March 2017

Over 5000 Jobs Up For Grabs

After 3 successful years of Kembara Kerjaya which first commenced in 2014, the initiative resumes this year as Johorians can scout for more than 5000 job opportunities offered from 29th March to 2nd April 2017 across five districts at Kluang, Batu Pahat, Muar, Segamat and Johor Bahru. This year, Kembara Kerjaya 4.0 Johor Berkemahiran convoy comprises of 41 agencies from federal and state governments, skills training institutions, and government linked

SWM Environment Launches Green Earth Programme

SWM Environment of Johor with the help of several other agencies including Epson Precision (Johor) and KRT Taman Mawar Phase 5 managed to clean up and eliminate illegal dumping areas and in the process getting rid of mosquito breeding grounds within the housing area with the launch of the solid waste management’s Green Earth Programme. According to the Regional Manager of Johor, SWM Environment Mohd Zan Arris, working together with

Schools to Identify Students Riding Modified Bicycles

The Johor Education Department is urging schools in the state to identify students taking part in riding modified bicycles, known as ‘basikal lajak’. Director Shaharudin Sharif said that the department is aware that there are students involved in such activities and hope they will be made aware of the danger. He also urged parents to constantly monitor their children and not allow them to go out of the house at

Faster Sample Checking Process for Halal Certs

Johor Biotechnology and Biodiversity Corporations (J-Biotech) collaborates with Johor Islamic Council (MAIJ) to setup Johor Toyyiban Laboratories Sdn Bhd (JTLab) under the initiative of Johor 2017 Budget as presented by Johor MB, Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin. The project valued at RM5 million will begin its construction by April 2017 and is expected to meet completion date by September this year that offer services of sample checks as fast as

Strategic Collaboration to Bring in Potential Investors 3

The rise of halal cosmetic sector has garnered a lot of interest especially with customers from Muslim countries. Currently, Malaysia is the leading Halal manufacturing country in the world with estimated USD $12.0 billion halal exports. In line with that, UMLand J-Biotech Park Sdn Bhd (UJP), The Cosmetic & Perfumery Association of Hong Kong Ltd (TCPAHK) and Persatuan Anggun Menawan Malaysia (PAMM) inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) recently to

Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel Goes Dark

Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel went dark to shine a light on climate action with Earth Hour 2017. The hotel joined millions around the world in turning off lights for one hour on 25th March 2017 at 8:30 p.m. local time to illuminate a powerful message about environmental awareness and action. The annual  global  environmental  awareness  event was  created and  instituted by the  World  Wildlife  Fund  (WWF)  in  2007  to  emphasise 

Accumulating Wealth 7

For quite a while, we’ve not experienced a bull market like now, and you don’t need to look at the technical indicators to confirm it’s a bull market. If you always feel the market, you’d know the current sentiment is quite bullish. First, the KLCI has been standing above the MA200 line since January 2017. Second, we have more gainers than losers on the daily basis, recently. Third, almost all

Double Joy for Two Sisters

There can be nothing as fulfilling as bringing a new life into this world. It was a bundle of joy for two sisters who had delivered their babies on an auspicious day recently at Columbia Asia Hospital – Iskandar Puteri. Both sisters had delivered their first healthy baby boy through normal birth bringing them even closer especially with the two new additions to their family. Eldest sister, Sim Shei Ting

The Hotelier's Story 1

In this issue we feature Mahadi Mathana, the General Manager of KSL Resort Hotel. Brief background on previous experience as well as hotels/resorts worked in I have been 42 years in the hotel industry and have worked with hotels of 5-star status throughout Malaysia, namely The Shangri-La, Hilton, Mandarin Oriental, Swiss Garden, Equatorial and finally in Johor Bahru with the pre-opening of the Eden Garden Hotel (now Berjaya Waterfront) and

Joyous CNY Celebration at Fairview

Students of Fairview International School Johor Bahru recently celebrated the auspicious Lunar New Year with jubilant performances and a colourful display of traditional costumes. Along with parents and families, the students as young as six years old took part in the annual festivity. Aside from various cultural performances such as a modern take to the traditional fan dance and ribbon dance performed by a multinational mix of pupils, with booths