JPDC: Budget 2018 Strengthening Economic and Social Welfare

Johor Petroleum Development Corp Bhd (JPDC) is finalising the revision of the Pengerang Integrated Petroleum Complex (PIPC) masterplan, as part of an effort to attract more investors to the area. “We now realised the need to improve the infrastructure within PIPC by providing better road, power supply and connectivity as well as other facilities,” said Deputy Chief Executive Izhar Hifnei Ismail, speaking to the media after a buka puasa event

New Era for the Malaysian Stock Market 1

In the stock market, there is no such thing as a sure thing. In politics, it’s probably the same. With the GE14 result finalised and the faster than expected transition done, the Malaysian stock market has moved to a new era. While the market anticipated there would be high volatility in the first few trading days’ right after the election, it only happened in the first trading hour, with positive

June Drill: Gagan Singh – General Manager (Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel) 2

Gagan Singh joined Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel as General Manager in 2016 after being with Marriott International for over 16 years. He started his journey with Marriott as a Manager in Training in 1999 at the Goa Marriott Resort in India. Gagan received his first of many promotions with Marriott in 2000 in the role of Food and Beverage Executive. Goa Marriott was the first of two preopening assignments. His

Internationally Acclaimed McMillan Woods Global Awards 2018 3

McMillan Woods Global, a global association based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and headquartered in the United Kingdom, believes that many of its global firms continue their never-ending drive to succeed in business regardless of the present global economic conditions. It is for this reason, that the McMillan Woods Global unveiled yet another glorious award year – McMillan Woods Global Awards 2018 with the theme of the Roaring 20s – The

Amari Johor Bahru Wins Green Medal Gold Award

Amari Johor Bahru was awarded the Green Mark Gold Award at the BCA (Building & Construction Authority) Awards 2018 in recognition of the development’s environmental design and sustainability best practices. Dennis Ng, Group Managing Director of UMLand was present to receive the prestigious award at the Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore. Also present was Amari Johor Bahru Executive Assistant Manager, Johann Ong. “We are indeed honoured to receive such a prestigious

Silicon Valley-based Founder Institute Opens Applications in Johor Bahru 4

Calling all aspiring entrepreneurs to step up to the plate, the renowned Founders Institute (FI) from Silicon Valley is here in town and wants to build a global network of entrepreneurs’ right here in Johor. It’s the only programme of its kind that focuses on you instead of your ideas, accepts founders with day jobs and equity for all participants. FI has nurtured several startups across six continents including Reality

May Drill: Juee Teng – Sales & Creative Director (DJ&CO Lifestyle, By MOCOF)

Holding a BSc (Hons) in Industrial Design in the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Juee comes from humble beginnings and got involved in the designing world very early. In her learning days, she practiced her industrial training at Orcadesign Consultants, one of the leading industrial design consultancies, based in Skudai, Johor Bahru. Afterwards she joined Shimano in 2011, a Japanese Company based in Pekan Nanas, Johor. Since then, she had an

Accumulating Wealth 17

When Driving into a Strong Headwind In early April 2018, the stock market had one of the most volatile periods in the last five years. While the market sentiment has turned jittery after Trump announced the tariff for steel and aluminum, it went panicked on 4th April 2018 when China announced that it would levy 25% tariff on $50 billion worth of US imports. This sent the Dow Jones future

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

Accumulating Wealth 20

Time to Hold More Cash So far, 2018 has been a bumpy year for the stock market. Since the correction started in February 2018, the Dow Jones Index (DJI) rebound back to an optimistic 25000 above. However, it did not last long before it came down to form a second bottom at around 24000. When everyone was about to relax, President Trump announced the 25% and 10% tariffs for steel