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Premium Visa Programme (PVIP) is positive but confusing?

The general reaction towards the government’s new Premium Visa Programme (PVIP) is positive but an academic feels that there is “confusion” over how Putrajaya wants to attract wealthy foreigners to invest and reside in the country. “Well, my hope is that the introduction of the new programme is a way to reform MM2H and to make it less stringent, as the requirements for this PVIP programme...

Berjaya Land brewing excitement in Bukit Jalil

With the easing of restrictions and the increasing vaccination rates, people are emerging from months of isolation enforced during the Covid-19 pandemic peak periods and are eager to reconnect with things they have missed out on. “That is why the most exciting part for The Tropika is the commercial development. Construction will be completed by next month and then we will be handing over to our...

Bank Negara raises OPR by 25bps to 2.5%

Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM)’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has raised its overnight policy rate (OPR) by 25 basis points (bps) to 2.5% on Thursday (Sept 8), in line with expectations for further normalisation of monetary policy as the country’s economic growth and inflation gain momentum. This is the MPC’s third consecutive 25bps OPR hike this year, in line with 17 economists’ forecast polled...

Duplex house in Malaysia

Imagine buying a two-storey condo unit in your ideal location and at your dream price. Yes, you are reading it right – it has two storeys, and it is called a duplex unit, which comes with extra space for you on the upper floor. Meet the local duplex home In Malaysia, a duplex house is a double-storey unit constructed in a high-rise residential structure, such as in a condominium. Sometimes called...

Cable cars and electric trams at Tropicana Windcity, Genting Highland for carbon-free living

Tropicana Windcity, a Genting Highlands mid-hill township developed by Tropicana Corp Bhd, will be a well-planned holistic retail, recreational, and residential sanctuary. Tropicana Grandhill, Tropicana Paradise, and Tropicana Avalon are three distinct masterplans that will span 112 acres, 308 acres, and 176 acres, respectively, within the 596-acre township. Tropicana WindCity is envisioned with...

LBS Bina buys Bentong / Genting land plots for RM97.85m, plans RM9b mixed development 

LBS Bina Group Bhd has proposed to purchase two pieces of land in Bentong, Pahang for a total consideration of RM97.85 million. In a Bursa Malaysia filing on Friday (July 22), LBS Bina said its subsidiary Casa Inspirasi Sdn Bhd (CISB) signed the sale and purchase agreement with Pejabat Setiausaha Kerajaan Pahang on Friday. Both plots of land — measuring about 309.95 acres, held under leasehold...

Kuala Lumpur: Infrastructure to be the catalyst

The 486-acre former Royal Malaysian Air Force base in Sungai Besi, which is just a 15-minute drive to the Kuala Lumpur city centre, is being redeveloped into Bandar Malaysia under a public-private partnership model. However, the process of selecting a master developer has not been a smooth one. The development agreement with the initial master developer — a consortium comprising Iskandar Waterfront...

Maybank IB: Interest rate hikes dampen property sector

Maybank Investment Bank (Maybank IB) is maintaining its "neutral" call on Malaysia’s property sector due to growing risks such as slower sales amid the rising interest rate environment and delays in new property launches, as well as rising raw material costs. It also expects buying sentiment on big-ticket items to be affected by political uncertainties ahead of the 15th general...

Vortex to buy RM246m worth of properties in Antara Genting Highlands

Information technology and property construction company Vortex Consolidated Bhd is acquiring 187 units of serviced apartments in an on-going property development called Antara @ Genting Highlands in Pahang that is undertaken by Aset Kayamas Sdn Bhd for RM246.35 million cash. In a bourse filing on Thursday (April  28), ACE Market-listed Vortex said it has entered into a conditional sale and...

Tropicana picks HostAStay to manage properties in Genting Highlands

Tropicana Corporation Bhd has appointed HostAStay Sdn Bhd as its tenancy management service provider for TwinPines Serviced Suites in Tropicana Grandhill, Genting Highlands and Assana Serviced Suites in Tropicana Cenang, Langkawi. Tropicana said the collaboration synergised its high-value property portfolio in key tourism hotspots with HostAStay's established track record for excellence in the...

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