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Job Vacancies in Econ Healthcare Group

We Are Hiring.

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Make a difference! Grow with us!

ECON HEALTHCARE GROUP (EHG) is an established healthcare and eldercare operator in Singapore. A leader in the eldercare services and nursing home sector, EHG has strong local presence with major developments in overseas markets such as Malaysia and China.

Established since 1987, EHG provides comprehensive range of professional services including operating a chain of medicare centres and nursing homes in Singapore and Malaysia; a private hospital, chain of senior service centres, a training institute and supporting auxiliary services such as Home care, Physiotherapy, Rehabilitation, Ambulance service and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

In April 2013, we will be operating our 2nd medicare centre in Taman Perling, Johor Bahru and we are looking for individual who is dynamic, highly motivated and has the passion for a challenging career in the healthcare sector.

Centre Manager
Maintenance/Facilities Manager
Customer Service Officer
Operations Executive
Physiotherapist
Senior Staff Nurse

Working Location: Taman Perling, Johor Bahru

Interested candidates are invited to write in/email us with detailed resumes and photograph, stating current and expected salaries to:

Email Address : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website : www.econhealthcare.com

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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 Econ Healthcare Medicare Centre @ Taman Perling Location Map:
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Facts & Figures in Iskandar Malaysia

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Iskandar Malaysia covers a land size of 2,217 sq. km

Iskandar is 3 times the size of Singapore

Iskandar is 48 times the size of Putrajaya

Committed investments have reached RM105.14 billion as at end-November 2012

Iskandar consists of 5 flagship development zones, i.e. Flagship Zone A to E

Officially launched on 4th November 2006

Legoland Malaysia is the 6th Legoland Theme Park in the world, the 1st Legoland Theme Park in Asia

Johor Bahru City Centre to Medini: 12 minutes via Coastal Highway

6 promoted service sectors in Medini enjoys attractive incentives

The Gross Development Value (GDV) of Medini is estimated at RM70 billion over the next 20 to 25 years

Medini has a total proposed built-up Gross Floor Area (GFA) of 188 million square feet

EduCity will house at least 10 universities from all around the world

90-acre Marlborough College Malaysia Campus will reach maximum capacity of 1,350 students by 2018

The RM50 million resort clubhouse at Horizon Hills Golf & Country Club was designed by renowned Argentinean architect Ernesto Bedmar

The RM30 million 18-hole international championship golf course in Horizon Hills was designed by master course architect Ross Watson

The Financial Times-owned fDI magazine has ranked Iskandar Malaysia as the 4th best investment destination of Global Free Zone of the Future 2012/2013

Iskandar Malaysia was the host venue for 8th World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) held in December 2012

Singaporean billionaire Peter Lim’s 1st investment in Iskandar is a RM10 billion integrated waterfront development called Vantage Bay in Johor Bahru

Singaporean billionaire Peter Lim’s 2nd investment in Iskandar is to build RM3.5 billion Motorsports City in Iskandar

Ascendas and UEM Land’s RM3.7 billion integrated eco-friendly tech park in Gerbang Nusajaya is expected to host a business community of over 34,000 people

The 14.6km toll-free Coastal Highway was built at a cost of RM900 million could accommodate 90,000 to 120,000 vehicles at one single time

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.

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1. Iskandar Malaysia hits RM100 billion investment target

Iskandar Malaysia has surpassed the target investment of RM100 billion as cumulative committed investments has reached RM105.14 billion in various sectors with 42 per cent being realised as at end-November 2012.

2. Official Opening of Legoland Malaysia, the 1st Legoland Theme Park in Asia

Legoland Malaysia, the sixth Legoland Park in the world, opened its doors to public on 15-Sep-2012. The first international theme park in Malaysia has more than 40 rides, shows and attractions spread over 76 acres. A Water Park and Hotel are already under construction for opening in 2013 and 2014.

