Jalan Wong Ah Fook: 13 Food, 10 Attraction & 15 Hotels (Near CS)



Jalan Wong Ah Fook Johor Bahru- Travel Guide to Know Before Your First Visit

Named after a great Chinese developer and regarded as the busiest street in Johor Bahru, Jalan Wong Ah Fook has a way of capturing your heart. I mean, what’s the fuss about a one-way street?

Jalan Wong Ah Fook is not just any type of street; it is one of a kind!

The street is at the heart of the city and numerous businesses including beauty shops, museums, JB cafes, hotels, and much more things  to do in JB are found here.

As you walk down the street, you will find many establishments founded decades and centuries ago and are still functioning to this day!

Wondering where are the delicious food, attractions and hotels nearby Jalan Wong Ah Fook?

Throngs of tourist are seen in Jalan Wong Ah Fook, for every day all year long, the establishments are nearly always full with multitudes of people coming down to experience the Johor Bahru (JB) dream.

From shopping to eating to relaxing, holidaymakers coming from far and wide are captivated by the charm of the bustling city.

If you’re wishing to make a day trip to JB to the little shopping haven of Jalan Wong Ah Fook, here are some of our recommendation!

Below are the main and not-so-main attractions along Johor Bahru’s most famous street.

Jalan Wong Ah Fook

13 Good & Cheap Food At Jalan Wong Ah Fook (Near Johor Bahru Checkpoint)

It is absolutely impossible to go hungry anywhere in Johor; leave alone Jalan Wong Ah Fook, the place is literally flooding with cafes and restaurants!

1. Kam Long Restaurant Curry Fish Head (Jalan Wong Ah Fook)

It is among the oldest (has been around for about 30 years) and most popular restaurants along this famous road. And it’s not because of the variety of their food, as a matter of fact, they only serve one dish – curry fish head.

Sounds crazy? But that’s the truth!

jln wong ah fook curry fish head

At any time of the day, you are likely to find the place packed with customers. Their signature dish attracts not only locals but many tourists who are willing to queue under the hot sun.

Read more: 11 Best Vegetarian Restaurant In JB

On top of that, the service is really efficient as they serve in less than 10 minutes!

Kam Long serves the dish in a clay pot and it comes in three different sizes; small, medium and large. Extra veggies and beancurd is optional and at additional cost.

Address: 74, Jalan Wong Ah Fook, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.
Contact: +6016 – 752 8382
Opening Hours:
Daily: 8:00am – 4:00pm

2. Restoran Annalakshmi Johor Bahru

If you are a vegan or looking for some great-tasting vegan food, you are going to like what Restoran Annalakshmi can offer!

The restaurant is the best place to get all the delicious Indian vegan meals prepared by volunteers with exemplary culinary skills. And what more, the menu doesn’t indicate the prices.

restaurant annalakshmi

Here’s the best part! You get to decide what and how much you eat and how much you pay for it.

Of course, you are not going to leave the warm-hearted motherly chefs who prepared the finger-licking meal empty handed, just spare a few Ringgits as a form of appreciation.

Address: 37, Jalan Ibrahim, 80000 Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
Contact: +607 – 222 7400
Opening Hours:
Daily: 11:00am – 3:00pm
Closed on:

3. Hiap Joo Bakery

What’s so special with this little bakery? It has two things working for them: a rich history and delicious confectioneries.

This bakery started nearly a century ago. They have retained its compact size, surprisingly the vintage firewood oven and still remains largely a family business.

hiap joo bakery banana cake

Here you will find most types of confectionaries baked with the old smoky oven and are hand-sliced but you can’t even tell when tasting them. What’s more, the personal touch in the baking process and beyond is the real reason behind their longevity.

Oh, and don’t forget to ask for their natural flabby and delicious banana cakes! The cakes and bread are natural – no preservatives and additives thus are not as sugary as the ones you would buy on the streets but are definitely healthier.

They served the best JB banana cake!

Address: 13, Jalan Tan Hiok Nee, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.
Opening Hours:
Daily: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Closed on: Sunday

4. Restoran Kin Wah Coffee Shop

For a heavy old school breakfast or coffee date, hop into Restoran Kin Wah and sample their amazing treats. Their aromatic coffee and tasty half boiled eggs are a nice way to start your day.

Restoran Kin Wah Coffee Shop at Jalan Wong Ah Fook

Kin Wah Coffee Shop Food

For lunch, their nasi padang will keep you full and smiling, until dinner or the next morning.

Address: 8, Jalan Trus, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.
Opening Hours:
Daily: 7:00am – 12:00pm


5. IT Roo Café

If you are down to some Hainanese cuisine, the IT Roo Cafe is the best place to visit.

