Housing maintenance in Penang


Proper management and maintenance of high rise buildings are key to good living and good household economics. Some rethinking and restructuring needs doing on that front.

A well-managed and maintained housing development can enhance quality of life and wellbeing, promote neighbourliness and strengthen community ties. Poorly maintained developments do just the opposite: damage health from poor living conditions, break down social cohesion and contribute to environmentally unsustainable practices.

The best kinds of management systems are proactive by nature. Such systems are able to take preventative measures and significantly reduce costs by detecting problems and responding to them early. Reactive systems, on the other hand, are limited to dealing with the day-to-day manoeuvring of problems.

To read the rest of the article and to access our e-Archive, subscribe to us for RM150 a year.

Related Articles

Jun 2017

Protected and Precious

Spotlight on Penang's green sanctuaries.

Sep 2014

Leaning on no man

Gender inequality is sometimes unquestioned and undetected by even the most modern of minds. At a recent Lean In workshop in Penang, participants were encouraged to voice their concerns about the challenges faced by women.

Aug 2016

How Does Brexit affect Malaysians?

What repercussions are in store for Malaysia with the UK vote to leave the EU?