Johor Bahru is an emerging tourist destination in Malaysia. Popularly known as JB, this City is located across the Singapore Causeway. The city is known to be a manufacturing hub in Malaysia and the nearest entry point to Singapore.
From well known theme park attractions to hotels, restaurants, nightlife and shopping, Johor Bahru offers visitors with a perfect vacation package. There are several interesting places which people can visit after reaching Johor Bahru. The most popular among them is Legoland, a new theme park in Johor Bahru Malaysia.
One other popular attraction is the Abu Bakar Museum which houses several artifacts and treasures. Visitors can also pay their visit to Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque which showcases a combination of both English and Moorish architecture. This mosque is located across the hills in the Straits of Johor. Visitors are allowed to visit the mosque from morning 10am to 6pm, on all days except Friday.
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Another major attraction in Johor Bahru is the Zoo Negeri Johor which is a widely popular tourist destination for visitors from all across the globe. There is also a Chinese heritage Museum which will allow
visitors to learn about the origins of Chinese Community in Johor Bahru.
Chingqay Procession is also a major attraction in Johor Bahru. This is a procession that will be held annually on the 21st day of the Chinese New Year. ‘Hutan Bandar’ also known as ‘Jungle in the City’ is also a major tourist place where families along with their kids can take the time out.
Another major attraction in the city is the Grand Palace Museum. There is also an Art Gallery in the city where visitors can have good look at modern Malaysian Paintings. A War Memorial is also located
just two kilometers from the causeway. Danga World – Petting Zoo & Theme Park Theme Park is considered to be one of the best places to go with kids.
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For visitors interested in sports, Golf Courses and Water Sport facilities are available in the city. Cinema Theaters can also be found in the city center itself.
Hotels at affordable rates along with luxurious hotels are available across the Johor Bahru City. Some of the most popular hotels chosen by visitors include Mutiara Johor Bahru, Hyatt Regency, Le Grandeur Palm Resort, Hotel Grand Paragon, The Pulai Desaru Beach and Suria City Hotel etc. There are also many restaurants serving Asian, Continental and European dishes. Some of the well known and popular restaurants in the city include ‘The Curry Place’, ‘George & Dragon Cafe’, and ‘Ramly Burger’.
The most prominent places in Johor Bahru which have an active nightlife include the Danga Bay, Malaya Gallery & Lounge and Pasar Malam. There are also several pubs and Disco Bars in the city.
Taxis and frequent bus services ensure good transportation and connectivity to Johor Bahru from the rest of the regions of the country. There are also several shopping centers where visitors can purchase collectibles and memorabilia.
The most popular shopping destinations in the city are Jusco and Johor Premium Outlets. These shopping centers offer visitors with all the branded items at a discounted price. The tradition and customs of Johor Bahru is a combination of Indian, Malay and Chinese cultures.
The official Johor Tourism Information Centre (JOTIC) at Jalan Ayer Molek (opposite the High Court building and about 1km southwest of JB Sentral) is a tiny office on the 3rd level in a sprawling yellow building of the same name, a 10-min walk from City Square; open Mon to Fri 8am to 5pm. You can get free brochures and maps on various destinations in West Malaysia, including free maps of JB.