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An article a day, keeps you updated all the way. was started in November 2013 and the founder Charles Tan has been writing here ever since. He believes Malaysians should invest (invest and not speculate or gamble) because that’s the only way to be financially prepared for retirement. Continue to read.

Charles Tan, DTM

Charles Tan is Founder of He shares from his personal investment experience for the past 20 years.

20 years experience

Writings would include investment experience in property, stock, unit trust and more as well as readings and conversations with many property gurus in the industry.

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kopiandproperty is an independent property blog which is not affiliated to any media company, property developer or even real estate agencies.

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