JOHOR BARU: Mah Sing Group (Mah Sing) and EduCity Iskandar Malaysia (EduCity) have announced a partnership to provide student accommodations for EduCity. Mah Sing’s integrated development, Meridin@Medini which is located just 3.6km from EduCity, will be the first external student accommodation provider for Iskandar Malaysia’s Education Hub, offering a total of 183 fully furnished units which will cater to approximately 370 students.

This was announced during a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) Signing Ceremony at Mah Sing’s Academy in Southgate. In attendance were Mah Sing’s Chief Executive Officer, Datuk Ho Hon Sang, Mah Sing’s Senior General Manager (Southern), Benjamin Ong, EduCity Iskandar Malaysia’s Chairman, Datuk Ir. Khairil Anwar Ahmad and EduCity Iskandar Malaysia’s Chief Operating Officer, Sugu Maran.

Datuk Ho Hon Sang shared that, “We will be providing quality accommodation for students studying in EduCity. EduCity is providing world class education for Malaysians and students in the South-East Asian region and Mah Sing wants to do our part by providing these students with fully furnished homes during their education journey. We are also going the extra mile by providing two-way bus shuttle services from Meridin@Medini to Educity for students staying in our development”.

“We are very pleased and equally excited to embark on this collaboration with Mah Sing in enhancing and improving various facilities for the 3,000 students currently studying at EduCity. In addition to the existing accommodation facilities at Students Village, we are confident that Meridin@Medini has all the required facilities for students to learn, and at the same time enjoy their stay,” said Datuk Ir. Khairil Anwar Ahmad EduCity Iskandar Malaysia’s Chairman.

The first phase of Meridin@Medini’s residential component was successfully handed over in June 2017. The second phase will begin with handing over Vacant Possession from Q1 2018 onwards, comprising of 583 units of Meridin Executive Suites, Meridin Walk Lifestyle Mall with 188 retail units and 2 block of hotel suites, Ramada Meridin and Ramada Encore Meridin, comprising 644 hotel suites. Ramada Meridin and Ramada Encore Meridin are scheduled to have its soft launch in April 2018 and will both be managed by leading hotel management company, Topotel.

Source: The Iskandarian