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

Iskandar Malaysia Recorded RM237.26 billion Cumulative Committed Investments

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) and Frost & Sullivan Perunding Strategi Sdn Bhd was exchanged and witnessed at the Prime Minister’s Office in Putrajaya. IRDA and Frost & Sullivan have agreed to collaborate on the design, development and implementation of the Iskandar Malaysia Urban Observatory (IMUO), including the preparation and publication of IMUO World Class Reports and Smart City Iskandar Malaysia (SCIM). “We are

Astaka’s One Bukit Senyum Conferred Node Status

Iskandar Malaysia’s property market received an added boost with the announcement by Astaka Holdings Limited that it has been granted node status by Malaysia’s Ministry of Finance and Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA). Located in Flagship A of Iskandar Malaysia, the node status refers to a designated area where the developer and promoted businesses can enjoy tax incentives. “The node status accords Phase 2 of the project full income-tax exemption

Iskandar Malaysia Recorded RM237.26 billion Cumulative Committed Investments

Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) announced that Iskandar Malaysia had recorded total cumulative committed investments of RM237.36 billion from 2006 until 30th June 2017. Of this total, 55% or RM130.55 billion represent investments that have been realised. To date, local investors had contributed RM143 billion (60%) to the total cumulative committed investments while the balance RM94 billion (40%) were contributed by foreign investors. Datuk Ismail Ibrahim, Chief Executive of IRDA

A Major Milestone for My Johor Stories 4

When I started my book project in February 2017, I did not know that it was the start of an eventful journey where my book, My Johor Stories: True Tales, Real People, Rich Heritage, would end up at the No. 1 spot on the MPH Publishing, Non-Fiction Best-sellers list, for the week 14th July to 20th July 2017. This was achieved only because readers were keen to have copies of

Segget Recap 3

The Sungai Segget rejuvenation project is one of the significant initiatives under the Johor Bahru Transformation (JBT) Programme that aspires to position Johor Bahru city centre as a vibrant heritage and cultural city, however some conflicting reports and opinions seem to be casting an eye of doubt over the project. Basically, the Sungai Segget rejuvenation project involves the construction of an integrated water treatment plant, a flood mitigation system and