Klang Valley

KL aspires to be among elite cities in economic activity and liveability by 2020

InvestKL CEO Zainal Amanshah says the company has a pivotal role in Malaysia's transformation.Photo: The Star, Malaysia

Zainal Amanshah is a leader with a tall order. As the CEO of InvestKL, he spearheads Malaysia's goal to attract 100 of the world's largest multinational corporations (MNC) to invest in the Greater Kuala Lumpur/Klang Valley (GKL/KV) by 2020.

Friday, 7 September, 2012, 10:59am

Crime spreads - on the net at least

The crime rate in Malaysia has been steadily declining over the past four years but Malaysians feel less safe.

Chin Xin-ci counts herself among the lucky ones.

The 24-year-old managed to escape after two men abducted her from a shopping mall car park just outside Kuala Lumpur in May.

16 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

KL in the big league

Kuala Lumpur has joined London and New York as having the brightest real estate outlook in the first quarter, according to an IP Global Property report. A healthy business environment will enable the capital's properties to deliver strong returns, with price increases between 5 and 24 per cent, the report says. London property prices are forecast to grow 5 per cent this year.

30 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Tall storeys of pure luxury

The continuing regeneration of Kuala Lumpur is transforming the city into one of Asia's prime destinations for business, travel and investment. With forward-looking projects and a vibrant mix of cultures, there is a mood of real excitement and optimism, in which people from elsewhere want to share.

8 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Urban sanctuary is close to capital's attractions

In every great city, the central business district (CBD) sets the tone not just for business and commerce, but for everything from lifestyle and fashion to cuisine and culture.

It is the place where people want to be, and that goes a long way to explaining the appeal of St Mary Residences in Kuala Lumpur.

8 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Toast of the town


The 12th Malaysian International Food & Beverage Trade Fair, incorporating the seventh Malaysia International Agro-Bio Business Conference, was organised by Expomal International from July 13 to 15 at Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur.


14 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

TOWERING ambitions

Serviced residences in Kuala Lumpur are morphing into multidimensional super-complexes, as industry players scramble to meet the evolving demands of business travellers.

New developments in the Klang Valley are incorporating shopping centres, hotels and other mini-city elements to provide customers with a complete package inside a compact area.

23 Jun 2011 - 12:00am


Kuala Lumpur is becoming a preferred destination for property investors, backed by Malaysia's stable economy and the city's relative affordability.

There is a limited supply in the mid-to-luxury condominium market and the property market is mainly driven by owner-occupiers. New projects recently launched have attracted positive responses.

5 May 2011 - 12:00am

Luxury comes in many languages

Relais & Chateaux, the global partnership of individually owned and operated luxury hotels and restaurants, has launched four new Asian-language websites to further strengthen the group's appeal within the region. They are in Indonesian, Malaysian, Thai and Indian.

27 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Kuala Lumpur keen to bid for 2023

Hong Kong could face old rival Kuala Lumpur in a race to host the 2023 Games after a senior Malaysian sports minister said he was ready to convince the government to make another bid. Ahmad Shabery, the minister of youth and sports, said he would push for a 2023 bid and would seek the Malaysian cabinet's approval. But like Hong Kong, that will depend on public support.

18 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Projects meet world standards

With ample inventory, some of the luxury residences worth looking at are St Mary Residences in Kuala Lumpur, the Quayside resort condominium at the Seri Tanjung Pinang development in Penang and The Haven in Ipoh.

20 May 2010 - 12:00am

Employees are in a tight squeeze

Although it may feel like your colleague's elbow is always nudging your ribs, Hongkongers don't have it too bad when it comes to office space compared with elsewhere in Asia.

26 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Positive vibes in KL

Like everywhere else in the world, Malaysia's property market suffered from the impact of the credit crunch. Yet, dollar for dollar, it suffered less than the Asia-Pacific region's traditionally higher-value and more prestigious locations.

30 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Malaysia land of expat opportunity

Malaysia's property market is slowly showing signs of revival as its economy emerges from the economic downturn, say property analysts and brokers.

Residential sales in Kuala Lumpur have picked up in recent months with developers launching more new projects for local and foreign investors.

14 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Capital attraction

Malaysia is one of the only places in Southeast Asia where overseas buyers can get free title to a property rather than having to settle for a lease.

The 'Malaysia: My Second Home' programme has been reasonably successful in recruiting overseas residents, though the system doesn't allow buyers to work, only to remain on long-term visas to use holiday homes or retire.

30 Sep 2009 - 12:00am