Traveling to Johor Bahru to Study: The Ultimate Guide




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Malaysia sees more than 25 million travelers every single year. With so much popularity, it can be challenging to decide which places are best to visit for the best experience possible. 


For travelers looking for the best, check out this ultimate guide to booking and traveling to Johor Bahru. 


Read on to learn more.


Get Ahead of Flight Booking


When booking a trip to Malaysia, be sure to purchase your ticket early to save big. If possible, travel during weekdays as weekend travel tends to be the most expensive.


If you're traveling from the United States or Europe, you'll likely have a flight connection at the Singapore Changi Airport. As one of the largest transportation centers in Asia, you're sure to see travelers from all over the world.


Remember in carry-on bags you're allowed a quart-sized bag of items such as:


  • Liquids

  • Aerosols

  • Gels

  • Creams

  • Pastes

These items cannot be larger than 3.4 ounces. When departing for your flight, be sure to allow time for an extensive screening process of your person, property, and personal electronic devices. 


Remember to comply with all instructions from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Transportation Security Administration (TSA). 


Know What to Wear and Etiquette 


Malaysia has a tropical climate and is composed of a wet and dry season. It is often humid and hot year-round. Temperatures range from 70 degrees Fahrenheit to 90 degrees Fahrenheit. 


Despite the warm temperatures, it's important to pack shirts that fully covers your torso and shoulders as well as bottoms that extend down to your knees or ankles to best respect the local religion and customs. 


Be sure to pack sunscreen, a large hat, and sunglasses to protect yourself from the intense sun. 


Use common sense and discretion when visiting places of worship and be mindful of your body language. When visiting mosques, women may have to wear a headdress and long cloak, typically provided by the mosque. 


If you're traveling with a significant other, it's okay to hold hands but be sure to avoid public displays of affection like kissing. Remember to be respectful. 


Stay in Style in Johor Bahru


For students, it's more important than ever to stick to a budget. The great news is you can stay in style in Johor Bahru without breaking your bank account. Check out inexpensive room rentals with free amenities such as:


  • Utilities

  • WiFi

  • Repairs

  • Cleaning Services

It can take up to 4 months for patrons to find a room in Johor Bahru. Avoid the hassle by registering and submitting your property details online ahead of time. Register, take a room tour, sign your agreement, and place your security deposit all online.


We'll get you your key within twenty-four hours.  


Take a Study Break at LEGOLAND


Take a study break and head over to LEGOLAND for endless fun. Enjoy infamous rides such as:


  • Dino Island

  • Dragon's Apprentice

  • Kids Power Tower

  • Lost Kingdom Adventure

  • The Great LEGO Race

Don't miss unforgettable attractions like the LEGOLAND Build & Test. Here you'll get to race your very own LEGO car. Head over to LEGO Academy to explore education workshops where you'll learn expert building tips and tricks.


End the day at LEGO City Stage, where you'll experience live performances and thrilling journeys through the LEGO universe. For dinner, check out Beach Grill, Castle Fried Chicken, and Market Restaurant.


Immerse Yourself with a Heritage Tour of Johor Bahur


As a student, it's vital to immerse yourself with the culture and heritage of Johor Bahur. Check out a Heritage Tour to sample local dishes during your walking tour and take a sneak peak inside the Johor State Parliament Hall.


You'll even have the opportunity to take home your very own Batik Printing and experience a traditional Malay dance. The Heritage Tour is the very best way to explore the Malay Cultural Village.


What's more is that you'll get a professional tour from a licensed English speaking guide and have the opportunity to ask all the questions you like. 


Visit the Old Temple of Johor Bahru


For students with an aptitude for history, be sure to visit the Old Temple of Johor Bahru. This ancient temple marks the unity of five Chinese ethnic groups:


  1. Teochew

  2. Hokio

  3. Cantonese

  4. Hakka

  5. Hainanese

Be sure to visit the Old temple of Johor Bahru during the first lunar month to experience the annual Chingay Parade. This four-day festival attracts more than 300,000 people every single year. 


Don't Miss the Grand Palace of Johor


Don't miss the Grand Palace of Johor to see the royal residence of the Sultan. Built in 1866 by Sultan Abu Bakar, this regal building is a testament to Malaysian engineering and architecture.


In addition to the grand staircase, you're sure to be impressed by the Anglo influenced blue roof and stunning dome structures. 


Today, the Grand Palace is used for state dinners, imperial functions, and inductions. Head inside to explore the Royal Abu Bakar Museum open year-round. It houses ancient relics, imperial treasures, and historical records.


Booking a Trip in Johor Bahru


If you're planning on studying in Johor Bahru, be sure to check out this guide to help make sure your booking and trip to Malaysia go smoothly. Remember to plan ahead early for the best experience possible. 


What are you waiting for? Your next adventure awaits!


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