3. Official Opening of Puteri Harbour Family Theme Park

Themed Attractions and Resorts Sdn Bhd has officially launched Puteri Harbour Family Theme Park on 6-Dec-2012 offering unique playtime experiences for the whole family with SANRIO HELLO KITTY TOWN, The Little Big Club and LAT’s Place. Since opening its doors on 26th October, SANRIO HELLO KITTY TOWN and The Little Big Club have received overwhelming response from visitors.

4. The Opening of Marlborough College Malaysia

On 23rd August 1843 Marlborough College in the UK opened its doors to welcome its first cohort of pupils. Almost 169 years to the day, the first overseas campus of Marlborough College has opened in Iskandar Malaysia on 27-Aug-2012. 350 pupils joined members of the Common Room for the first day of school.

5. Iskandar Malaysia is ranked 4th best investment destination

The Financial Times-owned fDI magazine has ranked Iskandar Malaysia as the fourth best investment destination of Global Free Zone of the Future 2012/2013, behind the Dubai Airport Free Zone, the Dubai International Financial Centre and Shanghai's Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone.

6. Iskandar Malaysia Hosted 8th World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF)

Heads of States, global leaders and delegates from all around the world converged in December 2012 at the 8th World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) in support of greater collaborations between Muslim and non-Muslim communities. Held in Johor Bahru, Malaysia on 4-6 December 2012, the three-day forum was officially opened by The Honorary Dato’ Najib Tun Abdul Razak, Prime Minister of Malaysia and Patron of the WIEF Foundation.

Iskandar Malaysia is proud to be the host as for the first time the forum been held outside the capital city of the host nation since the inaugural forum in 2005. The first WIEF was held in Kuala Lumpur in 2005, followed by Islamabad (2006), Kuala Lumpur (2007), Kuwait City (2008), Jakarta (2009), Kuala Lumpur (2010), and Astana, Kazakhstan (2011). Themed ‘Changing Trends, New Opportunities’, the annual event attracted more than 2,100 delegates, and 120 speakers and artists from 86 nations exceeding the initial target of 1,500 delegates from 50 nations. Jointly hosted by the Government of Malaysia and Government of the State of Johor, the 8th WIEF also celebrates the tipping point of Iskandar Malaysia signaling the completion of major projects under its first phase of development.

7. Singaporean billionaire Peter Lim to build RM3.5 Billion Motorsports City in Iskandar

A partnership between Singaporean billionaire Peter Lim's FASTrack Autosports Pte Ltd and Malaysia’s UEM Land Berhad was inked in December 2012 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. There will be car showrooms, a driving school, bonded warehouses, R&D centres, museum, weekend homes, a clubhouse, a car bar, and other F&B and entertainment outlets. Other facilities for corporate events, conferences, and motoring exhibitions will also be included in the development.

A long-term development expected to span 10-15 years, the Motorsports City will create about 8.25 million sq ft of GFA, promising over 5,000 new job opportunities. Over time, land will be allocated for the construction of a mini-township, comprising houses, apartments, shopping malls and other amenities, to cater to those living and working in the Iskandar region.

This will be Mr Lim's second project in the Iskandar region after Vantage Bay, a RM10 billion integrated development in Johor Bahru. The waterfront project is a gated city with its own hospital to be managed by Singapore's Thomson Medical Hospital, as well as apartments, hotels, shopping malls, convention centres and office buildings.

8. Malaysia and Singapore To Jointly Develop An Integrated Tech Park in Iskandar

Singapore-based 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. The 519-acre freehold tech park is the closest industrial site to Malaysia-Singapore Second Link checkpoint and directly accessible by a comprehensive network of main roads and highways to major international airports and seaports. When fully completed, it is expected to host a business community of over 34,000 people.

9. Coastal Highway Fully Operational

The Coastal Highway which links Johor Bahru and Nusajaya was officially opened to motorists in April 2012. The 14.6km toll-free expressway, built at a cost of RM900 million, could accommodate 90,000 to 120,000 vehicles at one single time. The highly anticipated Coastal Highway cuts travelling time between Johor Bahru City Centre and Kota Iskandar to only 12 minutes.

