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Goodbye 2018, Welcome 2019!
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2018 property market roundups and outlook for 2019 Contributed by Khalil Adis The 10th of May was a watershed moment in Malaysia as it marked the first change of government in the country’s history. Since 1957, Malaysia was previously under the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition, however, the high cost of living, falling Ringgit, the lack…

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Sime Darby Property launches new residential units in Ara Damansara
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PETALING JAYA: Sime Darby Property’s Cantara Residences in Ara Damansara attracted more than 200 purchasers during the launching of its new units, recently. Sime Darby Property chief marketing and sales officer Gerard Yuen said, “We are encouraged with the good turnout last weekend, for the new units available for sale at Cantara Residences. Within one hour,…

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Exploiting digital technology to prevent cities from declining
From left: Arup Malaysia principal and Arup Australasia region board member Tong Veng Wye and Arup director and group board member Fergal Whyte  

Cities decline if not planned holistically and diversified in a proactive manner – Arup By Tharmini Kenas tharmini@thestar.com.my The disruption of digital technology has brought a new wave of changes to communities, towns and cities. How are we going to manoeuvre through massive traffic jams that we have now gotten used to for many years to…

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Tapping into the luxury property market
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More than a house, more than an experience By Viktor Chong viktorchong@thestar.com.my The opulent life of successful individuals, either through merit or inheritance have always been a subject of envy. Although it stands as a glaring statement of the income gap between the rich and the poor, many find it intriguing to take a peek…

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IOI Properties launches IOI-Active Citizens: Waste-To-Treasure campaign
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IOI Properties Group Bhd (IOIPG) recently launched the IOI-Active Citizens: Waste-To-Treasure campaign, a collaboration with British Council on its Active Citizens Program in Puchong. The aims of the campaign: To encourage the Puchong community to lead a sustainable lifestyle. To inculcate the habit to reduce, reuse and recycle among the community to minimise waste generation,…

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What are the duties and powers of the JMC?
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By Hakim Hassan hakim@thestar.com.my The Joint Management Committee (JMC) is an essential part of strata management to ensure that amenities are well kept for residents to enjoy. Under the Strata Management Act 2013, there are duties and also powers that are given to members of the JMC to run their operations smoothly. Below are some…

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Paint a new mood for yourself in 2019
interview Datuk Halimah (organiser of Mosque Art Exhibition by 23 artists at IAMM - 29Nov to 11Dec) and 3 artists. contact Datuk Halimah at 012-2921192. Note: pixman plse do not take pictures with Quranic text .  

By Viktor Chong viktorchong@thestar.com.my The enigmatic nature of colours has always been a source of intrigue. From the basic colours of red, orange, blue, green,  purple, cyan and yellow, springs forth myriad combinations that captivate the human eyes and imagination. Colours not only contain visual properties, they also affect the mood of those who see…

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The 2018 Forum: Will Malaysia face a property winter in 2019?
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The StarProperty.my 2018 Forum on 1st December brought together another inspiring line-up of speakers to dispel myths surrounding the property market and reveal the trajectory of 2019. Beginning with an overview of Malaysia’s economic performance in comparison with the ASEAN region and the rest of the world, Jeffrey Cheah Institute on South-East Asia director of…

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Cosy and affordable living in Canopy Hills
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New development by Land Pacific aims at first-time home buyers For first-time home buyers, purchasing their dream home can be a daunting task, considering that pricing, location, amenities and financing are some of the critical aspects to think about before buying their first property. To acquire a home in Klang Valley, in particular, is a…

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AkzoNobel’s colour of the year 2019 (and how to use it)
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BY NG PAU LING The past two years has seen the world being filled with turmoil and unrest; the sense of uncertainty around the globe had prompted people to close their door for inner retreats and emotional energy replenishment. However, after a period of self-adjustment and recharge, moving on to 2019, the market sentiment finally…

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