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High prices and glut dampening residential property market

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The residential property market continues to be soft, particularly for landed residences, while other subsegments of residences like high-rise apartme...

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Malaysia`s first green child care centre for domestic violence survivors

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The country’s first green child care centre is ready to kick off construction. Women’s Aid Organisation’s (WAO) new child care centr...

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No oversupply fear

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The building of 10,000 units of affordable housing in the revived Bandar Malaysia will not result in an oversupply because there is a lack of them in ...

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Too little, too late

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TAKE it or leave it. Those were the options given to home owner Gerald Chu by a developer of a new apartment in Kuala Lumpur. Despite handing over the...

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Future developments must be balanced with greenery, says minister

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THERE’S a need for more green spaces in Malaysia’s rapidly developing urban landscape. Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin says f...

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Mixed reaction to redevelopment plan

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Last month, Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin announced that the land occupied by the Highland Towers blocks would be redevelop...

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Do we even need an urban renewal law?

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The recent announcement on a proposed urban renewal legislation allowing for “forced” en bloc strata sale for urban redevelopment or renewal purposes,...

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Zuraida: Mega project tests govt’s new housing policy

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The revived Bandar Malaysia will be the test bed for the Pakatan Harapan government’s new housing policy, with 10,000 units of affordable homes to be ...

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`Include residential vacancy rates in Napic report’

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The government should include information on residential vacancy rates (RVR), in order to provide more comprehensive data for industry stakeholders, s...

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KPKT aims to clear half of PR1MA houses by June

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The Home Ownership Campaign (HOC), which will continue its run until June, is expected to clear off more than 50% of the houses offered by government-...

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Zooming in on TODs

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It has been almost two years since the Sungai Buloh-Kajang mass rapid transit (SBK MRT) line became fully operational in July 2017 and since then, tra...

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M’sians want regulations for short-term rental industry — survey

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In a survey commissioned by Airbnb, half of the 880 respondents would prefer to have a national set of guidelines for short-term rentals. The findings...

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