Laneway Masjid India

Laneway Masjid India is an extension programme of the pilot at Laneway Jalan Tan Hiok Nee, Johor Bahru. The design and delivery of the project began in September 2019 and was completed in June 2020 as part of the Laneway Improvement Programme (LIP)—a partnership project with Majlis Bandaraya Johor Bahru (MBJB). The laneway’s functionality as a second urban connector was enhanced to increase the city’s walkability and create more sustainable neighbourhoods. The scope of the LIP project includes upgrading the utility and basic infrastructure such as water pipe connection; sewage system and drainage upgrades; improvement of laneway surface; and installation of lighting and landscape in order to make the laneway more functional and inclusive.


The programme site is located within the heritage zone governed by the special area plan, Special Conservation Area Plan, Guidelines and Glossary of Johor Bahru City Centre Heritage Areas,, with significant cultural heritage values such as old shophouses, religious institutes and traditional trades. The local council, MBJB, aims to strengthen the city’s resilience by providing a quality living environment on its heritage sites. The laneway improvement is one of the collective initiatives to achieve clean, safe and comfortable walkways, which are often underutilised, dirty, unsafe and often used as an illegal parking space.

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Project Name
Laneway Masjid India
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Completion Date
June 2020
Site Area
380 square metres
Majlis Bandaraya Johor Bahru
Implementing Agency
Think City Sdn Bhd
Architecture Firm
Permata Green Sdn Bhd
Principal Architect
Teng Pe Yang
Civil & Structural Engineer
Perunding YAA Sdn Bhd
Quantity Surveyor
Total QS Services
Landscape Architect
Tropics Design
Main Contractor
MD Niaga Supply & Services
Think City Sdn Bhd