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    To add on to bro abugumgum's earlier message about MACS.

    Bros, its a great time to do this. Its right outside Jusco near the Lavender cake shop, its very near to the supermarket portion of Jusco.
    Just went to recce and brought the family to do it yesterday.

    You just need to bring your passport and RM 30, they are open only up to 7pm unfortunately.
    You need to be there personally though and they will scan both of your index (pointing) fingers.
    You don't need photographs, S&P or even photocopies of VISA or fill up any form. They will scan
    the photograph on your passport and use it for your MACS application.
    They will do it for you. Just sit there, fill in your name and particulars and relax. Wait 10 minutes and you
    are done


    As bro abugumgum said, for new registrants, they even have a lucky draw.

    Crystal, i would highly recommend you doing this and bringing in a relative so that they can see things for themselves and with the convenience
    of MACS, it might be easier for them to come in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Investor View Post
    Hi Ginfreely thanks for the info

    Ok lets take it as 6km on Coaster Highway from East Ledang to Horizon Hills. That means just 4 mins if you travel at 90km/hr. Fantastic! That's good news for HH and demand will surely become on par with or even beat EL in future. Prices will surely be on the rise from now till at least 2016 with so many committed catalist projects completing within this time frame. Too bad I don't have any unit in HH yet
    Yes very fast, probably took around five minutes.

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    Satu Malaysia!!! (Now its my pet phrase too)

    Satu Malaysia!!! I forgot to add on, the places to sign up for this during the special promotion (Ends November 15) are:

    Jusco/Aeon Mall @ Bukit Indah
    Jusco @ Tebrau City
    Giant @ Tampoi
    Holiday Plaza
    City Square

    Satu Malaysia!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by horizonhills View Post
    cant blame uncouth rascals. In Malaysia, all I can say is, dont expect too much. When they say buildings are built to BCA in Spore standards, u listen can already. The mouth is theirs so let them brag. The truth is they can never compete with Spoore, lar!
    Your style of writing is really familar and sometimes made me think of someone. Especially that "lar".

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    Published in ST on Sep 24, 2011

    Indpendent chartered building surveyors found 32 defects in the pool, lift lobbies, residential units and basement carpark. Rotting wooden plank in the pool deck area (above), and water seepage in the basement carpark. -- ST PHOTOS: LIM WUI LIANG
    By Amanda Tan

    Home owners of The Seaview, an upmarket condo in the east, are seeking $14 million for defects that have allegedly plagued the estate since 2008.

    In what is believed to be one of the largest amounts that a developer here is being sued for, the residents of the 546-unit project in Amber Road are suing Mer Vue Developments, a subsidiary of listed Wheelock Properties.

    Also named in the suit - filed by the condo's management corporation (MC) - are main contractor Tiong Aik Construction, RSP Architects Planners & Engineers and engineering firm Squire Mech.


    Even with properties worth over millions Singapore Dollar, what happen????

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    Quote Originally Posted by arsenal View Post
    I think the houses are at quite a distance from the fairway for accident to happen unless someone purposely aim a ball directly into the house.. If the player is a novice and swing his clubs anyhow, he will be spotted and not allowed to play there.. He could kill other golfers and his handicap declaration will work against him when there is a claim... I think..

    Actually in some parts of the greens, it is possible to accidentally hit one into some houses (actually only 2 houses in total really affected). They do have insurance coverage but one poor Indian chap has highlighted his plight. I have tried to talk to them on his behalf and they are considering more trees but not nettings. I have also asked that they change the direction slightly so that the chances of accidentally hitting one into others houses are much lesser.

    Living in the midst of golf courses is good but not if you are literally inside a golf course. One lady from overseas with a similar type property back in her country told me, whenever she was there, she would wait until the end of the week before making the familar call to the management team and they will just come by to replace almost every weekly. I asked if that bothered her, her amusing reply, i could make a living selling used golf balls actually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Serenity View Post
    Published in ST on Sep 24, 2011

    Indpendent chartered building surveyors found 32 defects in the pool, lift lobbies, residential units and basement carpark. Rotting wooden plank in the pool deck area (above), and water seepage in the basement carpark. -- ST PHOTOS: LIM WUI LIANG
    By Amanda Tan

    Home owners of The Seaview, an upmarket condo in the east, are seeking $14 million for defects that have allegedly plagued the estate since 2008.

    In what is believed to be one of the largest amounts that a developer here is being sued for, the residents of the 546-unit project in Amber Road are suing Mer Vue Developments, a subsidiary of listed Wheelock Properties.

    Also named in the suit - filed by the condo's management corporation (MC) - are main contractor Tiong Aik Construction, RSP Architects Planners & Engineers and engineering firm Squire Mech.


    Even with properties worth over millions Singapore Dollar, what happen????
    Thanks for sharing that Serenity, amazing how houses built in Johore well worth a million Singapore dollars are still full of defects.


