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Khazanah raises RM1.6bil from exchangeable sukuk issuance / The Star, 2 September 2016
KUALA LUMPUR: Khazanah Nasional Bhd has raised US$398.8mil (RM1.622bil) from the issuance of sukuk that can be exchanged into shares in Beijing Enterprises Water Group Ltd (BEWG).
Maglev trains set to revolutionise Johor / New Straits Times, 31 August 2016
JOHOR BARU: The proposed plan for a Maglev (magnetic levitation) train service here, as revealed by Sultan of Johor Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar, will spur a new economic playing field for Johor and create a big leap for Johor Baru in terms of transport infrastructure.
In Johor, Iskandar Malaysia says property glut nothing surprising / Malay Mail, 30 August 2016
Iskandar Malaysia, the economic development corridor in southern Johor, says the current property glut in the state only involves certain property segments. Although Johor has come out tops in the country with the most number of unsold units of property for the first quarter of 2016, Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) chief executive Datuk Ismail Ibrahim said such a surplus was only limited to the high-end, high-rise and high-density segments that mainly consist of serviced apartments.
China hotel chain to start ops in Johor’s Forest City / The Star, 30 August 2016
GELANG PATAH: A four-star chain hotel from China will start operating in Forest City here by October. Hotel Phoenix, which has 50 establishments throughout China, would have two towers with construction currently 60% completed. Country Garden Pacific View Sdn Bhd (CGPV) executive director Datuk Md Othman Yusof said the first phase of the 280-room hotel, located behind the Forest City sales gallery, would be launched.
OBS jadi pusat perniagaan utama di Johor Bahru / Utusan Malaysia, 29 August 2016
JOHOR BAHRU 28 Ogos – One Bukit Senyum (OBS), iaitu projek pembangunan bercampur ikonik dengan nilai pembangunan kasar (GDV) RM5.4 bilion bakal menjadi pusat perniagaan utama (CBD) di bandar raya ini apabila dijadualkan siap pada tahun 2021.
Najib launches Iskandar Malaysia Intellectual Property Policy / New Straits Times, 26 August 2016
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today launched Iskandar Malaysia Intellectual Property Policy which will serve as the guideline in regulating the use of Iskandar Malaysia registered marks. In a statement today, Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) Chief Executive Datuk Ismail Ibrahim said the policy was introduced following interest from investors and strategic partners who wanted to carry the Iskandar Malaysia brand in their company names and projects.
JPDC invites investors to locate businesses in petroleum complex / The Star, 25 August 2016
Investors and integrated players are invited to take up the remaining 4,856 hectares (ha) within the Pengerang Integrated Petroleum Complex (PIPC) to locate their businesses.Johor Petroleum Development Corp Bhd (JPDC) chief operating officer, Izhar Hifnei Ismail, said Dialog Group Bhd and Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) had taken up 38% of the total 8,093.71ha in PIPC.
Johor Halal Park attracts investors / The Star Online, 25 August 2016
JOHOR BARU: The country’s first premium integrated biotech development Johor Halal Park (JHP) has already attracted local and international concerns to set up base within the project’s 141.63ha site in Pasir Gudang. UMLand J-Biotech Park Sdn Bhd (UJP) chief executive officer Mohd Noor Abd Salam said JHP’s complete eco-system and strategic location of 15 minutes from Pasir Gudang Port and Iskandar Malaysia’s Eastern Gate were some of the selling points of the project.
Iskandar Malaysia tumpuan profesional / Utusan Malaysia, 24 August 2016
Iskandar Malaysia yang dibangunkan untuk menjadi metropolis antarabangsa menjelang 2025, kini menjadi destinasi pilihan tenaga kerja profesional pelbagai sektor dari dalam dan luar negara.
Fasa pertama JHP siap April 2017 / Utusan Malaysia, 24 August 2016
Taman Perindustrian Halal Johor (JHP) yang dibangunkan untuk menjadi taman perindustrian premium bio-halal pertama di negara ini sedang giat menarik beberapa pelabur antarabangsa.
Cabaran perumahan mampu milik / Utusan Malaysia, 23 August 2016
Agenda dan pembangunan perumahan dan pemilikan rumah dan harta tanah sentiasa menjadi isu utama dalam perbincangan geopolitik. Kajian yang dibuat oleh Institut Sultan Iskandar (ISI) Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) bersama Kumpulan Penyelidik Survei (SRG UTM) menunjukkan tahap persepsi dan kepuasan rakyat terhadap pencapaian perumahan masih perlu ditingkatkan bukan sahaja dari segi bilangan tetapi juga boleh milik.
Yongnam buys Johor industrial land to move factory operations there / The Business Times, 23 August 2016
A WHOLLY-OWNED subsidiary of Yongnam Holdings is buying three parcels of industrial land in Johor for RM46.7 million (S$15.6 million) in order to move its factory operations there.
Pulau Rawa ‘Maldives Malaysia’ / Utusan Malaysia, 20 August 2016
Pulau Rawa mendapat jolokan nama ‘Maldives Malaysia’ kerana keindahan alam semula jadinya yang masih terpelihara setanding dengan pulau-pulau peranginan terkemuka lain di dunia.
Benalec, Salcon abort talks on Tg Piai project / The Star, 19 August 2016
Benalec Holdings Bhd and Salcon Bhd have called off talks on the proposed water supply and sewerage treatment infrastructure in the 1,411-ha Tanjung Piai Integrated Petroleum and Maritime Industrial Park (TPIPMIP) in Johor.
UEM interested in EDL Expressway project, if the price is right / New Straits Times, 19 August 2016
UEM Group Bhd would be interested in acquiring the Eastern Dispersal Link (EDL) Expressway in Johor if the price right.
Linde Malaysia and PETRONAS Gas Berhad confirm joint venture to construct new ASU in Malaysia / Gas World, 19 August 2016
Linde Malaysia Sdn Bhd and PETRONAS Gas Berhad have confirmed their agreement to develop a new air separation unit (ASU) in Pengerang after signing a memorandum of understanding.
MRCB actively looking at all options to dispose of EDL / The Edge Market, 17 August 2016
Malaysian Resources Corp Bhd (MRCB) is actively looking at all options to dispose of Eastern Dispersal Link (EDL) Expressway in Johor, said MRCB chief corporate officer Amarjit China.
Pengeluaran tekstil RM640 bilion 2018 / Utusan Malaysia, 17 August 2016
KULAI 16 Ogos – D&Y Tekstil (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. (D&Y) akan meningkatkan pengeluaran di Malaysia sebanyak RM500 juta apabila fasa kedua dan ketiga kilangnya di Taman Industri Sedenak dekat sini, siap pada 2018.
UEM Edgenta – Wins MRT related job / Investor.com, 15 August 2016
Secures MRT2 subcontract. Edgenta’s wholly owned subsidiary, PROPEL has been awarded a RM87m subcontract from Ahmad Zaki (non-rated) for the relocation of telecommunication works in relation to the MRT2 (Package V202: Persiaran Dagang to Jinjang). The contract duration is for 17 months (completion in Jan 2018).
Iskandar Malaysia records RM208b in total committed investments / Malay Mail, 14 August 2016
Iskandar Malaysia has recorded RM208 billion in committed investments from 2006 until June 30 this year, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak. Najib, who is also the Co-Chairman of Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA), said of the total, 51 per cent or RM106.43 billion represented investments that have been realised.
IRDA lancar program Taman Angkat Iskandar Malaysia / Berita Harian, 13 August 2016
Pihak Berkuasa Wilayah Pembangunan Iskandar (IRDA) melancarkan program Taman Angkat Iskandar Malaysia di sini, bagi menyahut saranan kerajaan negeri untuk menjadikan Johor kawasan mesra alam sekitar dan persekitaran yang selamat.
PetGas and Linde to undertake RM690mil ASU plant project in Johor / The Star Online, 13 August 2016
Petronas Gas Bhd (PetGas) will partner with industrial gas manufacturer and distributor Linde (M) Sdn Bhd to develop an air separation unit (ASU) plant in Pengerang Integrated Complex (PIC), Johor, at a cost of US$172mil (RM689.7mil).
Sime to catch a ride on KL-Singapore high speed rail / The Star, 15 August 2016
Sime Darby Bhd, which owns large tracts of land in Negri Sembilan and Johor, is looking to catch a ride on the high speed rail (HSR) network. It is already in talks with MyHSR Corp – the project delivery company – about the development potential of its land surrounding the proposed stations in Labu, Seremban and Pagoh.
10 reasons why you should invest in Iskandar Malaysia / Property Report, 10 August 2016
Real estate author Khalil Adis lists his top 10, here are many opportunities to be sought in Iskandar Malaysia in 2016.
More homes for Johoreans / The Star Online, 9 August 2016
ISKANDAR PUTERI: Johor hopes to increase the number of the affordable houses under the Rumah Mampu Milik Johor (RMMJ) housing scheme to give more chances to first-time house buyers.
State Housing and Local Government committee chairman Datuk Abdul Latiff Bandi said under the scheme, the government would deliver 60,000 units of RMMJ houses by 2020.
