Once a place known for being only a border town, Johor Bahru (or JB), the capital city of the state of Johor is the southernmost city in Malaysia. As Malaysia’s second largest city proper with its relatively large land space, Johor Bahru is a rapidly growing city with more than 2.7 million inhabitants, including those in the suburbs.
Accessibility and Transportation
The five major highways linking the Johor Bahru Central Business District to the outlying suburbs are the Skudai Highway in the northwest, Tebrau Highway and the Johor Bahru Eastern Dispersal Link Expressway in the northeast, Iskandar Coastal Highway in the west and the Johor Bahru East Coast Highway in the east.
Johor Bahru is an important industrial, commercial and tourism hub for southern Malaysia. It is conveniently connected to Singapore by the Johor-Singapore Causeway. To get to Singapore, travelers have the options of bus or train rides or even by air. To get to the Senai International Airport, it is located to the northwest of the city and getting there is a 30 minute taxi ride from the Johor Bahru City Center.
Amenities and Facilities
There is no shortage of shopping malls in Johor Bahru. The notable and well-frequented ones include AEON Tebrau City, Sutera Mall, City Square Mall, the ZON Mall, Danga City Mall and the Landmark IT Mall. Johor Bahru city also offers foodies a gastronomical experience with a wide variety of food establishments which offer all manner of dining options.
With Johor Bahru’s strategic location and constant growth, it comes as no surprise that there are a multitude of both residential and commercial properties up for sale or available for rent.