HISB Signed Contract For myBAS Johor Bahru With SPAD
The Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) held a contract signing ceremony with Handal Indah Sdn Bhd (HISB), signalling the pre-launch of the myBAS Johor Bahru service under the Stage Bus Service Transformation (SBST) programme on 11th April 2018 at Hotel Jen, Iskandar Puteri, Johor....read more
The contract was signed by the Chief Operating Officer of SPAD, Puan Qamar Wan Noor, and the Managing Director of HISB, Mr Lim Han Weng. The signing of the contract was witnessed by the Chief Minister of Johor, YAB Dato’ Sri Mohamed Khaled Bin Nordin, SPAD Acting Chairman Tan Sri Datuk Seri Utama Mohd Isa Abdul Samad, Chief Executive Officer of Perbadanan Pengangkutan Awam Johor – (PAJ) Tuan Haji Ramli Bin Adbul Rahman, Chairman of Jawatankuasa Kerja Raya, Kemajuan Luar Bandar Dan Wilayah Negeri Johor Y.B Datuk Ir. Hasni Bin Mohammad, and State Secretary of Johor YB Dato Haji Azmi Bin Rohani.
The myBAS service in Johor Bahru will introduce 27 trunk and feeder routes covering a total trip distance of 16.8 million kilometres per year with improved frequency of 20 minutes compared to the existing 30 minutes. This will enable commuters in Johor Bahru and adjacent areas to enjoy wider connectivity with reliable and integrated bus services.
A total of 249 buses consisting of 222 diesel buses and 27 electric buses, will be put into service in phases commencing from 3rd Quarter of 2018 until 2nd Quarter of 2019. The deployment of the myBAS service will focus on high ridership routes, with the last phase ushering the implementation of electric buses. Handal Indah Sdn Bhd will operate the routes in the contract as network operator supported by other local operators as route operators.
The other local operators include Syarikat Pengangkutan Maju Bhd, Kembara CT Enterprise Sdn Bhd, Syarikat Kenderaan S&S Sdn Bhd, Red Bus Sdn Bhd, and Transit Link (Johor Bahru) Sdn Bhd.
The Federal Government introduced the SBST programme through SPAD in 2015 in capital cities beginning Kangar, Seremban, Ipoh and recently Kuala Terengganu, as part of the Government’s efforts to enhance public transport and improve the rakyat’s mobility and access in areas where stage buses still remain the backbone of land public transportation.
Under this model, SPAD as the planning authority will be responsible for the network, the operating cost and will receive the fare box revenue. In return, operators will be paid according to Vehicle Operating Cost (VOC) per kilometre rate and are required to deliver on the agreed service level performance to ensure commuters enjoy better connectivity and reliability.
In January 2017, the Government approved the implementation of the SBST programme for all state capitals in Malaysia, including Sabah and Sarawak. myBAS Johor Bahru will be the latest implementation of this programme.
The SBST programme aims to create long-term value for stage bus services plying social routes which previously lacked coverage by developing safe, relevant and reliable bus services. The myBAS service has reached a cumulative ridership of 10.6 million people in Kangar, Seremban, and Ipoh as of February 2018. Overall, there are 56 total routes with a combined distance of 1,723km in Kangar, Seremban, Ipoh and Kuala Terengganu.
Casual Meeting at T-Sentral With Tenants
A casual meeting for Tenants at the T-Sentral was spearheaded by Mr Goh Lak Jin, General Manager of Ancillary Business Divisions, to discuss about the rules and regulation and any issues to be raised by the Tenants at the T-Sentral Terminal in Taman Ungku Tun Aminah, Johor Bahru, Johor. The said meeting was held at the Causeway Link Holidays Office at T-Sentral on the 30th January 2018. The meeting highlighted various topics about bus permits, touting problems, ticketing counter rules in printing bus tickets, car park system, security and cleanliness within the Terminal including the maintenance of air-con, electricity and water resources. Mr Goh also took the opportunity to listen and document all the suggestions and comments from the tenants to improve our services in managing T-Sentral Terminal. The said meeting was attended by 25 tenants including personnel from Ancillary Business Division and Property Management Team. The meeting was held in a cordial mood. Oranges and red “Ang Pow” packets were also distributed to the Tenants and Mr Goh gave his best wishes to all the Tenants for the Lunar New Year....read more
HIGC Staff Participated In Blood Donation Campaign
The blood donation activity organized by the Training Department with the support of our Handal Indah Group of Companies’ Management was able to collect a total of 87.5 litres of blood from 40 HIGC staff on the 1st of February 2018 at the Training Center, Handal Indah Headquarters’ office in Johor Bahru, Johor. Encik Ramli Bin Mohamad Saad, Our Public Relations General Manager, commented: “Any good deed is worthy of support especially one that could save life.” He encouraged our colleagues who were qualified to donate blood for this worthy cause. A team from Pathology Laboratory & Medical Transfusion of Temenggong Seri Maharaja Hospital at Tun Ibrahim Kulaijaya, Johor came in with about 10 to 12 people consisting of Nurses, Technicians, Nursing Assistants to help facilitate the said program....read more
"A Bag of Love Program" Generated Few Hundred Donations for PKK
The Ancillary Business Division of Handal Indah Sdn Bhd (HISB) delivered the Donation items generated from program of "A Bag of Love" from the two Caltex Petrol Stations at Taman Daya and Mukim Tebrau with the support from the staff of HISB and Yinson Holding Bhd....read more
The said items were delivered on the 22nd of December 2017 in time for the Celebration of Christmas for the Residents of Pusat Kebajikan Kalavari (PKK) Johor Old folks Home and Orphanage.
