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Editor’s Note

The Price Conundrum The property market is still a hot topic and prices are still the talk of town going into the 2nd half of 2011. We anticipate that this will be the case for the rest of the year. Far from a soft landing, the market has defied expectations with some new launches sold out within the launch period. The first half revenue for large cap developers such as SP Setia, Mah Sing and IJM has surged and expectations are that sales would exceed last year’s figures. Some analysts have even quoted revenue growth of between 15 – 35% for these companies in 2011. Our recent expo is probably a good indication of how strong the underlying demand is. The 3-day event netted over RM275mil of sales with millions of ringgit more inked in the following weeks. Average property price at the Luxury Collection series of our iProperty.com expo was over RM1mil. At the other end of the spectrum, affordable housing is becoming a buzzword these days. The government’s “My First Home” programme has undergone several fine-tunings since its launch early this year. The latest version of the programme saw its ceiling income, a major point of criticism, raised to RM6,000 per month while the range of house prices is expanded to between RM150K – RM300K. There is even a 105% financing thrown in to sweeten the deal for the middle-income group which forms the bulk of the population. It’s perhaps too early now to judge the impact of the programme which is envisioned to be a public-private initiative. Many variables are at work here, not least the outcome of our general election. Until then, we shall watch and see.

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iProperty.com Expo records sales of RM275m

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Perish the thought if you think that interest has waned for high-end properties in Malaysia. The iProperty.com recent Luxury Collection expo featuring properties worth an average of more than RM1 million has attracted many serious investors. Held from 17th – 19th June at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, the expo attracted thousands of visitors. The three-day expo netted more than RM275 million worth of properties for the exhibitors, with millions of ringgit more expected to be inked in the following weeks. The highest sales at RM38 million was recorded by Twin Pavilion Development Sdn Bhd which sold more than 70 units of its property in Bangsar. This was followed by Andaman Property Management Sdn Bhd which sold RM11 million worth of its Cyberjaya project, The Arc @ Cyberjaya. Ranking in third was SP Setia Bhd with sales amounting to RM5 million for various properties in its group. iProperty.com Malaysia.

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See photos from the expo to get a feel of the event.

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The Bangsar Trade Centre booth had a continuous stream of visitors from opening to closing of the expo

Kelk, CIO of 2 Andy iProperty Group

presenting a Motorola Xoom to prize winner, June.

Tan (left) and Alex Lau 3 Megan (right), two property investors

had visited all the booths at the expo and plan to purchase some properties in the next few weeks. Both had made money investing in properties and think now is the right time to buy and sell some properties.

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“ The three-day expo netted more than RM275 million worth of properties for the exhibitors, with millions of ringgit more expected to be inked in the following weeks ” 4

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seminars were 4 Some very well-attended

shui expert Prof Joe Choo 5 Feng speaking to a captive audience

team from Lumen Properties , 6 The a one-stop centre for purchasers of Australian properties. (FL: Giulio Di right). Albert: “The response from investors was very encouraging.”

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Visitors queueing up to register for a seminar

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NEWS

Do you think “My First Home Scheme”

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No, because the location is far from city centre and after payment of installment and necessities, there is no money left! and no downpayment is needed. Not sure.

Schemes upon schemes Commentary: Close to 76% or 475 respondents think that the “My First location is a distance away from the city centre and after payment of the housing instalments, conservatively estimated at RM1,200 per month, there isn’t much left, if any at all, for other daily expenses. Realizing the impracticality of this, the government recently decided to launch a supplementary housing scheme with a higher monthly income ceiling at RM6,000 per household. Called "middle class homes" with prices ranging between RM220K to RM300K in major cities, the initiative was supposed to address the problem of high house prices in Greater KL, Penang and Johor. There is however one little snag – at built-ups of between 850 – 1,000 sq ft, which comes up to RM300 psf, these apartments at that price range can’t exactly be considered cheap. There are similar properties in the Klang Valley that are selling for cheaper. For example, a recently listed condo in Puchong, Vista Millennium Condominiums, displayed a selling price of RM288,000 at a built-up of 1,100 sq ft on iProperty.com.my. The next question is how far would these apartments be located away from the city centre. Again, the government has a solution. It was announced recently that a portion of the Sungei Besi airbase in Kuala Lumpur (one of the last remaining huge acreage of undeveloped land in KL) will be allocated for 1Malaysia people's housing project (PR1MA).

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Scant details are available however. Is this a new scheme, or is it part of the Supplementary Housing Scheme with a RM6K income ceiling, or part of the original “My First Home Scheme” with RM3K income ceiling or both. ‘People First’ Homes Just when you think there is no end

portion of the Sungei Besi airbase in Kuala Lumpur as reported earlier prior to the launch of PR1MA. The only similarity between this latest scheme, PR1MA and the Supplementary Housing Scheme is the RM6,000 monthly income ceiling. I assume that the latter has been subsumed under PR1MA which is the Supplementary Housing Scheme.

Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak reportedly launched the 1Malaysia People's time buyers to own homes of up to 1,400 sq ft. Depending on the location, the houses would be priced at between RM150,000 and RM300,000 while the minimum size would be 800 sq ft. Income ceiling remains at RM6,000 per month but what’s fantastic is that buyers can get

on, the end result seems to be a better product. But as always some “constructive criticisms” needed to be programmes satisfy everyone. We shall hear more about this in the coming weeks - the impact on property prices, the quality of such be the developers.

institutions while stamp duty is exempted. The additional 5% is given to pay for insurance and legal fees for the Sale and Purchase, according to reports. A total of 42,000 houses would be built in 20 locations in the Klang Valley, Rawang and Seremban. Eight projects are expected I assume one of the areas would be a

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NEWS IPGA raises AUD$8.9m with strategic investment from SeLoger.com, France’s #1 property portal IPGA Ltd (ASX: IPP), the owner of Asia’s No. 1 network of property portal sites under the iProperty brand (www.iproperty.com), recently announced that it has entered into an agreement with SeLoger.com to raise AUD$8.9 million by way of a strategic investment from SeLoger. com, France’s number one ranked property portal. SeLoger.com is part of the Axel Springer Group, one of Europe’s largest Media Groups. The investment by SeLoger.com is recognition and validation of IPGA’s leadership position in Asia where it operates market leading property portals in Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong, and has recently entered into an agreement to acquire the No. 1 and No. 3 property portals in Indonesia.

Chairman of IPGA Limited Simon Baker said, “We are delighted to have SeLoger.com invest in the business. They are a global leader in the industry operating one of the largest and most successful property portals.”

and commercial portals, software, print, and events, combined with IPGA’s rapid growth and well established footprint, will create a formidable partnership in the Asian region,” Baker added.

He said the investment will provide IPGA with funds and experience to further consolidate its leading positions in Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Indonesia, and to look for new opportunities to expand within the region.

Roland Tripard, CEO of SeLoger said, “We have identified the Asian market as one with significant long term future growth potential and believe that the IPGA business is best positioned to capture value from this market. We are looking forward to working with IPGA’s Board and management to bring our extensive knowledge and experience to the Asian market.”

“We are pleased to announce that Roland Tripard, the CEO of SeLoger. com, will join the Board and that the companies will actively exchange best practice information, ideas and operating approaches. “The combination of SeLoger’s

Under the agreement, SeLoger.com will acquire 15,347,500 IPGA shares for AUD$8,901,550 giving it a 9.4% stake in IPGA Limited .

iProperty.com Malaysia to partner with SME Corp iProperty.com Malaysia plans to form a mutual partnership with Small and Medium Enterprise Corporation Sdn Bhd (SME Corp) in July 2011 to provide entrepreneurs a new platform to search for their desired properties directly on the SME Corp website. This exclusive partnership will enable SME entrepreneurs to have the opportunity to view commercial and industrial properties, powered by iProperty.com Malaysia, that are either for sale or rent directly on the SME

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website which is currently the central point of reference for information and advisory services for all SMEs in Malaysia. com Group, Shaun Di Gregorio said, “The use of real estate search engines has skyrocketed. There are approximately 920,000 property investors that search for property every month on our site and we foresee that this will only increase with the emergence of this new platform.”

He added, “Via this partnership, iProperty.com Malaysia is able to tap into a new market that will enable us to further garner unrivalled reputable presence on the World Wide Web. “This partnership not only adds another significant distribution channel for agents to list their listings but also further enhances our commitment in enhancing the experience of property buyers and investors.”

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Shareholders’ nod paves way for Sunway merger The shareholders of Sunway Holdings Berhad (“Sunway Holdings”) and Sunway City Berhad (“Sunway City”) approved the proposed disposal of their assets and liabilities to Sunway Berhad (“Sunway”) recently, paving the way for the merger of the two companies. "The larger combined Sunway provides an opportunity to rearticulate the “Sunway” brand and renew investors’ interest in Sunway shares,” said founder and chairman of Sunway Berhad Tan Sri Dr Jeffrey Cheah. He said the enlarged Sunway will be in a better position to tap the equity and debt capital markets more cost-effectively as the group moves forward to bid for more business opportunities. The group will have a combined land bank of more than 2,200 acres with a total gross development value (“GDV”) of approximately RM25 billion, and a potential market capitalisation of over RM 3.5 billion, which will serve as a platform for continuous sustainable growth.

The merged group will be helmed by Tan Sri Dr Jeffrey Cheah as its chairman, while Razman Hashim will be appointed as the deputy chairman of Sunway Berhad. Leading the management and operations, Chew Chee Kin is expected to be appointed as the chief executive officer of Sunway Berhad. Sunway Berhad is targeted to list on Bursa Malaysia in the third quarter of 2011. Sunway Alam Suria overwhelming response Meanwhile, Sunway City Berhad recently launched Sunway Alam Suria Phase 1C, to an overwhelming response. Comprising of 145 units of 2 ½ -storey terrace homes, the project has been very well-received since its 1st phase. Sunway City Berhad’s managing director of property development (Malaysia) said the reason behind Sunway Alam Suria’s achievement is the location, the increase in value potential and integration of the LOHAS philosophy into the development. “Shah Alam is a booming township, with modern conveniences circling the

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residential developments. The real estate properties here have proved to be worthy investments for the family as the appreciation has been earmarked at about 30% in general since its first launch.” “We find that the attraction for our developments here, similar to our other developments in other locations, is the integration of the LOHAS philosophy. Families do not only want to only stay in these developments; they want a home that facilitates positive growth and nurtures from all aspects, and integrating the LOHAS philosophy enables that growth,” he added. Sunway Alam Suria is a joint venture project between Sunway City Berhad and Sunway Construction Berhad involving 100 acres of mixed residential development at Section U9 of Shah Alam. Sunway’s developments are not surprisingly sought after. Recently, Sunway City’s Sunway Vivaldi received the Five-Star Award for the 2011 Apartment Category while SunwayMas’ Sunway Rydgeway received the Highly-Commended Award for the 2011 Development (Multiple Units) category.

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Magna Prima unveils Melbourne property Magna Prima Berhad recently announced on Bursa Malaysia its maiden overseas venture in Melbourne, Australia. The AUD210 million Dynasty Living apartment tower is located on A’Beckett Street in the heart of Melbourne’s Central Business District. Spread over approximately 2,700 sq m of freehold prime land, this 25-storey, single tower residential apartment will feature 320 units ranging from one, two or three bedroom apartments to a 2 storey penthouse. Initial pricing tags a 1 bedroom unit at AUD 309,000 onwards. The development is located within a 5 min walk to Melbourne’s iconic Queen Victoria Market, a 5 – 10 mins walk to the renowned University of Melbourne and RMIT and is within a less than 10 Construction is expected to commence during the 4th quarter of 2011, and is expected to be completed in 2013.

Local projects sold like hot cakes. Meanwhile, on the home front, Magna Prima Berhad sold two blocks of Boulevard Business Park at its launch recently. To be completed by 2014, Boulevard Business Park @ Jalan Kuching is a freehold commercial development comprising 4-storey shop response when all 107 units were sold ranging from 5,540 sq ft - 10,246 sq ft priced at RM550,000 onwards. Executive director of Magna Prima Berhad Lawrence Lee Yek Hui said, “This development carries numerous potential business opportunities, especially since it is located in a high density and established area with a huge existing population. This follows on the heels of its Seri Jalil project which met with overwhelming

Located in the bustling township of Bukit Jalil, this freehold gated and guarded residential scheme is spread over 10.86-acres and has a GDV of RM126.5 million. The 83 units of 2.5-storey Super Link Houses and 24 units of 2.5-storey Semi Link Villas with security were priced from RM957,900 to RM1.97 million with built-up areas ranging from about 3,345 sq ft to 4,162 sq ft. Construction is expected to commence during the second half of 2011 and conclude by end 2012.

Mah Sing achieves RM1.15bil sales in 5 ½ months Mah Sing Group Berhad has achieved RM1.15billion sales, or close to 60% of its 2011 sales target for 2011 in just 5 and a half months. Mah Sing’s group managing director Tan Sri Leong Hoy Kum said, “We have surpassed our shareholders’ expectations in 2010 and are working hard on achieving another good year in 2011. “ quarter for 2011, recording revenue RM311.8 million and RM41.2 million respectively. Macquarie Equities Research forecasted Mah Sing’s earnings to grow at a compounded annual growth 2011 to 2013. Mah Sing Group Bhd plans to continue acquiring prime land or joint ventures to further its expansion strategy. Managing director Tan Sri Leong Hoy

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Kum said the group is looking for a piece of land of at least 1,000 acres, to create a whole township. Currently, the Group has a total of 34 projects in Greater KL (Kuala Lumpur and Klang Valley), Penang island and Johor Bahru. These yield a combined remaining gross development value and unbilled sales of about RM14 billion which can last for 5 to 7 years.

the 5-Star Award for Best Industrial Development in the region at the Asia in Shanghai. At the same awards, Mah Sing also bagged the Highly Commended Retail Development Malaysia for Star Avenue @ D’sara, the Highly Commended Mixed-Use Development Malaysia for Southbay City Penang and Highly Commended Developer Website Malaysia for www.mahsing.com.my.

Recently, it announced its M Club Loyalty Rewards Programme, designed to keep its customers returning to the property conglomerate. The enhanced loyalty programme to enjoy a host of exclusive privileges and discounts with approximately 30 lifestyle brands. Meanwhile, Mah Sing’s i-Parc 3@Bukit on the world level after winning

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NEWS OVER 50% OF AQUINA SOLD AT LAUNCH

THE K+B RECOGNITION AWARDS 2010/2011

known as the Lifestyle Retail Mall and Residences @ Medini North.

