March 25, 2013 by iskandarinsider
KUALA LUMPUR, March 25 (Bernama) — Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) is eyeing up to six international theme parks in Iskandar Malaysia within the next two or three years.
Its chief executive, Datuk Ismail Ibrahim, said Iskandar Malaysia currently has two theme parks — Legoland Malaysia and Hello Kitty theme park.
“We are currently in talks with several international theme park companies and we will be making the announcement at the appropriate time.
“We are not in the position to reveal the names yet as they are still under intend discussions,” he told Bernama on the sidelines of the second Global Free Trade & Special Economic Zones Exhibition and Summit here today.
March 23, 2013 by iskandarinsider
ISKANDAR Malaysia, a region of 2,217 sq km just north of Singapore represents an important economic and geographical region for Malaysia.
To Singapore, it is potentially a hinterland, provided conditions are right.
In 2005, the Federal Government of Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur and the state of Johor agreed that there had to be a focused and developmental approach to realise the region’s full potential.
The plan was to eliminate uncoordinated and duplicated development and grow a sustainable metropolis.
Malaysia’s state investment arm Khazanah Nasional was tasked to study this and came up with a conceptual plan which became known as the South Johor Economic Region concept plan.
March 20, 2013 by iskandarinsider
JAKARTA, March 20 (Bernama) — The vibrancy of the tourism industry in the Iskandar Malaysia economic region in South Johor, triggered by among others, the presence of tourist resorts and international theme parks, has attracted the interest of a number of Indonesian entrepreneurs wanting to build hotels within it.
Apart from the tourism sector, they are also keen to invest in the health, education, creative industry, oil and gas as well as the food and agriculture product sectors.
This development is the result of promotions by the Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) in two Indonesian cities, Jakarta and Surabaya, this year.