    To those brainwashed by the guys up there, they can only see perfection. Only "Hear" and "see" the good stuff. Nothing else matters.

    The list sounds serious though. Especially water seepage in basement carparks? Only good if your car can do this:
    http://www.topspeed.com/cars/car-new...ure368633.html
    Last edited by wuqi256; 20-10-2011 at 02:37 PM.

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    Be careful about Ipoh properties. Ipoh was formerly a mining town and there are a lot of deep craters left behind which now becomes a lake. There have been cases of land caving in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Serenity View Post
    Published in ST on Sep 24, 2011

    Indpendent chartered building surveyors found 32 defects in the pool, lift lobbies, residential units and basement carpark. Rotting wooden plank in the pool deck area (above), and water seepage in the basement carpark. -- ST PHOTOS: LIM WUI LIANG
    By Amanda Tan

    Home owners of The Seaview, an upmarket condo in the east, are seeking $14 million for defects that have allegedly plagued the estate since 2008.

    In what is believed to be one of the largest amounts that a developer here is being sued for, the residents of the 546-unit project in Amber Road are suing Mer Vue Developments, a subsidiary of listed Wheelock Properties.

    Also named in the suit - filed by the condo's management corporation (MC) - are main contractor Tiong Aik Construction, RSP Architects Planners & Engineers and engineering firm Squire Mech.


    Even with properties worth over millions Singapore Dollar, what happen????
    Wah The Seaview near Marine Parade also has such problems, even my multi-millionaire friend is staying there. His company owns a very famous household brand in Sg, revenue of $80+ million per year. Maybe he is one of the complainants

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    Bro Investor, to each his own is what i would say to people who continually scoff at others.
    Once i am more "concrete" on things in NZ, it will be time to start living in NZ thread. This is
    apparently less scoff worthy to certain "talk big but never any action type of people"

    Just ignore them, they have their own lives to lead, you have yours. How they think if their
    business as we can never control their thought process. Different people different logic.

    By the way, if you are keen on HH houses, you should consider buying them from HorizonHills,
    the way he/she disses the place, you might be able to get from he/she cheaply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeMans2011 View Post
    Be careful about Ipoh properties. Ipoh was formerly a mining town and there are a lot of deep craters left behind which now becomes a lake. There have been cases of land caving in.
    I only actually know 3 things about the place:

    1. The coffee
    2. The horfun
    3. The women (real pretty)

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    Latest news.. One of the lift in a Kakit Bukit building had a free fall and crashed to the ground, damaged a few vehicles and 2 persons were in the life when it drop..

    One of my learned friend working in HDB commented the quality of construction in Singapore has degraded a lot in HDB as well as private condo.. It was all due to some foreigned foremen who are more relaxed and inexperienced workers who were employed just because they are cheap and most came without experience.. Also he said to be careful about materials used by china contractor..same copper piping that looked beautiful has different lifespan as those from Australia.. China copper piping are not used by most construction companies but no one know if it will be used by the lowest bidders.. I am surprised to know china copper pipe are so easy to get corroded.. Poor materials could be used in malaysia, but it doesn't mean it won't be used in Singapore.. As these companies all work for the profit as well as shareholders interests..


    Quote Originally Posted by Serenity View Post
    Published in ST on Sep 24, 2011

    Indpendent chartered building surveyors found 32 defects in the pool, lift lobbies, residential units and basement carpark. Rotting wooden plank in the pool deck area (above), and water seepage in the basement carpark. -- ST PHOTOS: LIM WUI LIANG
    By Amanda Tan

    Home owners of The Seaview, an upmarket condo in the east, are seeking $14 million for defects that have allegedly plagued the estate since 2008.

    In what is believed to be one of the largest amounts that a developer here is being sued for, the residents of the 546-unit project in Amber Road are suing Mer Vue Developments, a subsidiary of listed Wheelock Properties.

    Also named in the suit - filed by the condo's management corporation (MC) - are main contractor Tiong Aik Construction, RSP Architects Planners & Engineers and engineering firm Squire Mech.


    Even with properties worth over millions Singapore Dollar, what happen????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Serenity View Post
    Published in ST on Sep 24, 2011

    Indpendent chartered building surveyors found 32 defects in the pool, lift lobbies, residential units and basement carpark. Rotting wooden plank in the pool deck area (above), and water seepage in the basement carpark. -- ST PHOTOS: LIM WUI LIANG
    By Amanda Tan

    Home owners of The Seaview, an upmarket condo in the east, are seeking $14 million for defects that have allegedly plagued the estate since 2008.

    In what is believed to be one of the largest amounts that a developer here is being sued for, the residents of the 546-unit project in Amber Road are suing Mer Vue Developments, a subsidiary of listed Wheelock Properties.

    Also named in the suit - filed by the condo's management corporation (MC) - are main contractor Tiong Aik Construction, RSP Architects Planners & Engineers and engineering firm Squire Mech.


