Feb 11, 2014

    Don't shut the door on Malaysian property

    INVESTMENT attitudes here towards Malaysian properties might have been dampened by recent cooling measures across the Causeway, but experts think there is still potential.

    Malaysia-based property developer Hatten Group's head of sales and marketing, Ms Cassandra Tio, said one should not throw in the towel just yet.

    "You can still search for untapped opportunities in the gold's how you play the game," she said.

    Ms Tio will be speaking on the topic at the MyPaper Advance Series Seminar 2014 on Saturday, themed The Smarter Way to Buying Properties in Malaysia.

    During the talk, she will shed light on how the cooling measures are affecting segments of the Malaysian property market, and give tips on investment techniques that buyers can use.

    "I am hoping to open their minds to new ideas, new forms of investment," said Ms Tio.

    The seminar will also feature Mr Donald Han, managing director of property consultancy Chesterton Singapore, and Mr Kenny Tan, head of channel strategy and business alliance at OCBC Bank.

    Mr Han will discuss the impact of the future Rail Transit System to Johor Baru City Centre (JBCC) and how JBCC could outperform Iskandar, while Mr Tan will give a step-by-step guide to financing property purchases.

    Discover from the experts how you can get the most out of Malaysian properties at the seminar on Saturday, from 10am to 1pm, at the SPH News Centre Auditorium (1000 Toa Payoh North). Registration closes on Thursday. To register ($5 per person), visit