Johor Bahru Travel Guide

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Johor Bahru Overview

Johor Bahru is the capital city of Johor in southern Malaysia. The city of Johor Bahru is located at 1°29′N, 103°44′E. The city council administers the highly developed southern central coast of the metropolitan area, with a total area of 185 km². Johor Bahru is within walking distance from Singapore, and receives more than 60% of the country's annual foreign tourists via its bridges to Singapore. It is one of the largest cities in Malaysia. The city is an important industrial, tourism and commercial hub for southern Malaysia and is one of Southeast Asia's most populous urban areas. The population growth rate of Johor Bahru is also among the highest in Malaysia.

Johor Bahru enjoys the unique distinction of being the southernmost city of the Eurasian mainland. Johor Bahru is the first city across the causeway from Singapore. Most Singaporeans have to pass JB by bus to arrive in other Malaysian destinations.

Johor Bahru is a small town with simple attractions such as mosques, temples and zoos. There are many malls for shopping as it caters to nearby villagers and Singaporeans too. Prices are definitely much cheaper than Singapore.

The weather is warm all year round, and a cup of iced teh-tarik (Traditional Malay pull-tea) might cool you down.

The state consist of a few shopping malls that is popular among local and Singaporeans, including new malls like KSL.

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