Timur Iskandar Malaysia tumpuan pembangunan / Berita Harian, 8 August 2016
PASIR GUDANG: Kawasan timur wilayah pembangunan Iskandar Malaysia terus menjadi tumpuan pelabur dengan beberapa projek perbandaran dirancang untuk tempoh 20 tahun akan datang. Selain Sime Darby dan Seri Alam Properties, kawasan terbabit turut menarik minat Mah Sing Group Bhd untuk melaksanakan pembangunan bercampur, merangkumi kediaman dan komersial dengan anggaran nilai pembangunan kasar (GDV) RM5 bilion.
Agreements a boost for Johor Halal Park / The Star Online, 6 August 2016
JOHOR BARU: The three memorandums of understanding (MoU) that were recently signed will help to boost the Johor Halal Park into becoming the first premium bio-halal industrial park in Malaysia.
Kemasukan dana asing hampiri RM1 bilion / Utusan Malaysia, 2 August 2016
KUALA LUMPUR 1 Ogos – Kemasukan semula dana asing ke pasaran saham Malaysia kekal menghampiri paras RM1 bilion setakat tujuh bulan pertama tahun ini, di sebalik pelbagai kekalutan ekonomi yang melanda pasaran dunia sepanjang 2016.
Malaysia bakal terima RM71.8 bilion pelaburan baharu / Utusan Malaysia, 2 August 2016
JOHOR BAHRU 1 Ogos – Malaysia terus menjadi pilihan pelaburan dari Januari hingga bulan lalu apabila pelabur dalam sektor pembuatan dan perkhidmatan berminat untuk melabur yang membabitkan 262 projek bernilai RM71.8 bilion.
RM30.6j bina Pusat Teknologi Pemacu / Utusan Malaysia, 2 August 2016
JOHOR BAHRU 1 Ogos – SEW-Eurodrive Group, pembuat gear motor berpangkalan di Jerman dan sudah bertapak di Malaysia sejak 1986, terus memilih negara ini untuk melebarkan operasinya dengan pelaburan sebanyak RM30.6 juta.
CH2M appointed technical adviser for High-Speed Rail project / The Sun Daily, 27 July 2016
MyHSR Corporation Sdn Bhdhas selected CH2M as its technical adviser for the iconic cross-border project, Kuala Lumpur–Singapore High-Speed Rail (HSR).
High Speed Rail expected to bring in more tourists to Johor / The Star, 26 July 2016
Johor will benefit immensely from the High Speed Rail (HSR) project connecting Kuala Lumpur and Singapore when it is up and running by 2026.
State Tourism, Trade and Consumerism committee chairman Datuk Tee Siew Kiong said tourism would be one of the economic sectors which could expect a spillover from the project.
Iskandar Malaysia to Become Malaysia’s Theme Park Hub / Property Guru, 25 July 2016
According to State Tourism, Trade and Consumerism committee chairman Datuk Tee Siew Kiong, Iskandar Malaysia is poised to become a regional theme park hub in Malaysia and has a few upcoming theme park developments in the pipeline.
Within the next three to five years, the corridor will have a total of eight theme parks. At the moment, discussions are going on between the relevant authorities and the theme park operators who are planning to set up their theme parks here.
Johor real estate set to boom / The Star, 23 July 2016
JOHOR BARU: Property developer IJM Land Bhd remains optimistic about the Johor property market in view of several exciting catalysts such as the Johor Baru–Singapore Rapid Transit System (RTS Link) and the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail (HSR).
The improved connectivity and weaker ringgit are likely to make it more attractive for Malaysians working in Singapore, Singaporeans and expatriates to look for properties in Johor Baru.
The Lure of Iskandar Malaysia Property Investment Continues / The Iskandarian, 24 July 2016
The growth region of Iskandar Malaysia will continue to shine with new investments and infrastructures coming into fruition. In the coming bilateral leaders’ retreat of Malaysia and Singapore soon, expect positive announcements on the High-Speed Rail (HSR) and Rail Transit Systems to materialise.
Kerajaan Negeri Johor Sambut Baik Projek HSR KL-Singapura / Jauhar, 23 July 2016
PASIR GUDANG, 23 Julai – Kerajaan Johor amat mengalu-alukan projek pembinaan Kereta Api Berkelajuan Tinggi (HSR) Lumpur-Singapura yang dipersetujui antara Malaysia dan Singapura pada Selasa lalu.
Menteri Besar Johor, Dato’ Mohamed Khaled Nordin berkata, pembinaan projek kereta api tersebut akan turut membantu pertumbuhan pembangunan dan ekonomi negeri Johor.
Long-term benefits from HSR / The Star, 23 July 2016
WHEN the agreements for the construction of the High Speed Rail (HSR) are signed, it will mark the start of the Government undertaking the most expensive construction project ever built in the country.
UEM says KL118 Tower project, taller than Petronas Towers, ongoing / The Star, 22 July 2016
KUALA LUMPUR: The KL118 skyscraper project, also known as Menara Wawasan, is ongoing, according to UEM Group Bhd chairman Tan Sri Ahmad Tajuddin Ali.
Petronas marks milestone with RM1.3b PAMER operations / New Straits Times, 18 July 2016
KOTA TINGGI: Petronas today reached another milestone with the development of the RM1.3 billion Pengerang Integrated Complex (PIC) Raw Water Supply Project (PAMER) which would churn out a total of 260 million litres of raw water per day (mld).
Khazanah said to mull bid for billionaire Quek’s insurer stakes / The Star Online, 18 July 2016
KUALA LUMPUR: Khazanah Nasional Bhd, the US$27bil (RM107.5bil) Malaysian sovereign fund, is weighing a bid for control of the insurance operations of billionaire Tan Sri Quek Leng Chan’s Hong Leong Financial Group Bhd, people with knowledge of the matter said.
Singapore-KL high speed rail project kicks off with MOU signing on Tuesday / Today, 18 July 2016
KUALA LUMPUR — Three years after Singapore and Malaysia announced a historic High-Speed Rail (HSR) linking Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, the two countries will formally kick off work on the “key bilateral project” on Tuesday (July 18), with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).
Cadang bina lebih banyak rumah transit di Iskandar Malaysia / Utusan Malaysia, 18 July 2016
ISKANDAR PUTERI 17 Julai – Lebih banyak rumah transit dicadangkan untuk dibina di Iskandar Malaysia, iaitu sekurang-kurangnya di setiap lima zon di kawasan pembangunan wilayah tersebut.
22 PBT, GLC Johor Tandatangani Ikrar Integriti / 17 July 2016 – MSTAR
JOHOR BAHARU: Kerajaan Johor terus komited dalam meningkatkan integriti apabila 22 Pihak Berkuasa Tempatan (PBT) dan syarikat berkaitan kerajaan (GLC) menandatangani ikrar integriti korporat pada Ahad.
452 unit RMMJ dibina di InnoCity / 14 July 2016 – Berita Harian
KOTA TINGGI: YPJ Holdings Sdn Bhd, anak syarikat kerajaan Johor menjalin usahasama dengan Green Target Group bagi membangunkan 452 unit Rumah Mampu Milik (RMMJ) di perbandaran baharu InnoCity, di Bandar Kledang di sini. Projek RMMJ itu termasuk dalam fasa pertama pembangunan InnoCity, yang mana unit kediaman bernilai RM150,000 itu akan mula dibina akhir tahun ini dan dijangka siap 2018.
Sektor halal Johor tarik pelabur China / 14 July 2016 – Utusan Malaysia
ISKANDAR PUTERI 14 Julai – Pelabur dari wilayah China berminat melabur dalam sektor halal di negeri ini dalam usaha membekalkan produk halal untuk keperluan 2.1 bilion pengguna Islam di seluruh dunia.
Foshan City to help transform BAssets’ JB duty-free zone – 14 July 2016 – The Edge Market
KUALA LUMPUR: Berjaya Assets Bhd (BAssets) is bringing in the participation of the Foshan City Bureau of Commerce (FCBC) as it transforms its duty-free zone in Berjaya Waterfront, Johor Baru, to become a Southeast Asia Duty Free Trade City (SEADFTC).
Singapore and Malaysia to sign MOU on high speed rail project – 14 July 2016 – The Straits Times
KUALA LUMPUR • Malaysia and Singapore will sign a memorandum of understanding on Tuesday as they take a step forward to build a high-speed rail (HSR) linking Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, the New Straits Times (NST) newspaper reported yesterday.
Medini Iskandar diintai 2 pelabur / 12 July – Utusan Malaysia
JOHOR BAHRU 11 Julai – Medini Iskandar Malaysia (Medini) yang dirancang untuk dibangunkan sebagai sebuah bandar antarabangsa bersepadu baharu merangkumi pusat perniagaan utama (CBD) di Iskandar Puteri, kini diintai dua pelabur.
Pengarah Urusan dan Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif Medini Iskandar Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. (MIMSB), Datuk Ir. Khairil Anwar Ahmad berkata, dua pelabur tersebut adalah dari Kuala Lumpur dan Jepun.
