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City Description: Johor Bahru is the capital city of Johor and is the second largest urban area in Malaysia, after the national capital, Kuala Lumpur.Economy: Johor Bahru is an important industrial, tourism and commercial hub for southern Malaysia and one of the biggest industrial centres of the country. Major industries include electronics, resource and petrochemical refinery, and shipbuilding. Johor Bahru enjoys a close economic relationship with Singapore with a large number of residents in Johor Bahru working in Singapore and many Singaporeans living in Johor Bahru or visiting the city for shopping, entertainment, and dining.Major Languages: Malay (official), English, Chinese dialects, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam.Major Religions: Islam, Buddhism, Taoism, Hinduism, Christianity, Sikhism.Population: 1.8 Mil (2013 est.).Currency: Malaysian Ringgit (MYR)Inflation: 1.9% (2013 est.).