Some of the few spotted donations were stationaries, books, magazines, titbits, mineral water, detergent powders, diapers, and some cooking ingredients.
Mr Goh Lak Jin, General Manager for Ancillary Business Division spearheaded the handover of the said items to PKK on that day.
"On behalf of Liannex Corporation and Handal Indah Group of Companies, we would like to share our support to the advocacy of PKK. To all the children here, these are all for you to celebrate Christmas and we are hoping that you can enjoy these presents. Thank you very much and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year". A short and concise talk of Mr Goh during the handover day of the items to PKK.
JOHOR STUDENTS RECEIVES FREE 5000 'KAD MUAFAKAR JOHOR' FROM CAUSEWAY LINK
Handal Indah Sdn Bhd (HISB) or Causeway Link: The Smiling Bus had organised a Corporate Social Responsibility programme called "Jom Naik Bas" on the 27th August 2017 at SMK Taman Scientex, Pasir Gudang, Johor....read more
Perbadanan Pengangkutan Awam Johor (PAJ) Chief Executive Officer Tuan Haji Rahman Bin Salleh officiated the said event. Other guests included; Puan Salina Binti Hussain from Jabatan Pendidikan Negeri Johor (JPN) (Ketua Sektor Pengurusan Akademik); Puan Amshida Binti Ahmad Rani, Southern Regional Head (Ketua Wilayah Selatan) from Suruhanjaya Pengangkutan Awam Darat (S.P.A.D); Puan Kamisah Binti Modh Ghazali, (Naib Presiden Kanan) from Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA); Tuan Haji Rozlan Bin Abu Bakar, Executive Director of HISB, Mr Lim Han Weng, CEO and Chairman of HISB, Madam Bah Kim Lian, Director of Handal Indah Group of Companies (HIGC), Miss Lim Chern Fang, Director of Operations and Marketing of HIGC and some of the sponsors for the event together with Principals and Teachers from Schools.
Free Bus Services for the Students
According to Puan Salina Binti Hussain, this was the first time that an event like this was conducted by a Transport Company to benefit the welfare of the students in terms of transportation from their Housing Estates to their schools.
She also added: "this is an initiative that I felt was done for the first time, and I hope to be followed by other companies to help our students".
"Tahniah and well done" a short, very concise and gracious messages from Puan Salina to Handal Indah Sdn Bhd.
Meaningful to the People of Johor
Tuan Haji Rahman Bin Salleh also shared his thought to the Organising Committee: "Well done and congratulations to the Organizing Committee for successfully organizing this kind of program. The program is very meaningful to the people of Johor, especially in the situation whereby the cost of living is rising".
Join together to support "Bas Muafakat Johor" Tuan Haji Rozlan also shared his thought: "Let us both join together and support the ‘Muafakat Bas Johor’ to be known as a public transport medium in Malaysia.
"Jom Naik Bas" Project
"Jom Naik Bas" is a programme called "Project 555" which provides 5,000 pieces of ‘Kad Muafakat Johor’ to selected 5,000 needy students with a ‘Kad Muafakat Johor’ valued at RM5 each. This is part of the initiative provided by the team of HISB to promote free public transportation system through the ‘Bas Muafakat Johor’ as initiated by the State Government of Johor.
The beneficiaries of this project cover a total of 141 selected Primary and Secondary Schools within the different districts of Johor covering the routes of ‘Bas Muafakat Johor’ operated by different Transport Companies in Johor.
HISB being one of the operators of ‘Bas Muafakat Johor’ believed that this initiative would help to increase the awareness of the Community about the free transport facility provided by the State Government of Johor for all Malaysians staying in Johor.
