3.5 star rating: Worth doing 113 Reviews

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  • Location: Singapore, Singapore
  • Duration:  5 hours (approx.)

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Malaysia Johore Bahru Half-Day Tour from Singapore. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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3 star rating: Worth doing
May 2014

It's an informative trip to Malaysia, get a stamp in your passport and some nice souveniers, but it would be nice if they stopped for a quick lunch

3 star rating: Worth doing
April 2014

Johor Bahru is of secondary interest and obviously struggling economically. The contrast with Singapore, coming from Singapore, is clear. I felt the tour company could have organized a more interesting trip. Nonetheless we had an opportunity to meet and see people who were gracious and and very friendly. The batik workshop, Islamic mosque and Catholic church were all good stops.

3 star rating: Worth doing
March 2014

A taste of Malaysia is promised and delivered. A variety of sights visited, great value for money but the guide really needs to meet the group immediately through immigration at the 'Meet and Greet' sign - we lost two guests which must have been really concerning for them and cost us half an hour trying to find them....batik was good to see if only briefly.

3 star rating: Worth doing
December 2013

This tour is worth doing if you want another stamp in your passport. The places we visited though were pretty average. It was interesting seeing the difference between Malaysia and Singapore. Worlds apart but just across the straight

3 star rating: Worth doing
November 2013

The tour was very good and interesting the Guide we had was lovely and very informative, however the coach driver was completely unhelpful and completely rude to all on the coach.

Veronica B

3 star rating: Worth doing
October 2013

Firstly, do not lose that small piece of white card that is detached from the entrance form when you come into Singapore. You will need it to clear customs on the way into Malaysia. Not too sure what I expected from the tour, but I guess it did exactly what it described and it was only $13. You get to "see" the mosque (ie walk around the outside of it). The batik demonstration took 90 seconds and was in a tin shed on a corner of a bus parking lot. (Squat toilets with no TP). The other demonstrations were as quick and as low key. Opportunities to buy the products and it gave us a glimpse into how different Malaysia is from SIngapore

3 star rating: Worth doing
September 2013

Worth doing and value for money however you don't really get to see much of Malaysia itself, mainly just a quick trip around the city. If we could do it again we'd probably go the full day Malacca tour instead. Customs was quick and easy, bus and the tour guide 'VJ' were excellent.

3 star rating: Worth doing
July 2013

This tour provided an unexpected comparison between Singapore and Malaysia. The 3 places visited were interesting and generally value for money. However we didn't know until the very last minute (when we were collected from our hotel for the tour actually) whether the tour was confirmed.


3 star rating: Worth doing
January 2013

This was an interesting tour. Malaysia is so different to Singapore! I loved the craftsmanship of the Batik - the designs and fabrics were beautiful. The Mosque was very interesting and I was pleased to get the background information from the Guide on this, as it was a new thing for me. The view of the Straits from the Mosque is marvellous and the gardens there are lovely. The city of Johore Baru is very interesting and the Guide was so knowledgable - including all the medicinal uses of the plants we saw. One thing to note, the immigration/departure process between Singapore and Malaysia may take up some time and there is no control over this, so you should expect potential adjustment to your itinerary if the process takes longer than usual. Overall, a good tour.

Barry F

3 star rating: Worth doing
December 2012

The content was Ok. but the Singapore immigration in both directions was a real pain!

3 star rating: Worth doing
December 2012

Malaysia was beautiful. But we felt like they were just taking us on a shopping trip.

3 star rating: Worth doing
November 2012

guide had good knowledge of area and probably could have been a bit longer

3 star rating: Worth doing
May 2012

There was no commentary provided on the Singapore leg of the trip which would have really enhanced the tour. Considerable time is spent clearing immigration. The tour guide in Malaysia was knowledgeable and interesting, however the condition of the garden was disappointing. The driver was friendly and helpful

3 star rating: Worth doing
March 2012

This tour was OK. Unfortunately most of the time was spent clearing customs. Apart from that the tour was as described.


3 star rating: Worth doing
January 2012

Departure on time, there was no delay on the immigration, but very short excursion in Malaysia itself. Unfortunately entry in the Abu Bakar Mosque is forbidden for non muslims so you can observe it only from outside

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