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Iskandar Malaysia’s Flagship Zones
5 Flagship Zones
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Flagship Zone A Flagship Zone B Flagship Zone C
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Flagship Zone D Flagship Zone E
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Iskandar Malaysia’s master plan involved the sectioning of the region into five developmental focal points that were called ‘Flagship Zones’. Four of these zones are located in the Special Economic Corridor (SEC) of Nusajaya-Johor Bahru-Pasir Gudang.

Other areas considered part of this corridor are Tanjung Pelepas and Tanjung Langsat. The SEC, as a whole, has been prioritised for development in the Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP), with Nusajaya being the primary focus.

The main purpose of these Flagship Zones is the strengthening of existing economic clusters, as well as the diversification and development of targeted growth sectors.

To that end, each Flagship Zone is geared towards the development of different sectors and industries, becoming somewhat specialised zones due to the centralisation of businesses based on their industry.

The Flagship Zones are named from A to E, with Zones A to D being coastal areas, while E is located inland.
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Flagship Zone A is represented by Johor Bahru city centre. Upon the completion of all its projects, the zone will comprise the central business district that is Johor Bahru, a financial district; the Danga Bay Integrated Waterfront City, a mixed development in Tebrau Plentong; as well as the Malaysia-Singapore Causeway.

At present, key economic activities in this zone include financial services, hospitality, art and culture, commerce and retail, urban tourism, as well as the electrical and electronics, plastic manufacturing and food processing sectors.

As one of the most populous urban areas in the Southeast Asian region, this city has a population exceeding one million and has one of the country’s highest population growth rates.

Noteworthy players in Flagship Zone A include global financial institutions such as Citigroup and HSBC, major manufacturers such as Lion Group and Sumitomo, as well as local property developers such as Mah Sing Group and Pelangi.
There are plans to develop a multi-modal terminal, as well as a MRT/LRT system within this zone in order to improve the connectivity between Johor Bahru city centre and the other areas of Iskandar Malaysia.
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Nusajaya represents Flagship Zone B, which is where the new Johor state administrative centre, Medini Iskandar Malaysia, an ‘educity’, a medical hub, an industrial logistic cluster and an international tourism resort are located. Residential and industrial land banks occupy a large portion of the zone’s total area.

Flagship Zone B is expected to become Iskandar Malaysia’s major new growth centre due to the high number of catalyst projects that are set to be developed within it. The zone is expected to be home to as many as 500,000 people by 2025.

The current primary economic activities in this zone are state and federal administrative undertakings, mixed property development and logistics. Based on the master plan, it will also serve as the hub for creative arts and entertainment, educational institutions, medical facilities, tourism, biotechnology and hi-tech manufacturing.

This diversity creates a wealth of investment opportunities in the form of joint ventures or land acquisitions for parties interested in being part of Iskandar Malaysia’s growth. Key players already occupying Zone B include Iskandar Investment Bhd, S P Setia and UEM Sunrise.
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Also referred to as the Western Gate Development, Flagship Zone C is mostly made up of agricultural lands and mangrove forests. It is home to key infrastructure such as regional distribution centres, a logistic centre, regional procurement centres and power utilities.

As coastal land comprises part of its total land bank, Zone C’s key economic activities lean more heavily towards heavy industries and trading activities, focusing on port and marine services, warehousing, logistics, entrepôt trade, engineering, food production, hi-tech manufacturing and the petrochemical industry.

The main player in this zone is MMC Corp Bhd, which has significant shareholdings in the Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP) and the Tanjung Bin Power Plant. A large portion of the Free Trade Zone in PTP has been dedicated to the development of various sectors such as international procurement and warehousing, while the proposed 2,215-acre Maritime Centre at Tanjung Bin caters to investors involved in the oil and gas industry.
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Flagship Zone D, which is also called the Eastern Gate Development, plays the important role of serving as the industrial and manufacturing hub to not only Iskandar Malaysia, but the southern region of Peninsular Malaysia as well.

In total, the zone covers 31,132ha of the Pasir Gudang area, encompassing Pasir Gudang Port, Pasir Gudang Industrial Park, Tanjung Langsat Port and Tanjung Langsat Industrial Complex.

Primary economic activities in the zone revolve around heavy industries and logistics, being dedicated to the electrical and electronics, chemical, oleochemical, food and engineering-based sectors, as well as logistics, warehousing and port activities. Zone D is also noteworthy for being home to the world’s largest concentration of palm oil refining industries and downstream activities.

A large portion of Flagship Zone D’s land bank is dedicated to leasehold industrial purposes, while an equally significant amount has been reserved for residential developments. Among the top local and international companies that have taken up residence in this zone are Panasonic, Bahru Steel and Western Digital.
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Comprising the Senai-Skudai corridor, Flagship Zone E’s key economic activities at present include airport services, the electrical and electronics industry, engineering and education. Following the master plan, the zone will also become a hub for information and communications technology (ICT), food processing, agroprocessing and retail tourism.

Zone E’s main draw is the Senai International Airport, which can currently support as many as 4.5 million passengers and 100,000 tonnes of cargo per annum. It is aiming to rank second among the Southeast Asia region’s airports behind Changi Airport by 2025.

The hundreds of acres of land available around the airport are an open invitation to investors seeking an advantageous location to establish large-scale commercial and airport-related enterprises at enticingly low rates.

Aside from Senai International Airport, the zone is also known for housing the Johor Bahru campus of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, the country’s oldest public engineering and technology university. Other well-known residents of Zone E include Boustead, IOI Properties and Johor Corporation.

Future plans for the zone include the construction of a multi-modal terminal and cyber city, as well as its part of the MRT/LRT system that will connect it to Johor Bahru city centre and beyond.