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Rising hopes for shared boom on Malaysia-Singapore border

NUSAJAYA, Dec 22 — 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 economies. 

Iskandar Malaysia eyes RM22bil investments in 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Iskandar Malaysia expects to secure RM22bil in investments in 2014 compared with RM21bil this year, said Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) Chief Executive Datuk Ismail Ibrahim.

He said IRDA was optimistic that from the economic growth experienced by Iskandar Malaysia over the years, it would continue to get more investment on a year to year basis. 

The Weinstein Company sets camp in Malaysia

An epic series on the life of Marco Polo is set to be shot in Malaysia.

IT is not always that Hollywood comes aknocking. But when it does, the knock sure is loud. American film studio The Weinstein Company is setting camp right here in Malaysia, using the Pinewood Studios in Johor Baru to shoot their latest epic seriesMarco Polo. And guess what? They are looking to cast thousands of people to work as paid background actors.

Final plan for Singapore-Johor Bahru Rapid Transit System (RTS) link by end of 2014

Johor Bahru, 7th December 2013 - The Malaysia-Singapore Joint Ministerial Committee for Iskandar Malaysia (JMCIM) Meeting on Transport Matters was held at Horizon Hills Golf and Country Club on 6th December 2013 in Nusajaya, Malaysia.

In a statement issued on Saturday in Singapore, the meeting has reviewed the progress made so far by the Transportation Links Work Group and has accepted the Joint Engineering Study Phase 1 report on the Singapore-Johor Bahru Rapid Transit System (RTS) link and agreed to identify a preferred and agreed option for the RTS link by the end of 2014.

Three new nodes for Iskandar will further boost development of region

JOHOR BARU: The Federal Government has agreed to the creation of three more new nodes in Iskandar Malaysia – which now has only one – Medini in Nusajaya.

Sources told StarBiz, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has approved the creation of the additional nodes, which are expected to be announced this year.

The three nodes are likely to be located in the Eastern Gate Development Zone, the Western Gate Development Zone and Senai-Kulai growth corridor.

BMW Malaysia expands to Johor

BMW Group Malaysia has introduced Wearnes Autohaus in Tebrau, Johor, in an effort to increase its network in Malaysia, the company said yesterday. This expansion is set to provide full BMW Group’s 4S services to its southern customers. The 4S includes sales, service, system and spareparts.

Iskandar Malaysia to propose twin airport between Senai and Changi


JOHOR BARU - Iskandar Malaysia is planning to propose the twin-airport concept to Singapore in a bid to boost the aviation industry in the republic and south Johor.

Johor’s Nusajaya projects main attraction for Singapore buyers

Strong demand from Singaporeans for property projects, especially in Nusajaya, Johor, is a comforting note for UEM Land Holdings Bhd.

Its managing director and chief executive officer (CEO) Datuk Wan Abdullah Wan Ibrahim said the republic’s move to tighten housing regulation has affected the purchasing power within Singapore.

Wan Abdullah said most of the foreign buyers were Singaporeans, but they also have buyers from Japan, China, UK, Australia, Vietnam, Indonesia, South Korea and the Middle East.

Inside Educity Iskandar: a university partnership in Malaysia

Frederika Whitehead talks to some of the UK universities who are joining forces to form a shared campus in Malaysia

Transnational education is booming and the forms in which it is delivered are proliferating all the time. Ever increasing numbers of UK universities are setting up franchising arrangements, 2+1 models, or even full-blown overseas campuses.