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Vacation rentals in Johor Bahru

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Serviced apartment in Johor Bahru
❤Cube 8teens Dream Suite❤by NestHome【NEON•NETFLIX】
Cube8teens, an unique industrial concept condo-hotel in Mount Austin, the liveliest town in Johor Bahru! Enjoy the coziness and comfort with the perfect ambiance and our highlight full-view windows where you can enjoy awesome panoramic views of Mount Austin town. Couples & Small family favourite room type! - 2 mins to Bubble Tea Shop & Eateries - 5 mins to AEON/IKEA Tebrau & TOPPEN - 15 mins to Midvalley Southkey - 15 mins to KSL Mall - 20 mins to JB CIQ & City Square
$29 per night
Serviced apartment in Johor Bahru
D'Kloé Suite by Nest Home 【Suasana ᛫ CIQ】
Suasana Residence & Suites, a 5-star Gem in the heart of Johor Bahru's shopping belt. Clean, comfortable and spacious 1 bedroom unit with premium quality 11" King size Bed and amazing view of JB city skyline. Surround with 7-Eleven, shopping & wide range of local tasty food!! - Downstair HaidiLao Hotpot - 1 min Komtar JBCC - 1 min City Square - 2 min Custom Immigration (Link to Singapore) - 3 min Persada Johor - 5 min Rusty Night Market - 5 min JB Heritage Street
$50 per night
Rental unit in Johor Bahru
Homely & Comfy Suasana Suites in JB, High Floor
An apartment unit ALL TO YOURSELF strategically located in Johor Bahru city centre, only a stone's throws away from JB City Square & JB Central! We’re only a 20 min drive to Woodlands SINGAPORE, LEGOLAND Malaysia & IKEA Tebrau. Ideal for any weekenders, interstaters or holiday makers, fully furnished with FREE WiFi and access to the *gym & pool (Restrictions apply. Please see below for more details). *(Paid parking available on-site. Charges apply)
$30 per night

Stay near Johor Bahru's top sights

Johor Bahru City Square253 locals recommend
KSL City Mall181 locals recommend
IKEA Tebrau142 locals recommend
Lavender67 locals recommend
Sutera Mall37 locals recommend
Country Garden Danga Bay16 locals recommend

Other great vacation rentals in Johor Bahru

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R&F Cozy 2BR unit by ANJU
$43 per night
Condo in Johor Bahru
【Must Try!】D'Muji Studio Suite【5mins to CIQ】
$35 per night
Condo in Johor Bahru
B2606 Midvalley Netflix‼️ (10min Walk) Sanitised
$40 per night
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R&F Princess Cove Studio
$36 per night
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Yussy Sweet Dream 1BR @R&F Condo
$60 per night
Serviced apartment in Johor Bahru
🌟Cube 8teens Studio Suite🌟by NestHome【Golf View】
$29 per night
Condo in Johor Bahru
D'Studio Suite 08 by Nest Home【Beach | Netflix】
$38 per night
Condo in Johor Bahru
【Private BBQ & Sunset View】D'Flow Suite 2BR
$59 per night
Condo in Johor Bahru
【Private BBQ & Sunset View】D'Potter Suite 2BR
$56 per night
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Mid Valley Southkey A28-02/Netflix/1 bedroom
$41 per night
Condo in Johor Bahru
JettBros La' Selva @SKS Pavillion Johor Bahru
$32 per night
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#0511 Almas Suites Sofa Bed 4pax Netflix By STAY
$27 per night

Your guide to Johor Bahru

All About Johor Bahru

Located on the Straits of Johor, the city of Johor Bahru is home to two bridges that link Malaysia with the island state of Singapore. Malaysia’s southernmost city and the second largest after the capital Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru is a modern, vibrant metropolis that regularly draws Singapore locals across the border to shop and dine in its city center and suburbs. Johor Bahru was primarily a fishing village 150 years ago, but now is Malaysia’s leading technology and financial center.

More than one million people call Johor Bahru home, and to get a sense of the history and cultures represented here, you can take the Johor Bahru Heritage Trail, a self-guided walking tour of the city’s historical and cultural sites. Along the way, you’ll pass the gleaming white towers of the Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque and the sunshine-yellow facade of the 1930s Old Johor Bahru Railway Station. Another stop on the trail, the Johor Bahru Chinese Heritage Museum, explores the history of the Chinese community’s impact on the city, while the Arulmigu Rajamariamman Devasthanam Temple is an all-glass Hindu temple at the center of Johor Bahru’s Indian district.

Soak up the cafe culture in Johor Bahru over a warming cup of teh tarik (tea with condensed milk), take a dip under the rushing Kota Tinggi Waterfalls nearby, or cruise down the river spotting fireflies in the balmy evening air.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Johor Bahru

As Johor Bahru has an equatorial climate, you’ll find consistently warm temperatures throughout the year. However, humidity is exceptionally high in the rainy months of April, November, and December. June is the most popular time to visit the city, which is also when temperatures are at their peak.

You might want to book a vacation rental in Johor Bahru when one of the many festivals takes place in and around the city. Every August, there’s a festival to celebrate kuda kepang, a traditional Javanese dance featuring intricate woven horse puppets. In February, participants from more than 40 countries take part in the Johor Bahru kite festival, which includes enormous kites depicting animals and cartoon characters. For two days in July, the city holds the Bon Odori festival, with martial arts, dance demonstrations, and traditional Japanese dishes.

Top things to do in Johor Bahru

Grand Palace of Johor

The Istana Besar Palace, once home to the Sultan of Johor, is close to the city center on the waterfront. The palace has a fascinating mix of European and Asian architecture, and the building is still used for official functions. The palace also houses the Royal Abu Bakar Museum, where you can see antique furniture and heirlooms from the time of the royal family.

Tasik Biru

The picturesque hiking area around the Tasik Biru — the Blue Lake, which formed in a disused copper mine — is just a short drive from the shopping malls of Johor Bahru. The easy trails take you around the edge of the stunning aquamarine water, the hue transforming with the changing light. However enticing it may seem, swimming and fishing in the lake are not permitted due to its arsenic content.

Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple

One of the most unusual structures you’ll find in Johor Bahru is the Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple. It’s the world’s first Hindu place of worship made of glass and is an integral part of the community. People of all denominations come here to admire the kaleidoscopic interior as more than 300,000 pieces of multicolored glass catch the light.

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