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Johor Bahru
Travel Guide

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
12 Jalan Ngee Heng, Johor Bahru, Johor
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is RM195 per night from 27 Feb to 28 Feb

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! (989 reviews)

"Property was clean and comfortable. Breakfast was really delicious! Staffs were friendly as well. Will definitely return."…"

Reviewed on 4 Jan 2021

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Johor Bahru
Amari Johor Bahru
Amari Johor Bahru
4.5 out of 5
No. 82C, Jalan Trus, Johor Bahru, Johor
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is RM200 per night from 27 Feb to 28 Feb

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! (997 reviews)

"Strategic location, spacious room and nice breakfast serving."…"

Reviewed on 14 Jan 2021

Amari Johor Bahru
Mutiara Johor Bahru
Mutiara Johor Bahru
4 out of 5
Jalan Dato Sulaiman, Taman Century, KB No. 779, Johor Bahru, Johor
The price is RM136 per night from 27 Feb to 28 Feb

Located in Central District, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Holiday Plaza and KSL City Mall. Plaza Pelangi and Tan Sri Hassan Yunus Stadium are also ...

4/5Very Good! (671 reviews)

"The room keen to refurbish. Air conditioning unable to control the temperature due to broken controller. No disposable toothbrush available in the shower room. Shower room’s water temperature is not warm enough."…"

Reviewed on 18 Jan 2021

Mutiara 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

Somerset Medini Iskandar Puteri
Somerset Medini Iskandar Puteri
4 out of 5
Lot 5 Jalan Medini Utara 4, Iskandar Puteri, Johor
The price is RM198 per night from 5 Mar to 6 Mar

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! (666 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
Suasana All Suites Hotel
Suasana All Suites Hotel
3.5 out of 5
82C Jalan Trus, Bandar Johor Bahru, Johor Bahru, Johor Bahru
The price is RM127 per night from 4 Mar to 5 Mar

Located in Central District, this aparthotel is steps away from Persada Convention Center and Komtar JBCC. Johor Bahru City Square and KSL City Mall are also ...

4.3/5Excellent! (314 reviews)
Best apthotel in JB

"Excellent room. Very clean. Nice view. Recommended."…"

Reviewed on 17 Sep 2020

Suasana All Suites Hotel
KSL Hotel & Resort - Apartment
KSL Hotel & Resort - Apartment
3.5 out of 5
33, Jalan Seladang, Taman Abad, Johor Bahru, Johor
The price is RM350 per night from 27 Feb to 28 Feb

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
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