10 Places in Johor Bahru That must be Visited

Johor Bahru is a city located in the southern part of Malaysia. This city is often an alternative to Kuala Lumpur or Singapore when you want to travel to Malaysia or Singapore. Johor Bahru advantages as a tourist spot are located very close to Singapore, making it easier for tourists wishing to visit Singapore and Malaysia at once in one trip.

Here are the tourist spots that must be visited:

1. Legoland

Legoland is most famous and most visited tourist place in Johor Bahru. The tourist spot that has more than 40 rides opened to the public in September 2012. Since it opened to the public, Legoland Malaysia attracts many tourists because it offers an integrated entertainment center. As the name implies, in Legoland there is various miniature made of Lego, for example, a miniature of Petronas twin towers in Kuala Lumpur. There are also hotel and water park in Legoland. The admission price of Legoland Malaysia is 120 Ringgit or about USD 30.9; while the price of admission for Lego Water Park is 95 ringgit or about USD 24.5. When you buy a combo ticket to enter the Legoland area and Lego Water Park, the entry ticket price is 150 ringgit or about USD 38.6.

2. Hello Kitty Town

Hello Kitty Town is a tourist place in Johor Bahru that is most preferred by women. As the name implies, Hello Kitty Town is a tourist place themed Hello Kitty characters which are favored by many women from around the world. Located in Johor Bahru, Hello Kitty Town is close to Singapore, so it is not difficult to achieve when you are in Singapore. Besides being able to play at hello kitty's home, you can also buy a variety of goods of hello kitty pattern, for example, bags, water bottles, toys, wallets, and others. The admission price of Hello Kitty Town is 75 ringgit or about USD 19.3.

3. Johor Premium Outlet

Johor Premium Outlets was opened at the end of 2011 located in Kulaijaya, Johor Bahru. As the name implies, Johor Premium Outlet is a mall that contains the well-known brands such as Armani, Braun Buffel, Burberry, and others. Because the area is not too large, you can go around this shopping center in less than 1 hour. You can also find different types of restaurants and a playground for children here. Disadvantages of Johor Premium Outlets is the discount is not as much as in other shopping centers.

4. Sultan Abubakar Mosque

Abubakar Sultan Mosque is a mosque which has become one of the icons of Johor Bahru. The construction of the religious building was supervised directly by the leader of Johor, Sultan Abu Bakar. Now, the mosque that has been aged more than one century is touted as the most beautiful mosques in Malaysia because of the mixed architecture of Malaysia, Arabic, and English, which is so united and beautiful. Even though it is one of the oldest mosques in Malaysia, Sultan Abubakar Mosque very well maintained and until now still look great and charming.

5. Chinese Heritage Museum

Chinese Heritage Museum is one of the interesting tourist attractions in Johor Bahru. From the outside, the building of Chinese Heritage Museum looks like a typical shop in Indonesia, but this building is a museum that has various collections of ethnic Chinese. Museum, which consists of three floors, is open from 9 am until 5 pm with the price of admission just 5 ringgit, or about USD 1.3.

6. Glass Shrine of Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman

Glass Shrine of Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman is a unique tourist place in Johor Bahru. This shrine is the most shining and most visited by tourists because about 90% of goods in this temple coated with glass. Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Shrine is one of the oldest Hindu temple in Malaysia which was built in 1922. If you wish to visit the temple at Jalan Tun Abdul Razak, make sure there were no religious events there since the time of worship takes place, tourists are prohibited from visiting.

7. Johor Zoo

Johor Zoo is a tourist spot in Johor Bahru that is suitable for children because they usually love interacting with the animals. Located at Jalan Gertak Merah, Johor Zoo is one of the oldest zoos in Malaysia with the age nearly 100 years. The collections owned by the Johor Zoo amounted more than 100 species, some of them are species that already endangered and protected.

8. The Little Big Club

The Little Big Club is a tourist spot in Johor Bahru that is most favored by children. In Little Big Club, children can interact and play with their favorite characters usually seen on the television screen. The tourist attraction is located in Puteri Harbour Family Theme Park which is visited by many tourists who want to please their children so do not be surprised if the queue so long, especially on weekends and holidays.

9. Night Market Johor Bahru

Night Market is located behind Johor Bahru KSL City Mall. Johor Bahru Night Market is open from 4 pm, but at this hour still a few vendors selling wares. Usually about 7 pm then this place is really full of traders. Night Market Johor Bahru is one of the tourist attractions in Johor Bahru highly loved by travelers because they can buy goods at low prices here. What could you purchase here? From accessories, CDs, crafts, painting services, up to culinary tourism.

10. Johor Bahru City Square

Johor Bahru City Square is one of the modern shopping centers in Johor Bahru, located at Wong Ah Fook Street. This shopping center is visited by many tourists from Indonesia and Singapore, who want to hunt for goods at bargain prices. The most sought items in Johor Bahru City Square are a dress, designer clothing, purses, bags, and hats.
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