Mah Sing Group And i2M Ventures Inked Strategic Partnership To Provide Companies Under Global Business Services Iskandar Initiatives With Ideal Accommodation
Johor Bahru, 2018 – Mah Sing Group Berhad (Mah Sing) and i2M Ventures Sdn Bhd (i2M), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Khazanah Nasional Berhad have announced their strategic partnership in providing ideal accommodation facilities through Iskandar Professional Suites for companies who enroll in the Global Business Services (GBS) Iskandar initiatives. The Iskandar Professional Suites is within the Meridin@Medini development, a mere 3-minute drive to Medini Central Business District.
The signing ceremony of the strategic partnership was held at the brand new Ramada Meridin, Johor Bahru. Representing Mah Sing was Mah Sing’s Chief Executive Officer, Datuk Ho Hon Sang while i2M was represented by i2M’s Managing Director, Zulfiqar Zainuddin. The signing of the partnership was witnessed by Johor Consumerism, Human Resources and Unity Committee Chairman, YB Dr S Ramakrishnan. Also in attendance were Mah Sing’s Senior General Manager of Development (Southern Region), Benjamin Ong and i2M’s Vice President of Ecosystems Development, Encik Norsham Hasani.
Datuk Ho Hon Sang shared during the signing ceremony, “The Iskandar Professional Suites will provide quality accommodation and convenience to the professionals working at the Central Business District. These are fully furnished units with comprehensive lifestyle facilities, complemented by the development’s strategic location. Upholding our company’s principle which is to Reinvent Spaces, Enhance Life, our collaboration with i2M would help to enhance the living environment of the working professionals. The companies can be assured that the accommodation aspect of their talents has been well taken care of.”
i2M’s Managing Director, Zulfiqar Zainuddin also commented, “We are glad to embark on this partnership with Mah Sing that would help to facilitate the accommodation of the working professionals for the companies under the GBS Iskandar initiatives. Through the GBS Iskandar initiatives, companies will be able to enjoy facilitation from i2M covering key areas such as talent, infrastructure and liveability; the ‘Living in Iskandar Puteri’ Programme and partnership with Mah Sing is one of our commitments in realising the vision. I believe the accommodation in Iskandar Professional Suites and the surrounding amenities will be a good fit for the working professionals as we have 18 companies within the GBS Iskandar communities to date, including Frost & Sullivan, Courts Asia, KPMG, Aegis, Daythree, and Brandt International to name a few.”
Fully Furnished Affordable Accommodation and Facilities for Employees of GBS ISKANDAR Companies
As part of this partnership, Mah Sing will allocate the fully furnished Iskandar Professional Suites as accommodations for the working talents of the participating companies. The companies and tenants have the option of choosing a studio unit or twin sharing studio unit with built ups ranging from 341 square (sq) feet (ft) to 603 sq ft. The units come with induction cooker, heated shower, air conditioning units, lightings, beds, wardrobe, study tables and chairs and a refrigerator. This would be a hassle-free move in for the tenants.
The Iskandar Professional Suites’ tenants will get to experience the full recreational facilities within the Meridin@Medini development such as the swimming pool, gym, multipurpose room, tennis court, and other premium facilities. They also have access to the Meridin Walk Lifestyle Mall that will cater to their shopping, dining and entertainment needs, and fully experience Meridin@Medini’s Live, Work, Relax and Rejuvenate concept.
Access to the Iskandar Professional Suites will be controlled using key card access which will provide peace of mind and added safety for the tenants. Mah Sing is also committed to providing High Speed Internet for Meridin@Medini which will benefit both the tenants and the residents of the development. Accommodation is available to move in immediately while the employees of GBS Iskandar Companies are offered a special rate. Applications for the special accommodation can be applied via the employers.
Meridin@Medini to be key commercial hub in Iskandar Puteri
In addition to being a stone’s throw away to Medini Central Business District, Meridin@Medini is nestled in the heart of the Iskandar Puteri region. The development fronts the protocol road to Kota Iskandar and is only 10.8km from the Tuas- Singapore Second Link and 22km from Johor Bahru City Centre and the Customs, Immigration and Quarantine Complex (CIQ). Other key landmarks located near Meridin@Medini is Legoland Malaysia (1km), Pinewood Studios (3km) and Puteri Harbour (4.2km).
