Johor Bahru overview

Johor Bahru Travel Guide
People travelling between Malaysia and Singapore will likely pass through Johor Bahru, which is literally walking distance to Singapore. Johor Bahru has become an important economic and industrial centre for southern Malaysia and is also the country's second largest city. Unfortunately, Johor Bahru is known mostly for its advancements in crime, as the city boasts one of the highest crime rates in Malaysia, which is probably something you won't see on the travel brochure. These problems are being addressed, as is the issue of public transport, which is improving rapidly. The Chinese influence on the city is evident, as ethnic Chinese make up nearly half of the population. Some of the most interesting Chinese temples can be found in Johor Bahru including the Johor Bahru Old Chinese Temple, which is one of the oldest in the region. Johor Bahru offers a great chance to see a unique Malaysian city.