Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Johor Bahru

Johor Bahru is the southernmost city in Peninsular Malaysia and located at the border of Malaysia-Singapore, which is connected to Singapore via a causeway across Tebrau Strait.

Johor Bahru is well-known as a shopping hub especially to Singaporean who enjoy cheaper currency rate here. A lot of shopping complexes as well as hypermarkets can be found everywhere in Johor Bahru.

Johor Bahru is also popular with its food. If you fancy seafood, you may go to Lido Beach or Permas Jaya. You can also find Mi Rebus at Stulang. If you like dining on a tree while enjoying local cultural show, you may try Nasi Beriani Gam at Anjung Warisan, which is located near to Hutan Bandar.

A lot of new development projects are underway in Johor Bahru. To ease the congestion at the immigration check point, which is regarded as the world's most busiest immigration check point, a project called Southern Integrated Gateway (Malay: Gerbang Selatan Bersepadu) is being completed. It includes main railway station, a new customs, immigration and quarantine complex (CIQ) and JB Sentral, a new transport hub.

Under Malaysia 9th Plan, Johor Bahru is also included under the Iskandar Development Region (IDR). The objective of this project is to develop the area to be the Southern Peninsular Malaysia's most developed region, where living, entertainment, environment and business seamlessly converge within a bustling and vibrant metropolis.

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