10. Eastern Dispersal Link Fully Operational

The RM977 million Eastern Dispersal Link (EDL) Expressway, one of the most eagerly awaited expressway projects in Johor Bahru, was officially opened to motorists in February 2012. The 8.1km expressway connects the end of North-South Expressway at Pandan to the Sultan Iskandar Complex, i.e. the new Custom, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) Complex in the Johor Bahru City Centre. The journey now only takes about 10 minutes, compared to over 45-minutes using the existing Tebrau Highway. EDL has indeed been the tipping point for the transformation of Johor Bahru City Centre.

 

Exclusive Interview Series

Stakeholders in Iskandar Malaysia are the main driving forces in accelarating the development growth in this booming economy corridor. It is always enlightening to hear their strategies, plans and direction in achieving new heights.

Mr Siegfried Boerst, General Manager of Legoland Malaysia

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Mr Keith Martin, Chief Executive Officer of Global Capital and Development (GCD)

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About Us

www.iskandar.asia is a flagship web portal development implemented by eBizway Research Sdn Bhd. We are non-government organization. We would like to develop www.iskandar.asia, i.e. Iskandar’s Web Portal, as an one-stop online platform for viewers to explore, experience and to be informed on progress of latest developments in Iskandar Malaysia.

Iskandar Malaysia is not only about property development and investment. It will be home to 3 million of populations come year 2025. Hence, it is a place for invest, work, live and play.

We provide contents to faciliatate your decision making on your new ventures in Iskandar Malaysia.

 

Our Focus:

  • Iskandar Malaysia

 

Our Platform:

  • Business to Business (B2B): For business community to explore, expand and network for new business opportunities and new frontiers
  •           Business to Consumer (B2C): For business community in Iskandar to offer, showcase, and promote their products and services to residents, investors and visitors

 

Our Target Viewers:

  •           Residents in Iskandar: To explore new opportunities be it in term of properties, career development, leisure options or family-oriented daily needs
  •           Expatriates in Iskandar: To familiarize and explore the potential of Iskandar
  •           Malaysians working abroad: To connect and keep posted on latest info from homeland called Iskandar. Be it daily working commuters to Singapore, or diasporas working in London or New York
  •           MM2H Applicants: To explore, experience and excited about your new home and living in Iskandar
  •           Business Community in Iskandar: To expand your market-share, showcase capability and network to the borderless world. Be it Business Owners in Iskandar offering services to Singapore and the world, or Business Owners in Singapore or any parts of the world penetrating the business market in Iskandar
  •           Investors: To study and research on investment opportunities in Iskandar, be it investors from local, Singapore, ASEAN Countries, Asia or any parts of the world. Be it investors in property developments, business partnerships or business collaboration opportunities
  •           Visitors: To study, survey and research in order to get most and enjoy fullest from your trip to Iskandar

 

Our Beliefs:

  •           Iskandar Malaysia has the potential and capability
  •           Online way of running business
  •           Passion in sharing info
  •           Gain more with an open mindset
  •           Curious to try out new venture
  •           Change is the only constant
  •           Live life to the fullest

 
www.iskandar.asia Turns 1 on 12.12.13!

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 "Dear Mike, Congratulations on the first year of Iskandar’s web portal. You should be proud of what you’ve achieved and I am delighted you are getting so many visitors. Keep up the good work."
~ Mr Pick, Marlborough College Malaysia

"Dear Mike, Congratulaions on turning 1! It has been a good year for you indeed - the growth you have achieved in terms of readership and presence in all things Iskandar has been amazing. I still remember when we first met at Anjung and you were telling us your birth and growth plans - you have come a long way since then.
All the very best and we are very happy to be working with a professional like you."
~ Mr Mahmood, Medini Square

