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Jalan Imbi plays catch-up

Jalan Imbi poised for growth Kuala Lumpur’s Golden Triangle is popularly recognised as the country’s main commercial hub with world-class shopping centres, hotels, offices and trendy shops that are bordered by Jalan Bukit Bintang, Jalan Sultan Ismail and Jalan Imbi.

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Mayland rolls out Plaza Damas 3

When it comes to property development in Sri Hartamas, among the players that are likely to be mentioned is Malaysia Land Properties Sdn Bhd (Mayland). The Hong Kong-based developer, which recently launched its serviced apartments, The Regalia development off Jalan Sultan Ismail in Kuala Lumpur last year, is still busy in Sri Hartamas.

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Jalan Imbi set to change

KUALA LUMPUR: The shops on Jalan Imbi, located in Kuala Lumpur's Golden Triangle, may soon pave way for new developments as land in the city centre becomes scarce. The Imbi stretch from the intersection of Jalan Bukit Bintang to Jalan Sultan Ismail started out with residential bungalows. From the 1950s, shops sprouted up as some of the homes were converted for commercial use.

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Raffles KL to open doors in 2011

KUALA LUMPUR: The luxury hotel brand Raffles will have its first hotel in Malaysia - the Raffles Kuala Lumpur - which is expected to open its doors in 2011.The Raffles Kuala Lumpur will be at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, along Jalan Bukit Bintang.

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Mulpha’s Leisure Farm, Putrajaya Holdings win Cityscape awards

SINGAPORE: Malaysian developers Leisure Farm Corporation Sdn Bhd and Putrajaya Holdings Sdn Bhd had won awards at the 2009 Cityscape Awards for Real Estate in Asia in Singapore on May 19. Leisure Farm Corp, a unit of Mulpha International Bhd, won in the "Best Best Green Development (Built)" category with its Leisure Farm Resort project.

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Prices yet to bottom out

Residential property prices on the secondary market in Penang generally stood firm in 1Q2009 despite the current market slowdown, although there were some minor adjustments in prices for certain types of properties in selected areas.Raine & Horne International Zaki + Partners director Michael Geh says the property market here has yet to bottom out, but believes it may occur in the next few

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No buzz in Beijing

It was to have been China’s grand foray into international real estate as it was about to play host to Fiabci’s (French acronym for the Paris-based International Real Estate Federation) World Congress for the first time.

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Construction industry challenges

From the shockingly high fuel hike last June and its subsequent fall, instability of building material supply and prices, liberalisation of importing building materials and the recent amendment to the Stamp Act 1949, the construction industry is facing one challenge after another.It was not that long ago when unstable building material supply and prices, especially that of steel bars and cement

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SunCity’s green awards

Sunway City Bhd (SunCity) has joined the league of Malaysian developers whose projects have been awarded the coveted Green Mark certifications by Singapore’s Building and Construction Authority (BCA).Sunway Palazzio development in Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur, a residential high-rise development, obtained the BCA’s Green Mark Gold Award (provisional), while Sunway Challis Damansara in Sunway Dama

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