November 2017

Get Ready for an Adrenaline Rush

The inaugural Iskarnival Aktif which will be held this weekend on the 2nd and 3rd of December 2017 is expected to welcome thousands of people with pumping adrenaline throughout its various international sports events in EduCity Sports Complex. “The sports event is the brainchild of a collaboration between the government agencies and the corporate sectors through public private partnership (PPP) and EduCity Sports Complex is ready to welcome international and

Spurring the Growth of Arts and Cultural Sector 2

Snips College of Creative  Arts (SCCA), formerly known as SNIPS College has officially unveiled its all-new comprehensive creative arts college at its grand launch event held at SCCA Sungei Wang Plaza. This is in line with the government’s initiatives to spur the growth of the arts and cultural development in Malaysia. According to a report by My Performing Arts Agency, the Klang Valley creative industries contributed RM8.99 billion to the

109 Children Benefited from a Good Cause 3

Although the school holidays just began, it is always wise to prepare early for the next academic year and in line with this, 109 needy children have been identified to receive school backpacks, stationery and school shoes voucher from Seri Alam Properties Sdn Bhd (SAP) and Kindness Johor during a CSR event held at the Galleria Seri Alam. MPPG Councillor YBhg. Dato’ Haji A.Rahim Bin A.Latif was also present to

CapitaLand Agrees to Buy Asia Square Tower 2

Singapore real estate company, CapitaLand, has agreed to buy Asia Square Tower 2, part of a world-class commercial development in Singapore’s Marina Bay business and financial district. Real estate consultancy JLL advised on the transaction on behalf of the seller, BlackRock Asia Property Fund III. The sale represents the largest office transaction in both Singapore and the Asia Pacific region in 2017 and is the second largest office transaction globally

foodpanda Turns Johor Bahru Pink! 2

Starting today, foodpanda’s fleet of riders will bring meals from over 40 restaurant partners directly to customers’ doors. Johorians will now be able to order a variety of food right to their homes, offices and even outdoor hotspots, increasing convenience for users and providing restaurant partners with a new avenue to reach customers. With the vision to deliver good food to people every day, Johor Bahru is the third city

Iskarnival Kool Attracted More Than 65,000 Visitors 10

Khazanah Nasional Berhad (Khazanah) along with UEM Sunrise Berhad and Iskandar Investment Berhad (IIB) jointly presented the sixth installment of the ISKARNIVAL 2017 with the launch of the Iskandar Puteri City and Community Portal. The portal will serve as an online resource for communities living and working in Iskandar Puteri as well as the public. With Iskandar Puteri’s landmark achievement of gaining City status on 22nd November 2017 officiated by

Laksamana Trophy Charity Golf Tournament: Fairway to Fundraising 7

The Els Club Desaru Coast, Johor, had recently played host to the 2nd Edition of the Laksamana Trophy Charity Golf Tournament. The Tournament was truly an exceptional event that brought together 128 avid and prominent corporate partners and sponsors from Johor and Kuala Lumpur as well as the community members for a spectacular day of golf, networking, and fundraising. The Laksamana Trophy once again marked a historical moment when His

Oxford Business Group Teams up with the UK-ASEAN Business Council

The UK-ASEAN Business Council (UKABC) has signed an agreement with Oxford Business Group (OBG) to become an official research partner on the firm’s forthcoming regional country reports. As part of the Memorandum of Understanding, the UKABC will contribute to several of OBG’s publications, which are known for providing in-depth analysis of the economic developments taking place across emerging markets and the investment opportunities identified within each sector. Commenting after the

More Direct International Flights to Senai 2

AirAsia launched two international inaugural flights into Johor Bahru Senai International Airport from Macau and Kolkata, India, commencing from 28th of November 2017. The inaugural flight from Macau was received by Datuk Tee Siew Kiong, Johor Tourism, Domestic Trade and Consumerism Committee Chairman at Senai Business Aviation Terminal. Five times weekly direct flights from Kolkata and seven times weekly direct flights from Macau are to be expected. “AirAsia is pleased

RM261,505 Collected for Various Charities 2

The 8th Ponderosa – Southern Lot Charity Golf played over the weekend of 7th October 2017 at Ponderosa Golf & Country Club generated total donations amounting to RM261,505 including a Dialysis Machine for one of the four beneficiaries. The beneficiaries and their allocation of funds this year were; RM93,010 donated to Persatuan Penjagaan Kanak-kanak Terencat Akal Johor Bahru (Society  for the Care of Mentally-Handicapped Children Johor Bahru), RM50,570 donated to