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Low carbon lifestyle calls for involvement from individuals of all levels, communities, government offices and private businesses to support low carbon development in Iskandar Malaysia, giving a minimum impact to the environment without compromising the quality of life.

The low carbon lifestyle action is the third-largest contributor to emission reduction in Iskandar Malaysia. It contributes about 2,727 ktCO2eq in total emission reduction.

The Green Community Programme aims to encourage communities in Iskandar Malaysia to embrace low carbon lifestyle through water and electricity saving and waste reduction.

Nevertheless, although various programmes and platforms have been created and implemented, there is a continuous need to enhance awareness on LCS and the promotion of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) to the public.

That’s where the Green Living & Actions Short Movie or GLAM Challenge comes in.

The challenge calls for you to share your understanding of low carbon society or showcasing your low carbon activities or initiatives through short videos.

To help everyone out, we will publish weekly information on low carbon lifestyle and SDGs (in this page and also in our social media platforms) so that you understand these topics better.

You will also find the rules and regulations to this challenge at the bottom of this page.


Learn about Low Carbon Society and The United Nation’s Sustainable Development Golas (SDGs)
Week 1 – What is Low Carbon Society & The United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?

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Rules & Regulations for GLAM
  • GLAM Challenge by Iskandar Malaysia – Green Living and Actions short Movies Challenge (“the Contest”) is organised by Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) (“the Organiser”).
  • The competition starts from 25 August 2020 and the closing date for submission is 30 November 2020.
  • Entries received after 30 November 2020 (or such extended closing date determined at the sole and absolute discretion of the Organiser) or are damaged, corrupted, incomplete or illegible will not be accepted and will be disqualified.
  • The Contest is open to ALL Malaysian citizen, age 18 and above, residing in Malaysia ONLY (“Eligible Participants”). Citizen age below 18 need to have their parents or guardian’s permission to participate in the Contest.
  • Employees of the Organiser, its affiliates and/or related companies and their immediate family members are not eligible to participate in the Contest.
  • All submissions must be uploaded on participant’s personal YouTube account and the video link must be inserted in the https://forms.gle/YSc8ev6xsALEUDru9
  • All video must include this information:
    1. Title of competition
    2. Title of video submission
    3. Video format- WMV, MOV, AVI
    4. Video Resolution – minimum 720p
  • Video content:
    1. Highlight personal experience and understanding in various environmental areas such as low carbon society, climate change, SDGs.
    2. The video can be in the following format- infographic, live action, animation, multimedia etc.
    3. Video is original, unique, enhances the message and creative.
    4. Each entry must not more than 3 minutes duration.
    5. The video must be presented or display subtitles in English or Bahasa Malaysia.
    6. Videos that do not meet the above requirements may be disqualified as determined at the sole discretion of the Organiser.
  • Entries will be judged equally based on (A) Creativity; (B) Originality; and (C) Appropriateness to the Theme. Judges’ decision is final, conclusive and binding. No further appeal, enquiry and/or correspondence will be entertained.
  • The Organiser reserves the right to cancel, modify suspend or delay the Contest in the event of unforeseen circumstances beyond its reasonable control.
  • The Organiser may at its sole and absolute discretion extend the contest period at any time without any prior notice to any party whatsoever. Unless otherwise varied to the contrary by the Organiser, any participation in the Contest during the extended period (if any) shall be governed by the Terms and Conditions set out herein which shall remain in full force and effect at all times.
  • The Organiser reserves the right to modify the contest mechanisms, withdraw or terminate this Contest at any time at its sole and absolute discretion without prior notices to any person.
  • The Organiser reserves the right to modify or substitute any of these Terms and Conditions from time to time as it deems fit.
  • All entries must be the Eligible Participants’ original works and no part or component thereof is copied from any other work or material.
  • Entries must not have been submitted to any other contests/competition/film festival before.
  • Entries that are lewd, obscene, sexually explicit, pornographic, disparaging, defamatory, libelous, illegal, offensive, religious or anti-religious or otherwise contain inappropriate content or objectionable material should not be submitted and the Organiser reserves the right to remove or demand the Eligible Participant to remove such entry at any time in the Organiser’s sole discretion.
  • By submitting a video entry to the Contest, Eligible Participants confirm that they are the legal and/or beneficial owner or otherwise have the intellectual property rights to submit such materials; and therefore warrant that they have obtained rights in incorporating copyrighted materials i.e. music, soundtrack, audio, graphics, images and video clips in their video entry. Each entry and any part thereof shall not at any time infringe or violate any laws or the rights of third party.
