Accumulating Wealth 17

A Hopeful 2018 As we ushered into the Year 2018, many may have felt the market sentiment has turned positive. The Dow Jones, S&P and Nasdaq indexes kept breaking new highs, while the European and Asian stock market indexes have showed that the bull is in control. In addition, the oil price, one of the most important elements to influence the stock market, stood above US$64 per barrel at the

RM120,000 Worth of Reading Materials to 24 Schools 2

Garrison Keillor once said “A book is a gift you can open again and again” and in this line, MMC Corporation Berhad (MMC), a premier utilities and infrastructure group had successfully contributed RM120,000 worth of reading materials to 24 schools nationwide through its MMC Smart Circle Programme. The MMC Smart Circle Programme was established with the objectives to empower students with knowledge and encourage good reading habits to increase their

MATTA Johor Chapter’s New Building 2

Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) enter their 26th year in operation with their very own Wisma MATTA. Located in Adda Heights, the RM1.85 million shoplot is easily accessible and will be able to host visitors and meetings alike. The building was officiated by State Tourism, Domestic Trade and Consumerism Committee Chairman Datuk Tee Siew Kiong who also presented a token of RM20,000 to the chapter as a

Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel Achieves Excellence 1

Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel announced it has been recognised as 2018 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award winner in the Top 25 Value for Money Hotels – Malaysia category of the 2018 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice award for Hotels, ranking seventh out of 25. Travellers’ Choice award winners were determined based on the millions of reviews and opinions collected in a single year from TripAdvisor travellers worldwide. In the 16th year of the

February Drill: Robert Marek – General Manager (Leisure Farm Resort)

Former hotel General Manager with 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Robert’s last posting was as the Director of Operations at a 5-star rated Conrad Hong Kong. Robert was then roped in to become the General Manager of Mulpha International Bhd’s Leisure Farm in November 2013 to raise the level of service and comfort offered to residents. The development is a luxurious integrated strata township that boasts lush

Improving Digital Education in Malaysian Schools

Malaysia has taken another step towards expanding its digital economy, with the newly tabled 2018 budget containing a series of initiatives designed to promote growth in tech companies and ICT skills development. Included in the budget, submitted to Parliament was an RM250m ($59.1m) pledge to improve the digital education of Malaysian school students. The funding forms part of the long-term National Transformation 2050 plan, and is targeted at boosting embedded

A New Mobile App That’s Set to Change the Malaysian Football Industry

There’s a new football app in town, ‘Fanskick’ that’s set to be the one stop centre for the local football fans. The app, launched at Persada International Convention Centre was officiated by His Royal Highness Major General Tunku Ismail Ibni Sultan Ibrahim as the President of FAM. “I want to fix as much as possible in the national team. That will include our playing philosophy, technology, and playing style,” said

True Colours Festival - Asia-Pacific’s First Celebration of Artistes with Disabilities 3

A major festival, the first of its kind in the region, will make its mark as a key highlight on Singapore’s 2018 event calendar. True Colours Festival will take place from 22nd to 25th March 2018. Up to 20 performing artistes/troupes from Japan, China, India, Korea, Malaysia, Cambodia, Kazakhstan, New Zealand, Australia and Singapore, plus guest artistes from the United Kingdom and Canada, will perform at a multimedia concert experience

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 RM244.46 billion from 2006 until end September 2017. Of this total, 54% or RM131.09 billion represent investments that have been realised. To date, local investors had contributed RM149 billion (61%) to the total cumulative committed investments while the balance RM95 billion (39%) were contributed by foreign investors. Datuk Ismail Ibrahim, Chief Executive of IRDA

RCJB Extends its Aid Outside of Malaysia 6

As part of its International Community Service Project, Rotary Club of Johor Bahru (RCJB) had visited the Sobbhana Women’s Foundation in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and met HRH Princess Norodom Marie of Cambodia who is the President of the Foundation. RCJB’s President Datuk Teo Shiok Fu JP presented RCJB’s annual sponsorship to HRH Princess Marie and met with the 25 children from underprivileged families which RCJB sponsored under the Sobbhana’s Women’s