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What’s Next 2015?

Theme? What’s Next 2015? What? homefinder Property & Investment ExhibitionWhere? Kuala Lumpur Convention CentreWhen? 23 to 25 january 2015Look

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A Development Concept is a Two-Way Street

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That’s right! The most visited and highly anticipated property exhibition has extended to THREE days for a good reason!

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Theme? What’s Next 2015? What? homefinder Property & Investment ExhibitionWhere? Kuala Lumpur Convention CentreWhen? 23 to 25 january 2015Look out for more on What’s Next 2015 at www.homefinder.com.my By Ivan Tan, Shafiq Samsi 2015 marks the possible disposition of all things financially and investment related. On everyone’s lip is the burgeoning cost of living, ruthless...

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By Green Sim Technological advancement is only possible through constant research and innovations. The latest example of such progress is the LED light bulb. Most research is carried out in order to find a way of improving the performance of an existing facility or to find a new product that will prove to be more...

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Buying a property is often a once in a life time commitment. Some buy for their own use while others buy for investment. Either way, expectations of good returns either through rental yield or capital appreciation is common. Many purchasers rely on the established mantra of location, location and location, coupled with other factors such...

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Thatcherism as Antidote to Ailing Malaysian Business?

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By Choong Pui Yee In 1979, when Margaret Thatcher became the first and to date, only female Prime Minister in UK, Britain was experiencing high inflation. The newly minted Prime Minister wasted no time and immediately reformed the economic policies to combat inflation. As a fan of Milton Friedman, Thatcher applied monetarist policies and cut...

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Is Climate Change a Phenomenon or Paranoia?

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In an incisive op-ed in New York Times in 2009, he argues, to claim climate change is accelerating is bizarre. Because of his unconventional views, his opponents in the similar industry has characterized him as a skeptic, a charlatan and even a liar. While many scientists and environment activists have repeatedly call for combating climate...

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The Half-Hearted Marriage

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Whether you married your best friend or not, friendship is an important, if not essential, component of a strong marriage. In the midst of the of the daily ups and downs of married life, are you growing closer together  or drifting apart? Commitment means making a choice to give up other choices. This simple truth...

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Organized by Nippon Paint Malaysia, in partnership with IJM Land Bhd, the two gifted Gold Winners were Wong Kail Li from Universiti Putra Malaysia and Lim Yong An from KBU International College, for Architecture and Interior Design respectively. NPYDA in its seventh consecutive year is an annual, region-wide industry award aimed at cultivating young talent...

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Times have changed we all know that. Mothers no longer just stay at home and raise kids; many have jobs and careers of their own. Fathers are no longer just the breadwinner; they are also caregivers to their children. Much of the value mothers and fathers bring to their children is due to the fact...

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FIABCI Launched New International Property Measurement Standard

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In 2013 commercial property market transactions were estimated to be more than $1 trillion worldwide according to Real Capital Analytics, with investors and corporate occupiers increasingly operating across international borders. Despite this, many of the standards used within the industry are local market specific, making consistency and comparability a significant challenge. In view of this,...

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By Chong Pui Yee Singapore Kindness Movement is a non-profit organization that promotes a kind and gracious society in Singapore. Started in 1997, the organization is growing strong and had engaged various forms of campaigns to promote kindness and graciousness in Singapore. Since 2009, Singapore Kindness Movement has even started assessing their impact in the...

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The Jewel of Build-then-Sell Vila Seni

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Built across 12 acres in Plentong, Johor Bahru, Vila Seni offers 92 units of attractive semi-detached villas and four bungalows with a GDV of RM250 million. At launch in 2013, Vila Seni was already 50% completed. One year on, the project is now fully completed and boasts of coming to this milestone via the build-then-sell...

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By Choong Pui Yee There was a time when Azroy Salim has to pick tapioca leaves for dinner and took multiple odd jobs to sustain himself through college. But today he lives an admirable life as a successful real estate entrepreneur. A true testimony from rags to riches, we are glad to interview the affable...

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