Johor Bahru is one of the main areas in Johor. The capital of Johor is home to over 600,000 residents and growing. Over the last 20 years, Johor Bahru has expanded and developed to become Malaysia’s second-largest urban area, the first being Kuala Lumpur. Residential areas, industrial districts, central business districts and shopping malls have mushroomed all over the city. Johor Bahru also acts as a gateway to Singapore with the Johor-Singapore Causeway. Tourist attractions in Johor Bahru include the Johor Zoo, Pulai Waterfall and Istana Bukit Serene.
Schools in Johor Bahru are made up of government or public schools, private schools and international schools. The language of instruction in public schools is the official language of Malaysia, Malay. Mandarin and Tamil are the languages of instruction at vernacular schools. On the other hand, international schools in Malaysia use English as its language of instruction. Public and private schools cater to students in primary and secondary levels. Majority of international schools cater to primary and secondary levels. Several international schools have preschool and pre-university levels.