It's Iskarnival time again!

Iskarnival 2015, a community carnival by Johoreans for Johoreans, will take place on December 5 and 6 at Puteri Harbour in Nusajaya.

This Corporate Social Responsibility event for the rakyat, is organised by Khazanah Nasional Bhd, Iskandar Investmant Bhd (IIB) and UEM Sunrise Bhd, for the fourth consecutive year.

A programme of exciting activities is planned from 10am to 10pm on Dec 5 that will culminate in a colourful fireworks display.

Iskarnival aims to promote the many lifestyle, work and business opportunities in Iskandar Malaysia.

These will be demonstrated through seven components, namely the Exposium for properties, career and job opportunities, the Playground for kids and extreme sports enthusiasts, the Space for fun and traditional games, the Foodbox for food products, the Iskarnival bazaar, the Gego 2015 concert and Rimba-Rimba, the Green-living corner.

“As the master developer of Nusajaya, UEM Sunrise is proud to be part of Iskarnival for the fourth consecutive year,” said UEM Sunrise Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Anwar Syahrin Abdul Ajib.

“We meticulously plan our developments and build a strong eco-system to ensure that Nusajaya will grow sustainably for the long term,” he added.

Representatives of the organisers, Khazanah Nasional Bhd,
Iskandar Investment Bhd and UEM Sunrise Bhd at the
media launch of Iskarnival 2015
To create more awareness of a greener lifestyle, Johor Green will present a talk on sustainable eating at 2.30pm on Dec 5 and give away seed bombs and small plants for visitors to start their own gardens.

Besides looking at inspiring landscape designs, visitors may shop for landscape plants, fresh organic produce and seasonal local fruits.

"Social inclusiveness is the underlying objective of organizing Iskarnival,” said IIB President/Chief Executive Officer, Datuk Syed Mohamed Syed Ibrahim, who explained that they strive harder to find more ways to share the opportunities Iskandar Malaysia has to offer and added more initiatives and activities for Johor entrepreneurs to participate in this event.

Some of the interesting highlights of Iskarnival 2015 on Dec 5 include a talk on Tips to Own a Home by Dr Azizul Azli Ahmad at 12.45pm, a FIFA match with JDT players at 3pm and live music entertainment by local artists in a concert with Akim & The Magistret, Aizat Amdan, Monoloque, Laila’s Lounge and Plague of Happiness. 

Fynn Jamal and M. Nasir will perform the next day.

Visitors are advised to use the free bus service to Puteri Harbour arranged from three locations: Larkin Sentral bus terminal, Gelang Patah and Pasir Gudang, from 9am to 12am on Dec 5 and from 9am to 8pm on Dec 6.

A version of this was published in The Malaysian Insider on 27 Nov 2015

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