Land-abundant M'sia tries to be funny, plans to reclaim land right in front of S'pore

Part of the reclaimed land will be under the Tuas Second Link.

Belmont Lay| June 24, 05:30 PM

Land-abundant Malaysia, which is approximately 500 times the size of Singapore, is planning on reclaiming land by creating a 2,000ha island in the Strait of Johor below the Second Link.

This is approximately three times the size of Ang Mo Kio estate and will take 30 years to complete.

Part of the man-made island will be under the Second Link, which connects Tuas in Singapore to Johor.

This proposal for a massive land reclamation project has prompted Singapore to request for more information from Malaysia to study the possible impact it has on our sovereignty environment, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed.

The original report of this project came to light in the Malaysian daily, The Star, on June 16, 2014.

The reclamation project is tentatively called Forest City.

China property developer Country Garden Holdings and a Johor government company, Kumpulan Prasarana Rakyat Johor, were planning it for luxury homes.

The Edge Review online magazine reported last month that Johor's Sultan Ibrahim Ismail Sultan Iskandar is behind it and it is being actively promoted by powerful politicians.

China property developer Country Garden Holdings and four other mainland companies have bought land in the state of Johor with plans to launch more than 39,000 residential units, including on land to be reclaimed off Singapore's Tuas.


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