Placing a safe bet in Iskandar Johor Bahru Malaysia

Over the past few years, investors have watched the southern region of Malaysia like hungry hawks. Quite possibly the country’s biggest undertaking in recent times, Iskandar Malaysia’s final silhouette is finally gaining more visibility, drawing investors from within the • country and beyond.

Despite cooling measures and the overall concern of household income in the country, Iskandar Malaysia has seen an influx of both developments and investors.

What are some of the benefits of investing in Iskandar Malaysia?

Iskandar Malaysia (Iskandar Johor Bahru Malaysia) is a growth region which offers a strategic location and great accessibility via multiple entry points, namely the Coastal Highway and the • Eastern Dispersal Link. These highways are also flanked by Changi International Airport in Singapore and Senai International Airport near Johor Bahru. Comparatively speaking, Malaysia is still a very attractive destination regionally in terms of its lower overall costs and excellent infrastructure.

The substantial foreign investment in IM, valued at RM129.42 billion in 2013 according to the Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA), will assist with the generation of more economic ventures such as manufacturing multinational corporations. The mushrooming of international schools and colleges in EduCity, Nusajaya is also poised to solidify the educational offerings in the area.

Additionally, IM has been experiencing a rapid population growth due to the large number of people migrating there, recording migration rates of 5.2% and 7.5% in 2011 and 2012 respectively. Developments within the region such as the upcoming Mass Rapid Transit and High Speed Rail link also, bode well for its long-term growth prospects in terms of migration. Pair this with IM’s investment-friendly policies, strong legal framework and stability and you have enough benefits to instil confidence in investors.

How did the Budget 2014’s cooling measures affect Iskandar Malaysia?

The measures introduced over the last year have, to an extent, dampened take-up rates in certain segments of the market. Despite that; underlying fundamental demand for good properties remains strong. As such, I believe that most developers will adjust their projects mix to launch products which meet the needs of genuine homebuyers. Over time, this should improve the take-up rates for the market.

What are some of the challenges that Property developer should aware?

Some of the issues that we are hoping to address are the rising costs of land, labour and materials which have resulted in a hike in construction costs. Developers have to be careful and launch products which are both commercially viable and affordable to their targeted customer base.

On the positive side, however, infrastructure throughout the region has improved tremendously over the past few years. Travelling by car is a breeze now and this has opened up many new development corridors, although the enhancement of public transport is still immensely necessary. A reliable public transport provision will definitely benefit the public, especially those living in the newer housing estates.

What is the best kind of property to buy in Iskandar Malaysia? Is residential the best choice or would a retail outlet or SoHo be a better option?

Looking at it from a purely investment-based outlook, property types may not be the sole aspect to consider when making this sort of decision. Location, surrounding amenities, accessibility and the developer’s reputation are equally crucial as these would generate sustainable demand for the properties. This of course applies to primary purchasing, secondary purchasing and rental as well. For how to choosing the right property , you can visit here for property buying guide .

Sunsuria Medini – Rising Icon In Iskandar Malaysia

Over the last few years, there has been much talk about Iskandar Malaysia and its flagship zones, one of which is Medini. Set to make its debut in the soon-to-be bustling southern economic corridor of Nusajaya, the 2,230 acres township development aims to become the regional city’s central business district.


Sunsuria Medini is a mixed integrated development spread across 82 acres of land which features commercial units, retail parks and serviced suites. Bearing a gross development value of RM 4.5 billion, it is making a grand entry with three distinct developments comprising 2 and 3-storey shop office which are:

1 Sunsuria Medini – Overall Masterplan
2 The IONS – 3-storey shop office
• The IONS (2 and 3-storey) – Plot C15 measuring from 1,200 sq ft to 1,830 sq ft; priced from RM15 million to RM3.0 million (2-Storey) and RM2.5 million to RM4 million (3-storey) (104 units)
• The IONS (2 and 3-storey) – Plot C24 measuring from 1,200 sq ft to 2,160 sq ft; priced from RM1.5 million to RM4.1 million (2-storey) and RM2.5 million to RM5.8 million (3-storey) (75 units)
• The IONS (3-storey) – Plot C23 measuring from 1,200 sq ft to 2,160 sq ft; priced from RM2.5 million RM5.9 million (32 units)
All 104 units of Plot C15 were fully sold within a month of its release. The IONS -Plot C23 and C24 are currently open f.or registration. Also in the pipeline are the upcoming The IONS Plot C21 and C22 which are expected to comprise 78 units of 1 v2 – storey shop offices. Another project taking root in the near future is Plot C7 which comprises 4.89 acres of serviced apartments.

Located at the heart of Nusajaya, Sunsuria Medini presents an excellent location for business activities with its seamless connectivity to surrounding conveniences and amenities. Set to be a thriving business hub, it is designed to cater to Johor’s diverse business community, attracting both local and international markets.


Inspired by the aspiration of economic power and growth in Iskandar, Sunsuria Medini is a strategic catalyst within Iskandar Malaysia which will fuel thriving economic activities in Johor as a major business hub. Located just minutes away from major attractions and amenities, it is the result of long-term planning, excellent design innovation and in-depth knowledge of the potential of its geographical region. Poised to attract high-value economic activities, the project is prepared to set in motion Iskandar Malaysia’s aspirations for the future.

The development is a few minutes’ drive away from EduCity, a first-of- its-kind fully integrated international best-in-class education hub comprising universities and institutions of higher learning, research and development centres, student accommodations as well as recreational and sports facilities. Also in the vicinity is the Pinewood Iskandar Malaysia Studios, an integrated media production studio facility.
Other popular local attractions which are a stone’s throw away from Sunsuria Medini include Legoland Malaysia and the Puteri Harbour family theme park which comprises Hello Kitty Town, Little Big Club and Lat’s Place.

