Author Archives: Ryan

VEP in effect for foreign cars entering Johor

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JOHOR BARU: All foreign-registered cars entering Johor from today will be subject to the Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) but there will be no charges until July 15 when the test run ends. Public Works, Rural and Regional Development Com­mittee chairman Datuk Hasni Mohammad said more than 120,000 owners of Singapore vehicles have registered. He added that each vehicle lane at ... Read More »

‘Friendship bridge’ to Singapore

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PUTRAJAYA: MALAYSIA and Singapore are looking into a proposal to build a “Friendship Bridge” to improve road connectivity as well as to further enhance bilateral relations between the two countries. The bridge, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, was a long-term initiative and a symbol of the growing friendship enjoyed between Malaysia and the republic. “I would like to ... Read More »

Iskandar Malaysia to boost Malaysia’s global competitiveness

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PUTRAJAYA: Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said Iskandar Malaysia is a strategic place to boost Malaysia’s competitiveness in the global market and help Singapore maintain its economic competitiveness by integrating two economies and complementing each other. He said Malaysia and Singapore agreed to develop Iskandar Malaysia comprehensively to create jobs, attract investments and to have an organic, comprehensive, dynamic, ... Read More »

Lee: Iskandar a win-win prospect for S’pore and M’sia

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PUTRAJAYA: Singapore and Malaysia have reaffirmed a commitment to complement one another to bring about a win-win situation for both countries through developments in the Iskandar Malaysia corridor in Johor.   Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong described the Malaysian southern economic corridor as a strategic place to raise Malaysia above the global competition. It can also help Singapore maintain ... Read More »

Country Garden, KPRJ plan massive reclamation development for luxury homes

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PETALING JAYA: China’s Country Garden Holdings Co Ltd and Kumpulan Prasarana Rakyat Johor (KPRJ) have drawn out plans for a massive reclamation project to build luxury homes near Pendas in southern Johor near Singapore, according to sources. Sources said that the project could entail a land area of “a few thousand acres,” which would make it one of Iskandar Malaysia’s ... Read More »

Japan’s Imagica Launches Post-Production Facility at Pinewood Iskandar Malaysia Studios


The company, a joint venture with the Malaysian government, says it will target major Hollywood feature films and TV shows as its customers. Japanese post-production company Imagica has entered into a joint venture with a holding company backed by the Malaysian government to launch a cutting-edge digital post-production facility at the new Pinewood Iskandar Studios complex in Malaysia. The new ... Read More »

Johor in position to be richest state via Iskandar Malaysia


Johor is slated to be the richest state in the country supported by investments brought upon via Iskandar Malaysia by 2025. Iskandar property specialist Ho Chin Hwa noted that there has been an immense amount of promotion activities by the government to promote this project to Malaysians. According to Ho, the reason for such heavy promotion was due to the ... Read More »

New investment threshold for foreigners to have minimal impact on Iskandar Malaysia properties

The increased floor price of MYR1 million (USD306,000) threshold for foreign investors is expected to have a limited impact on Iskandar Malaysia projects when it takes effect on 1 May, according to real estate consultants. Loo Kong Hoe of Rahim & Co (Johor), who spoke at last Monday’s 2014 property outlook briefing of the Malaysian Institute of Estate Agents (MIEA), ... Read More »

Kuala Lumpur-S’pore high speed rail link well on track


SINGAPORE: The proposed High Speed Rail (HSR) link between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore is making good progress. This was revealed in a joint statement after the 10th Malaysia-Singapore Joint Ministerial Committee Meeting for Iskandar Malaysia (JMCIM). The meeting was held in Singapore, and was co-chaired by National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan and Malaysia’s Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, ... Read More »