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Shah Alam: Requiem for an industrial dream
One of the various industrial park in Shah Alam  

Contributed by AREA Management Sdn Bhd chairman Datuk Stewart Labrooy Shah Alam was launched in 1963 with the purpose of replacing Kuala Lumpur as the new administrative centre of Selangor. Kuala Lumpur was previously made a Federal Territory on Feb 1, 1974. With the consent of the Sultan, Shah Alam was made the capital of…

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Dead mall scenario in Malaysia
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Contributed by Tan Hai Hsin Since 2016, there has been a significant concern for the oversupply of retail space and failed shopping centres in Malaysia. Previously, the local news reported on the shopping centre industry in Malaysia with headlines such as ‘oversupply’,’dying’, ‘dead mall’ and ‘ghost mall’. In early 2017, an infamous property consultant predicted…

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Property investors bullish on Johor
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Market sentiment bodes well for state that’s tagged as the next Klang Valley By: Viktor Chong DESPITE a slowdown in the property market, property transactions in Johor increased by 11.56% — second only to Selangor for having the highest number of transactions. According to the National Property Information Centre (Napic), the overall volume of residential property…

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Inspecting all areas of stratified developments
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Contributed by Canaan Building Inspection Sdn Bhd director Joshua Kang “The common areas such as lift lobbies and car parks have been badly constructed. There are many cracks and signs of water seepage. The facilities and the materials provided are different from what we saw in the brochure and sales video clip presented earlier”. The…

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Unfair stigma of auction property
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Public need not fear this alternative mode of buying and selling By Aisyah Suwardi FOR the longest time, properties on auction have been associated with unfair terms like inauspicious, cheap bargains or foreclosures. These stigmas are what deter most people from buying from the auction market. “People sometimes think that auction is a bad word,”…

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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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Know these before you bid for auction properties
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Contributed by Messrs Eunice Tan & Partners founder Eunice Tan Mui Lee Non-performing loans of the defaulters have tremendously increased the number of auction properties in the market for the past few years. Believe it or not, some people suffer a loss when they bid an auction property without thorough research. The first time buyers…

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Environology and Property column: The Old Klang Road’s Qi Flow part II
A road in Taman Desa, Old Klang Road.  

Contributed by Stephen Chin Read More on Part I: Environology and Property column: The Old Klang Road’s Qi Flow When Taman Desa was developed in the early 1970s, it was not that much of a stretch to say it was in the “desa” or countryside. Work on the KL-Seremban Expressway only starts in 1974. Back…

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Environology and Property column: The Old Klang Road’s Qi Flow part I
An aerial view of Old Klang Road. GUAN/The Star  

Contributed by Stephen Chin Read More on: What is Environology? The Old Klang Road (OKR) is believed to be the oldest and first significant road in the Klang Valley. It was constructed by the British Federated Malay States government in 1905 and was completed in 1908. Yes, it is 110 years old. The then Klang Road…

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Being a real estate agent with closed deals and happy clients
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Contributed by real estate practitioner Raphael Wong An excellent real estate agent will leave clients satisfied and happy at the end of the deal. Unfortunately, not every agent can communicate with buyers, as if they are talking to a friend. As a result, the deal often ends on a bitter note.   This article will give…

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