On the lookout for something new to try during hot summer months? We’ve rounded up the top things you can do in Johor Bahru (which is commonly referred to as JB) to help you let loose and de-stress from your everyday routine.
How to get to Johor Bahru from Singapore
Johor Bahru is the place to be whether you’re off on a shopping spree, a food trip, or a relaxing getaway (check out our roundup of the best massage places here). It’s less than an hour’s drive away from Singapore, but be ready to face heavy traffic, especially during weekends. You can also opt to take the KTM train (you can book your tickets here in advance).
5 things to do in Johor Bahru
Once you arrive in JB, you’ll find a ton of options on what to do. So here are the best ones we recommend to get you started on an unforgettable trip.
1. Go for an ATV ride
If you’re a nature lover or someone who’s just hungry for adventure, discover JB’s lush greenery and waterfalls on a thrilling ATV (all-terrain vehicle) ride. Bond with friends and family at Tristan Park which claims to have a large fleet of dirtbikes and ATVs. You’re required to make an advanced booking and you can check out their process here.
Address: Tristan Park @ Semangar, Kampong Orang Asli Kempas Menang
Contact number: +65-93630161
2. Shop and dine at the City Square Mall (day) and Tebing Bandar Dato’ Onn (night)
Location: 106 - 108, Jalan Wong Ah Fook, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor
Location: Jln Dato’ Onn Utama, Nasa City, 81100 Johor Bahru, Malaysia
3. Make a wish at Kota Tinggi Firefly Park
Looking for a dreamy date idea? Check out Kota Tinggi Firefly Park which is a must on your list if you’re a Disney fan or you’re travelling with one. There’s a boat tour where you’ll be surrounded by fireflies and, at the end, you can write your wish on a lantern and let it fly à la Tangled. The park is open from 1PM to 11PM. Book in advance here.
Location: Kota Tinggi Firefly Park, Jalan Kota Tinggi, 81900 Kota Tinggi, Johor, Malaysia
Contact number: 017-4607775
4. Treat your inner child at LEGOLAND
Location: 7 Jalan LEGOLAND, Bandar Medini Iskandar Malaysia, 79250 Iskandar Puteri (Nusajaya), Johor, Malaysia
Contact number: +6075978888
5. Relax at St. Giles Hotel
After a full day of activities, wind down at St. Giles Southkey Johor Bahru. Enjoy a comfy stay in its rooms with breathtaking views and check out its amenities such as a swimming pool, gym, restaurant and bar, and café. You can make a reservation via St Giles’ website.
Location: Mid Valley Southkey, 1, Persiaran Southkey 1, Kota Southkey, Johor Bahru 80150 Malaysia
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