Projek naik taraf Lebuhraya Pasir Gudang siap 2017 / 10 July 2016 – Berita Harian
PASIR GUDANG: Projek menaik taraf infrastruktur dan penambahan laluan di Lebuhraya Pasir Gudang, di sini, yang masuk fasa kedua pelaksanaannya dijangka siap sepenuhnya tahun depan. Ahli Parlimen Pasir Gudang, Normala Abdul Samad, berkata fasa pertama projek menaik taraf kepada enam lorong membabitkan jarak kira-kira lapan kilometer bermula susur keluar Kangkar Tebrau ke Plentong sudah siap dan digunakan pengguna laluan itu.
RM2bil investments for Johor from China firms / 4 July – The Star
DONGYING (SHANDONG): Johor is likely to receive RM2bil in investments from three big Chinese companies – one re-investment and two new investments – this year.
Johor Domestic Trade, Tourism and Consumerism Committee chairman Datuk Tee Siew Kiong said talks were already ongoing between the state government and the three investors to set up operations in Johor.
IRDA sasar RM13.8b / 3 July 2016 – Utusan Malaysia
JOHOR BAHRU 3 Julai – Pihak Berkuasa Wilayah Pembangunan Iskandar (IRDA) menyasarkan pelaburan sebanyak RM13.8 bilion menerusi pelan Keterangkuman Iskandar Malaysia yang diperkenalkan di bawah Rancangan Pembangunan Komprehensif II (CDPii) wilayah itu.
Korean Company Inks S&P With UEM Land To Invest US$170.68 Million In Malaysia’s Iskandar Puteri / 29 June 2016 – The Organization of Asia-Pacific News Agencies
KUALA LUMPUR, June 29 (Bernama) — South Korean company, AMOREPACIFIC Corporation, plans to invest US$170.68 million (RM691 million) to develop an integrated centre for research and development, manufacturing and logistics of cosmetic products in Malaysia.
Get on the RM40m Lego Ninjago ride this November / 28 June 2016 – New Straits Times
ISKANDAR PUTERI: Legoland Malaysia Resort’s latest ride, the Lego Ninjago will be located in a brand new section of the theme park and will begin operations in November.
Miti to streamline promotion agencies / 29 June 2016 – The Sun Daily
KUALA LUMPUR: The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (Miti) will streamline its investment promotion agencies (IPAs), making them more focused on their objective of attracting investments.
China pelabur terbesar di Iskandar Malaysia / 29 June 2016 – Utusan Online
HARBIN, China 28 Jun – China kekal sebagai pelabur terbesar di wilayah ekonomi yang pesat membangun, Iskandar Malaysia dengan pelaburan berjumlah RM22.2 bilion setakat ini.
Malaysia, Singapore Companies Encourage To Tap MSBDF Fund / 28 June 2016 – The Organization of Asia-Pacific News Agencies
JOHOR BAHARU (Johor, Malaysia), June 28 (Bernama) — Malaysia and Singapore-based companies are encouraged to tap the Malaysia-Singapore Third Country Business Development Fund (MSBDF) as part as efforts to expand their business
Petronas updates progress on Malaysian RAPID project / 28 June 2016 – PennEnergy
State-run Petronas has reached the halfway point of its long-planned project to build a refinery and petrochemical integrated development (RAPID) complex at Pengerang in southeastern Johor, Malaysia (OGJ Online, May 13, 2011).
Johor tumpu 6 bidang jadi hab kesihatan serantau / 19 June 2016 – Berita Harian Online
PENGERUSI Jawatankuasa Kesihatan dan Alam Sekitar Negeri Johor, Datuk Ayub Rahmat (dua dari kanan) dan bersama Penaung Pertubuhan Solidariti Bangsa Johor, Datin Nur Hidayah Ahmad (kiri) beramah mesra dengan pesakit, Mohd Rizan Abu Bakar selepas majlis penyampaian Radio Digital Al-Quran di Hospital
…Unit Pembangunan Ekonomi Negeri (UPEN) dan Pihak Berkuasa Iskandar Malaysia (IRDA) akan menjalankan kajian berkaitan termasuk mengenal pasti…
Fund to finance RM200b Bandar Malaysia project set up / 17 June 2016 – The Sun Daily
KUALA LUMPUR: Bandar Malaysia Sdn Bhd has secured financing for the Bandar Malaysia project with the setting up of a fund backed by local and international banks that have a combined asset base of over US$13 trillion (RM53 trillion).
Bandar Malaysia marks new milestone with three landmark agreements signed / 16 June 2016 – World News Report – EIN
KUALA LUMPUR: Bandar Malaysia marks yet another milestone with the signing of three landmark agreements yesterday between Ministry of Finance Incorporated (MOF Inc) and Johor-China consortium IWCH-CREC Sdn Bhd (ICSB) as well as other relevant parties.
BRT system in Iskandar Malaysia to cost less than RM3bil / 15 June 2016 – World News Report – EIN
KUALA LUMPUR: The implementation cost for the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system for Iskandar Malaysia is expected to cost not more than RM3bil, said Iskandar Regional Development Authority (Irda) chief executive Datuk Ismail Ibrahim.
Tee: We welcome entrepreneurship that can help boost culture, heritage and tourism / 14 June 2016 – The Star Online
JOHOR BARU: The state government is prepared to support entrepreneurs in developing and creating their own brand, which has the potential to go international.
10 key facts why Gerbang Nusajaya will be the game changer for the next phase of Iskandar Puteri / 13 June 2016 – The Independent Singapore
From the tech park alone, it create eight spillover industries that will complement Singapore s very own Jurong Lake District. Google Iskandar Malaysia and you will find that out of ten stories, seven of…
150-year-old Kg Masai selected as pioneer of Johor preservation programme / 12 June 2016 – New Straits Times
PASIR GUDANG: The Johor government has started a pioneer programme to preserve the identity of traditional villages in Iskandar Malaysia, while also making sure that these settlements become part and parcel of the rapid growth in the southern Johor growth corridor.
Kerajaan Johor, IRDA kerjasama kekalkan 17 kampung tradisi / 12 June 2016 – Berita Harian Online
MENTERI Besar, Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin membuat lawatan ke perkampungan tradisional di Kampung Kuala Masai, Johor Bahru, hari ini.
Medi-hotel opens its doors / 11 June 2016 – The Star Online
ISKANDAR PUTERI: The first Medi-hotel in Malaysia has opened its doors to the public following the soft opening of the new Millesime Hotel Sdn Bhd here in Johor.
Mitsui in big on Malaysia project to build new Singapore / 10 June 2016 – Nikkei Asian Review
KUALA LUMPUR — Japanese trading giant Mitsui & Co. is capitalizing on its business partnerships in Malaysia to expand its role in the country’s government-backed grand project to build a new multi-functional city.
Iskandar Johor can be hub of regional excellence / 09 June 2016 – New Straits Times
I READ the piece last Saturday by Chadian Nairobi, chief executive officer of Global Institute for Tomorrow, titled “Asean needs a world-class university” (NST, June 4), with interest. There was much I could agree with. Education and research can create common purpose among Asean citizens.
Harian Metro – Khazanah Lebih Berdaya Tahan / 09 June 2016 – nama.com.my
Segmen portfolio meningkat kepada RM150.2 bilion pada 2015 MAS kembali mengukuh setepas pelaksanaan pelan pemulihan pada 201S. PELABURAN TERAS KHAZANAH NASIONAL BERHAD Perkhidmatan Kewangan & Tenaga Hartanah Telekomunikasi CIMB Group Tenaga Nasional Berhad Iskandar Investments Berhad (IIB).
Pontian poised for growth / 9 June 2016 – The Star Online
PONTIAN: The Johor Ruler’s suggestion to set up another seaport and an airport in the district is expected to bring positive changes to the district, including bringing in more development and creating more job opportunities for the locals.
UEM Sunrise completes 351 units of affordable homes in Iskandar Puteri / 07 June 2016 – The Edge Property
ISKANDAR PUTERI (June 7): Property developer UEM Sunrise Bhd has handed over 20 keys to owners of the Bayu Nusantara affordable homes in Iskandar Puteri (formerly known as Nusajaya) at Iskandar Malaysia, Johor, the group announced in a press release today.
MOSTIs Deputy Minister Officially Opens Largest Agarwood Distillery and Research Centre in Johor / 06 June 2016 – Newswit.com
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia–6 Jun–PRNewswire/InfoQuest Asia Plantation Capital celebrates the first anniversary of its state of the art agarwood processing and research facility at the Masai Industrial Park, Johor.
IRDA allots RM30 mln for human capital devt for Iskandar Malaysia this year / 4 June 2016 – World News Report – EIN
JOHOR BAHARU: The Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) is allocating RM30 million for the development of human capital for the economic corridor this year.
i2M believes new role will help spur further SSO investments in Iskandar Puteri / 2 June 2016 – Digital News Asia
Attracted RM1.2bil and helped create over 2,200 new jobs so far On track to attract RM6.5bil worth of investments and create 14K new jobs AFTER playing a facilitating role to attract businesses to invest in the Business Services and Shared Services and Outsourcing (SSO) sector in Iskandar Puteri.
