31 August 2011

Iskandar ~ Malaysia's Emergent New Metropolis

Very interesting to view the BBC story on Iskandar, a new super-metropolis in Malaysia practically surrounding Singapore at the heart of the greater ASEAN region...
"By 2025 Malaysia will have a brand new metropolis of three million people. But will tourists be tempted by what Iskandar has to offer? Several flagship projects are under construction, including luxury hotels, shopping centres and theme parks - all aimed at increasing investment in Malaysia."
"The development region encompasses an area about three times the size (2,217 sq km) of Singapore [...] Iskandar Malaysia is modelled after the Pearl River Delta Economic Zone, it is envisaged to capitalize on its current synergies with Singapore as it aims to complement each other as an economic hub."

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