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Final plan for Singapore-Johor Bahru Rapid Transit System (RTS) link by end of 2014

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Johor Bahru, 7th December 2013 - The Malaysia-Singapore Joint Ministerial Committee for Iskandar Malaysia (JMCIM) Meeting on Transport Matters was held at Horizon Hills Golf and Country Club on 6th December 2013 in Nusajaya, Malaysia.

In a statement issued on Saturday in Singapore, the meeting has reviewed the progress made so far by the Transportation Links Work Group and has accepted the Joint Engineering Study Phase 1 report on the Singapore-Johor Bahru Rapid Transit System (RTS) link and agreed to identify a preferred and agreed option for the RTS link by the end of 2014.

The terminating stations of the RTS link, which is targeted to be in operation by 2019, will be in the vicinity of JB Sentral, Johor Bahru and in the vicinity of Republic Polytechnic, Singapore. The RTS link is planned to integrate with Singapore's Thomson Line at its northernmost terminal station, i.e. Woodlands North Station. Thomson Line is set to cater for 400,000 commuters daily.

In September, Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) has organized Iskandar Malaysia CDP Open Day 2013 with the theme of "Your Future" - Have A Say In Your Future in Nusajaya. Member of publics were welcomed to take Part in BRT & RTS Public Transportation Survey during the open day where they could vote for their preferred choice of RTS Integrated Terminal in Johor Bahru, i.e. Bukit Chagar, JB Sentral or Tg. Puteri and choice of RTS link, i.e. Underground Tunnel or Elevated Bridge.

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File Photo: Iskandar Malaysia CDP Open Day 2013

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File Photo: Proposed Station Locations and Alignments for Rapid Transit System (RTS)

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Gerbang Nusajaya earmarked for Kuala Lumpur-Singapore high-speed rail (HSR) station?

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25-Feb-2013: The Star reported that Nusajaya in Iskandar Malaysia has been earmarked as one of the three stop stations in Johor for the proposed high-speed rail (HSR) linking Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. Malaysia and Singapore had on 19-Feb-2013 jointly announced their agreement to build the HSR between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. The 90-minute travel via HSR plying Kuala Lumpur, Seremban, Ayer Keroh, Muar, Batu Pahat, Iskandar Malaysia and Singapore is expected to be materialized by 2020.

gerbang-nusajaya-masterplan www.iskandar.asia reckon if Nusajaya is utimately selected as the last southern stop before heading to Singapore, the station will likely be located at Gerbang Nusajaya. The 4,550-acre Gerbang Nusajaya is envisioned to be a Gateway City to economic opportunities and a high quality of life. Till date, 3 major investments from Singapore have been confirmed in 2012, i.e. the 519-acre Ascendas-UEM Land Tech Park (AUTP) with gross development value (GDV) of RM3.7 billion, Singaporean billionaire Peter Lim's 270-acre Motorsports City with GDV of RM3.5 billion and Chinamall Holdings Pte Ltd's 32-acre China Mall (part of the overall Asian Trade Centre) with GDV of RM562 million.
Possible Options for Kuala Lumpur Station:
KL Eco City, Tun Razak Exchange (TRX), Bandar Malaysia @ Sungai Besi, Menara Warisan Merdeka or Putrajaya?

Possible Options for Iskandar Malaysia Station:
Gerbang Nusajaya or Sunway Iskandar Medini Living Zone F?

Possible Options for Singapore:
Jurong Lake District or Tuas?

Sources and Reference:
http://biz.thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2013/2/25/business/12742994&sec=business
http://www.1mdb.com.my/trx/new-growth-nucleus
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=fwJl6fZgi5s
http://www.klecocity.com.my
http://www.ura.gov.sg/MP2008/Jurong/
http://www.lta.gov.sg/content/ltaweb/en/public-transport/projects/jurong-region-line.html

CapitaLand invests in Danga Bay?

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18-Feb-2013: The Edge Financial Daily reported that Iskandar Waterfront Holdings Sdn Bhd (IWH), the master developer of parts of Johor Bahru city, and its Singapore partner, CapitaLand Ltd, will jointly develop the Danga Bay project worth between RM4 billion and RM5 billion in gross development value (GDV). CapitaLand is believe to acquire 60-acre of land in Danga Bay worth RM1 billion.

Sources and Reference:
http://www.theedgemalaysia.com/in-the-financial-daily.html
http://www.iskandarwaterfront.com.my/index.html

Temasek invests in Lido Boulevard?

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18-Feb-2013: The Star's StarBiz reported that Temasek had last year acquired a 30% stake for RM300 million in Central Malaysian Properties Sdn Bhd (CMP), which is developing Lido Boulevard. The source said Temasek planned to increase its stake in CMP, which would lead to a corporate restructuring, including changing the company's name. The majority shareholder of CMP, Tan Sri Vincent Tan owns a 47 per cent stake in the firm. Lido Boulevard is an integrated waterfront development project with a gross development value (GDV) of RM4 billion, located next to Danga Bay.

Sources and Reference:
http://biz.thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2013/2/18/business/12693088&sec=business
http://www.cmpsb.com.my

Malaysia-Singapore Rapid Transit System (RTS) Link Set To Be Finalized

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6-Feb-2013: Nanyang Siang Pau reported that both Malaysia and Singapore governments are expected to reach consensus on Malaysia-Singapore Rapid Transit System (RTS) Link between Johor Bahru and Woodlands after the completion of the feasibility study during the bilateral meetings set to take place in Feb 18-19.

