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Apr 22, 2017 In Depth

Property transactions are down, office occupancies are down, unsold units are up — things certainly didn’t look good in 2016, according to the Malaysian Property Market Report 2016 released by the Valuation and Property Services Department (JPPH) early this week.

kunta_3.jpg By AFP for The Edge
Apr 22, 2017 In Depth

As the rebel slave who defied his captors, Kunta Kinte, immortalised in print and on screen in Roots, put The Gambia on the map for historical tourism.

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Apr 21, 2017 In Depth

After a long wait, Gadang Holdings Bhd recently won a mass rapid transit Line 2 viaduct project worth RM952.1 million. We believe the company stands a good chance of winning more projects in the near future, considering the various infrastructure projects scheduled to be awarded in the coming months. Meanwhile, its outstanding construction order book (lifted to RM1.6 billion) and unbilled property sales of RM165 million provide earnings visibility over the medium term. Its utilities unit continues to churn in stable earnings from its four water supply concessions in Indonesia, which more than offset a minor loss at its plantation unit.

gloris_2sunbirdwalk_0.jpg By S P Setia for The Edge
Apr 21, 2017 In Depth

The GLORIS COLLECTION at Setia EcoHill adopts the best formula with eco-centric designs
and a surrounding that cultivate long-term sustainability.

christan2.jpg The Edge
Apr 20, 2017 In Depth

This is an excerpt of Part 2 of the Q&A with speakers following Symposium on Property Management 2017 on April 8. Part 2 features only questions directed at Chris Tan, managing partner of Chur Associates who received the most number of questions.

The full Part 2 of the Q&A is available online at Please note that the replies reflect the personal views of the speaker and do not constitute legal advice.

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Apr 20, 2017 In Depth

The labour shortage has seen builders offer lavish incentives ranging from cash to vehicles to keep workers from heading overseas, and in some cases, illegally employ foreign tradesmen to man projects.

spsetia_new_fb_17.jpg The Edge
Apr 20, 2017 In Depth

S P Setia successfully tendered for 4.6 acres (1.86ha) of leasehold land along Toh Tuck Road, Singapore for S$265 million (RM847.6 million) from the Urban Redevelopment Authority. The acquisition is expected to be completed by the third quarter of 2017.

engkonggarden.jpg By JLL for The Edge Singapore
Apr 20, 2017 In Depth

In 1Q2017, of eight properties sold under the hammer, four were landed homes, according to JLL in a release on April 3. The four transactions totalled S$11.2 million, or 73.5% of the S$15.23 million auction deals concluded in the first three months of 2017.

simedarby_2.png The Edge
Apr 18, 2017 In Depth

Sime Darby Property’s 40%-owned Seriemas Development has entered into a conditional sale and purchase agreement (SPA) to sell 342.5 acres (138.6ha) of land in Bangi to S P Setia for RM447.6 million (or RM30/sq ft), with profit-sharing of 20% of the pre-tax profit from the development, subject to a maximum of RM44.7 million (or RM3/sq ft).

mitrajaya.png The Edge
Apr 18, 2017 In Depth

Last Friday, Mitrajaya Holdings Bhd announced that they have secured a RM273.8 million building job known as “A Centre of Excellence” from STF Resources Sdn Bhd. The building job is located at Lot 44, Jalan Dato’ Onn, Mukim Bandar Kuala Lumpur, Seksyen 51, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur and is slated for completion by April 2019 (24 months from now).