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'Twin towers' plan for JB
2010/09/28 By Chuah Bee Kim
http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/SEAsia/Story/STIStory_584044.html

JOHOR BARU: A high-rise building similar to the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur is being planned for the city.

Menteri Besar Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman said the proposed building was "something like the Petronas Twin Towers but not quite like it" and was likely to be located near the Johor Baru Central Complex.

"This towering high-rise, which is likely to be the new landmark of Johor Baru, will offer a view of not only this city but also Singapore," he said after opening HSBC Amanah's new branch in Nusa Bestari yesterday.

The proposed site for the project is where the Bukit Cagar and Lumba Kuda flats used to stand before they were demolished to make way for the Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) Complex at the Sultan Iskandar Building.

Ghani said the project would be part of the transformation plan for downtown Johor Baru under the 10th Malaysia Plan.

The menteri besar also confirmed that a feasibility study was being carried out for the construction of an underground tunnel from Tanjong Puteri here to Woodlands in Singapore to accommodate a rapid transit system (RTS).

Discussions between Malaysia and Singapore on the project was announced by Transport Minister Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha last week.

The project was a part of the agreement reached between Malay-sia and Singapore on the land swap deal involving Keretapi Tanah Melayu Bhd's (KTMB) land in the republic.

The tunnel is expected to be completed before 2018 when KTMB's facilities in Woodlands will be relocated to a transport hub in Kempas here.

Ghani said an RTS station was likely to be built near the tunnel's entrance on the Malaysian side to accommodate customs and immigration facilities.

He added that the state government was adopting a two-year "rolling plan" in setting the budget for the high-rise building and underground tunnel projects.

The state government is also expecting to receive the green light for the implementation of two other major projects in the state, also under the 10th Malaysia Plan. They are the upgrading of the Pasir Gudang highway and the transformation of Sungai Segget.

Meanwhile, the menteri besar said the cumulative investment received for Iskandar Malaysia stood at RM63.09 billion as of July -- an increase of RM7.53 billion from December last year.
 

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JB to get own ‘KLCC’
By ZAZALI MUSA Tuesday September 28, 2010
http://biz.thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2010/9/28/business/7112566&sec=business



Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman and Mukhtar Hussain
signing the plaque at the branch opening


JOHOR BARU: Johor wants to develop the former sites of the Lumba Kuda and Bukit Chagar low-cost flats in Johor Baru into an area similar to Kuala Lumpur City Centre.

Mentri Besar Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman said the components of the project would include buildings that resembled the iconic Petronas Twin Towers, hotels, condominiums, serviced apartments and retail complexes.

“On clear days, the towers would have a commanding 360 degrees views of the city centre and our neighbour Singapore,” he said yesterday.

Ghani was speaking to journalists at the opening of the HSBC Amanah Malaysia Bhd’s first Islamic bank branch in Johor at Taman Nusa Bestari and also its seventh branch.

He said the Lumba Kuda and Bukit Chagar sites would also be the last stop for the mass rapid transit (MRT) services from Woodlands, Singapore to Tanjung Puteri in Johor Baru. A rapid transit system (RTS), which would be centralised at Kempas KTM station, will connect commuters to other parts of Johor Baru and Pasir Gudang.

Ghani said Johor was opened to all options on the type of RTS to use; whether to have a bridge across the Straits of Johor or an underground sea tunnel linking Johor and Singapore.

“The distance might be short: only about 1.6km but if the sea tunnel project is viable and can help reduce congestion above land, why not,” he said.

Ghani said the Iskandar Regional Development Authority and State Economic Planning Unit would have until the end of the year to complete their studies on the city centre transformation plan and submit their findings to the Federal Government.

Under the 10th Malaysia Plan, some RM1.8bil will be spent to turn Johor Baru into a vibrant city in line with its status as one of the five flagship development zones in Iskandar Malaysia.
 

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my wish list
1)its need to be of minimum 285meter, to be the tallest in SIJORI region
2) observation deck, that offer the view of 3 countries

then it can be the best in singapore,JB and some say BAtam:banana::banana:
 

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hehe true better low profile..don't kecoh-kecoh...imagine if they knew so many highrise are plan to build around Greater kl...:nuts:
 

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The proposed site for the project is where the Bukit Cagar and Lumba Kuda flats used to stand before they were demolished to make way for the Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) Complex at the Sultan Iskandar Building.
Bukit Cagar and Lumba Kuda flats
kini dah tak derr
 

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'Twin towers' plan for JB
2010/09/28 By Chuah Bee Kim
http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/SEAsia/Story/STIStory_584044.html

JOHOR BARU: A high-rise building similar to the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur is being planned for the city.

