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16 Things That Johor Bahru Is Famous For

Planning a vacation in Malaysia? Visit this famous Johor state capital with numerous tourist attractions including historical, natural, and entertainment places.
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Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque
Historical mosque with Victorian-style architecture that appeals to many historians and tourists. See the Straights of Johor from the hilltop of the mosque.
Istana Besar Palace
The Grand Royal Palace of the Sultan of Johor. The palace also features beautifully landscaped gardens and parks offering scenic views of the surroundings.
Istana Pasir Pelangi
The royal palace of the Tunku Mahkota or Crown Prince of Johor is the official residence of the Sultan and his family. Pasir Pelangi has many other palaces and gardens that you can explore.
Bukit Serene Palace
Facing Straits of Johor, Istana Bukit Serene Palace is a royal palace of Sultan having a bird’s eye view of Singapore.
The Old Temple of Johor Bahru
Constructed in 1875, the oldest Chinese temple in Johor Bahru is a spiritual symbol of unity among five Chinese ethnic groups of Teochew, Hoklo, Cantonese, Hakka, and Hainanese people.
Puteri Harbor
A waterfront amusement park where you can enjoy various amazing rides and savor delicious food in nice restaurants.
Austin Heights Water & Adventure Park
Do you love having fun in water sports and adventure? Visit this family-friendly water park loaded with lots of slides and splash pools.
Also, experience the thrill in the adventure park with a zipline, a trampoline park, and other various attractions.
Mount Pulai
Nature lovers and core hikers would love the hike to the famous Mountain that is blessed with scenic views of beautiful flora and fauna in the surrounding.
The 654-meters high Mount Pulai has a charming waterfall that adds to the beauty of the mountain. A paradise for tourists to have a tranquil and relaxing time.
This first international theme park of Malaysia is a must-visit destination while touring to Johor Bahru. The family-friendly waterpark has over 40 interactive rides, shows, and many attractions.
Sanrio Hello Kitty Town
The Hello Kitty theme park has everything from carousels, rides, and live shows.
A perfect place to bring a broad smile on your kid’s face!
Johor Zoo
Are you an animal lover? Would you like to feed animals like deer, camel, or elephant? Then visit Johor Zoo having animal feeding and rides. Nice place to bring your kids to spend a holiday.
Angry Birds Activity Park
You will hardly find any kid who doesn’t know the angry birds’ game, right? This park offers indoor play areas and obstacle courses based on the angry birds game.
Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple
Johor Bahru is also famous for the world’s first and only glass temple in Malaysia. This is the only Hindu temple in Malaysia with stunning interiors that captivates you.
The Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Visit this cathedral church with a seating capacity of 700 located in Taman Sri Tebrau in Johor Bahru.
Desaru Beach
Desaru beach is famous for its peaceful and pristine look. People come here to watch the sunset or enjoy swimming and sunbathing on the white sandy beach.
Pasar Karat
If you love shopping then you may want to visit this night market flooded with independent clothing brands and live music. It is also a nice place to just chill and relax.