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Pavilion Hilltop – Luxury condos, Duplex Suites by Pavilion Group in Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur

Pavilion HilltopAfter the Phase one of Pavilion Hilltop, released in April, saw a 100 percent take-up within two months, the Pavilion Group recently launched the second block of residences in Pavilion Hilltop, a luxury building in Mont Kiara, a township north-west of Kuala Lumpur. Interestingly this phase too is witnessing an equal demand from buyers with 40 percent of the units already sold.

Pavilion Hilltop, with a gross development value of Read the rest “Pavilion Hilltop – Luxury condos, Duplex Suites by Pavilion Group in Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur”

The Loft@Southbay City – Luxury Suites by Mah Sing Group in Penang

The Loft Southbay PenangBayan Lepas is one of Penang’s most sought-after vicinities, which is within a kilometer from the Second Penang Bridge and 7 kilometers from the Penang International Airport. The area is home to Penang’s biggest retail shopping mall, the Queensbay Mall, which is complemented by other shopping centers such as Bukit Jambul Complex, Sunshine Square, Mayang Mall and Giant hypermarket. Among other landmarks of Bayan Lepas are the Penang International Sports Read the rest “The Loft@Southbay City – Luxury Suites by Mah Sing Group in Penang”

Encorp Marina – Sky Suites and Apartments by Encorp Bhd in Iskandar Malaysia

Encorp Marina Iskandar MalaysiaAlready a most sought-after location by both local and foreign home buyers, Iskandar Malaysia, after a few key residential projects completed and the key coastal highway from Johor Bahru city to Nusajaya opened to traffic, the interest in the region has gained even more momentum. Today, the region boasts of state-of-the-art facilities, a good infrastructure, several tourist attractions and places to hangout.

Meanwhile, the future plans of the area make Read the rest “Encorp Marina – Sky Suites and Apartments by Encorp Bhd in Iskandar Malaysia”

Senibong Cove – Exclusive Waterfront Villas and Apartments in Johor

Senibong Cove Johor Front Concept Sdn Bhd, the developer of the 210-acre waterfront enclave Senibong Cove in Johor, has recently launched its third phase of constructions featuring exclusive Isola waterfront villas and the third block of The WaterEdge Apartments, with a combined total gross development value of RM500 million. This will be collection of 86 three-storey waterfront villas, with built-ups between 4,800 and 6,500 square feet and a choice of nine designs.  Since Read the rest “Senibong Cove – Exclusive Waterfront Villas and Apartments in Johor”

Country Garden Danga Bay – Seafront Condos in Johor Baru

Country Garden Danga Bay Johor BaruLocated at Iskandar Malaysia Special Economic Zone, Country Garden Danga Bay is by far the largest seafront metropolis in Johor Bahru being built at a total investment of RM18 billion.

This is Country Garden’s first wholly owned project in Malaysia and is being planned to be an integrated seafront metropolis spread across an area of 57 acres, consists of waterfront Commercial Streets, shopping mall, private clubhouse and a seafront thematic Read the rest “Country Garden Danga Bay – Seafront Condos in Johor Baru”

Tribeca – Serviced Suites by Low Yat Group for Expats in Kuala Lumpur

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With an eye on international buyers seeking a place not too far from the city center in Kuala Lumpur’s Golden Triangle area, Low Yat Group recently launched Tribeca Service Suites, a 36-storey development of high-end serviced apartments being built at an estimated gross development value of RM490 million.

The demand from buyers to own a home in this prestigious area can be judged from the fact that since its Read the rest “Tribeca – Serviced Suites by Low Yat Group for Expats in Kuala Lumpur”

Elemen – Serviced Apartments Managed by Best Western in Genting Highlands, Malaysia

Elemen MalaysiaJust an hour’s drive from Kuala Lumpur is the Genting Highlands, a hill resort in Malaysia developed by Genting Group and is best known as Resorts World Genting. Nestled on a mountain peak within the Titiwangsa Mountains on the border between the states of Pahang and Selangor of Malaysia, the area is a preferred location for a quick weekend getaway.  

Just behind the resort, being developed at a gross development Read the rest “Elemen – Serviced Apartments Managed by Best Western in Genting Highlands, Malaysia”

The Lexis Suites – Beachfront Studio Suites at Teluk Kumbar, Penang

The Lexis Suites PenangAfter successfully delivering its earlier projects, Kuala Lumpur Metro Group takes its experience in delivering trendsetting projects to The Lexis Suites, Penang, another development that sets to be an iconic landmark on the beachfront of Teluk Kumbar, Penang.The Lexis Suites Penang 3

The Lexis Suites, Penang will be a 5-star hospitality development featuring 224 luxurious suites with a wide range of facilities for residents to enjoy. One of the key unique features of Read the rest “The Lexis Suites – Beachfront Studio Suites at Teluk Kumbar, Penang”

Laguna Langkawi – Freehold Luxury Beachfront Condos in Langkawi

Laguana LangkawiLangkawi in Malaysia is often referred to as Asia’s most livable island. It’s nestled in the Andaman Sea just a short distance off the Malaysian Peninsula. Known as the Jewel of Kedah, Langkawi is a genuine tropical paradise with long sandy beaches, secluded coves, swaying palm trees and ancient natural rainforests. Home to several stunning beaches, it boasts a lush, cozy tropical landscape all the while close to modern conveniences Read the rest “Laguna Langkawi – Freehold Luxury Beachfront Condos in Langkawi”

