Fair continues to draw crowds


Visitors admiring the QuayWest Residence by Asia Green Group at the StarProperty.my Fair 2018 at Queensbay Mall in Penang. — Photos: ZHAFARAN NASIB/The Star

VISITORS from near and far took the opportunity to enquire as much as they could on the various residential development projects exhibited during the last day of the StarProperty.my Fair 2018 in Queensbay Mall, Penang.

They went from booth to booth, checking out scale models of the projects while speaking to sales personnel from every developer before making an informed choice on their dream property.

Among them was retired supervisor S. Vivekananda, 63, who was spotted checking out a project exhibited by EcoWorld together with his family.

Vivekananda, who is from Sungai Petani, said he was looking for a house on the mainland for his son.

“We’re going from booth to booth to see which project suits us.

GIC Group project sale executive Yeap Tan Kheng (right) showing the scale model of the Montage project to visitor Philips Wen, 37, at the Pearl Ocean booth.
GIC Group project sale executive Yeap Tan Kheng (right) showing the scale model of the Montage project to visitor Philips Wen, 37, at the Pearl Ocean booth.

“We saw in the papers that there was this fair and came today to check it out. This is our second time coming to this property fair,” he said when met during the last day of the fair on Sunday.

Vivekananda said he was hoping to secure a corner lot landed property that is within the RM700,000 to RM800,000 price range.

“We’re still considering many factors, and location is one of them.

“We are not going to decide on buying today as we will need to go through all the projects after this,” he added.

A scale model of the Eco Florenz project by Bertam Perdana.
A scale model of the Eco Florenz project by Bertam Perdana.

His son V. Vishnu Varmah, 26, said he was looking to purchase his first home.

“It’s exciting to look for my first property but I also have to consider the budget aspect. Affordability and location are my top priority and concern.

“The prices of property are expensive these days so I might have to compromise and change my preference of property from landed to condominium instead,” he added.

Meanwhile, housewife Maria Zainudin, 37, said she was looking for a property in the Sungai Ara area.

Sales personnel explaining the TreeO Sungai Ara project by Hunza Properties Berhad to interested visitors.
Sales personnel explaining the TreeO Sungai Ara project by Hunza Properties Berhad to interested visitors.

“I have been staying in Sungai Ara since I was young, so I’m used to the lifestyle there.

“My family and I are currently renting an apartment in Sungai Ara. My three young children, aged between three and 13, are growing up fast so we would need a bigger place soon,” she said when met at Hunza Properties Berhad booth.

Maria said she was looking for a property that is between 700sq ft and 1,000sq ft.

A potential buyer making inquiries on the M Vista project by Mah Sing Group Berhad.
A potential buyer making inquiries on the M Vista project by Mah Sing Group Berhad.

“If I do purchase a property, it would be the first home that I own.”

For freelancer Louis Tan, 30, securing a property was a good investment plan for the future.

“I am still looking around for that property.

“Having a property to your name is good as its value only appreciates over time,” he added.

^ Visitors checking out a project at the SP Setia booth.
Visitors checking out a project at the SP Setia booth.

The four-day fair, which is the northern region’s most comprehensive property expo, was held in Queensbay Mall from Thursday.

The 21 exhibitors at this fair include Asia Green Group, Mah Sing Group, SP Setia Penang, GIC Group, Aspen Group, EcoWorld and Pearl Ocean.

Also on board were Ewein Zenith, Property Talk Sdn Bhd, Hatten Land, Bertam Properties Sdn Bhd, GSD Land, Airmas Group of Companies, Palmex Industries Sdn Bhd and Hunza Properties Berhad.

Completing the list were Aroma Development Sdn Bhd, Bionic Land Berhad, BTK Land Sdn Bhd, East West One Marketing Sdn Bhd and KW Properties Development Sdn Bhd.

United Overseas Bank (M) Bhd was also present to offer attractive and flexible financing packages for prospective buyers.

The StarProperty.my Fair was organised by Star Media Group.

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