PETALING JAYA: The planned high speed rail link between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore (HSR) is expected to spur growth in the property market and offer opportunities to developers, investors and homebuyers, said industry experts.

The HSR, which will have a terminus in Bandar Malaysia and six intermediate stations in Putrajaya, Seremban, Ayer Keroh, Muar, Batu Pahat and Iskandar Puteri, will be one of the most significant influences on the Kuala Lumpur property market in 20 years, Savills Malaysia executive chairman Christopher Boyd told

Boyd will be speaking at’s “Symposium on Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail 2016” themed “Where to invest — don’t miss the boat!” on Aug 27. His session is titled “Greater KL: Malaysia’s next property frontier”.

During the session, he will explain the historical growth of Greater

 Kuala Lumpur and how it could continue to grow in the future.

Ho Chin Soon“Property is in the Malaysian DNA, hence, any potential investor should keep abreast of the latest developments in the property scene, he said.

“Those who attend the symposium will have a better appreciation of what the market holds for the future at a time of uncertainties,” he added.

Meanwhile, another speaker Ho Chin Soon Research Sdn Bhd chairman Ho Chin Soon, who will be speaking on the topic “Hot spots along the alignment: Where are the opportunities?” said the HSR is a game changer that could offer a lot of opportunities.

During his talk, Ho said he will point out investment opportunities for large developers to small time investors to homebuyers.

Christopher’s “Symposium on Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail 2016” will be held on Aug 27 at Sunway Putra Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.

Other real estate experts who will be featured at the symposium are KGV International Property Consultants executive director Samuel Tan, Henry Butcher Real Estate Sdn Bhd chief operating officer Tang Chee Meng, product and business development director Alvin Ong and Bukit Bintang City Centre Development Sdn Bhd CEO Datuk Richard Ong, who will be sharing their views on the impact of the HSR.

Boyd, Ho and Richard will also be part of a panel discussion entitled HSR: The Big Idea to be held at the end of the symposium. The session will be moderated by managing director and editor-in-chief Au Foong Yee.

The symposium is organised by and supported by The Edge Malaysia. The presenting sponsor is Bukit Bintang City Centre.

This story first appeared in pullout on Aug 19, 2016, which comes with The Edge Financial Daily every Friday. Download pullout here for free.

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