• jeff

    Reply Reply March 15, 2009

    since you specialise in JB propoerty, can you give us a review of the properties developer in JB.

    I am interested in Bandar Dato Onn.

    plse comment on the location, design, landscaping and most important – is it a good investment location.

    tks in advance.

    • ongkl

      Reply Reply March 19, 2009

      Hi Jeff,

      We are unable to give you such a review at the moment because we are more focused on completed projects in Johor Bahru which have proven their management, neighborhood and return on investment.


  • Peter

    Reply Reply June 10, 2009

    I’m interested in Penang island property.Kindly provide me a update new project from Developer.Thanks

  • June

    Reply Reply June 12, 2009

    hi ,

    All the si-fu out there, I need advice on the above matter, my daughter is working in JB and have intention to purchase a condo unit around Aminah Hospital.
    The condo is only 713 sq feet . 3/4 furnished and price is a whooping RM260k
    please advise whether the price is reasonable or can you recommend other properties which is cheaper.
    She works at the hospital Aminah.

    Thank You.


    • ongkl

      Reply Reply June 15, 2009

      Hi June,

      RM260k for 713 sqf is considered high in that area. I suppose it is Sri Samudera condo which I have posted many comments about it in this blog.
      If she really likes the place, you can ask her to find more property agents to look for other units in the condo. Otherwise, try to negotiate by offering a price below RM200k and wait for the reply. To look for a good investment, patience is all you need.


      • felix

        Reply Reply October 24, 2012

        Sri Samudera developer (Grand Moment sdn bhd) has been wind-up by Yhl Engineering Sdn Bhd.. Title cannot be transfer without Yhl consent..

  • Au Kar Leong

    Reply Reply June 21, 2009

    I’m from Ipoh who is working and staying in Singapore.I’m planning to buy a terrace house(Single or double story,new or second hand) for own stay around JB area with good neighborhood,convenient,budget between RM200K.As I’m planning to settle down in JB to earn my living.I will appreciate if you can provide me some of the following informations:
    1.)What is your opinion and advise on Permas Jaya in terms of living environment?Is It a good location to stay.Or you can recommend me other good options?
    2.)Can I have the details of some of the reputable JB housing developers and agents as well?This is for my reference use only so that I can buy a good property to stay.

    Thanks & Regards.

    Kar Leong

    • ongkl

      Reply Reply June 22, 2009

      Hi Kar Leong,

      1. Permas Jaya’s biggest problem is the traffic system. However, I am not staying there and hence can’t give you much opinion about the living environment there.
      2. An email has been sent to you.


  • Michael

    Reply Reply March 28, 2010

    Hi Mr Ong

    We are looking to invest in a 720 sq ft apartment in Duta Impian (Embassy Suites) in JB. Price there is about RM200k ~ RM250K. Strata title is already issued. Maintenance is RM150/pm. Would you consider this aaprtment to be a good investment. I read on a some forums that there is no way for JB apartments to appreciate in price. Price always falls after launch. Is that true? Maybe we should invest in landed house? But rents for landed house seem very low. Thanks for your advice.

  • Jet

    Reply Reply April 4, 2010

    Hi KL,

    I read with interest your articles posted here.
    They provide valuable info in helping me get started on pty investment in Johor.
    I am a businessman from Singapore and am attracted by the potential of the IDR should it materialise. Would need some expert advice from you and possibly JVs together in future.


  • Beruang Kulim

    Reply Reply April 25, 2010

    I am looking for a condominium to buy near CIQ as I work in Singapore and would like to stay in JB. A seller is asking for up to 380k for a 12th floor unit and I think there are quite some renovation work required. What is your opinion on Wadihana condominium as a home/investment for future?

  • SH

    Reply Reply May 25, 2010

    Hi Ong,

    There’s a new service apartment named “Sky Executive Suite” located in Bukit Indah by SP SETIA. The developer are selling at RM281k for the 20th floor unit TOP on 2013. Its a studio built in 751sf. please advise if this is a good or bad investment.


  • SH

    Reply Reply May 25, 2010

    Hi Ong,

    How much rent can a studio apartment fetch in Bukit Indah?

