Johor Bahru, Johor

Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque, Johor Bahru, Johor Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque, Johor Bahru, Johor

Johor Bahru is the capital city of Johor in southern Malaysia, north of Singapore. Its the southernmost city of the Eurasian mainland. The city is just across the causeway from Singapore. A bustling city but one with little of interest for the casual tourist, it is a significant regional transport and manufacturing hub.

Culture & Heritage

The city does have some excellent tourist attractions for heritage lovers. Some of them are located close together in the historic heart of the city. Sultan Ibrahim Building is the former state secretariat building of Johor which was constructed between 1936 and 1939 and was completed in 1940. The building's architecture combines colonial and Malay architecture with its Saracenic design and tower making it a landmark in Johor Bahru. Johor Bahru continues to lead the way in its own unique style.


Johor Bahru has a wealth of attractions. For lego lovers, its very interesting to see the miniature buildings and characters made of lego in Legoland Malaysia. Another attractions is Danga Bay or Teluk Danga which is the largest recreational park in the city of Johor Bahru where you can have fabulous seafood and relaxing night.

Food & Drink

There are quite a number of hawker centres across Johor Bahru. Hawker centres are basically a collection of pushcart, van or fixed stall vendors selling food or drinks in one particular area. Food and drinks are sold cheaply in these areas.


Johor Bahru is full of shopping malls catering to local and mostly Singaporean shoppers. Goods sold here are somewhat limited but prices are often lower compared to Singapore's malls.

Johor Bahru Facts:

  • Population - 1,334,188
  • State - Johor
  • Closes airport - Senai International Airport
  • Local food - steamboat, grilled fish, satay
  • Nearest towns/cities - Batu Pahat, Kota Tinggi
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