WISHING ALL JOHOREANS & ISKANDARIANS A FANTASTIC NEW YEAR OF 2016

The Unmistakable Boom All Round Iskandar Points to a Great Year of 2016

These are the Top 10 Factors Bringing Iskandar to Greater Glory in Year 2016

1) A WHOPPING RM30 BILLIONS FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) FOR YEAR 2015 POINT TO A MUSHROOMING OF MORE NEW FACTORIES IN ISKANDAR – CREATING MULTIPLIED THOUSANDS OF NEW JOBS FOR ALL.

FDI Made Singapore A First World Nation. At the Behest of Former SPORE PM LEE KUAN YEW OF SINGAPORE CHINA’S DENG XIOPENG OPENED SHENZHEN IN YEAR 1980 FOR FDI. THE NEXT 30 YEARS WITNESSED THE SPECTACULAR RISE OF SHENZHEN.

NOW IS ISKANDAR’S TURN. SUCCESS IS DUPLICATED AND REPEATED HERE!

2) THE WINDFALL FROM CHEAP RINGGIT

Due to Its Proximity to SPORE Johor and  Iskandar is the Only State Benefiting the MOST FROM EXPORTING ITS WORK FORCE TO SINGAPORE!!

This Year the Exporting Factories of VS Industries, SKPRES and DYSON from Senai & Kulai also did a Roaring Export Business Due to Weak Ringgit Against Strong Sing & US Dollars.

3) PENGERANG’s RAPID NOW IN FULL SWING

Recently we made a 3rd Trip To Booming Pengerang’s RAPID. A New Highway from Bandar Penawar to Sg Renggit Is Now Under Construction. And 20 minutes along the Highway is A BRAND NEW CONNECTING HIGHWAY INTO PENGERANG’S RAPID.

Long lines of Lorries & Jeeps lined the Highways. A MAMMOTH TEN  KILOMETER LONG GIGANTIC OIL & GAS PROCESSING COMPLEX IS NOW IN FORMATION.

The Crash of Crude Oil Prices is a Blessing for RAPID as it is involved with Downstream Oil & Gas Processing.

How?

See if Fish Prices Crashed Only Fishermen Suffers. Sushi Restaurants Will Be Getting Fish at Rock Bottom Prices. So Profit will explode upwards!

RAPID Is Oil Processor and Not Oil Drillers. While Oil Drillers suffer RAPID Will Benefit Greatly From Cheap Oil Feed Stocks.

A million products and by products are derived  from Crude OIl & Natural Gas.

Your tooth paste and tooth brush is made from crude oil. So is all plastic and polymer. Your comb, shoes, shirts, pants, hand bags. You wear plastics. All the colorings on your clothes & color ink dye also made from crude oil. Car tires, dashboards, headlamps, tail lights, seats, floor mats all made from crude oil.  The road your car drives on is made from tar (a by product of crude oil). At night all the neon lights that light up our cities are also made from crude oil. So is the petrol that powers our cars, planes & trains. The electricity we use is also generated from crude oil.  Crude oil & natural gas are also made into vitamins & fertilizers. So even our food is indirectly derived from Oil & Gas. Crude Oil usage permeates all levels of human necessities.

So Pengerang’s RAPID will be a recession proof enterprise adding to Johor’s Boom.

4) SPORE THOMSON – JB MRT

Words are out that The Signing of This Momentous Event Will Be Soon

5) KL, NUSAJAYA, SINGAPORE HSR

This , too, is in Good Progress. China Railways & Johor’s Iskandar Waterfront City Have Bought 60% of BANDAR MALAYSIA. The Proposed HQ Of HSR.

It is purported that Cities Near HSR Stations will Rise 64% more than others.

 

6) PTP PORT EXPANSION

Already The World’s Largest Port For Handling Shipping Containers. PTP Now In Further Expansion to meet Growing Demand

A Massive Rm5 Billions Ringgit Expansion for Tanjung Pelapas Port from 10.5 millions TEU (Or 24 foot container) to 15 millions TEU by year 2019. This was due to the ever increasing volume of Transhipment from its FREE PORT STATUS. While Hong Kong, Shangai, Rotterdam & even Singapore witness a downtrend PTP IS IN FULL TROTTLE AND FIRING UP ON ALL CYLINDERS!!

