Skudai is a rapidly expanding suburb of
Johor Bahru, the largest city in and the capital of the state of Johorin southern Malaysia. Skudai is part of the new growth corridor of southwest Johor, which includes the Senai International Airport, Tanjung Pelepas Portand the proposed new administrative capital of Johor, Bandar Nusajaya. Its population ranges between 160,000 and 210,000. It is the headquarters of the Johor Bahru Central Municipal Council and it is home to the Universiti Teknologi Malaysiacampus.
Skudai is located 8 km, 4 km and 16 km from
Kulai, Senaiand Johor Bahrucity (bandaraya) respectively.
Nearby towns and housing areas are
Taman Universiti, Taman Sri Skudai, Taman Desa Skudai, Taman Sri Putri, Taman Ungku Tun Aminah, Taman Pulai Utama,Taman Mutiara Rini, Taman Melawati, Taman Damai Jaya, Bandar Selesa Jaya, Taman Timor, Taman Seri Orkid, Taman Tan Sri Yaakob, Taman Nusa Jaya, Taman Skudai Baru, Taman Pulai Utama, taman Pulai flora, Taman Skudai Indah, [http://www.ksl.net.my Taman Nusa Bestari] , [http://www.ksl.net.my Taman Nusa Bestari 2] and Taman Impian Emas.
Skudai has a large catchment area, hence the number of shopping centres built around Skudai. The shopping centres that are in and within Skudai are Skudai Parade,
JuscoTaman Universiti, KIP Mart, Skudai Mall, The Store in Taman Ungku Tun Aminah, Bestmart in Taman Nusa Bestari, Giant Hypermarket which along the Jalan Skudai and Kemayan City. The latter two shopping centres were abandoned. Skudai plaza was abandoned due to bankruptcy attributing to poor business while Kemayan City was abandoned during construction for unknown reasons.
Malay and Chinese food are being served lavishly in restaurants and food stalls. You can get the varietiness through out the area.
As is the norm with many parts of southern johor, many people in Skudai are from other states in Malaysia, attracted by better employment opportunities and double the exchange rate in neighbor Singapore. These immigrants would rent houses in Skudai and other parts of johor, with many preferring to settle down here some years down the road. This has create a housing boom in this area as many local young people are also starting families of their own. The higher income that residents can earn from working in Singapore have resulted in higher disposable income too, thus spurring the entertainment and automotive sectors in johor.
The secondary schools in Skudai are SEKOLAH MENENGAH KEBANGSAAN TAMAN TUN AMINAH(SMK TAMAN TUN AMINAH)(TAMAN TUN AMINAH SECONDARY SCHOOL)SEKOLAH MENENGAH TAMAN SKUDAI BARU,SEKOLAH MENENGAH TAMAN BANDAR SELESA JAYA 1,SEKOLAH MENENGAH TAMAN BANDAR SELESA JAYA 2,SEKOLAH MENENGAH TAMAN UNIVERSITI,tEKOLAH MENENGAH TAMAN UNIVERSITI 2,SEKOLAH MENENGAH KEBANGSAAN SKUDAI,SEKOLAH MENENGAH TAMAN DESA SKUDAI,SEKOLAH MENENGAH TAMAN MUTIARA RINI 1,SEKOLAH MENENGAH TAMAN MUTIARA RINI 2,
University of Technology Malaysia (UTM)a leading university in technologies in Malaysia and it main campusus of the university is situated at Skudai.
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