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5.5 years wait for a 430 sq ft home vs huge unsold units…

I know, there remains many questions about the government’s intention to build 1,000,000 affordable homes within 10 years. (click to read more) Perhaps it’s more of planning for it instead of the number. Just wanted to make sure all the built will be taken up by fellow Malaysians. Definitely not for Malaysians who bought and … Read more5.5 years wait for a 430 sq ft home vs huge unsold units…

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HK$920 per hour for maths course, 22 years old CEO and HK$105,603 per sq ft home.

If you have children today and you want them to be great at mathematics, you will send them for maths tuition. A tuition centre will be cheaper as it caters to a large group of students or it could be a one to one for RM100 per hour? Well, someone in Hong Kong have a … Read moreHK$920 per hour for maths course, 22 years old CEO and HK$105,603 per sq ft home.

Suspended rail: “less space, has a wider view and is also easier to arrange.”

China has the longest and most extensive railway network in the world. 131,000km to be exact. Click here for details. Do view this documentary about why the US does not have much high-speed rail. It has extensive expressways as well as flight connectivities… I seriously think Malaysia should pursue the railway connectivity versus more cars … Read moreSuspended rail: “less space, has a wider view and is also easier to arrange.”

Uncertainties, tycoons and their assets. Preservation is the key.

I have seen many videos about the current situation in Hong Kong. The latest one shows its Chief Executive Carrie Lam explaining the situation via TVB. Do click take a look at it here, together with the images of Hong Kong protesters who disagreed with the extradition legislation which is in the process of becoming … Read moreUncertainties, tycoons and their assets. Preservation is the key.

Lee Shau Kee on property. “wealth comes with land.”

Lee Shau Kee has a net worth of US$30 (RM12.5) billion according to Forbes.com He started Henderson Land Development in 1976. The bulk of his wealth comes from Henderson Land. He has also donated more than US$400 (RM96) million toward education over the years. With his success, I think we have a lot to learn … Read moreLee Shau Kee on property. “wealth comes with land.”

Malaysia in watchlist for currency manipulation? Same list as China… Should we be worried?

Will China – US trade war affect the economies of other countries? Briefly, yes. However, in the many analysis thus far, it seems that the trade war may actually benefit trade partners of both China and the US as these countries will likely be the intermediary to facilitate the trade between both of them. Else, … Read moreMalaysia in watchlist for currency manipulation? Same list as China… Should we be worried?

Trade war discussion? Let’s stop talking for now.

The two largest economies are increasingly at each others’ throats when it comes to trade between the two countries; United States and China. Latest move by President Trump is to blacklist Huawei and deemed it as a national security threat. Click here to read the news. As for China, it had just cancelled an order … Read moreTrade war discussion? Let’s stop talking for now.

Same car, same property? Different results for different people.

Sometime back, someone asked me if buying a car is a bad investment. I look at him and say, it depends. You see, for someone just started working, buying even a segment B Japanese car like Vios and City is a bad decision and a bad investment. However, for a senior manager in a multi-national … Read moreSame car, same property? Different results for different people.

Hong Kong star with 4 properties in Malaysia (tens of millions in HKD)

Everyone knows that property prices in Hong Kong is high. How high is high? A simple search in hongkonghomes.com revealed the following. (refer to image) HKD19 million (RM9.85 million) gets us a small apartment between 372 sq ft to 462sq ft. So, what happens when a Hong Kong TVB star likes to make Malaysia as … Read moreHong Kong star with 4 properties in Malaysia (tens of millions in HKD)

Mortgage slaves, do we have such a group too?

Please do not believe property prices will always go up unless we are buying and keeping it for a very long time. Within a 10-year cycle, there are times it will drop, times it will be almost stagnant and well times when buying whatever in the market ends up with good profits if we sell … Read moreMortgage slaves, do we have such a group too?

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