Johor Bahru Information

Johor Bahru popularly known as the southern gateway, it is third largest state in peninsular Malaysia. The map of Johor Bahru covers an area of 19,984 sq. km. at the southern part of the peninsular and is one of the most developed states in the Peninsular Malaysia. The map of Johor Bahru is bounded by the states of Pahang to the north, Malacca and Negeri Sembilan to the west, and the Straits of Johor to the south.

The city Johor Bahru is the state capital of Johor Darul Takzim. The city was established in 1855 by the late Sultan Abu Bakar, which now serves as the administrative and commercial center of the state. The map of Johor Bahru is connected to Singapore by road and rail via a modern causeway. Being the Peninsula's southern gateway it consists of a diverse ethnic mix of races. The city offers the visitors many heritage attractions, colorful culture, delectable local cuisine, and exciting recreational activities. Johor possesses a wide range of attractions, from the exciting metropolitan atmosphere of Johor Bahru to the forests of Endau-Rompin Park. The city’s village of Desaru and the remote and beautiful islands in the South China Sea are very popular among the vacationers who are looking for a relaxed and natural holiday atmosphere. The state's commercial centers are the center of attraction for businessmen from all over the world.

The city has become very popular with Singaporeans, as it hosts innumerable landmarks, such as The Grand Palace with its distinct Anglo-Malay architecture, which houses the museum where priceless treasures of the Royal Collection are showcased. Shopping is fun with many opportunities abounding the city. From the modern malls, arcades, handicraft centers, to bazaars and markets offering international and local products are all an attention. For your trip local craftwork will make lovely souvenirs to back home. Johor Bahru City is also sometimes called the shopping haven - a magnet to many - for its variety, trends, and choice of large numbers of shopping malls available. The various handicraft centers provide an interesting and tempting variety of items to pick from as souvenirs or gifts.

Food and restaurant Johor Bahru is an important facet of the city, which can be experienced when night falls over the city. One can witness a spectacular array of food stalls and vendors appearing all over. For the adventurous tourists it is a delight in trying out the taste of popular local dishes such as the famous Laksa Johor, flake fish and gravy cooked with coconut milk and served with noodles and vegetables. Even the restaurant Johor Bahru is very popular and serves with excellent local delicacies.