Aquina, the latest phase at TTDI Alam Impian township in Shah Alam saw 68 out of 126 double-storey linked residences sold during its weekend launch recently.

The Kitchen + Bathroom Recognition Awards 2010/2011 returned for the second year to celebrate renowned players in the kitchen and bathroom industry who garnered a variety of accolades that cement their status as the forerunners in

Under the agreement, ULHB and IHHSB will each hold 55 per cent and 45 per cent equity interest respectively in Nusajaya Lifestyle Sdn Bhd, the company which is responsible for developing and managing the Lifestyle Retail Mall and Residences @ Medini North.

Business director of Catcha Home Publications, Alvin Chang said, “Building brands are not an activity that you do for awhile. It is a continuous exercise built over time with the virtues of a good brand that earns you good branding position.”

The Lifestyle Retail Mall and Residences @ Medini North is located in Medini North, Nusajaya, the heart of leisure and tourism of Iskandar Malaysia and will be directly connected to Legoland Malaysia, the

Naza TTDI’s director of marketing and sales, Charlie Chia said the strong interest in TTDI Alam Impian is attributed to positive feedback from purchasers of the have moved into the Spira residence. Priced from RM606,000 to RM1.5 million, Aquina is a short 10 mins drive from Shah Alam city centre.

He added that the K+B Recognition Awards are about giving credit to outstanding and established players in the market, especially those who have cultivated their brand names and reputation.

is scheduled to open in September 2012. The entire development will have a total combining colonnade-style retail outlets, entertainment facilities, shopping mall and serviced apartments.

The K+B Recognition Awards are endorsed by reputable partners such as the Ministry of International Trade and Industry Malaysia, Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE), Malaysian Retailer-Chains Association (MRCA), Malaysian Society of Interior Designers (MSID), iProperty.com Group, Catcha Media Group, as well as The Complete Kitchen+Bathroom, HomePride and Prestige magazines.

EQUINE CAPITAL BERHAD LAUNCHES DA:MÉN

Vice president of the Malaysian Society of Interior Designers (MSID) Sang Cheng Kee presented the awards to the winners.

Equine Capital Berhad has launched da:mén, a freehold mixed development project consisting of serviced in the USJ area. da:mén which means “the Gateway” in Mandarin, is located at the strategic intersection fronting Jalan Kewajipan and Jalan Subang Permai. It is a joint development project between Revenue Concept Sdn Bhd as the land owner and Equine Park Country Resort Sdn Bhd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Equine Capital Berhad, as the developer. Chairman of Equine Capital Berhad Datuk Seri Tengku Ahmad Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah said, “With the combination of the right team, concept, infrastructure and location, da:mén is on its way to become the hottest new mixed development in USJ.”

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ISKANDAR INVESTMENT AND UEM LAND UNDERTAKE MIXED DEV IN MEDINI, NUSAJAYA UEM Land Berhad (UEM Land), a wholly-owned subsidiary of UEM Land Holdings Berhad (ULHB) and the master developer of Nusajaya had entered into a shareholders’ agreement with Iskandar Harta Holdings Sdn Bhd (IHHSB), a whollyowned subsidiary of Iskandar Investment Berhad, to jointly undertake the mixed development project in Medini, Nusajaya,

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NEWS SUMMERGLADES BAGS ASIA PACIFIC PROPERTY AWARD Suntrack Development Sdn Bhd’s Summerglades at Perdana Lakeview West, Cyberjaya won a five-star award in the category of Best Development – Multiple units in Malaysia at the Asia Pacific Property Awards 2011 in association with Bloomberg Television. Project director of Suntrack Development James Tan received the award at the presentation dinner at the Longemont Hotel, Shanghai. The event is part of the long established International Property Awards and its award winners’ logo is recognised as a symbol of excellence throughout the global industry. The judging panel is chaired by Lord Bates of Langbaurgh and consists of more than 60 professionals. This year’s judges include James Bacon, UK account manager of Google; Peter Bolton King, group chief executive of the National Federation of Property professionals; David Dalby of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS); and Mike McNamara of the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS).

It has also been appointed as the exclusive distributor for Bird’s Nest products, owned and produced by Royal Bird’s Nest Sdn Bhd, under the product development company of Swiftlet Eco Park Group of Companies.

of Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens with views of the pristine Likas Bay and is just two mins from the city centre.

Under the MoU, Neucor Alliance will be providing the redemption services for the investors of ESRIS via online (e-redemption) or walk in services. In addition, Neucor Alliance will play the leading role to commercialize the proven R&D (Research and Development) concepts and market the EBN products developed by Royal Bird’s Nest Sdn Bhd through its strategic direct marketing approach. All the EBN extract products are targeted to be launched by August 2011.

STARWOOD, GANDINGAN ERAJUTA TO DEVELOP FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON IN 1LIKAS Gandingan Erajuta Sdn Bhd, the developer of Kota Kinabalu’s new landmark 1Likas announced that they have engaged Starwood Hotels and Resorts to manage ‘Four Points by Sheraton’ at 1Likas. Executive director of Gandingan Erajuta, Izaddeen Daud said, “The proposed Four Points by Sheraton at 1Likas will have 234 rooms. Because of its prime seafront location, we intend to add value and prestige to the property by securing a hotel that is a renowned global brand.”

MK20 WINS PROPERTY AWARD Sunrise Berhad announced recently that MK20 won three awards at the prestigious association with Bloomberg Television. The project took home the Best Commercial High Rise Development well as the Mixed Use Architecture (Highly Commended) Award for Malaysia. of the Sunrise brand name and the quality of our diverse range of marketdriven products. We constantly challenge Tuck Ming, executive director and chief

1Likas is a joint venture development between Gandingan Erajuta and Sabah Energy Corporation Sdn Bhd, the land owner, and Sagajuta (Sabah) Sdn Bhd the turnkey contractor.

NEUCOR ALLIANCE SIGNS MOU WITH SWIFTLET ECO PARK BERHAD, ROYAL BIRD’S NEST

1Likas, a mixed use development is accessible and visible from the coastal road

Neucor Alliance (M) Sdn Bhd has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Swiftlet Eco Park Berhad and Royal Bird’s Nest Sdn Bhd, both members of Swiftlet Eco Park Group of Companies. Neucor Alliance has been appointed as the authorized and exclusive redemption agent for Swiftlet Eco Park Berhad, the management company of Malaysia’s first Edible-Birdnest Swiftlet Ranching Share Farming Interest Scheme (ESRIS).

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Taipan 3 @ ipoh Cybercenter

Taipan 3 @ Ipoh Cybercentre – Sophisticated Tech Hot Spot The hot-selling Taipan @ Ipoh Cybercentre is opening up its 3rd phase in July to meet burgeoning demand for properties at the only township with MSC (Multimedia Super Corridor) status in Perak. Phase 1 and 2 have been snapped up within 2 months and a week respectively, says Dato’ (Dr) Vincent Tiew, Head of Sales & Marketing, Andaman Group, the developer. “Due to the overwhelming demand, we will be launching Phases 4, 5 and 6 every quarter of the year. We aim to be the trend setter in Ipoh. We will change the commercial landscape and complement the state Government’s effort to catapult the growth,” the marketing head said. Upon completion, the upcoming freehold development is considered the most vibrant and complete town in Ipoh. It is part of Bandar Meru Raya which is part of a new 1,600-acre township within Ipoh.

Full Amenities & Facilities Some of the future amenities nearby include the largest Mydin hypermarket in Malaysia, which comes with a bowling centre, due to open in the first half of 2012. It is also near the new Casuarina Hotel and the largest convention centre in Perak which are currently being constructed by the state government.

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Adjacent is Ipoh Sentral, the new Ipoh bus and taxi terminal which is more than 50% completed and is expected to open its door in mid 2012, with possibly cineplexes as an additional draw. Another big advantage of the location is its proximity to the government precinct which is much like a miniPutrajaya, according to Dato’ Vincent Tiew. Over 10 government buildings are in the midst of construction or approved for construction. Some of them include the Ministry of Home Affairs, SPRM Building, Malaysia AntiCorruption Commission building, Yayasan Perak, Kompleks Peguam Negara, Ibu pejabat & Balai Bomba, Jabatan Kesihatan, and SPRM quarters. The government departments and agencies, expected to number over 20, are all within walking distance. “This project is a mini-Cyberjaya and mini-Putrajaya ,” sums up the Andaman marketing chief.

“Ipoh Cybercentre is a mini-Cyberjaya and mini-Putrajaya” - Dato’ Vincent

In addition, Ipoh International school is slated to relocate to Bandar Meru Raya soon. A specialist hospital and a sports complex are also due to open. The best part about the entire project however is its location right next to the North-South Highway making it a

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Taipan 3, the latest phase to be launched this July consists of 67 units of 2-storey shop-offices with extra alfresco land. Each shop will have 330 sq ft of extra land in front. The RM 50 million Gross Development Value project follows the overwhelming success of the 1st phase of Taipan consisting of 3 & 4 storey shop offices with lift. All 102 units of the RM80 mil development sold out within 2 months. Launched at the end of 2010, it is expected to complete within 16 months, way ahead of schedule.

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The second phase, Festival Mall, located next to Phase 1, launched to an even more enthusiastic response. All 80 units of the 2-storey shop offices sold out within a week. The dual frontage shops incorporates the strip mall and pedestrian mall concept, and are adjacent to 2 vacant land about 30,000 sq ft, each designated for retail businesses or fast food restaurants. Launched in May 2011, completion is expected within 16 months too.

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The Academia @ South City Plaza – Winning Formula Fresh from the roaring success of the Arc @ Cyberjaya, which offers a minimum of 8% guaranteed rental returns per year for up to 25 years, the Andaman group will be opening up another block for sale under a guaranteed rental return (GRR) scheme. But this time, it’s at a location nearer to Kuala Lumpur, at Seri Kembangan. The scheme would be the first of its kind in Seri Kembangan and would benefit greatly investors looking for medium end properties. Located right on top of South City Plaza, the Academia marries convenience and ambience to create the perfect living accommodation for students. Units come fully furnished while the entrance boasts a grand lobby entrance. Each block has full facilities including swimming pool, gym, tennis court, multi-purpose hall and others that make staying there a refreshing experience for students.

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Priced between RM250,000 – RM500,000, the units come in 15 types of sizes ranging between 566 sq ft – 1,285 sq ft. According to Andaman Group’s Head of Sales & Marketing, Dato’ (Dr) Vincent Tiew, the group is in the midst of finalizing with UPM (University Putra Malaysia) to rent out the entire blocks A and B to the latter. Demand from other educational institutions is very serious as well and encouraging, far exceeding the supply. Block A of the RM100 million development consists of 285 units which are fully sold. Block B with 131 units will be open for sale soon.

10-year GRR The 8% p.a. rental return is guaranteed for the first 3 years, thereafter the return would increase as the rental will be revised with a maximum increase of 10% for the next 7 years. Both blocks offer the same guaranteed rental return of 3+ 3+ 4 up to 10 years.

South City Plaza is an educational mall with a thriving student population estimated at more than 50,000. There are 10 educational institutions located within 10 kilometres radius. The location is strategic as it is situated at the Southern Growth Corridor of Klang Valley and is visible from the KL – Seremban Highway. Opposite it is the Mines Resort City, Palace of the Golden Horses and the Turf Club. Some of the educational institutions located within South City Plaza @ Edu Mall are the International College of Health Sciences, SEGI Seri Kembangan Training Centre, SEGI College Kuala Lumpur and Akademi Antarabangsa Clipso. The condominium is developed by Wize Platinum Sdn Bhd, a member of the Andaman group. Andaman currently offers GRR scheme for thousands of other existing apartment units since the past 5 years.

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The Academia @ South City Plaza

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The Arc @ Cyberjaya

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Last block at The Arc @ Cyberjaya

University and Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences (CUCMS).

period under the DIBS scheme which is a plus point for investors.

The most recent is The Arc @ Cyberjaya which received tremendous response. Within 3 weeks of launch, Blocks A, B and C were fully sold.

All 250 units in Block D are fully furnished and have three additional advantages for those non-GRR units, these being free 2 air conditioners, interest-free during construction and different views from the same unit. From the unit, you can view either 2 acres of park garden (part of their development) and the sports academy located right next to the condo.

Forward-looking developer

Currently Block D of The Arc @ Cyberjaya is open for sale and only half of the block offers the GRR scheme. The non-GRR units are targeted at 3 types of buyers 1. Investors or speculators who buy and sell for capital gain 2. Those who buy for rental income. 3. Owner occupiers, for example existing workforce in Cyberjaya or those whose children plan to study at one of the three universities in Cyberjaya namely Lim Kok Wing University College of Creative Technology, Multimedia Location Map

All 4 blocks will complete at the same time, says the Andaman marketing chief. “Earthworks have started and completion is expected 2nd half 2013 in readiness for the year-end intake of MMU. He adds that the developer will bear the interest during the construction

The Andaman group is very diversified being involved in property development, construction, property management, security, travel & tours and mining. Formed in 2006, its completed projects include the following: i. Casa Subang Service Apartments @ USJ (RM142 mil) ii. Cova Villa @ Kota Damansara (RM100 mil) iii. Cova Square & SOHO @ Kota Damansara (RM99 mil) iv. Cova Suite @ Kota Damansara (RM130 mil)

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NC2025 The Arc @ Cyberjaya Cyberjaya, Selangor Serviced Residence Commercial Freehold 14.57 Acres 913 - 1,915 sq ft From RM370,000 - RM800,000 1000 2013 (Expected)

Developer: Maju PuncakBumi Sdn Bhd (843792-P) 19-3 USJ Sentral, Jalan USJ Sentral 3, USJ Sentral, Persiaran Subang 1, 47600 Selangor. Phone: (603) 8023 3366 Fax: (603) 8023 7128 Website: www.andaman.com.my Visit iProperty.com.my for more details

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Suasana Bukit Ceylon Service Residences

Classy living in the heart of KL Bursting with modernity and vitality, Suasana Bukit Ceylon offers vibrant city living within one of the few remaining mature green lungs in the heart of Kuala Lumpur city centre. The RM300 million-service-residences rise majestically 34-storey above the ground, offering the units spectacular views of the city skyline, bathed in shimmering night lights. Oriented to North East - South West, the magnificent views of KLCC, Petaling Street and Bukit Bintang beckon from your windows. A stone’s throw away from the pulsating

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Bukit Bintang hotspot and flanked by commercial and business centres, Suasana Bukit Ceylon’s highly enviable location will make an ideal address for young professionals and smart investors, the upbeat home for the vivacious and savvy clique.

