The new `Ecological Civilisation’

The prolific Prof Kongjian Yu, founding dean of the College of Architecture and Landscape at Peking University; who is also the founder and design principal of Turenscape has written a great many papers. Here are curated excerpts that best capture his thoughts. Professor Yu Some people may think that ...

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The ‘Art of Survival’

“Art of Survival” Bringing ecological balance or ‘peasantry wisdom’ back into the city is what will save the cities from natural disasters, asserts eminent landscape architect, Prof Yu. Text by Jan Yong , Photos courtesy of Turenscape Back in 2011, Prof Kongjian Yu, professor and the founding dean of ...

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Top 10 Property Market Trend in 2022

Top 10 Property Market Trends in 2022

  Inflation, supply chain disruption, raw materials and energy price rise, politics, cyberthreats, emergence of new variants, climate change – these are 7 risks that worry many people in 2022. As long as the pandemic is not over yet, we will still see much volatility depending on how we ...

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MM2H Deadlock or Dead End?

“The new MM2H scheme is not practical and is the most expensive “Multi-entry Visa” scheme in the world.”   Asian Property Review gets some industry views on the controversial new criteria for the long-stay scheme for foreigners. KL See Executive Director, Metro Homes Realty Berhad The current Federal government ...

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Budget 2022 Wish List Which made the final cut?

It would seem redundant to be talking about the Budget’s Wish List after the Budget has been unveiled. But it is always enlightening to see whether the government has been listening to the stakeholders. It did but only one wish was fulfilled i.e. abolishing the RPGT on properties held ...

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Spotlight on Malaysia Boom in 2022?

Spotlight on Malaysia Asian Property Review focuses on Malaysia as a wrap-up on its 2021 Review due to her double whammy of pandemic and political instability. Text by Jan Yong Malaysia is the most watched ASEAN country in 2021 not just for its chart topping Covid-19 numbers but for ...

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Starring roles in Melaka Fashion Hub

The fashion industry in Malaysia is about to be rocked by three renowned personalities who will drive the creation of an international fashion hub in Melaka. All stories by Jan Yong Fashioning a fashion hub from scratch isn’t for anyone although the correct setting and the right developer help. ...

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Pandemic sparks demand for biotech properties

More investors are betting on life sciences real estate amid unrelenting outbreaks of Covid-19 infections worldwide. The Coronavirus pandemic has accelerated a property segment that has always been very niche and receives very little attention – research laboratories and corporate offices for the life sciences industry. Life sciences is ...

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Conquering workspaces one step at a time

For someone who’s stayed and worked in three continents, and travelled frequently for work, Matthew James Kenley, IWG’s Head of Partnership Growth for APAC, thinks the Covid-19 pandemic has been a blessing in disguise for him. He finally gets to spend more time with his family and gets the ...

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Revenge Tourism to hit in 2H 2021?

Asian Property Review gets 7 top Malaysian industry executives to give their opinion on what lies ahead for the travel and property industry. With the vaccine rollout, do you think there will be revenge tourism in 2H 2021? Which holiday destinations will see the strongest recovery? How has the ...

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