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Landed vs Condo II

Someone who read my article said, ‘The maintenance fee in condo is the negative part’. Truth is, I also feel the pinch because if you stay in the typical landed property, there is no maintenance fee to be paid. I admit, on average I have used the gym just once per month last year. I […]

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MM2H – Shopping and Education

MM2H is a Malaysian government programme for foreigners to make Malaysia their second home. I am supportive of this idea. Main reason is because I really do feel Malaysia has what it takes for them to make it their second home or even retirement home. For those coming from ‘winter’ countries, Malaysia is summer the […]

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Medical tourism booming in Penang

Some stats and facts from online newspapers about the medical tourism industry in Penang. 1) In 2011, the state received some 300,000 medical tourists which accounted for 60% of those arriving to Malaysia to seek medical treatment according to Deputy Chief Minister I Datuk Rashid Hasnon. 2) According to Dr Hilmi, Deputy Health Minister with […]

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Property Buying – Too Far, Too Expensive and Too Soon

Too Far – Unless you buy in a place without roads, it is very hard to find a ‘too far’ place for property. Even property developers would never build in places whereby it’s impossible to access. Think about it. Many years ago, Mon’t Kiara was nothing more than just……. nothing. Sunway was nothing but mines, […]

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Real estate agent in Penang property market

A friend just decided to join a real estate agency. It is his second time going into the field. Ever wondered what it is like to be a registered real Estate agent dealing with Penang properties?I happen to have some experience with the agents and penang property market. Depending on how successful you are as […]

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New Engineer, New Penang Property?

Penang is one of the best place to be for graduates of engineering, with two conditions. You get a good degree and you get into a good organisation. In terms of pay, it’s very competitive and typically your salary from one organisation to the next varies little. If you are able to enter a good […]

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Buying property in KL for investment

Many years ago, whenever I come to KL to visit my friends or shop around, I will stay in my friend’s rented condo in Kelana Jaya. The condo’s name is Kelana Puteri. It’s a medium cost, leasehold, high density condominium. At that time though I have never felt the ‘medium cost’ because I was only […]

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Rent or Buy – Penang Property

My close friend asked me today. Should she buy a property if she intend to work for only a few years in Penang. I asked her, what’s her rental and she said RM800. It’s not a lot but RM800 x 12 x 5 years = RM48,000.  If I ask you to give RM48,000 away, you […]

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Penang property – Villa Kejora

My wife and I jointly purchased our first apartment in Relau when we were just about to get married. We viewed no less than 20 properties in Penang before deciding on Villa Kejora. The three MAJOR reasons for us were: 1) AFFORDABILITY (of course)   2) Nice layout (kitchen was good enough for us)   […]

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Penang Property Potential

This question requires a very long answer, beyond my usual 300 words article. 🙂 However, let us focus on three aspects for now. Space, people and connectivity. There are a few key property markets in Malaysia. This includes Klang Valley, Iskandar, KK, Kuching and without any doubt, Penang. If we look in terms of space […]

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