Style meets sophistication Suasana Bukit Ceylon consists of 310 units of service residences, housed in an impressive tower block that is designed to integrate into the natural hillscape and foliage of the site.

There is a wide choice of layout configurations, with built-ups ranging between 732 to 1,582 sq ft for standard units and from 2,400 to 4,058 sq ft for penthouses. Standard units start at Level 4 up to Level 32, while penthouses sit majestically on Levels 33 and 34. Each unit comes with practical fittings and wardrobes, sleek kitchen cabinets, air conditioners and engineered timber flooring to complement the contemporary layouts. Each floor is conveniently serviced by 5 passenger

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lifts and 1 service lift. Priced from RM1.1 mil onwards for a 3-bedroom residence, this exciting FREEHOLD development is scheduled for completion in 2014.

Safe haven The building structure is designed to withstand Zone 1 seismic forces, conforming to the American Uniform Building Code (UBC) 1997. Meanwhile, designated security personnel, CCTVs and secured accesses enhance a secure living environment.

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Leisure and retail pursuits An open rooftop recreation deck at Level 10 holds various facilities for an enhanced lifestyle. Indulge in a refreshing swim in a generously-sized swimming pool. With a modern, fullyequipped gymnasium right at your doorstep, keeping fit and healthy is a breeze. Soak your worries away in a relaxing bath tub or have an energetic shower with a burst of cascading clear water. Head to the soothing spa pools and

sauna to recharge your mind, body and soul. Pamper yourself in a resort paradise of soothing waterfalls, landscape and stylish pool deck pavilions. For convenience and some light retail therapy, head to Levels 1 & 2. Enjoy scrumptious food in the outlets or have a cuppa as you watch people passing by.

Superb accessibility Nestled within the prime residential district of Bukit Ceylon, an easy 15 minutes stroll can take you to either the

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trendy shopping and dining districts of Changkat Bukit Bintang, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Jalan Raja Chulan and Jalan Sultan Ismail. Nature enthusiasts can revel in the nearby Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve, just 150 meters away. Suasana Bukit Ceylon is easily accessible and wellconnected to major highways including the Ampang-KL Elevated Highway (AKLEH),

Suasana bukit ceylon @ kl Classy living in the heart of KL

Where on the Map: Kuala Lumpur Land Density: 35-storey tower on 1.5 acres of land Concept: Serviced residences offering vibrant city lifestyle in relaxing tropical oasis Offered Built-ups: 310 units between 730 - 4,100 sq ft 3

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North-South Expressway (NSE), KL-Seremban Highway and SMART Tunnel. The RapidKL Monorail and Light Rail Transit stations are located within close proximity, making travel to and from Suasana Bukit Ceylon nothing but a breeze. Be chic. Be verve. Suasana Bukit Ceylon.

Established developer Exquisite Skyline Sdn Bhd is a wholly-owned subsidiary of United Malayan Land Berhad. Driven by a commitment to enhance the lifestyle of homeowners, UM Land strives to be socially and environmentally conscious when developing new townships, for the benefit of future generations. It has 3 major townships, two in Johor and one in the Klang Valley, as well as several niche developments in the Kuala Lumpur city centre. Some of its landmark developments include Bandar Seri Alam, Bandar Seri Putra, Seri Austin, Suasana Sentral Loft and Seri Bukit Ceylon. Bandar Seri Alam is a township that spans over 3,700 acres – one of the larger townships within Iskandar Malaysia. For sales enquiries, please contact:Suasana Bukit Ceylon Sales Gallery G.21, Ground Floor, Kompleks Antarabangsa Jalan Sultan Ismail 50250 Kuala Lumpur Tel: 03-2142 2909 / 03-2142 1611 Email: sales@umland.com.my

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Duta Villa @ Setia Alam Hilltop Home Terraces

Imagine staying at a spacious abode atop a hill with 360-degree view of the panoramic views around with a refreshing breeze blowing your way. As far as you can see, there isn’t another residence nearby, yet you feel safe because you have bought into a gated and guarded development complete with individual home alarm system connected to the guardhouse. It’s the dream house in a dream location that you have been dreaming about all of your life. With only 11 units per acre in this 27.26acre development, your privacy is completely guarded. A total of 300 units of 3 & 3 ½ storey villas dot the entire

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development. Each elegantly designed terrace home which has the appearance of a semi-D occupies a wide lot size of 26’ x 82’. Upgraders from terrace houses will be happy to note the many facilities offered including a landscaped jogging track and an exclusive clubhouse located at the highest point of the RM500 mil freehold development. The clubhouse has a swimming and wading pool, as well as a playground. There is an impressive cascading pool and beautifully landscaped surroundings to feast your eyes on as well.

For the privilege of owning these strata landed villas, expect to set yourself back by RM1.62mil onwards for a 3-storey villa with minimum built-up of 4,515 sq ft or RM 1.95mil onwards for a 3 ½ storey villa (min built-up of 5,265 sq ft). At such prices, expect only the best facilities - jacuzzi at the master bath, outdoor shower, solar heater panel and a garden terrace at the bedroom, all designed to give you the kind of luxurious living that you have worked hard at and dreamed of all this while.

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Each villa comes with 4 bedrooms and one guestroom complemented by 6 bathrooms. Investors will also be happy to note that the “Duta� name carries with it prestige that commands premium prices. Each Duta home costs nothing less than RM1 mil. They can be assured of high appreciation values such as the one experienced by Duta Tropika (developed by the same developer, SP Setia), which saw its original price of RM1.6 mil doubling to RM3.5 mil currently.

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Strategic Location Duta Villa is located at one of the highest spot in the 4,000-acre Setia Alam and Setia Eco Park site, at Precinct 6. Tesco Hypermarket, F & B outlets, schools (including international schools), banks, petrol stations and even a police station are just a short distance away. Setia Alam is a well-connected integrated township that has direct connectivity to Subang, Petaling Jaya and Kuala Lumpur via the dedicated NKVE-Setia Alam Link. It is a mere 10km to Subang Jaya, 15km to

Damansara, 35km to Jalan Duta and 45km to KLIA. It connects to Jalan Meru at 7km north of Klang to NKVE at KM3.2. Potential buyers come mostly from Petaling Jaya, Damansara, Kuala Lumpur and Shah Alam.

Special Terms The developer is offering the 5/95 scheme with low interest rate currently. It is absorbing the legal fees, stamping and disbursements fees for the SPA and Loan agreement together with the progressive interest during construction

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up to vacant possession. The first phase comprising 123 units villa is expected to be launched in May 2011 and completion date is targeted for May 2014.

Duta Villa @ Setia Alam Hilltop Home Terraces Where on the Map: Setia Alam Land Density: 11 units per acre on 27.26 acres Concept: 3 & 3 ½ - Storey Terrace Villas (with appearance of Semi-Ds) in luxurious and beautifully landscaped surroundings Offered Built-ups: 3-Storey Villas from 4,515 sq ft & 3 ½ Storey Villas from 5,265 sq ft

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Award-Winning Developer Bandar Setia Alam Sdn Bhd is a subsidiary of award-winning developer, SP Setia Berhad. Incorporated in 1974, SP Setia Berhad has won numerous awards, including Malaysia’s No.1 developer in The Edge Malaysia Top Property Developers Award and Euromoney Real Estate Awards in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2010. The Group’s core businesses are property development, construction and infrastructure, as well as manufacturing and investment. SP Setia Berhad is well-established in the Klang Valley, Johor Bahru and Penang, with a growing presence in Vietnam. Among its flagship projects are the two award-winning developments, Setia Eco-Park in Shah Alam and Duta Nusantara in Sri Hartamas; Setiahills in Ampang, as well as Johor Bahru’s Bukit Indah and the latest Setia Eco Gardens (Pulai). Duta Villa is another luxury product called Duta Brand product that it launched after their sell-out Duta Nusantara and Duta Tropika in Sri Hartamas and Setiahills in Ampang. Sales target of Duta Villa in 2011 is RM300 mil which is equivalent to 10% of the group’s GDV of RM3 bil.

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Cinta Ayu Resort Apartments Lovely Resort Homes

At Cinta Ayu Resort Apartments, indulge in luxurious yet convenient living in the unique resort of Pulai Springs Resort, Johor – the proud winner of the much sought-after FIABCI Prix d’Excellence Award as the World’s Best Resort Development which, according to Wall Street Journal, is “The most prestigious real estate award in the world.” The splendid tropical surroundings are enclosed by opulent landscaping and first class facilities/ amenities; all fastidiously looked after by the almost 400-strength staff of Pulai Springs Resort.

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Contemporary Refinement

RM315,952 to RM1,482,936.

Cinta Ayu Resort Apartments is set against the luxurious foliage of the Melana Golf Course, an architectural magnum opus of international excellence, with a distinctive intermingling of contemporary superfluity and traditional artistry realised by the same international team that designed the Pulai Springs Resort.

Cinta Ayu Resort Apartments offer comprehensive amenities within the 365-acre Pulai Springs Resort.

Comprising 300 units ranging from studios, 1-bedroom suite to 4-bedroom suites, prices range from

Resort amenities Within your locality are the superbly pared surroundings of Pulai Springs Resort, equipped with a complete array of unsurpassed lifestyle amenities, including two outstanding 18-hole golf courses, for you to enjoy with treasured ones.

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Pamper yourself with delectable gastronomic experiences, indulge in a soothing massage at the spa, or catch an epic silver screen gem at the private Cineplex. Acclimatise to an expansive selection of sports and games like swimming, billiard, snooker or get fit at the gym, all easily accessible by walking. Facilities also include round the clock security, CCTV monitoring, proximity card access to specific floors, swimming pools, children’s

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playground, designated barbeque zone, an outdoor terrace, reception lobby, a café, boutiques, lounge, library and optional housekeeping services; everything and more to ensure ultimate comfort and exclusive living.

Convenient location Positioned adjacent to the prominent Universiti Technologi Malaysia (UTM) campus and the Technology Park, Pulai Springs Resort is effortlessly and securely reachable by a sodium lit dual

carriage way via the improved sixlaneSkudai Expressway and University Expressway, bringing you immediately to the threshold of the Clubhouse. An enjoyable 30-minute journey from the Johor Causeway, Pulai Springs Resort is advantageously situated near the Singapore-Johor second link and the North-South Expressway. The closest airfield, which is the Sultan Ismail Airport (SENAI) is only a stone’s throw away; 10 kilometres to be exact.

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Reputable developer Public-listed Pulai Springs Berhad is mainly an investment holding Company. Its subsidiaries’ primary undertakings are in hospitality, leisure and services and property development.

CINTA AYU RESORT APARTMENTS Lovely Resort Homes

Where on the Map: Johor Bahru, Johor Land Density: 300 units within the 365-acre of Pulai Springs Resort Concept: Luxury resort homes amidst opulent landscaping and first-class facilities and amenities Offered Built-ups: 1-bedroom to 4-bedroom suites with built-ups up to 2,037 sq ft

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VUE Residences Vibrant Unique Experience

City living at its best The best thing about Prinsiptek’s Vue Residences serviced apartments is its central location. It is right at the heart of everything that is exciting in KL city centre. Minutes from Petronas Twin Towers, the Golden Triangle, Bukit Bintang, Chinatown and the historic part of the city, the Vue should rank high up in your choice for an affordable service suite in a convenient location. What’s more, the LRT is just round the corner making it a breeze to travel within the city centre.

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Within this 24-storey tower which stands tall among the many towers dotting the KL city skyline, are 272 units of uniquely designed suites. You have a choice of 4 designs comprising studio units, 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom suites. With built-ups ranging between 500 – 1,003 sq ft, these suites are suitable for professionals and business people working in the city as well as those who prefer city living. Recreation facilities play a key role to staying healthy within the city. Thus you will find a lot of facilities within the

residences that help take your mind off work. Relax by the poolside or Jacuzzi and take a dip in the indoor lap pool. Work on your abs at the gym. Then take a lift to the rooftop garden where a sky terrace offers you panoramic views of the KL city skyline. Take a deep breath and be caressed by the soothing breeze that comes along. Your peace of mind is further enhanced by round-the-clock security and CCTV surveillance. To enjoy this carefree freehold residence, expect

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to pay between RM370,600 to RM771,670 depending on the different designs and sizes of the suites.

First class location & amenities This RM148 mil development comprised within 2833 m2 of land area is located at one of the capital’s major transportation hubs, with the Pekeliling Bus Station, Titiwangsa and Chow Kit Monorail Station, as well as RapidKL Titiwangsa Station, all within 5 minutes walking distance. It is accessible via

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Jalan Tun Razak, Jalan Pahang and Jalan Ipoh, and is within the circumference of the Middle Ring Road 1, thus benefiting from the excellent highway linkages. In the neighbourhood are some of the top healthcare centres in the country, such as the National Heart Institute, Kuala Lumpur General Hospital, and Sentosa Hospital. They are only a mere 10 minutes walking distance away. The condo is also near educational institutions which are a short walk away such as the Institute of Medical

Research, Kolej Binary, University Utara Malaysia KL, and Sedaya University College. A short driving distance away is the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, Istana Budaya, National Art Gallery and Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre. In addition, the natural greenery at the Titiwangsa Lake Gardens, KLCC Park and Sentul West Park provides a respite from the hustle and bustle of the capital. For die-hard shopaholics, this is arguably the best place in Malaysia to live as you

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are within minutes from the most exciting and sophisticated shopping centres in town such as Fahrenheit 88, Lot 10, The Pavilion, Bukit Bintang Plaza, Berjaya Times Square, Starhill Gallery and Sungei Wang Plaza.

VUE Vibrant Unique Experiences

Where on the Map: Jalan Pahang, Kuala Lumpur Land Density: 24-storey tower on 0.7 acres of land Concept: Chic serviced suites in central location Offered Built-ups: 272 units between 500 - 1,003 sq ft

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Promotion For a limited time only, the developer, Tanah Perangsang Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Prinsiptek Corporation Bhd, is having an early bird promotion including free legal fees on Sale & Purchase as well as disbursements and discounts up to 10%. Please call their exclusive marketing agent, Twins Realty at the Sales Gallery Tel No: 03-4021 3440 or HP: 016-229 5168 for more details.

