Located at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, Johor Bahru is the state capital of Johor Darul Takzim. JB, in short, was established in 1855 and now serves as the administrative and commercial center of the state. JB can be easily accessed from Singapore either by bus, taxi, train or ferry.
My trip to JB is part of the day tour I purchased. From Singapore, we aligned at the tour bus station at Singapore Flyer. The bus ride from Singapore to JB is about 30 minutes. There is an immigration clearance both in Singapore and Malaysia boarder. Hence, I got 4 immigration stamps in my passport for this trip.
The first stop is the Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque positioned on top of a hill over looking the Straight of Johor Bahru. Singapore is clearly visible here.
Then we visited a local Batik Handicraft Factory. It was an opportunity for us to see traditional Malay arts and crafts. The artists were busy at work doing batik painting. Batik is Malaysia’s official fabric.
Then we went to visit a cultural village where local dances and songs were presented. In the same area, we were also shown some local produce as well as the production of rubber from the rubber tree.
The tour is roughly 5 hours long. It is very short but it gave a glimpse of Malaysian culture.
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