For tourist board information about Johor Bahru, you can find some online, but your best resource might be at the Tourist Information Centre (JOTIC) once you arrive in Johor Bahru. It’s located Jalan Air Molek, and is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (tel 07/222 3590).

The Johor Bahru Tourist Information Centre also operates an office on the causeway that leads from and to Singapore. It is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (tel 07/224 9485).

If you want to check out the tourist board before you head for Malaysia, visit Tourism Johor ( www.tourismjohor.com) for information that might help you plan your trip. At this website, you can get the weather, check out various travel packages, and get information about where to eat and where to shop.

The Johor tourism website isn’t the most fulsome out there, but it will help you get your trip planning started. Don’t discount the advice and recommendations of fellow travelers, since that is often the best way to research your vacation destination. A useful website here will be Johor Bahru Hunts ( www.limsimi.com ).