48 Hours in Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Wander around the colourful heritage town filled with trendy cafes and fine art galleries, admire the gorgeous historical landmarks and hop on some thrilling rides at the world’s famous theme parks. Johor Bahru, Malaysia is that “next” destination for anyone who loves to explore!

Where to stay?  
Amari Johor Bahru, centrally located in the heart of the city encompassed by heritage buildings and shopping malls where its 242 spacious rooms and suites feature warm interiors with understated textures and touches from the locality.  It’s an ideal destination hotel for the young, family and business traveller looking to explore and discover the hidden secrets of Johor.

Day 1 : Morning 

Breakfast at Amaya Food Gallery , an energetic street market-inspired restaurant, offering an excellent breakfast buffet as well as tantalising Asian and international dishes that you won’t want to miss throughout the day.

Day 1 : Morning – Afternoon 

Reserve at least half a day to enjoy a fun filled experience at Legoland Malaysia, only a 30-minute drive from the hotel! A wonderful theme park for families and fans of colourful Lego models, consisting of many zones to enjoy such as Land of Adventure, Mini Land, a HUGE water park, and so much more!

Alternatively, you can  visit  Angry Birds Activity Park ,  located just  across the street from Amari Johor Bahru within the KOMTAR JBCC mall.  With 5 distinct zones, enjoy a wide variety of fun games and activitiess suitable for  kids, youth and parents alike.

Day 1 : Afternoon  – Evening 

Spend your afternoon at the newly opened Skyscape, the latest amusement and theme park in Johor. Before you know it, it’s time for dinner!

With great dining options at Zenith Mall Lifestyle, you’ll enjoy one of the best dining experience here. Take your pick!

Day 1: Evening Onwards

Return after an eventful day to unwind at the Amari Johor Bahru’s Dip Bar, situated next to the pool and gaze upon the glittering city skyline while you enjoy creative cocktails and a la carte dishes.

Day 2: Morning – Afternoon

Spend your late morning strolling along Coronation Avenue, filled with mural-covered walls, Islamic, Chinese, Indian Colonial-style buildings, and trendy cafes, located just a 10-minute walk away from Amari Johor Bahru. If you’re into street photography, exploring historical attractions or are a huge foodie, you’ll absolutely fall in love.

Now, head to Hiap Joo Bakery for the best banana cake and coconut buns baked in a traditional charcoal oven fired by wood! Probably the oldest bakery in Johor, seriously..you don’t want to miss it. (Tip: Be there before 11am or the precious bakes run out!)

Want to do some shopping too? Walk over To Komtar JBCC and JB City Square which are just opposite the hotel.

Day 2: Afternoon – Evening

After the casual stroll, you can also stop by Restaurant Muthu  for best Indian food or Salahuddin Bakery for delicious curry puffs.

Grab a bite or early dinner before you head to Bazaar Karat Night Market next! Not far from Coronation Avenue, street vendors come out after sundown to sell clothes, accessories, toys, and so much more. The bazaar usually opens from around 7PM until late. Come experience the local bustle of Johor Bahru.

Explore Singapore next?

Want a taste of another Southeast Asian Charm? Head to Singapore. The Singapore Immigration CIQ is located just less than a 10-minute walk away!

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