Irda confident of achieving RM383bil investment target by 2025 / 30 May 2016 – The Star Online
JOHOR BARU: Iskandar Regional Development Authority (Irda) is confident of achieving the RM383bil investment target by 2025, despite facing challenges and unfavourable economic situation since its inception 10 years ago.
Meeting demand / 30 May 2016 – The Star Online
JOHOR BARU: Fourteen new hotels offering 3,000 rooms will be opened in Iskandar Malaysia within the next four years.
Johor aims for 1m China tourists this year with new flight route / 30 May 2016 – The Sun Daily
KULAI: The Johor government is targeting one million tourist arrivals from China this year with the introduction of the Guangzhou-Johor Baru route by AirAsia.
Plans afoot to transform Mersing into Caribbean of the East /29 May 2016 – The Star Online
JOHOR BARU: Plans are already in the pipeline to develop and transform the laid-back Mersing district, located on the north-east of Johor, about 130km from here, into the Caribbean of the East.
A successful venture / 30 May 2016 – The Star Online
KOTA TINGGI: Desaru, a popular destination among locals is fast becoming an international tourist destination.
Building a township in Kulai / 26 May 2016 – The Edge Property
GENTING Property Sdn Bhd has established a reputation for its well-planned townships and affordable homes. Among its current projects are landed properties such as Kensington, double-storey garden homes, in Genting Indahpura in Kulai, Iskandar, Johor.
Grant Associates harnesses the healing power of nature at Afiniti, Medini / 25 May 2016 – Pro Landscaper Magazine
A high-end, mixed-use development that forms part of a new urban township called Medini in Iskandar, Malaysia, is nearing completion.
Axis REIT to buy industrial facility in Pasir Gudang for RM33m / 23 May 2016 – The Edge Markets
KUALA LUMPUR (May 23): Axis Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) has proposed to acquire a warehouse facility in Pasir Gudang, Johor, for RM33 million cash. This will increase the total assets under the trust’s management to RM2.19 billion.
UEM Sunrise Akan Beri Tumpuan Kukuhkan Asas Syarikat Bagi Memacu Pertumbuhan / 23 May 2016 – Bernama (Malay)
UEM Sunrise Bhd akan memberi tumpuan kepada mengukuhkan asas syarikat bagi memacu pertumbuhan berikutan pasaran hartanah yang mencabar tahun ini.
The Imaginarium Studios, where Gollum was created in the movies, comes to Malaysia / 21 May 2016 – Star2.com
When the world got to know Gollum in The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers back in 2002, we were all in awe at how actor Andy Serkis and director Peter Jackson used performance capture technology to bring this virtual character to life. The Imaginarium Studios Asia Pacific (IMS-AP) is located at Pinewood Studios in Johor, and has already started operation with a core team based there.
Asia In Focus: Malaysia’s Private Island Residence / 20 May 2016 – TheUrbanDeveloper.com
Located along the coastal waterways of the Straits of Johor Bahru in Malaysia, Tebrau Waterfront Residences and Resort Development raises the bar for waterfront living and is the latest international flagship development of Iskandar Malaysia, following the success of Puteri Harbour and Medini
UEM Sunrise launches Melia Residences Phase 3 / 20 May 2016 – The Edge Property
JOHOR (May 20): UEM Sunrise Bhd officially launched Phase 3 of its Melia Residences (pictured) yesterday, backed by the full take-up of Phase 1 and 2. According to the group’s chief operating officer of commercial Raymond Cheah, the group was surprised by the encouraging response.
Thematic draws keep Iskandar Malaysia on radar / 20 May 2016 – Focus Malaysia
VIBRANT theme parks like Legoland Malaysia Resort and Sanrio Hello Kitty Town are keeping the attention on the property market in Iskandar Malaysia (IM) alive and well despite the sector’s slowdown in Johor.
PM Najib’s keynote address at GSIAC-Khazanah Distinguished Lecture Series in London / 19 May 2016 – Intellasia.net
Below is the full text of the keynote address by prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, titled ‘Global Competitiveness: Malaysia’s Aspirations’, at the GSIAC – Khazanah Distinguished Lecture Series at The Shangri-La, The Shard London.
Acoustech to develop shop offices in Johor with RM55m GDV / 18 May 2016 – The Edge Markets
KUALA LUMPUR (May 18): Acoustech Bhd will collaborate with PIJ Property Development Sdn Bhd (PPDSB) to develop 60 units of three-storey shop offices in Tanjung Sepang, Johor, which will have an estimated gross development value (GDV) of RM55 million.
Inaugural Food Vision Asia 2016 Concludes with Resounding Success / 18 May 2016 – Asia Today
SINGAPORE, 18 May 2016 — (ASIA TODAY) — More than 160 senior figures from Asia Pacific and beyond converged at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Singapore, for the inaugural Food Vision Asia, which took place from 27 – 29 April 2016.
Iskandar Puteri aims to be business services outsourcing hub / 13 May 2016 – The Edge Markets
This article first appeared in Corporate, The Edge Malaysia Weekly, on April 25 – May 1, 2016. AS a greenfield development, Iskandar Puteri in Johor, formerly known as Nusajaya, has gone through two growth phases — infrastructure and property development.
Kerjaya Prospek eyes RM600 mil order book target with Johor win / 13 May 2016 – The Edge Property
JOHOR BARU (May 13): Kerjaya Prospek Group Bhd (formerly Fututech Bhd), which has won a RM312.85 million construction job for a high-rise residential in Iskandar Malaysia, Johor, is eyeing more contract wins this year.
Iskandar Waterfront to raise up to RM65.9mil through private placement / 11 May 2016 – The Star
KUALA LUMPUR: Iskandar Waterfront City Bhd (IWC) is planning to place out new shares to raise as much as RM65.9mil for its property development and construction activities.
Johor’s EduCity drawing S’porean students / 11 May 2016 – The Straits Times
For decades, scores of Malaysian children have been boarding crowded buses daily at unearthly hours to come to Singapore to attend schools.
More royal powers unlikely / 11 May 2016 – The Straits Times
The call by the Sultan of Johor for a restoration of royal powers removed over two decades ago is the latest in a spate of activism by Malaysia’s nine royal houses.
Helly Kitty, Thomas Town discounts with U Mobile / 10 May 2016 – The Rakyat Post
ISKANDAR PUTERI, 10 May 2016: Sanrio Hello Kitty Town and Thomas Town at Puteri Harbour Theme Park here have announced their seventh strategic partnership, this time with telecommunications service provider U Mobile Sdn Bhd.
Kerjaya Prospek to bag contract worth RM300 mil from BCB /10 May 2016 – The Edge Property
KUALA LUMPUR (May 9): Kerjaya Prospek Group Bhd (formerly Fututec Bhd) is set to win a contract worth RM300 million from property developer BCB Bhd to build a major high-rise project in Iskandar Malaysia, Johor, according to sources.
Johor foundation to channel RM25mil to aid 5,000 students / 09 May 2016 – The Star Online
JOHOR BARU: The Yayasan Raja Zarith Sofiah Negeri Johor will be channelling about RM25mil in funds to assist 5,000 students annually.
Moving forward with education / 09 May 2016 – The Star Online
JOHOR BARU: Education is a vital tool to equip people to face the challenges brought about by globalisation, said Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Mohamed Khaled Nordin. He said schools, both national type or vernacular, have a role to develop the country’s human capital and talents.
Muhammad is new BNM chief / 27 April 2016, The Star Online
PETALING JAYA: The long speculation over who will replace Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz as Bank Negara governor has finally ended. Deputy governor Datuk Muhammad Ibrahim has been named as her successor effective May 1 for a five-year term, according to the Prime Minister’s Office.
Tips for Gen Ys looking to buy their first property in Johor / 27 April 2016 – Star Property My
The Eastern Gate shows the most potential for capital appreciation as the property prices here are still affordable and dominated by locals. By Khalil Adis Since the inception of Iskandar Malaysia in 2006, Johor’s property market has made a remarkable turnaround.
Reaching out to local communities / 26 April 2016 – The Star Online
JOHOR BARU: Iskandar Malaysia Regional Development Authority (Irda) will continue to engage and reach out to the local communities residing within Iskandar Malaysia from time to time.
Iskandar Puteri aims to be business services outsourcing hub / 25 April 2016 – The Edge
As a greenfield development, Iskandar Puteri in Johor, formerly known as Nusa-jaya,has gone through two growth phases ?infrastructure and property development.
Eco World to bank on Iskandar’s attraction / 25 April 2016 – Star Property My
BY ZAZALI MUSA JOHOR BARU: Eco World Development Group Bhd is banking on the progress and development taking place in Iskandar Malaysia to attract buyers for its commercial and industrial development projects in south Johor.
Jawatankuasa khas ditubuh bagi perhalusi cadangan penubuhan Bank of Johor – Khaled / 24 April 2016 – Astro Awani
NUSAJAYA: Sebuah jawatankuasa khas akan ditubuhkan kerajaan negeri Johor bagi memperhalusi dan memperinci titah cadangan Sultan Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar, yang mengusulkan penubuhan Bank of Johor di negeri itu.
