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N95 face mask provides best protection against worsening haze: Dr Amar Singh

“The usual three-ply surgical mask (usually green or blue and thicker) cannot filter toxic gases and fine particles of less than 2.5 microns. It may offer some protection against larger particles that irritate, and hence may be useful for some outdoor activities such as biking.

“It is important to recognise that most of the harmful substances in the smoke/smog coming our way consist of toxic gases and very small particles, most under 2.5 microns in size.”

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To be a place people never tire of

“If BPS is merely a redevelopment of a heritage building, it will only attract people to come once or twice. But if it’s a place, people will revisit again and again. To turn BPS into a place requires many cultural layers that make it always fresh to everyone.”

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Damansara Kim: Small but resilient

The bulk of properties in Damansara Kim consist of landed residential properties — mostly terraced and also some semidee and detached houses. The price of these properties have increased and held steady over the years.

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Five things the Johor property sector could do without

Johor state housing, communications and multimedia committee chairman Dzulkefly Ahmad has revealed that Johor currently has the highest number of unsold completed properties in Malaysia, with 6,066 units worth about RM4.06 billion floating in the market for over two years now. Nearly 60% of these units are priced at RM500,000 and above.

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Learning from woman builders of Malaysia

We picked nine ladies who are leaders in the real estate industry, especially in property development, to provide some pearls of wisdom on what it takes to excel in a male-dominated industry. Happy National Day and Happy National Women’s Day to one and all!