::: Welcome ::

Malaysia Cheat Laser

27 December, 2010 | Written by Patchay at 11:37 PM in , , ,

Our friends from Indonesia claimed that Malaysia cheated at last night's soccer match between Malaysia and Indonesia.

I find this quite unfair and prejudice.

C'mon, if I'm not mistaken Malaysia scored the first goal many many minutes after the laser disappeared.

*** *** ***

So there is no evidence to say the laser beam has distracted the players,

or that the laser came from Malaysian supporters,

or has helped to "freeze" the opponent goalkeeper like the below:

Or maybe there's just too many Ultraman Rempit spectators on Malaysian side last night.

But more importantly, that's not gonna stop the Malaysians from scoring an unprecedented, legalised 3-0 win over Indonesia.

It has nothing to do with the LASER, but rather good performance in front of the home crowd.

So stop making #malaysiacheatlaser the No. 1 Trending Topic on Twitter.Com.

*** *** ***

The Malaysia Cheat Laser or MalaysiaCheatLaser words refers to laser from Malaysian football supporter in Suzuki AFF Cup 2010. Malaysia supporters are reportedly using laser beam to distract opponent concentration especially the goalkeeper.

PATCHAY.COM
THE 20 HOTTEST WOMEN IN MALAYSIA 2010

1. Deborah Priya Henry

Former Miss Malaysia World 2007, the my.EG advertisement girl is voted PATCHAY.COM Hottest Girl of The Year. I think everyone would remember the advertisement came out so often during the World Cup Fever that became quite annoying at times.

2. Hannah Sarah Tan - FHM Malaysia Hottest Woman 2010

3. Yvonne Sim - Winner of FHM Malaysia Girl Next Door 2010

4. Nadine Ann Thomas - Miss Malaysia Universe 2010

5. Marion Caunter


6. Julie Woon

7. Mizz Nina

8. Belinda Chee

9. Leng Yein

10. Sarah Lian

11. Jenna Gong - Winner of Estee Lauder-Canon Most Photo Perfect 2010

12. Neelofa Noor - Winner of Dewi Remaja 2010

13. Diana Danielle

14. Lisa Surihani

15. Nadia Heng - Miss Malaysia World 2010

16. Juliana Evans

17. Dr Jezamine Lim

18. Nur Fazura Sharifudin

19. Chrystal Chia

20. Michelle Lee

And lastly, I think this girl I met during an outing in Klang deserved to be in the top 20.

Other potential contenders:

Alexandra Wong
Amber Chia
Belle Theng - Winner of Miss Chinese Astro International 2010
Daphne Iking
Dawn Jeremiah
Eva Loke
Fasha Sandha
Jennifer So
Jo-Anna Sue Henley Rampas
Vanessa Chong
Shirley Sia
Syafinaz Selamat
Yasmin Hani Richardson

Pictures: For illustration only. Quoting various sources on the Internet.

PATCHAY.COM 2010 MOST INNOVATIVE PROPERTY OF THE YEAR

Winner:
THE TREEZ BUKIT JALIL

Developer:
Jalil Max Development Sdn Bhd

*** *** ***

PATCHAY.COM NEW PROPERTY PICKS 2010

KUALA LUMPUR CITY

Vipod Suites @ KLCC
Casa Residency
Vue Residence
6 CapSquare

AMPANG

M Suites Embassy Row, Jalan Ampang
The Elements @ Ampang

DESA PARKCITY

Casaman, Desa ParkCity
The Westside One, Desa ParkCity

DAMANSARA

Surian Residences Condominium, Mutiara Damansara
Ativo Plaza, Damansara Avenue
Halo/Sunday Suites @ Empire City, Damansara Perdana
Casa Tropicana Block E, Persiaran Tropicana
Cascades Residences, Kota Damansara

BANDAR KINRARA/BUKIT JALIL

The Treez Jalil Residence @ Bukit Jalil
Kinrara Residence

CYBERJAYA

Garden Plaza
D 'Pluze Cyberjaya
Shaftsbury Square

PETALING JAYA

Zenith Residences
Scott Garden SOHO, Old Klang Road

SETAPAK

222 Residency
288 Residency

KUCHAI LAMA

Gembira Residen

TOWNSHIP FAVOURITE

S P Setia's Bandar Setia Alam
I&P Group's Bandar Kinrara, Puchong
IOI Properties' 16 Sierra, Puchong South
YTL Land's Lake Fields, Sungei Besi
Sime Darby's Seri Pilmoor, Ara Damansara

JUST COMPLETED PROJECT FAVOURITE

The Troika @ KLCC
One Menerung, Bangsar
Hampshire Place, KLCC

GREEN PROJECT FAVOURITE

GTower, Jalan Tun Razak (Singapore BCA Green Mark Gold)
28 Mont' Kiara (Singapore BCA Green Mark Gold - Provisional)
KL Sentral Park (Singapore BCA Green Mark Platinum - Provisional)

