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Singapore and Malaysia’s Special Economic Zone (SEZ) Feasibility Study: What Lies Ahead

In the realm of economic development, collaboration and innovation often pave the path to progress. Singapore and Malaysia, two neighboring nations with a history of economic synergy, are now embarking on a journey to enhance their Special Economic Zone (SEZ) ecosystem. This collaborative endeavor aims to determine the future focus of the SEZ, bringing with it a promise of economic growth and prosperity...

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Malaysia’s PM Discusses Johor-Singapore Special Economic Zone in Bilateral Talks

During an informal bilateral discussion with Singapore's Prime Minister, Lee Hsien Loong, Malaysia's Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, raised the topic of the Johor-Singapore Special Economic Zone. Anwar was in Singapore for a one-day working visit, which included his participation in an invitation from the Milken Institute to provide insights on how Malaysia can attract foreign investment. Prime...


Malaysia’s Minister Visits Singapore to Enhance Bilateral Cooperation

Malaysia's Local Government Development (KPKT) Minister, Nga Kor Ming, conducted an official three-day visit to Singapore to enhance bilateral cooperation between the two neighboring countries. The visit aimed to strengthen the close ties between Malaysia and Singapore, recognizing the latter as an important neighbor and friend. Both countries aim to foster mutual cooperation for the benefit of their...


Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) Positioned to Benefit as Chinese Tourists Return

Resorts World Sentosa (RWS), under the Genting Group, is anticipated to reap the rewards of the resurgence in Chinese travelers, a positive trend for Singapore's integrated resorts. Industry publication Inside Asian Gaming (IAG) reported that the upswing in Chinese tourist numbers presents a promising outlook for both RWS and Marina Bay Sands, which reported robust financial performance in the second...

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Singapore introduces new round of property cooling measures; ABSD for foreign buyers doubles to 60%

The government is levying higher ABSD (Additional Buyers' Stamp Duty) rates, in a bid to cool the property market that remains firm even with a dimmer economic outlook. “The revisions to the ABSD rates to help moderate investment demand will complement our efforts to ramp up supply, to alleviate the tight housing market for both owner-occupation and rental,” says the Ministry of Finance, Ministry...

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Presentation of proposal for a single entry point at Malaysia-Singapore border in Cabinet meeting

The proposal to streamline border control processes at the Malaysia-Singapore border through a single entry point will be presented to Cabinet, before being brought for further deliberation between the leaders of the two countries. Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof said the proposal was discussed in a cross-ministerial special committee to address congestion issues at the Johor Causeway...

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Malaysia should learn from Singapore’s success in housing

Local Government Development Minister Nga Kor Ming found himself and his ministry under attack for wanting to learn from the highly acclaimed Housing & Development Board (HDB) of Singapore. It is incredible how an attempt to improve the Malaysian public housing model, which is totally outdated and no longer feasible, could be viewed in a negative light. Instead of sticking our heads further into...

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PropNex Malaysia aspires to build a legacy in the real estate business – Kelvin Fong

KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 9): It may be one of the largest home-grown real estate agencies in Malaysia and Singapore, but rather than striving to merely be number one, PropNex Realty Sdn Bhd aspires to build a legacy in the real estate business. According to PropNex Malaysia CEO Marcus Teng, the company aims to nurture an organisation with agents who see the real estate business as a long-term career and not...

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