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How to arriveJohor Bahru is the first city of Southern Malaysia and we decided to go there because it has an airport from where there are low cost flights and we don’t find low cost flights in Singapore.

We took the bus to the Queens street Bus Depot, the ticket costs 2.40$ and takes 25 minutes until Johor Bahru. We must cross the border of Singapore walking and some meters later we take again the same bus until the Malayan border. From there we walked until our hotel which was very close.
Eat & SleepWe chose by Internet from Barcelona the Compact hotel, the double room costs 110RM (Compact Hotel, 18 Jalan Wong Ah Fook, 80000 Johor Bahru, Tel. 0060-7 221 3000, Fax 0060-7 221 4000, www.compacthotel.com.my, [email protected]). It is a tall modern building and they gave us the highest room with corner, which allows us to enjoy the views of Johor Bahru and the Straits of Johor that separates continental Malaysia with Singapore. This price is without breakfast.

To have dinner we went opposite of the hotel where there is a long narrow street, Medan Selera Meldrum Walk, with thousands of "gastronomical" stalls that offer everything what you wish and we had for dinner fresh fish for few money
What to see & doIn Johor Bahru, State Capital of Johor we arrived at 5 in the afternoon and we only had the evening to go around. It’s worth to see the museum Royal Abu Bakar that was the main palace of the royal family of Johor, built in 1866. Beside that Johor Bahru has not much interest.