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Johor Bahru Holiday Packages

Though the second-largest city in Malaysia has only been officially recognised since 1994, Johor Bahru has gained a reputation as a commercial and cultural centre that rivals nearby Singapore. From photography in the city square to a visit to the exquisite Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple, your Johor Bahru holidays will be loaded with things to do and places to see. Answer the call of your holiday self and get moving!

Things to Do in Johor Bahru

Choose one of our Johor Bahru holiday packages and you'll hit the ground running after landing at Senai International Airport (JHB). To ensure you get around the area at your own pace, book one of our Johor Bahru car hires. Once you’ve got your wheels, head to one of the city's four metropolitan sections to take in the sights.

The Royal Abu Bakar Museum allows visitors a glimpse into the life of Malaysian royalty, and entrance to the 53-hectare grounds is free. The Chinese Heritage Museum shows how various Asian cultures have impacted the city—and don’t worry, there’s plenty of English-language signage.

You'll also find several notable spiritual sites. We talked about the Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple, and we’re letting you know now—you’re in for a treat. It’s the only Hindu holy place in Malaysia constructed entirely out of glass, and the 300,000-piece, multicoloured mosaic covering it is almost blinding in intensity. Photo op, anyone? If you’d rather not risk breaking something, check out Masjid India, a modern mosque with two minarets at the intersection of Jalan Dhoby and Jalan Duke.

Just because you’re travelling with your children doesn’t mean you have to miss out on our Johor Bahru packages. Bring the kiddos to LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort, which is loaded with roller coasters, a water park and miniature Lego recreations of local landmarks. There's also Angry Birds Activity Park (yes, we just said that), a 26,000-square-foot indoor park featuring go-karts and trampolines.

Shopping, Dining & Nightlife

Bargain hunters, take heart. Johor Bahru is stuffed with shopping malls, most of which offer lower prices than nearby Singapore. KSL City in Taman Centuri has over 350 outlets and an eight-screen movie theatre. Technology enthusiasts, head for the Landmark IT Mall near the Southern Integrated Gateway complex (aka CIQ)—just make sure you bring your credit card with you. Those looking for something more traditional while enjoying their Johor Bahru holiday deals should try the JARO Handicrafts Centre, which sells all sorts of handmade goods. If you have picky or artistic friends, this is the perfect place to find them souvenirs.

If your energy is flagging from all that shopping, you’re in luck. The Hainanese kick-started a long-running trend in coffee shops, which are scattered all over the city. So are food carts, and you can find them congregated at Tepian Tebrau, Pusat Penjaja Jalan Perang Taman Pelang (try saying that three times fast) and Medan Selera Meldrum Walk. A stroll down Jalan Tun Abdul Razak, the main thoroughfare of the commercial district, will turn up restaurants specialising in Chinese and Malay cuisine, and even fast food if you can’t bring yourself to sit down.

If you're in the mood for a night out while on your Johor Bahru holiday, Jalan Wong Ah Fook is packed with nightlife opportunities. Feel the need to get down with your bad self? We’ve got your answer. Head to the Zon Ferry Terminal, where you'll find plenty of clubs and bars offering duty-free drinks. Yes, we said duty-free. Have at it, holiday self!

What's Next?

Whether you want nightlife or shopping, a family getaway or a cultural experience, Wotif is the only thing you need to jet off to your dream holiday. If you’d rather visit a northern locale, check out our Kota Bharu packages before making a selection.

Things to do in Johor Bahru

Do you want to know the key to a perfect getaway? It's simple! Just open your mind to new experiences and enjoy every wonderful moment that travels your way.

