Abu Bakar Museum
(The Grand Palace) This palace was commissioned by Sultan Abu Bakar who laid the
foundation stone in 1864. One of the oldest buildings in Johor Bahru, The Grand
Palace has a cosmopolitan architecture with clear Anglo-Malay influence. Today
the palace assumes additional role as the Royal Abu Bakar Museum, displaying
treasures of the royal collection.
Abu Bakar Mosque
Officially opened by the late Sultan Ibrahim in 1890, this mosque is considered
one of the finest in Malaysia. It took eight years to complete at a cost of RM
4000 000. Its architectural design and setting atop at hill with sweeping view
of the Straits of Johor makes this mosque a famed landmark.
The massive building on Bukit Timbalan dominates the skyline of Johor Bahru. The
Saracenic character and fine mosaic detail particularly of the grand hall makes
this one of the most interesting in Johor Bahru.
The Royal Mausoleum has been the finest resting place for the Royalty of Johor.
The Mausoleum is situated along Jalan Mahmoodiah. An area where one can help but
appreciate the serene and tranquil atmospheres befitting a resting place for
eternity. The Mausoleumís architecture is one of a fine, unique and aesthetic
design of yesteryears.
His Majesty the Sultan of Johor resides in the palace. Perched on high ground
with a 3000 metres tower, the palace is a landmark to travellers coming from the
north. It contains one of the most beautiful gardens in Johor and a private zoo.
Abu Bakar Monument
This monument created in the seafront opposite the courthouse commemorates
Sultan Abu Bakar (1864-1895), as the architect of modern Johor. A bronze replica
of the Johor crown surmounts the monument.