acclaimed tax author. The book

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covers the specifics of the taxation of property income, which is in many ways distinct from the taxation of other kinds of income. The availability of deductions against rental income is discussed with clear examples. In addition to dealing with the taxation of property income, the book covers other areas of taxation including investment holding companies, real estate investment trusts and assessment tax which have relevance for the property investor. Tax-saving strategies which include tax deferment, tax reduction and elimination of tax liability are explored with practical illustrations. The chapter on this provides examples which are really useful to help property investors appreciate the actual possibilities that lie behind proper tax planning.

Mitigating RPGT Besides a wealth of tax-saving ideas for long term investors, the book also has useful tips for people seeking to exploit the property market by realising short term gains and some useful strategies for mitigating real property gains tax. The revised and expanded chapter on RPGT also includes the calculation of the tax, family gifts and the potential trap, computations through the exempt period, the 2% withholding tax and the new loss relief. With RPGT very much in the mind of investors again, this more detailed coverage of the topic should be most welcomed. For the unwary investor who might otherwise stray over the line by dealing with properties in such a way that a profit on sale becomes liable to income tax, useful guidelines and examples are provided. Stamp duty which is a significant cost for property investors is also covered by the book including the implementation of advance stamp duty. A new chapter on assessment tax highlights the impact of rates charged by local authorities which are often overlooked as a form of tax by property investors. For the easy reference of readers, appendices to the book provide the applicable tax rates, relevant Inland Revenue Board Public Rulings as well as the meaning of certain important expressions. Malaysia JANUARY 2011

Whether you are a new property investor or an experienced one, a Malaysian or a foreign investor, an individual or a corporate investor, this book contains a wealth of ideas to help you to minimise the taxes you have to pay and to plan your future actions so as to pay as little tax as possible. This book aims to make the understanding of tax issues affecting property investment easy by using simple everyday language and practical examples to illustrate them. It is certainly a book not to be missed by property investors, tax

consultants, real estate consultants, estate agents, lawyers, landlords and anyone with an interest in property income. It is understood that this book will hit the bookstores in early February 2011. Grab it when it is available. It is worth every bit of the RM60 that it costs. For further information, contact the publishers Sweet & Maxwell Asia at (T) 603-56330622, (F) 603-56330657, or visit its website www.sweetandmaxwellasia.

“ The book covers the specifics of the taxation of property income, which is in many ways distinct from the taxation of other kinds of income ”

Richard Thornton is author of 100 Ways to Save Tax in Malaysia for Property Investors (ISBN978-9832631-83-5) and 100 Ways to Save Tax for Malaysian Investors (ISBN978-967-5040-42-9 – updated end Dec 2010) published by Sweet & Maxwell Asia. See Thornton. He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia. The two works referred to immediately above contain some valuable insights on how to achieve legitimate tax savings for investors in property and other assets as well as dealing with complex issues such as “When can an investor be taxed as a dealer?”and “Is it a good idea to use a company?”Written in clear simple language, the books contain helpful examples to explain how the tax planning ideas can be put into action. They can be obtained from most book stores, or from the author at



If I were the Minister of Housing … In Part 1, the HBA lays bare its dream … By The National House Buyers Association

The National House Buyers Association (HBA) is a voluntary, non-profit, nonpolitical organisation manned by volunteer-members who come from diverse backgrounds and professions. We operate purely on volunteer workers’ benevolence and contributions. Our volunteers work hard to pool their resources, skills and knowledge together to strive for the rights and interest of house buyers. Whilst we are well aware and appreciative of the contributions of the housing industry towards the social and economic development of the country, we must also be mindful that house buyers play an equally important role in being customers to the industry. As such, for the industry to be sustainable, the interests of both parties (developers and their customers i.e. house-buyers) in the equation need to be taken into serious consideration. Whilst the industry players are privileged to walk the corridors of power, house buyers, on the other hand have only an inaudible voice in the wilderness. The HBA tries hard to level this lop-sided playing field. We seek to protect the rights and interests of house-buyers whilst at the same time, we are not in opposition to any of the legitimate


rights and interests of developers. We are also well aware and are grateful to the other numerous individuals and NGOs who are working tirelessly in various capacities towards the betterment of our housing industry. Despite all of our efforts, there still exists an enormous number of issues; some irritating, some serious and a lot critical, which need to be urgently addressed, to ensure that there is some form of orderliness in the housing arena. Since we are far from being the Minister of Housing & Local Government, we can only dream and fantasize as to what we would like to see done in the country’s housing industry. This article is about that dream. We would adopt the first person position and let our dream flow….. “If I were the Minister of Housing……… The following are the top fourteen (14) resolutions (in no particular order) that I would seriously and urgently adopt to create changes to the housing industry for its betterment. They are neither exclusive nor exhaustive. Additions, fine tunings and adjustments are as inevitable as the country’s changing social and economic landscape.

1. Not Becoming a Tool for Industry Players I would not be just a publicity tool or subservient to housing developers to exploit during the launching of their products. Before I would consider allowing my presence to grace any launching of any developer’s product, I would direct my staff to carry out detailed research and investigation into the standing of the requesting party. Inevitably, if any project launched that is subsequently abandoned, I would suffer the brunt of the frustrated buyers in their quest for redemption; it would indeed be pretty embarrassing for me, my colleagues and my family. My stand is that I will only co-operate and support deserving developers who have proven their sense of responsibility and who have impeccable track records. Checking the credibility of the people behind the company ie. Board of Directors and shareholders will be part of my background checks before I get suckered in for nothing. 2. Plight of Abandoned Projects’ Victims I will take a hard and serious look at the plight and the nightmares faced by tens (if not hundreds) of thousands of innocent and unwary house buyers

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Feature who have lumbered themselves with problems created by those errant and unscrupulous developers. These problems range from the irritating ones like leaking roofs, defective rectification works and uneven floorings to the serious ones where housing developers hand over houses (landed and stratified) that are of sub-standard or unacceptable quality, no connection of water and electricity despite Certificate of Fitness been issued and no title deeds (individual and strata). But these problems pale in comparison with the nightmares faced by victims of abandoned projects. The buyers, in most cases the low and middle income sectors of society, are left in a state of financial distress within a legal quagmire with no solution in sight. They are lumbered with housing loans that are partially disbursed and for which they have to continuously pay interests; there are no houses for them to occupy and they continue to pay rentals to shelter their families. Such people cannot be left in the lurch to fend for themselves.

to be promptly and vigorously executed to relieve the sufferings of these

Ultimately, the serious risks of abandoned projects that house buyers presently face is totally removed. House buyers are insulated from the business risks that should rightly be borne by developers and their financiers. Presently, house buyers carry a large proportion of the business risks involved. They start paying even though the houses that they have purchased are nowhere near completion. They continue paying progressive payments until such time when the houses are completed. If, for whatever reasons the construction of the houses are disrupted or abandoned, they are the ones who bear the brunt. House buyers should not carry the risks because they are not business proprietors like the developers and the financial institutions.

“ We seek to protect the rights and interests of house-buyers whilst at the same time, we are not in opposition to any of the legitimate rights and interests of developers ”

As the Minister responsible, I must be sensitive to their plight and will make contact with them to really and seriously feel the sufferings that they are going through. I have to place myself in the thick of action and ensure that the legitimate rights of the buyers are not shortchanged. I will assemble all the housing experts and related players to seek an immediate solution and be determined to resolve such unsatisfactory state of affairs. I must be guided by the common sense wisdom: ‘When one buys a house, one should get it (within stipulated time)’. I must not shirk my duty and will invoke the relevant sections of the legislation that allow me, the Minister, to safeguard and protect the innocent buyers from harm. 3. Critical Situation Justifies Drastic Measures Further to Resolution 2. above, I will see to it that, firstly, the path that leads to such a pathetic situation is completely blocked. That is, to close the flood-gates, so that there will be no more house buyers, not during my watch, becoming victims of abandoned projects. (see Resolution 4 below). Secondly, I will encourage measures, including drastic ones (see Resolution 5), Malaysia JANUARY 2011

innocent house buyers who are also the citizens of our country and deserve governmental protection. 4. Adopt the 10:90 BTS variant and meeting the expectation of the House Buyers The way to prevent future house buyers from becoming victims of failed housing projects is for the industry to adopt the 10-90 BTS variant (an intermediate variant that hybrids between the STB and the BTS) that had come into effect on 1.12.07, although on an optional basis; the option being given solely to the developers. I will see to it that, on a progressive basis, the sale and purchase system adopts the 10-90 BTS variant. The ultimate objective being the complete exclusion of the present- day sell-then-build (progressive payment) system. Further, I will draw a roadmap/ time-line for the complete attainment of this objective. Many countries in the region have already adopted the ‘Build then Sell’ concept, I see no reason why our Malaysian developers cannot adopt likewise to do business. In the 10-90 system, developers may sell their products before they commence construction when all the necessary approvals have been obtained. Buyers sign the Sale & Purchase Agreement and pay a deposit of 10% of the selling price. Buyers do not make any more payment until the houses are completed with Certificate of Completion and Compliance (CCC), water and electricity available for tapping and running as well as vacant possession with keys. This is more meaningful.

I believe that the quality of houses will also improve with the 10-90 system because developers will not risk the likelihood of dispute with buyers over quality, come full payment time. Presently buyers having paid up 95% prior to hand over time, have little or no bargaining power over the quality of their houses. Litigation in civil court in most cases is out of question due to financial and other problems. This situation has been exploited by wayward developers. With 10:90 concept, developers have to seriously focus more on building better quality houses and executing greater care and responsibilities in ensuring that the houses are constructed in accordance with specification and proper workmanship manner if they harbour the hope that their ‘finished product’ to be saleable upon completion of the house. The risk faced by developers that buyers may renege and refuse to complete the sales when property price has dropped at time of hand-over is negated by the forfeiture of the initial 10% paid upon the signing of the SPA plus other possible specific performance liabilities. These are part and parcel of doing business; there is no such thing as a ‘risk-less business’. Businessmen are in for the risk; the higher the risk the higher the profits.

