Johor Baru

Johor Baru jōhôr´ bär´o͞o, jə– [key] or Johor Baharu jōhôr´ bəhär´o͞o, jə– [key], city (1991 pop. 561,071), capital of Johor , Malaysia, S Malay Peninsula, opposite Singapore. The city is connected with Singapore by a stone causeway across the narrow Johore Strait. It is a trade center for rubber and tropical produce. The seat of the sultan of Johor is in Johor Baru his residence, Bakit Serene, contains priceless art treasures. The population of the city is mainly Chinese.

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