Priya Manikam

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Scott Dunn’s 2018 Travel Hotlist 5

With more than 30 years of experience in tailoring bespoke holidays, leading luxury tour operator Scott Dunn unveils their predictions for the hottest destinations for 2018. The increasing demand for authentic experiences is reflected in the list, which shuns well-trodden destinations to uncover hidden gems – from visiting a spirit sanctuary in Bhutan to exploring Jordan. We bring you some of destinations to look out for this year. Bhutan Due

Dean Thompson: As an Education Hub, Johor has Shown Tremendous Innovation 1

The state had recently played host to diplomats from the United States Embassy in Kuala Lumpur who had travelled here to meet with the U.S. companies and discuss the region’s economy and engage with the local education leaders and students on the inaugural visit of Deputy Chief of Mission Dean Thompson. Having recently arrived in Malaysia, Thompson visited the Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences at the Clinical

Editor's Note 2

Happy New Year everyone! An event worth mentioning which will be taking place for the very first time in our neighbouring country is the True Colours Festival – Asia-Pacific’s First Celebration of Artistes with Disabilities. The show is slated to happen in March but tickets go on sale on 11th of January. Show your support as it’s definitely a meaningful way to start the year. I know it’s far too

“Sleep Can Wait” 3

It was a night to remember as 3500 runners gave up their sleep to participate in the Educity Sundown Marathon Iskandar 2017, an event sponsored by EduCity Iskandar Malaysia. The race was flagged-off by Tuan Haji Adib Azhari, Chairman of Iskandar Puteri Municipal Council at 8.30pm accompanied by Joanne Oei Wen Li, Managing Director of EduCity Iskandar Malaysia at the EduCity Sports Complex. Also present were Tuan Haji Noorazam bin

Christmas Cheer for 2 Children’s Home 5

In the spirit of giving, Rotary Club of Johor Bahru (RCJB) organised a Christmas Party at the Berkat Children’s Home located at Jalan Dapat, for 37 children, aged between 2 to 15 years old, from 2 Children’s Homes in Johor Bahru, namely Berkat Children’s Home and Pertubuhan Kebajikan Puspanesam. This was a joint Community Service Project with Rotaract Club of Johor Bahru (RACJB) and Interact Clubs of SMK IJ Convent

Gleneagles Medini Hospital Launches World-Renowned IVF Centre 1

For some, conceiving a little bundle of joy may not be a straightforward path and many face hurdles be it physically  or medically. Gleneagles Medini Hospital may be the solution with its newly launched In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) Centre at Medini Iskandar, Iskandar Puteri. The new IVF [email protected] offers quality infertility treatment led by Singapore’s Father of IVF, Professor Ng Soon- Chye and backed by a team of experienced clinicians. The

Care United, Yayasan Pasir Gudang and MPPG Join Hands for Children’s Science Carnival 2

500 underprivileged children from orphanages and homes across Johor attended the first ever ‘Karnival Sains Kanak-Kanak 2017’ (Children’s Science Fair) organised by Care United Johor Bahru (Care United) together with Yayasan Pasir Gudang and Majlis Perbandaran Pasir Gudang (MPPG). The Science Fair was brought by the Association of Science, Technology and Innovation (ASTI) Malaysia. Gracing the event was Norita Binti Ahmad, Ahli Lembaga Pemegang Amanah Yayasan Pasir Gudang representing Menteri

Increased Community Interest and Participation in Low Carbon Society 2

The Iskandar Malaysia Ecolife Challenge (IMELC) 2017 had attracted participation from 346 schools involving a record of 34,000 students around the region in its bid to educate and encourage the students and their families towards a low carbon lifestyle by saving water and electricity as well as managing waste wisely. “The number of participating schools in this year’s edition of IMELC had increased by fifteen- fold compared to its first

Editor's Note 2

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