Top Historical Places in Johor Bahru

Are you looking to explore the history of Johor Bahru through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Johor Bahru including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Johor Bahru. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Johor Bahru ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Johor Bahru, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Johor Bahru for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Johor Bahru with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. State Secretariat Building

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    State Secretariat Building

    Architecture , Heritage Building

    Architecturally stunning, the former State Secretariat Building (aka Sultan Ibrahim Building) has an intrinsic Saracenic architectural design. The building was constructed between 1936 and 1939 by the British to streamline their colonial administration. The structure is no longer the State Secretariat building as the administration has shifted to Kota Iskandar at Nusa Jaya. One can check out th...Read more
  5. Istana Pasir Pelangi Image

    Landmark, Palace, Heritage Building

    The Istana Pasir Pelangi is a royal palace of the Crown Prince (Tunku Mahkota) of Johor. It is located in the royal town of Pasir Pelangi, Johor Bahru. Although entry is not permitted, one can still admire the beautiful structure from afar.
  6. Istana Bukit Serene

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    Istana Bukit Serene

    Landmark, Palace, Heritage Building

    Istana Bukit Serene is the royal palace and the official residence for the Sultan of Johor. A lovely palace, it is a famous landmark in Johor Bahru. Within the palace premises is a high tower, measuring as high as 35m. Its walls are full of unique and fascinating cravings. Entry is restricted and one can only view the place from afar.