Youth hub in Hutan Bandar MBJB wants entrepreneurs and strategic partners to be part of the excitement at the one-stop-centre for youth

12 September, ISKANDAR MALAYSIA – The 15 acres youth hub, located in Hutan Bandar MBJB, is expected to officially open in Q1 of 2020 and is currently seeking entrepreneurs and strategic partners to be part of the excitement by operating or tapping upon its 23 mini-stores and various facilities and opportunities.

“The youth hub is billed as an affordable, one-stop-centre for youth. This is the platform where youth can enjoy and develop themselves in areas such as sports, entrepreneurship, creative and arts, volunteerism and many more supported by the various offerings and facilities. It is one of the initiatives under Iskandar Malaysia’s youth development strategy and is built based on feedback from the youth community,” said Datuk Ismail Ibrahim, Chief Executive of Iskandar Regional Development Authority
(IRDA).

Datuk Ismail further explained that youth development is a key economic and social agenda in Iskandar Malaysia as they will become the future leaders and players in the region. Hence, it is important that they are nurtured with the necessary skills and experiences to be able to support and flourished in tandem with the fast growth of Iskandar Malaysia and the reap the benefits.

In preparation of its opening, the youth hub is seeking entrepreneurs, especially by the youth, to come in and offer their products and services such as food & beverages, sports equipment and attire, and gadgets through the 23 mini-stores that the youth hub has completed.

For the strategic partners, the youth hub is looking for associations or corporations that would want to operate or sponsor its many facilities such as meeting room and pods, an entrepreneurship gallery, a mini theatre, a food court, various sports amenities such as wall climbing, jogging, mountain biking and skate plaza, a camping site and others. There will also be branding opportunities through outdoor and ambient advertising.

Between 2016 and 2017, more than 15,000 youths participated in various programmes at the youth hub and reached to more than 50,000 youths through its digital platforms.

In the past, the youth hub has hosted programmes such as a 1,000 pax ‘Jamboree Sukarelawan Darul Ta’zim’, an independent art market, a BBOY and parkour battle, a youth retreat, the ‘29th N3ON Architectural Workshop’, the ‘Merdeka Unity Foodtruck and Celebration’, ‘Tanggam Kami’, ‘Pesta Sore’ and many more.

“With the opening of the youth hub next year, we are expecting to have bigger events with a higher number of participants throughout the year especially with the support from our state, commercial and community partners. In this aspect, the youth hub will be an excellent platform for youth, entrepreneurs and businesses alike be it for personal or business development and growth,” added Datuk Ismail.

More information on HAB can be found at facebook.com/johoryouthhub. For entrepreneurs and strategic partners who are keen to take up this opportunity, do contact For more information, please contact: Raja Taufik at taufikazad@irda.com.my, Azman at m.azman@irda.com.my or Lynn at gohwl@irda.com.my.

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