The 10 Best Things to Do in Johor Bahru, Malaysia

September 30, 2017 Lashaunda Abraham

Johor Bahru is the second-largest city in Malaysia and, with the opening of two major amusement parks in 2012, it is poised to become a major tourist destination. TripAdvisor travelers also recommend visiting the Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple, a unique Hindu temple decorated with brilliant glass mosaics.
Restaurants in Johor Bahru

1. Legoland Malaysia

Iskandar Puteri, Johor Bahru 79250, Malaysia 607 597 8888
Excellent
33%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 5 reviews

Legoland Malaysia

Reviewed By niceguynic - Taguig City, Philippines

I didn’t have much expectations going to Legoland. Price was ok compared to Disney where in you have to queue for an hour per ride. Malaysian crew were polite and courteous. Rides were unique (well because I’m so used to Disneyland) my daughters loved the horse ride in the Kingdom Zone.
The Water Park section is a tad small compared to Singapores Water Park but all in all it’s a more controlled environment for my kids which is great.
A must try if you haven’t experienced Legoland Park yet.
Food is where it needs some work. Compared to other theme parks Legoland is on the poor side on the food department.
All in all great experience for me and my daughters.

2. Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque

Jalan Gertak Merah, Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Excellent
34%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
3%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 202 reviews

Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque

Commissioned in 1900 by Sultan Abu Bakar--a much respected monarch widely referred to as the 'Father of Modern Johor'-- this grand mosque can accommodate 2,000 worshippers.

Reviewed By Grant T - Melbourne, Australia

There is no doubt that this is an impressive structure and well worth a visit but be aware that it is in all true sense of the word - under renovation and, according to our guide, has been for some time so don't expect to be able to go inside and view it. Its all peeled paint and cracked masonry from the outside. I would say you would need to spend no longer that 10 minutes given its 'at work' status.

3. Thomas Town - Puteri Harbour

Persiaran Puteri Selatan | Puteri Harbour, Johor Bahru 79000, Malaysia +60 3-2203 9668
Excellent
24%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
26%
Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 483 reviews

Thomas Town - Puteri Harbour

Get ready for an unforgettable adventure with Thomas & Friends here at Puteri Harbour, Iskandar Puteri, Johor!

Reviewed By Hungry-sailor86 - San Fernando La Union, Philippines

We spent most of our visit down stairs at the other characters area as it has shows and mascot meets and the characters were better known to our daughter than Thomas. Upstairs has rides downstairs has more free play soft areas with barney and angelina...MoreHi Hungry-sailor86, Thank you for visiting Thomas Town and we are glad to know that you and your daughter enjoyed your time especially with the mini shows and meet and greet sessions. We do hope to see you soon :) Warm Regards, Ilyanna Guest Relations

4. Johor Bahru City Square

Jalan Wong Ah Fook, Johor Bahru 80000, Malaysia +60 7-226 3668
Excellent
20%
Good
54%
Satisfactory
23%
Poor
2%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 1 reviews

Johor Bahru City Square

Strategically located in the heart of the city and only a stone's throw from the customs and immigration checkpoint, Johor Bahru City Square stands out as a central landmark in JB. With its more than 200 retailers, it offers a host of fashion, entertainment and restaurants. All catered to wow the senses and satisfy the needs. Rush in when the doors open at 10am for breakfast, then head out and start your shopping adventure of clothes, shoes, bags, trinklets, toiletries, electronic toys. Everything the heart desires. Unique to Johor Bahru City Square is the Inner City, an eclectic mix of smallish fashion and accessory shops plus restaurants housed in a tight, quaint setting. Always a firm favorite of the "NOW" generation. After many hours of shopping, rest the feet in one of the numerous restaurants and cafes or indulge in a soothing foot massage, then go on to treat the rest of the body at a salon.

Reviewed By Helen G - Perth, Australia

Ate out lunch times very impressed with food. Assorted menus , cater for westerners and will leave out spices which was great for me.

5. Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple

No.22 Lorong Satu | Tebrau, Johor Bahru, Malaysia +60 7-223 3989
Excellent
40%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
4%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 244 reviews

Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple

Reviewed By smanjulaadevi - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Beautiful, glistening and unique temple like no where in the world. Attended Friday evening pooja and it was very rewarding. We were able to witness the special pooja with bhajans that invoked our deepest spiritual connection to the deity. After prayer, a light meal was served at the dining hall. Temple is very well kept, clean and organized. The temple volunteers are doing a great job and of service to the many charities by the temple esp for many school kids education. We were informed that donation given via the donation box goes to the upkeep of the temple whereas purchases of oil lamps, souvenirs and books goes to charitable activities by this temple. I would love to return to this temple given another opportunity.

