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    Default Massive Land Reclaimation near Second Link

    Land reclamation project linked to royalty set to ruffle Malaysia-Singapore ties, says report - The Malaysian Insider

    A massive land reclamation and development project backed by the Johor royal household ‎is causing a wrinkle in the close Malaysia-Singapore ties, the Edge Review reported today.

    Quoting sources in its Informer column, the paper reported that China’s Country Gardens Holding Co Ltd has secured rights from the Johor government to reclaim as much as 2,000 hectares of land on the Johor coast for a luxury residential project.

    The multi-billion dollar project will extend the Johor coast around the so-called Second Link right up to the edges of the boundary separating Malaysia and Singapore, it said.

    The Edge Review reported that the Malaysian side of the Johor-Singapore link is creating unease in the island state.

    It quoted sources as saying that Johor's Sultan Ibrahim Ismail Sultan Iskandar is behind the project, which is being actively promoted by powerful politicians in Johor.

    It further said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak was facing a serious dilemma on how to deal with concerns raised by Singapore.

    There are potential hurdles to the planned Johor development.

    Malaysian environmental rules stipulate that reclamation projects involving areas exceeding 50 hectares must carry out environmental impact assessments before development can proceed.

    To circumvent this legal requirement, the promoters of the Johor development have proposed dissecting the reclaimed area with canals.

    While environmental issues come under Putrajaya's purview, all land matters fall under the jurisdiction of the state government.

    Although Singapore has yet to publicly raise any concerns over the project, the Edge Review reported that the republic's diplomatic feathers have been ruffled. – May 30, 2014.

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    V smart of Singapore. Complain a bit, but sure let this reclamation project go ahead. Then when its all but done, SG can go ahead with our reclamation projects happily liao without complaints.

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    why singapore complain?
    i see pulau tekong also built almost right to the edge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hopeful View Post
    why singapore complain?
    i see pulau tekong also built almost right to the edge.
    Complain is free….complain then have things to negotiate. If keep quiet, nothing to negotiate. This is politics, so it is within our rights to complain. If somebody does not have rights to appeal yet still insist on appealing after losing a case in International Court, Singapore's complaining is no big deal.

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    Anybody dare to buy Malaysia's reclaimed land done by Chinese developers?


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    Quote Originally Posted by solsys View Post
    Anybody dare to buy Malaysia's reclaimed land done by Chinese developers?

    ....hmm I guess the hundreds or thousands who have done so are not anyone?

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    Last edited by Arcachon; 1st June 2014 at 05:54 PM.

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    Default Puteri cove?

    The puteri cove area is going to be a very interesting lake district since there will be no access for boats to reach the open sea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by triple70 View Post
    The puteri cove area is going to be a very interesting lake district since there will be no access for boats to reach the open sea.
    Care to elaborate

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    Quote Originally Posted by newbie11 View Post
    Care to elaborate
    If the 2nd link area is going to be reclaimed right up to the border with Sg, then the remaining waterway will be Sg territory.

    Unlikely Sg will allow boats heading to Puteri Harbour to transit through Sg waters. Also, on Sg side.. it's the live firing area.

    So.. boats in Puteri Harbour Marina can only play between the Causeway and Puteri Harbour?

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