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Getting to know Malacca

Posted by on Mar 13, 2017

Malaysia does not only offer accessibility and affordability to Singaporeans when every destination in Malaysia has its unique character and one particular upbeat destination would be Malacca. Getting to Malacca from Singapore is surprisingly easy when one can just make a booking online for the next 707 bus. Best known as a UNESCO World Heritage site, Malacca is among the unique and fascinating destinations in Malaysia. What’s more, the city is easy to navigate and therefore you will not encounter any problems finding the popular tourist attractions. Malacca boasts of numerous narrow passageways, and thus the best and more convenient way of exploring the wonderful city is by walking. A Walk Down the History Lane  Malacca rose from a humble fishing village to become the renowned trading port forming a vital link between the East and the West. Envy of many, the first of many foreign invasions took place when the Portuguese arrived and soon after falls on the hand of different nations. As rich as the history can be, the many historic events that took place in Malacca has successfully...

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Top 10 Things to Do on Your First Visit to Koh Samui

Posted by on Apr 27, 2017

Thailand is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the entire world, and for good reason. The food, culture and budget-friendly nature of the place make a combination you can;t beat. If you’re visiting Thailand for the first time you might want to consider coming to Koh Samui. It’s the second largest island in Thailand, and one of the most popular destinations, So while your browsing some Koh Samui vacation rentals please keep in mind some of the amazing things you need to do when you arrive. 1) Go Diving Koh Samui has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world and is a prime spot for diving. The water around Koh Samui is great for diving, and it’s considered one of the safest locations for first timers anywhere. If you don;t have any experience diving then you can learn from any number of diving schools, get certified, and be out on the water in no time. 2) Enjoy Some Street Food The street food in Thailand is world famous for being inexpensive, tasty, and one of the biggest...

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Few Tips to Save Money on your Flights

Posted by on Jun 25, 2016

Asia is indeed a continent that offers something for every person, from Thailand’s superb beaches to the temples of Hanoi and Beijing’s famous shopping districts you are rest assured to discover your ideal destination. Asia’s leading travel destinations offer an amazing experience of adventure, ancient culture, history, and a variety of incredible things to do in each destination. In addition the continent offers visitors affordable accommodation, food and flights making it a perfect holiday destination. Here is a list of a few tips to help you save money on your flights: 1. Book in reputable sites Booking your flight in reputable sites such as Traveloka is the first major step to see to it that you save money on your flights. The main advantage of these sites is that they have detailed search tools due to their experience in flight searches, which offer you an opportunity to concentrate your search on exactly those results that fit your criteria. In addition they help you search flexible dates and add close airports to increase your chances of getting pocket friendly costs. 2. Purchase...

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Top 10 Things to Do on Your First Visit to Koh Samui

Posted by on Apr 27, 2017

Thailand is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the entire world, and for good reason. The food, culture and budget-friendly nature of the place make a combination you can;t beat. If you’re visiting Thailand for the first time you might want to consider coming to Koh Samui. It’s the second largest island in Thailand, and one of the most popular destinations, So while your browsing some Koh Samui vacation rentals please keep in mind some of the amazing things you need to do when you arrive. 1) Go Diving Koh Samui has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world and is a prime spot for diving. The water around Koh Samui is great for diving, and it’s considered one of the safest locations for first timers anywhere. If you don;t have any experience diving then you can learn from any number of diving schools, get certified, and be out on the water in no time. 2) Enjoy Some Street Food The street food in Thailand is world famous for being inexpensive, tasty, and one of the biggest...

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Living in Malaysia: Five Tips on Renting Your Ideal House

Living in Malaysia: Five Tips on Renting Your Ideal House

Jan 16, 2017

Conventionally speaking, most people dislike the idea of renting a house over ownership. For one, renting is just a temporary stop along the process of owning a home. Nothing is more secure than having a house to live. This is what every homeowner dreams of: having a place that they can call their own. Recent changes in the perspective of homemakers paved way to renting a house as a more viable option for many especially when the real estate scene in Malaysia is looking at an incredible difficult trend to own a house. Also, according to iMoney, younger generations do not consider settling down on a permanent place just yet. They are still open to possibilities of transferring job or relocating to another area making renting more favorable compared to owning a new house. Over the past years, people in rural areas flock to highly urbanized areas for livelihood. The massive transfer of people causes congestion to urban cities like Kaula Lumpur. Despite being a huge city, land spaces may not be enough to address the demands for new homes. Renting a house seems to be the best option to choose for now. How to Find a Perfect Place to Rent Finding a perfect place to rent is a tedious task that needs your time and effort. It is not easy to look everywhere for a place that is suitable regarding what you want. For hassle-free ‘house for rent’ hunting, simply consider the following steps: Know Your Budget Before heading out on the busy streets of the city, try asking yourself how much can you afford. Surf the web for the latest trends in pricing so that you will have an idea of what to expect. As a rule of thumb, you must not spend more than 30 percent of your income for rent. Do bear in mind that aside from the rent, you will also have to allot a portion of your income for utilities like water, electricity, cable, and the internet. By knowing how much you want to spend, you can narrow down your options and avoid squandering time. Decide on Key Features Since you are already spending for a house that...

