Bangunan Sultan Ismail

Home of the State Parliament
Discover why the BSI is known as Johor’s “living gem”. The architecture is a distinctive blend of Moorish-Andalusian and Johor-Malay design. Look out for the two distinctive skylights: one shaped like a diamond and another like a pineapple, a symbol of Johor’s economic prosperity.

Catch democracy in action at the State Legislative Assembly Hall, Malaysia’s first parliament that’s open to the public. Cleverly integrated within the Hall are symbolisms of Johor’s past and bright future, such as black pepper motifs. See if you can spot them all.

Relax in the many lush gardens, such as the fragrant Laman Kasturi (Musk Lime Garden) and Laman Bunga Rampai (Potpourri Garden). A tropical oasis with a relaxing waterfall can even be found indoors at the Jauhar Atrium.

Curious about the man the building is named after The late Sultan Ismail Al-Khalidi ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Ibrahim Al-Masyhur was the third Sultan of “Modern Johor” from 1959-1981 and the grandfather of the current Sultan.