The yuan's weakening of the yuan and domestic real estate slowdown has prompted Chinese buyers to invest in Southeast Asia where properties are relatively affordable, reports the Global times (8 December 2016). Chinese property demand is set to soar in the region, according to a report by, China's leading international real estate portal. "From super luxury apartments in Singapore's CBD to seaside houses in Thai villages, the diversified properties in Southeast Asia can satisfy buyers with various budgets and motivations," said Jan Kot, General Manager China of Chinese buyer enquiries about Malaysian properties surged 193% within the first 11 months of 2016 compared to the same period last year, while page views of Malaysian properties listed on grew 52.4%.