Malaysia

UMLand Seri Austin emerged as the winner of the 5th PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Malaysia) 2018 2

UMLand Seri Austin was announced as the winner for the “Best Township Development” at the recent PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards (Malaysia) 2018 held at its fifth annual gala ceremony at the InterContinental Hotel Kuala Lumpur. The award proved that hard work pays in maintaining the township’s highest quality and standards, as well as incorporating aspects such as sustainability and lifestyle elements which are important and crucial. “All of us at

New Era for the Malaysian Stock Market 1

In the stock market, there is no such thing as a sure thing. In politics, it’s probably the same. With the GE14 result finalised and the faster than expected transition done, the Malaysian stock market has moved to a new era. While the market anticipated there would be high volatility in the first few trading days’ right after the election, it only happened in the first trading hour, with positive

Maslee and Marrybrown Partners with Coca-Cola for Fast2Feed Ramadan Charity 4

Maslee Express, a Johor based retailer had always been active with charity efforts in the spirit of the festive season. They have an ongoing charity initiative called Share2Care where Maslee contributes back to the community by paying for groceries and giving out Bubur Lambuk porridges during Ramadan at all of their 13 outlets. This year, during the month of Ramadan, Maslee joins Marrybrown to collaborate with the Coca-Cola Company and

Silicon Valley-based Founder Institute Opens Applications in Johor Bahru 4

Calling all aspiring entrepreneurs to step up to the plate, the renowned Founders Institute (FI) from Silicon Valley is here in town and wants to build a global network of entrepreneurs’ right here in Johor. It’s the only programme of its kind that focuses on you instead of your ideas, accepts founders with day jobs and equity for all participants. FI has nurtured several startups across six continents including Reality

Watoto Children’s Choir in Johor Bahru 2

The Watoto Children’s Choir, whose members are orphans and vulnerable children, was in Johor Bahru recently to present ‘Signs & Wonders’, an energetic musical show that celebrates and demonstrates the miraculous transformation in their lives, from a dark past to a purposeful life. This travelling choir is part of the Watoto Child Care Ministries that started in 1994 with one simple house in the city of Kampala, Uganda. Here, eight

Water For Life – Forest Reserve Initiative 3

The Ayer Hitam Forest Reserve (AHFR) in the district of Muar covers 3,797 hectares and is home to the only remaining peat swamp forest in Johor. The forest reserve faces challenges created by unsustainable water management practices by agriculture activities in the surrounding plantations and estates where some areas have been drained to lower the water table, which directly impacts the water table of the peat swamp forest itself making

LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort in search of Young Ambassadors for SEA LIFE Malaysia 2

Are you aged between 5 to 12 years old and have a penchant for the ocean and sea creatures? Always thought that you could play a part in protecting marine life?  You might be the one SEA LIFE Malaysia is looking for. The world’s biggest aquarium brand is coming to LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort, and the marine sanctuary is calling out to all ocean lovers, aged between 5 to 12 years

Sungai Johor – Johor’s Lifeline 5

Sungai Johor begins in Gunung Gemeruh, ends its 122.7 km journey in the Tebrau Strait and is an important source of freshwater to both Malaysia and Singapore. The river system historically allowed locals and new settlers to travel from the coast to the hills, supporting the growth of new towns along its banks. The river basin makes up 14% of Johor state and within it lie countless natural treasures that

Ladies, Should We Put Our Family Planning on Hold? – Part Two

We discussed that female employees shouldn’t be discriminated in employment on the grounds of gender as Article 8 states that everyone are equal before the law and entitled to equal protection of the law. Moreover, Malaysia ratified CEDAW in the year 1995 which is a treaty that spells out women’s rights and the need for national legislation to protect such rights. But do take note that Article 8 doesn’t prohibit

Johor Economic Powerhouse: All about Connectivity 3

Moving on track in becoming an economic powerhouse, the month of April has been an eventful one for Iskandar Malaysia and Johor with multiple announcements on public transportation and connectivity. It was announced that the Gemas to Johor Bahru electric double-tracking railway project will become a catalyst to further develop and transform Segamat district and Johor as a whole. “This project will cover 197km of rail and pass through 11