Bazaars can be engaging places and the Hin Bus Depot bazaar is no different. No matter where they are: the historical Spice Bazaar in Istanbul; the ‘Flea markets’ in Camden Town; or the “Pasar Malam” in Bandar Aceh. The Joys of the Hin Bus Depot Bazaar We are […]
Here’s a quick update, especially for those of you in the market for a property. Some time in September 2017, I reminded prospective purchasers of properties to be mindful of the 2016 Malaysian budget announcement that transfers of RM1,000,000/- and above will be subject to an increased stamp duty of 1% and this was to […]
Estate Duty and Inheritance Tax Speculation has been rife, over the past two months, that estate duty or inheritance tax would be reintroduced. This rumour isn’t new. In fact, such talk has recurred over the years. This, in turn, spurred my high net-worth clients to research and attend talks by private banks with wealth preservation departments, […]
Jazz has always struck a chord with me. Men and women dressed to the nines in their elegant frocks and black ties, all for the occasion and what an occasion it was! The Big Band Jazz concert exhibited the best of jazz from a bygone era of art deco and sophistication; the Great Gatsby, Ellington, […]
About a month ago, I caught up with some Singapore and BVI trust lawyers over some off shore trust work. Coincidentally, on my return, WhatsApp messages started trickling in, asking whether inheritance tax will be introduced in the upcoming budget. I, of course, immediately thought that an article on inheritance tax or death duties would […]
On a trip to Kuala Lumpur last week, I was discussing the acquisition of an oil palm plantation with clients when the issue of disbursements such as estate land board application & registration fees, stamp duty on the instrument of transfer cropped up. Although my team & I are aware, as announced in the 2017 […]
I caught up recently with my sister, Tiffany, who coincidentally also just visited and reviewed a place I’ve been meaning to check out (great minds!). It’s called the Habitat Penang Hill, and it’s a nature trail & canopy walk run by two close friends of our family, Freddie and Allen. The Habitat trail takes you past […]
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What an exciting couple of weeks it has been! I got a few challenging wills signed off and advised on some complex structures for Malaysian families with UK ties.