NATIONAL HOUSE BUYERS ASSOCIATION [HBA] No. 31, Level 3, Jalan Barat, Off Jalan Imbi, 55100, Kuala Lumpur Tel: 03-2142 2225 | 012- 334 5676 | Fax: 03-22601803 Email: | Web Site:


Joey YAP


Soil Quality in Feng Shui Joey Yap deciphers the colour of soil Did you know that the colour of the soil can tell us a lot about the land in Classical Feng Shui? By digging a few feet into the ground past the top soil, observe the colour as well as the quality of the soil. A good land which is normally soft and loamy is a sign that the land is filled with positive Qi. On the other hand if the soil consists mostly of rocks and pebbles, then this land does not circulate positive Qi. Why is that so? Rocky lands indicate that the wind velocity is high in that area. Remember the Feng Shui description that ‘Qi is dispersed by the wind, and gathers at the boundaries of water’? If you think about it, windy areas mean that there are not many (or any) hills nearby to pacify or ‘protect’ the area. Hence, Qi cannot gather. Secondly, we all know that hills and mountains are the natural generators of Qi to its vicinity. Without these natural features, the quality of Qi is also meager. So if you are in an area that does not boast lush hills, what do you look for? As Qi gathers near water – look for natural water like lakes and streams. These are indicative of lower ground where Qi will coagulate. That being said, you do not want your land to be mushy and constantly watersoaked. This is indicative that the Qi is stagnant in that area – a good land is one that has natural waterways that allow Qi to circulate and flow.

Green Soil, Good Name Now if your vicinity has a mountain or two, and you want to know what kind of

energetic effect they have – the colour of the soil can tell you this. For starters, if the natural soil is green in colour (like jade) then this area is governed by the Wood element. Wood Qi prolongs life, sustains good health, and is known to bring nobility and good name to the people in that area. As Wood also represents growth, people living in this area will become more sentimental and benevolent in nature. Any professions that require a good name like writers and celebrities, benefit most from Wood Qi areas.

by the Earth element star. In the study of the Five Phases of Qi (or Five Elements), Earth represents stability and wealth-creation. Hence, you will often find many banks thrive in these areas. Bankers and all types of business people normally benefit from Earth element Qi. Metal element, on the other hand, is the colour of pale white. Since Metal represents power and authority, you will find that Metal element lands are best-suited for politicians or CEOs or people in the military force.

Yellow Soil, Wealth

Lands which belong to the elements of Wood, Earth, and Metal element are considered superior in Classical Feng Shui. These are normally sought-after for their benevolent positive effect on the occupants.

When the colour of the soil is yellowish (not orange) then the area is governed

Black Soil, Tourism Water element Qi is present when the soil is black in colour. While Water does govern intelligence, it also governs movement and leisurely pleasures. Such areas normally become well-known tourist sites! In other cases, the occupants tend to travel away from Water element lands to seek opportunities elsewhere. Water also governs instability. Fire element, on the other hand, is present in red and purple-coloured soil. While Fire represents passion, its intensity sometimes causes people to become overbearing in character. These areas are best suited for religious or spiritual establishments.

Joey Yap is the founder of the Mastery Academy of Chinese Metaphysics, a global organization devoted to the teaching of Feng Shui, BaZi, Mian Xiang and other Chinese Metaphysics subjects. He is also the bestselling author of over 30 books on Feng Shui, Chinese Astrology, Face Reading and Yi Jing, many of which have topped the Malaysian and Singaporean MPH bookstores’ bestseller lists.


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Going Natural in the Bedroom

As more people clamour for natural products, it stands to reason that one of the first places they can effect a change is the bed they sleep on. As a result, mattresses made from natural materials are gaining in popularity. The conventional wisdom is that since we spend an average of one third of our lives in bed, we should spend the best that our money can buy for a good mattress. Depending on your choice, a mattress can be a sleep-maker or a sleep-wrecker. Hence, it pays to do your research well before parting with a few thousand ringgit for one. Yes, that’s right. A few thousand ringgit is what you need to pay nowadays for an imported branded mattress such as Sealy, Simmons and Serta, the top three American brands.

If you happen to go to the US, Japan or India however, you would find lots of very good quality cotton mattresses. According to an American website, more people are turning to mattresses made of cotton (or other natural fibres) due to concern about the Electro Magnetic Field (EMF) caused by inner-spring mattresses. Apparently, these springs can heighten the Earth’s EMF while you sleep, causing disturbance particularly in light and sensitive sleepers, as well as those sensitive to the metal or chemicals commonly used in inner spring mattresses.

Boasting coconut fibre that are non-toxic, bacteria-free and antidust mites, the mattress offers good ventilation and provides good support to the spine. They are affordable and are still being sold in furniture shops across the country. Complaints are rare but they are probably more suitable for older people and those with spinal or back problems that require very firm support.

Since ‘natural’ is the rage now, it makes sense that a mattress that is made up of natural materials should be high on your list when choosing a mattress. We list here 3 types of natural mattresses that are worth considering:

Realizing this, some mattress manufacturers have developed chemicalfree or organic cotton mattresses that sometimes contain springs or latex to lighten the weight of full cotton mattress. Common varieties are as follows:

Cotton Mattress

• 100% cotton: Firm & heavy. Often organic or pesticide and chemical-free.

Increasingly popular all over the world, latex (made from rubber) mattresses are appreciated for its natural composition (hypoallergenic) and its superior support which provides a more even distribution of pressure. It is one of the most ergonomically sound mattresses and is able to dynamically conform to your body, prompting orthopaedic surgeons and chiropractors to highly recommend it.

Back in the 70s, we still had pure 100% cotton mattresses which as the name suggest is mattress filled up entirely with cotton inside. Those were very comfortable but somehow became obsolete these days except in some mom-and-pop furniture shops outside of urban areas. About 10 years ago, you could still find those in some small furniture shops within Kuala Lumpur itself but recently after some enquiries, no one actually stocks them anymore.

• Cotton/Latex combo: Firm but softer than full cotton. Latex is another word for rubber and, as with most natural substances, organic latex is the healthiest option available.

Nowadays, there are variants of these, mostly in organic shops offering organic pillows and bolsters which are filled with organic cotton. The mattress is just for promotional purposes and usually is not up for sale.

Coconut Fibre Mattress


• Cotton/Wool combo: Medium to firm. Wool is added to soften the mattress. • Cotton/Inner Spring combo: The lightest and softest option but not the best option for those sensitive to metal.

Containing raw coconut husks and coming in rubberized and needlepunched variety, this mattress came into the scene almost 20 years ago.

Latex Mattress

It is even believed that due to its resilience, it can last well over 20 years without sagging or taking on body impressions whereas a good branded mattress is expected to last about 10 years only. There is thus no need to turn it over throughout its lifetime. It gives maximum ventilation and is breathable, thus keeping you cool in hot weather and warm in cold conditions. Latex mattresses are naturally more expensive but well worth the money if you are considering a good natural mattress.

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“ Depending on your choice, a mattress can be a sleepmaker or a sleep-wrecker ” Choosing a Mattress

Chasing Sleep

A “paedic”, “chiro”, or “ortho” in the name may just be a marketing ploy, and the same goes for endorsements from clinics or hospitals. What you need to look out for before you even stretch yourself fully on the bed to test it out are the following:

Men never cease inventing new sleeping materials for that elusive deep sleep. A chronology of events below shows how mattresses have evolved over the years.

• A good quality mattress that seems solid, at least 15cm thick and well made. • Corners with weight and substance, and edges that are solid and resilient. A guarantee of quality is when you purchase it from reputable stores or even the brand name stores themselves. Harvey Norman and Robinsons department store at the Mid Valley City, Kuala Lumpur, are worth exploring if you really must have imported high-end mattresses. Some top-end mattresses cost more than RM100,000 plus you have to pay extra for the box set. Do lots of research to narrow down your preferences. When you finally do your actual window-shopping, at least you would have a better idea of the availability and the price. When testing out the mattress, wear comfortable clothing and take your time lying down on the mattress. Lie on the mattress the way that you sleep. You can’t judge the support and comfort just by sitting at the edge or lying down for a few seconds. At the end of the day, what really matters is comfort at a price you can afford. It doesn’t follow that the more expensive a mattress is, the more comfortable it is. Comfort depends on individuals. Older people may require firmer support while younger ones can opt for softer support. Some still prefer the bouncy feel of spring mattresses while some go for natural mattresses. Malaysia JANUARY 2011

• Late 19th century: The box-spring is invented, making mattresses less lumpy. • 1930s: Innerspring mattresses and upholstered foundations become widely used, and artificial fillers become common. Encased coil spring mattresses, which consist of individual springs sewn into linked fabric bags, are introduced. • 1940s: Air mattresses constructed of vulcanized rubber-coated fabric are introduced. • 1950s: Foam rubber mattresses and pillows are available for purchase. • 1960s: The modern waterbed is introduced and gains its first widespread use. Adjustable beds gain popularity. • 1970s: NASA invents material that later becomes known as memory foam • 1992: Tempur-Pedic introduces a mattress made from memory foam. • 1992: Fibrelux introduces a mattress made from rubberized coir (fibre from coconut husks) More recently, there are mattresses that supposedly regulate your body temperature and others that absorb moisture thus keeping you drier and cooler. But the one that trumps them all is the vibrating mattress. Remember those times when you were a kid falling asleep in a car in motion? It’s the same principle, much like mom rocking you to sleep. Already in use, the vibrating bed is controlled by electronics for varying time and amplitude settings. It vibrates with the use of an off-centre motor and is used therapeutically to ease back pains.


