Johor Bahru lies at the southernmost tip of peninsular Malaysia, opposite Singapore. With a population of 900000 inhabitants it is the second largest urban area in Malaysia. Johor Bahru, frequently abbreviated as JB, was founded in 1855 by the sultan of Johor. The city has a number of sights, including the Sultan Abu Bakar mosque and the Istana Besar royal palace museum. In the city centre there are some temples and other interesting buildings. Johor Bahru airport is a regional hub for AirAsia flights, with connections to many Malaysian and international destinations. The city is frequently visited by Singaporeans who come here for shopping and dining.
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