Suasana Iskandar Malaysia opens in JB

The rapidly changing Johor Baru city skyline welcomes a new landmark with the official opening of Suasana Iskandar Malaysia on August 5.

The VIPs at the Ribbon-Cutting ceremony to
declare Suasana Iskandar Malaysia officially opened
Situated in the heart of the city, Suasana Iskandar Malaysia (IM) enjoys two road frontages: Jalan Wong Ah Fook and Jalan Trus.

Developed by award-wining property developer, UM Land, this landmark property with residential, hotel and lifestyle components, is an integral part of the city’s progress as a modern, vibrant and culturally rich city.

The day’s event kicked off with a Ribbon-cutting Ceremony at the porch of the drop-off point of the property along Jalan Trus.

The VIPs who took part in the ceremony were UM Land Chairman, Tun Musa Hitam, UM Land Group Managing Director, Dennis Ng, Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Tourism Policy and International Affairs, Under Secretary, Mohd Daud Mohd Arif, Johor State EXCO for Johor Women Development and Tourism Committee, Chairwoman, Liow Cai Tung, ONYX Hospitality Group, President & CEO, Douglas Martell, Iskandar Regional Development Authority, Chief Executive, Datuk Ismail Ibrahim and Johor Baru Mayor, Tuan Haji Amran A. Rahman.

Thai cultural dance performance at the Amari ballroom
The event continued in the Amari Hotel ballroom where a video presentation showcased how a prestigious plot of land in the city, situated between Jalan Wong Ah Fook and Jalan Trus, was transformed into Suasana IM.

Guests were given an overview of the integrated property developed with the 35-level Susana Iskandar JB, a tower of service apartments that feature smart-home technology, created in partnership with Samsung Malaysia Electronics.

Managed service apartment units are operated by Suasana Suites. It has a rooftop café that serves local cuisine and commands a panoramic view of the city.

Building facade of Suasana IM,JB
Suasana IM features the first 5-star Amari Hotel in Malaysia, a Thai brand that offers the finest in Thai hospitality with 242 rooms, Breeze Spa, the Amaya Food Gallery and creative meeting venues.

In the podium of Suasana IM, Zenith Lifestyle Centre is the first lifestyle hub in JB city centre with curated international retail, food & beverage and entertainment experiences, some that even spills out onto the recently landscaped sidewalks of Jalan Wong Ah Fook.

In the next part of the event, Tun Musa was invited to sign the commemorative plaque.

With cameras shooting and lights flashing, the plaque-signing was witnessed by Mohd Daud Mohd Arif, Liow Cai Tung, Tuan Haji Amran A. Rahman, Dennis Ng and Datuk Ismail Ibrahim as well as guests in the ballroom.

Then it was time for a sumptuous celebratory lunch to be served.

In his characteristic way of breaking-away-from-the-event-programme, Tun Musa hijacked the microphone from the event MC and casually introduced himself as, Musa.

Tun Musa Hitam saying a few words at the event
He went on to say a few words of commendation for the recent smooth transition of government and praised the members of the previous and current government who were seated here to witness this prestigious event and to enjoy a meal together.

While a Press Conference was being held with the media in a separate room, lunch was served and guests were entertained by traditional Thai dances and musical entertainment by the Thai Dance Society from Singapore.

The day’s events continued on the ground floor concourse of the Zenith Lifestyle Centre where games and food-tasting stalls were set up to introduce their fare to guests. From Japanese, Korean, to Taiwanese and Thai, there was something for everyone to discover.

The property is designed to welcome vehicular traffic via Jalan Trus while visitors may just walk in from Jalan Wong Ah Fook.

Visit Suasana Iskandar Malaysia, located at No. 82-C Jalan Trus, 80000 Johor Baru.

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