2 December, MASAI, JOHOR – Mah Sing Group (Mah Sing) hosted the inaugural Bangsa Johor Festival in its Meridin East township today. Over 3,000 people turned out to experience the best of Johor’s delicacies, music and performances.
In attendance were Chairman of Johor State Tourism, Trade and Consumerism Committee, Yang Berhormat Datuk Tee Siew Kiong and Mah Sing’s Chief Executive Officer Datuk Ho Hon Sang.
Bangsa Johor Festival – Celebrating the Best of Johor
The Bangsa Johor Festival celebrates the rich culture and diversity of the state of Johor. The festival kicked off with 2,000 participants turning up in the wee hours of Saturday morning for the flag-off of the Bangsa Johor Festival’s 5km Fun Run. This was followed by the launch of the Bangsa Johor Festival by Yang Berhormat Datuk Tee Siew Kiong and Datuk Ho Hon Sang.
Mah Sing’s Chief Executive Officer, Datuk Ho Hon Sang shared, “The focus of the Bangsa Johor Festival is to cultivate a spirit of unity among Malaysians in celebrating the beautiful culture of Johor. It is very much in line with our tagline ‘Reinvent Spaces. Enhance Life’. We have transformed our Meridin East township and made sure to include the best of Johor for this festival as we want today to be a memorable event for visitors.”
In addition to the fun run, there were ample activities for visitors to experience. Three lucky winners took home the recently released Apple iPhone X during the festival’s lucky draw. Visitors were given the opportunity to savour Johor’s delicacies through a variety of food trucks. Visitors were also treated to live performances by local bands Humming Bird, Mediaman, The Teh Tarik King, as well as the Bangsa Johor Drums, a drum performance which combines the musical drum instruments from various races in the nation. Masya Masyitah also made an appearance during the event and fans and visitors enjoyed meeting the local celebrity.
Meridin East – Reinventing Community Living
The Bangsa Johor Festival was held in Mah Sing’s 1,313 acre freehold Meridin East township, the Group’s largest township by acreage. Mah Sing has reinvented the concept of community living with Meridin East as the Group aims to ensure residents have quality living experience. 40% of the township will encompass lush green spaces and the Group plans to plant several thousand native trees around the 9-acre Mulberry Lake to preserve and enhance the natural flora and fauna.
The township has also allocated 110 acres to develop various activities, such as the 2.5km recently completed cycling and jogging path to encourage exercise and healthy living. Meridin East’s 16,000 sq ft sales gallery and show village will also be converted into the township’s clubhouse in the future, housing a swimming pool, community hall, gym, yoga room, lounge and café, mini theatre and other features.
Mah Sing is very supportive of the Government’s initiative to develop more Chinese schools in Johor and Meridin East will be welcoming SJK (C) Sim Mow Yu within the township. The Group has allocated approximately 9.66 acres to build SJK (C) Sim Mow Yu and this new addition is set to increase the townships appeal, especially for married couples and young families.
In addition, as part of the Group’s ‘Reinvent Affordability’ Campaign, which aims to reinvent what it means to be affordable by providing homes with superior product specifications at a price point many can actually afford, the Group launched Fern comprising freehold 2 storey link homes with built ups starting from 1,622 sq ft (4 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms), priced from RM405,450. Earlier in the year, Meridin East also launched Dandelion comprising freehold 2-storey link homes with built ups from 2,333 sq ft (4+1 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms) priced from RM549,100.
Strategic Location in Iskandar Malaysia
Situated in Pasir Gudang, Iskandar Malaysia, Johor, Meridin East is strategically located close to the booming Pasir Gudang Industrial Hub and Tanjung Langsat Industrial Park as well as driving distance to the Pengerang Integrated Petroleum Complex.
Connectivity to key locations is essential to any township and Mah Sing is enhancing the infrastructure around Meridin East. The Group will be building a connecting road into the Tanjung Langsat – Cahaya Baru Toll Connecting Highway, which forms part of the Senai Desaru Expressway (SDE). In addition, work has already begun to widen Jalan Kong Kong into a 40 meter, four-lane thoroughfare. Both road infrastructure improvements are targeted to be completed by 2020.