‘Johor Premium Outlet (JPO)’ Category

  1. Iskandar Johor follows the Shenzhen script

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    June 10, 2013 by iskandarinsider

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    Efforts to transform the Malaysian border zone near Singapore into a bustling commercial corridor appear to be on track after a rocky start.

    The zone, known as Iskandar, is emerging as an attractive opportunity that deserves to be on the radar of those considering investment in the new growth centres of Asia.

    Iskandar is a 2,216 square kilometre urbanisation project, three times the size of Singapore. Nusajaya, the residential zone at its core, which stares across the water at the Singapore skyline, is just a 45-minute drive from Singapore’s Changi airport. The zone is geared towards a residential metropolis with educational, medical and theme-park infrastructures being used to attract resident migrants from Singapore. Logistics, transport and industrial-related infrastructure is being developed in adjacent zones.

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  2. Iskandar Malaysia – A tourist destination on the rise

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    April 6, 2013 by iskandarinsider

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    JOHOR Baru has never had it so good, as far as the hotels are concerned.

    Room occupancy is at an all-time high, not only in the state capital, but also in south Johor, which is commonly known as Iskandar Malaysia.

    A check with several hotels in the city revealed that the rooms were fully booked until the end of the year.

    This is a good sign for Visit Malaysia Year 2014.

    The opening of Johor Premium Outlet in Kulaijaya, Legoland Malaysia and Puteri Harbour Family Theme Park, both in Nusajaya, have drawn Singaporeans as well as visitors from out of town.

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  3. Axis-AME JV to develop 230-acre industrial city in Iskandar zone

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    February 27, 2013 by Melvin

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    PETALING JAYA: Axis Group and Johor-based AME Group will together invest RM600 million to develop a 230-acre (93.08ha) industrial city in the flagship Zone E of Iskandar Malaysia in Johor.

    The development which was officially launched yesterday will be under the brands – “i-PARK” and “SME CITY”.

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  4. Iskandar now poised to roll in the money

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    January 9, 2013 by iskandarinsider

    With most projects now broken ground or operating, Iskandar Malaysia is in position to rake in the value from investments made
    puteri-harbour-catalyst-developmentWas it a rebranding, the entry of the Singapore government’s own investment vehicles, improved bilateral relations, or the entry of crucial names like Pinewood Studios (of James Bond fame), Legoland, Marlborough College (of Kate Middleton fame), Traders Hotel and the Hello Kitty theme park? Or was it the attractive tax and government incentives, the heating up of the Singapore property market, or just timing in its serendipitous mysterious way? Whatever it is, it seems like the Iskandar Malaysia economic region in southern Johor, since its grand scheme was announced as the South Johor Economic Region about seven years ago, is coming together.

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  5. Iskandar: Boon or bane for Singapore real estate?

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    December 29, 2012 by iskandarinsider

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    Iskandar Malaysia was launched in November 2006 with the aim of developing the southern Johor region into a strong and sustainable metropolis of international standing.

    With a total area of 2,217 sq km, the region will have five flagship zones including the Johor Baru City Centre, Nusajaya and Senai-Skudai, and will incorporate work, live and play elements. A number of key projects have been planned to attract investments into Iskandar, and some have been successfully completed, such as the Johor Premium Outlet and LegoLand.

    According to recent reports, as of last September, Iskandar had recorded nearly RM100 billion (S$40 billion) in investments, about 40 per cent of which came from foreign sources.

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  6. Pick JB for world-class events

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    December 19, 2012 by iskandarinsider

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    JOHOR Baru has proven itself as a capable host in organising global events, as well as a perfect destination for meetings, incentives, conventions and expo.

    The city welcomed 2,100 delegates to the 8th World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) which was held from Dec 4 to 6.

    It was a major world class event, and the organiser put in a lot of effort to make it a success. The delegates, who were treated to dinner in Kota Iskandar, were impressed by this “Putrajaya of Johor”.

    Kuala Lumpur, with its numerous world-class convention centres, has been the host city for many international events. Singapore has also been a popular choice.

    In the past, Johor Baru was unlikely to be the choice of organisers of global events.

    So when it became known, early this year, that JB would be the venue to hold the WIEF, some were in a state of disbelief while other were overjoyed.

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  7. Iskandar Malaysia a magnet for investment

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    October 27, 2012 by iskandarinsider

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    JOHOR BAHARU, Oct 27 — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak nailed it when he described Johor as an “investment catchment area” for its attractiveness in drawing in multi-billion ringgit investments which will bring huge benefits to its people.

    Najib’s (picture) off-the-cuff remark when officiating Johor’s Umno function last month bears testimony to the rapid transformation this southern state has undergone during the last few years.

    Speaking in front of the state’s Umno leaders, he had also hinted that another wave of “huge investments” were imminent to the state, without disclosing specific details on the purported deals.
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  8. Malaysia believes in Johor tourism boost

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    October 24, 2012 by iskandarinsider

    The bridge linking Johor and Singapore.

    KUALA LUMPUR: By continuing to promote the southern state of Johor as a prime tourist destination, including the recent launch of the Legoland theme park, Malaysia believes that the area can be the top tourist destination for the country.

    The new “Iskandar Malaysia” tourism campaign aimed at families for Johor is likely to see a rise in the number of visitors to the area, Director of Johor’s Tourism Departmenet Zanal Misran said.

    “Iskandar Malaysia is equipped with infrastructure and facilities that enable the state’s tourism industry to comprehensively provide family tourism, edu-tourism and health tourism within a single location,” he continued.

    “Johor tourism has (in the past) been very much dependent on coastal and island tourism, eco-tourism as well as its culture and heritage. We now have Iskandar Malaysia transforming the tourism industry in Johor with its family entertainment concept and high value products,” he added.

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  9. Cheap as China and closer: Malaysia zone woos Singapore firms

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    October 23, 2012 by iskandarinsider

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    SINGAPORE, Oct 22 — When Tastyfood Industries decided to boost production to meet demand in Africa and the Middle East, the maker of Mr Cafe instant coffee and Vitamax cereal did not expand its Singapore factory or another one it owns in Xiamen, China.

    Instead, it plans to close its Singapore plant next year and move up the road to Malaysia’s Iskandar economic zone, where it will set up a factory three times the size on low-cost freehold land and hire willing workers as cheaply as it can in China.
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