Photographer's Note

Shot this from my office window from far using my telephoto lense during sunset. The building on the foreground (the one with 3 tiny windows) is called Sultan Ibrahim building which is the former state secretariat building of Johor. It is located at Bukit Timbalan in Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

The building was constructed between 1936 and 1939 and was completed in 1940 as the British colonial government attempted to streamline the state's administration. It was officially opened by the late Sultan Ibrahim of Johor.

In 1942, during the Japanese occupation of Malaya, the Japanese Imperial Army led by General Yamashita Tomoyuki stationed themselves at the building and Istana Bukit Serene to plan for the invasion of Singapore. The Japanese used the building as a fortress and a command centre to spy on the British activities in Singapore. The building was partly damaged during the Japanese invasion and the damaged parts are still visible today.

The land on the foreground just across the river is Singapore.

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