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A Sri Lankan Expat's Simple and Spacious Home in Klang

Check out the photos from a Sri Lankan expat's home in Bandar Parklands in Klang.

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A Canadian Couple's Stunning Apartment in the Heart of KL

Some of the most stunning homes in Malaysia are owned and occupied by expats seeking to create a special oasis for themselves in their new country. Check out this expat couple's apartment in KLCC.

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A German Expat's Mansion in Bukit Tunku, KL

Some of the most stunning homes in Malaysia are owned and occupied by expats seeking to create an oasis for themselves in their new country. Manveen Maan takes us on a tour of one of these beautiful habitats in Bukit Tunku.

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An Aussie Expat's Cosy Home in Bandar Sri Permaisuri, KL

Some of the most stunning homes in Malaysia are owned and occupied by expats seeking to create an oasis for themselves in their new country. Manveen Maan takes us on a tour of one of these beautiful habitats in Bandar Sri Permaisuri.

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Take A Look Inside the Home of the Indonesian Ambassador to Malaysia

Some of the most stunning homes in Malaysia are owned and occupied by expats seeking to create an oasis for themselves in their new country. Manveen Maan takes us on a tour of one of these beautiful habitats in Jalan U-Thant in Ampang.

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An Expat's Kashmiri-Styled Home in Penang

Some of the most stunning homes in Malaysia are owned and occupied by expats seeking to create an oasis for themselves in their new country. Manveen Maan takes us on a tour of one of these beautiful habitats in Tanjung Bungah in Penang.

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An Expat's Javanese Styled Home in KL

Some of the most stunning homes in Malaysia are owned and occupied by expats seeking to create an oasis for themselves in their new country.

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An Expat's Serene Home Near the Saujana Golf Club

For yoga practitioner and skincare proprietor Heike Ott, her home is definitely her sanctuary. Read on to find out more.

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An Expat's Modern Yet Cosy Home in Valencia

Known for their gorgeous show homes and modern yet comfy interior design work, Mastura Williams and her husband Joe have an eye for style and a serious commitment to their craft.

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Six Property Resources About Malaysia

Puzzling over where to find the best real-estate information in Malaysia? Then you are in luck! Here are just a few property resources to ease your important transition.

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An Expat's "Tucson-like" Home in Damansara Perdana

Her home may be in a popular enclave of Damansara Perdana, but Sheila Kary’s house feels like a little slice of Arizona.

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16 Reasons to Settle in Malaysia

Andy Davison, a British citizen who spent many years travelling the world as an expat, chose to settle in Malaysia and shares here his views on what the country has to offer.

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The Expat Property Survey

Andy Davison summarises the latest survey of expats’ choices when it comes to renting and owning property in Malaysia and their view on the property market.

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Renting in KL: An Expat's Guide

Kuala Lumpur is a vibrant city with plenty of new development projects in progress, including additional public transport lines to serve the suburbs. For prospective renters, all this development means that selecting the most convenient area to live in is doubly important not only to ensure convenience and quality of life, but because of construction noise, disruption, and the inevitable traffic issues.

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Rules and Regulations On Purchasing Property in Malaysia

The following article is intended to give a general overview of some common legal issues regarding the purchase of property. We strongly recommend you obtain the services of a good lawyer when you buy property.

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Different Types of Property in Malaysia

There are two broad categories of property sale: sales by a developer of newly constructed properties and sales by individual owners of existing properties.

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Penang Property Market: Identifying Opportunities

Andy Davison, a British citizen who spent many years travelling the world as an expat, chose to settle in Malaysia and shares here his views on what the country has to offer.

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Investing in Malaysian Property

As a greater number of foreigners choose to settle down in Malaysia, whether for work or to retire, the question of where money is best spent on property looms large.

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St. Mary Residences; Comfort and Class in the Heart of the Capital

Location, facilities, comfort, and luxury: surely these are the four pillars of a superb residence, and four boxes that St Mary Residences, in the heart of KL, ticks with flair. When prospective residents factor in that this exclusive development is the work of E&O Berhad, the group behind the luxurious E&O Hotel in Penang and various hugely successful condominiums in the centre of the capital, there can be little room for second thoughts.

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Residensi Kia Peng: Refined Living in the Heart of the City

When deciding where to rent or buy property within Malaysia’s blossoming capital city, location and facilities go hand in hand to tempt expats to their eventual home. Residensi Kia Peng can offer not just a superb location and stellar facilities, it can also do so within an environment that feels as serene and polished as a hotel.

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Langkawi: Prime Property for the Expat and Investment Market

Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea, 30 km off the northwestern Malaysian peninsula. Known officially as the Jewel of Kedah, Langkawi is a truly tropical paradise surrounded by stunning turquoise seas, long sandy beaches, secluded coves, swaying palm trees, and natural rainforests offering an abundance of captivating flora and fauna.

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The rise of lifestyle developments in Malaysia

Lifestyle developments are on the rise in Malaysia, with many developers competing to develop the biggest and most exclusive residences, retail outlets, office suites, hotels and even theme parks. To keep you up-to-date on these latest projects, we highlight the key players and their projects in Johor, Malacca, Kuala Lumpur and Penang.

