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Johor Bahru Travel Guide

City Introduction

Johor Bahru is the capital of the state of Johor in Malaysia, and it is the country’s second largest city. Johor Bahru is logistically well located at the southern end of the Malacca Peninsula and as a border town to Singapore. You can easily cross the water between Johor Bahru and Singapore on the more than one-kilometer-long road and rail link that is located here.

Johor Bahru was founded in 1855. It happened when Temenggong Daing Ibrahim, as the ruler of Johor, moved the administrative headquarters to here. Back then, the town was known as the small Malay fishing town of Tanjung Puteri, and it was named Johor Bahru in 1866 by Ibrahim’s son and successor Temenggong Abu Bakar.

Johor Bahru experienced a period of rapid growth from the latter part of the 19th century, when there was a lot of construction and activity in the city. Johor Bahru grew continuously, and many Chinese arrived here. From the 1960s, great economic growth made the city prosper, and new industries and neighborhoods were developed.

Today, Johor Bahru’s skyline is modern with high-rise buildings, and it signifies the development of the city. There are many things to see and do in Johor Bahru, where there are several old and interesting buildings. The Sultan Ibrahim Building is one of the city’s landmarks and has been since its construction was completed as a secretariat building in 1940.

You can see the Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque as well. It was built as a state mosque in the years 1892-1900 under the rule of Sultan Abu Bakar. The city is also home to the Istana Besar, which was the residence of Sultan Abu Bakar. Today, the elegant palace is open as the Royal Abu Bakar Museum with various exhibitions and collections.

You can visit the Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple too, which is a Hindu temple with a fantastic interior. There are also quite a few attractions in the city, with Legoland Malaysia being the biggest with plenty of entertainment. If you want to enjoy the Malaysian atmosphere, you can enjoy the city’s markets such as Pasar Karat and the tasty Malaysian food.

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Overview of Johor Bahru

Johor Bahru is the capital of the state of Johor in Malaysia, and it is the country’s second largest city. The city is logistically well located at the southern end of the Malacca Peninsula and as a border town to Singapore. You can easily cross the water between the city and Singapore on the more than one-kilometer-long road and rail link that is located here.

About the Johor Bahru travel guide

Contents: Tours in the city + tours in the surrounding area
Published: Released soon
Author: Stig Albeck
Publisher: Vamados.com
Language: English

About the travel guide

The Johor Bahru travel guide gives you an overview of the sights and activities of the Malaysian city. Read about top sights and other sights, and get a tour guide with tour suggestions and detailed descriptions of all the city’s most important churches, monuments, mansions, museums, etc.

Johor Bahru is waiting for you, and at vamados.com you can also find cheap flights and great deals on hotels for your trip. You just select your travel dates and then you get flight and accommodation suggestions in and around the city.

Read more about Johor Bahru and Malaysia

Malaysia Travel Guide: https://vamados.com/malaysia
City tourism: https://visitma-lacca.my
Main Page: https://www.vamados.com/

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When you buy the travel guide to the city you get the book online so you can have it on your phone, tablet or computer – and of course you can choose to print it. Use the maps and tour suggestions and you will have a good and content-rich journey.

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