Located in Johor Bahru along Jalan Trus, this old Chinese temple (also known as the Old Temple by locals) is the spiritual centre for most Chinese in Johor. The temple was built in 1890 and symbolizes harmony and unity among Chinese in Johor. In the 1800s, after decades of rivalry, the 5 Chinese dialect groups or clans in Johor Bahru (Cantonese, Teochew, Hokkien, Hainanese and Hakka) decided to make peace. As a symbol of unity, the 5 clans decided to build a shared temple and house their deities together in the Johor Old Temple. The temple hosts 5 deities which are Xuan Tian Shang Di (Teochew deity), Hong Xian Da Di (Hokkien deity), Gan Tian Da Di (Hakka deity), Hua Guang Da Di (Cantonese deity) and Zhao Da Yuan Shuai (Hainanese deity). Many relics were preserved such as the century-old bronze bell, joss stick pot and wooden tablet. In 1995 to 1996, the temple underwent a major renovation at a cost of approximately MYR 1.5million. Once a year in the first lunar month, there is an event called Chingay (known as the Parade of Deities) which involves statues of deities being taken out from the temple and parade around the town of Johor Bahru. The annual Chingay has attracted thousands of people to march around the major roads of Johor Bahru together with the 5 Deities being worshiped in the Old Temple. Although the temple is not very large, it is rich of historical values and is definitely worth a visit for those who wish to explore the history and culture of Johor Bahru. The temple opens daily from 7a.m. to 5p.m.
Located along Jalan Tebrau, the temple is situated next to the railway station tracks between Jalan Tun Abdul Razak and Jalan Mohd Taib. Wholly decorated with impressive glass artwork in both exterior and interior, the building looks extremely stunning especially when it shines under the sunlight. The temple also houses several gold statues of various Hindu Gods displayed side to side.
Regarded as the busiest one-way road where plenty of hawker stalls and restaurants locate. The road is all about good food and one of the restaurants that most people rave about is Kam Long fish head curry. You can start your food hunting adventure with merely 10 minutes walk from City Square Mall and you can try different local dishes at affordable price.
Located at Jalan Wong Ah Fook in JB city, this hotel aims to provide supreme comfort for their guests. Completed with outstanding amenities, services, and facilities, each room is equipped with excellent provisions including dining facilities such as mini-refrigerator in order to deliver greater ease to your holiday. From this hotel, one can easily reach and explore the state capital’s most interesting attractions.
Located right at the centre of Johor Bahru city, Bagus City Hotel is considered one of the hotel with the best qualities that wants nothing but only the best for their guests. Designed to cater different needs of their guests, all rooms are well-equipped to deliver the ultimate experience. This hotel is definitely an ideal place for your business and leisure needs, or simply a destination away from home for you and your loved ones!