The cafe serves absolutely delicious Hainanese Chicken chop which was regarded as the best in Malaysia some time back by The Star newspaper, so you know what you are in for.

IT Roo cafe chicken chop

The chicken chop is prepared in two forms: Deep fried or chopped. Deeply fried chicken chop is basically tender chicken meat prepared with minimal oil – still checking the calories?

The popular grilled chicken thighs are sweet and juicy and go extra well with pepper or mushroom sauce. Every plate of chicken chop, grilled or fried comes along with two side dishes of potato wedges and coleslaw.

Address: 17, Jalan Dhoby, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.
Contact: +607 – 222 7780
Opening Hours:
Daily: 12:00pm – 10:00pm

6. Salahuddin Bakery

No place serves Indian pastries better than Salahuddin Bakery, that’s a fact. At the old Indian bakery, you will find a wide range of old school loaves of bread, doughnut and other pastries at the best price at Jalan Dhoby in Johor Bahru.

salahuddin bakery

But what you really should ask for is their amazing Bengali Curry Puffs. The puffs are filled with potatoes, onions and minced chicken meat or beef fillings with a characteristic spicy taste of Indian foods.

And while waiting for your Bengali Puffs to be packed, get to learn about (and maybe take pics of) the classic wood-fired baking oven that are still used to bake the cakes.

Address: 26, Jalan Dhoby, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.
Contact: +6012 – 766 8380
Opening Hours:
Daily: 8:00am – 2:00pm


7. Restoran Hua Mui

Just a few minutes away from Jalan Wong Ah Fook is the Restoran Hua Mui which is famous for its sweet aromatic Hainanese coffee.

Hua Mui, established in 1946, an old style coffee shop, offers their delicious signature dish of Mee Hua Mui, Hainanese Chicken Chop, Hainanese Coffee and Salted Egg Chicken Chop.

hua mui restoranThe Muslim faithful are welcome too as the cafe is Halal-certified and culturally diverse.

You could still find some old memento from the 60’s era whereby lifting food with an ancient dumbwaiter and collecting payments with an ancient cash register.

Address: 131, Jalan Trus, 80000 Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
Contact Number: +607 – 224 7364
Opening Hours:
Daily: 08:30am – 5:30pm

8. Kok Yow Yong Traditional Herbal Tea Shop

If you are in need of some natural herbal tea freshly prepared, Kok Yow Yong is the place. The small tea shop, over 100 years old, brews excellent Chrysanthemum tea and local herbal tea Wong Lo Kat.

The place is very popular among different ethnicities in Johor including day-trippers from Singapore.


kok yow yong1

Address: 4, Jalan Pasar, 80000, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.
Opening Hours: 
Daily: 6:00am – 1:00am
Closed on: Sunday

9. Restoran Ya Wang

Opposite Jalan Wong Ah Fook on the southern side is Restoran Ya Wang, a medium sized establishment serving a variety of dishes.

Some of the most popular dishes are char siew (barbecued pork) and siu yuk (roast pork) which is extra yummy and even better when combined.

ya wang restoran

Lotus Root Soup and white rice are also present on the menu. Aside from pork, Herbal Roast Duck is what you shouldn’t be missing as it is their signature dish and well-known for their duck recipe!

Address: 28, Jalan Segget, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.
Contact: +607 – 224 8624
Opening Hours:
Daily: 8:00am – 6:00pm


10. Ah Hua 亚华 Kway Teow Soup (Restoran Sekee)

Ah Hua Kway Teow has been around for a couple of decades and their kway teow soup is truly marvellous!

You’ll smell some charcoal aroma when you enter the shop because the noodles and soup are cooked over a charcoal stove.

The noodles come in two options, dry or soup traditional Teochew style kway teow.

Restaurant Ah Hua Kuey Teow

The place gets really crowded during peak periods on weekends, so is best to go during weekdays to beat the crowd!

Address: 30, Jalan Segget, Johor Bharu, Malaysia
Opening Hours:
Daily: 8:00am – 2:30pm
Closed on: Friday, Saturday and alternate Thursdays

11. Kedai Makanan Sang Heng

Kedai Makanan Sang Heng next to OCBC also serves some great Teaochew style kway teow. The small business, owned by an elderly man, Uncle Ah Seng, is pretty popular and you can be sure to find it full most times through the day so be prepared to wait.

Kedai Makanan Sang Heng

Believe it, this 50-year-old Teochew style noodle is definitely worth it. The soup tastes awesome, and the atmosphere is amazing and will have you coming back again.

Kedai Makanan Sang Heng Food

Unfortunately, Uncle Ah Seng passed away in 2016 but his legacy and recipe continue.

