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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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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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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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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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What do the homebuyers think of 2017?
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By Jonathan Roberts jonathan@propwall.com Buyer’s Sentiment Survey 2016   THE beginning of a new year in property market brings little excitement. Market sentiment remains cautious and homebuyers tend to shy away from committing to a house purchase, echoing the general state of the national economy. Based on a survey done on Nov 2016 at StarProperty.my KLCC…

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Dec Realty Tidbits part II
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Realty Tidbits: A recap of recent property happenings SP Setia’s ever expansion in Melbourne Following the grand opening of Parque Melbourne, S P Setia’s second project in Melbourne, the developer is keen to expand its territories in Australia, with its main focus in the world’s most liveable city. S P Setia Bhd non-independent non-executive chairman…

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KPKT’s blacklists
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Do a background check at KPKT website DEVELOPING a housing project is no easy task. For every impressive building that stands tall on a successful development, there is a number of projects that have not been able to fulfil their promises due to a number of reasons. For homebuyers, a broken promise in a development…

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Colourtopia 2017: New Year tones
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Experts share an exclusive sneak peak at the 2017 colour trends.   By CAITLYN NG LI YUIN and NURUL ASMUI MD AZMI WE see colours in every nook and cranny of the world. They have become a major part of our lives and we cannot deny that colours play a significant role in our lives and our…

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Global reset for 2017
Sydney, Australia - May 12, 2014: Alternative and creative view of Sydney City  

In a world facing challenges and uncertainties, embrace opportunities for success through innovation. By MAK KUM SHI makks@thestar.com.my THE world is currently at a paradox. Tensions and uncertainty for the future are rising in times of prevailing peace and prosperity. While changes are taking place at an incredibly fast speed, such changes are presenting unprecedented…

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Special children treated to a fun creative experience with international pageant contestants
One of the children from PKKI, Len Jye Erl (in the middle) showing her artwork during the gift presentation ceremony with Mr. HC Chan, Mr. Kevin Tan and delegates of Miss Tourism International.  

Miss Tourism International contestants and children from Persatuan Kanak-Kanak Istimewa Hulu Langat light up Sunway Velocity Mall     Kuala Lumpur, December 20: Commemorating the festive spirit of Christmas, award-winning lifestyle mall Sunway Velocity Mall feted 60 contestants of the 19th Miss Tourism International pageant and 15 children from Persatuan Kanak-Kanak Istimewa Hulu Langat (PKKI)…

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