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Sightseeing in Johor Bahru - what to see. Complete travel guide

Sultan Ibrahim Building in Johor Bahru, Malaysia Bahru is a large industrial city in Malaysia, the capital of the state of Johor. This is also a dynamically developing center of tourism. In terms of the number of people, this city’s population is inferior only to the capital. Nowadays, approximately 500,000 people live in the city and another half a million live in the nearest suburbs. From a tourist point of view, Bahru is one of the most attractive and widely visited cities in Malaysia. Numerous travelers arrive in this city to stay at hotels of the international level, shop in numerous shopping centers, and have fun in first-class entertainment venues.
Perhaps one of the most famous amusement parks for adults and children is located in Bahru. This is a place where every adult will not mind having fun with the children, strenuously … Open
It’s hard to believe that yet in the middle of the 19th century there was a small fishing settlement on the site of modern Bahru. According to historical data, the city was founded yet in 1855 by the order of Sultan Temenggung Daeng Ibrahim. Initially, the city had another name, Tanjung Puteri. However, just ten years after the foundation, Sultan Abu Bakar – the son of the founder of the city – decided to change the name to Bahru. At the beginning of the city’s history, farming was the main occupation of local people. Bahru also has tight economic connections with China and the United Kingdom.
Multinationality is one of the key features of the modern city. Malay people comprise less than 50% of the population of Bahru. The share of Chinese people in the total population is more than 40%, and Indians comprise approximately 7%. Such diversity couldn’t have failed to make its impact on the culture and lifestyle of the city. International visitors, in their turn, no need to worry that they might be unwanted guests. The hospitality of local people will be a worthy addition to any vacation. Moreover, the city is rich in quality hotels and entertainment. Copyright
The local cuisine has been replenished for centuries with dishes from Chinese, Indian, Thai, and even Portuguese culinary traditions. It is surprisingly syncretic and original today. You can … Open
Picturesque Bahru is an amazing destination for fans of excursions. There are still many interesting landmarks and national symbols. Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque remains one of the most important landmarks of Bahru. When it comes to describing the architectural places of interest in the city, it’s impossible to fail to mention Istana Besar . Dataran Bandarayya remains one of the busiest and most attractive parts of the city. There are many interesting sights, shops, and restaurants close to the square.
Danga Bay JB Fairly cheap prices remain one of the biggest advantages of Bahru. Many tourists from Singapore prefer to visit the city to shop. Budget tourists shouldn’t deny themselves a pleasure of visiting amazing restaurants that serve the national cuisine. For an affordable pay, it’s possible to try many unusual delicacies and popular national dishes with seafood. Numerous shopping centers in Bahru will make vacationers happy when they see how inexpensive the prices are. Besides stylish and quality clothes, it is also possible to purchase nice electronics.
Several dozen different festivals and exhibitions are held in Johor Bahru every year. As a rule, they are quite small. The local Johor Society for Performing Arts organizes almost all of … Open
Despite the fact that Bahru is a large and vibrant megalopolis, the city is still a comfortable place where one can easily relax. Many central streets have no traffic, so there is plenty of space for walking. The city is suitable for travelers with children. Young tourists will like beautiful parks with playgrounds and the local zoo, as well as various entertainment and amusement centers. Finally, it’s important to mention that there is a large theme park in Bahru - Legoland Malaysia . Active travelers may also find it exciting to visit Singapore that is located not far away and has a convenient ferryboat connection.
Many large shopping centers have appeared in Johor Bahru in recent years, and fans of shopping, naturally, enjoy visiting them. For example, JB Komtar JBCC was opened in 2014. This popular shopping center is located not far from the main city square. It will take a whole day to visit all shops located on the three levels of the center. It is a great place to shop for new clothes and accessories for the whole family. Continue your apparel hunting in Danga City Mall. This shopping center has one more advantage – one of the largest electronics shops in the city is open on its top floor.
In Bahru, there are many beautiful palaces and mosques, interesting museums and cultural centers. Many excursion routes in Bahru start from the same place - Istana Besar. The gorgeous palace … Open
The colorful Jalan Segget Market is open in the very heart of the city. A visit to this market will also leave many unforgettable memories. This market offers inexpensive clothes and shoes in the national style. The selection of attractive bags and belts is also delightful. Fans of stylish accessories will like large stalls with wallets and watches, and females will be fascinated to find a huge selection of local cosmetics and inexpensive jewelry. There are also food stalls that offer popular spices, sweets, and other national delicacies.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Johor Bahru and surroundings

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Map of all parks
National and city parks around Johor Bahru
♥   Nature Recreation Park 'Muka Kuning' , 53.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Endau Rompin (Johor)' , 119.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Johor Bahru and around
♥   Art museum 'NUS Museum' Singapore, 18.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'National Museum of Singapore' Singapore, 21.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Singapore Art Museum' Singapore, 21.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum '8Q SAM' Singapore, 22 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'National Gallery Singapore' Singapore, 22.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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Marine life park

From the series “The Coolest and Largest Oceanariums in the World”
In addition to the oceanarium itself, large-scale facilities include an amusement park, which will attract the whole family. The colorful water park has a variety of great rides, as well as traditional water slides, mysterious caves, and an incredibly beautiful underground aquarium. Fans of unusual entertainment are sure to enjoy an underwater restaurant that offers views of the giant aquarium. Surprises do not end here. All visitors have an opportunity to stay at the hotel that is located inside the oceanarium. Its room also offer a magnificent view of aquariums. … Read further

Marina Bay Sands Hotel

From the series “Elegant Architectural Structures for Fans of Skywalks”
Many tourists choose this hotel specifically to rest on its unique terrace-deck every day. The unique structure was designed by architect Moshe Safdie. According to the author, he was inspired by the deck of cards. Guests can admire the panorama of the city, not only from its roof, but also through windows of their rooms. The most luxurious rooms are set on the upper floors. The world famous spa Banyan Tree is situated on one of the top floors. … Read further

Marina Bay Sands Pool

From the series “The Most Amazing Swimming Pools in the World”
The length of this chic pool is 150 meters, it is the largest pool in the world, located at the such height. Those, who cannot afford to stay in the most luxurious hotel in Singapore, will have the opportunity to look at the pool in immediate proximity. Part of the hotel terrace is open for all tourists, they can climb to a special viewing platform for 20 dollars. In addition to the chic pool on the high-rise terrace, there are several jacuzzies hidden from prying eyes behind thick thickets of exotic plants. The luxurious swimming pool at the Marina Bay Sands hotel surely will be pleasant for everyone who likes to relax in unusual surroundings. … Read further

Sightseeing in Malaysia: things to see

There are interesting architectural landmarks in Malaysia, such as Penang Bridge. The length of the bridge is 13.5km, which makes the bridge the third longest in the world. Travellers are also recommended to visit the largest temple in South East Asia – Kek Lok Si. The temple features a mix of several architectural styles. The Temple of Snakes is a no less important religious building. The temple amazes its visitors with its exotic design and very unusual altar. The altar is covered with tenths of dangerous snakes, but despite that all tourists make memorable photos with the altar. The key to this puzzle is simple – all the snakes don’t have poisonous fangs and thanks to a special incense the snakes are very calm and absolutely not aggressive. … Open
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