Address: 7, Jalan Tan Hiok Nee, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.
Opening Hours:
Daily: 7:00am – 1:00pm
Closed on: Saturday


12. Meldrum Walk Street Food

For dinner delicacies, check out Meldrum Walk, a back lane eating area with numerous hand cart stalls that will most definitely satisfy all your food needs.

meldrum walk jb

If you’re adventurous and wish to taste the local and authentic Asian street food experience, plus not minding the  ambience, then this is the place for you!

Address: 23, Jalan Meldrum, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

13. Bev C Café

If you are into some contemporary food with Instagram-worthy ambience, check out Bev C Cafe. The classy cafe serves a selection of foods from pie to ice cream and to an array of drinks!

Bev C Cafe Johor Bahru

The cafe is doubled as a boutique on the ground floor and a cafe on the second floor. Don’t forget to try the all-favourite Chocolate Mint Pie and Espresso Ice Cubes- they’re worth every penny!

Bev C Café JB

They do not have pork and lard, so they are Muslim friendly.

Address: 54, Jalan Tan Hiok Nee, Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
Contact: +607 – 221 3530
Opening Hours:
Sunday to Thursday: 11:00am – 8:00pm
Friday to Saturday: 11:00am – 10:00pm
Closed on: Monday


Attractions Near Jalan Wong Ah Fook

1. Johor Bahru City Square Mall

The City Square mall is located just a walking distance from Johor customs and home to more than 300 retailers offering everything from foods and beverages to clothes and cosmetics.

It is one of the largest shopping mall in JB and there are much good food in JB City Square areas!

There is no way you’re going to miss the Square as it is just a few metres away from the Malaysian immigration centre (CIQ), where you will be passing through (presumably).

Johor Bahru City Square Mall

Business operations here start at 10 am and you can check in for breakfast before heading on to your shopping tour.

Most importantly, be sure to check out the JB Inner City with its large collection of small fashion and accessories shops offering great bargains.

Address: 106 – 108, Jalan Wong Ah Fook, Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
Contact: +607 – 226 3668
Opening Hours:
Daily: 10:00am – 10:00pm


2. Johor Old Chinese Temple

The ancient temple located along Jalan Trus holds the distinction of being the only Chinese Temple in Malaysia to be named after a country and not a deity or a clan, as almost all Chinese temples here are.

Johor Bahru Old Chinese Temple

The temple still manages to attract attention despite being sandwiched between modern office suites and commercial towers. It attracts devotees and tourist, and mostly students as that pray for good performance in exams.

Visiting Johor Old Chinese Temple, you will be amazed at its rich history and awed by the high surrounding walls and magnificent courtyard.

Address: Lot 653, Jalan Trus, 80000 Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
Contact: +607 – 277 7858
Opening Hours:
Daily: 7:00am – 5:00pm
Entrance Fee: Free

3. Galleria at Kotaraya

Also at the heart of Johor Bahru business district, the 5-storey Galleria at Kotaraya is easily the best shopping centre in JB.

With more than 170 retail outlets selling anything from clothes to perfumes to fast foods to IT gadgets, Galleria is comfortably the one-stop shop it was designed to be.

Galleria at Kotaraya JB

There are also regular art exhibitions where you will find the city’s best artefacts on display.

It is not only shopping and entertainment, it also functions as a core governmental service such as welfare and social, education, finance, health, developmental, utility and security services.

Address: Jalan Trus, 80000 Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
Contact: +607 – 226 3668
Opening Hours:
Daily: 10:00am – 10:00pm


4. Laser Battle

If you are a game junkie or the adventurous types, Laser Battle might just be the place that will give you the extra thrill you are probably lacking. The place has the most modern and advanced Laser Battle indoor arenas and equipment, making it a must-visit.

Also read: 15 Fun & Memorable Outdoor Activities In Johor

laser tag at laser battle

An extra touch and feel are added to every game by the LED lighting in multiple colours and remarkable sound effects supporting each of the over 40 game modes available.

Address: 4th Floor, Innercity, Johor Bahru City Square, Jalan Wong Ah Fook, 80000 Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
Contact: +607 – 207 0179
Opening Hours: 
Daily: 10:00am – 10:00pm
Email: [email protected]

5. Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple

Arguably the most beautiful and breathtaking temple in the world, Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman is built with hundreds of thousands of multi-coloured glass pieces.

This makes for an amazing sight as the light from the numerous chandeliers are reflected from the glass pieces.

Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple

The temple also houses several gold sculptures and statues of various Hindu Gods arranged side to side.

Surprisingly, and despite being a Hindu temple, you will come across statues of Jesus Christ and Mother Theresa which support the culture and religious diversity of the temple.

