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Johor and Singapore have had a long and interesting history that has spanned over the centuries and that has intermingled quite a lot.

The history spans as far back as the 14th century, during a time when Singapore once played the role of the seat of governance for Johor Sultanate. Then there was the 18th century singing of a treaty with Britain. Through the centuries the history of these two now sovereign states have seen their economies and histories intricately linked.

Singapore’s monumental palace still exists today, but it has been transformed into a mosque which now houses Johor’s Royal Mausoleum. In the nearby cemetery once can find the resting places for the members of the royal household, another reminder of the areas glorious past history.

Just a short trip to the opposite side of the causeway is Iskandar Malaysia, the home of Johor’s exciting future.

Iskandar Properties

Iskandar Malaysia id home to the present Sultan of Johor, who admits that, with Iskandar Malaysia as a kind of back country, the two sovereign states are set to have their history intertwine once again.

A recent interview between The Star and the 25th Sultan of Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Ismail, it was shared that he believes that Johor is the future, due to the fact that Chinese and Singaporeans alike would be purchasing homes in Johor. He further added that homes tend to be out of reach for everyday Singaporeans. When the middle class starts to feel a squeeze it becomes a political issue.

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