Cuti-Cuti Malaysia

This school holidays, we are staying put in KL as it is only a week-long holiday. Plus, Drama Queen has to attend school for the first three days of the holidays to attend UPSR exam preparation classes.  Today I brought the girls to Mid Valley Megamall to chillax. We had a sumptuous dim sum  lunch at Han Room and then did what girls like best – retail therapy 😀

With our Ringgit shrinking to such a miserable value, I doubt we will be having any overseas holiday this year.  We shall be exploring our very own beautiful country, Malaysia.  There are so many places in Malaysia that we have never been to. We have never visited East Malaysia and even in the capital of Malaysia where we live in, there are so many places of interest that we have not brought the girls to.  KL Tower (at present, the world’s fifth tallest structure), Batu Caves (400 million-year old limestone hill with a 100-year old temple incorporated within it) and Istana Negara are some of the places that I have in mind to bring our girls to.

Revolving Atmosphere 360 restaurant at Menara KL Tower (picture below) is one of the to-visit places in my bucket list. Hailed as one of the tallest freestanding structures in the world, Menara KL plays host to a revolving restaurant,  Atmosphere 360.  You can have a meal or enjoy high tea along with the most spectacular view of the city centre, bar chartering a helicopter (though that would be very costly!).  Boasting a theater, an amphitheater, beautiful cascading pools, a fast food restaurant and souvenir shops, this tower is a definite must-visit sightseeing attraction in Kuala Lumpur.

We could even do a staycation at Best Western PJ Hotel or any hotel in the Klang Valley. I know our girls would love to have a staycation in a luxurious hotel to enjoy the rooms, the swimming pool, the hotel food and the feeling of being on a holiday. We can get the best of our holiday right in the heart of where we stay at a fraction of a cost of an overseas holiday.

For an inexpensive half-day tour, we could do a little jaunt in Batu Caves (picture below). Batu Caves, one of Kuala Lumpur’s most frequented tourist attractions, is a limestone hill comprising three major caves and a number of smaller ones. Located approximately 11 kilometres to the north of Kuala Lumpur, this 100-year-old temple features idols and statues erected inside the main caves and around it. Incorporated with interior limestone formations said to be around 400 million years old, the temple is considered an important religious landmark by Hindus.  The last time I visited Batu Caves was exactly 30 years ago!  I was 14 then (Alycia’s age now) and had followed the school on a trip to Kuala Lumpur and Malacca. That trip was my first ever trip with my class and school mates as a teenager and remains as one of my fondest memories up until today.

Another place that I would love to go with our girls is Langkawi Island. The hubs and I went to Langkawi for a holiday 17 years ago (with our buddy, Alan Yun) and fell in love with this island. We vowed to visit there again. Our most memorable experience in Langkawi was a deep sea fishing adventure where we caught a huge rainbow trout and then brought the trout to a restaurant in the Langkawi Yacht Club to have it steamed. The rainbow trout was sinfully fresh and sweet, though I felt really sorry for the trout.  One of the island’s highlights that I really want to visit is the Langkawi Sky Bridge (picture below).  It is a 410ft-long curved pedestrian bridge located 2,300 ft above sea level with stunning views.

With so many places to visit in our beautiful country, there is just no necessity to splurge on an overseas holiday in this gloomy economy that we are in now. Here’s a tip for you. To get the best deals on flights and hotels, go to Traveloka Malaysia.

 

Funky Wigs

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine.

I used to have thick luscious hair but I have lost a great deal of my precious locks after the birth of my children. Blame it on the hormones. Thankfully when my babies started to creep and crawl, I saw lots of baby hair sprouting and standing atop my crown 😆😅 What glorious sight!

A few months ago, I started to shed hair again. The amount of hair that fell off my scalp after each hair wash was worrying. I wondered what was wrong. Could it be that I am aging? Was it caused by stress and worriment? Or do I lack  certain nutrients?

I later learned that my hair loss was contributed by iron deficiency. After my diagnosis of being anemic with low red blood cells early this year (no thanks to a uterine fibroid), I did some research on anemia and learned that being anemic can cause hair loss too. Ahhh, this explains the unusual hair loss!

I am now on a high iron diet to boost my red blood cells. Hopefully my effort pays off and my hair follicles will strengthen, else I will have to get myself some wigs online!  Actually it’s not that bad an idea to wear a wig.  Celebrities don on them and they look terrific.  Most times, you can’t even tell when they wear a wig.  Keira Knightley has been wearing a wig for years and no one realized it initially.