Address: 22, Jalan Lorong 1, Jalan Tebrau, Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
Contact: +607 – 226 3668
Opening Hours:
Visiting hours, daily: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Prayers Time:
Monday to Friday: 7:30am – 12:00pm, 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Saturday to Sunday: 7:00am – 10:00pm
Entrance Fee: Foreigners: MYR10, Malaysian: Free

6. Chinese Heritage Museum

This is the best place to visit and learn about the long history of the Chinese community in Johor Bahru.

The 4-storey Museum building houses a large collection of ancient documents chronicling the Chinese history and a multitude of pre-WW2 photos showcasing the lifestyle of different communities in Johor at the time.

Tiong Hua Chinese Heritage Museum

You will also find other relics such as old coins and porcelain plates and cups some even centuries old. I mean, the city has a rich Chinese background but what you’ll find at the Museum will blow your mind and open your eyes.

Address: 42, Jalan Ibrahim, 80000 Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Contact: +607 224 9633
Opening Hours: 
Tuesday to Sunday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Entrance Fee: Adult MYR5 / Child and Senior MYR2


7. Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque

Ever contemplated of an environment where religion blends perfectly with classic architecture? Well, you must have been thinking of the great Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque.

The classic 19th Century mosque is located along Jalan Skudai and was built under the patronage of the Sultan it is named after.

Like most mosques and buildings built about the same time, Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque’s architectural design is mainly Victorian style with some elements of Malay here and there.

Sultan Abu Bakar state Mosque

Are you curious to check out the interior? Here’s your chance!

You don’t have to be a Muslim to enter the magnificent mosque, everyone is allowed in. Just make sure your dress code is decent and that you remove your shoes and socks before you enter the main praying area.

Address: Jalan Abu Bakar, 80100 Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
Contact: +607 – 223 4935
Opening Hours: 
Daily: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Closed on: Friday
Entrance Fee: Free

8. Johor Zoo

A trip to Johor wouldn’t be complete without a stopover at the renowned Johor Zoo along Jalan Gertak. The zoo, though small, hosts over 100 animal species including lions, elephants and crocodiles in addition to hundreds of birds and plant species.

zoo johor

The location and size won’t remain as it is for long though as the state government has announced plans to move the zoo to Iskandar Puteri, about 20km from the previous location.

The idea behind this is to increase the size of the zoo and consequently the number of animals hosted. We can all just cross our fingers and hope the experience doesn’t change. Not much anyway.

Address: Jalan Gertak Merah, 80000 Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
Contact: +607 – 223 0404
Opening Hours:
Daily: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Entrance Fee:
Adult: MYR2 / Children (3-12 years): MYR1
Primary student: MYR1 / Secondary student: MYR2

9. KSL City Mall

Among the largest and most popular shopping centres in JB, KSL is a haven for shopaholics, which most Singaporeans are.

Although you won’t find much in terms of international brands here, the various local brands selling at the best prices will catch your fancy.

KSL City Mall JB

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A number of boutiques, beauty salons and restaurants are found in the mall offering all the major local brands and cuisines.

Address: 33, Jalan Seladang, Taman Abad, 80250 Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
Contact: +607 – 288 2999
Opening Hours:
Daily: 10:00am – 10:00pm

10. Angry Birds Activity Park JB (PERMANENTLY CLOSED)

Occupying most of the third floor of the new Komtar Johor Bahru City Center, the angry birds is easily one of the largest indoor parks in Malaysia.

With a large number of fun activities to partake in from exciting Q&As, Nest Climbing and Go-Karting, it is basically a weekend (or weekday) treat for the whole family. Mom and Dad included.

Angry Birds Activity Park in KOMTAR JBCC

Address: Level 3, Komtar JBCC, 80000 Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

Top 7 Hotels At Jalan Wong Ah Fook

There are several hotels along and near Jalan Wong Ah Fook. For your convenience, here’s the short-listed hotels nearby Jalan Wong Ah Fook.

1. Citrus Hotel Johor Bahru

It is located right at the centre of Johor Bahru’s CBD just across City Square. Apart from serving different local and international dishes, the hotel also offers affordable accommodation with over 125 rooms.

citrus hotel johor bahru

Hotel Highlights: 

  • Multilingual staff
  • Breakfast included
  • A variety of local and international cuisines at Citrus Cafe
  • Enjoy exclusive use of the club lounge with its facilities when booking; Club Room, Club Suite, or Club Family Suite
  • Offers meeting packages (half-day and full-day)

Good To Know: 

  • Directly opposite City Square Mall, so you only walk for 3 mins!
  • 5 mins walk to Pasar Karat (JB Night Market)
  • To satisfy your hunger pang, Meldrum Walk is only 1 min walk away!
  • Select rooms with windows to get natural light and great view of the town
  • Choose Club Room for more space
  • Get to mingle and relax at the club lounge with a game of pool and other board games provided
  • Exclusive discounts when booking in advance


2. Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Johor Bahru

Overlooking the city and on Jalan Ngee Heng, just a stone throw away from Persada Convention Center, is the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel JB.