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Custom Furniture Chin Li Arts & Crafts Furniture Tel: 603-7728 1000


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Township Directory

Alisma Dynasty View Sdn Bhd Seri Austin, Johor

Double storey Terrace/Link House Freehold township with diverse property choices Developed by UMLand Berhad’s wholly-owned subsidiary Dynasty View Sdn Bhd, Taman Seri Austin in Johor occupies 500-acres of prime freehold land that is situated within Iskandar Malaysia and the popular Tebrau Area. Taman Seri Austin boasts excellent accessibility via the North-South Expressway, Dato’Onn Interchange, Pasir Gudang Highway and TebrauKota Tinggi Highway. Currently, it only takes a 30-minute drive to get to the Johor Bahru city centre but this travel time would be cut short by half when the RM977 million Eastern Dispersal Link Expressway (EDL) is completed.

Currently, Dynasty View has three ongoing projects in Taman Seri Austin namely Amanda, Alisma and Azolla which are gated and guarded residential projects.

Also recently launched are 32 units of Azolla 1 22’ X 75’ double storey terrace houses with built up of 2,028 sq ft price from RM338,800. Early birds get special package with huge savings.

Launched in April 2010, prices of Alisma houses start from RM306,800 and it is anticipated to be completed in February 2012. The project consists of 180 units, comprising Section 1 (44 units), Section 2 (60 units) and Section 3 (76 units).

Both Alisma and Azolla are properties located at Phase 3 development equipped with Telekom Malaysia (TM)’s latest High Speed Broadband (HSBB) UniFi service Package VIP 5 which includes internet, video (IPTV), and voice with speed of 5Mbps via fiber technology. As a value promotion, all home buyers at Phase 3 will enjoy 2 years free service of HSBB. Taman Seri Austin is the first residential township in Southern Johor to collaborate with TM in offering HSBB.

The 20’ x 70’ double storey terrace houses, Alisma 1 & Alisma 2, come with comfortable built-up of 1,782 sq ft and 1,889 sq ft respectively.

Further Information Seri Austin Sales Gallery Jalan Seri Austin 1,Taman Seri Austin, Johor Bahru 81100 Johor Tel: (607) 354 1111 Fax: (607) 351 3202 Email: Web:

Bandar Seri Putra UM Land Bangi, Selangor

A mixed development of residential and commercial properties Anjung Suasana 2nd Series show units in Bandar Seri Putra are now open for viewing. If you missed its previous launch the last time, come and check it out now. Each bungalow is elegantly spacious with 6 rooms and an elevated entrance foyer or “anjung”, and our 5-room semi-ds are designed with breezy courtyards.

community. The 898-acre freehold development enjoys excellent accessibility, with a wide range of amenities and facilities within the vicinity. It is approximately 20 minutes by road southeast of Kuala Lumpur, 15 minutes north to Seremban town, 15 minutes from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and 2 minutes to the Bangi (Lama) township.

The township is directly accessible from Kuala Lumpur-Seremban Highway via the Putra-Mahkota Interchange and is surrounded by developments such as Bukit Mahkota, Impian Putra, Bandar Baru Bangi, Desaria Nilai, Bukit Unggul and Bandar Baru Nilai.

Being close to the Federal Territory of Putrajaya and the MSC, and adjacent to the education hub – comprising Bandar Baru Bangi and Bandar Baru Nilai which encompasses tertiary educational institutions such as UPM, UKM, UNITEN, Inti UniCollege and KUIS – Bandar Seri Putra is a much sought after address among civil servants, professionals and the intellectual community in the Southern Klang Valley.

Bandar Seri Putra is a self-contained township catering to the living, recreation and business needs of the modern and knowledgeable

Its range of residential and commercial properties are infused with modern lifestyle features such as underground external electrical and telecommunication services facilities. Extensively landscaped to provide a green environment, Bandar Seri Putra emphasizes on wholesome, healthy living. Interested buyers may select from a wide range of properties including bungalow lots, bungalows, semi-Ds, double-storey terrace homes, townhouses, low-rise and high-rise apartments, as well as commercial shop offices. For further details, kindly call (603) 8927 1611 or send an email to

Bandar Seri Putra Further Information 34, Jln Seri Putra 1/2, Bandar Seri Putra, Bangi 43000 Selangor Tel: (603) 8927 1611 / (603) 8925 4972 Email: Web:


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Project Name: Shaftsbury Square Location: Cyberjaya, Selangor Property Type: SOHO / Serviced Apartments / Office Suites / Retail Shops Land Title: Commercial Tenure: Freehold Built Up: 463 - 1,373 sq ft Developer: Shaftsbury Capital Sdn Bhd (869217-X) Phone: 1800-88-1300 Website:

Project Name: Selayang Springs Phase 2 Block Cedar Location: Bandar Selayang, Selangor Property Type: Condominium Land Title: Residential Tenure: Leasehold Exclusive Marketing Agent: REI Group of companies Developer: MASA Group of Companies (Barisan Tenaga Perancang (M) Sdn Bhd (260082-K))

QuickPro No.: NC1378

Site Phone: (603) 6131 1223 Phone: (603) 7491 1837 Email: Website:

QuickPro No.: NC1731

Project Name: KM 1 Condominiums Location: Bukit Jalil, KL City, Kuala Lumpur Property Type: Luxury Condominium Land Title: Residential Tenure: Freehold Land Area: 3.69 acres Built Up: 1,331 - 1,486 sq ft Developer: Berjaya Golf Resort Bhd (223292-U) Phone: (603) 2142 8028 Fax: (603) 2145 2126 / 2143 2028 Website: Project Name: The Elements Location: Ampang, Kuala Lumpur Property Type: Serviced Residence Land Title: Commercial Tenure: Freehold Land Area: 2.606 Acres Built Up: 625 - 1,550 sq ft Developer: Elite Forward Sdn Bhd

(JV btw L&G & Mayland Group) (866249-T)

QuickPro No.: NC1766

Site Phone: (6012) 969 1750 Phone: (603) 62798000 / (603) 6201 8088 Website: / Project Name: Covillea Bukit Jalil Location: Bukit Jalil, KL City, Kuala Lumpur Property Type: Condominium Land Title: Residential Tenure: Freehold Land Area: 2.91 Acres Built Up: 1,293 - 1,415 sq ft Developer: Berjaya Golf Resort Bhd (223292-U) (a subsidary of Berjaya Land Bhd)

QuickPro No.: NC1732


Phone: (603) 2142 8028 Email: Website:

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QuickPro No.: NC1508


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Project Name: Mutiara Seputeh Location: Taman Seputeh, Bukit Seputeh, Kuala Lumpur Property Type: Bungalow Land Title: Residential Tenure: Freehold Land Area: 5,800 - 10,000 sq ft Built Up: 6,900 - 9,300 sq ft Listing Price: From RM3,909,000 - RM5,109,000 Developer: Hunza Properties (Wilayah) Sdn Bhd (352174-T) Phone: (603) 2272 2887


QuickPro No.: NC1708

Project Name: Sunway Rymba Hills Location: Sunway Damansara, Petaling Jaya, Selangor Property Type: 3 Storey Forest Villas Land Title: Residential Tenure: Leasehold Land Area: 3,600 sq ft - 6.020 sq ft (std lot dimensions : 45' x 95') Built Up: 4,441 sq ft - 4,650 sq ft Listing Price: From RM3,100,000 Developer: Sunway Damansara Sdn Bhd (179182-V) Site Phone: (603) 6141 6888 / (603) 5639 9000 Phone: (6012) 209 6966 / (6012) 220 3103 Website:


QuickPro No.: NC1514

Project Name: Town Villa (Phase 2) Location: Taman Tasik Puchong, Puchong, Selangor Property Type: Townhouse Land Title: Residential Tenure: Leasehold Land Area: 20' X 60' Built Up: 988 sq ft & 1,075 sq ft Listing Price: From RM209,900 - RM282,900 Developer: Azam Perspective Sdn Bhd (347988-M) Phone: (603) 7877 7333 Website:


QuickPro No.: NC1863

Project Name: Mandola Location: Alam Sanctuary, Seri Kembangan Property Type: Duplex Townhouse Land Title: Residential Tenure: Leasehold Land Area: 24' X 65' Developer: Permatanah Sdn Bhd (383314-X) Sales Line: (6017) 327 3200 / (6017) 327 5200 Office Phone: (603) 7954 0200 Website:


QuickPro No.: NC1399

Project Name: Iris Garden 2 (Final Phase) Location: Bandar Saujana Putra, Kuala Langat, Selangor Property Type: 1-sty Terrace/Link House Land Title: Residential Tenure: Leasehold Land Area: 20' X 70' Built Up: 968 sq ft - 1,139 sq ft Listing Price: From RM229,900 Developer: Jatidiri Gigih Sdn Bhd (519928-K) Phone: (603) 7877 7333 Email: Website:

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QuickPro No.: NC1687


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Project Name: Desa Budiman (Phase 4) Location: Bandar Sungai Long, Kajang, Selangor Property Type: 2-sty Terrace/Link House Land Title: Residential Tenure: Freehold Land Area: 24' x 75' Built Up: From 2,522 sq ft Listing Price: From 480,800 - RM 928,625 Developer: Pujangga Budiman Sdn Bhd (364101-T) Phone: (603) 9080 2988


QuickPro No.: NC 1314

Project Name: Kota Harmoni Location: Seksyen 27, Shah Alam, Selangor Property Type: Semi-detached & Bungalow Land Title: Residential Tenure: Freehold Built Up: 4,326 - 6,156 sq ft Developer: B&G Serene Property Sdn Bhd (669980-D) Phone: (603) 8023 6868 / (019) 243 5082 Email: Website:


QuickPro No.: NC1296

Project Name: Hazel 2 Location: Berjaya Park, Shah Alam Property Type: 2-sty Terrace/Link Tenure: Freehold Land Area: 22' X 70' Built Up: 2,320 - 2,737 sq ft Developer: Pakar Angsana Sdn Bhd (220249-A) (A subsidiary of Berjaya Land Bhd) Phone: (603) 2142 8028 / (6018) 220 6068 Email: Website:


