Johor Bahru Travel Guide

  • the istana besar cum museum...
    the istana besar cum museum...
    by chiabh
  • Johor Bahru
    by lindsaylovestravel
  • Abu Bakar Mosque 1864 JB's Oldest
    Abu Bakar Mosque 1864 JB's Oldest
    by explore_discover

Johor Bahru Highlights

  • Pro
    A2002 profile photo

    A2002 says…

     Cheap for shopping and dining. 

  • Con
    zuyao profile photo

    zuyao says…

     Lousy food, high crime rates 

  • In a nutshell
    Glorija profile photo

    Glorija says…

     Great stop while traveling into Singapore. 

Johor Bahru Things to Do

  • Istana Besar

    If there's one thing we really appreciate in Johor is this museum, which houses a good collection of royal heirloom, impressive rare artefacts and a good record of the history of the States's Royal Family.

    more
  • Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque

    Yes, the museum has lots of the sultan's treasures, but it was nice to find there, in a great mixture of artifacts, a popular musical instrument from my small country, in the other side of the world. The instrument is called Adufe, and it is used only in popular music in the northeast part of Portugal. The collection? Interesting but not...

    more
  • Jalan Wong Ah Fook

    This is one of the busiest street in Johor Bahru, named Wong Ah Fook , one of the important Chinese Kapitan in Johor Bahru, a man who helped developing Johor Bahru City. Johor Bahru was founded in 1855 by Wong Ah Fook and Temenggung Daeng Ibrahim. This street streched about 1-1,5 Km,south end is Iskandar Coastal Highway, and the north end is the...

    more

Johor Bahru Hotels

Johor Bahru Restaurants

  • Bus Stop Food Courts

    since Johore Bahru is the main gateway to singapore from malaysia and vice versa, the comfortable long travel recliner buses usually have a rest and eating stop in the big bus stops cum terminals lining the main road going from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur, which is a 5 hour drive. these bus terminals cum mini malls have assorted food courts serving...

    more
  • Great curry.

    The curry place is a really nice and friendly little restaurant in JB that serves various dishes, but is especially famous for their fish curry and i tried it when i was there and it is sure very good.The place is nice and relaxed, but still stylish and very clean.The place seemed very popular with families hen i was there and the friendly owners...

    more
  • A Little Medieval!

    From the outside looking in, the restaurant tries to put in a medieval look - with it's shields and full body armour. Even though it was a Saturday, we did not have to wait long for a place. Also, the restaurant was located on the ground level and it's one of the nearer restaurants to the entrance. I had a go at their pizza. It was not too bad...

    more

Johor Bahru Nightlife

  • Night Life @ LIVE, Johor Bahru

    Live @ Sutera Utama, Skudai, Johor Bahru.Great Place to hang out and as well with great Live Band. Beer is cheap if you are there between 4pm to 6pm. (Beer Buffet)There are also VIP rooms for Karaoke at 3rd Floor. Casual, Jeans

    more
  • A feel of old Malaya

    An old colonial bungalow along the seaside, converted into an art gallery and lounge. The deco is pre-independence Malaya. There is an art gallery depicting pictures of Malaysia. A small lounge on the first floor serves drinks (including beer) and light snacks. The ambience is relaxing and cozy. There is also a pool table. It makes a nice place for...

    more
  • Great eats and great music

    A great place to relax and unwind after a long day. Great ambience, more matured and professional crowd.Great live band too! No dress code

    more

Johor Bahru Transportation

  • Express Bus To and From Singapore

    there are lots of Buses plysing the Singapore-Kuala Lumpur and vice Versa Route and it depens on the type of bus you want. Average Fares for economy sleeper seats is $ 20 and the trip usually lasts 5 hours with rest stops along the way.SINGAPORE - KUALA LUMPUR 9.00 AM, 12.00 PM,1.30 PM, 3.00 PM,6.30 PM, 7.00 PM, 7.30 PM (Fri Only) Address of the...

    more
  • Bus to Kuala Lumpur's renovated Pudu...

    Taking a bus from Larkin Terminal at Johore Bahru used to be a breeze. Now it is no longer the case. Take for instance our travel to Kuala Lumpur recently. As we alighted from our bus in Johor's Larkin Terminal from Singapore, we were accosted with pestering touts asking where we would be heading. Their sales pitch is that the bus, going to our...

    more
  • Touch n Go Card

    I'd to take this picture not to show you how empty the toll booths at the 2nd causeway over at the Malaysian side was. But why I took this picture was because you need to remember to do two things:- 1. Have your Touch n Go card ready2. Have value within your cardWithout this card, you'd be stuck at the causeway and at the other toll booths. I'd...

    more

Johor Bahru Shopping

  • Bus Stop Souvenir Stalls

    There are several big bus stops and terminals that also doubles as strip malls as they also have food courts and souvenir stalls and convenience stores inside to service the locals and tourists who ply the Singapore-Kuala Lumpure Route via the North-South Expressway of Malaysia and the last stop if coming from Kuala Lumpur is at Johore Bahru. These...

