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Darn it. Missed another post yesterday.
Spent the entire day at Property Exhibition 2014 in Jakarta Convention Centre today, visiting each of the stands available pretending either to be either an interested investor, or somebody working for one. I begin to see how tempting + addictive it is to be rich. According to official reports, Jakarta just got voted to be the number 1 ‘hottest’ place for property investors. Some of the products raised their value 25% on paper only in two months, propelled by soft-openings + pre-turn-key events. For those who want to play it safe, security-backed property-based investments guarantee 200% cashback in 8 years. Some developers even guarantee full-refund if anyone doesn’t feel like holding their product anymore as soon as s/he finalize the mortgage payments. Yaddayaddayadda… Inflation + bursting bubble alarms, I know. But compared to how these products hold the popular imagination, Architecture (notice the capital ‘A’) suddenly feels so lame. Knick-knacks, boy-toys: B-I-N-G-O parlors compared to high-rollers’ roulette. Too slow, too little, too small. I’m planning to make these visits regular in the future.
What to do with this newfound interest of mine? Have no idea yet. Anyone wanna chip in?