August, 2013

  1. Iskandar Malaysia most popular overseas option for Singaporeans


    August 29, 2013 by iskandarinsider


    As affordability in Singapore plummets, residents are looking overseas for investment options. Iskandar Malaysia continues to be the most popular option for buyers, with 59 per cent of respondents surveyed by iProperty Group claiming they have considered investing in the region. Of these, 76 per cent view real estate in Iskandar Malaysia as investment property, the Asia Property Market Sentiment report revealed.

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  2. Several sites in JB and Iskandar flagship zones identified for public housing schemes


    August 26, 2013 by Melvin


    JOHOR BAHRU: The Iskandar Regional Development Authority has identified several sites for public housing schemes, said its CEO Datuk Ismail Ibrahim.

    He made this assurance after the issue of rising property prices in Iskandar was raised during debates at a recent state assembly meeting.

    The schemes, said Ismail, would be located in the Johor Bahru City Centre and at four flagship development zones in Iskandar.

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  3. Singaporeans snap up Country Garden Danga Bay units


    August 22, 2013 by iskandarinsider

    SINGAPORE: After an elaborate campaign to woo buyers featuring fun-fair rides, fireworks displays and free yacht trips at the showflat site, Country Garden Danga Bay, a condominium development in Johor Baru, has sold over 5,000 of the 7,000 units on offer, with 30 per cent of them snapped up by Singaporeans.

    The project by Chinese developer Country Garden is located in Iskandar Malaysia, some five minutes from the Malaysian immigration checkpoint.

    It features 9,000 units on the waterfront ranging from about 400 sq ft to 1,400 sq ft. There will also be a shopping mall, a man-made beach and six yacht berths.

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  4. Iskandar will continue wooing investments


    August 15, 2013 by iskandarinsider


    JOHOR BARU: Unfazed by the negative remarks from Singapore’s Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew recently, Iskandar Malaysia will continue to woo investments from real estate companies worldwide.

    According to Johor Real Estate and Housing Developers Association (Rehda) chairman Koh Moo Hing, Lee’s adverse comments on Iskandar Malaysia were inaccurate and did not reflect the real situation at the economic corridor in southern Johor.

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  5. Old JB faces up to new challenges


    August 13, 2013 by iskandarinsider

    GROWTH OF FORMER BORDER TOWN: Sustainable development includes a human touch

    JOHOR Baru used to be viewed negatively as a bustling border town for those en route to Singapore. Many settled in the state capital to look for job opportunities, especially in Singapore.

    Back in the 1980s, what was commonly called JB was developed in an unplanned manner.

    The then city centre had a mix of old and new buildings and a mish-mash of short-term development.

    Johor Baru was developed over the decades without much thought for long-term urban sustainability.

    Over time, the idea of sustainable development took root and became especially important with the advent of rapid urbanisation and the population increase of the mid-1990s.

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  6. Country Garden eyes Malaysia market


    August 12, 2013 by iskandarinsider

    MALAYSIA is now high on the list of China’s 7th largest property developer to extend its international footprint, with the transformation of a piece of Iskandar Malaysia to become a waterfront development fronting Singapore.
    In a recent trip to Guangdong organised by Country Garden Holdings Co Ltd, the contingent of media members from both Malaysia and Singapore were brought on a whirlwind trip across the province, with the priority to have a first hand look at the company’s projects in China.

    As “guang” as its name aptly described, Guangdong is certainly vast, and Country Garden’s projects are mostly scattered across the province, reachable within a couple of hours drive. However, it was all worth it to put things into perspective and gave a sneak peek of what was in store for the Country Garden Danga Bay project. Could this be just a promise by foreign parties planning to make a quick buck out of a hot segment of the local property market?

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  7. Singapore buyers drawn to Iskandar Johor


    August 6, 2013 by iskandarinsider

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    Malaysian properties are pulling in Singaporean buyers who are motivated by cooling measures recently introduced by the Singaporean government, a report said yesterday.

    Singaporeans continue to view properties in Malaysia as a favourable investment, especially those in key locations of the Iskandar region in Johor and traditional hotspots such as Kuala Lumpur, despite signs of stabilisation in the month of July in the Singapore property market.

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  8. Sunway theme park rides into Iskandar


    August 5, 2013 by iskandarinsider

    SOUTHERN THRILL: Sunway aims to take theme parks to greater heights in Medini, says Sunway Lagoon consultant.

    Bill Holman clearly remembers Mimaland, which was already in existence when he began working on Sunway Lagoon back in the late 1980‘s. Rather popular among theme park goers from around Kuala Lumpur due to its giant size swimming pool, the hillside park‘s decline coincided with Sunway Lagoon‘s rise in popularity when the latter began operations in 1992.
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