Johor Bahru is formerly known as Tanjung Puteri or Iskandar Puteri. Johor Bahru is the capital city of the state of Johor, Malaysia. Johor Bahru is situated at the Southern end of Peninsular Malaysia. Johor Bahru is also located next to the Straits of Johor. Johor Bahru consists of 497,097 people while the metropolitan area has a population of 1,638,219 people. It is the third largest city in Malaysia after Kuala Lumpur and Penang. In 1855, Johor Bahru was founded as Iskandar Puteri when the Sultanate of Johor under the influence of Temenggong Daeng Ibrahim. In 1862, Iskandar Puteri then renamed as Johor Bahru and became the capital of the Sultanate when the Sultanate administration centre is moved from Telok Blangah.
The Senai International Airport or known as the Sultan Ismail International Airport is a new airport located in Senai, Kulai District, Johor, Malaysia. It is close to Johor Bahru. The airport is the main airport in the state of Johor and can provide services, especially to the residents of Johor. Senai International Airport is also the fifth busiest airport in Malaysia. Senai International Airport is also one of AirAsia's hub. Currently, the airport is managed by Senai Airport Terminal Services Pvt. Ltd. It is the first independent airport operator in Malaysia after its separation from Syarikat Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad in 2003.
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The peak and busiest times of Johor Bahru are in December followed by March and April. Hotel prices, as well as flight tickets, will be higher than any other months. However, you can still get great deals if you book a flight or accommodation ticket earlier. The lesser month with travellers is in November. You can get cheap flight tickets and hotels if you are visiting Johor Bahru that month.
According to the climate classification by Koppen, Johor Bahru has an equatorial climate which is a tropical rainforest climate. Johor Bahru has a temperature of 26.4 °C in January and 27.8 °C in April. The hottest month in Johor Bahru is April with a temperature of 32.8 °C. You can visit Johor Bahru to experience celebrating the festivals here with the locals. You can come to Johor Bahru on February to celebrates the Chinese New Year, or during the month of Syawal according to Islamic Calendar to celebrates the Eidulfitri.
1. LEGOLAND Malaysia – LEGOLAND Malaysia is the first international theme park in Malaysia. It is also the first Legoland theme park in Asia. It is also the sixth Legoland theme park in the world. The Legoland Malaysia is situated in Iskandar Puteri, Johor, Malaysia. It is opened on 15 September 2012 with over 40 interactive rides, shows and attractions. Sultan Ibrahim Ismail, Sultan of Johor, officiate the opening of the Legoland theme park on 22 September 2012. There is also Legoland Water Park and Legoland Hotel opened up here. You do not want to miss the chance to visit this prestigious theme park in Johor Bahru.
2. Istana Bukit Serene – Istana Bukit Serene, sandwiched between Jalan Kolam Air and Jalan traits View, 7 km northwest of the Causeway. This green-roof, stone building is the official residence of the Sultan of Johor. The palace has a huge sprawling garden which is a popular site for many royal gatherings and celebrations. It was built in 1933 in the Art Deco style. Part of the palace building can be seen afar from Jalan Skudai. The palace walls have fantastic and exquisite carvings. The main tower is 35 m tall. The Istana is guarded by the personal military force of the Sultan of Johor. Neither the building nor its gardens are open to the general public.
3. Johor Premium Outlet – is just 10 minutes away from Senai International Airport. You can visit here for shopping. Johor Premium Outlet is one of the most famous shopping malls in Johor. Various great offers are given by the boutiques found here. The boutiques here are recognized brands in the world.