"Congrats Mike, you are just amazing! Your portal very informative & you have been working hard on that, i can see it. I really see success in your hard work now. Bravo!"
~ Ms Teo, Tropicana Danga Bay

"Dear Mike, Congratulations on the successful 1st anniversary. We wish you many more good performances for the years to come. Cheers and have a great year 2014."
~ Mr Jim, Horizon Hills

"Dear Mr Chau, Our heartiest congratulations on www.Iskandar.Asia’s 1st anniversary. Well done to you & team!
We look forward to future collaborations and we wish you all the best!"
~ Ms Sazela, UEM Sunrise

"Dear Mike, Congratulations on reaching an important milestone in your company's success!
We share your aspirations and commitment towards Iskandar's continued growth and development.
We look forward to your continued support."
~ Mr Johnnathan, Summerhill Realty - JB Branch (Nusajaya)

"Dear Mike, It was a very event full year for both of our business entity and congratulations on your 1st year establishment of the web portal. We are hoping that your business will prosper in the coming year and looking forward for each other support."
~ Mr Razak, Ridaa Associates Sdn Bhd, Port of Puteri Harbour Ferry Terminal

"Dear Mike, Big congratulation to your extraordinary focus and strength to go extra miles for Iskandar and Malaysia. Well done and keep it up."
~ Mr Peter, Melaka

"Hi Mike, U r great! Done a very very good job! Thanks....I learnt lots info from this website. Be recommended to all my friends."
~ Mr Andy, Johor Bahru

"Happy anniversary Mike!!"
~ Ms Joanne, Singapore

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Mike Chau, Managing Director of eBizway Research Sdn Bhd.
www.iskandar.asia is the flagship web portal development by eBizway Research Sdn Bhd.

Mike Chau:
"It has been an eventful and meaningful year since we launched www.iskandar.asia on 12.12.12.
Thank you for supports from Members, Subscribers, Strategic Partners, valued Clients, Stakeholders in Iskandar and all the Business Associates. We really appreciate it.
Please visit https://www.facebook.com/EbizwayResearch to find out more what we have done in the past 1 year!
We will develop more creative and innovative products, services and solutions dedicated to Iskandar! Stay tuned."

www.iskandar.asia's Strategic Partners, Clients & Business Associates:

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Jobs

Job Vacancies in Iskandar Malaysia. Following companies are hiring.

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Summerhill Realty (JB Branch- Horizon Hills)

  • Admin cum Marketing Coordinator x 2 positions
  • Negotiators x 3 positions


For more details on the job vacancies, please visit Job Vacancies in Summerhill Realty (JB Branch- Horizon Hills)


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Econ Healthcare Group


Make a difference! Grow with us!
Our 2nd medicare centre in Taman Perling, Johor Bahru will be operational in April 2013.
  • Centre Manager
  • Maintenance/Facilities Manager
  • Customer Service Officer
  • Operations Executive
  • Physiotherapist
  • Senior Staff Nurse


For more details on the job vacancies, please visit Job Vacancies in Econ Healthcare Group


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P Match Sdn Bhd

  • Factory Manager
  • Factory Technicians


For more details on the job vacancies, please visit Job Vacancies in P Match Sdn Bhd


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Top Stainless Steel (M) Sdn Bhd

  • Sales Coordinator
  • Admin Assistant
  • Stainless Steel Fabricator


For more details on the job vacancies, please visit Job Vacancies in Top Stainless Steel (M) Sdn Bhd

Job Vacancies in P Match Sdn Bhd

We Are Hiring.

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Due to our recent rapid growth and new factory set-up, we invite suitable candidate to fill in the following position.

Interested candidates are invited to apply online, stating current and expected salaries as well as enclosing a recent non-returnable passport-sized photograph and latest resume. Interested candidates are invited can call for interview.

