Dating back over 130 million years, Taman Negara is one of the world's oldest tropical rainforest and is home to more than 300 species of mammals.Unspoilt and undisturbed, an unforgettable experience awaits you at this premier national park just 3 and a halfhours' drive from Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia.Johor Corporation (JCorp), as master developer, plans to turn the 101ha IIBD site into a “metropolis of international standard”.Simultaneously launched was a mixed-use development called Coronation Square, the first project under IIBD, with a gross development value (GDB) of RM3 billion, to be completed in 10 years.“We want Johoreans to play their role and be part of this development,” he had said.In respect of land use, IIBD will not be dominated by its commercial area (51 per cent) because there is also significant room for green and open spaces (21 per cent), institutions (14 per cent), residential areas (nine per cent) and parking spaces (two per cent).It is surrounded by Taman Johor Jaya, Taman Redang, Taman Desa Harmoni, Taman Saujana and is adjacent to two major golf courses, Ponderosa Golf and Country Resort and the Daiman 18 Golf and Country Resort.
A little known fact about Taman Molek is that for about half century it was the site of the main transmitting station of the BBC or British Broadcasting Corporation in the Far East – known locally as BBC Tebrau – before this was relocated to Singapore.
It is one of the oldest remaining structures of that era in Johor Bahru’s history.
With its red and white façade, you cannot miss it, neither can you fail to notice the peculiarity of its location as it is set amidst modern skyscrapers.
Whether on business or pleasure, or both, you will always have plenty of things to do and see in Johor Bahru (JB).
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Johor Baru residents are facing exciting times ahead as their city is being transformed from its hodge-podge landscape of uneven development today into a world-class metropolis of tomorrow.