January 20, 2017 by iskandarinsider
The Iskandar Malaysia development project was supposed to create an economic powerhouse that bridged the gap between Malaysia and Singapore. Ten years later, businesses have made it their new home but it is leaving investors disappointed.
By Victoria Wah
Iskandar Malaysia was once called, “one of the most ambitious development projects in the world.” Begun in 2006 it aimed to turn South Johor into a flourishing economic zone with three million people, 1.46 million jobs, and a gross domestic product of US$93.3 billion by 2025.
December 27, 2016 by iskandarinsider
MALAYSIA-China relations reached a new high this year following Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s official visit to Beijing, where he signed 14 bilateral agreements worth a combined RM144 billion.
While the improved ties will help bring much-needed fresh foreign direct investments (FDIs) into the Malaysian economy, the size of those deals has also sparked debate about China’s growing influence in the country.
Category Singapore | Tags: 1Malaysia Development Bhd, China Communications Construction Corp, China General Nuclear Power Corp Ltd, China Railway Engineering Corp, Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s, Edra Global Energy Bhd’s, FDI, High Speed Rail, Iskandar Waterfront Holdings Sdn Bhd, LBS Bina Group Bhd, Malayan United Industries Bhd, Sunway Group, Tan Sri Jeffrey Cheah, Tan Sri Khoo Kay Peng, Tan Sri Lim Hock San, Tan Sri Lim Kang Hoo, The East Coast Rail Link
November 22, 2016 by iskandarinsider
The landscaped lawns and flowering shrubs of Country Garden Holdings Co.’s huge property showroom in southern Malaysia end abruptly at a small wire fence. Beyond, a desert of dirt stretches into the distance, filled with cranes and piling towers that the Chinese developer is using to build a $100 billion city in the sea.
While Chinese home buyers have sent prices soaring from Vancouver to Sydney, in this corner of Southeast Asia it’s China’s developers that are swamping the market, pushing prices lower with a glut of hundreds of thousands of new homes. They’re betting that the city of Johor Bahru, bordering Singapore, will eventually become the next Shenzhen.
“These Chinese players build by the thousands at one go, and they scare the hell out of everybody,” said Siva Shanker, head of investments at Axis-REIT Managers Bhd. and a former president of the Malaysian Institute of Estate Agents. “God only knows who is going to buy all these units, and when it’s completed, the bigger question is, who is going to stay in them?”
Category China, Iskandar Property, Johor Bahru, Singapore | Tags: AirAsia Bhd, Alan Cheong, Alice Tan, Asian mainland, Axis-REIT Managers Bhd, CH Williams Talhar & Wong, Chief Executive Officer Izzaddin Idris, country garden, danga bay, Estate Agents, Forest City, Greenland Group, Guangzhou R&F Properties Co, hong kong, Jonathan Lo, Khazanah Nasional Bhd, New York’s, Savills Singapore, shenzhen, Singapore Airlines, Siva Shanker, Southeast Asia, SP Setia Bhd, sunway bhd, Sydney, Tebrau, UEM Group Bhd, uem sunrise bhd, Vancouver
November 10, 2016 by iskandarinsider
IGB Corp Bhd Maintain outperform with a target price (TP) of RM4.80: A meeting with management revealed that with the recent noncore asset disposal, IGB Corp Bhd has raised about RM1 billion in dry powder for its new assets, especially Mid Valley Southkey Megamall and its proposed mixed developments in London and Bangkok.
Ongoing projects, namely Southpoint Tower in Mid Valley City and Mid Valley Southkey Megamall, are on track to be completed by the first half of 2017 (1H17) and second half of 2018 (2H18) respectively.
November 3, 2016 by iskandarinsider
SINGAPORE (BLOOMBERG) – UEM Sunrise Bhd, the biggest landowner in Malaysia’s southern Iskandar region, is in talks to sell sites to overseas manufacturers to boost economic activity in the area.
Companies from South Korea, Japan and Taiwan are in discussions about investment in the Iskandar zone, said Mr Izzaddin Idris, chief executive officer at the developer’s parent, UEM Group Bhd.
October 24, 2016 by iskandarinsider
ISKANDAR PUTERI: Medini Iskandar Malaysia is in the midst of developing its global research initiative to strengthen Iskandar development region for the next 100 years.
Dubbed Medini Iskandar Malaysia, it would be the Malaysia Biennial 100 Years City’s (Malaysia Biennial 100YC) first destination partner, researching models for the vibrant and sustainable urban development of Medini.
Category Iskandar Property | Tags: Central Business District, datuk ismail ibrahim, Imran Clyde, iskandar regional development authority, Khairul Anwar Ahmad, Malaysia Biennial Artistic, Medini Iskandar Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Prof Tom Kovac, Property Communications Sdn Bhd, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
October 17, 2016 by iskandarinsider
ISKANDAR PUTERI: While some developers have reported a slow down in the property sector, one developer is experiencing a remarkable demand for its properties.
At least 80% of SP Setia’s newly launched double-storey terrace units known as Visca and Villosa in Bukit Indah were snapped up during its launch recently.
October 6, 2016 by iskandarinsider
SHAH ALAM: Eco World Development Group Bhd, one of Malaysia’s leading property developers, has launched four new projects estimated at RM1bil across three sections of the country.
Category Iskandar Property, Johor Bahru | Tags: Datuk Chang Khim Wah, Eco Ardence, Eco Bloom, Eco Business Park II, Eco Grandeur, Eco Meadows, Eco World Development Group Bhd, japanese, Klang Valley, Penang
September 27, 2016 by iskandarinsider
GEORGE TOWN: Eco World Development Group Berhad (EcoWorld) is set to launch 4 new projects concurrently nationwide this Sunday under its ‘EcoWorld’s Firsts’ campaign. The projects are Eco Bloom in Penang, Eco Ardence and Eco Grandeur in the Klang Valley and Eco Business Park II in Iskandar Malaysia in Johor.
Category Iskandar Property, Johor Bahru | Tags: Eco Ardence, Eco Bloom, Eco Business Park II, Eco Grandeur, Eco World Development Group Berhad, EcoWorld’s Firsts, Khoo Teck Chong, Klang Valley, Neo-Royalty, North South Expressway, Penang, Penang Bridge, Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge
September 26, 2016 by iskandarinsider
JOHOR BAHRU: Set to be the tallest residential building in Southeast Asia, Astaka Padu is making good progress in its target to construct two residential towers of a staggering 65 and 70 storeys.
Taking the likes of some of the iconic towers in the world, the residential buildings will be the first phase of the 1-Bukit Senyum mixed luxury development spanning 4.80ha of land in the city.
Astaka Padu chief executive officer Datuk Zamani Kasim said that the company has engaged with world-class consultants to design the luxurious development, the first of its kind in Johor.
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