Why? Answer is in No. 7. The TPP Factor

7) TPP – TRANSPACIFIC PARTNERSHIP

One of Top Beneficiary of TPP –  Malaysia in general and Iskandar in particular. Iskandar’s Factories Will Export Even More Goods to Japan, USA, Canada, Mexico, Australia when tariff or taxes are removed. Expect even more FDI from Singapore, China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, USA, India, Euro zone coming into Iskandar to set up factories. And also expect more  US factories to relocate from Shenzhen to Iskandar. Iskandar will then  be a channel or new route for all Exporting Manufactures from China, Taiwan, Korea, Hk, Spore, India, Europe & others.

With this in View PTP is both expanding its container port capacity in Tanjung Pelapas Port and also offer to take private NCB (North Container Port)of Port Kelang.

There is a new optimism in the air!

Why So?

Nation like Malaysia which can produce  quality goods or services at the lowest competitive costs will be the  winner!  Malaysia win on 3 counts – Very cheap currency,  low cost of labour and excellent world class infrastructure. And Malaysia leads in electronic, electrical goods, rubber and plastic related products, crude oil, palm oil & textiles.

 

 

8) COMING SOON TO SEDENAK – A RM6 BILLIONS INVESTMENT FOR DATA NETWORK BY MICROSOFT.

The Roaring Success of Tabao, Alibaba, Singpost & Amazon (Online sales pushed Amazon shares up over 100% for year 2015 – Amazon was a Top Performing Stock) point to the future – THE FUTURE OF ONLINE MARKETING.

WELCOME TO SEDENAK, ISKANDAR – A WORLD  FOR ONLINE BUSINESS WITHOUT BORDERS!

In Future All Books Will Be E Books. CDs & DVDs will be phased out. Everything will be stored “IN THE CLOUD“.  All knowledge, music or video can be downloaded on your IPhone. Yes! Sedenak in Iskandar will be the “IN THING” for the next 100 years!

 

9) CHINA ONE BELT ONE ROAD  INITIATIVE

The HSR Award to China is almost in the bag with the Purchase of Ringgit Bond & Bandar Malaysia. The Future is So Bright For Iskandar. HSR Rail Linking Iskandar to KL, Bangkok, Vietnam and all the way to Beijing, China.

One Road One Belt is now in full progress over the Old Silk Road from China Far West across Europe. Down south it is the route first set up by the Legendary Explorer  Zhing He. Iskandar will Boom for A Century!!

10) THE MOST IMPORTANT FACTOR OF ALL

HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE SULTAN OF JOHOR HAS A VISION FOR JOHOR. THIS IS THE CROWNING GLORY FOR ISKANDAR’S SUPER BOOM!

A Very Wise and Very articulate and intelligent SULTAN- beloved by Millions of Malaysians. With His Benevolent & Benign Rulership ISKANDAR WILL RISE TO OVERTAKE SHENZHEN TO BE A

WORLD CLASS METROPOLIS !!!

 

What are you waiting for?

Plan today for your migration to Iskandar if you are not here yet.

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TOP 10 REASONS WHY SINGAPORE SMEs SHOULD RELOCATE TO ISKANDAR

In One Past Article We Posted – “ASCENSION OF ASCENDAS  – THE SALVATION OF SINGAPORE SMEs”

It is a Do or Die Mission for Many Singapore SMEs. It has to be – sooner or later. Just like the phasing out of  Polluting Pig Farms From Singapore; the phasing out of low end jobs to other third world nations – the relentless push up in the Value chain will make all uncompetitive  SMEs obsolete one day. Unless?

Unless these SMEs Upgrade Its Technology & Go Into High Value Manufactures like Monaco. Or else it is “Close Shop Time” or “Relocation to Iskandar”.

THESE ARE THE TOP 10 REASONS WHY SINGAPORE SMES SHOULD SHIFT TO ISKANDAR

1) ISKANDAR HAS VAST LANDS FOR SINGAPORE SMES

IN THE UPWARD MARCH OF PROGRESS AND WITH LAND CONSTRAIN ONLY THE MOST PRODUCTIVE INDUSTRIES THAT CREATE THE HIGHEST VALUE CAN SURVIVE IN SINGAPORE.

