There are multiple shopping areas for all types of products and services. Shoppers flock the city center daily in search of bargains and the great food and drink joints to cap a good day out of town. You will not miss Galleria Kotaraya, neighbouring mall to the hotel. When you get to the city center, the walking distance imposing KOMTAR JBCC, the mall just next to the Johor Bahru City Square Mall. The Angry Birds Theme Park is located on the third floor of the KOMTAR JBCC. It has great amusements for both adults and kids. The new three-storey shopping, R&F Mall is located at the bund of Johor Bahru, just 15 minutes walk away from the hotel.
Johor Premium Outlets is an outlet mall in Indahpura, Kulai District, Johor Bahru, Malaysia. It is the first luxury premium brand outlet in Southeast Asia. The shopping centre itself is a major step towards giving a boost to tourism in Malaysia. Apart from being a great shopping complex, the Johor Premium Outlet is a spot that attracts tourists and travellers throughout the year. The locals do visit the shopping complex, but most of the crowd is composed of the outsiders.
Masjid Sultan Abu Bakar
Located along Jalan Skudai, Johor Bahru, the mosque was constructed between 1892 and 1900. Designed by Tuan Haji Mohamed Arif bin Punak the architect of the mosque, he intentionally based much of its appearance on colonial English Victorian architecture as noted by the minarets that take the form of British 19th century clock-towers.
The architecture of the mosque additionally includes some Moorish architecture elements, along with some minor Malay influence. Tuan Haji Mohamed Arif bin Punak was supervised by the Johor government engineer Dato’ Yahya bin Awalluddin who communicated the Anglophile sentiments of Sultan Ibrahim ibni Sultan Abu Bakar who was the Sultan of Johor at that time. This Anglophile influence can further be seen in the British architectural influences not only on the Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque but also in several others government and palace buildings in Johor constructed during the same period. The mosque sits on top of a prominent hill, overlooking the Straits of Johor.
The mosque is named for Sultan Abu Bakar, the father of Sultan Ibrahim who ordered its construction. The mosque can accommodate 2,000 worshippers at any one time.
Connect to Johor’s history, art and architectural glory at the Johor Art Gallery, a historical building that stood the test of time since 1910. Located in Jalan Petrie, The Johor Art Gallery building was built in the year of 1910 and used to be the official residence of the Chief Minister of Johor, Dato’ Abdullah Jaafar. He was the third Chief Minister of Johor then.
The government decided that one way of preserving the unique architecture of the building was to turn it into an art gallery. This art gallery was opened on 29th January 1994 by the Chief Minister of Johor Bahru.
Johor Art Gallery