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    [B][SIZE="3"]Iskandar to benefit from transport plan
    [/SIZE][/B][B]Blueprint includes integrated transit terminal network to link major towns[/B]
    PUBLISHED OCTOBER 08, 2013

    [KUALA LUMPUR] The Iskandar region in Johor looks set to benefit from the implementation of its Transportation Blueprint (2010-2030).
    Analysts say that the plan will help to transform the region into a bustling business district and enhance its global competitiveness, the New Straits Times reported.

    Plans for Iskandar include a regional rail transit commuter system, inter-city lines, the proposed rail transit system (RTS) linking Johor Baru and Singapore and the high-speed rail (HSR) connecting Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.

    "Proper railway connectivity like RTS and HSR will attract new domestic and foreign investments," said Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) head of projects and project management office Mohamad Sa'elal.

    The 350km HSR may have up to seven stations located, among others, in Seremban (Negri Sembilan), Ayer Keroh (Malacca) and Muar, Batu Pahat and Iskandar Malaysia in Johor, before heading to Singapore.

    Iskandar has attracted RM118.93 billion (S$46.56 billion) in total investments since its inception in 2006, and two-thirds of these are domestic-driven. Property developers in Iskandar are reaping big rewards as the property outlook for the economic growth region remains vibrant.

    Johor Real Estate and Housing Developers Association (Rehda) branch deputy chairman Wong Kuen Kong told The Star newspaper that many Johor Rehda members had reported good response for most new launches.

    He said the "feel-good" factor was a continuation from last year, with many optimistic that the momentum would be maintained in the second half of this year and 2014. "The confidence level among developers in Iskandar is now at an all-time high," Mr Wong said.

    Intense buying interest in the region has prompted many sellers there to dramatically jack up asking prices for resale landed properties.

    The blueprint includes forming an integrated transit terminal network to link major towns and gateway terminals; developing a bus rapid transit system linking Johor Baru with Skudai, Johor Jaya and Nusajaya; and providing suburban feeder bus services. It also looks at improvements to taxi services and a demand-responsive transport system; water taxis, ferries and cruise boats; and school bus zoning, said Mr Sa'elal.

    He said that the blueprint aims to encourage the use of non-motorist transportation, smart development and green technology to reduce carbon emissions."We expect an increase in tourism and leisure activities. Real estate developments will also mushroom and the construction sector will be busy."

    [url]http://www.businesstimes.com.sg/premium/malaysia/iskandar-benefit-transport-plan-20131008[/url]

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    Quote Originally Posted by wirehtc View Post
    [B][SIZE="3"]Iskandar to benefit from transport plan
    [/SIZE][/B][B]Blueprint includes integrated transit terminal network to link major towns[/B]
    PUBLISHED OCTOBER 08, 2013

    [KUALA LUMPUR] The Iskandar region in Johor looks set to benefit from the implementation of its Transportation Blueprint (2010-2030).
    Analysts say that the plan will help to transform the region into a bustling business district and enhance its global competitiveness, the New Straits Times reported.

    Plans for Iskandar include a regional rail transit commuter system, inter-city lines, the proposed rail transit system (RTS) linking Johor Baru and Singapore and the high-speed rail (HSR) connecting Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.

    "Proper railway connectivity like RTS and HSR will attract new domestic and foreign investments," said Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) head of projects and project management office Mohamad Sa'elal.

    The 350km HSR may have up to seven stations located, among others, in Seremban (Negri Sembilan), Ayer Keroh (Malacca) and Muar, Batu Pahat and Iskandar Malaysia in Johor, before heading to Singapore.

    Iskandar has attracted RM118.93 billion (S$46.56 billion) in total investments since its inception in 2006, and two-thirds of these are domestic-driven. Property developers in Iskandar are reaping big rewards as the property outlook for the economic growth region remains vibrant.

    Johor Real Estate and Housing Developers Association (Rehda) branch deputy chairman Wong Kuen Kong told The Star newspaper that many Johor Rehda members had reported good response for most new launches.

    He said the "feel-good" factor was a continuation from last year, with many optimistic that the momentum would be maintained in the second half of this year and 2014. "The confidence level among developers in Iskandar is now at an all-time high," Mr Wong said.

    Intense buying interest in the region has prompted many sellers there to dramatically jack up asking prices for resale landed properties.

    The blueprint includes forming an integrated transit terminal network to link major towns and gateway terminals; developing a bus rapid transit system linking Johor Baru with Skudai, Johor Jaya and Nusajaya; and providing suburban feeder bus services. It also looks at improvements to taxi services and a demand-responsive transport system; water taxis, ferries and cruise boats; and school bus zoning, said Mr Sa'elal.

