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5 Reasons Why Your Next Flight Should Be to Johor Bahru

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Looking to get a taste of everything- from history and culture to shopping and relaxation? If your answer is yes to this, Johor Bahru is the place to be!

A potpourri of Malay, Chinese and Indian culture, Johor Bahru is an inquisitive traveller’s dream come true. A place soaked in a unique flavour of diversity, Johor Bahru never ceases to amaze one. Where else would you chance upon a Victorian mosque and a 19th century Chinese temple in one place?

Johor Bahru is also home to some truly fascinating theme parks like the Hello Kitty Town and the Angry Birds Activity Park. Worried about how to reach this intriguing destination? Fret not for AirAsia has started a new route to Johor Bahru from Kolkata. The cross-border bus route to Singapore is the icing on the cake!

1. Get started in Kolkata!

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Since your flight to Johor Bahru is from Kolkata, it offers you the perfect opportunity to indulge in some reasonable shopping. If it’s big brands you’re looking for, you can head to the legendary Quest Mall and Acropolis Mall without a shadow of doubt.

Alternatively, you can enjoy some duty free shopping at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport which has many brilliant options like Flemingo Duty Free for duty free books and souvenirs and Lucknow Chikan for some fine fabric.

HolidayIQ reviewer Phanindra says, “Kolkata airport is very convenient, neat and clean. Can be reachable in 40 minutes when you hire a taxi in the morning. You can also get food, books, coffee and what not. Everything is available.”

Squeeze in a quick visit to the famous Howrah Bridge before you board your flight to Johor Bahru. Here are some reasons why you cannot miss this gem of a place!

2. The inimitable cultural vibe!

The inimitable cultural vibe! Share source: shutterstock

Being a melting pot of three very diverse communities- the Malay, the Chinese and the Indians, Johor Bahru is what a culture enthusiast’s dreams are made of!

Places like the Johor Bahru Old Chinese Temple and the Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque testify to the unique charm of various cultures converging to exude a harmonious existence.

The famous Johor Bahru Chinese Heritage Museum is for those who’re interesting in tracing the history of the Chinese community of Johor Bahru.

3. Heaven for kids!

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If you love to take your kids someplace fun, you’ll definitely fall in love with in Johor Bahru. With places like the Sanrio Hello Kitty Town and the Angry Birds Activity Park, you can make sure the fun never ends for the young ones! To top it off, it also has Malaysia’s first international theme park- Legoland Malaysia.

Thomas Town is another great option to keep your kids occupied with themed areas dedicated to Angelina Ballerina, Bob the Builder, Thomas the Tank Engine, Pingu and Barney the Dinosaur. Go ahead, embrace the inner child in you!

HolidayIQ reviewer Vinod says, “Truly this is a destination which you should not miss when you visit Malaysia or Singapore. It is really amazing to see what all can be built using the legos! Especially the themes, water rides in water park are superb.”

4. It’s a shopping paradise!

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If you’re a shopaholic, few places would excite you more than Johor Bahru! Head to the Pasar Karat(Rusty Market), a flea market where you can bargain for anything from trinkets and clothes to even antiques and souvenirs!

If you’re looking to grab great deals on international brands, places like the iconic City Square, AEON Bukit Indah Shopping Centre and KSL City Mall should be enough.

When you’re tired of all the shopping, you can head to Annie’s Culture- a one of a kind wellness centre where you can get pampered like royalty, apart from gathering valuable insights on beauty and fashion.


5. Home to the yummiest street food!

Home to the yummiest street food! Share source: wikimedia

For a foodie, Johor Bahru opens up whole new dimensions of gastronomic adventures! Supper is hugely popular among locals and streets bathe with colourful lights of the roadside stalls while being permeated with a sweet wafting scent of numerous local delicacies.

You haven’t truly known this place until you have tasted the famous Lok Lok, which is basically an assortment of deep fried or grilled snacks skewered on a stick. Enjoy the latest EDM tracks blaring out of the speakers while you satiate your midnight hunger pangs!

6. Of lazy sunsets and carefree relaxation!

Of lazy sunsets and carefree relaxation! Share source: shutterstock

Once you’re done exploring the many colours of Johor Bahru, you can just let loose at the Danga Bay. A large recreational park, it allows you to just laze around the way you like. You can spend time in one of the many cafes that dot this place or just go on a long, lazy stroll along the beach at night- the choice is yours.

If you want something exceptional, head to Thong Yee Thong Reflexology, where you can get a soothing full body massage that would rejuvenate you to the core!

When your Johor Bahru trip is complete, you can directly head to Singapore with the help of the cross-border bus service from AirAsia. Go ahead, take the road not taken and make the journey as fascinating as the destination! Still waiting? Book your flight to Johor Bahru now!

7. The new cheapest way to fly to Johor Bahru!

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Check out the new air route from Kolkata to Johor Bahru by AirAsia!

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