My Property Investment Journey

My property investment journey started when I got married and got into debt. It triggered me to learn more about money on how to make money works faster for me.

I read a lot of investment books on share investment, property and commodities. At first, I tried share investment but I found it is boring.

So I decided to try property investment and got hooked into it.

My Property Investment Chronology:

1) 28/05/2004: I-1-12 Apartment – Leasehold

I bought this house before I got married. I was excited because it was my first house so at last I owns an asset rather than just renting.

My 2 children lived here when they were baby.

2) 12/08/2008: B323 –  Apartment – Leasehold

I bought this property after I got married. My first rental property. I learned a lot from here. You must be familiar with all defects issues.

This property was in bad condition got water leakage and the previous owner let it go with low price.

3) 01/09/2009: A214 – Apartment – Leasehold

My second rental property. I bought it after one year of my first one. I was getting familiar with the legal process in purchasing a property.

4) 20/05/2010: C319 – Apartment – Leasehold

From this property I learned about water leakage on how to detect them from the wall or ceiling.

5) 20/07/2012: S44 – Terrace House – Leasehold

My children getting big, so me and my wife decided to find a bigger place for our family. So we moved in here in 2013 and we rent out our first property 1-1-12.

6) WA20-01 – Condominium – Freehold

It took a while to buy this property due to LTV of 30%.  I bought this property because it gave cashback of 15% so I just need to topup 15% for the deposit.

This is my first AirBnb property.

7) 01/11/2021: 36-01-04 – Apartment – Freehold

I bought this property after I fully settled my second property (B323). It was during Covid-19. So I got it a low price. I was able to rent it out within 3 days.

8) 05/01/2023: 169 – Terrace House – Freehold

My first auction property that I won. I was nervous but it worth it because I got it below market price.

I described my experience in buying auction property here.

What I learn?

  1. You must have financial discipline
  2. You must know how to evaluate rental property demand
  3. You must be patient in finding property below market value
  4. You must know how to detect defect in property and able to estimate it costs by referring to a contractor.
  5. You must have a panel of trusted contractors.

 

December 2023 Holiday Trip to Tambun

We had our holiday in Tambun, Perak. We did visit few places nearby Ipoh & Tambun such as:

1) Lost World of Tambun
2) Kellie’s Castle
3) Ipoh Parade
4) Aeon Mall Ipoh

For foods, we visited
1) Miker’s Pizza
2) Kommons Coffee
3) Famous Dim Sum in Ipoh
4) Dinosaur Sandwich
5) Ipoh Coffee Shop

17th December

Helmi wedding – attended my colleague wedding

helmi wedding at tapah perak
helmi wedding at tapah perak

Check in to Our Airbnb – Sunway Onsen

sunway onsen tambun perak
sunway onsen tambun perak

Dinner with Naim – my Colleague

miker pizza ipoh
miker pizza ipoh

Pasar malam Ipoh

gerbang malam. - pasar malam ipoh
gerbang malam. – pasar malam ipoh

18th December

Brunch at Mcd

Visited Museum Ipoh but it was closed

museum ipoh
museum ipoh

Kellie’s Castle

kellie castle batu gajah perak
kellie castle batu gajah perak
kellie castle undeground wine storage
kellie castle undeground wine storage
kellie's castle perak
kellie’s castle perak
kellie's castle entrace fee
kellie’s castle entrace fee

Dim Sum for Lunch

dim sum ipoh
dim sum ipoh

Lost World of Tambun by night

lost world of tambun perak
lost world of tambun perak
night zoo at lost world - tapir
night zoo at lost world – tapir
show at lost world of tambun
show at lost world of tambun
lost world of tambun night safari
lost world of tambun night safari

19th December

Breakfast at food court xxx

Ipoh Parade Shopping mall

ipoh parade
ipoh parade

Had our lunch at Chicken Rice Shop

Kommons coffee – Had Our Dessert and Coffee

kommon cafe house dessert
kommon cafe house dessert
kommon delicious waffle
kommon delicious waffle

Nasi kandar for dinner

20th December

Roti Canai for Breakfast

popular roti canai near tambun ipoh
popular roti canai near tambun ipoh
roti canai ayam
roti canai ayam
roti canai dekat tambun
roti canai dekat tambun
harga roti sarang special
harga roti sarang special