    more
  • Shopping Haven

    JB is a shopping haven for Singaporeans since prices are much cheaper in Malaysia. Therefore JB is full of modern malls catering to SG visitor's. The largest and most modern is City Square Mall. It has an excellent food court on the 5th floor.

    more
  • Corruption in Immigration!

    we will not go back to johor bahru malaysian immigration ask us money they took advantage of us! i recommend all first timers not to go! its not even safe... when he got the money he pretended that he cares about our trip and something! threatening us like we will be arrested or cannot go back to SG. we just wanted really to visit the place and...

    more

Johor Bahru Local Customs

  • Folk dances

    We spent only a couple of hours in Johor Bahru, time enough to bring a good impression of local hospitality. Of course, most of it was performed for tourists, in a commercial environment, but... being received with folk dancing is one of the best ways to touch me. They did, and... we bought something, of course.

    more
  • The Indian Influence

    There is a strong Indian influence in central JB. Apart from the Sri Mariamman temple, which looms large over the city, there are numerous shops, restaurants and traders. There were also rows of houses and buildings on the same block painted different colours, which added an Indian feel to the city. Apparently only 7% of the population of Johor...

    more
  • Dining - the Chinese way.

    When dining in a Chinese restaurant or coffee shops, you can always ask for fork and spoons. Knife and fork are seldom used, except for our so-called "western food" such as chicken chop, fish and chips, etc. Usually, fork and spoons are for rice. Chopsticks and a spoon (like a small laddle) for the soup are used for eating noodles. However, you can...

    more

Johor Bahru Warnings and Dangers

  • Daring Robbers

    I lived in Jb for a few years, and you really do have to watch your step!! We lived in an apartment block on the 15th floor, and one night I forgot to close a living room window,(well being 15 floors up I didnt think too much about it!) The next day I awoke to find that thieves had been in the apartment and robbed us, they had climbed up 15...

    more
  • NEVER speak with a stranger in JB

    I was outside City Square Mall, holding my DSLR taking some shots of the traffic. Approached by a local man in mid 40s.He offered to bring me around the historical places in JB to shoot pictures..We got into a cab, went to 5 locations in 3 hours:1st sch in JB, Kukup, Sultan's palace, etc etc then in the end drop me at Larkin interchange, told me...

    more
  • Deadly highway

    Pasir Gudang Highway is the only main highway connecting Johor Bahru to the industrial city of Pasir Gudang. This stretch of highway built in 1980s is also one of the deadliest in the country. The highway is narrow (for its traffic) with cars, motorcyles, trucks and tankers jostling for limited space but at high deadly speeds especially in the...

    more

Johor Bahru Tourist Traps

  • Duty free scam

    There is a shopping complex in the east of JB called ZON, which is advertised as the largest duty free shopping in Malaysia. You can even find it at google maps. We found the building is pretty run-down,and nothing more than a neighborhood mall except a few duty free shops selling liquor and tobaccos. The price is higher than what you can get at...

    more
  • Johor Zoo

    Opposite of the Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque is a small zoo. Sitting high on a bus, I could see all the cramp cages where the animals are kept. So it is a rather sad sight. If you have been to Singapore zoo, you will not enjoy this zoo. So best avoid.

    more
  • Taxi Frauds

    I wanted to go back to the hotel, which is The Puteri Pacific Hotel, which is in the city centre. I was at the area where Hyatt Hotel is, which isn't too far. I waved for a taxi and it stops. I opened the door, told him where I wanted to go and he replied with RM10.00. I then said 'What?'. I was puzzled but I asked him about the meter and he said...

    more

Johor Bahru What to Pack

  • In your backpack

    Deuber Camping Bag--MY favourite 2-3 T-shirts, one long-sleeve sweater, jeans, windbreaker, track suit, thick socks, good trekking shoes and gloves. Iodine, Salt, Ammonia Crystals, Plasters, Triangle Bandage, Chlorine Tablets, sulphur, paracetamol, nasal spray, insect repellent, cotton wool and talcum powder(dry bath) Anti-frost/mist...

    more
  • Hot and humid climate all year.

