Johor Bahru

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Book a trip to Johor Bahru, Malaysia for great makan, shopping and cultural attractions. 

Things to Do in Johor BahruThe Royal Abu Bakar Museum allows visitors a glimpse into the life of Malaysian royalty, and entrance to the 53-hectare grounds is free. The Chinese Heritage Museum shows how various Asian cultures have impacted the city.

You'll also find several notable spiritual sites. We talked about the Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple, and we’re letting you know now—you’re in for a treat. It’s the only Hindu holy place in Malaysia constructed entirely out of glass, and the 300,000-piece, multicoloured mosaic covering it is almost blinding in intensity. Photo op, anyone? If you’d rather not risk breaking something, check out Masjid India, a modern mosque with two minarets at the intersection of Jalan Dhoby and Jalan Duke.

Just because you’re travelling with your children doesn’t mean you have to miss out on our Johor Bahru packages. Bring the kiddos to LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort, which is loaded with roller coasters, a water park and miniature Lego recreations of local landmarks. There's also Angry Birds Activity Park (yes, we just said that), a 26,000-square-foot indoor park featuring go-karts and trampolines.

Shopping, Dining & NightlifeBargain hunters, take heart. Johor Bahru is stuffed with shopping malls, most of which offer lower prices than nearby Singapore. KSL City in Taman Centuri has over 350 outlets and an eight-screen movie theatre. Technology enthusiasts, head for the Landmark IT Mall near the Southern Integrated Gateway complex (aka CIQ)—just make sure you bring your credit card with you. Those looking for something more traditional while enjoying their Johor Bahru holiday deals should try the JARO Handicrafts Centre, which sells all sorts of handmade goods. If you have picky or artistic friends, this is the perfect place to find them souvenirs.

If your energy is flagging from all that shopping, you’re in luck. The Hainanese kick-started a long-running trend in coffee shops, which are scattered all over the city. So are food carts, and you can find them congregated at Tepian Tebrau, Pusat Penjaja Jalan Perang Taman Pelang (try saying that three times fast) and Medan Selera Meldrum Walk. A stroll down Jalan Tun Abdul Razak, the main thoroughfare of the commercial district, will turn up restaurants specialising in Chinese and Malay cuisine, and even fast food if you can’t bring yourself to sit down.

If you're in the mood for a night out while on your Johor Bahru holiday, Jalan Wong Ah Fook is packed with nightlife opportunities. Feel the need to get down with your bad self? We’ve got your answer. Head to the Zon Ferry Terminal, where you'll find plenty of clubs and bars offering duty-free drinks. Yes, we said duty-free. Have at it, holiday self!

Top hotels in Johor Bahru

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
KSL Hotel & Resort
KSL Hotel & Resort
4 out of 5
33 Jalan Seladang, Taman Abad, Johor Bahru, Johor
RM142
per night
Feb 20 - Feb 21

This family-friendly Johor Bahru resort is located in the shopping district, within 3 mi (5 km) of KSL City Mall, Johor Bahru Old Chinese Temple and Johor Bahru ...

3.8/5Good! (5,046 reviews)

"Convenient location, nice ambience, clean. Good price."…"

Reviewed on 16 Feb,2020

KSL Hotel & Resort
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Johor Bahru
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Johor Bahru
4 out of 5
12 Jalan Ngee Heng, Johor Bahru, Johor
RM220
per night
Mar 8 - Mar 9

Located in Central District, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Persada Convention Center, Johor Bahru City Square, and Komtar JBCC. KSL City Mall ...

4.4/5Excellent! (1,371 reviews)

"Nice and spacious room and easy accessible but there is no coffee table in the room"…"

Reviewed on 17 Feb,2020

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Johor Bahru
Amari Johor Bahru
Amari Johor Bahru
4.5 out of 5
No. 82C, Jalan Trus, Johor Bahru, Johor
RM225
per night
Feb 26 - Feb 27

This family-friendly Johor Bahru hotel is located in the business district, within a 5-minute walk of Persada Convention Center and Komtar JBCC. Johor Bahru ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (1,231 reviews)

"Excellent location. Nice, clean and quality bedsheets. Shampoo and shower gel could be better."…"

Reviewed on 16 Feb,2020

Amari Johor Bahru

Popular things to do in Johor Bahru

Legoland Malaysia
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Legoland Malaysia

Enjoy a fun-packed day of adventure for all the family at this combined theme park and water park attraction.

Top activities in Johor Bahru

Heritage Tour of Johore Bahru
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Heritage Tour of Johore Bahru

RM505

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Kindly be advised that due to upgrading works on their audio visual works, and for safety and security reasons, visitors will not be allowed to enter the Parliament Hall with immediate effect.

Private 2-Day LEGOLAND Malaysia from Kuala Lumpur
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Private 2-Day LEGOLAND Malaysia from Kuala Lumpur

RM1,209

Over 40 interactive rides, shows, and attractions await the whole family in Malaysia’s first international theme park. LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort offers an exciting voyage of discovery and adventure during a day of non-stop fun.

Private Half-Day Johor Bahru City Tour with Lunch
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Private Half-Day Johor Bahru City Tour with Lunch

RM248

Discover the city of Johor Bahru on this sight-filled half-day tour. Visit one of the finest mosques in Malaysia, and then drive past the Royal Mausoleum on your way to a traditional Malay kampung house.

LEGOLAND Malaysia Admission Ticket with Transfer from KL
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LEGOLAND Malaysia Admission Ticket with Transfer from KL

RM389

This booking including round trip private transfer from kuala lumpur hotel and LEGOLAND combo ticket (theme park, water park or sealife - please choose when do booking) for 1-day. Tour started at 0700 hours and meet our driver at the hotel lobby.

Angry Birds Activity Park
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Angry Birds Activity Park

RM53

If you're a fan of the popular mobile app game, Angry Birds, then this is the perfect place for you to visit! Spend a day at the Angry Bird Activity Park and get a chance to meet your favorite Angry Birds characters.

LEGOLAND Malaysia Admission Ticket with Transfer from Kuala Lumpur
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LEGOLAND Malaysia Admission Ticket with Transfer from Kuala Lumpur

RM333

Visit: Legoland Malaysia, 7 Jalan Legoland, Johor Bahru 79250 Malaysia This booking including round trip private transfer from kuala lumpur hotel and LEGOLAND combo ticket (theme park, water park or sealife - please choose when do booking) for 1-day.

Reviews of Johor Bahru

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4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Apr 16, 2019

Friendly people. Cheap and tasty food. Good shopping in Paradigm mall. Did not like the Johor Premium Outlet. Cheap and easy to get GRAB for transportation.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

Apr 14, 2019

A lot of new and old buildings built next to each other. I enjoyed dining at the SevenOaks bakery cafe

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