Johor Bahru is a great choice for those who are looking for a quick day trip from Singapore as you will find a number of shopping malls, bars, and eateries here. Many Singaporean likes to visit Johor Bahru during weekend or holidays as it is the nearest city from Singapore while getting from one to the other is quick and easy. So, let’s explore the best things to do in Johor Bahru!
1.Walking along Jalan Tan Hiok Nee
Jalan Tan Hoik Nee is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city and it is named after one of the founding fathers of Johor Bahru. A number of delicious cafes and restaurants are located at this area and there is also a high concentration of antique shops dotted along the road. Besides, the colonial buildings along the street provides some good spot for photo shooting.
2.Visit Johor Bahru Old Chinese Temple
3.Visiting Johor Zoo
Johor Zoo is an excellent pick if you are travelling with children. It was one of the first zoos to be built in Southeast Asia and dates from 1928. There are over a hundred different species of animals here and there are also opportunities to interact with some of the animals during feeding times.
4.Hiap Joo Bakery and Biscuit Factory
Hiap Joo Bakery is one of the oldest and well known traditional bakery in Johor Bahru. It is famous for its wood-fired oven baked banana cakes and coconut buns. Their daily freshly baked banana cakes are simply delicious, soft and aromatic with no added preservatives. Another hot item is the Coconut Buns. The fluffy smoky bun filled with fresh coconut shreds and gula Melaka are juicy and not overly sweet. Other than these two famous items, they are also selling a variety type of buns and cakes.
The Salahuddin Bakery first opened its doors in 1937 and has been in operation ever since. There are variety of delicious selection of baked treats, but one of the main reasons that people have been flocking here for years is for the curry puffs which are a traditional Malay snack of curried meat or vegetables stuffed inside flaky pastry.
6.Kam Long Curry Fish Head
Kam Long has been in operation for more than 30 years, it is especially popular with travelers from Singapore as it’s located near the CIQ checkpoint. Their signature curry fish head is served in a claypot loaded with a freshy Red Snapper fish head, veggies such as cabbage, ladyfingers and long beans, fried tofu skin and tau kee (soy bean sticks). The aroma and fragrance came from grainy ground spices, a sip of the milky and richy curry will leave you wanting more and more. It goes perfect with some additional chili padi and white rice.
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Legoland is one of the most popular theme parks in Johor Bahru since its opening in 2012. For those traveling with children, make sure not to miss the place as it has more than 40 different rides that younger visitors will love. Moreover, there is an adjoining water park here where you can cool off with a range of water related rides and pools. Some of the highlights at the parks include bumper cars and planes as well as a laser quest maze.
8.Johor Premium Outlets
One of the main reasons that visitors flock to Johor is for the bargain shopping opportunities here, the best of which are found at the Johor Premium Outlets. You can found a huge range of international and local brands all of which are sold at competitive prices and there are also some eateries and cafes here so you can get a bite to eat in between all the shopping.
9.Spa & Massage In Johor Bahru
After a day of schedule, relax at spa will be your best choice if you are looking for a way to relax and unwind while you are in town. There are many spas all over the city and services provided include massages, facials, manicures, and more traditional treatments such as ear candling and cupping. Bangkok Spa is one of the recommended place whereby it is located near to the JB Central(CIQ), City Square and KSL city.
Transport to Johor Bahru (Private Car is the Best Option)
For a day trips to Johor from Singapore, you will need to have comfortable, affordable, reliable and punctual transport. Therefore, travelling by private taxi will be the best option if you are in a big group, a family trip or a company trip. By booking your trip with private transport:
- No need to alight your heavy baggage for immigration clearance at Singapore-Malaysia checkpoints and customs
- No required to get off from the vehicle to get a passport stamp
- Direct transfer at preferred schedule & location
- Drivers know all the best routes for beating the traffic as well as getting to your destinations quickly and in comfort
The popular private taxi company that will make your day trip to Johor Bahru a memorable one is VIP Transport Sdn Bhd.
VIP Transport Sdn Bhd is a licensed rental car service provider. Our company has provided private transport services between Singapore and Johor Bahru. With a team of more than 20 people, our staff are committed to bring an excellent ride experience to each customer. All of our drivers are well trained with more than 5 years experiences. Vehicles provided including Toyota Innova, Alphard, Vellfire, and Hyundai Starex.