‘EduCity’ Category

  1. 74 percent of foreign buyers of UEM’s Iskandar project are Singaporean

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    September 23, 2013 by iskandarinsider

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    SINGAPORE – Singaporeans are streets ahead of any other group of foreigners snapping up property developed by UEM Sunrise at Iskandar Malaysia.

    They accounted for 74 per cent of purchases made at the various developments by non-Malaysians.

    Most Singaporean buyers are people who go to Johor frequently for business and those wanting a weekend home, said UEM Sunrise chief executive Wan Abdullah Wan Ibrahim on Thursday.

    “They buy more of the upmarket products, as foreigners can only buy units that are above RM500,000 (S$195,000), and they have been buying both landed homes and strata developments,” he added at a progress update of the Iskandar projects.

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  2. EcoBotanic @ Nusajaya – Coming Soon

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    July 28, 2013 by iskandarinsider

    EcoBotanic

    EcoBotanic – Amongst Soft Grass and Pure Class
    A botanic paradise will rise.

    A new, private upscale township enveloped by greenery as far as one’s eyes can wander, with botanic gardens and nature-themed sculptures sprinkled all around.

    Its homes – spacious cluster houses, semi-Ds and bungalows – are inspired by the aesthetics of classic colonial-era architectures, with a touch of modern flair and contemporary luxury, and come designed with personal verandahs for its occupants to spend quiet moments in the embrace of the great outdoors, at any time of the day and in the warmth of their home.

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  3. Mah Sing eyes RM5bil GDV in Iskandar Malaysia

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    January 30, 2013 by iskandarinsider

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    KUALA LUMPUR: Mah Sing Group Bhd’s vision is to become one of the largest lifestyle developers in the Iskandar Development Region (IDR) with a minimum gross development value (GDV) of at least RM5bil over the next few years.

    It is targeting mainly foreigner s a nd will be opening a sales gallery in Singapore after the Chinese New Year celebration.

    “We want to be one of the big players in Johor. We have done our homework and want to target homes for students and families around Educity. We see the Iskandar region thriving and a great beneficiary because of its proximity to Singapore,” Mah Sing group managing director Tan Sri Leong Hoy Kum told StarBiz.

    The educational institutions in Educity include University of Reading from the United Kingdom, the Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia, the University of Southampton Malaysia campus, the Netherlands Maritime Institute of Technology, Raffles University Iskandar and Marlborough College Malaysia.

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  4. US Six Flags to invest RM1.5bil in Iskandar theme park in Malaysia

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    January 10, 2013 by iskandarinsider

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    NUSAJAYA: US-based theme park operator Six Flags Entertainment Corp is planning to invest between RM1.2bil and RM1.5bil to set up a theme park in Iskandar Malaysia.

    Sources told StarBiz that the theme park, which will be double the size of Legoland Malaysia and the company’s first theme park in Asia, would offer more than 40 rides.

    According to Wikipedia, Six Flags Entertainment is the world’s largest amusement part corporation based on quantity of properties and the fifth most popular in terms of attendance.

    Update: Six Flags Entertainment Corp (NYSE:SIX) owner and operator of regional theme, water and zoological parks is not expanding to Asia with any investment or involvement in Iskandar, Malaysia.
    http://www.livetradingnews.com/six-flags-entertainment-corp-nysesix-expands-in-asia-100451.htm

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  5. Massive Education Complex Takes Shape in Iskandar Malaysia

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    December 25, 2012 by iskandarinsider

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    NUSAJAYA, MALAYSIA — The Malaysian state of Johor has long been viewed as an inexpensive shopping area across the border from Singapore, or a stop en route to the brighter lights of Kuala Lumpur.

    Now Malaysia is trying to upgrade a hodgepodge of gritty industrial towns and rural villages with Iskandar Malaysia, a planned eco-city and trading zone with districts for tourism, health care and education.

    Part of the development is EduCity, a 240-hectare, or 600-acre, plot of land in Nusajaya, which is being developed by Iskandar Investment Berhad. This company is majority-owned by investment entities linked to the federal and state authorities. Iskandar Investment hopes that Nusajaya’s lush green fields, neatly paved roads and two theme parks will eventually become a second home to more than 16,000 students.

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  6. Iskandar Waterfront Holdings gets the task of remaking Johor Bahru

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    December 9, 2012 by iskandarinsider

    Connection to the past: Johor Baru’s old bridge.

    TAN Sri Lim Kang Hoo was beaming with excitement to show off his grand plan for the makeover of Johor Baru when StarBizWeek met him for an interview recently.

    He had just got the plans approved for the makeover of the central business district (CBD) and the eastern side of the tip of Johor Baru (JB). The makeover of the CDB will change the face of several streets such as Jalan Wong Ah Fook, Jalan Segget, Jalan Ibrahim, and Jalan Meldrum which now house buildings that have been abandoned for a long time.

    In his opinion, and that of others, JB has not recovered from the property glut after the 1997 Asian economic crisis.

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  7. Prestigious Marlborough College (UK) raising the bar of education in Iskandar Malaysia

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    November 6, 2012 by iskandarinsider

    Kate Middleton at Marlborough College
    Opening its door at their Iskandar Malaysia EduCity campus in September 2012, Marlborough College surely is a big boost to the EduCity image in the international level. Consider Kate Middleton, yes the wife of Prince William, and many other England’s rich and famous went to the same school at Wiltshire, England which founded in 1843.

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