Faces of
Malaysia
Fraser’s Hill

Hill resort spread along 7 peaks at 1,200 - 1,500 meters above sea-level on the Titiwangsa mountain range, about 100km north of Kuala Lumpur. Originally it was set up as a tin mine in the 1890s by Louis James Fraser (hence the name) until the tin ran out in 1913. A few years later the area was rediscovered as British-colonial hill resort. The cooler temperatures made it popular getaway destination from the hot and humid weather for the British. To this day Fraser’s Hill still retains its colonial charm. The area is recognized destination for bird watching with over 250 species recorded. Other activities include jungle trekking, golf, horse riding, archery, boating and mountain biking.

Kota Bharu

Kota Bharu is the state capital of Kelantan.The name means ‘new city’ or ‘new castle/fort’ in Bahasa Malaysia. Kota Bharu is situated in the northeastern part of Peninsular Malaysia. In 2005, it had an estimated population of 425,294, making it the largest town on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia.It’s known for its colourful markets and the muslim culture.

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Johor Bahru

Johor Bahru is the state capital of the state of Johor and the second largest metropolitan area in Malaysia. Most tourists don't stop here and just pass through the city on their way to or out of Singapore. JB is a major local transportation hub however. Since it is just across the causeway from Singapore, some travellers use it as a hub to visit Singapore from here (lower accommodation prices) or to board the train, bus or airplane.

Johor Bahru, highway, Lebuhraya Tebrau
Johor Bahru
highway, Lebuhraya Tebrau
Johor Bahru, view from Jl Wong Ah Fook
Johor Bahru
view from Jl Wong Ah Fook

Getting to and away from Johor Bahru

Flight
Senai Airport is served with multiple daily flight by Air Asia, Firefly and Malaysian Airlines.

Train
Trains going to or coming from the Woodlands Train Checkpoint in Singapore stop at Johor Bahru Sentral railway station. The trains continue in northbound direction to Kuala Lumpur and Hatyai (Thailand). In Gemas the line splits and one train line continues towards Kota Bahru.
train Singapore - Kuala Lumpur departs: 8.45am, 1.45pm, 11.30pm
train Singapore - Kota Bahru departs: 5.53am, 7.05pm, 11.30pm (Mon, Wed, Fri)

Bus
The main bus terminal in Johor Bahur is Larkin Bus Terminal.

Bus connections to Singapore
SBS 170, Singapore Johor Express, Causeway Link CW2 - to Queen Street Terminal
Causeway Link CW1 - to Kranji MRT station
Causeway Link CW5 - Newton Food Centre car park

Long-distance bus connections
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Johor Bahru - Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur - Johor Bahru
Johor Bahru - Genting Highlands Genting Highlands - Johor Bahru
JB - Mersing (jetty to Pulau Tioman) Mersing - Johor Bahru
Johor Bahru - Butterworth Butterworth - Johor Bahru
Johor Bahru - Penang Penang - Johor Bahru

 


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Kuala Lumpur - Johor Bahru

How to get from Kuala Lumpur to Johor and vice versa

Things to Do & See

Legoland Malaysia

Malaysia's first international theme park in Johor at the southern tip of the Peninsula close to the second Link to Singapore.

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Transport

Larkin Sentral Bus Terminal

Larking Sentral (formerly Larkin Bus & Taxi Terminal) is a main bus terminal for local and long distance buses in Johor Bahru, it is located about 5min north of JB city centre

JB Sentral Railway and Bus Terminal

Johor Bahru Sentral is the southern terminus of the KTM railway line linking Malaysia and Singapore and a major local bus terminal. It is connected to Sultan Iskandar Customs, Immigration and Quarantine Complex and Johor Bahru City Square shopping center.

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