Johor Bahru

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Johor Bahru which includes a pond, zoo animals and watersports
Book a trip to Johor Bahru, Malaysia for great makan, shopping and cultural attractions.

Things to Do in Johor Bahru

The 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 & Nightlife

Bargain 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!

Where to stay in Johor Bahru

KSL Hotel & Resort
KSL Hotel & Resort
4 out of 5
33 Jalan Seladang, Taman Abad, Johor Bahru, Johor, 80250
The price is RM171 per night from 5 Jan to 6 Jan
RM171
per night
5 Jan - 6 Jan
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly resort in Johor Bahru. Enjoy free WiFi, a water park and breakfast. Our guests praise the comfy rooms and the overall value ...
3.8/5 Good! (1,003 reviews)
Awesome location
"Stayed in 2 connecting rooms which is very good for my family. Good location with many eateries nearby."

Reviewed on 7 Dec 2022

KSL Hotel & Resort
Holiday Inn Johor Bahru City Centre, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Johor Bahru City Centre, an IHG Hotel
4 out of 5
Jalan Tun Abdul Razak 80000, Johor Bahru, 8000
The price is RM279 per night from 5 Jan to 6 Jan
RM279
per night
5 Jan - 6 Jan
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Johor Bahru. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a 24-hour fitness centre. Popular attractions Johor Bahru City ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (110 reviews)
Awesome Holiday
"Very easy and fast check in & friendly staff"

Reviewed on 7 Dec 2022

Holiday Inn Johor Bahru City Centre, an IHG Hotel
Amari Johor Bahru
Amari Johor Bahru
4.5 out of 5
No. 82C, Jalan Trus, Johor Bahru, Johor, 80000
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is RM229 per night from 4 Jan to 5 Jan
RM229
per night
4 Jan - 5 Jan
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Johor Bahru. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,002 reviews)
"Clean and convenient"

Reviewed on 22 Nov 2022

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.
Saffroncasa JB
Saffroncasa JB
4 out of 5
R&F PRINCESS COVE, #33-06 BLOCK A6-1, MERCU 1, JALAN TANJUNG PUTERI 1, Johor Bahru, Johor, 80300
Stay at this 4-star apartment in Johor Bahru. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the family amenities ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (26 reviews)
"The unit is big and clean but without mirror in the bedrooms. It will be easier if owner prepare a box for keys because we need to contact owner for the keys and will be charged even if we arrive late."

Reviewed on 29 Nov 2022

Saffroncasa JB
Suasana All Suites Hotel
Suasana All Suites Hotel
3.5 out of 5
82C Jalan Trus, Bandar Johor Bahru, Johor Bahru, Johor Bahru, 80000
Stay at this 3.5-star aparthotel in Johor Bahru. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a children's pool. Our guests praise the comfy rooms in their reviews. Popular ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (322 reviews)
"Nice view and very good location.."

Reviewed on 1 Dec 2022

Suasana All Suites Hotel
KSL Studio Homestay by Immaculate
KSL Studio Homestay by Immaculate
3 out of 5
Jalan Seladang, Taman Abad, Johor Bahru, Johor Bahru, 80250
Stay at this 3-star apartment in Johor Bahru. Enjoy free parking, a 24-hour fitness centre and dry cleaning or laundry services. Popular attractions Johor Bahru ...
3.9/5 Good! (21 reviews)
"We love the Iron-man theme for the unit, the only bad thing is there an unit got people singing during late night."

Reviewed on 7 Nov 2022

KSL Studio Homestay by Immaculate
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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