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Hair loss happens to even the best of us. Wigs give us fresh hope, positive transformation and confidence.  At BlackHairspray.com, you’ll find a complete range of wigs, weaves, lace front wigs, ponytails, braids and beauty supplies. Buying wigs online gives us the privacy that we need as opposed to buying from brick-and-mortar shops. If you are worried that the wig wouldn’t suit you, no worries, as BlackHairspray.com offers a no hassle, 30-day return policy.

 

 

BlackHairspray.com offers same day shipping on nearly all products when orders are placed before 4PM EST. Looking at the wig samples at BlackHairspray.com (OMG, they look like real hair!) gives me the itch to try out a wig too! Wigs will come in handy on bad hair days. I’ve plenty of such awful days. 😄

Frenemy

Cass and I, we are ‘frenemies’.  We argue a lot (she’s very headstrong and so am I!) yet at the end of the day, we give each other hugs and kisses before going to bed. We share stories a lot and she tells me everything that had transpired in school.  Today she shared with me that her drawing of the human dental anatomy got a lot of likes from her Science teacher.  Cass’ teacher pulled off the page of the drawing from her exercise book and pinned it to the bulletin board in her classroom. She also got some chocolates from the teacher as reward. She was so happy!   We both  laughed that she actually drew that dental anatomy while in a really groggy state of mind as she was struggling to keep her eyes opened that night. This year her teachers give the class a lot of homework and she’s been working hard on the homework late into the night on most days.

Last night, Cass told me that her classmate (a boy) informed her that a Malay boy from another class admires her secretly… HO HO HO!!!  She is now dying to know who the boy is and so do I! HA HA!

Cass loves to ask me questions. One of the questions that she asked me recently is how Jesus became God. As it’s lengthy to explain it to her, I told her to go to the iTunes video learning app  where she can download The Great Course  and read in detail how Jesus became God. My girls download books to read a lot. iTunes has  many apps where you can download books to read as well as stream educational videos and lectures taught by top professors in the world.  I’d like to try the Android video learning app too to equip myself with some self improvement courses. I wish I had the time to do so.

 

 

Relaxation for Moms

Daily life as a mom can get incredibly hectic and if you are one among us, you are bound to feel the need for relaxation sometime or another. Kids and work may present you with challenges but it is important to know that it is these hurdles that help us grow. So whenever you feel a little drained, try any one of these things to make your day a little easier:

1. Go out with a friend: Have a weekly date night with your girlfriends and enjoy a little chat. This works great once a week because you can stay on top of your conversations, have a laugh and relieve the day to day stress that a week of work brings. You can either choose to go out and have dinner with them, or just stay in and play free bingo games.  Really, anything goes as long as your are comfortable and having fun!

2. Write it out: If things start getting too overwhelming at work and home, start writing. It is a great way to let your thoughts out and have a clear picture of what it is that needs to be done. It is also a good idea to write a ‘gratitude list’, a list of all the things you are thankful for in your life to feel a little more connected to those around you.

3. Bath, book, and wine: There are very few things that a bubble bath can not solve. Fill your tub with some warm water and add some scented oils and bath bombs to make it even better. You can also take along a book and a glass of your favorite wine.

Are you getting enough REAL relaxation?

4. Move with the beats: Put on some dance music and get moving. Ask your children to join in on the fun and see how happy they get. You and your kids will both have a fun time together, far away from routine troubles. Being physically active will not only release endorphins in your system but also make you feel stress free and stronger.

 

Things In Your House That Make You Feel Tired All the Time

Where do you spend most of your free time? Where do you go in the evening to reinvent yourself and absorb energy for the next day? What’s the place you love the most? It’s your home, certainly. This place should be treated with attention. Everything should be harmonized in the most logical way. There’s even a Chinese philosophical system of harmonizing yourself with the surrounding environment. It’s called Feng Shui and it’s been provoking numerous disputes throughout centuries. Nonetheless, we are not going to spend time writing about peculiar Asian methodologies. We’ve got better things to discuss 😀  Our kind friends from  Contact Russian Brides gave us a great idea. This is how it goes…

