This Malaysian city is green – and getting even greener

Iskandar Puteri City Council encourages low-cost flat dwellers to try community farming, such as this farm set up at the Kenari low-cost flats in Taman Kangkar Pulai. — Photos: ZAZALI MUSA/The Star

JOHOR’S Iskandar Puteri still has some way to go before it can further reduce its carbon footprint and be as green it wants to be, but it is heading steadfastly in that direction.

On Nov 22, 2017, Johor Ruler Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar officially proclaimed Iskandar Puteri as Johor’s second city after Johor Baru. This also made it the 14th city in Malaysia. The Johor Baru Central Municipal Council, which was established on March 1, 1978, was upgraded to the Iskandar Puteri City Council (MBIP) on Jan 1, 2001.

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