March 3, 2017

Malaysia Moves to Boost Port Capacity

Investment for Port Expansion Work on expanding Malaysia’s multipurpose Kuantan Port located roughly 25 km north of the city of Kuantan is scheduled to begin later this year as part of efforts to raise Malaysia’s logistics profile. The owners of the port – local construction giant IJM and China’s Beibu Gulf Port Group – are investing RM1.2bn ($268.2m) to acquire 40 ha of land for logistics and industrial expansion projects,

First Intensive Care Unit in JBGH

My memories of the Johor Bahru General Hospital [The Iskandarian, Dec 2016], triggered by the recent fire tragedy in the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU), caught the attention of reader, Dr Anand Sachithanandan. Dr Anand, a Kuala Lumpur-based cardiothoracic surgeon who grew up in JB, shared with me his memories of the JBGH in particular about the ICU, because his father, the late Dr T. Sachithanandan, founded the ICU in

Annual Kite Festival Attracts Global Interest

The annual Pasir Gudang International Kite Festival (PGIKF) returned to Bukit Layang-Layang for its 22nd year, recently. Organised by the Pasir Gudang Municipal Council with the cooperation of Tourism Johor, Majlis Pelayang Malaysia and Persatuan Pelayang Johor, the six day festival also received full support from the Ministry of Tourism and Culture as well as the Ministry of Education. As per previous years, the festival has always attracted a steady

Why Falling in Love Doesn’t Last? – Part 1

Have you ever fallen in love? For many centuries, we are conditioned to believe that falling in love is the deepest expression of Love one could have. To fall in love, we seek someone or something to fall into. For example, when we were children, we fell in love with toys, idols or foods and when we grow up, the desire to fall in love evolved into intimacy or the