Forest City complicates Johor housing situation, says research paper

Chan Kok Leong

Forest City is a mammoth project consisting of four artificial islands to house 700,000 people. It will have office towers, parks, hotels, shopping malls and an international school. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, February 24, 2018.

THE multi-billion dollar development of Forest City had disrupted the local housing market and appeared to be exempt from compliance with Johor’s housing policies, said academics.

“There is no data to show that the Forest City development has directly contributed to the provision of affordable and low-cost homes in Johor Baru,” said National University of Singapore researcher Ng Keng Khoon.

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