Double Tree By Hilton Hotel Johor Bahru

Its strategic location affords awesome views of the city and even the Straits of Johor. Room packages include guest rooms, deluxe suites and meeting halls at negotiable prices.

DoubleTree by Hilton hotel Johor bahru

Hotel Highlights:

  • Dine in style in their all-day restaurant, Makan Restaurant
  • Have a taste of Italian food without the need to fly to Italy at Tosca
  • Airport transportation
  • 24-hours gym room
  • Outdoor swimming pool, steam room
  • Tour Desk
  • Facilities accessible for physically challenge
  • Laundry/ valet service
  • Grand and Junior Ballrooms – hold events (1,200 guests)

Good To Know:

  • Greet guests with cookie as a warm welcome
  • 8 min walk to City Square Mall
  • Mingle and have fun with new people during cocktail hour at 6:oo-8:00pm at club lounge
  • Provide really good brand of toiletries, Crabtree and Evelyn
  • Request rooms on a higher floor for a breathtaking view, especially at night
  • To get wifi, you’ll have to register as a Hilton honours member
  • The website is full of special offers for everyone; family of four, senior citizens and delegates
Address: No.12 Jalan Ngee Heng, 80000 Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
Contact: +607 – 268 6868

3. Amansari City Centre Hotel

For cheaper but classy food and accommodation, try out the 3 Star Amansari City Centre Hotel located just 3 minutes away from the city centre.

To complement the accommodation services, the hotel offers car rental services to its clientele.

Amansari City Centre Hotel JB

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Hotel Highlights:

  • Private electronic safe in the room
  • Physically challenge room facilities
  • Coffee/ tea-making facilities inside the room
  • Limousine/ car rental
  • Laundry services
  • Cafe/lounge
  • Meeting rooms equipped with advancement equipment
Amansari City Centre Hotel Johor Bahru

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Good To Know:

  • Bring your own toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Walking to JBCC and City Square Mall is only less than 5 mins!
  • Near to Pasir Pelangi Royal Mosque, which is worth a visit!
  • The hotel has meeting spaces to accommodates meetings and seminars.
  • Breakfast buffet is complimentary and comes with a variety of choices
  • Go for a premier king room for extra spaces

4. Swiss Inn Hotel Johor Bahru

Some minutes from the city centre lies Swiss Inn Hotel which is much smaller but still gets the job done in hosting quite a number of clients at once. The hotel has 205 rooms divided into 3 categories which are Cosy Queen, Cosy 2 Bedroom and Tatami 6.

The Swiss Inn Hotel located in an ideal location with the City Square and KSL mall in close proximity.

swiss inn hotel jb

Also, it is only a short distance from here to other JB attractions such as beauty shops, cafes and basically wherever you want to go.

Hotel Highlight:

  • Cosy Queen and Cosy Twin are designed with a hip and trendy style, suitable for couples and business travellers
  • Cosy 2 bedrooms has two private bedrooms to accommodate two adults and three children
  • Tatami 6 is designed to accommodate 6 guests, that is ideal for big family, group getaway, staycation or college outings
  • Space meeting to cater up to 120 person
  • Room service
  • Baby cot (upon request)
  • Minibar inside the room
  • Gymnasium

Good To Know:

  • 5 minutes walk to JBCC, City Square, Angry Bird Activity Park
  • 5 minutes drive to Danga Bay
  • Provide meeting packages (full day or half-day)
  • In-house restaurants and bar
  • Each floor has different colours, which you may ask for the one you like
  • Parking lots for guest are at level 3 and 4, access from the back of the hotel through another road, Jalan Dato’ Dalam
Address: Lot 512, Jalan Syed Mohd Mufti, 80000 Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
Contact: +607 – 218 3333

5. GBW Hotel (Formerly known as Grand BlueWave Hotel)

The newly refurbished GBW Hotel provides you luxurious and opulent rooms served with high-speed WiFi, hot water and daily newspapers.

The hotel is pretty huge – more than 200 rooms yet the quality of their service is not in any way compromised.

You will find the hotel conspicuous as you move along Jalan Meldrum or you could just book a taxi to drop you there!

