Johor Bahru, Johor

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Skudai is located 16km from the Johor Bahru city centre, on the southwest of Johor. It was earmarked the new growth corridor of the region, with developments like the Tanjung Pelepas Port and Iskandar Puteri being part of the grand scheme to develop Skudai, with vision of transforming the town into an all-encompassing hub of finance, education, hospitality, health, entertainment, transport, recreation, and sport.

Given its proximity to the city centre, the Malaysia-Singapore Second Link Causeway and other towns such as Kulai (8km) and Senai (4km), Skudai has become the focus of property developers large and small, as well as those based in Johor and even from out of state. Despite the purchase of properties slowing down in recent years, Skudai, along with Iskandar Puteri and Johor Bahru remain popular amongst investors.

Interest from local Johorians, Malaysians as well as foreign investors, especially from Singapore, has also given way to a literal rise in the skyline of Skudai, with high-rises of residential, commercial and mixed-use developments increasing throughout the years to meet the demand. It is a stark contrast to the many neighbourhoods of landed homes in Skudai which have been around for over 30 years.

The population of Skudai is estimated at between 160,000 to 210,000. Given so, a range of amenities have emerged throughout the decades to cater to the booming population. Shopping malls such as Skudai Parade, Skudai Mall, the AEON mall at Taman Universiti, as well as other neighbourhood malls and hypermarkets like a Giant can be found in town, while food choices are abundant in the town known for its variety of Chinese, Malay and Indian food.

To cater to the many families living in Skudai, a great choice of schools is also available. Being a mostly Chinese populated town, there are a number of Chinese primary schools, such as SJK (C) Kuo Kang 1 and 2, SJK (C) Pu Sze, and SJK (C) Thorburn among others. However, a number of Kebangsaan and Tamil schools can also be found, such as SK Taman Skudai Baru, SK Sri Skudai, SJK (T) Ladang Rini,and more. Secondary schools are also aplenty in the town, namely SMK Taman Skudai Baru, SMK Taman Tun Aminah, SMK Skudai, SM Islam Hidayah to name a few.

Skudai is also home to University Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), as well the non-profit Southern University College. Medical facilities are also readily available, such as the Hospital Pakar Skudai, the Impian Emas Medical Centre, Pusat Pakar Sakit Puan dan Perbidanan Khor & Loh, as well as many other clinics, a dialysis centre, and Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture centres.

Accessibility and connectivity is also highly convenient to and from Skudai, given the existing infrastructure of the town as well as public transportation. Major highways nearby include the North-South Expressway (NSE), which connects Skudai to other towns on the north of Johor, as well as the rest of Peninsula Malaysia, while southwards will be Johor Bahru. The NSE also links to the Second Link Expressway, leading straight to the Malaysia-Singapore Second Link Causeway.

Jalan Bertingkat Skudai is the major road running through town, where north of it links to the Lebuhraya Skudai-Pontian, which extends northwestwards. Continuing down south of the road is Jalan Tun Abdul Razak, which then leads to the JB city centre. Other highways accessible via Jalan Bertingkat Skudai are Lebuhraya Pasir Gudang (eastwards) and Leburaya Hubungan Kedua Malaysia-Singapura (west of it). Skudai is also located close to the Senai International Airport, and enjoys rail connectivity to other parts of Malaysia.

Rail connectivity is also enabled via the Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) service, which connects Skudai to JB Sentral. From there, Singapore is just a short crossover away after passing the Johor Immigration Customs, Immigration and Quarantine Complex (CIQ) and Woodlands Checkpoint. Northwards, the KTM train line splits into 2 at Gemas, where one leads all the way to the border town of Padang Besar, Perlis, and the other to Tumpat in Kelantan. As for other forms of transportation, there is the Terminal Bas & Taxi Ungku Tun Aminah where busses ferry passengers across the country and also to Singapore.

Ethnic Group

This chart represents the ethnic group of residents in Skudai. *

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An ethnic group or ethnicity is a socially defined category of people who identify with each other based on common ancestral, social, cultural or national experience. (Wikipedia)

* Data obtained from official source.

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Analysis of properties in the area:

This is a representation of historical transaction prices within the neighbourhood, categorised by non-landed (condominium, serviced apartment, apartment), landed (townhouse, terrace, bungalow, semi-detached, house) and commercial (office, shop).

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Transacted Prices will give you an idea of the neighbourhood’s property price trend.

Analysis & Comparison

Analysis and comparison of average transaction, for sale and for rent prices for landed, non-landed and commercial properties within Skudai *

* To provide you the most accurate information some columns may appear as ‘Insufficient Data’ due to insufficient transactions in the area

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Consumer Price Index

This is a representation of Johor Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the year of 2011 - 2015

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A consumer price index (CPI) measures changes in the price level of a market basket of consumer goods and services purchased by households. (Wikipedia)

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) line shows an increment in prices of essential goods on a yearly basis, while the Percentage Changes line shows the level of changes in price increments over the years. For example, a dip in the CPI line may indicate a low level of price increment as compared to the previous year while a surge in CPI line shows a high level of price increment as compared to the previous year.

The above graph shows 1.839% of price changes in essential goods such as rice, meat and tobacco between the years 2011 and 2012, while increasing in difference to 2.471% in 2013. Prices of essential goods then increasing to 3.525% in the year 2014 while surging by 2.957% in 2015.

While the prices of essential goods have shown a variation in the Percentage Changes, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) on the other hand indicates a reality of ever increasing prices in essential goods with increments between the years 2011 - 2015 at 102.7 in 2011, 105.2 in 2012, 107.8 in 2013, 111.6 in 2014, 114.9 in 2015.

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