Iskandar Malaysia so far…

Malaysia City now reveals upcoming proposed/approved urban megaprojects within Iskandar Malaysia, formerly known as Iskandar Development Region (IDR) and South Johor Economic Region (SJER). The list (may) excludes ongoing developments in Bandar Nusajaya – the future Johor State capital, Port of Tanjung Pelepas, Senai-Skudai and elsewhere within the region. 
The Iskandar Malaysia, encompassing Johor Bahru and (Bandar) Nusajaya is a new major development zone in the southern Malaysian state of Johor, next to Singapore (Johor is often known as Singapore’s hinterland). It is named after the present sultan, Iskandar Al-haj. At 2,215 km², it is two-and-a-half times bigger than Singapore and 48 times the size of Malaysia’s administrative centre, Putrajaya. It is envisioned to draw investment and business to Johor and will be the biggest development project undertaken in Malaysia. Covering 5 economic zones, it is an ambitious plan to develop south Johor into a global metropolis, modelled after China’s Shenzhen which has greatly benefited from neighbouring Hong Kong. As part of the project, the state administrative capital will be moved to Nusajaya. A Disney theme park has been rumoured to open here as well. [Wikipedia Johor; Wikipedia Iskandar Malaysia; TheStar]
Iskandar Malaysia website: or
With the very high construction costs and political uncertainty today, these projects would most probably be affected in some ways.
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Lido Boulevard, Lido Beach and reclaimed land, Johor Bahru
Developer:  Central Malaysian Properties (Tan Sri Vincent Tan) and Johor State Inc ::: Development Value: RM2.7 billion ::: To commence in September 2008
Lido Boulevard

Lido Boulevard

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Asia Pacific Trade & Exhibition City (APTEC), Lakehill Resort City and 905-acre Nusa Damai, near Pasir Gudang
Developer: Malaysia Pacific Corp Bhd ::: Total Estimated Value: RM6.3 billion ::: Website:
Asia Pacific Trade & Exhibition City (APTEC)

Asia Pacific Trade & Exhibition City (APTEC)

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Bandar MSC Cyberport Phase 1, Kulai
Developer: Sunil Mantri Ltd of India, MSC Cyberport Sdn Bhd and Kumpulan Prasarana Rakyat Johor ::: Development Value: RM1.16 billion ::: Website:
Bandar MSC Cyberport, Kulai

Bandar MSC Cyberport, Kulai


Bandar MSC Cyberport, Kulai

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Danga Bay Global City, Johor Bahru

Developer: Ekovest Bhd and proposed partners ::: Total Estimated Value: RM19.2 billion ::: Status: Design Concept ::: Website:
Danga Bay Global City

Danga Bay Global City and the renewal of Johor Bahru CBD

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Setia EcoCity, Bukit Indah, near Bandar Nusajaya

Developer: SP Setia Bhd ::: Total Estimated Value: +RM5 billion ::: Website:
Setia EcoCity, Bukit Indah, Nusajaya

Setia EcoCity, Bukit Indah, Nusajaya

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Illuminare City, Jalan Tebrau, Johor Bahru

Investor: Al-Hidayah Group ::: Status: Design Concept

Illuminare City

Illuminare City

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Senai International Airport City

Developer: Senai Airport Transit Services (Tan Sri Syed Mokhtar Al-Bukhary) ::: Website: 

Senai International Airport City

Senai International Airport

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That’s it for now, more to come next round such as the proposed “Mubadala City Johor”, so stay tuned!

See also: Dream of a Malaysian-Singapore regional metropolis ; Malaysia’s faith in economic planning ; Malaysia faces hurdles on big economic zone


6 Responses to “Iskandar Malaysia so far…”

  1. zaki Says:

    Very very impressive!!! Look forward to see more…

  2. Alex Says:

    I found your site on technorati and read a few of your other posts. Keep up the good work. I just added your RSS feed to my Google News Reader. Looking forward to reading more from you down the road!

  3. magarita Says:

    is this for real ?? seems like its gonna be more advance than KL , i think malaysia gov definately want iskandar to become like singapore , “kia su”

  4. Hubert Says:

    Iskandar?? Bullshit la!! Melaysia memang TAK boleh!!! I’m staying in JB where part of iskandar, but I Really don’t think iskandar will be success! Malaysian gov always live in their own dreamss! Base on Malaysia ‘history’ our gov always lie! Never hold their words and only waste their ppl money! Pls la, don’t alwasy give us a promise and destroy it! Enough already! Iskandar will end up a joke to the world! Anyway i an migrating to OZ after I get my degree there, I will be loughing at ‘iskandar joke’ soon!
    Iskandar just another joke!

  5. Ola Woodmansee Says:

    Nice blog. I got a lot of good information. I’ve been watching this technology for awhile. It’s interesting how it keeps varying, yet some of the core components stay the same. Have you seen much change since Google made their most recent acquisition in the area?

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