June 2017

MBJB to Receive a New Home

Johor Bahru City Council (MBJB) and its 800 employees will be receiving a new 15-storey Grade-A office tower soon at One Bukit Senyum by Astaka Holdings. Johor Bahru Mayor Tuan Haji A. Rahim Nin said, “The new headquarters of the Johor Bahru City Council will enable us to better serve the people of Johor.” The tower will boast several key features such as an array of open air garden courtyard

Speciality & Fine Food Asia 2017

One of the most hotly anticipated new launches in the Asian trade show calendar; Speciality & Fine Food Asia (SFFA) will take place in Singapore from 18-20 July 2017 at Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre. The eagerly-awaited show, which also incorporates Speciality Chocolate Asia, will take place alongside Restaurant, Pub & Bar Asia – a brand new trade show created in response to the demand from the restaurant, pub, bar and hospitality industries. “We’re very

No More Traffic in Benut

The state government has allocated RM2 million to widen the intersection in Benut, Pontian, Johor to address the increasing traffic congestion, especially during festive seasons. State Public Works, Rural and Regional Development Committee Chairman, Datuk Ir. Hasni Mohammad said when completed, it will ease traffic flow from Simpang Renggam and Batu Pahat to town. “Work will commence once the major pipe diversion process at the intersection is completed by Syarikat

Katy Perry is No. 1 1

Katy Perry’s new album, ‘Witness’ (Capitol Records), is No. 1 on the Billboard 200, marking her third album to debut atop the chart. With 180,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S., it marked the biggest week for an album by a female artist in 2017. It also claimed the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Top Current Albums and Current Pop Albums charts. Globally, ‘Witness’ topped the iTunes Albums chart

A New 470-acre Integrated Township 1

Cocoa Valley Development Sdn. Bhd., a subsidiary of MB World Group Berhad (“MBWG”), is undertaking the development of a 470-acre new integrated township called Taman Sri Penawar at Bandar Penawar, Kota Tinggi, Johor. The development comprises of 3,300 residential units and 380 commercial units. The entire township has an estimated GDV of RM 1.9 billion and is expected to be completed in 7 years. MB World Group Berhad is a

Johor Bahru Will Enjoy Twice the Speed of 4G

U Mobile announced that it is the first telco to commercially launch 4.5G service on 1800 MHz and 2600 MHz in Malaysia, starting with Johor Bahru. Users can enjoy twice the speed of 4G through supporting devices such as the Huawei P10 Plus. “U Mobile is very excited to be able to launch the 4.5G service in Johor Bahru. Customers in Johor Bahru can enjoy significant enhancement in their user

Inaugural TIMA Awarded 23 Various Projects 2

The inaugural Iskandar Malaysia Accolades 2016/2017 (TIMA) by Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) recently kicked off and awarded 23 various projects from developments, companies, government agencies, professional bodies and non-governmental organisations (NGOs). In acknowledging outstanding contribution towards enhancing the quality of life in Iskandar Malaysia, 23 awards were presented under 7 categories comprising of ‘Most Liveable Residence’, ‘Most Conducive Workplace’, ‘Most Happening Place’, ‘Most Relaxing Environment’, ‘Most Impactful Investment’, ‘Most

Iskandar Malaysia Reached the Second Tipping Point of its Development

Despite attracting businesses and house hunters, Iskandar Malaysia is still plagued by oversupply of homes reported The Straits Times, Singapore. International Property Advisor Chief Executive Officer Ku Swee Yong said the region had placed “the cart before the horse”. “People need an economic or social reason to be there, such as family or jobs. When you create a new township with no shared history and no sense of community, and

One Plant to Rule Them All

Rejoice Pasir Gudang as the Government has planned to build a water reclamation plant (WRP) to substitute the available 158 sewage treatment plants (STP) at Pasir Gudang and Tebrau for industrial use. Johor Menteri Besar, Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin  launched the ‘Sungaiku, Hartaku’ programme which is a green initiative organised in collaboration with the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water (KeTTHA), Yayasan Hijau Malaysia (YaHijau) and Chemical Company

Debut Album ‘LANY’ Releases on 30th June 2017

LANY recently announced details of their eagerly-awaited debut album – ‘LANY’ which will be released on Polydor Records on June 30th 2017. ‘LANY’ features 16 tracks including their global streaming hit ‘ILYSB’ and will be available on CD, vinyl and digital formats as well as a box set. Fans who pre-order the album will be treated to brand new song ‘Good Girls’ as an instant Grat track. LANY makes music