I used to have a Toastmaster friend who loves tea. He talks about tea, he showed us his skills about tea. Everything was tea until suddenly he said I am opening a cafe. Huh?? He opened a very cozy little cafe called Coffee Lane in Penang. I used to go every few weeks or so, … Read moreCoffee Lane, Penang
I have to write this because the term convenience is really simply misused just because one is working in Singapore. A younger friend said, Singapore is much more convenient than Penang. I look at her and ask why. She said, ‘MRT’ can reach anywhere you want to go! Let me share with you one typical … Read moreSingapore more ‘convenient’ than Penang
After reading my article on Hong Kong properties, a friend said he did not know that Hong Kong properties are that expensive. What about Singapore properties? Let us look at the same criterias again, 700sf, lowest and highest. As usual, online is our best teacher. Stats from www.propertyguru.com.sg Looking at the numbers, it does … Read morePenang property vs Singapore property?
Yesterday my friend who’s a manager with an insurance company asked, ‘do you think Penang property prices will be like Hong Kong in the future?’ I seriously DO NOT think so but it gave me an idea to just do some homework and share with everyone. We often see TVB serials where the typical family … Read morePenang property vs Hong Kong property
When it comes to the Pearl of the Orient, Penang, many people have their opinions on affordable property. Some say affordable property is below RM400,000. Some say, nothing more than RM250,000. Today, let us look at properties available to you if you can only afford a property in Penang of just Rm250,000. For an easier … Read morePenang Property market – around RM250K
Someone who read my article said, ‘The maintenance fee in condo is the negative part’. Truth is, I also feel the pinch because if you stay in the typical landed property, there is no maintenance fee to be paid. I admit, on average I have used the gym just once per month last year. I … Read moreLanded vs Condo II
MM2H is a Malaysian government programme for foreigners to make Malaysia their second home. I am supportive of this idea. Main reason is because I really do feel Malaysia has what it takes for them to make it their second home or even retirement home. For those coming from ‘winter’ countries, Malaysia is summer the … Read moreMM2H – Shopping and Education
Some stats and facts from online newspapers about the medical tourism industry in Penang. 1) In 2011, the state received some 300,000 medical tourists which accounted for 60% of those arriving to Malaysia to seek medical treatment according to Deputy Chief Minister I Datuk Rashid Hasnon. 2) According to Dr Hilmi, Deputy Health Minister with … Read moreMedical tourism booming in Penang
Penang is one of the best place to be for graduates of engineering, with two conditions. You get a good degree and you get into a good organisation. In terms of pay, it’s very competitive and typically your salary from one organisation to the next varies little. If you are able to enter a good … Read moreNew Engineer, New Penang Property?
Many years ago, whenever I come to KL to visit my friends or shop around, I will stay in my friend’s rented condo in Kelana Jaya. The condo’s name is Kelana Puteri. It’s a medium cost, leasehold, high density condominium. At that time though I have never felt the ‘medium cost’ because I was only … Read moreBuying property in KL for investment