In May 2012, a consortium leads by Aecom Technology Corp was awarded a US$42 million (RM131.88 million) contract to conduct an architectural and engineering study for the proposed Malaysia-Singapore rapid transit system (RTS) link.

The contract was awarded by the Malaysia's Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) and Singapore's Land Transport Authority.

The architectural and engineering consultancy study tender went to the consortium of AECOM Singapore, AECOM Perunding and SA Architects.

The study will be done in two phases.

In Phase 1, which is expected to be completed by end-2012, the consultant will look into technical parameters and propose options for the Link.

In Phase 2, the Malaysia-Singapore Joint Ministerial Committee (JMC) for Iskandar Malaysia will decide on the option that will be studied further.

The terminating stations of the RTS link, which is targeted to be in operation by 2019, will be in the vicinity of JB Sentral, Johor Bahru and in the vicinity of Republic Polytechnic, Singapore. The RTS link is planned to integrate with Singapore's Thomson Line at its northernmost terminal station, i.e. Woodlands North Station. Thomson Line is set to cater for 400,000 commuters daily.

Sources and Reference:
http://www.nanyang.com.my/node/509544?tid=460
http://sg.finance.yahoo.com/news/aecom-picked-malaysia-singapore-rts-050003135.html
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/1200443/1/.html
http://www.aecom.com/News/What+We+Do/Transportation/_news/Malaysia-Singapore+Rapid+Transit+System+Link
http://www.tunneltalk.com/Malaysia-Singapore-RTS-May12-Tunnel-option-for-Johor-Strait-rail-crossing.php
http://www.spad.gov.my/sites/default/files/spad-tender-results-1207.pdf
http://www.lta.gov.sg/content/ltaweb/en/public-transport/projects/thomson-line.html
http://www.lta.gov.sg/content/dam/ltaweb/corp/PublicTransport/files/tsl-station-maps.pdf

Singapore-based Link (THM) Group Invests in Iskandar Malaysia

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Nusajaya, Johor, 5 February 2013 - Singapore-based Link (THM) Group is investing in Medini Media Village which consists of a mega residential and commercial project with an expected gross development value of RM2.5 billion (S$1 billion). Mr Kenny Tan, the founder and group executive revealed that the firm is working on the mixed development project in Iskandar Malaysia with total gross floor area of 2.7 million sq ft. Link (THM) Group has a diversified portfolio in property development and in retail and distribution of top sporting brands in Singapore. The investment in Medini is done thru Link (THM) Ultimate Homes Pte Ltd.

Medini Media Village is located next to Pinewood Iskandar Malaysia Studios (PIMS). PIMS is an integrated media production studio facility that is being developed following a strategic agreement with the Government of Malaysia’s investment holding arm Khazanah Nasional Berhad. Construction of PIMS began in February 2011 and is expected to be completed in May 2013.

Link (THM) Group is the latest company from Singapore announced their commitment to invest in Iskandar.

In December 2012, a partnership between Singaporean billionaire Peter Lim's FASTrack Autosports Pte Ltd and Malaysia’s UEM Land Berhad was inked to build a RM3.5 billion Motorsports City in Johor’s Iskandar region. A special purpose company Crimson Carnival Sdn Bhd is set up for this JV with 70% own by FASTrack Autosports and 30% by UEM Land. Located at Gerbang Nusajaya and spreading over 270 acres of land, this Motorsports City is an integrated multi-purpose hub that houses a 4.5 km Grade 2 GT double loop circuit, a 1.2 km kart circuit and off-road circuit for drag racing, karting, motorcycling, truck racing and off-road expeditions.

Ascendas Land International Pte Ltd has entered into a joint venture agreement with UEM Land Berhad in October 2012 to develop an integrated eco-friendly tech park in Nusajaya. Ascendas and UEM Land will hold 60% and 40% stakes in the joint venture respectively. With a projected investment value of S$1.5 billion (RM3.7 billion), the integrated tech park is located at Gerbang Nusajaya within the Nusajaya regional city in Iskandar Malaysia.

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is visiting Iskandar Malaysia on Feb 18. PM Lee is expected to be in Iskandar Malaysia to officiate the development of the Wellness Township project, one of the iconic projects to be jointly developed by Khazanah Nasional and Temasek Holdings. Prime Minister's Department will make an official announcement on this visit which is the first by a high-ranking official from Singapore. Both Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak and Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong are expected to discuss issues on High Speed Rail (HSR) linking Kuala Lumpur and Singapore as well as ferry services between Puteri Harbour and Harbour Front Centre. A new Customs, Immigration,  Quarantine and Port Clearance (CIQP) Complex and Ferry Terminal in Puteri Harbour will be operational by end of first quarter 2013. 3 ferry routes have been secured, i.e. Tanjung Balai Karimun, Harborbay Batam and Harbourfront Singapore.

Sources and Reference:
http://www.linkthm.com.sg
http://www.gcdmedini.com/development.html
http://www.rdo.com.my/assets/images/project/ar-mix-mvij-01.jpg
http://www.rdo.com.my/assets/images/project/ar-mix-mvij-02.jpg
http://www.rdo.com.my/assets/images/project/ar-mix-mvij-03.jpg
http://www.rdo.com.my/assets/images/project/ar-mix-mvij-04.jpg
http://www.rdo.com.my/assets/images/project/ar-mix-mvij-05.jpg
http://www.rdo.com.my/assets/images/project/ar-mix-mvij-06.jpg
http://www.rdo.com.my/assets/images/project/ar-mix-mvij-07.jpg
http://www.playtime.com.my/transport-water

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