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Johor State Goverment


Kota Iskandar, the Johor state administrative centre and Malaysia’s iconic destination, founded on the Islamic design philosophy that harmonises humanity with the State’s history, heritage, culture and nature..

Beyond that, it represents many things about Johor: the heart of its politics, a storybook of its heritage, a thriving tourist hub, and the pride of its people. After all, it is Johor’s living legacy, cherished by all.

Building Covered by Jana District Cooling System.
  • Masjid Negeri Kota Iskandar


     The Kota Iskandar Mosque (Malay: Masjid Kota Iskandar) is a Johor's state mosque located at Kota IskandarIskandar Puteri, a Johor State Administrative Centre at Johor Bahru DistrictJohorMalaysia. It is the second state mosque of Johor after Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque in Johor Bahru. This modern futuristic mosque was officially opened on 16 June 2015 and was named after the late 24th and fourth Sultan of JohorAlmarhum Sultan Iskandar ibni Almarhum Sultan Ismail.

  • Bangunan Sultan Ismail


      Sultan Ismail Building (Malay: Bangunan Sultan Ismail) is the meeting places for the Johor State Legislative Assembly. It is located in Kota IskandarIskandar PuteriJohor Bahru DistrictJohorMalaysia. The architecture is a distinctive blend of Moorish-Andalusian and Johor-Malay design. There are two distinctive skylights: one shaped like a diamond and another like a pineapple, a symbol of Johor's economic prosperity. The State Legastive Assembly Hall is Malaysia's first parliament that's open to the public. Integrated within the Hall are symbolisms of Johor's past and bright future, such as black pepper motifs. There are also many lush gardens, such as the Musk Lime Garden (Laman Kasturi) and Potpourri Garden (Laman Bunga Rampai). The Jauhar Atrium contains tropical plants and a waterfall. The building is named after The late Sultan Ismail Al-Khalidi ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Ibrahim Al-Masyhur. Behind the building is Kota Iskandar Mosque, a Johor second state mosque.​

  • Bangunan Dato Jaafar Muhammad

      Bulding Dato 'Jaafar Muhammad (BDJM) building is built on 21,480 five-storey square feet. The complex comprises the Chief Minister's office space, the offices of the State Executive Council (EXCO), the Office of the State Secretary and the government departments. It has a capacity of 530 employees. It is equipped with a multipurpose hall, surau, cafeteria, theater and park. 

The name of Dato 'Jaafar Muhammad was named after the first Johor Menteri Besar, Dato' Jaafar bin Haji Muhammad, the father of Dato 'Onn Jaafar. The building is the Complex of the Chief Minister and the Secretary of State of Johor. The concept of this building is unique, the "house in the garden". The beauty of nature such as open spaces, gardens and water features is a major element in the building. 

  • Bangunan Dato' Abdul Rahman Andak

Make a visit to BDARA and you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views of the Straits of Johor. Designed to create an inspiring work environment, it translates heritage into a contemporary space that is naturally green and encourages social interaction. The modernised gabled roof of the Johor-Malay house offer shade whilst the sun shade cleverly deflects the sun’s glare.

The grand entrance mimics a traditional anjung (porch) leading to a well-lit serambi (foyer) where government staff can mingle. Connecting the office blocks is an atrium, inspired by a selang that customarily joins the main living area to the kitchen at the rear of the house. Bask in the natural light that filters through into lushly landscaped grounds.

Dato’ Abdul Rahman Andak was Johor’s first State Secretary and drafted the Johor Constitution, the nation’s first, which became a fundamental reference for other states. Furthermore, he implemented a highly structured civil service system, still practised today.

  • Bangunan Dato Mohamad Salleh Perang

See how the traditional Malay house, or rumah bumbung panjang, is translated into a modern, comfortable office context – areas customarily used for family gatherings are introduced to encourage interaction amongst colleagues. The sunshades of the edgy pitched roofs protect the offices below from the tropical sun, offering a shady terrace much like the pelantar (deck) found in traditional homes.

Explore the landscape that aims to inspire both staff and visitors: hardscapes like street décor creatively draw from Johor’s cultural and economic influences, whilst lovely softscapes complete a harmonious work experience.

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