GBW Hotel (Formerly Known As Grand BlueWave Hotel Johor Bahru)

Hotel Highlights:

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Sauna, steam room
  • Fitness center
  • Room service
  • Ballroom, conference room, business centers
  • Dry cleaning
  • Daily newspaper
  • Trevi Private Lounge- features relaxing music and refreshing cocktails
  • Orient Express- serves delicious buffets

Good To Know:

  • Short distance from Meldrum Walk and Galeria Kotaraya
  • Ask for a room for a sea view, to view the spectacular Johor Straits
  • Get rooms on higher floor for lesser noise
  • There’s a kitchenette (except for standard studio) that comes with a microwave, oven and stove
  • Rooms have a balcony which is advantageous for smokers
  • Provide car rentals and city transfers

6. Belllo Hotel JB Central

If you are moving along Jalan Meldrum, make sure to check out the Belllo Hotel and (maybe) sample some of their foods and/or drinks.

The hotel also offers excellent accommodation with rooms being in form of ordinary rooms and executive-level suites, all at different prices.

bello hotel johor bahru

Apart from its hilariously spelled name, the hotel has much to offer especially in terms of location and convenience as it is located just a few meters from Johor Bahru’s Customs Immigration Quarantine, making access to and from Singapore possible.

Hotel Highlights:

  • The room comes with mini-fridge and complimentary water bottle
  • Electronic in-room safe
  • Coffee/ tea-making facilities
  • Each room has a walk-in rain shower that gives you an awesome bathing experience
  • Bathroom amenities
  • Belllo suites come with a queen-size bed and a super single sofa bed

Good To Know:

  • A short walk of only 5 mins to Komtar JBCC and City Square
  • To walk to JB customs, the distance is only about 7 mins walk.
  • Limousine transport services and recommended dining and tour packages. Bookings can be made at the front desk.
  • Request for extra pillows because the pillows are too soft
  • Request for rooms away from the lift as they tend to be noisy
  • If travelling with a family of 4, it is best to choose the deluxe or suite rooms

7. Grand Paragon Hotel

Along the Jalan Tebrau on your way to Johor Bahru from Singapore is the prestigious Grand Paragon Hotel with its selection of awesome bar and lounges and modern restaurants serving a range of dishes, from the most popular local ones to international dishes you’ve probably never heard about.

grand paragon hotel johor bahru

Hotel Highlights:

  • Offer different kinds of accommodation to satisfy your needs; rooms, suites, apartments, presidential suites, and services suites at straits view
  • Treat yourself to a sumptuous plate of international and local cuisine at Cafe Para Para
  • Have a taste of some fusion Japanese food at Kishin-Tei
  • Swimming pool
  • Bar/ lounge
  • Room service
  • Fitness centre/ spa/ sauna
  • Multinational cuisines
  • In-house hair studio

Good To Know:

  • Take a quick 5 min drive to the CIQ
  • Only a short walking distance to KSL and Plaza Pelangi Mall
  • Choose rooms with Johor Straits view
  • The lifts are rather slow, so if you stay on a higher floor, the lifts take time
  • Choose a corner room as it comes with bathtub and rain showers
  • Practice your vocal cord or just sing your heart out at Paragon Ginza Lounge. A karaoke lounge equipped with private rooms and open hall
  • Close to KSL shopping mall at about 300 meters away
  • Car parks are underground or you can opt for a valet of only MYR 10, in front of the hotel door
Address: 18, Jalan Harimau, Taman Century, 80250 Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
Contact: +607 – 268 5222

7 Best Hotels Near Jalan Wong Ah Fook

1. Holiday Villa Hotel Johor Bahru

If you wish to and can afford Four Star food and accommodation, Holiday Villa Hotel Johor Bahru is just the place to be.

The hotel, conveniently located on Jalan Dato Sulaiman and in Century Garden, has a lot to offer in terms of great food and rooms.

holiday villa jb

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Hotel Highlights

  • Complimentary minibar in the rooms
  • Coffee/ tea-making facility
  • Get to eat all-day 24 hours at Fern Pine Cafe
  • Bar/ lounge
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • Offer wedding packages
  • Has spaces to hold for company dinners, banquets and other social events
  • Infinity pool with a view of the city skyline
  • Sauna room
  • Gymnasium

Good To Know

  • Choose rooms on the higher floor for a bird-eye view of the city
  • Not all rooms have a bathtub, you may request for a room with one when booking
  • Avoid rooms above the 20th floor because it is near to the bar/club which can get really loud at night
  • For the coffee-lover, there’s Doi Chaang Cafe at the lobby for you to sit and enjoy a cuppa Thai coffee.
Address: No. 260, Jalan Dato’ Sulaiman, Taman Abad, 80250. Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
Contact: +607 – 290 3388

2. Puteri Pacific Hotel

Located on Jalan Abdullah Ibrahim, you simply cannot miss the beautiful Puteri Pacific Hotel which is among the most beautiful buildings along the street.

