An array of developments expected at MAPEX 2017

33 developers will be taking centre stage

BY GUNAPRASATH BUPALAN

AMONGST all the property exhibitions that emerged over the years, the one that always garners attention from the public, and brings in visitors by the truckloads is MAPEX – The Malaysia Property Expo that is organised by The Real Estate and Housing Developers’ Association (REHDA).

As the sole national representative body for property developers, REHDA plays a pivotal role in ensuring that the relevant authorities and government agencies hear developers’ views.

REHDA is highly regarded by both the public and private sectors for its commitment to nation building and betterment of life through sustainable property development. Hence why MAPEX is always sought after. People are con dent that they will be satis ed with an event from such a renowned organisation.

Datuk Ng Seing Liong

Ng urges more financial institutions to take part in MAPEX to help the public in their purchases.

According to REHDA past president Datuk Ng Seing Liong, visitors to its upcoming Malaysia Property Expo (MAPEX) 2017 will be greeted by a wide range of properties, which will include affordable, exclusive, luxury, strata and landed properties.

MAPEX is well established as the premier and largest convenient one-stop centre in bringing together a wide range of innovative property developments from under construction to completed properties, and attractive financial package for potential purchasers and investor since 1998, [MAPEX, then known as Home Ownership Campaign (HOC)].

Over the years, MAPEX has received overwhelming responses not only from about 50,000 visitors but also from developers, industry players, NGOs and government departments with an average participation of more than 100 developers and 10 financial institutions in each of the exhibitions.

MAPEX has since helped many Malaysian homebuyers to purchase their dream homes at affordable prices. It has helped generate demand for housing and ensure sustained growth of the housing and property industry.

“House buyers at the expo this year will have the opportunity to win part of the RM30,000 cash rebates offered by the organiser. Participating developers will also be offering attractive packages to the buyers”, said Ng at the press conference that was held mid last month.

This expo will be held at the Mid Valley Exhibition Centre, Mid Valley Megamall from 13 October till 15 October. Doors will be opened from 10 am to 9 pm daily and admission is free of charge.

The expo is expected to feature the nest that the industry has to offer including projects from developers such as Ekovest Bhd, Gamuda Land, IJM Land Bhd, Matrix Concepts Holdings Bhd, Paramount Property Sdn Bhd, SP Setia Bhd, Seri Pajam Development Sdn Bhd, Sunsuria Bhd, UDA Holdings Bhd and UEM Sunrise Bhd.

Ng also added that the upcoming MAPEX would be complemented by the participation of Maybank and Hong Leong Bank to assist potential buyers regarding home loans.

“Financing is essential in house purchase, and there is no other better platform than MAPEX for nancial institutions to promote their products and packages to the target audience. Let us work together towards achieving the nation’s housing agenda,” said Rehda Melaka past branch chairman Datuk Anthony Cho.

According to Cho, he believes that the current economic climate, contrary to popular believe, is the best time for property purchase. He says that during trying times like these, many types of property is being made available and coming in to the market very competitively.

“We also notice that most of the houses are below RM500,000. Some of them are selling below RM300,000. Members of the public should stop having the wrong perception that there is no affordable housing. We suggest to them to log in to

mah Selangorku to find for this affordable houses,” added Cho.

Themed ‘Greater Connectivity for Better Affordable Living’, this event will also see renowned property industry experts such as Sr. Vicky How, Chong Mok Yong, Hiew Wei Yi, Ir. Justin Lai Woon Fatt and Evelyn Eng Hui Xian as well as Tony Yap taking stage to share their expert knowledge with visitors.