In order for every Malaysian to enjoy this free bus services, they must purchase the ‘Kad Muafakat Johor’ valued at RM10 for adults (age range from 18-59 years old) except for Orang Kelainan Upaya (OKU), RM5 for senior citizens, students (7-17 years old) and PWD (Person With Disabilities), and Free for children (below 6 years old).
As of 15 August 2017, PAJ had authorised 14 ‘Kad Muafakat Johor’ Counters within Iskandar Malaysia and 7 authorised ‘Kad Muafakat Johor’ Counters outside Iskandar Malaysia to assist the needs of the general public for the purchases of ‘Kad Muafakat Johor’.
The operation of ‘Bas Muafakat Johor’ has a total of 47 routes comprised of 27 rou¬tes within the Iskandar Region and 20 routes outside the Iskandar Region.
HISB participating sponsors who helped in funding the purchases of 5,000 pieces of ‘Kad Muafakat Johor’ were also present at the Event.
The participating sponsors include: Chevron Malaysia Limited, SKS Coachbuilders Sdn Bhd, Sunway Iskandar Sdn Bhd, Allianz General Insurance Company (M) Bhd, Quality Heritage Sdn Bhd, RTG Intech Corporation (M) Sdn Bhd, Truck & Bus Marketing Sdn Bhd, SM Sumber Reseki Sdn Bhd, Green Flora Services Sdn Bhd, HB Glass & Aluminium Sdn Bhd, Paulo Rino Design, Telford Prestige (M) Sdn Bhd, Creative Touch Sdn Bhd, Kejuruteraan Sistem Motor Maju, Yong Teck Metal Industries, Evergreen Towing, Target Supplies & Services Sdn Bhd, Tasek Auto (M) Sdn Bhd, Twinco Far East Sdn Bhd, Subway Taman Daya Caltex Petrol Station Outlet, MMS Sdn Bhd, SYS Corp Water (M) Sdn Bhd, and Mr Soh Chan Aik.
Other highlights during the event included a Choir and welcoming dance performances by the students from SMK Taman Scientex, Pasir Gudang, Johor.
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Opening of T-Sentral Pointshop Outlet
Pointshop Convenience Shop Sdn Bhd or commonly known as Pointshop had officially opened its 37th Pointshop Outlet in Malaysia at Taman Ungku Tun Aminah, Johor Bahru on the 14th of June 2017....read more
A Ceremonial Ribbon cutting was initiated as a formal Opening of the said outlet which was led by Tuan Haji Roslan Bin Abu Bakar, Executive Director of Handal Indah Sdn Bhd, Lim Chern Fang, Director of Operations and Marketing, and Mr Vellayan A/l Nalliannan or famously known as “Nilla Raja”, Managing Director of Pointshop Convenient Shop Sdn Bhd and Mr Goh Lak Jin, General Manager (Ancillary Business) of Handal Indah Group of Companies.
According to Mouli B Sankar, Chief Operating Officer of Pointshop Convenient Shop Sdn Bhd, the Opening of Pointshop at T-Sentral Terminal was based on the Company’s goal of setting up convenience stores within bus and train terminals in Malaysia to cater to the needs and wants of the general public.
Mr Goh said, “My team is doing their best to look for a good and commendable trusted entrepreneurs to be part the family within the T-Sentral Bus Terminal. We have to make sure that the shops here will add more value to the general public as T-Sentral Terminal is aiming to be the best Family Convenience Center and Bus Terminal in Johor Bahru.
“Causeway Link: Togetherness in Sharing Happiness”
Handal Indah Sdn Bhd under the branding of Causeway Link: The Smiling Bus organized a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme on the 21st of November 2016 at Sanrio Hello Kitty and Thomas Town (SHKTT) Puteri Harbour with a theme “Togetherness in Sharing Happiness”....read more
This CSR programme aimed to promote employees’ proactive contributions to Society and as part of Handal Group of Companies’ corporate endeavours.
Ms Lim Chern Fang, Director of Operations and Marketing Department said that “as part of the Company’s slogan “the smiling bus”, we want to bring as much smiles as we can to the children”. She also added: “we should be feeling grateful and fortunate to have this opportunity to extend our love, care, and concern to the less fortunate ones in our society when we can. The children was really excited as it was their first time in the theme park.
This year’s CSR event special guests composed of children from:
1. Kiwanis Down Syndrome Foundation from Taman Majidee which implements Early Intervention Programme (special needs education) for children with Down Syndrome;
2. Persatuan Penjagaan Kanak- Kanak Terencat Akal Johor Bahru from Kulai, Johor which is currently taking care of 220 kids with special needs. Most of the kids under this organization are children with severely visually impaired, mentally and physically challenged, paralytic, Down’s syndrome, spastic, hyperactive, cerebral palsy, autistic, mute, and simply abandoned children. The home accepts children from all races and all religions.
