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Iskandar follows the Shenzhen script

Links to Hong Kong are replicated in the Malaysian economic zone's ties to Singapore

Efforts to transform the Malaysian border zone near Singapore into a bustling commercial corridor appear to be on track after a rocky start.

The zone, known as Iskandar, is emerging as an attractive opportunity that deserves to be on the radar of those considering investment in the new growth centres of Asia.

Iskandar, a South-east Asian success story

It's an example of what makes emerging Asia an exciting investment destination - By Mark Mobius

IRDA Eyes Up To Six Theme Parks In Iskandar Malaysia

Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) is eyeing up to six international theme parks in Iskandar Malaysia within the next two or three years.

Its chief executive, Datuk Ismail Ibrahim, said Iskandar Malaysia currently has two theme parks -- Legoland Malaysia and Hello Kitty theme park.

Malaysia-Singapore high-speed rail link

SINGAPORE: Malaysia and Singapore have agreed to build a high-speed rail link between the city state and Kuala lumpur.

The link will cut travelling time between the two destinations to just 90 minutes, from the hours it now takes by rail and road.

The two countries also agreed on a rapid transit system linking Singapore's Mass Rapid Transit system with Johor Baru.

Top 10 Iskandar News in 2012

A number of remarkable milestones and achievements have been materialized in Iskandar Malaysia in year 2012. In fact, since the southern economic corridor was launched 6 years ago, 2012 was regarded as tipping point year for Nusajaya (Flagship Zone B), one of the 5 key Flagship Zones in Iskandar. Here are the pick of the 10 most significant news in Iskandar for year 2012.

‘Johor Bahru, Iskandar property super cycle from 2013’

SOUTHERN BOOM: JB and by extension, Iskandar will emerge as the hottest place in Malaysia to invest in from 2013, says property consultant

Iskandar Malaysia the next big thing

Malaysia challenges global uncertainty with new economic hub. 

by John Grafilo

JOHOR BARU: Malaysia’s ambitious regional economic and entertainment hub that aims to rival Hong Kong and Singapore hopes to attract more international interest with the opening of Asia’s first Legoland theme park.

The Odd Couple: Singapore and Malaysia Team Up on Development Zone

A $28 billion port, tourism and industrial complex called Iskandar Malaysia is rising at the tip of southern Malaysia. It promises to knit together erstwhile rivals and, in so doing, reshape the regional economy

Plans for Iskandar to soar, Irda to develop it as aviation hub

JOHOR BARU: Iskandar Regional Development Authority (Irda) wants to promote, develop and position Iskandar Malaysia as the leading aviation-related activities hub in the region.

Chief executive officer Datuk Ismail Ibrahim said Iskandar Malaysia was now ready with the infrastructure required to meet the demand of the regional aviation growth.

Third link may cost up to RM20b

THE proposed third link between Johor and Singapore may cost as much as RM20 billion, depending on the project structure and the starting points of the bridge in both countries. People with first-hand information on the matter said Malaysia is mulling over whether to construct the bridge in Pasir Gudang or Pengerang, and get Singapore to link it to either Changi, Punggol or Tampines.