Fun things to do in Johor Bahru

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    Royal Museum

    by zuyao Updated Feb 19, 2007

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    The Royal Museum in Johor Bahru is worth a visit. Contains many personal treasures of the Sultans of Johore. There is also an exhibit on the history of the Sultanate, which is quite interesting. The Sultans also enjoyed hunting and there is an exhibit displaying their catches!

    The musem was actually the old palace for the Sultan of Johore. So you can actually see actual rooms, dining area etc. that were used by the royal family. The most impressive part is the throne room. Very majestic and elegant. I think the throne room is still used from time-to-time for official ceremonies.

    The museum is manned by the royal army of the Johore Sultanate, the only remaining army owned by a royal family in Malaysia. These guys are strict, stern and no-nonsense people. But you can always ask them for directions if you are at lost within the complex.

    The royal gardens behind the palace is open to the public. This is a good place for a walk or jog in the mornings or evenings. Do note though that the garden is closed after certain hours in the late evening.

    Hallway outside the museum.

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    Another Little India In J.B?

    by imran8852 Updated Feb 18, 2007

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    When you pass through this road (Jln. Ungku Puan) you will see a lot of stall selling flowers, incenses and other stuff for the Hindu's to pray because the temple is just around the corner. There are quite a number of Indian restaurants at the nearby location too so just drop by and have a feast on spicy curry meal or try some Indian desserts...Relax for awhile before you embark on another journey around J.B town.

    The Scene At Jln. Ungku Puan The Temple Is Just Around The Corner Shop Selling Indian Desserts
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    Pasar Raya Pandan

    by imran8852 Updated Feb 18, 2007

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    Going To Pasar Borong Pandan Doesn't Mean You Can Only Buy Fish And Poultry, You Can Stop Over At The Nearby Pasar Raya Pandan That Offers You Dvd's, Console Game's, Clothing's, Shoe's, Magazines And Book's For Your Shopping Leisure.

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    The First Toll From The South

    by imran8852 Updated Feb 18, 2007

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    Visitors who drive to M'sia via Woodlands Checkpoint have to pay RM2.60 at the toll and if you enter M'sia via the second link the toll will be more than RM10.00 if you exit at Perling, I guessed that's one of the reason why the causeway always have traffic jam. There's news that M'sian Government will increase the price but it is not finalized yet.

    The First Toll Booth At Johore Checkpoint Prepare An Exact Change When Approaching The Toll Toll Booth At Johore Checkpoint
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    Explore J.B Town By foot!

    by imran8852 Updated Feb 18, 2007

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    If you are a good walker, all you need are comfy clothing and walking shoes plus a bottle of mineral water for drinking and you are all set to go to explore J.B Town. Most of J.B attraction is located nearby. From this road Jln. Ungku Puan (Inserted Picture) walk straight ahead and you will see the Indian Temple and it will lead you to Dataran Segget and Jln. Wong Ah Fook. On the left (The pink building) is Kota Raya Shopping Center. If you're tired of walking just hail a cab but don't forget to negotiate the price before you take a ride. Normally the price to nearby location will be around RM5.00 to RM10.00.
    You can also hired a cab : This Taxi Driver can be hired coz' she used the 'Meter' Her name is Noli. You can call her Cell Phone : 0197440009

    Picture taken infront of Bangunan Sultan Ibrahim J.B Town At midnight
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    Persada Johor

    by imran8852 Updated Feb 18, 2007

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    This newly built convention centre will be hosting various trade and consumer shows, weddings, banquets and other special events. Johore International Convention Centre can accommodate up to 6,600 delegates.

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    Vision City Of The South!

    by imran8852 Updated Feb 18, 2007

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    "Danga Bay: Vision City Of The South"...Danga Bay Is Fast Becoming A Popular Place To Dine And Relax Among Locals And Visitors From Across The Shore . It's Easily Accesible From Singapore Too. There's So Much Things To Do When You're There! Sometimes There Are Carnivals Organized There To Promote Campaigns For Special Events. I've Posted Some Pictures Which I Took From My Handphone, But It's Kind Of Blur As It Was During Night. Danga Bay Can Be Confusing To Reach At Times And If You Have Any Inquiries Or Need Directions To Get There, You Can Visit The Website.

    Picture Of The Main Entrance To Danga Bay. Danga Bay Pavillion Used For Special Events There's Even A Tram To Bring You Around! Thai Carnival At Danga Bay
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    Craft Centre

    by aussiejen Updated Jul 14, 2006

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    While at the craft centre we watched a performance by local musicians. It was a bit of fun listening to Abba's "Dancing Queen" being played on the angklong. It was even more fun trying to play it myself. Somehow I don't think I'm destined to play this instrument!!

