The sun sets above residential and commercial buildings in Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia. Its rich Chinese heritage is being used to help promote the city as an attractive travel destination. Photo: Bloomberg

How Johor Bahru in Malaysia, long in Singapore’s shadow, is on the rise and making the most of its Chinese heritage

  • Johor Bahru is often dismissed as a cheap and cheerful border town for Singaporeans seeking low-cost shopping malls, spas and theme parks
  • But it’s challenging that notion by celebrating its rich Chinese history and cultural connections to the mainland
Topic |   Malaysia

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The sun sets above residential and commercial buildings in Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia. Its rich Chinese heritage is being used to help promote the city as an attractive travel destination. Photo: Bloomberg
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Stuart Heaver

Stuart Heaver

Originally from Kent, England, former Naval officer and entrepreneur, Stuart Heaver is a full-time freelance writer and features journalist living and working in Hong Kong. He loves his job, the sea and his family but not necessarily in that order.