People don’t actually realize that they have a lot of distracting and useless stuff in their houses. We are not even going to talk about how many impractical gadget and pieces of furniture we spend money on every day. Consumerism is not our today’s topic. Let’s talk about the stuff that are visible which unnoticeably ruins your tranquility at home. You’ll be surprised with how many things can be changed or thrown out to make your stay more comfortable and relaxing. If you find yourself yawning and feeling sleep throughout the day without a clue as to why, your home might just be the culprit.  Watch out for these household items that may  negatively affect your slumber and making you feel tired the next day:

Blue walls
In general, blue color relaxes you and helps reduce stress, lower down your heart rate, reduce your blood pressure, and make you feel overall sleepy and comfy. It sounds nice for your bedroom but everywhere else it can ruin your day and make you feel tired and depressed. Such colors as beige and terracotta can relax you even better than blue while not making you unhappy and drowsy.

As age increases people are less likely to yawn

A coffee machine
Depending on your metabolism, coffee can actually be a great energizer or a sleeping pill. Regardless of the results, people still drink several cups of coffee every day and get nothing off of it. However, the effect wears off over time and leaves you feeling even more tired than you were. The same about tea – its effect can be even more stimulating and you can end up lying sleeplessly all night. If you want a cuppa tea, try chamomile tea or peppermint tea as they are caffeine-free and do not cause insomnia.

Cell phones
Yeah, we know – the modern world is unimaginable without such means of communication as mobile phones and laptops. However, if you want to get enough rest, you need to reorganize your relationship with your phone. Most of us feel perfectly fine about waking up in middle of the night to reply to an SMS or a call. Getting back to sleep is not always easy and, therefore, you don’t get enough rest. Aside from that, modern people spend a lot of time aimlessly scrolling news feeds and surfing the Net “just to spend some time”. Well, you know, you could devote that time to something much more useful.  To have restful nights with uninterrupted sleep, switch off your mobile phone when you go to bed.

Your Favorite Junk Food
Put down the potato chips, doughnuts and pretzels: Foods loaded with simple carbs and sugar result in frequent blood sugar spikes, followed by sharp drops that will make you feel tired over time.

Drawn curtains
The lighting in your house is exceedingly important. We don’t even recognize the meaning of light in our life unless we experience a severe lack of it. Statistics say that people who live with a little of sunshine and overall daylight are more inclined to commit suicides. And while suicidal and gloomy thoughts have nothing to do with you, your permanent fatigue can be caused by your drawn curtains and poor illumination.

 

Meal-Replacement Shakes

Designed to have fewer calories than an average meal, meal-replacement shakes include all the vitamins and nutrients needed for the rest of the day. While taking such shakes, one needs to make sure it is followed by healthy dietary and lifestyle habits in order to drop some weight.

Generally, it is a good idea to drink the shake for breakfast in the morning. It goes without saying that your dinner, lunch and snacks ought to be low in calories and sugar-free. Such changes make you lose weight faster and easier to sustain.

Here are a number of tips on what properties to look for:

Avoid sugar
When your liver is unable to absorb the excessive amount of sugar, it is turned into fat.

You should avoid the following foods, among others:
~ Spirits (and alcohol)
~ Sweets, pastries, cakes, biscuits
~ Jarred fruits

Fruits can be consumed in larger quantities quite safely as fructose doesn’t make you gain weight like sugar. However, it is best to eat everything in moderation. Fruit is an excellent choice as a healthy source of carbohydrates.

Low-caloric diet makes our body use fat as fuel
Consuming excessive calories, your liver transforms them into fat. If you alter your dietary habits and avoid sugar, your body will use fat for energy. Seek shakes that are lower than 200 calories. Also, avoid eating foods low on nutrient properties such as donuts, French fries, corn dogs, popcorn, etc. Such foods are rich in calories and low in nutrients.

Know that there are different carbohydrates
After consumption, they can either be transformed into sugar or as protein. Simple carbohydrates are easier to digest providing us with energy in a short term. Dairy products and juices are the sources of such carbs. Complex carbohydrates work vice versa – they take more time to digest, yet provide more energy in a longer term (grain products, greengrocery). Thus, aim for shakes with food fibers and low on carbs so that they fill you up and you shed weight faster.

20g of protein or less
In addition to enhancing your metabolic process, shakes also help to get rid of fat and keep you full longer. For you to choose the right shake, choose one with 20g of protein per serving.

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Add greengrocery in your menu
They are rich in fiber, which is paramount for you to lose weight. It goes without saying that fruits and vegetables are the key to good health due to the abundance of vitamins and minerals. What’s more is that they reduce your craving for unhealthy snacks, give you energy and are low in sugar.

