Monthly Archives: August 2014

Buyers, cherry pick your investments during this slowdown…

  Country Garden’s project site in Danga Bay. Property agents say country Garden hasn’t raised its maximum discount beyond 21% since launch day. CRACKS are starting to show in Iskandar Malaysia’s once-booming property market. UEM Sunrise Bhd, considered a bellwether … Continue reading

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Malaysian houses to cost more post-GST next April 2014

HOUSING prices are expected to go up by two to three per cent with the implementation of the six per cent Goods and Services Tax (GST) on April 1 next year. Residential properties are tax-exempted instead of being zero-rated, leaving … Continue reading

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KL-Singapore High-Speed Rail Likely Ending At Jurong

The proposed high-speed rail link between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, expected to be operational by 2020, is likely to end at the Jurong Lake area, reported The Straits Times. This terminal in Singapore is further backed by a proposed alignment … Continue reading

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Slight rise in Singapore new private home sales

Slight rise in new private home sales in Singapore. Hope it will spillover to Iskandar. Sales of new private homes in Singapore, including executive condominiums (ECs), rose marginally month-on-month to 535 units. In June a total of 531 units were … Continue reading

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Malaysia GST may lead stillness in its local property market

As reported by local media, after the implementation of the goods and services tax (GST) in April 2015, real estate and cars are expected to see stillness in the markets. According to independent assurance, tax and advisory firm Grant Thornton, … Continue reading

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Transformation planned for Jurong gardens is bullish to nearby Nusajaya

SINGAPORE — The Japanese Garden, Chinese Garden and Jurong Lake Park in the Lakeside precinct are set to be developed into the Jurong Lake Gardens, as part of upgrading plans for the district. Speaking at the National Day Rally today … Continue reading

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Iskandar on track to achieve investment of RM157 billion

Committed investments in Iskandar reached RM146.2 billion from 2006 until June 2014, shy of the RM157 billion target for this year, according to the Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA). Of the RM146.2 billion figure, RM69.53 billion or 48 percent have … Continue reading

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