QuickPro No.: NC1501

Project Name: The Garden Park Homes @ Precinct 4B Location: Cahaya SPK, Shah Alam Property Type: 2-sty Terrace/Link Land Title: Residential Tenure: Leasehold Land Area: 24' X 80' Built Up: 2,000 sq ft Listing Price: RM393,000 Developer: SPK Homes Phone: (603) 7847 2288 Email:


QuickPro No.: NC1787

Project Name: The Pearls @ Taming Mutiara Location: Sungai Long, Kajang, Selangor Property Type: Bungalow Tenure: Freehold Land Area: 7,020 - 14,935 sq ft Built Up: 7,062 - 7,353 sq ft Developer: Tanming Management Sdn Bhd (44490-W) Sales Phone: (012) 379 9299 / (012) 617 8086 Phone: (603) 2282 6633 Email: Website:

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QuickPro No.: NC1879

QuickPro No.: NC1898

QuickPro No.: NC1855

QuickPro No.: NC1559


Project Name: Tigaman Square Location: Bukit Kemuning, Selangor Property Type: Retail Space Land Title: Commercial Tenure: Freehold Built Up: 517 sq ft - 5,995 sq ft Listing Price: From RM208,330 - RM2,975,438 Completion Date: 2013 (Expected) Developer: Sunhor Property Berhad (902866-U) Site Phone: (603) 5162 3778 Phone: (603) 6203 7778 Email: Website: Project Name: Marvelane Square Location: Klang, Selangor Property Type: Semi-d and Bungalow Shop Office Land Title: Commercial Tenure: Freehold Land Area: 8,100 sq ft - 12,716 sq ft Listing Price: From RM3,230,000 - RM4,480,000 Developer: Marvelane Sdn. Bhd. (579787-K) Phone: (603) 7842 3166 Email: Website:

Project Name: Times Avenue Location: Off Jalan Imbi, City Centre, Kuala Lumpur Property Type: Retail-Office Land Title: Commercial Tenure: Leasehold Land Area: 13,000 sq ft Built Up: 1,636 sq ft - 2,321 sq ft Listing Price: From 1,430,000 - RM2,030,000 Developer: Takashimaya Construction & Development Sdn Bhd Phone: (603) 9059 3788 Email: Website: Exclusive Sales Agent: Kiara Realty Phone: (603) 2093 7777 Email:

Project Name: QUBE Location: Shah Alam, Selangor Property Type: Office Land Title: Commercial Tenure: Leasehold Land Area: 1.27 Acres Built Up: 548 - 2,379 sq ft Developer: Goodwill Polygon Sdn Bhd (816789-X)) Phone: (603) 5518 8333 Website:

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Outside Klang Valley

QuickPro No.: NC1757

Please visit for more latest development listings now. Project name: Argenia@Nusari Aman Location Bandar Sri Sendayan, Seremban Property Type: 1-sty Terrace/Link House Land Title: Residential Tenure: Freehold Built Up: 1,023 sq ft Listing Price: From RM159,888 Developer: BSS Development Sdn Bhd (689638-X) Site Phone: (606) 764 2688 Fax: 606) 764 6288 Website:

QuickPro No.: NC1933

Project Name: Nusari Aman 2A Address: Bandar Sri Sendayan, Seremban Property Type: 2-sty Terrace/Link House Land Title: Residential Tenure: Freehold Land Area: 20' x 70' Built Up: 2,008 - 2,357 sq ft Listing Price: From RM249,888 - RM377,888 Developer: BSS Development Sdn Bhd (689638-X) Phone: (6016) 733 2320 Site Phone: (606) 764 2688 Fax: (606) 764 6288 Website:

QuickPro No.: NC1774

Project Name: Ivory Villas Location: Perdana College Heights, Nilai, Negeri Sembilan Property Type: Semi-detached House Land Title: Residential Tenure: Freehold Land Area: From 50' X 100' Built Up: 3078 sq ft - 3371 sq ft Listing Price: From RM728,600 - RM1,418,000 Developer: Seri Pajam Development Sdn Bhd (291244-M) Phone: (606) 758 1988 Website:

QuickPro No.: NC1788

Project Name: MontBleu Residence Location: Sunway City Ipoh, Perak Property Type: Townhouse Land Title: Residential Tenure: Leasehold Land Area: 24’ x 75’ Built Up: 1,890 - 2,066 sq ft Listing Price: From RM437,800 - RM682,400 Developer: Sunway City (Ipoh) Sdn Bhd Phone: (605) 548 6668 Fax: (605) 548 6868 Website:

QuickPro No.: NC1797

Project Name: 1 Sulaman Location: Jalan Sulaman, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Property Type: Condominium Land Title: Residential Tenure: Leasehold Land Area: 9.624 acres Built Up: 700 - 1,100 sq ft Listing Price: From RM161,820 Developer: Sagajuta (S) Sdn Bhd (483576-K) Phone: (6088) 447 977 Fax: (6088) 447 799 Website:


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AGENCY ► DIRECTORY Allworth Real Estate (KL) Sdn Bhd


Allworth Real Estate is the proud creation of a group of Malaysians with an entrepreneurial and global mentality. Being the first real estate agency in Malaysia to be accorded with the coveted and prestigious MS ISO 9001 by SIRIM speaks of the company’s commitment to quality management system in sales and marketing of real estate services as well as project marketing. Tel: (603) 6203 6268 | Fax: (603) 6203 6568 | Email: Web:

Kim Realty


established in 1980 offers a complete range of Real Estate Agency, Project Marketing and Auctioned Property Marketing services with 4 branches in Klang Valley, with more than 100 well-trained and qualified negotiators, project marketing executives and division managers dedicated to serve our clients and meet their specific needs for the last 30 years with the motto, ‘Service You Deserve From Professionals You Can Trust’. We have a dedicated team to handle expatriate and local sale and rental of properties, commercial and industrial properties, investment and corporate real estate, agricultural, industrial and development land advisory services. To join us as Real Estate Negotiator, please call us for a challenging & rewarding career!

Tel: (6019) 336 0899 / (603) 7729 9988 | Fax: (603) 7727 9366 | Email: Web:

MIP Properties


Whether you’re looking for a home for your family or an investment; seeking high-value returns on rentals or property sales, MIP Properties is the ONE NAME everyone TRUSTS to get the perfect home at the perfect price. Through our emphasis on high standard of service, professionalism, integrity and approachability, we have built strong relations with home owners and property investors that ensure our property database is unmatched in reach and comprehensiveness. Your successful future starts today! A career at MIP Properties is about opportunities, rewards, growth, learning, partnership and harmony. To apply or for more information on the most rewarding professional experience in the ever-dynamic and lucrative real estate field, send an email to

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Metro Homes Sdn Bhd


Metro Homes is the leading real estate agency in Malaysia with 16 years track record and 13 offices Nationwide, 11 branches in Klang Valley, 1 in Penang and 1 in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. Metro Homes have several departments that focus on High-end Properties, Industrial division, Commercial Division, Islamic division, Auction Properties, Project Marketing, International Sales and Australia Properties Division. To join us as Real Estate Negotiator, Senior Negotiator, Team Leader, Resident Manager, please call us for a rewarding career! Tel: (603) 7784 6088 | Fax: (603) 7783 4767 | Email: Web:

Synergy International Realtors Sdn Bhd (Co. No. 882589-P) Synergy is when the result is greater than the sum of the parts. Synergy is created when things work in concert together to create an outcome that is in some way of more value than the total of what the individual inputs is. With this in mind Synergy International Realtors was incorporated on 1.1.2010, when four individual firms decided to come together and unite. The result is a fusion of great inputs for the real estate industry, where the Customer is the eventual beneficiary. We are well spread in the Klang Valley, having our HQ at TTDI with branches in USJ Subang, Sunwaymas and an affiliate office in Australia. We have a dedicated team of professionals ever willing to serve the needs of the discerning public. We too have a project team covering local and foreign properties especially from New Zealand and Australia. We do conduct courses for new and existing staff on a periodic basis, so as to inculcate in them the virtues of a true Real Estate Professional. Please visit our website at www. to get to know more about us, our listed properties and projects, our services coupled with career and business opportunities for all who are interested in this business. Property Developers and Customers, who are keen to use our services, please do not hesitate to call our HQ at 603-7729 0919 and ask for our Group PA, Ms. Shikin. Our other numbers are 603-56366299 (USJ), 603-78032181 (Sunwaymas). Our motto is “We are with you all the way”. E 1275, E 1275/1, E 1275/2.


