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The art of being an auctioneer
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By Aisyah Suwardi Like any other profession in the world, being an auctioneer calls for a deep knowledge of the industry. “Essentially, an auctioneer is a seller,” said Henry Butcher Malaysia associate director (valuation) Low Khee Wah. “In an auction, you can sell anything from property to machinery and furniture to artwork. Even cattle are…

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The many facets of the surveying division
Datuk Sr Lau Wai Seang  

Exploring the surveying discipline in Malaysia By: Aisyah Suwardi A surveyor is an integral profession within the real estate industry. It is divided into four branches under the Royal Institute of Surveyor Malaysia (RISM) which are – geomatic and land surveying, property surveying, building surveying and quantity surveying. Those eligible are given the title Sr….

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Designing with purpose
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Exploring the key role of an architect By: Aisyah Suwardi Ar Ezumi Harzani’s interest in the art of designing and construction started at a young age after being influenced by his great grandfather’s work as a house-builder. Back then, he had always admired his great grandfather’s handcrafted work, which utilised only natural materials found around…

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Foo doesn’t take it at face value
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By Aisyah Suwardi Putting a value on every object is the norm in today’s world. For the property industry, a professional valuation is particularly crucial as it ensures that all parties – buyer, seller and banker – are getting a fair price. And this is achieved through the services of the valuer, who is an…

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Designing landscape
Dean of Faculty of Design and Architecture UPM Dr. Osman Mohd Tahir  

By AISYAH SUWARDI ILAM president unveils the profession of landscape architect Although it is a lesser-known profession, landscape architecture is an integral part of the construction process and a well-sought-after profession due to the scarcity of trained professionals. Producing around 200 to 250 graduates per year, the job requires practitioners to be adept at balancing…

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Dealing with property and people
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By AISYAH SUWARDI aisyahs@thestar.com.my What it takes to become a professional real estate agent MALAYSIA offers abundant job opportunities to those seeking a career. With a variety of industries to choose from, people may be unaware of the lesser known sectors such as property. Being one of the most important contributing sectors of Malaysia’s economy, there are…

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