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Upcoming hospital in Johor's Iskandar targets Singapore patients

NUSAJAYA - More foreigners, especially from Singapore, are expected to come to Iskandar Malaysia to seek medical treatment with the setting up of at least 25 hospitals, including private specialist centres, by 2016.

One of the health industry members involved - IHH Healthcare - has invested over RM400 million (S$155 million) for the first phase of its Gleneagles Medini Hospital (GMH) here.

Pinewood Iskandar to attract RM1.9b in investment

NUSAJAYA: Pinewood Iskandar Malaysia Studio (PIMS) aims to attract RM1.9 billion in investment from international productions and creating 11,300 freelance jobs from 2013 to 2020.

Johor Tourism, Domestic Trade and Consumerism committee chairman, Datuk Tee Siew Kiong, said PIMS could attract many investors, companies and professionals to be part of the media production network.

Malaysian firms secure deals at 10th WIEF

The 10th World Islamic Economic Forum has traveled miles ahead of its original objective and attracted more Muslim and non-Muslim nations to participate in the conference.

The forum has achieved its objective, mainly conducted by Malaysian counterpart WIEF Foundation under the helm of former deputy prime minister Tun Musa Hitam.

The three-day forum held at Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai, which ended on Aug 30, saw 12 memorandum of understanding (MoU) and agreements signed between Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates partners.

Up next at Iskandar Malaysia: A snow world theme park and an opera house

SINGAPORE - Another large mixed development project at Iskandar Malaysia is on the cards.

Chinese state-owned company Greenland Group and Iskandar Waterfront City Berhad (IWCB) will be jointly developing a RM3 billion project over 128 acres along Tebrau Bay.

The first phase of the Tebrau Bay Waterfront City project, as it is called, will include a snow world theme park, an opera house, a hospital specializing in Chinese traditional medicine and a school. It will be developed over 15 years.



Cut-Price Luxury Homes Fuel Singapore Tri-Nation Sprawl

Darren Chin gave up a 15-minute train journey to his office in Singapore for a two-hour drive with a stop at passport control. The reason: By commuting from Malaysia, he can afford his own two-story home and car.

Curtains rise for Pinewood Iskandar Malaysia Studios

NUSAJAYA: Pinewood Iskandar Malaysia Studios (PIMS) is officially open and ready to serve regional and international production clients.

PIMS is a collaboration between the world-famous Pinewood Studios Group and Malaysia's Khazanah Nasional Bhd, and is expected to contribute up to RM1.8bil in local spending and create up to 1,700 freelance jobs over the next eight years.

Ten reasons why you should invest in Iskandar

KUALA LUMPUR: Iskandar Malaysia, officially launched in 2006, covers an area of 2,217 sq km (roughly three times the size of Singapore). Upon launching its total population was 1,350,000 habitants, of which total work force was 610,000 heads.


Billionaire Walker says Sydney home market ’too hot’, turns focus to Malaysia

SYDNEY, Aug 15 — Billionaire Lang Walker, founder of one of Australia’s largest closely held developers, said that home prices in Sydney and Melbourne have climbed too much, and he is turning his focus to his investment in Malaysia. 


PM Lee urges SMEs to consider Iskandar for expansion

SINGAPORE — Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) seeking to venture overseas should seriously consider Iskandar Malaysia as an option, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said yesterday.

Faced with a deluge of challenges including manpower woes, the special economic zone in Johor Baru offers the advantages of lower costs and more land, Mr Lee said at a Malay Muslim Business Conference yesterday.

Singapore ranked world’s most expensive city

Singapore has jumped to the top of the Economist Intelligence Unit's (EIU) ranking of the world's most expensive cities, overtaking the likes of Tokyo and Osaka as the Singapore dollar appreciated against the yen.