Charming home away from home

If you have not been to Malacca in a while, perhaps it is time to do so — the once-sleepy state has come into its own, with plenty to rediscover and a charming hotel at the heart of the town to sweeten the deal


Ascott wins contracts to manage 4 properties in Southeast Asia; sets 160,000-unit target for 2023

SINGAPORE (Jan 29): CapitaLand says its serviced residence business unit, The Ascott, has won contracts to manage four properties with 1,200 units across Malaysia, the Philippines and China.
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This developer is banking on Malacca’s transformation

SINGAPORE (June 21): CIMB is starting Hatten Land with an “add” rating and a target price of 38 cents, given its 45% discount to RNAV.

Prime property portfolio makes this Malaysian developer a solid bet

SINGAPORE (March 14): UOB Kay Hian is starting coverage of Hatten Land with a “buy” call and a target price of 43 cents.

Oil spice: With US$3 bil port, Malacca eyes slice of shipping giant Singapore's pie

(Nov 23): Once at the heart of the global spice trade, Malacca is pumping nearly US$3 billion ($4.2 billion) into an ambitious plan to put itself in demand in a different hot commodity - oil.

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Private hospitals come under examination

SINGAPORE (Sept 26): A perceived quality gap continues to hound Malaysian hospitals, keeping Singapore patients away despite the promise of lower healthcare costs, says Maybank Kim Eng.

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HMI gaining a steady pulse in the medical tourism sector

SINGAPORE (Sept 15): KGI Fraser is initiating coverage on private healthcare operator Health Management International (HMI) with a “buy” call at a target price of 60 cents.

Allied Tech acquiring Malacca land for factory building

SINGAPORE (Sept 14): Allied Technologies is acquiring six parcels of freehold land in Malacca, Malaysia, for RM7.63 million ($2.55 million).

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Here comes a new challenger in the healthcare playing field

SINGAPORE (Aug 30): Maybank Kim Eng is highlighting Health Management International (HMI) as a “unique hospital operator” for its accelerating growth, healthy balance sheet, established track record and continued expansions.