Johor Bahru Born Pixar Animation Studios Artist Kiki Poh Comes Home to Malaysia to Celebrate the Release of Disney Pixar’s Cars 3 2

Pixar Animation Studios artist Kiki Poh made her way home to Malaysia to celebrate the upcoming release of Disney Pixar’s Cars 3 – she was part of the filmmaking team behind the movie. The film, which opens on 24th August 2017, is the latest installment in the hugely popular Cars franchise. Born and raised in Johor Bahru, Kiki is the first Malaysian to be recruited by Pixar Animation Studios, located

Viral video over Legoland power outage 1

Back by demand, LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort is offering a flash deal exclusively for Johor residents in conjunction with its 5th anniversary celebration in September 2017. You can enjoy an incredible value deal for a limited time period with discount of more than 50%. Get an Annual Pass for the price of a one-day ticket – RM195 (Regular Price RM395). Additionally, guests can also upgrade their passes to Premium Passes to

Iskandar Puteri City Council Will Be the New MPJBT 1

By end of November 2017, Johor Bahru Tengah Municipal Council (MPJBT) will be upgraded and renamed as the Iskandar Puteri City Council (MBIP). At a recent MPJBT Hari Raya open house which was attended by Johor Menteri Besar, Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin and Johor State Secretary Datuk Azmi Rohani, MPJBT Yang Di-Pertua Adib Azhari Daud said that more promotional programmes will take place for the public about the upgrade.

Johor MB Plans to Increase Sarawak Community Leaders

There are as many as 35,000 Sarawakians living in Johor and Johor Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin will consider increasing the number of Sarawak community leaders here if the current number isn’t sufficient to address and solve any issues raised by their community. “We will appoint more to give better attention to the Sarawak community living in the state and assist the state government to solve their problems.

UMLand’s Seri Austin Turns 12

UMLand’s Seri Austin township developed by Dynasty View Sdn Bhd received a grand celebration on its 12th anniversary in conjunction with Hari Raya celebration that saw over 500 people including its business partners, stakeholders, authorities and residents. After its opening since 2005, Seri Austin spread across 500 acres of freehold land, has attracted a community of 20,000 residents over the years – selling a whole range of properties from apartments,

Celebrating Johor’s Stories 1

Prominent Johorian writer and The Iskandarian’s resident contributor, Peggy Loh published a book of her collection of cherished memories of post-Independence Johor during her growing-up years entitled ‘My Johor Stories: True Tales, Real People, Rich Heritage’. As she penned for several years in a pull-out section in ‘Life & Times’ of The News Straits Times and ‘My Johor Stories’ column in The Iskandarian alongside her personal blog at, most

Royal Wedding Ceremony Lits Up Johor Bahru 11

Last night the Royal Persandingan Ceremony of HRH Sultan of Johor’s daughter, Princess Tunku Tun Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah Binti Sultan Ibrahim with husband, Dennis Muhammad Abdullah  was held in grandeur at Istana Besar. The royal pair left Istana Bukit Serene in the evening to Istana Besar in a vintage Mercedes Limousine Convertible with police escort from Polis Diraja Malaysia as well as personnel from Askar Timbalan Setia Negeri coupled with

Tunku Aminah & Dennis Muhammad Pronounced Husband and Wife 9

Johor Princess Tunku Tun Aminah Binti Sultan Ibrahim, and Dutch-born Dennis Muhammad Abdullah were today pronounced husband and wife after their “akad nikah” (solemnisation of marriage) ceremony at Istana Bukit Serene here. The ceremony which followed Johor royal tradition was witnessed by Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar and his consort Raja Zarith Sofiah binti Almarhum Sultan Idris Shah and close family members and friends. Also present were the groom’s

Gambier Planting Revival in Johor 3

From text books, Chinese primary school students are learning that Johor was the world’s largest producer of gambier (gambir) from the 1830s to 1850s. The important link between the Chinese and Malay communities in the pioneering era and how pepper and gambier earned its place of honour in Johor for its role in boosting the state’s economy are in their school syllabus. But what is gambier? While students may have a