Johor actively promoting educational tourism / 24 April 2016 – The Sun Daily
ISKANDAR PUTERI: The Johor government is actively promoting educational tours to encourage students from local and foreign higher learning institutions to visit tourism destinations in the country.
imCOOP aims to open 70 fair price stores this year / 24 April 2016 – The Sun Daily
ISKANDAR PUTERI: Koperasi Iskandar Malaysia Berhad (imCoop) aims to open 70 fair price stores this year and hopes to achieve its target of 150 stores within a period of three years.
IRDA unveils job-matching scheme for graduates and the unemployed / 23 April 2016 – New Straits Times
JOHOR BARU: The Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) has introduced a job-matching scheme to help graduates and those who are unemployed secure jobs in Iskandar Malaysia.
Johor Allocates RM6 Mln For Employment Grant / 23 April 2016 – Bernama
The Johor state government, via Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA), today launched Iskandar Malaysia Employment Grant (IMEG) with an allocation of RM6 million.
Kempen Signature Selection UEM Sunrise sasar jualan RM300 juta / 22 April 2016 – Utusan Online
KUALA LUMPUR 21 April – UEM Sunrise Berhad menyasarkan jualan sebanyak RM300 juta sepanjang kempen pemilikan rumah Signature Selection – Rendezvous in France 2016 yang bermula 1 April lalu hingga 31 Mei ini.
Universal Mysteries of the Orient / 22 April 2016 – Twin FM
The University of Reading Malaysia (UoRM) and Henley Business School Malaysia have been officially inaugurated.
Special incentives to get companies to sponsor sports teams / 21 April 2016 – The Star Online
ISKANDAR PUTERI: Companies sponsoring state teams will receive special incentives from the Johor Sports Council (MSNJ) in efforts to ensure an active development of sports in the state.
Quek eyes stake in IWH / 21 April 2016 – The Star Online
PETALING JAYA: The master developer of Johor Baru’s waterfront properties – Iskandar Waterfront Holdings Sdn Bhd (IWH) – could see the emergence of tycoon Tan Sri Quek Leng Chan (caricature) as a shareholder.
‘Selamatkan’ Puteri Gunung Ledang / 21 April 2016 – My Metro
Putrajaya: Kira-kira 40 pengamal media dari seluruh negara menyertai Johor Media Race 2016 anjuran Tourism Malaysia dengan kerjasama pihak berkuasa tempatan (PBT) serta penggiat industri pelancongan bermula semalam hingga Sabtu ini.
Petronas lets contract for RAPID complex / 21 April 2016 – Construction Boxscore Database
By Robert Brelsford OGJ Downstream Technology Editor State-run Petronas, through a contractor, has let a contract to MECS Inc., a subsidiary of E.I.
UEM Sunrise proposes RM2.5b sukuk debt notes to raise funds / 20 April 2016 – The Edge Markets
KUALA LUMPUR (April 20): UEM Sunrise Bhd has proposed a RM2 billion Islamic Commercial Papers (ICP) programme and Islamic Medium-Term Notes (ICP/IMTN-2) programme, with a sub-limit of RM500 million for the ICP programme.
AmanahRaya REIT acquires factory building in Johor Bahru for RM24m / 20 April 2016 – The Edge Markets (Malaysia)
KUALA LUMPUR (April 20): AmanahRaya Real Estate Investment Trust — though its trustee CIMB Islamic Trustee Bhd — plans to acquire a single story factory annexed with a three storey office building in Johor for RM24 million.
Financial aid for students / 20 April 2016 – The Star Online
YPJ allocates about RM19mil yearly to assist Johoreans who plan to continue their tertiary education.
Johor Government Open To New Ideas On Tackling Cost Of Living – MB / 20 April 2016 – Bernama
The Johor government is open to new ideas on helping the people tackle the rising cost of living, said Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin. However, he said the people too should play their part by being more prudent so that it was a collective effort.
RM12 juta setahun untuk sukan / 20 April 2016 – Utusan Online
ISKANDAR PUTERI 19 April – Kerajaan negeri memperuntukkan RM12 juta setahun kepada Majlis Sukan Negeri bagi mengurus, melaksana serta menganjurkan program dan pembelian peralatan sukan.
Johor state govt will continue to woo sponsors for both private and govt sectors / 19 April 2016 – The Sun Daily
ISKANDAR PUTERI: The state government will continue to actively woo sponsors, especially the private sector and state government-linked companies (GLCs), in efforts to develop sports in the state.
Peluang kerja di Iskandar / 19 April 2016 – Sinar Harian
ISKANDAR PUTERI – Kerajaan negeri akan memperkenalkan program untuk membantu siswazah menganggur memperoleh peluang pekerjaan di kawasan pembangunan Iskandar.
Kerajaan Johor bantu siswazah menganggur dapatkan kerja / 19 April 2016 – The Borneo Post Online
Program baharu bersama pihak industri akan diperkenal ISKANDAR PUTERI: Kerajaan Johor sedang berusaha untuk membantu siswazah menganggur khususnya di kawasan Iskandar Malaysia mendapatkan pekerjaan dengan memperkenalkan program baharu bersama-sama pihak industri.
Johor Corp., Amity Energy Plan to Build Malaysia’s First RLPG Terminal / 18 April 2016 – DownstreamToday.com
Amity Energy Pte. Ltd., represented by Mr. Nasrat Muzayyin (Chairman) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Johor Corporation to build and operate a Refrigerated Liquefied Petroleum Gas (RLPG) terminal in Tanjung Langsat Industrial Complex.
Johor govt plans to ban use of polystyrene, plastic / 18 April 2016 – Astro Awani
ISKANDAR PUTERI: The use of polystyrene and plastic will be banned in Johor to protect the environment and for health, the Johor State Assembly was told today.
Johor catat 6.9 juta kedatangan pelancong \ 18 April 2016 – Utusan Online
ISKANDAR PUTERI 17 April – Johor mencatatkan kedatangan pelancong tertinggi di negara ini pada tahun lalu, iaitu seramai 6.9 juta berbanding 6.4 juta orang pada tahun sebelumnya.
Iskandar Puteri hab baharu GBS ASEAN / 18 April 2016 – Utusan Online
ISKANDAR PUTERI 17 April – Perkhidmatan perniagaan global (GBS) Iskandar yang bakal menjadikan Iskandar Puteri sebagai hab baharu sektor itu di rantau ini dijangka mampu menarik pelaburan sebanyak RM6.5 bilion menjelang tahun 2020.
Number of overnight tourists in Johor on the rise / 17 April 2016 – The Sun Daily
ISKANDAR PUTERI: The number of overnight tourists in Johor rose by 8.2% last year to 6.95 million, compared to 6.42 million in 2014.
Sunway to expand its healthcare facilities / 17 April 2016 – The Star Online
PETALING JAYA: Sunway Bhd will be expanding its healthcare facilities by increasing the number of beds, deepening and broadening its areas of expertise in the next two to three years.
AirAsia adds new route from Johor Bahru to Guangzhou / 17 April 2016 – Borneo Bulletin Online
JOHOR BAHRU – AirAsia is poised to make Johor Bahru the gateway for Chinese travellers to visit Southern Peninsular Malaysia with the introduction of AirAsia’s new direct flight to Guangzhou, which is scheduled to commence operations on May 29.
IRDA anjur hari terbuka 23-24 April / 17 April 2016 – Berita Harian Online
JOHOR BAHRU: Pihak Berkuasa Wilayah Pembangunan Iskandar (IRDA) akan menganjurkan Hari Terbuka Iskandar Malaysia (IMOD 2016) bagi membolehkan orang ramai mendapatkan maklumat terkini kemajuan pembangunan wilayah itu sejak tahun 2006.
Berita Harian – i2M lancar GBS rangsang pelaburan peluang kerja / 17 April 2016 – nama.com.my
i2M lancar GBS rangsang pelaburan, peluang kerja Iskandar Puteri: Anak syarikat milik Khazanah Nasional Bhd, i2M Ventures Sdn Bhd (i2M) semalam mclancarkan Perkhidmatan Perniagaan Global (GBS) Iskandar bagi merangsang pelaburan dan peluang pekerjaan di wilayah pembangunan Iskandar Malaysia
Astaka Akan Lancar Projek Hartanah RM6 Bilion Di Johor Tahun Ini / 14 April 2016 – Bernama (Malay)
KUALA LUMPUR, 14 April (Bernama) — Pemaju hartanah, Astaka Holdings Ltd, akan melancarkan projek 4.8 hektar dengan nilai pembangunan kasar (GDV) RM6 bilion di Johor tahun ini. Dalam satu kenyataan hari ini, syarikat itu berkata, projek ‘One Bukit Senyum’
‘Khazanah’s mandate goes beyond financial targets’ / 14 April 2016 – New Straits Times
EXCERPTS of an interview with Khazanah Nasional Bhd managing director Tan Sri Azman Mokhtar. Q: Khazanah has spent RM74.7 billion across 144 investments from 2004 until last year, and also made 77 divestments worth RM48.1 billion, which resulted in gains of RM22.3 billion.