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Bangsar, Pantai Panorama Condominium, f/h, 1250sf, 2r2b, fully furnished, sell RM529k, call Lau 012-23456 57 UP686141

Bangsar, Suasana Sentral Condominium, f/h, 3028sf, 4r4b, fully furnished, sell RM2.5M, call Lau 012-23456 57 UP624995

Bangsar, Sri Wangsaria Condominium, f/h, 1360sf, corner, 2+1r2b, partly furnished, sell RM695k, call Lau 012-23456 57 UP634649

Bdr.Sunway, Belverdere Service Condo, 949sf, 3r2b, near College & U, sell & rent, few choices, call Nelson 012-221 5081 UP704154

Bdr.Sunway, Lagoon Perdana Apartment, 852sf, 3r2b, near College & U, sell & rent, few choices, call Nelson 012-221 5081 UP694617

Bdr.Sunway, Ridzuan ndominium, 1300sf, 3r2b, corner, near College & U, rent RM1400, call Nelson 012-221 5081 UP570769

Mont Kiara, Angkupuri Condominium, f/h, 1399sf, 2+1r2b, corner, fully furnished, sell RM470k, call Jolanda 014-338 4842UP642778

Mont Kiara, Pelangi Condominium, freehold, 980sf, 2+1r2b, fully furnished, sell RM420k, call Jolanda 014-338 4842 UP706802

Mont Kiara, Vista Kiara Condominium, freehold, 1333sf, 3r2b, fully furnished, rent RM2800, call Jolanda 014-338 4842 UP715791

PJ Jln.Gasing, 2.5-sty Bungalow, f/h, l/a:11770sf, b/u:6700sf, 5+2r7b, corner, p/f, sell RM4.8M, call Felix 012-5500 847 UP718883

PJ Jln.templer, 2.5-sty Bungalow, f/h, l/a:7188sf, b/u:5000sf, 4+2r7b, p/furnished, sell RM3M, call Felix 012-5500 847 UP720151

PJ Sec.17, 2-sty Bungalow, f/h, l/a:11865sf, b/u:5300sf, 7+1r6b, corner, f/f, sell RM3.8M, call Felix 012-5500 847 UP718158

Setapak, 2-sty Semi-D Bungalow, f/h, l/a:3200sf, b/u:4000sf, corner,5r5b, p/furnished, sell RM1M, call CY 016-225 2151 UP595917

Setapak, Heritage Condominium Penthouse, f/h, 2607sf, 4+1r4b, corner, partly furnished, sell RM430k, call CY 016-225 2151 UP714099

Setapak, La Villas Condominium, freehold, 1001sf, 3r2b, partly furnished, sell RM245k, call CY 016-225 2151 UP593802

Sg.Buloh, Tmn.Suria 2-sty Terrace, f/h, 20x70, 3+1r3b, renovated, partly furnished, sell RM390k, call Andy 012-292 5505 UP505905

Sg.Buloh, TSB Commercial Centre, freehold, 35x70, mainroad frontage, corner w/lift, sell RM2.85M, call Andy 012-292 5505 UP726500

Sg.Buloh, TSB Commercial Centre Shop & Office for sale & rent, mainroad frontage, few choices, call Andy 012-292 5505 UP726511

Wangsa Maju, Menara Alpha Condominium, 1200sf, 4r2b, partly furnished, sell RM288k, call Anthony 019-332 4697 UP653284

Wangsa Maju, Metroview Condominium, freehold, 1150sf, 3r2b, near LRT & UTAR, sell RM288k, call Anthony 019-332 4697 UP676239

Wangsa Maju, Alpha Villa Apartment, 1150sf, 3+1r2b, near LRT & UTAR, sell RM288k, call Anthony 019-332 4697 UP718367

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Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Penang Sale : RM 1,700,000 Rent : 3000 Type : 1 S Detached L/A : 7553 sq ft B/UP : 1860 sq ft Mr Khoo 012-4108577

Lorong Mahsuri 11, Penang Sale : RM 600,000 Rent : RM 850 Type : 1 S Ter L/A : 3633 sq ft B/UP : 1044 sq ft Mr Khoo 012-4108577

Lebuh Raya Batu Lanchang, Penang Sale : RM 1,100,000 Rent : RM 900 (1st Flr) Type : 3/S Ter S'hse (Cor) L/A : 1399 sq ft B/UP : 3990 sq ft Mr Khoo 012-4108577

Jalan Gottlieb, Penang Sale : RM 1,380,000 Rent : RM 4000 Type : Shophouse L/A : 1526 sq ft B/UP : 2510 sq ft Mr Khoo 012-4108577

N-Park, Penang Type : Condominium Rent : RM 1200 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Girlie Lee 012-4701800

Kelisa Apartment, Prai Type : Condominium Sale : RM 90,000 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Girlie Lee 012-4701800

Taman Lagenda, Padang Serai Type : S/D House Sale : RM 168,000 L/A : 2800 sq ft 3 Bedrooms 2 bathrooms Girlie Lee 012-4701800

Taman Desa Melati, Kulim Type : S/D House Sale : RM 250,000 L/A : 5720 sq ft 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Girlie Lee 012-4701800

Taman Manggis Indah, Balik Pulau Type : Shop Sale : RM 360,000 L/A : 1173 sq ft Girlie Lee 012-4701800

Bandar Putra Bertam, Kepala Batas Type : Shop Sale : RM 390,000 L/A : 1409 sq ft Girlie Lee 012-4701800

Bandar Prai Jaya, Prai Type : Shop Rent : RM 1800 L/A : 1400 sq ft Girlie Lee 012-4701800

Kulim Golf Resort, Kulim Type : Apartment Sale : RM 260,000 B/UP : 1110 sq ft 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Girlie Lee 012-4701800

Bdr Laguna Merbok, Sungai Petani Type : 2 ½ S Ter Sale : RM 215,000 L/A : 1540 sq ft 5 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms Liza 012-4162255

Bandar Mutiara, Sungai Petani Type : 1/S Ter Cor Sale : RM 175,000 L/A : 4200 sq ft 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Liza 012-4162255

Bandar Mutiara, Sungai Petani Type : 1/S D Sale : RM 180,000 L/A : 2800 sq ft 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Liza 012-4162255

Bandar Puteri Jaya, Sungai Petani Type : 2/S Ter Sale : RM 150,000 L/A : 1400 sq ft 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Liza 012-4162255

Bandar Laguna Merbok, Sungai Petani Type : 2/S Ter Sale : RM 165,000 L/A : 1500 sq ft 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Liza 012-4162255

Bandar Seri Astana, Sungai Petani Type : 1 ½ Ter Sale : RM 155,000 L/A : 1540 sq ft 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms Liza 012-4162255

Bandar Utama, Sungai Petani Type : 2/S Ter Sale : RM 170,000 L/A : 1540 sq ft 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms Liza 012-4162255

Taman Kelisa Ria, Sungai Petani Type : 1/S S/D Sale : RM 110,000 L/A : 3200 sq ft 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathroom Liza 012-4162255

Bandar Puteri Jaya, Sungai Petani Type : 1/S S/D Sale : RM 160,000 L/A : 3200 sq ft 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Liza 012-4162255

Bandar Laguna Merbok, Sungai Petani Type : 2/S Ter Sale : RM 200,000 L/A : 1600 sq ft 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms Liza 012-4162255

Kondominium Mutiara, Bukit Mertajam Type : Condominium Rent : RM 850 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms Girlie Lee 012-4701800

Sungai Puyu, Penang Type : Retail Space Sale : RM 1,503,820 L/A : 75191 sq ft Girlie Lee 012-4701800

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Ross Road Residence, Penang Sale : RM 5,200,000 Type : 3/S Det B/UP : 4725sf 5 Bedrooms 8 Bathrooms Kartik 012-4075600

Miami Green, Penang Rental : RM 3,300 Type : Condominium B/UP : 1060sf 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Kartik 012-4075600

Festival Apartment, Penang Sale : Rm 795,000 Type : Condominium B/UP: 1800 sq ft 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms Kartik 012-4075600

Condo Villa, Penang Sale : RM 1,388,000 Type: Condominium B/UP: 2200 sq ft 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Kartik 012-4075600

Grand Ocean, Penang Rental : RM 2800 Type: Condominium B/Area: 1250 sq ft 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Kartik 012-4075600

Mutiara Villa, Penang Rental : RM 3,600 Type : Condominium B/UP : 1300 sq ft 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Kartik 012-4075600

Marina Bay, Penang Rental : RM 4000 Type : Condominium B/UP : 1300 sq ft 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Kartik 012-4075600

The Uban Residence, Penang Sale : RM 650,000 Type : Condominium B/UP : 2101 sq ft 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms Kartik 012-4075600

Times Square, Penang Sale : RM 650,000 Type : Off/Shoplot B/UP : 555 sq ft Kartik 012-4075600

Infinity, Penang Rental : RM 10,000 Type : Condominium B/UP : 4000 sq ft 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Kartik 012-4075600

The View, Penang Sale : RM 1,500,000 Type : Condominim B/UP : 3750 sq ft 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms Kartik 012-4075600

Eden Seaview, Penang Rent : RM 2000 Type : Condominium B/UP : 840 sq ft 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Kartik 012-4075600

Putra Place, Penang Sale : RM 398,000 Type : Condominium B/UP : 1000 sq ft 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Kartik 012-4075600

I-Avenue, Penang Rent : RM 1800 Type : Off/Shoplot B/UP : 1040 sq ft Kartik 012-4075600

Jalan Utama, Penang Sale: RM 12,131,000 Type: 2/S Bungalow L/Area: 38,026 sq ft Mr Ooi 012-4905577

Jalan Tanjung Bungah, Penang Sale : RM 4,191,000 Type: 2/S Bungalow L/Area: 10,002= Mr Ooi 012-4905577

Serene Apartment, Penang Sale: RM 709,000 Type: Apartment B/UP: 1700 sq ft Mr Khoo 012-4108577

Pinhorn, Greenlane, Penang Sale: RM 2,190,000 B/UP: 5984 sq ft Mr Ooi 012-4905577

NB Place, Penang Rent : Varies Type : 12 Stry (Building) B/UP : 1074 sq ft â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 7557 sq ft Mr Khoo 012-4108577

Krystal Heights, Penang Rent : RM 550 Type : Aparment B/UP : 500 sq ft 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms Kartik 012-4075600

Lintang Bukit Jambul, Penang Sale: RM 3,500,000 Type: 3.5/S Bungalow L/Area: 14,631 sq ft Mr Khoo 012-4108577

Menara Greenview, Penang Sale : RM 850,000 Type : Condminium (P'Hse) B/UP : 2260 sq ft 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Kartik 012-4075600

Baystar, Penang Rental : Rm 4000 Type : Condominium B/UP: 1562 sq ft 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Kartik 012-4075600

Moonlight Bay, Penang Sale : RM 3,388,000 Type : 4S D L/A: 4650 sq ft 5 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms Kartik 012-4075600

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No. 10-2, Jalan PJU 5/17,Dataran Sunway Kota Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor D.E. Tel: 03-6141 8619 Fax: 03-6140 8619 Email: Website: Mont Kiara, Ceriaan Kiara, Condo, 1828sf, F/H, 4r3b, For Sale RM 822.6K, Call Chloe Mun 012-287 2913 UP722496