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    Malay Kampong

    by aussiejen Written Jul 14, 2006

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    Our tour to Johor Bahru also took us to a "typical" Malay Kampong. Well, I don't really think it was typical. Maybe a long time ago it was similar to this. It was obviously well staged for the tourists! The dancers looked very bored while doing their performance.
    Then we were herded into the shop after seeing pewter being set in moulds. Of course they expected sales to be made!

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    Searching for hard-to-find DVDs

    by IcePeing Written Nov 13, 2005

    JB has good shopping place for DVDs but not CDs. One should check out City Square -'Ohhlala' located at 1st/2nd floor located near the escalator & 'Fire DVD' shop at LG29 Holiday plaza. U can find a lot of Rock Concert DVDs of Western Rock stars, u stand a chance to find it here if what u r looking for is hard-to-find, they are cheaper than KL, Ohhlala is slightly expensive compares to Holiday Plaza JB .

    These guys who sells videos CDs at these shops, they r professional, tell them what kind of movies u like, they'll be able to give u a lot of correct movie suggestions. And these videos are good qualities. One can find a lot of foreign movies here in Holiday Plaza as well. Those u cant find anywhere else bcz they r not popular, I'm talking bat those that r rare & in good video quality, not those which is in the cinema & hot in town.

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    Clueless

    by sarawakgirl Updated Jul 19, 2005

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    My trip was different, cant tell any got spot or places that 'must see activity'. Its more to agricultural things so I hope you guys dont mind about telling those things.. and yet I have limited information too.

    We went to the Duty Free Zone Area.. they have shopping mall. Not that big and they selling branded names and some not and I dont see big difference in term of the duty free and the normal price..

    Duty Free Zone

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    Watching Fireflies by the river

    by Edy8 Written Jan 7, 2005

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    Our first stop was at Desaru Fruit Farm near to the tip of Johore State - Penggarang as it is known. The farm boasts of a few hectares of fruit trees, mostly honey lemon which grows plentifully on the trees and riped for plucking. But signages warned of a fine of RM 500....As the bus entered the farm, a guide gave a briefing on the fruit trees available at site - dragon fruit trees are now being planted, jackfruits are nurtured to make sure that they grew to over 5 kgs?, durians, mangoes, rambutans. Then there were enclosures for fowls,ostrich, birds..
    Recently the farm also started selling honey which I believe was harvested elsewhere. Gentlemen, - do you know that they now have honeyed `tongkat ali', the so-called natural Viagra. It comes in a full bottle costing about S$80.
    Our next stopover is at the Ostrich Farm in the vicinity of Penggarang. You can stand on the ostrich egg to see if it breaks, touch them and ride on Tom if you like - kids would love to do that... .You can also feed them with corn readily available for RM1.00. Ah, talking of food, we had a good lunch with lobster at a seafood restaurant in Penggarang.
    Now comes the highlight of the tour. After dinner, we put on our life jackets and went on a motor-boat berthed at the river near to Kota Tinggi Town. By 7.30 pm, the place is dark. As we near to the fireflies haunt by the river, we strained our necks to see them...`Look there, there.`` ~ we turned and looked. A tiny fickle of light sparkled. Then we saw them - a swarm of tiny sparkles, like our lighted Christmas trees. Another swarm of sparkles. Suddenly, one strayed into our boat. We tried to look at it close-ranged but the light faded and all we could see was a dark insect, like a big ant...

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    New spot in Town

    by ngcsc Updated Nov 16, 2004

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    Newly Developed Danga Bay is a good spot for locals and tourist to visit.

    With some attraction such as children's game ride, little tram, pony ride, and also food stall selling all sort of local and international food, it is for sure suit for everybody.

    A sunset walk would be a great experience during Johor visit

    Merry-Go- Round

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  • most beautiful mosque architectural in Johore

    by asnidd Written Nov 5, 2004

    Located at the tophill nearby the Lido Beach, with sweeping view of the Straits of Johor make you feel relexing. It was one of the most beautiful mosque in Malaysia and become one of Johor Bahru landmark after the Sultan Ibrahim Building.

    Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque, Johor Bahru, Johore
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    Zapin Festival

    by Abiummi Written Oct 29, 2004

    This festival provides an insight into local folk music and dance. Aimed at preserving Johor's cultural heritage, it holds zapin competitions at various levels and draws an audience of about 3,000 nightly. The dance, of Middle Eastern origin, involves light movements and simple steps that reflect the gentleness of the Malays. This is accompanied by singing and music from an ensemble comprising the accordion, violin, harmonica, lute and traditional drums.

    Zapin Festival
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