New Straits Times – AmanahRaya REIT to buy assets worth RM60m / 14 April 2016 – nama.com.my
AmanahRaya REIT to buy assets worth RM60m CLORIA HARRY BEATTY KUALA LUMPUR: AmanahRaya Real Estate Investment Trust Sdn Bhd (AmanahRaya REIT) is planning to buy two assets in Cyberjaya and Nusa-jaya in Johor worth RM60 million.
Khazanah lakar hala tuju baharu / 14 April 2016 – My Metro
Kuala Lumpur: Khazanah Nasional Berhad terus berada di landasan tepat untuk menjadi pusat peneraju pelaburan strategik yang mencipta nilai mampan untuk Malaysia berdaya saing di seluruh dunia.
Eco World still focused on Malaysia amid foreign foray / 14 April 2016 – Intellasia.net
Malaysia will remain on the radar of Eco World Development Group Bhd now and in the long term. Its president and chief executive officer, Datuk Chang Khim Wah, said Eco World, however, was looking to further expand its overseas exposure.
Greater UK-Malaysia collaboration in developing smart cities / 13 April 2016 – POST Online Media
The Malaysian and UK Governments are joining hands in making urbanisation manageable and, most importantly, sustainable for the future. Smart technologies will be essential to achieving this.
Greater UK-Malaysia collaboration in developing smart cities / 12 April 2016 – Wired-Gov
MOU signed during Connected Cities trade mission’s visit to Malaysia. Innovate UK / UKTI Connected Cities mission at Forest City development in Johor The Malaysian and UK Governments are joining hands in making urbanisation manageable and, most importantly, sustainable for the future.
The Iskandar Development Region and the growth of Johor \ 12 April 2016 – Expat Go Malaysia
TEG’s publisher shares his thoughts on the huge changes going on in the south of Malaysia. When I first moved to Malaysia in the late 1980s, Johor was rated quite low as a place for expats to settle or work.
Johor kekal syurga membeli-belah / 12 April 2016 – Sinar Harian
ISKANDAR PUTERI – Walaupun suasana ekonomi global tidak menentu, kerajaan negeri menegaskan Johor tidak berdepan isu lambakan pusat beli-belah, malah terus menjadi ‘syurga membeli-belah’ termasuk dari negara jiran.
Puteri Harbour Marina Earns Clean Marina Accreditation / 12 April 2016 – Asia-Pacific Boating
Malaysia’s Puteri Harbour Marina was presented with a Level 3 International Clean Marina Accreditation by the Marina Industries Association (MIA) at the Singapore Yacht Show (Apr 7-10).
Legoland Malaysia expects increase in number of visitors / 11 April 2016 – Intellasia.net
The first Legoland in Asia, Legoland Malaysia Resort, expects the number of visitors this year to surpass last year’s, said sales and marketing director, Thila Munusamy. She said the family theme park had planned various exciting activities in partnership with the Lego group.
Puteri Harbour Marina – Malaysia’s First International Clean Marina / 11 April 2016 – BYM News & Magazine
Malaysia’s Puteri Harbour Marina has been formally presented at the Singapore Yacht Show with Level 3 International Clean Marina Accreditation by the Marina Industries Association (MIA).
Postal tourism can attract more tourists / 10 April 2016 – The Sun Daily
PONTIAN: Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Mohamed Khaled Nordin said postal tourism can attract more tourists to Tanjung Piai. He said this after launching a post box at Malaysia’s southern most tip, the Tanjung Piai Post Box at Tanjung Piai National Park today.
TMJ rasmi Masjid Sultan Iskandar / 8 April 2016 – Sinar Harian
JOHOR BAHRU – Tunku Mahkota Johor, Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim hari ini berkenan merasmikan Masjid Sultan Iskandar, Bandar Dato’ Onn di sini. Turut berangkat Tunku Temenggong Johor Tunku Idris Iskandar Sultan Ibrahim dan Tunku Panglima Johor Tunku Abdul Rahman Sultan Ibrahim.
Grabcar welcomes regulation in Malaysia / 07 April 2016 – Asia One
JOHOR BARU – The provider of private hire car hailing service GrabCar, is looking forward to the day when the service is regulated in the country.
MARC affirms rating of AA-ID on Sunrise Berhad’s RM400 million IMTN programme / 07 April 2016 – Noodls
Posted Date: April 7, 2016 MARC has affirmed its rating of AA- on Sunrise Berhad’s (Sunrise) RM400 million Islamic Medium-Term Notes (IMTN) Programme with a stable outlook. The rating affects the outstanding RM100.0 million IMTNs issued under the programme.
IRDA Umum Pakej Pekerjaan Untuk Bakat Tempatan Di Iskandar Malaysia / 05 April 2016 – Bernama (Malay)
KUALA LUMPUR, 5 April (Bernama) — Pihak Berkuasa Wilayah Pembangunan Iskandar (IRDA) hari ini mengumumkan pakej galakan pekerjaan di Iskandar Malaysia khusus bagi bakat-bakat tempatan yang memiliki Sijil Latihan Teknikal dan Vokasional (TVET).
Legoland Malaysia to build world’s largest Lego Millennium Falcon to mark Star Wars Day / 05 April 2016 – Today Online
More than 200,000 Lego bricks will be used by a father-and-son master builder team to create the iconic Legoland Malaysia to build world s largest Lego Millennium Falcon to mark Star Wars Day .
Singaporeans brave jams just to fly out from Senai airport / 05 April 2016 – The Star Online
JOHOR BARU: More Singaporeans are willing to endure traffic congestion at the Causeway, to fly out from Senai International Airport because it works out cheaper for them.
Bonded in tradition / 04 April 2016 – New Straits Times
The Johor Chingay Street Parade has been a tradition kept alive in the State since the 1800s, WHILE Johor’s Chingay street parade originated as a religious tradition of the Johor Gu Miao or Old Temple, it has evolved into a cultural carnival and a tourist attraction.
Johor Rehda to help buyers secure housing loans / 3 April 2016 – The Star Online
JOHOR BARU: Members of the Johor Real Estate and Housing Developers Association (Rehda) will continue engaging with the commercial banks to secure housing loans for eligible house buyers.
Bantu pembeli rumah yang layak / 2 April 2016 – Sinar Harian
JOHOR BAHRU – Kerajaan negeri akan mengambil langkah proaktif bagi membantu pembeli rumah yang layak, khususnya mendapatkan kelulusan pembiayaan kediaman mereka daripada bank tempatan.
The Malay Mail – Iskandar Region confident of meeting 2025 target / 2 April 2016 – nama.com.my
Iskandar Region confident of meeting 2025 target Looking South By Dan Guen Chin THE Iskandar Region has been on everyone’s lips since former prime minister Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi first announced the special economic zone to propel Jo-hor as a new economic power hub.
Ribena, Legoland perkukuh kerjasama / 1 April 2016 – Sinar Harian
PENGELUAR jus minuman Ribena, Syarikat Suntory Beverage & Food Malaysia (SBFM) meterai pembaharuan perjanjian usaha sama untuk tempoh tiga tahun lagi bersama Legoland Malaysia Resort bagi mengekalkan produk berkenaan sebagai minuman jus buah-buahan rasmi taman tema terkemuka tersebut.
Sunway to invest RM875m in hotels / 1 April 2016 – The Sun Daily
PETALING JAYA: Sunway Group’s hospitality division Sunway Hotels & Resorts is investing RM875 million on a three-year redevelopment and expansion plan on its hotels across Malaysia, Cambodia and Vietnam.
Sunway Group labur RM875 juta tingkatkan unit hospitaliti/ 1 April 2016 – Utusan Online
PETALING JAYA 31 Mac – Bahagian Hospitaliti Sunway Bhd., iaitu Sunway Hotels & Resorts melabur RM875 juta bagi memudahkan pelan pembangunan semula dan pembesaran selama tiga tahun ke atas hotelnya di seluruh Malaysia, Kemboja dan Vietnam.
Naturally iconic / 31 March 2016 – Star Property My
Eco World Development Group Bhd is truly a leader when it comes to developing astoundingly well-planned townships. The developer’s efforts in repeatedly producing successful townships were recognised at the StarProperty.my Awards 2016 as the company won two Excellence awards for Eco Sanctuary in Teluk Panglima Garang and Eco Botanic, in Nusajaya, Johor.
JCorp Expects To Finalise First Investment Deal In Sri Lanka This Year / 31 March 2016 – The Organization of Asia-Pacific News Agencies
JOHOR BAHARU (Johor, Malaysia), March 31 (Bernama) — Malaysia’s Johor state-owned conglomerate, Johor Corp (JCorp), is expected to finalise its first investment deal in Sri Lanka later this year.
Crown expands in Malaysia / 30 March 2016 – Forkliftaction.com
Crown has outgrown its premises in Johor Crown Equipment has announced its relocation to larger and more strategically placed premises in Malaysia’s busiest and most advantageously located seaport area.
Projek BRT Iskandar Malaysia bermula 2017 / 31 March 2016 – Utusan Online
ISKANDAR PUTERI 30 Mac – Pelaksanaan projek Bas Rapid Transit (BRT) di Iskandar Malaysia yang diyakini mampu menyuraikan kesesakan trafik di wilayah berkenaan bakal dimulakan pada awal tahun depan.
