Home & Living

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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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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PCSB-MGB Signs pact with Must Ehsan Development for ‘Rumah Idaman’
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By Suriati Ridzuan suriatiridzuan@mystar.com.my SHAH ALAM: The Selangor State Government’s agreement to affordable homeownership was made complete with the signing of the Development Right Agreement between PCSB-MGB Consortium, consisting of PNSB Construction Sdn Bhd and MGB Bhd with Must Ehsan Development Sdn Bhd, which is a joint venture between a totally owned subsidiary of Encorp…

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Keep your home safe while out visiting during Raya
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By: Sharil Tarmize sharil@mystar.com.my During Raya month, most Malaysians are expected to leave the city and go back to their hometowns to celebrate with their loved ones. Other than worrying about the traffic caused by the annual exodus of homecoming Malaysians to their hometowns, the safety of your house in the city is also something…

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5 Things to consider when bringing plants into your home
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Without some forethought and tender loving care, your indoor plants might not last longer than a few weeks If you’ve found reasons to decorate your home with plants and selected your preferred method of incorporating greenery, here are five things to consider when bringing plants into your home. Species Not all plants are made equal. Some plants…

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Being sustainable from home and work
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By Sofia Raihanah What is sustainable living? That is the question, as our resources deplete further and further and climate change is threatening our environment day by day. Well, sustainable living is precisely that, the practice of using the least amount of natural resources as we can, and using items that cost the least amount…

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Eco-friendliness in the city
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By Sofia Raihanah Despite the drawbacks of urban living, it is still possible to go waste-free and eco-friendly in a property with limited space. As the population in Malaysia increases and the rate of urbanisation increases, the living spaces in urban areas such as Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya are becoming smaller and smaller. More…

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Reduce your carbon footprint one ride at a time
 

By Sofia Raihanah Many people drive around, instead of taking public transportation, as demonstrated by the traffic jams that we suffer during peak hours and on the weekends. Recently, StarProperty.my conducted a survey using 60 working adults and college students residing around Selangor and Kuala Lumpur regarding their use of public transportation, to provide further…

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5 Reasons why everyone wants to live in Bangsar
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Bangsar is an opulent suburb of vintage homes and boutiques perched on rolling hills at the edge of the Kuala Lumpur city limits. Despite the traffic, an address is Bangsar is still one to have – if you can afford it. Here are some reasons why people aspire to live in Bangsar. History Bangsar had…

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5 Tips for better debt management
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This article originally appeared on CTOS Knowledge Centre Individuals, companies, and even whole countries rely on debt to operate without the necessary cash in hand – but too much will harm your creditworthiness. Imagine needing to purchase a big-ticket item such as a car or a home. Do you save up the cash and deposit it…

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