Kuala Lumpur 2018 – Mah Sing Group (Mah Sing) and EduCity Iskandar Malaysia (EduCity) have announced a partnership to provide student accommodations for EduCity. Mah Sing’s integrated development, Meridin@Medini which is located just 3.6km from EduCity, will be the first external student accommodation provider for Iskandar Malaysia’s Education Hub, offering a total of 183 fully furnished units which will cater to approximately 370 students.
This was announced today during a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Signing Ceremony at Mah Sing’s Academy in Southgate. In attendance were Mah Sing’s Chief Executive Officer, Datuk Ho Hon Sang, Mah Sing’s Senior General Manager (Southern), Benjamin Ong, EduCity Iskandar Malaysia’s Chairman, Datuk Ir. Khairil Anwar Ahmad and EduCity Iskandar Malaysia’s Chief Operating Officer, Sugu Maran.
Datuk Ho Hon Sang shared during the signing ceremony “Our partnership with EduCity is very much in line with our company’s tagline “Reinvent Spaces. Enhance Life.” as we will be providing quality accommodation for students studying in EduCity. EduCity is providing world class education for Malaysians and students in the South-East Asian region and Mah Sing wants to do our part by providing these students with fully furnished homes during their education journey. We are also going the extra mile by providing two-way bus shuttle services from Meridin@Medini to Educity for students staying in our development. When the transportation is taken care of, students won’t have to worry about renting a car or carpooling. Students will have more time to study, enjoy the entertainment and extra-curricular activities the University has to offer.”
EduCity Iskandar Malaysia’s Chairman, Datuk Ir. Khairil Anwar Ahmad shared “We are very pleased and equally excited to embark on this collaboration with Mah Sing Group in enhancing and improving various facilities for the 3,000 students currently studying at EduCity. Working with reputable partners such as Mah Sing Group will continue to boost the appeal of EduCity. Good accommodation is important as a conducive environment will better facilitate a student’s learning experience. In addition to the existing accommodation facilities at Students Village, we are confident that Meridin@Medini has all the required facilities for students to learn and at the same time, enjoy their stay.”
Meridin@Medini to be first external accommodation provider for EduCity
Mah Sing’s Meridin@Medini is strategically located just 3.6km (5 minutes drive) from EduCity. As part of the partnership, 183 fully furnished units in Meridin@Medini will be allocated as student accommodations. Students have the option of choosing a studio unit or twin sharing studio unit which have built ups ranging from 341 square (sq) feet (ft) – 603 sq ft. The units are expected to accommodate approximately 370 students and the units come with induction cooker, heated shower, air condition, lightings, mattress, wardrobe, study tables and chairs and a fridge.
Not only do students get to enjoy a home close to EduCity, they will also get to experience the full recreational facilities in Meridin@Medini such as the swimming pool, gym, multipurpose room, tennis court, and other facilities. Students also have access to the Meridin Walk Lifestyle Mall that will cater to their shopping, dining and entertainment needs. Students will get to fully experience Meridin@Medini’s Live, Work, Relax and Rejuvenate concept.
Access to the student accommodation will be controlled using key card access which will provide peace of mind and added safety for students as well as residents. Mah Sing is also committed to its long term objective of providing High Speed Internet for Meridin@Medini which will benefit both students and residents of the development. Students can enquire about the student accommodation in Meridin@Medini from their respective Universities. Rental for the units start from RM850.00 per student and the accommodation will be made available from March 2018 onwards.
Meridin@Medini to be key commercial hub in Iskandar Puteri
In addition to being just 3.6km to EduCity, 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 Rail Transit System (RTS) to link Johor Bahru and Singapore will also bring added excitement as it will improve connectivity for those who commute to these locations. The RTS is scheduled to open in phases from 2019 to 2024. In addition, the upcoming High Speed Rail (HSR) station in Iskandar Puteri will further boost the economy of Iskandar Puteri and Meridin@Medini will benefit from the spillover due to the influx of tourist and potential businesses in the Medini area. The HSR is expected to be operational in 2026.
The first phase of Meridin@Medini’s residential component, comprising of 756 units of residential suites, was successfully handed over in June of 2017. The second phase will begin handing over Vacant Possession from Q1 2018 onwards and comprises 583 units of Meridin Executive Suites, Meridin Walk Lifestyle Mall comprising 188 retail units and 2 block of hotel suites, Ramada Meridin and Ramada Encore Meridin, comprising 644 hotel suites. Ramada Meridin and Ramada Encore Meridin are scheduled to have its soft launch in April 2018 and will both be managed by leading hotel management company, Topotel.