Kota Damansara, Laman Bayu, 3-sty Terrace/Link, 3400sf, L/H,6r6b For Sale, RM 1.2mil, Call Athikah 019-336 3346 UP724778

Taman Melawati, 20 Trees-Garden Homes, 3-sty Terrace/Link, 4359sf, F/H, 5r6b, For Sale, RM 1.8mil, Call Athikah Zainal 019-336 3346 UP646165

Bangsar South, Pantai Panorama, Condo, 1300sf, F/H, 2r2b, For Sale RM 498K, Call MC Tan 012-328 8208 UP732029

Sri Hartamas, Windsor Tower, Condo, 1220sf, F/H, 4r2b, For Sale, RM 650K, Call Max Lam 017-208 4524 UP637669

Puchong, Bandar Kinrara, 2400sf, 2-sty Terrace/Link, F/H, 4r3b, For Sale, RM 820K, Call Shawn Lim 012-268 1866 UP731324

Puchong, Bandar Kinrara, 2800sf, 2-sty Terrace/Link, For Sale, RM 960K, Call Chow @ 012-3297521 UP687634

Desa Parkcity, 3000sf, F/H, 5r4b, For Sale RM 1.67mil, Call Yan Lo 016-2276228 UP598160

Sentul, The Tamarind, Condo, F/H, 1345sf, 3r2b, For Sale, RM 580K, Call Natalie at 012-298 3588 UP724183

Petaling Jaya, Opal Damansara Condo, 2030sf, 4r3b, L/H, For Sale RM 850K, Call Ron See 012-207 1568 UP602912

Setia Alam, Setia Eco Park, Bungalow House, 4176sf, F/H, For Sale, RM2.345mil, Call Kenny Sim 012-210 6678 UP600364

Damansara Damai, Sutera Damansara, 2-sty Terrace/Link House, 2305sf, 4r3b, L/H, For Sale, RM6.65mil, Call Jen See +6019-916 8989 +6012-293 2192 UP690520

Kota Damansara, D'Rimba Resort, 1100sf, 3r2b, L/H, For Sale, RM328K, Call Vincent Liaw 016-8473577 UP695335

Ampang, Duta Suria, Semi-detached Hse, 4026sf, 7r7b, L/H, For Sale, RM2.5mil, Call Bryan liew 017-988 6595 UP710669

Shah Alam, Maplewoods Saujana, Semi-detached House, 3750sf, 6r5b, F/H, For Sale, RM2.6mil, Call Hans 016-375 9955 UP723277

Puchong, Lake Belva, Bungalow House , 4500sf, 6r6b, For Sale, RM1.98mil, Call Yinn 019-776 8229 UP694571

Bandar Sunway, Bayrocks Garden, Bungalow House, L/H, For Sale, RM6.6mil, Call Meng Yean 016-233 3074 UP641579

Shah Alam, Bukit Rimau, Semi-detached House, 3825sf, 7r4b, For Sale, RM1.3mil, Call Sonia 016-205 0740 UP734317

Balakong, Bayu Parkville, Townhouse, 20x70sf, 3r2b, For Sale, RM240K, Call LING 019-222 2939 UP698368

Puchong, PT19 Residency, Zero-Lot Bungalow, 3693sf, 5r6b, L/H, For Sale, RM1.21mil, Freeman 012-656 7617 UP605784

Mutiara Damansara, Mutiara Homes, Bungalow House, 4300sf, 6r6b, F/H, For Sale, RM3.28mil, David Tee 012-350 8339 UP654587

Puchong, Vista Lavender, Apartment, 3r2b, For Sale, RM150K, LING 019-222 2939 UP698458

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Bukit Jalil, Arena Green, Apartment, RM 240,000, 2+1r2b, 816sqf, Alice Lim, 012-5072568 UP732093

Kuchai Lama, Kuchai Avenue Serviced Apartment, Apartment, RM 1,800, 3r2b, 935sqf, PY, 6012-6778899 UP732268

Puchong, Apartment, RM 135,000, 3r2b, 986sqf, Thew Irene, 6012-3117608 UP716755

Alor Gajah, A'Famosa Villa Beverly Hills Condo, Condominium, RM 336,000, 3+1r2b, 1548sqf, Peter Chaw, 012-3036908 UP725302

Alor Gajah, Condominium, RM 138,880, 1+1r1b, 900sqf, CHEN HAO BIN, 012-3745665 UP718385

Ampang, Ampang Putra Residency, Serviced Residence, RM 2,700, 3r2b, 1290sqf, Ong, 6012-7883316 UP724457

Ampang, Bangsar Puteri, Condominium, RM 600,000, 2r2b, 2500sqf, Loh Lim, 017-3000266 UP723509

Ampang, Condominium, RM 2,700, 3+1r3b, 1337sqf, Eric, 012-2663268 UP713018

Ampang, Condominium, RM 4,500, 3+2r5b, 2500sqf, Lee Doris, 03-4252 0400 UP716123

Ampang, Condominium, RM 6,700, 3+1r4b, 2109sqf, Eric, 012-2663268 UP712977

Ampang, Fawina Court Condo, Condominium, RM 1,650, 2r2b, 802sqf, FY, 016-2030238 UP725913

Ampang, Mutiara Upper East, Condominium, RM 7,500, 3+1r3b, 2000sqf, (Agent) kenny, 012-3880837 UP713608

Bandar Sunway, Sunway Resort Suites @ Pyramid Tower Hotel, Serviced Residence, RM 3,300, Studior1b, 550sqf, Janice and Vincent, 012-2427400 UP725963

Bandar Utama, Pelangi Utama, Condominium, RM 2,500, 3r2b, 1147sqf, cheah, 012-6586176 UP731443

Bangsar South, Park Resident, Condominium, RM 4,800, 4+1r4b, 2068sqf, Nick, +60166613591 UP726869

Bangsar, Condominium, RM 570,000, RM 2,800, 2+1r2b, 1100sqf, Leanny Hng, 0192880767 UP716731

Bukit Jalil, Apartment, RM 1,250, 2r1b, 729sqf, Su Shin Cheow, 6012-2330801/6012-6641829 UP714363

Butterworth, Affina Bay, Condominium, RM 380,000, 3r2b, 1564sqf, Low, 012-3451472 UP736986

Butterworth, Cassia Condo, Condominium, RM 1,500, 4r2b, 1224sqf, Heng CK, 012-7171129 UP737447

Cheras, AMAYA KUALA LUMPUR, AMAYA MALURI, MALURI, RM 378,300, 2+1r2b, 920sqf, Ms.Lew, +6012-6707713 UP733114

Cheras, Duplex, RM 265,000, 3r3b, Jo Chang, 6012-2182848 UP717593

Cheras, Pertiwi Indah Condominium Tmn Maluri, Condominium, RM 2,500, 3r2b, 1285sqf, Eric, 012-2663268 UP736841

City Centre, Serviced Residence, RM 2,600, 2r1b, 710sqf, KH TAN, 6012-2358686 UP712133

Cyberjaya, D'Melor, Condominium, RM 3,000, 3+1r2b, 1367sqf, Rosie, 017-2008903 UP725965

Damansara Heights, Serviced Residence, RM 1,044,200, 1+1r, 1135sqf, Chow (Reapfield Properties), 6012-3343593 UP720547

Damansara Perdana, Condominium, RM 1,500, 3r2b, 996sqf, Mey / Kelly, 019 - 983 6938 / 016 - 987 8999 UP712180

Damansara Perdana, Ritz Perdana 1, Condominium, RM 320,000, 1r1b, 632sqf, Mei, 6017-3353310 UP737251

Keramat, Lanai Gurney, Condominium, RM 1,500, 1r1b, 750sqf, Abdul Rashid, 013-6301079 UP729755

KL City, Angkasa Impian 1 Condominium, Condominium, RM 4,000, 4+1r4b, 2000sqf, Devina, 019-2811398 UP735460

KLCC, Binjai Residency, Condominium, RM 10,500, 3+1r5b, 2326sqf, Rahim, 019-3594824 UP732985

KLCC, Forum , Condominium, RM 2,800, 3r2b, 1238sqf, Leslie, 016-2191188 UP736906

KLCC, Marc Service Residence, Condominium, RM 3,800,000, 4+1r4b, 3179sqf, Fok Shui Wan, +85294537751 UP722709

Kota Damansara, Palm Spring @ Damansara, Flat, RM 1,000,000, wee UP723281

Kota Kinabalu, Apartment, RM 1,800, 2r2b, Ailin Dinsin, 013-3388999 UP717710

Kuchai Lama, Kuchai Avenue, Condominium, RM 1,200, 3r2b, 935sqf, Ngu Lock Tee, 012-3138350 UP723500

Maytower Residence, Maytower Serviced Residences, Condominium, RM 1,600, Studior1b, 439sqf, Aizu Hospitality, 0192282859 UP729532

Maytower Residence, Maytower Serviced Residences, RM 350,000, Studior1b, AizuHospitality, 0192282859 UP729564

Mont Kiara, Condominium, RM 3,500, 3r2b, 1436sqf, Ivywood Avenue, 6017-6011827 UP715214

Mont Kiara, Gateway Kiaramas, Condominium, RM 2,700, 1r1b, 743sqf, KJ, 6016-2951207 UP728191

Mont Kiara, Mont Kiara Aman, Flat, RM 999,999, 1r, wee, 017-2960510 UP715960

Mont Kiara, Mont Kiara Aman, Flat, RM 999,999, 1r, wee, 017-2960510 UP715960

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Mont Kiara, Tiffani by i-ZEN, Condominium, RM 750,000, RM 3,800, 1+1r2b, 815sqf, Koh Eric, 012-2992009 UP718033

Petaling Jaya, Condominium, RM 390,000, 3r2b, 1122sqf, Cheh Tracy, 017-8728629 UP713047

