24 Mar '13, 1pm

JB progressing but problems prevail... #Johor #Iskandar #Malaysia

The growing metropolis of Johor Bahru is undoubtedly emerging from the shadows thanks to the creation of the Iskandar economic growth corridor in 2006. Founded in 1855 as a tiny fishing village called Tanjung Puteri, the city today is a far cry from what it was before. There are now many residential areas, shopping malls and multi-billion ringgit projects, contributing to a surge in local and foreign investment activity. But Johor Bahru still has some problems that need to be addressed, residents said. While there have been major improvements to the city’s infrastructure and general outlook, some places especially older residential areas are still quite filthy, said 56-year old convenience shop owner Khoo Eng Keng. “For example, my shop is located in Stulang here and we have a major problem with rubbish dumping in the area.” “I have noticed the authorities including counci...

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