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Singapore and Malaysia could be linked by an undersea tunnel

Traveling from Singapore and Malaysia may get a lot easier.

According to the The Star, engineers are currently exploring the possibility of building an undersea tunnel to link Malaysia's Johor Baru and Singapore.

Iskandar Regional Development Authority chief executive officer Ismail Ibrahim said the tunnel was likely to be about one kilometer long, slightly shorter than the current Woodlands Causeway.

“By going underwater ... there will be less disruption to movement between Johor Baru and Singapore,” said Ibrahim.

Kate to open Marlborough College in Nusajaya

JOHOR BARU: Princess Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, is expected to open the Marlborough College in Nusajaya during a visit to the state with her husband, Prince William.

Still famously known by her maiden name Kate Middleton, she and William will visit Johor in September as part of their tour to several countries in conjunction with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

Malaysian development Danga Bay set to attract global firms

The Danga Bay waterfront will face Singapore and developers hope to encourage large multinationals to relocate there, along with home-buyers and visitors. The whole development was given a value of RM80 billion (£17 billion) as part of the Iskandar Malaysia project.
It will involve reclaiming land and building on swamps along a 25km stretch of coastline. While the ambitious project was announced five years ago nothing has happened due to uncoordinated efforts from the various land owners, which included several state and government-run firms.

Padraig Harrington comes third in Iskandar Johor Open in Malaysia

The triple major champion Padraig Harrington finished third at the rain-affected Iskandar Johor Open in Malaysia on Sunday on 13 under par, two shots behind the winner, the Dutchman Joost Luiten.

All systems go at Bio X Cell in Nusajaya

JOHOR BAHARU: An estimated RM450 million has been invested so far into the making of Bio X Cell, a 64-hectare site in Nusajaya, Iskandar Malaysia, which will offer the best for the bio-technology industry.
By the time operations begin in early 2013, Bio X Cell will have an estimated gross development value (GDV) of RM1.5 billion, with 14 companies set to do manufacturing work there.

British expats and investors drawn to Malaysian metropolis

A huge development three times the size of Singapore is taking shape across the border in Malaysia, bringing with it hundreds of thousands of jobs, new homes and international schools.  -By Justin Harper

Irda's safety and security blueprint takes shape

JOHOR BARU: Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Khalid Abu Bakar was recently briefed on the implementation of various safety and security efforts being undertaken in Iskandar Malaysia by Iskandar Regional Development Authority (Irda).

Malaysia Restraining Its Own Singapore Property Boom: Mortgages

Chris Metcalf commutes for 45 minutes to Singapore each day from Iskandar, a region just over the border in Malaysia, to work as a lawyer at Clyde & Co LLP.

“It’s too expensive to live in Singapore,” said Metcalf, who moved across the Johor Strait in June after finding he could no longer afford the island-state on a local salary and with four children. “We’re selling a house in the U.K. and when we do we’ll consider buying in Malaysia because it’s definitely better value.”

JPO schedules to open new stores on Nov 15

JOHOR BAHARU: Johor Premium Outlets (JPO), the first Premium Outlet centre in the region, is scheduled to open new stores on Nov 15, as part of its phase two expansion.