What happened Forest City JB?

A ‘MASSIVE BOONDOGGLE’ In 2020, the coronavirus pandemic led to considerable economic uncertainty and near-global travel restrictions, severely affecting the already-faltering sales at Forest City, which plummeted by more than 90% after March 2020.

Is Forest City a failure?

Tunku Ismail said Forest City has won a town planning award by the Global Forum on Human Settlements, and the recognition showed the project was not a failure. The Crown Prince’s remarks come after the “Top Luxury” YouTube channel called the Forest City project the second “most useless mega project” globally.

What is special about Forest City Malaysia?

AN INTEGRATED CITY SPANNING Compromising four man-made islands spanning 30km2, the newly-built Forest City will be a smart and green futuristic city that combines environment, technology and cutting-edge technology to create an ideal, idyllic and technology-driven living and working space ecosystem.

Who made Forest City?

Country Garden
Forest City was first created by Country Garden and Johor’s Esplanade Danga 88 Sdn Bhd in 2015. This smart ecological city can now accommodate hundreds of thousands of residents, while also offering attractive dining, leisure, and sightseeing options for international visitors.

Does anyone live in Forest City?

The project was described by Foreign Policy as a “massive boondoggle”. By the end of 2019, only 15,000 units had been sold, compared to a target of 700,000, and as few as 500 people actually lived in the development.

How much of Malaysia is forest?

FAO, 62.3% or about 20,456,000 ha of Malaysia is forested, according to FAO. Of this 18.7% ( 3,820,000 ) is classified as primary forest, the most biodiverse and carbon-dense form of forest. Malaysia had 1,807,000 ha of planted forest.

Is China constructing a Forest City?

The world’s first “Forest City,” created to fight pollution, is now under construction in Liuzhou, Guangxi Province, China. Designed by Stefano Boeri Architetti, a team that develops green projects all around the world, the futuristic Forest City will be home to a community of about 30,000 people.

Which country is Forest City?

Forest City is under the management of the Iskandar Puteri City Council and the Iskandar Regional Development Authority….Forest City (Johor)

Forest City
Country Malaysia
State Johor
District Johor Bahru

How much does Forest City cost?

The $100 billion Forest City is a Chinese-funded mega-project being built on the coast of Malaysia, across the straits from Singapore. It was launched in 2006 and it’s expected to be delivered by 2035. When I first heard about it, I thought it sounded far-fetched.

How many units are in Forest City?


Project Name FOREST CITY
PSF RM 0 – RM 1,400
Completion Year 2026
# of Floors N/A
Total Units 482

How many forests are there in Malaysia?

Was Johor’s Forest City project good for Johor?

KUALA LUMPUR (March 18): Johor ruler Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar has defended the controversial RM600 billion Forest City project in the state, saying that the investment was good for Johor.

Where is Forest City located?

Forest City, located in Johor, Malaysia, has won the “Sustainable Cities and Human Settlements Awards 2021 (SCAHSA) Global Model of Low-Carbon City Planning and Design”, for its excellent low-carbon and green development concept. On August 24, Country Garden Holdings Company Limited (“Country Garden”) (02007.HK) released its 2021 interim report.

Is Forest City’s local manpower workforce cut to a third?

Follow us on Instagram and subscribe to our Telegram channel for the latest updates. JOHOR BARU, Sept 1 ― Forest City, the management for Country Garden Malaysia-Singapore Region, has disputed a news report alleging its local manpower has been slashed to a third of what it was in 2019.

Why are Forest City’s property sales falling?

The final was the Covid-19 pandemic, which prompted local lockdowns and travel bans that contributed to the low sales involving Forest City. This was exacerbated in August last year, when the Tourism, Arts and Culture Ministry announced the suspension of the Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) scheme.