Chinese Heritage Museum, Johor Bahru

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  • August 15, 2017
    It was amazing to see the spaces that the Chinese lived in when the lived in the area, and it was only 60 years ago that they were living in such cramped quarters.  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    Situated at Tan Hiok Nee Road, in the heart of business area of the early Southern Chinese community, the building where the museum is located already has a lot of histories and stories to tell. This ...  more »
  • July 22, 2017
    This museum is really worth to stop and take the time to do the full tour. Located in a traditional house in Chinatown (a must for Singapore), this place makes you discover with a realism almost ethnographic, what was the life of the Chinese immigrants since their arrival in Singapore until the middle of the 20th century. The audio guide is very useful, do not deprive yourself. We realize really the harshness that lived these men and women come here for a better life. And as you go up the floors, we discover what this people has brought with him to Singapore, its work force and his will to succeed among other... A museum very rewarding not to be missed.
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  • July 20, 2017
    What a fine job they did on maximizing the space for this museum. 3 floors of museum dedicated only in chinese heritage and history just made my day. Do not skip this place if you're in Johor Bahru.
  • September 2, 2017
    Very interesting place for those want to discover this part of Malaysia history. Shows are interesting and documented
  • May 25, 2017
    Tells about the history of the Chinese in the area. Nothing really stands out as remarkable, but they try to do a decent job.
  • April 20, 2017
    A quaint museum with a set of well curated artefacts and multimedia exhibits. A must-visit if you are in the area and need a rest from eating. Costs 6 ringgit per entry and it has three storeys of exhibits.
  • April 6, 2017
    A very well-done mini museum documenting history of Chinese immigrants in Johor under the kangcu system and for plantation of gambier. I am pleasantly surprised with the depth they go. At the ticketing counter, they sell books about Johorean Chinese history, all of which are quite interesting. It is worth a short trip (about 1 hour). There are a few cafes and traditional Kopitiam nearby. Do take note that parking can be ridiculously hard to find.

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Where to stay in Johor Bahru

The main cluster of accommodations in Johor Bahru hugs the area around Woodlands Crossing and the border with Singapore. Here you can find chain hotels offering comfortable rooms at fairly average to pricey rates. Elsewhere in the city, expect simple hotels at lower prices along Lebuhraya Tebrau and the surrounding side streets. Economical backpacker hostels remain scattered across the city center and other districts.
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