Malaysia is the best place to retire in 2014

One of the most respected news site Huffington Post published an article on the ‘world’s best places to retire in 2014.’ It said Malaysia is Asia’s best retirement haven. In fact Malaysia is third best in the world. There were many reasons stated. Let me summarise them as below: ‘A couple can live comfortably in … Read moreMalaysia is the best place to retire in 2014

Buying auction properties – Part 1

Today, a Penangite friend asked me, what are my thoughts on auction properties. To be honest, I have never bought any auction properties before. However, I remember some points from a talk I attended before some time back. It was by Mr. Stephen Soon, the Chairman of Penang Auctioneers Association and MD of MNP Auction … Read moreBuying auction properties – Part 1

Buy property asap or don’t buy? You decide.

Still remember last year, before GST many people advise that we should buy properties soonest because with the impending GST, prices will rise further. If we buy later, the GST would have been factored in and the prices even higher. Whatever advice that you hear from any consultant, famous speakers or even best selling authors, … Read moreBuy property asap or don’t buy? You decide.

Iskandar will not have a casino

Johor MB Mohamed Khaled said there is absolutely no truths in reports about JB having a casino. The reports in a few online portals are mischievous. Nevertheless he admitted that the approval is not for state to decide but it’s from the federal government. He completed his views on casino by saying that even if the … Read moreIskandar will not have a casino

Segamat roasted kopi by Oriental Cravings in 1 Utama

My wife and I were exhausted, hungry and thirsty. we wanted to go to News.com cafe where magazine were provided for free reading. However, we chanced upon this cafe, called Oriental Cravings. As it was already 5pm, we decided to just take the toast and drinks. I saw something interesting, ‘Segamat Roasted Coffee’ in the … Read moreSegamat roasted kopi by Oriental Cravings in 1 Utama

Property prices – 10% up for 2014?

Another prediction of property price increase in 2014. This is the Property Outlook Conference (POC) 2014. According to Andaman Group managing director Datuk Seri Vincent Tiew, rising costs will push up the total net cost for a developer by 5% to 8% and thus property prices could go up by about 5% to 10%. The chief reasons … Read moreProperty prices – 10% up for 2014?

Huan choo leng – what’s that?

Look at the photo. For those who know what it is, congratulations. You have tasted something much nicer than the typical pau. For those who has yet to, quickly show this photo to your pau vendor and buy one. If you pau vendor does not have one, time to look for a new one. 🙂 … Read moreHuan choo leng – what’s that?

Vietnamese Coffee vs Luwak Coffee

One is a common drink you can find in Vietnam. It consists of a special roasting process using Robusta coffee beans which is the cheapest beans in the world. This is in comparison to Liberica and Arabica. When you drink Starbucks or Coffee Bean or majority of all the cafes using the Italian pressure method, … Read moreVietnamese Coffee vs Luwak Coffee

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