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Crowing in the new year
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With Chinese New Year fast approaching, we sought the expert advice of three feng shui practitioners to help our readers take advantage of any opportunities and be aware of the challenges ahead! By CAITLYN NG LI YUIN liyuin@ocision.com WITH the cheeky monkey swinging out in style and the sonorous rooster poised to take over, it’s…

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Penang property pull
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Penang: Developers up North, move toward the current property trend offering products that fit market requirements for 2017 and beyond. EVERYONE is aware of the soft sentiment that the market is currently facing and property buyers are becoming extremely selective, opting for choices that don’t break the bank. The Penang property market is also slowly but…

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Ambitious mixed development
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Aspen Vision City is the first mega development in the Northern Region to offer smart services through technological advancement. By NURUL ASMUI MD AZMI asmui@ocision.com ONE of the biggest mixed developments in Penang, Aspen Vision City, is emerging as the only Central Business District (CBD) in Bandar Cassia, Batu Kawan. Upon completion, Aspen Vision City…

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Report claims no signs of housing bubble
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By Jonathan Roberts (jonathan@propwall.com) Some allude that Malaysia is living in a housing bubble and a burst is in the offing. Do these arguments hold water? PETALING JAYA: THE ramifications of a bubble burst are disastrous as seen with The Great Recession in the United States, in which its effects were felt globally. A recent…

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Has Malaysia’s housing bubble burst in 2013?
Propwall.my's inargural Propwall CORE attracts crowds of participants aiming to gain more insights on property market.  

  While many are worried that the property market is going on a downward trend, some pundits see better times ahead. Past president of the Malaysian Institute of Estate Agents (MIEA) Siva Shanker said the phenomenon of property cycle meant the downward trend will not last forever, and the market will eventually recover from its…

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Seafront gem
QuayWest Residence will be launched in Penang from the January 19 to 22.  

Seafront gem: Asia Green designs diverse residences for the trendy islander. By VIKNESH ASHLEY vikneshashley@thestar.com.my PENANG is a locale in high demand amongst investors and homebuyers alike. However, as land is becoming scarce especially on the island, it is rather difficult to come across property choices that are both architecturally sound and enjoy unrivalled location…

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Advancing south west penang
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Penang: Ideal Property Group joins in the transformation of Jewel of the Straits. By Lee Yan Li lylee@thestar.com.my WITH a vibrant culture and rich history, the small island of Penang continues to evolve. Impressive contemporary buildings around the island complemented heritage landmarks, presenting an interesting combination of classic elegance and modern chic. Ideal Property Group,…

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Millennials in Asia Pacific: How different are they?
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Millennials: How different are they?  By Lee Yan Li lylee@thestar.com.my MANY see millennials as a homogenous group that prefers informal employment, job hoppers who avoids financial responsibility. However, according to a survey by CBRE Research, millennials and other generations in Asia Pacific have far more in common when it comes to important life decisions such…

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Looking for a home in 2017?
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By Jonathan Roberts (jonathan@propwall.com) BUYING a home is a major decision for most and it can be a daunting task for many first-time homebuyers. To enable the public to find the property most suited to them, Propwall.my invites all homebuyers, property investors and real estate agents to attend the inaugural Propwall CORE event, in which…

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Tipping toward a timber skyline
Behold the future, a 34-storey plyscraper residential tower designed for the center of Stockholm, by Architects C.F.Moller, as part of a design competition. Source: CNN  

By: Viknesh Ashley Clarence As pollution is on the rise globally, architects are already implementing timber alternatives that can be used to create more sustainable environs. One particular material that has the potential of greening the environment is none other than wood. This material has been widely used by mankind since prehistoric times without causing…

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