Malaysia to proceed with RTS (The Star, November 1, 2019)

JOHOR BARU: Malaysia has agreed to proceed with the Rapid Transit System (RTS) between Bukit Chagar and Woodlands in Singapore, but there are issues that need to be ironed out. These include inking three new agreements, which are expected to be signed by both countries next year. Construction works for the RTS are also only expected to start next year. But Malaysia will not be required to pay any further compensation despite the deadline for the second extension ending yesterday. Prime Minister [...]

Forget LRT, Johor wants to beat jams with BRT (The Straits Times, May 19, 2019)

Bus Rapid Transit system has speed, reliability of light rail transit, but costs much less At a busy intersection outside Johor's largest bus terminal at Larkin, buses, cars and trucks were bumper to bumper. Pedestrians and touts were milling about amid the honking by impatient drivers whose ire was aimed at illegally parked vehicles along the pavement. Come 2022, such chaotic scenes in Malaysia's southern economic development region might be a thing of the past, as the Iskandar Regional Development Authority [...]

Cover Story: Reviewing Iskandar Malaysia (The Edge Malaysia, Sept 12, 2019)

AT Senai International Airport in Johor Baru, one will surely see passengers from China, South Korea and Japan making their way through the customs and immigration. This is not surprising considering that the regional airport with a capacity to handle four million passengers annually is directly connected to major cities such as Bangkok, Jakarta, Seoul and Guangzhou, on top of Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Kota Kinabalu. A direct service to Shanghai is also in the pipeline, which will make Senai [...]

Sunway Big Box Retail Park opens to the public (EdgeProp, Dec 19, 2019)

SKANDAR PUTERI (Dec 19): Sunway Big Box Retail Park (pictured), the first hybrid retail park in Malaysia, officially opened to the public yesterday. It is the seventh retail development under the Sunway Malls umbrella that currently has 7.7 million square feet of net lettable area under management. The other six malls under the group are Sunway Pyramid in Sunway City; Sunway Velocity Mall and Sunway Putra Mall both in Kuala Lumpur; Sunway Carnival Mall (Penang); Sunway Citrine Hub, Sunway Iskandar (Johor); [...]

Is Iskandar Malaysia development ahead of its time? (The Malaysian Reserve, Oct 2, 2019)

With 6 years to go, there is a high chance for the mega development to realise its target, says expert by FARA AISYAH ISKANDAR Malaysia, the mega development, which has been touted as the “ghost town of the southern region” due to the fast-rising number of vacant properties within the neighbourhood, might have been built ahead of its time. While property experts expressed their concerns about the progress of the project that was initiated 14 years ago, they said it is also [...]

ISKANDAR MALAYSIA REVIEWS DEVELOPMENT PLAN, INTENSIFIES FOCUS ON MODERN FARMING AND YOUTH SECTORS

Review of development plan is crucial taking cognizant of the changes in the local and global market and trends ISKANDAR MALAYSIA, 16 December 2019 – Stepping up its game to meet the challenges and demands of the local and global market and trends, Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) is currently reviewing the Comprehensive Development Plan II (CDPii) for Iskandar Malaysia to ensure continuous development of the Rakyat living and working in the region. “As a special economic zone, Iskandar Malaysia must [...]

PROGRAM ‘ISKANDAR MALAYSIA ECOLIFE CHALLENGE 2019’ BERJAYA JIMATKAN DAN JANA PENDAPATAN RM158,194.00 MELALUI PENJIMATAN AIR DAN ELEKTRIK DAN AKTIVITI KITAR SEMULA

ISKANDAR MALAYSIA, 12 November 2019 – Program ‘Iskandar Malaysia Ecolife Challenge 2019’ (IMELC) berjaya merekodkan RM116,092.00 melalui usaha penjimatan air dan elektrik dan penjanaan pendapatan sebanyak RM42,102.00 untuk aktiviti kitar semula melalui penglibatan lebih 47,000 pelajar dari 475 sekolah rendah di seluruh Johor. “Saya gembira melihat pencapaian program IMELC 2019 yang telah berjaya menyokong dan menaikkan nama negeri Johor sebagai sebuah negeri yang telah pun mengguna pakai inisiatif masyarakat rendah karbon. Penjimatan dan pendapatan yang telah dijana melalui program ini [...]

2019 REPORT HIGHLIGHTS 6 KEY CRITERIA INDICATING EFFICIENT BUILDING ENVIRONMENT

Nong Chik Institute and Johor Port Authority (LPJ) Office Latest to be Documented as Green Buildings in Iskandar Malaysia ISKANDAR MALAYSIA, 9 OCTOBER: The ‘Built Environment Efficiency Assessment 2019’ report or ‘CASBEE Iskandar’ highlights 6 key criteria that will indicate the environmental performance of a building. “A building that has excellent green features and structures will not only have a positive impact on the environment but will also be advantageous for the owner in terms of economic and social benefits. This is why international [...]

BUDGET 2020 EQUAL EMPHASIS ON PHYSICAL AND RAKYAT DEVELOPMENT WILL COMPLEMENT AND STRENGTHEN PROGRESS OF THE NATION

Smart Economic Corridor Like Iskandar Malaysia to Greatly Benefit from Malaysians with Better Education and Skills Plus Progressing Physical Developments ISKANDAR MALAYSIA, 11 OCTOBER 2019 – While the 2020 Budget promisingly covers many different development and growth aspects in Malaysia, an equal emphasis on Rakyat development and transformation will ensure that the country, and a smart economic region like Iskandar Malaysia, to greatly benefit from Malaysians with better education, knowledge and skills. “The economic situation and technology trends around the world [...]