2) INDUSTRIAL FACTORIES IN ISKANDAR COST ABOUT 30% IN SINGAPORE

This morning I called a tyre  Company to get a quote for Falken Tyres made in Indonesia. The required size was 175X65X14. The sales lady gave a quoted price of S$78 per tyre. 4 tyres work out to be S$312 or Rm926. Then I picked up the phone and called Chan Auto Motor Workshop in Johor. For the same Falken tyres imported from Indonesia he quoted rm155 each. That’s  Rm620.  Just half hour away in Johor I could save Rm306

3) MAN POWER CONSTRAIN IN SPORE WHILE IMPORTATION OF FOREIGN LABOUR IS MORE LIBERAL IN ISKANDAR

While Labour Cost In Shenzhen Kept Increasing higher and higher Malaysia open wide its doors to thousands and thousands of foreign workers from Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar & Vietnam. So Malaysia can compete against higher wage China.

 

4) CHEAP UTILITIES ALL ROUND

Electricity in Iskandar is 40% cheaper than Singapore, water is 37% cheaper. The surprise is natural gas! It is cheaper than Singapore by up to 88% These Savings can add up to hundreds of thousands each year.

 

5) EASE OF ACCESS

With the 2nd Link Bridge & The Causeway A Singapore SME can have its HQ in Singapore while using Iskandar as a production base. This is the Best of Both Worlds – Commanding First World Prices With Third World Cost following the HK – SHENZHEN Example.

6) SIMILAR LANGUAGE, FOOD & CULTURE

SPORE SMEs’ BOSSES NEED NOT SET UP FACTORIES IN NATIONS WHERE LANGUAGE & CULTURE IS A HANDICAP. EVERY SINGAPOREAN IS FAMILIAR WITH THE LANGUAGE, CULTURE & FOOD OF JOHOR

 

7) SINGAPORE GOVT INITIATIVE

THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT FACTOR WHY SMES MUST EITHER UPGRADE, CLOSE SHOP FOR GOOD OR RELOCATE. THE WRITING IS ALREADY ON THE WALL. AS SUCH THE GOVT OF SINGAPORE IS GIVING TAX INCENTIVE FOR SMES THAT RELOCATE THEIR OPERATIONS ABROAD

8) SINGAPORE GOVT POLICY TO RESTRAIN LOW END LOW SKILL EMPLOYMENT

FOR THE SAME REASON IT IS GETTING HARDER AND HARDER FOR SMES WHICH EMPLOY LOW END LOW SKILL FOREIGN LABOUR. IF SMES DO NOT TAKE HEED IT IS ONLY A MATTER OF TIME WHEN THEY FIND THEMSELVES STRANDED AND LEFT BEHIND IN A SEA OF PROGRESS.

9) ASCENDAS TECHNOLOGY PARK IN GERBANG NUSAJAYA – COMPLETION IN DECEMBER 2015 & LAUNCHING SOON!

THIS NEW & SPANKLING CUTTING EDGE INDUSTRIAL PARK IS ONLY 10 MINUTES FROM TUAS, SINGAPORE. 20 FACTORY UNITS WILL BE READY IN THE FIRST PHASE. A JOINT VENTURE BETWEEN SPORE ASCENDAS  & MALAYSIAN UEMS – BOTH GOVT OWNED. A TESTAMENT TO THE TWIN INITIATIVE OF A WIN-WIN PARTNERSHIP!

10) LONG TERM VALUE OF ISKANDAR INDUSTRIAL ASSETS

IN SINGAPORE INDUSTRIAL LANDS WERE FIRST SOLD AS 99 YEARS LEASEHOLD LOTS, LATER IT DROPPED TO 60 YEARS. AND THEN FURTHER REDUCED TO ONLY 30 YEARS. WHILE IN ISKANDAR INDUSTRIAL LANDS ARE ALMOST ALL FREEHOLD.

THIS IS WHERE GREAT RESIDUAL VALUE LIES.

LONG AGO IN SINGAPORE – YEO HIAP SENG BUILT ITS SOFT DRINK BOTTLING FACTORIES  ALONG BUKIT TIMAH ROAD. AS CITY PROGRESSED IN THE DIRECTION OF BKT TIMAH THESE FACTORY LANDS WERE SO VALUABLE THAT YHS DECIDED TO CONVERT THEM INTO HIGH END CONDOS. THESE ASSETS MADE MORE MONEY FOR YHS THAN BOTTLING SOFT DRINKS.

