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Johor Bahru.

Johor Bahru.

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For most visitors to Malaysia, Johor Bahru is just a stopover city. But this perception about the town is just not right. Johor Bahru of today is just different from yesteryears. It has reinvented itself and yet, it is traditional in its heart. It is the capital city of the state of Johor and most people use it as gateway to Singapore.



Sights and Activities

  • Royal Abu Bakar Museum is counted among the finest museums in South East Asia, it showcases the treasures of the royal family of Johor Bahru. The museum was founded in 1990 by the late Sultan Iskandar (1932–2010) in Istana Besar, or Grand Palace, built by Sultan Abu Bakar in 1866. Apart from an extensive art collection, the museum presents the ceremonial regalia, personal memorabilia, furniture, objects d'arts, and cultural artifacts associated with the royal family of Johor.
  • Shopping in Johor Bahru is around the city square of Dataran Bandaraya. If you wish to buy souvenirs or gifts, you should visit Pasar Malam, the local flea market.




Avg Max31 °C32 °C32.5 °C32.8 °C32.5 °C32.1 °C31.5 °C31.5 °C31.5 °C31.8 °C31.3 °C30.6 °C
Avg Min21.9 °C22 °C22.4 °C22.9 °C23.1 °C22.9 °C22.4 °C22.4 °C22.4 °C22.6 °C22.7 °C22.4 °C
Rainfall162.6 mm139.8 mm203.4 mm232.8 mm215.3 mm148.1 mm177 mm185.9 mm190.8 mm217.7 mm237.6 mm244.5 mm
Rain Days11913151512131313161715



Getting There

By Plane

Daily flights connect Senai Airport to various Malaysia cities like Kuala Lumpur, Kuching, Kuantan and Kuala Terengganu.

By Train

Trains operate from Johor Bahru for Singapore and several Malaysia states.

By Bus

The main bus stations can be a bit hectic and scammers tend to wait outside offering to buy tickets for you. Just walk in and buy a ticket from the different booths for the different bus companies. This is a major bus station and it connects with most major towns in the area. Most places north of Kuala Lumpur will connect and stop in Kuala Lumpur for a few hours. In the bust station itself are several small grocery stores and some fast food restaurants.

If going to Singapore there it is possible to use a different bus station.

By Boat

Ferry service links Tanjung Belungkor in Johor to Changi Point of Johor.



Getting Around

By Car

Most tourist use taxis for transportation. One has to give an additional 50% charge in night.





Johor Bahru Guest HouseNo 14,Jalan Songkit 1 Taman SentosaGuesthouse77
OKID Cottage41, Jalan Permas 10/7 Bandar Baru Permas JayaHotel-
Goodies Guest House8 Jalan Aliff Harmoni 2/3 Taman Damansara AliffGUESTHOUSE-
AverBles Backpacker Hostel Guest House51,jln ROSMERAH 3/19,TM.JOHOR JAYA, Upstair of 2N Offer Shop at No3-1, Jalan Impian 2,Hostel-
Jomi HomestayLor 4 Jalan Yahya AwalGUESTHOUSE80
Swan Garden Hotel26 & 28 Jalan Suria 7 Bandar Seri AlamHOTEL-
Grand Hallmark Hotel32 Jalan Molek 2/2 Taman MolekHotel-
Citrus Johor Bahru16, Jalan Station Johor BahruHOTEL78
Sunshine Backpackers Hostel @ Johor Bahru185 Jalan Dato Sulaiman #12-101HOSTEL-
Warm Blanket Hotel20A , Jalan Indah 25/16 Taman Bukit Indah 2HOTEL-



Keep Connected


See also International Telephone Calls


Pos Malaysia is the national postal service of Malaysia. Rates for sending a standard letter locally is 30 sen (20 gram) to 40 sen (up to 50 gram). International airmail has minimum rates ranging from RM1.00 to RM2.00, depending on destination. It costs 20 sen to send a postcard or aerogramme locally, or 50 sen to send a postcard or aerogramme to anywhere in the world.

Expedited Mail Service (EMS), branded locally as Poslaju, is available for both domestic and international destinations. Domestic EMS has a next day delivery guarantee. International EMS guarantees mails and parcels to be delivered out of the country by the following day. The time required to arrive at its destination will depend on clearance by authorities and the postal service of the destination country. For most countries, delivery of documents can be done in 3 to 5 days.

Generally, post offices are open from 8:30am to 5:00pm Monday to Saturday, except the first Saturday of the month. They are closed on Sundays and Public Holidays.

Quick Facts


  • Latitude: 1.46343
  • Longitude: 103.7547149

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