Di ketika ramai penjawat awam dan mereka yang makan gaji sibuk mengangankan Skim Saraan Baru Perkhidmatan Awam Dan gaji minima, para majikan pastinya sibuk memikirkan kos operasi yang makin meningkat. Biarpun Tun Daim hanya menyebut harga tanah kediaman semakin “crazy”, hakikatnya semua tanah dan harta-harta di atas tanah (hartanah) menjadi semakin di luar kemampuan ramai individu dan peniaga lagi.
Bagaimana hendak berniaga jika membayar sewa dan gaji pekerja pun sudah mencecah berpuluh ribu?
Apa lagi jika tanah yang nilainya RM 2000 SATU kaki persegi? 😀
By JOHNNI WONG
THE cost of buying a pre-World War II shophouse in George Town, Penang, has reached RM2,000 per square foot — equivalent to the price of the poshest Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) condominium units. An entrepreneur, who declined to be identified, has just paid RM4mil for a 2,000sq ft shophouse along Lebuh Pantai (Beach Street) in order to continue an existing business located on the premises which she had been renting.
Before 2008 — the year George Town was jointly listed with Malacca as Unesco World Heritage Sites — pre-war shophouses in Penang were generally going for about RM200,000 to RM800,000 depending on size and location. In 2009, an unrestored shophouse of 10ft by 36ft in Lorong Chulia only cost RM150,000, but the asking price has since jumped to over RM300,000 of late.
Now, the asking price of even the smallest shophouse that spans only 11ft by 30ft in Lorong Toh Aka is already RM600,000. Nearby, in Lorong Carnarvon, one unit of 17ft by 100ft has been sold for RM1.2mil, while Lebuh Amernian shophouses can fetch RM3mil each.
Sumber – The Star Online