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Flight from Manila (MNL) to Johor Bahru (JHB)

Flight from Manila (MNL) to Johor Bahru (JHB)

In the Southeast Asia region, Malaysia is a diverse country, a melting pot of various cultures that have its fair share of interesting places to visit. Johor Bahru, which is the capital of the state of Johor, is the nearest city that could be accessed from Singapore. This makes it the southernmost major city in the country. The city is the capital of urban tourism in the state, with its own unique culture, places and food to check out.

Best time to fly from Manila to Johor Bahru

The climate in Johor Bahru can be said to be equatorial and tropical all year-round with the average temperature between 26.4 and 27.8 degree Celsius, with little to no difference between the dry and wet seasons. While the city is suitable for year-round visits, the peak time to visit Johor Bahru is usually around March to May when the weather is decent to go out, therefore expect prices to rise around this time. On the other hand, the off-peak season to visit Johor Bahru is usually around June to August, which is considering among the driest months in Johor Bahru with pretty high temperature. This will make it less comfortable to go out to explore the many attractions within the city area. Even though the prices may go low due to this, visitors should check the weather reports before going to this town.

Main airports available in Manila and Johor Bahru

Ninoy Aquino International Airport – The Ninoy Aquino International Airport is an international airport that is currently serving the Greater Manila Area, being the main international gateway into and from the Philippines as well as to other regions within the country. Also known as NAIA or Manila International Airport by the locals, the airport is located at the Pasay - Parañaque border, which can be found 7 kilometres south of the Manila city and the city of Makati from the southwest direction. The airport is the hub for airlines such as Cebu Pacific, Cebgo, Philippine Airlines, PAL Express, and Philippine AirAsia. This airport consists of four different terminals, namely Terminal 1, 2, 3 and 4 meant to cater to different segments with a shopping mall located at Terminal 3. Access to and from the airport is easy since the airport is well-connected to the city by buses, jeepneys and cars traversing through the roads.

Senai International Airport – Senai International Airport or formerly known as Sultan Ismail International Airport is the main airport in the southernmost region of Peninsular Malaysia, is the only airport is managed privately. Found in the town of Senai, Kulai, it is located 32 kilometres northwest of the city centre of Johor Bahru. It has a single terminal building at an elevation of 39 meters. Operated by Senai Airport Terminal Services, the airport has an asphalt runway that is 3,800 meters long respectively. To go in and out of the airport is easy because there are many types of transportation available in the airport for the visitors such as taxis, buses and car ride-sharing, making access to the city a tad bit easier.

Climate pattern in Manila and Johor Bahru

Johor Bahru, just like the other cities within the region, is always finding itself under the hot sun for most of the time. The town is said to have an equatorial tropical rainforest climate according to the Köppen climate classification which is characterized by the heavy precipitation throughout the year with a negligible dry season. In addition to that, the city too is subject to Intertropical Convergence Zone with no cyclone. The average temperature is usually about 26 degree Celsius, while the precipitation is about 2,355.5 millimetres annually, which will vary between the months with the wettest months from November to April. If you plan to visit Johor Bahru, you will have to consider the climate pattern mentioned above in your plans and make bookings accordingly.

Highlights attractions in Johor Bahru

  • LEGOLAND Malaysia – If Singapore is well known for USS, Johor Bahru is well-known for LEGOLAND. Having operated since 2012 on an area of 76 acres in the Medini City, Legoland Malaysia has a generous offering of over 40 interactive rides, shows and attractions including water rides. It is the sixth Legoland theme park in the world and the first in Asia, so far is the only of its kind in Asia. It is undoubtedly an entertainment theme park that is meant for your friends and family.
  • Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque – Located along Jalan Skudai, the Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque is the official mosque of the state of Johor. It has a long history, having constructed between 1892 and 1900 under the reign of Sultan Abu Bakar. Its architecture, unlike any other mosques of its contemporary, is majorly based on the colonial English Victorian style with some Moorish elements. The mosque can accommodate about 2,000 congregants at any one time on maximum capacity.
  • Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple – Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple is one of the major attractions in Johor Bahru that attracts a lot of visitors every year. It is also the oldest one around, having built since 1922 as a simple shelter. It is dedicated to the deity of Kaliamman and is 90% made of glass. It is the only temple of its kind in the country, qualifying it to be listed in the Malaysia Book of Records as the country's first and only glass temple.

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