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Johor Bahru has become a bustling city over the years. Standard of living is quite high too, as compared to other cities in Malaysia.

There's not much places of interest in Johor Bahru but it is a place where you can savour on very good food.

Johor is the southern most state of Peninsula Malaysia, known also as the Southern Gateway to Malaysia. It is just next to Singapore. Johor is one of the most developed states in the country with a flourishing economy and many interesting places. The busiest city in Johor is Johor Bahru which is also connected to Singapore by a causeway and a "second link".

Well, I have stayed in JB since I was 5/6 years old but I still do not know the place at my finger tips. Still exploring. However, if you need any help, do let me know and I will try to share at my best. Happy travels.


State : Johor
Capital : Johor Bahru
Population (2000) : 2,740,652
Total Area (sq km) : 18,986
Tempreature (degrees Celcius) : 26 - 27
Humidity (%) : 82 - 86
Rainfall (mm) : 2,030 - 3,050
Head of State : Sultan: His Majesty Sultan Iskandar Ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Ismail
Head of Govt : Mentri Besar: Y.A.B. Dato' Haji Abdul Ghani Othman



The former name of Johor Bahru is Tanjung Puteri. It adopted the present name on 1st Jamuary 1866 and in 1994, Johor Bahru was declared a city.

The growth of modern Johor is attributed mainly to Sultan Abu Bakar who became the Sultan of Johor in 1885. He introduced western methods of public administration known as johor Civil Servie and gave Johor its first constituion. For his role in bringing about rapid development of Johor, Sultan Abu Bakar was accorded the honour as 'The Father of Modern Johor'. He passed away in 1895 and was succeeded by his son, Sultan Ibrahim. It was during the reign of Sultan Ibrahim that the Johor Causeway and the Sultan Ibrahim building were constructed.

Today, Johor Bahru district is the State's administrative centre, the hub of transportatioin, businesses, entertainment, the venue of several international events and the home of many excellent golf courses. It has also evolved into a metropolis with cultural diversity and a string of historical buildings and relics.


- Visting the few places of interest
- Go shopping
- Eating
- Karaoke singing
- Observing livelihood of the people
- Exploring other parts of Johor State

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:A lot of things to do.
  • Cons:A lot of things to do.
  • In a nutshell:You need to visit Johor to get the most out of it!
  • Intro Updated Jan 23, 2005
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  • Avya's Profile Photo
    Nov 5, 2009 at 6:22 AM

    This hotel has been taken over by Thistle Hotel, Johor Bahru since July 2009.

  • robertgaz's Profile Photo
    Apr 22, 2008 at 11:07 PM

    How well do you rate the dim sum at the New Hong Kong Restaurant?

  • Apr 3, 2007 at 1:44 AM

    The zoo is in a deplorable condition..The animals are basically living in filth..I hope the JB authorities do something about these poor animals before it's too late..

  • Feb 21, 2007 at 9:48 PM

    Can you give details about how to get to the mosque, dress and behaviour code etc?

  • Jan 12, 2007 at 6:06 AM

    Though Holiday Plaza sells computer softwares, you will not be able to find any computer hardware shop there.

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Dec 29, 2006 at 1:03 PM

    great tips Bee!

  • mansionion's Profile Photo
    Dec 24, 2006 at 7:47 AM

    Hi Bee! Hows the sitaution in JB now? Anyway wish U merry Xmas & Happy New Year. -m-

  • Nov 28, 2006 at 4:00 AM

    Well said and well put, Bee! Was wondering when you're going to make an appearance (grin)

  • moonlighting's Profile Photo
    Nov 22, 2006 at 2:43 AM

    Great reference!!!

  • Paolo-Italy's Profile Photo
    Sep 29, 2006 at 6:04 AM

    Well... just karaoke at night and many thieves... !!! Uhm uhm uhm... i'm just coming to asia... ;-)

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