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Top of the news: Top 5 stories
Jul 13, 2012
Here are some of the best stories from our website this week:
PROPERTY REPORT SELECT
Impiana Nusajaya Resort Apartments, Nusajaya, Malaysia
Our top story this week is our property listing for Impiana Nusajaya Resort Apartments, located in Nusajaya, Iskandar Malaysia. This freehold condominium is just 15 minutes’ drive to Singapore via the Second Link and close to LEGOLAND Malaysia, Medini Business District, Puteri Harbour and EduCity. For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Malaysians overtake Chinese investors in Singapore
Malaysian investors have now overtaken Chinese buyers in Singapore, according to a report released by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) and CBRE Research. Analysts cite Malaysia’s close proximity to Singapore and those with Singapore PR enjoying an exemption of one ‘ABSD-free’ private property as the main reasons.
New draft made for Bangkok city plan causes concerns
The third most read story this week is a new draft city plan for Bangkok which is causing concerns among property developers. Designed by the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) to reduce the city’s population density in line with the “Green City” concept, the draft plan may result in further regulations for residential properties’ sizes and floor area ratios in relation to the width of the road.
OPINION & ANALYSIS
Government intervention in Asian real estate
Our guest contributor, Roy Ling, blogs about the importance of cooling measures set by the governments of Singapore, Hong Kong and China to prevent a property bubble from forming in their respective property markets. Incidentally, Singapore’s Minister for National Development Khaw Boon Wan this week released a statement in Parliament saying the measures have “produced encouraging results”.
2012 – An important year for Iskandar Malaysia
Rounding off the top five is our Singapore editor’s blog on crime issues in Johor Bahru and how 2012 is an important year for Iskandar Malaysia. Important projects coming onstream in Nusajaya include LEGOLAND MALAYSIA, ‘Hello Kitty’ and ‘Bob the Builder’ theme parks as well as the Stadium & Sports Complex @ EduCity.