Welcome to Johor Bahru

Most travellers skip southern Malaysia's largest city, but for intrepid souls there's a handful of worthwhile museums, temples and mosques, shopping and party zones. If that ain't your thing, JB also has a Legoland, where 'everything is awesome'.

As one of the five ‘economic zones’ of the Iskandar development project, which will radically change southern Malaysia over the next decade, JB is in for one hell of a makeover yet. The 720-hectare Danga Bay area, 5km from the Causeway, is poised to be a financial and commercial centre. Work on the development began in 2006 and is expected to be completed in 2025. For now, Danga Bay is a sprawl of construction.

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$35.17 Tours & Sightseeing

Half-Day Johor Bahru Tour from Singapore

After selected hotel pickup by comfortable coach, you're driven across the Johor–Singapore Causeway to Johor Bahru, the second largest city  in the southern portion of peninsular Malaysia. With your guide, visit the Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque, constructed between 1892 and 1900 under the direction of its namesake. Then drive along Lido Beach to a handicraft town to observe batik painting used in wall pictures and sarongs. Follow up with a visit to a Malay cemetery and see the exterior of the Royal Mausoleum, where you'll to learn about Muslim practices in the burial of their deceased.Finally, proceed with a drive through the city center before returning across the causeway to your Singapore hotel.

$288 Transfers & Ground Transport

Private Transfer from Kuala Lumpur International Airport to Legoland Johore Bahru

Upon arrival at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, you will be picked up by a professional English speaking driver. The ride takes approximately 4 hours depending on your immigration clearance at the airport and the traffic condition at the highway to your destination, Legoland. You are allowed to have a tea break when pass by the convenience store or stop area. You will see many palm oil plantations, Malay Kampung and some interesting tourist spots. The professional English driver will share some history and explanation on the area along the ride.This service is certainly the ideal solution for those who wish to travel in fast and comfortable way.

$12 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

"Dinosaurs Alive" Water Theme Park Admission Ticket

This Dinosaur Alive theme park is unique because it not only offers enjoyment but children also get to study about the prehistoric age. The robotic dinosaurs gives an understanding of how dinosaurs moved. The authentic impression of the Jurassic Era is depicted in the park. Besides dinosaurs, the park also offers other activities involving dinosaurs. All the activities are safe for children. The kid’s pool is continuously monitored by the lifeguards. Water slides, water mists, water squirting dinosaurs, pail water drops, slides, fountains, trampolines are few of the other attractions.The theme park also consists of Infusion Café and restaurant, Twilight Lounge/Bar, Golf Mission, several shopping complexes and eateries. You can also opt for Telematches, one coffee break, one meal and aerobic session.

$164.01 Private & Custom Tours

Singapore Private Tour: Explore Malaysia, Johore Bahru City

You will meet your guide at the pickup location.  Recommended at your hotel lobby.  It is important to note that you are required to carry your travel documents with you.  **Customers are advise that they are required to attain permits / VISAs necessary to enter into Malaysia prior booking.  You will start to drive into the northern part of Singapore Island following after to cross the borders into Malaysia.  Upon immigration clearance, you will arrive at the city of Johor Bahru, a unique city along the coastal line of Singapore borders.  Your first stop is at the Chinese Cultural Museum. (Ticketing excluded)  Your guide will bring you to the destination and wait for you while you explore the exhibits to know the history and wherabouts of the origins of Chinese in this region of South East Asia.  You will then walk through the city heritage street, with a long history of 110years old. There is a traditional bakery and local eateries and streets foods as the main highlights. Explore and understand how the chinese use to trade with the British Colony and how the economic boom happened that influenced the growth of the State.  The Chinese Temple on the heritage street will give you an understanding on the chinese religion. You may go in to receive blessings where your guide will explain to you on the process of Chinese offerings and prayers are being conducted.  You will proceed for lunch at your own expenses. The guide can show you where and what you can try. You can find any food from local chinese to malay or indian delicacies along side of the entire street. Phototaking is encouraged in this area.  ~~ Subsequently, you will proceed in a car to visit the "Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple"  *WORLD FIRST GLASS TEMPLE" - OPEN IN 1922.  A unique temple assemble with 90% of glass.  YOU MUST SEE. PHOTO TAKING IS ENCOURAGED!!  ~~ After the busy day, the tour will come to a place where you can explore the local produce.  Speciality and local produce like.  - Bak Kwa - Chestnut cookies - Sugar Candies  - Coffee Powder  are some of the local produce which you can make purchase from. Feel free to ask your guide if you have any questions.  The Johor Bahru Sultan Palace is a well maintained garden gate with a beautiful scenery located on the coastal line of Danga Bay looking out at the Northern Coast of Singapore.  Dinner Options - Salted Bake Chicken  - Fishball Noodles and Chinese Hakka Yong Tow Fu  - Herbal Chicken Steamed

