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Amusement Park in Johor Bahru

Legoland

Got kids? Opened in September 2012, Southeast 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 i…
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 …
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 …
Cafe in Johor Bahru

Roost Juice & Bar

Super salad bowls, frozen yoghurt, juices and good coffee are what's on offer at JB's most chillable spot, which uses recycled wood, bottles and more to create a cafe/bar that feels like someone's (very hip) living …
Chinese in Mersing

Loke Tien Yuen Restaurant

Mersing’s oldest Chinese restaurant is one of the friendliest and busiest places in town. You may have to wait for a marble table to enjoy the deliciously prepared prawn and pork dishes. The speciality, whole steame…
Seafood in Johor Bahru

Kam Long Fishhead Curry

The lunch line snakes up the sidewalk so if you want to get a taste of this seriously addictive, mildly spicy fish curry, get here before 11am. There's only one dish on the menu, but you can choose from fish head or…
Hindu Temple in Johor Bahru

Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman

Step through the looking glass into this wonderland of a temple built from mirrors, glass and metal – not a single inch of the vaulted roof or wall has been left unadorned. The temple is dedicated to Kali, known as …
Indian in Johor Bahru

Restoran Reaz Corner

You can't go wrong with the yellow rice topped with spicy chicken curry at this clean, open-air curry joint. The ginger tea is a not-to-be-missed-nor-soon-forgotten accompaniment. If you're here for breakfast, it's …
Hawker in Mersing

Mersing Harbour Centre

As well as housing a collection of stalls selling hawker food, this new centre opposite the ferry terminal is where you go to book ferry tickets and resorts on Tioman as well as to pay the marine park entrance fee.
Bar in Johor Bahru

Roost Juice Bar

A trendy back-alley bar with retro furniture and laid-back staff, this is the coolest hang-out in the colonial district. Beer is half the price you'd pay in Singapore, and the fresh-fruit smoothies are delicious.