Located approximately 5 km from Singapore via the soon-to-be-opened New Southern Link Coastal Highway, the development offers attractive perks to expatriates, investors and the business community. These perks include exemption from the Real Property Gain Tax until 2020, a 15% tax rate scheme for expatriates, tax-free motor vehicle purchases for expatriates, accommodative business policies for foreigners and tax incentives for six industries which are healthcare, logistics, tourism, education, financial advisory and creative.


Medini offers an excellent network of highways and access roads which make the development highly accessible. These include Lebuhraya Persisiran Pantai JB – Nusajaya, Tanjung Pelepas highway, the Pontian highway and the main access roads of Jalan Gelang Patah and Jalan Nusa Perintis.

Sunsuria Medini is a 25-minute drive away from Senai International Airport and four major seaports both in Johor and Singapore while the second Malaysia-Singapore Checkpoint and the Johor-Singapore Causeway are just a 15-minute and 25-minute drive away, respectively.


Sunsuria Group is a multifaceted and well-established property developer with over 25 years of proven track record in delivering innovative, high value and quality developments. Started in 1989, and having delivered more than 2,500 properties of varied segments from light industrial factories, commercial units and residences with over RM1.7 billipn gross development value within the past 5 years, the development business is today the key growth driver of the Group.

The property development experience of Sunsuria covers a wide spectrum, from projects like the office tower at Sunsuria Avenue, Kota Damansara, the mixed-use sports complex in Ampang, Sunsuria Seventh Avenue in Setia Alam, the exclusive bungalow residences of Syria Hills, Suria Residence in Bukit Jelutong and the soon-to-be completed mixed development in Bukit Jelutong known as TRIVO and Suria Jelutong.

The journey to a brighter future is anchored with Sunsuria’s expansion plans in development projects with estimated gross development value of more than RM10 billion collectively, which include the catalytic development of a 349 acres township enveloping China’s first university campus abroad known as Xiamen University Malaysia Campus.

Mandolin Residences – Taman Desa Tebrau

MANDOLIN Residences is the epitome of modern and contemporary living with its practical designs and spacious layouts. This freehold development offers various units with built-up areas ranging from 653sq ft to 1937sq ft.

Nestled within the township of Taman Desa Tebrau in Johor Bharu, Mandolin Residences is one of the best Plenitude Tebrau Sdn Bhd property. Located only a short distance of 14 km from the Johor Baru city center, this township is strategically located, making it a convenient address for those working in Johor Baru or even Singapore.

The Taman Desa Tebrau town-ship spans across 965.7 acres (390 ha) of land, and it is one of the hottest project located within the Tebrau belt. It is situated adjacent to Taman Mount Austin Taman Johor Jaya, Taman Pelangi Indah, and Taman Gaya.

Promising a variety of projects within the township, Taman Desa Tebrau will encompass over 10,000 units of properties which include landed homes, condominium-ums, apartments and shop offices once it is fully completed.

Residents at Mandolin and the community get to enjoy excellent infrastructure and amenities sur-rounding Taman Desa Tebrau.

They will also be able to partake of the convenience being accorded by state-of-the-art fiber optic connectivity. Within nearby distance are primary and secondary schools, a commercial center and lush green parks. Connectivity will be achieved via serviced roads to neighboring housing estates. Additionally, there is a dedicated interchange which eases traffic flow to Taman Johor Jaya and the Johor Baru-Kota Tinggi Highway. The interchange will enhance the value of this township, making it a much sought-after development.

Top-notch facilities for all needs

This development promises the best in-house facilities, including tennis and squash courts, gymnasium, a barbecue area, sauna, swimming pool and wading pool as well as a Jacuzzi.
Residents here get to live amid lush greenery. The development promotes green features, offering three acres of landscaped gardens with cascading water features that ensure peace and serenity. These features are in line with the sustainable efforts made to complement the development.

For those who appreciate the beauty of nature, take time to relax on the roof garden situated at the top of the development or just lounge around with your friends and family at the gazebo and pavilion area. This development also encourages a healthy lifestyle, as a jogging track and a covered walkway are provided for its residents.

Furthermore, Mandolin Residences also provide a multi-purpose hall for the convenience of its residents and the surrounding community. The hall will cater to your event or function needs, be it for business functions, gatherings for birthday parties or other events. A children’s playground is also provided for the little ones. Parents are encouraged to spend quality time with their children at the playground.

Excellent connectivity and accessibility

Most potential homeowners place accessibility as their primary concern when opting to buy a certain property. However, there is no need to fuss over Mandolin Residences’ location. It is situated at a strategic location which makes it highly accessible to various major highways. These include the Eastern Dispersal Link Expressway (EDL), the North-South Highway and the Senai-Desaru Highway as well as the Pasir Gudang Highway.

For those who rely on public transport, strategically placed bus stops are only a stroll away from the development. Walking is also a breeze with the pedestrian walk-ways provided.

Furthermore, basic amenities are situated within and around Desa Tebrau for the residents’ convenience. They include Jusco, Tesco, upcoming IKEA, Sunway College, Sultan Ismail Hospital and auto hub consisting of Toyota, Ford, Land Rover, BMW, Autobacs and Volkswagen.

Security features for peace of mind

Residents of Mandolin Residences will be able to have ample privacy and peace of mind with the three-tier security and other safety features provided.

Besides that, there will also be a guard house at the entry and exit points whereby security guards will be stationed to care for the residents’ safety, making sure everything is in order. Additionally, Mandolin Residences will implement an integrated intercom system for each of its units to maximize its security features. Besides this security feature, homeowners will also need to use the access card system either when entering or leaving their homes, as this will further complement their safety concerns.