Johor Bahru is an important manufacturing and business hub for Malaysia just over the causeway from Singapore. This city isn’t known for drawing in droves of visitors, but it is a popular destination for Singaporeans, especially those traveling to shop. The city is served by both Senai International Airport
and, across the border, Singapore's Changi Airport, and is linked to its neighbors via several arterial roads and sea ports.
BR> Johor Bahru has several large malls, and as a manufacturing hub, goods are generally cheaper than in nearby Singapore. AEON Tebrau City Shopping Centre
is a short drive from the city center and features several large chains and a cinema complex. Close to the Causeway is Holiday Plaza, offering discounted prices on electronics. Travelers can find handmade goods at the Johor Area Rehabilitation Organization Handicraft Centre.
When not shopping, modern and historical landmarks are popular sites to visit. A former palace, the Royal Abu Bakar Museum offers a glimpse into the lives of Johor’s royals within the grounds of a well-manicured garden. The Roman Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception
, built in 1883, is one of the oldest structures still standing in the city.
Be sure to check out the interactive map of Johor Bahru for information on hotel locations, attractions, and must-see destinations.