One Day JB Itinerary
JB or Johor Bahru is one of Singaporeans more favourite activity during holidays or long weekends. It seems everyone is going to JB for shopping, eating, etc. There just doesn’t seem to be a lack of activities in JB. Of course if you’re a tourist in Singapore and would like to venture north for a little bit of old school flavours and shopping, then hesitate no more and go JB.
Here are some things to do if you’re planning to go JB for the very first time and you have heard plenty of horror stories of robbers in JB and terrible experiences. I don’t know which blog you read, but my experience in JB has so far been quite positive. Here are some tips to make your journey is a little more efficient and fun.
Most people with cars will drive there, while others will opt for the coach, or public bus or event private hire cars (which are in a sense illegal in the eyes of Malaysia). I would strongly suggest taking the train there and back to Singapore. The train ride across is a mere 5 minutes, and all the tedious part is done at Singapore customs. Which is by far one of the most efficient way to get across to JB.
Book a train online and purchase your tickets from Singapore Woodlands Checkpoint to JB Sentral City Square. Here’s a quick link to the train e-ticketing website https://intranet.ktmb.com.my/e-ticket/login.aspx
The best times to go JB is of course during the weekdays and early morning and then late evening.
There are many cheap local eats in JB, some of which you would already know by now. The curry fish head along Jalan Wong Ah Fook is a timeless testimony of how fresh seafoods will never go stale in the hearts and minds of hungry gourmands. Even as I write this post, my savoury tastebuds are activated and salivary glands are reacting. The combination of the curry and the freshness of the fish heads is just delicious, the dried tofu sticks once soaked into the spicy sauce just heightens the flavour. I usually order a large and we would chow down happily.
After fish head curry, we would usually go upwards to have our favourite herbal duck, sometimes charcoal boiled soup and queue up for the banana cake baked traditionally using firewood.
These three letters have become synonymous with great value for ladies for their numerous beauty parlour either for hair, nails, or just general foot hand pampering. It is also a paradise for cheap handphone accessories and gadgets galore. There is something for everyone, something for every demand and need. KSL is also a hotel and at the same time a private residential property. Hotel rates are reasonable and it is a preferred venue for conferences and group hotel stays.
That’s it in a nutshell, a one day JB itinerary. More to come, but do check back later.