13 Best Things To Do Near JB Sentral



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If you are looking for an interesting place to hang out during your weekend but do not want to travel far…

Wondering where to go?

There are plenty of places waiting for you to explore in JB and most importantly its just near to JB Sentral!

We have concluded a few TOP PICKS from the locals, that is the MUST visit place for travelers.

1. Skyscape Johor Bahru

34th floor height of stunning sky view located at Jalan Wong Ah Fook. It is just 5 minutes walking distance from JB Sentral where it attracts a lot of tourists and locals.

Skyscape Near JB Sentral Family

Skyscape is located at the top of Menara JLand building, so do not be surprised if you meet white collars entering this building.

Skyscape Near JB Sentral Outlook

Credit: Skyscape JB

The ticket included 2 hours of viewing tour and their LED Tunnel and VR games. Great spot for photographer for scenery shooting and KOL for their Instagram posting.

Skyscape Near JB Sentral Tunnel

For professional photographer, there are 2 pro telescopes that can be use up to 75x magnification to satisfy your close-up viewing

Skyscape Near JB Sentral Telescope


  • Sky bridge has several time entries per day to avoid overwhelming capacity
  • Last Entry on 4pm
  • Each visitor required to purchase shoe cover for RM1/pair

2. Cafe Hunting At Jalan Dhoby & Jalan Tan Hiok Nee

Various types of cuisine and design of café for you to enjoy your daily posting feed and café craving!
Tan Niok Hee Street View Near JB Sentral

Strongly recommend for café hopping tour if you are coming in a group of youngsters!

There are a lot of cafés near JB Sentral where social media KOL can get amazing photos for their posting and feed!

3. Flowers In The Window

Looking for a place to chill and rest? Check out this cafe, stylish vibe and reasonable pricing!

FITW Cafe Overview Near Jb Sentral

Wide types of food to choose, from main course to dessert, from western cuisine to chinese cuisine

FITW Cafe Near Jb Sentral

4. Jimylicious Cheesecake & Cafe

Cheese lover would highly recommend to visit here! Enjoy your hightea or take some KOL pictures at their photo spot

JCC Cafe Overview Near JB Sentral

5. Ah Ma Teochew Kuih

Kuih lover would definitely know about this shop! Various of traditional kuih you can get from here!

AhMa Kueh Cafe Near Jb Sentral Things To Do

6. Hiap Joo Bakery & Biscuit Factory

Singaporean must be very familiar with this bakery, long queue but worth the waiting time!

Hiap Joo Bakery Near JB Sentral

Credit: Sunway Hotel

7. Pasar Karat

Night market that operates until late night as late as 2am. Best spot for a night cat to hangout!

Pasar Karat Overview Near JB Sentral

Cafés street operate in the daytime, but the street will be TRANSFORM into full of street stalls when the night falls.

The whole street is closed for this night market, you can look for good steals and a lot of types of clothes, antiques, jewellery, accessories, shoes from price RM5-RM50.

Pasar Karat Near JB Sentral
Do train your bargain skill here at Pasar Karat, as most of the stalls are open for bargain to a lower pricing.

Pasar Karat Street Near JB Sentral
There are also food stalls here but most of them are small bites and snacks. Visit Pasar Karat after your dinner and leave some space for bites.

8. Zoo Johor

Oldest zoo in Malaysia that was built back in 1928, where you can find more than 100 species of animals here.

Zoo Johor Board Near JB Sentral

Great spot for your family along with children to have a short weekend vacation here.

Zoo Johor Overview Near JB Sentral
Introduce your children with different animals which include tiger, lion, elephants, hippo. camels, giraffes, more and more.

Perfect real-time experience for their learning.

There are also other activities here such as animal close-up photo shooting and also a mini lake for boating.

9. Istana Besar Tour

Istana Besar is now operating as a museum named Royal Abu Bakar Museum.

It mainly showcases the collection of antiques and historical items of the Royal Family.

Istana Besar Overview Near JB Sentral

Fit yourself into the atmosphere of the Malay and Western agriculture styles, and enjoy the historical building which was once the home of the Sultan of Johor.

10. Heritage Tour at Dhoby Street and Tan Hiok Nee Street

Historical lovers may know these streets as the centre of The Old Town in JB.

Jalan Dhoby Street View Near JB Sentral
Streets are filled with many heritage designs of buildings and unique design structures.

Visitors can spend their day by enjoying the mixture of cultural buildings, vintage vibe or photo shooting of the arts of JB Old Town.

Tan Hiok Nee Overview Near JB Sentral
Recommend to visit at weekends as there will be less vehicles on the street. Remember to bring along your umbrella to prepare for the unpredictable weather.

Recommended to visit at daytime as the street will be blocked and transform into PASAR KARAT at night.

11. Shopping Mall Craving

City Square Mall Near JB Sentral

People that love indoor activities would lose themselves at the nearest shopping right after JB Sentral.

Shopping Mall Crowd Near JB Sentral
City Square Mall and Komtar JBCC are just 2 minutes away from JB Sentral.

JBCC Mall Near JB Sentral
Visitors can basically find everything in the malls from food, beverage, daily essential stuff, clothes, boutique or any needs that you are looking for.

Shopping Mall Near JB Sentral
You can even have a short relaxing massage treatment in the mall before you start your day trip.

Who says that you cannot gain happiness from shopping!

12. Istana Bukit Serene

If you are looking for any landmark in JB, you shall visit to JB Landamrk Istana Bukit Serene.


People usually come at evening to take pic along with the sunset view.

Have a short walking here also romantic for couples

Istana Serene Evning View

13. Johor Bahru Ancient Chinese Temple

One of the oldest chinese temple you can visit in JB.

Johor Bahru Old Chinese Temple

Big potted plants and big tubs are positioned around the walls as you go along the exterior gardens.

This is a popular location for tourists to stop and snap pictures.


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