Category: Fifth Person

12 things I learned from Pavilion REIT’s 2017 AGM

Pavilion REIT (PAVREIT) is a retail-centric property investment trust which owns three shopping malls and one office tower. Of its properties, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur Mall, Intermark Mall, and Pavilion Tower are located in Kuala Lumpur, while Da Men Mall is located in Selangor. The portfolio has a total net lettable area of 1.97 million square […]

15 things I learned from CapitaLand Malaysia Mall Trust’s 2017 AGM

CapitaLand Malaysia Mall Trust (CMMT) is a shopping mall-focused REIT in Malaysia with a portfolio of five shopping malls and one complementary office tower. CMMT listed on Bursa Malaysia on 16 July 2010. If you purchased CMMT at IPO, your total returns would be 111.7%. Three assets are located in Klang Valley – a majority […]

After years of stagnant growth, things are looking up for Singapore’s tourism sector again

Following recent years of relatively stagnant performance, tourism arrivals in Singapore are expected to finally see an uptick on the back of a surge in intra-regional tourism, according to a new report from Colliers International, the commercial real estate services firm. The first quarterly Colliers International Hotels Insight Report, which features major trends in destinations […]

9 things I learned from Public Bank’s 2017 AGM

How do you become a millionaire in Malaysia — effortlessly? As the saying goes, many roads lead to Rome. Recently, I learned another way to make a million but this time around, it is rather passive and effortless. However, there is only one catch: You need to find someone like Teh Hong Piew and invest […]

Important things you need to know before becoming an accredited investor

Following the Swiber debacle, many wealthy (sorry, formerly wealthy) Singaporeans are regretting their decision to become accredited investors. From all appearances, it seems accredited investors are just people that banks (or private funds) can push into buying high-risk products. So what is the accredited investor status, and should you use it just because you can have […]

4 bumps the UK will have to face now that May has triggered Article 50

Even with the official commencement of the Brexit process – as finalised by Prime Minister Theresa May’s signature on the letter to trigger Article 50 of the EU’s Lisbon Treaty today – Bank of Singapore’s (BoS) chief economist Richard Jerram is certain that a deal for the UK to leave the Union is “almost impossible”. […]