9 Impressive Spots that You Can Visit for Free in Johor Bahru

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Many of us have the impression that traveling is quite expensive. What others don’t know is the fact there are beautiful places that you can explore for free! A perfect example is Johor Bahru. Aside from the numerous theme parks and shopping malls, Johor Bahru also has various free tourist attractions that can definitely satisfy you — regardless if you’re after a photo op or sightseeing.

 

1. 陈旭年街/Jalan Tan Hiok Nee

 

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This old street in Johor Bahru is rich in history, culture, and trends. Not only does it make a good photo op spot for many travelers but it also hides many unique cafes, old-time food, museums, and religious temples.

Location: Jalan Tan Hiok Nee, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor

 

2. Permaisuri Zarith Sofiah Opera House

 

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Permaisuri Zarith Sofiah Opera House is the first opera house situated in the heart of Johor Bahru. The diamond-shaped opera house, which is designed by R&F Princess Cove, has an interior area of 5,000 square meters that can accommodate more than 500 people. 

Location: Jalan Tanjung Puteri, Tanjung Puteri, 80300 Johor Bahru, Johor

Venue Hire: 014 3780 922

Enterprise Corporation: 014 3781 145

 

3. Forest City 森林城市

 

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This new attraction in Johor Bahru is surrounded by green buildings and sea views that make a perfect spot for those who want to relax. Aside from the beautiful scenery, Forest City also brings many well-known brands and foods including Cafe Droptop, Shunde Gong, Valentino, etc.

Location: Galeri Persada Utama, Jalan Forest City 1, Pulau Satu, 81550 Gelang Patah, Malaysia

 

4. Tasik Biru (Blue Lake)

 

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You probably have heard of the blue lake in Seri Alam, but have you already been to this hidden paradise? But before you can witness its beauty, you need to climb a short distance first, where you can get to see dark green palm oil trees along the way.

Location: Jalan Persiaran Sinaran Ilmu, Bandar Seri Alam, 81750 Masai, Johor

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/XfTk6WSFVNmPebfz8

 

5. Johor Chinese Old Temple

 

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As the name tells, Johor Chinese Old Temple is one of the oldest buildings in Johor Bahru — with more than a hundred years of history. 

Location: Lot 56, Jalan Trus, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor

 

6. Gunung Pulai

 

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Johor Bahru does not only brags many shopping malls and theme parks for it also has many hidden places that will capture the heart of many nature lovers. Gunung Pulai has many green plants to refresh you, plus there is also a small waterfall where you can take pleasure in.

Location: Gunung Pulai, Kulai

 

7. Tasik Biru Kangkar Pulai

 

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Another blue lake, whereas this gem is hidden in Kangkar Pulai. With the truly beautiful view that awaits on the lake, it is not surprising that many locals go hiking during the weekends.

Location: Persiaran Bandar Baru Kangkar Pulai Fasa 3b, Bandar Baru Kangkar Pulai, 81110 Johor Bahru, Johor

Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/YA7ShkUXEpnKifTUA

 

8. Puteri Harbour

 

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Whether you want to enjoy the beautiful sunset, Puteri Harbour will give it to you. This pier gives a pleasant and romantic scenery, making it suitable for couples. There are also many restaurants and bars you can visit here.

Location: Puteri Harbour, 79100 Nusajaya, Johor

 

9. Laman Serene

 

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Laman Serene, otherwise known as the Great Crown, is one of the most iconic sights in Johor Bahru. The crown is supported by ivory and is set with more than 2,000 crystal stones that make it dazzling at night.

Location: Jalan Kolam Air, Bukit Serene, 80200 Johor Bahru, Johor

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