Reputable developer Prinsiptek Corporation Berhad (“PCB”) was incorporated in year 2002 by its Founder and Managing Director, Dato’ Foo Chu Jong. It was listed the very next year on the Second Board of Bursa Malaysia via the reverse takeover of L&M Corporation (M) Bhd. In July 2005, PCB was transferred to the Main Board of Bursa Malaysia. The PCB Group has a total of 20 companies, with PCB as the holding corporation and 19 subsidiary companies. The PCB Group’s principal activities are mainly construction and property development.

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The Greens at TTDI – Live Where The Old Embraces The New The Search For Authenticity Is Over Today’s urban sprawl has unfortunately seen the rapid demise of many old neighbourhoods. The spirit of true community living has all but disappeared. The new communities that have emerged are nothing more than just manufactured environments. Where nothing is left to organically evolve, because everything has been perfectly planned, orchestrated and manicured. Even the corner kopitiam has been reinvented into something more pristine… and plastic. It is as if old is bad, and new is great. Few old neighbourhoods still stand in the face of such change. One of them is Taman Tun Dr Ismail – fondly referred to as TTDI, which was first built in 1974 and is still much sought after for its well-planned spaces, tree-lined roads, shady parks and a uniquely strategic location. In this quiet but bustling corner of Kuala Lumpur is now a rare opportunity… especially for those who crave for a return to a ‘real’ neighbourhood – for those who seek a more authentic living experience. An opportunity brought

to you by Bellworth Developments. The spirit of true community living has all but disappeared.

Presenting The Greens At TTDI Kuala Lumpur Nestled in a quiet corner of TTDI amidst shady trees, with clear unobstructed and spectacular views of the rolling greens of the prestigious KLGCC, The Greens is modern vertical community with a ‘real’ neighbourhood at its footsteps. The two towers, each 27 storeys high are situated on nearly 2 acres of land with a freehold title along Jalan Wan Kadir - an address that straddles Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya. 165 elegantly designed and luxurious finished apartments, with a choice of two, three and four-bedroom layouts. And views that stretch uninterrupted across KLGCC and beyond… towards Malaysia’s iconic Petronas Twin Towers. At its feet, a careful and sensitive mix of modern alfresco dining F&B to complement the charming authenticity of the TTDI community.

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Look, Plan, Dream…Belong An enviable connectivity to 6 highways (FEDERAL, NKVE, SPRINT, PENCHALA, LDP and DUKE – and the proposed MRT, from Sungai Buloh to Kajang, with TTDI as one of the stops –puts the rest of the city and the Klang Valley within easy reach. The list of educational institutions in close proximity are endless: British International School, Sri KDU Smart School, KDU University College, University Malaya, Garden International School, Mont Kiara International School, French International School, and five other National-type primary and secondary schools. Popular neighbourhoods such as Sri Hartamas, Mont Kiara, Bangsar, and Damansara Heights are all within a 15-minute drive. And then there’s all of Petaling Jaya in your frontyard. Other equally convenient facilities no more than 10 minutes drive away include: 1-Utama Shopping Centre, The Curve Shopping Centre, Ikano Power Centre, Malaysia’s largest IKEA outlet, Cineleisure, Damansara Uptown Commercial Centre, Tropicana City Mall, and SS2 Mall. The Damansara Specialist Centre is just across the road. Minutes away lies the acclaimed University Malaya Medical Centre, and Tun Hussein Onn National

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Eye Hospital. Nearby, you’ll also find ample local clinics. Outdoor facilities such as Bukit Kiara Park, Bukit Kiara Equestrian Club, KLGCC (Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club) are within either walking distance or a few minutes’ drive away.

The Greenest, Highest Views At The Greens, serenity comes easily and naturally when you have space to be by yourself, to be with the ones you love, or just simply… to breathe. Take in the spectacular views of the city skyline and over 900 acres of lush greenery that make up KLGCC, Bukit Kiara Park & Forest reserve, Bukit Kiara Equestrian Club, KPGA and Royal Selangor Club.

Where The Outside Is An Extension Of Your Indoor Space Dramatic floor-to-ceiling curtain-wall windows let in natural light to heighten the sense of spaciousness as well as to maximize daytime… and minimize lighting costs. In each apartment, private and public space are discreetly separated, yet seamlessly connected. All bedrooms are generously sized, with larger-thanaverage master bedrooms.

2 Duplex Penthouses and 1 Triplex Penthouse put you on top of the world… literally. And with sizes from 5,010sf to 10,787sf, this is the ultimate in spatial sophistication. Individual lift lobbies for larger units allow you to create your own distinctive sense of arrival. Choose from 5 layout types; from 2, 2+1, 3+1 and 4+1 bedroom units; and with sizes ranging from 1,442sf to as much as 3,823sf to suit multi-generation families.

Space To Relax, Renew & Revitalize A spectacular 45,000 sq ft Facilities Deck on Level 5 planned around 5 themed zones: Contemplative, Party, Wellness, Family and Therapy – where its occupants can relax, renew and revitalise amidst the facilities provided, which comprise a 50m infinity-edge pool with dedicated children’s pool, splash pool and jacuzzi. Other facilities include a reflexology garden, a maze garden, a spice garden, a stone & metal pavillion as well as a timber pavillion, cascading water features, a sofa lounge and sun deck with cabanas. There are also spa bath, a gymnasium, a yoga/pilates room, nursery, function room with an adjacent preparation area, an alfresco dining pavilion, private car park lockers, dedicated driver’s room and broadband connectivity.

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Developer Profile At Bellworth Developments Sdn Bhd, we build the kind of homes that parents dream of for their children, and the type of offices that business owners know will improve productivity. As is evident in our flagship commercial and residential development in TTDI, mixed development townships in Penang and Melaka, and our prestigious commercial project in London’s Kensington district, we create living communities that connect with the people they are meant

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for, and with the neighbourhoods that surround them. Bellworth is a member of LGB Group, a truly unique entity specializing in the water, environment and infrastructure sector, and acknowledged in Malaysia and across South East Asia for its comprehensive and integrated range of disciplines, its technological expertise and its wealth of Asian experience. The Group has expanded its operations beyond water and waste management and into highway management, construction and engineering, steel and industrial products, and urban and property development.

for sustainability, so they meet the needs of today without compromising those of future generations.

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NC2109 The Greens Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur 2 Blocks of 27-storey Luxury Condominium Freehold 2 acres 1,442 sq ft - 3,823 sq ft 4th Quarter 2014 (Expected)

Developer: Bellworth Developments Sdn Bhd No. 16, Jalan Wan Kadir 2, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur. Tel: (603) 7726 6688 Fax: (603) 7725 8285 Website: www.bellworth.com.my Visit iProperty.com.my for more details

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Saffron Puteri Heights Spacious Semi-Detached For a premium, spaciously designed home with sweeping panoramic views to boost, look no further than Saffron Puteri Heights in Rawang. Ideal for those seeking an upgrade for their second home, the development offers spacious houses at an attractive price, built on high ground overlooking lakes and lush greenery while still situated within close proximity to many public amenities and facilities. Puteri Heights, sited within 60 acres of leasehold land, comprises of 195 units of double-storey terrace on lot size of 18’ x 65’, 150 units of double-storey terrace on lot size of 20’x70’ and 96 units of 3-storey semi-detached homes. Sitting on lot size of 36’ x 100’, the semi-ds come in 3 designs, with built-ups of 3,100 sq ft to 3,300 sq ft. They are priced between RM650,000 to RM850,000. Each of these chic and contemporary units features 6 bedrooms,with ensuite bathrooms. Enjoy breathtaking sunsets from your 570 sq ft open lanai which is located on the second floor. The living and dining area opens out to a water feature, further offering your home a tranquil ambience.

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At the end of a long day at the office, you can come home to a multitude of lifestyle facilities sprinkled throughout the enclave. These include exercise, taichi and barbeque lawns, an exercise station by the children’s playground, a reflexology path, a sculpture park and a cycling path. A guardhouse sits at the entrance, ensuring the safety and security of residents.

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Excellent Accessibility and Location While Saffron Puteri Heights is located away from congestion and pollution, it is still conveniently connected to a number of major highways. The township is connected to the North-South Highway (PLUS), Guthrie Corridor Expressway (GCE), and New Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE). A 30-minute drive via the NorthSouth Highway will get you to the heart of Kuala Lumpur city centre. Once completed, the LebuhrayaLatar KLKSE will directly link the north of Rawang to Kuala Selangor and Klang.

“ The development offers spacious homes at an attractive price, built on high ground overlooking lakes and lush greenery �

Surrounded by well-established townships, residents will enjoy a multitude of facilities and amenities located close by. These include Tesco and N.S.K hypermarkets, schools, banks, food outlets, clinics, petrol stations, a market and mosque. An AEON Jusco shopping mall is currently being built within 5 minutes away. Avid golfers need not travel far for a round of golf on the weekends as Emerald Golf Club, Duta Palm Country Club, Kundang Golf Club and Tasik Puteri Golf & Country Club are all situated within close proximity to the development.

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Special Terms Saffron Puteri Heights is scheduled for completion in 2013. The developer is offering a bumiputra discount of 7%.

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NC2079 Saffron Puteri Heights Puteri Heights, Rawang, Selangor Semi-detached House Residential Leasehold 36’ X 100’ 3,100 - 3,300 sq ft From RM650,000 - RM850,000 December 2013 (Expected)

Developer: Hartawan Pasifik Sdn Bhd (511972-X) Mezzanine Floor, Federal Arcade, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur Phone: (603) 2142 3222 / 2148 3222 Fax: (603) 2141 5222 Visit iProperty.com.my for more details

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[myHabitat2] – A Mark of Distinction Own a privately managed service suite to earn daily high return. [myHabitat2] presents you with an opportunity to be part of a new international landmark in KL City Centre! Right in the heart of Kuala Lumpur and barely 10 minutes’ walk from KLCC, [myHabitat2] neighbours the new iconic Intermark, a multibillion ringgit integrated development comprising of 2 international Grade A offices, Malaysia’s first Doubletree Hotel by Hilton and a retail podium. With its strategic location next to a world class landmark development,

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[myHabitat2] offers you excellent capital appreciation potential. [myHabitat2] is now completed with CF after long-awaited excitement and anticipation. These luxurious high-rise serviced residences are strategically located on central Jalan Aman, off Jalan Tun Razak, putting you at the heart of excellent accessibility and connectivity. With Suria KLCC around the corner and Pavilion Kuala Lumpur at mere minutes away, fine dining, entertainment and

shopping are literally at your doorstep. That’s not all - an abundance of modern infrastructure and amenities sit within the vicinity. These include five international schools, financial institutions, embassies and private hospitals such as the Prince Court Medical Centre and Gleneagles Intan Medical Centre – all of which are just a couple of kilometres from [myHabitat2]. Meanwhile, the Ampang LRT station is a comfortable 5 minutes’ walk away.

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“Although [myHabitat2] is located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, it eludes the usual hustle and bustle of city living; creating what can be described as a warm and luxurious resort-like living�

Hassle-Free Rental Management [myHabitat2] captures all the charms of urban living while offering investors a golden opportunity to gain potential high return on investment. Investors, both foreign and local, have been taking advantage of this unmistakably prized investment; hence leaving limited units left. 3

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The Fairlane Hospitality Collection at [myHabitat2] consists of 80 fully furnished suites managed by Fairlane Hospitality; a homegrown company dedicated to managing, marketing, and generating rental income. It is a professional team committed exclusively to two properties, [myHabitat2] and Bintang Fairlane Residences. Fairlane Hospitality focuses and strives to provide a truly personalised service, such as luxury asset management and lifestyle services. These include housekeeping, concierge and rental management. [myHabitat2] suites come with built-ups ranging between 603 sq ft (1 bedroom) to 1,496 sq ft (3 bedroom). Every suite is broadband-enabled and furnished with kitchen cabinets, hood and hob, electrical appliances, split air conditioner units to living/dining rooms as well as all bedrooms, washing machine and dryer, hot water mixers in all bathrooms, and built in wardrobes in all bedrooms. Only tastefully designed and premium quality fittings and finishing are used. Apart from its premier location, [myHabitat2] provides 5-star facilities for

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FeatureD Property residents. At [myHabitat2], plentiful relaxing opportunities abound for long laps, lazy dips and fun splashing in the 45m infinity pool and children’s pool. Also available is a multipurpose hall for parties and meetings, sun & pool deck, vertical landscaped garden/pond, a squash court, gymnasium, poolside café, a nursery and children’s playground.

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Complementing the facilities is a wide range of services, including reception and concierge services, a basic business centre as well as housekeeping, laundry and transportation services. Residents can also enjoy complete peace of mind with 24-hour security, CCTVs in all areas and personalized lift access system.

Great Growth Potential [myHabitat2] offers an immediate tenant catchment, which potentially gives investors high capital appreciation buoyed by its fantastic location and freehold status. Prices range from RM800,000 to RM6 million for its cosy one-room studio apartments to its luxurious four-room duplex penthouses. According to developer AP Land Berhad, [myHabitat2] is estimated to yield 7% annual return for two years.

Reputable Developer [myHabitat2] is developed by AP Land Berhad, a renowned property developer in Malaysia. The group has numerous acclaimed property flagships in the country.

