Sultan Abu Bakar Monument

This monument, created in the seafront opposite the courthouse commemorates Sultan Abu Bakar (1864-1895), as the architect of modern Johor. A bronze replica of the Johor crown surmounts the monument.

Secretariat Building (Sultan Ibrahim Building)

The building which was built in 1940 is located on a hill called Bukit Timbalan. Despite the appearance of highrise buildings in recent years, the square tower of the massive building still dominates the Johor Bahru skyline. It houses the state secreatariat as well as the other offices of the state government. Visitors may find … Read more

Istana Bukit Serene

This palace, complete in 1933, is the current residence of the Sultan of Johor. Beautiful gardens surround the building and a spectacular 32 metre tower is the city landmark. Visitors are however not permitted into the palace grounds.

Grand Palace

The imposing palace along Jalan Tun Dr. Ismail was built by the late Sultan Abu Bakar, Father of Modern Johor. It houses an impressive collection of many rare and beatiful treasures all over the world.Admission fees are as follows:Non Malaysian1.Adult US$7.002.Children (below 12) US$3.00 Locals1.Adult RM5.002.Children (below 12) RM3.003.School children in uniform RM1.00 Opening Time:Daily … Read more

Diamond Jubilee Hall

located near the istana gardens is the Diamond Jubilee Hall which provides excellent stage and acoustic facilities. It is a popular venue for various functions and international shows.

Dataran Bandaraya

Dataran Bandaraya, or city square, was officially opened on 31 december 1993 by the sultan of Johor. A much sought after venue for public events like parades and stage shows, this popular tourist attraction comprises a large stage, a minaret, a fountain and a clock tower reputed to be the biggest in the region. It … Read more