P Match Sdn Bhd (Factory)
(Subsidary of Winrigo (S) Pte Ltd)
No 16 (PTD 43156) Jalan Murni 3, Taman Perindustrian Murni Senai,
81400 Senai, Johor Malaysia
Tel: (65) 98715058/ (60)17 7021981
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Factory Manager (Johor- Near Senai airport)

Responsibilities:

•    Accountable and responsible for factory's overall functions, namely production, operations, warehousing and inventory.
•    Ensure smooth production and work schedules, plant and machineries maintenance schedules within company policies, defined standards and guidelines.
•    Ensure proper production planning from raw material to finished goods under effective cost control system and sufficient stock are in place to be in line with sales order
•    Plan, implement and control factory workers' discipline, health, safety and environment matters.
•    Set up housekeeping rules and relevant regulations within regulatory and authority requirement.
•    Develop a good maintenance system for monitoring plant and machineries operations and preventive measurements are in place to curb costs.
•    Facilitate costs savings and improvement recommendation to all manufacturing functions
•    Set up/improve in-house inventory and oversee QC of raw material and finished goods and ensure stringent compliance with product specification required by customers and authorities.
•    Timely preparation and submission of management reports.

Requirements:

•     Candidate must possess at least a Diploma, Advanced/Higher/Graduate Diploma in Engineering (Chemical), Engineering, Business Studies/Administration/Management or its equivalent.
•    Preferably Managers specializing in manufacturing/production operations in Polymer or Plastics material industry.
•    Exposure to ISO and occupational, safety and health would be an added advantage
•    Required skill(s): MS Excel, MS Office and Email.
•    At least 5-7 year(s) of working experience in the related field is required for this position.
•    Self starter and work very closely with management under tight deadlines.
•    Result oriented, team leader and proven track record in manufacturing environment.
•    Applicants must be willing to work in Senai, Johor.


Factory Technicians (Johor- Near Senai airport)

Requirements:

•    Engineering with at least 1 - 3 years field / factory operation related experience
•    Experience in plastics injection, recycling, production system and plastics compounding systems
•    Possess good command of English/Chinese and Bahasa Malaysia.
•    Obtained a credit in English Language at SPM level or its equivalent/MUET Band 3
•    Physically-fit, able drive forklift  and with no colour vision deficiency.
•    Good interpersonal skill and able to work in teams.
•    Willing to work and passionate to learn new things.

Language Requirements:

•    English/ Chinese/ Malaysia
•    Malaysian

Job Vacancies in Top Stainless Steel (M) Sdn Bhd

We Are Hiring.

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Top Stainless Steel (M) Sdn Bhd, also known as TOPSTEEL, is one of the leading food service equipment manufacturer and fabrication of stainless steel products in Southeast Asia. Accredited for ISO 9001:2008 quality assurance, our product innovation and expertise have enabled us to maintain an edge in the industry.

We have celebrated our 20th Anniversary in July 2012 and have received our latest recognition in October 2012, i.e. Asia Pacific Excellence Service Award by Global Business Magazine. We have strong confidence in Iskandar Malaysia we will focus our expansion in Iskandar in year 2013.

Interested applicants, please email your detailed resume stating your current and expected salary to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Only short-listed candidates would be notified.

Website: http://www.top.com.sg
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/topsteelholdings

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SALES  COORDINATOR

Responsibilities:

• To respond to customer requests and issue and professional manner to ensure customer satisfaction
• Able to work independently and to handle out door sales
• Provide on-site measurement support and solutions to meet customer’s requirement
• Experience in handling tenders & Contract Administration
• Responsible for achieving sales targets & developing new account

Requirements:

• At Least 2 years experienced in Stainless Steel trade
• Familiar with dimension measuring
• Familiar with Stainless steel fabrication knowledge
• Process good co-ordination skill
• Familiar with Kitchen Equipment Product
• Must be bilingual in English and Chinese (for business communication)
• Computer literate
• With Driving license w/ own transport (Provide Transport Allowance) 
• Basic + Commission
• Highly self-motivated and driven with initiative


ADMIN ASSISTANT

Requirements:

