As a real estate negotiator, Adrian finds joy in
matching the perfect home for his customers.
However, during this process, he found that a lot
of homework goes behind the quest for a perfect
home for investors/home buyers and real estate negotiators alike, which sometimes
take weeks or month! With the recent focus of public transport policy in Malaysia, a
surge in interest for properties located near MRT/LRT transit lines has since emerged.
As such, Adrian decided to concentrate his efforts by consolidating all relevant data for
such properties in this book with an aim to ease the background work for all parties.
He spent more than two years studying the LRT and MRT network in Malaysia, identifying
and analyzing the effects of the transport system on properties. Besides publishing the
data of his findings through , he also shares his deeper
findings and consideration factors affecting property prices through workshops and
seminars. To date, hundreds of participants have benefited from his talks.
Carol understands the financial psychology of human behaviour. This is why she has created unique keynote presentations, money skills workshops, professional financial coaching programs and corporate training are specially designed to allow for one’s self-discovery. Some of her unique topics:
• Family Wealth Legacy Creation
• Living Free With Effective Money Skills for adults
• How Parents Teach Kids To Be Smart Money-Users
• How to be a Smart Money-Wise Young Adult
• Understanding Your Financial Behaviour
• Trimming Your Debts – The Breakthrough!
• Smart Money-User Program for youth below age 21
• Smart Money Kid for kids below age 12
This Smart Money-User book is recognized as one of the recommended book for the Personal Financial Management module that is conducted in the universities in Malaysia.
As part of her work to promote the importance of personal financial literacy, Carol contributes articles, participates in media interviews, public talks to corporate, seminars and education institutions.
Carol is a Speaker for Asia Business Forum in Singapore and Hong Kong, Monash University Alumni, TEC Asia Centre, Business Network International (BNI) Conference 2007, The Malaysian Secretaries Conference 2007, The Genome Institute of Singapore.
CHAN KEE SIAK
Chan Kee Siak started humbly as a helper at his parents‟ hawker stall, and then enrolled in a local college (TARC) after the SPM (Malaysian O-Levels equivalent) while helping customers to repair PCs and building websites on a part-time basis to earn his tuition fees. As he discovered the potential of web-hosting and realized that there was a lack of web-hosting providers in Malaysia when building a website for his customers in the year 2000, at the tender age of 19, he decided to take advantage of the situation and set up his first e-Commerce reseller business, which was 100% Online-based: www.hostkaki.com. Business rolled in with hardly a break.
Chan grabbed the opportunity, which he described as a „once-in-a-lifetime-opportunity‟, and dropped out of college to concentrate on his online business. In the competitive world of web-hosting, Chan has had a challenging time increasing market share and competing with web-hosts from all over the world. As web-hosting is a commodity business and all competitors were selling identical products, Chan decided to break through, and gave his company the competitive edge by value-adding his products. In 2002, Exabytes Network under Chan‟s leadership won its first award, „100 Most Dynamic Hosting Companies‟. Chan‟s customer base exceeded 10,000 only four years after the inception of his company. In 2005, Exabytes became the biggest web-hosting provider in Malaysia, a position it still holds.
Today, Exabytes serves more than 60,000 customers in 121 countries, and manages over 1,000 servers with 60,000 registered domains. Besides the achievement of MSC Status obtained in 2005 and ISO 9001:2008 Certification in 2011, on Exabytes‟ 10th anniversary, Chan was honoured as one of the top 30 „Outstanding Young Malaysians‟ (TOYM) as well as „Emerging Entrepreneur‟ in Ernst & Young‟s Entrepreneur of the Year 2011® Malaysia.
NG HENG THYE
Ng Heng Thye is the founder of www.Englishmoo.com, an English-learning website targeted at those who received their education in Chinese schools. An avid reader, his interests include business, biographies, humanities, and languages.
