Malaysia’s top property picks By Singapore (Mudah Online)

Malaysia’s top property picks By Singapore
Published: October 25, 2010

With Singapore property prices sky-rocketing, is it the right time to invest in Malaysia?

Below, we pick some of the best property investment opportunities in Malaysia, in terms of design, size, capital appreciation and rental returns that will be showcasing at the Expo.

Name: Icon
Where: Kuala Lumpur
Property Type: Small to medium-sized condominium units

Name: Southbay Plaza
Where: Penang
Type of property: Freehold condominium

Southbay Plaza will offer sea views off the Penang coastline. At 4.19 acres, it’s a quite a large development, and location-wise it offers a good balance of city living and a more resort-style residence. Close to historic sites like the War Museum and Cheng Ho Footprint Temple, the Batu Maung district is a lively one, and this site would suit professionals in particular. There are 206 units, which range in size from 1000 to 1600 psf at MYR450 (S$189) a square foot.

Name: M Suites
Where: Kuala Lumpur
Type of property: Condominiums

Located in KL’s diplomatic quarter, along the appropriately named Embassy Row, M Suites is very much for those who want to stay at the heart of the action. It’s about three kilometres from the CBD and is close to retail and commercial areas.
These are small to medium-sized freehold residential suites retailing from MYR 398,800 (S$167,657) onwards. The units are semi-furnished, with unit layouts of 1, 1+1, 2 and 3 bedrooms . There’s the usual pool, gym and sun deck, as well as a soon-to-be-developed commercial space.  There are 442 freehold landed units, all between MYR850 (S$357) to MYR 1100 (S$463) psf. Expected capital appreciation will be at 15-20%, with an estimated rental yield of around 6-6.5%.

Name: The Light Waterfront Penang
Where: Penang
Property Type: A mixture of condominiums and landed properties

This is a huge development project encompassing over 152 acres of land on Penang’s eastern coastline. The Light will have a variety of condominium housing, including modern sea view condos, and high-rise apartments with ocean views, as well as high-end waterside homes with private jetties.
The big attraction of The Light is the 2.3 acres of sustainable coral waterways alive with tropical fish that border the living space, and simultaneously contribute to marine life breeding programs. As well as the residential aspect, there will also be a subsequent phase of commercial development, including shopping, eating and entertainment options.

Name: Sunway Vivaldi
Where: Mont’ Kiara Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Property Type: Duplex condominiums

A luxury duplex condominium, only eight kilometers from KL’s city centre, this development would be particularly attractive to expatriates for its proximity to international schools , golf and country clubs, shopping complexes, and a medical centre.
It’s a low density development with only 30 units per acre, and the private lift lobby takes you from the main entrance to your doorstep.  With both single floor and duplex layouts, the project features 228 units, ranging from 2,573 to 3,983 sq ft.

Name: Residence at The Peak, Straits View
Where: Johor Bahru, Johor Malaysia
Property Type: Bungalows

Residence at The Peak, Straits View’s freehold luxury bungalows are surrounded by landscaped greenery, yet there is a vibrant urban life of JB and Singapore nearby. Plus, dinner invites round here are to die for as your neighbours include members of the Johor royal family.
Exclusivity is key here, as the low-density development offers only 12 private homes in a 2-acre land parcel, where each residence has a spacious land area from 5,759 sq.ft to 10,157 sq.ft. Each residence comes with its own swimming pool and customized elevator.

The i will make its inaugural appearance at the exclusive Sands Expo & Convention Centre this weekend.

The free event features specially invited property developers from all over the world who will be making their FIRST appearance at any property exhibition. As such, you will be the FIRST to view these exclusive developments at the EXPO International Collection.

Date: 23 – 24 October

Venue: Hall A, Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands

Admission is free