Keen to make some epic memories in Johor Bahru? Try out one of the activities listed below:

Top Johor Bahru Hotels

Hotel Shiki

Hotel Shiki

G 0-1 Block A, Jalan Jaya Putra 1/1, Taman JP Perdana, Johor Bahru
    2.0 out of 5.0
     
     

    Situated in Johor Bahru, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Sunway College Johor Bahru and Austin Heights Water & Adventure Park. Hospital Sultan Ismail and ...

    from NZ$42

    Thistle Johor Bahru

    Thistle Johor Bahru

    Jalan Sungai Chat, Johor Bahru, Johor
      4.5 out of 5.0
       
       
      4.6 out of 5 (5 reviews)

      Located in Central District, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque and Johor Zoo. Johor Bahru Old Chinese Temple and Sultan ...

      from NZ$65

      Glex Hotel Signature

      Glex Hotel Signature

      Unit 1.09 Level 1 Plaza DNP, No. 59, Ja;an Dato Abdullah Tahir, Johor Bahru, Johor Bahru
        3.0 out of 5.0
         
         

        Located in Central District, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Plaza Pelangi and KSL City Mall. Johor Bahru City Square and Komtar JBCC are also within 3 miles ...

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        Citrus Hotel Johor Bahru by Compass Hospitality

        Citrus Hotel Johor Bahru by Compass Hospitality

        No. 16, Jalan Station, Johor Bahru, Johor
          3.5 out of 5.0
           
           
          2.8 out of 5 (5 reviews)

          Located in Central District, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Johor Bahru City Square and Komtar JBCC. KSL City Mall is 2.8 mi (4.4 km) away. JB Sentral ...

          from NZ$35

          Capri by Fraser Johor Bahru

          Capri by Fraser Johor Bahru

          Menara Tiga Serangkai, Jalan Tengku Azizah, Johor Bahru, Johor
            4.0 out of 5.0
             
             

            Located in Central District, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Angry Birds Activity Park Johor Bahru, Johor Bahru City Square and Komtar JBCC. KSL City Mall ...

            from NZ$82

            Berjaya Waterfront Hotel

            Berjaya Waterfront Hotel

            88, Jalan Ibrahim Sultan, Stulang Laut, P.O. Box 161, Johor Bahru, Johor
              4.0 out of 5.0
               
               
              3.7 out of 5 (11 reviews)

              This family-friendly Johor Bahru hotel is located on the riverwalk, within 2 mi (3 km) of Berjaya Waterfront Sdn. Bhd., R&F Mall and Plaza Pelangi. Johor Bahru ...

              from NZ$53

              DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Johor Bahru

              DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Johor Bahru

              12 Jalan Ngee Heng, Johor Bahru, Johor
                4.0 out of 5.0
                 
                 
                5.0 out of 5 (6 reviews)

                Located in Central District, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Persada Convention Center, Johor Bahru City Square, and Komtar JBCC. KSL City Mall ...

                from NZ$76

                Newland Hotel

                Newland Hotel

                2 Jalan Abiad, Johor Bahru, Johor
                  3.0 out of 5.0
                   
                   

                  Located in Central District, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Plaza Pelangi and KSL City Mall. Komtar JBCC and Johor Bahru City Square are also within 6 mi ...

                  from NZ$28

                  Sun Inns Permas Jaya

                  Sun Inns Permas Jaya

                  NO 50 JALAN PERMAS 9/2 PERMAS JAYA, MUKIM PLENTONG, Masai
                    3.0 out of 5.0
                     
                     

                    Located in Bandar Baru Permas Jaya, this hotel is within 6 miles (10 km) of Istana Pasir Pelangi, KSL City Mall and AEON Tebrau City. Plaza Pelangi and Holiday ...

                    from NZ$20

                    KSL Hotel & Resort

                    KSL Hotel & Resort

                    33 Jalan Seladang, Taman Abad, Johor Bahru, Johor
                      4.0 out of 5.0
                       
                       
                      3.0 out of 5 (3 reviews)

                      This family-friendly Johor Bahru resort is located in the shopping district, within 3 mi (5 km) of KSL City Mall, Johor Bahru City Square and Angry Birds Activity ...

                      from NZ$49