Lunch at Mcd

lunch at mcdonalds
lunch at mcdonalds

Lost of World Tambun Activity

lost world of tambun - lisha and deef wearing their gears
lost world of tambun – lisha and deef wearing their gears
lost world of tambun - ready for their flying fox
lost world of tambun – ready for their flying fox
lost world of tambun - rock climbing activity
lost world of tambun – rock climbing activity
lost world of tambun - rock climbing fee
lost world of tambun – rock climbing fee
lost world tambun - finding gold
lost world tambun – finding gold
glamping at lost world of tambun
glamping at lost world of tambun

21st December

Roti canai again for Breakfast

Visited Aeon Shopping Mall & Bought some Clothes

Lunch at Dinosaur Sandwich

dinosaur sandwich perak
dinosaur sandwich perak

Had our Coffee at Ipoh Coffee House

Address: 105, Jln Canning Estate, Taman Canning, 31400 Ipoh, Perak

ipoh coffee house
ipoh coffee house
ipoh coffee house restaurant
ipoh coffee house restaurant
delicious drink ipoh coffee house
delicious drink ipoh coffee house

Lost of World Tambun activity

22nd December

Check out and heading back to Shah Alam

breakfast before going home
breakfast before going home

 

Kerja Kursus ASK Tingkatan 1 – SMK Bukit Jelutong

Baru-baru ini, Deef diberi kerja tugasan ASK (Asas Sains Komputer) membuat website mengenai hobi dia.

Untuk membuat tugasan ini, hanya dibenarkan menggunakan HTML & CSS. Tidak dibenarkan untuk menggunakan “framework” sedia ada seperti Bootstrap.

Hasil Kerja Kursus ASK Tingkatan 1 – Website Hobi

kerja kursus ASK tingkatan 1 - SMK Bukit jelutong - website hobi - hadeef
kerja kursus ASK tingkatan 1 – SMK Bukit jelutong – website hobi – hadeef

Lawatan ke Muzium Bukit Besi Terengganu

Pada 15 Februari 2024, saya berkesempatan melawat ke Muzium Bukit Besi di Terengganu. Muzium ini dibangunkan oleh KETENGAH untuk memperingati zaman kegemilangan Bukit Besi tempat perlombongan bijih besi di Terengganu.

Pada zaman kegemilangannya, bandar ini amatlah maju dan mempunyai penduduk yang ramai.

Ianya mengambil masa selama 30 – 45 minit untuk melawat muzium ini. Baru saya tahu mengenai kewujudan dan kerancakan ekonomi Bukit Besi pada zama 1930-an ke 1970an.

muzium bukit besi - jenis-jenis batu
muzium bukit besi – jenis-jenis batu
muzium bikit besi - cara memindahkan besi ke laluan keretapi
muzium bikit besi – cara memindahkan besi ke laluan keretapi
muzium bukit bresi - mockup
muzium bukit bresi – mockup
muzium bukit besi - rumah no 1 - rumah bangsawan
muzium bukit besi – rumah no 1 – rumah bangsawan
muzium bukit besi - contoh laluan keretapi
muzium bukit besi – contoh laluan keretapi
muzium bukit besi - laluan untuk menghantar besi ke pelabuham
muzium bukit besi – laluan untuk menghantar besi ke pelabuham
muzium bukit besi - duit syiling lama yang digunakan pada zaman itu
muzium bukit besi – duit syiling lama yang digunakan pada zaman itu

 

Lokasi Muzium Bukit Besi Terengganu

Alamat: Jalan Raksa, 23200 Bukit Besi, Terengganu

Google Map

Ah Kit – Aircond Service Near Shah Alam

I had my aircond service on 14/11/2023. I called Ah Kit this time because Azrin was too busy.

Punctual Appointment

Ah Kit team came on time to service my aircond. There were 2 of them as usual.

Aircond Service

moving the furniture to have space to service the aircond
moving the furniture to have space to service the aircond
aircond service - remove aircond cover
aircond service – remove aircond cover
cleaning the indoor unit
cleaning the indoor unit
cleaning the aircond
cleaning the aircond

Cost to Service The Aircond

It costs me RM200 for the service a bit on the high side.

