Correction: Stamp Duty Exemption is STILL just for First-Time Home Buyers ONLY. Earlier article here about the suggestion for stamp duty exemption to be open to all and not just the first-time home buyers. The Finance Ministry has just announced stamp duty exemption for ALL purchases of properties during the Home Ownership Campaign (HOC) from … Read moreBBB + B? Buy, Buy, Buy is BACK?
There are a total of RM15.6 billion worth of RESIDENTIAL properties unsold as at end 2017. One of the many articles here. In terms of units, that’s a total of 24,738. Please note that these units do not include service apartments and SOHO (small office/home office) units. In the latest report by Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), the central … Read moreUnsold homes highest ever in history. 50pct due to Johor, Penang and Kedah.
I never knew there’s a best airport category for under two million passengers in Asia Pacific. The most amazing thing is, Langkawi International Airport (LIA) has won it twice. The actual award is Airport Council International Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Award 2014. That is indeed a good news and I do think Langkawi’s airport is clean … Read moreLangkawi – Airasia hub, Best Airport award, FASTER duty-free
I do not like it when people call Ipoh a sleepy hollow. You can have non-stop activities like walking, climbing, drinking, exploring, EATING and there is just no time for you to sleep. Sleepy? Hollow? Just because there are no flights, thus Ipoh is not well known enough and you call Ipoh a hollow place? … Read moreIpoh flights to Subang, Johor Bahru, Medan and potentially Langkawi and Krabi
I think the people in Langkawi would love to hear that there would be 1,000 new affordable units being built under PR1MA in collaboration with Langkawi Development Authority (LADA). In fact the prices are said to be 20% cheaper than the market rate. Ok, now the question of market rate. Actually, there’s not much benchmark … Read moreLangkawi, Affordable homes and 3G Broadband
UNESCO has given its final warning signal. Langkawi may lose its GEOPARK status. ‘Naturally Langkawi’ may just be ‘formerly Geopark Langkawi’. Can the authorities be serious? Why are we taking things for granted to the extent that we have gotten a yellow card? There is just one more year to go. Getting it is an … Read moreYellow carded by UNESCO, my dear Langkawi.
It was another of my usual relaxing Langkawi trip. Buying some chocolates which I could not find in the usual supermarkets. Strolling along the white sandy beaches, occasionally picking up the sea shells. Taking the cable car and lots of photos. Seafood in Kuah town. Cheaper than Penang! For this trip, I went to a … Read moreSerenity Langkawi, my favourite place to be, yearly.
Have you ever been to Langkawi? I have been to Langkawi many times. Normally I would go to Langkawi once every year. What is there to do over there? Actually, not a great lot but here’s some of them. Langkawi Tourism. Personally, I like Langkawi because when I am there, everything slows down tremendously. It is … Read moreLangkawi – RM4 Billion GDV Development – Luxury Travellers