Flagship A – Johor Bahru City
Flagship A is located within the central region of Iskandar Malaysia. It revolves around Johor Bahru, the state capital of Johor. Flagship A covers 18,433 acres, bounded by Pasir Gudang highway up north, Sungai Tebrau to the east, Sungai Skudai to the west and the Straits of Johor. Other than Johor Bahru city centre, the key areas in Flagship A are the industrial area of Tampoi, and the mixed residential and commercial areas of Pelangi, Larkin, Majidee, Tebrau and Danga Bay.
Johor Bahru, originally called Tanjung Puteri was founded in 1855 by Temenggong Daeng Ibrahim. The city centre is now the core area for commercial and trading activities. Its role as administrative centre is shared with Kota Iskandar, the new state administrative centre for the state of Johor. The completion of Sultan Iskandar Customs, Immigration and Quarantine Complex in 2008 next to the present Johor Bahru railway station has strengthened its function as the southern gateway of Malaysia.
There are two major highways linking Johor Bahru city centre to the suburbs, with the Tebrau Highway linking the city to the north-eat and the Skudai Highway / Jalan Tun Abdul Razak linking it to the north-west. The Pasir Gudang Highway crosses Tebrau Highway and Skudai Highway about midway, serving as the Middle Ring Road of the metropolitan area. Aditional, there is the Eastern Dispersal Link, Coastal Highway linking Johor Bahru to Nusajaya, and the coastal road linking Johor Bahru to Pasir Gudang.
Danga Bay – Danga Bay or Teluk Danga is the largest recreational park in the city of Johor Bahru. Many interesting events are held there especially during festive seasons. Danga Bay is also sometimes referred to as the “Vision City of the South”. Danga Bay phase 1 makes up 240 acres of an integrated Waterfront Development comprising financial, commercial, residential, lifestyle, leisure and family-oriented tourism development.
CIQ Complex – Located at Bukit Cagar, Customs, Immigration and Quarantine Complex occupies an area of 232.237 sq m. It is the largest of ts kind in Malaysia. Comparisons have been made to Kuala Lumpur International Airport and Singapore Airport, which are also major entry points into Malaysia and Singapore, respectively.
The Causeway – The Johor-Singapore Causeway is a 1056 metre causeway that links the city of Johor Bahru in Malaysia across the Straits of Johor to the town of Woodlands in Singapore. It serves as a road, rail and pedestrian link, in addition to supporting the water pipeline system into Singapore. On a typical day, it carries 60,000 vehicles.
Istana Bukit Serene – Istana Bukit Serene in Johor is the palace of the Sultanate of Johor. The palace is located on high ground and has a 35-metre high tower. The Istana Bukit Serene was built in 1938 and is the official residence of the Sultan of Johor.
City Centre – Given city status in 1994, Johor Bahru is a rapidly growing city. Latest census figures indicate that it is fast becoming Malaysia’s second largest city, with a population of over 1 million. Shopping opportunities abound in Johor Bahru. Modern malls, arcades, handicraft centres, bazaars and markets offering international and local products all vie for attention. Local craftwork is sure to catch the eye and make lovely souvenirs.
Sultan Ibrahim Building, Bukit Timbalan – Constructed in the 1940s, the Sultan Ibrahim Building dominates the Johor Bahru skyline. The Japanese army used it during World War 11 in their final assault on Singapore. The Saracenic character and mosaic detail make this one of the most interesting buildings in Johor Bahru.
Source from iskandarmalaysia.com.my
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