Johor Bahru is originally named Tanjung Puteri and later renamed by Sultan Abu Bakar, ‘The Father of Modern Johor’, this jewel of the south is the state capital of Johor and second largest city in the country.
At the Johor Bahru, you will be charmed by its historical buildings, cultural attractions, breathtaking scenery and most importantly – its shopping variety!
Best of Johor Bahru
Sultan Ibrahim Building
Sultan Ibrahim Building - Also known as the State Secretariat Building, this beautiful fusion of European, Moorish and Anglo Malay architecture is one of Johor’s most visited landmarks.
Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque and Museum
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Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque and Museum - Sultan Abu Bakar Royal Museum is a trove of Johor’s crown jewels, historical artefacts, art collections and royal treasures, while Victorian architecture meets Islam in the beautiful hilltop mosque overlooking the Johor Straits.
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LEGOLAND Malaysia - Over 40 rides, shows and attractions will fill you with a renewed fondness for the beloved LEGO building toy in its first theme park in Asia. Adjacent to it is the largest LEGOLAND Water Park in the world, with over a dozen rides and attractions.
Puteri Harbour Family Theme Park
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Puteri Harbour Family Theme Park - It’s time to play in the first Sanrio Hello Kitty Town outside Japan and meet Barney, Bob the Builder, Angelina Ballerina, Pingu, and Thomas & Friends at The Little Big Club!
JB Bazaar (Pasar Karat)
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JB Bazaar (Pasar Karat) - JB Bazz, as the locals call it, is an open-air night market carrying a variety of inexpensive items and second-hand goods.
Johor Premium Outlets
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Johor Premium Outlets - Outlet stores for over 80 international brands such as Versace, Burberry, Armani and Gucci, offering big discounts on last season’s items.
Arulmigu Sri Rajakalliamman Glass Temple
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Arulmigu Sri Rajakalliamman Glass Temple - Malaysia’s first Hindu glass temple made up of 300,000 tiny pieces of glass is a gem of a structure hidden in the heart of the city.
Johor Bahru Old Temple
JB’s oldest Chinese temple plays host to five Gods of the Hainanese, Cantonese, Hakka, Hokkien and Teochew ethnics.
Simple stringy noodle dish with spicy and slightly sweet brown soup, garnished with dried shrimp, vegetables and boiled egg.
Johor’s version of the Middle Eastern breakfast staple Foul Medames adds a sunny-side-up egg and chillies to spiced fava beans. One bowl is not enough!
The Zon Duty-Free Shopping Complex
Shop for electronics, chocolates, fashion and more at bargain prices. Great for souvenir shopping!
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Pulau Tioman - One of the region’s most popular islands with sun-kissed beaches, swinging palm trees and amazing underwater sceneries. Tioman Island was also once named as one of the world’s 10 most beautiful islands by TIME magazine.
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Pulau Rawa - A remote little paradise where you can surf, swim or just soak in the brilliant sun.
Pulau Sibu Besar
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Pulau Sibu Besar - Great for a family vacation with lots of things to do such as snorkelling, beach activities, jungle trekking and more.
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