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

Oscar Night at Horizon Hills

Horizon Hills, Gamuda Land’s first town in Iskandar Malaysia held their 10th anniversary annual dinner with an Oscar Night theme at their ballroom. “It is my pride and joy to see how this development has thrived over the past few years. Horizon Hills was conceived as a showcase project; in short, a trailblazer for all others entering the then Nusajaya and Iskandar Malaysia property development arena and we have shown

Johor Digital Platform to be Developed 1

Johorians will experience high-speed broadband connectivity at an economical price in the future as Kumpulan Prasarana Rakyat Johor (KPRJ), Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) and Applied Business Technologies Sdn Bhd (ABT) has formed a strategic partnership on integrated information-communication infrastructure (IM3i) project. The partnership was formed through the exchange of the Joint Venture cum Shareholders’ Agreement for IM3i Sdn Bhd between their respective subsidiaries namely Digital Indulgence Sdn Bhd (DISB),

Segget Updates: Community Based Design Landscape

The Sungai Segget Rejuvenation project under the Johor Bahru Transformation (JBT) Programme is entering its third phase which involves landscaping and beautification of the area. The JBT Programme aimed to revitalise Johor Bahru, by providing thriving economic activities, city living and amenities that are aligned with the vision of Majlis Bandaraya Johor Bahru (MBJB) and Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA). Since 2010, the JBT programme has conducted a series of

Putting a Soul to the City 1

Calling all Johor artists; a joint initiative between Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA), Think City Sdn Bhd and Bandung Creative City Forum (BCCF) has launched ‘Iskandar Malaysia Community Public Art’ programme to highlight Johor Bahru’s unique culture and heritage through tangible artistic elements. In line with the mission making Johor Bahru ‘A Vibrant Heritage and Cultural City’, BCCF will bring in their experience and international flavour by conducting Artist Residency

RM42 million Capital Injection for Iskandar Malaysia

Iskandar Malaysia Regional Authority (IRDA) recently announced an RM42 million capital injection for the development of entrepreneurs and human capital in the Iskandar region. Under the new budget, RM35 million are new allocations where RM20 million will be allocated for the Iskandar Malaysia Professional Fund (IMProF) and the remaining RM15 million for the Bumiputera Entrepreneur Development Fund (DPUB). Aimed to strengthen small businesses and industries in various sectors in the

Students Raise Funds to Aid Nursing Home

The inaugural student-led Iftar celebration at the University of Reading Malaysia (UoRM) recently, managed to raise more than RM3,000 in contributions. Held at the UoRM campus in EduCity, the event was attended by around 250 guests including staffs and students from MDIS, Raffles University and Netherlands Maritime Institute of Technology (NMIT). All the proceeds from the sale of tickets to the event and donations went to the Pusat Jagaan Impian