No let-up in construction work at Johor's Forest City; sales gallery still drawing visitors

Sales gallery still bustling with would-be buyers, mostly from China; some aired concerns

Ongoing construction work at Forest City yesterday. The development, with homes, offices and shops on four artificial islands, is a joint venture between Country Garden and a company controlled by the Johor royal family.
Ongoing construction work at Forest City yesterday. The development, with homes, offices and shops on four artificial islands, is a joint venture between Country Garden and a company controlled by the Johor royal family.ST PHOTO: JOYCE FANG
A model of Forest City on display at the showflat gallery in Johor Baru yesterday. The project, developed by Hong Kong-listed Country Garden, has been largely sold to Chinese buyers attracted to the sea views and clean air.
A model of Forest City on display at the showflat gallery in Johor Baru yesterday. The project, developed by Hong Kong-listed Country Garden, has been largely sold to Chinese buyers attracted to the sea views and clean air.ST PHOTO: JOYCE FANG

Reclamation and construction work continued apace at the US$100 billion (S$136 billion) Forest City development in Johor yesterday (Aug 28), a day after Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad reportedly said foreigners would not be given visas to live there.

The project, developed by Hong Kong-listed Chinese developer Country Garden, has been largely sold to Chinese buyers attracted to the sea views and clean air.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 29, 2018, with the headline 'No let-up in construction work at Forest City'. Subscribe