Kota Iskandar

Kota Iskandar is an integrated development that is planned together with its carefully inspired design. It consists of the offices of the Johor State Government & the Federal Government.

ūüďĆ Kota Iskandar (Kota Iskandar, Johor)

Kota Iskandar is the site of the modern administrative capital of Johor , just like Putrajaya where the country’s administrative capital lies. Situated on a 320 acre site of manicured gardens and parks, Kota Iskandar was declared open by the late Sultan of Johor, Sultan Iskandar on April 2009. It is home to 6,000 civil servants, serving the State and Federal Government offices.

The Inspiration

Kota Iskandar began with a vision to develop a destination unlike any other. One that integrates government departments in an open and sustainable environment, creating an iconic hub ideal for staff, investors, visitors and Johoreans alike. To bring this vision to reality, a joint venture was formed between the¬†Johor State government¬†and¬†UEM Land Berhad¬†called¬†Cahaya Jauhar¬†to “co-create the future”.

Having developed several projects for the Johor government, Cahaya Jauhar has built a long-standing reputation for trusted service delivery anchored on excellence, integrity, partnership and sustainability.

Multi-disciplinary studies were conducted to guarantee that the best of Johor’s natural, historical and cultural heritage was brought to life in Kota Iskandar, such as research to define the Johor-Malay¬†architecture style. Concurrently, creative solutions and new technologies were used to ensure environmental sustainability, resulting in¬†several breakthroughs in innovation. After all, Kota Iskandar is destined to be a living legacy that lasts lifetimes.

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