  • Entries must not contain or reference any names, products or services of any company or entity or any third-party trademarks, logos, trade dress or promotion of any brand, product or services.
  • Eligible Participants grant IRDA an irrevocable, nonexclusive, royalty-free, unlimited license to use their submission, including all intellectual property contained therein, without notification or consent. By submitting the entries, the producers and owners of the entries are to grant the Organiser exclusive rights of the copyright to use the entries or material submitted for library, promotional, or commercial use globally.
  • By entering the Contest, Eligible Participants shall agree to appear in internet, videos, photographs, write-ups which may be used in advertising (any form of media) or other materials by the Organiser. Eligible Participants shall not be entitled to any payment for such use, or for any re-use; and acknowledge that all copyright, including the right to reproduce likeness or image shall belong to the Organiser absolutely; and to release and discharge the Organiser from any claims in relation to the Organiser’s use of likeness or image.
  • All costs and expenses in connection with the production of the entry and the participation of this contest shall be fully borne by the Eligible Participants.
  • The Organiser will not be responsible or liable for any loss in connection with the Contest, including, but not limited to the following:
    • Any problem, loss or damage of whatsoever nature suffered by any party due to any delay and/or failure in receiving and sending the entry as a result of any network, communication or system error, interruption and/or failure experience by the participating internet line and/or resulting from participation or the downloading of any materials in the Contest. In the event of such error, interruption and or failure, the Organiser will not be responsible or liable for any failure by any Eligible Participant to participate in the Contest at any time.
    • Any problems, expenses, damages, losses, suits and claims of whatsoever nature against any Eligible Participants that may arise from or in connection with their participation in the Contest and/or display of Eligible Participants’ entries.
    • Any error (including error in notification of Contest winners), omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, internet line failure, theft, destruction of, or unauthorized access to entries, PC hang whether or not arising during operation or transmission as a result of server functions, virus, bugs or other causes outside its control.
  • By participating in this Contest, all Eligible Participants hereby warrant that all statements personal details given are true, correct, accurate and complete and that they have read and understood all the Terms and Conditions of this Contest and agree to be unconditionally bound by it.
  • By participating in this Contest, all Eligible Participants agree to defend, indemnify and hold the Organiser harmless from and against any suits, claims, losses, damages and expenses, including reasonable legal fees that may be arise from or in connection with the Contest.
  • The Organiser reserves the right to change, amend, delete or add to any of these Terms and Conditions without prior notice and the Eligible Participants will be bound to such changes.
  • The Organiser reserves the absolute right to disqualify any individual that it determines to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest, to be acting in breach or potential breach of this Contest’s Terms and Conditions.
  • Any Terms and Conditions applicable to this Contest which is illegal, prohibited or unenforceable under any law or regulation shall be ineffective to the extent of such illegality, voidness, prohibition or unenforceability without invalidating the remaining provisions.
  • By providing their personal data, Participants are deemed to have read and understood the Notice under the Personal Data Protection Act 2010 and Participants also agree and consent that their personal data be used for the purpose as stated in the notice.
  • These Terms and Conditions are governed by and construed under the laws of Malaysia.
  • Contest winners will be notified by email or telephone number and will be published on Iskandar Malaysia website and social media platforms.
  • Selection of finalists and winners is within the sole discretion of IRDA and all matters related to this contest are final, and no correspondence thereon will be entertained.
  • For further enquiries, please email to GLAM@irda.com.my.

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Quality Living

  • Programmes
  • Live
  • SECURE@IskandarMalaysia
  • Rumah Iskandar Malaysia

Awareness Before Change Programmes

IRDA has early on and continued to conduct awareness and educational programmes with the communities highlighting the importance of participating in the economic and social agenda. Over the years, the programmes have increased the communities awareness and understanding of the positive externalities from the growth which related directly with the new economic activities in the region. Without a doubt, the programmes have helped in mitigating the risk of communities being left out from the opportunities.

