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Maintaining the Charm of Johor Baru

Oleh ZAZALI MUSA 2011/06/23
JOHOR BARU: Old and new elements and features must co-exist and complement each other under the multi-billion ringgit Johor Baru city centre transformation project. University Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Dean, Faculty of Built Environment, Prof Dr Ahmad Nazri Muhamad Ludin said redevelopment did not mean the old has to make way for the new. “But the most important thing is that the project is able to bring back the crowd to Johor Baru again and make it a vibrant city,’’ he said. Ahmad Nazri said the opening of the Bangunan Sultan Iskandar Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) Complex at Bukit Chagar here in 2008, was the main reason why the city centre was now ‘deserted’. Prior to the opening of the CIQ, motorists and visitors especially Singaporeans would stop over in the city centre to change money and patronise eateries but the traffic had now been diverted to Jalan Tebrau and Stulang Laut. He also said the parties involv…

400 Penuntut 'terangi' Johor Bahru

Oleh NURUL HUDA HASSAN 2011/06/22
JOHOR BAHRU 21 Jun - Lebih 400 penuntut daripada 21 institusi pengajian tinggi (IPT) awam dan swasta seluruh negara menyertai Bengkel Seni Bina Ke-23 anjuran Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) di sini, baru-baru ini. Bengkel tahunan dikenali sebagai 'Terang' dengan kerjasama Majlis Bandaraya Johor Bahru (MBJB) dan Pihak Berkuasa Wilayah Pembangunan Iskandar (IRDA) itu diadakan bagi menjayakan projek mahasiswa tahun akhir jurusan seni bina. Pengarah Projek, Teh Boon Soon berkata, pelbagai aktiviti termasuk mengenali tempat menarik di negeri ini disediakan sekali gus membolehkan peserta terlibat mampu membina kreativiti dalam usaha melahirkan lapisan arkitek berkualiti. "Antara program ialah pameran lukisan hasil karya pelajar IPT iaitu 20 lukisan menggunakan cat minyak dan air dipamerkan di Laman Tun Sri Lanang dan 20 arca di Plaza Seni Jalan Wong Ah Fook," katanya. Beliau berkata, peserta turut dibawa me…

Terang! XXIII Architectural Workshop

‘Terang’ is the theme given to xxiii Annual Architectural Workshop 2011 host by Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai. This is one of most anticipated event in the academia of architecture in Malaysia and the region. Overall about 600 participants are expected from 22 institutions in Malaysia and the region. The Architectural Workshop has grown as an event that encourage exchange of ideas and knowledge, expression of opinions in various issues among participants, strengthening ties between the various architecture student communities and opportunities to interact with various parties that are involved in the architectural profession.  A common criticism is that universities have been regarded as detached from the community. They always claimed the world, not its host city, as its domain. This has sparked an idea to highlight the theme Terang! as a symbol of hope to re-enlighten the soul of Johor Bahru, one of the most successful empire in its region during …