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Johor is the southern-most state of peninsular Malaysia and the southern-most part of mainland Asia. Johor Bahru is the royal city and the capital of Johor. Johor Bahru was formerly known as Muar and Tanjung Puteri. The previous capital of Johor was Johor Lama. It is a well developed state in the country and is bounded by Pahang on the north and Negiri Sembilan and Malacca on the northwest while the Strait of Johor on the south separates Singapore from it.
The term ‘Johor’ is derived from Arabic word, which has nearly identical pronunciation and means gem. The use of the term to name the state is completely justified as Johor is not only a well developed part of Malaysia but also scores high on natural serenity. Some of the sites in the state to enjoy pristine beauty are Desaru, Endau rompin National Park, Kota Tinggi, Pulau Dayang, Gunung Ledang, etc.
Johor is also home to Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman, which is the first Hindu temple to be built with glass anywhere in the world. Besides, the state mosque Sultan Abu Bakar is an architectural heritage that was completed in 1900. In addition to that, Johor is also renowned for the many eateries, recreation spots, shopping areas, etc.

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Getting to Johor

Johor Bahru is the capital of Johor state which is located in southern Malaysia. Apart from being Malaysia’s 2nd largest city, it is also the favored destination of several travelers arriving from different international locations. The ... Read More


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Getting Around Johor

Johor Bahru also referred to as JB happens to be Malaysia’s southernmost city. It is the 2nd largest city of Malaysia with around 2.7 million inhabitants. On a daily basis, thousands travel from Singapore to the ... Read More


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Johor History

Johor Bahru in Malaysia is a city that has emerged rather recently. The history of the city dates back to not for than one hundred and fifty years. “Johor” in Johor Bahru comes from the word ... Read More


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Johor Culture

Cultural Influence Johor has been influenced by trading visitors and tourists throughout history. The Arabs, Bugis and Javanese have had major influence on the region. The politics of Johor as well as Selangor, Terengganu and Pahang ... Read More


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