Johor Bahru is the capital of Johor, Malaysia and located at the southernmost tip of Peninsular Malaysia and Eurasia, so it is also known as “Malaysia’s Southern Gateway” and “South Gate City”. Johor Bahru is connected to Pasir Gudang in the east, Iskandar Princess City in the west, Kulai in the northwest, and the Malaysia-Singapore border across the Johor Strait in the south to the neighboring country Singapore.
Johor Bahru is also one of the must-see places for many people to visit Malaysia on weekends. Filled with food, entertainment, attractions and more, it is a paradise for Malaysian and foreign travelers! But for those who come to Johor Bahru for the first time, they will be a little bit at a loss, because there are really too many choices, and they don’t know where to start. Therefore, here we have prepared a travel plan for you, I believe you will like it!
1. Hiap Joo Bakery & Biscuit Factory
Hiap Joo, home to Johor banana cakes, is a 100-year-old business. Their wood-fired oven has been a hallmark of their business. Their old-fashioned baking style is what has kept them going strong. If banana cakes don’t appeal to you, they also sell other cakes and buns, such as red bean or even otak otak buns.
2. Johor Old Chinese Temple
The Johor Old Chinese Temple is a worthwhile place to visit, even if you are not religious. It is hard to miss the building because it is so brightly colored and white. A trip to the temple is a great way to learn more about the temple’s culture, heritage, and rich history.
3. Danga Bay Park
This is a more modest entry to our list. Danga Bay is a popular destination for tourists to enjoy the beautiful scenery. It is beautiful, especially at sunset. There is also a small carnival and theme park that adds to the feeling-good vibes. There are plenty of eateries around so you don’t have to worry about hunger pangs.
4. Ice skating
Blue ice skating rink is located in Paradigm Mall. Show off your ice-skating skills! It is incredible to have an indoor ice skating rink, but it is also convenient. The mall is also home to many restaurants and eateries, which adds to its convenience.
5. Bangkok Spa Malaysia
Johor is home to many massage parlours, which is great but can lead to over-saturation. There are some that are better-known than others. Bangkok Spas is one such place, which is ironic considering it’s in Johor Bahru. Relax and unwind with a massage. You can even get 2-way transportation from their outlet to the town for free!
6. The Istana Besar
The Istana Besar, also known as Grand Palace of Sultan of Johor, is also known. It is a popular tourist attraction that allows visitors to marvel at the beautiful architecture. The marble finish adds to the elegant appearance. Western influences also contribute to its opulence. It is not open to the public, so you can only see it from the outside.
7. Kiang Kee Bak Kut Teh
Johor is known for its “meatbone tea”, so why not try it? Although we aren’t bakkut teh experts, we recommend Kiang Kee Bak Kut Teh. It comes in a variety of pepper and herb bases, which makes it delicious. You also know the chefs are skilled at their craft. Johor Bak Kut Teh is an entirely different experience from our locals, so make sure to check it out!
8. Emperor Cinemas
Do you ever wish to feel like an Emperor? We can’t help but to make you feel like an emperor, but we can at least get you close. The Emperor Cinemas pride themselves in bringing luxury to their patrons. The theatre is a place that exudes quality from the lobby to the seats. Their design concept is amazing and you’ll feel like you’re in a movie scene. Interior designers and movie-goers who are avid will love to visit emperor Cinemas.
9. CAMP5 Rock Climbing
Do you want to sweat it out? And do a good workout? You should try the Camp5 one located at Paradigm Mall. You can climb on 2000m2 of it, and it has air conditioning to beat the heat. Newbies, don’t worry! If you’re new to rock climbing or bouldering, there are instructors who can help you! It is conveniently located in a shopping center so you can find food after a hard workout.
Johor Bahru is really a place with everything, it’s amazing! And it is really convenient to choose SGMYTRIPS to take a taxi from Singapore to JB (Johor Bahru)! The driver will pick us up at our office/home/airport in Singapore, and take us directly to our destination. There is no need to get on or off or change cars in the middle, and we will go all the way to our destination. The procedures for entry and exit can also be handed over to the driver.
Of course, if your destination is other states in Malaysia, you can also choose them! They are all ready to serve you! If you want from Singapore to Desaru by car, then I will suggest you not to waste time on driving, choosing a private taxi will make your journey easier and more enjoyable!