The royal palace of Istana Bukit Serene is the official residence of the Sultan of Johor. Completed in the early 20th century, the palace features tall towers and are enclosed by walls covered with a number of exquisite carvings and art. Though the palace is not fully open to the public, whilst passing by, visitors may catch a glimpse of the beautiful palace garden and grounds where many royal events and celebrations are frequently held. Facing the Straights of Johor, the palace is given a clear view of Singapore, which was once a possession of the Sultanate. The palace is located in the vicinity of a number of stadiums and country clubs which are popular spots amongst locals.
Though visitors will not be admitted inside, the palace is a famous landmark and can be visited at anytime during the day
Around 15 minutes
Adults, Families, Senior Guests, Young Adults
The palace gardens and walls
Visitors could visit one of the mosques In Johor Bahru during prayer times. In addition to the Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque, other mosques in the vicinity include the Masjid India and Masjid Jamek Bandar BaruUda.
Plenty of Halal food restaurants and shops will be available close to the Istana Bukit Serene. Popular Halal food restaurants in Johor Bahru include the Tera-Thai, Huizu Hot Wok, Restaurant Pak Itam, Malay Village, YusBianco, Banafee Village, SateyTelukIskandarMersing, etc.