Johor Bahru Attractions

Johor Bahru is not a great place for sightseeing or finding other interesting things to do. Many visitors find they go across the Causeway into Singapore earlier than they expect to. Nevertheless, there are some things to see. One of these is the Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque, only two kilometers west of the Causeway, which is located on top of a small hill overlooking the Straits of Johor.

The Sultan Abu Bakar Royal Palace Museum, along Jalan Tun Doktor Ismail and one and a half kilometers west of the Causeway, is the opulent former residence of the Sultan of Johor. The main building is the palace museum complex. It is surrounded by a 53-hectare, beautifully manicured garden. The Sultan Ibrahim Building, built in 1940, is located on top of Bukit Timbalan. It houses the State Secretariat, the Chief Minister's office, State Assembly Hall and the offices of the state government. The building is an architectural blend of British colonial, Malay and Saracenic elements.

The Sri Raja Mariamman Hindu Temple, in Jalan Ungku Puan, is right in the heart of downtown JB. It is undergoing renovation for the temple's 100th anniversary in 2011. You can see, however, the Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Hindu Temple, which is touted as "The First Glass Temple in the World." The inner surface of the walls and the columns inside the temple are clad with glass, hence the name.

Danga Bay, seven kilometers northwest of the Causeway, is set to be the premier waterfront development in Johor Bahru, with residential properties, commercial buildings and recreational facilities. Among the attractions that have opened so far are: Danga World Theme Park, Danga World Petting Zoo and Rumah Limas. The latter attraction has 10 traditional wooden Malay houses. Cultural shows are performed here while Johor cuisine is served inside and outside some of the houses. There is an orchid garden beside the Rumah Segamat. Massage and spa therapy are offered in the Rumah Spa.

Johor Bahru is reasonably well known for its golf courses. The Royal Johor Country Club is probably the most expensive golf club in Johor Bahru. Others include the Tanjung Puteri Resort course, Leisure Farm, Pulai Spring Resort and the Austin Hills Golf Resort.

Singapore Zoological Garden


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Sembawang Park

435 Sembawang Road, Singapore 758398

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Night Safari

80 Mandai Lake Road

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Puteri Harbour


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Pulau Aur


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Muzium Diraja Sultan Abu Bakar

Muzium Diraja Sultan Abu Bakar, 80000 Johor Bahru, Malaysia

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Choa Chu Kang Stadium

Choa Chu Kang North 5, Singapore

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Kukup Golf Resort

Kukup Golf Resort, 82300 Pontian, Malaysia

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Citibella Spa

Jurong Point #05-03, 1 Jurong West Central 2 (S)648886, Singapore 648886

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Muzium Nenas

Kampung China, Pontian, Johor, Malaysia

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Jeti Kukup

95, 82300 Kukup, Johor, Malaysia

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Causeway Point

Singapore 738099

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MPK - Majlis Perbandaran Kulai

Near Jalan Susur Kulai 3

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Palm Resort Golf and Country Club

Jalan Persiaran Golf
Off Jalan Jumbo

A Dream Golf Resort...
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Tioman Island Golf Club

43 miles off the coast of Mersing

Golfing on Paradise Island...
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Desaru Golf and Country Resort

Bandar Penawar

Golf and Activities for Family...
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Royal Johor Country Club

3211 Jalan Larkin

A Right Royal Golf Club...
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Karyaneka Crafts Centre

Jalan Abdul Samad

Local handicrafts for sale...
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Pelangi Golf Driving Range

Jalan Serampang

Airy and Spacious...
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S.T. Rhodes Club

101 Johor Labis Estate

A Quiet Round of Golf...
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