    He said that the blueprint aims to encourage the use of non-motorist transportation, smart development and green technology to reduce carbon emissions."We expect an increase in tourism and leisure activities. Real estate developments will also mushroom and the construction sector will be busy."

    [url]http://www.businesstimes.com.sg/premium/malaysia/iskandar-benefit-transport-plan-20131008[/url]
    They been hyping on this but not even a sign of construction is in sight and yet the pty price there is already kl psf

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAFCO View Post
    They been hyping on this but not even a sign of construction is in sight and yet the pty price there is already kl psf
    Take such talks with plenty of salt. It will happen eventually but in 20-30 years' time. Spill over from Singapore will need time. As long as Singapore needs labour, food and raw material from Malaysia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wirehtc View Post
    Take such talks with plenty of salt. It will happen eventually but in 20-30 years' time. Spill over from Singapore will need time. As long as Singapore needs labour, food and raw material from Malaysia.

    Even Lee Hsien Loong dare not be as arrogant as you about JB.......Sg will need our neighbor in the future as much as they need us.....too much salt is not good for your health.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Photogguy View Post
    Even Lee Hsien Loong dare not be as arrogant as you about JB.......Sg will need our neighbor in the future as much as they need us.....too much salt is not good for your health.
    I'm being realistic. At some point in time, when the population in an area grows, the transport network will follow. The time frame of 20-30 years I have quoted is fair as population in Iskandar would have more than doubled, which potentially makes it commercially viable for private operators to come in.

    What I have highlighted is don't be over bullish about the report and rush into Iskandar because the article has painted an over rosy picture (IMHO). I can accept different view but not personal attack. You need to check the tone of your language, if not you are just among some of the forum members here who are bringing down the quality of the forum. If you have nothing constructive, don't post.

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    [B][SIZE="3"]New Johor terminal for Singapore-Malaysia express buses ready by year end
    [/SIZE][/B]POSTED: 22 Jul 2013 05:43

    SINGAPORE: The possibility of a centralised bus terminal here for Singapore-Malaysia express bus services is looking slim, even though some progress has been made across the Causeway.

    Express Bus Agencies Association (EBAA), which represents 30 companies, told TODAY that a new centralised bus terminal, which it has invested in, is near completion at Gelang Patah in Johor.

    The new terminal, GP Sentral, situated along Jalan Gelang Patah-Kampong Ulu Choh, on the outskirts of Gelang Patah, is slated to open by the end of the year. There is no traction yet for such a terminal in Singapore.

    Replying to a question by Nominated Member of Parliament Teo Siong Seng in Parliament last week, Parliamentary Secretary (Transport) Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim said that projected demand for inter-city bus services "did not merit the provision of a centralised inter-city bus terminal".

    Associate Professor Faishal said there was "little indication of growth in inter-city travel". "In fact, the number of inter-city bus licences this year has declined by 9 per cent," he noted.

    "The existing approach where bus operators ride on existing infrastructure at various premises for their passenger boarding and alighting operations remains adequate to support the projected growth in demand."

    He added that the Land Transport Authority will "continue to monitor the demand for inter-city bus services and, if necessary, review the need for a centralised bus terminal".

    To the EBAA's Terminal Services Sub-Committee Chairman Sebastian Yap, it was disappointing that the authorities have not yet given the green light for such a project. His association had "waited quite a while for an official reply" on the issue, he said.

    In 2004, the Urban Redevelopment Authority rejected a proposal to convert Turf City into a bus terminal. The Government then offered a plot of land near Turf Club in Kranji, but both sides were unable to agree on key points, like the terminal location.

    In 2007, the association identified a site at Seah Im Road, off Telok Blangah Road, while shortlisting other possible locations at Victoria Street, Outram Park and Jurong East. The plans, however, failed to get off the ground. This led the EBAA to decide, in 2010, to invest in a new bus terminal in Johor.

    The main terminal, which will have 15 bus bays, and a neighbouring petrol kiosk have been built. Nearby facilities will include eateries and retail shops, while the terminal will have a food court, money changers and a centralised ticketing counter, said the EBAA.

    Mr Yap, who is also Executive Director at Transtar Travel, declined to comment on the costs involved.

    The EBAA had envisioned the terminal to "be the first and the last stop for Singapore-Malaysia bus services".

