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!

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Top hotels in Johor Bahru

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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KSL Hotel & Resort
4 out of 5
33 Jalan Seladang, Taman Abad, Johor Bahru, Johor
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
RM160
per night
23 Sep-24 Sep
3.7/5Good! (4,689 reviews)

"Very convenient location for shopping, just a matter of minutes"…"

Reviewed on 17 Sep,2019

KSL Hotel & Resort
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Capri by Fraser Johor Bahru
4 out of 5
Menara Tiga Serangkai, Jalan Tengku Azizah, Johor Bahru, Johor
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
RM180
per night
23 Sep-24 Sep
4.6/5Exceptional! (220 reviews)

"Slightly inconvenient but overall great stay for the price"…"

Reviewed on 20 Sep,2019

Capri by Fraser Johor Bahru
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Amari Johor Bahru
4.5 out of 5
No. 82C, Jalan Trus, Johor Bahru, Johor
RM243
per night
6 Oct-7 Oct
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,084 reviews)

"Bed and pillows extremely comfortable. Pool was small and dip bar closed abit early for a bar. Gym was pretty large. Breakfast selection was good. Location very close to malls and immigration."…"

Reviewed on 18 Sep,2019

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.

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Heritage Tour of Johore Bahru
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Heritage Tour of Johore Bahru

RM599

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

RM1,239

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

RM251

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.

Malaysia Sanrio Hello Kitty Town & Thomas Town [E-Voucher]
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Malaysia Sanrio Hello Kitty Town & Thomas Town [E-Voucher]

RM103

Beloved like Hello Kitty! The first Hello Kitty town in Southeast Asia Get your Hello Kitty and Thomas theme souvenirs Don't miss the Thomas Town, the world's most popular top family theme park

Vacation Photographer in Johor Bahru
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Vacation Photographer in Johor Bahru

RM131

Book a private professional photographer for a family trip, destination wedding, secret proposal or just a great day. Prices start at 8.

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

RM350

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.

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