SAME FOR F & N INDUSTRIAL LANDS IN CHAN SOW LIN, KL. AS KL DEVELOPED

F & N CHAN SOW LIN LANDS BECAME TOO VALUABLE FOR INDUSTRIAL USAGE – SO F & N BUILT MAIN ROAD FRONTAGE SHOPHOUSES & REAPED A HUGE FORTUNE FROM ITS ASSETS.

TODAY IN SINGAPORE THESE LEASEHOLD LANDS WITH ONLY 30 YEARS ARE OF LITTLE USE ONCE THEIR LIFE SPAN IS UP.

HOWEVER, THERE IS STILL IMMENSE OPPORTUNITY AND VALUE IN ALL INDUSTRIAL LANDS WITH GREAT POTENTIAL IN ISKANDAR. AFTER THE OPERATION OF FACTORIES HAVE RUN OUT THEIR USEFULNESS. WHO KNOWS? YOUR INDUSTRIAL LANDS MIGHT BE SITTING ON A POT OF GOLD.

ACT NOW. ACT FAST TO SECURE YOUR BEST INVESTMENT IN ISKANDAR!

 

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THE INEVITABLE RISE OF ISKANDAR AS THE NEXT SHENZHEN

With the Singapore Dollar at the All Time High of One Sing Dollar to Rm3.10 Ringgit It Is Inevitable That More and More Singaporeans will move to Iskandar for cheaper housing, food, shopping, car ownership, golf club ownership, car wash, spa, health care & a thousand other needs.

Why not?  All things for Malaysians Cost 210% More In Singapore or We can also say all things are 70% Cheaper in Iskandar for All Singaporeans.  Go into any restaurant in Singapore. Now let’s see

  1. The tables and chairs you sit on are probably made in Austin Factories in Johor.
  2. The waitress who serve you  is from Bkt Indah,  Johor. She arrives by CW6 Bus daily
  3.  The cook in the kitchen comes from Kulai. He travels to Spore every morning by bike.
  4.  The water you drink is piped from Ulu Tiram across the Causeway
  5.  The plate on the table is made in Sedenak and the straw you drink  with from Penang.
  6.  The rice you eat from Kedah & all the vegetables from farms in Cameron Highland
  7.  The fish you eat is caught by the trawlers off The Straits of Malacca arrive by Causeway
  8.  And the dishes are cleared & washed by workers from Pasir Gudang
  9.  The Cashier who collected the bill walked Across the JB Causeway at 6 am in the morning
  10. On the way home the Bus Driver on the SBS is from Segamat.

So As You Can SEE Almost 100% of the people who served you in Spore comes from Malaysia. The tables and chairs you sit on are also manufactured in Austin Factories, Johor. The food you eat from Cameron Highland, Kedah & fish caught off West Malaysia.

But All The Cost is in the Mighty Strength of the Singapore Dollar. Three times more than Ringgit! For just 1/3 of the price only 10 minutes away is JB.  The same people, same furniture, same utensil, same food (fresher fish – no need to queue at Causeway for up to 5 hours!) and water! The Big Difference is the price!

In Singapore All HDB Flats are 99 Year Leasehold. You don’t own them. You lease them for a time only. For cars there is a 10 year lease called COE. Just COE alone costs S$70,000 or Rm210,000. An Average Car costs S$100,000 = Rm300,000

For Rm300,000 you can get a gleaming New Merc Benz in Iskandar with freehold title. All cars, bikes, lorries, jeeps, vans & suvs in Spore have only a 10 year leasehold title.

Last time factories have 99 year lease in Spore. Then shortened to 60 years. And then the lease for industrial land is further reduced to 20 to 30 years only.

Someday, only the Super Rich can afford to live in Singapore. That’s why His Royal Highness The Sultan of Johor has wisely predicted that in future Singaporeans will work in Singapore but live in Johor.

Why?

For the price of a 3 room HDB flat with only 99 year lease you can get a Semi D Bungalow with FREEHOLD TITLE IN ISKANDAR.

Keeping a car in Spore is a luxury. Keeping 2 cars is a struggle. In Johor Mr. Din the electrician has 12 siblings. Mr. Din said, “All my 12 brothers and sisters could afford to buy a landed house each. And all 12 of us own one or two cars each.”

With So Much Wealth Destruction for those owning cars or leasehold assets in Singapore It is  Inevitable that More and More Singaporeans will Move to Live in Johor in the Foreseeable Future.

 

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