Holding to his conviction, “Never afraid to be different,” Heng Thye did not take the conventional path and is today a creative/commercial writer, book Author, and English teacher. In writing, he seeks to inspire through stories using simple language instead of sending direct messages to his readers as he believes that “To teach is to inspire.”
Today, he works as a freelance creative / commercial writer cum copywriter for Exabytes Network Sdn. Bhd. and is co-owner of other businesses.
As an authoritative & professional chef, and also an expert on Asian Cuisine, Charles has successfully demonstrated his special techniques and recipes which delighted his audience, including the community of the Western World. By extensively travelling and accumulating the most authentic recipes of all Asian countries, that were prized as family secret recipes, Charles Ho wrote numerous articles and reports on Asian cuisine.
He also contributed with his recipes and features on regional cooking ''Home Cooking'' magazine, local publications, newspapers and is currently working on two other cookbooks.
Founder and Managing Director of Axcelearn Sdn. Bhd., Choong Ty’ng Ty’ng graduated from the University of Malaya with an Accountancy degree. She started her career as a Futures dealer in AmFutures and was subsequently promoted to be the Head of Futures Dealing. During her 5 years tenure in AmFutures, she was responsible in formulating Futures trading strategies up to execution for institutional, corporate and retail clients.
Derric Chew is an entrepreneur and a professional coach specializing in coaching newbies in Internet Marketing/Online Business.
To Derric, being able to make money online is not the most successful or happiest thing in the world; seeing his students do that is. In fact, that he finds a deeply satisfying and truly great achievement in life.
With his ocean-deep and sky-high experience in training and coaching, Derric knows what it takes to train a layman to earn residual or passive income through Internet Marketing/Online Business. According to some of Derric’s former students, he is down to earth and passionate about educating people.
Derric is a Certified Trainer (Train The Trainer Certification), Certified Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner by the American Board Of Neuro Linguistic Programming (ABNLP) and Certified Timeline Therapy® Practitioner. He is also a Certified Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Specialist.
Founder of Musemancer, an Internet Marketing consulting and Digital Publishing company, Edmund Loh went from a mere reseller and affiliate to becoming one the top Digital Product publishers in the Internet Marketing arena, with hundreds of titles and products created and originated from him.
Edmund is the co-author of national bestselling book “Secrets Of Millionaire Students” and author of “Crushing It”. Considered to be one of the top Internet Entrepreneurs in Asia, he had spoken at events for Success Resources, Incitement, Startup Grind, and many more entrepreneurial and Internet Marketing conferences. Edmund has made appearances in the media including The Star, Malaysian Today, and IncomeDiary.
Enoch Khoo has made a name for himself as a highly sought-after property negotiator in East and Peninsular Malaysia. This Sabah lad is beginning to conquer the real estate industry through his company ENK Ventures, which specializes in marketing solutions for developers and property investors.
At the age of 21, Enoch purchased his property and upon turning 30, he made the bold decision to give up a lucrative career in Sabah to join the real estate industry in Kuala Lumpur. Despite having no friends nor connections in KL, Enoch quickly moved up the ladder through sheer grit and determination. He subsequently founded ENK Ventures, one of the leading niche consultancies of 360° marketing solutions to assist developers in Peninsular Malaysia to expose their brands and products to the East Malaysian market.
Living by the motto “Think Big, Start Small, Grow Deep”, Enoch also shares his thoughts and views on the property market as a regular contributor of Property Hunter. He was interviewed at BFM89.9 (The Business Radio Station) and appeared as a guest on Singapore's Investor Central television programme. In 2013, Enoch was named as one of the Top 20 Property Negotiators in Malaysia by PropertyGuru.
Howard Khoo Henn Kuan was born and bred as the grandson of a prominent Chinese migrant merchant in the North Borneo town of Sandakan in Sabah, Malaysia. Before he sold his business in 2011, he was the group Managing Director/CEO of Hing Yiap Group Berhad, a company listed on Bursa Malaysia Stock Exchange.
