You work hard and try your best to save enough money for the deposit on your first real home. It is probably a single storey terrace house with 2 or 3 bedrooms and garage space for your motor bike and a Kanjil.
The way to show off your wealth and for social climbers is very clearly marked in Malaysia. You start with a squatter house or rent (no house); single storey terrace house; corner terrace (SS); double storey terrace house; corner terrace (DS); semi-D single storey; semi-D (DS); detached SS, detached DS; mansion with a large garden.
The largest home owned by Shin Yang towkay cost more than $5 million to build 15 years ago. He even has his own private beach front, more than a km long! It is good to be able to run very fast, ahead of every one else. I don't mean jogging on the beach!
For the rest of us, we try our best to put a roof over our heads and that of our loved ones. Perhaps the more realistic choice for a first house would be a small single storey terrace house as shown here:
Meanwhile, it is good to have dreams. A bed room window with this panoramic view of KL will probably be worth a couple of million!