Are you unsure where to go on weekends or school holidays? And are you tired of going to amusement parks and water parks?
There are still hidden attractions in Johor Bahru that you should not miss! These historical attractions have been prominently displayed in Johor Bahru for over 100 years. It is possible to visit all of these Johor Buhru Historical Sites attractions in one day, as they are located within walking distance. !
You will also learn more about Johor Báru’s history and attractions after visiting these historic places.
SGMYTRIPS is pleased to share some historical sites in Johor Bahru that are worth a visit.
1. Sri Raja Mariamman Temple Johor Bahru
This historical building, which dates back over 100 years, is the oldest Hindu temple in Johor Bahru. It can be found in the heart of Little India, along Jalan Ungku Puan. This is just a 10-minute walk from Amari Johor Bahru.
This beautiful temple is also known as the Arulmigu Raja Mariamman Temple, which was constructed in December 1911. The temple was originally known as Mariamman Temple. The name of the temple was changed to reflect the generosity of Sultan Johor’s Sultan Ibrahim, who donated an acre of land and RM5000 to Mr. Kootha Permal Vandayar.
You will find arts that are based on Dravidian architecture from Southern India, which can be seen from the exterior of the building. The temple walls are home to this beautiful, attractive Hindu art.
The main pyramid tower, called Gopuram is another amazing symbol of the temple. It is painted in a light pastel cream tone and has colorful deities surrounding each of its five tiers. To capture the stunningly beautiful temple, visitors are encouraged to use a Telephoto Lens.
This extraordinary temple hosts many meaningful events, such as weddings and special prayer ceremonies. Before entering the temple, it is important that visitors follow the temple’s dress code. Shorts, caps, and mini-skirts are not permitted.
2. Johor Bahru Old Chinese Temple
It is a well-known landmark in Johor Bahru, and is well-known by the entire Chinese community. Johor Bahru Old Chinese temple is located in the city center of Johor Bahru along Jalan Trus. This Old Chinese Temple is the oldest religious institution in Johor Bahru. This highly valued Chinese Temple was built in the name of Mr. Tan Hiok Nee, a founder of Ngee Heng Co.
This temple is rich in history and cultural roots that spans over 140 years. Most prayers will be made to visit it. This temple’s most important and significant event is the Chingay. The Chingay celebration will be held annually, usually on the 20th or 23rd lunar month in the Chinese calendar.
The chingay will see the parade of the statue deities representing the five dialect groups, which are the Hokkien (Teochew), Cantonese (Cantonese), Hakka, and Hainan).
JB Old Chinese Temple’s design is a classic example of Chinese architecture. The white walls are lined with large potted plants. This design is very popular among young people who want to capture some pictures. You will notice many bells that are brightly colored around the walls of the temple. These bells were left by visitors who have prayed in this temple.
3. Tiong Hua Chinese Heritage Museum
Built in 1948, this heritage building was used as an office by the Tiong Hua Chinese Association. It was rehabilitated and designated a museum in 2005. This place is open to all visitors, regardless of religion.
The exterior design is harmonious and there are two pairs of red hanging lanterns from China outside. It is a 4-story shophouse. The museum had different floors that housed various collections of artifacts and exhibits. This was to preserve the unique history of Chinese immigrants.
The ground floor of the historic building houses valuable records that record Chinese arrivals in Malaysia. The museum displays records that show how the Chinese arrived in Malaysia from China during the Ming Dynasty to trade and do business. The museum also featured information on how the five Chinese dialects, the Hainanese and Hakka, Cantonese, and Teochew, came to Johor Bahru to start their new lives here.
The museum displays many photos, news articles, and suitcases from Chinese immigrants who arrived between the 1800s to 1900s. Visitors can also learn more about World War II history and how the Chinese fought the Japanese during this difficult time.
You only need to spend RM5.00 on adults and RM2.00 on children and seniors. From there, you’ll be able to gain a lot of valuable knowledge and memorable memories.
4. Johor Bahru Old Railway Station
The JB railway station was the first-ever train museum in Malaysia. This historic building in Johor Bahru, a landmark of 85 years old, has been open for service since July 2010. It is a symbol of Johor Bahru’s railway station. This historic site was used as a tourist attraction.
The KTMB Mini Museum of the Southern Region of Malaysia preserves this old railway station. Tourists were attracted to the yellow walls and the contrasting blue color. This old railway station has a unique western architecture. Tourists often visit this building to take photos.
These few historical buildings are really amazing! If you haven’t visited here yet, then I strongly recommend that you come and witness the history! You can take a taxi from Singapore to JB (Johor Bahru), for example, choose SGMYTRIPS.
SGMYTRIPS is a Singapore to Malaysia taxi transport company, their professional and experienced drivers will pick you up anywhere in Singapore and drop you off at your destination. You don’t need to queue up with the crowd to go through customs, you just need to rest in the car and trust the driver, the driver will take you to your destination safely.