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Also known as JB, this charming state capital is a thriving commercial centre and tourist destination with international class hotels, modern shopping complexes, numerous restaurants and entertainment outlets. JB's most interesting attractions are its historical buildings with impressive architecture, and most of these are within walking distance. Among these are the Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque, the Sultan Abu Bakar Museum and other impressive state buildings.

There are other captivating tourist spots in the outlying districts. JB is a point of departure to the east coast beach resort of Desaru, and the jump-off point to Mersing and various island retreats, which include Pulau Aur, Pulau Rawa and Pulau Besar.
Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque - A Mosque built in the royal British architecture style, that is a reminder that Malaysia was once a British colony.
Sultan Abu Bakar Royal Palace Museum - Located on Jalan Skudai, it has a sea frontage. Built in the mid 19th century it served as a Grand Palace until Johor's present day ruler, Sultan Iskandar converted it into a museum. Housed within its compound includes the many treasures of the Johor Sultanate.
Danga Bay - The latest addition to Johor Bahru's tourist attraction. Located at Lido beach, along Jalan Skudai, it has fine dinings to modern food court to even the street side hawkers vendors. It has a new shopping mall located within its confine. Its grand masterplan would include a marina, future housing residential developments, hotels and a theme park.
Golf Courses - Johor Bahru is reasonably well known for its golf courses. Here are some of the best in Johor Bahru.

Royal Johor Country Club probably the most expensive club in Johor Bahru. It is also the first course in this city.

Tanjung Puteri Resort one of the largest courses in Johor Bahru and boasts of many awards. Very well designed courses and attracts a fair amount of visitors.

Leisure Farm easily accesible by Singaporeans via the second link.

Pulai Spring Resort Partly owned by a Singapore company and hence a popular joint among the Singaporeans.
Dive Base at Sea Gypsy Village on Pulau Sibu - There are boat dives & Try Scuba Dives daily, morning & afternoon. Scuba diving is taught from the age of 8 years starting with Scuba Rangers. There are also morning & afternoon snorkeling excursions to uninhabited islands. Sailing is availble using Solsa sail boats plus paddle skis, kayaks & boogie boards for hire. Taxis to Tanjong Leman are easily available, depart at 7am for the 9am boat. You can depart Pulau Sibu at 5.30pm or 8.30pm, the resort will order a taxi to Johor Bahru for your return trip. Sea Gypsy Village operate a bus service from Johor Bahru daily at midday to connect with their 2pm boat, guests are on the island by 2.30pm.
Eating - JB is a popular destination for budget-conscious gourmands from Singapore, as most dishes are half price across the border. Most of food stalls and dining spots come alive when night falls over the city. Common dishes include seafood and some Johor specialities like Johor laksa and mee rebus. The adventurous can head for the stalls at Lido Beach and Stulang Laut to try the local favorites and hawker fare.

Do beware of menus without prices, especially when ordering seafood
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