Johor Bahru Travel Essentials


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"Home of the Legoland!"

Johor Bahru Tourism

Johor Bahru is the capital of Johor state, at the southern end of Peninsular Malaysia. Commonly referred to as JB, it is one of the largest cities in Malaysia with almost 2.6 million residents. Also, it is located just across the causeway to Singapore. Most travellers skip visiting Johor Bahru, but this city houses some worthwile museums, msoques, temples and shopping places. The most puplar tourist attraction here is the Legoloand!

Granted city status in 1994, Johor Bahru today is a mixed pot of ethnicities namely Malays, Chinese, and Indians. Entertainment here adorns a number of forms. Johor Bahru houses a number of well-known and well-established malls including Komtar JBCC, KSL City, and Johor Bahru City Square. The very well-known Mawar Handicrafts Centre is a government-funded exhibition and sales centre, which sells beautiful Batik and Songket clothes. 

Cultural attractions in Johor Bahru include Royal Abu Bakar Museum, Johor Bahru Kwong Siew Heritage, Johor Bahru Chinese Heritage Museum, and Johor Art Gallery. Historical attractions of Johor Bahru include the Grand Palace, Figure Museum, and Sultan Ibrahim Building. These buildings provide an excellent example of Victorian-style architecture.  The Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Hindu Temple is the first and the only glass temple in the nation.

Johor Bahru in its own little ways oozes its rich history, architecture, culture and reflects the fast-growing economy that it is.

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How to Reach Johor Bahru

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Johor Bahru is served by the Senai International Airport which is connected through Skudai Highway. The main bus terminal is the Larkin Sentral, located 5km away from the city centre. As Johor Bahru borders Singapore, there are multiple modes of transport available to travel between the two places.

How to reach Johor Bahru by flight

Johor Bahru is served by the Senai International Airport, located almost 32km away. It is linked to the city centre with regular shuttle buses.

How to reach Johor Bahru by road

Johor Bahru's long-distance taxi station is the Larkin Sentral, located 5km north of the city. You can easily find licensed taxis to Singapore for around RM80.

How to reach Johor Bahru by train

Daily train services run between Johor Bahru and KTM Intercity in Kuala Lumpur. JB Sentral station is the main railway station serving the city. Even though this is one of the costlier methods of reaching Johor Bahru, a lot of the tourists opt for it because of the scenic view along the way. 

How to reach Johor Bahru by bus

The main bus terminal of Johor Bahru, Larkin Sentral is located in Larkin. It has direct bus services to and from many destinations in West Malaysia, southern Thailand, and Singapore.

Local transport in Johor Bahru

The most convenient way to travel around Johor Bahru is through bus, car and taxi.

Bus: Buses are easily available around town with several stops dotted across the city. The most convenient bus stop is the Jln Wong Ah Fook. 

Taxi: Two types of taxis operate in Johor Bahru. The main taxis, either in red and yellow, blue, green or red and the limousine taxis which are larger, less common but more expensive and comfortable. Taxis here do not make use of meters, and hence you will have to decide on a fare before you get into one. 

Car: You can also make use of rental cars to get around in Johor Bahru. It also provides for Uber services that are cheaper and comfortable than taxis.

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Perspective View of Sultan Ibrahim Building

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