Under the leadership of Mr. Khoo, the Hing Yiap Group operated as a lifestyle fashion business engaged in retailing, wholesaling and manufacturing of branded apparels and accessories under the teenager brands of Bum Equipment, Diesel, Unionbay, Antioni and Bontton. It had approximately 700 retail outlets throughout Malaysia and other Asian countries carried out in renowned department stores and company-owned concept shops. The company also ran a large vertically-integrated textile and apparel manufacturing plant which entailed fabric making, material dyeing, fashion tailoring and garment making. In 1997, the company went public under the stewardship of the author.
Dr. Ian Gawler, the founder of The Gawler Foundation (www.gawler.org), is Australia’s best-known cancer survivor, and the internationally bestselling author of several books on health and wellness. Ian Gawler can be found at www.iangawler.com.
Jeevindra Kumar is a consultant / financial adviser with a Wealth Management Company from Labuan, operating out of KL. He has many years of experience as an investment adviser as well as an investor / trader himself.
With the publication of this book, Jeevindra hopes it will be the catalyst for investors to understand the need to consider the offshore investment world, as well as showing the same investors how they can do this successfully.
The primary message of the book is the understanding that the greatest threat to the wealth of a Malaysian investor lies in the currency which they use to determine their net worth, and that there is no way to protect their wealth from this threat without diversifying across a selection of currencies, and to do so in an offshore setting.
The failure of my business put me in great debt and I had to declare for bankruptcy. It was hard during the initial period, even my wife left me. Eventually, I realized that it was not the end of life for me. Instead, bankruptcy offered me a way to start all over again. From that moment on, I resolved to learn all that I can from the people around me. I began attending a number of seminars and kept a humble heart, learning from people who are more successful, and I seized every opportunity to come my way; and I was well on the path towards my own success.
Today, I am a co-founder of 7 businesses and owned properties that are worth millions of dollars. On hindsight, the hardship I endured was not in vain as I am now given an opportunity to add values to the society and the people around me. This is also the reason behind this book -- is to provide inspirations to all my readers, if I can do it despite my circumstances, I am certain all of us are able too. We are blessed because we have a life, I strongly believe nothing is impossible if you wanted it to happen!
Jesse Krieger was born and raised in San Francisco but spends about 25% of his time in Asia, where his favorite places are Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Hong Kong and Shanghai.
During his twenties Jesse has started over five companies and sold the last two. He has lived and worked in over 25 countries and speaks German and Mandarin Chinese in addition to his native English.
A graduate of UC Berkeley and formerly a touring rock guitarist, Jesse counts becoming a published author as his most recent achievement. When he is not consulting with clients on lifestyle and entrepreneurship, he can usually be found on a bicycle, pedaling up a steep mountain slope or yelling at the top of his lungs from the peak.
Jonathan Quek is an exciting entrepreneur, bestselling author, and financial speaker, often quoted by the media as Asia’s Youngest Wealth Coach.
As an entrepreneur, Jonathan owns and runs several businesses in precious metals trading, crude oil trading, financial education and training. He is the founder and CEO of True North Asia and director of three other private companies and ventures, Capital Asia Group (Malaysia), SilverMalaysia.com, and Financial Youth Intelligence.
As a regular guest speaker on the conference circuit, Jonathan Quek has been invited to speak at financial institutions, corporate organizations, education institutions both in Malaysia and internationally including SIAS MoneySense Program, AIESEC, CPA Australia, CIMA, AKPK Malaysia, Bank Negara Malaysia, iCapital.biz Berhad, Genting Malaysia, UOB Bank, Wealth Expo, MSI Summit, Universiti Malaya, University Teknologi Malaysia, University Kebangsaan Malaysia, INTI International University, AIMST University, Metropolitan College, Taylor’s University, Nilai University, SEGi University, Sunway University, and many more.