    Even with properties worth over millions Singapore Dollar, what happen????
    Singapore still has some way to go in terms of consumer rights... thanks to PAP who has tried hard to suppress anything that encourages civil liberty. Even the Fair Trading Act was in place just a couple of years ago. Despite being first world in hardware, we are severely lacking in other aspects of a developed nation such as consumer rights. There were many unreported cases of condos MCST seeking compensation from developer for shoddy workmanship but in most cases, the developer offers a token compensation worth a few hundred thousand and close the case. In fact they will leave you to deal with the main contractor. It takes a lot of energy to sue a developer, and council members being volunteers are usually unwilling to spend too much energy pursuing a case on behalf of typically ungrateful owners. eg. if the council incurs a lot of money and lose the case, the residents are likely to blame the council members for their "wrong judgement". Condo owners are like the typical Sinkie who wants you to fight for them but will blame you if things go wrong... basically the 60.1%... just my 2 cents from my short tenure serving in a Council years back

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    Quote Originally Posted by arsenal View Post
    Latest news.. One of the lift in a Kakit Bukit building had a free fall and crashed to the ground, damaged a few vehicles and 2 persons were in the life when it drop..
    Thanks for sharing bro Arsenal, i had no idea that even a lift in Kaki Bukit can be allowed to fail so drastically? They should investigate this as there should have been many failsafe to avoid this. Are the building management sleeping or is this a condemned building? Didn't realised that Kaki Bukit is in Malaysia too. :P

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    Bro Lemans, sometimes its a thankless job but someone has to do it. Its like this thread actually, i have a feeling that quite a few here are are from the 39.9 percent or the rare guys who think differently from the 60.1%.

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    Sorry.. That Kakit bukit is in Singapore...

    Quote Originally Posted by wuqi256 View Post
    Thanks for sharing bro Arsenal, i had no idea that even a lift in Kaki Bukit can be allowed to fail so drastically? They should investigate this as there should have been many failsafe to avoid this. Are the building management sleeping or is this a condemned building? Didn't realised that Kaki Bukit is in Malaysia too. :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by arsenal View Post
    Latest news.. One of the lift in a Kakit Bukit building had a free fall and crashed to the ground, damaged a few vehicles and 2 persons were in the life when it drop..

    One of my learned friend working in HDB commented the quality of construction in Singapore has degraded a lot in HDB as well as private condo.. It was all due to some foreigned foremen who are more relaxed and inexperienced workers who were employed just because they are cheap and most came without experience.. Also he said to be careful about materials used by china contractor..same copper piping that looked beautiful has different lifespan as those from Australia.. China copper piping are not used by most construction companies but no one know if it will be used by the lowest bidders.. I am surprised to know china copper pipe are so easy to get corroded.. Poor materials could be used in malaysia, but it doesn't mean it won't be used in Singapore.. As these companies all work for the profit as well as shareholders interests..
    Did the 2 persons in the lift survived the fall? Aiyoh so not just standard of food dropped due to prepared by foreigners, construction standard also dropped due to foreign foremen.

    I also think standard of Spore condo dropping, new condos are so small, high density, very little common space and car parks are multi storeys instead of basement car park. I heard that is becos basement car park costs more to build.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arsenal View Post
    Sorry.. That Kakit bukit is in Singapore...
    I am so surprised and disappointed at the same time. There should never be such things happening. Not to anyone or anywhere. Imagine being stuck in a lift is bad enough, then it free falls in the darkness. Woosh.....

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    Found the news..
    If spend S$1M and S$1M ringget also get similar quality, might as well get a plain house and do all renovation yourself..


    "
    SINGAPORE: A free-falling loading lift at a Kaki Bukit building caused a ceiling to crash onto cars in the basement car park, according to an eyewitness who spoke to Channel NewsAsia.

    A scene of devastation greeted the eyewitness, who only wanted to be known as Linda, when she went to the car park at about 6pm on Thursday.

    She was told by the building's security staff that a lift had fallen a few floors causing extensive damage in the basement car park.

    Channel NewsAsia understands there were two people inside the lift, but they have been rescued.

    Police said a member of the public called about the incident at Block 1 Kaki Bukit Avenue 3, saying the lift had malfunctioned.

    No one was injured in the accident."
    Last edited by arsenal; 20-10-2011 at 02:59 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ginfreely View Post
    Did the 2 persons in the lift survived the fall? Aiyoh so not just standard of food dropped due to prepared by foreigners, construction standard also dropped due to foreign foremen.

    I also think standard of Spore condo dropping, new condos are so small, high density, very little common space and car parks are multi storeys instead of basement car park. I heard that is becos basement car park costs more to build.
    Systematic failure? Points to ponder. When you go to these new launches, the amount of people you see there clearly points to the sign with the popular grammatically challenged statement "All your base are belong to us!!!"

    http://www.planettribes.com/allyourbase/signs.shtml

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