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Living in Johor Bahru, Malaysia:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Johor Bahru, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked seven people living in Johor Bahru what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:

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For someone moving here, the weather here is ultimately summer year-round. In comparison to our capital city, Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru is much smaller. We are right next to Singapore, which is almost just a bus ride away!

Afirah, says: 2020

Johor Bahru is a modern place where accommodation and facilities are complete. It is a beautiful city, and someone moving my city just needs to enjoy the beautiful scenery and shopping experience. There is nothing special or dangerous to be taken note of. I would like to recommend this wonderful city to tourists from all over the world.

If someone seeks a place with all kind of eateries and beautiful scenery, you should consider living in Johor Bahru. This city could provide you with many services which will be convenient for you and your family. The price for a home here is quite reasonable, so you don’t have to worry that much about money.

Ramzan, says: 2020

there are a lot of facilities provided in my city. Firstly, public transportation are available all around at my city. Besides that, there are variety of multicultural foods are available all around the city. The foods in my city are very delicious and affordable.

Tashfia, says: 2020

Johor Bahru is one of the busiest cities in my country. Traffic congestion is unavoidably a serious problem for nine-to-fivers. However, most of the citizens here are friendly and kind. You can enjoy a lot of delicious delicacies ranging from roti canai to nasi lemak to fried rice.

Johor Bahru is multicultural and multiracial, hence one should not be ethnocentric or it might deter one from making friends or getting jobs. Malay is the main language for communication, so it would be advisable to pick up some Malay phrases for easier communication. Our city is filled with friendly people, so do not hesitate to befriend one of us!

Afendy, says: 2020

Johor Bahru is a Malaysian town that sits just across from the border with Singapore. As is the case with many border towns, it had a seedy reputation for years before cleaning up its act and developing a great range of new family friendly attractions that have helped its popularity to soar.

If you are in Singapore and looking for a quick day trip then Johor Bahru is a great choice, and you will find a number of cutting-edge malls, bars, and eateries here. If you want to enjoy some of the history of this area however, then the city has a good range of historic and cultural sites, many of which date from the time of the British colonial period.

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