Property News

Encouraging turnout of 10,000 at annual Sheda Property Expo 2015

KUCHING: The Sarawak Housing and Real Estate Developers’ Association (Sheda)’s Property Expo 2015 held last weekend at Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) recorded 10,000 visitors over the three-day period. In a press release yesterday, Sheda said they were pleased with the positive turnout despite the current hazy conditions, indicating an optimistic future for the property industry in the state. It …

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Hot sales at HSL’s La Promenade

KUCHING: The luxury homes of Precinct Premier, the first phase of Hock Seng Lee Construction Sdn Bhd (HSL)’s landmark development La Promenade almost fully sold out at launch. “ We knew there was strong interest in the guarded and gated concept and high-end homes and this was proven when the detached bungalows priced at RM2.4 million and above to sell …

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BDA signs deal on two projects with contractors

BINTULU: Two projects worth a total RM27,384,386.60 were signed between Bintulu Development Authority (BDA) and the two appointed contractors at Wisma Bintulu yesterday. The first project signed with contractor Hock Seng Lee Berhad is the proposed government office and security office/entrance in Samalaju Industrial Park at a contract sum of RM20,998,000. The project will be divided into two phases: the …

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Sagah proposes elevation of Siburan to district

KUCHING: State Legislative Assembly (DUN) deputy speaker Datuk Roland Sagah Wee Inn will propose to the state government to have Siburan upgraded from a sub-district to district. According to him, this is to ensure that better government services can be provided to the community there. “By right, Siburan should be upgraded to a district status because its population is now …

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New police HQ for Serian as the present one is too small

KUCHING: A new police headquarters is being planned for Serian in line with its elevation to a division. This was revealed by Deputy State Police Commissioner Datuk Dr Chai Khin Chung, who said the present Serian Police Station which was also used as a district police headquarters was built in 1957 and was too small for a division. “We are …

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Visitors to Sibuti beaches continue to increase

MIRI: Beaches in Sibuti are gaining popularity among picnickers, photographers, and nature lovers, who often visit the beach’s many picturesque spots. Faizal Mohamad, 28, whose grandparents are from Peliau and Tusan, said the 45-minute walk from Peliau village covers sandy beaches, cliffs, coral reefs, a waterfall, a stream, algae at night and a cemetery of early Kedayan settlers. “There has …

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Taman Selera not property of MCC

MIRI: Taman Selera, which used to be the oldest recreational public park here, is no longer a property of Miri City Council (MCC). According to Miri Mayor Lawrence Lai, the beachfront park at Tanjung Lobang now belongs to the developer of Taman Selera’s redevelopment project. The developer uses Dubai as the blueprint for the masterplan to transform this city into …

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Piasau Nature Reserve set to become world’s next eco-landmark

MIRI: The Piasau Nature Reserve (PNR) here will further enhance the image of this city in terms of global tourism and environmental conservation upon its completion by late next year. The nature reserve – formerly known as Piasau Camp – is a classic example of excellent cooperation between the community and relevant authorities. Sarawak Forestry Corporation (SFC) deputy general manager …

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Govt committed to developing property sector

KUCHING: The government remains committed to developing the state’s property sector as an important component of the economy. According to Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Adenan Satem, the government continues to addressing concerns Sarawakians have over the lack of infrastructure, the need to open up more land for commercial activities, and the impact rural-urban migration is having on development …

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Housing Ministry studying proposal on building affordable houses

KUCHING: The Ministry of Housing is studying the proposal brought forward by the Sarawak Housing and Real Estate Developers Association (Sheda) to build affordable houses. Its minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg said his ministry is currently working on a solution for the construction of affordable houses which could be beneficial to all parties especially housebuyers. “We are studying …

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