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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Road
“It's a street of mixture of cultural and colonial buildings along a rather short street near the oldest town area in JB, Jalan Wong Ah Fook. Maybe spend 2-3hrs here and enjoy some of the most authentic local food along the street stores.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Library
“15km from D'summit residences. Johor Chinese Heritage Museum where you can learn about how the Chinese migrants came to Johor which dates back to the Ming and Qing Dynasties as early as the 1414th century. 新山华族历史文物馆,你可以了解中国移民如何来到柔佛,其历史可以追溯到1414世纪的明清时期”
  • 6 locals recommend
Place to shop
“Shopping and sighseeing the local of JB people at the night market which is called Pasar Karat JB”
  • 12 locals recommend
Chinese Restaurant
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“[Halal] They serves up Johor Bahru’s best Hainanese chicken chop to locals and tourists of all races and religions. Business Hours : Monday - Sunday 8:30am-5:30pm”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bakery
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“No trip to JB would be complete without paying a visit to Hiap Joo Bakery! Opened since 1919, this is one of the oldest and traditional bakeries in the city. Anyone who's been to Hiap Joo will tell you not to miss their signature banana cake. This cake has just the perfect moisture and the taste isn't too sweet as well. If you love banana cakes, this is definitely one not to miss! Other than the banana cake, another highly recommended item is their coconut bun. This freshly baked bun has grated coconut fillings with palm sugar and you'll definitely want more after tasting it 😋”
  • 11 locals recommend
Museum
“Major China Dato' Tan Hiok Nee (Chinese: 陳旭年; pinyin: Chén Xùnián; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Tân Hiok-nî; a.k.a. Tan Yeok Nee; 1827 – 21 May 1902) was the leader of the Ngee Heng Kongsi of Johor, succeeding Tan Kee Soon in circa 1864, he transformed the Ngee Heng Kongsi of Johor from a quasi-military revolutionary brotherhood, based in the rural settlement of Kangkar Tebrau, into an organisation of kapitans, kangchus, and revenue farmers, based in the state capital of Johor Bahru. His grandson Tan Chin Hian, was the chairman of the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Singapore Teochew Poit It Huay Kuan and Ngee Ann Kongsi Singapore for many years.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Café
“[Halal] Best chicken chop in town. Business Hours : Monday-Sunday 12:00pm-9:30pm”
  • 8 locals recommend
Café
“Banana Cake - MUST TRY Daily Baked Bun especially coconut bun (started 11.30am daily) - MUST TRY”
  • 5 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“During the weekends, the road will be closed and stalls will be set up along the street selling souvenirs and novelty items.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Located at the very old street of Johor Bahru. This is a good area to spend time to visit.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“The selection of food at this traditional coffeeshop is amazing! Kaya butter toast and buns, soft-boiled kampung eggs, nyonya kueh, curry puffs, fried mee siam, fried noodles, yam cake and bang kwang kueh (Singapore's version of soon kueh)!!! Everything here tastes amazing - fresh and authentic and delicious! Although this is a very busy coffeeshop that is always very crowded, and getting a table is challenging, this is certainly a must-visit place to enjoy a local breakfast. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Bakery
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“[Halal] They bake everything ranging from old-styled cakes, loaves of bread, pastries and muffins. Business Hours : Saturday-Thursday 8:30am-2:00pm Closed on Friday”
  • 3 locals recommend
Art Gallery
  • 1 local recommends
Route
“The de facto hipster street in Johor Bahru. Visit this place if you love all things indie.. and weird. There are a few cafes along this stretch which serves pretty good food and drinks.”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Chinese Restaurant
“[Halal] They serves up Johor Bahru’s best Hainanese chicken chop to locals and tourists of all races and religions. Business Hours : Monday - Sunday 8:30am-5:30pm”
  • 11 locals recommend
Café
“[Halal] Best chicken chop in town. Business Hours : Monday-Sunday 12:00pm-9:30pm”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Located at the very old street of Johor Bahru. This is a good area to spend time to visit.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“[Non- is Halal] Great tasting mutton and beef noodle soups in the town, their homemade Chili sauce and din sum are nice too! Business Hours : Tuesday - Sunday 9.00am-5:00pm (Closed on Monday)”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“local tea, coffee - Very good butter kaya bread - Very good Malay Food stall - Delicious”
  • 1 local recommends
Café
  • 1 local recommends

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