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‘No brand house’

The generous use of raw materials such as mesh wire, concrete blocks and glass all through the house give it a spacious and sleek modern feel. This 2-storey intermediate linked house in Taman OUG, Kuala Lumpur was chosen the gold winner for the terraced category in last year’s  haven/The Edge My Dream Home Contest.

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‘Upcycle expected in 2011’

Despite being buffeted by a major economic slowdown, the Malaysian residential property market remains surprisingly resilient and is poised for a mini-boom in the next two to three years, according to Previndran Singhe, CEO of Zerin Properties Sdn Bhd.“I believe our fundamentals are strong and the Malaysia real estate market will have another three years [of growth],” he said, adding that a pro

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Bracing for a retail shakeup

As Malaysians hunker down in the face of a global economic crisis that has prompted economists to forecast the country’s first recession in over a decade, the local retail industry is bracing for an inevitable shakeup.With tens of thousands of workers having already lost their jobs and with the Malaysian Employers Federation predicting that 200,000 workers will be laid off during the current do

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KLCC area still a hot spot

Eleven months ago, the sale of the 24-storey Wisma Angkasa Raya, located strategically across the road from the famed Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC), was the talk of the town.Sunrise Bhd paid close to RM180 million for the building that sits on a prized 1.56-acre corner site located between Jalan Ampang and Jalan P Ramlee.

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Eight years to realise ‘pure’ dream home

Aged wooden gates and bare concrete walls — perhaps that may not gel with your idea of a typical “dream home”. But take a look at the haven/The Edge My Dream Home 2008’s gold winner in the detached/semi-detached category and you might change your mind.

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