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Skudai (also spelled Sekudai) is a suburb of Johor Bahru, the largest city in and the capital of the state of Johor in southern Malaysia. Skudai is part of the new growth corridor of southwest Johor, which includes the Senai International Airport, Tanjung Pelepas Port and 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 Malaysia campus.
Mas Selamat bin Kastari of the Jemaah Islamiah terrorist organisation was a most wanted fugitive who escaped from Singapore police custody. He was recaptured in the vicinity of Skudai in April 2009.
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, AEON Taman Universiti, KIP Mart, Skudai Mall, The Store in Taman Ungku Tun Aminah, Sutera Mall in Taman Sutera Utama, U Mall in Taman Pulai Utama, Bestmart in Taman Nusa Bestari, Giant Hypermarket which along the Jalan Skudai. The latter two shopping centres were abandoned. Skudai Plaza was abandoned due to bankruptcy attributing to poor business while Kemayan City was abandoned during the period of economic downturn. In fact, Kemayan City was planned to be Johor Bahru's single biggest integrated shopping and commercial development project with its 770,000 sq ft of retail space.  Kemayan City will be refurbished and redeveloped into a contemporary shopping mall known as Paradigm Mall Johor Bahru starting early 2014 and scheduled for completion in 2015.
Malay, Chinese, and Indian food are being served in restaurants and food stalls. A large variety is available throughout the area. Mamak restaurants are mostly available in Taman Universiti.
The secondary schools in Skudai are
- SEKOLAH MENENGAH KEBANGSAAN TAMAN TUN AMINAH
- SEKOLAH MENENGAH TAMAN SKUDAI BARU,
- SEKOLAH MENENGAH KEBANGSAAN TAMAN SELESA JAYA 1,
- SEKOLAH MENENGAH KEBANGSAAN TAMAN SELESA JAYA 2,
- SEKOLAH MENENGAH TAMAN UNIVERSITI,
- SEKOLAH 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,
As for tertiary education institution, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), a leading university in Engineering in Malaysia has its main campus situated 3 km from at Taman Universiti. Besides, Skudai also has not-profit university college Southern University College in proximity.