A friend made a passing remark the other day about High Speed Rail KL – Singapore. He said if this comes true, what it meant is that we should look at properties around all these stations, buy something affordable and wait. I told him that if that’s a strategy, please go ahead. However, I think … Read moreHow HSR would benefit the cities along the line
Last year, I read some news about Melaka Gateway and I wrote an article about it. Read here: Melaka Gateway, stay away or buy? Another piece of Melaka Gateway property news appeared in a few online medias today. Perhaps Melaka Gateway is now becoming more serious. China was said to be investing US$10bil (RM43 billion … Read moreMelaka Gateway and RM43 Billion China investment
Melaka is not a main property play for many. In fact that question of buying Melaka properties is often a secondary item, behind Klang Valley, Iskandar, Penang and even Kota Kinabalu for some. Actually, I think every market has its attractiveness and the fact is that when the primary ones move up, the secondary ones … Read moreGuangdong, Melaka and top nautical hub
I think I have written before on this. There can be thousands of laws to tell developers to behave but if no enforcement is carried out, this will come to nought. This may have happened in Melaka but it should happen in every city that we have here in Malaysia. Profit oriented is fine but … Read moreStay serious. It will ‘Green’ Malacca and all other cities.
According to a report in an English daily, there would be an upgrade of Malacca’s existing port so that it can accommodate international shipping, from China at least. This is part of China’s 21st Century Maritime Silk Route economic belt (MSR). It was proposed by the Chinese President Xi Jinping for China to increase its maritime … Read moreMalaccca: New International Port?
Melaka. There were lots of tourists in the Jonker Street area. It was a Saturday afternoon and I was walking along the road looking for the famous cafe which has coffee from all the 13 states in Malaysia. This is my 4th trip to Melaka within 2014. Any more frequent than this meant that I … Read moreMelaka: Slow, steady and coffee
Many property gurus travel to Melaka to speak about Melaka property market. More often than not, they do not stay in Melaka. Most of the time in property fairs in KL or Penang or even JB, it will be tough to pitch Melaka properties especially when people regard it as a secondary city when it … Read moreProperty Melaka – Today, Tomorrow and Beyond (For Investment)
Last year, my wife told me that she wanted to visit Port Dickson as she has never been there before. I said, sure, let’s go. Well, nothing happened because I have many other preferred choices like Langkawi, Melaka, Tanjung Sepat, Sekinchan, Genting Highlands and more and because the weekends are limited, I have brought my … Read moreProperty Port Dickson? Tough. Just not enough action.
I visited my favourite Melaka again just two weeks ago. Stayed in Queenspark Hotel in Melaka Raya which I think gave me the best value thus far even if it is not within walking distance to Jonker’s Walk like my last trip many months back. Driving around was easy though and from my hotel, it … Read moreReasons, Numbers and Potential from my latest Melaka visit
Every 2 years, I drop by Melaka. For it’s second to none Nyonya food choices. For its only authentic Portuguese food. For its Gula Melaka Cendol and many more. There’s always a headache. I normally go during holidays and during this time, the jam is terrible. The worst I have ever experienced was 4 hours! … Read moreERL, Melaka, Nyonya food