Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Malaysia - Johor - Johor Bahru

Dataran Bandaraya Johor Bahru (Johor Bahru City Square)
The square with the clock tower was built on January 1994 in conjunction with a declaration of Johor Bahru as a city.

We sent this postcard from Kg. Melayu Majidee Post Office last weekend (2nd June) during our holiday.

Note : It's hard to find postcards of Johor. This one was bought at Senai International Airport.

Johor Bahru (also spelled Johor Baharu, Johor Baru, or Johore Bahru; abbreviated as JB) is the capital city of Johor in southern Malaysia, north of Singapore. Johor Bahru is the southernmost city of the Eurasian mainland. Pasir Pelangi, the royal village, is located within Johor Bahru.
The city in itself has a population of 1,334,188 as of 2010, while the metropolitan Johor Bahru, also known as Iskandar Malaysia, has a population of 1,730,000.
The city council administers the highly developed southern central coast of the metropolitan area, with a total area of 185 square kilometres (71 sq mi). It is situated on the Straits of Johor (also known as the Straits of Tebrau), which separate Malaysia and Singapore. Metropolitan Johor Bahru occupies extensive coastal land, consisting of ecologically rich swamp lands and important river systems such as Sungai Johor, Sungai Pulai and Sungai Tebrau. (read further)

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