Apr 6, 2014

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More Philippines Property Market Update

More Philippines Property Market Update

Dear readers,

We are pleased to be hosted by Major Homes CEO, COO Mr Mario Oreta and Mr Quinto Oreta and team at the beautiful Balesin island resort in early Feb.  It was indeed an unforgettable experience as the Balesin Island resort has surpassed my expectation, especially after me having visited Boracay island and Palawan island resorts. Balesin Island resort is a for-members-only club and accessible within 20 minutes by plane from Manila.  It is a well-built, thematic resorts that has seven unique villages.  Other than the natural beauty, pristine beaches and very modern facilities, I’m also impressed with the attention to details, quality creation of each thematic villages. The quality selection of cuisines will leave you wanting to come back for more!  This is only made possible by Alphaland’s visionary and billionaire, Mr Roberto OngPin.  His team of people were crucial in helping to make things happen, including Alphaland’s President, Mr Mario Oreta.

Dinner with Alphaland and Major Home CEOs

Dinner at Balesin with Alphaland’s President and Major Home’s CEO

Beautiful Balesin Pool and Pristine Beaches

Balesin Spa Facilities

After a fun-filled trip to the Balesin resort, I visited Alphaland’s office to discuss some upcoming potential projects.  We also visited Major Homes’ offices and also see the model unit of our WK network’s investment into the student accommodation that is located at the university belt area in Manila.

Student Accomm, fully furnished, ensuite with kitchenette

I get to see see how the developer’s company is functioning and met up with the legal department, operations department, engineering team and sales team. I walked away with a peace of mind that everything is running systematically and that our investments are in good hands. What I see is that Major Home is serving a niche whereby there is a lack of quality, condo-styled student accommodation in the densely populated student area. The investors are all keen to own a piece of the property that can generate good yield and more importantly, it is fully furnished, fully managed and freehold at less than S$40,000.  What a value buy!   Property investment is fun and definitely rewarding once you secure the right deals.

 

 

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Mar 12, 2014

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Phillipines Property Market Update- Part 1

Phillipines Property Market Update- Part 1

Dear investors, I have recently gone to the Philippines to visit several developers and to conduct site visits on properties we invested in.  I am proud to share that our investor group has also invested actively into various development in the Philippines over the past few years.   We had invested into student accommodation, mass market condos, high end condos, office units, retail shops, medical centres and even car park lots.

I have identified Philippines to be an undervalued market segment over the past few years and so here are some updates for the readers and investors.

One of our first investments in Philippines is into the student accommodation called  One Archers Place by Eton Properties.  This is located  next to the famous LaSalle University. It is now generating passive income for us every month and purchase price is around S$50,000 per unit with freehold title.

One Archers Place

The other project that we bought into is the 8 Adriatico that is also by Eton Properties.  This project is situated right next to the largest shopping mall in Manila, the Robinson Place.  I had gone on site to visit this project that is going to complete by end of 2014.  Here are some photos to share.  Photos feature include Robinson Place Shopping mall and also photos that I have are taken on site and also the views from my penthouse units.

Robinson Place Shopping Mall

8 Adriatico Penthouse view

 

 

8 Adriatico

8 Adriatico Penthouse View

 

Part of Eton Team at 8 Adriatico

I have met the Eton team of people in charge including the members from Customer Service, Sales Support, Operations, Project Management etc to get updates about the various projects.

The other development we invested in with the same developer is the Eton Tower Makati.  The development has been delayed for completion till next year but I have gotten assurance from the project team of the completion of this prime project.  As you can see from the photo below, the project is already completed to 30th floor at this point of writing. This is one of the best situated projects that is right at the heart of Makati Philippines, within walking distance and sheltered walkways to the Greenbelt shopping malls, the Landmark shopping malls and also to the Glorietta shopping belt.  We secured the freehold properties at only around S$77,000 each unit.  It is one of the good value buys.

Eton Tower Makati Construcion

I believe this commercial, residential mixed project will fetch fantastic yields and good gains upon completion.  This is how the completed project will look like.

Eton Tower Makati

Eton Tower Makati

So we have more good things to look forward to.  More upcoming for Philippines Property Market Update.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Feb 27, 2014

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Chinese New Year Celebration

Chinese New Year Celebration

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dear Friends,

WK Events celebrated the Chinese New Year with around 800 of our investors with the Ang Bao event, sponsored by developer Silverton Global.  Each of our visiting investor received an auspicious red packet with real cash as a blessing and you can see how happy they are.

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Feb 27, 2014

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New Year Celebration

New Year Celebration

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dear Friends,

2014 is set to be an exciting year!  WK Events kick started the year by investors to join us in a New Year session where we share about inspiration and specific strategies for one to manifest and bring into reality more positive results in life.

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Oct 30, 2013

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Inspiring Entrepreneurial Spirit of Our Youth

Inspiring Entrepreneurial Spirit of Our Youth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dear Readers,

I’m honored to be invited by Mdm Tong & Mrs Ng from my alma mater, Ang Mo Kio Secondary School, to judge the students’ entrepreneurial business plans presentations yesterday. I can’t believe I was there as a student years ago!

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Sep 25, 2013

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CONGRATS to ALL Summer Mall Investors

CONGRATS to ALL Summer Mall Investors

 

 

 

 

Dear friends,

Congratulations to all the investors of Summer Mall at Kota Samarahan, Kuching. I am here with some of the Singapore investors to attend the Grand Opening Ceremony.  We have invested into quite a number of retail and F&B spaces together with our Singapore investors and I am pleased to see that the tenant mix is well managed by the developer.

 

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