The health and fitness industry is expected to grow in Iskandar Malaysia after a number of prominent players indicated their plan to set up operation in the corridor’s front yard.
The latest to make the move is Clark Hatch, an established fitness center in Asia with strong presence in Japan, China, Hawaii, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and other countries.
Clark Hatch has just opened its biggest gymnasium in Malaysia in Johor Baru City Square tower, occupying more than 2,000 square meters space. As of today, more than 1,000 people have signed up as members.
The health and fitness industry in Malaysia in general has been expanding for the past few years, propelled by increasing public awareness of healthy and balanced lifestyle.
Iskandar Malaysia (formerly Iskandar Development Region or IDR) was hailed in mid 2006 as a part of the country’s mega infrastructure project. Spanning across over 200,000 hectars, it will encompass both industrial, commercial and housing areas once completed. It is developed to elevate the standard of living, particularly for Johor citizens.
Other than health and fitness, other industries and specialization to be offered by Iskandar Malaysia include engineering, creative and design, services, electrical and electronic, food and beverages (F&B), petro-chemical, metal and manufacturing related services.