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Address: Jalan Trus, Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Phone Number: +60 7 277 7858
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7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Isolated and studded at a corner among the skyscrapers

There used to be a bus terminus for SBS service no. 160 to ply to this end of Johor Bahru from Singapore. There was also an hourly direct service to Senai airport from this bus... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2015
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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

There used to be a bus terminus for SBS service no. 160 to ply to this end of Johor Bahru from Singapore. There was also an hourly direct service to Senai airport from this bus terminal. Those days I used to travel to this bus terminus and while waiting for the bus to Senai airport, I would explore the attractions... More 

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

While not being conserved as nice as some other old temples in Malaysia, it is certainly the best in JB, and represents the unique local Chinese way, where 5 Chinese gods from different dialect is worship in the same temple. Some exhibits there also tell the history of local Chinese

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

me and my mom went there to say our prayers and we r both glad that we went all the way there even though it was raining a little

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Singapore, Singapore
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

There is simply no chance to visit the temple as it is always under renovation. Come again next year and looking forward for a brand new look.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

It's the oldest Chinese temple in Johor Bahru. On the 20th Day of Chinese New Year(Chinese calendar) each year, there will be a chingay starting from this temple and around Johor Bahru city. This is a major yearly cultural event in Johor Bahru. The event represent Gods of different Chinese tribes to protect and govern good fortune for local people.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

No fee for entry but donations are expected - typically MYRinggit 5 You have to take off your shoes before the main alter. They limit worshippers to lighting 3 joss-stick only, to cut down on the smoke. (In my childhood I was much fascinated by sunlight striking the smoke drifting up from the giant candles and enormous joss-ticks. I loved... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

It is walking distance from Kotaraya shopping mall. Very quiet and boring place. Not much visitors. Nothing much to see. Past by there few times hardly see any local visit the place too

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I arrived slightly too late to get inside this one. It's still possible, however, to take a few pictures through the gate but obviously not of the inner temple.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Johor Bahru Old Chinese Temple ( 柔佛古廟) is a place of worship and a symbol of unity among Five Chinese Dialect Groups which are "Teochew", "Hoklo (Hokkien)", "Cantonese", "Hakka" and "Hainan". The temple was built during the 19th Century, although there are no actual records regarding the completion of the temple, the plaque and the century-old bronze bell located in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This is a small Chinese Temple we just happened to come across during a day trip from Singapore. Its design is typical Chinese red painted frame with green tiled roof, with many panels bearing painted scenes. There are various statues within the building which at the time of our visit seemed very popular with local worshipers. To find the temple... More 

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Address: Address: Jalan Trus, Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Phone Number: +60 7 277 7858
Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Johor  >  Johor Bahru District  >  Johor Bahru
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

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