Excitement was the order of the day as the CSI PROP Investor Club combined an educational and advanced session on UK property taxes together with a screening of the FIFA World Cup Finals on July 15.
In keeping with our theme of Gila Bola, CSI PROP served an ambrosial mamak-style spread featuring roti canai and thosai cooked a-la-minute and made extra fragrant with generous drizzles of ghee.
The other delightful dishes of belacan fried rice, roti jala, dhall curry and mutton Myrose Rajah were a real treat, too!
While the guests filled their bellies, CSI PROP director, Virata Thaivasigamony took the stage to deliver a formal welcome and share about the investment outlook in the UK and Australia for the year. He spoke about how property in the various cities in which our projects are located had performed over the past year, particularly the regional UK cities, which saw good growth values. Melbourne also performed well, superseding all other Australian cities.
Guests had the chance to win exciting prizes in the Lucky Draw, which comprised a 3D2N stay at Pangkor Laut Resort, return flight ticket to London, afternoon tea at The Majestic Kuala Lumpur and the official World Cup Ball. (Adidas Telstar 18) and.
Knowledge — as much as Having Fun — is an important part of the CSI PROP mission. Richard Jepson, our special guest speaker from Adams and Moore Tax Consultancy Ltd, flew in from the UK to talk about Advanced Strategies for UK Tax as well as Basic Tax Filing It was indeed a pleasurable sharing session by someone who has been in the industry for over 15 years.
Richard highlighted few components of the UK tax system, as well as the investment vehicles that investors can employ in buying, renting and selling their investment properties. As a bonus, he also stressed on the top three things that savvy UK property investors can do to manage their UK taxes. These are important as a guide for those who want to invest in the UK property market.
To add to the excitement and joy of the atmosphere, we held a thrilling foosball competition for our sporting guests. The grand prize was a pair of return flight tickets to Melbourne, whilst our runner-ups won Adidas Telstar 18 Glider balls.
The mini foosball tournament was based on actual World Cup 2018 matches, complete with quarter-final, semi-final and final rounds. Each team comprised two people representing the 16 countries that qualified for the World Cup.
The CSI PROP Investor Club event ended with alive screening of the World Cup 2018 finals between France and Croatia on a huge high-definition LED screen. Shouts of excitement and frustration reverberated across the hall as our high-spirited guests supported their preferred teams.
The night ended on a high note — certainly, it served as a perfect precursor to our next Investor Club this September. Stay tuned for yet another fun-filled and memorable experience!