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Iskandar Malaysia : At the Tipping Point

The Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA), with the collaboration of government agencies and private industry players, has consistently and aggressively pushed forwards to ensure key milestones for Iskandar Malaysia's first five years are met and, in 2011, confirmed that the project was on schedule.

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Tan & Tan : A Place with Space

If you're looking for a developer who appreciates your desire for space, look no further than Tan & Tan Developments Berhad. Their visionary residential projects include Sierramas, Desa Kudalari, and U-Thant Residence, marking the developer as a pioneer for gated communities and condominiums in the country.

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Iskandar Malaysia : A Place for Everyone

Located at the southernmost tip of Peninsular Malaysia, Iskandar Malaysia is strategically positioned on some of the world's busiest shipping routes, and its rich endowment of natural and human resources underpin Johor's past successes and serve to underscore Johor's future potential.

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The Oval

The essence of fine living, combining opulence and sophistication, awaits you at Oval Kuala Lumpur, an exclusive six-star property, as reported by Jones Lang Wootton, in Malaysia's most desired address.Overlooking the Petronas Twin Towers, Oval Kuala Lumpur offers 140 luxuriously appointed residences in its twin elliptical towers.

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Iskandar Malaysia : No Longer a Dream

"A strong and vibrant metropolis for the future" was the aspiration during the conceptualization of Iskandar Malaysia. Dedicated to the people of Malaysia and specifically to the residents of the state of Johor, Iskandar Malaysia is a highly anticipated national project that will encompass three times the land size of its neighbour, Singapore.

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Booming Property Business in Malaysia

The Malaysian real estate market continues to chalk up solid growth, in part thanks to the goverment relaxing homeownership rules for foreigners, including Malaysia My Second Home programme participants, and introducing new tax incentives.

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Where to Invest in Malaysia

As a greater number of expats choose to settle down in malaysia, the question of where money is best spent on property looms large.It is easy to see why foreigners are increasingly choosing to settle down in Malaysia. As gloomy prospects and rocketing prices dampen spirits in the West, foreign eyes and wallets are drawn to Southeast Asia.

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Positive Signs for Commercial Real Estate in Malaysia

Grade A office rentals in Malaysia's capital, Kuala Lumpur, are among the lowest in Asia. The third quarter of 2011 saw a positive net absorption of 620,000sq ft, a marked increase from the previous quarter and the past year's quarterly average of 155,000sq ft.

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Mega Commercial Enclaves for a World-Class KL

The government has earmarked eight mega projects in the Klang Valley alone that will each create commercial enclaves with the vision of uplifting Malaysia's capital, Kuala Lumpur, to the next level in the global marketplace, according to CH Williams Talhar & Wong (WTW), a leading real estate services firm.

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Advice for those Looking to Rent Property in Malaysia

Most expats coming to work here for two years or more choose to rent property. Most leases' terms are for a minimum of two years with an option to renew.There has been a transformation of the rental market in the last ten years with many very attractive, modern apartment developments coming on the market.

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Renting vs. Buying Property in Malaysia

As an individual, the purchase of a home is the ultimate satisfaction. A place we go home to. A place our children will grow up in and a place that they will always have a roof over their heads.


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Going Green

Front lining efforts to reduce Malaysia's carbon footprint while enhancing environmental sustainability and quality of life.



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A Mega City in the making

With comparative advantages and a myriad of investment incentives, Iskandar Malaysia is on its way to be a sustainable metropolis of international standing.



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Buying Property in Malaysia

The majority of members of the Real Estate and Housing Developers' Association are extremely optimistic about the housing market outlook. Buyers are benefiting from easy access to finance, a low interest rate regime, low unemployment and positive gross domestic product growth.

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Changes in Asian Property Market

Skyrocketing property prices have sparked worries about asset bubbles hitting Asian capitals such as China, Hong Kong and Singapore.
With real estate investors in China and Singapore facing new measures to curb speculation, such as limitations on loans and options for affordable properties, they may well be looking for good buys elsewhere in the region.

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Living outside the City

A quiet freedom awaits by the hills and lakes. Jade Hills General Manager, Lim Swee Leong, talks about the advantages of living close to - but not quite in - the city. Jade Hills is strategically located in the fast-growing Southern Klang Valley Corridor and is just 20km away from KL city centre and less than 30 minutes to KL International Airport (KLIA).

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Where to Invest in Klang Valley

Location, location, location has always been the mantra of the gurus of property and today it is still valid although there are many other factors which are just as important. In investing in property, you have to choose the location of the property carefully as the wrong choice could have a great impact on the potential for capital appreciation as well as ability to attract high rentals.

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Penang Property Market

During the first half of 2009, the property market in Penang faced some degree of uncertainties due to the global economic slowdown. Coupled with the lacklustre stock market and generally negative business sentiments, the first 3 to 4 months was a challenging period for the Penang property market with overall sentiment being cautious about the differing performances of the various property sectors.

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Why should I invest in Malaysia

Most expats take advantage of their time in Malaysia to explore and experience a different culture and lifestyle. However, it may not have occurred to many that a much richer resource is at their fingertips such as the opportunity to observe and benefit from the business and economic development here in Malaysia.

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