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Johor Bahru Mini Guide
What can you tell me About Johor Bahru?
It’s a big city, Malaysia’s second largest, and still growing at a phenomenal rate. This has caused the universal problem of creaking infrastructure with, until recently, open sewers running through the streets. Buildings are a little tired looking in places and the profusion of industrial complexes add to the general grime of the city. Unfortunately it gets compared to its very near neighbour, Singapore
which is sparkling clean and glitzy meaning that the hidden delights of Johor Bahru often remain hidden.
How do I get to Johor Bahru?
Johor Bahru is accessed by the nearby Senai Airport which takes domestic flights from across Malaysia. The airport has plans to become an international airport soon but currently, international travellers have to fly to Penang
or Kuala Lumpur
and take a connecting flight to Johor Bahru. Transport into the city is plentiful including buses and taxis although most choose to hire an inexpensive car at the airport.
What Should I Do When I’m in Johor Bahru?
The Sultan Abu Bakar Royal Palace Museum has just reopened after an extensive renovation and has thousands of magnificent and ornate objects on display whilst the rooms of the building itself are fabulous in their opulence. Many people take the chance to cross the border into glitzy, glamorous Singapore and do a little duty free shopping in electrical goods whilst others may take a boat to Malaysia’s islands.
- The Durian is a weird and unusual fruit and even more unusually Johor Bahru has a festival dedicated to what it calls 'The King of Fruits'. From July 14th to the 15th you can taste different varieties at the festival venue.