Johor Bahru

Johor Bahru – sunset view from Senibong
Photo by: emrank, Creative Commons

Johor Bahru has many interesting landmarks. The Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque, for instance, is a combination of Victorian and Moorish architecture. The Sultan Ibrahim Building, on the other hand, is a combination of Renaissance and Anglo-Malay architecture. Another place of interest that tourists may visit is the Johor Bahru Art Gallery. It presents a lot of modern Malaysian paintings. Then, they may also go to several natural attractions such as the Johor Zoo, which offers boat rentals for tourists. A private zoo called the Saleng Zoo is also a great place to visit since it is maintained well. Other interesting attractions are the Orchid Valley, Haji Ali House, and Istana Garden.

Then again, plenty of sports are also available in Johor Bahru. Plenty of golf courses are easily accessible. Perhaps, the most lavish club is the Royal Johor Country Club. And among the largest is the Tanjung Puteri Resort. Water sports are popular too. So, places like the Danga Bay and the Stulang Laut are also available. Then, tourists who are very fond of diving will surely like Johor Bahru’s diving spots, as well. The Pulau Sibu PADI Center, Dan’s Nasty Frogmen Dive Base, and Downtown Divers are really popular.

In addition, tourists may also indulge in massages and spas in places like the Massage Gallery Home Spa. They can go to the Mawar Complex or to the Johor Society for the Performing Arts too. They can also shop at the City Square, the Plaza Larkin, and in Holiday Plaza. And when they get hungry, they can go to Banafe Café to try out the nasi ayam penyek. They can also go to Warisan Anjung Seri, which is very popular to the locals. However, they must have a reservation because the place can get really crowded. Even so, they may also go to the New Hong Kong Restaurant for its hot yam paste dessert. And to bars like Bert’s Keller and TGI Fridays for some booze. They may also easily find places to stay, since hotels in Johor Bahru are relatively abundant. There is basically an accommodation for tourists with different budgets.

2 responses to “Johor Bahru”

  1. vangie says:


    i would like to ask for your recommendations on the places most tourist go to in malaysia. please send me your recommendations which includes itinerary and necessary travel and guide expenses for just one day tour and give me advice also on how to reach malaysia from singapore.
    thank you.

    vangie rellin

  2. digiteye says:

    Orchid Valley no longer exists. I called them today and the lady said not open for public and they produce vegetables instead of orchids… No kidding. Dont waste your time.
    There is nothing to do in JB, super boring.

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