Petaling Jaya, Jasmine Towers, Condominium, RM 440,000, 1348sqf, Koh Eric, 012-2992009 UP712172

Petaling Jaya, Ken Damansara, Condominium, RM 3,000, 2+1r2b, 1002sqf, Lin Mokhtar, 012-2954688 UP730618

Puchong, Condominium, RM 325,000, 4r3b, 1400sqf, Nicole, 012-3928283 UP719560

Putrajaya, Puteri Palma Condominium, Condominium, RM 415,000, 3r2b, 1450sqf, Ong, 6012-7883316 UP724474

Selayang, Condominium, RM 310,000, 3+1r2b, 1139sqf, NG, 012-3988643 UP711801

Sentul, Condominium, RM 2,500, 3r3b, 1087sqf, Ganendra Komathi, 016-2987222 UP711649

Setapak, Condominium, RM 820,000, 3+1r3b, 1730sqf, Kris, 060-176179654 UP712031

Shah Alam, Sri Alam Condominium, RM 395,000, 3+1r3b, 1700sqf, Angie Chew, 6012-2029259 UP728766

Subang Jaya, Amaya Saujana, Condominium, RM 840,000, 3+1r3b, 1569sqf, Chia, 016-6973057 UP723555

Subang Jaya, Subang Olives Residence, Condominium, RM 888,000, 4r4b, 1922sqf, Angie Chew, 6012-2029259 UP728821

Wangsa Maju, Flat, RM 110,000, 2r1b, 600sqf, Mr. Lam, 019-3782338 UP714158

City Centre, Hampshire Place, Condominium, RM 786,900, RM 4,300, 1+1r1b, 915sqf, Julie Yong, 012-382 5998 UP580757

City Centre, Hampshire Residences, Condominium, RM 10,000, 4r4b, 2916sqf, Winnie Foo, 017-282 9930 UP424838

City Centre, Hampshire Residences, Condominium, RM 4,500, 1r1b, 753sqf, Sharon Liew, 012-325 1126 UP653032

City Centre, Hampshire Residences, Condominium, RM 7,500, 3+1r3b, 1905sqf, Sharon Liew, 012-325 1126 UP656390

City Centre, KLCC Properties @ City Centre/U-Thant/Ampang Hilir, Condominium, RM 3,000, Studior1b, Julie Yong, 012-382 5998 UP580565

City Centre, Marc Residence, Condominium, RM 5,800, 2r2b, 1007sqf, Daniel Ng, 012-227 8283 UP580317

City Centre, Pavilion Residences, Condominium, RM 2,886,000, RM 10,000, 3r2b, 2405sqf, Willa Wong, +6012-632 1123 UP390942

City Centre, The Binjai, Condominium, RM 4,328,220, RM 18,000, 3+1r4b, 2260sqf, Julie Yong, 012-382 5998 UP602383

City Centre, Titiwangsa Sentral Condo, Condominium, RM 440,000, 3r2b, 1100sqf, Michael Chang, 012-551 4444 UP647850

Cyberjaya, Cyber Heights Villa, Condominium, RM 460,000, 3r2b, 1690sqf, Julia Lim, 012-919 1893 UP548833

Cyberjaya, CYBER HEIGHTS VILLA, Condominium, RM 460,000, RM 2,600, 3r2b, 1690sqf, Julia Lim, 012-919 1893 UP609019

Cyberjaya, Townhouse Condo, RM 400,000, RM 2,000, 3+1r2b, 1428sqf, lai yl, 012-3111993 UP658372

Damansara Heights, Belair, Condominium, RM 650,000, RM 2,700, 2+1r2b, 2000sqf, Kristine Chan, 012-974 3086 UP636038

Damansara Heights, Desa Damansara 2, Condominium, RM 1,300,000, 3+1r3b, 1958sqf, Eric Teo, 019-310 6688 UP577755

Damansara Jaya, Ixora Residence, Duplex, RM 880,000, 3+2r2b, 2020sqf, Liz Ng, 012-623 6233 UP610868

Damansara Perdana, Armanee Terrace, Condominium, RM 820,000, 4r3b, 2300sqf, Nadia Zainal, 019-218 8854 UP549247

Damansara Perdana, Condominium, RM 420,000, RM 1,700, Studior, 849sqf, OWNER DIRECT : Michelle Tee, +60192869519 UP651153

Damansara Perdana, Condominium, RM 6,000, 3+1r3b, 2629sqf, Kumar M, 016-6004227 UP660873

Damansara Perdana, Condominium, RM 700,000, RM 4,200, 3+1r3b, 2100sqf, C K Sek, 019-289 6623 UP247269

Damansara Perdana, Metropolitan Square, Condominium, RM 395,000, 3r2b, 1245sqf, Andrew or Emily, +6019-263 3388 UP651284

Damansara Perdana, Perdana View, Condominium, RM 230,000, 2r2b, 736sqf, Manfred, 012-363 9225 UP648642

Damansara Perdana, Ritze Perdana 2 Serviced Suites, Condominium, RM 240,000, Studior1b, 420sqf, Danny Tan, 012-969 5737 UP615081

Damansara Perdana, Ritze Perdana 2, Serviced Residence, RM 233,000, Studior1b, 420sqf, Derick Loh, 016-208 2088 UP554836

Damansara Perdana, Ritze Perdana 2, Serviced Residence, RM 260,000, Studior1b, 437sqf, Derick Loh, 016-208 2088 UP589759

Damansara Perdana, Ritze Perdana 2, Serviced Residence, RM 275,000, Studior1b, 505sqf, Derick Loh, 016-208 2088 UP589755

Damansara Perdana, Ritze Perdana 2, Serviced Residence, RM 280,000, Studior1b, 550sqf, Derick Loh, 016-208 2088 UP554804

Damansara Perdana, Ritze Perdana 2, Serviced Residence, RM 355,000, Studior1b, 756sqf, Derick Loh, 016-208 2088 UP627019

Damansara Perdana, Ritze Perdana 2, Serviced Residence, RM 362,000, Studior1b, 849sqf, Derick Loh, 016-208 2088 UP556002

Damansara Utama, Condominium, RM 2,100, 3r2b, 1400sqf, Mr Sim, 012-206 1988 UP659088

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Ampang, 2-sty Terrace/Link House, RM 750,000, 4r3b, 2069sqf, Lai, 012-2645603 UP728084

Banting, TERRACE HOUSE, 1-sty Terrace/Link House, RM 119,900, 3+1r2b, 800sqf, AUSTIN PHUAH, 016-2125120 UP727923

Cheras, 2.5-sty Terrace/Link House, RM 500,000, 6r4b, 2656sqf, Yu Sing Hui, 6019-2701010 UP722851

Cheras, 2-sty Terrace/Link House, RM 450,000, 4r3b, Shaggy Chin, 6019-6888407 UP716305

Cheras, 2-sty Terrace/Link House, RM 588,000, 4+1r3b, 2351sqf, Koh Nicky, 012-7452090 UP722990

Cheras, 3-sty Terrace/Link House, RM 1,380,000, 5+1r4b, 177, Lee Lih Voon, 012-3669814 UP711052

Damansara Damai, Sutera Damansara, 2-sty Terrace/Link House, RM 650,000, 4+1r3b, 2305sqf, Nik Mohd Hasmizie, 019-2096486 UP718758

Damansara Jaya, Townhouse, RM 1,200, 1r1b, tee Estee, 016-2439694 UP722661

Johor Bahru, 1.5-sty Terrace/Link House, RM 380,000, 3r3b, JC, 016-7106393 UP713569

Johor Bahru, 2-sty Terrace/Link House, RM 380,000, 5+2r3b, 1800sqf, SONNY, 012-7373233 UP735155

Kota Damansara, 2-sty Terrace/Link House, RM 750,000, 4+1r3b, 2150sqf, Phoon YH, 012-3232333 UP723042

Kuala Selangor, 2-sty Terrace/Link House, RM 185,000, 4r3b, Ahmad Fairuz Abd Jamil, 012-2141186 UP714851

Nilai, 1-sty Terrace/Link House, RM 158,000, 3r2b, Lee, 012-6141523 UP737124

Petaling Jaya, 2-sty Terrace/Link House, RM 1,600, 4+1r3b, 2305sqf, RAYMOND LEONG, 012-2185004 UP726940

Putra Heights, 25 Mascarena Palm, 2.5-sty Terrace, RM 960,000, 5+1r5b, 3150sqf, Mohmad Razak, 60192802371 UP735257

Setia Alam, 2-sty Terrace/Link House, RM 445,000, 1940sqf, Ong Seng Hooi, 016-2195235 UP711890

Setia Alam, 2-sty Terrace/Link House,

Setia Alam, 2-sty Terrace/Link House, RM 550,000, 4r3b, 2000sqf, adam, 019-3617382 UP726084

Setia Alam, 2-sty Terrace/Link House, RM 840,000, 4r3b, 2067sqf, Ong Seng Hooi, 016-2195235 UP711917

Shah Alam, 2-sty Terrace/Link House, RM 2,300, 4r3b, 1800sqf, Nandha, 60163935026 UP728812

Sunway SPK Damansara, 2.5-sty Terrace/Link House, RM 1,400,000, 5+1r5b, 2792sqf, Majid, 014-3360307 UP729012

Cheras, 2.5-sty Terrace/Link House, RM 698,000, 6r5b, Grey Lim, 012-288 9932 UP610364

Cheras, 2-sty Terrace/Link House, RM 550,000, 4+1r3b, Lillian Tee / Ivan Chen, 012-649 9188 UP692476

Cheras, Townhouse, RM 478,000, 3+1r3b, 1712sqf, PWP Properties Sdn Bhd, 03-4025 1188 UP673846

Cheras, Townhouse, RM 535,000, 3+1r3b, 1786sqf, Wong Christine, 019-3227951 UP684399

