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Old June 7th, 2005, 08:58 AM   #1
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ISKANDAR DEVELOPMENT REGION | Johor ( Southern Johor ) | General News & Updates

A master plan will be drawn up to turn southern Johor into a world-class tourism, education and financial hub.

Khazanah Nasional, the investment arm of the Federal Government, will play a central role in putting together the ambitious plan. A key feature will be a waterfront tourism project, backed by international expertise.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said there was a pressing need for a master plan to ensure there was no duplication or overlapping of projects.

"The projects here will take into regard the needs of the Johor people and tourists," he said, adding that funding was not an issue as private investors were keen to invest here.

"What is happening here should complement new developments in Singapore," Abdullah said, in an obvious reference to plans for resort developments with theme parks and casinos recently announced by the republic.

Although he did not name the projects, they include the RM800 million Customs, Immigration and Quarantine complex and proposed new bridge to replace the Causeway.

Also part of the southern Johor scheme is the 5km-long waterfront development along popular Lido Beach here.

One component of the plan is Danga Bay — a major attraction to locals and Singaporeans.

Another major development is the RM1 billion Bandar Nusajaya in Gelang Patah, where the new state administrative centre is being built.

Plans are also afoot to develop a theme park in Bandar Nusajaya.

Abdullah said this after a closed-door briefing on plans for southern Johor. His visit to the south was the third leg of his nationwide tour, after Perak and Selangor.

He said although Johor’s proposed massive development projects were world-class, they would not be only for the rich.

“It is important that the projects are of high quality but accessible to people from all walks of life,” he stressed.

Asked about competition from Singapore, the Prime Minister said: “We are not thinking of Singapore... these projects are in the best interests of the people of Johor.”

To a question about Disneyland investing in a project in Johor Baru, Abdullah said: “It is up to the State Government to decide on this. I have no objection if the State Government decides to do so or if Disneyland shows interest in coming here.”

Earlier, the Prime Minister spoke to some 3,000 civil servants in Muar and told them that life-long learning and human capital development was crucial for Malaysia.

“I have stressed on human capital development on many occasions.

“This is because many people are ignorant of its importance but more fond of using infrastructure and industrial development as the index to measure a country’s state of development.

“Physical and economic development are not enough,” Abdullah said.

“We want to be known to the world as people who are hard-working, well-mannered, disciplined and with a high sense of integrity.

“These are virtues which are still lacking in society.”
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Old June 7th, 2005, 09:04 AM   #2
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I'm so bodoh!
Could have opened under "Just message and new things..."
Mabye a mighty moderator can move thread?
But maybe it's also worth having a JB project thread
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A master plan will be drawn up to turn southern Johor into a world-class tourism, education and financial hub.

To a question about Disneyland investing in a project in Johor Baru, Abdullah said: “It is up to the State Government to decide on this. I have no objection if the State Government decides to do so or if Disneyland shows interest in coming here.”
Disneyland Can I laugh now Gawd. I am so mean
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Old June 7th, 2005, 09:10 AM   #4
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Why? I could imagine this would be very popular. The Singaporeans would love it. Tropical Disneyland.
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Old June 7th, 2005, 09:14 AM   #5
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wau!Go JB!Actually i heard bout the Disneyland news few years back.Hope they will build CAn't imagine we c a Mickey Mouse infront of the gate saying,'Saya Mickey Mouse!Mari mari mari!Bermainlah dengan gembira!':P
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Old June 7th, 2005, 09:19 AM   #6
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CAn't imagine we c a Mickey Mouse infront of the gate saying,'Saya Mickey Mouse!Mari mari mari!Bermainlah dengan gembira!':P
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Old June 7th, 2005, 09:21 AM   #7
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TOP PARKS
In Asia
1. Tokyo Disneyland (Tokyo, Japan): 13,188,000 (estimated attendance last year)
2. Tokyo DisneySea (Tokyo, Japan): 12,174,000
3. Universal Studios Japan (Osaka): 8,811,000
4. Everland (Kyonggi-Do, South Korea): 8,800,000
5. Lotte World (Seoul, South Korea): 8,500,000
6. Hakkeijima Sea Paradise (Yokohama, Japan): 5,300,000
7. Ocean Park (Hong Kong): 3,000,000
8. Huis Ten Bosch (Sasebo City, Japan): 2,840,000
9. Seoul Land (Kyunki-Do, South Korea): 2,802,500
10. Suzuka Circuit (Suzuka, Japan): 2,705,000
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Never been to any of the above
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WOW! Last time they planned to have a Universal Studios at Bandar Nusajaya but since the deal fell thru and not possibly it would be in Singapore.........I would LOVE to have Disney here

In fact Disney is a bigger draw than Universal Studios and of course a larger investment

I am also a HUGE Disney fan
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Old June 7th, 2005, 10:58 AM   #15
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Well...its a propaganda made by media ler...honestly..I dont think so IMHO
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Good one... The Danga Bay development itself has half turned my initial impression on JB... if Disneyland built a park in JB, the city would definitely be my top choice for domestic travelling next!
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Yay Disney!
I just got back from Orlando last month. Hopefully it will be on a grand scale like Disney World. I stayed at the Disney Yacht club and it was very convenient - just take the boat to the theme parks. To tell the truth there are good and bad side. The good part is that the economy of central Florida got a huge boost. And the area is really clean because of the high expectations of Disney visitors. But the down side is that there was lots of plastic commercialism as well. Huge open car parks, dull strip malls, faceless hotels. Apparently Orlando can accomodate 100,000++ visitors at a time! I do hope Disney comes, but hopefully it will be done in a more environmentally sensitive and have an artistic and aesthetic effect on the surrounding community instead of the "pave parking lots and throw up cheap buildings" effect that went on in Orlando.
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^ Yea......sad but true. Americans aren't fans of multi-level carparks especially at their malls

Faceless hotels? At least the Disney ones are good!

When I was there I stayed at the Vistana. But Orlando is really clean but downtown can be a bit dead after working hours.......
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What about Universal Studios? They were talking about that a few years back but nothing ever seem to materialize. There have been a few theme park projects in Johor that never seem to get off the ground???
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I guess because American malls which are similar in size to the ones here are built on 50 acres of land or more and they have plenty of space to build horizontally. The parking is always FREE too. Unlike here where the developers are so kedekut and allocate less then 10 acres for the malls. Maybe we should learn from the Americans?



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