June 27, 2016 by iskandarinsider
KUALA LUMPUR – Japanese trading giant Mitsui & Co. is capitalizing on its business partnerships in Malaysia to expand its role in the country’s government-backed grand project to build a new multi-functional city.
Iskandar Malaysia is a gargantuan urban development project to build a thriving, high-tech metropolis that can attract money and people from all over the world on a tract of land three times larger than neighboring Singapore.
Category Iskandar Property, Legoland, Singapore | Tags: ascendas, Azbil's, Canon, Fujikura's, Hitachi, IHH Healthcare, japanese, Japanese technology, khazanah nasional, Medini Iskandar Malaysia, mitsui & co, Mitsui's Tetsuo Okamura, Nusajaya Tech Park, Okamura, Panasonic's, uem sunrise
May 23, 2016 by iskandarinsider
JOHOR BAHRU: Johor wants to learn from the success stories of the tourism players in Thailand and Maldives in attracting tourists from all over the world to their respective countries.
State Tourism committee chairman Datuk Tee Siew Kiong said the government hoped to have similar success in attracting local and foreign tourists to visit Mersing.
He said plans were already in the pipeline to develop and transform the Mersing district located on the north east of Johor, about 130km from here, as the “Caribbean of the East”.
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Category Johor Bahru, Legoland | Tags: Angry Birds, Caribbean of the East, Datuk Tee Siew Kiong, Hello Kitty Indoor Theme Park, iskandar malaysia, JBCC, Johor Tourism Master Plan, Krabi, Maldives, mersing, Phi Phi Island, Phuket, puteri harbour, Rompin National Park, South China Sea, Sultan Iskandar Marina Park, Taman Mount Austin, Thailand
December 23, 2013 by Melvin
RISING from a former palm plantation, the towering Astaka complex will cast its shadow across the Malaysia-Singapore border by 2017, a symbol for an ambitious development zone linking the two former rival’s econo-mies.
December 12, 2013 by iskandarinsider
LIKE most Malaysians, I must admit that I tend to take things with a grain of salt and need a lot of convincing before I can commit to something.
When I first heard about Iskandar Malaysia back in 2006, there was a fair bit of scepticism. Many of my friends also wondered: “Where and what is Iskandar Malaysia?”
For the next few years, many Johoreans, especially Johor Baru residents, were unsure about what Iskandar Malaysia was, let alone what to make of the ambitious master plan.
Many did not understand that southern Johor would be transformed permanently into a future regional growth region, rivaling the many international cities around the world.
December 5, 2013 by iskandarinsider
The entrance of the first Legoland Malaysia Theme Park in Asia located at Medini, Nusajaya, Gelang Patah in Johor. ABDUL RAHMAN EMBONG /THE STAR[/caption]
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has granted a substantial tax break to a zone in a showpiece investment project near Singapore, a move likely to provide crucial support to a $800 million initial public offering of the area’s developer next year.
The Medini area in the southern state of Johor is the only section of the $30 billion Iskandar Development Region to get an exemption from a 30 percent property gains tax announced in October to cool soaring property prices, government officials said.
Category IRDA, Iskandar Property, iskandar waterfront, Johor Bahru, Khazanah, Legoland, Medini | Tags: eastern & oriental, goldman sachs, ifr, irda, iskandar waterfront, Khazanah, mah sing, maybank, medini, medini iskandar, merrill lynch, mitsui & co, sunway, thomson reuters, united world infrastructure, wct holdings
September 23, 2013 by iskandarinsider
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.
Category Danga Bay, EduCity, Iskandar Property, Johor Bahru, Khazanah, Legoland, Medini, Nusajaya, Puteri Harbour, Temasek Holdings, UEM Land | Tags: east ledang, imperia, Iskandar, Khazanah, mapletree, marina one, NusaJaya, puteri harbour, sunrise, teega, temasek, uem, wan abdullah
August 5, 2013 by iskandarinsider
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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Category Johor Bahru, Legoland, Medini, Nusajaya, Sunway, Theme Park | Tags: aquaventure, atlantis hotel, disneyland, europa park, holman, Iskandar, legoland, medini, NusaJaya, pendas river, sunway, sunway lagoon, theme park, universal studio, vuvuzela
July 28, 2013 by iskandarinsider
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.