The 5th Sabah International Surveyors' Congress 2017 organized by the Royal Institute of Surveyors Malaysia Sabah Branch (RISM) titled "Property Investment Breakthroughsâ€ officially ended yesterday after 2 days of conference at Magellan Sutera Harbour.
The 2-day congress was officially launched by Yg Berhormat Datuk Teo Chee Kang, Minister of Special Tasks for Sabah Chief Minister's Department and ran from 21 to 22 August.
The conference discussed some of the heated topics currently trending in the industry such as Airbnb and its legally - where DBKK represented by speaker Stanley Chong Hon Chung, Director of City Planning Department Kota Kinabalu City Hall explained that all Airbnb operations fall under the Hotels and Lodging Houses by-Laws and must comply to the regulation or face action from DBKK. Other hot topics include an update presentation on the much talked about Tanjung Aru Eco Development by TAED Executive Director, Datuk Victor Paul and talks on property investments and construction technology. The Congress also held parallel 3 talks on the second day to specifically address professionals like estate agents, surveyors, and project managers.
RISM also organized its 35th Annual cum Installation Dinner concurrently with the congress on 21 August at Hakka Banquet Hall where Sr Samuel Chong, now Immediate Past President of RISM Sabah installed Sr Raja Sundra Lingam @ Sunny Kelvin as the new RISM Sabah Chairman for the 2017/2018 term.