Amin Khairuddin

Celebrating the State’s Rich Culture at Meridin East 3

Over 3000 visitors flocked to the inaugural Bangsa Johor Festival hosted by Mah Sing Group at its Meridin East township recently. Those who attended were treated to some of the best Johor delicacies, music and performances. The festival which aims to celebrate the rich culture and diversity of the state, kicked off the day with 2000 participants through a 5km Fun Run followed by the launch of the Bangsa Johor

Olympia College Livens Up Berkat Children’s Home 2

As many as 13 students from Olympia College’s Executive Diploma in Business Management Programme conducted a corporate social responsibility project as part of their coursework. These students, with the help of their lecturer T. Prabageran decided to pitch in and help the Berkat Children’s Home along Jalan Dapat, as an effort to provide a sustainable change to the facility as well as to provide the children with a more conducive

Iskandar Space Opens its Doors for New Age Entrepreneurs 5

Iskandar Puteri will never be the same with the recent opening of Iskandar Space, a new co-working initiative aimed to be a catalyst of development for local startups and SMEs within Iskandar Malaysia. Launched by Iskandar Investment Berhad (IIB), this is a new initiative encouraging a multidisciplinary co-working community within this region. Combining the best elements of a co-working space and community building, Iskandar Space provides solutions for local entrepreneurs

Sultan Ismail Hospital Organise Run for the Differently Abled 2

In conjunction with the International Day of Disabled Persons 2017, Sultan Ismail Hospital (HSI) and several other staff from Sultanah Aminah Hospital (HSA) got together with many other like-minded parties and threw a fun filled day for the patients of HSI’s rehabilitation and physiotherapy ward. As many as 600 participants took part in the activities including the 10-storey vertical run, a 1.5km disabled run, as well as the 3km ‘Run

Carousell Announces Partnership with Indienomics and StartUp Johor 2

The fast growing mobile marketplace Carousell, announced its partnership with Johor-Based young entrepreneur associations namely Indienomics and StartUp Johor to kickstart a new community engagement programme that’s set to help Johorians sell their stuff better online. “Carousell is proud to partner with Indienomics and StartUp Johor to support Johorians by providing them with workshops and activities to grow their online presence,” said Lucas Ngoo, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of

Thistle Johor Bahru Does their Bit for Charity

Thistle Johor Bahru presented the Malaysian Red Crescent (MRC) National Community Service Committee with a cheque of RM10,790 that was raised with its recent ‘Socks for Charity’ Programme. The event was co-organised by both parties to raise additional funds for several ongoing projects by the voluntary humanitarian organisation. Since December 2016, a total of 1079 pairs of socks in several colours were provided by the Red Crescent Society and sold

Johor Palaces, Then & Now

Soroptimist International Iskandar Puteri recently organised a talk with Datin Patricia Lim, the great granddaughter of local Johor figure Wong Ah Fook on several royal palaces that are located within the state. The talk was held at EPL Café along Jalan Abdul Samad where Datin Patricia explained the history of Johor Bahru from the days of Raja Temenggung Tun Daeng Ibrahim in 1866 and how the state was planned and how

Skill development hub for local workers

The National Transformation Policy 2050 (TN50) engineered by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak should be the common aspiration for all the people of the new Malaysia, said Menteri Besar Johor, Datuk Seri Khaled Nordin. “TN50 must be developed and translated in a way that engages the collective spirit of Malaysia.” “In this 21st century, the development plan drawn up unilaterally by the government alone is irrelevant… if still

Sunshine Children’s Party Spreading Warmth 1

The Rotary Club of Johor Straits View (RCJSV) recently organised its annual Sunshine Children’s party for Sultan Ismail Hospital’s (HSI) Paediatric Ward to bring smiles and laughter to the children undergoing treatment there. Monica Lim, President of RCJSV thanked the organising committee as well as HSI staffs who brought it all together for the children. “We would like to thank HSI Management, doctors, nurses and staff, all donors and sponsors,

Constitution Must be Taught in School 2

Kempas MP Datuk Tengku Putra Haron Aminurrashid proposed that the schools in the state to conduct compulsory lessons on the ‘Federal Constitution as well as the Johor State Constitution’, saying that every citizen must know the provisions contained in both bills. He added that it is an obligation to ensure one is not fooled by any who misinterprets or missuses any or both bills. “If we are ignorant and do