Johor Bahru

The city of Johor Bahru is Malaysia's southern gateway. It is linked to the city-state of Singapore by a kilometer-long road and rail causeway. On weekends, the causeway can be jammed and the city packed with Singaporeans shopping for groceries, which are cheaper here than at home, but there are few other bargains to be had, so Johor Bahru holds little interest for the tourist.

Still, the city does boast a very good museum, as well as some very competitively priced five star hotels. Otherwise, most tourists visit the city as a day trip from Singapore, or just to pass through on their way to other parts of Malaysia.