Malaysia's most vibrant southernmost city, JB, is located near the border to Singapore. It may be a great party spot, but it rewards those who stay longer.
Johor Bahru was founded in 1855 as a fishing village. It has since grown to be a busy city with two connecting bridges linking Malaysia and its nearest neighbour, Singapore. Although Johor Bahru's role as a regional transport hub and manufacturing hub has influenced the city's character and aesthetics, it is not "all work and nothing play".
Singaporeans are looking for cheap thrills on weekends - taking advantage of the Singaporean dollar's strength over the Malaysian Ringgit - and cross the border in search of some of the most aggressive driving in the country. Johor Bahru has plenty to offer for anyone who doesn't like roadside acrobatics.
Learn and See
The influence of British colonialism, Johor’s powerful royal family and the country’s multicultural heritage can still be seen in JB today. Sultan Abu Bakar, 21st Sultan, Johor is often called "Father Modern Johor". You should visit the Royal Abu Bakar Museum or the Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque. This museum boasts a fascinating mix of English Victorian, Moorish, and Malay architecture.
Zoo Johor is located nearby. It has been in operation since 1928, making it Malaysia's oldest operating zoo. You can take a short taxi ride to Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple, a Hindu temple with 300,000. Glass mosaic pieces.
Jalan Wong Ah fook, named after a successful Chinese immigrant and entrepreneur, is a great place to get a feel for the pulse of the city. It's one of JB’s busiest roads. Pasar Karat is a nightmarket where bargain-seekers can find bargains at the end of the day. It offers a wide range of goods, some more expensive than others. You can also visit the grounds and gardens of Istana Bukit Serene which is the official residence and royal palace of the Sultan of Johor.
Johor State is well-known for its regional specialties. You can find them all in JB at W.W. Laksa, spicy Johor Laksa (spaghetti) at W.W. Laksa, mee rebus (egg noodles with thick gravy), and sup tulang at Restoran Sup Tulang ZZ . Kacang pool (a type of Egyptian ful medames bean stew) at Restoran Kacang Pool Haji.
There are a number of trendy brunch spots that have been inspired by weekenders from Singapore. You can enjoy all-day breakfast specials at The Replacement Lodge & Kitchen and Flowers in the Window, People & Places Cafe, Routine by Soon, and Routine by Soon.
Get a glass of water
Caffeine addicts should head straight to The Factory 30, Melbourne's Faculty of Caffeine, or Just Want Coffee, The Factory 30, for their caffeine fix. Do you want to skip the caffeine? Shakespeare Milkshakes can be a refreshing way to cool off on a hot day.
Johor Bahru's speakeasy scene is worth a visit. It offers sophisticated cocktails comparable to those found in Kuala Lumpur or Singapore.
You can choose to drink from Gin Bar or Cabinet 8 since they are right next to one another, or you can sip your way through the T15 Bar which is themed after a Chinese medical hall.
Because of their central location in downtown JB, Doubletree by Hilton or Capri by Fraser are both popular options for accommodation. Trove Johor Bahru has 283 rooms. Its interiors reflect Johor's heritage and history, including its early importance as a maritime trading port.
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