April 2018

Iskandar Malaysia Forges Ahead Towards Becoming “Smart City” by Year 2025 3

In line with the economic corridor’s enhanced Comprehensive Development Plan (CDPii), the Smart City Iskandar Malaysia (SCIM) Recognition Guidelines was published to provide clear guidance on the usage of ‘Smart’ related recognition in Iskandar Malaysia, and meet current and future pressing needs for the developers to incorporate ‘smart’ features into their development. Datuk Ismail Ibrahim, Chief Executive of IRDA said, “Iskandar Malaysia’s advances towards realising its smart city plans are

Celcom Achieves Excellent Growth and Performance 3

The company’s strategy to deliver better experience in every aspect of a customer’s journey proved to be the right choice with recorded improvements in its Transactional Net Promoter Scores (TNPS) which enhanced retail performance up to 68 points. Further advancement for the year 2018 is already visible thanks to the new look and feel of Celcom’s Bluecube outlets that will slowly be upgraded over the year. “Customer experience is key

Nominations for the Iskandar Malaysia Social Hero Awards (IMSHA) 2018 Now Open 1

Now in its fifth year, the IMSHA 2018 awards aim to identify, recognise and celebrate individuals, organisations and social movements which have made significant contributions to the society through impactful and meaningful community services. Datuk Ismail Ibrahim, Chief Executive of Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) said “IMSHA is one of the efforts to encourage the community to get involved in social causes passionately. There is a growing interest amongst the

Premier Plus Marks a Positive Year 1

Premier Plus Property, one of the leading property outsourcing company specialising in Residential & Commercial Marketing and Mortgage Consultancy celebrated their annual dinner in a fashionable manner. Over 300 guests including developers, bankers, media members and employees of Premier Plus as well as their parents attended the Premier Plus Annual Dinner and Award Ceremony 2017 in a formal setting, where they witnessed the outstanding performers been awarded with sets of

Creating Opportunities and Networking Strengths 2

A vital seed of any business is gaining network and getting access to networking platforms. For 181 years, the Malaysian International Chamber of Commerce and Industry or MICCI has been championing this cause as a critical component to conducting business. MICCI Johor Southern Region (“MICCI Southern”) is well known in organising its annual networking events, among which, their Chinese New Year annual luncheon gets many industry players to come together

Book Talk with Student Leaders 4

“A leader who reads widely expresses opinions clearly,” said Teacher-in-charge of Book Talk in SMK Dato Jaafar Johor Bahru, as she shared with me, how it aims to inculcate the reading habit among student leaders. Teacher Navinder Kaur d/o Dhiraj Singh said that students from Forms Two to Six, who are keen to develop leadership skills, may opt to join the student leader group. I met Navinder several years ago

Amari Johor Bahru Signs Partnership with Rohingya Tampoi Community School 3

Amari Hotel Johor Bahru recently signed a new partnership with the Rohingya Tampoi Community School, aiming to provide support and commitment as part of the hotel’s corporate social responsibility to bring value to the local community. “2018 marks the beginning of a new mission which is to support and bring value to the lives of the communities in which we live and work. We intend to bring our social responsibility

Catch some of the cast of Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War in Singapore

Release date: 25th April 2018 Genre: Action-Adventure Directors: Anthony and Joe Russo Producer: Kevin Feige Executive Producers: Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Michael Grillo, Stan Lee Screenplay by: Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Olsen, Sebastian Stan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Bettany, Cobie Smulders, Benedict Wong, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Bradley

AprilDrill: Benjamin Tan Ching Wei – General Manager (Tanjong Puteri Golf Resort) 1

Benjamin Tan has over 27 years of experience in golf resort & country club management and 12 years’ experience in senior management positions. Experienced in managing sizable projects, Benjamin has spearheaded the renovation and construction of 2 golf courses and clubhouse projects. Having managed both member and proprietor club, his knowledge of golfing and hospitality industry is evident with Tanjong Puteri undergoing refurbishments and emerging as a renewed competitor in

MMC Ports Bags Two Awards at the Global Ports Forum Awards 1

MMC Port Holdings Sdn. Bhd (MMC Ports), a wholly-owned subsidiary of MMC Corporation Berhad, received two prestigious recognitions at the 2018 Global Ports Forum Awards held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) recently. The   awards,   given   respectively   to   Port   of   Tanjung   Pelepas   (PTP)   for   Green Port/Terminal of The Year and to Johor Port Berhad (JPB) for Bulk Liquid Port/Terminal of The Year were in recognition of the ports’ contribution as