Moving to Johor Bahru from Singapore


Johor Bahru (also spelled Johor Baharu, Johor Baru or Johore Bahru, abbreviated as (JB) is the capital city of Johor in southern Malaysia, north of Singapore.

Johor Bahru is right next to Singapore on the Southern tip of Peninsular Malaysia. Many working in Singapore live in Johor Bahru for the substantially cheaper rents and costs. Malaysia has created the Iskandar Development Region to focus on creating economic success in Southern Johor.

Singaporeans like to go into Johor Bahru (JB) to shop, eat and play a game of golf – but only over the weekend. When asked the question if they will like to reside in Johor Bahru, most will give a definite “NO”, due to the safety concerns, custom jams and perhaps lingering uneasiness of staying in a bumiputra country, where privileges are still accorded to specific races.

With the global financial crisis that started in Oct 2008, there is an increasing number of Singaporeans who actually made the decision to move out from Singapore and make Johor Bahru their permanent home. Money is usually the main consideration: The rental income from a 4-room HDB flat in Singapore will be able to sustain your living expenses in JB. There are also cases of whole family units moving into JB from Singapore; 5-room flat in Singapore is rented out, rental income is used to tide over family expenses while parents continue to look for employment in Singapore – children travel across the causeway daily to school.

What do you do if you are moving to Johor Bahru from Singapore? For those who are moving from Singapore to Johor Bahru / Iskandar, Astro-Movers offers best moving service Johor Bahru from Singapore.