Sultan Ibrahim Building, Johor Bahru
This landmark building is the most distinctive in downtown JB. It was built in 1940 and combines traditional Malay with an almost art deco architecture. Today, it serves as the main Government Center for Johor province.
The Sultan Ibrahim Building is a majestic building located atop Bukit Timbalan. It overlooks the city center of JB as well as the Straits of Johore. The building is a combination of Malay and colonial architecture and is over 100 years old. Presently it is the state secretariat building.
The Sultan Ibrahim Building was constructed in the 1940s with a blend of esatern and western architecture... It was the aspiration of HRH Sultan Ibrahim to have a central secretariat office that inspire the construction of the building...
During World War 2, the building was used by the Japanese as a storehouse for goods as well as a fortress... General Yamashita was reputed to have used the building as the command centre when the Japanese made its final assault on Singapore... Numerous bullets holes can be seen on the exterior walls near the entrance of Gate C and are stark reminders of the war...
Today, the building is the main office building of the state and houses the State Secretariat...
Most travelling tourists when passing JB city will be impressed by this brown fort like colonial building on a hill right in Johor Bahru downtown.
The Sultan Ibrahim Building is now houses state government offices. It is a reminder of the Anglo-Indo architecture built in British India.
Although the locals probably will not take a second look, it will have the first-timer visitors clicking their camera away.
Located on a hill called Bukit Timbalan, this building was built in 1940. As it is on a hill, the square tower of the massive building still dominates the Johor Bahru skyline despite the appearance of many high rise buildings in the recent years. It houses the state secretariat as well as the other departments of the state government. Check out the architecture which is of a mix of colonial and islamic influence.
Note : I don't think you can enter the building. Looking and taking pictures from outside is possible.