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Most Romantic Places In Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Celia
Updated Aug 16, 2019

Johor Bahru, also known as JB, is a rapidly growing Malaysian town that is in very close proximity to Singapore. It is an industrial and manufacturing hub which may not seem ideal to the casual tourist at first. Though Johor Bahru may have not yet earned its reputation as a full-blown tourist city, it does have a lot to offer to the adventurous traveler, especially in terms of shopping, bars, and the street food scene. In terms of attractions, it will appeal to the history buff, with its range of historical and cultural sites, many of which date right back to the British colonial era. If you’re traveling as a couple and are looking to spend a day or two in this city with absolutely no idea on what to do and where to go, we’ve got you covered! Read on to find out more about the best romantic places in Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

1. Walea Spa & Retreat

Wellness Treats - Private Couple's Suite

Posted by Walea Spa & Retreat - Johor Bahru on Monday, 8 April 2013

There’s nothing more relaxing than spending an afternoon getting pampered in the company of your partner at the Walea Spa & Retreat. Indulge in any of the hour-long professional service packages such as a foot wash, body scrub, body wrap or even an aromatic tension relief massage in the couple’s suite followed by a restful soak in the private and romantic jacuzzi for two. Their services are sure to exceed your expectations and give you your money’s worth, leaving you refreshed and rejuvenated. It is essential to book an appointment in advance, which is as simple as dropping in a service request via Whatsapp or Facebook messenger!

Walea Spa & Retreat

Address: 6, Jalan Balau, Taman Melodies, Johor Bahru

Website: Walea Spa & Retreat

Opening hours: Daily 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM, Wednesdays Closed

Price: 7 USD for a 1 year membership

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2. Gunung Lambak Water Park

Posted by Kenali Johor Jom on Thursday, 17 January 2019

Gunung Lambak Water Park is situated at the foot of a mountain and it is a good way to pass some time with a quick dip in the pool. If you and your beau are in a mood for some adventure, you can even choose to hike up the various mountain trails in the area and catch some amazing views of the city from the summit.

Gunung Lambak Water Park

Address: Kampung Dato Abdul Rahman Yassin, 86000 Kluang, Johor, Malaysia

Opening hours: Daily 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Price: 1.23 USD

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3. Johor Bahru Chinese Heritage Museum


Take a step back in time with your partner and learn some interesting historical facts about this town. The Johor Bahru Chinese Heritage Museum is a tribute to the Chinese community which first migrated to JB in the 14th century at the time of the Ming and Qing Dynasties. The museum is aimed at preserving the cultural heritage of the Johor Bahru Chinese. It has four stories which feature old coins, porcelain ware, musical instruments, documents, photos and other artifacts dating back to ancient times.

Johor Bahru Chinese Heritage Museum

Address: 42, Jalan Ibrahim, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia

Website: Johor Bahru Chinese Heritage Museum

Opening hours: Tue-Sun 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday Closed

Price: 1.23 USD

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4. Danga City Mall

Posted by Danga City Mall on Wednesday, 7 March 2018

The Danga City Mall is located right in the center of Johor Bahru, known for its expos and networking events pertaining to industrial products such as metals, ores, equipment, and machinery. Apart from this, the mall also has various entertainment options such as a bowling alley and shopping available in its huge space.

Danga City Mall

Address: Malaysia, Johor, Johor Bahru, L4-20, Jalan Tun Abdul RazakDanga City Mall 80000

Website: Danga City Mall

Opening hours: Daily 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM

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5. Art 52 Gallery


Art 52 Gallery is a great find in Johor Bahru for the art and coffee enthusiast couple! The gallery is two stories high and it has a coffee shop tucked in a corner on the second floor. The walls of the cafe are adorned with paintings by local artists and the coffee here is just delicious.

Art 52 Gallery

Address: No. 52, Jalan Tan Hiok Nee, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia

Website: Art 52 Gallery

Opening hours: Tue-Fri 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM, Sat 10:30 AM - 9:30 PM, Monday Closed

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6. Forest City


Forest City is a man-made phenomenon which consists of four islands and it was built with the vision of being a combination of both a futuristic as well as a green city. The city is a great place for loads of activities such as golf, shopping, and beachside recreation. You could also go fly-boarding or choose to relax in an infinity pool in one of the luxury hotels.

Forest City

Address: Jalan Forest City 1, Forest City, Pulau Satu, 81500 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia

Website: Forest City

Opening hours: Daily 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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7. Sky Bar @ Hotel Jen


Go on a romantic date at this over-the-top, fine dining restaurant located next to an infinity pool and overlooking Puteri Harbour. Enjoy a glass of quality wine along with fresh seafood, while you gaze at the sunset with your favorite person!

Sky Bar @ Hotel Jen

Address: Block 3, Level 4, Hotel Jen Puteri Harbour, Persiaran Puteri Selatan, Puteri Harbour, 79000 Nusajaya, Johor, Malaysia

Website: Sky Bar @ Hotel Jen

Opening hours: Daily 12 noon - Midnight

Price: 40 USD

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8. Johor Zoo


Johor Zoo is a great idea for a day out to watch animals. The zoo also allows buying vegetables inside, to feed the animals. It is reasonably priced as well, which makes it a good option as opposed to going to a shopping mall!

Johor Zoo

Address: Jalan Gertak Merah, Taman Istana, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia

Website: Johor Zoo

Opening hours: Daily 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Price: 0.74 USD

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9. Merdeka Park


Merdeka Park is a spacious city park with jogging trails, a dancing fountain, a lake, and an English tea room. It is a well-managed park where you can spend time cycling, walking or practising yoga with your partner. The place also has a big pond in the middle with loads of fish. Simply sitting by the pond and feeding the fish is relaxing in itself! Due to its beautiful landscape, the park is also ideal for couples’ photography.

Merdeka Park

Address: Jln Datin Halimah, 80200 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia

Opening hours: Daily 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Price: Free

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10. Austin Heights Water & Adventure Park

Posted by Austin Heights Water & Adventure Park on Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Looking for a day filled with adventure and fun with your better half? Head to the Austin Heights Water & Adventure Park for a guaranteed good time. Enjoy sliding down the racer bowl or have a thrilling experience balancing yourself on a suspended rope obstacle course. They also have an ice-skating rink, drift kart zone, and an indoor trampoline center to maximize the fun!

Austin Heights Water & Adventure Park

Address: 71, Jalan Austin Heights 8/1, Taman Mount Austin, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia

Website: Austin Heights Water & Adventure Park

Opening hours: Daily 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Price: Adult 22 USD, Child (below 3 years) 3 USD

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Stop by Johor Bahru for a fun-filled day

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Johor Bahru has a range of activities to choose from, to make the time spent with your loved one even more enjoyable. Be it a peaceful walk in the park, an adventurous day at a water park, a shopping escapade or an expensive dinner with a view, JB has something in store for every kind of couple.

This article was originally published on Feb 26, 2019

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