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Byline: Ben Tan
JOHOR BARU: THE once sleepy district of Mersing in the northeast of Johor is set to be transformed into a RM22 billion high-end international eco-tourism destination in seven years.
Called Mersing Laguna, the resort will see a new wave of exciting developments that include boutique hotels, service apartments and waterfront villas on 809ha of reclaimed land, touted to be the country's biggest land reclamation project.
The project was launched yesterday with the signing of agreements by master developer Radiant Starfish Development Bhd and four partners -- Chinese construction conglomerate Sinohydro Corporation (M) Sdn Bhd, China-based theme …