Menteri Besar Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman said the proposed building was "something like the Petronas Twin Towers but not quite like it" and was likely to be located near the Johor Baru Central Complex.

"This towering high-rise, which is likely to be the new landmark of Johor Baru, will offer a view of not only this city but also Singapore," he said after opening HSBC Amanah's new branch in Nusa Bestari yesterday.

The proposed site for the project is where the Bukit Cagar and Lumba Kuda flats used to stand before they were demolished to make way for the Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) Complex at the Sultan Iskandar Building.

Ghani said the project would be part of the transformation plan for downtown Johor Baru under the 10th Malaysia Plan.

The menteri besar also confirmed that a feasibility study was being carried out for the construction of an underground tunnel from Tanjong Puteri here to Woodlands in Singapore to accommodate a rapid transit system (RTS).

Discussions between Malaysia and Singapore on the project was announced by Transport Minister Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha last week.

The project was a part of the agreement reached between Malay-sia and Singapore on the land swap deal involving Keretapi Tanah Melayu Bhd's (KTMB) land in the republic.

The tunnel is expected to be completed before 2018 when KTMB's facilities in Woodlands will be relocated to a transport hub in Kempas here.

Ghani said an RTS station was likely to be built near the tunnel's entrance on the Malaysian side to accommodate customs and immigration facilities.

He added that the state government was adopting a two-year "rolling plan" in setting the budget for the high-rise building and underground tunnel projects.

The state government is also expecting to receive the green light for the implementation of two other major projects in the state, also under the 10th Malaysia Plan. They are the upgrading of the Pasir Gudang highway and the transformation of Sungai Segget.

Meanwhile, the menteri besar said the cumulative investment received for Iskandar Malaysia stood at RM63.09 billion as of July -- an increase of RM7.53 billion from December last year.
Please finish building KOMTAR first....bunch of hot air.
 

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^^ If i was the mayor of JB, i'd focus more on developing public transportation networks first though, like MRT's, Express Rail or BRT, and those money being wasted on Iskandar is a great failure, imagine that investment was spend on developing the whole state, it sure will turn JB to a world class city. Its a SEZ (Special Economic Zone) area and they have very big potentials to further grow and prosper more than a capital city, and it must have great connectivity from all over the country as well being well connected to Singapore to further grow, like Shenzhen. Not all countries prosper by building high rises, we must start from base then only you start to rise.

Not only finish up Komtar bro, take a look at Pacific Mall, what a disappointment.
 

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^^ If i was the mayor of JB, i'd focus more on developing public transportation networks first though, like MRT's, Express Rail or BRT, and those money being wasted on Iskandar is a great failure, imagine that investment was spend on developing the whole state, it sure will turn JB to a world class city. Its a SEZ (Special Economic Zone) area and they have very big potentials to further grow and prosper more than a capital city, and it must have great connectivity from all over the country as well being well connected to Singapore to further grow, like Shenzhen. Not all countries prosper by building high rises, we must start from base then only you start to rise.

Not only finish up Komtar bro, take a look at Pacific Mall, what a disappointment.
agree with U... I noticed a few malls in JB area are either vacated or ghost town... poor planning from the local authorities...
 

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there's alot of problem internally now in Iskandar....

And Iskandar could not attract Malaysians to work there. Projections went wrong. I think they are now revising all projections, thus coming projects in Iskandar would be much smaller. Many rich JB ppl ared in KL lah. Spending power in KL not in JB.

Iskandar planners relies alot on what KL wants. Very difficult. And I dont think Johor govt has money. All now depends on the private sector like SP Setia, Mah Sing, etc.

And with UEM buying over PLUS, I think they have no hurry/no money to see Nusajaya for the time being. Since most Federal money gonna be pumped into new projects, I think Johor doesn't care much about old projects already. Feel sorry for JB folks.

No offence, I think our govt shud juz seek Singapore investors help LAH. Revive back the plan to allow Singaporeans to go to JB to work in a special Zone without immigration lah. Otherwise you know who to vote next GE.
 
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