List of Serviced Apartments in Kuala Lumpur: Our Top 8 Picks

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Serviced Apartments in Kuala Lumpur

Are you looking for a serviced apartment in Kuala Lumpur?

Whether you are planning for a business or leisure trip, a serviced apartment is a flexible solution that offers you a comfortable and convenient living experience.

Read this article to learn more about our top 8 picks serviced apartments in Kuala Lumpur. We compare them according to their unit size, rent span, duration of stay, location, amenities, and services.

Overview

Benefits of renting a serviced apartment in Kuala Lumpur

The first benefit is that you don’t have to necessarily commit to a long term contract, let’s say 6 to 12 months. The same also happens in other cities such as Singapore and Bangkok, where serviced apartments companies are open to a shorter rent span.

Second, bills such as electricity, water, and internet are usually included in the rent. Also, most serviced apartment companies offer a free housekeeping service as 2 to 3 times per week.

Finally, a serviced apartment provider usually offers “luxury” facilities and services, such as a swimming pool, gym, spa, business center, transportation service, and babysitting service.

Serviced apartment rents in Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia, and it is also one of the busiest cities in the world.

Thus, the city has a well-developed hospitality industry; at the same time, accommodation prices are usually higher when compared to other cities in Malaysia, especially when it comes down to hotels.

According to Numbeo, the average rental prices for a “normal” apartment in the city center is around RM 2,300 per month; however, a studio suite in a hotel usually costs RM 200 to 500 per night (that is RM 6,000 to 15,000 per month).

Conversely, a serviced apartment offers a relatively lower rental price that ranges from RM 90 to 350 per night (or RM 2,700 to 10,500 per month) for a studio suite.

Note that, you can get up to a 20-40% discount if you decided to book a room for more than a month. This is common in many Asia countries, while Hong Kong is one of the exceptions.

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Top 10 Property Developers in Malaysia: A Complete Guide

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Foreign investors primarily look for big and reputable developers when buying overseas property.

The Chinese, for example, are known for doing much research about developers before even visiting a country.

Truth be told, failing to do enough research can result in late completions, quality issues, or that the developer runs into financial problems. Not to forget, developers have their own unique style and brand names.

Fortunately, you can find plenty of internationally recognized developers in Malaysia.

Many have dozens of projects completed and are in the process to complete modern infrastructure projects, big innovative projects and mega housing complexes.

In this article, I’ve listed some of the biggest and most popular property developers in Malaysia.

1. Eco World Development Group

EcoWorld Development Group was not known to many Malaysians a decade back. That said, it’s seen tremendous growth over the past years and is now a big award winning developer in Malaysia.

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Condos & Apartments for Sale in Kuala Lumpur: 8 Interesting New Projects

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Kuala Lumpur is the capital and financial center of Malaysia, offering some of the best property investment opportunities for overseas buyers. Being an alpha city, you’ll notice that property is still surprisingly cheap, with prices similar to those in Bangkok.

In this listing article, you can read about interesting new condos and apartments in Kuala Lumpur. We update the article on a continuous basis, trying to give you the latest information.

If you have any recommendations or information about new projects, feel free to contact us and we will do a review.

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Latest Update: 2019-06-04

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Buying a Condo or Apartment in Kuala Lumpur: The Definitive Guide

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I recently came back from my 3rd visit to Kuala Lumpur.

Every time I go there, I understand more and more why it’s ranked as one of the most liveable cities in Southeast Asia.

It’s developed, has great medical care, nice weather, and one of the best cuisines in Asia. You have no issues to communicate in English as it’s an official language.

And maybe most importantly, property is surprisingly cheap with prices that are incomparable to places like Singapore, Mainland China, and Hong Kong.

In fact, property prices are on par with Manila and Ho Chi Minh City. At the same time, yields average of around 5% in a city that’s way more developed.

In this article, I explain how you can buy a condo or apartment as a foreigner in Kuala Lumpur, one of the major hubs in Southeast Asia.

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The 4 Best Areas to Live in Penang: A Guide for Retirees & Expats

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Penang is a charming island with an old cultural heritage, located in the Northwestern parts of Malaysia. It’s one of the top choices when foreign retirees and expats decide to settle down in the country.