Cut Down On Salt
We should aim for less than 1500 mg of sodium per day, and definitely not more than 2300 mg. 1500 mg of sodium amounts to 0.75 teaspoons or 3.75 grams of salt per day, while 2300 mg amounts to one teaspoon or 6 grams of salt per day. Try to avoid eating foods high in salt.

Meal Replacement Shakes: A load of crap or loads of help?

 

GMOs and gluten-free
Your diet should be free from GMO and gluten containing products. This includes paying close attention to the greengrocery you buy.

There are plenty of shakes available in the market to meet the preferences of vegans, lactose intolerant patients, those on a weight loss diet, sports enthusiasts, etc.

With the above tips, I am sure you now have a better idea on how to choose a proper nutrition shake.

 

Shopping Passion

I am a self declared shopping queen. Shopping can do wonders to my body. Besides melting away my stress, worries and anger, it is a great way to burn calories too 💪😆.  I can shop for hours and hours on end like there is no tomorrow. I can walk around the shopping mall for over 10 hours and yet do not seem to feel tired at all!  I am indefatigable when I indulge in something that I have passion in.

Before the kids came along, I had all the time in the world to shop till I drop – from the moment the mall shutters were opened till they were shut. I truly relish those worry-free days where I had so much time on hand including those extra cash for me to splurge on every single month!

These days, if I get to shop for more than 3 hours in the mall, it is a luxury. A WFHM or a SAHM would know how precious and limited time is for her. There is always something at home that needs to be done by a specific time, which means that my shopping trips always have to be truncated with me rushing home like Cinderella.  This is part of the reason why I love online shopping. Some of my friends are ambivalent about online shopping but I have always had pleasant experiences buying stuff online from local and international sellers.

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Online shopping comes in  handy when I need something urgently and do not have the time to get it physically from the mall.  I could make an online purchase on  just about anything at any time convenient to me. I could check out on some nifty summer wholesale clothing  or vintage wholesale sunglasses at affordable wholesale prices. There are so many shopping websites that I love to hang out virtually. One of them is Apparel Candy. You can check it out too to find out what it has to offer you.

 

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Go Natural With Baby Mantra

When I had my first baby, me being the first time new mom didn’t know that shampoos meant for babies and young kids may contain harsh chemicals that may be toxic. I bought a very well known brand of baby shampoo and thought that it was the best since my mother bathed me with this brand of shampoo too. In fact, many mothers still use this brand of baby products as it has grown to be a household name for baby bath products.  And like how many mothers used to bathe their babies in the  1970s and 80s by  putting a few drops of baby body shampoo into a tub of water and then washing the baby inside the tub of soap water without rinsing afterwards, I naturally did the same with my  first born.  She developed bad rashes on her skin, especially on her cheeks and scalp.

Two babies later, I was a smarter and more well-informed mother.  I found out later that the brand of baby bath products that I had been using on my girls contains sulfates and paraben.

Studies have shown that some parabens can mimic the activity of the hormone estrogen in the body’s cells, and while estrogenic activity is associated with certain forms of breast cancer, parabens have been found present in breast tumors. Sulfates are concerning because they were found to break down proteins, which can lead to a degenerative effect on the cell membranes. Sulfates were also found to leave residue in the heart, lungs, and brain.

With my third baby, I bought only baby bath products that are free from sulfates and paraben.

Many beauty companies have swapped out sulfates for other chemicals, which can sometimes even be worse. To ensure that sulfate-free products won’t further damage your skin and hair, look for products that use fruit or vegetable-based cleansing ingredients.

One such brand of baby toiletries that uses natural and organic ingredients is Baby Mantra.

Baby Mantra is a natural, organic, gluten-free, vegan, PETA, EWG verified and NPA certified skincare line for moms, babies, kids and sensitive adults!

Every Baby Mantra product is:

  • EWG VERIFIED TM
  • Rated “1” on EWG’s Skin Deep
  • Certified by the Natural Products Association
  • PETA Certified – Cruelty Free
  • NO Sulfates
  • NO Parabens
  • NO Phthalates
  • NO Parabens
  • NO Dyes
  • NO Artificial Fragrances
  • Gluten Free
  • Allergy Tested

Baby Mantra natural baby body wash has such natural ingredients as lavender and coconut oil. The calming lotion has shea butter and soothing lavender and the baby rash ointment has nourishing sunflower seed oil.

