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Iskandar: ‘Malaysia’s Shenzhen’ Takes Shape

Financial Times / July 2nd, 2017

Financial Times reports: In between the gleaming high-rises and manicured lawns of Iskandar, a vast new city taking shape on peninsular Malaysia’s southern shore, lie swathes of still untamed scrubland and dusty construction sites.

But when it is completed, by a projected date of 2025, the special economic zone dubbed ‘Malaysia’s Shenzhen’ will be three times the size of adjacent Singapore.

The zone has been touted as a means of bolstering the fortunes of both countries — giving the city-state the hinterland it lacks, and allowing Malaysia to leverage its neighbour’s financial expertise.

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