It’s not strange that Penang has been voted as one of the top 10 destinations to retire in the world as living costs are low, the weather is great, and you can enjoy one of the best cuisines in the world. Worth mentioning is that Malaysia was voted as the fifth best country to retire in 2018 according to Forbes, where Penang is undoubtedly a big contributor.

In this article, I explain which areas that are most popular among expats, retirees and other foreigners in Penang at the moment. If you find it hard to decide whether you should buy or rent real estate in Penang, you can find valuable information in the end of the article.

Where do most retirees and expats stay in Penang?

The Northern parts of Penang have been the preferred place for foreigners since long back.

You can find more leisure activities and points of interest compared to the Southern parts, especially in areas of Georgetown to Batu Ferringhi. Some examples are the colonial buildings and local architecture, the Botanical Garden, Penang Hill, Penang National Park, Shoppings and more.

The Southern part is more local and less expensive, but have gained more traction among real estate buyers and long-term renters, and should also be of interest (more about that later).

1. Gurney Drive

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How to Buy Property in Malaysia: The Definitive Guide

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Malaysia is a great place to settle down, if you prefer to have a high quality of life with low living costs. According to Forbes news magazine, Malaysia is the only Asian country that qualifies into the list “10 best places to retire around the world”.

It’s not surprising for a country that has a breathtaking nature, among the best cuisines in Asia, and locals that offer great service while communicating fluently in English.

Not to neglect, Malaysia offers the most favorable foreign property ownership regulations in Southeast Asia.

In this guide, you’ll learn everything you need to know before buying property in Malaysia as a foreigner, including information about foreign ownership regulations, if you can buy land, minimum investment requirements, visa regulations, taxes, and more.

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Malaysia Property Market Outlook in 2019: A Complete Overview

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Malaysia is one of the most foreign friendly countries in Southeast Asia when buying property. Many expats favor Malaysia and other foreigners even decide to stay here permanently.

If you plan to buy real estate in Malaysia, it’s important that you understand how healthy the market is and what you can expect in 2019.

In this article, I explain what my predictions are for Malaysia’s property market in 2019. I’ve made a thorough overview of the market condition in previous years, the current economic climate, and used historical data.

Let’s start and have a look at how the market has performed in the past years.

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Malaysia’s property market in 2017 & 2018: A throwback

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Property for Sale in Penang: 6 Interesting New Projects & Launches

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Penang is one of the most sought after destinations for families and retirees in Asia. It’s been voted as one of the most livable places in the world numerous times, offering low living costs, great healthcare, tasty food, and a comfortable climate.

In this listing article, you’ll find interesting new property projects and launches in Penang, including condos, villas, and apartments.

The article is updated on a regular basis, and with explanatory information how it works when buying property in Penang.

If you have any information or recommendations about new interesting projects, you can contact us and we will do a review.

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Latest Update: 2018-10-07

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The 6 Cheapest Places to Buy Real Estate in Asia: A Complete Guide

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A commonly asked question among property buyers is where they can find the cheapest properties.

One should bear in mind though that it’s not easy, nor very important, to discuss property prices on national levels. It’s better to focus on a handful of cities, or the capitals, places where a big part of investors tend to go.

In this article, I list the countries with the cheapest land, houses, and apartments in Southeast Asia/Asia.

Before we deep dive into, I want to mention that I haven’t taken countries such as Mongolia, Brunei and Sri Lanka into consideration.

6. Thailand

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4 Asian Countries with Long Term & Real Estate Investment Visas

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Before you pick a location for your next Asian property investment, it’s important that you do some research about the visa options available.

Having a long term visa, might it be an investment visa, will bring relaxation and not forcing you to leave a country every month, or so.

Luckily, you’ll find a handful of countries in Asia who have understood that foreigners want to stay there long term, bringing decent cash to the local economy.

In this article, I list 4 Asian countries that offer long term and real estate investments visas to foreigners. Let’s have a look.

1. Thailand

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Thailand is the most visited country in Southeast Asia for many reasons. Expats, travelers and other foreigners alike can easily get accustomed to the high quality of life.

Personally, Thailand is one of my favorite countries to visit in Asia, I often make a trip once in a while, to recharge my batteries.

Even if Thailand might not be the best place for investors with a high risk appetite and to maximize yields, many foreigners (for example example Hong Kongers and Japanese) want to have property in a place that’s ‘livable’.

Proximity to their home countries is also of importance.

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