Johor Bahru (Malaysian pronunciation: [ˈjohorˈbahru], formerly known as Tanjung Puteri or Iskandar Puteri in the Malay language, is the capital of the state of Johor,Malaysia. As of the 2010 Malaysian census, Johor Bahru has a population of 497,067 and it is the country’s second largest city and the southernmost city in the Malay Peninsula. Johor Bahru is connected to Singapore through Johor–Singapore Causeway.


Johor Bahru is the economic centre for the state of Johor. The economy of Johor Bahru is also influenced by Singapore because of large number of Singaporean people visiting here. There is also a large number of city’s residents working in Singapore. The Johor Port, which is located in the Johor Bahru metropolitan area, is one of the country’s major seaports. Sultanah Aminah Hospital is the largest hospital in the state. Among the tourist attractions around Johor Bahru are: Grand Palace, Chinese Heritage Museum, Johor Art Gallery, Sultan Ibrahim Building, Johor Bahru railway station, Danga Bay, Dataran Bandaraya Johor Bahru, Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque and Johor Bahru Old Chinese Temple.