Best Things To Do in Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Are you looking for what to do in Johor Bahru?

Until recent past, Johor Bahru was famous for being gateway to Singapore. However, with the growth in tourism, this city in Malaysia has achieved its share of stardom with glittering skyscrapers and entertaining amusement parks. Its nightlife beams with lights and attracts a lot of tourists to its vicinity. Legoland Malaysia, Johor zoo, Angry birds Activity park, are some of the attractions that will draw a lot of families with kids here. There is no dearth of cultural attractions in Johor Bahru, some of them are Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple, Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque, Old Chinese Temple, Chinese Heritage Museum, Kuso Trick Art Gallery and others that lend an introduction to the religious structures of the city and the nation. Danga bay, Gunung Pulai Recreational Forest are some of the places where you can retreat in the lap of nature and replenish your tired souls. For those who want to shop, KSL city mall is one of the best options.

Below we have a list of things to do in Johor Bahru and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.

This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Johor Bahru getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.

Make the most of your trip to Johor Bahru with confidence.

Tourist Attractions in Johor Bahru

Here is the list of things to do in Johor Bahru and tourist attractions in city.

  1. Legoland Malaysia

    4.3 (16779 Votes)
    Legoland Malaysia

    Outdoors, Amusement Park, Theme Park, Entertainment

    Malaysia’s first international theme park, the Legoland® Malaysia Resort was opened in the year 2012 and has since then attracted thousands of visitors. A fun-filled family holiday destination, the theme park has more than 70 hands-on rides, slides, shows, and attractions. Popular attractions within the park include: Miniland LEGO City LEGO Kingdoms Land of Adventure LEGOLAND Water P...Read more
  2. Dataran Bandaraya Johor Bahru

    Outdoors, Cafe, Restaurant, Entertainment

    Dataran Bandaraya Johor Bahru is the main city square of Johor Bahru.  The square was built in January 1994 following the declaration of Johor Bahru as a city. Surrounded by many boutiques, restaurants, food stalls, souvenir shops, shopping malls, hotels and accommodations, and cafes, the main attraction at the square is the Tower Clock. Head over to Dataran Bandaraya for a shopping spree ...Read more
  3. Sanrio Hello Kitty Town

    4.1 (1350 Votes)
    Sanrio Hello Kitty Town

    Theme Park

    Sanrio Hello Kitty Town is a Hello Kitty style interactive theme park in Iskandar Puteri. Decorated in a prominent pink theme, the Sanrio Hello Kitty Town represents the home of Hello Kitty where you can be a part of her family, explore the house, and watch her perform live-on-stage. The activities in Sanrio Hello Kitty Town include Wishful Studio, Hello Kitty's house, Purrfect Stage, Tea Cup R...Read more
  4. Danga Bay

    Waterfront, Park, Walking Area, Restaurant

    Danga Bay is considered to be the biggest recreational park in Johor Bahru. It offers a lot of activities with a touch of luxury and glamour! It houses high-end retail outlets, designer boutiques and fine dines restaurants along with a beautiful Danga Bay Park. Danga bay theme park enjoys the Jumping Frog, Nemo Ride, classic Pirate Ship and Teacups and more. Danga World Pett...Read more
  5. Ksl City Mall

    4 (7040 Votes)
    Ksl City Mall

    Hotel, Entertainment, Mall, Shopping Center

    KSL City & Hotel is an integrated development which comprises of 500 retail outlets, 868 hotel rooms, 602 condominiums, and 2800 car parks. It houses popular brands such as: ST3P BODY GLOVE Guardian Giordano SUMMIT Franco Hair Salon along with popular restaurants such as: The Chicken Rice Shop Wong Kok Char Chan Teng Seoul Garden Pizza Hut I LOVE YOO! Tea Garden and many more.
  6. Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple

    Religious Site, Temple, Architecture

    A popular tourist attraction of Johor Bahru, the Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple is a sight to behold! The oldest temple in Tebrau, the temple has been listed in the Malaysian Book of Records. A creation of Guru Sri Sinnathamby Sivasamy, this unique temple is embellished with 300,000 pieces of red, blue, yellow, green, purple and white glass, including its floors, pi...Read more
  7. Jalan Wong Ah Fook

