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Johor Bahru (also Johor Baru or Johore Baharu , but universally called JB ) is the state capital of Johor in southern peninsular Malaysia, just across the causeway from Singapore. A bustling city but one with little of interest for the casual tourist, it is a significant regional transport and manufacturing hub.

Declared a city only in 1994, Johor Bahru is a rapidly growing city. Latest census figures indicates that it is Malaysia's third largest city, with city center and metropolitan populations numbering 497,000 and 1.8 million respectively. Given its relatively large land space, the town is not as dense as other cities around Malaysia.

Johor Bahru is probably more well known as an industrial city rather than a tourist-friendly town. Many of the world's top electronics manufacturers have at least one plant in Johor Bahru, and after the tough times after the 1997 economic crisis the town is stirring to life again.

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