Mah Sing Group Berhad (Mah Sing) and Netherlands Maritime Institute of Technology (NMIT) announced their partnership on 20 September 2018 to provide fully furnished accommodations for the students of NMIT. Mah Sing’s first integrated development in Iskandar Puteri, Meridin@Medini will be the selected student accommodation provider for the educational institution.
The partnership was announced at the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Signing Ceremony at Ramada Meridin. In attendance were Mah Sing’s Senior General Manager of Development (Southern Region), Benjamin Ong and Director of NMIT, Dr Mohd Farhan bin Dato' Capt. Razali.
“We are happy to collaborate with NMIT to provide a suitable accommodation for the students studying here. Mah Sing is always looking ahead to work with different parties in enhancing the life of the community around our development as it’s in line with our company’s vision. Following our partnership with EduCity Iskandar Malaysia and i2M Ventures Sdn Bhd earlier this year, this is the third collaboration that we have formed to provide an ideal accommodation to the community that’s studying or working around Iskandar Puteri. We would like to provide the very best to the students so that they could excel in their studies and enjoy their student life with NMIT.” Benjamin Ong shared at the MOU signing ceremony.
Dr Farhan shared “The maritime industry is growing globally as well as locally and we have more students enrolling in NMIT. By partnering with Mah Sing to provide the ideal accommodation for our 500 students here at Iskandar Puteri, we believe that this would help to create a conducive living environment for them and enhance their learning experience. The location and modern features of Meridin@Medini coupled with the additional facilities provided for the tenants will be able to fulfil the needs of our students and we foresee that this partnership will benefit our students in many aspects.”
Meridin@Medini is strategically located just 20 minutes away from NMIT and there will be two-way shuttle bus services from Meridin@Medini to EduCity and UTC Johor for the students. The students can move in immediately without hassle as all of the units are fully furnished. Other than being close to the institute, students will also get to experience the full recreational facilities in Meridin@Medini such as the swimming pool, gym, community centre, meeting rooms, tennis court, and other facilities.
They will have access to the Meridin Walk Lifestyle Mall that can meet their shopping, dining and entertainment needs. The security aspect of the student accommodation is also well taken care of with the key card system being introduced to control the access to the accommodation. Mah Sing is also committed in providing High Speed Internet for Meridin@Medini which will benefit both students and residents of the development.
Meridin@Medini to be key commercial hub in Iskandar Puteri
Besides being just 20-minute drive to NMIT, Meridin@Medini is nestled in the heart of the Iskandar Puteri region. The development fronts the protocol road to Kota Iskandar and is only 10.8km from the Tuas- Singapore Second Link and 22km from Johor Bahru City Centre and the Customs, Immigration and Quarantine Complex (CIQ). Other key landmarks located near Meridin@Medini is Legoland Malaysia (1km), Pinewood Studios (3km) and Puteri Harbour (4.2km).
The first phase of Meridin@Medini’s residential component, comprising of 756 units of residential suites, was successfully handed over in June 2017. Vacant Possession of the second phase has started from April 2018 and comprises 583 units of Meridin Executive Suites, Meridin Walk Lifestyle Mall comprising 188 retail units, and 2 block of hotel suites, Ramada Meridin comprising 644 hotel suites. Ramada Meridin had its soft launch in July 2018 and is managed by leading hotel management company, Topotel.