UEM Sunrise sedia RM1 juta untuk CSR / 31 March 2016 – Utusan Online
ISKANDAR PUTERI 30 Mac – UEM Sunrise Berhad (UEM Sunrise) memperuntukan RM1 juta bagi tujuan tanggungjawab sosial korporat (CSR) membabitkan 18 sekolah pintar syarikat tersebut di Wilayah Selatan pada tahun ini.
3Cnergy to acquire JB developer for $64 mil / 29 March 2016 – The Edge Markets Singapore
SINGAPORE (March 29): 3Cnergy, the property solutions company formerly known as HSR Global, wants to acquire a Malaysian developer for $64 million. Liberty Bridge owns 10 undeveloped land parcels, amounting to 15ha in total, in Puteri Harbour in Johor Baru.
Pasaran hartanah dijangka naik / 30 March 2016 – Utusan Online
KUALA LUMPUR 29 Mac – Pasaran hartanah Malaysia dijangka menyaksikan peningkatan jualan dalam tempoh satu hingga dua tahun akan datang selepas didorong oleh pemulihan ekonomi dan permintaan hartanah yang lebih tinggi, kata Pengarah Urusan/Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif iProperty Group, Georg Chmiel
Sunway introduces Sunway Property Certainty Campaign / 29 March 2016 – The Edge Property
PETALING JAYA (March 29): Sunway Bhd introduced special offerings under its Sunway Property Certainty Campaign today, which includes financial assistance.
TMC Life Sciences mulls education centre in Johor / 29 March 2016 – The Sun Daily
PETALING JAYA: TMC Life Sciences Bhd is in talks with foreign education and training institutions to set up a health sciences education and training centre at Vantage Bay Healthcare City in Iskandar Malaysia.
MSM Malaysia targets RM500m net profit at end-2018 / 28 March 2016 – World News Report – EIN
JOHOR BAHARU, March 28 ― The country ‘s largest sugar producer, MSM Malaysia Holdings Bhd (MSM), targets a net profit of RM500 million at end-2018.
Thomas Town, Puteri Harbour di One Utama / 28 March 2016 – Kosmo! Online
KUALA LUMPUR – Bandar permainan tunggangan terkenal, Thomas Town yang terletak di Taman Tema Keluarga, Puteri Harbour, Johor Bahru bakal menemui warga kota buat julung kali melalui siri jelajah ‘Mini and Mighty’ Thomas Town, Puteri Harbour di One Utama.
The Edge – Transforming johor baru into an international city / 28 March 2016 – nama.com.my
REJUVENATING CITIES TOGETHER Transforming Johor Baru into an international city.
Johor MB says causeway replacement up to federal govt / 26 March 2016 – Malaysiakini (ENG)
Johor Menteri Besar Mohamed Khaled Nordin said the state government has decided to leave the Johor Causeway issue to the federal government. “It is not something new and our stand is clear. The time has come to replace the Johor Causeway,”
Johor Zoo to relocate to Iskandar Puteri / 25 March 2016 – The Star Online
JOHOR BARU: The state government has approved the relocation of the Johor Zoo from its present site in Jalan Gertak Merah here to a 20.23ha site in Iskandar Puteri, formerly known as Nusajaya, some 20km away.
Eco World set to hit RM4bil sales target / 24 March 2016 – The Star Online
Developer eyes RM4.5bil in 2017 with launch of new phases SHAH ALAM: Eco World Development Group Bhd is optimistic of achieving its RM4bil sales target this year and hopes to increase this to RM4.5bil in 2017.
Demi Johor DUA all geared up for showcase / 24 March 2016 – Gaya Travel
Johor Bahru, 24 March 2016 – Demi Johor DUA – a festival that combines land (Darat), air (Udara) dan water (Air) extreme sports – is set to be held from 25th to 27th March 2016 at Iskandar Puteri, Johor Bahru, Johor.
20,000 strong crowd celebrate Johor Sultan’s birthday and first anniversary of coronation / 23 March 2016 – New Straits Times
JOHOR BARU: In spite of the sweltering heat, a crowd of more than 20,000 turned up at Dataran Bandaraya for a Royal tea party organised in conjunction with the birthday and one-year anniversary of Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar’s coronation.
UEM Sunrise Signature Selection campaign achieves RM215m sales / 23 March 2016 – The Edge Property
PETALING JAYA (March 23): UEM Sunrise Bhd has sold a total of 129 properties worth RM215 million across the central and southern regions following its two-month Signature Selection campaign held late last year.
with a majority of the sales from Estuari Gardens and Teega located in Puteri Harbour, as well as Nusa Idaman, he said in the press statement.
Reading ‘exports’ university to Malaysia / 23 March 2016 – BBC News – Business
The University of Reading has become the latest UK university to announce a foothold in …amphitheatre. It is based in the purpose-built education hub, EduCity, on the Iskandar peninsula Reading has invested £13m in the project
‘Make JB the second biggest city’ / 22 March 2016 – The Star Online
JOHOR BARU: The Sultan of Johor has set the target of making Johor Baru the second biggest city in Malaysia after the Klang Valley.
Berita Harian – Medini bakal jadi bandar pintar, lestari / 23 March 2016 – nama.com.my
Medini ? Projek MIMSB terus membangun dari segi ekonoml sosial Oleh Zuraidah Mohamed email@example.com edini Iskandar Malaysia Sdn Bhd (MIMSB) yakin bandar Medini yang dimajukannya di wilayah Iskandar Malaysia akan terus berkembang dan membangun dari segi ckonomi dan sosial.
The Star – Ecomonic hotspots / 23 March 2016 – nama.com.my
Johor has a plethora of economic activities ranging from eco-tourism to logistics and downstream oil and gas operations to generate employment and keep the economy humming. Every district has its distinct economic activity with property development being a major multiplier especially in Johor Baru.
The Star – Foreign investment in property sector / 23 March 2016 – nama.com.my
IN spite of slowdown in the Malaysian property sector, the prospects for Johor still looks promising as the state continues to attract investors – both local and foreign.
New Straits Times – Medini scales greater heights / 23 March 2016 – nama.com.my
MEDINI Iskandar Malaysia Sdn Bhd (MIMSB), the master planner and developer of the new central business district in Johor’s southern growth corridor, is leading initiatives to turn the new township of Medini into a premier smart city.
Overseas mission: UK firms take ideas to Malaysia and Singapore / 21 March 2016 – Bloomberg
https://www.gov.uk Some of the most exciting British businesses developing technologies to improve the way we live and work in cities have been to Malaysia and Singapore on a Mission organised by Innovate UK and UK Trade and Investment (UKTI). PlaTCOM Ventures, Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre and Iskandar Regional Development Authority – discovering how Singapore’s Smart…
China Railway Group to invest in Malaysia $2 billion project / 21 March 2016 – Nikkei Asian Review
KUALA LUMPUR (NewsRise) — China Railway Group, a Chinese state-owned construction company, said Monday it plans to invest $2 billion to establish its regional headquarter in Malaysia while it vies for a high speed rail project in the country. …takes five hours on road and a less than an hour by air. Iskandar Waterfront, a property developer owned by tycoon Lim Kang Hoo.
Jumlah Nilai Pembangunan Kasar Bandar Malaysia Dianggar RM160 Bilion, Kata IWH / 21 March 2016 – Bernama (Malay)
KUALA LUMPUR, 21 Mac (Bernama) — Projek Bandar Malaysia dianggarkan mempunyai nilai pembangunan kasar terkumpul sebanyak RM160 bilion dan dijangka siap dalam tempoh 20 tahun akan datang, kata Naib Pengerusi Eksekutif Iskandar Waterfront Holdings (IWH) Tan Sri Lim Kang Hoo.
Free bus service for JB folk next month / 21 March 2016 – MSN Singapore
The first free bus service launched by the Johor Baru City Council in 2014 is still a hit among residents.
Johor govt to continue providing study loans for Johoreans / 20 March 2016 – New Straits Times
PASIR GUDANG: The Johor government will continue to provide study loans and scholarships to students under the Johor Education Foundation (YPJ) despite the uncertainty in the global economy.
Causeway Link buses now available from Mall of Medini to Singapore/ 16 March 2016 – New Straits Times
ISKANDAR PUTERI: Those who commute to Singapore can now head to the Mall of Medini to take the Causeway Link buses to the republic.
Lego superheroes on the big screen / 15 March 2016 – The Star Online
ISKANDAR PUTERI: Characters from Lego Movie 4D A New Adventure have returned to the big screen in a brand new movie that recently made its debut in Legoland Malaysia Resort here. Lovable characters like Emmet, Wyldstyle, Unikitty, MetalBeard and Benny are back again to thrill audiences.
Altech finalizes lease agreement for alumina plant site in Malaysia / 18 March 2016 – SNL Financial
Altech Chemicals Ltd. said March 15 that it has finalized a lease agreement with Johor Corp. over a roughly four-hectare area in the Tanjung Langsat Industrial Complex in Malaysia for its proposed high purity alumina plant.
