Johor Bahru has a well-mixed balance of things to see from historic, traditional and modern landmarks. >> *Johor Bahru landmarks
Chinatown (map). This historical Chinese community area is located mostly along the Tan Hiok Nee Street. It consists of various restaurants, shops and landmarks.
Arulmigu Rajamariamman Devasthanam Temple (map). Free admission for visitors. Everyone has their shoes in the racks beside the gate entrance. The temple also features the Indian Heritage Centre cultural centre.
Church of the Immaculate Conception (map). Built in 1883 in the British colonial style, it is one of the oldest structures still standing in Johor Bahru. Try to get here for the Tamil feast of Pongal in mid-January, when an intriguingly colorful harvest festival service is held within the church.
Johor Bahru Old Chinese Temple (柔佛古廟, map). There is a small museum behind the prayer hall which have illustrated descriptions of the five deities and the history of the temple, as well as giant photos showing *Chingay Parade. Photography is forbidden in the museum and captions are mostly in Chinese only. The temple organizes an annual 4-day Chingay Parade. The climax of the parade occurs on the night of the 3rd day when the deities are paraded around the city centre.
Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque (map). Located on top of a small hill and overlooking the Straits of Johor, this state mosque took eight years to construct (1892-1900). It has four minarets that resemble British clock towers. It was inaugurated by Sultan Ibrahim. It is made of white marble and is a combination of Moorish and Victorian architecture.
B5 Johor Street Market (map). Pedestrian zone with container as theme. It consists of eateries, shops, supermarket and a performance stage for regular entertainment and art-related performances.