Village Enhancement and Empowerment Programme

Unlocking the economic potential through rallying the participation from the local communities is one of the key agenda in Iskandar Malaysia social development framework. The gap in spatial development between cities and villages should not be seen as a major hindrance for the region in achieving its development goals. IRDA has invested in various projects which includes improvements in infrastructure as well as built environment of the villages to enable and to a certain extent enhance the business activities in these areas. IRDA introduced Village Enhancement and Empowerment Programme (VEEP) to sustain the dynamism of the villages and the communities with regards to growth in development nodes in Iskandar Malaysia. VEEP covers 23 villages and its project proponents comprise Kawan Iskandar Malaysia (KIM) and Iskandar Malaysia Pusat Orang Desa (IMPOD). KIM focuses on empowering the village communities through operationalising of social enterprises, and IMPOD supports in empowering youths in rural areas.

Urban Farming

The establishment of Iskandar Malaysia Urban Farming (IMURFARM) project is to enable the bottom 40% percentile of the income group to participate in small to medium scale food, mainly vegetable production for their consumption and sale. In the long run, the project will contribute to the reduction of food expenses component from aggregate cost of living (food is one of the three largest compositions of cost of living). Indirectly, the project optimises the use of designated open spaces in the urban area. This has improved the local community sense of belonging and cohesion. Over the years, the project has evolved in diversification in crop production as well as techniques. The communities who work on the farm have experienced sales growth up to 60% on average when compared to previous years.

IM Makmur

The core component of IM Makmur lies in the skilling and up-skilling process through training for members of the society who constrained in their ability to make a livelihood such as the physically challenged, single mothers and the low-income earners. Certain targets have been set for the programme to ensure the participants receive a positive impact such as improvement in income generation. The project has reported on average the participant’s income level has increased by about 40%. The income level of the participants before participating in the programme and after was compared. The types of training comprise motor mechanic, entrepreneurship, beauty care, food preparation & handling, and maternity care.

Smart Healthy City and Community Programme

The Smart Healthy City and Community programme in Iskandar Malaysia generally comprises two elements; educating and reaching out to the people and communities in Iskandar Malaysia to embrace a healthy lifestyle, and to encourage the conducive eco-system in enhancing the quality of life through awarding of Iskandar Malaysia Smart Healthy City Township Status. The programme has garnered participation over 20,000 people annually and proves that IRDA’s initiative to propagate social connectedness in achieving cohesive society regardless of cultural, ethnicity, education level and social status is working. “

Youth Development Programmes

Youth is such an important segment of the population in the world and similarly in Iskandar Malaysia.  In Iskandar Malaysia, based on current population estimates 2019 by Department of Statistics, almost half of 48% of its population is of those aged between 16 to 40 years old (Generation Y and Z; aged 16 to 30 at 29% and Generation X; aged 30 to 40 at 19%).  Based on the demographics itself, we can say that this quantum of the population is a great asset for Iskandar Malaysia if they are harnessed and utilised in the right direction.

A strategic and holistic youth development framework for Iskandar Malaysia has been developed to explicitly states Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA)’s commitment towards placing youth at the epicentre of its development goal to transform Iskandar Malaysia to be a strong and sustainable metropolis of international standing.

IRDA has also been active since 2009 in crafting and executing many youth developments programmes to complement the national and state youth agenda in collaboration with various agencies and stakeholders which covers aspect such as infrastructure development, capacity building, mindset change, employment and entrepreneurship, and others.  Some of the key programmes are summarized below ;

Iskandar Malaysia Social Hero Award (IMSHA)

Community leaders who champion the agenda of social connectedness are given the centre stage in advocating good deeds in Iskandar Malaysia. Iskandar Malaysia acknowledges not only the leaders but also the personalities through an annual event to spot, recognize and celebrate those who are making the difference through social services. Dubbed as Iskandar Malaysia Social Hero Awards, the project is 100% run and managed by a not-for-profit entity and utilizes the social media platform for the members of the public to submit the nomination. The first event was in 2014 and the total number of nominations was 173. Cumulatively the number has reached 800 in 2019 which means it has incrementally inspired more people to take up charitable work. It was also reported that this initiative has encouraged individuals, organizations, companies to innovate in addressing new social challenges.

