WHY CHOOSE MALAYSIA?

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Key Facts About Malaysia and Its Economy

 

 


 

The PRICE Model

 

  • P – Population
  • R – Rental
  • I – Infrastructure
  • C – Currency
  • E – Economic

 

 Malaysia

  • P : High birth rate, rapid population growth, creating high demand / Rating 5 marks

 

  • : Rental yield 5 – 6%, High Rent-to-Price Ratio / Rating 4 marks

 

  • : Infrastructure still under development / Rating 2 marks

 

  • : Currency exchange rate at its lowest in the past 18 Years / Rating 5 marks

 

  • : Huge Construction Project in the whole of Kuala Lumpur will stimulate the economy, acquiring support from the Government, enlarging the MM2H project / Rating 4 marks

 

Total: 20 marks 

Conclusion:

Malaysia obtains the highest “PRICE” rating in comparison to Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan, attracting more foreigners to invest and purchase Malaysian property.

Singapore

  • P : Low birth rate but it is an international city which depends on the immigration of an external population / Rating 3 marks

 

  • : Rental yield approximately 2%, highest record of property price but reduced recently / Rating 2 marks

 

  • : Infrastructure well-developed for a developed country / Rating 5 marks

 

  • : Exchange Rate reduced by 20% since Year 2015 / Rating 3 marks

 

  • : KL-to-Singapore High-Speed Railway set to complete in near future, but still affected by the depression of property price imposed by the Singaporean Government and an extra Stamp Duty Fee for foreign purchasers / Rating 2 marks

 

Total: 15 marks 

Conclusion:

Higher than the passing rate of 13 marks, fairly attractive for foreign investors to invest and purchase Singaporean properties.

Taiwan

  • P : Low Birth Rate / Rating 2 marks

 

  • : Rental Yield 1- 2%, Highest record of property price / Rating 2 marks

 

  • : No Recent Construction Project since “Taipei 101 Tower” / Rating 3 marks

 

  • : Stable Exchange Rate / Rating 2 marks

 

  • : High Property Price but relatively Low Salary in comparison, lower Rental Price / Rating 2 marks

 

Total: 11 marks 

Conclusion:

Lower than the passing rate of 13 marks, not very attractive to foreign investors to invest and purchase Taiwanese properties.

 

 

Hong Kong

  • P : Low Birth Rate, but is an international city which depends on the immigration of an external population / Rating 2 marks

 

  • : Rental Yield 1- 2%, Highest record of property price / Rating 2 marks

 

  • : Infrastructure is well-developed for a developed country / Rating 5 marks

 

  • : Linked Exchange Rate, Strong Currency / Rating 2 marks

 

  • : HK-Zhu Hai-Macau Connection Project & Shen Zhen-HK High-Speed Railway Project attracting population inflow, but hindered by the the depression of property price imposed by the HK Government and the introduction of double Stamp Duty as well as extra Stamp Duty Fee for the foreign purchaser / Rating 2 marks

 

Total: 13 marks 

Conclusion

Meeting the passing rate of 13 marks, fairly attractive to foreign investors to invest and purchase Hong Kong properties.

Source: Wealth 58 投資大馬致富居, 楊官華著

 


Population

 

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Gross Rental Yield

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 Infrastructure

 

Country Infrastructure Project (Expected Completion Year)
Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur to Singapore High Speed Rail (HSR) (2020); Trans-Asian Railway; Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Project (2017); Light Rail Transit (LRT); Tun Razak Exchange (TRX)

Hong Kong

HK MTR Shatin to Central Link; Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong Express Rail Link

Singapore

Kuala Lumpur to Singapore High Speed Rail (HSR) (2020)

China

One Belt and One Road -Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road

Taiwan

N/A

Japan

N/A


 Exchange Rate

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Malaysia’s Economy

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Malaysia’s International Ranking

 

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Comparing Square Meter Prices

 

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Country Average Price per m2 (USD) Average Price per sq. ft (HKD)
Hong Kong 22,814 16,500
Singapore 15,251 11,000
Japan 13,825 9,990
Taiwan 7,112 5,140
Thailand 3,952 2,860
Malaysia 2,616 1,890

 


Growth

 

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