Puteri Pacific Hotel Johor Bahru

The ultra-modern hotel has an Olympic-size swimming pool and a fully equipped fitness center.

There is also a wide range of cuisines both local and internationally available inside the hotel. The hotel has some amazing packages if you plan to hold a meeting or convention.

Puteri Pacific Hotel Johor Bahru

Hotel Highlights:

  • Enjoy a variety of international and local cuisines at their in-house Puteri Cafe
  • Have a taste of Cantonese and Szechuan specialty at Kai Xuan Chinese Restaurant
  • Bar/ lounge
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • Has spaces to hold for meeting and events
  • Valet/ self-parking facilities
  • Car rental/limousine service
  • Florist
  • Tennis and squash court
  • Swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna, steam baths

Good To Know:

  • Enjoy the evening with cocktails and wine at Pacific Sky Lounge with complimentary coffee, tea, soft drinks and cookie all day.
  • Guests are greeted with a welcome fruit basket at Pacific Sky Lounge
  • Pacific Sky Lounge is only available to guest staying in Executive Deluxe and Suites room
  • Relax and revitalize at D’Rebung Spa with 10% discount for in-house guest
  • Have a scenic view of the straits when requesting for a room on a higher floor
  • Request for a non-smoking room if you’re not a smoker
  • The hotel is physically linked to Persada Johor International Convention Centre which is suitable for guest on a business trip
Address: Jalan Abdullah Ibrahim, 80730 Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
GPS Coordinate: 1.461179, 103.762216
Contact: +607 – 219 9999

3. KSL Hotel Resort

There is no question that the biggest and most beautiful hotel in JB is the KSL Hotel. The hotel contains over 860 spacious rooms and several bars and restaurants offering the very best of local drinks and foods with some Western cuisines as well.

ksl city hotel johor bahru

Image credits: kslresorts.com.my

Besides that, Dinosaur Alive Water Park is located on 7th floor of this hotel. Therefore, you can bring your children to have fun during the stay.

Hotel Highlights:

  • Legoland tickets and transportation available. Booking is available online
  • Universal Studio Singapore (USS) Package is available
  • Seminar package (full or half-day)
  • Offers good venues for weddings, meetings and other events.
  • If you like to see more of the picturesque and historical city, the hotel provides city- guided tour.
  • Have a try at golf, with its 18-hole golf simulator
  • Shop and eat right at KSL mall which is right below the hotel
  • Gymnasium
  • Table tennis

Good To Know:

  • Get to soak and play in the water park with an 85-foot long Brachiosaurus and 2-foot long Compsognathus
  • Family Day Package is a fun-filled package that will definitely entertain your whole family
  • Higher floors offer an even better panoramic view of the city
  • Enjoy up to 13% discount when you book directly with KSL website
  • Treat yourself or your special someone at Twilight Lounge and Bar in a sweet candlelight dinner
  • Departure for Legoland and USS is scheduled on the 2nd day of arrival unless stated on the request when booking
  • Avoid high floor because the lift service is slow
Address: 33, Jalan Seladang, Taman Abad, 80250 Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
Contact: +607 – 288 2999 / +607 – 288 2666

4. Thistle Hotel Johor Bahru

Thistle Hotel also has some amazing features such as a pool, spacious guest rooms and free Wi-Fi. This luxurious 5-star hotel is located in the city center of Johor Bahru that make it a perfect place to host various events and activities.

thistle hotel johor bahru

Image credits: thistle.com

Hotel Highlights:

  • Futsal court and tennis court
  • A delectable taste of local and international cuisines plus an array selection of wines from the 5 F&B outlets
  • Diverse collection of accommodation to suit every need, from apartments to rooms
  • Coffee/ tea-making facilities
  • Private lounge access for Executive Room guest
  • Swimming pool

Good To Know:

  • Request for a room with sea view as you’ll be mesmerized by the spectacular scene
  • The room on the furthest end of 2nd floor has the most spacious balcony with the best view of the straits
  • No direct access to the lobby from the car park
  • Breakfast has a vast array of cooked and western cold options
  • Chill at The Hive with some live music and great cocktail
Address: Jalan Sungai Chat, 80720 Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
Contact: +607 222 9234

5. Berjaya Waterfront Hotel Johor Bahru

Berjaya Waterfront Hotel JB is situated just a few minutes’ walk from custom, immigration and quarantine complex (CIQ) has pretty awesome features such as fitness centre, swimming pool and spacious residential suites.

