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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

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

JB MP Proud of RA Community 3

Johor Bahru Member of Parliament and Head of UMNO Kebun Teh branch, Tan Sri Shahrir Abdul Samad, and Mayor, Amran A. Rahman, along with other city council officials paid a visit to Taman Kebun Teh to have a tour around the neighbourhood and engage in a dialogue session with the residents there, as well as residents from neighbouring communities. The tour and dialogue was held to address any concerns on

JARO launches Building Upgrade and Renovation Project 4

The Johor Area Rehabilitation Organisation (JARO) launched a project for the upgrading and renovation of its current premises that it has occupied since 1968. The premises are a rehabilitation centre and houses workshops for the physically, intellectually and visually challenged people. Here, people with disabilities can learn various skills such as sewing, basket weaving and bookbinding, and the crafts that they produce are then sold to the public. “JARO is

Ponderosa Signs Strategic Affiliation with Japan’s Aomori Royal Golf Club 1

Ponderosa Golf & Country Resort and the Aomori Royal Golf Club in Japan signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to facilitate an inter-regional members’ cross-golfing privilege programme. Representing the Aomori Royal Golf Club in the signing ceremony was its Chairman, Kenji Maeda, and the Club’s Director General, Katsuhiko Fujita, while Ivan Teo, General Manager of Ponderosa Golf & Country Resort represented the Malaysian Club. “The MoU marks a strategic affiliation

Columbia Asia Opens New Building Expansion 1

Columbia Asia Hospital – Iskandar Puteri (CAHIP) will begin the new adventure by opening another expansion to their existing hospital in Iskandar Puteri to accommodate the growing population. They expanded the building in two-acre (0.81ha) land next door and both the buildings will be connected via a link bridge. The existing block will be known as the East Wing whereas the new block is known as West Wing. The development

CIDB and IRDA Inks Partnership to Accelerate IBS Adoption 3

The MoU between Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) and CIDB is aimed at speeding up adoption of the Industrialised Building Systems (IBIS), and the Building Information Modelling (BIM) to ensure environmentally sustainable practices and compliance to material standards. Dato Ahmad Asri bin Abdul Hamid, as the Chief Executive of CIDB Malaysia signed for the agency while IRDA’s Chief Executive, Datuk Ismail Ibrahim represented IRDA. “As a regional authority for the

J-Biotech: Staying Ahead with Changes 2

Johor Biotechnology and Biodiversity Corporation (J-Biotech) constantly remains in the limelight due to best practice initiatives. They recently launched a revamped version of their website and kicked off an E-System Rakan (Friends) J-Biotech. The launching event which was done in conjunction with J-Biotech’s Staff Appreciation Gala Night was officiated by State Secretary Datuk Azmi Rohani at Pinewood Iskandar Malaysia Studios. “The revamped J-Biotech website was conceptualised based on dynamic interactivity,

A Good Feel at Medini’s Newly Completed Edible Park 4

Iskandar Puteri’s (IP) inaugural Edible Festival took place at the newly-completed Edible Park in Medini, bringing the biggest green market as well as a host of activities including sustainability workshops, cooking demonstrations as well as thought-provoking talks in celebration with IP’s growing green ecosystem. Over 40 different vendors gathered to showcase and sell their regional handmade food, drinks as well as sustainably-grown produce in a unique interactive setting that enabled

Iskandar Malaysia Welcomes DHL to Kick-Start another Global Initiative

Iskandar Malaysia is opening its doors again to facilitate and accommodate more global initiatives to boost the catalytic developments that are on-going in the region. At a recent announcement, it was made official that Iskandar Investment Berhad (IIB) has partnered with DHL to set-up a Global Centre of Excellence (GCOE) in Medini 6, Iskandar Malaysia. This one-of-a-kind centre will provide supply chain consultancy services, as well as provide support for