Johor Bahru, capital of the Malaysian state of Johor, sits at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, facing the Straits of Johor. One of the fastest-growing cities in Malaysia after Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru was known previously as Tanjung Puteri. The capital is now a part of Iskandar Malaysia, the country’s second largest metropolitan area. With a causeway across the Straits of Johor connecting it to Singapore, it’s both gateway to the Lion City, and the lifeline of the commerce, culture and history that continue to link the two neighbours. On the Johor Bahru's waterfront is Istana Besar or The Grand Palace, a royal palace built by Sultan Abu Bakar in 1866 that now houses the Royal Abu Bakar Museum. Johor Bahru, fondly referred to as JB is known for its vibrant nightlife and its vast shopping outlets and malls, many of which are found along Jalan Wong Ah Fook, the main boulevard of the city’s central business district.
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Johor Bahru (JB) is the capital of the Johor state, located in the southern portion of Peninsular Malaysia. It is part of Iskandar Malaysia, the country’s second largest metropolitan area. The city is known for the variety of its retail outlets, theme parks and historical attractions. Johor Bahru is connected to Singapore via a causeway spanning the Straits of Johor.