    In addition, the terminal will "cater to the Johor-Singapore market", taking passengers from the Malaysian state to various points in Singapore, a route now served by buses plying the Causeway, not the Second Link.

    Mr Yap said this can help promote people taking day-trips into Singapore.

    -TODAY

    [url]http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/new-johor-terminal-for/751668.html[/url]

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    At the end of the day, remember we are still foreigners in their eyes, and they want to milk us dry.

    Anyone wanting to buy now should consider buying newly TOP units. Be prepared to hold 8-10 years at least.

    For early buyers before 2011, we can afford to hold on, with a very comfortable margin of safety.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wirehtc View Post
    I'm being realistic. At some point in time, when the population in an area grows, the transport network will follow. The time frame of 20-30 years I have quoted is fair as population in Iskandar would have more than doubled, which potentially makes it commercially viable for private operators to come in.

    What I have highlighted is don't be over bullish about the report and rush into Iskandar because the article has painted an over rosy picture (IMHO). I can accept different view but not personal attack. You need to check the tone of your language, if not you are just among some of the forum members here who are bringing down the quality of the forum. If you have nothing constructive, don't post.
    I have every right as anyone to post whatever I want, do not be so pompous and overbearing.....hahaha look at what rubbish value you are putting here....so condescending...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Photogguy View Post
    I have every right as anyone to post whatever I want, do not be so pompous and overbearing.....hahaha look at what rubbish value you are putting here....so condescending...
    There are still quite a lot of strange people here. Okay, you are free to post anywhere and in any manner you wish. I won't post anymore

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    Quote Originally Posted by wirehtc View Post
    [B][SIZE="3"]New Johor terminal for Singapore-Malaysia express buses ready by year end
    [/SIZE][/B]POSTED: 22 Jul 2013 05:43

    SINGAPORE: The possibility of a centralised bus terminal here for Singapore-Malaysia express bus services is looking slim, even though some progress has been made across the Causeway.

    Express Bus Agencies Association (EBAA), which represents 30 companies, told TODAY that a new centralised bus terminal, which it has invested in, is near completion at Gelang Patah in Johor.

    The new terminal, GP Sentral, situated along Jalan Gelang Patah-Kampong Ulu Choh, on the outskirts of Gelang Patah, is slated to open by the end of the year. There is no traction yet for such a terminal in Singapore.

    Replying to a question by Nominated Member of Parliament Teo Siong Seng in Parliament last week, Parliamentary Secretary (Transport) Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim said that projected demand for inter-city bus services "did not merit the provision of a centralised inter-city bus terminal".

    Associate Professor Faishal said there was "little indication of growth in inter-city travel". "In fact, the number of inter-city bus licences this year has declined by 9 per cent," he noted.

    "The existing approach where bus operators ride on existing infrastructure at various premises for their passenger boarding and alighting operations remains adequate to support the projected growth in demand."

    He added that the Land Transport Authority will "continue to monitor the demand for inter-city bus services and, if necessary, review the need for a centralised bus terminal".

    To the EBAA's Terminal Services Sub-Committee Chairman Sebastian Yap, it was disappointing that the authorities have not yet given the green light for such a project. His association had "waited quite a while for an official reply" on the issue, he said.

    In 2004, the Urban Redevelopment Authority rejected a proposal to convert Turf City into a bus terminal. The Government then offered a plot of land near Turf Club in Kranji, but both sides were unable to agree on key points, like the terminal location.

    In 2007, the association identified a site at Seah Im Road, off Telok Blangah Road, while shortlisting other possible locations at Victoria Street, Outram Park and Jurong East. The plans, however, failed to get off the ground. This led the EBAA to decide, in 2010, to invest in a new bus terminal in Johor.

    The main terminal, which will have 15 bus bays, and a neighbouring petrol kiosk have been built. Nearby facilities will include eateries and retail shops, while the terminal will have a food court, money changers and a centralised ticketing counter, said the EBAA.

    Mr Yap, who is also Executive Director at Transtar Travel, declined to comment on the costs involved.

    The EBAA had envisioned the terminal to "be the first and the last stop for Singapore-Malaysia bus services".

    In addition, the terminal will "cater to the Johor-Singapore market", taking passengers from the Malaysian state to various points in Singapore, a route now served by buses plying the Causeway, not the Second Link.

    Mr Yap said this can help promote people taking day-trips into Singapore.

    -TODAY

    [url]http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/new-johor-terminal-for/751668.html[/url]
    This is driven by singaporean demand to go in/out of JB. once that interest fades... such services will disappear too.
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