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Ongoing property projects under the group include Penang Island Bay Resort in Malaysia, the Platinum Galaxy Boulevard commercial project in Changshu, China, as well as the luxury ski resort project, Shiki Niseko, in Hokkaido, Japan. To find out more about this prime investment, visit www.myhabitat.com.my or call: Sales: (6017) 360 2262 / (603) 4043 3988 Lease: myHabitat Residences (603) 2788 8288 Fairlane Residences (603) 2781 3888

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iProject Listing Quick Pro: Project Name: City: Property Type: Land Title: Tenure: Land Area: Built Up: Listing Price:

NC1252 myHabitat2 Serviced Residences Jalan Tun Razak, KLCC, City Centre, Kuala Lumpur Serviced Residence Commercial Freehold 5,755 sq m 603 - 4,672 sq ft From 800,000 - RM6,000,000

Developer: APL Development Sdn Bhd (18274-T) 468-11C, 1st Floor Batu 3, Jalan Ipoh 51200 Kuala Lumpur Phone: (6017) 360 2262 / (603) 4043 3988 Fax: (603) 4043 1633 Website: www.myhabitat.com.my Visit iProperty.com.my for more details

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Hartawan Pasifik

Saffron

Of construction & development running in the blood In an exclusive interview, Low Yat Group’s Executive Director Mr Low Gee Teong talks to iProperty.com about the future development lifestyle concepts for its boutique properties Among the third generation of the Low Yat Group family, one of the oldest construction and development founders in Malaysia, and being at the helm of the best IT shopping centre Low Yat Plaza, Low Gee Teong is regarded by many as being appointed not only because of his financial background and construction experience but also because he is a talented negotiator and co-ordinator in the development of new businesses. At 46 years of age, he is the Joint Managing Director of AP Land. In addition to AP Land’s core business of up-market hotels and boutique property developments in Malaysia and internationally, ranging from Australia to China to Japan, Gee Teong’s years of sound experience has instilled in him a sense of exploring property market trends with sets of ambitious strategies for new business developments.

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“He always dares to introduce a series of fresh new ideas, resulting in the group’s various innovative products and rapidly improving prospects,” says one of the group’s executives.

Overseas Influence Being the third generation who has studied overseas, Low is understandably influenced by developments overseas. He tries to infuse these new concepts especially the lifestyle elements into the developments which inspired him to form a new company namely Hartawan Pasifik Sdn Bhd in 2001. “We are the third generation who has travelled overseas extensively and wants to introduce new lifestyle concepts in Malaysia. That’s why going into

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“ For the remaining 10 acres still under Saffron, Low plans to reserve 5 – 10 acres for a boutique development which is likely to be bungalows by the lake “ - Mr Low Gee Teong

quality boutique developments is the thing to do. I aim not only to build a lifestyle development but also to create a modern architectural landmark in Rawang. We also plan to introduce new housing brands and want to target opinion makers and trend setters around other parts of Klang Valley in the future,” Low explains. Currently, the Saffron semi-Ds in Rawang’s Puteri Heights is taking most of his time, being the flagship project of Hartawan Pasifik. Saffron was designed by an awardwinning Australian design firm, DBI Design. Established in 1981, DBI Design ranks as one of the largest and most diverse design practices in Australia Saffron’s 3-storey semi-detached homes sit on 60 acres of leasehold land in Rawang. The land was bought in 2001. Since launch, the RM650,000 to RM850,000-priced properties have sold more than 70% to mostly Malaysian, Hong Kong, Singapore and Arab buyers. “The pilling is completed and we expect it to complete on schedule,” Low updates us. For the remaining 10 acres still under Saffron, Low plans to reserve 5 – 10 acres for a boutique development which is likely to be bungalows by the lake. The details would be announced later.

Lifestyle Emphasis For its Malaysian projects, such as the Saffron, the lack of external natural places for recreation is not a deterrent for bringing home the lifestyle concept. Some recreation concepts that are incorporated into Saffron include a

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sculpture park, a jogging, cycling and reflexology path, tai chi and barbeque lawns, gymnasium, swimming pool, garden, and trees everywhere. There is even a lanai on the roof top where they can barbeque and interact with their neighbours. In the evening, they can enjoy breathtaking sunsets from the roof top while the living and dining area opens out to a water feature. One of the best external lifestyle features that adds significantly to the Saffron’s emphasis on lifestyle living is the nearby 27-hole Tasik Puteri Golf & Country Club owned and managed by the AP Land group. Such lifestyle concepts are by no means exclusive to the Lows’ property developments. Nowadays, practically every developer in town is latching on to the lifestyle concept. It’s catching on so fast that many of the facilities offered are deemed “standard” facilities now such as infinity swimming pool, reflexology path and landscaped gardens.

by new access points, the value of properties will start climbing. The Saffron which is near Templer’s Park will soon be linked by LATAR Expressway (KL-Kuala Selangor Expressway). This inevitably means greater accessibility translating into higher prices. Low anticipates a 20% annual capital appreciation upon completion of the Saffron which he stresses is on the conservative side. “All the banks are supporting it. The road widening near Rawang toll is happening. And Jaya Jusco will be completed soon.” The 33-km LATAR links Templer’s Park to the township of Ijok, in Kuala Selangor via the townships of Kuala Selangor, Assam Jawa, Batang Berjuntai, Kota Puteri, Puncak Alam, Shah Alam, Bukit Jelutong, Sungai Buloh, Kundang, Rawang and Selayang. Add the lush greenery around the area, and you can start seeing why Low Gee Teong has picked yet another potential market-changing product.

High Appreciation With demand for properties not diminishing, expect to see more innovative lifestyle concepts being introduced. Says Low: “People are still buying. The market is still good as there is demand from an increased population plus programmes such as the MM2H scheme.” With the demand comes price appreciation especially if supply lags behind. And if accessibility is enhanced

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Eric Leong

Personality

Keeping up with Eric As he celebrates his 20th year in the industry, interior designer Eric Leong finds time between his hectic schedule to chat to Zara Nasarudin.

For Eric Leong, life is an exhilarating juggling act. While he may have made his mark as Malaysia’s most favourite interior designer and decorator, he is constantly challenging himself to go beyond designing; using his business background to push ‘brand Eric’. Currently he can add TV host, author, columnist, product ambassador and even international speaker to his illustrious portfolio. So how does Eric plan to celebrate his 20th year in the industry? By working even harder. “I’ve got a series of talks and seminars lined up for the rest of the year. And just recently, I launched 101 Décor Tips by Eric Leong, which received overwhelming response from the public. In fact 1,000 copies were sold within 2 hours!” He adds, “In September I’ll be conducting a Master’s class on Asian design culture in ID at Teesside University in the UK. Meanwhile, Ericleong.TV has recently been revamped. The website is extremely important for me and my team as we use it to interact with fans.” Never one to rest on his laurels, Eric now heads the Interior Design department at The One Academy after 7 years with Raffles Design Institute in Kuala Lumpur. “My ultimate goal here is to create the next generation of interior designers,” he says. Judging by his phenomenal success in the industry, it may seem that he had always wanted to become an interior designer. Breaking into a huge smile, he recalls, “Inspired by my aunt, who was a tailor, I actually wanted to become a fashion

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designer. But at that time, it wasn’t a career that could bring in the money, so I decided to take up Business Studies instead.

“I enjoy talking to people, as they inspire me to create designs that will work best for end-users.”

Of course, I still had strong interest in design.”

What advice does he have for those seeking the service of an interior designer? “Three things - take a look at their portfolio, tell them what you want and always, always work within your budget,” Eric explains.

“I fully utilized my part-time stint as a cashier at Parkson department store. Picking up ideas from the visual merchandisers there, I used to dress up my home with decor items that were thrown out,” recalls Eric. With a Business Studies degree in hand, he scouted around for ID firms and finally headed to Singapore to study interior design. The rest as they say, is history. Despite his success, Eric remains astonishingly humble, drawing inspirations from others around him.

According to him, the designer will usually take up to two weeks to come up with a concept, and you can help make the process run smoother by compiling magazine tear-outs and photos into a folder. “Divide the sections: living room, bedrooms, kitchen and so on. And always carry this file with you when you meet up with the designer; this will help him get a clearer view of your ideas. Don’t waste time as time is money.”

8-Step Space Transformation The fail-proof way to a home makeover: 1 Interior Style Pick the design you’re going for: zen, modern contemporary, English, etc. 2 Colour Scheme If you aren’t following feng shui colour principles, always use your favourite shades for both interior and exterior walls. 3 Feature Wall Every room should have its own feature wall, for visual depth. The easiest way to achieve this is by painting the selected wall a darker colour, while the rest in brighter or neutral shade. 4 Furniture Selection Furnishings should complement the interior style of your home. 5 Lightings Use day/white lighting as task light. To create a cosy, relaxed ambience, opt for yellow/warm lighting. 6 Soft Furnishing The colour of curtains, bed sheets and cushions should match the colour of the feature wall. 7 Decorative Accessories Always buy big and oversized pieces for visual impact. Place them in ‘hotspot’ locations of your home. 8 Final Touches Candles and fresh flowers can instantly change the look and feel of a room, and uplift your mood.

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Green Building

A Diamond & an Idea

The only two Malaysian buildings that won the much-coveted Platinum Green Mark recognition at the recent Singapore’s Building and Construction Authority (BCA) 2011 Awards were the Diamond Building housing the Energy Commission Headquarters and (not surprisingly) Sime Darby’s Idea House. Below are excerpts of some energy-saving features of the buildings:

Sime Darby’s Idea House Jason Pomeroy of Broadway Malyan , consultant for the Idea House was quoted as saying that Sime Darby had approached them in 2008 with the brief for ‘The Idea House’ - a socially, economically, and environmentally responsive prototype dwelling that would provide an insight into future tropical living. “Conceived as a test bed for new ideas, the house would showcase the latest in sustainable architecture in the buildings’ quest to become the first carbon zero residence in South East Asia.”

‘Kampung house’ According to the Singapore-based consultant, the Idea House was based on the traditional Malay Kampung house. The latter provides deep overhangs that permit shade, weather protection and therefore opportunities for social interaction and habitation of the verandah spaces. “Open, permeable flexible interior spaces with higher roof volumes allow for social and spatial flexibility, made comfortable by cross ventilation.” The house is further positioned as a pavilion within the landscape. Rainwater catchment or harvesting, which is becoming increasingly

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common with newer developments, but which Sime Darby has already incorporated way back, is used. The harvesting and recycling could reduce water consumption to 64 litres per day from 133 litres of normal consumption per person per day.

Orientation In terms of orientation of the house, the shorter faces are to the east and west which helps to minimise heat gain and encourages respite from the sun. This helps to reduce reliance on air conditioners and fans, and their associated costs. The house is also designed to allow excellent daylight penetration thus reducing the need for artificial lighting during the day and into the early evening. Meanwhile, photovoltaic cell technology is installed on the roof to harness the sun’s rays as a renewable energy source.

Open Plan The open plan nature of the house allows for cross ventilation and scalability, making this a fully adaptable dwelling that could be expanded and contracted according to the occupants’ needs.

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SPECIAL FOCUS

Short Construction Period By using modern methods of construction that include prefabrication and modularisation, time for construction is shortened in addition to being readily built by individuals with a lower skills base. As well, a multidisciplinary collaboration between architects, engineers, landscape designers, urbanists, contractors and suppliers ensured that the project length is reduced by 50%.

The Diamond of Putrajaya Completed and occupied since June 2010, the Energy Commission Headquarters in Putrajaya is currently the first and only building in Malaysia to be certified with the Platinum Green Building Index - the highest certification level. It was assessed on energy efficiency, indoor environmental quality, sustainable site planning & management, material & resources, water efficiency as well as innovation. It is also the first building outside of Singapore to receive the Green Mark Platinum certificate.

Design Inspiration An architectural jewel located in Precinct 2, Putrajaya, the Energy Commission Headquarters Building or the Diamond Building was designed to be a landmark building, both in terms of its architecture and sustainable concept. Architect of the Diamond Building, Ar Nafisah Radin of NR Architect & NR Design, says that her team was inspired by the diamond form, as “the diamond symbolizes value, quality, transparency and durability, which are characteristic of the Energy Commission’s role as a regulatory body.”

Fusing Form and Function The diamond shape was not only chosen for its aesthetics value, but also because it helps to reduce heat gain into the building, an important element considering the country’s blazing hot climate. Its 25 degree tilting façade prevents direct sunrays from entering into the building. The tilting facade also results in smaller building footprint, so landscaping can be maximized. By expanding the landscape area, the temperature around the building will be lower. The central atrium dome features a unique design that utilizes the daylighting system. It comes with automated blinds and six different configurations to maintain the right daylighting levels at all times.

Energy-saving Features To further reduce energy consumption throughout the building, only Energy Star-labeled appliances are used. Other key power-saving features include

building integrated photovoltaic (PV) panels, dome and shutter, rainwater harvesting, roof light through, greeneries on the roof, insulated concrete roof and roof/floor slab cooling. The goal to create a building that is energy-efficient, water-efficient and eco-friendly is finally realized.

Weighing in the Cost and Savings According to Nafisah, the Diamond Building’s energy consumption is 75kWh/m2 per year, in contrast to a ‘normal’ office building in Malaysia, which would usually have an energy index of 250kWh/m2 per year. The water savings meanwhile stands at 35%, in comparison to the conventional building. She reveals that the construction cost for the Diamond Building, with a gross built up area of 150,000 sq ft, is 6% higher than the conventional building. The quantum for the energy savings is approximately RM900,000 per year based on the previous electricity tariff.

Erratum: NR won various design competitions including for the 4-star Putrajaya Impiana Hotel project. However, the project was abandoned at piling stage.

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area Focus

Academic Rush Universities are beating a path to set up shop in EduCity@Iskandar so much so that EduCity 2 is in the pipeline. EduCity @ Iskandar is a 600-acre (2.4 km²) educational centre, and positioned within are campuses such as Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS), Britain’s Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed), Marlborough College, University of Southampton Malaysia (USMC), America’s Carnegie University and the Netherlands Maritime Institute of Technology (NMIT). These are the branch campuses of foreign universities and they award degrees that are identical to that of the original universities based overseas. Costs are much lower in keeping with the lower cost of living in Malaysia, yet the degrees are treated on the same footing as those conferred in the original campus. The educational centre anticipates graduating over 16,000 students by 2015. Some of these may be absorbed by the 56,471 SMEs in Johor. EduCity is arguably the most successful flagship zone in Iskandar. The allocated land area is reportedly full two years ahead of schedule. More universities reportedly want to set up shop, so in the pipeline is EduCity 2.

Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMed) Once it opens its doors, it is projected to develop into a ‘feeder of talent’ to Iskandar’s budding healthcare division which includes the Columbia Asia Hospital in Nusajaya, Gleneagles Medini Hospital, as well as the imminent wellness township jointly established

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by Khazanah Nasional and Singapore’s Temasek Holdings. NUMed Malaysia will add on to the country’s efforts to grow the number of doctors taught per annum from 3,000 to over 4,000 in the next five years. It is designated as one of the 33 institutions which meet the Ministry of Higher Education’s strict quality standards. NUMed Malaysia is Newcastle University’s flagship campus outside of the United Kingdom and has received hundreds of applications from across Southeast Asia and beyond. It is still in a selection mode for the first batch of 100 much sought-after places for its September intake, and will increase its student admittance to 1,000 by 2017. The university targets international students to comprise as much as 30 per cent of its student body in the future. NUMed Malaysia will also offer Bachelor of Science degrees in Biomedical Sciences and postgraduate programmes from 2012 onwards.

