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Johor Bahru

Johor Bahru

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Malaysia

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Ringgit

Explore Johor Bahru

Located at the southern tip of the West Malaysian peninsular, Johor Bahru (JB) is a city of both commercial and cultural importance. It is not only valued for its growth as an economic powerhouse since its founding in the 19th century, but also for serving as the Malaysian portal to the neighbouring nation of Singapore. Recent years have seen JB’s rise as a popular tourist destination—which comes as no surprise, as the city is the capital of the state of Johor and is textured by an ever-increasing number of attractions.

Explore Other Must Do in Johor Bahru

There are many places that you can visit. Here are the destination for you to eat, shop, see or do. Explore them!

  • Chinese Heritage Museum

    Chinese Heritage Museum

    To Do

    As its name implies, the Chinese Heritage Museum depicts the arrival and growth of Johor’s sizeable Chinese community. Its four floors are filled with documents, photographs and other items that showcase various aspects of the lifestyle of the Johorean Chinese people, alongside artefacts that relate tales of the British colonisation and Japanese occupation. (Image Credit: JohorTravel Official Website)

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  • Laksa Johor

    Laksa Johor

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    Laksa Johor differs from its counterparts of a similar name due to the usage of spaghetti in its creation. This uniqueness is accentuated by the nature of its gravy component, which strongly resembles curry. Each bite floods your taste buds with creamy flavours, courtesy of the coconut milk, herbs and spices—like lemongrass and galangal—that are used to construct this beautiful dish.

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  • Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple

    Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple

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    Aside from being a pivotal worship place, the Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple is also a true spectacle to behold. Its interior is intricately dressed with glass pieces, creating a beautiful mosaic that reflects both lights and colours to give the temple a literal glow. It is also home to detailed sculptures of deities from different religions, including Buddha. (Image Credit: JohorTravel Official Website)

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  • Otak-Otak Muar

    Otak-Otak Muar

    To Eat

    Otak-otak is a flavourful dish which features a spiced fish meat paste that is wrapped and grilled in banana leaves. It is commonly eaten on its own as a snack or as a side for rice. The rendition of this dish that comes from the Johorean town of Muar is particularly renowned for its juiciness and flavour, which is why it has become a culinary favourite throughout Malaysia and is especially sought after in Johor Bahru.

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  • Danga Bay

    Danga Bay

    To Do

    Arguably one of Johor Bahru’s most dynamic destinations, Danga Bay is a recreation zone that offers a wide range of attractions. Aside from boasting dazzling views and a scenic environment at night, this waterfront area is dressed with numerous food outlets to cater to your dining needs. It even has a mall of its own, which goes under the Danga City Mall moniker.

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  • Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque

    Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque

    To See

    Completed in 1900, the Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque is an important landmark in Johor Bahru’s cityscape. This significance stems from the fact that it is an indication of the time in which the modernisation of Johor began, under the rule of Sultan Abdul Bakar who then governed the state. It also makes for a truly remarkable sight, with its unique and commanding Victorian-inspired architecture.

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  • Legoland Malaysia

    Legoland Malaysia

    To Do

    The sixth Legoland park in the world, Legoland Malaysia provides entertainment for all with over 40 unique attractions. Each attraction is LEGO-themed, of course, replicating the interactive and imaginative experience that is synonymous with the toy. There is even a section called ‘MINILAND’, in which visitors can view models of landmarks from all over Asia—built in a detailed manner from LEGO building blocks. (Image Credit: Legoland Malaysia Official Website)

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  • City Square

    City Square

    To Shop

    At the doorstep of the Johor Bahru-Singapore Causeway lays City Square, a shopping haven that is hard to miss. This attractiveness is largely due to its collection of over 200 retailers, each of which carries unique offerings for shoppers of all ages. This array is spread across seven floors, with substantial space being allocated to entertainment outlets—like a large cinema—and colourful dining options. (Image Credit: City Square JB Official Website)

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  • KSL City Mall

    KSL City Mall

    To Shop

    KSL City Mall is a shopping destination that caters to all your lifestyle needs—literally. The establishment brings together residential spaces, hotel rooms and retail outlets with a large variety of offerings. These include dining venues and a cinema with multiple halls. The mall also scores highly in the area of convenience, thanks to shuttle buses that link it to Johor Bahru Sentral, one of the city’s main transportation hubs. (Image Credit: Go Johor Official Website)

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