Johor Bahru is the southernmost city of Mainland Asia and the second largest urban area in Malaysia. The city is an important industrial, tourism and commercial hub for southern Malaysia and one of the biggest industrial centres of the country.
Citizens of the United States, Canada, and most Arab, Commonwealth and European countries do not need visas for visits of less than three months.
View visa requirements from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia
The Malaysian currency is the ringgit, divided into 100sen (cents). The currency is abbreviated as both RM and MYR.
Credit cards are accepted in hotels and department stores; expect to pay in cash in rural areas.
Here are the most recent exchange rates for some common currencies.
Hotels and restaurants add a government tax of 6% and a service charge of 10%.
Tipping is not customary in Malaysia.
9.30am - 4pm, Monday through Friday
8am - 5.30pm, Monday through Friday (Government)
9am - 5pm, Monday through Friday (Businesses)
10am - 10pm, throughout the week
Ensure that all food is well cooked and consume only bottled mineral water.
Lightweight clothing is ideal while business attire calls for shirts, jackets and ties.
In government offices, places of worship and certain rural areas, shorts, mini-skirts and sleeveless garments are not advisable for women.
Johor Bahru has a tropical climate, experiencing warm, sunny weather throughout the year. Rain can be expected all year, but is most frequent from November to January.
Periods of rain and a thunderstorm
Cloudy with a couple of thunderstorms
LanguageBahasa Malaysia, English, Mandarin, Tamil
Time ZoneGMT +8 hours
Voltage220 / 240 volts
Mobile PhonesGSM 1800
Persiaran Puteri Selatan, Puteri Harbour, 79000 Nusajaya, Johor Darul Takzim, Malaysia
T: (60 7) 560 8888
F: (60 7) 560 8999
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