JB One Day Trip
Thinking of going across the causeway for a quick getaway? Well, Johor Bahru has always been one of the most popular destinations for most Singaporeans. And why wouldn’t it? There are many places to go to, and many more things to do. Moreover, the prices are highly affordable. Not sure where to start? We have compiled a guide to making the most out of your johor bahru one day trip and where to go in JB?. And no, it is not all about food.
Things to do in JB 2018
There are many things to do in JB. Now you have gotten your fuel for the day, what’s next in line? All of us know that a trip is never complete without a couple of shopping trips. Forget CIty Square Mall or JBCC. Here are a couple of our recommendations for your next level shopping experience
1. Johor Premium Outlets
Although the Johor Premium Outlets(JPO) is not exactly located in Johor Bahru, the fact that it takes less than 45 minutes to reach there by driving makes it a perfect addition into your 1 day travel itinerary. With more than 100 designer and name brand outlets, offering up to 65% discounts every day, the place is worth a visit for bargain hunters.
Address: Jalan Premium Outlets Indahpura, 81000 Kulai, Johor, Malaysia
Opened: 11 December 2011
Hours: Open today · 10AM–10PM
Phone: +60 7-661 8888
2. KSL City Mall
If Johor Premium Outlets is not to your liking, there is this other mall that is worth your time. KSL shoping Mall has just about everything that you need in under one roof. If you come on a Monday and are able to stay until the evening, there is a long stretch of Pasar Malam (night market) selling all sorts of delicious food and items at highly affordable prices?
Address: 33, Jalan Seladang, Taman Abad, 80250 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Hours: Open today · 10AM–10PM
Phone: +60 7-288 2888
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Where to go in JB- Entertainment?
All done with shopping, so isn’t it about time you have some fun? Depending on your idea of what fun is, Johor Bahru is full of places to have an enjoyable time. Besides the usual hotspots like Legoland Malaysia, the Angry Birds Activity Park, and Danga Bay, why don’t you venture into any of our top picks?
1. Austin Heights Water & Adventure Park
Need a place that is suitable for everyone? Well, this place has a Water Park, Forest Adventure Rope Course, Trampoline Park, Ice Skating Rink and Drift Karting all located under the same roof!
Address: 71, Jalan Austin Heights 8/1, Taman Mount Austin, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Hours: Open today · 10AM–10PM
Phone: +60 19-716 3183
2. LOST in JB
The last thing you want to do is to be lost in JB! However, if escape rooms are your kind of thing, this place would not disappoint you. Expect to have an exhilarating and challenging time going through the clues and puzzles, as you make your way to escape from the rooms.
Address: G10&11, Block A, Akademik Suite, No. Utama, JB., Jln Austin Heights 3/2, Taman Mount Austin, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Hours: Open today · 12:30–10:30PM
Phone: +60 7-364 5043
3. Johor Zoo
If bonding with nature is more to your liking, the Johor zoo is a pretty good place if you happen to have children in tow. The entrance fees are super cheap and there are more than 100 species of animals. There is a small fee if you want to feed the animals.
Address: Jalan Gertak Merah, Taman Istana, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Hours: Open today · 8:30AM–6PM
Phone: +60 7-223 0404
4. An evening by the marina
To end the day, why not go to Puteri Harbour? The sunset looks amazing there and it is a wonderful place for an evening stroll. Dine in any of the cafes or restaurants, or if you are keen on having an exquisite dining experience, you can arrange to have your evening dinner on board a yacht. And if you drink, end the night with a couple of drinks at the bars.
What to eat in Johor Bahru
There is nothing more satisfying than starting your day with a hearty breakfast or brunch right after exiting the immigration in Johor Bahru. Depending on your palate, there are many places you can go to enjoy cheap and great tasting food. We recommend the following food joints that are not too far from the Johor Bahru checkpoint:
1. HiapJoo Bakery & Biscuit Factory (协裕面包西果厂)
One of the oldest and well-loved bakeries in Johor Bahru besides the Salahuddin Bakery, this iconic bakery still uses the traditional method of baking their breads, buns and cakes using wood fire.
Address: 13, Jalan Tan Hiok Nee, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Hours: Open today · 7:30AM–5:30PM
Phone: +60 7-223 1703
2. Roti Canai Bukit Chagar
This particular roti canai (prata) stall has a legion of fans, from JB and Singapore. Once you have tried it, it is easy to understand why it has such a strong following.
Famous for: Thick and crispy roti canai, but soft in the inside.
Address: Junction of Jalan Bukit Chagar and JalanUngku Aziz
Opening Hours: 6am to 11am
3. IT Roo Cafe
Reputed to serve the best chicken chop in town, their chicken chop is an oldschool take served with potato wedges, and a choice of mushroom or blackpepper sauce.
Famous for: Golden fried crispy chicken chop.
Address: 17 JalanDhoby, Johor Bahru
Business Hour: 10am – 9.30pm
Phone: +60 7-222 7780
4. Kam Long Curry Fish Head (金龙咖喱鱼头)
Who thought that having curry fish head for breakfast can be so sinfully good? Rich, creamy and fragrant, the dish comprise of a red snapper head, generous helping of vegetables and fried tau kee. Also, know about best seafood restaurants in JB.
Famous for: Delicious curry fish head
Address: 74, JalanWong Ah Fook, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru
Opening hours: 8:00AM – 4:30PM (Monday to Sunday)
Phone: +60 16-752 8382
5. Restoran Hua Mui (华美茶餐室)
Now who can turn away a classic old-style breakfast? Established in 1948, their bread toasted over charcoal fire and soft-boiled eggs breakast goes really well with a cup of their thick and fragrant traditional Hainanese coffee. Don’t believe us? Make sure to pay them a visit on your next trip to JB!
Famous for: Hainanese-style breakfast and chicken chops
Address: 131 JalanTrus, 80000 Johor Bahru
Opening Hours: 8:00AM – 6:00PM (Daily) Tel: +607 – 224 7364
Phone: +60 11-3505 8916