Category Archives: Blog

  • Conversations with a Hong Kong Property Agent on Iskandar Malaysia

    Posted on June 19, 2017 by in Blog

    I recently was blessed to have breakfast with a Hong Kong property agent who had been marketing Malaysian real estate in Hong Kong & China for the past 10 years. He had started off with Penang back in 2007, plying the tourist hotspots of Batu Ferringhi and then moved his way south to the capital […]

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  • 5 Trends to Watch in Iskandar Malaysia’s Property Market Right Now

    Posted on January 22, 2017 by in Blog

    Property markets suffer from a high level of inefficiency compared to the stock market. Unlike Singapore, data on Malaysian real estate is less transparent and most articles or reports on Malaysian property are often clouded by perception bias or are based on irrelevant facts. Given our strong on the ground presence in Iskandar Malaysia, I […]

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  • Please Remember These Economic Drivers in Iskandar Putri

    Posted on September 4, 2016 by in Blog

    Statistics do not lie. The Malaysian and Singapore real estate markets are in a down cycle. You hear stories on how the market is bad and how difficult it is to buy, sell or rent at the prices that you want. Well we all have to remember that the real estate market is a cyclical […]

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  • Property Prices in Iskandar Malaysia Come Under Pressure

    Posted on June 20, 2016 by in Blog

    Data from Malaysia’s National Property Information Center for the first quarter of 2016 has reaffirmed that property prices are coming under pressure and trending downwards. The weak economic performance of both Malaysia and Singapore have filtered down into property market, with transaction volume in 2015 lower by 11% compared to 2014. Singapore flirted with technical […]

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  • My 10 Predictions for Malaysian real estate in 2016

    Posted on February 26, 2016 by in Blog

    Going by all readings and forecasts, theYyear of the Fire Monkey is going to be turbulent for all of us. While I am no Feng Shui master,  I will jump on the bandwagon and make my 10 predictions of key trends in the Malaysian real estate scene in 2016. No  1. Affordable Housing will take […]

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  • The Next “Horizon Hills” of Iskandar Malaysia?

    Posted on February 17, 2016 by in Blog

      Why We Believe Sunway Iskandar’s Emerald Residence to be the next “Horizon Hills” of Iskandar Malaysia Everybody who is familiar with Iskandar Malaysia has heard of Horizon Hills. The award winning development houses a large Singaporean community and is one of the most upmarket and popular housing destinations in Iskandar Malaysia. While Horizon Hills […]

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  • China’s “One Belt, One Road” Initiatives in Malaysia

    Posted on January 29, 2016 by in Blog

    On Jan 14th, I attended a conference in Johor Bahru organized by the Johor Bahru Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry and had the opportunity to interact with several Mainland Chinese managers and leaders from the private sector who are active in Malaysia.  High on the discussion list was China’s “One Belt, One Road” policy […]

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  • Property Prices in Iskandar Malaysia Hold Steady in a Mixed Market

    Posted on December 25, 2015 by in Blog

    Property prices in Iskandar Malaysia are holding steady, according to data from KGV International Property Consultants, a property valuation firm based in Johor Bahru. This is in line with data from the Malaysian National Property Information Centre and Valuation and Property Services Department, where the housing price index for Johor has remained flattish for the […]

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  • Why Your Retirement Plans are Good News for Iskandar Malaysia

    Posted on December 18, 2015 by in Blog

    One big trend that is highly positive for Iskandar Malaysia is Singapore’s aging population. According to Singapore’s Department of Statistics, there will be 900,000 residents aged 65 years and above by 2030 on the city state. This effectively creates 2 outcomes. The first is that Singapore, with its low birth rates and an aging society, […]

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  • 5 Things a Property Investor Should Remember

    Posted on October 31, 2015 by in Blog

      The property market has cooled down quite a fair bit. Singapore has seen 2 consecutive years of price declines. Malaysia, meanwhile, has seen transaction volumes drop significantly and prices stagnate. Popular overseas investment destinations such as Melbourne, Sydney and London appear to be near their peak, with large incoming supply. The gap between buyers […]

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