An Interview with Erika Oktora on Living in the Developing Locations of Johor

Erika OktoraAfter staying in Singapore for about 12 years, Erika Oktora, decided to move to East Ledang in Malaysia’s Johor state which is about an hour’s drive from Singapore. Today she still works in Singapore and commutes daily from her home in Johor. She pens her experiences in her blog, Living in Johor, which is indeed a must-read for those who are planning to shift base here. We spoke to Read the rest “An Interview with Erika Oktora on Living in the Developing Locations of Johor”

Villas-By-the-Sea in Seri Tanjung Pinang, Penang by E&O Property Development

Martinique Villas-by-the-Sea PenangOnly 10 minutes from Gurney Drive, the 980-acre Seri Tanjung Pinang (STP) is the largest seafront development in Penang and probably the only planned residential development around the island. Experts of the industry say that “…with its showcase of luxury residential enclaves and vibrant promenades, it is already being hailed as Penang’s ‘Millionaire Row’ and is poised to create unique lifestyle for those who dream to holiday by the sea, Read the rest “Villas-By-the-Sea in Seri Tanjung Pinang, Penang by E&O Property Development”

Horizon Hills – Golf Residences in Johor, Malaysia

Horizon Hills MalaysiaSituated on the southern part of Malaysia, Johor is the 5th largest state in Malaysia and its  strategic location (being just a 20-minute drive from Singapore), makes this tropical state in Malaysia a premier holiday home location in Asia.

Till a decade ago Johor‘s real estate market was sluggish and uneventful to say the least and Kuala Lumpur was the epicentre of Malaysia‘s real estate growth story. However Johor covered Read the rest “Horizon Hills – Golf Residences in Johor, Malaysia”

Unwind at The Residences in Putra Heights: Sime Darby’s New Development

The Residences at Putra Heights was awarded the Best Villa Development in Malaysia at the South East Asia Property Awards in 2012. Taking a look at this luxurious and modern development it is understandable to see why it has received such prestigious accolades. With a reputation for developing innovative properties with a focus on sustainability.

Located just 30 minutes from KLIA, and with access to 6 main expressways, The Residences Read the rest “Unwind at The Residences in Putra Heights: Sime Darby’s New Development”

Haven Lakeside Residences, Malaysia – Condos by Superboom Projects Sdn Bhd

Haven Lakeside Residences MalaysiaIpoh is one of the most important cities of Malaysia and is today counted as a major tourist destination in the country. With several popular tourist attractions like the Cameron Highlands which is only a short drive away from the city and the beautiful island of Pangkor along with Royal Belum State Park makes Ipoh a traveler’s foremost destination. Owing to the many beautiful sights in and around Ipoh and Read the rest “Haven Lakeside Residences, Malaysia – Condos by Superboom Projects Sdn Bhd”

Top Locations in Malaysia to Buy a Holiday Home

A survey conducted early this year by global real estate consultancy Knight Frank, CNBC had ranked Malaysia ninth on the world’s top ten hottest real estate markets’ list. And why not? Malaysia’s five-year price growth was recorded at 28.5 percent and with more and more foreign nationals coming to the country either to lead a retired life or for longer stays, the vacation real estate market is as robust as Read the rest “Top Locations in Malaysia to Buy a Holiday Home”

Jacques Duquesne – An Expat’s Life in Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur

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An expatriate specialist and founder of the Expatypus.com website; meet Jacques Duquesne, as he speaks to Holiday Home Times in an exclusive interview about his journey from France to Asia where he has been staying since 2004, and life in Kuala Lumpur, the city which he now loves to call his home.

The interview…

Please tell us something about your background – personal and professional.
I am from the Read the rest “Jacques Duquesne – An Expat’s Life in Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur”

Michele Chan-Thomson on life as an expat in Malaysia’s Penang

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Meet Michele Chan-Thomson, a home-maker and a blogger by choice as she speaks to us in an exclusive interview about life as an expat in Penang, one of the leading tourist destinations in South-east Asia.

The interview…

Please tell us something about your background – personal and professional.
I’m a Chinese-American who was born and raised in the United States. My husband and I have three kids, and I’ve
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Obtaining Malaysian Residency and Employment Visa

Malaysia resident visaTo apply for permanent residency in Malaysia one must first stay in the country continuously for at least 5 years under a valid Entry Permit, or at least 10 years in the case of foreign husbands of Malaysian citizens. Any foreign person over the age of 21 can apply to the National Registration Department to become a citizen of Malaysia by naturalization if they have been a permanent resident for Read the rest “Obtaining Malaysian Residency and Employment Visa”

Retiring in Malaysia – MM2H rules and benefits

Owing to Malaysia’s warm tropical climate, inviting shorelines of pure white sands, friendly locals, low cost of living, excellent healthcare facilities, great roads, and cheap transport, the country has been a retiree’s preferred location to spend his sunset years. And that’s not all! Malaysia government’s Malaysia, my 2nd home programme has a lot to offer for foreigners who want to spend their life in a relaxed environment.

Since most foreign Read the rest “Retiring in Malaysia – MM2H rules and benefits”

Buying property in Malaysia – special emphasis on foreigners

Malaysia My Second HomeOf late there has been talks of the Malaysian government toying with the idea of doubling the entry price at which foreigners can buy property in the country from RM500,000 (about £100,000) to RM1 million. The new rules have not yet been implemented, and so currently it is relatively cheap to buy a house or apartment in Malaysia.

There are several reasons why foreign nationals choose Malaysia as their investment Read the rest “Buying property in Malaysia – special emphasis on foreigners”