located on the southern tip of the Malaysian Peninsula, with a causeway linking JB to Singapore, a little over 1000 metres away. There is a Customs Point here for people heading to or from Singapore so you need to present your passport or identity card.
Singaporeans come to JB to shop, eat in a favourite restaurant and just have a short trip out of Singapore for the day. Many commuters who work in Singapore also live in JB, as it has cheaper accommodation and costs of living.
While in past years, Singapore was a hive of light and heavy industry, most of this industry has also moved to Malaysia, and JB has developed as a city as a result, with a lot of industry re-located here.
In recent years, JB with more land available has recognized that it can also attract tourists, particularly Singaporeans to come to JB and there have been a number of developments created to attract them.
JB is not just a city, Population around 500,000, but it is also a State, and the Sultan of Johor lives here.
These are some of the places you might like to see if coming here –
In Johor Bahru there is an airport that links JB to KL, and you could also travel from JB to Kl in about 3 ½ hours of driving time, or catch a bus or train. There is also the Eastern and Oriental Express train that is a luxury option, the train heading all the way north to Bankok. See www.belmond.com . The North South Expressway (E2) is a fast highway all the way to KL, or if you are looking for a much longer drive through winding roads and past small villages, you could drive from JB up the east coast of the Peninsula, where there are far fewer people and tourists.