    4.1 (7077 Votes)
    Jalan Wong Ah Fook

    Cafe, Restaurant, Entertainment, Shopping Center

    One of the busiest main streets in Johor Bahru, Jalan Wong Ah Fook is a must visit while in town. Lining this street are many shops, cafes, restaurants and food stalls. If you are a foodie, do stroll down to Hiap Joo Bakery and Biscuit factory situated on Jalan Tan Hiok Nee and snack on their banana cakes. Trivia: The Street is named after Wong Ah Fook, one of the founders of the town of Johor ...Read more
  8. Johor Zoo

    4.1 (6694 Votes)
    Johor Zoo

    Outdoors, Wildlife Park, Zoo

    Johor Zoo is one of the oldest zoos in the country. Zoo Johor Bahru established in the year 1928 by the late Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Abu Bakar. Head over to the Johor zoo with your family and engage in activities like - catching a glimpse of lions play with the elephants observe the crocodiles admire the aquatic birds or stroll around the lake Endangered species here include goril...Read more
  9. Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque

    Mosque, Religious Site, Historical Site, Architecture

    Overlooking the Straits of Johor and the neighbouring Singapore, the magnificent Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque is one of the most beautiful old mosques in Malaysia. Boasting of Victorian Architecture, the mosque was constructed between the years 1892 and 1900. Commissioned by the ‘Father of Modern Johor’, the late Sultan Abu Bakar, the mosque can accommodate 2,000 worshippers at any given...Read more
  10. Johor Bahru Old Chinese Temple

    Religious Site, Temple, Museum, Historical Site

    Located downtown, the Johor Bahru Old Chinese Temple is a quaint place of worship. Although there are no records to confirm when exactly the temple was built, an old plaque on the temple wall states that the temple was functional even in the year 1870. There are 3 prayer halls in the temple, all beautifully designed. A major attraction within the temple is the huge bronze bell. You will also fi...Read more
  11. Angry Birds Activity Park

    Outdoors, Park, Entertainment

    A fun place to visit, the Angry Birds Activity Park has a lot of interesting games and zones designed around the popular game of Angry Birds. The state of the art activity park offers a wide variety of games and attractions suitable for toddlers, kids and parents alike. 
  12. Dinosaurs Alive Water Park

    4.1 (2094 Votes)
    Dinosaurs Alive Water Park

    Amusement Park, Park, Water Park

    A fun place for kids, the Dinosaurs Alive Water Park is situated with the KSL Hotel and Resort premises. Having a quirky swimming pool, life size replicas of Dinosaurs can be found strategically places around the pool. These statues range in size from the 2-foot long Compsognathus to the 85-foot long Brachiosaurus!
  13. Chinese Heritage Museum

    4.3 (2572 Votes)
    Chinese Heritage Museum

    Museum, History Museum

    The Chinese Heritage Museum tells the history of the Chinese community in Johor Bahru. Museum’s collection includes documents, photos, old coins, porcelain, musical instruments and other artefacts. Spread across 4 storeys, the ground floor houses historical documents while the second and third floors showcase artefacts used by Chinese immigrants in the 1800s and 1900s. The 4th floor is de...Read more
  14. Istana Besar

    Museum, Palace, Architecture , Specialty Museum

    The Istana Besar AKA the Grand Place is the royal residence of the King of Johor. Having Anglo- Malay architecture, the palace houses the Royal Abu Bakar Museum. On display are royal heirloom, rare artefacts and records of the history of the state's royal family.
  15. Mini Kuso Trick Art Gallery

    3.6 (2438 Votes)
    Mini Kuso Trick Art Gallery

    Art Gallery

    Mini Kuso Trick Art Gallery is the first destination for Kuso 3D trick art in Johor Bahru. At the kuso 3d art gallery, a wide variety of fun and interactive sessions are on display, ranging from the mild to the wild including 3D Paintings, Props, Masks and a lot more. kuso trick art included 5 different themes like Funny, Horror Room, Excitement Scene, Romantic Love & Sweet Moment. All...Read more