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Singapore’s new ‘ground breaking’ city.

If someone were to ask me what I love about Singapore, I think it’s the stability and pro-activeness of the government. Whatever they do, whatever they build, it’s always for the future. Plus, within the 4Ps (People, Price, Policy and Preference), the government of Singapore is in full control of the Policy part and that … Read moreSingapore’s new ‘ground breaking’ city.

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Focus on more connectivity, not just Yes or No for the crooked bridge

I am all for developments (responsibly) and I am all for connectivity (necessity). Without these two, nothing much happens and we do not need to talk about helping the B40 households for example.  With regards to the never ending debates about the crooked bridge, perhaps it’s best to stop all the rhetorics about whether or … Read moreFocus on more connectivity, not just Yes or No for the crooked bridge

Third bridge welcomed, crooked bridge can wait.

I favour more connectivities between Johor (JB) and Singapore (SG). Both sides would benefit and it’s totally untrue that only one side will benefit (whichever side you want to look at it from). I went pass the immigration just 3 weeks ago, trust me, with better connectivity, less time is wasted and economic benefits will … Read moreThird bridge welcomed, crooked bridge can wait.

Singapore’s property market has many challenges.

If the property market in our closest neighbour is not well, how well would our property market be? I know of one good friend who will tell me this: “If the Singapore property market is doing well, then most investors will focus their attention there for better returns. The Malaysian property market will only be … Read moreSingapore’s property market has many challenges.

Updates: HSR meeting with SG, SST’s percentage and the RM43 billion Melaka Gateway

Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng announced today that the the reintroduction of the Sales and Services Tax (SST) will see its rate set at 10% for sales and 6% for services. It should be passed in Parliament next month. He also said that the SST was expected to bring in revenue of RM4 billion while it expects to … Read moreUpdates: HSR meeting with SG, SST’s percentage and the RM43 billion Melaka Gateway

WE disagree with new cooling measures. Please let the market recover.

More cooling measures were rolled out by our neighbour just last week. Of course the ‘WE’ in the title of this article is not kopiandproperty.com  It’s the Real Estate Developers’ Association of Singapore (REDAS) in their joint statement on the Singapore government’s latest property cooling measures. They disagree with their government’s latest action aiming to … Read moreWE disagree with new cooling measures. Please let the market recover.

Recent updates: iskandar, Johor. Ferry, RTS and flights.

Connectivity is key to the economy and the economy will then support property market yeah. Especially for a city next to Singapore. Especially to attract tourists from other countries. Some latest happenings in JB. Ferry services across the Tebrau Straits to boost connectivity with Singapore? Johor’s International Trade, Investment and Utilities Committee chairman Jimmy Puah today … Read moreRecent updates: iskandar, Johor. Ferry, RTS and flights.

Focus on the NEW demand, not just the Existing. That’s the key to HSR’s attractiveness.

Someone commented that there are not much benefits to the cities / towns along the High Speed Rail KL – SG. I beg to differ. We are not talking about the same group of targeted travellers actually. Seriously. Let me explain very briefly. The benefits to the cities and towns along the lines could not … Read moreFocus on the NEW demand, not just the Existing. That’s the key to HSR’s attractiveness.

40 minutes extra, RM50 billion lower. Alternative HSR plan. Viable?

Let’s be objective. The typical bullet train I have in mind should run above 300km per hour. I have only taken the Shinkansen extensively thus far. They run at around 320km per hour. Why do I say so? These are the usual high-speed rails around the world for understanding. Numbers are in miles so to … Read more40 minutes extra, RM50 billion lower. Alternative HSR plan. Viable?

High-Speed Rail cancellation: versus flight tickets and experts’ views

The topic of High-Speed Rail KL – SG was a hotly shared one yesterday and today. Long time back, there were predictions that this HSR may kill the airlines. Well, the KL – SG route is the busiest in the world actually, so perhaps HSR will affect it. Today however there was one Facebook post … Read moreHigh-Speed Rail cancellation: versus flight tickets and experts’ views

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