Cultural attractions

There are a number of cultural attractions in Johor Bahru. The Royal Abu Bakar Museum located within the Grand Palace building is the main museum in the city. The Johor Bahru Kwong Siew Heritage located in Wong Ah Fook Street housed the former Cantonese clan house that was donated by Wong Ah Fook. The Foon Yew High School houses many historical documents of the city history with a Chinese cultural heritage. The Johor Bahru Chinese Heritage Museum on Ibrahim Road includes the history of Chinese migration to Johor along with a collection of documents, photos, and other artefacts. The Arts Plaza (Plaza Seni) on the Wong Ah Fook Street features the state heritage and cultures with exhibitions of art, cultural performances, clothes, fashion accessories, travel agencies, and batik fabrics.

Historical attractions

The Grand Palace is one of the historical attractions in the city, and is an example of Victorian-style architecture with a garden.

The Sultan Ibrahim Building is another historical building in the city; built in 1936 by British architect Palmer and Turner, it was the centre of the administration of Johor as since the relocation from Telok Blangah in Singapore.

Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque, located along Skudai Road, is the main and the oldest mosque in the state. It was built with a combination of Victorian, Moorish and Malay architectures.

The Johor Bahru Old Chinese temple, located on the Trus Road, hosts the Gods of five Chinese dialects spoken in the city. It was built in 1875 and renovated by the Persekutuan Tiong Hua Johor Bahru (Johor Bahru Tiong Hua Association) in 1994–95 with the addition of a small L-shaped museum in one corner of the square premises.

Other historical religious buildings include the Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Hindu Temple, Sri Raja Mariamman Hindu Temple, Gurdwara Sahib and Church of the Immaculate Conception.

Some of the shopping malls available in Johor Bahru are Johor Bahru City Square, Holiday Plaza, Komtar JBCC, KSL City, Paradigm Mall, R&F Mall, The Mall Mid Valley Southkey, Toppen Shopping Centre, Plaza Pelangi, Galleria@Kotaraya

Some of tourist attraction avalaible in Johor Bahru are Bujang Fire Fly, Desaru Adventure Waterpark, LEGOland, Kota Tinggi Waterfall, Johor Zoo

Climate data for Johor Bahru (1974–2000)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Avg
Average high °C (°F) 31.0
(87.8)
32.0
(89.6)
32.5
(90.5)
32.8
(91.0)
32.5
(90.5)
32.1
(89.8)
31.5
(88.7)
31.5
(88.7)
31.5
(88.7)
31.8
(89.2)
31.3
(88.3)
30.6
(87.1)
31.8
(89.2)
Average low °C (°F) 21.9
(71.4)
22.0
(71.6)
22.4
(72.3)
22.9
(73.2)
23.1
(73.6)
22.9
(73.2)
22.4
(72.3)
22.4
(72.3)
22.4
(72.3)
22.6
(72.7)
22.7
(72.9)
22.4
(72.3)
22.5
(72.5)