Posts Tagged ‘Southeast Asia’
November 22, 2016 by iskandarinsider
The landscaped lawns and flowering shrubs of Country Garden Holdings Co.’s huge property showroom in southern Malaysia end abruptly at a small wire fence. Beyond, a desert of dirt stretches into the distance, filled with cranes and piling towers that the Chinese developer is using to build a $100 billion city in the sea.
While Chinese home buyers have sent prices soaring from Vancouver to Sydney, in this corner of Southeast Asia it’s China’s developers that are swamping the market, pushing prices lower with a glut of hundreds of thousands of new homes. They’re betting that the city of Johor Bahru, bordering Singapore, will eventually become the next Shenzhen.
“These Chinese players build by the thousands at one go, and they scare the hell out of everybody,” said Siva Shanker, head of investments at Axis-REIT Managers Bhd. and a former president of the Malaysian Institute of Estate Agents. “God only knows who is going to buy all these units, and when it’s completed, the bigger question is, who is going to stay in them?”
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September 26, 2016 by iskandarinsider
JOHOR BAHRU: Set to be the tallest residential building in Southeast Asia, Astaka Padu is making good progress in its target to construct two residential towers of a staggering 65 and 70 storeys.
Taking the likes of some of the iconic towers in the world, the residential buildings will be the first phase of the 1-Bukit Senyum mixed luxury development spanning 4.80ha of land in the city.
Astaka Padu chief executive officer Datuk Zamani Kasim said that the company has engaged with world-class consultants to design the luxurious development, the first of its kind in Johor.
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