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Johor BahruMalaysia

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

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Johor Bahru
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Johor Bahru
4 out of 5
The price is RM194 per night from 5 Dec to 6 Dec

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 ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (990 reviews)

"great stay, room is clean and comfortable. will be back again."…"

Reviewed on 12 Sep 2020

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Johor Bahru
Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel
Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel
4.5 out of 5
The price is RM210 per night from 4 Dec to 5 Dec

Located in Bandar Baru Permas Jaya, this luxury hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of The Mall, KSL City Mall and Komtar JBCC. AEON Tebrau City and Johor Bahru City ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (764 reviews)
Great hotel

"Great hotel with great facilities. Family-friendly but convenient for business traveller also, fast and easy check-in, good view as you can face strait and the other country. Shops and food outside are walking distance...also 5 minutes away by car from famous Senibong seafood restaurants. Buffet ..."…"

Reviewed on 23 Aug 2020

Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel
Amari Johor Bahru
Amari Johor Bahru
4.5 out of 5
The price is RM210 per night from 3 Dec to 4 Dec

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! (1,124 reviews)

"The room is comfortable, has great water pressure. Eateries are surrounding the hotel area, very convenient."…"

Reviewed on 14 Oct 2020

Amari Johor Bahru
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Johor Bahru

Urban Nomad at Almas Suites
Urban Nomad at Almas Suites
3 out of 5
Jalan Laksamana 1, Pengkalan Puteri, Iskandar Puteri, Johor
The price is RM129 per night from 2 Jan to 3 Jan

Located in Nusajaya, this apartment building is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Puteri Harbour Family Theme Park and 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from Legoland Malaysia. Puteri Harbour ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (4 reviews)

"staff good 👍👍 .. friendly .. more cheaper .. thank you 👏👏"…"

Reviewed on 9 Sep 2020

Urban Nomad at Almas Suites
KSL Hotel & Resort - Apartment
KSL Hotel & Resort - Apartment
3.5 out of 5
The price is RM350 per night from 3 Dec to 4 Dec

Located in Central District, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Holiday Plaza and KSL City Mall. Johor Bahru City Square and Komtar JBCC are also ...

3.8/5Good! (63 reviews)

"Location was excellent Ask for non smoking room but the room given has a smoking smell. The smell doesn’t go away even after opening the window and aircon."…"

Reviewed on 3 Mar 2020

KSL Hotel & Resort - Apartment
Somerset Medini Iskandar Puteri
Somerset Medini Iskandar Puteri
4 out of 5
The price is RM208 per night from 3 Dec to 4 Dec

Located in Nusajaya, this aparthotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Legoland Malaysia, Puteri Harbour and Nusajaya Centre. Murai Reservoir and Puteri Harbour Family ...

4.1/5Very Good! (665 reviews)

"Staff were very friendly. Great location being only minutes away from Legoland. Breakfast had more variety than expected."…"

Reviewed on 30 Jan 2020

Somerset Medini Iskandar Puteri
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Johor Bahru

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16 Apr 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.

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14 Apr 2019

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