The first phase of Meridin@Medini’s residential component, comprising of 756 units of residential suites, was successfully handed over in June 2017. Vacant Possession of the second phase has started from April 2018 and comprises 583 units of Meridin Executive Suites, Meridin Walk Lifestyle Mall comprising 188 retail units, and 2 block of hotel suites, Ramada Meridin comprising 644 hotel suites. Ramada Meridin had its soft launch in July 2018 and is managed by leading hotel management company, Topotel.
Mah Sing is pioneering co-living spaces in Iskandar Malaysia with its first foray in Meridin Executive Suites. The unique concept of comfortable living with shared common spaces, bringing together a vibrant community in Medini is an instant hit with this project.
About Mah Sing Group Berhad
Mah Sing Group was listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia in 1992 and ventured into property development in 1994. The Group currently has 47 projects (32 ongoing) spread across the property hotspots of Greater KL and Klang Valley, Penang, Johor and Sabah. The Group has proven its versatility with a diverse range of projects, including masterplanned townships, integrated developments, landed and high-rise residential, Grade A office buildings, retail projects, SoHo and industrial developments.
Mah Sing Group was ranked Top 10 Developers in Property Insight Prestigious Developer Awards 2018, recognised as Top Ranked Developers and Readers & Voter’s Choice in Starproperty.my Awards 2018, voted People’s Choice Awards in iProperty Development Excellence Awards 2017, and honoured with Top 10 Property Developers in The Edge Property Excellence Awards 2017, for diligently crafting dream homes for 24 years.
About i2M Ventures Sdn Bhd
i2M Ventures Sdn Bhd was established in 2013 as a company that focuses on the development of strategic investment promotion initiatives known as GBS ISKANDAR for the Global Business Services (GBS) and Shared Services & Outsourcing (SSO) sector in Iskandar Puteri, Iskandar Malaysia.
It is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Khazanah Nasional Berhad – the strategic investment fund of the Government of Malaysia. For more information, visit http://www.gbs-iskandar.my
About GBS ISKANDAR
GBS ISKANDAR is an initiative by i2M and it is a specialised program to facilitate businesses to locate GBS Operations in Iskandar Puteri, Iskandar Malaysia.
With GBS ISKANDAR, companies will be able to enjoy expert facilitation in order to meet their GBS location requirements, covering key areas such as talent, infrastructure, liveability and incentives. Additionally, qualified companies will enjoy privileged access to customised incentives provided by GBS ISKANDAR.
The signing ceremony of strategic partnership between Mah Sing and i2M Ventures to provide accommodation facilities through Iskandar Professional Suites was witnessed by Johor Consumerism, Human Resources and Unity Committee Chairman, YB Dr S Ramakrishnan.
(From left: Mah Sing’s Senior General Manager of Development (Southern Region), Mr Benjamin Ong, Mah Sing’s Chief Executive Officer, Datuk Ho Hon Sang, Johor Consumerism, Human Resources and Unity Committee Chairman, YB Dr S Ramakrishnan, i2M Ventures’ Managing Director, Encik Zulfiqar Zainuddin, i2M Ventures’ Vice President of Ecosystems Development, Encik Norsham Hasani)
Mah Sing and i2M Ventures handing over the mock keys to the ready tenants of Iskandar Professional Suites.
Johor Consumerism, Human Resources and Unity Committee Chairman, YB Dr S Ramakrishnan (second from left) was accompanied by Mah Sing’s Chief Executive Officer, Datuk Ho Hon Sang (first from left), i2M Ventures’ Managing Director, Encik Zulfiqar Zainuddin (third from left), Mah Sing’s Senior General Manager of Development (Southern Region), Mr Benjamin Ong (second from right) and i2M Ventures’ Vice President of Ecosystems Development, Encik Norsham Hasani (first from right) for a tour to the Iskandar Professional Suites.
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