Marlborough College Iskandar Malaysia Marlborough College Iskandar Malaysia, one of United Kingdom’s foremost public co-educational boarding schools will open its precincts in September 2012. Marlborough Iskandar will accommodate over 400 pupils in the day foundation school and almost 1,000 students in the predominantly boarding 11 – 18 senior school. It will offer educational facilities that are considered equivalent to the ones at Marlborough College in Britain.

In the beginning, Marlborough College staff and governors from the UK will undertake the running and governance of the new establishment in Iskandar.

University of Southampton Malaysia (USMC) The University of Southampton Malaysia Campus (USMC) plans to open in 2012 and will originally offer undergraduate courses in engineering. Courses will be conducted in Malaysia for the first two years of the programme which is geared towards a transition to Southampton’s UK campus for the balance of the last two years. As an international university with globally celebrated know-how in engineering and research, the university’s expertise will ensure a world-class education in order to meet Malaysia’s call for outstanding engineering graduates. The state-of-the-art campus projects a preliminary intake of 60 students.

Netherlands Maritime Institute of Technology (NMIT) Two of the top maritime institutes in the Netherlands i.e. Maritiem Instituut Willem Barentsz (MIWB) and Maritiem Instituut de Ruyter (MIR) will open next year in Iskandar. The 2 will be known as NMIT and will be taught by a committed team of highly competent professionals with diverse maritime backgrounds, as well as top notch professionals from the seafaring vocations plus international guest lecturers.

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Chan ai cheng

A date with London to buy property As the ringgit strengthens against the UK pound sterling, the idea of owning property in London is starting to look really promising. London has long been a popular destination among Malaysians mainly due to historical ties, its many fabled tourist attractions and the United Kingdom’s (UK’s) status as an international education centre.

Arguably, one of the best cities in the world for property investment due to its consistent capital growth, London property investment is not only a safe bet, but also provides many other significant advantages, especially to foreign investors, such as:

Haggling over the price is also the norm, as you may be able to reduce the overall price of the purchase you would be making.

But nowadays, Malaysians are making a beeline there for another key reason: to hunt for the best properties for investment.

• Security of ownership with freehold or long lease tenure.

• Survey fees- your mortgage lender will insist on a survey of around ₤300 up to a full-structural survey of over ₤1000

The Price is Right Indeed, there are many compelling factors why London is an attractive investment destination. Returns for the right choice of investments could be lucrative, with properties constantly being ranked as one of the best investment assets. London is also the world’s leading financial centre as ranked by the Global Finance Centres Index, March 2010. Due to its role as the economic engine of the UK, London is a massive wealth creator for both national and global economies. It is home to more than 100 of Europe’s 500 largest companies, and its ₤162 billion economy is larger than some European Union countries. With global citizens from the world over continuing to flock to the City for job opportunities and businesses, London‘s real estate is unquestionably a sound long-term real-estate investment. According to Henry Butcher Penang director, Teoh Poh Huat, who has many years of experience marketing London properties in Malaysia, London is an open property market that places very few restrictions on foreigners buying up prime real estates.

• Strong and constant rental demand from many different sectors including multi-national corporations, UK-based corporations, banks and foreign university students. • Consistent increases in rental rates • No capital Gains Tax payable on sale of UK property for non-UK domiciled investors Property price in London always rises over the long-term. Foreign investors can also take advantage of the current relative weakness of the UK pound sterling to lower their acquisition costs in their base currency. In fact, properties in prime London areas could see a weaker UK pound drawing in the biggest surges in prices in recent times on the back of an expected influx of foreign buyers. Throw in a faster economy recovery, supply shortages and the feel good factor of the summer Olympics in London in 2012, and house price there could be set to soar twice as quickly as the rest of the country over the next five years.

The cost of buying The UK has a non–binding bid system, although Scotland has a different system where bids are all binding.

When purchasing a house in the UK, you can expect to pay for:

• Valuation fee – around ₤150 • Mortgage arrangement fee varies by lender • Deposit for property – minimum 5% - 10% of property price. Some lenders will also charge a Mortgage Indemnity fee if your deposit is small • Insurance – it is advisable to insure the property once exchange has taken place • Solicitor’s fee these vary but a likely cost is around ₤600 (including VAT) just for a purchase • Electronic transfer fees – vary by solicitor but not expensive • Local searches – vary by Local Authority but up to ₤200 • Land registry fees – dependent upon type of property • Stamp Duty – a percentage of purchase price This process will change when the new Home Information Packs are introduced, although how this will affect overall costs is still not clear as yet.

Chan Ai Cheng is the General Manager of S. K. Brothers Realty (M) Sdn Bhd, a firm established since 1979 in the practice of Real Estate in Malaysia. She is a Registered Estate Agent with the Board of Valuers, Appraisers and Estate Agents Malaysia (LPPEH) and a Member of ISM and MIEA. She was recently conferred the prestigious title of Certified Residential Specialist by NAR, USA and also recognized for her contributions by the Malaysian Women’s Weekly 2007 being the Winner of the Great Women of Our Time Award in the Finance & Commerce Category. She is a regular feature in the press on property matters.

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Feature When it comes to income tax, the basic rule is that income is taxable, no matter who owns it. So if you are planning to rent out your property ,income tax will apply. The rates vary depending on who owns the property, either under personal name, via a company or through a trust. Trust pay the highest rate of tax on UK-sourced rental income - 50% as of April 6,2010 - and companies pay the least at 20%. Personal income tax rate will depend on how much income a person receive from the UK, and will vary between 20% - 50%. Whoever owns the property, one should consider registering under the Non-Resident Landlord provisions so rent can be paid gross. The owner will still have to pay the income tax but only at the end of each year and after deducting expenses such as any agent‘s fee, service charges and if the property is being purchased to let out, mortgage interest. Otherwise, the tenant or any UK agent acting for the non-resident owner will have to deduct tax before paying the rent each month. In general UK tax on capital gains is assessed only on persons who are resident or ordinarily resident person make chargeable gain on UK property – whether it has been let or used as a home – there will in general be no UK tax liability on the gain. A word of caution though: the tax rules summarized above assume that the investment in real estate is a genuine investment, made in order to generate rental income and with a view to long term capital growth. If the property is acquired with the sole or main object of realising a profit on disposal, with or without any development of the property, any gain on disposal will normally be treated as income rather than as capital gains. It will therefore be subject to UK income taxation rules

and the beneficial treatments of capital gains referred to above will not be applicable. Investor should also be aware of further tax due when buying a UK property. Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) applies to all UK property purchases, irrespective of residence of the purchaser. Rates for SDLT vary from 1% to 4% depending on the value of the property. This is payable by the purchaser of the property. There are some potential ways of reducing the SDLT charge, if the property is very valuable, but these can be viewed as being the ‘robust’ end of tax planning.

Increase Competition Henry Butcher’s Teoh said there is no surprise that Malaysians are showing increasing interest to own an address in London. But he has a word of warning for those looking to acquire a London property as investment. “Such addresses are heating up due to the competition.” “London is a vast city and attracts foreign purchasers throughout the world. Many Asian purchasers are attracted to the UK for a number of reasons: due to the history between UK and Asian countries, the stability, national security and world class educational system, while being supported by a well–developed and fair legal structure. “There is no specific region or price band, which can be identified with any one region of the world but in addition to Asia, London has buyers from the Middle East, South Africa and Europe,” he added.

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HBA

BTS 10:90 Charting a new era in Malaysian housing industry? The HBA discusses implications of the mandatory BTS 10:90 “from 2015 onwards”

HBA lauds the Housing Minister’s announcement that the Housing Laws will be further amended to make it a crime for housing developers to abandon their housing projects without valid reasons. The Housing Laws have been amended several times since its introduction scores of years ago but yet we are still unable to resolve a lot of the problems faced. If at all, the problems seemed to have increased, particularly, of project abandonment. In fact, it is so serious that the government had to establish a Special Task Force headed by non other than the Chief Secretary to the Government, YBhg Tan Sri Sidek Hassan. Yes, due to his dynamic leadership and his management of the Special Task Force (STF), scores of stalled projects had been/ or are being revived. However, the efforts of the STF have, to an extent, been negated when fresh projects get into trouble and may eventually get abandoned. Those housing projects previously categorized as ‘Sick’ and ‘Delayed’ have since matured into abandoned ones and continue to haunt the housing industry. We have repeatedly stated that Laws are only as effective as the degree of enforcement. This had been the bane of the whole situation. Wayward developers well know that the chances of their getting away with their wayward deeds are extremely good ! Thus, our question is whether further amendments to the existing Laws would improve the situation.

Financing restructuring Having said that, we feel encouraged by the announcement that the Build-Then-Sell (BTS) system will be introduced and made mandatory effectively by the year 2015. However, we believe that the system referred to is not the absolute build-then-sell whereby developers sell only completed houses. It is, we believe, a variant of the present sell-then-build (STB) in which developers are free to lock in buyers upon launch but buyers pay only 10% deposit and the remaining 90% is payable only upon completion. This is the BTS 10-90 referred to. It is actually a restructuring of the financing structure. In the present system, banks lend money to house buyers (housing loans) who in turn pay the developers progressively during the construction period. Thus, when collection from sales does not match their construction cash flow, the project gets into trouble. (There are cases where projects achieved good sales and yet they get abandoned!)

Advantages of 10-90 In the BTS 10-90 system, banks lend to developers to build the houses. Buyers do not make progressive payments. When the houses are completed, the buyers’ housing loan kicks in and the developers are paid the remaining 90%. The sale is then completed with the buyers having physical possession of the house/ apartment with Certificate of Fitness/ Certificate of Compliance and Completion and keys.

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This system has a number of major advantages as follows: • House buyers are not exposed to the risk of project abandonment where they have no recourse. • Project financing banks (bridging financiers) operate within a lesser risk environment in that they have full control over the collaterals unlike presently when the lots within the master title (the collateral) are progressively fragmented (charge transferred to end financing banks) as and when house buyers’ endfinancing banks start to draw down on the housing loans to pay the developers. • End financing banks will be in a far lesser risk situation because they are now financing completed houses. • There will be better quality houses because developers will not risk dispute with buyers on quality come full payment time. • The system will be largely selfregulating without the myriad of suffocating rules and regulations.

Bankers has repeatedly stated that the financing of project is based on viability, not the size of the projects or the developers. Hence small developers will not in any way, be disadvantaged by the shift to the BTS 10-90.

Form Special Committee The Minister’s statement that the BTS is expected to be implemented and made mandatory, “after 2015,” is a very vague statement. How long after 2015? Perhaps, there is some reporting error here. In our dialogue with the Minister recently, he reiterated that it will be made mandatory 100% participation by the year 2015. HBA would like to propose that a road map be drawn so that the shift to BTS

10-90 is fully completed come year 2015. HBA proposes that there should be a gradual ‘phase-in’ of the concept by promoting BTS 10:90 participation starting with 10% participation by developers and increasing that until it becomes 100% participation by 2015. This way the developers will not suddenly suffer total paradigm shift come 2015. HBA proposes that to make the BTS 10:90 system effective , a Special Committee should be initiated immediately, under the auspices of the Ministry of Housing & Local Government with all the relevant players and stakeholders. The committee is to plan and chart the ‘ROAD MAP – Making BTS 10:90 work and the Way Forward’ in order to move towards an orderly housing industry.

“ When the houses are completed, the buyers’ housing loan kicks in and the developers are paid the remaining 90% “

• Government authorities need not spend so much time and effort in monitoring and enforcing the Act.

Issues around 10-90 We support the Minister’s call for financial institutions to offer loans with new concepts and to make bridging loans more readily available to developers. We, however, do not agree that the BTS 10-90 will slow down property development. Why should financial institutions (both project financiers and end-financiers) pull back when the system actually favours them more than the present STB. Our bet is that the property industry will take a bigger leap with the BTS 10-90. We also do not agree with the statement that small developers will be adversely affected. Few, if any, developers mobilise their in-house funds to develop housing projects. Big developers take bigger financing whilst smaller developers take smaller financing. This has to do with considerations of taxation, leveraging, risk spreading, etc. The Association of

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Common External Sha Qi

In Feng Shui, Sha Qi is defined as sharp, fierce, merciless Qi produced as a result of energies being focused by sharp corners, straight lines or narrow gaps - features that create energy that moves aggressively and quickly. Translated as “Killing Qi”, it can come from a variety of sources - the most obvious being sharp and pointy objects like a roof-edge, pylon, sharp mountain peaks or straight roads – formations that can generate Sha Qi in an environment. Here are four common external Sha Qi explained:

T-Junction It is often misunderstood that this Feng Shui feature is unfavourable because it is ‘sharp’. In fact, the reason why a T-junction is considered an unfavourable feature to have near a house has more to do with the way Qi should and should not move or flow in Feng Shui. The focus is more on the Qi, as aggressive and fast moving Qi can cause it to crash into the property in a volatile manner. In Feng Shui, a meandering Qi is preferred. The T-junction itself is not bad per se. It is negative in certain instances – ie. if the junction is a high traffic area as opposed to a relatively quiet one. A T-junction is a greater cause for concern if it is focused at the sector where the Main Door is located, or crashes right into the Main Door, more so than if it is hitting another sector of the property.

Sharp-roofed Neighbour The corners of roofs from the neighbouring property can sometimes result in Qi being focused and angled at yours. Hence, this is something you want to look out for. This feature should be a cause for concern if your neighbour’s sharp roof corner is visible from your Main Door. However, it does not affect your property if the sharp roof is on the second floor and your Main Door is on the ground; or if the sharp roof is located on a neighbour across a fairly wide street.

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Lamp Post In Feng Shui, a lamp post directly in front of the Main Door is definitely a problem, which is called a Piercing Heart Sha. However this is only applicable if the lamp post is within the boundaries of the Main Door (extend two lines out towards the road and see if the lamp post is within these lines). Otherwise, you have nothing to worry about.

