Johor Bahru is situated across the causeway from Singapore and is the state capital of Johor in southern peninsular Malaysia. It offers you more than you can imagine with line ups of historic buildings, bustling and charming city centre, delectable eateries and lovely parks with a wonderful view of the Straits of Johor. Johor Bahru is also the perfect gateway for the whole family with its abundance of indoor and outdoor activities.
The best time to visit Johor Bahru is between June and August when it is less humid and less wet. But unfortunately, it is also the time when everyone else visits as it is the European school holidays time plus locals coming through Johor on their way to Singapore. May and September are not too bad climate-wise suiting those who want to avoid crowds. November to January has the worst weather in Johor Bahru. It rains heavily during these months owing to the northeast monsoon although it is much cooler. To avoid the worst of it, do your sightseeing and shopping in the morning as it tends to rain most in the afternoon and early evening.
Kalibo International Airport - Kalibo International Airport (KLO) is approximately 68 km south of Caticlan Port, which is the main disembarking point from Boracay Island. The journey takes only 75 minutes using the shuttle or van ride. With the upgrading of the airports’ facilities following its recent renovations, an increasing number of tourists are flying directly to Kalibo to avoid flying through Manila and Cebu. There is a multitude of transportation options to get in and out of the Kalibo International Airport.
Senai International Airport - The Senai International Airport, located in the town of Senai near Johor Bahru, consists of only one terminal. Despite this, it handles both the domestic and international flights servicing Johor as well as the southern states of Peninsular Malaysia. It provides plenty of amenities and a comprehensive list of facilities and services for the travellers’ convenience. Getting in and out of the airport is easy since there are many types of transportation available.
Johor Bahru's climate is equatorial where there is a great deal of rainfall even in the driest month. Regardless of the rain, the temperatures in Johor Bahru are relatively stable all year round with an average high temperature of 32.8°C (91°F) and an average low temperature of 22.9°C (73.2°F). Humidity is generally high, so be prepared to bring along lightweight clothes in natural fibres.