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An article a day, keeps you updated all the way. was started in November 2013 and the founder Charles Tan has been writing here ever since. He believes Malaysians should invest (invest and not speculate or gamble) because that’s the only way to be financially prepared for retirement. Continue to read.

Charles Tan, DTM

Charles Tan is Founder of He shares from his personal investment experience for the past 20 years.

20 years experience

Writings would include investment experience in property, stock, unit trust and more as well as readings and conversations with many property gurus in the industry.

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kopiandproperty is an independent property blog which is not affiliated to any media company, property developer or even real estate agencies.

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KLIA is back to 70 pct for passengers in 2022 versus 2019. Happy or not?

This meant that close to 3 million passengers use KLIA before Covid-19 arrived. Well, we are on the right track. We are only at the start of the recovery in 2022 but in 2022, KLIA has handled 25 million passengers. This is a super huge thing for the local economy yeah. Just imagine everyone spending just RM1,000 in their trip here or to any other local destinations. Then we use an economic multiplier effect of 4 and now we know why we need the tourism industry to prosper yeah.

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ABCs of Property Investment

Property Investment 101: Renting vs Buying. Dilemma, right?

Typical Homeowner: I want to sell as high as I could. My property is a very good property.

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Senai Airport City aiming for RM4.5 billion GDV

Senai Airport will always be playing second fiddle to the Singapore Changi Airport. Let’s face the facts. However… Senai Airport is also next to Singapore and is therefore also another gateway into Singapore. Please note that in the future, flying into JB and then taking the Rail Transit System (RTS) into Singapore is a mere 5 minutes ride yeah. Meanwhile Senai Airport into the JB city centre is less than 30 minutes. Now, this sirport will be complemented by the Senai Airport City development. What is this development about?

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ABCs of Personal Finance

Financial news: When inflation strikes hard and fast

Anyway, below image shows the inflation for subgroup food and beverages. It’s rising and many are twice the often thought number. There’s hardly any change or very small change for clothing & footwear, alcoholic beverages and tobacco (these are price controlled), health, communication and electricity and water.

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ABCs of Personal Finance

Personal Finance 101: Fresh Engineer and the monthly salary. So little, how and what to do?

Anyone here who does not want to complain that their pay is low? Well, even engineers are also complaining, not just those with non-technical degrees which the supply is much higher than the supply of fresh engineers. My brother and my two brother-in-laws are all engineers. They have been engineers for a long time and I think they will retire as an engineer. All three are holding senior level positions today. However, all three started from that low starting salary like many fresh engineers.

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REIT News: Pavillion REIT buying a RM2.2 billion asset

“Do you want to own a mall without needing to buy the whole mall?” Yea, it’s possible if you are to invest into a real estate investment trust fund via the stock market. There are plenty of choices actually. Okay, it’s not like hundreds of choices but I think there’s enough for us to pick. Here’s the list of REITs and all the other necessary details to know before you invest into one. I think it is comprehensively explained at

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