Priya Manikam

WAVES Lifestyle Editor. If you love to write or blog about fashion collection, travel tales, or would like us to review your restaurant/property, drop me an e-mail at [email protected] and be featured. For more reads, do access www.theiskandarian.com

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The 4th Iskandar Malaysia Social Hero Awards 2017 once again awarded deserving individuals and organisations for their valuable contributions to the society.  It’s always reassuring that the good guys still exist and celebrated for their selfless acts. Post Malone is currently the biggest artist of 2017. He has officially emerged as Hip-Hop’s biggest bona fide “rockstar” with his new single hitting the number one spot globally! In Disney.Pixar’s “Coco,” aspiring musician Miguel

Johor to Receive First Cardiac Centre

Institut Jantung Negara Holdings (IJN) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Permodalan Nasional Bhd  (PNB) to open a new and first cardiac centre hospital outside Kuala Lumpur. The hospital outside the capital will reach out to a larger customer base down south and be developed on a land currently owned by Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB) in Taman Perling, Johor Bahru. IJN’s Group Chief Executive Officer, Datuk Seri Mohd Azhari Yakub

An Escape to Paradise – Part Two

One of the dining options at Sand & Sandals is at their partner restaurant, Snuk Thai Street BBQ (no pork, no lard), which specialises in barbeque and Thai cuisine cooked by in-house Thai chefs. Bring your appetite and indulge in crowd’s favourites such as Tomyam Soup, Seabass with Mango Salad, Minced Chicken with Tofu, Fried Squids with Butter Sauce, BBQ Prawns, Kailan with Salted Fish and Omelette with Oysters. All

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Congratulations to all our winners of The Iskandarian’s 5th year anniversary giveaways. We wanted to do something rewarding for our faithful readers and hope you had fun participating. Special thanks to Sand & Sandals Desaru Beach & Spa Resort, LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort and Amari Johor Bahru for being such great sponsors. The climate has gone berserk in Blade Runner 2049 and in Marvel Studios’ ‘Thor: Ragnarok,’ Thor is imprisoned and

An Escape to Paradise – Part One 7

Ever wish you can go ‘missing’ into a world of paradise with all your needs taken care off? Sand & Sandals Desaru Beach Resort and Spa (Sand & Sandals) is one such place. Start your journey early and turn into Highway E22 to Desaru and be prepared to be wowed! Stepping inside the newly rebranded resort, you are greeted by an efficient bell boy who is ready to get your

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Happy 5th Birthday the Iskandarian! As a token of appreciation, we have something special for our favourite readers. Follow our FB page- www.facebook.com/TheIskandarian/ for more updates and how you can stand a chance to win exciting prizes. This time our Music column takes a double spread as I’d like to share about talented artists, Anggun and T’ang Quartet. Read on to learn more about them and what’s in store for

Tourism Tax to Start from 1st September 1

Tourists and hoteliers were in a limbo the past two months as confusion loomed around the much talked about tourism tax and the date of its implementation. The Tourism and Culture Minister, Datuk Seri Nazri Aziz has finally confirmed that the government has decided to enforce the tourism tax from 1st September 2017. The good news is local tourists and permanent residents will be exempted from paying the tax and

Explore Hong Kong’s Blooming Coffee Scene

Hipster cafes are aplenty in Hong Kong, but the best ones are usually the lesser-known cafes tucked away in the most unexpected places. While tourists flock to the usual coffee chains for a cup of coffee, trendy locals and long-time expat residents park themselves at the mushrooming independent cafes that allow them to spend a quiet yet pleasant afternoon without breaking the bank. Here’s a peek into the top 5

Kompleks Pekan Rabu to Get a Major Facelift

Kompleks Pekan Rabu in Tampoi, Johor Bahru was developed and privatised between the Johor State Government, Perbadanan Setiausaha Kerajaan Johor and Swissharta Sdn. Bhd as a platform to create space and opportunities for the Malay entrepreneurs. It also housed the Immigration Office, which was convenient for the public to apply or renew their passports there. However, this place was poorly utilised with many traders unable to make profits and in

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Hello August!  Malaysia turns 60 end of this month, and I’d like to wish for a peaceful nation and thank you for the long public holidays coupled with Raya Haji! We’ve got two animated films this month from our movie partners. “Cars 3” will be zooming past your way soon, and it’s notable that “Cars” (2006) and “Cars 2” (2011) took in more than $1 billion in combined worldwide box