Strategic Location

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Place In ASEAN

Forest City is located in the heart of ASEAN, currently the world’s seventh largest economic bloc as its GDP -which has been steadily growing – reached US$2.5 trillion in 2016. With a population of 600 million which exceeds that of European Union or North America, ASEAN presents a massive market opportunity. In addition, ASEAN has the world’s third-largest young population after China and India: approximately 60% of its total population is under 35 years old.

The region also boasts a growing middle class, with a consumption power projected to grow from US$1.5 trillion in 2015 to US$2 trillion in 2020, which will exceed that of India and potentially even China’s coastal region. The ever-growing population and the resulting expansion of consumption needs will trigger massive demands for infrastructure, creating new markets and opportunities for businesses.

The Iskandar Edge

Forest City is at the most advantageous location within the Iskandar special economic zone (SEZ). Located at the southern-most tip of Peninsular Malaysia and next to Singapore, Iskandar SEZ was established under the Economic Transformation Plan of the Malaysian government in 2006.

Malaysia & Iskandar


Singapore & Iskandar

Strategic Regional Location

  • Most of the APEC countries can be reached within 6-8 hours’ flight with little time difference, including two of the world’s most active economies, China and India.
  • Over 800 million population can be reached within 2-4 hours’ flight, which is equivalent to almost the entire ASEAN market.
  • Direct airlines between Johor Bahru and 16 cities,:
    Malaysia-Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Kuching, Ipoh, Langkawi, Sibu, Miri, Kota Kinabalu, Tawau
    Indonesia-Jakarta, Surabaya
    Vietnam-Ho Chi Minh City

A Bridge Away From Singapore: Exclusive Entry Points

Malaysia’s government approved the establishment on Forest City Entry Points to help cater to the increasing traffic demands. Every day, nearly 150,000 people travel between Malaysia and Singapore.

Forest City

Achieving Regional Economy Integration

Forest City Location

Its superior location is a key factor enabling Forest City to attract a number of outstanding strategic partners in such a short time. Forest City will contribute significantly to the region’s economic growth through attracting spillover industrial opportunities from Singapore. Being a special economic zone within the Iskandar special economic zone, Forest City is the gateway connecting Singapore and Malaysia. It is easily accessible via land and water, being only 2km from Singapore and adjacent to the Tuas Second Link between Malaysia and Singapore.

As a free trade port, the Malaysian government has granted in-principle approval for an exclusive Custom Immigration Quarantine inside Forest City. It is also only a 10km drive from Port of Tanjung Pelepas, Malaysia’s biggest container port handling the highest volume. Forest City’s proximity to Singapore means that investors can enjoy Malaysia’s lower business operation costs while expanding their businesses by talking advantage of the platforms provided by Singapore. Residents can also enjoy Singapore’s metropolitan lifestyle at Malaysia’s lower costs.

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