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Johor Bahru

Wang and Yip make it to last eight

Hong Kong's Wang Chen and Yip Pui-yin both reached the quarter-finals in the women's singles at the Asia championships in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, yesterday.

Friday, 18 April, 2008, 12:00am

Armed bandits chalk up sixth bank robbery

A gang acting 'with near military precision' and armed with assault rifles believed to have been stolen from an army camp has chalked up its sixth successful bank robbery in three months and brought its takings to more than M$1 million (HK$2 million).

22 Oct 1999 - 12:00am

Johor Bahru, a city on the move

The city of Johor Bahru is the fastest-growing city in Malaysia after the capital Kuala Lumpur.

It is located at the southern tip of Peninsula Malaysia, a short distance from the economic powerhouse of Singapore.

31 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

Malaysia shows off building expertise

MALAYSIA'S economy is showing all the energy and verve of an adolescent. The country also has the adolescent's tendency to show off a little. It wants to have the biggest of this, the newest of that, the first of something else.

7 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

HK firm in the running for prime retail space

A Hong Kong retailing company is among a group of international contestants vying to be anchor tenants in a giant commercial, retail and residential development in southern Malaysia.

The Johor Bahru Waterfront City development will be officially launched today by Malaysia's Prime Minister, Mahathir Mohamad.

5 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

HK firms in Johor deal

THREE Hong Kong companies and a Malaysian savings union have agreed to develop one of the largest commercial complexes in the southern Malaysian city of Johor Bahru.

The Menara Landmark project, with a 33-storey office tower, shops and a hotel, will cost M$600 million (about HK$1.82 billion) to build. Its floor area will be 1.37 million square feet when completed in 1997.

9 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

Tem Fat to back loans

TEM Fat Hing Fung (Holdings) has entered into agreements with a syndicate of banks to guarantee and indemnify loans taken by T & T Properties, which is developing a building called Menara Landmark, in Johore Bahru, Malaysia.

8 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

Project eyes Johore Baru 'gateway'

A RUBBER plantation in Johore Baru, covering 10,000 hectares, will be turned into a modern metropolis to help transform Malaysia into the 'gateway to Southeast Asia', according to developers and government officials who were in Hong Kong recently to promote the project.

21 Sep 1994 - 12:00am

Partners sought to help build city

CONSTRUCTION of Malaysia's newest city and hi-tech manufacturing centre, the M$8.6 billion (about HK$25.97 billion) Prolink 2020 in the province of Johor Bahru, is still a year away but the project's promoters are already lining up investment partners.

15 Sep 1994 - 12:00am

Ambitious Prolink venture on display

HONG KONG investors will get their first look at one of Asia's most ambitious property development schemes today when a group of overseas estate agents, financial experts and representatives from the Malaysian Government unveil their massive Johor Bahru Prolink 2020 project.

14 Sep 1994 - 12:00am