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Guangdong, Melaka and top nautical hub

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

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Stay serious. It will ‘Green’ Malacca and all other cities.

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.

Malaccca: New International Port?

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: Slow, steady and coffee

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

Property Melaka – Today, Tomorrow and Beyond (For Investment)

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)

Property Port Dickson? Tough. Just not enough action.

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.

Reasons, Numbers and Potential from my latest Melaka visit

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

ERL, Melaka, Nyonya food

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

6% return for 9 years or a landed property in Melaka?

A friend asked me today, if I am to choose, which would I choose. A very small fully furnished suite for RM350,000 with a 6% return for 9 years or a landed terrace house. I told her, until today I have never owned a landed property because I did not buy for own stay, thus … Read more6% return for 9 years or a landed property in Melaka?

Melaka Gateway, stay away or buy?

I just wrote about Melaka  and its potential as the next Iskandar and suddenly this new announcement came about. Melaka Gateway is envisioned to have a GDV of RM40 Billion. I repeat, RM40 Billion. This is indeed a catalytic type of development which IF successful will propel Malacca to be the next most successful growth story … Read moreMelaka Gateway, stay away or buy?

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