Handal Group of Companies (HGC) brought a total of 105 children and staff from these two organization including staff volunteers from HGC to SHKTT theme park.
On this event, HGC donated a total of RM25, 000 to finance the admission tickets of the children and staff from these two organizations. The said budget was also inclusive of the payments for the exclusive SHKTT entertainment fee, meals, goody bags, and transportation for the guests to and from their places to SHKTT theme park. A total of RM4, 000 cash was also contributed by the staff and Management of HGC to donate to these two charity group (RM 2000 per organization).
HGC through the representation of Ms Lim Chern Fang and Mohammad Ramli Bin Mohamad, General Manager for Causeway Link Holidays delivered the surprised presents coming from the staff of HGC which includes Handal Indah Sdn Bhd, Handal Ceria Sdn Bhd, Triton, Liannex Corporation, Hipgraphy Sdn Bhd and Causeway Link Holidays.
According to Nino, a Physiotherapist from the Handicapped and Mentally Disabled Children Association Johor Bahru, he was very delighted as his patients was very happy to explore and enjoy the famous Sanrio Hello Kitty and Thomas Town in Malaysia. “This is also a good way for them to be exposed and mingle with the public”, he also added.
“I am very happy as Causeway Link Staff and Management were able to help us in bringing these patients from our premises for a new environment for them to enjoy. Thank you so much”, commented by Nino.
Taste Fully Food and Beverage Expo 2016
Causeway Link Holidays participated Taste Fully Food and Beverage Expo 2016 at the Persada Johor International Convention Centre on the 26th to 28th of August 2016. The Marketing team highlighted three major products of Causeway link namely ManjaLink, Bus Pass, and its newest transport mobile app partner- HUGO. Causeway Link booth also featured the famous "Darts of Fortune", lucky draws and offers big discounts on Theme park tickets and original Hello Kitty merchandises....read more
STAR Fit for Life6-8 May 2016: Causeway Link Holiday showcased Family Fun adventures during the Star Fit for Life Roadshow at Persada Johor International Convention Centre, Johor Bahru.
Back-to Back Weekend School Holiday Promotions for Causeway Link Holidays
4-5 & 10-11 June 2016: Causeway Link products and services were promoted during the "School's Out! Fun is In" weekend school holiday promotion at KSL City Mall ManjaLink counter and at the International Merchandising Mart Mall (IMM) Singapore. The said event featured exclusive discounts on selected theme park admission tickets and other merchandizes....read more
PAJ Bus Muafakat Launching
Handal Indah Sdn Bhd received a Plaque of Recognition from the Menteri Besar of Johor Bahru Dato’ Mohamed Khaled Bin Nordin during the launching of the Bus Muafakat Service for its contribution to the development of the Muafakat card and bus ticketing validator system. Other high profile guest who attended the event includes: Tan Sri Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Bin Syed Jaafar Albar (SPAD Director), Tuan Haji Abdul Rahim Bin Nin (MBJB Mayor), Tuan Haji Roslan Bin Abu Bakar (Handal Ceria Sdn Bhd Director), Mr Lim Han Weng (Handal Indah Sdn Bhd Managing Director)....read more
Medini Mall Press Conference
16 Mar 2016: Causeway Link held a press conference in Mall of Medini titled "Causeway Link - Enhancing Johor Bahru Public Transport". Features high-profile guests such as Dato Tee Siew Keong (Johor State Tourism, Domestic Trade & Consumerism Executive Council Chairman), Ms Magdlane Tuborng Melai (Director, Ministry of Tourism & Culture Malaysia) and Encik Azman Yahya (Senior Vice President Pengangkutan Awam Johor)....read more
Sutera Mall RoadShow 20164 - 6 Mar 2016: Causeway Link Holidays promoted its products and services such as theme park admission tickets and hotel stay vouchers, in a highly successful roadshow at Sutera Mall.
JPJ Press Conference1 Feb 2016: JPJ held a press conference at Causeway Link's office. The conference covered issues from road safety to cloned cars.
ManjaLink's 3rd Year Anniversary - RoadShow on 27 - 29 Nov 2015
It was a fun-filled 3 days event at Sutera Mall to end ManjaLink's 3rd year anniversary celebrations. Featuring Lucky Draws and exclusive prizes, Causeway Link's little celebration was a major success....read more
In conjunction to ManjaLink's anniversary, we also had amazing discounts when customer top up or purchase Manjalink card for the Legoland Malaysia Resort, Sanrio Hello Kitty Town and Universal Studios Singapore admission tickets. The ManjaLink cards and Sanrio Hello Kitty Town admission tickets proved to be a hit, exceeding our targeted expectations. Thanks to all the supporters who loves ManjaLink.