500 Cyclists Participated in ‘Ride for Kimura’ Remembrance 5

Shunsuke Kimura, Kimura-san as he was affectionately known was a 52, Japanese expatriate working in Johor Bahru and an avid recreational cyclist and jogger,  died on 28th November 2017 when a car ploughed into him at 7.29 in the morning while cycling with his friends on Lebuh Raya Sultan Iskandar two days earlier. In memory of his death, cyclists from Johor, Singapore and expatriates from various countries took to the

IRDA Announces Iskandar Malaysia’s Rapid Transit Bus System (BRT) 1

Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) Chief Executive, Datuk Ismail Ibrahim revealed that since November last year, a series of eight meetings with the community were conducted as part of a detailed assessment of the implementation and design of Iskandar Malaysia’s Rapid Transit Bus System (BRT). Ismail explained that the meetings were aimed at informing the community about the project as well as the implementation of its development and gather feedback,

IRDA Inks Collaboration with Youth Group 2

Underscoring the importance of sustainable development in the Iskandar Malaysia growth corridor, Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) inked a Letter of Collaboration (LoC) with Kelab Alami Mukim Tanjung Kupang (Kelab Alami), a youth environmental education and monitoring social enterprise based in Johor. The collaboration marks IRDA’s regular Environmental Talks held four times a year with various stakeholders of Iskandar Malaysia. This event showcased the activities of Kelab Alami with presentations

Budget 2018 Supports the Continuity of Iskandar Malaysia Development 1

The Budget 2018 will prioritise the people’s well-being inclusive of the prospering economic growth which is in line with the Iskandar Malaysia Comprehensive Development Plan. “We would like to extend our appreciation to the Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak on the Budget 2018 announcement that will benefit the people and businesses in various sectors in Malaysia in general, and in Iskandar Malaysia in particular,” said Datuk

Iskandar Malaysia Makes Significant Progress in its Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emission Reduction 2

Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) shared the results of its second Iskandar Malaysia Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventory 2016 at the Malaysia Pavilion during the Conference of Parties (COP) 23, the decision-making body responsible for monitoring and reviewing the implementation of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), in Bonn, Germany. Iskandar Malaysia, had taken the initiative in 2015 to address its greenhouse gas emissions within its flagships, and

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

Inculcating Road Safety at Early Age 5

SK Taman Cahaya Masai took the lead in inculcating safety for its students who cycle to school by introducing a special cloud-based tag and merit system (community reward system) as part of ‘Safe Cycle Community’ initiative under the intersectorial between IRDA, Pasir Gudang Education District Office, UiTM Pasir Gudang, McDonalds Taman Cahaya Masai, Petronas, Happy Riders Connect, and SOR Sytem Sdn Bhd. The initiative focuses on educating students on the

Sustainability and Innovation

Iskandar Malaysia is on track as it entered its third development phase from 2016-2025, focusing on Sustainability & Innovation, and Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) has inked an agreement and multiple Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) for initiatives in research, innovation and urban observatory that sets the momentum for Digital Economy in Iskandar Malaysia. Witnessed by Prime Minister of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak and Johor Menteri Besar,

Iskandar Malaysia To Look At Millennial-Driven Economy

Commemorating the 10th year celebration of Iskandar Malaysia was the successful second edition of the Invest Iskandar Malaysia Symposium 2017 which drew over 600 delegates from the public and private sectors as well as international delegates congregating in serious dialogues and knowledge sharing sessions. The symposium featured a line-up of prominent speakers who shared the latest updates of Iskandar Malaysia, latest government policies and strategies while learning from foreign and

ECMO Therapy Launching and World Heart Day at Regency

Over a thousand cyclists and runners gathered at Regency Specialist Hospital to participate the ‘Regency World Heart Day 2017 – Pedal Quest 3.0 & Fun Run’. Regency has been collaborating with Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA), Seri Alam Properties Sdn Bhd and other organisations in Bandar Seri Alam under the ‘Smart Healthy City and Community Program’ consistently over the years to bring lifetsyle events to the community. The highlight of