6. Komtar JBCC

Bandar Johor Bahru, Johor Bahru 80000, Malaysia 6072679900
Excellent
21%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
27%
Poor
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Terrible
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4 based on 112 reviews

Komtar JBCC

Reviewed By Jay H - Singapore, null, Singapore

It is great to have such a shopping complex with a departmental store like Metrojaya just across the Singapore causeway, conveniently located! It houses quite a number of designer labels and the more affordable brands
Popular brands like Sephora or Kiels are there along w cafes Obriens and donuts which are all well loved by Singaporeans
Many F&B outlets like recipe, with an angrybird park for the kids or family with children...
From the cheaper range items like Daiso (from jp), it also has an ok-foodcourt, this complex is very spacious and comfortable
My only wish is for Metrojaya to improve - while it houses a dept for living and décor, it should provide more choices of cutlery like chopsticks and place mats etc , other than that it has some unique brands like Bb vinition which are not too bad , in terms of towels and festive décor, eg christmasy ones, you are definitely spoilt in this dept store

7. Chinese Heritage Museum

42 Jalan Ibrahim, Johor Bahru 80000, Malaysia 607 – 2249 633
Excellent
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4 based on 87 reviews

Chinese Heritage Museum

Reviewed By Phi S - Bangkok, Thailand

This is an interesting museum showcasing the lifestyle of Chinese Immigrants, who migrated to Johor many years ago. The museum is very well kept and clean. Lots of history and very educational for the family.

No 83-85(3rd Floor Jln Mutiara Emas 10/2 | Tmn Mount Austin, Johor Bahru 81100, Malaysia +60 7-362 8701
Excellent
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Good
44%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 68 reviews

Mini Kuso Trick Art Gallery

What is Kuso? To define the word Kuso could prove difficult for all but a select group of people who truly appreciate the age old art of camp-style comedy. It's a relatively new term that has a double meaning which can be to make fun of something or somebody or pertaining to anything that is hilarious, outrageous and funny. Any way you look at it, the goal of Kuso is to make you laugh and to bring a smile to the face of everyone around! Amazement Awaits Your Family Today! For the ultimate family fun experience, visit Kuso 3D Trick Art and prepare yourself to be amazed, enthralled and entertained while you laugh the day away! We are the first destination for 3D trick art of our one of a kind in Johor Bahru and we are undoubtedly the best venue for fun and exciting experience. Our unique 3D paintings and interactive sessions offer something for everyone. From couples and families, to schools, sports teams and corporate events; Kuso 3D Trick Art will bring joy and happiness to your day guaranteed. We are also great for any organizations' team bonding and outing activities/school outing and can create personalized packages to suit your needs and the needs of your business. We simply never fail to give everyone a memorable day at Kuso 3D Trick Art! Experience the art and creativity of Kuso with Kuso 3D Trick Art and let us offer you a brand new experience unlike anything you have ever seen before! We focus on creating a fun and exciting atmosphere while ensuring that our visitors receive excellent value and precious memories from their visit. More Choices Equals More Fun! When you visit Kuso 3D Trick Art, you can expect a wide variety of fun and interactive sessions ranging from the mild to the wild including: • 3D Paintings • Props • Masks • Bubble Talk Flash Cards • And Much More! Come to explore, create and experience the magical wonder of science in our exclusive role-play settings where you decide the story line and you affect the outcome. Every photo taking session here at Kuso 3D Trick Art is incredibly unique as every visitor can experience the different moments of their own from 5 different themes including Sweet, Horror, Excitement, Romantic and Funny. From different settings, to different props and different ideas; everyone will enjoy a different and exciting experience when they visit Kuso 3D Trick Art. Visit us today and see for yourself why we are one of the must-visit destinations of 3D art in Malaysia!

Reviewed By eugenemah7 - Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Suitable for kids, couple or teenagers. Lots of 3D and illusion drawings on the walls. Visitors need to be kind of creative to snap a nice photo, though. Paid RM18 extra for the VR experience. Staffs have been very, very friendly and helpful. Definitely worth a visit.

9. Angry Birds Activity Park

Level 3 Komtar JBCC, Johor Bahru 80000, Malaysia +60 7-300 5090
Excellent
19%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
27%
Poor
6%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 237 reviews

Angry Birds Activity Park

Reviewed By ajakpjb - Johor Bahru District, Malaysia

Wonderful times with lots of interesting activities. A very safe place for my children and the "Flock Crews" are very friendly. Affordable price tickets . All attractions well maintain and very clean. Best for all ages. Parents can have snacks and foods while observings kids play around. Have been here so many times but will come back anytimes .

10. Johor Old Chinese Temple

Jalan Trus | Lot 653, Jalan Trus, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Jalan Trus, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia, Johor Bahru 80000, Malaysia +60 7-277 7858
Excellent
30%
Good
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Satisfactory
32%
Poor
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Terrible
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4 based on 117 reviews

Johor Old Chinese Temple

Reviewed By simonwonglokekoan - Kuala Lumpur

Located along a busy street lined on both sides by old Chinese shop houses, it is also just across the waters from the Woodlands district in Singapore. Taoism is the dominant ethos here. On entry through an archway built into a white, plain solid looking wall, the place may seem plain & sparsely decorated relative to numerous other Taoist temples in Malaysia. On closer inspection, you will see unique porcelain figures - certainly not the largest or highest I've seen - of gods, demigods, various Buddha reincarnations, even mythical creatures so beloved by Chinese folklore. There is a reasonably clean but small washroom, as you face the main altar take the right corridor you'll see it on your left.

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