The Johore Bahru Malaysia Half-Day Tour from Singapore starts with a visit to a handicraft center to observe batik painting. This is followed by a visit to Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque before arriving at a Kampong.
- Cross the boarder to Johore Bahru, Malaysia
- Visit Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque, a Moorish-style mosque
- An opportunity to view traditional Malay arts and crafts
- See the craftsmen at work painting the national batik fabric
- Hotel pickup and drop off
- Commentary from your English-speaking licensed guide
Recent Photos of this Tour
guy playing an instrumentPhoto by: Tony SAustralia, 08 2012
2 girls dancePhoto by: Tony SAustralia, 08 2012
IMG_0908Photo by: Raymond WAustralia, 01 2012
Batik artistPhoto by: Polly MUnited Kingdom, 03 2010
Sultan Abu Bakar MosquePhoto by: Polly MUnited Kingdom, 03 2010
Johore VisitPhoto by: Polly MUnited Kingdom, 03 2010
Drive across the causeway linking Singapore and Malaysia. After immigration formalities, we commence our tour of Johore Bahru with a visit to a handicraft center to observe batik painting. This is followed by a visit to Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque, a Moorish-styled mosque that is strategically positioned on top of a hill overlooking the Straits of Johore Bahru. Built in 1900 and is one of the most beautiful mosques in Malaysia, before arriving at a Kampong.
The final stop will be at a Muslim cemetery with a view from the exterior The Royal Mausoleum, an area where one can't help but appreciate the serene and tranquil atmosphere befitting a resting place for eternity. The Royal Mausoleum has been the final place for Royalty of Johore Bahru and the architecture is one of a fine, unique and aesthetic design of yesterday. From here proceed back to Singapore.
Reviewed by Daniel C, May 2013
If you want a quick trip with a couple of extra stamps to add to the passport then this is the trip for you. You spend a good chunk of time going through immigration and customs. The rest of the tour is great, highlights being Malaysian dancing and music, real cocoa drink, mango tea and watching how they do the silk painting. Tour guide and bus driver really happy to chat and very knowledgeable.
Reviewed by Michael P, April 2012