Johor Bahru landmarks

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia, has the following notable landmarks.

Famous landmarks[edit]

Sultan Iskandar Complex

Shopping centres[edit]

The Johor Bahru City Square office tower is currently the city's tallest tower
Merlin Tower, one of the oldest tower in Johor Bahru

The following lists modern shopping centres in Johor Bahru.

Johor Bahru Central Business District (CBD)[edit]

  • Johor Bahru City Square
    • Located in the Central Business District along the bustling main road Jalan Wong Ah Fook. Completed in 1998, it consists of five storey of shopping mall, a 36-storey office tower (tallest building in the city) and an underground carpark. Currently (2013) under renovation for its hotel tower, the shopping mall is open for business as usual where not affected.[1]
  • Komtar JBCC
    • Also located along Jalan Wong Ah Fook, Kompleks Tun Abdul Razak or KOMTAR is one of the oldest shopping complex in Johor Bahru. Officially opened on March 11, 1979 by the third prime minister of Malaysia, Tun Hussein Onn, KOMTAR consists of a two-storey shopping mall and a 25-storey office tower block. The whole shopping mall area was closed for rebuilding in 2013 and was renamed Komtar JBCC after completion in 2014.
  • Merlin Tower
    • Located along Jalan Wong Ah Fook and opposite the obsolete Johor Bahru train station, Merlin Tower is one of the oldest shopping complex in Johor Bahru. It consists of 3 storey of shops, a hotel and an office tower. Currently it housed a number of tour agencies and travel coach companies.
  • Galleria@Kotaraya
    • Located along Jalan Trus and next to the Puteri Pan Pacific Hotel and Johor International Convention Center, it is recently renovated, rebranded and renamed. Before this, it is known as Plaza Kotaraya.
  • Landmark IT Mall
    • Located along Jalan Ngee Heng, it consists of a shopping mall which used to house a variety of IT related shops and an office tower. Currently (2013) under renovation for its hotel tower.

Kota Southkey[edit]

  • The Mall, Mid Valley Southkey
    • Located at the Kota Southkey along the Eastern Dispersal Link (EDL), one of the largest shopping center in Johor Bahru. Opened for business in 23rd April 2019.
    • Anchor tenant: Sogo


  • Heritage Shopping Mall

Located at Jalan Ibrahim Sultan (Stulang Laut Waterfront) and Jalan Tanjung Puteri near the Johor Bahru Inner Ring Road (Start/End of highway). Heritage Shopping Mall is a 4-storey, one-stop local mall with over 30+ shops, restaurant & local cuisine. Located beside New Hong Kong Restaurant and City of Dreams. Two minutes’ drive from CIQ Johor Bahru and five minutes walk to R&F Princess Cove - a South East Asia's first HOPSCA (Hotels, Offices, Parks, Shopping Malls, Clubhouses and Apartments), you can live, work, play and shop in this city within a city.

  • The ZON Shopping Mall
    • Located at Stulang Laut water front, it consists of a Hotel (ZON Regency), Ferry Terminal and a Duty Free Zone.[2]

Taman Pelangi[edit]

  • Pelangi Leisure Mall
    • Located along Jalan Serampang, Taman Pelangi. It was opened with the objective of being an entertainment hub, housing a 5 theatre cinema and a bowling alley.
    • Anchor tenant: Giant Hypermarket
  • Plaza Pelangi
    • Located at the junction of Jalan Kuning, Taman Pelangi and the main road Jalan Terbrau. It is considered as an up market shopping mall during its earlier days.
    • Anchor tenant: Cold Storage (supermarket), Metrojaya

Taman Sentosa and Taman Abad[edit]

  • Plaza Sentosa
    • Located along Jalan Sutera, Taman Sentosa. Completed in 1984, it was known as Lien Hoe Complex, changed its name to Plaza Sentosa in 2007 and completed its renovation in 2012.[3]
    • Anchor tenant: The Store (Supermarket/Departmental Store)
  • Holiday Plaza
    • Located along Jalan Dato' Sulaiman, Taman Abad. Completed in 1985, it is a three-storey shopping centre. Prior to the construction of the Johor Bahru City Square, this was the most popular shopping centre. It also has an 18-storey office tower block. Currently well known for its handphone shops and handphone accessories stalls.
    • Anchor tenant: Parkson Grand (Departmental Store)
  • KSL City
    • Located along Jalan Seladang, Taman Abad. Completed in 2010, it is a mixed residential/commercial/hospitality development consisting D'Esplanade Residence (luxurious condominium under construction), KSL Resort (a 5 Star Hotel) and a shopping mall. It also have an EXPO hall.[4]
    • Anchor tenant: Tesco (Hypermart)
  • Danga City Mall
    • Located along Jalan Tun Abdul Razak. Completed in 1996, it was known as Best World Plaza, reopens in 2008 as Danga City Mall. Currently well known for its Digital Lifestyle Mall and its attached EXPO hall.
    • Anchor tenant: Metrojaya (Departmental Store)

Taman Suria[edit]

Taman Johor Jaya, Taman Sri Tebrau and Plentong[edit]

Permas Jaya[edit]

  • ÆON Permas Jaya
  • Permas City

Desa Tebrau[edit]

  • ÆON Tebrau City Shopping Centre
    • Once the largest shopping mall owned by ÆON. Located in Taman Desa Tebrau, one of the most visited shopping mall in mukim Tebrau by Singaporean and Malaysian during weekends.
    • Anchor tenant: ÆON
  • Tesco Tebrau City
    • Anchor tenant: Tesco (Hypermart)
  • IKEA Tebrau
    • The third store in Malaysia and largest IKEA store operated in Southeast Asia. Located at Taman Desa Tebrau, operated since November 2017. Currently, phase 2 was under construction which contains IKANO department store.

Tampoi, Taman Perling, Skudai and Taman Universiti[edit]


  • Johor Premium Outlets
    • It is the first premium outlets shopping mall in Southeast Asia. Phase 1 has been complete since December 2011. Phase 2 currently under construction which consists of 5 star luxury hotel and water theme park.
  • IOI Mall
  • Tesco Kulai
  • Aeon Kulai
  • Aero Mall @ Senai Airport
    • It is the first shopping mall located in the airport terminal.
  • Kulai Centre Point
  • Mydin Kulai

Recreational parks[edit]


Places of worship[edit]


5 Star Hotel

  • KSL Resort
  • Eden Garden Hotel @ The ZON
  • Thistle Johor Bahru
  • The Puteri Pacific Johor Bahru
  • Renaissance Hotel Johor Bahru
  • Mutiara Hotel Johor Bahru
  • Grand Bluewave Hotel
  • Grand Paragon Hotel
  • Tri Tower Hotel
  • Double Tree by Hilton Johor Bahru

4 Star Hotel

  • Austin Century Hotel
  • Crystal Crown Hotel
  • Grand Continental Hotel @ Hotel Selesa
  • New York Hotel
  • Bayu Marina Resort
  • Traders Hotel Puteri Harbour
  • Palazzo Hotel Danga Bay
  • Legoland Hotel Johor Bahru

Below than 3 star hotel

Housing estates[edit]


  • Kampung Melayu Majidee
  • Kg. Dato Sulaiman Mentri
  • Kg. Bakar Batu
  • Kg. Tok Siak
  • Kg. Setanggi
  • Kg. Bendahara
  • Kg. Mohamed Amin
  • Kg. Dato Onn

Cemeteries and Memorial[edit]


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  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-10-19. Retrieved 2013-10-18.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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