|Johor Bahru - Johor
The city of Johor Bahru is the state capital of Johor Darul Takzim situated at the southern tip of the Peninsula. It was established in 1855 by the late Sultan Abu Bakar (the Father of Modern Johor) and now serves as the administrative and commercial center of the state.
It serves as a gateway to and from the island-state Singapore via the Causeway. Its hotels and towering malls, including extravagant waterfront developments, cater to weekend shoppers who flock here from Singapore to take advantage of the favorable exchange rates.
Connected to Singapore by road and rail via a modern causeway, JB is also the Peninsula's southern gateway. Consisting of a diverse ethnic mix of races, JB offers the visitor heritage attractions, colorful culture, delectable local cuisine, and exciting recreational activities. Popular with Singaporeans, JB boasts of myriad 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.