Johor Bahru (Malaysia)

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General tourist information


Johor Bahru (Johor Bahru, Johor Bahru, often pronounced as J. B. or J. B.) – the largest city and state capital of Johor in southern peninsular Malaysia (a city on the interactive map of Malaysia). The city is the main transit point from Malaysia to Singapore, as there are bridges connecting the mainland with the island of Singapore. It is the second largest city in the country (with a population of more than half a million people), second only to Kuala Lumpur.

Interestingly, the Johor Bahco was only in 1993, after which he very rapidly developed. The name of the state of Johor (Johor) comes from the Arabic word meaning "precious stone".

Johor Bahru is one of the most developed and modern cities of Malaysia. It is very visited by tourists primarily due to the fact that is the main gateway to Singapore from the mainland. Tourists from Malaysia and Thailand, travelling to Singapore by land, necessarily passing through the city. The same city serves as a major gateway to the Eastern resort of Malaysia Desaru (Desaru).

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Although the city is a popular resort, it is filled with many interesting and entertaining places. Moreover, interesting is not so much the city itself as the state of Johor, on which are scattered a lot of attractions and resort areas. The town acts as a base for their inspection. Among the activities and excursions, you get here: trekking in the national Park Endau-Rompina, diving on the Islands of Sibu, a trip to the Park, Gunung Ledang, a beach holiday on the beach Lido Beach resort Danga, the journey on the river Lebam to the colonies of fireflies and much more. Here opened Legoland theme Park.

In addition to the attractions, the town is popular as a place for shopping, especially the residents of Singapore. They constantly travel to Johor for affordable buying as close to Singapore prices are very high. Go shopping in modern malls and in many markets.

Weather, seasons in Johor Bahru

Seasons in Johor Bahru is not determined by the temperature (it is always high), and rainfall.

Traditionally high season and the best time is may-October. At this time the least amount of precipitation.

Low season is from November to April. While January and February are relatively molodoye, so these months can also be quite comfortable to visit Johor.

Seasons in Johor Bahru by months*

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*best time to visit;
appropriate time to visit;
not a recommended time to visit

How to get to Johor Bahru

Close to the city (35 km) international airport is Senai International Airport (also Sultan Ismail International Airport). However, it accepts international flights only from neighboring Asian countries, domestic flights from Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Ipoh, Kota Kinabalu.

From the airport to reach the city easily by bus Causeway Link (white). The cost of the Express (45 min) – 8 ringgit. A simple bus (333, 1 h 30 min) – 3.5 ringgit. A taxi from the airport can be reached in 30 minutes and 45 ringgit.

Johor Bahru is a transport hub, and you can reach it from other cities of Malaysia by land will not be difficult. Here is lots of buses from the big cities of the country. Also it is easy to get there by bus from Singapore. In addition, go trains on the Western railway of Malaysia, which starts from Bangkok, passes through the southern part of Thailand and finishes in Singapore. Accordingly, on the train it can be reached from at least: Bangkok, Hua hin, Chumphon, Krabi in Thailand; with Langkawi, Penang, Kuala Lumpur and Malacca (Malaysia) and Singapore.

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Transport, than to move on

The city has a good public transport system. All the information about the routes can be obtained here

The best travel option in Johor Bahru is to rent a car. For self-hire transport in Malaysia you need an international driving permit (IDP). Is such a law, made in the form of booklets in several languages that are issued in addition to the regular national rights. They act only when presented together with your national (domestic) rights, so don't forget to take a trip to Malaysia. To get an IDP is not required to write any exams, you only need to pay a fee. To make it easier for website public services.of the Russian Federation. The cost of any discount through the website services will be 1120 rubles.

The cost of renting a car in Johor Bahru starts from $ 30 per day. You can rent a car in the city or the airport and in the airport of Kuala Lumpur, to immediately upon arrival in the country to go here by car. By the way, airport car rental KL will cost even a bit cheaper. It is best to search and book a car rental through the Internet using the search form and compare prices from different distributors:

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Can also refer to the website of the most popular city carrier company Causeway Link -

Attractions, what to see

Resort Johor Bahru offers its visitors a very diverse program. The first thing you can take a tour and get acquainted with the city. One of those places that is worth a visit is the mosque of Sultan Abu Bakar. This Holy place is located on top of a hill from which you can admire the beauty of the Strait of Johor channel.

Near the mosque is the Great Palace, or as it is called here, the Istana besar. The Palace serves as a Museum dedicated to the great Sultan. In its collections are stored various items belonging to the Sultan's family, including those collected by Abu Bakar. In the Northern part of the Grand Palace is the throne room, which hosts a variety of events, banquets and receptions. Outside the Palace is decorated with magnificent gardens, created in Japanese style.

Another attractive landmark of the city is a Hindu temple With Sri Rajakaliamman. This temple is the only temple in Malaysia that are created of glass. The entire outer part of the Shrine is covered with glass mosaic of blue, red, white, purple and green.

