Property fair at G Hotel Feb 21 - 24

The Real Estate and Housing Developers Association Penang (Rehda) and Henry Butcher Malaysia Penang is once again organising the Malaysia Property Exhibition (Mapex).

The event is from Feb 21 to 24 at G Hotel in Gurney Drive, Penang, and it features a wide range of offerings from 15 major exhibitors, along with informative talks and other exciting activities.

Among the participating companies are IJM Land Bhd, Chong Company, Sunway Bhd, Airmas Group, Plenitude Bayu Sdn Bhd, New Bob Realty, IOI Properties Sdn Bhd and Hatten Group.

Also on board are UDA Holdings Bhd, Ideal Properties Group, Tropicana 218 Macalister, Golden Agro Plantation, Australia Property and Development, Penang Development Corporation and Bank Simpanan Nasional.

Properties to be showcased start from RM300,000. They range from affordable homes by Ideal to retail lots and hotel suites in Malaccas Harbour City by the Hatten Group.

Those seeking a luxurious lifestyle can check out offerings like IJM Lands condos and water villas priced at around RM15mil.

Visitors can also look forward to gaining valuable knowledge from property experts via talks on Feb 23 and 24.

Ahyat Ishak, a popular property investment expert and bestselling author of ‘The Strategic Property Investor’, will speak on ‘Seven Basics in Strategic Property Selection’.

It is a must-attend session for those harbouring ambitions of making it big via the right investment approach.

Feng shui enthusiasts will get to meet the renowned Master Yap Boh Chu, the youngest son of grandmaster Yap Cheng Hai, as he is slated to speak on both days on what to expect for residential high-rise buildings and landed property for the new year.

Other talks include Royal Malaysian Customs senior assistant director Lee Wing Onns session on GST and its impact on property.

Lawyer Khaw Veon Szu will offer advice on inheritance and estate planning.

Penang Local Government, Traffic Management and Flood Mitigation Committee chairman Chow Kon Yeow will give a talk on the state’s future transport system.

Meanwhile, state Housing, Town and Country Planning Committee chairman Jagdeep Singh will speak on the latest deve- lopments on affordable housing.

Besides the property showcase and seminars, Mapex 2015 will also have activities like fortune telling, Chinese calligraphy and lucky draws as well as free treats for children to ensure families have a fun-filled outing.

Despite a softer property market due to various factors, the organisers believe Penang’s uniqueness still makes it a location of choice for investors when it comes to property and lifestyle. - By The Star

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