The award categories are disaster relief, animal and wildlife, public safety, education advancement, environment preservation/protection, health services, human empowerment, poverty and hunger relief, corporate social responsibility, social innovator, and arts, culture and heritage. A social impact rating was developed for the nominees, which are based on the social impact, frequency, visibility, sustainability, inclusiveness, ethics, and source of fund. 2019 was a special year for IMSHA since United Nation has joined the foray to benchmark IMSHA against global standard and at the same time promote the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Iskandar Malaysia Arts and Culture Programmes

Mobility among artists and cultural professionals has always been a prerequisite for the creation of new narratives, and to certain extend contribution to a responsible and sustainable community. To some, it has become intrinsic to their careers.  Iskandar Malaysia has introduced various initiatives under this agenda such as Iskandar Malaysia Beyond Boundaries Programme (IMB2P).  It has bridged the gap which hinders several artists and cultural professionals to engage with the wider spectrum of international partners. IMB2P has spurred participating artists’, practitioners’, and students’ mobility further through grant disbursement. The accumulated number of projects that received the grant has reached 43 and they are from the exploration & network, outbound, and inbound categories.

Efforts to improve the Public Arts as a medium to improve the sense of belonging among the local community, while improving the streetscape and liveability factor in the city is also ongoing.  Public Art Guidelines has been developed, and a pilot residency programme for local young artists to design the public art structure for Sungai Segget landscape was conducted.  The installation of these artworks that incorporates local character, historical and heritage elements will be a testament of Iskandar Malaysia’s acknowledgement of the importance of arts and culture as part of our holistic development plans.

  • Recreation
  • Culture & Heritage
  • Housing
  • Healthcare
  • Education
  • Safety & Security


 

Malaysia, was ranked No.1 in the Best Healthcare in the World category of the 2019 International Living Annual Global Retirement Index and ranked top destination for medical tourism.

The pull factors including world-class healthcare, affordable treatment cost and friendly service has received medical demands from medical patients and medical tourists throughout the world namely ASEAN countries, Japan, Australia, UK, Middle East and also European countries.

Positioned to becoming ASEAN Regional Hub for Medical Tourism, Iskandar Malaysia aims to attract more medical expertise, enhancing various speciality areas such as heart care centre, eye care centre, orthopaedic centre, aged care centre, retirement village, and Obstetrics and Gynaecology specialist services and offers cost-competitive location for investors to set up offshore healthcare operations to create a complete medical ecosystem.

Healthcare Partners

 HEALTHCARE FACILITIES & WELLNESSWEBSITE
1KPJ Johor Specialist Hospitalwww.kpjjohor.com
2KPJ Puteri Specialist Hospital Sdn Bhdwww.kpjputeri.com
3KPJ Pasir Gudang Specialist Hospitalwww.kpjpgsh.com
4KPJ Bandar Dato Onn Specialist Hospitalwww.kpjbdo.com
5Hospital Penawar Pasir Gudangwww.hospitalpenawar.com
6Columbia Asia Hospital – Iskandar Puteriwww.columbiaasia.com
7Columbia Asia Hospital – Tebrauwww.columbiaasia.com
8Regency Specialist Hospitalwww.regencyspecialist.com
9Gleneagles Medini Hospitalwww.gleneagles.com.my
10Kempas Medical Centrewww.kempasmedical.com
11Kensington Green Specialist Hospitalwww.kgsc.com.my
12Plaza Landmark Medical Suiteswww.menaralandmark.wordpress.com
13BP Healthcare Groupwww.bphealthcare.com
14TMC Fertility and Women’s Specialist Centre Johor Bahruwww.tmcfertility.com
15ECON Medicare Centrewww.econhealthcare.com
16Jeta Care Sdn Bhdwww.jetacare.com
17MJ Wellness Health Care Centerwww.mjhealthscreening.com

Iskandar Malaysia is poised to be the new education hub in Malaysia. Strategically located at the southern tip of Peninsular Malaysia, Iskandar Malaysia is ready to lure students from all over the world. Our significant projects in this sector include EduCity and Bandar Seri Alam which houses internationally renowned campuses from prestigious educational institutions.

Education Partners

A.Foreign Branch Campus 
1.Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia (NUMED)www.newcastle.edu.my
2.University of Southampton Malaysia (USoM)www.southampton.edu.my
3.University of Reading (UoRM)www.reading.edu.my
   