Damansara Jaya, 2-sty Terrace/Link House, RM 899,000, 4r3b, Cathie A. Yee, 017-368 0998 UP683464

Desa Parkcity, 2-sty Terrace/Link House, RM 1,380,000, RM 2,000, 4r4b, Winston Chong, 016-211 6116 UP487483

Desa ParkCity, 2-sty Terrace/Link House, RM 1,380,000, RM 2,900, 3+1r4b, 2000sqf, CAROL YONG/YL WONG, 012-312 6561 UP466025

Desa ParkCity, 2-sty Terrace/Link House, RM 1,800,000, 4r4b, 2629sqf, Winston Chong, 016-211 6116 UP202104

Desa ParkCity, 2-sty Terrace/Link House, RM 1,080,000, RM 3,700, 4r3b, 2400sqf, Winston Chong, 016-211 6116 UP23097

Desa Parkcity, 2-sty Terrace/Link House, RM 1,380,000, RM 2,000, 4r4b, Winston Chong, 016-211 6116 UP487483

Desa ParkCity, 2-sty Terrace/Link House, RM 1,380,000, RM 2,900, 3+1r4b, 2000sqf, CAROL YONG/YL WONG, 012-312 6561 UP466025

Desa ParkCity, 2-sty Terrace/Link House, RM 1,700,000, RM 2,900, 3+1r4b, CAROL YONG/YL WONG, 012-312 6561 UP462456

Desa ParkCity, 2-sty Terrace/Link House, RM 1,800,000, 4r4b, 2629sqf, Winston Chong, 016-211 6116 UP202104

Desa Parkcity, 2-sty Terrace/Link House, RM 2,200,000, 3+1r4b, 3084sqf, CAROL YONG/YL WONG, 012-312 6561 UP605470

Desa ParkCity, Adora, 3-sty Terrace/Link House, RM 1,290,000, 3r3b, 1808sqf, Goh Nai Paul, 012-658 5516 UP607536

Desa ParkCity, 2sty Zenia Parkhomes, 2-sty Terrace/Link House, RM 6,800, RM 4,900, 3+1r4b, CAROL YONG/YL WONG, 012-312 6561 UP366301

Johor Bahru, Cluster Homes, RM 530,000, 4+1r3b, 2400sqf, Bhupinder Singh, 6012-7005803 UP696662

Kajang, 2-sty Terrace/Link House, RM 315,000, 4r3b, 1929sqf, Joanna Tay, +6012-387 5132 UP674648

Desa ParkCity, Taman Saujana Impian, 2-sty Terrace/Link House, RM 280,000, 4r3b, Hairil, 019-260 5450 UP662699

Klang, 1-sty Terrace/Link House, RM 88,000, 3r2b, Michael Edward, 012-633 5456 UP573477

RM 460,000, 4r3b, 1960sqf, Ong Seng Hooi, 016-2195235 UP711854

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Puchong, Townhouse, RM 768,000, RM 2,500, 4+1r3b, 3200sqf, Michael Chai, +016-233 6932 UP602336

Puncak Jalil, 2-sty Terrace/Link House, RM 270,000, 4r3b, 1400sqf, C.S. Chan, 013-355 5126 UP501475

Putra Heights, 2.5-sty Terrace/Link House, RM 998,000, 5r6b, 3420sqf, Low Siew Bee/Taufik Shah, 012-618 1355 UP637134

Putra Heights, 2-sty Terrace/Link House, RM 650,000, 3+1r3b, Low Siew Bee/Taufik Shah, 012-618 1355 UP574322

SAFA Corner, 2-sty Terrace/Link House, RM 2,500,000, 5r3b, Winston Chong, 016-211 6116 UP12320

Bungalow House, RM 3,850,000, 5r4b, 4300sqf, Zuhdi, 012-2881545 UP725107

Cheras, Bungalow House, RM 2,500,000, 6r3b, 2916sqf, Margaret Chan, +60122868320 UP717491

Cheras, Semi-detached House, RM 700,000, 3+1r3b, 2250sqf, Ting, 6010-2269986 UP715519

Gelang Patah, Leisure Farm, Semi-detached House, RM 420,000, 2+1r3b, 1583sqf, Gouw Mirinda, 019-7967178 UP714619

Selayang, Townhouse, RM 185,000, 3r2b, 1245sqf, Adrian Pow, 016-215 3869 UP442127

Gombak, Link Bungalow, RM 1,850,000, 5+1r7b, Johnson, +60122056673 UP736203

Johor Bahru, Bungalow Land, RM 540,000, Lim Stanley Lim, 6012-7107285 UP717356

Kajang, Bukit Impiana, Bungalow House, RM 2,633,800, 5+1r6b, 5630sqf, Steven Lee, 019-9596888/51228702 UP725883

Kajang, Bukit Impiana, Country Heights, Bungalow House, RM 2,242,200, 5+2r6b, 4665sqf, Steven, 019-9596888/51228702 UP725927

Kajang, Semi-detached House, RM 850,000, 4+1r5b, 4200sqf, teresa mgar, 012-3177066 UP717217

Kenny Hills, Bungalow House, RM 18,000,000, 7+1r8b, 11075sqf, Jozree, 012 330 1342 UP729301

KL City, Bungalow House, RM 100,000, 15462sqf, MS. Yap, 016-6388313 UP720700

Klang, Bungalow House, RM 2,300,000, 5r3b, Sithra, 017-234213 UP720828

Klang, Semi-detached House, RM 380,000, 3+1r3b, 2000sqf, Loo Chea Chin, 012-2957237 UP717494

Kota Kemuning, Semi-detached House, RM 1,650,000, 6r5b, 3530sqf, TEH Marico, 012-2209319 UP716947

Mutiara Damansara, Semi-detached House, RM 2,500,000, 5+1r7b, 3800sqf, syed, 012-3894917 UP732991

Old Klang Road, Semi-detached House, RM 1,600,000, 4+1r5b, 4550sqf, Lee Christine, 019-3836470 UP710647

Petaling Jaya, Bungalow House, RM 1,000,000, 3+1r3b, 2200sqf, JUNKO-san, +60-17-3190218 UP713310

Petaling Jaya, Semi-detached House, RM 3,000,000, 4+1r5b, 3850sqf, Chiew Ruoh Peng, 0123728201 UP723697

Puchong, Semi-detached House, RM 499,000, 4r3b, 2108sqf, Fuad, 016-3474480 UP711136

Rawang, bungalow, melor area, Bungalow House, RM 700,000, 7+1r5b, 4700sqf, gan, 012-3487466 UP736425

Shah Alam, Semi-detached House, RM 2,600,000, 5+1r5b, 3750sqf, Tan Irene, 6019-3167882 UP720208

Taman Melawati, Semi-detached House, RM 7,000, 5+1r6b, 4063sqf, Jenny, 603-40216929 UP736261

Balik Pulau, Agricultural Land, RM 30,000,000, KimSan, 603-2301013 UP724186

Bandar Puteri, Shop-Office, RM 2,200, 2b, 2002sqf, Loh, 6012-3130980 UP737220

Glenmarie, Factory, RM 38,000, 1387, Chia, 0192829321 UP726055

Valencia, Bungalow House, RM 3,880,000, RM 14,000, 5+1r6b, 5000sqf, Sarah Naglik, 6012-2183585 UP712029

Valencia, Bungalow House, RM 13,000, 6r, 4300sqf, Kingston Hiew, 012-2103866 UP711127

Hulu Langat, Agricultural Land, RM 22,000, ys lim, 018-3991118 UP714787

Jenjarom, Office, RM 15,000, 3b, 6000sqf, Lee Heng Yau, 012-2036557 UP733662

Johor Bahru, Shop, RM 1,900, 1320sqf, Joe Hong, 0127896003 UP718510

Johor Bahru, Shop-Office, RM 500,000, RM 2,200, 1650sqf, Lim Stanley Lim, 6012-7107285 UP717365

Kampong Kepayang, Agricultural Land, RM 330,000, jadivindra, 0064212402888 UP727146

Puchong, Townhouse, RM 700,000, RM 2,500, 4+1r3b, 3200sqf, Michael Chai, +016-233 6932 UP598167

Glenmarie, Warehouse, RM 14,800,000, 61015sqf, Poh Chin or Wai Cheng, 03-2080 6633 UP719887

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Commercial & Others

Kemaman, Agricultural Land, RM 331,800, 2.1sqa, Lawrence, 019-9535555 UP715426

KL Sentral, PLAZA SENTRAL, Office, RM 7,000, 1000sqf, Taj, 017-2522 672 UP724846

Klang, Agricultural Land, RM 1,200,000, MCLee, 03-33438788 UP734254

Kota Bharu, Factory, RM 20,000, 40282sqf, Adrian Yeap, 0199820820 UP719397

Melaka Tengah, Shop-Office, RM 4,800, chew crystal, 012-6363870 UP721077

Mont Kiara, Office, RM 2,200, 708sqf, L Amanda, 017-8859030 UP713194

Mont Kiara, Plaza Mont' Kiara, Office, RM 4,200, 5r, 1202sqf, Chong, 603-62035090 UP736330

Mont Kiara, Solaris Dutamas, Shop, RM 2,200,000, 1264sqf, Adrian Foo, 013-899 6000 / 012-219 2930 UP504309

Pangkor, Hotel/Resort, RM 25,000,000, Jason, +6016 2632034 UP736201

Rembau, Agricultural Land, RM 16,280,000, 6446880sqf, Cheok Katherine, 006016-7760118 UP720007

Saujana Resort, Office, RM 5,780, 1700sqf, Yazmin, 016-3070868 UP736347

Sentul, d7 @ Sentul East, Office, RM 4,000, 995sqf, Doris Lee, 03-42520400 UP732417

Seremban, Shop, RM 450,000, Calvin Wong, 012-6750805 UP734804

Sungai Siput, Taman Kledang 2, Office, RM 329,000, 6b, 2800sqf, Ong Teng Boon, 019-3624866 UP728024

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