Johor Palaces, Then & Now

Johor Palaces, Then & Now

Soroptimist International Iskandar Puteri recently organised a talk with Datin Patricia Lim, the great granddaughter of local Johor figure Wong Ah Fook on several royal palaces that are located within the state.

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Datin Patricia Lim, the great granddaughter of Wong Ah Fook sharing the history of several Johor Places at EPL Jalan Abdul Samad

The talk was held at EPL Café along Jalan Abdul Samad where Datin Patricia explained the history of Johor Bahru from the days of Raja Temenggung Tun Daeng Ibrahim in 1866 and how the state was planned and how it shaped the city we know today.

From Bukit Timbalan to the old palace grounds, guests were in awe to find out the rich stories that each building possessed as well as the old pictures that showed a world and time long forgotten by many of us.

Among those present at the talk included the HRH Princess Tunku Tun Aminah Maimunah Ibni Sultan Ibrahim and Tunku Shariah Binti Tunku Abdul Rahman.

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