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Johor Bahru

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
The price is RM128 per night

This family-friendly Johor Bahru resort is located in the shopping district, within 3 mi (5 km) of KSL City Mall, Johor Bahru City Square and Angry Birds Activity ...

3.8/5Good! (5,190 reviews)

"Overall ok, easy to access"…"

Reviewed on 29 Mar 2020

KSL Hotel & Resort
Citrus Hotel Johor Bahru by Compass Hospitality
Citrus Hotel Johor Bahru by Compass Hospitality
3.5 out of 5
No. 16, Jalan Station, Johor Bahru, Johor
The price is RM103 per night

Located in Central District, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Johor Bahru City Square and Komtar JBCC. KSL City Mall is 2.8 mi (4.4 km) away. JB Sentral ...

3.4/5Good! (911 reviews)
Great service but i didnt enjoy the room enough.

"service is great. although i was staying in the newly renovated club room, the shower drainage was partly blocked. The aircondition is not enough to make the whole room cold so my sleeping was a bit uncomfortable."…"

Reviewed on 25 Feb 2020

Citrus Hotel Johor Bahru by Compass Hospitality
Thistle Johor Bahru
Thistle Johor Bahru
4.5 out of 5
Jalan Sungai Chat, Johor Bahru, Johor
The price is RM187 per night

Located in Central District, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque and Johor Zoo. Johor Bahru Old Chinese Temple and Sultan ...

3.8/5Good! (996 reviews)
Good service

"Request room with no bathtub but have to pay extra M$60"…"

Reviewed on 2 Mar 2020

Thistle Johor Bahru

Popular places to visit in Johor Bahru

Legoland Malaysia
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Legoland Malaysia

4/5(1 review)

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

Top things to do in Johor Bahru

Full Day Singapore City Exploration from Johor Bahru
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Full Day Singapore City Exploration from Johor Bahru

RM1,205
Per adult
LEGOLAND Malaysia Admission Ticket with Transfer from KL
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LEGOLAND Malaysia Admission Ticket with Transfer from KL

RM1,337
Per adult
Flexible 11 Hrs Johor Excitements Car Tour Ends Singapore
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Flexible 11 Hrs Johor Excitements Car Tour Ends Singapore

RM246
Per adult
Flexible 11 Hrs Singapore Excitements Car Tour from Johor
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Flexible 11 Hrs Singapore Excitements Car Tour from Johor

RM3,377
Per adult
Flexible 12 Hrs Johor Excitements Car Tour Ends Singapore
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Flexible 12 Hrs Johor Excitements Car Tour Ends Singapore

RM287
Per adult
12 Hrs Johor Bahru Ultimate Car Tour Ends Singapore
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12 Hrs Johor Bahru Ultimate Car Tour Ends Singapore

RM267
Per adult

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.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

14 Apr 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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