Air Outlet Cover Unable To Close Properly

 

After servicing, I let the aircond on to test. Everything is OK or not. The Ah Kit team went back while I was testing the aircond.

The coolness was good but when I switch off the aircond, the air outlet cover didn’t close immediately.

When I informed Ah Kit, he seems blaming the aircond motor maybe faulty. I showed him the video that I can push the cover with my finger so high probability that his team didn’t close it properly.

Only then he sent his team to repair it on 14/12/2023.

redo the aircond cover - now the air outlet cover can be closed
redo the aircond cover – now the air outlet cover can be closed

Ah Kit Contact

Admin: 012 672 9633

Review

I gave 3 stars for this service because I have to convince him rather than he tried to help me by asking questions what could possible went wrong.

Grand Puteri Hotel Kuala Terengganu Review

I stayed at Grand Puteri Hotel Kuala Terengganu for one night for business trip on 11th December 2023.

It was fast check in at the counter. They provided only one access card per room.

grand puteri lobby
grand puteri lobby
grand puteri hotel check in counter
grand puteri hotel check in counter

Location

There were KFC nearby the hotel. Besides that other restaurants, I had to use Grab to go to the KTC Mall because I couldn’t find any nice restaurants nearby.

Coordinate: 5.3331428601317965, 103.13804379570685
Grand Puteri Hotel Kuala Terengganu – Google Map

The Room

The room view was facing Kuala Terengganu city. So nothing interesting.

The room size was small & the carpet was bit smelly. Nothing much provided for toiletries. They just provided body soap, shower cap and sanitary bag.

The TV was really small and old. TV sound was not good. TV channel Warner TV and free air TV. Nothing interesting.

grand puteri hotel kuala terengganu tv
grand puteri hotel kuala terengganu tv

The Price

The price was bit pricey vs amenities provided. I was able to book around RM195.57 per night with 2 pax breakfast at Agoda.

The Breakfast

The breakfast choices were good enough for me. From bread, nasi lemak, soto and salad. The soto was so delicious, I took it 2 times.

The foods varieties was quite good.

grand puteri soto breakfast
grand puteri soto breakfast
grand puteri breakfast
grand puteri breakfast
grand puteri bread n tidbits for breakfast
grand puteri bread n tidbits for breakfast

Overall Rating

I gave 3 stars out of 5. Reason being is quite old and quite far away from city centre and room was smelly, TV also really small and nothing much as toiletries provided. compared to other hotels.

Felda Hotel Kuala Terengganu Review

I stayed at Felda Hotel Kuala Terengganu for one night for business trip on 20th November 2023.

The hotel lobby is quite confusing because it is located at level 2 and not at the ground floor. I was looking for quite some time before someone told me the location of the lobby.

Location

There were food stalls walking distance but due to heavy rain at that time, we had to take Grab to go to restaurants in KT Mall.

Coordinate: 5.328881261523325, 103.13250289536265
Felda Hotel Kuala Terengganu – Google Map

The Room

The room view as great. It overlook the Kuala Terengganu new bridge. Room size was big but it was bit old. Overall it was clean.

felda hotel kuala terengganu single room
felda hotel kuala terengganu single room
felda hotel kuala terengganu - toilet
felda hotel kuala terengganu – toilet
felda hotel kuala terengganu - shower
felda hotel kuala terengganu – shower
felda hotel kuala terengganu - toileteries
felda hotel kuala terengganu – toileteries

The Price

The price is reasonable. I was able to book around RM175 per night with 2 pax breakfast at Agoda.

affordable menu at felda hotel kuala terengganu
affordable menu at felda hotel kuala terengganu

Affordable food for room service at Felda Hotel. Foods were tasteful.

The Breakfast

The breakfast choices were good enough for me. From bread, nasi lemak, soto and salad. The soto was so delicious, I took it 3 times.

felda hotel breakfast soto
felda hotel breakfast soto

Overall Rating

I gave 4 stars out of 5. Reason being is quite old and quite far away from city centre compared to other hotels.

Mega View Hotel Kuantan Pahang Review

I stayed at Mega View Hotel Kuantan for one night for business trip on 6th December 2023.