Pylon Contrary to popular misconception, pylons are not necessarily considered bad because it is ‘sharp’. In Feng Shui, ‘sharp’ is not the sole criterion to determine if it is good or bad. With the case of pylon, if it is located very near – within immediate proximity, around 500 meters – to your property, then the pylon is a problem. Secondly, determine the sector it is located – ie. if it is located in the East Sector, then it is affecting the Zhen Gua, which relates to the eldest son (no worries if your family is all daughters). Pylons are regarded as a Fire Element. If it is located in a sector suitable for a Fire element, the pylon is not dangerous or negative. When it comes to dealing with Sha Qi, always be practical. Understand what Sha Qi is and how it works, and you’ll be able to deal with it accordingly.

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RentoKil

Terminating termites ups your home value As one of your most important and biggest investments, a home should be protected and maintained at all times. Small as they may be, termites can cause serious damages to your property and should be dealt with as soon as they are discovered. Think your home made of bricks and stones is safe? Think again. Termites consume cellulose from dead wood or wood by-product; therefore they can destroy structural supports and other building components such as parquet flooring, doorframes and even roof structures. Truly a home owner’s nightmare, termites are capable of entering buildings through hairline cracks, hollow bricks, and concrete blocks, or even around plumbing. Undetected for months, they attack your home from the ground floor, right up to the highest point on the roof. Weakening your home’s wood structure, termite infestation leads to costly repairs and an eventual structural failure, turning your home into a hazardous area. Roof collapse as a result of an aggressive infestation is not unheard of. Worse still, termite-damaged properties will definitely fetch lower values in the market.

Types Of Termites

Signs Of Infestations

There are three types of termites; drywood, dampwood and subterranean termites, which build nests in the soil as they are very dependant on moisture. Subterranean termites can maneuver their way through the ground and migrate from house to house.

Early termite detection is vital in preventing large scale damage to your home. Some general signs to look out for:

A total of almost 200 termite species can be found here in Malaysia. But only 2 types, the Coptotermes sp. and Schedorhinotermes sp are known to be economically important to pest control organizations, as they constantly attack buildings and their structures.

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• Damaged/eaten wood Termites do not bore holes; instead they construct galleries and tunnels while the workers consume wood. A terminal infestation can go undetected for years as termites destroy wood from within, leaving the outer surface undamaged. A heavily damaged wood will break apart easily. • Mud shelter tubes Made of small soil particles and partially-digested wood, mud tubes can extend from the ground to the wood, or over other exposed surfaces such as concrete foundations. Mud tubes are meant to protect the termites as they move from their colony and into your house. Once they have finished eating out the wood, the tubes will be abandoned.

• Swarmers The first indication that there are termites nearby, swarmers are winged male or female adults which usually appear when humidity is high. They are attracted to bright lights.

The Solutions Ridding your home of termites will prevent further damage, increase the property’s value and most importantly, give you and your loved ones peace of mind. You should not attempt to eliminate these pests on your own –entrust the task to a professional as termites are extremely persistent and challenging. • Baiting Baiting stations, containing monitoring devices which serve as food for termites, are placed strategically around the home. The termites that consumed the bait share it with their nest mates. The active ingredients in the bait work to stop the molting process they need to grow. This will negatively impact the colony, until it declines to the point where it can no longer support itself, therefore eliminating the entire colony.

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home services

• Pre Construction As they say, prevention is better than cure. Pre-construction or soil treatment is done before a building is constructed by forming an antitermite chemical barrier underneath the building structure. This will keep subterranean termites from coming up from the soil to feed on the wood structures. The site is treated with a water-based termiticide which kills subterranean termites by contact and ingestion. They will experience a ‘slow kill’– upon contact, the termites

return home to the colony, where they transfer it to others through physical contact. The treatment is less effective if the soil is excessively wet or saturated.

completed. Chemical barriers can be created at entry points along perimeter walls, near water pipes and other locations where subterranean termites have been known to enter a building.

A good pre-construction treatment can last from two to five years. However, regular termite inspections are still recommended.

Once the infestation spot is determined, appropriate termite control methods are employed. It may involve drilling holes in the flooring, so liquid termiticide can be injected into the ground. A termite-free home will save you thousands by protecting the value of your home.

• Post Construction This type of treatment is ideal for buildings that are already up and

“ Early termite detection is vital in preventing large scale damage to your home ” Termite Elimination Plan (TEP)

TEP is designed to safeguard homes against subterranean termite infestation by using the Rentokil Baiting System method to wipe out active termite colonies. It is an affordable plan that is customdesigned for condominium/apartment units and intermediate terrace/link houses only.

Rentokil 532 Plan

Offers long term protection and peace of mind with flexible plans that suit your budget and preference. You can choose the five, three or two-year warranties. A re-treatment will be undertaken should there be re-infestation of subterranean termites within the chosen warranty period. The 532 Plan is recommended as termite prevention or where there are active termites found, other than Coptotermes sp. or Schedorhinotermes sp.

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Colony Elimination Professional Programme (CEP2)

CEP2 destroys termite colonies in homes, offices and factories by adopting an advanced Termite Baiting System and microwave termite detection technology. The Rentokil technician will then routinely monitor these stations for termite activity. The CEP2 comprises of three packages, and is suitable for a building that has multiple levels or complex design. It is the recommended plan for a premise where active termites have been detected.

Convenient and Hassle-free Solutions

As the ‘Experts in Pest Control’, Rentokil uses the most modern materials and control strategies available to effectively rid your premises of termites. To find out more about Rentokil’s Termite Control Programs, call 1300 887 911 or visit www.rentokil.com.my

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Custom Furniture Alen Corp Asia Tel: 6013-388 1967

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

NU-VALE Trading Sdn Bhd Tel: 603-7984 9425

Home Security Falcon Tel: 603-3392 4848 Tel: 012-3117977

Feng Shui Compass Studio 212 Sdn Bhd Tel: 603-7885 8280 Web: www.studio-2-1-2.com

ADT (M) Sdn Bhd Tel: 603-9236 1866

CCTV Security Sensorlink Sdn Bhd Tel: 603-7983 7270

Artset Design Sdn Bhd Tel: 603-6156 3768 Tel: 016-2060198 Guocera Marketing Sdn Bhd Tel: 603-7958 7611 ( Ext 300/231)

AntiPest Management Services Sdn Bhd Tel: 603-8023 1888

KDK Fans (M) Sdn Bhd Tel: 603-7785 5011 Tel: 012-3672333

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Roofing Monier Sdn Bhd Tel: 603-2176 0600

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Serviced Office Interior Design

We provide One-stop renovation package & services in overseeing your house or office renovation from the very start till the end, all customized to your needs, saving you of any hassle or worry: ~Interior Design ~Lighting ~Furniture ~Home Appliances ~Curtain

~Painting ~Cleaning Services ~Any special request by client ~Potential tenants search

Deco More Studio Sdn Bhd

Custom Furniture

Interior Design & Build Consultant

Your One Stop “Made-To-Order� Centre for Quality BURMESE TEAK, MERBAU, NYATUH, WALNUT, ELM & ROSEWOOD furniture We carry wide range of: Craft & Antique Furniture Porcelain Wares Assorted Knick-Knacks No 5, Jln Tun Mohd Fuad Tiga, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Damansara, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Tel: 03-7728 1000 / 03-7728 4692 | Fax: 03-7728 4692 | HP: 012-322 6103 | Email: chinwliu@yahoo.com

POOLCARE SDN BHD Pool Care

20-3, Jalan 22B/70A, Plaza Crystalville 2, Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur Tel: 6012-345 2011 ( Project Manager ) 603-6201 3332 ( General Line ) Fax: 603-6201 9900 | Email: decomorestudio@yahoo.com

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No. 52A-2, Jalan PJU 5/21/ The Strand, Kota Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan. 603-6142 2280 | 016-227 2016 | www.poolcare.com.my

One Stop Pool Services Our Services Include: ~ Swimming pool & water features maintenance. ~ Pool rectification works. ~ Supplies pool equipments & fittings.

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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: dvsb@umland.com.my Web: www.umland.com.my www.facebook.com/seriaustin

Bandar Seri Putra Bangi Heights Development Sdn Bhd

Bangi, Selangor

A mixed development of residential and commercial properties Legundi Residensi (1), in Bandar Seri Putra is now open for sale. With two entry and exit points, Legundi Residensi (1) offers better security and peace of mind. Choose from the 52 double-storey cluster homes or the 12 double storey semi-ds in 4 contemporary practical designs. 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. Bandar Seri Putra is a self-contained township catering to the living, recreation and business needs of the modern and knowledgeable 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. 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.

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 salesbh@umland.com.my.

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: salesbh@umland.com.my Web: www.umland.com.my

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Vue Residences

Location: Cyberjaya, Selangor Property Type: Condominium Land Title: Residential Tenure: Freehold Built Up: 1,060 - 1,496 sq ft Listing Price: From RM548,800 Developer: Jelang Vista Sdn Bhd (889503-W) Phone: (603) 831 86613 Fax: (603) 831 86612 Email: mirage@osk.com.my Website: www.miragebythelake.com.my

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Location: Jalan Pahang, Kuala Lumpur Property Type: Serviced Residence Land Title: Commercial Tenure: Freehold Land Area: 2833 sqm Built Up: 500 - 1,003 sq ft Listing Price: From RM371,600 Completion Date: Dec 2013 (Expected) Developer: Tanah Perangsang Sdn Bhd (538766-X) Phone: (6016) 229 5168 Fax: (603) 5637 9370 Website: www.vueresidences.com.my

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The Royale

Location: Setia Alam, Shah Alam, Selangor Property Type: 3 & 3 ½ Storey Terrace House Land Title: Residential Tenure: Freehold Land Area: 26' X 82' Listing Price: From RM1,628,000 - RM2,666,000 Completion Date: May 2014 (Expected) Developer: Bandar Setia Alam Sdn Bhd (566140-D) Phone: (603) 3343 2255 Fax: (603) 3345 2255 Email: bsa-sales@spsetia.com.my Website: www.spsetia.com.my/setia-alam

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Location: Taman Segar Perdana, Cheras, Selangor Property Type: Bungalow House Land Title: Residential Tenure: Freehold Listing Price: From RM3,500,000 - RM4,400,000 Completion Date: November 2012 (Expected) Developer: LYL Land Sdn Bhd (224538-U) Sales Gallery Phone: (603) 3075 3373 Senior Sales Phone: (6017) 338 6233 Fax: (603) 8023 2615 Website: www.lylgroup.com.my

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CONDOMINIUM KLANG VALLEY NC Project Name: Sunway Vivaldi Location: Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur Property Type: Condominium Land Title: Residential Tenure: Freehold Land Area: 7.7 Acres Built Up: 2,573 - 3,983 sq ft Listing Price: From RM2,300,000 Developer: Sunway D'Mont Kiara Sdn Bhd (559638-V) Phone: (603) 6203 0888 Fax: (603) 5639 9955 Website: www.sunwayvivaldi.com

NC Project Name: Tiara Parkhomes Location: Bukit Mewah, Kajang, Selangor Property Type: Apartment Land Title: Residential Tenure: Freehold Built Up: 934 - 1,677 sq ft Developer: Kueen Lai Villa Sdn Bhd (635984-W) Phone: (603) 8739 3692 Fax: (603) 8733 7244 Website: www.tiaraparkhomes.com.my

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NC Project Name: Cheras Heights Location: Taman Bukit Cheras, Cheras, Kuala Lumpur Property Type: Condominium Land Title: Residential Tenure: Freehold Built Up: 1,394 - 2,823 sq ft Listing Price: From RM380,380 - RM826,480 Developer: Sycal Properties Sdn Bhd (262797-X) Phone: (603) 7983 9099 / (603) 9101 0371 Fax: (603) 7981 7993 E-mail: cherasheights@yahoo.com.my Website: www.cherasheights.com.my

NC Project Name: LakeView Residency Location: Cyberjaya, Selangor Property Type: Resort Apartments Land Title: Residential Tenure: Freehold Land Area: 2.27 Acres Built Up: 938 - 1,145 sq ft & Penthouse 3,152 sq ft Developer: Tindak Murni Sdn Bhd (235180-X) Phone: (603) 8943 8811 Fax: (603) 8943 4508 Website: www.countryheights.com.my

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CONDOMINIUM KLANG VALLEY NC Project Name: Sunway Velocity-Service Residence Location: Kuala Lumpur Property Type: Serviced Residence Land Title: Commercial Tenure: Freehold Land Area: 22 Acres Listing Price: From RM800,000 - RM2,653,000 Developer: Sunway City Berhad (Velocity) (87564-X) Phone: (603) 9205 5500 / (603) 5639 9000 Fax: (603) 5639 9955 Website: www.sunwayvelocity.com

NC Project Name: The Academia @ South City Plaza Location: Seri Kembangan City Centre, Serdang, Selangor Property Type: Serviced Residence Land Title: Commercial Tenure: Leasehold Built Up: 753 - 987 sq ft Listing Price: From RM125,400 - RM350,000 Developer: Wize Platinum Sdn Bhd (930939-K) Phone: (603) 8023 3366 Fax: (603) 8023 7128 Website: www.andaman.com.my

NC Project Name: The Domain 3 Location: Neocyber, Cyberjaya, Selangor Property Type: Condominium Land Title: Residential Tenure: Freehold Built Up: 547 - 750 sq ft Listing Price: From RM213,000 - RM271,000 Developer: LakeTown Sdn Bhd Phone: (603) 8318 2080 / (6016) 685 6001 Fax: (603) 8318 2280 Website: www.neocyber.com.my

NC Project Name: Residence 8 @ Kuala Lumpur Location: Old Klang Road, Kuala Lumpur Property Type: Condominium Land Title: Residential Tenure: Freehold Built Up: 1229 - 1486 sq ft Listing Price: From RM384,900 - RM700,900 Developer: Ong Chong Realty Sdn Bhd Phone: (603) 7710 1000 Fax: (603) 7729 0300 Website: www.ocr.com.my

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RESIDENTIAL KLANG VALLEY Project Name: Sinaran @ Suria Residen (Phase 1 section 2) Location: Taman Suria Residen, Cheras, Selangor Property Type: Double Storey Semi-Detached Home Land Title: Residential Tenure: Freehold Land Area: 40' x 80' Built Up: 3480 sq ft Listing Price: From RM1,328,000 Developer: Glomac Maju Sdn Bhd (215868-K) Phone: (603) 7801 9000 Sales Office Phone: (603) 9080 1500 Fax: (603) 7804 6131 Website: www.glomac.com.my

