The brightest diadem in the crown of Johor, its capital of Johor Bahru sits on the southern coast, facing the Straits of Johor. It is the southernmost city in the Malay Peninsula.Johor Bahru was formerly known as Tanjung Puteri. Now it is a part of Iskandar Malaysia, the country’s second largest metropolitan area, with an estimated population of 1,805,0000 in 2013.A causeway spans the straits, connecting Johor Bahru to the neighbouring city-state and international travel hub of Singapore.  It is both a gateway to the Lion City, and lifeline of the commerce, culture, blood and history that continue to link the two neighbours.Johor Bahru is known for the glitter of its nightlife and variety of its retail outlets, many of which are clustered along Jalan Wong Ah Fook, the main boulevard of the city’s central business district.It also houses the ceremonial seat of the Johor Monarch, Istana Besar or The Grand Palace, one of the historical attractions in the city within which The Royal Abu Bakar Museum is located.


Places to go


Kampung Sungai Melayu

Marvel at over 100 species of animals living in one of the oldest zoos in Malaysia, Zoo Johor.

Dataran Bandaraya Johor Bahru

The soul of Johor Bahru captured in a square that serves as a reminder of the humble beginnings of this thriving, rapidly developing city. Dataran Bandaraya has been the main square of Johor Bahru since it was declared a city back in December of 1993.

Muzium Layang-Layang

Through the ages of time, kites have been more than just instruments of play in Malaysia; they have been symbolic of the rich Malay culture that has withstood the test of time. 

Puteri Harbour Family Theme Park

Puteri Harbour Theme Park is in a modern building which resembles a shopping mall or an office complex. It is located in the fast developing of Nusajaya adjoining Puteri Harbour Marina and faces Singapore on the opposite bank of the Straits of Johor.

Pisang Mawar

Crisp, golden batter hiding a soft, sweet banana cooked to absolute perfection, this will take your taste buds for a wild ride. 

Salahuddin Bakery

The wafting aroma of baking bread warmed by crackling flame of the wood-fired oven is enough to entice anyone walking along Jalan Dhoby to stop by. 

Restoran Selasih

Send your taste buds on a gastronomical adventure, sampling quintessential Malay fare in a proper restaurant environment. 

Dinosaur Alive Watertheme Park

Put yourself in a child’s shoes and imagine the absolute amazement and awe of seeing these giant prehistoric creatures come to life. 

Sanrio Hello Kitty Town

The first SANRIO HELLO KITTY TOWN attraction outside of Japan consists of various interactive and walk-through activities, which follow the popular Hello Kitty theme.
Austin Height Water & Adventure Park

Austin Heights Water & Adventure Park

Come one come all to a world of adrenaline-pumping, heart-stopping, high octane action that is this water wonderland. Austin Heights Water Park which opened late 2015 provides fun for the entire family.  
Angry Birds Activity Park

Angry Birds Activity Park

The indoor park covers 26,000 sq.ft. and is strategically located in the premises of KOMTAR JBCC, Johor Bahru City Centre's newest premier shopping, dining and entertainment destination.

Royal Abu Bakar Museum

Located along Jalan Skudai, Johor Bahru, the mosque was constructed between 1892 and 1900.
Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque

Masjid Sultan Abu Bakar

Located along Jalan Skudai, Johor Bahru, the mosque was constructed between 1892 and 1900.
Pulai Golf

Pulai Springs Country Club Johor

Pulai Springs Country Club Johor offers a world class experience for golfers and jetsetters around the globe.
Impian Emas Goft

Impian Emas Golf & Country Club

Impian Emas Golf Club is strategically located in the heart of Johor Bahru and offers the best 9-hole public golf course in the country.
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Horizon Hills Golf & Country Club

Visit the stunning landscape of Horizon Hills and enjoy more than just a game of golf here.
Restoran ZZ

Restoran ZZ Sup Tulang

Slurp away at ZZ Sup Tulang, the best place for a delectable bowl of Mee Rebus Sup Tulang.
Zafran Restaurant

Restoran Zafran – Nasi Arab

Be prepared to be transported to the Sahara desert with a bite of Zafran’s signature dishes.
Tepian Tebrau

Medan Selera Tepian Tebrau

Try out all the good food at Medan Selera Tepian Tebrau for the diverse taste of Malaysia!