The rise of outlet centres / 15 March 2016 – The Edge Property
WELL known for its enormous malls, Malaysia is a true shopaholic’s haven. From Pavilion KL and Suria KLCC to Mid Valley Megamall, the list goes on and on. Now, the nation’s favourite pastime has led to the rise of another type of shopping destination: outlet centres
Andy Serkis’ Imaginarium Studios to open in Johor / 15 March 2016 – Malay Mail Online
JOHOR BARU, March 15 — Andy Serkis’ company, The Imaginarium Studios, is set to open a specialist performance-capture and content creative hub in Johor.
Forest City – first man-made islands to get duty-free status / 14 March 2016 – The Sun Daily
SINGAPORE: Forest City, a mega development on four man-made islands in Iskandar Malaysia, has been accorded duty-free area status.
Hua Yang Launches Citywoods Second Tower Project In Johor / 14 March 2016 – Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, March 14 (Bernama) — Property developer, Hua Yang Bhd, has launched Tower A, the second tower of its Citywoods serviced apartment project in Johor.
Membongkar potensi Ekonomi Johor / 14 March 2016 – Utusan Online
Malaysia yang maju dan berpendapatan tinggi menjelang 2020 ditentukan oleh peranan dan sumbangan semua pihak. Dalam hal ini, Johor tidak mahu sekadar menjadi pemerhati, sebaliknya mengambil peranan dengan cara tersendiri untuk merancakkan tahap pertumbuhan ekonomi negeri ke tahap yang lebih tinggi. Saya percaya, Johor boleh memberi sumbangan yang bermakna, lebih-lebih lagi pembangunan negeri berada pada landasan yang tepat.
Forest City, Pulau Buatan Pertama Mendapat Status Bebas Cukai / 14 March 2016 – Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, March 14 (Bernama) — Property developer, Hua Yang Bhd, has launched Tower A, the second tower of its Citywoods serviced apartment project in Johor.
The lure of Iskandar / 14 March 2016 – The Sun Daily
ISKANDAR Malaysia, previously known as the Iskandar Development Region, is the main southern development corridor in the country. Located in the south in Johor, the development area is administered by the Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) and encompasses some 2,217 sq km covering Johor Baru city, Pontian, Senai, Pasir Gudang and the new administrative capital in Iskandar Puteri.
Forest City, First Artificial Island To Get Duty-free Status / 14 March 2016 – Bernama
SINGAPORE, March 14 (Bernama) — The Forest City, a mega development on four man-made islands in Iskandar Malaysia, has been accorded duty-free area status on March 6, 2016.
Tripadvisor: Legoland Malaysia Resort hotel nombor satu untuk keluarga / 14 March 2016 – Astro Awani
LAMAN web pelancongan terbesar dunia, Tripadvisor telah memilih Legoland Malaysia Resort sebagai hotel terbaik di Malaysia bagi kategori hotel keluarga.
LEGO Nexo Knights Lakar Penampilan Pertama Di Malaysia / 12 March 2016 – Bernama
KUALA LUMPUR, 12 Mac (Bernama) – LEGO Malaysia melancarkan harta tanda dagangan terbarunya, LEGO Nexo Knights, yang melakar penampilan pertamanya di Asia Tenggara.
Johor terima RM2.17 bilion pelaburan dari China sejak 2010 / 12 March 2016 – Utusan Malaysia
JOHOR BAHRU 11 Mac – Johor terus menjadi pilihan pelabur dari China dengan mencatatkan jumlah pelaburan sebanyak RM2.17 bilion sejak 2010 hingga Disember tahun lalu.
Construction of Gemas-JB electrified double tracking project to begin by year-end / 12 March 2016 – New Straits Times
BATU PAHAT: The Gemas – Johor Baru electrified double tracking rail project is expected to begin by the end of the year
Multimedia University Johor officially launched /7 March 2016 -The Iskandarian
Multimedia University (MMU) launched its latest campus recently in Educity, Iskandar Puteri, making it a new addition to its two existing campuses in Cyberjaya and Melaka.
On road to smart city Medini / 7 March 2016 -The Iskandarian
Medini, Iskandar Puteri will position itself to become a smart city as well as the central business district (CBD) for Iskandar Malaysia by 2020, paying focus on property development and other industry aspects within the area.
Chinese Developer Receives Approval for Construction of Forest City in Malaysia / 09 March 2016 – CRI English
Construction and reclamation for a luxury housing project, invested in by Chinese developer Yang Guoqiang, to be built on a man-made island in the Johor Strait, has received approval from Malaysia’s Department of the Environment, according to thepaper.
Hup Seng buys Johor lands with properties on it for RM17.49m / 09 March 2016 – The Edge Markets (Malaysia)
KUALA LUMPUR (March 9): Hup Seng Industries Bhd is acquiring two parcels of aggregate lands in Batu Pahat, together with buildings constructed on it from Syarikat Koon Fuat Industries Sdn Bhd (SKFI) for RM17.49 million cash, including Goods and Services Tax (GST).
Msia to develop special bike lanes for immigration clearance at Causeway, Second Link / 09 March 2016 – New Straits Times
SINGAPORE: There will be less hassle for motorcyclists as Malaysia will implement M-Bike at both the Causeway and Second Link for immigration clearance.
JMCIM Sahkan Komitmen Untuk Laksana Projek HSR Dengan Cepat, Cekap / 08 March 2016 – Bernama (Malay)
— Mesyuarat Jawatakuasa Bersama Peringkat Menteri Malaysia-Singapura bagi Iskandar Malaysia (JMCIM) kali ke-12 mengesahkan komitmen untuk melaksanakan projek Kereta Api Berkelajuan Tinggi (HSR) secara cepat dan cekap, dengan mengambil kira skala dan kesukarannya.
Malaysia to implement automated immigration clearance for motorcycles at JB checkpoints / 08 March 2016 – The Straits Times
SINGAPORE – Motorcyclists will have an easier time entering and exiting Johor Baru, as Malaysia plans to implement automated immigration clearance facilities at both the Causeway and Second Link.
Wish upon the southern stars/ 08 March 2016 – Expat Go Malaysia
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CDPii diharap terus pacu ekonomi negeri / 08 March 2016 – Utusan Online
ISKANDAR PUTERI 7 Mac – Rancangan Pembangunan Komprehensif II (CDPii) Iskandar Malaysia diharap dapat terus memacu pertumbuhan ekonomi dengan lebih berkesan dan lestari di wilayah yang dibangunkan sebagai sebuah metropolis pintar.
RM11mil to improve state’s transport / 07 March 2016 – The Star Online
JOHOR BARU: Those who want to use the Bas Muafakat Johor would need to register online to obtain a card to enjoy the free service. Johor Local Government and Housing committee chairman Datuk Abdul Latiff Bandi said a total of 1,900 people have already registered.
Rehda: Forest City will enhance value of property mart / 07 March 2016 – The Star Online
JOHOR BARU: Local developers are likely to benefit from the enhanced value of the market contributed by Forest City, said Johor Real Estate and Housing Developers Association (Rehda) branch chairman Hoe Mee Ling.
The Star – Steering students to new heights / 08 March 2016 – nama.com.my
WHILE entertainment may seem common to many there is no doubt that people need it. This need should drive the type of courses that universities offer. With a growing market for Malaysian-made movies, television series and Internet videos, more and more creative people need to be equipped with the skills and knowledge to produce high quality content.
Najib confident about Johor economic prospects/ 07 March 2016 – Today Online
JOHOR BARU — Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak yesterday expressed confidence that a series of megaprojects in Johor, including Forest City and the high speed rail, would transform the southern state into an economic powerhouse.
RM100 juta laksana Pamer / 07 March 2016 – Utusan Online
JOHOR BAHRU 6 Mac – Kerajaan Pusat hari ini meluluskan peruntukan sebanyak RM100 juta bagi membiayai projek pemindahan bekalan air mentah (Pamer) ke Empangan Sungai Layang, Pasir Gudang untuk mengatasi masalah kekurangan bekalan di kawasan berkenaan, khususnya Iskandar Malaysia yang pesat.
4 projek pemangkin Johor / 07 March 2016 – Utusan Online
ISKANDAR PUTERI 6 Mac – Perdana Menteri, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak berkata, empat projek mega Johor termasuk projek pembangunan bandar pintar, Forest City dan Kereta Api Berkelajuan Tinggi (HSR) akan menjadi pemangkin pertumbuhan negeri ini.
Johors Forest City given duty-free status / 06 March 2016 – Stockbank Singapore
Forest City in Johor is set to become a duty-free zone, with a slew of corporate incentives being rolled out to lure foreign investors and tourists, announced Malaysias Prime Minister Najib Razak at the projects opening ceremony today (6 March).
PPSJ Proves Johor’s Commitment In Supporting ETP / 06 March 2016 – Bernama
The Johor Strategic Growth Plan (PPSJ), which was launched by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak Sunday, proves Johor’s strong commitment in supporting the federal government in ensuring the success of the Economic Transformation Plan (ETP).