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Advantages of Iskandar Malaysia

  • GDP/Capita in Purchasing Power Parity - USD9,265 in 2005, 30-year GDP growth between 7% and 8%
  • South Johor accounts for 60% of State's GDP with services sector largest source of growth
  • Access to a large, educated workforce that is skilled and proficient in English, Bahasa Malaysia and other international languages
  • A mixture of green-fields and brown-fields, less expensive than Singapore & Hong Kong
  • State of the art telecommunications with efficient & transparent public institutional framework

  • Dynamic, knowledge-based clusters including information technology, biotechnology, tourism - education & healthcare, Islamic finance, manufacturing and electrical and electronic industry
  • World-class land, sea & air cargo facilities that allow good supply and distribution of raw materials
  • Ultra modern airport in Senai, handling 1.25 million visitors and over 7,500 tonnes of cargo in 2005
  • Port of Tanjung Pelepas and Pasir Gudang- established world-class transshipment ports of Malaysia.
  • Excellent international tourist destinations and sports facilities, including shopping and healthcare & wellness
  • Low inflation rate (less than 3.5%) & unemployment rate of 3-4 %