Top things to do in Johor

Top Choice International in Johor Bahru

The Replacement

With a fantastic brunch menu, this good-looking, elegant but minimalist restaurant is overseen by attentive staff serving a host of trendy lunchers, brunchers, diners and people photographing their food. The breakfa…
Top Choice Cafe in Johor Bahru

Roost Juice Bar

Super salad and quinoa bowls, avocado and salmon bagels, fresh juices and great coffee are on offer at this chilled cafe/bar, where recycled wood and mismatched furniture create something akin to a hip living room. …
National Park in Johor

Gunung Ledang National Park

According to legend, the highest mountain in Johor is the home of Puteri Gunung Ledang, a mythical princess whose presence is said to permeate the jungle slopes. Climbing Gunung Ledang (also called Mt Ophir; 1276m) …
Amusement Park in Johor Bahru

Legoland

Got kids? Asia's first Legoland offers over 70 rides and attractions, plus a waterpark that can be visited separately or as part of a package. Nearly everything is hands-on, and it's not just about the bricks. Expec…
Chinese in Johor Bahru

Din Tai Fung

The signature dish of smart Din Tai Fung is xiaolongbao, gorgeous Chinese dumplings with various fillings, including crab roe, pork and chicken, but there are many other dishes on the menu. Devouring xiaolongbao req…
Indian in Johor Bahru

Olive

One of several international restaurants overlooking Puteri Harbour, Olive is a good choice to enjoy Indian cuisine, cooking up a wonderfully tender Lahori seekh (lamb kebab with cinnamon, mace, nutmeg and green car…
Architecture in Muar

Royal Customs and Excise Building

Today painted blue and yellow, with the date 1909 on its domed clock tower, this was once the Muar Railway Station Building. Look out for it on the north side of Jln Maharani, in between Jln Sayang and Jln Sisi. The…
Cafe in Johor Bahru

Chaiwalla & Co.

Elevating the usual chai walla (tea seller) stall, this drinks cafe has made its home in a trendy, all-black, double-storey shipping container, with industrial-styled interiors and lush hanging-garden wall. You can …
Cafe in Muar

434 Kopi House

Running since 1953, busy 434 Kopi is the best cafe in town, its marble-topped tables overlooked by a large copy of the Mona Lisa. Delicious coffee (brewed from Malaysia Liberica Elephant beans and other varieties) i…
Bakery in Johor Bahru

Hiap Joo Bakery & Biscuit Factory

For over 80 years this little bakery has prepared delicious buns, cakes and biscuits in a charcoal oven just as the founder had done in his native Hainan, China. Join the queue spilling out the bright blue door for …