Iskandar Malaysia formerly known as Iskandar Development Region (IDR) and South Johor Economic Region (SJER) is the main southern development corridor in Johor, Malaysia. The Iskandar Malaysia was established on 8 November 2006. The project is administered by Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) and was named after the late Sultan of Johor, Almarhum Sultan Iskandar.
Iskandar is envisioned to be Malaysia’s new economic and educational hub in Southern Malaysia. Many renowned institutions of universities, colleges, and overseas university branches will set up campuses in Iskandar. This development will make Malaysia a prime destination for education. In addition to the wide range of available study options, achieving prestigious qualifications from popular universities is now affordable. Other than Malaysia’s affordable cost of living, its stable economy and geographically-safe environment adds value to positioning the country as a preferred education destination.
LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort brings together a LEGOLAND Park, Water Park and Hotel in one LEGO® themed location. It is a family holiday destination with more than 70 hands-on rides, slides, shows and attractions. Almost everything is hands-on, so you can push, pedal and program, or steer, squirt and splash, your way through a truly interactive experience – and of course there’s building too.
LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort has seven themed areas of attractions for all ages such as The Beginning, LEGO® Technic, LEGO Kingdoms, Imagination, LEGO City, Land of Adventure and MINILAND. It’s an inspirational land where the children are the heroes. From LEGO experiment centres to roller coasters, the park is a day-long voyage of discovery for all the family.
The centrepiece is MINILAND, where Asian landmarks have been recreated using more than 30 million LEGO bricks. It’s an interactive world on a scale of 1:20, where people, trains and aeroplanes come to life at the touch of a button.
Not forgetting, LEGOLAND Water Park which can be enjoyed seperately or in combination with the theme park has more than 20 slides and water based attractions and boasts 70 LEGO models.
Raffles American School is a learning community that empowers students to achieve their academic and life potential. RAS serves students Pre-K-12. Our rigorous and rich academic and co-curricular programs encourage student growth through a learning outcome approach, acknowledging multiple types of intelligence and paths to learning. We facilitate student success through collaboration with parents, a balanced focus on intellectual, emotional, physical, and social progress, and a profound belief that all students can learn.
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EduCity™ Iskandar Malaysia is fully integrated as of the best-in-class education hub recognised as an Entry Point Project (EPP) under the National Key Economic Area (NKEA), which will play an integral part in the success of Malaysia's Economic Transformation Programme.
EduCity™ comprises universities and institutes of higher education, academia-industry action and R&D centres, student accommodations, as well as recreational and sports facilities. It is the first of its kind in Asia.
Puteri Harbour is a 688 acre integrated waterfront development that offers exceptional waterfront living. Featuring 10.8 km of waterfront properties, this area boasts developments that include canal homes, condominiums, service apartments, resorts, hotels, convention centre, quayside lifestyle stores, fine dining, alfresco cafés & harbour view offices, CIQP, ferry terminal, transport hub and 276 Marina berths.
Focused on tourism through the creation of a new world-class tourist destination with an emphasis on luxurious waterfront lifestyle and living, Puteri Harbour is seen as the flagship development for the new regional city of Nusajaya with a composition residential, commercial and leisure lifestyle precincts.
Horizon Hills Golf & Country Club has become a household name in the golf industry in this region. Horizon Hills is a breath-taking, challenging piece of art within a 1,200-acre freehold township development in the heart of Nusajaya which itself is a key flagship zone within the Iskandar Development Region.
Horizon Hills is now the centre for recreation and community activities for Horizon Hills residents. Wholly owned and operated by Horizon Hills Resort Berhad, Horizon Hills is a subsidiary of a joint venture between property and infrastructure giants Gamuda Land and UEM Sunrise Berhad.
Easily accessible via the North-South Highway, Malaysia-Singapore Second Link, Skudai Expressway, JB Parkway (Perling Expressway), the hidden gem here is a US$10 million 18-hole international championship course designed by renown Australian course architect Ross Watson who has already made his name in this region.
The clubhouse is a US$17 million architectural dream, designed by Argentinean Ernesto Bedmar. A host of five-star amenities and facilities await the visitor or resident, including an Olympic-sized swimming pool, fully-equipped gymnasium, tennis courts, pro shop, a grand ballroom and a variety of F&B outlets.
Horizon Hills is not just another golf resort. It is an important centre for leisure and entertainment and offers a golf course that is no child’s play. Within such a short time Horizon Hills was awarded to host the prestigious Iskandar Johor Open tournament which is fast-growing into one of the popular stops on the Asian Tour.
Fast greens and fairways in mint condition all year round, Horizon Hills has given golf in the southern region of Malaysia an appealingly fresh new look.
The special economic zone of Iskandar Malaysia grew out of a 2005 government requested feasibility study by the Khazanah Nasional which found that the development of such a zone would be economically, socially and developmentally beneficial. The National SJER Planning Committee (NSPC), hearing Khazanah’s findings, put it in charge of developing a sustainable, holistic approach to development in the region. Iskandar Malaysia was singled out as among the high-impact developments of the Ninth Malaysia Plan, put into action by the then Prime Minister of Malaysia (Abdullah Badawi) in March 2006 to cover the period of 2006 to 2010. In November 2006, the Prime Minister, Chief Minister of Johor, Abdul Ghani Othman and Khazanah revealed the Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP).
RAS @ Educity
EduCity@Iskandar will provide a vibrant learning environment to groom future generations of leaders in Malaysia, Asia and the World. In addition, EduCity@ Iskandar will act as a feeder of talent to support the various economic activities of Iskandar. Iskandar’s stable, growing economy will give graduates many opportunities to secure jobs in creative, business, lifestyle, and science industries. With quality education in the area, possibilities are endless.