Johor Sultan graces Awards

[The Star]18 September 2018

From left: Wong, Tunku Ismail, Sultan Ibrahim, Johor State secretary Datuk Azmi Rohani, Johor state Housing and Rural Development Committee chairman Dzulkefly Ahmad and Fu posing for a group photo during the Awards: Jewels of Johor on Tuesday night.

JOHOR BARU: More than a dozen developers were recognised for their innovation and creativity at the second Awards: Jewels of Johor on Tuesday (Sept 18) night.

The event was graced by His Majesty, Sultan of Johor Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar.

Also present were Tunku Mahkota Johor Tunku Ismail Ibni Sultan Ibrahim and Star Media Group Berhad chairman Datuk Fu Ah Kiow.

In the opening of the event, Star Media Group managing director and chief executive officer Datuk Seri Wong Chun Wai acknowledged that Johor is set to become an economic development powerhouse, thanks to the strategic planning by the state government.

"The Gemas-Johor Baru electrified double-tracking railway system and the Johor Baru-Singapore Rapid Transit System link are just the start of Johor's journey into becoming a transportation hub.

"Most recently, the Iskandar Regional Development Authority (Irda) introduced the Kulai-Sedenak 2025 Special Area Plan where the Sedenak Digital Valley aims to become one of the leading digital hubs in the region, attracting high capital and technology investments," he added.

The Awards: Jewels of Johor presents 13 award categories, with five new categories introduced this year. Awards 2018: Jewels of Johor results

The best high-rise residential development:
Exquisite Mode Sdn Bhd (United Malayan Land Berhad) Suasana Iskandar Malaysia (Excellence)
Distinctive Resources Sdn Bhd Iskandar Residences (Honours)

The Best Family Centric Development:
Horizon Hills Development Sdn Bhd Horizon Hills (Excellence)
Country View Berhad Nusa Sentral @ Iskandar Puteri (Honours)
Distinctive Resources Sdn Bhd Iskandar Residences (Honours)

The Best Sustainable Development:
Dynasty View Sdn Bhd (UMLand Seri Austin) Seri Austin township (Excellence)
Horizon Hills Development Sdn Bhd Horizon Hills (Excellence)
AME Development Sdn Bhd i-Park @ Indahpura (Honours)

The Best Integrated Development:
UMLand Medini Lakeside Development Sdn Bhd UMCity Medini Lakeside (Excellence)

The Best Landed Development:
Seri Alam Properties Sdn Bhd (UMLand Seri Alam) Opal Residenz (Excellence)
Front Concept Sdn Bhd Isola Grandeur-Senibong Cove (Honours)
PH World D'Art 18 Collection 2 @ Taman Tropika (Merit)

The Best Waterfront Development:
Front Concept Sdn Bhd Senibong Cove (Excellence)

The Best Safety Feature Development:
Horizon Hills Development Sdn Bhd Horizon Hills (Excellence)

The Best Quality and Finishing Development:
Bandar Nusajaya Development Sdn Bhd Estuari Nusajaya (Excellence)
Sunway City (JB) Sdn Bhd Sunway Lenang Heights (Excellence)
PH World D'Art 18 Collection 2 @ Taman Tropika (Honours)

The Best Commercial Development:
Johor Land Berhad Menara JLand (Excellence)

The Best Affordable Home:
Mah Sing Group The Eden @ Meridin East (Excellence)
The Best Comprehensive Township (Above 500 Acres):
Sunway Southern Management Sdn Bhd Sunway Iskandar (Excellence)
Nusajaya Rise Sdn Bhd Gerbang Nusajaya (Honours)

The Best Corporate Social Responsibility:
Sunway Iskandar Sdn Bhd (Excellence)

The Best Choice Award:
By alphabetical order AME Development Sdn Bhd
Sunway Berhad
UEM Sunrise Berhad

Tunku Ismail also gave out two awards to Country Garden Pacific View Sdn Bhd (CGPV), the master developer of Forest City, in the Special Mention Category.

CGPV received the "Most Iconic International City Planner and Sustainable Smart City Developer" award. It was also honoured for the "Biggest and Most Advanced Industrialized Building System (IBS) Development" award under the International Developer category.