Made in the U.S.A from only top quality all-natural and organic ingredients, www.babymantra.com hosts an entire product line of baby lotions, baby oils, Mommy Body butter, shampoo & body wash all tested and approved by the founder and her beautiful baby girls. Do check them out and I am sure you will fall in love with Baby Mantra’s range of soothing and natural toiletries.

The Essentials For Keeping Your Cool When Health Problems Heat Up

We all have concerns about our health from time to time. Sometimes they’re based on very little – a small pain that we build up to mean more than it is. Other times, as much as we try to ignore something, it becomes impossible and we have to confront it.

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The mood we are in at the time has a lot to do with how we handle things, too. As well as this, the suddenness with which something comes on can be a factor.

The longer you live, the more it becomes inevitable that here and there you will have a health crisis to deal with. It becomes all the more sure if you have kids. We all know how often we were in and out of doctors’ offices when we were little. And because kids aren’t that well educated in how to self-diagnose, you end up treating every tummy ache like it’s an emergency. Even if it’s really just too much chocolate!

Being ready to deal with a crisis is always important. We always hear about how vital it is to “stay calm in a crisis.” As a statement, this is sometimes misleading. The word “calm” implies you’re relaxed and dispassionate. But with a health crisis, it’s important to be just the opposite of that. You care, you’re involved, and you want prompt action. You just don’t want to rush things too much or make an error.

So, when it comes to dealing with a health crisis, you need to be very focused on getting things dealt with. Whether or not you can call yourself calm is another matter. Inside, you may be panicking – especially if it is your child who is experiencing the crisis. But on the surface, you need to remember the key points of dealing with a health crisis.

#1. Get All The Information You Can

Whether it is you or someone else who is having the issue, it is essential to know as much about the symptoms as you can find out. If you are suddenly gripped by chest pain, you may have the same reaction a lot of people do in the circumstances. It’s easy to assume it is a heart attack. The vast majority of the time, it won’t be.

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So think of how you would describe that pain to a medical professional. Try to notice if there is anything else amiss.

Similarly, if your child reports feeling unwell there are some questions you need to ask them. Are they in pain? If so, where? If they say that they are feeling sick, ask them about that. Do they feel nauseous? Do they feel hot? Check them for a temperature, and note if there is anything different about their appearance. If you need to source medical intervention, the more information you have, the better.

#2. Try To Resist Dr. Google!

The internet is an invaluable source of information on just about every topic under the sun. Medicine is no exception, but it comes with heavy caveats. You may be tempted to put your symptoms into a search engine and see what comes out. Any doctor would advise against this. There are so many symptoms around which can be a sign of something serious, or something almost entirely benign.

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Because of the way that search engine algorithms work, you can all too easily find that the most shocking results are the ones that get to the top. Mistaking something minor like a throat infection for cancer is common. The simple truth is that it’s always more likely to be something benign – and a few questions from a doctor can be enough to confirm this.

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This is doubly important when you’re looking for the right information when a child is unwell. It’s important to ask them questions, but remember that they’re not familiar with most symptoms. They may answer “yes” to a question because they think they should. The combination of their inaccurate answer and the perils of online searching can lead you down a dangerous road. Always get professional medical advice.

#3. If Pain Isn’t Going Away, Don’t Delay

While most sudden health issues will go away as quickly as they began, it’s not a good idea to count on this being the case. If you or a loved one is in pain, and you can’t be sure why then treat it seriously.

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Sometimes, it’s a recurring health issue, in which case you can adopt the usual strategy and ride it out. But if it’s a new pain, or is getting worse when it would usually go away, you need to see a doctor.

If you are experiencing a problem with your teeth, for example, wait for an hour or so for the pain to subside. If it keeps getting worse, then don’t try to sleep on it. When there are emergency services such as dentist.24hourly.com to call upon, be ready to make use of them. Problems such as gum infections can spread and cause you or a loved one to become ill in a short space of time. It’s always better to know.

#4. You Can Treat Symptoms, But Doctors Treat Illnesses

Having a well-stocked first aid kit is always important because from time to time we’re all going to feel a bit below par.

Sometimes you will have a headache for no apparent reason. It could be because you haven’t drunk enough water, or you have been somewhere with a higher than usual level of air pollution. If this happens, then a couple of over the counter painkillers can be all you need.