*** *** ***

PROSPECT FOR 2011

UPCOMING INTEGRATED URBAN CENTRE

Kuala Lumpur Eco City
Kuala Lumpur Festival City

UPCOMING COMMERCIAL HOTSPOT

SetiaWalk, Puchong
Sunway VeloCity, KL South

UPCOMING SHOPPING HOTSPOT

1 Mont' Kiara

UPCOMING RESIDENTIAL HOTSPOT

Jaya One Evolution, Section 13 Petaling Jaya
Camelia @ The Park Residences, Bangsar South

UPCOMING EXPATRIATE HOTSPOT

Sunway South Quay, Bandar Sunway

UPCOMING INDUSTRIAL HOTSPOT

iParc 3, Bukit Jelutong in Shah Alam

TOP 6 POTENTIAL AREAS FOR 2011

- Bukit Jalil/Bandar Kinrara Corridor
- Damansara Perdana
- Cyberjaya
- Old Klang Road
- Sungei Besi
- Cheras-Kajang Corridor

* Published by Patchay Urban Research. It does not necessarily reflect any opinion or position for future investments.

Malaysia Airlines A380 with New Livery

03 December, 2010 | Written by Patchay at 1:00 AM in ,

A conceptual illustration of Malaysia Airlines' new livery on its debutant Airbus A380 due for delivery in April 2012.


Special thanks to SK Hwang. First posted by Vrooms of SSC Malaysia.

At last, H&M opening in Singapore

23 November, 2010 | Written by Patchay at 1:19 AM in ,

KL just had Uniqlo, Singapore responded by having region's first H&M!

Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) will open its first Southeast Asian store on Orchard Road by autumn next year.

With 2,000 outlets worldwide, Sweden-based H&M is a global fashion retail giant and pioneer of design collaborations with international style icons such as Viktor & Rolf, Stella McCartney, and Karl Lagerfeld.

The success of getting H&M to venture into Singapore, which is known for its high fashion awareness, came just after Japan's Uniqlo double-storey store opening in Kuala Lumpur recently.

AirAsia's latest hire - Ms Richard Branson!

16 November, 2010 | Written by Patchay at 12:13 AM in ,

Global aviation tycoon Sir Richard Branson has agreed to be a flight attendant on a special charity flight between Kuala Lumpur and London.

He is expected to be wearing AirAsia's tight-fitting stewardess uniform. Skirt and high heels, yes no joke!

More details will be announced by AirAsia in coming days.

Wow, that's a Ferrari Gathering!

07 November, 2010 | Written by Patchay at 8:02 PM in , , ,

As I was strolling across Bukit Bintang one fine weekend...

out of the blue I came across this...

It was one of KL's largest Ferrari Gathering of the Year.

Unfortunately, Eric Yong reported one Ferrari (in a convoy) was caught in an accident on the highway.

Ouchhhh.

UNIQLO opened in Kuala Lumpur

05 November, 2010 | Written by Patchay at 1:41 AM in ,

According to UNIQLO Malaysia @ Facebook

almost 4,000 customers have witnessed the

UNIQLO 1st EVER OPENING FEVER

...exclusively at Fahrenheit 88, Kuala Lumpur.

Weblinks:

- http://www.uniqlo.com/my

- http://www.facebook.com/uniqlo.my

Related posts sometime ago:

- Fahrenheit 88, the sister mall of Pavilion KL

- UNIQLO is Fahrenheit 88's anchor tenant

- Fahrenheit 88 Tenants Sneak Peak

AirAsia X flying to Christchurch, New Zealand

01 November, 2010 | Written by Patchay at 1:31 AM in ,

Kuala Lumpur-based AirAsia X has announced that it will begin service to Christchurch, the largest city in the beautiful South Island of New Zealand.

No date has been confirmed but the contract has been signed by both sides.

AirAsia X continues to lobby the Malaysian Government for approval to fly to Sydney after the government decided against ending flagship carrier Malaysia Airlines' monopoly on that route.

AirAsia X begins flights to Seoul (Incheon) tomorrow.

Besides Christchurch, AirAsia X is expected to announce several new destinations in the next few months. They are predicted to be:

- Paris Orly, France

- Muan, southern part of South Korea

- Madurai, Tamil Nadu in India

- Male, Maldives

- Wuhan and Shenyang, People's Republic of China

- Kathmandu, Nepal

- Honolulu, Hawaii in the United States

- Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

- Prague, Czech Republic

- Osaka, Japan

--- --- --- --- ---

PATCHAY.COM'S Wishlist for AirAsia X future destinations:

- Barcelona (Spain)
- Venice (Italy)
- Edinburgh (Scotland)
- Moscow (Russia)
- Ankara (Turkey)
- Durban (South Africa)
- Santiago (Chile)
- Calgary (Canada)
- San Francisco (USA)
- Boston (USA)

A Patchay.Com Special Presentation

Q: Do we need so many buildings?

PATCHAY.COM finds out this week some of the most interesting planned/visionised skyscrapers and urban centres in downtown Kuala Lumpur.

We have decided to include several artistic renderings, but these may not be an accurate representation of the final concept.

Architecturally inspired. These supertall buildings were planned to change KL skyline. Three out of six have started and they are: Lot C KLCC, Ilham Baru Tower, both Felda and Naza Towers at Platinum Park KLCC.