Reasons to Rent: Why You Should Never Rush a Condo Buy

A condo is a very large investment. For one, it costs a heck of a lot of money – and in many cases, your purchase will be costing you more in the first few months as you pay off loans and fix the place up. However, as property investments go, owning a condominium is a good way to increase the value of some of your equity, and if the condominium’s board of owners allows it, you could be putting some of that money to work by renting your condo out. Like any big purchase, however, it’s important to be extremely mindful of the cons before you jump on the pros of a purchase as a reason to buy anything in the condominium market. If you feel like you’re ready to make a big property decision in your life, it’s important to know whether or not getting a condominium is really what you want – not just now, but three, five, ten years from now as well. So let’s go over six very simple reasons why rushing to buy a condo is never a wise move, even at the sight of what seems like a great deal: A Condo Is A Long-term Investment Don’t go into a condo buy thinking that the price tag you see is about as much as you’ll have to afford. Condo owners, regardless of whether they’re paying mortgage or not, still have to pay monthly maintenance fees and premiums for fire insurance, etc. It will most certainly take a little while before your big condominium purchase will make you money. The factors that you’ll be depending on include the strength of the housing market in the near and far future, and the interest for condominiums in your area. If you’re buying a condo in order to watch its value rise for a resale later on, or to rent it out to couples and families in the area, then you’ll do best to speak with a professional investment advisor about what options are safest for you and your money. Otherwise, buy a condo to live in it. And if it’ll make you some money in the future, great. In fact, you...

Home Buying Guide for Malaysian Property

Home Buying Guide for Malaysian Property

Apr 20, 2016

Wonderful sights, warm people and a relatively low-cost of living compared to Australia and Singapore makes Malaysia one of the best havens for retirees and expat families in the area looking to move. Whether for foreign or local buyers, though, properties across the country offer a lot of choices. And when it comes to price,the Global Property Guide says that one of the best qualities of Malaysia’s residential properties is the remarkable stability of its prices. Over the last few years, prices have either fallen by a few percent, or risen by 2 percent or 3 percent. The result? When the market booms or collapses, consumers aren’t in the least bit worried. They know the market will go right back up if it goes down. You can essentially take advantage of the same stable property market prices when you invest in a Malaysian home. Here are some essential tips you need to know as a homeowner: Property Types  Available housing options in the market include the following: Terraced Houses High-rise residential properties Detached houses Semi-detached houses  There’s also a difference between buying land property and a condominium unit. Landed property will cost you more, should you go with this option. However, while land property prices continue to appreciate, the value of apartments are dependent on local supply and demand changes in the market. Online Listings  If you’re looking for an apartment for sale, sites like PropertyGuru Malaysia provide a handy list of choices you can explore. This is going to help you tremendously since you no longer need to do an ocular inspection of an area’s potential homes before you can generate a list of all the prospective homes to check. Set Budget  When you’re buying a home, just like any other shopping experience out there, make sure you set a budget, says CNN Money—and stick to it. You really wouldn’t want to overspend at this point. A home comes with a ton of expenses. It doesn’t stop at your mortgage bill and down payment. You’ll have to sell out money for association dues, worry about insurance premiums, lose sleep over repair and remodeling costs, and more. Financing Options  There are also plenty of...

Factors to Consider a When Buying Home in a Neighborhood Country

Factors to Consider a When Buying Home in a Neighborhood Country

Apr 7, 2016

The time to buy is now, but you want to make sure you’re getting the most bang for your buck when purchasing a home in Singapore. Consider the following factors when looking for your next home in Singapore: Landscaping It is obviously important that your new property itself looks well kept and aesthetically pleasing. However, it’s just as important that the landscaping and the area or neighborhood as a whole is well kept as well. If the landscaping of the property and surrounding neighborhood is well managed, it is a sign that the local council is proactive and will be helpful when it comes to other issues. Lack of unplanned vacant land A lack of vacant land in your new property’s surrounding area is a good thing when it comes to buying your new home. It means that there is no risk of future construction affecting your road access or your property’s good view. Investigate whether there are any vacant areas around your home that could affect the value of your property in the future. Gated community Gated communities are in high demand and properties within them are generally much pricier than non-gated homes. According to Iproperty.com, properties in Desa Park City that were originally priced at RM450,000 are now priced at RM1.2 million. Bungalows, on the other hand, are much less in demand and lower in price than they used to be, considering the rise in condominiums and gated communities. If you’re looking for a less pricey home, bungalows may be the way to go, but if you’re looking for a property that will likely grow in value over the years, a home within a gated community could be a great investment. Near high-performing schools According to The Malay Mail Online, having a high-performing Chinese school in a neighborhood could add tremendous value to your property. More and more non-Chinese families are looking to move closer to these high-performing schools, bringing up the value and demand of properties surrounding the schools. More people want to live close to these schools, not only to send their children to them but also to have an excellent support system of parents. Neighboring locations Consider buying a...