Johor Bahru Heritage Trail

Johor Bahru Heritage Trail

Originally compiled by Tan Hiok Nee Heritage Walk Committee in 2012, the JB Heritage Trail is easily accessible by foot and you can explore Johor Bahru city to see some of its rich heritage spots. The whole idea of this trail, is to get visitors to explore and learn about the old town of Johor Bahru, which was originally known as Tanjung Puteri and renamed in 1866 to Johor Baharu. For added information, the word Johor, originates from the Arabic word of ‘Jauhar’ which means gemstone.

In total, there are 13 prominent places of historical interest in the form of mosques, temples, churches and old buildings and you will most likely come across the 6 main arches that are located in the heritage zone of the city. There are also 31 heritage shops located around the area that are still operating as they were.

Two interesting art galleries and cafes to visit, which is the Ehhe Art Cafe and Art 52 Gallery and Cafe, located along Jalan Tan Hiok Nee. Inside you can savour local and international food or just to try the fresh brewed coffee. Apart from seeing the unique works of art in these places, they sometimes host special art exhibitions as well.

Along the heritage walk, some of the old heritage coffee shops are a must-try to experience how the locals enjoy their daily coffee and tea. The best time to explore the JB Heritage Trail is in the mornings from 8.00 am onwards as this is the time when most places are bustling with activity.

You can get a copy of the JB Heritage Trail Map from the Chinese Heritage Museum and it is priced at RM3.00 as it is a private initiative. The fold open map provides adequate information on all of the heritage places and is in dual language, English and Mandarin.

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