Johar Bahru

About Johar Bahru

Johor Bahru, capital of the Malaysian state of Johor, sits at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula. With a causeway across the Straits of Johor connecting it to Singapore, it’s a gateway for exploration of that island nation. On the Johor Bahru's waterfront is Istana Besar, a royal palace built by Sultan Abu Bakar in 1866 that now houses the Royal Abu Bakar Museum. Inside the museum are artifacts of the sultanate such as fine art, silverware, and historical documents. Nearby is Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque, distinguished by its Victorian architectural style. Notable Hindu temples include Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple, a small structure almost entirely covered in colored-glass mosaic tiles. The city's also known for its nightlife and shopping malls, some of which are on Jalan Wong Ah Fook, the central business district’s main boulevard. There's also beachfront recreation at Danga Bay and rides at the Legoland theme park just to the west of the city.
Johor Bahru Old Chinese Temple

Johor Bahru Old Chinese Temple known as Old Temple by the locals is a 19th-century Chinese temple located in Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia. Located at Jalan Trus, the temple is flanked by modern skyscrapers.
Sanrio Hello Kitty Town

Sanrio Hello Kitty Town is a Hello Kitty amusement park with a playground, a Kitty House, craft activities, and live entertainment.
Danga Bay

Danga Bay is the largest recreational park in the city of Johor Bahru with carnival-style rides, family attractions, shopping, and dining.
Sultan Ibrahim Building

Sultan Ibrahim Building is a former state secretariat building of Johor. It is located at Bukit Timbalan in Johor Bahru. The building was constructed between 1936 and 1939 and was completed in 1940 as the British colonial government attempted to streamline the state's administration.
Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple

Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple is a Hindu temple in Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia. It is also one of the state's tourist attractions. The temple was listed in the Malaysian Book of Records as the first and only glass temple in the nation on 12 May 2010. The Hindu temple features unique, glass boasting an ornamented interior with mosaics, statues, and murals.
Istana Besar

Istana Besar or Grand Palace is the royal palace of the Sultan of Johor which was built in 1866 by Sultan Abu Bakar and overlooks the Straits of Johor. The Grand Palace's most distinctive feature is its Anglo-Malay architecture, characterized by its dome of Malay design contrasted with its blue roof of Anglo influence.
Pasar Karat

Pasar Karat is a buzzing night bazaar offering stalls for clothing, trinkets, housewares, and street food.
Johor Bahru Chinese Heritage Museum

Johor Bahru Chinese Heritage Museum showcases the history of the Chinese community in Johor Bahru. Collections in the museum include documents, musical instruments, old money, photos, porcelain, etc. It showcases the early days of the Chinese settlement in Johor Bahru, their history, culture, traditions, and occupations.
Johor Zoo

Johor Zoo is a small, old-school animal park with activities like camel feeding, pony, boat rides, and a playground.
Dataran Bandaraya

Dataran Bandaraya Johor Bahru or Johor Bahru City Square is the main square in Johor Bahru. The city square features a clock tower which was constructed not long after the opening of the square.
Best Time To Visit Johar Bahru

The best time to visit Johar Bahru is from April to June.

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