Preservation and Conservation of Johor’s Character: Historical Buildings (The Iskandarian – Oct 1, 2018)

Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA), Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) and Think City gathered 100 small contactors from grade G1 to G3 at the Conservation Workshop at Amari Johor Bahru recently. From the hotel via Jalan Trus, workshop participants were given a walkabout tour on the row of 18 colourful historical shop houses. Tan Hiap Hong, a conservation consultant, shared how true Johoreans would know that the original shophouses’ facade was not colourful. He found the original colour of the buildings [...]

Iskandar Malaysia showcases youth development achievements to Minister of Youth and Sports (Iproperty.com.my – Oct 1, 2018)

YB Syed Saddiq with Chief Executive, Datuk Ismail Ibrahim and IRDA staff 30 September, ISKANDAR MALAYSIA – YB Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman, Minister of Youth and Sports was briefed on the comprehensive youth development agenda and achievements in Iskandar Malaysia during his official visit to the region at IRDA’s office and the Johor International Youth Hub, today. YB Syed Saddiq praised IRDA for having a significant focus on youth development in Iskandar Malaysia through its various improvement and empowerment initiatives [...]

PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF TATARSTAN VISIT ISKANDAR MALAYSIA TO STRENGTHEN RELATIONSHIP AND BUSINESS NETWORKING

ISKANDAR MALAYSIA, TUESDAY, 19 SEPTEMBER 2018: President of The Republic of Tatarstan, Rustam Minnikhanov, and his delegation visited Iskandar Malaysia this morning to gain more insight about the region’s tremendous development achievement with the hope to further strengthen relationship and business networking between the two parties. “The Republic of Tatarstan is one of the most dynamically developing regions of the Russian Federation with an aim to create an efficient, knowledge-based economy and to develop innovative businesses and the high-tech sector by [...]

ISKANDAR MALAYSIA SHOWCASES YOUTH DEVELOPMENT ACHIEVEMENTS TO MINISTER OF YOUTH AND SPORTS

ISKANDAR MALAYSIA, 30 SEPTEMBER 2018, SUNDAY: YB Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman, Minister of Youth and Sports was briefed on the comprehensive youth development agenda and achievements in Iskandar Malaysia during his official visit to the region at IRDA’s office and the Johor International Youth Hub, today. YB Syed Saddiq praised IRDA for having a significant focus on youth development in Iskandar Malaysia through its various improvement and empowerment initiatives such as the Johor International Youth Hub (HAB), Pusat Orang [...]

ISKANDAR MALAYSIA’S INVESTMENT INCENTIVE PACKAGE IN COMPLIANCE WITH INTERNATIONAL TAX STANDARDS

ISKANDAR MALAYSIA, MONDAY 2 July, 2018 – In line with Malaysia’s commitment to adhere with international tax standards, Iskandar Malaysia’s investment incentive package for Medini (formerly known as “node one”) is currently being reviewed to ensure full compliance with requirements under the Forum on Harmful Tax Practices (FHTP), Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) Action Plan set forth by the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The review of the package entails amendments to the existing tax legislations in general and related to the [...]

Transport Minister: RM4bil Rapid Transit System project in Johor to continue (The Star, June 1, 2018)

Transport Minister Anthony Loke says a number of mega projects as well as high-impact projects related to the transport industry will be continued, despite the country facing economic uncertainty. This, he said, includes the Rapid Transit System (RTS) involving the Bukit Cagar, Johor to Woodlands, Singapore route, at a cost of RM4 billion, as it can help alleviate traffic congestion along the Johor Causeway. “We will press on, but the construction mechanism has to be reviewed in order to speed up [...]

Pulau hutan bakau jadi tarikan pengunjung (Utusan Malaysia, May 18, 2018)

Menurut legenda, Taman Negara Johor Pulau Kukup (TNJPK) di sini asalnya merupakan sebuah pulau yang cantik dan menjadi tempat tinggal lima puteri bunian de­ngan menjadikan pulau itu sebagai tempat bermain dan bergurau senda. Bagaimanapun seorang puteri dikatakan jatuh hati dengan seorang pedagang yang singgah di pulau tersebut namun dibantah empat lagi puteri, tetapi puteri berkenaan tetap berkahwin de­ngan pedagang itu. Akibatnya keempat-empat pu­teri tersebut berpakat mele­nyap­kan TNJPK. Diceritakan apa­bila muncul kembali selang beberapa tahun, pulau tersebut telah ditumbuhi paya bakau dan [...]

Sungai Johor – Johor’s Lifeline (The Iskandarian, 19 May 2018)

Sungai Johor begins in Gunung Gemeruh, ends its 122.7 km journey in the Tebrau Strait and is an important source of freshwater to both Malaysia and Singapore. The river system historically allowed locals and new settlers to travel from the coast to the hills, supporting the growth of new towns along its banks. The river basin makes up 14% of Johor state and within it lie countless natural treasures that we have hardly begun to discover. Sungai Johor was once [...]

Johor to strengthen role as leading investment destination (The Star, May 30, 2018)

Johor wants to attract more investors for the high-technology and halal industries to strengthen and develop its position as the leading investment destination in Malaysia. International Trade, Investment and Utilities Committee chairman Jimmy Puah Wee Tse said Johor has the right eco-system to emerge as the new economic powerhouse in the region. “We want to assure investors from all over the world that the Pakatan Harapan state government is investor-friendly,” he said at the opening of the RM300mil phase two expansion [...]

IRDA introduces development plan for Kulai, Sedenak; seeks public feedback (NST, May 31, 2018)

The Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) has introduced a development plan for the Kulai and Sedenak areas, both which are part of the Sedenak Digital Valley development. Known as the Kulai Sedenak Special Area Plan 2025, the plan would outline development projects in the area until the year 2025. IRDA’s head of planning and compliance Maimunah Jaafar said the plan encompasses an area of about 19,982 hectares, which are currently used mainly for agriculture. “There is not much development taking place in [...]