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?
I wrote about this just few days ago. A reclamation project called Forest City which will cover around 3% the size of Singapore and it’s right next to Singapore. Without any doubt, if you are Singapore, you would also be concerned. This concern has been raised during regional meetings between both countries and has now risen to … Read moreConcern by Singapore is now at the highest level; mega reclamation
This article was published in MAPEX JB 2014’s ShowGuide. Full article as follows: On 7th April 2014, a very significant joint announcement was done by both Prime Minsters of Malaysia and Singapore. The proposed High Speed Rail (HSR) as well as the Rapid Transit System (RTS) is on track. The HSR is expected to be … Read moreLinking KL, Iskandar, Malaysia – Singapore by High Speed Rail (HSR) and Rail Transit System (RTS)
Have you ever wondered who is the top investor in Iskandar. Actually, it was never Singapore in the beginning. In fact, Iskandar was thought of as just another potential white elephant then. However, today, Singapore is the top investor in Iskandar. The question, why must Singapore be the top and if Singapore is not the … Read moreSingapore investors MUST be top in Iskandar, always
Yes, this is as per what the title says. Country Garden Holdings Co Ltd, with Kumpulan Prasarana Rakyat Johor (PRJ) have planned a development of over 5,000 acres of reclaimed land. This is 3% the size of Singapore today! Remember Country Garden? The developer which launched 9,000 units of condo in one go and announced … Read moreReclaiming an area 3% of Singapore.
Sunway’s latest project is a 728hs township in Iskandar and its first phase will be launched soon. Pricing is estimated to be around RM800 per sq ft. They named it Citrine. Should you be buying since this is the first launch out of a huge integrated development? Are you seriously thinking about Iskandar? Well, Ms … Read moreBuying Iskandar, Sunway, Citrine, RM800psf
Do you know what is SIJORI? I do not, until I read an article written by Sharon Chen of Bloomberg. SIJORI meant Singapore + Johor + Riau. In one sentence, she said that for Singapore to continue to grow, it will need to rely on both Johor (Iskandar) and Riau (Indonesia). These two places will … Read moreSIJORI. Haha. What’s this?
The first one is pronounced ‘REDING’ as in past tense of read. Southampton and Newcastle are more famous of course as we see them in action every week in the Premier League. What do these three have in common? All three are famous UK universities which has opened their branch campus here in Iskandar. They … Read moreReading, Southampton, Newcastle and Iskandar
In Malaysia, developers ‘test water’ by getting buyers to pre-register their interest. Some more adventurous ones build a nice renovated unit on the site to entice buyers. However, typically, the launch to ‘test water’ would consist of jus the first tower or first block of 200 units? Imagine what happened in Iskandar when Country Garden … Read moreTesting water with 9,000 units? No Malaysian developers can do that, yet.
Until today, there are still rumours that a casino would be built in Iskandar. This is despite the fact that the Johor MB said ‘negative’. Let me be honest, even if there’s a casino in Iskandar, I would still visit the ones in Singapore first. Maybe because at this point in time, there’s not a … Read moreCasino in Iskandar, rumour yet again….?