Travelling to Johor Bahru for business or leisure? Stay in contemporary comfort at Fraser Place Puteri Harbour Johor, serviced apartment living for short or long stays, or Capri By Fraser, a hotel residence located in the heart of central Johor and ideal for short stay trips. Johor Bahru is a little city that packs a big punch - a favourite short stay getaway for Singaporeans looking to indulge in value for money shopping, flavourful and inexpensive dining and Johor's more relaxed and laid back vibe. For those travelling for business, Johor Bahru is also a centre of commerce and many of Malaysia's core industries have offices in the Johor Bahru CBD and surrounds.
Overlooking the picturesque surrounds of Puteri Harbour Marina, Fraser Place Puteri Harbour is a 25-story serviced apartments residence ideal for business travellers, families and those looking to experience everything Johor has to offer. The property's 297 stylish and contemporary units offer premium comfort close to many of Johor's top things to do, including Legoland Malaysia and Hello Kitty Land. Step outside your serviced apartment and enjoy convenient access to Johor's business and tourist precincts.
Located in the heart of downtown Johor Bahru in Bukit Chagar, Capri By Fraser Johor Bahru offers seriously social short and long-stay apartments for rent only minutes from the Johor Bahru Customs, Immigration & Quarantine (CIQ) Complex and close to many of the top things to see and do in Johor. Urban-inspired and chic interiors influenced by nature provide the ideal escape from the daily bustle. The property’s 316 fully-furnished studios and one-bedroom apartments provide the perfect hotel residence accommodation close to City Square Mall.
Far from your typical border city, Johor has reinvigorated itself over recent years to become an in-demand destination for long and short stay travellers alike. Many professionals working in Singapore prefer to commute across the causeway separating Singapore from Malaysia and opt for a long-stay serviced apartment option to enjoy the many benefits the lifestyle in Johor affords. Whether it's dining out, shopping or the general cost of living, Johor offers a comfortable and almost idyllic existence for executives, couples and families. "JB", as it's known by locals, also boasts a wealth of historical sites, including Chinese temples, the Istana Besar, the Siew Heritage Gallery and much more.
Short stay visitors looking for a hotel in Johor Bahru will love the Puteri Harbour area, conveniently located near leading leisure sites including Legoland Malaysia, Sanrio Hello Kitty Town, the Dataran Mahkota, and the Horizon Hills Golf and Country Club.
When staying in your serviced apartments in Johor Bahru, don't miss out on the opportunity to experience the best Johor has to offer.
Embark on a self-guided walking tour of central Johor and take in some of the city's important historical and cultural sites.
Wander JB's night markets and chomp down on delicious bites, while hunting for a bargain.
Take the kids - or embrace your inner child - for a day out at Legoland Malaysia.
Indulge in some retail therapy at some of JB's many malls, offering everything from high street fashions to 'barang barang' shops aplenty.
Check out JB's up-and-coming café culture and indulge in sampling artisanal coffees.
The Johor Bahru Heritage Trail is a great way to see some of Johor's top historical and cultural attractions on foot. Johor's history - like much of Malaysia - is one of immigration and colonisation from numerous cultures, reflected today in the colonial-era architecture of historical sites such as the High Court, Sultan Ibrahim Building, the Chinese Heritage Museum, the Old Railway Station and the Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque. A leisurely walk around the city centre will allow you to see most of the top sites. To gain a sense of Johor's yesteryear, take a stroll through Old Town along Jalan Tan Hiok Nee. Don't miss out on seeing the stunning Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple, a Hindu temple covered in intricate designs made out of coloured glass. The effect is both opulent and brilliant and likely to take your breath away.
Eating out in Johor is fresh, fun and inexpensive. The locals in 'JB' as it's affectionately known, support a thriving street food scene that includes local flavours as well as the culinary influences of numerous other cultures including Chinese, Thai, and Indian influences. In fact, there are often so many options to choose from you'll be spoiled for choice.