BUniversity/ University College/ College 
1.Raffles Universitywww.raffles-university.edu.my
2.Multimedia Universitywww.mmu.edu.my
3.Universiti Kuala Lumpur Kampus Cawangan Malaysian Institute of Industrial Technology (UniKL – MITEC)www. unikl.edu.my / www.mitec.unikl.edu.my
4.Southern University Collegewww.southern.edu.my
5.MDIS Collegewww.mdis.edu.my
6.Netherlands Maritime Institute of Technology (NMIT)www.nmit.edu.my
7.Asia Metropolitan Universitywww.amu.edu.my
8.Crescendo International Collegewww.crescendo.edu.my
9.Cosmopoint College Johor Bharu (Previously known as : Kolej Teknologi Antarabangsa Cosmopoint Cawangan Johor Bahru)www.cosmopoint.edu.my
10.KPJ International College of Nursing and Health Sciences Johor Bahru Branchwww.kpjuc.edu.my
11.Malaysia College of Hospitality & Management (previously known as KFCH International College Johor Bahruinfo@kfch.edu.my
12.Olympia College Johor Bahruwww.olympia.edu.my
13.SAL Collegewww.sal.edu.my
14.Sunway College Johor Bahruwww.sunway.edu.my/jb
15.Tunku Abdul Rahman University College Johor Branch Campus (Previously known as : Tunku Abdul Rahman College Johor Branch Campus)

www.tarc.edu.my

johor@tarc.edu.my

 

A.EduCity and Iskandar Puteri 
1.Marlborough College Malaysiawww.marlboroughcollegemalaysia.org
2.Raffles American Schoolwww.raffles-american-school.edu.my
3.Sunway International Schoolwww.sis.sunway.edu.my/iskandar/
4. Stellar International Schoolwww.stellar.edu.my
   
B.Other Locations 
5.Austin Heights Private and International Schoolwww.austinheights.edu.my
6.Crescendo HELP International Schoolwww.chis.edu.my
7.Excelsior International Schoolwww.eis.edu.my
8.Fairview International Schoolwww.fairview.edu.my
9.Paragon International Schoolwww.paragon.edu.my
10.R.E.A.L Schools Johor Bahru Campuswww.realschools.edu.my
11.Seri Omega International Schoolwww.seriomega.edu.my
12.Seri Utama International Schoolwww.utama.edu.my
13.Shattuck St Mary’s Forest City International Schoolwww.ssm-fc.org
14.Tenby International Schoolwww.tenby.edu.my/setia-eco-gardens/
15.Uniworld International School (previously known as Pegasus International school)www.uniworld.edu.my

Rest assured, Iskandar Malaysia is a safe and secure country to be in. Safety and security is of our prime importance for people and businesses residing in Iskandar Malaysia.

Several initiatives have been implemented under the Iskandar Malaysia Safety and Security Blueprint, that would increase investor confidence to Invest, Work, Live and Play in Iskandar Malaysia

Reach a policeman or ambulance

In an emergency, you may call our local police department, Polis DiRaja Malaysia (PDRM) or hospital at 999 or 112 from a mobile phone. You can still call this number even if your mobile phone is out of credit. The operator will ask you which service you need before connecting you to the police department.

You can also directly call the Johor Police Headquarters hotline at 07-2212 999 for emergencies or any enquiries or feedback.

The PDRM or medical officer will definitely asks you some questions, so be ready with some information in hand to get fast assistance. Be sure to always remember your address and your own mobile contact number. Stick it on your fridge or somewhere within reach if you are new to the neighbourhood.

Reach a fireman

In case of fire emergency, you may call the local Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) at 994 or 112 from a mobile phone.

Disaster

Iskandar Malaysia has been free from tragic natural disasters like earthquakes or volcanic eruptions. However, floods could occur during monsoon seasons, typically during the final months of the year. In case a disaster happens, you may contact the local Civil Defence at 991.

‘Sustainable Socio-Economic Recovery Initiative in Iskandar Malaysia’ or SECURE@IskandarMalaysia is a collection of programmes that will sustain the socio-economic recovery of the community and SME in Iskandar Malaysia through 3 areas which are capacity building, reskilling and upskilling, and funds and grants.

To register your interest in the programmes below, please click here.

Application for IMSTART, IMRent and IMURFARM is closed.

Rumah Iskandar Malaysia (RIM) is a gated housing project developed by IRDA on a 60-acre land with 1,500 apartment units in Iskandar Puteri.

RIM offers 3-bedroom (900sqft) and 4-bedroom (1,200sqft) units and is targeted for those working in Iskandar Malaysia which covers Iskandar Puteri,  Kulai,  Johor Bahru, zon Pasir Gudang dan sebahagian daripada daerah Pontian . 

For more information, please visit www.rumahiskandar.my