Home & Living

Survey: A majority of residents separating their solid waste
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By  KATHLEEN ANN KILI JOHOR BARU: Residents have been responding well to the mandatory separation at source (SAS) solid waste disposal method since it was introduced two years ago. State SWCorp director Asri Amat said that a survey, which involved 8,000 premises in 325 residential areas, showed that 60.4% understood and adhered to the SAS implementation….

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Strata Management Act at a glance
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Things you should know about management fees BY NG PAU LING pauline@thestar.com.my   VERTICAL living has become a norm in the urban areas. More Malaysians are moving into condominiums, apartments and stratified gated-and-guarded communities, with about 30% of the urban population currently living in stratified buildings. If you are a strata owner or occupier, you…

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Make the rented unit more to your taste
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Simple techniques you can adopt to style a rental and make it more liveable   TENANTS often find themselves in a dilemma when deciding whether to spend on personalising their living space because of limited funds. Especially so when they are students or young executives in urban areas. DB and B Design Sdn Bhd design…

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Top 10 most searched areas on Propwall.my in Q2 2017
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IT is that time of year again for us to highlight the top 10 most-searched areas on Propwall.my to determine what homebuyers and renters are looking for. There are a few new names on the list, along with some familiar ones. To read the previous list, log on to bit.ly/propwallQ2. 10. Shah Alam Making its…

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Top Malaysian Interior design company bags 5 Star accolade at Asia Pacific Property Awards
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Metrics Global is a victorious winner the Asia Pacific Property Awards 2017-2018, one of the most prestigious industry events in the region. THE company walked away with five awards, three 5-star awards within the category ‘Interior Design Private Residence for Verge 32 Three Storey Bungalow’, ‘Interior Design Residence Show Home for Damansara City Type B1′ and…

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Opening the door to suite home living
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BY WANI MUTHIAH   PICTURE this scenario. You are away in London and in need of an important document which is in your home. No one has a spare key to your place, meaning your friends or family have no access into the premises to get the document for you. But that will not be…

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Call to create more rooftop gardens
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BY SHALINI RAVINDRAN WHEN a city needs green space but there is no room, what can it do? Go up, of course. Urban regeneration organisation Think City has embarked on a pilot project to promote the creation of rooftop and vertical gardens in Kuala Lumpur. Targeted at building owners within a 1km radius of Masjid…

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Positive energy enhances ‘Good Living’ appeal at The Estate
Dato' Joey Yap giving Feng Shui talk on The Estate, South Bangsar.  

Feng Shui consultant Dato’ Joey Yap gives South Bangsar’s latest luxury address the thumbs-up with a high ‘QI’ scoreboard With a strong commitment to delivering a wholesome “Good Living” environment to modern home seekers, developer Bön Estates Sdn Bhd has put tremendous focus on crafting spaces that connect with people through balance, harmony, artistry and…

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A Smarter way to upgrade home security
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What should you know about Smart Home Security Systems With so many choices in properties, there are still a few clear distinctions when it comes to connectivity, location, property pricing, as well as the safety and security features. A property owner can control the level of security applied in one’s home, such as using a…

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The do’s and don’ts of selling a home
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BY CATHY HOBBS When it comes time to prepare a home for sale, there are a number of quick and affordable fixes that can help seal the deal, while some so-called improvements may sink a sale. When it’s time to put your home on the market, there are some definite do’s and don’ts. DO: Give…

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