Continuing my walk around the city, is also worth visiting the main square Johor Bahru Dataran of Bandaraya. On the territory of the square stand the clock tower, a minaret and a fountain. Here like to spend evenings both tourists and locals. In the immediate vicinity of the square is another popular place in the city – City Park of rest. In total, the Park covers an area of over 13 hectares. In the area is a tropical forest, seven lakes, Jogging and Hiking, fountains and small sitting areas, Orchid Park and Playground. In addition, here you will have the unique opportunity to see the traditional houses of the Malays, each of which refers to a particular state of Malaysia.

In addition to these places in Johor Bahru, you can visit the leisure Park Danga Bay, the local zoo, the building of Sultan Ibrahim, the Chinese temple and the Palace of the ruling Sultan.

Dilute your guided holiday, and more modern entertainment. For this you need to go to the so-called Jogorku area. Here you will find all the hotels, restaurants and entertainment centers. Especially popular among tourists is a five-storey shopping complex and a floating restaurant with a night club.

Whichever program you choose, entertainment in Johor Bahru you don't have to. There is always something to do.

Comments / recent posts on the topic on the forum
admin 28 January, 2019

Honestly, difficult to answer, after all this is a very controversial status without citizenship. It can at passport control not to pay attention to it, and the place of issuance of the passport to put the visa for 90 days as a citizen of Estonia, and can not supply a visa and even do not give, because there is in fact a list of countries that require a visa and persons without citizenship there is clearly no. Try to call the Embassy in Moscow, and even better to write them a letter at least e-mail to answer on paper just in case. And if not difficult, then let me know what happened. ...
Max June 15, 2019
Please tell me
Boats to the Islands after 18: 00 does not go? or just can be found individually? ...
Vladimir N 24 June, 2019
Need addresses of shops selling Ayurveda in Kuala Lumpur ...
valentinatseiko 7 July, 2019
Good afternoon. Thank you for such a detailed description of the topic. For me it was useful to read. ...
Zhereele 23 July, 2019
Good morning!
Question about entry in KL without return tickets. I went through a bunch of sites have very different information. Help Posta if you have any information.
We will enter with 14летним son to here in KL to apply for a student guardian visa (guardianship of me, and he will study there, the school has already received). He learned that we can not let in KL or even to release from Hong Kong (transit flights via Hong Kong from Russia).
Whether so it and what to do? there are tips to buy a ticket for the emission of CL, for example...
on the other hand we have the confirmation from Ministry of Education Malaysia that the child is enrolled in school and will be initiated with the visa application process as soon as we arrive. Maybe this is fly/fly?
thanks in advance!) ...
admin July 23, 2019

The information is different, because we all have different experience in this matter. Officially, the requirement to have return tickets or tickets to a third country for visa-free entry to Malaysia exist in almost all countries, but in practice border controls it is checked rarely. Just imagine the huge flow of entry passport control, and everyone should check out... So check apparently selectively moved by the guards, and limited to the inspection of the printout e-ticket without verifying it in the database. The same applies to the boarding, sometimes can check. But in Hong Kong you have no one to check anything, because if you are transferring one ticket, then you already have your boarding pass from Moscow or where you are flying there, and in Hong Kong, you pass only the control of the safety and document check before boarding and that's it.
So you have several options:
1. Fly as it is, and if the landing or the border you have questions, you show all the documents and explain everything. Chances are that you will be admitted. Also can be part of their history topics. what are you going to travel to Asia to neighboring countries by land in Thailand or Singapore by bus or train. You can, incidentally, buy a train ticket online or a bus, or make a printout, maybe a ride.
2. Fly as it is, and if you have questions, are buying right at the airport any ticket to Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia etc. any budget airlines.
3. Buy in advance of any house is the cheapest ticket one-way to Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia etc. any budget airlines.
4. Buy a house more expensive ticket in any sosen ...
PetrenkoI 20 August, 2019
Good morning! There are dependant visa to Malaysia, as her husband works there. If there is a divorce, this visa will become invalid (my dependant) or not? Automatically or are there any rules and I have to tell about the divorce, or maybe the husband through his employer? Question in General, will I be able to move after a divorce? ...
admin August 20, 2019

Hello! Wow, what details, I'm afraid such a difficult question to answer accurately can't. But simple logic dictates that if the visa is issued legitimately, and she didn't validity, it is still valid and you will be able to enter. If you inform themselves or to the consular section issuing the visa, the other sources will become aware of the disappearance of the basic conditions for its issuance, i.e. divorce, it may be cancelled by the Consulate.
On your place I would not "sweat" and traveled on this visa, if necessary. Even if the next entry you will not be allowed, then just get a visa stamp on entry. But if you still doubt and want to do it by the rules, better send a request to the consular Department at or ...
Intrev 30 November, 2019
Plan to fly to Malaysia via Kuala Lumpur and depart from Langkawi. Is it real? About a year ago met online, the guy has not released Il Langkawi airport, forced to return to CL. Said what airport I flew through this and need to fly. Nonsense I think... but I would like to be confident in their route. Thank you ...
admin July 30, 2019

Complete nonsense. Flies, fly or travel by land as it is convenient. ...