The same applies to any kind of occasional pain. But you can only ever treat the symptom of a condition. If you find that the symptoms are recurring and don’t go away after home medication and a night’s sleep, then there may be a deeper cause. There could be any one of many reasons for the symptoms you are experiencing. But to make the problem go away, you need to know what it is – and that will usually need a qualified doctor.

#5. Resist The Urge To Self-Diagnose Everything

Although medical science has been a wondrous development in so many ways, it is fair to say that it has had some adverse effects. One of these is the impulse to need to have a name for everything. Conditions such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome are often referred to as “trashcan diagnosis.” Fibromyalgia is another condition in the same group. These are sets of symptoms that may have no clear, definable cause. Because it is troubling to hear that a doctor can’t find a reason for your symptoms, an overall general diagnosis is given.

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It’s worth keeping this in mind because so many of us will zone in on certain symptoms and try to diagnose ourselves. Sometimes, we have an issue that doesn’t have an apparent cause. This doesn’t stop us from wanting a name for it; if we know what it is we know what to do about it.

Rest assured that if you have something serious, it will have a name and a treatment plan already designed. If it’s something less defined, it may make life difficult, but it can be managed.

Take some time to think about the points above, if you find yourself dealing with a medical issue for yourself or a close one. We’re all guilty from time to time of letting the uncertainty of a situation be filled with thoughts of the worst. The only way truly to avoid this is to get some certainty. While waiting for this might be testing for you, it’s better than letting your imagination run wild.

Should You Opt For Condominiums As Your Home?

There are loads of reasons why someone who opt for high-rise such as condominiums even when a condominium for sale usually come with a hefty price per square foot. When purchasing a condominium the buyer is agreeing to buy all the space within the walls. Everything outside the condo belongs to the building manager. Condos are a great buy, but to determine if they are right for you there are some pros and cons to consider.

The Many Advantages
Condominiums are usually conveniently located in places like downtown locations, or within walking distance of public transports, restaurants, shopping, schools, and medical facilities. It also gives a sense of security to many people who feel safer having close neighbors. This is especially true when some condos are heavily guarded with security guards, buzzers and gates with security codes. 


Low maintenance sounds like not the case when you need to pay more or less half a dollar per square foot but trust me, it is. You are paying a low maintenance price to get things like plumbing taken care of.  Moreover, you don’t have to worry about mowing your front law or backyard or taking care of the common area. The area under your own administration is just too limited which is a good thing.

Amenities are a good selling point for condos. Most places offer many types of amenities like a lifestyle gym, pool, playground and grocery stores. Not forgetting a close community goes by the name of condominium association. Each owner is a part of this association. The association has an elected board that is responsible for repairs and maintenance issues, along with enforcing policies or bylaws. They handle disputes between neighbors as well. 

Last but not least, you can pretty much lock the door and go whenever you feel like getting out of city for a vacation. Your condo is much less likely to get broken into because of the security condominium offer. More often than not, your condo will be located in the heart of the town or city or even close to great shopping center and restaurant allowing you to enjoy the life a little better.

You Can’t Have It All
Of course not everything can go in your favor especially when you as the unit owner never owns the land underneath them or around them. You will only own the space between the walls of your condo. Common areas are shared with others in the neighborhood. There is little storage space and bedroom does not typically exceed 3 per condo. The space is not too large either. Sometimes the rooms and restrooms are small. Consider how much space is needed in the home. Consider how much time will be spent in each room. 

Sometimes there is not a lot of privacy. Sharing a wall means hearing the neighbors’ next doors from time to time. Another thing to keep in mind is that condominium corporations can impose numerous monthly fees. Some of the fees may cater for electricity but more often than not, they will only include building insurance and property maintenance. The amount of the fees depend on the square footage of your condo so the bigger the unit, the higher the fees you will pay. In some instances, the fees can runs you an extra RM 500 per month. If moving from a home to a condo, the association might come across as weak. It is made up of homeowners not property-management professionals. At times they have been known to be inefficient. In addition, renovations of a personal unit might need the approval of the association. 

There you go on the many pros and cons of staying in a high rise like condominiums. When you are on the hunt for the perfect condominiums, consider everything involved from the location, security, parking spaces, layout of the unit and more. Fret not, I’m not asking you to go condo by condo to check all these out, you just need to visit property portal like PropertyGuru to look for condominiums for sale and you can get all the information hassle free.