A short taxi ride away from your hotel in Puteri Harbour, you'll find the Bukit Indah Wednesday Night Market - a two hundred metre stretch of tantalising tastes and smells open every Wednesday night. Wander down the street and nibble on whatever takes your fancy - it's all good!
Further afield and closer to Johor's CBD, you'll find numerous other night market choices including Bazaar Karat Pasar Malam, Sentral Meldrum Night Market, and the Meldrum Night Market. Arrive hungry because you'll want to try everything. A few local favourites are a must, including colourful assortments of steamed dumplings (grab a bunch), and the deep-fried whole squid on a stick - the meat is tender and succulent.
No trip to Johor Bahru is complete without at least a couple of days spent at Legoland Malaysia. Located within easy travel distance of your serviced apartments in Puteri Harbour, the theme park is Lego's first park in Asia - a plastic bricked wonderland that's a tonne of fun for the whole family. The park features over 70 rides, live shows and in-park attractions ideal for people of all ages and abilities. Divided into eight zones, the park covers the entire Lego 'universe'. The kids will love Lego Ninjago World and Miniland Imagination, while big kids at heart might particularly enjoy the Lego Technic zone.
Johor's reputation for value for money shopping is well deserved. Singaporeans and visitors from other Asian nations like China and Korea find the prices in the city's numerous malls and shopping strips more than reasonable. Some of the best malls can be found within easy travel distance of your apartments in Johor, in the city centre. One of the newest malls in Johor, R&F Mall is a neon-lit, vibrant retail destination stacked to the rafters with food and fashion options, as well as Emperor Cinemas - a first for Johor. Also new to the scene and a rising favourite is Sunway Big Box, located to the south and within a short drive from your serviced apartments. Book Xcess, located at Sunway Big Box, is a large scale book concept store that has to be seen to be believed. The store is packed floor to ceiling with over one million fiction and non-fiction titles.
In many respects, Johor is a young city - young at heart at least. So it's perhaps no surprise then the city boasts a flourishing contemporary café scene. You'll find most of the best cafés close to the city centre, within easy driving distance of your apartment in Johor Bahru. For fresh and delicious brunch fare, head to Flowers in the Window cafe on Jalan Dhoby. The decor is decidedly botanical - it's a calm oasis after a day spent shopping and seeing the sights. For something a bit quirky and uber hipster, head to Roost, Recycled & Repurposed Café which is also located on Jalan Dhoby. As the name suggests, the theme is retro-recycled shabby chic, with a menu full of healthy and hearty pasta bowls, juices and salads.
There are several ways to arrive at your serviced apartment in Johor Bahru, and it all depends on where you're coming from. If arriving in Malaysia via Kuala Lumpur, another short flight to Senai International Airport is recommended, then a taxi to Fraser Place Johor Bahru, or to Capri By Fraser in Johor’s city centre.
If arriving in Singapore, the easiest way to get to Johor is with two taxis - the first from Changi International Airport to the Ban San Street Taxi Kiosk at Rochor Rd, in Singapore, then transferring over to a specially licenced Johor taxi which will take you across the Causeway into JB proper. There are plans between Singapore's Land Transport Authority and Malaysia's MRT Corp to open a trans-country MRT system, due to begin operation in 2026.
What is the best way to get around in Johor Bahru?
The best way to get around Johor Bahru is with ride sharing apps like Grab and Uber, taxi and public buses.
What is Johor Bahru known for?
Johor is known as an inexpensive holiday, shopping and entertainment destination connected to Singapore by a shared causeway. Johor is also the location of Legoland Malaysia.
What are the top 5 things to do in Johor Bahru?
Take a self-guided tour of central Johor, taking in many of Johor’s top historical sites, explore the night markets, try delicious street food, spend a day with the family at Legoland Malaysia, and indulge in some retail therapy at one of Johor’s many malls.
When is the best time to go to Johor Bahru?
The best time to visit Johor Bahru is during the dry months between May and October. From November to February the annual monsoon season produces regular tropical rainstorms.
Where is the best area to stay in Johor Bahru?
Some of the best areas to stay in Johor include Puteri Harbour, close to Legoland Malaysia, and the city centre.