    Sleeveless or short sleeved tee/shirts.Comfy walking shoes.Umbrella for the rain or sun. Any medicine prescribed by your doctors. There are many pharmacies around where you can buy common medications.Prepare some medications for diarrhoea. It will be useful if you are unlucky and plan to eat at roadside hawkers.

    more
  • Johor Bahru Hotels

    46 Hotels in Johor Bahru

    90 Reviews and Opinions

Johor Bahru Off The Beaten Path

  • Duty Free Zone in JB

    Duty Free Zone (JB) is located at the designated duty free zone on the south-eastern coast of Johor Bahru, Malaysia...just 2km from Johor Bahru - Singapore Causeway... Strategically positioned within the Singapore- Johor- Riau Islands Growth Triangle (SIJORI).EDEN GARDEN HOTEL this 16-storey hotel is part of the Duty Free Zone (JB) in Stulang Laut...

    more
  • Buying fresh Fish from straits of tebrau

    If you accidently driving around the Zone hotel area in the morning ,you will see people waiting at the boat side to get fresh fish of crab from local fisherman .its cheap and fresh

    more
  • Watch Singapore from the other side

    Tucked along the waterfront and camouflaged by semi-detached houses and condominiums, is Kampung Senibong. It is a vllage in Permas Jaya, Johor Bahru. This area has may seafood restaurants. Looking across the waters, is Singapore. The view at night is beautiful. This place is very secluded however. The roads that lead to it are small and narrow....

    more

Johor Bahru Sports & Outdoors

  • Poresia Country Club

    The Poresia Country Club is located within the development of Leisure Farm Resort... The course comprises a 36-hole golf course and clubhouse... Condominium-style accomodation (2-bedroom units at RM385nett per day) is available at the Resort... Other facilities are available at the Bale Club (including smimming pool, restaurants, conference centre,...

    more
  • Impian Emas Golf & Country Club

    This is a 9-holes par-36 public course is designed byRonal Fream... The short course plays to 3,117m from the blue tees is challenging with its hugh but undulating fairways, greenside bunkers and large tricky greens... For those playing a full 18-holes, the second nine plays to 3,195m on the alternate blue tees... The club has a temprorary...

    more
  • Palm Resort Golf & Country Club

    The course comprises of three 18-holes ie the Allamanda, Cempaka and Melati which are named after the flourishing flora in the area... All the three 18-holes are designed by the world-renowned Hiromasa Inagawa play to par 72... The Allamanda 18 play to 6,866 yds from the blue tees... The course features remarkable landscaping amidst breath-taking...

    more

Johor Bahru Favorites

  • Immigration To and From Malaysia to...

    There are two separate Immigration Areas at the end of the Johore Bahru-Singapore Causeway and when you are travelling via bus from johore or from kuala lumpur like us, the bus will drop you off the building of malaysian immigration area where you take an elevator to the second floor and have your luggages screened by an x-ray machine then present...

    more
  • Car Wash

    After a long drive you probably will be too tired to wash your car, and yet you just can't stand to see how bad it was…Not to worry, just sent your car for a car wash. There are abundance of these services not just in Johore Bahru but all over M'sia. Food, Friends & Families!

    more
  • Taking Advantage of the Currency...

    Singaporians take advantage of the Sing Dollar, and move into this weekend getaway into Malaysia for shopping, dining, relaxation.l Have the best of Malaysian Food, Shop in the semi swanky Malls (compared to Singapore) and Have aperfect getaway from the cosmopoliton rush of Singapore.

    more

Instant Answers: Johor Bahru

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

74 travelers online now

Comments

 
Explore Deeper into Johor Bahru
Eastern Pewter
Things to Do
Sri Mariamman Temple
Things to Do
Zoo
Things to Do
Royal Abu Bakar Museum
Things to Do
Istana Bukit Serene
Things to Do
Sultan Ibrahim Building
Things to Do
Old temple within modern buildings
Things to Do
Johor Premium Outlets
Things to Do
Arulmigu Rajamariamman Devasthanam Temple @ JB
Things to Do
Busiest street @ JB
Things to Do
Abu Bakar Museum
Things to Do
Good Buy is Not All Around
Shopping
Wide Spread Of Food
Restaurants
New Shopping Destination - Designer Brands!
Shopping
Best Burger in Malaysia
Restaurants
Nynoya Food in Johor Bahru (JB)
Restaurants
Biggest and Best Shopping Mall in JB
Shopping
One of the Largest Shopping Mall in JB
Shopping
Best Shopping Mall in JB
Shopping
JB City Square
Shopping
Get Your Seafood @ Dunga Bay
Restaurants
One of the Restaurant in Tebrau City
Restaurants
The famous bamboo
Restaurants
Restoran Hameed's
Restaurants
Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque
Things to Do
clean, simple and delicious
Restaurants
A cozy 'green' setting
Restaurants
Freshest Fish Balls
Restaurants
Chingay Procession
Things to Do
Shopping and Dorians
Favorites
Chinese Heritage Museum
Things to Do
One of the few Halal Chinese Eatery worth trying!
Restaurants
Great Hainanese Chicken Rice
Restaurants
Great seafood, reasonably priced
Restaurants
Great seafood, reasonably priced
Restaurants
Chinese food cooked with Tea!
Restaurants
Best Rava Tosai in town
Restaurants
Banana Leaf Indian Home Cooked Food and catering
Restaurants
PLZ TRY THIS!
Restaurants
Larkin, Southern Transport Hub in Johor Bahru
Transportation
Map of Johor Bahru

View all Johor Bahru hotels