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The Flag of Johor Means

The colour blue represents the State Government, red for warriors defending the State and the white crescent and star represent the sovereignty of the monarchy and Islam.


The History of the Flag of Johor


Temenggong Ibrahim was succeeded by his son, Dato' Temenggong Abu Bakar, who later took the title Seri Maharaja Johor. In 1866, he was formally crowned the Sultan of Johor. Sultan Abu Bakar of Johor (1864 - 1895) gave Johor its own constitution and developed its efficient administrative system and constructed the Istana Besar, the official residence of the Sultan. Due to these accomplishments, Sultan Abu Bakar is known by the designation of "The Father of Modern Johor". He is immortalized at the Sultan Abu Bakar Monument. The monument is built on the seafront directly opposite the courthouse.

The increased demand for black pepper and gambier in the nineteenth century led to the opening of farmlands and a vast influx of Chinese immigrants, creating Johor's initial economic foundation. The Kangchu system was put in place. Under the British Resident system, Sultan Ibrahim, Sultan Abu Bakar's successor, was forced to accept a British advisor in 1914. D.G. Campbell became the first British advisor to Johor.

Johor Bahru became the last city on the Malay Peninsula to fall under the Japanese. General Yamashita Tomoyuki had his headquarters on top of Bukit Serene and coordinated the downfall of Singapore. Then in 1948, Johor joined the Federation of Malaya, which gained Independence in 1957. It is now one of the 13 states of Malaysia that was formed in 1963 to include the former British colonies of Sarawak and Sabah.