April 2017

Country Garden Getting Ready to Expand

Amid all the fuss of China capital outflow lockdown and the recent online reports of Forest City master developer; Country Garden was forced to close down its sales centre in China, Country Garden Pacific View’s Chief of Strategy, Yu Runze, has come out explaining the situation. “The closure of sales centres in China is only temporary and in line with the shift in the company’s sales and marketing efforts to


Marvel Studios announced that production has begun on “Black Panther,” starring Chadwick Boseman (“Captain America: Civil War,”  “Get on Up”), Michael B. Jordan (“Creed,” “Fruitvale Station”), Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o (“Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “12 Years a Slave”), Danai Gurira (“The Walking Dead,” upcoming “All Eyez on Me”), Martin Freeman (“Hobbit” trilogy, “Sherlock”), Daniel Kaluuya (upcoming “Get Out,” “Sicario”),  with Academy Award nominee Angela Bassett (“American Horror Story,”

Malaysia Airlines Earns IATA Fast Travel Green

Malaysia Airlines has become the first Malaysian carrier to receive the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Fast Travel Green certificate in recognition of the airline’s efforts in making passengers’ travel more flexible and convenient via its self-service facilities. IATA’s Fast Travel Programme covers six areas of passenger travel which includes check-in, bags ready- to-go, document check, flight re-booking, self-boarding, and bag recovery. Airlines will then be ranked on the usage

Tough Market Ahead with Sweet Spots in Certain Sectors – Part Two

The property market outlook for 2017 is daunting with a general slowdown expected across all the property markets. From residential to commercial, experts at the recently concluded PropertyGuru 2017 Property Outlook Forum echoed similar sentiment. I discussed several factors in the previous issue and here’s an analysis on how the respective market sectors is expected to perform: Iskandar Malaysia Iskandar Malaysia remains the top performing economic corridor out of the

Serving Humanity and Braving Cancer

For the first time, Rotary Spouses of District 3310 reached out to The Breast Cancer Support Group Johor Bahru (BCSGJB) to extend their helping hand under its Pink Wellness fund raising programme. “It has been the Rotarian role to reach and help out the ones in need and serving humanity. This time, Rotary Spouses from District 3310 has officiated Pink Wellness fund raising programme to help out BCSGJB in providing

Johor Ready to Host 9,000 Viper Enthusiasts 1

The Viper Challenge series, widely accepted as Asia’s biggest obstacle course running event, heads to Johor this Sunday the 30th of April, 2017 after a successful stint in Penang which attracted 11,000 competitors who pushed themselves well above their limits. The Sunway Iskandar Viper Challenge at Medini will see an array of new obstacles in order to challenge the physical and mental fitness of the competitors. After kicking off the

Go Rough to Raise Fund

Calling all off-road enthusiasts, get your 4×4 vehicles geared up as Johor Off Road Charity Challenge 2017 will set off from 29th April to 1st May at Bandar Seri Alam! Hosted by Taman Johor Jaya 4×4 Club, it aims to raise a targeted fund of RM1 million for the upcoming Foon Yew High School Seri Alam construction and to help other organisations in need. The three day event is fully

New Routes for Bas Johor Muafakat at Pasir Gudang

The Pasir Gudang City Council (MPPG) had recently announced a RM3 million annual allocation for the Bas Muafakat Johor (BMJ) services. Since its introduction, it has garnered encouraging response from 30,000 monthly users, in addition to the estimated 1,500 users especially students who use this service on a daily basis. MPPG President, Hasrin Kamal Hashim, disclosed that the initiative introduced April last year was aimed at promoting the use of

Authentic Beijing Flavours at Makan Kitchen 3

Come down to Makan Kitchen at DoubleTree by Hilton, Johor Bahru to experience the exquisite flavours of Beijing’s best Beef (and chicken) Lamian or hand-pulled noodles and Dumplings. Made from high gluten flour, witness guest chef, Hilton Beijing’s Miles Chen hand pulling the noodles to perfection for you at the restaurant’s open kitchen. The fragrant noodle is then coupled with piping hot beef broth, beef shank slices and piquant chili

LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort Spreads Cheer 3

In conjunction with Autism Awareness Month in April, LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort hosted children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) from Hospital Sultan Ismail (HSI)  together  with  their  family  members and medical staffs from Child Development clinic of HSI with a unique LEGOLAND experience. The event was held in the morning with fun-filled activities for the children, such as Power Dance, Meet and Greet with Ollie The Dragon, LEGO Building activities at