Benny Lee is a private trader, trainer, market strategist, a highly sought-after speaker and practitioner of technical analysis for more than 12 years. He has conducted trading and technical analysis workshops, seminars and coaching for private and institutional investors in Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, Vietnam and Pakistan. He is also a CPE (Continuous Professional Education) recognized trainer for the Securities Commission of Malaysia.
Benny has also spoken in many international conferences such as GlobOil India, Rubber, Gold and Options conferences in Thailand (AFET), the ASEAN Rubber Conferences, Palm Oil Conference in Jakarta, POTS by MPOC (Malaysian Palm Oil Council) in India, Egypt, Romania, Kuala Lumpur, and many others. He has also presented in Exchange-organized events in Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam and Pakistan.
Luke Bong is the founder of Influence Mastery and co-founder of the Great Minds Group. He is a Certified Master Practitioner in Neuro-Semantics and Neuro-Linguistic Programming. Luke conducts workshops, seminars and speaks in conventions and conferences across Malaysia. His clients include large multi-national corporations, government bodies, non-profit organizations, schools and universities. He is a columnist for the Daily Express, Sabah and the New Sarawak Tribune. Learn more about him at www.LukeBong.com.
Hailing from Malaysia, Marcus Teoh droned on for years with soul-searching questions etched on the back of his mind, looking for his passion in life. At the time, he thought Entrepreneurship was his passion but after transforming multiple business ideas into fully-fledged businesses, he soon realized his true infatuation was in teaching.
Today, he speaks to, consults and trains aspiring Entrepreneurs, and newly blossomed Start-Ups as well as gives Motivational Talks, Facebook Marketing Training, and shares practical takeaways from his own experience and lessons.
He is best known for his “Start a Business with only RM199” (#SWORM199) program that helps aspiring entrepreneurs start their first business on a bare-minimal capital, and his “Zero Budget Facebook Marketing” (#ZBFM) that helps budding entrepreneurs attract new prospects on the social platform while retaining the interest of existing customers.
In addition to business owners he has also serviced and advised property professionals, life and financial planners and marketing executives. He also contributes entrepreneurial articles to business dailies locally and internationally.
Marcus believes that being an entrepreneur leads to self-liberation in three aspects: finance, time, and locality.
Prof Joe Choo was elected President of the Malaysian Institute of Geomancy Sciences (MINGS) in 2008; a recognition of her vast experience and leadership in the study of feng shui.
She provides extensive consultancy work for a variety of corporations and organizations; and individuals, in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Hong Kong. Prof Joe’s geomancy classes are popular in Malaysia among many associations and professional bodies, particularly those related to property development and real estate. Proficient in Mandarin and English, her classes are well received due to her jovial, professional and scientific teaching approach. She is a regular speaker at international property-related conferences and was in the judging panel for the 2016 Star Property Award.
Her meticulous research in geomancy has also touched the lives of people as far away as England and Australia. Prof Joe’s geomancy classes have garnered her international recognition – she was awarded a Professorship by the Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
Prof Joe’s passion is to ensure that feng shui is practiced with dignity and honesty and that the essence of the true teaching of the I-Ching is passed down to future generations.
The author, Koay Miao Duo has great interest in swiftlet farming industry. He started to participate in the research of swiftlet farming techniques when he was at the university. In year 2009 after graduated from the university with Bachelor of Business (Hons) in Entrepreneurship, he dedicated himself to the swiftlet farming field. He established the MDK Swiftlet Enterprise and after that registered the company as MDK Swiftlet Sdn Bhd.
Besides providing different types of swiftlet farming equipments and inventing many innovative products which help in swiftlet farming, the company also helps many unsuccessful swiftlet farmers to find out the reasons and solve their problems. The practical results of the company have been recognized by the beneficiaries and give rise to the attention of swiftlet farmers.
The author is also the popular blogger of High Technology Swiftlet Farming (http://mdk-swiftlet.blogspot.com). He has been sharing his swiftlet farming skills and own experiences with the readers for the past several years and he is very much revered by the readers and clients.