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Singapore, United States, Spain, Japan, Netherlands and Iskandar

Just few days ago, another friend pointed out again that Iskandar would face oversupply of condos due to the huge China developers who are building thousands and thousands of units there. I reiterate my personal views that oversupply in the short term may happen but as long as every of the planned investments happen and … Read moreSingapore, United States, Spain, Japan, Netherlands and Iskandar

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Increase of Vehicle Entry Permit and Iskandar property demand goes down?

Sorry. Please allow me to smile if not laugh. I seriously do not think this should ever be the reason why Singaporeans would stop buying a property in Iskandar. There are many other reasons, more valid ones but Vehicle Entry Permit? This was the same reasoning given to me when I decided to buy in … Read moreIncrease of Vehicle Entry Permit and Iskandar property demand goes down?

High Tech, Capital-Intensive, Economic Powerhouse

For the past many many many years, before Iskandar attracted so much attention, Johor already have industrial zones. However, these are mostly labour intensive taking advantage of the lower cost of production versus many other countries. Today, for Iskandar to continue its climb, the types of supporting industries may need a huge transformation. In fact, … Read moreHigh Tech, Capital-Intensive, Economic Powerhouse

Two International Convention Centres in Medini and Senai-Kulai

Two years ago I gave a talk in a property cum electrical goods fair in Persada Johor International Convention. Yes, that’s the largest convention centre available in Johor Bahru. It’s quite convenient in the sense that you can get food easily and parking was also available. However, the crowd then was nothing to shout about … Read moreTwo International Convention Centres in Medini and Senai-Kulai

FASTrack Iskandar

Iskandar Malaysia needs to transform into a new metropolis as part of the 3 critical success factor. What I mean by a new metropolis is a place where people not only work but play as well. It needs to have a “lifestyle” element to it. FASTrack Iskandar is one of major development that is set … Read moreFASTrack Iskandar

Buying Iskandar? HSR update. ‘Malaysia-Singapore meets monthly.’

When the High Speed Rail between KL and Singapore was first mooted many, many, many years ago, it was already announced that going to Singapore from KL and vice-versa would be faster than taking a flight. Recently, the sign that this is really nearer to the end of the tunnel, even if it is right … Read moreBuying Iskandar? HSR update. ‘Malaysia-Singapore meets monthly.’

3 Critical Success Factors for Iskandar Malaysia INC

Should you invest in Iskandar Malaysia? Some say it’s the next big thing, and some say it’s going to be the next big… white elephant. Singapore’s elder statesman, and former Prime Minister, Lee Kuan Yew famously cautioned Singaporeans, “Let’s wait and see how Iskandar develops. This is an economic field of cooperation in which, you must … Read more3 Critical Success Factors for Iskandar Malaysia INC

Bubble is still brewing in Malaysia? – Some reasons given.

On June 28, M Shanmugam of The Star wrote about an interesting topic. His article reads, ‘Property Bubble Still Growing’. I am very sure he has done sufficient research as well as relevant property sector experience to have such an attention grabbing title. Normally, these ‘bubble’ title, if you go online would point to a … Read moreBubble is still brewing in Malaysia? – Some reasons given.

Pinewood, Iskandar, Marco Polo

What’s the possibility of a drama which is shown to the world being filmed and produced from Iskandar Malaysia? Apparently, it’s already happening today. Pinewood Iskandar Malaysia Studios (PIMS) is currently shooting a drama called ‘Marco Polo’ in Iskandar. No idea when this would be ready but if this is really true, then it is … Read morePinewood, Iskandar, Marco Polo

Buying Iskandar? Do it in Singapore. Why not?

Is there a need for a property gallery in Singapore? If you are a Malaysian developer which is also trying to court Singaporean buyers? Personally, I feel that the developer needs to really have a huge GDV to do that or else the cost is going to be exorbitant. How exorbitant is exorbitant? Well, the … Read moreBuying Iskandar? Do it in Singapore. Why not?

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