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Tips For Planning A Day Trip To Johor Bahru – For The Perfect Day Out

Those of you planning a trip to Desaru, make sure to explore nearby Johor Bahru on a full day's excursion. The place is popular for its cuisine, collection of cheery cafes and wellness centres. As the choices are endless, do read these tips for planning a day trip to Johor Bahru!


Get A Heads Up About Traffic Conditions Before You Leave

Heavy traffic can cause you to stay put for hours at a time as Johor Bahru is a popular weekend getaway and many locals, and tourists, choose to drive over. If you are already on holiday in Malaysia check out websites such as for traffic updates. Johor Bahru is only an hour and a half from popular resorts like Anantara Desaru Coast Residences. Many tourists choose to stay at these coastal resorts and explore the popular Desaru Malaysia attractions with the option of a quick drive over, to places like Johor Bahru.


Choose The Best Days To Travel To Johor Bahru From Malaysia

As a popular weekend retreat, Johor Bahru is most crowded during the weekends and public holidays. If you are on holiday in Desaru, plan to visit Johor Bahru on a weekday. Start early morning and avoid the rush hours.


Save Cash On Data

When exploring Johor Bahru its best to be connected. Google maps make it easy to find places and routes fast. Instead of wasting your cash on roaming rates, buy yourself a local SIM card in Johor Bahru and use it during the time you spend exploring there.


Plan On How You Will Travel Around In Johor Bahru

Download one of the popular Malaysia riding-apps such as Grab, and you can easily hail a taxi in Johor Bahru. In case you decide to hail one off the streets, make sure to check that it runs on a meter. If not, you will have to pay the fare the driver claims to be the right amount.


Make Yourself An Itinerary

There's plenty to see and do in JB, hence you must make yourself a good schedule of favourite places to visit. The best street food is available around Jalan Wong Ah Fook. Do make sure to try popular restaurants like Ho Seng Kee Wonton Noodles, the Kam Long Curry Fish Head and Restoran Hua Mui. And for the fun-loving foodies, the popular hipster alley of Taman Mount Austin is pretty good. The area is a holiday mecca boasting spas, cool cafes and KTV lounges to relax at.


Book Your Transport To Johor Bahru In Advance

Once you have decided on when you wish to travel to JB, go ahead and book your transport. You have three options; taxi, bus or hired car. A car or taxi is the quickest and you can pre-book your hired car or taxi with your resort in Desaru or even opt for a chauffeur-driven option. Bus tickets can be pre-booked once your travel dates are confirmed. You can check schedules and make online bookings for a very minimal fee.

Enjoy your day in Johor Bahru!