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Johor

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Johore

(jōhôr`, jə–), state (1991 pop. 2,074,297), 7,360 sq mi (19,062 sq km), at the southern extremity of the Malay Peninsula, Malaysia, opposite Singapore. It is largely covered with rain forests and swamps. The principal rivers and communication routes are the Muar and the Johor; the capital is Johor BaruJohor Baru
or Johor Baharu
, 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.
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, across the strait from Singapore. The Chinese and the Malays are the two largest groups in the population, and there is a significant Indian minority. Johor has extensive rubber plantations; other agricultural products are rice, copra, pineapples, gambier, and palm products. Tin and bauxite are mined. After the fall of Malacca (Melaka) to the Portuguese (1511), the former sultan of Malacca continued to rule over Johor and the Riau Archipelago. In the 18th cent. the Bugis, a Malay people from Sulawesi, became dominant in Johor. In 1819 a British-installed sultan granted the site of Singapore to the British East India Company and became for practical purposes an independent ruler. Thereafter relations with Great Britain were friendly; Johor remained one of the most peaceful of the Malay states. In 1885, Johor and Great Britain established formal treaty relations, and in 1914 Johor became a British protectorate. Until 1948, when it entered the Federation of Malaya, Johor was classified as one of the Unfederated Malay States (see MalaysiaMalaysia
, independent federation (2015 est. pop. 30,723,000), 128,430 sq mi (332,633 sq km), Southeast Asia. The official capital and by far the largest city is Kuala Lumpur; Putrajaya is the adminstrative capital.
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). In the 1970s Johor Tenggara became the site of a major resettlement and agricultural development project.
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In fact, he also believed that the use of jawi script would be the turning point for Johor to become the Malay civilisation centre in the region.
Johor is the third largest state in Malaysia by population and located in south of Peninsular Malaysia.
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The Master Plan envisages restructuring the city for a visionary future as a high-technology financial centre and the gateway to the rapidly urbanizing and industrializing belt that was being developed along the whole southern region of Johor. At the same time, the Master Plan would provide for a more conducive living environment by regenerating the decaying urban space and upgrading the present infrastructural facilities.
He said the effort to reduce the dependency of treated water supply from Singapore was by ensuring treated water in Johor was sufficient.
Holiday Inn Johor Bahru City Centre will be part of the Komtar JBCC mixed-use development comprising retail and commercial office spaces.
Through a jotting on his official Facebook, Tunku Ismail also said that he viewed seriously the issues of pollution and misuse of water in Johor.
He noted that the construction of a rail link at 30 metres high to connect Bukit Chagar in Johor and Woodlands, Singapore, will be expensive and affect the beautiful view of southern Johor.
Johor Tourism director Zihan Ismail said transport is key to the success of Johor's tourism, adding that the response from taxi associations and the Johor Public Transport Corporation during discussions have been positive so far.
The council's vice-president Mohd Rashidi Ismail claimed the posed shots show the young federal minister is more interested in 'play acting' for the sake of his political future than having any real concern for Johor.
The vocal 37-year-old had previously insisted that Johor should maintain its youth age cap at 40 instead of lowering it to 30, as proposed by national wing chief Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman who is also the youth and sports minister.