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Even more new malls coming up in Klang Valley

Every weekend, I would go shopping, I meant window shopping. Anyway, the main destination is still shopping malls. I have only a few favourites. Number one is 1 Utama, followed very closely by Sunway Pyramid and then Mid Valley. The rest are just too far for my liking since I stay in Kelana Jaya. I … Read moreEven more new malls coming up in Klang Valley

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Penang Properties the bright spot in uncertainty

I read in The Star that RHB Research is bullish about Penang properties. It gave two reasons, the opening of the new Penang Bridge as well as the potential of many good news. Actually, I do not think the second bridge would suddenly bring up prices within 2014. It is definitely a good thing but … Read morePenang Properties the bright spot in uncertainty

Buying auction properties – Part 2

Two more reasons given by Mr Stephen Soon, the chairman of Penang Auctioneers association and MD of MNP Auction Team as below. Property investment is about ROI. Return on Investment. Today, when you buy any property, you are faced with Real Property Gains Tax. This would severely deplete some of your gains or even make … Read moreBuying auction properties – Part 2

Malaysia is the best place to retire in 2014

One of the most respected news site Huffington Post published an article on the ‘world’s best places to retire in 2014.’ It said Malaysia is Asia’s best retirement haven. In fact Malaysia is third best in the world. There were many reasons stated. Let me summarise them as below: ‘A couple can live comfortably in … Read moreMalaysia is the best place to retire in 2014

Buying auction properties – Part 1

Today, a Penangite friend asked me, what are my thoughts on auction properties. To be honest, I have never bought any auction properties before. However, I remember some points from a talk I attended before some time back. It was by Mr. Stephen Soon, the Chairman of Penang Auctioneers Association and MD of MNP Auction … Read moreBuying auction properties – Part 1

Buy property asap or don’t buy? You decide.

Still remember last year, before GST many people advise that we should buy properties soonest because with the impending GST, prices will rise further. If we buy later, the GST would have been factored in and the prices even higher. Whatever advice that you hear from any consultant, famous speakers or even best selling authors, … Read moreBuy property asap or don’t buy? You decide.

Iskandar will not have a casino

Johor MB Mohamed Khaled said there is absolutely no truths in reports about JB having a casino. The reports in a few online portals are mischievous. Nevertheless he admitted that the approval is not for state to decide but it’s from the federal government. He completed his views on casino by saying that even if the … Read moreIskandar will not have a casino

Hometown Hainan coffee, SS two mall

It was 430pm and as usual, we were hungry yet again. With baby in my body hugging carrier, we went in search for some snacks and perhaps a cup of coffee. I remember I saw an Old Town just now my wife told me. It must be that side, she pointed and we walked as … Read moreHometown Hainan coffee, SS two mall

Teh Tarik – Favourite of many

We have been going to mamak often. So often that every now and then, a new one opens. Everyone has also been up in arms over food ranking especially where Makaysia and Singapore is concerned. Some say Penang is a food haven and that Singaporean food is only for those who want to eat so … Read moreTeh Tarik – Favourite of many

Segamat roasted kopi by Oriental Cravings in 1 Utama

My wife and I were exhausted, hungry and thirsty. we wanted to go to News.com cafe where magazine were provided for free reading. However, we chanced upon this cafe, called Oriental Cravings. As it was already 5pm, we decided to just take the toast and drinks. I saw something interesting, ‘Segamat Roasted Coffee’ in the … Read moreSegamat roasted kopi by Oriental Cravings in 1 Utama

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