The Iskandar Malaysia Accolades 2016/17 (TIMA) award ceremony was held at Hotel Jen, Iskandar Puteri on May 17, 2017. This inaugural award, an initiative of Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA), is part of the Iskandar Malaysia’s year-long 10th anniversary campaign that began in November 2016.
The 23 awards were presented under 7 categories, namely the Most Liveable Residence, Most Conducive Workplace, Most Happening Place, Most Relaxing Environment, Most Impactful Investment, Most Balanced Community and the Value Champion award. Each of the awards were given out to Platinum, Gold and Silver recipients while the Value Champion awards were given out to the Public Service, Corporate, Professional Body, Media, Enabler and the Overall Value Champion.
Its Chief Executive, Datuk Ismail Ibrahim said that the inaugural TIMA awards would be specialised and unique in its approach as it took into account the viewpoints and perspective of the community and public rather than the project owners themselves.
There were 60 nominations selected from the real estate related practices. The nominations were then evaluated and rated based on certain criteria such as liveability, green features, evidence of value appreciation and sustainable management, and contributions to Iskandar Malaysia’s targets on smart city, low carbon society, socio-economy, investment as well as balanced community and racial harmony.
RISM proudly received the Value Champion Professional Award. The award was presented by YAB Dato’ Mohamed Khaled Nordin, Menteri Besar of Johor, and was received Sr Dr. Janice Lee Yim Mei, Chair of Johor Branch, on behalf of the President of RISM.