Infrastructure near Forest City by Country Garden

To further improve the development plan of the special zone, Iskandar Economic Zone actively introduces foreign capital and strives to become the center of Malaysia’s tourism industry, creative industry, information technology industry, and logistics service industry. According to the plan, the Iskandar special zone will invest more than 100 billion US dollars to build an international economic development platform. As of June 2016, the accumulated investment in the region has exceeded 48 billion US dollars. Major supporting facilities such as Education City, Legoland, Hello Kitty Park, Angry Birds Activity Park, Medini Shopping Mall, and Shangri-La Hotel, the world’s largest hotel group, have been completed one after another. In addition, major supporting facilities such as Pinewood Studios and MMU Film Art School, and Outlet Mall have been introduced. More well-known companies have also joined, such as Singapore’s Temasek Group, Alibaba, Xiaomi, Shangri-La Hotel Group, Maersk Shipping Group, and Columbia Hospital. Sunway Corporation also plans to build two more theme parks. It is expected that the GDP of the special zone will exceed 93.3 billion US dollars by 2025.

Railway Network near Forest City

The Malaysian railway network is a huge railway system that runs north-south through the peninsula and is operated by the Malaysian Railway Company (KTMB). In addition to transporting passengers, Malaysian railways can also transport a variety of goods, including but not limited to food, fruits, vegetables, petroleum, and chemicals. In the first three quarters of 2014, Malaysian railways transported 1.677 million passengers and 6.084 million tons of goods, demonstrating the company’s strength and high efficiency in the transportation field.

Air Transportation near Forest City

Currently, there are eight international airports in Malaysia, including Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Penang International Airport, Langkawi International Airport, Kota Kinabalu International Airport, Kuching International Airport, Malacca International Airport (no domestic routes), Johor Bahru International Airport, and Sultan Mahmud Airport in Kuala Terengganu (opened in April 2014 with flights to Singapore). These airports and other domestic route airports constitute the backbone network of air transportation in Malaysia. Malaysia is one of the important air hubs in Southeast Asia, with 85 million air passengers and 0.987 million tons of cargo in 2014. There are multiple direct flights from China to Malaysia, including those operated by China International Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Eastern Airlines, Xiamen Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, and Hong Kong Cathay Pacific Airlines. They operate regularly between China’s Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Xiamen, Kunming, Hong Kong, Macau, and Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Langkawi, and Kota Kinabalu.

Infrastructure Development Plan near Forest City

On May 21, 2016, the Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of Malaysia, Najib, proposed the “Eleventh Malaysia Plan” (2016-2020), which will pay more attention to the development of the people, strengthen infrastructure, support economic expansion, and implement multiple initiatives in the next five years, including:

Build a dual-track railway from Johor Bahru to Klang
Build two large power plants
Build flood prevention embankments along rivers
Accelerate the construction of high-speed broadband internet networks
Build airports in Mukah and Lawas, Sarawak
Strengthen public transportation and infrastructure construction

The total amount of public transportation and infrastructure projects launched by the government in the plan is as high as MYR 150 billion, including the Malaysia-Singapore High-Speed Rail, Penang Transportation Infrastructure Development Plan, Pan-Borneo Highway, etc. Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru, Kuching, and Kota Kinabalu have also been identified as key cities, and each city will tailor its own development blueprint according to the plan.


There are a number of well-known companies that have entered the Iskandar SAR, including Temasek Singapore, Alibaba, Xiaomi, Shangri-La Hotels and Maersk Line, to name a few. These companies have played an important role in the development of Iskandar and have not only created a large number of jobs, but have also contributed significantly to the development of the local economy. In addition, the entry of Columbia Hospital has had a positive impact on the local healthcare industry, enhancing the patient experience and providing more opportunities for the training of local healthcare professionals.

There are currently 8 international airports in Malaysia. These airports are important gateways connecting Malaysia to the rest of the world. Each airport has its own unique characteristics in terms of architecture, facilities and services. In addition, they play an important role in promoting Malaysia’s tourism industry by providing convenient and accessible entry points for business and leisure travelers. In addition, these airports contribute to the Malaysian economy by creating employment opportunities and supporting the development of related industries such as hotels and transportation.

Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru, Kuching and Kota Kinabalu are the key cities for infrastructure development in Malaysia. These cities are not only business centers in Malaysia, but also important destinations for tourism. They have unique cultural and historical heritage that attracts a large number of domestic and international tourists. They are also important port cities in Malaysia for international trade and transportation. Therefore, the development of infrastructure in these cities not only affects the quality of life of the local residents, but also has a significant impact on the economic development of the country as a whole.