Location

mega view hotel kuantan
mega view hotel kuantan
mega view hotel kuantan christmas deco
mega view hotel kuantan christmas deco
mega view hotel near sungai kuantan
mega view hotel near sungai kuantan
sungai kuantan view by night
sungai kuantan view by night

The location of the hotel is nearby to Sungai Kuantan that have great view. Besides, it is located nearby to all city centre of Kuantan.

There were ample open parking dedicated for hotel guests.

The hotel also provides Coway water dispenser on each floor.

Coordinate: 3.8057743997175066, 103.32925425303102
Location Mega View Hotel – Google Map

The Room

single room mega hotel view
single room mega hotel view
view from balcony mega view hotel kuantan
view from balcony mega view hotel kuantan
mega view hotel toilet was clean and good water pressure
mega view hotel toilet was clean and good water pressure

I stayed in a single room. The size of the room is not that big, but comfortable and clean for good night sleep.

It is more suitable for a single person rather than bringing in a family.

The Price

The price is reasonable. I was able to book around RM190 per night with breakfast at Agoda.

The Breakfast

restaurant where i had breakfast mega view hotel kuantan
restaurant where i had breakfast mega view hotel kuantan
sungai kuantan view from the restaurant at mega view hotel kuantan
sungai kuantan view from the restaurant at mega view hotel kuantan
nasi lemak as breakfast at mega view hotel kuantan
nasi lemak as breakfast at mega view hotel kuantan
salad for breakfast at mega view hotel kuantan
salad for breakfast at mega view hotel kuantan
varities of drinks provided at mega view hotel during breakfast
varities of drinks provided at mega view hotel during breakfast

My booking came with breakfast. The breakfast had varieties of choices from nasi lemak, break, salad and mee kari.

I like the mee kari, it was really tasteful.

The restaurant view was great, you can see Sungai Kuantan from the View.

Overall Rating

I’ll give 5 stars out of 5.

Thanks to its cleanliness, affordability, great view and location nearby to everything.

Tempat Makan Menarik di Kuala Terengganu

Nasi Kukus Ayam Sempoi Alias

nasi kukus sempoi alias kuala terengganu
nasi kukus sempoi alias kuala terengganu
nasi kukus ayam
nasi kukus ayam
nasi kukus ayam dan pelbagai juadah di kuala terengganu
nasi kukus ayam dan pelbagai juadah di kuala terengganu

Ramai orang ke restoran ini, makanan pun sedap dan berpatutan. Saya suka sangat dengan ayam masak kukus.

Selain itu ada pelbagai jenis minuman yang disediakan.

Koordinat: 5.31361111,103.14083333
Lokasi Nasi Kukus Ayam – Google Map

Ikan Celup Tepung Dekat Lapangan Terbang

ikan celup tepung kuala terengganu dekat lapangan terbang
ikan celup tepung kuala terengganu dekat lapangan terbang

Makanan yang menarik saya baru tahu adanya goreng-goreng bercelupkan tepung terutama sekali ikan. Ada juga gorengan tepung sayur dan udang.

Harga pun berpatutan dan servis pun laju. Semua makanan diletakkan di atas meja, tinggal ambil dan kemudian bayar sahaja.

Koordinat: 5.39055556,103.10666667
Lokasi Ikan Celup Tepung (ICT) – Google Map

Keropok Lekor Mak Adeq

keropok lekor mak adeq gerai kuala terengganu
keropok lekor mak adeq gerai kuala terengganu
keropok lekor mak adeq
keropok lekor mak adeq
keropok lekor
keropok lekor

Pelbagai jenis kerepok lekor yang dijual, direbus, goreng dan vakum untuk dibawa balik. Selain itu, keropok yang siap digoreng pun sedia dijual. Ramai orang membeli dekat sini, non-stop pembeli mengunjungi gerai Mak Adeq.

Koordinat: 5.34055556,103.11694444
Lokasi Keropok Lekor Mak Adeq – Google Map

 

Motion Gym 5th In House Competition

Motion Gym conducted their 5th in house competition on 25th November 2023.

I asked my daughter to join the competition to give her exposure and experience performing in front of large crowds.

Even though she didn’t win any medal but I believe it is good life experience for her.

She got 24 out of 27 for level 4.

aliesha ready for gym competition
aliesha ready for gym competition

 

Final Results Girls Level 4