Johor Bahru is home to many great shopping centers, amusement parks, and streets. These are all perfect for short trips and holidays. Let me show you some of the places worth visiting while on holiday in Johor Bahru.
1. Jalan Tan Hiok Nee
Jalan Tan Hiok Nee, JB’s oldest street. You will find many historic buildings and a rich history along the street. You will find many cafes and a Chinese Historic Museum. This is a wonderful place to take photos and admire older parts of JB.
This area is home to the Hiap Joo Bakery and Sallehudin Bakery, both traditional bakeries. At night, you can visit Jalan Tan Hiok Nege’s night market.
Pasar Karat is a night market that opens every night at 8pm. There are many options for second-hand goods, including clothes, perfumes and shoes. The heritage walks guides will help you learn more about the region. The Heritage walk guide can be purchased at the Chinese History Museum.
2. Johor Bahru Old Chinese Temple
The Johor Bahru Old Chinese Temple is located in the city centre of Johor Bahru, just along Jalan Trus. It is Johor Bahru’s oldest religious structure and is visited most often by devotees and visitors. Historical plaques indicate that the temple was in operation as early as 1870. This is more than 140 years ago.
The temple is believed to have been the first and only temple named after Malaysian states. It was built by religious Chinese leaders, including Tan Hiok Nee (founder of Ngee Heng Co).
It remains a cultural and religious attraction. Its busiest period is the Chingay (or Parade of the Deities). Parades of statues from the temple take place during this event. The temple organizes the annual procession of deities. The temple usually organizes the annual procession of deities on the 20th or 23rd lunar months according to the Chinese calendar.
3. Princess Cove Johor Bahru
R&F Princess Cove is a mega-development that features HOPSCA (Hotel Office Park Shopping Mall Clubhouse and Apartment). It is located strategically at Jalan Tanjung Puteri and covers an area of 116 acres. It is just 3 minutes away from Johor’s CIQ Complex.
Princess Cove is in Johor Bahru’s prime area. It faces Singapore’s Marina Seafront. This serviced apartment has 3224 units. The apartments range in size from 469 sf to 1386 for families. Princess Cove Johor Bahru also has a Seaview Ox Bar, a garden clubhouse and an indoor oxbar. Princess Cove Johor Bahru has a swimming pool and a gym, as well as a children’s play area.
4. Istana Bukit Serene Johor Bahru
Johor Bahru, Malaysia’s official residence and royal palace is Istana Bukit Serene. The palace overlooks the Straits of Johor and provides a bird’s eye view of Singapore, ex-possession of Sultanate.
One of Johor Bahru’s most famous tourist attractions is the 35-meter tall tower at Istana Bulkit Serene. The unique wall carvings on this historical building are Art Deco inspired.
The palace is protected by the Johor Military Force, the Sultan’s private army. The Sultan of Johor built the crown arch as a gift for the people. If you’re lucky, you might be able to see the Royal Highness entertaining tourists.
5. Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque
The Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque, which is located on Jalan Skudai Street, has a bird’s eye view of the Straits of Johor. It is very close to The Royal Abu Bakar Museum. Built in 1900, the Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque is a mixture of two distinct styles. The Johor hotel closest to the state mosque is the Thistle Hotel.
At this point, I need to whet your appetite and let you come to Johor Bahru to explore more scenic spots with historical background! If you want to visit Johor Bahru, but don’t know how to get there? Then why not choose SGMYTRIPS, they are very willing to provide you with the most convenient and affordable way to reach your destination.
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