  • Balraj

    Reply Reply September 21, 2010

    Hi Ong.. I’m currently working in singapore. Planning to buy a house in johor baru. My budget is around RM200k. Can you please advice me on this matter. Is there any landed property that will suite my budget.. Thank you

  • Alice Chee

    Reply Reply September 22, 2010

    Hi Ong,

    Seems like you are an expert in Johor properties 🙂

    Does investing in Shop houses a good choice? Which location? Thanks!

  • Willis

    Reply Reply April 27, 2011

    Can expats buy property there? any documents needed?


  • Richard

    Reply Reply November 20, 2011

    Hi ongkl,

    I am a johorean who is working in Singapore stay in JB, bukit indah area

    I am interested to forked out some of my savings to invest in property in this area. However, the thought of investing on landed or condo is always in my mind. Have done some research on benefit of investing on landed and condo, but hope to get some expert advise from you as i can see that you are very perience in johor property.

    My budget around 180k-280k, i am thinking of investmeting on studio apartment but very doubt that who will rent a RM1000+ apartment in johor and travel to singapore work every month (have read some of your articles that condo is the best renting investment)

    What do you think ?


    • ongkl

      Reply Reply November 23, 2011

      Hi Richard,

      Apartments in different locations of JB will have different target tenants. You may need to work with your agent to find out more of the rental demand in each area.
      On average apartment has higher rental yield compared to landed property, which produces better cash flow income. While landed property in good location promises higher appreciation in long term.

      I believe it will be more important for you to understand first what type of investment you are looking for, i.e. cash flow or capital gain.
      My advice is always go for cash-flow-generating property (apartment/condo) first before you invest extra capital into higher risk investment.



    Reply Reply January 6, 2012


    Been link to your website since I started searched for house at JB. I am currently work at Singapore and plan to buy houses at JB for purpose of own staying and investment.

    Currently, I had bought a double storey terrace at Taman Mount Austin, original unit for RM 215K, do you think this is a good deal?

    For your information, I am now also in progress of finding a good house loan package. Any good mortgage brokers can you recommended to me? Floating or fix interest? ZEC or Non ZEC? Islamic or conventional package?

    Lastly, which area at JB is worth to buy for investment? Is Gelang Patah area a good place to invest on? As the Legoland and Nusajaya is located nearby there. Would like to hear your professional advice on this.

    Thanks and hope to hear from you soon.

  • chong

    Reply Reply January 29, 2012

    Dear OngKL,

    I’m transferring to hospital sultanah aminah in March 2012, i’m interested to rent/buy the studio unit (460sqft) of Sri Samudra condo due to the close proximity to the hospital. Kindly advise on the reasonable price for rent/sale of this condo. Thank you.

  • Edmund

    Reply Reply April 1, 2012

    Hi, Ong,
    I stay in Ipoh, anything is good to invest in Ipoh? Any agent in Ipoh? thanks
    I read you said Apatment is best but Ipoh may not that in demand, what’s yr comment?

  • Edmund

    Reply Reply April 12, 2012

    Hi, Ong,
    I stay in Ipoh, anything is good to invest in Ipoh? Any agent in Ipoh? thanks
    I read you said Apatment is best but Ipoh may not that in demand, what’s yr comment?

  • Sara

    Reply Reply September 13, 2012

    Hi Ong,
    i am interested in Taman Laguna Project . what do u think about tht place. Is the place safe ?

  • kk

    Reply Reply January 26, 2013

    hi, 2nd storey shoplots easy to rent out for residnetial stay ? ist storey is doing business

  • Jeff Tan

    Reply Reply May 28, 2013

    Could you please recommend agents specialize in selling agriculture land (freehold, 9 acres of bare land at fast developing township) located at Jerantut, Pahang. Please let me know. Thanks.


  • KCLau

    Reply Reply July 8, 2013


    It depends on the return you can get from the apartment.