• Immediate vacancies
• SPM Level qualifications
• Good Interpersonal and good communication in English and Chinese, both written and spoken language (for business communication)
• Computer literate
• Those with Admin experience will be consider first
• Alternated 5½ days work

STAINLESS STEEL FABRICATOR

Requirements:

• Immediate vacancies
• Able to read basic drawing 
• At Least 2 years experienced in Stainless Steel trade
• Familiar with dimension measuring
• Familiar with Stainless steel fabrication knowledge
• Process good co-ordination skill
• Familiar with Kitchen Equipment Product
• Able to work independently
• 5½ days work

 

Viewpoint

scMr Steve Cowan is the Principal of Sri Ara, the ‘Original International School’ in Johor. He is also a columnist, public speaker and author of more than 1000 e-books covering such diverse topics as making stained glass, bonsai growing, horse riding and most aspects of learning English. Mr Cowan is our Viewpoint columnist. He is from Britain and has lived in Johor Bahru for more than 10 years. Mr Cowan is sharing with us his experience and views about living in Iskandar. His column will cover wide range of issues facing Iskandar. Here is his first article:

This is your early wake up call…

Back in my student days – sometime around the dawn of the Napoleonic Wars, or so it seems from this distance – I remember my Professor sagely telling me that it’s never good to start with a cliché.

But - with all deference and due respect – I’m going to do it anyway. Heck, even clichés need a little tender loving care and attention sometimes!

Either way, it’s still a fact that none of us should ever stop learning and being in an International School, I know this more than most. It is drilled it into the kids every day and – for the most part – they happily take it on board and understand what they’re being taught.

The concern is that this willingness to keep learning doesn’t always seem to extend to adults. Too many folks seem to be stuck with attitudes that are ten, twenty, even thirty years out of date in so many ways and this is not good because as long as it continues, how are we to grow?

Let me give you an example. We teach our students about the importance of looking after the planet and its environs because in future years, this will be their World, right?

But what if the ‘ignorant oldies’ (like me and maybe you?) have already destroyed it, or reduced it to such a poor state that recovery takes decades or centuries?

What do our youngsters do then? What do they eat or drink if we’ve turned over all the crops to make biofuels to keep our cars running and there’s no clean water left?

Even in a country with such plentiful rainfall as Malaysia, water quality is a major problem, with many studies and reports suggesting that the degree of river pollution is creeping inexorably higher year upon year.

And yet people widely choose to ignore it.

Why?

Maybe it’s because they’ve still got clean water, and therefore, it’s not their problem.

Well, guess what?

They’re wrong, and here’s why…

As a starter, higher pollution levels translate into more money spent on water treatment, which means higher water bills for you and me.

Yes, we all pay for pollution from our pockets, and yet somehow, this fact manages to escape our attention!

More worryingly, whilst the plentiful rain and the beautiful forests of this country do help to maintain water quality levels, it’d be a very brave man who’d confidently predict that this will always be the case.

Then there’s the fact that the population of Malaysia is relatively young. It’s inevitable that the number of mouths that need feeding will grow significantly in the next few years.

More mouths mean more food to be grown, and growing ‘stuff’ is the biggest single usage of water.

You cannot nourish crops or livestock with toxic water because even if you could do so – extremely unlikely at best – the results would be toxic foodstuffs, right?

Part of the ethos of the Iskandar project is that everyone in JB is entitled to a higher quality of life, a better lifestyle, and improving the quality of our environment is obviously an important element of this.

Thus it’ll be that sometimes I rattle on about environmental issues and it may be that I put a few noses out of joint when doing so. If that’s the case, so be it – sometimes you need to stir things up to get results.

But it’s not all going to be ‘green stuff’.

At heart, I’m still a City boy from a major industrial hub in the North of England at heart, and there’s no way I’ll ever be a full-on tree-hugging bearded weirdy!

Instead, it’ll be whatever takes my fancy or rattles my cage at any given moment and I hope that you’ll stay with me for the ride!

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