Description

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 pa...more

Johor Bahru, Malaysia

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Description

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.

Ticket Price

Not applicable

Opening Hour

Though visitors will not be admitted inside, the palace is a famous landmark and can be visited at anytime during the day

Recommended Visit Duration

Around 15 minutes

Suitable For

Adults, Families, Senior Guests, Young Adults

Must See

 The palace gardens and walls

Prayer Facilities

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.

Halal Food

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.



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