Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Low cost?

This bowl of noodle and plate of chicken breast meat cost only MYR5 at a shop in a low cost flats compound.

Is it politically correct to call some housing units, low cost flats? The flats units are small and the price is only about MYR50k tops per unit.

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  1. Can we really get that low price these days? I mean the flats not the noodles.

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    1. Yes, this is a 40+ years old low cost flats with small units.

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  2. Housing in Malaysia is really cheap

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    1. True if you are earning SGD or USD or Euros.

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  3. Food looks fresh. Looks like quite a good deal.

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  4. I always hear low cost flats, but usually people just call it flats.. Looks nice, price is nice too..

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    1. You mean the noodle looks nice, right?

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  5. 50K? So cheap? Cheaper than a car! Ya, we do have low cost housing here too...but no flats. Lots of land still, I guess. Love that clear soup for the noodles!

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    1. Very old place - 40++ years - and very small units. This clear soup does not contain MSG at all, that I can tell.

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  6. probably it's politically correct but not practically or economically correct, haha.. measure the cost against the area and likely you may find the per square feet price is not low cost at all?? :)

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    1. Erh, you look at the place, I think you would agree that it is low cost place.

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  7. Not just politically correct, it is technically correct also. They are really called low cost flat. And you can't guarantee to buy them even if you got money. Need to apply with the town council and there is a max salary limit to be eligible. In Penang it is RM 2k for low cost (RM42k houses), 3k for low-medium cost (RM70k houses). Then they will select like lucky draw.

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    1. This low cost flat was not built under any government scheme 40++ years back so anyone can buy them now if you dare to invest in such an old run down place.

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  8. With prices of houses soaring these days, can you still get a low cost flat for RM50K?

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    1. Yes, those with very small units built 40++ years ago.

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  9. I think very soon the low cost flats will longer be cheap. Is the noodle in the soup meesua? This looks good and price reasonable.

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    1. But it is 40++ years old so I think the price will only stay stagnant. No, the noodle is wanton noodle, not meesua.

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  10. So cheap for that amount of roast pork. Sure got house for 50k ar? Entry-level cars also about that already.

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    1. Not roast pork - chicken meat. Yes, low cost flats that are built 40++ years ago with very small units.

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  11. got such houses with RM50K still? is tht the price many years ago when the buyer just purchased? anyhow the noodles is very worthy with such price.

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    1. 40++ years ago when the flat was just built, the developer price was just MYR5k. Very old place, I don't think any young people would dare to buy.

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  12. Hey.. very reasonable and it looks good too, Mun!

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  13. I miss my old flat at bugis, very centralised location, a lot of great memories there

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    1. I like to visit Bugis Junction! Is your old flat near there?

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  14. The food is cheap for its combinations.
    You are correct that low costs would fall around RM50K category.
    1. Low cost
    2. Low medium cost
    3. Medium cost
    4. Mid-range cost
    5. High cost
    6. High ends

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    1. Thank you for listing out all the categories. *thumbs up*

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