---

It was estimated that more than a dozen skyscrapers (hotels, commercial and residential) will be completing soon within the next 6 months.

For offices, there'll be an additional 3 million of space coming into the market in 2011.

A drawing of a potential 100-storey Warisan Merdeka. The megatower will start in 2011. But it isn't the only megatower in KL, as many were already proposed in the past.

---

In fact, this is in tandem with the overall expected economic growth and business expansion of corporations. And for most parts of Asia, the trend seems to show similar robust in both the construction and property industry.

Many recent property launches were taken up impressively. The REIT, in particular, has gained some momentum in Malaysia over the last few years.

Berjaya Group's vision: A 108-storey tower at the site of Selangor Turf Club.

---

According to a latest report by CB Richard Ellis Malaysia, the current overall occupancy rate of office space in Kuala Lumpur stands at approximately 86.6% (June 2010).

The Petronas Twin Towers has had close to 100% occupancy rate for several years (might have dropped in recent months due to lease renewals). This has prompted its owner, KLCC Holdings to construct a new 59-storey building next to the Twin Towers for Petronas' expansion plans.

***

Sooner or later, someone will propose to build another tall and iconic landmark. Like other Asian cities, the rise of skyscrapers is a symbol of prosperity and wealth of the nation and the upper class society.

Cesar Pelli, the Twin Tower designer will be designing another landmark next to it. The project will start in 2011.

---

It is widely believed that despite the higher-than-expected occupancy rate, average rentals per square feet for both commercial and residential continue to fall due to competition from new supplies and higher requirements by tenants.

Selected tenants who can afford higher rentals have continued to be much sought after, but the intense competition have forced owners to offer better deals and an option to upgrade based on the needs of their tenant.

It is worth noting that the demand for GREEN buildings is growing fast and unfortunately, many buildings in KL would not satisfy this requirement.

Besides Warisan Merdeka, PNB plans to redevelop former MAS Building, also in 2011.

---

"During 2009, 14 new buildings were completed for a total of 4.8 million square feet of office space in Kuala Lumpur, of which 3.0 million square feet was pre-let or let in 2009. It was estimated that some 1.8 million square feet of vacant space in these buildings was carried over into 2010." (CBRE Malaysia)

The proposed Tamansari Riverside Garden City will feature KL's first 60-storey revolving tower.

---

Further, office space in Kuala Lumpur remained among the lowest in Asia Pacific and globally, at a total occupancy cost of around USD 26 per square feet annually.

Nobody will know exactly how long Kuala Lumpur will remain at that level.

Nobody will know exactly how successful Kuala Lumpur would be in attracting new global investors.

These models of Kampung Baru depicted higher density than Hong Kong.

---

The government's recent announcement of megaprojects have further deepen the anxiety amongst investors on the directions of the city's future market.

People on the streets began talking about a potential bubble and an oversupply situation that could reduce the attractiveness of doing business in Kuala Lumpur.

The 6 urban projects under the Government's economic transformation programme. Sg Buloh RRI - Matrade World Centre - Kampung Baru - Bangsar City - KL International Financial District - Malayia City Sg Besi

---

Patchay.Com believes that more details of those projects announced should be provided from time to time to maintain the confidence of the business community.

Megaprojects should be carried out in the most transparent manner as it may involve a huge amount of public-sourced funds, either directly or indirectly. Transparency and accountability are the key points.

Besides KL, Petaling Jaya is fast catching up with privately-funded megaprojects. But the developer will be PKNS, a state-owned agency, that is now planning to create a niche in integrated mixed development.

---

Patchay.Com firmly believes that megaprojects are not the only option to kickstart a stagnant economy that was prevailing from previous years.

Megaprojects are needed as well, but not to the extent of de-prioritising other pressing needs such as funding for a good public transportation system, not just rail, but also busses.

Current planned, proposed and under-construction towers in KL alone. Like other Asian cities, the rise of skyscrapers is a symbol of prosperity and wealth.

---

Lastly, despite having provided for a RM40 billion MRT system Patchay.Com believes what is more important is to speed-up its implementation by reducing "systemic" bureaucracy and to integrate with existing infrastructure.

"For the benefit of all, a really large economic impact is akin to building 5 lines of MRT, not as compared to building a 100-storey building."

---

Kuala Lumpur Megatowers & Megaprojects contnues with

Part 2 - New Urban Centres in Klang Valley...

---

The author is young and passionate with innovative ideas being used in enriching new communities. He is currently attached with one of the global Big 4 accounting firm. He is also an independent urban development commentator on Skyscrapercity.Com, a global urbanity online platform. The author can be contacted at patchayik@yahoo.com.

Related Posts with Thumbnails


Latest Posts

Comments

iFollowers

Archive

Pageviews

From Jun'10 to 31 Dec'13: 861,805

Locations of Visitors to this Site

Guest(s) Currently Online

Breast and Cervical Cancer Awareness Campaign at National Cancer Society Malaysia

Global Voices: The World is Talking, Are You Listening?