  • Eng

    Reply Reply June 24, 2014

    would you recommend a property management service? we are from apartment in Johor Bahru, looking for a change. Thx

  • yash

    Reply Reply November 27, 2014

    Hi! I’m planning to buy house @ mutilate rini 2 storey house @ price of 600k is it worth it…..New project finish in 2016. ..any comments …

  • Nara

    Reply Reply August 7, 2015

    Hi Mr.OngKl tks for your useful tips. I wanted to sell my 2sty hse @ Tmn.Scientex, Pasir Gudang Johor. I did full renovation wt modern concept. I wanted to get a valuer to do valuation report for my hse. The common valuation is low. I intend to sell @ RM350k. Kindly give me a contact of good valuer whr to get good valuation quotation. Tks

  • Paul

    Reply Reply November 18, 2015

    Hi There,

    I’m Paul from IJM Land, and we are currently developing a social app that features KL’s top lifestyle blogs. Would you be interested to have your blog featured on our app by having your posts linked to our app? Let me know


    • KCLau

      Reply Reply November 18, 2015

      Hi Paul, I am the co-founder of this site. Yes, sure. Please include our blog in your app.

  • Afla

    Reply Reply December 22, 2015

    Hi.. are u guys still active..? I need agent for ambank auction. Need to know any fees/payment charged..

    • ongkl

      Reply Reply March 4, 2016

      Hi Afla,

      Sorry for the very late reply.

      You may contact Mr. Lee at 012-7800677 from C.G. Lee Realty if you have not done so.

  • Sophia

    Reply Reply August 16, 2016

    Hi there!

    I would like to get in touch with you for an event. May I get your email or contact number?


  • amir

    Reply Reply January 12, 2017

    may i know for jentayu resident at tampoi, what is the value? looking to buy a unit there for own stay, and how about suriamas?.

  • S Chin

    Reply Reply March 20, 2017


    I am based in Johor Bahru and have already bought a few commercial properties.

    I read with interest your article on setting up a company for real estate investments.

    Would you recommend someone who can give advice on setting up a company for real estate investments and help me to calculate the pro/con of setting up a company?

    Please email/PM me.


  • J.J.

    Reply Reply July 18, 2017


    I’m trying to sell my property, it’s a bungalow on very large land in Ledang Heights Bungalow Park. Quiet & private location. It’s a good opportunity for developers who wish to expand it or/and people who want to invest or/and buyers with long term goals. It’s a freehold. Foreigners are OK – it’s pre-approved for the foreign ownership.

    I’m after a serious/committed/experienced RE agent who could help.

    Could you please help me to get in touch with an interested RE agent.

    Please email me.

    Many thanks

  • Kelly Lee

    Reply Reply July 26, 2017


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  • Maryann

    Reply Reply August 8, 2017

    Hi KC

    On behalf of my client, we are looking for someone to do a review of a specific catchment area in Johor for the purposes of investment. Could you please email me your contact or call me on 012-4250773!


    Best regards

  • Richard

    Reply Reply February 27, 2018

    Hi, My company would like to sell the factory @
    Are you able to assist?
    Pls email me if possible


  • Chng Suat Neo

    Reply Reply May 7, 2018


    I would like to sell my apartment in Residensi Encorp, Iskandar Peteri, Johor.

    Pl contact me ASAP. Should I put in furniture and improve the fittings before I see the property?

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  • Az

    Reply Reply July 1, 2018

    I have a terrace house in Bukit Indah. I am thinking to sell it off. Could you recommend me a reliable agent to sell it off.
    Thank you.

  • Mehanathan

    Reply Reply February 14, 2019


    What are the criteria needed for a Foreign Developer to do any land development in Malaysia?
    If they can operate in Malaysia what is the tax system?

  • Chin Willey

    Reply Reply September 14, 2019


    We a Sdn Bhd company with 100% ownership by Singaporean. Our Company holds 4 properties in Malaysia. We are thinking of selling the company. Are you able to help?


  • Ryan

    Reply Reply October 8, 2020

    Hi Mr. Ong, I own a dual-key unit at D’Pristine@Medini in Johor Bahru (in front of Legoland). Can you recommend a good agent who can help me to sell this unit?
    Thank you in advance.

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