Book Talk with Student Leaders 4

“A leader who reads widely expresses opinions clearly,” said Teacher-in-charge of Book Talk in SMK Dato Jaafar Johor Bahru, as she shared with me, how it aims to inculcate the reading habit among student leaders. Teacher Navinder Kaur d/o Dhiraj Singh said that students from Forms Two to Six, who are keen to develop leadership skills, may opt to join the student leader group. I met Navinder several years ago

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

Strengthening Academic and Industrial Practice

The University of Reading Malaysia (UoRM) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Sutera Mall, paving the way to further strengthen the relevance of academic and research collaborations for industrial practice, and to allow UoRM real estate students the opportunity to have hands-on experience in real estate business. The MoU, is a collaboration between Tanah Sutera Development Sdn Bhd, a developer in Johor Bahru and jointly owned by Singapore’s Keppel

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

From India with Love at Café Bld 6

Café Bld at Renaissance Hotel Johor Bahru is back at it again with their signature monthly themed buffet bringing you the spiced and colourful flavours of India this April. Ask anyone around the world what they consider to be the most flavourful food, and we can safely say that everyone would cheer on for Indian food! The rich flavours (and sometimes overwhelming to some) can leave a deep impression on

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,

Gadgets Galore and New Ferries at Berjaya Waterfront 3

Berjaya Waterfront had announced a total overhaul with its all new Techworld section, boasting 25 gadget tenants across two floors, making it the new one-stop tech centre in Johor with the comforts of duty free shopping prices. “It’s a proud moment for all of us who have worked tirelessly to ensure that the Techworld is up to standards against other international duty free shopping centres across the region. In total,