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Alan Tong

Recent and archived articles by Alan Tong

14 Jul 2018 | 7:00 AM

Putting our house in order

WITH the announcement of the new Housing and Local Government Minister, Zuraida Kamaruddin, there have been a lot of news and interviews on her proposals to put our housing industry in order.

9 Jun 2018 | 7:00 AM

New hope for the housing industry

MALAYSIANS have been in an uplifting mood, with the various measures announced by the new government since the new Cabinet was formed.

14 Apr 2018 | 7:00 AM

Our cities should adopt ‘8-80’ concept

IN your view, what makes a city great? I believe there is no quick and easy answer to the above question as different people may have different requirements. One of the best ideas I have come across is the “8-80 Cities” concept, established by the renowned placemaking expert Gil Penalosa.

10 Mar 2018 | 7:00 AM

The sign of an advanced city

Food for thought by Alan Tong
“THE sign of an advanced city is not when the poor have their own cars, but it is when the rich use public transportation.”

10 Feb 2018 | 7:00 AM

Restructuring our household debt

NEW Year always come with new resolutions. Finance is an important aspect of most people’s checklists when it comes to planning new goals.

13 Jan 2018 | 7:00 AM

Moving forward with affordable housing

Food for thought by Alan Tong
THE issue of affordable housing has been a hot potato for many countries, especially for a nation with a growing population and urbanisation like ours.

9 Dec 2017 | 7:00 AM

More cooling off measures needed

SINCE young, my parents have advised me to save for the rainy days and old age. To lead by example, they walked the talk by adopting a prudent lifestyle throughout their entire lives.

11 Nov 2017 | 7:00 AM

Govt holds the key to affordable housing

THE mismatch of housing demand and supply in the midst of population growth, is a crucial problem that causes the shortage of affordable housing in our country.

14 Oct 2017 | 7:00 AM

Move forward with affordable housing

THE issue of affordable housing has been a hot potato for many countries, especially for a nation with a growing population and urbanisation like ours.

9 Sep 2017 | 7:00 AM

Stuck in 1930’s Australia

OUR nation recently celebrated its 60th Merdeka Day and the just concluded SEA Games.

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