Visit Johor Bahru in Malaysia from Singapore

Mosquée Johor Bahru, Malaisie, Singapour

Take a half-day trip to Malaysia from Singapore

There are destinations that make us dream, places on our globe that beg to be discovered, and Malaysia is certainly one of these mythical places. Malaysia is a deeply Muslim country, and if there’s one place to visit, it’s Johor Bahru and its Sultan Abu Bakar mosque. If you’re in Singapore and want to take the opportunity to visit a bit of Malaysia, then there’s an excursion for you.


Johor Bahru, Malaisie, Singapour

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Departing from Singapore, you can embark on a unique, high-quality excursion with a bilingual guide who will tell you a few anecdotes for total immersion. A shuttle picks you up at the foot of your hotel and takes you straight to Johor Bahru, a mosque dating from the late 19th century. After the mosque itself, you continue your tour to the Muslim cemetery, where you’ll have the opportunity to admire the royal mausoleum of Johor Bahru. After these religious sites, the visit becomes more typical: you’ll discover a handicraft center where you’ll learn about the famous batik painting technique for printing fabrics.

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The handicraft center is considered Malaysia’s national fabric, and it is this typical activity that embodies the very essence of the Malaysian people. Next, the Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque is surely one of the oldest mosques in Malaysia: it stands on a hill in the very heart of Johor Bahru, overlooking the Straits of Johor.

Next to the mosque and Muslim cemetery is the Royal Mausoleum, located along Jalan Mahmoodiah, recognizable by its elegant architecture, refined design and aesthetic appeal. Then it’s time to discover a small local village called Kampong, where you’ll have the unique experience of being immersed in the daily life of the island’s inhabitants.

Johor Bahru

Mosquée Johor Bahru, Malaisie, Singapour

Flickr – Soham Banerjee

Finally, it’s in the heart of the city of Johor Bahru that you’ll be able to stroll: this city is a central and strategic point in the south of Malaysia: made up of a mix of ethnic groups, Johor Bahru’s diversity and cosmopolitan character offer visitors all the attractions of heritage, as well as a rich and diverse culture, not forgetting its famous cuisine.

Thetrip to Johor Bahru from Singapore lasts just one day (distance approx. 50 km), but will immerse you in this exquisite blend of tradition and modernity. It’s a typical, bustling city to discover without further ado.

Please note

Pick-ups from your hotel start between 30 and 60 minutes before departure. The tour price includes pick-up from your hotel to the tour site, explanations by an English-speaking guide and admission to the various sites. Please dress appropriately for the places of worship visited.

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