Johor is the southern gateway into Peninsular Malaysia and linked
to Singapore by road and rail. Its proximity to Singapore has
made it a popular destination among Singaporeans as well as other
international tourists visiting the island republic. It is the
only state in the country that boast of a coastline stretching
along the Straits of Melaka to the South China Sea.
The state is endowed with an abundance of natural attractions
that provide numerous opportunities for a wide range of outdoor
recreational and leisure activities.
HISTORY OF JOHOR
The state of Johor lies at the southern most part of Malaysia.
It is the third largest state in Western Malaysia. To the Siamese,
Johor is "Gangganu" or "Treasured Stones".
It was also once known as the "End of the Land" as it
occupies the tail portion of mainland Asia. Its present name,
Johor is derived from an Arabic word "Jauhar" which
means Precious Stones.
Johor Bahru is the state capital of Johor, one of the eight districts
(other districts include Pontian, Batu Pahat, Muar, Mersing, Kota
Tinggi, Kluang and Segamat). Each district exudes its own special
charms adorned by pineapple, rubber, coconut, oil palm plantations,
tranquil kampungs (villages), quaint fishing villages and green