Johor Bahru is the second largest city in Malaysia, and the southern most city on the Eurasian continent. It is a major manufacturing and transportation hub and a bustling metropolis. It does not, however, have much to offer for casual tourists. The city was very undeveloped until quite recently, and offers a stark contrast to nearby Singapore. Visitors will enjoy visiting the many interesting ... read more
sites within the city, including mosques, historical sites and zoological parks, as well as the low prices on just about everything for sale. One of JB’s (a local nickname) best attributes is its diverse dining options. Restaurants offering traditional Malay and other Asian foods abound, but your best bet (especially if you’re on a budget) are the hawker centers (Pusat Penjaja), collections of stalls and mobile food carts that serve fresh, traditional dishes including ikan bakar (grilled fish) and roti canai (fried dough with curry). The city’s lack of tourist destinations is made up for by the opportunity to see how typical Malaysians live and to join them in their routine.