Home & Living

10 Easy ways to boost your property value
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Whether property prices are going up or stagnating, these home updates will help you achieve the maximum resale value for your home Even if you don’t intend to sell or rent your property out in the near future, these upgrades can benefit you and your family with a safer and more comfortable home environment. Here…

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Malaysians share biggest regrets after buying their homes
 

By gathering your own information and talking to locals, you can be more informed, confident, and comfortable in the next location you choose to call home The age-old real estate adage of “location, location, location” is absolutely spot-on when it comes to property pricing, but the factors that make for an ideal home go beyond…

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5 Additional homeowner costs that could affect your wallet
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You could save during HOC 2019, but that seemingly large sum of money could also be the amount you’ll spend on the additional hidden costs of homeownership Property hunters have been taking advantage of the National Home Ownership Campaign 2019, even more so now that it has been extended to 31st December 2019. Many housing…

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5 Mobile apps that can help you with better financial management
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This article originally appeared on CTOS Knowledge Centre There are plenty of apps out there that claim to help you with your finances but the sheer numbers of them can be overwhelming The high number of financial apps in existence can be a bit daunting – not only because each app will have their own…

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Best@ Malaysia: The Kompang
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By Suriati Ridzuan In our continuing coverage of Malaysia for the latest instalment in the BEST@ series, BEST@ Malaysia, we will be examining one of the most ubiquitous traditional musical instruments of the region, the Kompang.  We’ve covered the peaks of our geography, iconic architecture, handicrafts, coconut-infused kuih, and various forms of traditional dance, as part…

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BEST@Malaysia: Where to find the best Nasi Lemak in the Klang Valley
Stall workers serving up hot plates of the famous nasi lemak at Nasi Lemak Bumbung.  

By Sharil Tarmize In our continuing coverage of Malaysia for the latest instalment in the BEST@ series, BEST@ Malaysia, we will be examining one of our favourite pastimes: eating Nasi Lemak  We’ve covered the peaks of our geography, iconic architecture, handicrafts, coconut-infused kuih, and various forms of traditional dance, as part of our closer look at the vast range of influences that make up…

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Mitraland launches second development in Melawati
(from left) Mitraland Group CEO Datuk Andy Khoo, deputy executive chairman,  Chuah Theong Yee, and executive director Teo Ching Wee unveiled the development to guests at the launching.  

KUALA LUMPUR: The 29th of June marked the official launch of Upperville @ 16 Quartz, Melawati. Well-known singer Siti Sarah Raisuddin was also invited to perform during the launch at Melawati Mall.  Since the raya mood was still apparent, an Artisan Raya Bazaar was set up and guests were able to enjoy the activities there…

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How to keep smart home devices totally secure
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From fridges and toasters to TVs and thermostats, it’s starting to feel like just about every device around the home can be found in a ‘smart’ version. Internet-connected gadgets make our lives easier and more convenient, and for many people, there’s nothing more satisfying than finding a new life-hacking device to automate or more easily…

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Cultural dances of Malaysia
Also known as a dance drama, the Mak Yong is a mixture of dance, comedy, and opera.  

By Sharil Tarmize Due in part to Malaysia’s highly varied cultural heritage, there are many intriguing forms of traditional dance As part of BEST@ Malaysia, the latest instalment in the BEST@ series, we took a look at various forms of traditional dance in the country to highlight the vast range of influences that make up the…

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BӦN Estate’s gallery blooms with the elegance of orchid
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BY: Suriati Ridzuan suriatiridzuan@mystar.com.my BANGSAR: The BON Estates Gallery, situated prominently on the corner of Jalan Penaga and Jalan Maarof in Bangsar, will be in full bloom for a month as it has been transformed into an enchanting haven of rare orchids and a spectacular showcase of artistic floral home decor. Well-known for their collection…

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