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NC Project Name: D’Infiniti Location: Bandar Damai Perdana, Cheras, Kuala Lumpur Property Type: 2-sty Terrace/Link House Land Title: Residential Tenure: Freehold Land Area: 1,680 sq ft and above Built Up: 2,495.69 sq ft onwards Listing Price: From RM689,990 Developer: Medan Damai Sdn Bhd (112282-H) Phone: (603) 9051 3333 Fax: (603) 9059 2880

NC Project Name: CUBIST Bungalows Location: Twin Palms Kemensah, Ulu Klang, Selangor Property Type: Bungalow House Land Title: Residential Tenure: Freehold Land Area: 50’ x 90’ / 100’ Built Up: 4770 - 5981 sq ft Listing Price: From RM2,550,000 Developer: Venus Capital Corporation Sdn Bhd (534119-W) Phone: (603) 4102 6822 Fax: (603) 4105 0822 Website: www.lumchang.com.my

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NC Project Name: Sunway Alam Suria Phase 1C Location: Sunway Alam Suria, Shah Alam, Selangor Property Type: 2.5-sty Terrace/Link House Land Title: Residential Tenure: Leasehold Land Area: 22' x 65' Built Up: 2371-2548 sq ft Listing Price: From RM588,000 Developer: Sunway City Berhad (87564-X) Phone: (603) 5639 9000 / (6019) 220 3103 Fax: (603) 5639 9955 Website: www.sunwaycity.com

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RESIDENTIAL KLANG VALLEY NC Project Name: Aspen Garden Bungalow @ Garden Residence Location: Cyberjaya, Selangor Property Type: 3 1/2 Storey Bungalow Land Title: Residential Tenure: Freehold Land Area: 60' x 90' Built Up: Approx. 7,796 sq ft Listing Price: From RM 3,660,800 onwards Developer: Myvilla Development Sdn Bhd Phone: (603) 8873 1598 / 1603 or (6012) 621 0588 Fax: (603) 9221 8988 Website: www.gardenresidence.com.my

NC Project Name: Saffron Location: Puteri Heights, Rawang, Selangor Property Type: Semi-detached House Land Title: Residential Tenure: Leasehold Land Area: 36' X 100' Built Up: 3,100 - 3,300 sq ft Listing Price: From RM650,000 - RM850,000 Developer: Hartawan Pasifik Sdn Bhd (511972-X) Phone: (603) 2142 3222 / (603) 2148 3222 Fax: (603) 2141 5222

NC Project Name: Delima Location: Subang Bestari, Shah Alam, Selangor Property Type: Semi-detached House Land Title: Residential Tenure: Leasehold Land Area: 3,200 - 11,200 sq ft Built Up: 2,921 - 3,021 sq ft Listing Price: From RM1,100,000 (7% bumi discount) Developer: Worldwide Holdings Berhad (6430-P) Phone: (603) 5510 2525 Fax: (603) 5510 4448 Website: www.whb.com.my

Project Name: Bukit Tengku Shah Alam Location: U10, Shah Alam, Selangor Property Type: Bungalow House Land Title: Residential Tenure: Leasehold Land Area: 8,000 - 10,000 sq ft Built Up: 6,000 - 6,600 sq ft Listing Price: From RM2,500,000 - RM3,800,000 Developer: Bayu Melati Sdn Bhd (415653-V) Phone: (603) 4022 2177 Fax: (603) 4024 1921 Website: www.melatiehsan.com.my

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RESIDENTIAL KLANG VALLEY Project Name: Rosea 2 Location: Glenmarie Cove, Klang, Selangor Property Type: Semi-Detached Land Title: Residential Tenure: Freehold Land Area: 40' X 80' Built Up: 2,347 sq ft Listing Price: From RM719,800 - RM838,800 Developer: Glenmarie Cove Development Sdn Bhd (570048-T) Phone: (603) 3134 2828 Fax: (603) 3134 3838 Website: www.glenmariecove.com.my

Project Name: MAYA Semi-Detached Villas Location: Twin Palms Sungai Long, Cheras, Selangor Property Type: Semi-detached House Land Title: Residential Tenure: Freehold Land Area: 40' X 80' / 90' Built Up: 3540 - 3860 sq ft Listing Price: From RM1,381,000 Developer: Fabulous Range Sdn Bhd (657844-V) Phone: (603) 8733 8288 Fax: (603) 8736 6288 Website: www.lumchang.com.my

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COMMERCIAL KLANG VALLEY NC Project Name: Ativo Plaza (Phase 1G) @ Damansara Avenue Location: Bandar Sri Damansara Property Type: Signature Office Suites Land Title: Commercial Tenure: Freehold Land Area: 5.73 Acres Listing Price: From RM267,000 - RM2,030,000 Developer: TA Global Berhad (828855-P) Phone: 1800 88 8082 Fax: (603) 7725 6319 Website: www.taglobal.com.my

NC Project Name: Sunway Velocity Office Suites Location: Kuala Lumpur Property Type: Shop-Office Land Title: Commercial Tenure: Freehold Land Area: 22 Acres Listing Price: From RM1,300,000 - RM3,200,000 Developer: Sunway City Berhad (Velocity) (87564-X) Phone: (603) 9205 5500 / (603) 5639 9000 Fax: (603) 5639 9955 Website: www.sunwayvelocity.com

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NC Project Name: Sunway 27 Square Location: Sunway Kayangan, Shah Alam, Selangor Property Type: Shop-Office Land Title: Residential Tenure: Leasehold Land Area: 22' x 80' Built Up: 3,080 - 5,283 sq ft Listing Price: From RM795,000 - RM1,547,000 Developer: Sunway Monterez Sdn Bhd (531944-H) Phone: (603) 5639 9000 / (6019) 220 3103 Fax: (603) 5634 0540 Website: www.sunwaycity.com

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NC Project Name: West Meru Industrial Park Location: Meru, Selangor Property Type: Factory Land Title: Commercial Tenure: Freehold Land Area: 37,039 sq ft Built Up: 25,317 sq ft Listing Price: From RM6,588,000 - RM7,250,000 Developer: Kemas Properties Sdn Bhd Phone: (603) 7847 2598 / (6012) 671 1672 Fax: (603) 7847 3598

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Gathering of Achievers The original Incredible Hulk headed an all-star speaker line-up at the 19th National Achievers Congress (NAC) in Malaysia & Singapore

Ronnie White

Lou Ferrigno

Richard Duncan

Ron Kaufman

The Original Incredible Hulk was in Kuala Lumpur recently as the main speaker at the 19th National Achievers Congress (NAC). Having watched the popular series long ago, do you wonder how he looks like in person; does he smash doors and turn green when he gets angry? Surprisingly he turned out to be a gentle giant, and even at 59 years old, he is still very fit, and was a hulking figure with a 6’ 5” frame.

strategies from the gurus as well as other business leaders to advance their business even during uncertain times.

At the congress, Lou Ferrigno, best known for being the green monster in the hit CBS TV (1978-1982) series, “The Incredible Hulk, talked about overcoming adversities, maximizing personal power, and overcoming and embracing fear. That is important because everyone has a bit of fear in us. Most people are afraid to take action to be successful, that is why he teaches the delegates to harness both mind and body to work as a team. That’s also why physical fitness is so important.

Organized by Success Resources, the event featured 13 renowned speakers. They included Ron Kaufman; the world’s leading educator and motivator for uplifting customer service and building service culture. Richard Duncan, author of an international bestseller that accurately predicted the global economic disaster shared insightful presentations on overcoming obstacles and seeking opportunities in a fast changing business environment.

The 3-day congress is an assembly of speakers and business experts there to share with the delegates how to achieve outstanding results in today’s market through their presentation and training. Themed ‘Wealth, Body and Mind’, it was an opportunity for attendees to tap into the secrets of masterful

The Assistant General Manager of Success Resources, Chong said: “NAC 2011 proved to be a success among business leaders and has received encouraging feedback from our partners, business associates, local and international participants and speakers, for the relevant topics and excellent planning.”

Some 2000 delegates comprising of entrepreneurs and top management teams from high growth companies gathered in Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre in Kuala Lumpur for the congress held from 27th – 29th May.


OUTSIDE KLANG VALLEY Project Name: Fashion Xchange @ The Summit Batu Pahat Location: Batu Pahat, Johor Property Type: Retail Space Land Title: Commercial Tenure: Freehold Land Area: 300,000 sq ft Built Up: 182 - 1,463 sq ft Listing Price: From RM180,000 - RM1,680,000 Completion Date: 2011 Developer: Summit Parade Sdn Bhd (16347-X) Phone: (603) 8024 8866 Fax: (603) 8023 7128 Website: www.andaman.com.my

Project Name: Belleza Garden Homes Location: Kolej Heights Utara, Jitra, Kedah Property Type: 2 & 3 Storey Garden Homes Land Title: Residential Tenure: Freehold Land Area: 1,760 sqft Built Up: 2,152 - 2,515 sq ft Listing Price: From RM280,000 - RM560,000 Completion Date: Dec 2012 (Expected) Developer: College Heights Utara Sdn Bhd (274629 –U) Phone: (604) 714 2811 / (6019) 600 1522 Fax: (604) 714 1126 Website: www.countryheights.com.my

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NC Project Name: The Thompson Location: Jalan Tun Dr Ismail, Ipoh, Perak Property Type: Double Storey Bungalow Land Title: Residential Tenure: Freehold Land Area: 7,147 - 17,825 sq ft Built Up: 4,677 - 6,900 sq ft Listing Price: From RM2,340,000 - RM5,300,000 Developer: Taiko-Straits Developments Sdn Bhd (673680-H) Phone: (605) 545 2888 Fax: (605) 548 8222 Website: www.taiko-straits.com

NC Project Name: Zone Seri Margosa - Phase 1.6 Location: Bandar Seri Botani, Perak Property Type: 2-sty Terrace/Link House Land Title: Residential Tenure: Leasehold Land Area: 18' X 60' Built Up: From 1,330 sq ft Listing Price: From RM175,000 - RM 313,404 Developer: Pinji Botanics Sdn Bhd (121074-A) Phone: (605) 323 6622 Fax: (605) 323 6633 Website: www.bandarseribotani.com

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AGENCY ► DIRECTORY Chester Properties Sdn Bhd

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Started in 2006, Chester Properties Sdn Bhd (CPSB) has successfully established within a very short time period from a single-office entity in Kota Damansara to multiple branch offices in Desa Sri Hartamas, Bangsar, and all the way to Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea. CPSB provide an intensive training facility at Chester Training Centre Sunwaymas to equip our negotiators with an on-going training, professionalism and learning culture. Being awarded Service Provider of The Year 2009 in Business of The Year 4th Award by SMIs & SMEs Business Award, this has proved that we are one of the best real estate agencies in Klang Valley. Come join us as Real Estate Negotiator: Tel: (603) 6142 6000 / (603) 6201 3933 / (603) 2284 6991 / (603) 7804 7686 Fax: (603) 6142 6111 / (603) 6201 2133 / (603) 2284 7991 / (603) 7804 4686 Email: admin@chester.com.my

Kim Realty

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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: pjbranch@kimrealty.com.my Web: www.kimrealty.com.my

MIP Properties

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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 career@mipproperties.com

| Tel: (603) 6141 8619 | Fax: (603) 6140 8619 | Email: sales@mipproperties.com Web: www.mipproperties.com

Metro Homes Sdn Bhd

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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: info@metrohomes.com Web: www.metrohomes.com

New Bob Realty Sdn Bhd (Co.No. 69200-K) Established formally as Bob Agency in 1959, the company started by catering primarily to the housing needs of the British Forces and Royal Australian Airforce personnel leading the company to become the first real estate company in Penang as well as the northern region of Malaysia. The name was later changed to New Bob Realty Sdn. Bhd. and is still a leading real estate company in the northern region today offering our clients opportunities to successfully invest, sell, or lease residential and commercial properties in the market. We specialize in Buying/Selling, Lease/Rental and Property Management.

We are recruiting now! Contact us and we will share with you why you should consider career in real estate. Penang (HQ) Tel: (604) 229 1111 / Fax: (604) 229 7777 Butterworth Tel: (604) 399 9111 / Fax: (604) 399 9777 Sungai Petani Tel: (604) 421 1111 / Fax: (604) 422 7777 Email: ask@NewBob.com.my | Web: www.NewBob.com.my

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D-2-56 Blok Dahlia, 10 Boulevard, Lebuhraya Sprint, PJU6A, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Malaysia T: (603) 7710 4968 F: (603) 7710 5968 Petaling Jaya, Shop-Office, B/U 8,988 sq.ft. RM 5,200,000, Richard 019 - 288 2968, UP821867

Petaling Jaya, Office, B/U 1,540 sq.ft. RM 2,800, Richard 019-288 2968, UP816092

Petaling Jaya, Office, B/U 1,540 sq.ft. RM 630,000, Richard 019-288 2968, UP824006

KL City, Residential Land, L/A 21,780 sq.ft. RM 17,315,100 Richard 019-288 2968, UP998346

Damansara Heights, Bungalow House, L/A 5800 sq.ft. B/U 3,000 sq.ft. RM 3,980,000, Richard, 019-288 2968, UP959207

Petaling Jaya, Office, B/U 775 sq.ft. RM 320,000, Edric Heng 016 - 731 8881, UP996666

Kota Damansara, Bungalow House, L/A 11,000 sq.ft. B/U 6,000 sq. ft. RM 4,950,000, Richard 019-288 2968, UP992902

Damansara Idaman, Tropicana, Bungalow House, L/A 9600 sq.ft. B/U 5,800 sq. ft. RM 4,980,000, Michelle 012-399 3028, UP676093

Damansara Heights, Bungalow House, L/A 12,400 sq.ft. B/U 7,000 sq. ft. RM 6,500,000 Michelle 012-399 3028, UP563328

Kiara Hijauan, Mont Kiara, Condominium, B/U 2,090 sq.ft. RM 1,460,000, Melissa 012-631 7270, UP609786

Idaman Villa, Petaling Jaya, Semi-Detached House, L/A 40x100 sq.ft RM 2,900,000, Melissa 012-631 7270, UP694529

Villa Green 3A, Tropicana Indah, Semi-Detached House, L/A 4,499 sq. ft. B/U 6,203 sq. ft. RM 3,500,000, Melissa 012-631 7270, UP694533

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