Row, Row, Row Your Boat 1

Ever dreamt of owning a boat? We may have embedded in our minds that boating is associated to luxurious lifestyle but little known is that it’s now a trending scene among the locals to have any kinds of water vessels either for leisure or non-leisure (commercial and chartering) purposes. If you decide to own a boat and live the sea life, several matters would need to be taken into consideration

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

August Drill: Nicholas Vincent – Principle Photographer (NWorks Photography)

Nicholas was an IT Engineer in Singapore for over 10 years with Hewlett Packard until he decided to embark on a career in photography. In 6 years, he has established himself as one of the leading names in wedding photography and is reputed as the first Indian from Johor to be accredited as a Certified Master Photographer (LMPA) by the Master Photographers Association UK. Nicholas shares with The Iskandarian his

Beyonics International to Invest USD$3 Million in Johor

It was reported that Singapore-based leading precision parts manufacturer Beyonics International Pte Ltd plans to invest another US$3 million to build a new facility for its metal stamping operation. Its Chief Executive Officer, Scott D. Smith said the new facility would be located next to the company’s existing facility at the i-Park Industrial Park in Bandar Indahpura, Johor. “With the additional investment, we have invested a total of US$17 million

The 2017 Agents Advertising Awards is Back for the 3rd Year Malaysia, the country’s No.1 property portal announced that the highly coveted Agents Advertising Awards is back for the third consecutive year on 15th August 2017 at KL Hilton. Malaysia & Singapore Chief Executive Officer, Haresh Khoobchandani said, “It’s the most acclaimed property industry awards in the country as it celebrates the best advertising practices and outstanding performances by agencies and professionals within the real estate industry”. These

Nathan Sykes First Solo Performance in Singapore 3

On 17th June, a handsome young lad from Gloucester, United Kingdom a.k.a Nathan Sykes, 24, a singer, songwriter and record producer formerly from the band The Wanted rocked the stage with his first debut solo performance in Singapore. He performed songs from his first solo album – ‘Unfinished Business’ for an intimate crowd at the rooftop at myVillage, Serangoon Gardens, Singapore; a collaboration between myVillage and Universal Music Singapore. Hundreds

Tallest Southeast Asia Residential Towers Ready in 2018 3

SGX listed Astaka Holdings Limited’s ‘The Astaka’ residential towers; also claimed as the tallest building in Southeast Asia region received its topping off ceremony recently to mark its completion by 2018 at 1 Bukit Senyum. The auspicious event was officiated and witnessed by Johor Menteri Besar, Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin together with Astaka Chief Executive Officer, Dato’ Zamani Kasim and Founder, Datuk Daing A. Malek A. Rahaman standing atop

Singapore as an Infrastructure Hub for Southeast Asia and Broader Asia Region

Minister for National Development and Second Minister for Finance Lawrence Wong said that Singapore can play a useful role as an infrastructure hub for Southeast Asia or even the broader Asia region in his keynote address at The Urban Land Institute (ULI) Asia Pacific Summit in Singapore, recently. Wong was one of the global line-up of real estate experts that attended the major real estate forum from 6th to 8th

Editor’s Note

Welcome back everyone after the long and extended Raya holidays. I hope you went somewhere interesting and wish I could hear all about it. This time, we feature Nathan Sykes under our Music column. Not only is he a talented musician, but I was amazed how well-humoured this British artist was when he was in Singapore last month for his debut solo performance. Sony Pictures Malaysia is back this month

Iskandar Malaysia Reached the Second Tipping Point of its Development

Despite attracting businesses and house hunters, Iskandar Malaysia is still plagued by oversupply of homes reported The Straits Times, Singapore. International Property Advisor Chief Executive Officer Ku Swee Yong said the region had placed “the cart before the horse”. “People need an economic or social reason to be there, such as family or jobs. When you create a new township with no shared history and no sense of community, and