BUDGET 2021 – Focus on Individuals and Small Businesses Will Sustain Rakyat and Recharge Local Economy, Both Crucial in Prevailing Over COVID-19 Pandemic

Iskandar Malaysia, 6 November 2020 –  With the COVID-19 pandemic still looming with no end in sight, BUDGET 2021’s concentration on individuals and small businesses will help in sustaining Rakyat’s daily needs and recharge the local economy, both crucial for Malaysia in prevailing over the pandemic. “As a holistic economic region, we truly understand and […]


JOHOR BAHRU – Kerajaan Negeri Johor hari ini melancarkan aplikasi jejak kontak komuniti, Jejak Johor bagi memudahkan pengesanan kontak dalam mencegah penularan wabak COVID-19. Aplikasi Jejak Johor berupaya membantu mengesan kontak, sekali gus mampu menyekat serta mencegah penularan COVID-19 di negeri ini dengan menggunakan gabungan teknologi pengecaman dan platform analisis data Iskandar Malaysia Urban Observatory […]

USTDA Advances Iskandar Malaysia’s Smart City Priorities

Iskandar Malaysia, 14 May 2020 – Today, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency announced it will provide grant funding for technical assistance that will transform how Malaysia’s fast-growing Iskandar Malaysia region manages its urban planning and development through advanced data analytics. “USTDA’s targeted investments will help Iskandar Malaysia collect, manage and disseminate data that will […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Potensi Iskandar Malaysia dan saingan Singapura (Berita Harian, 17 Disember 2018)

SEBAGAI sebuah wilayah ekonomi yang menghadap Singapura, negara pulau yang maju dan moden serta terkehadapan dalam pembangunan sosial, ekonomi dan sahsiah, Iskandar Malaysia berdepan cabaran cukup unik. Cabaran itu sebenarnya peluang cukup besar untuk Iskandar Malaysia bergerak tangkas menjadi pemain utama dunia, sekali gus hasrat status metropolis bertaraf antarabangsa yang kukuh dan mapan dicapai dengan […]

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 […]