Lokap Café

Dine at Lokap Café – where the astoundingly delectable food will keep your taste buds locked in amazement.


Bite into chunks of home-made patties at Burgerbytes – where taste and originality are main ingredients.
Ayam Goreng Dapur Kayu

Ayam Goreng Dapur Kayu

Simplicity at its best, Ayam Goreng Dapur Kayu serves up an appetising dish of rice and fried chicken prepared traditionally with firewood.
Ts Wonderland

TS Wonderland

Beat the heat at TS wonderland, an indoor wet theme park filled with fun and adventures!
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Suara O.K.

Belt your favourite tunes and sing your hearts out at Suara O.K., for a fun filled family entertainment.

R&F Tanjung Puteri

Relax, unwind and immerse in the sunset view at R&F Tanjung Puteri, a Balinese concept resting spot in Johor.

Legoland Malaysia

Experience, explore and enjoy the first LEGO themed joy park where fun is everywhere for all to find!

Warehouse @ Kilang Bateri

For those travelling with children, the battery factory offers an educational and recreational experience for the young ones.


Experience the technicolour wonderland at the heart of Johor Bahru in ICT Garden.
Country Garden

Country Garden Danga Bay

Located five minutes away from the city centre and Singapore, the Country Garden Danga Bay has a stunning 180 degrees of panoramic sea view overlooking the stunning city skyline of Singapore and beyond.

Bazaar Karat – Johor Bahru

The bustling night bazaar is a must- visit for visitors looking for bric-a-bric, preloved items, phone casings and many more.

Plaza Larkin

Shop for a cause and help local entrepreneurs grow their businesses at Plaza Larkin Johor Bahru.

Angsana Johor Bahru Mall

Known as a shopping hub, shopping destinations are aplenty in Johor Bahru. Another shopping spot is Angsana Johor Bahru Mall, a one-stop shopping mall extravaganza located in Tampoi Urban Centre.
Leisure Mall

Pelangi Leisure Mall

Head on to Pelangi Leisure Mall for some much needed pampering, budget hunts, and electronic accessories.

Komtar Johor Bahru City Centre

Shopaholics, take note. If brands like Dior, Pandora and Sephora excites you, then Komtar Johor Bahru City Centre is the place to be!

Danga City Mall

Visit Danga City Mall, where exhibitions come alive to ignite your curiosity.
Zoo Johor

Zoo Johor

Marvel at over 100 species of animals living in one of the oldest zoos in Malaysia, Zoo Johor.
Stadium TSDHHY

Stadium Tan Sri Dato’ Hj Hassan Yunos

Support your local footie favourite at Stadium Tan Sri Dato’ Hj Hassan Yunos, where the fun never stops
Johor Gu Miou

Johor Gu Miao

Visit the oldest Chinese temple in Johor Bahru and gain a fascinating insight on one of the oldest cultures in Malaysia.
Istana Bukit Serene

Istana Bukit Serene

The Istana Bukit Serene is the official residence for the Sultan of Johor and remains as one of the most famous landmarks in Johor.

Gurdwara Sahib Sikh Temple

Immerse in the rich culture of the Sikh at Gurdwara Sahib Sikh Temple and learn more on their exotic heritage.
Johor Art Gallery

Galeri Seni Johor

Connect to Johor’s history, art and architectural glory at the Johor Art Gallery, a historical building that stood the test of time since 1910.
Bangunan Sultan Ibrahim

Bangunan Sultan Ibrahim

Bangunan Sultan Ibrahim is a monument of western and eastern architecture, a symbol where traditional and modern civilization blended harmoniously together.
Kota Iskandar

Kota Iskandar

Step into a different league of architectural beauty at Kota Iskandar, the pride and joy of Johor.