Johor bahru is the capital city of the state Johor in Malaysia. Founded in 1865, the city has a population of roughly 500,000 and is the third largest city area-wise in peninsular Malaysia. It’s also the southernmost city. The climate is equatorial and city receives a decent amount of rainfall throughout the year (79in) and it’s fairly humid. The johorbahru is very close to Singapore and it’s even considered its sister city and there’s a train to johor from Singapore that cuts down the commute considerably.
The Johor bahru:
After Kuala Lumpur, the johorbahru is the fastest growing city. Its economy has witnessed a progressive growth with a lot of tertiary industries dominating the scene. Each year thousands of tourists visit from Singapore and Indonesia and other foreign countries making it a tourist attraction. Singaporeans especially frequent the city mainly for entertainment, shopping and dining which adds to the city’s income.
The city is well connected and has many means of transportation. It has an airport and one can even take the road or the sea should they wish to.
The commute to Singapore is very popular in the sense that people visit either for work or to attend school. The distance is short but the journey is unpleasant due to traffic jams and whatnot. As a solution, a shuttle train service is now operational between johorbahru and Singapore and this train to johor has made the lives of the people a little easier. The service is called shuttle tebrau and is taken care of by Malaysia’s KTM. Each day there seven trains from johor and another seven from the woodlands. Each trip can carry 320 passengers. People can now easily travel between the two cities without any worry if getting delayed and the people are very thankful to the respective governments for this.