Forest City aims for an international flavour

Johor resident Hanafi Mohamed Zin says entering Forest City is like entering China, with many shops selling Chinese goods. Chinese businesswoman Yang Ping visiting Forest City in Johor with her husband Chen Xu and their son Jim Chen earlier this mont
Chinese businesswoman Yang Ping visiting Forest City in Johor with her husband Chen Xu and their son Jim Chen earlier this month.
Johor resident Hanafi Mohamed Zin says entering Forest City is like entering China, with many shops selling Chinese goods. Chinese businesswoman Yang Ping visiting Forest City in Johor with her husband Chen Xu and their son Jim Chen earlier this mont
Johor resident Hanafi Mohamed Zin says entering Forest City is like entering China, with many shops selling Chinese goods.

JOHOR BARU • After hearing only good things from her friends about Johor's US$100 billion (S$136 billion) Forest City mega project, Chinese businesswoman Yang Ping was keen to see if it was worth investing in an apartment there.

The 41-year-old, who flew to the Malaysian state from north-central Gansu province earlier this month, was impressed with the seafront housing and mixed-use project with hints of Chinese architecture. The sunny weather was nice too.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 26, 2019, with the headline 'Forest City aims for an international flavour'. Print Edition | Subscribe