Travelogue: Johor Bahru – Johor, Malaysia

The little brother will be serving the national soon and then, he requested for a getaway. Thus our impromptu getaway to Johor Bahru!

Do not underestimate Johor Bahru. There are sure a lot of things to do there!

That aside, our trip was supposed to be a relax one – no rush. Right after check in, all headed to the swimming pool. What can go wrong with swimming pool right? LOL.

Bayu Marina Resort.

A little run down but comfortable and acceptable for family. Well, I got a 3 bedroom for 2 nights at SGD$300. So, I am not complaining.


If you are not aware, JB is currently ‘HOT’ for its Pasar Karat (Bazar JB). It is open every night located just behind City Square. Don’t be surprise to find unique stuffs. But of course, majority of the sellers are selling vapes and scarfs. Those are like the ‘IN’ items in JB at the moment.

Second day was well spent at Angry Bird theme park located at Komtar JB. Those with kids don’t miss this park! Wait, even adults enjoy it! 🙂


We managed to squeeze some time to shop too. If you are unfamiliar with JB, here’s a list of shopping places you might want to consider.

1. Johor Bahru City Square – Located near JB Customs
2. Komtar JB – Beside Johor Bahru City Square
3. KSL – May consider accommodating at KSL Resort (convenient!)
4. Johor Premium Outlets – Branded stuffs
5. Pandan City Mall


Here’s what I usually do before travelling – RESEARCH!
I usually google the places to go and of course, good food! That’s how we found Murtabak Majid Special Cheese No. 1.

I recommend cheese and murtabak lovers this place! Trust me, you won’t regret it. 😉 Oh yes, before you head back, drop by CacaoRich Chocolate to buy some unique chocolates back!

Murtabak Majid Special Cheese No. 1
No. 38 Lot 5581, Jalan Kurniawan, Kampung Kurnia, 80250 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Open from 12-7pm weekdays / 12-5pm weekend

CacaoRich Chocolate
19A, 19B-B2, Jalan Ah Siang, Tanjung Puteri, 80300 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia