Johor Bahru

Johor Bahru sits on the very edge of Singapore, right at the tip of the Malay Peninsula.

Over the decades, it’s garnered a rep as just an administrative visa town, which is far too simple a moniker for a city that’s riddled with cultural attractions and great shopping.

Check out the Old Chinese Temple that stands, Zen-like, in the midst of the downtown, and don’t miss the elegant colonial-style towers of the Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque.

For shoppers, there are huge malls and marketplaces to get through, like Tebrau City and KSL. However, it’s the rides and arcades of Legoland Malaysia that draw the biggest crowds of locals – not to mention oodles from across the border in Singapore too.

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