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JOHOR - SOUTHERN REGION OF PENINSULAR MALAYSIA

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Johor State Location Map - Malaysia

Johor, located at the Southern tip of Peninsular Malaysia, is 'The Southern Gateway to Malaysia'. The state is also located at the southernmost tip of the Asian continent. It is bordered by the Straits of Malacca, the South China Sea and the Johor Straits.

 

There is every reason to visit Johor. It is a land of plenty excitement with fascinating history and interesting places.  Johor has thousand of species of plants and forest covering over 30% of the state. On the coasts, blue water fills the horizon and the frothy waves stir up the fine sand.  There are protected areas reserved entirely for wildlife protection, 4 National Parks, 7 recreational forests and an increasingly protected coastline are just a few areas where one can come in contact with nature. Flora and fauna abound in these gazette areas where nature thrives without check. Rolling hills and countryside dotted with little towns and villages with different touches of scent form a complex mosaic. Every land has its past. Johor is no exception. History can be seen in its mosques, the ancient fort and tombstones which illustrate the role of the Johor kingdom in the 17th century. The imposing State Secretariat building was designed by experts from oversea.  One of the favourite activities is shopping. 

 

Johor is a land of diverse and distinct cultures, With many different ethnic groups; many people to get to know! So many chances to see the diversity which marks the landscape mirrored in their way of life.

 

From internationally famous designer merchandise wares, to local talent, from fabulous malls to colourful market stalls, selling fresh produce, specialty shops and craft shops; you?re sure to find something to delight you. When it comes to commerce, manufacturing and industry, Johor is an ideal venue for Meetings, Incentives, Conference and Exhibitions (M.I.C.E.), that has a wide selection of physical structures, state-of-the-art equipment, good transportation and excellent support services. There is a good selection of hotels and other accommodation facilities and a long list of tour and travel companies ready to serve.

Beaches at Johor - Malaysia

 

 

Johor in its early days was known as Ujong Tanah (a Malay term meaning Land?s End).  The present name of Johor is reputed to have been derived from the Arabic word ?Jauhar" which means precious stone. The English equivalent for precious stone is ?jewel The Malay name ?Johor? was coined as it sounded like ?jewel'.

 

Johor Bahru is the State of Johor.  Johor lies at the southern end of Peninsular Malaysia. It occupies a land area of 18,841 sq. km and is the 3rd largest state of the country after Sarawak and Pahang. Owing to its position, travellers often know Johor as the ?Southern Gateway to Malaysia?.  Johor has another unofficial accolade; the ?Southern-most Tip of the Mainland Asia?. The southernmost tip Tanjung Piai in Pontian, is the south-western region of Johor.

 

Geographically, Johor is surrounded by the states of Malacca, Negeri Sembilan and Pahang on the north, the Straits of Malacca on the west, the Straits of Johor on the south and the South China Sea on the east. The island Republic of Singapore situated in the south shares the Straits of Johor and is linked to Johor via the causeway (Johor Bahru-Woodland) and the 2nd Link (Tanjung Kupang-Tuas). Johor has eight districts: Johor Bahru, Pontian, Batu Pahat, Muar, Segamat, Kluang, Mersing and Kota Tinggi. The capital of the state is Johor Bahru. If you are in Johor for the first time, we suggest that you find out which district you are in, and decide which other districts you would like to visit.
 

Johor is one of the nine states, with a hereditary ruler, the Sultan, who is the Head of State. The head of the state government is the Menteri Besar (Chief Minister), an elected representative and appointed by the Sultan on the advice of the Prime Minister. The civil servants of the state are under the Johor Civil Service (JCS) system which is distinct from other states. Johor also has its own military force called the Johor Military Force (JMF).

 
 

GEOGRAPHY

 

Location :

southern end of Peninsular Malaysia, making it ?The Southern Gateway to Malaysia? . It is at the southern-most tip of Mainland Asia. Surrounded by the Straits of Malacca on the west, the South China Sea on the east and the Straits of Johor separating it from Singapore.

 

Area :

18,841 sq. km (3rd largest state of Malaysia).

 

Population :

2.56 million (The main races are Malay, Chinese and Indian).

 
 
 

CURRENCY EXCHANGE

 

Banks and authorised money-changers as well as reputable hotels accept foreign currency for bill settlement.

 
 
 

CREDIT / CHARGE CARDS

 

Visa, Master, American Express, Diners and others are generally accepted at airports, hotels, restaurants, shopping malls, tour and travel companies, fuel stations and other establishments.

 
 
 

BANKING

 

Business Hour :

9:30am to 4:00pm (Monday to Friday) and 9:30am to 11:30 am (on Saturday but closed on 1st and 3rd Saturdays of every month); some banks offer extended banking hours.

 

ATM :

Most Automated Teller Machines (ATM) are operational for 24 hours everyday.

 
 
 

POSTAL SERVICES

 

Business Hours :

8:30am to 5:00pm except Sunday, Public Holidays and on 1st Saturday of every month.

 
 
 

TELECOMMUNICATIONS

 

International calls, fax, telegraph, telex, e-mail and internet services are easily available.

 
 
 

UTILITIES

 

Electrical :

Voltage 220- 240; 50 Hz, rectangular- shaped 3-pin sockets.

 

Water :

Water is safe for drinking from the tap, though locals prefer to boil it first; mineral or bottled water is easily available.

 
 
 

GETTING TO JOHOR

 
 

BY AIR

 

Direct entry is via the Sultan lsmail Airport (or locally known as the Senai Airport). Located in the district of Johor Bahru about 34km from the capital city of Johor Bahru. Airport limousine services take you to various destinations at fares controlled by the government. There are also scheduled airport coach services to Johor Bahru city centre and Singapore.

 
 
 

BY ROAD

 

There are several ways to enter Johor by road. The main ones are:

  • Johor Causeway 2nd Link (Gelong Patah-Tuas)

  • Pasir Gudang (Johor Bahru District)

  • North-South Expressway

  • Federal Trunk Road (Route 1)

  • East CoastTrunk Road (Route 3)

  • West Coast Trunk Road (Route 5)

 
 
 

BY SEA

 

The following are the main entry points into Johor by sea:

  • Johor Bahru International Ferry Terminal (Johor Bahru District)

  • Pasir Gudang (Johor Bahru District)

  • Kukup (Pontian District)

  • Muar (Muar District)

  • Tanjung Belungkor (Kota Tinggi District)

  • Tanjung Pengelih (Koto Tinggi District)

 
 
 

BY RAIL

 

The rail services is provided by Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad

 
 
 
 
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JOHOR - SOUTHERN REGION OF PENINSULAR MALAYSIA