A key goal for Iskandar Malaysia, with regards to the community, is to create livable communities that are active, comprehensive, safe, well managed, environmentally friendly, well built and designed and also well connected.
In meeting this goal, a fairer distribution of social and cultural infrastructure and the provision of adequate choices of housing in terms of types and cost is emphasised in Iskandar Malaysia.
Ultimately, the welfare of the community is the main priority of Iskandar Malaysia. Iskandar Malaysia seeks to provide the best environment for the community to grow and excel.
A linked system of trails, green ways, parks and other open space areas makes any community a better place to live in. These environmental features foster greater value for a region. A well-planned system of open space also helps to attract new businesses and reduce pollution.
The development of Iskandar Malaysia offers a meaningful opportunity for the Malaysian Government, working in tandem with the private sector, to drive reforms and innovation in delivery systems, local government, physical planning, infrastructure development and environmental protection.
Under the Malaysian Government 'Malaysia My Second Home' programme, foreigners are encouraged to migrate to Malaysia. Participants of the programme are provisioned with various incentives to make their stay more comfortable and enjoyable in Malaysia. The Malaysia My Second Home program, which is designed to help foreigners relocate to the country, has approved more than 12,000 applications since the programme began in 2002. Approved applicants receive a renewable 10-year visa, the right to one tax-free car, exemption from taxation on their offshore income, and many other benefits.