How should we judge a government?

In Malaysia, if you don't watch television or read newspapers, you are uninformed; but if you do, you are misinformed!

"If you're not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing." - Malcolm X

Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience - Mark Twain
Never argue with an idiot, otherwise people won't know which one of you is the idiot.
Since light travels faster than sound, some people appears bright - until you hear them speak.

Why we should be against censorship in a court of law: Publicity is the very soul of justice … it keeps the judge himself, while trying, under trial. - Jeremy Bentham

"Our government is like a baby's alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other. " - Ronald Reagan


Government fed by the people

Government fed by the people

Career options

Career options
I suggest government... because nobody has ever been caught.

Corruption so prevalent it affects English language?

Corruption so prevalent it affects English language?

When there's too much dirt...

When there's too much dirt...
We need better tools... to cover up mega corruptions.

Prevent bullying now!

Prevent bullying now!
If you're not going to speak up, how is the world supposed to know you exist? “Orang boleh pandai setinggi langit, tapi selama ia tidak menulis, ia akan hilang di dalam masyarakat dan dari sejarah.” - Ananta Prameodya Toer (Your intellect may soar to the sky but if you do not write, you will be lost from society and to history.)

Monday, July 30, 2012

A bit on condominiums in and around KL


A former classmate, now a Canadian, recently stayed at an apartment near KLCC. He commented that because of the common traffic jams in the area, he did not feel like getting out of the CBD unless he had an appointment with friends or relatives.

Another ex-classmate, moved from Titiwangsa, KL, to Setia Ecopark in or near Shah Alam. The effect on our occasional lunch dates or jam sessions was felt because of the extra distance. It used to be a quick 'yes or no' if he was in Titiwangsa, whether he could join us in Sentul. Now, I would not even call him to find out if he was free unless he happened to be in town, because it would not be nice for him to turn me down.
These are just two examples of unimportant but minor issues which would affect someone's decision to buy a house or apartment. The more important ones would include proximity to workplace and family or friends (depending on whether he or she wants to be closer or farther!)

Recently, we visited a high density condominium project, Parklane OUG, which is near OUG but is on Jalan Puchong. It was described as 'truly affordable' at over Rm300,000 for a standard built-up of 950 sq.ft.  Affordability is subjective and it depends on who the developers are targetting. For an average wage earner without parental support, it is beyond him or her. But when compared with other new projects, it can be described as relatively cheaper. Mah Sing's Icon Residenz at Icon City (former Masushita factory in Kelana Jaya) starts from Rm499,000 for a 569 sq. ft. serviced apartment. Of course, Mah Sing has an established brand name and this is a bigger integrated project. But for a better comparison with Parklane, if I remember correctly, there is one project in Sg. Besi offering a 950 sq. ft. apartment for some Rm470,000!

It is interesting to compare these with an upscale project within KL CBD: Laman Ceylon, Bukit Ceylon. Its apartments start from 624 sq. ft. and at around Rm1,000 per sq. ft., I presume it starts from over Rm600,000. For its strategic location in terms of proximity to KLCC and other important business addresses as well as premium shopping centres like Pavilion and Starhill along Jalan Bukit Bintang, I would say it is relatively cheap for foreign  and local businessmen to have a place to stay or to offer their foreign business associates a convenient place during their short visits. Location plan:

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Prince goin high,banks make offer with lower interest,at least that help those who wants to buy those expensive accomondations..in a way..maybe.