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Focus on more connectivity, not just Yes or No for the crooked bridge

I am all for developments (responsibly) and I am all for connectivity (necessity). Without these two, nothing much happens and we do not need to talk about helping the B40 households for example.  With regards to the never ending debates about the crooked bridge, perhaps it’s best to stop all the rhetorics about whether or … Read moreFocus on more connectivity, not just Yes or No for the crooked bridge

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Third bridge welcomed, crooked bridge can wait.

I favour more connectivities between Johor (JB) and Singapore (SG). Both sides would benefit and it’s totally untrue that only one side will benefit (whichever side you want to look at it from). I went pass the immigration just 3 weeks ago, trust me, with better connectivity, less time is wasted and economic benefits will … Read moreThird bridge welcomed, crooked bridge can wait.

Cut prices please, Mr. Developer? Well…

This is an interesting view from a property industry observer about the property prices here in Malaysia. The full article is in edgeprop.my here: Developers must cut profits to lower property prices.  Basically, in order to reduce the price of properties, the developers must cut their profit margins. “This is the only component of development costs … Read moreCut prices please, Mr. Developer? Well…

Stimulus to revitalise the property market?

Remember the recent confusion about foreign buyers of property in Malaysia? Here is a strong view from Malaysian Institute of Estate Agents immediate past-president Siva Shanker, “I think our property market has been in a negative territory for so many years now. The thing to do is to introduce stimulus, not restrictions, even at Forest City. When … Read moreStimulus to revitalise the property market?

No loss of jobs even with HSR KL – SG postponement; over 100 specialists on SG side

In case everyone wants to know the direction of the property market, please look at the job market. This is the reason why property prices in cities are increasing because everyone’s looking for jobs in the cities instead of staying in the small towns and villages after they have graduated. When more jobs are being … Read moreNo loss of jobs even with HSR KL – SG postponement; over 100 specialists on SG side

4 reasons why Chinese buyers love to buy homes in Johor

Anyone here thinking about buying properties overseas? Well, if I were to buy into another foreign country, these 4 would be my reasons. (in order of preference currently).  Are yours the same as mine? Please refer below: 1. Stable government (Very positive currently) 2. Vibrant property market (Growing, importantly) 3. Continuous economic growth (Investment Grade … Read more4 reasons why Chinese buyers love to buy homes in Johor

Working in SG. Buying in JB? Considerations.

My sister’s college friend who’s working in Singapore asked me if he should buy a certain ‘luxury’ condo in Johor Bahru. The price starts from below RM1 million to over RM1 million but there are now rebates being given. Completion is a few years away and it’s a 99-year leasehold property. Total car parks given … Read moreWorking in SG. Buying in JB? Considerations.

No compensation. Starting later need not be OPENING later…

First up is good news for the High Speed Rail KL – SG (HSR). Article in Edgeprop.my   This is what our Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali said, “Malaysia will not need to compensate Singapore for the indefinite period that the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail (HSR) project is put on hold.  The project … Read moreNo compensation. Starting later need not be OPENING later…

Jobs for local, golf tourism and a committed US$100 billion township development

Golf is a ‘luxury’ my ex Japanese bosses enjoyed the most in Malaysia when they were based here long time ago. ‘Luxury’ here is not just the money part. They told me that due to the sheer demand vs supply back in Japan, it’s tough to get playing time and one would usually have to … Read moreJobs for local, golf tourism and a committed US$100 billion township development

Johor to SG will have a third link by 2022 or earlier?

The more links between both sides (Johor – SG), the better it will be. More SMEs in Singapore can be expand their business with management on one side and production on the other. Iknow Singaporean SMEs can also build their factories in Batam By the way, the minimum wage for Batam is already set at … Read moreJohor to SG will have a third link by 2022 or earlier?

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