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Top 05 Places to Visit in Johor Bahru - Explore Johor Bahru's 5 Major Attractions

As the gateway to the third biggest state in the country Johor Bahru is no ordinary tourist hub in Malaysia. Home to recreational and leisure hotspots here are the area's must-visit highlights.

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Arumigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple

Arumigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple

Often regarded as one of the top attractions in all of Malaysia let alone Johor Bahru, the Arumigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple has the distinct honour of being the premier temple of its kind in the globe. Constructed almost entirely of glass the iconic temple is a striking religious space in spite of its minute scale with the reflective surfaces of its exterior creating a visual spectacle beyond comparison. Another curios feature of the temple is its placement of Hindu deities and idols next to those of Mother Theresa, Lord Buddha and even Jesus Christ, all within the same space. Considered a venue that promotes spiritual harmony and unity the temple which is located in a historic location is one of the must-visit hotspots in Johor Bahru.

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Legoland Malaysia

Legoland Malaysia

As the first theme park of its kind in all of Asia and only the sixth in the world Legoland Malaysia is another one of a kind attraction that should not be missed on a visit to Johor Bahru. Described as a one stop recreational hotspot for the whole family the sprawling parkland houses a whopping 40 exhilarating rides as well as other highlights and showcases. Interactive and engaging the park packs in every conceivable variety of fairground and splash centre activity some of the most interesting aspects of Legoland Malaysia are its Lego brick flowers and other decorative items created entirely of Legos. Families heading to the Malaysia for the first time can reserve accommodation in a Johor hotel close to Legoland or with easy access to the site such as The Berjaya Waterfront Hotel and other resorts in the area.

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Puteri Harbour

Puteri Harbour

As the location of the southernmost port on the Asian continent Puteri Harbour is no ordinary waterfront recreational hub in Johor Bahru. Tipped to be one of the most visited destinations in the world of sailing the area is a highlight which offers visitors a wide range of water bound activities. The area contains both a public and private marina from which avid yachting fanatics and sailing enthusiasts can experience a river or an ocean cruise while scuba divers can also set out from the harbour to the areas' best diving hotspots. Water sports lovers can also have their pick of activities which include water polo, canoeing and kayaking expeditions while paddle boats are also available. Boating and sailing lessons are also provided by instructors on site in addition to banana boating and biking.

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Sanrio Hello Kitty Town

Sanrio Hello Kitty Town

Hello Kitty fans young and old can enjoy this wonderful homage to the most famous feline on the planet. Home to its very own tea cup ride and playgrounds the many attractions at Sanrio Hello Kitty Town include the highlights at Friendship Land as well as the live performances of Hello Kitty and Friends which takes place at the Perfect Stage. Visitors can also snap photos with their favourite cartoon character upon entering the Dream Photo Garden.

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Pasar Malam Night Markets

Pasar Malam Night Markets

Retail therapy in Johor Bahru doesn't get any better than the Pasar Malam or night markets in the area. Ideal for not only stocking up on affordable souvenirs and gift items the night market in the heart of the town is also one of the best places to sample local delicacies and food items. Opening around 7pm daily the night market is a bargain hunter's dream come true in Johor Bahru.