Ever wonder what goes viral and attract people’s attention? Take a look at EdgeProp.my’s top 10 most shared - social media posts on Facebook in 2019. They were understandably also the stories that received the most reactions.
1. In top spot is a video of a non-fatal fire that broke out at The Mall, Mid Valley Southkey in Johor Baru in September. The video received more than 333 shares with over 42,000 views.
2. The second most shared story was of a possible cement price hike following YTL Cement Bhd’s acquisition of a 51% stake in Lafarge Malaysia Bhd in June. A price hike was however averted after the market raised the alarm that this could lead to higher house prices.
3. Next off – the horror that the original 1MDB final audit report was almost destroyed caused quite a stir among Malaysians.
4. Another “shocker” that got a lot of shares was a piece that pointed out that a significant bulk of the residential property overhang in the country was actually made up of “affordable” homes.
5. Malaysian property market seems to have emerged as a winner of the political and social unrest in Hong Kong and EdgeProp.my’s cover story drew quite a lot of shares as well.
6. Another piece on Hong Kong residents buying properties and moving to Malaysia.
7. The property market slowdown has resulted in a number of unsold properties – a hot topic among Malaysians.
8. To most Malaysians, living in KL may mean keeping a close watch on the pocket but for some expats it is one of the best cities to live and work.
9. Weighing in on the Federal Court’s ruling on Nov 26 that the Housing Controller under the Housing and Local Government Ministry (KPKT) does not have power to grant Extension of Time (EOT) approvals to property developers, the House Buyers Association (HBA) advised developers who can’t complete their projects on time to quit.
10. This happened in China but one has to give it to the developer as some netizens did by praising the developer for its creativity in providing the plastic lake instead of a real lake. Better than no lake, right?