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1. Walk along Jalan Tan Hiok Nee
Jalan Tan Hoik Nee is named after one of the founding fathers of Johor Bahru and is also known for being one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city.

It is here that you will find a number of delicious cafes and restaurants and there is also a high concentration of antique shops dotted along Jalan Tan Hiok Nee.

The architecture is also spectacular here and you can expect traditional Chinese style shop houses as well as a number of colonial buildings.


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2. See the animals at the Johor Zoo
Johor Zoo 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 you can expect to find gorillas, elephants, lions, and flamingoes, to name just a few examples of the fauna on show.

There are also bird and reptile houses at the zoo and a number of eateries dotted around in case you fancy a bite to eat.

If you are travelling with children then this is an excellent pick and there are also opportunities to interact with some of the animals during feeding times.


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3. Visit Johor Bahru Old Chinese Temple
Johor Bahru Old Chinese Temple is a traditional temple that dates from the 19th century and was built in honor of five deities venerated by the Chinese community.

This is one of the oldest religious buildings of its kind in the city and is instantly recognizable thanks to its bright red and white color scheme.

In addition to the actual temple you will also find some exhibits that tell the story of how the Chinese community first came to Johor Bahru.


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4. Tour the Istana Besar
The Istana Besar is the Royal Palace and would have been the home of the Sultan of Johor in the days of old.

This impressive building was constructed in 1866 during the time of Sultan Abu Bakar and is a stunning mix of Malay and Western architecture.

Make sure to look out for the large dome that tops the structure as well as the signature blue roof.

Other points of interest here include the Royal Abu Bakar Museum which has a collection of antiques and heirlooms that would have belonged to the Royal Family.


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5. Have fun at Legoland Malaysia
Anyone traveling with children should make sure not to miss Legoland Malaysia which has some 40 different rides that younger visitors will love.

The park opened in 2012 and 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.

This is one of the most popular theme parks in Johor Bahru so expect it to be busy whenever you visit.


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6. Explore the Johor Bahru Kwong Siew Heritage Gallery
The Johor Bahru Kwong Siew Heritage Gallery is a museum that is located in two traditional shop houses that date from 1907. The buildings would have been used as the headquarters of the Kwong Siew Clan Association that was created by Wong Ah Fook, a Chinese born businessman who worked closely with the Sultanate of Johor.

The museum tells the story of the members of this clan and you will find ancient photographs as well as weapons, traditional costumes, and even oddities like antique opium pipes.

Make sure to check out the collections of old coins as well as the fortune telling equipment and the traditional cups, plates, and bowls.


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7. Have fun at the Angry Birds Theme Park
The Angry Birds Theme Park is a large theme park that is dedicated to everything Angry Birds related.

This is one of the most popular attractions in Johor Bahru and the park sprawls for an amazing 26,000 square feet, As well as rides and amusement arcades there are also daily shows and performances with the Angry Birds characters and one of the big draws of the park is that it is open late into the evening so you can stay here and really feel that you are getting your money’s worth.


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8. Visit Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque
Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque was built over a period of some eight years starting in 1892 and is a mix of British colonial architecture and traditional Islamic motifs.

One of the signature features of the mosque is the four minarets that are located on the top and are meant to look like traditional British clock towers.

Much of the interior is covered in white marble and you will find a pretty blend of quaint Victorian design features mixed with Moorish motifs.

The mosque can accommodate some 2,000 worshippers at one time and if you like religious architecture then this is not to be missed.


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9. Admire Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple
The Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple is one of the most important buildings for the Hindu community in Johor Bahru and was the first Hindu building in the world to be made of glass.

Both the interior and exterior are decorated with glass which makes it glitter in the light of the sun, and you will notice statues of Christ and Buddha inside even though this is a traditionally Hindu building.

If you like unusual structures then make sure not to miss this quirky stop off the itinerary.


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10. Sample the pastries at the Salahuddin Bakery
The Salahuddin Bakery first opened its doors in 1937 and has been in operation ever since.

Here you will find a 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.

The bakery has not changed much since the days of old and the inside still looks like it would have done in the 1930s.


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