GBS ISKANDAR project is a specialised programme to facilitate businesses to locate GBS Operations in Iskandar Puteri, Iskandar Malaysia.


Iskandar Puteri is the 14th city in Malaysia, and the 2nd City in the State of Johor, Malaysia, of which upon completion, will become the largest fully integrated urban development in Southeast Asia that will provide significant investment, financial and business opportunities.

Iskandar Puteri’s strategic location, nearshore to Singapore, as well as its cost competitiveness, language capabilities and highly-skilled talent pool make it an ideal business services hub for Multinational Companies (MNCs) and Regional Headquarters (RHQs) located in Singapore to become highly effective – strategically located to take advantage of the lucrative and growing Southeast Asian market, while at the same time minimising GBS-related operations costs.

Johor Bahru 3rd best city in South-East Asia in Mercer's 2017 Quality of Living rankings

Mercer’s 2017 Quality of Living Rankings survey.

Johor Bahru - top 10 most affordable cities for people to work in Asia

Nomad List

Johor Bahru - 31st of 100 list of most liveable locations for Asian expats in the 2017 in Asia Pacific Rank

Mercer’s 2017 Quality of Living Rankings survey.

Johor Bahru amongst top 4th cities in the world

GaWC 2016.

Iskandar Malaysia is ranked 4th best investment destination of Global Free Zone of the Future

fDI Magazine

Top five countries with the highest cumulative committed investments into Iskandar Malaysia from 2006 to March 2016


Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Top 2 Malaysian Universities in the Asia Pacific Ranking

Times Higher Education’s inaugural Asia-Pacific University Ranking 2017

Life Malaysia Ranks Number 1 In The World For Having Best Healthcare

International Living

Malaysia as the World's 3rd Most Attractive Location for 8 consecutive year

A.T. Kearney

Malaysia is ranked 18th on the WEF global competitiveness index

A.T. Kearney

Malaysia - Top 3 SSO location

A.T. Kearney

Malaysia is a 3rd best country to start a business

BAV Consulting and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania 

Malaysia Ranked No. 1 Best Country To Invest In 2017

U.S. News.

Malaysia ranked 2nd most competitive tourism destination among South-East Asia


Malaysia Ranked 4th Happiest Country in Asia

The Star

Malaysia ranked #2/13 in EF English Proficiency Index score among Asian countries

Education First (EF)

Malaysia ranked top 4 in Asia Pacific in World Bank

Doing Business