Johor is the southernmost state of Peninsular Malaysia. It consists of eight districts namely Johor Bahru, Pontian, Batu Pahat, Muar, Mersing, Kota Tinggi, Kluang and Segamat. The state of Johor has a long coastline and is flanked by the Strait of Malacca on the west and South China Sea on the East.
The vast landscape of Johor is characterized by plantations of pineapple, rubber, coconut and oil palm on the fringes. The state boasts of miles of golden sand beaches and beautiful offshore islands with clear waters. These conditions are ideal for diving. There are a number of internationally acclaimed forests reserves. Some of the best golf courses of the country are also located in Johor.
The state of Johor has numerous historical monuments. Some of these include Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque, The Grand Palace and Royal Sultan Abu Bakar Museum, Istana Bukit Serene, Bangunan Sultan Ibrahim, The Royal Mausoleum, Johor Lama, Dataran Bandaraya and Bugis Museum.
There are a number of shopping destinations in Johor. Johor Bahru Duty Free Zone is located at Johor Bahru's eastern waterfront area and is the largest duty free complex in Malaysia. It comprises of a hotel, convention center, floating restaurant with a popular nightclub and a five level shopping podium. Ferry links are available from here to Singapore and Indonesia with immigration facilities and customs. Handicraft Center in Johor Bahru sells hand drawn batik cloths, batik paintings, straw mats and other handmade crafts. The Johor Area Rehabilitation Organization maintains a shop where visitors can purchase baskets and soft toys made by the disabled.
There are numerous islands and beaches near Johor. Some of these include Pulau Aur, Pulau Sibu, Pulau Tinggi, Pulau Besar, Pulau Tengah, Pulau Rawa, Pulau Upeh, Palau Hujong and Pulau Pemanggil.
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