$362 Kid Friendly

LEGOLAND Malaysia Overnight Package Including Transfers

Your tour includes round-trip transport from your Kuala Lumpur hotel or Johor’s Senai International Airport (JHB) to LEGOLAND, entrance tickets, and an overnight stay at a 3-star hotel. Explore interactive Lego building areas, rides for all ages and an extensive water park with water slides and play areas. Before your departure on the second day, you’ll have the option to tour Desaru Fruit Farm before stopping at Johor Premium Outlets en route to the airport or your Kuala Lumpur hotel.

$79 Cultural & Theme Tours

Full Day Singapore Private Day Tour From Johor Bahru

Meet & greet by our friendly tourist guide at your hotel lobby., travel by air-conditioned car,van or coach. First Visit-River Cruise : The story of Singapore River Cruise begins in 1987. The “Clean Rivers Campaign” of 1983 saw the relocation of bumboats to Pasir Panjang. The familiar painted faces of our Bumboats were due to disappear from its home, until SRC was awarded the tender license to run river services here – the first also, to operate such services along the river.Second Visit: Merlion Park is located near Marina Bay, Singapore. This park is home to an 8.6 meter-tall and 40 ton-weight, water-spouting Merlion.Continued to: Sentosa island is an island resort off Singapore’s southern coast, connected to the city by road, cable car, pedestrian boardwalk and monorail. By Sentosa Station, Tiger Sky Tower has panoramic views that can stretch as far as Indonesia. On the south coast, Palawan Beach is lined with food stalls and bars, and has a suspension bridge to a small offshore island.Next  stop will be :Marina Bay (casino) Opened in 2010 Singapore Marina Bay Sands is part of the mega $5.5 billion resort project, Marina Bay Sands Hotel. But it’s much more than just a hotel and casino; in fact it has everything to become Southeast Asia’s next top entertainment destination. Place your bet, and hope you’re lucky.Next visit followed: Gardens by the Bay is a nature park spanning 101 hectares of reclaimed land in central Singapore, adjacent to the Marina Reservoir. The park consists of three waterfront gardens: Bay South Garden, Bay East Garden and Bay Central Garden.Proceed to Bugis Street: Bugis Street Market is one of the biggest, cheapest and probably hottest places to come shopping in the whole of Singapore. Fifty years ago, this now famous shopping district was better known for being Singapore’s centre of seedy nightlife, attracting transvestites and workers of the night who would flock into town to entertain the visiting military men.Next stop will be Arab street & Masjid sultan area:  Arab Street will provide a unique shopping experience, even if you are a Singaporean. Some of the shops here are a century old and are run by traditional Muslim families. Our last stop will be Orched road: Orchard Road is Singapore’s retail heart, with discount outlets, department stores and upscale boutiques, alongside luxury hotels. Emerald Hill Road is a mix of colorful Chinese baroque houses and casual pubs, while al fresco bars and eateries can be found along nearby Cuppage Terrace.Your driver will transfer you back to your hotel .