Berjaya Waterfront Hotel JB

Hotel Highlights:

  • Indulge in a variety of in-house restaurants and bars
  • Offers 4 different types of seminar packages
  • Has a grand ballroom, JB convention and exhibition center that can cater up to 3000 persons
  • Make your wedding a memorable one with the hotel’s beautiful wedding packages
  • Foreign currency exchange
  • Laundry service
  • Limousine/ valet service
  • Carrier, mail and postage services
  • Florist
  • Rooftop swimming pool
  • Gym

Good To Know:

  • Duty-free shops are right below the hotel
  • Get the rooms on higher floor to have a better scenic view of the sea
  • The lounge serves tax-free beer
  • Located in the entertainment area where you can party the night away
  • Smoking area is at Palm Lounge which is the public area
Address: 88, Jalan Ibrahim Sultan, Stulang Laut, 80300 Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
Contact: +607 – 221 9999

6. Hallmark Regency Hotel

The new Hallmark Regency Hotel, to be found along Jalan Harimau, has a lot to offer due to its perfect location near the city center.

Apart from the normal facilities like Airport transfers, great rooms and free wifi, the hotel also arranges for tours to the various attractions around here such as Legoland Malaysia.

Hallmark Regency Hotel JB

Hotel Highlights:

  • Game room at level 3
  • Laundry/ dry cleaning services
  • Automatic bidet toilet seats
  • Fully stocked minibar
  • Tour desk, ticketing service and transport arrangement counter
  • Cloakroom
  • Walking distance to KSL

Good To Know:

  • In-house guest can apply for free lifetime membership of Hallmark Hotel Priority Card
  • Use member points to redeem rooms or hotel souvenir
  • Rooms near the utility room are rather noisy and messy
  • Pick rooms that have windows for good ventilation and also to get a good view of the city
  • Receptionist able to book a taxi for you if you need one
Address: 16, Jalan Harimau, Taman Abad, 80250 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.
Contact: +607 – 331 8822

7. New York Hotel JB

For a contemporary dining experience with a subtle American touch, visit the New York Hotel in Jalan Dato Abdullah Tahir. The food is pretty good and so are the different rooms, totalling more than 400 hotel rooms and meeting halls.

new york hotel johor bahru

Image credits: newyorkhotel.com.my

Hotel Highlights:

  • Have a selection of rooms to suit every need
  • Daily newspaper
  • Spacious and well-equipped ballroom and meeting spaces
  • Laundry service
  • Baby cot (upon availability)
  • Coffee/ tea-making facilities
  • Swimming pool, sauna, spa
  • Enjoy an abundance of Asian and Western delicacies at Palm Garden Coffee House

Good To Know:

  • Elevators are slow except for the one near the restaurant
  • Non-smoking rooms are on the higher floor
  • Hotel is surrounded by many food stalls that are open 24 hours
  • Complimentary covered car park
  • Get your lunch satisfied with a great promotion that comes with free cendol
  • Party and drink at Dee Bangkok Disco that is only a minute away
Address: 22, Jalan Dato Abdullah Tahir, 80300 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.
Contact: +607 – 331 1588

How To Get To Jalan Wong Ah Fook

Getting to Jalan Wong Ah Fook, Johor Bahru, in particular, can be quite hectic as most trans-border trips are. The situation can be even worse on weekends or public holidays when thousands of Singaporeans and other foreigners are trickling to JB to get their stomach full or shopping at half the price you would normally get in Singapore.

There are many options to get to Jalan Wong Ah Fook, Johor Bahru from Singapore.

Option 1: Getting to Jalan Wong Ah Fook By Foot

First, you can take a bus to Singapore Woodlands Checkpoint for immigration clearance. After that, take the bus again towards Johor Customs for passport stamps. Then, walk through City Square and head to Jalan Wong Ah Fook.

Jalan Wong Ah Food is a busy street and famous with local food that is not too far from Johor Bahru City Square Mall. It is the best place to discover JB food and drinks. Attached herewith walking map for your reference.

Jalan Wong Ah Fook map

Option 2: Getting To Jalan Wong Ah Fook By Private Car

The most convenient and comfortable way is by taking private MPV car, SGMYTAXI directly from Singapore to Jalan Wong Ah Fook. The experienced driver will pick you up at any location in Singapore and directly transfer you to your desired destination.

Worry no more if you have a large family or travel in a big group, their top of the range MPV vehicles were designed just for that!

Singapore To Jalan Wong Ah Fook By SGMYTAXI KY Fleet

Sit back and relax while saving your energy at the border without getting out of the car at Singapore-Malaysia Immigrations. The next thing you realize is you have arrived at your destination!

What are you waiting for! Book online now to get your private transfer service and enjoy the trip to Johor Bahru.


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