Hospital Project Under Review 1

Johor Works, Infrastructures and Transport Executive Councillor Mazlan Bujang said the Finance Ministry issued letters asking for some projects to be reviewed due to the country’s alarming debt. “The selected projects will be revised soon, especially the ones that are yet to receive the letter of acceptance,” said Mazlan at a press conference. He added that the Pasir Gudang Hospital project would be reviewed in order to implement open tenders

JPDC: Budget 2018 Strengthening Economic and Social Welfare

Johor Petroleum Development Corp Bhd (JPDC) is finalising the revision of the Pengerang Integrated Petroleum Complex (PIPC) masterplan, as part of an effort to attract more investors to the area. “We now realised the need to improve the infrastructure within PIPC by providing better road, power supply and connectivity as well as other facilities,” said Deputy Chief Executive Izhar Hifnei Ismail, speaking to the media after a buka puasa event

Malls in Johor Bahru Remain Vibrant and Optimistic

AEON Co. (M) Bhd is allocating up to RM400 million in capital expenditure (capex) this year, slightly lower than RM500 million last year, said Executive Director Poh Ying Loo in a press conference. He said the amount is allotted for three ongoing refurbishment works, a mall expansion, as well as the construction of a new mall. “We are refurbishing our Bandar Sunway and Bandar Utama stores in the Klang Valley,

Motivating Students to Personal Excellence 3

Some 50 at-risk students attended a motivational talk organised by SMK Taman Selesa Jaya in collaboration with the Johor Bahru District Education Office or Pejabat Pelajaran Daerah Johor Baru (PPD JB). While most public secondary schools are dealing with absenteeism among a host of problems with their students, records indicate a drastic increase of such cases in the last two decades. In view of this, a ‘Motivation for Personal Excellence’

June Drill: Gagan Singh – General Manager (Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel) 2

Gagan Singh joined Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel as General Manager in 2016 after being with Marriott International for over 16 years. He started his journey with Marriott as a Manager in Training in 1999 at the Goa Marriott Resort in India. Gagan received his first of many promotions with Marriott in 2000 in the role of Food and Beverage Executive. Goa Marriott was the first of two preopening assignments. His

Raya Boon for Kampung Melayu Majidi Folks 5

Additional donations have allowed Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Care United, to supply much needed groceries to 200 families from Kampung Melayu Majidi here in Johor Bahru. This is the first time that food aid have been given out during Ramadan to two different villages in Care United’s 14-year history of giving assistance to Johor Bahru’s poor inhabitants. In addition to the grocery items containing items such as rice, cooking oil, sugar,

Pasir Gudang Highway: Phase 2A to be Completed by September 3

Federal Route 17 or commonly known as Pasir Gudang Highway has been undergoing extensive improvement for some time now and motorists are fed up with the traffic congestion that is created by the roadworks and deplorable condition on some parts of the highway. Unbearable and hazardous road conditions are a common problem along the Pasir Gudang highway and its surrounding areas. Uneven road surfaces and potholes are more than a

Alumni of SSI Johor Bahru Celebrates Golden Moments 11

100 alumni from Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Sultan Ismail (SSI) Johor Bahru gathered at a reunion dinner recently at Mutiara Johor Bahru hotel. Organised by the committee members of SSI Alumni (session 2018-2019), the long-awaited event saw many long-lost friends reunited for the first time. Strangers no more, alumni from multiple batches mingled with their fellow teenage friends and started new friendships. “The main objective of the movement is to gather

Le Grandeur Palm Resort Opens Doors to Lucky Kulai Children 3

Pertubuhan IKRAM Malaysia, Kulai Municipal Council (MPK), Yayasan Sejahtera Kulai as well as Le Grandeur Palm Resort Johor hosted a special ‘buka puasa’ session for 150 orphans and children from the district’s lower income group as a step to bring some cheer during this festive month. “Every Ramadan, many children from the dire poor families and orphans get left behind in the celebrations.  This little gesture of ours to let

Tunku Laksamana Johor Cancer Foundation Breaks Fast at Amari Johor Bahru 4

Amari Hotel Johor Bahru opened its doors to 30 children diagnosed with cancer, who are supported by the Tunku Laksamana Johor Cancer Foundation (Yayasan Kanser Tunku Laksamana Johor) together with their parents for a scrumptious buka puasa buffet. Several nurses from the Oncology Department of Hospital Sultan Ismail as well as several nurses and committee members from the foundation were also present for the festivities. Present for the event was